Rise up & Dance!
5:30pm 5:30pm

Rise up & Dance!


Friends of Hawthorne invites you to our end of the year celebration:  Rise up  & Dance!  We hope all Hawthorne students and families will join us on Friday, June 16, 5:30 to 7:00PM in the gym and on the playground for the first Hawthorne family dance and ice cream. We will be serving Molly Moons ice cream starting at 5:30 and the DJ will start spinning at 6:00.  

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WEDS, 2/8 6:00 - 7:30 PM 

Hawthorne Cafeteria, Potluck
Child Care Provided by LAUNCH

In light of the current events in our nation which are targeting our immigrant and refugee families, Friends of Hawthorne PTA is changing the upcoming meeting to focus on supporting immigrant and refugee families in our school and community. 

  • TWO ATTORNEYS will be present to answer questions about immigration issues
  • SAFETY PLANNING & KNOW YOUR  RIGHTS materials will be available for families who may be at risk of deportation
  • POST-CARD WRITING PARTY to URGE OUR LEGISLATORS TO FULLY FUND OUR SCHOOLS NOW - because our children and teachers can't wait!  
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6:00pm 6:00pm

Smarter Balanced & Literacy Information Night

Smarter Balanced & Literacy Information Night!

Sponsored by Title 1
Childcare provided

Literacy Information Night for families in
 Grades K-2:  6-7pm Hawthorne Library

Smarter Balanced Information Night for families in
 Grades 3-5:  6-7pm Computer Lab

Literacy Information Night for families in
 Grades 3-5:  7-8pm Hawthorne Library

You are invited to attend an evening of learning how to BEAT Smarter Balance at Hawthorne.

What is Smarter Balanced?
Smarter Balanced is a state exam for students in grades 3-8 to measure student progress.

What is Literacy Information Night?
Navigate and understand how to support your child in literacy and writing.


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6:00pm 6:00pm

PTA Meeting - TOPIC: Undoing Racism & Teaching Equity to our Children Workshop


WHEN:  Tuesday 11/29/16 6:00-7:30pm

WHERE:  Hawthorne Cafeteria

WHO:  All Hawthorne Families, Teachers, and Staff

Childcare provided by Launch.

Educators Amy Pak and Marquita Prinzing from local organization Families of Color Seattle (FOCS) will deliver a workshop where participants focus on how families can talk about racial identity and racism with their children.  We explore systemic racism and parent’s own understanding of their racial identity, power, privilege, and oppression.   

Families of Color Seattle (FOCS)

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5:00pm 5:00pm

Zeno MathFest at Rainier Community Center

This is different than the Math Night at Hawthorne next month but it's right here in our neighborhood, so why not check it out?

MathFest is a free celebration where children ages 3 – 11 and their families play carnival-like math games, win prizes and have fun. While playing, children and adults alike build their confidence in and enthusiasm for math. See the kids in your life experience math in a whole new way—in an atmosphere of adventure, learning and discovery!


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6:00pm 6:00pm

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

You are invited to attend an evening of Día de los Muertos at Hawthorne:

  • Special Guest: Local Author and Actress Nora Girón-Dolce (courtesy of Seattle Public Library)
  • Hand-Craft Art Activities
  • Dance and Poetry Performance
  • Tamales for Sale!* (Tamale Order Form)

Wear your costumes and enjoy an evening of fun!  

Potluck Dinner Event! Bring your favorite food dish to share (potluck for 15 people).
Student Last Name:

A – G     Beverage/Fresh Fruits
O – T      Main Entrée
H – N     Main Entrée
U – Z      Main Entrée

*All proceeds raised will directly benefit the children at Hawthorne Elementary.

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9:00am 9:00am

2016 Hawthorne Walk-a-Thon

This event is a fundraiser for our school.  With your help, our kids will have the opportunity to show their school spirit and raise money for Hawthorne’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) curriculum — all while doing something fun and healthy! 

Watch for pledge forms that we'll send home with kids via back pack mail after a Walk-a-Thon assembly on Wednesday, October 5th.

Please help your student collect pledges of any amount — even just a buck! — from neighbors, family and friends.

There are two ways you and your child can collect your your pledges:

  1. Filling out your pledge form.
  2. Logging onto the Walk-a-Thon's NationBuilder fundraising page.

On Friday, October 21st — rain or shine — students will walk with their class at Genesee Park. There will be prizes for students to get them interested and excited about raising funds for Hawthorne.

We're seeking 100% participation, so all kids and families can be part of a fun event that benefits our school. Bring completed pledge forms and donations to the main office or the classroom by Wednesday, October 19th.

If you'd like to volunteer by accompanying your child's class on the walk, setting up, cleaning up or helping with other activities on the day of the event, please contact:
Marita Grunfeld

Also check the Walk-a-Thon page for more updates.

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6:30pm 6:30pm

School Growth Boundaries Community Meetings

  • Mercer International Middle School (Library) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


Due to the growth in Seattle schools, the district is facing the challenge of how to re-draw school boundaries to accommodate this growth. These changes may affect your school assignment for next year! Please get informed by attending one of these upcoming meetings. Let's try to get Hawthorne families to attend the meeting at Mercer Middle School on Thurs Sept 29th at 6:30 pm! Interpretation will be provided in: Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Chinese, Vietnamese, Amharic, Tigrigna

Below is the notice from the School District:

Fall 2016 Growth Boundaries Meeting Notice

The Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors approved school boundary changes for several elementary and middle schools in November 2013. Join us at one of five community meetings this fall to learn more about the upcoming school boundary changes for the 2017-18 school year. All events will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Interpretation services will be provided.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Eckstein Middle School (Lunchroom)
3003 NE 75th Street
Languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Hamilton International Middle School (Commons)
1610 N 41st Street
Languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali

Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Mercer International Middle School (Library)
1600 S Columbian Way
Languages: Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Chinese, Vietnamese, Amharic, Tigrigna

Monday, Oct. 3, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Viewlands Elementary School (Library)
10525 3rd Avenue NW
Languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Denny International Middle School (Library)
2601 SW Kenyon Street
Languages: Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese

For more information, visit:
or call 206-252-0511.

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Back-to-School BBQ

Back-to-School BBQ at the Hawthorne Elementary Playground & Cafeteria. There will be food, drinks, and a DJ to welcome students and families back to school! Learn about PTA opportunities and meet other parents and staff. 


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to Aug 26

Jump Start for Kindergarteners at Hawthorne

August 22* to 26, 2016 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
*There will be a parent meeting the first day on Monday, August 22nd at 9:15a.m.
Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Hawthorne's kindergarten teachers and a mix of other fantastic Hawthorne staff will be running a free week of Jump Start kindergarten. The purpose of this week is to transition students to the staff, building and expectations of kindergarten in a relaxed atmosphere without older students around. Students will be taught by each K teacher and will have a chance to meet new kindergarten friends. Participation in Jump Start is strongly encouraged for all incoming kindergartners. Children who have been registered for kindergarten are automatically welcome to attend Jump Start. No other paperwork is needed unless the child has a serious health condition.

See the School District page for more information on Getting a Jump Start on Kindergarten. This program is being offered through the Early Learning Department of the Seattle Public Schools.

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