Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Thank you to everyone for your support of the library at both buildings. We have been able to increase our books at both campuses. Students check out between 1,042 and 1, 200 books each month. Reading is so important. Please continue the practice over the summer break of having your students weekly check out books at your public library. If a child can read, they can increase their success in every aspect of their learning.
Friday, March 31, 2017
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In conjunction with the State Board of Education, we are providing for you information on key areas. See attached for the pdf: http://health.utah.gov/vipp/topics/rape-sexual-assault/resources.html. According to the Utah Health Status Updates:
- Sexual Violence 2008, sexual violence affects 1 in 3 women in Utah at some point in their lives;
- 1 in 8 women and 1 in 50 men in Utah will experience rape.
- Utah ranks 9th in the nation for reported rape according to FBI Uniform Crime Reports.
- The Youth Risk Behavior Survey revealed that in 2013, 7.3% of Utah high school students reported that they were physical forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to.
- Sexual violence can have a negative effect on health throughout the lifespan.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reserves March as National Nutrition Month. The theme for 2017 is – “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” By making small nutrition changes starting today and adding to those good changes regularly, you will improve your health and continue to improve into the future. The Academy would love for anyone to check out their website www.eatright.org where they have guides and info on how to start shifting to healthier food choices.
Please have your students here at school for the full day. We don't have a lot of school left and we want your student to learn as much as possible.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
February is Heart Health Month. According to the American Heart Association, 1 in 3 women has some form of cardiovascular disease and heart problems are the leading cause of hospital stays for men. We can all take care of our heart by following a few simple steps:
1. Get regular medical checkups
2. Maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly
3. Reduce saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol in your diet
If we take good care of our heart, our heart will take good care of us.
Monday, February 6, 2017
School Report Card
Visit our website to see how Hawthorn Academy did on their LEA report card.
Middle school students will be choosing their classes. Take time to read through the class descriptions with your student and help them as they make their choices. Students in 9th grade can take two of their required high school science classes.
Legislative Session: Please take the opportunity to attend your legislator's town hall meetings and stay up to date on proposed bills that will impact your child's education. I will be posting updates for you.
Literacy Night: Don't miss Literacy Night, February 16, 2017 at 6:30. - "Authors We Love".
- Because learning to read is complex, our teachers teach with the end goal of readers and learners in mind. Teachers work with our students to learn to balance the various components of reading, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension in their every day teaching.
- On this night our teachers are partnering with you to support your student (s) in integrating the components of reading while fostering a love of books, words, and stories.
Teaching kids to read and enjoy it throughout their life is a team effort. Parents, teachers, caregivers, and members of the community must recognize the important role they can play in helping children learn to read. What families do makes a difference. Let your student know you think reading is important by coming this night. Let's work together to ensure that every child learns to love to read. It is our shared responsibility.
Monday, November 14, 2016
1. With the upcoming holidays, allot of people start to think of cranberries. Given the nutrition that cranberries provide, it’s a shame we don’t think of them more often. Not only are cranberries delicious (especially dried) they are an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory, and have anti-cancer benefits. They also provide us with many vitamins that our bodies need daily. At Hawthorn, we offer dried cranberries weekly on our salad bars and also use them in our delicious and nutritious broccoli salad. November 23rd is “Eat A Cranberry Day.”
2. November 14th is World Diabetes Day. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form. 57 million adults have pre-diabetes which almost always leads to Type 2.* One way to delay and possibly prevent Type 2 diabetes is by eating healthier. Follow Hawthorn’s lead by adding vegetables and fruits to your diet. Don’t forget to eat lean meats, whole grains and low-fat dairy too.
*Info from America Diabetes Association
Thursday, October 27, 2016
The excitement that surrounds this year and the support we received from each of you is greatly appreciated. We consider ourselves lucky to work in such a supportive environment. As the year progresses, always remember that we are the Hawthorn Eagles and we are made up of parents, students, teachers and staff working together. We are the best and only getting better. What a great time to be a Hawthorn Eagle.
Thank you for our first successful Student-Led Parent/Teacher conferences. If you were not able to attend, please contact your student’s teachers and make an appointment for you and your student to come and visit with their teacher(s).
One challenge each year can be attendance. Please make sure that your student is here and that you take vacations during the scheduled school breaks. We want your student(s) to succeed in their learning.