Greetings Hawk Hollow Families

Greetings Hawk Hollow Families,

Greetings Hawk Hollow Families,



School District U-46’s spring break begins today.  School resumes on Monday, April 3.



Picture Day is Monday, April 3.



Please see the attached flyer regarding the Hawk Hollow Mother/Son Bowling event on Sunday, April 9, at Wheaton Bowl.



I want to remind you that PARCC testing takes place April 4-28 for grades 3 - 6.  The PARCC test is the new state assessment that determines academic progress relative to the Illinois Learning Standards.

I encourage you to help prepare your student to perform his or her best on the day of the PARCC test by following these simple tips:

  • Make sure your child attends school on time for PARCC testing.
  • Help your child get to bed early so they are well-rested.
  • Provide your child with a nutritious breakfast on the mornings prior to the test.
  • Remind your child to ask the teacher for help if he or she does not understand the test instructions.
  • Encourage your child to do the best he or she can do.

The Illinois State Board of Education has included the “Three things you need to know about PARCC” on its website.  You can also find information about the PARCC test on the district’s website, click here.

PARCC test results will be included in the school report card and you will receive information about your child’s performance on the state tests.  Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.



I have spoken to many parents personally, but want to remind you that parking on Jacaranda Drive at dismissal is prohibited.  Parking on the street and walking across to the school to pick up your child or having students walk across the street to meet you compromises your and their safety. For the safety of all, please use the parent loop or use one of the available parking spaces on the visitor parking lot.



Thank you to all of the parents, staff and community members that were able to participate in yesterday’s literacy night.  Once again, the event was a success!



Crossroads Kids Club, an after school program at Hawk Hollow, is hosting an Easter egg hunt on April 15.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.



You can now make spirit wear orders online.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.



Fun Fair will be held Friday, April 28, from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  This fun, family event will feature games, prizes, concessions, an obstacle course bouncy, raffle baskets and much more.  Pre-sale game tickets and raffle tickets will be on sale soon. Keep an eye out for the flyer to come home after spring break.

New this year- Raffle baskets will be featured on the Hawk Hollow’s PTH Facebook page starting 04/01/17. Make sure to join the page so that you don’t miss your chance to preview the baskets!

Save the date and see you at the Fun Fair!!

This is a big event and a chance to make thousands of dollars for the school.



School District U-46, in collaboration with local libraries, designates Thursday, March 2 through Monday, April 3, 2017 as Library Card Challenge to promote library card ownership for all elementary students. During this time, our students are encouraged to get a free library card at their local library.

U-46 will award a trophy to the school with the highest number of students who show a library card and the school with the largest increase of students who obtain a library card. If your student does not have a card yet, visit your local library’s registration desk to register. It only takes 10 minutes and all you need is proof of residency.

To participate in the Library Card Challenge, please have your student show their new library card to me or their teacher.

For more information, visit the Literacy page on U-46’s website.




Flu season is here and it is our goal to maintain the health of all students.  With your help, this can happen.  There are two important things to consider when making the decision to keep your child home from school:  your child’s susceptibility to other infections, and the possibility that he/she may spread the illness to others.  Here are helpful guidelines to help you make that decision:

  • If your child has symptoms such as fever, nausea, rash, watery eyes, severe cough or headache, he/she should remain at home until the symptoms subside and/or medical treatment has begun.
  • Oral temperature of 100 degrees or above is sufficient to keep a child at home.  He/she must be fever free for at least 24 hours, without medication, before returning to school.
  • If your child vomits or has two or more episodes of loose stool, he/she should remain at home for at least 24 hours free of vomiting or diarrhea before returning to school.
  • Do not send a student with a rash to school until the rash and its seriousness has been established.  A doctor can identify the cause of a rash, if any treatment is needed and if your child is contagious.  Please bring a note for the doctor when your child returns to school.
  • Children may attend school when they have a cold or sore throat, however, they must be free of fever and hacking cough.
  • If your child has been diagnosed with Strep Throat, Scarlet Fever, or Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), inform the school nurse.  The student may return to school after 24 hours of treatment with antibiotics and if free of fever.
  • When leaving message on attendance line regarding your student’s absence, please state what the student’s symptoms are (fever, sore throat, cough, etc…).



This is a friendly reminder that no food should be sent to school for birthday treats. For Holiday Parties, treats will be coordinated by the room mothers and teachers, no other treats should be sent in. Please review the Hawk Hollow Allergy Policy below that was sent home in September. Thank you!

Hawk Hollow Allergy Policy:

1.      Birthdays celebrated at Hawk Hollow will be without food, peanut products, balloons or flowers.

2.      We will continue to celebrate major occasions such as the Halloween, winter holiday, Valentine’s Day, etc. No peanuts, nuts, or peanut products will be allowed.

3.      All food provided for the holiday parties MUST be store bought food only.  This food needs to be in its original packaging with labels.

4.      No peanut butter or peanut product food will be permitted at Hawk Hollow parties or for daily snack time.

5.      Parents of students with allergies will assume responsibility for providing all food products for their own children.


Parents, as you know it is very important for your child to attend school daily.  It is also important for them to arrive to school on time every day.  Per district guidelines, habitual tardiness is a form of truancy and may result in a referral to the Kane County Truancy Office for further action.  Please help your child by getting them to school promptly before 8:30 am.

As a reminder, if your child arrives after 8:30 am you must escort them inside to the office to sign them in.




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Spring Break (No School)                                                       March 27 – 31

Classes Resume                                                                   April 3

Spring Pictures                                                                      April 3

PARCC Testing (Grades 3 -8)                                                  April 4 – 28

School Registration Event                                                      April 5, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Spring Holiday: No School                                                      April 14

PTH Meeting                                                                          April 19, 6:30 pm





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Thank you and have a great evening!


Mrs. Mitchell, Principal


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