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Welcome to Hawthorne School! Our school is a place where academic excellence, personal integrity, diverse perspectives and meaningful relationships thrive in a safe, respectful, nurturing, and intellectually stimulating environment.


  • Kindergarten Parent/Student Meet & Greet

    All parents/guardians and kindergarten children are invited to a meet and greet with Ms. Garcia-Travieso in Room 20 on Tuesday, September 2nd between 2PM and 3:30PM. This is a great opportunity to see your new classroom and meet Ms. Garcia-Travieso.

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  • New Parent Meet & Greet

    All parents/guardians of 1st graders are invited for juice and donuts on the first day of school. Beginning at 8:40 AM parents/guardians may meet in the cafeteria. Meet other families of 1st graders, PTA Members and the principal. Please wear the temporary visitor pass mailed to you to access the meet and greet on September 4th.

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  • Hawthorne School Selected to Participate in the 2015 NAEP

    Hawthorne School received notification from the New Jersey Department of Education that we were selected to participate in the 2015 administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the largest nationally representative measure of student achievement across the country. Specific information will follow in the Fall. For additional information, please visit: https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/about/schools.asp and http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/parents/

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  • Make Your Own T-Shirt Day

    On June 17th, Hawthorne School students decorated t-shirts using an innovative decorating technique. Make Your Own T-Shirt Day was initiated by 3rd graders Aleksandra Witkowska and Ruth Ramos.

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  • Puzzling Plexers

    Throughout the school year Ms. Disken, TAG Teacher, posts Puzzling Plexers for the student body to solve. Staff members, parents and volunteers are often seen trying to solve these intriguing puzzles.

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  • Field Day

    Hawthorne School's Field Day was a huge success. Students participated in 10 events and concluded the day with an epic tug of war. Families were invited to join in the festivities at a delicious BBQ hosted by Sodexo.

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  • Hawthorne's Got Talent!

    Hawthorne School Student's planned and performed in the school's first talent show.

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  • Spring Dance

    Hawthorne School's Spring Dance was a huge success. Students danced the evening away to dj music, took pictures in a photo booth, enjoyed refreshments and balloon animals crafted by our PTA members.

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  • Terpsies Performance

    Hawthorne School students were treated to a special performance by the Terpsies.

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  • 50th Anniversary Desegration Commemoration

    Kofi Bonsu, a third grade student at Hawthorne School, reads his essay during the 50th Anniversary Desegregation Commemoration that he wrote about the 1964 desegregation of Teaneck Public Schools. Kofi's essay was chosen by the Superintendent out of all of Teaneck School's third grade submissions.

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  • Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

    Representatives from Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps. sponsored a presentation for Hawthorne School's Kindergarten, first and second graders. Students were given a tour of the ambulance and its emergency equipment.

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  • Bryant School Kindergarten Students Visit Hawthorne School

    On Thursday, May 29th, Kindergarten Students from Bryant School visited Hawthorne School's first grade classes. Students were greeted by first grade Ambassadors, visited first grade classrooms and toured the school. The visit concluded with cookies and juice while listening to a story read by Principal, Dr. Spollen-LaRaia.

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  • Lego Day at Hawthorne School

    Lego Day, initiated by Andres Diaz and Aaryan Ram

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  • Hawthorne School 1st Annual Art Show

    May 5th & 6th @ 5:30-7:30 in the Art Room

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  • May Art Room Leaders

    Mr. Henry's Class - May Art Room Leaders

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  • Call for Volunteers

    Volunteers are needed for our upcoming Talent Show and for several 2014-15 Hawthorne School committees.

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  • Earth Day Visitors

    In celebration of Earth Day, 4th grade student Nicole Yildirim's pet parakeets visited Ms. Brown's class.

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  • Words Of Wisdom

    On Friday, April 25th, Ben Mars recited his original Words of Wisdom to Hawthorne School. His message to Hawthorne School was about conquering "rockbrain," overcoming frustration over small things.

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