What's Happening at Hughes! 



Monday July 5  Independence Day (observed) - Schools and district offices closed
Tuesday August 3  First day of school
Monday September 6  Labor Day - Schools and district offices closed
Friday October 1  End of first quarter grading period; early release
Monday October 4- 8  Fall Break - Schools closed; limited district services available
Thursday November 11  Veterans Day - Schools and district offices closed
Wednesday November 24-26  Thanksgiving Break
Friday December 17  End of second quarter grading period; early release
Monday December 20-31  Winter Break
Monday January 3  Second semester begins
Monday January 17  Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day - Schools and district offices closed
Monday February 21  Presidents Day - Schools and district offices closed
Friday March 4  End of third quarter grading period; early release
Monday March 7-11  Spring Break
Friday April 15  Spring Holiday - Schools and district offices closed
Thursday May 19  Last day of school
Monday May 30  Memorial Day - Schools and district offices closed




 8 - First Day of School


 3 - No School - Labor Day

20 - Fall School Pictures


 5 - Early Release 11:45 a.m.  - End of First Quarter 

8 - 12 - No School - October Break

15 - 19 - Early Release 1:15 p.m. - Parent Teacher Conference


 7 - Early Release 11:45 a.m. - Professional Development

22 - 23 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving



 2 - PTO Pancake Breakfast with Santa 8:30 a.m. Cafeteria

21 - Early Release 11:45 a.m. - End of Grading Period

24 - January 4 - No School - Winter Break


 7 - School Resumes

14 - 18 - Early Release 1:15 p.m. Parent Teacher Conference

21 - No School - Martin Luther King/Civil Rights Day

16 - 19 - Early Release 1:15 p.m. Parent Teacher Conference Week

19 - AVID Showcase

28 - Kindergarten Registration Begins

29 - Evening Kindergarten Registration 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 


13 - Early Release 11:45 a.m. Professional Development

14 - Spring Pictures

18 - No School - President's Day


 1 - School wide BBQ 

 8 - Early Release 11:45 a.m. End of Grading Period

11 - 15 - No School - Spring Break



10 - Early Release 11:45 a.m. Professional Development

11 - Kindergarten and 6th grade Promotion Pictures

19 - No School - Spring Holiday


24 - Last Day of School





























5th - No School - Labor Day

16th - Summer Send Off Dance!


8th - Meet the Teacher

10th - First Day of School!!

18th - Kindergarten Curriculum Night (KINDER ONLY) 5:30-6:30pm

20th - DD's Discounts Fundraiser - Please come to DD's Discounts! Ms. Blalack will be reading stories and the store will be raising funds to give each child at Hawthorne a book!!! 1:00-2pm

26th - Student of the Month Assembly 8:00-8:30am

30th - Curriculum Night 1st - 6th grades 4:30-5:30pm




2nd - Teacher Appreciation Week

2nd - DIBELS Testing

11th - AVID Career Fair 4:30 - 6

20th - Peter Piper Pizza Family Night 4:30 - 8:30

26th - Last Day of School

          8:00am Kinder and 9:30am 6th Grade Promotion Ceremonies


6th - Extra Early Release @ 11:45

11th - State Testing Begins 3rd-6th grades (AzMERIT)

15th - Progress Reports to go home


11th - Extra Early Release @ 11:45

14th - 18th Spring Break


3rd - Extra Early Release at 11:45

5th - Take a Miraculous Journey Story Time after school in the library

8th - Take a Miraculous Journey Story Time after school in the library

12th - Take a Miraculous Journey Story Time after school in the library

10th - College Colors Day - Wear a College Shirt or your classroom's college colors to school!

15th - President's Day - No School

18th - Spring Pictures

20th - Hawthorne Carnival "The Best Day"

22nd - Take a Miraculous Journey Story Time after school in the library

26th - Take a Miraculous Journey Story Time after school in the library


4th - Parent Teacher Conferences all week

25th - Book Fair in the Library all week!

26th - 4:30pm Kindergarten Registration and Readiness Program - PLEASE COME if you have a child who will be starting Kindergarten next year! 

5pm Community Literacy Night  - Watch this Video about that evening! http://www.edtv99.org/video/22287/


28th - AVID Parent Meeting for 6th Grade 2:30-3:30 pm


11th - PTO Santa Night 5:30-7 pm & AVID meeting

15th - PTO Holiday Store

17th - 4th & 5th Grade Decade Performance 6-7 pm

21st - Winter Break


11th - Mural Painting

26-27th -Thanksgiving Break 


19th - Parent Teacher Conferences All Week

28th - Backyard Taco Night!

29th - Health Fair at ECFI 5:30-6:30 pm 


10th - PTO Welcome Back Dance! 4 - 6pm 


10th - Meet the Teacher Night 4 - 6pm Meet the Teacher

12th - First Day of School!!! Welcome

18th - PTO Meeting 5:30pm room 32 PLEASE JOIN US!!!!


20th - School Office Reopens 





1st - Summer School Begins!

25th - Last Day of Summer School


4th - Teacher Appreciation Week

8th - Track and Field Day

21st - Last Day of School


AzMERIT Testing ALL MONTH - check with your child's teacher to know the exact dates (3rd - 6th grades only)

3rd - No School 

7th - PTO Meeting 2:30

10th - Coffee with the Principal - All parents are welcome to attend! Room 18 at 8am Image result for drinking coffee clip art

15th - Extra Early Release at 12:15


16th - 20th Spring Break

27th Peter Piper Night 4-8pm


27th- Student of the Month Awards
19th - Spring Pictures
16th - President's Day No School
4th - Extra Early Release @ 11:45
3rd - PTO Meeting @ 2:30 Room 18 


5th - School Resumes

9th - Awards Assembly

12th - Battle of the Books

12th-16th - Parent Teacher Conferences Early Release at 1:15

18th - Coffee with the Principal

19th - No School MLK Day

26th - Kinder Registration Begins!



12th - PTO Santa Night 5:30-7pm in Multipurpose Room

18th - Songs of America Presentation by 4th & 5th Grades @ 6pm

19th - Extra Early Release @ 11:45

22nd - 1/2 Winter Break


5th- Extra Early Release @ 12:15

11th - No School Veteran's Day

27th - Turkey Trot (8:30am)

28th-29th - Thanksgiving Break - No School 


6th-10th - October Break - No school


1st - Labor Day - No School

9th-12th - Book Fair in the Library

10th - Extra Early Release @ 12:15

11th - Book Fair Family Night 4:30-6:30

25th - Fall Pictures

29th - SIAC/PTO meeting 2:30-3:30 in room 18


26th - Curriculum Night 4:30-6:00

22nd - Aloha Dance for students and families! 5:30-7pm

11th - PTO & SIAC Meeting 2:30-4:30

6th - First day of School! (Don't forget this is a Wednesday so we have early release at 1:45)

5th - Meet your teacher from 4:30-5:30pm! Please begin your visit in the cafeteria.

Meet the Teacher


Enjoy your summer!! But don't forget to read and practice your math facts:)



2nd - 26th - Summer School Classes from 8:45-11:45
and Summer Meal Program: Breakfast 7:30-8:30am  Lunch: 11:00 - 12:30pm FREE to all children 18 and younger.


1st - Family Math Night 5-6pm

2nd - K-2nd Play Day

5th-9th - Teacher Appreciation Week

Mrs. Bamper- Ms. Bamper was in the News!!! Read all about it!

6th - PTO/SIAC meeting 2:30-4pm

9th - Kona Ice Sales after school

13th - Evening Band Concert 6:30-7:30pm

16th - Kona Ice Sales after school & Hawthorne Dance 5-6:30pm

21st - Student of the Quarter Assembly

22nd - Last Day of Classes - 6th grade (12:45-2:15) and Kindergarten (8:30-10am) Promotion Ceremonies


7th-11th - AIMS Week!

11th - SD Crane Field Day for 3rd-6th Graders who were here every day on time for AIMS!

17th - Hawthorne Community Picnic/Movie 6-7pm

18th - No School - April Break

25th - Track and Field day for 3rd - 6th 


4th - PTO and SIAC Meeting

5th - Parent Nutrition class from 9-10am in room 17

11th - 3rd Grade APTT 5:30-6:45

12th - End of the Grading Period Extra Early Release 11:45

14th - Student of the Quarter & Kona Ice Sales after school

17th - 21st - Spring Break



Check out this link to see what 4th Grader Robert McVey did


4th - PTO and SIAC Meeting

5th - Ed TV will be on campus to film Hawthorne implementing Tribes! Tribes Kids and Extra Early Release at 12:15

10th - AZELLA testing begins for ELL students only

14th - Kona Ice Sales after school

17th - President's Day - No SchoolPres day


5th - PTO and SIAC Meeting

13th - Week of Parent Teacher Conferences

20th - No School for Martin Luther King Jr Holiday

23rd - Author Visit - Kevin JanisonDeputy Dorkface

28th - Kinder Registration

29th - Skateland Night

30th - Reading and Writing Night 4-5:30


5th - PTO Movie Night (5:00-7:00pm)Movie Night

13th - Student of the Month Ceremony

17th - Band Concert (1:15 & 6:30pm)

20th - Early Release for End of Quarter & Semester (11:45)

23rd-3rd - Winter Break


4th - Red Ribbon Week

11th - No School Veteran's Day

27th - Turkey Trot (8:30am)


7th-11th - Fall Break

21st-25th - Acuity B for 3rd through 6th grade


26th - Fall Pictures

20th/23rd - 6th Grade Space Integration Module

Ms. Williams' Welcome

6th - Student of the Month Assembly @ 8


Watch our dance! "https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=4613615197351

This is the Year9th - This is the Year Assembly at 1:00

7th - 1st Day of School!!! Welcome Back!



April15th - AIMS & Stanford week!! Don't be late!


Check out these videos for our 50th!





March pot of gold     

1st - Our 50th Celebration!!

11th - 15th - Spring Break

22nd - Quarterly Awards Assembly 

27th - Early Release at 12:15

Check out these videos for our 50th!




Pumpkin Patch     


8th-12th is Fall Break! Make sure you are reading and practicing your math facts!!!

15th-19th Early Release Every Day @ 1:15 because of K and 6th grade Conferences and the Book Fair begins in the library from 1:15 to 3:00 - Come purchase some great books!

 19th beginning at 8:30 for K-3 & 9:15 for 4th-6th

Quarterly Awards Assembly 
26th @ 9 Red Ribbon Assembly



Thursday 9/20 is 2nd Grade's APTT night - 2nd grade parents please plan on attending!

Tuesday 9/18 is 4th Grade's APTT night - 4th grade parents please plan on attending!

Thursday, September 13 at 2:30 is our SIAC/FIAT/Title 1 meeting in the library for any interested parents. We will meet in the library. We will discuss our school letter grade and our Schoolwide Continuous Improvement Plan. Click here to view our SCIP!


Tuesday, August 28th is Curriculum Night for Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students - see you there!

Monday, August 27th is 3rd Grade's 1st APTT night - see you there 3rd grade parents!

Wednesday, August 22th is 1st Grade's 1st APTT night - see you there 1st grade parents!

WelcomeSchool Starts Wednesday, August 8th! See you then!!!

Meet the teacher is Tuesday, August 7th from 5-7pm - hope to see you there!

Bus rider




  • During the last week of school we held our end of the year awards! Here are some of the students who recieved awards!
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    We also gave out awards to Ms. Millsaps and Ms. Clark for their outstanding efforts with our PTO this school year! They really made a difference! Thank you!!!PTO AwardsPTO Awards

  • Thursday, May 10th was our annual Heritage Festival 
  • The Week of February 13th was our Celebrate Reading Week! On Friday, February 17th we invited you to come have a BBQ lunch with your children
  • Come register your children for Kindergarten all this week! You can also register during the evening on Tuesday, February 31st from 4-6pm.
  • Wednesday, January 25th is our Family Math Night - Please plan on attending from 4:30 - 5:30
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  • Acuity Testing the week of 1/23/12 - Click here for how parents can help their students with standardized testing!
  • On Friday, January 20th we hosted our second Battle of the Books Challenge and these are our Champions! (from left to right - Nayeli, Mariluz, & Jesse)
  • Battle of the Books


  • No school on 11/11/11 in honor of Veteran's day
  • Red Ribbon Week was 10/24-28/11
    1. Monday:  "Tie One on Against Drugs" - wear a tie
    2. Tuesday:  "Sport a Clean Life" - wear your favorite team's shirt
    3. Wednesday:  "Wacky Wednesday" - wacky hair day
    4. Thursday:  "Red Rally Day" - wear red
    5. Friday:  "Spirit Day" - wear your Halloween shirt or Hawthorne shirt.
  • Early Release 1:15 due to Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Friday 10/21/11 was our First Quarter Awards Assembly



    • Friday 4/29/11 - Hawthorne Heritage Festival from 5 - 7pm Come and Celebrate with us!
    • Friday 4/22/11 - No School April Break
    • 4/11/11 - 4/15/11 was AIMS and Stanford 10 week - WAY TO GO HAWTHORNE HAWKS!!!
    • Friday April 8th we celebrated 2nd grade students who made their math intervention goals! 


    2nd Graders

    Friday, April 1st was our 3rd Quarter Awards Assembly! Students and teachers received awards for outstanding work!

    Awards AssemblyHere are some Citizenship winners!

    Mr. Campos was a winner

    for his math facts work!

    Mr. Campos


    2/28 - 3/4 was our Celebrate Reading Week! We had:

      • Classroom Door Decorating Contest that was on display all week 
      • Dr. Suess Family Barbeque on Wednesday March 2nd 
      • Author Visit - Brook Bessesen - Thursday
      • Reading Challenge 2/12 - 2/27 the classes that read the most won an ice cream party!!!
      • Book Exchange - bring your old books to exchange!
    • Friday 2/4/11 @ 12:30 was our First Friday Flag and the Presentation of February's Students of the Month! We will have a Friday Flag the First Friday of every month from now on!

    American Flag

    Student of the Month WinnersStudent Council

    Here are our Student of the Month winners and our Student Council Officers!

  • No school on Thursday, November 25th and 26th due to Thanksgiving.
  • On 11/13/10 The City of Mesa Presented "Community Spirit Benefit Show" proceeds benefitted Hawthorne Elementary!!! Parent teacher conferences were the week of 10/18/10 and we had a book fair in the library.

  • Curriculum Night was Thursday, September 2 from 5:30-7:00pm - Thanks for coming!
  • The first day of school was Wednesday, August 11th. 
  • Meet the teacher night was Monday, August 9th from 4-6pm.

  • 2009-2010

    December has been a busy month for Hawthorne Hawks.  Congratulations to Jackie "J.J." Reeves on winning this year's Spelling Bee.

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    In November, Hawthorne's 3rd Graders were each given a dictionary from the Rotary Club. 

    3rd Grade Rotary Dictionaries