Oct 21, 2016
Community Consolidated School District 21 serves nearly 7,000 students in 13 schools across 6 communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Hawthorne Early Childhood School serves early childhood students. Morning classes are from 9 AM until 11:15 AM, and afternoon classes are from 1 until 3:30 PM. On Friday afternoons, students are not in attendance.
Topic: Student Learning
Hawthorne Early Childhood School students welcomed new friends to school from Belmont Village Senior Living Center on Wednesday, January 13. The preschoolers sang songs for the seniors and showed off their classrooms, and the seniors read winter stories to the children and handed out stickers.
This is the first of five visits that the Belmont Village seniors will make to Hawthorne. The relationship forged between the students and seniors throughout the rest of the school year supports the students’ growth in developing social skills and awareness of others outside of their family and school environments, while the seniors are able to interact with and give back to their community.
“Our students were very excited to have these special visitors come to Hawthorne and we appreciate this opportunity to connect our students with members of our community,” said Patty Puetz, principal of Hawthorne.