Contributions

Some of the many ways that the PAC has contributed to help make Hawthorne the amazing school that it is…

Keeping the Parent Community Informed

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Google Calendar, Facebook, this website, Instagram and a PAC email
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School calendar magnets were provided for every family at Hawthorne in 2015 & 2016

Free Family Movie Nights

A popular evening and great community builder.
So far we’ve viewed:
Jan. 20, 2017:  Finding Dory
Nov. 25, 2016: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Feb. 26, 2016: The Lego Movie
Jan. 22, 2016:  Inside Out

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Christmas Spirit 2016

The PAC surprised staff and students by decorating the school office.

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Buddy Tables September 2016

Together with some students, we painted two tables to represent kindness and inclusion.

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If you’d like to learn more about a buddy bench,  click the picture below to read a Huffington Post article…

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or watch this TedX talk … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7Z-Hq-xvxM

Playground Benches 2016

Primary Playground Benches

Teacher’s Luncheon (yearly)

The PAC coordinates a teacher appreciation luncheon yearly in June to show our teachers that the parent body appreciates them!

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Staff Appreciation (ongoing)

We thank staff often on behalf of the entire parent community.

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School Jerseys 2015

The PAC purchased 75 new jerseys for the school that are sublimated with the new logo and are in a variety of sizes for sporting events.  $3000.

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Sports Day Concession 2015

The PAC stepped in to provide a concession for families on sports day.  This is usually a grade 5 parent fundraiser that unfortunately fell through.

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Screens, Projectors, Carts and iPads 2015

The PAC provided funds of $5,420 for screens, 10 projectors, carts and 2 iPads (for the 2 classes that didn’t have them).  The PAC provided an additional $600 for an iPad docking cart for in the library.

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Sandbox (primary side) 2015

The PAC provided funds of $1,190 for a new primary sandbox.

Safe Arrival (ongoing)

Parent volunteers spend an hour each school morning making sure our students have arrived safely to school.  Children who are late and not accounted for by their parents (school absentee phone line)

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Hot Lunch (ongoing)

The PAC provides a monthly hot lunch order day which is greatly anticipated by students (and parents who get a day break from packing a lunch!)

Christmas Spirit 2015

The PAC surprised staff and students by decorating the school office.

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Spring Fair 2015

A community building and fun event for our entire school was orchestrated by parent, Helen Sigouin, on May 8, 2015.  This fair raised over $14,000!

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Parent Education series

Our PAC co-chair, Kim Barnes, organized and hosted a series of FREE parent education lectures spring 2015.

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Christmas Spirit 2014

The PAC surprised staff and students by decorating the school office.

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Primary Playground – 2014

After receiving $27,642.94 back from the government for the Intermediate playground that had already been paid for and installed in 2011, the PAC put the government funds, plus about $14,000 more, into building a new primary playground.  Our parent community came together again to build the playground.

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Zen Garden – 2014

The PAC donated $3,000 to transform the interior courtyard to a “Zen Garden”.

The courtyard beside the library was transformed into a Japanese-Zen-Garden inspired outdoor space for Hawthorne students and staff to enjoy. This project was brought to the PAC in April 2013 by Mr. Bourgeois (grade 6/7 teacher) who was passion      ate about creating a tranquil, inspirational and usable space. Thanks to an inspired teacher and the collective fundraising efforts of our families, this project showcases what happens at our school when our community works together.   A special thanks to “Delta Heat”, the baseball team that installed the new garden.       Thank You!    

Technology

Over the years, the PAC has purchased many pieces of technology for Hawthorne.

  • 1 ipad purchased for each division (18) – 2013
  • 5 ipads for the learning assistance classroom – 2013
  • 5 ipads for the library for students to sign out – 2013
  • 15 ipads to add to the libraries 5 – 2013
  • + more

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Vegetable Garden

Initial funds were given to help create the garden and $1000 each year is available to support this amazing and enriching program.  The garden is overseen by our amazing Mrs. Bohmert.

Christmas Spirit – December 2013

The PAC surprised staff and students by decorating the office like a gingerbread house…

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Christmas Spirit Part 2 – 2013

In 2011, 2012 and 2013 the PAC has hosted a winter holiday send off complete with hot chocolate, Christmas music and a visit from Santa who handed out candy canes to all.  A great community builder!

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Mural Garden

Thanks to baseball team “Delta Heat” who were paid with fundraised money to supply material for and install this beautful garden and complete the look of our new mural.  In turn, our fundraised money helped this passionate team get to their tournaments.

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Sensory Room – 2013

The PAC donated $10,000 towards the development of our school’s sensory room.

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The sensory room at Hawthorne was in the local newspaper! Click here for the online article.

Wondering what sensory processing is about?  Check out this great webinar by Megan Eastwood (an occupational therapist from Ladner) explaining sensory processing:  http://mediasite.phsa.ca/Mediasite/Play/2d21c37461dd4e178af22651ff96f4dd1d?catalog=eff099bd-d6c5-46c4-84c8-39e6b24498c9

Interior and Exterior Murals – 2012

The PAC collaborated with and paid for Jason Craft to design and paint the interior and exterior murals.  It is a source of pride for staff, students and parents.

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New Playground – 2011

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We fundraised for three years (including spring fairs and a walkathon) for the playground and the Corporation of Delta contributed $32,000.

Link to the story in the Delta Optimist.

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