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School Calendar Approved for 2015-16

The Hawthorn Board of Education approved the 2015-16 school calendar pending state approval. The calendar outlines the first day of school, days off for major holidays, school breaks, as well as sets the last day of school. View the calendar here.

Aspen’s 8th Annual Family University

 Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 9:00 a.m.-Noon (check-in at 8:45 a.m.) Parents of students starting at Aspen in the fall of 2015 are invited to register and attend the Parent Program, but the Children’s Program is only for CURRENTLY registered Aspen families. Please contact Nicole Carson or (847) 858-5602 if you have any questions. For […]

Aspen Family Bingo Night

Aspen Family Night Bingo will be held Friday, February 20 from 6:30-8:00p.m. in Aspen School’s cafeteria. Please join us for a fun-filled evening!  Look for registration fliers to go home soon.  The AFPC needs many volunteers to make this night a success–please consider helping us in any of the following ways:  (1) Pre-event Helper (help […]

Choice Time

The 1st and 2nd graders had a great first week of choice time.  Thank you to all our parent volunteers for supervising legos, drawing, games and story time.  We are still in need of parent volunteers, particularly for 2nd grade.  Please consider volunteering, whether it is for only a single time, monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly, […]

Fire Safety

This year’s theme for Fire Prevention week was “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives.”  Fireman Tony Rodkeyfrom the Countryside Fire Protection District visited Aspen students in their classrooms. Students were instructed on how to help prevent fires, what to do in case of fire emergencies, the importance of understanding a home evacuation plan and, of course, […]

Rotary Hands Out Dictionaries

Every year Mundelein/Vernon Hills Rotary Club President Sybil Schecter-Kelly asks the same question, “Do any of you know what a dictionary is?” Hands shoot up into the air. Every year the Rotary Club hands out about 1,200 dictionaries to area third graders. “It’s good for the brain,” President Schecter-Kelly said. Aspen Elementary School teacher Jenny […]