Info for Incoming Families
As parents of current students at Hawthorne Elementary we remember how it felt when it came time to enroll or children in a new school. All the questions, having to understand how this new process works. It was stressful. This page has some information to help you understand the process and learn about Hawthorne Elementary. Want to talk to a current Hawthorne parent about their experience with the school? Email one of our PTA board members.
Check to School District Registration website for directions on how to register your child for school. Check if your in the attendance area. It is also possible to attend Hawthorne by applying through the Open Enrollment and School Choice process. See the School Districts Kindergarten website for specific information related to kindergarten in Seattle Schools.
2018 Kindergarten Open House
January 25th, 2018 5:00-7:00 PM. Meet and greet with the teachers, connect with fellow parents, tour the classrooms and learn a bit more about everything that kindergarten at Hawthorne has to offer. Enter through the main doors of Hawthorne. Kindergarten Rooms 1, 4, and 5 will be open and ready for you!
School Tours are available by appointment Tuesday mornings. If you're interested call the office at 206-252-7210 to schedule a tour. These private tours area a really great way to see the school, meet staff and get a feel for what’s happening.
Farmer's Market Fun!
Find lots of current and incoming Hawthorne families each Wednesday at the Columbia City Farmer’s Market. Look for families on the lawn behind the library from 5 - 7p.m. And don't miss the Hawthorne Kids' tent at the market (date TBD).
Play Dates for Incoming Hawthorne Families
Meet incoming and current Hawthorne families throughout the summer. A great way for your kids to get to know their classmates before the first day of school!
Monday August 28th, 2017 5:30PM at Rainier Community Center Playground (behind the Community Center)
Visit our EVENTS PAGE for information about other upcoming Hawthorne events, and click on the red dates in the list above for event listings you can add to your Google or iCal calendars.
Jump Start For Incoming Kindergarteners at Hawthorne
August 21* to 25, 2017 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
*There will be a parent meeting the first day on Monday, August 21nd at 9:15a.m.
Breakfast & Lunch Provided for Students
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.
Family Connection Visits for Kindergarten Parents
September 6th, 7th or 8th 2017
During these 30-40 minute meetings, you are encouraged to share your goals and hopes for your child and talk about how you can work together with the teacher and school. You will be contacted in August to schedule a time to meet.