We welcome all Hawthorne families and community members to attend the PTA's meetings.
FREE child care with a pizza dinner for kids age 3 and older is provided by Launch Hawthorne for our evening meetings.

Learn about PTA Membership Opportunities, Meet PTA Officers:

  • September 7, 8am (1st day of school reception)
  • September 9th, 5:30pm (Back to School BBQ on playground/in Cafeteria)
  • September 12, 8am (1st day of Kindergarten reception)

Meeting Date and Location
Tentative Agenda
October 4, 6:00 – 7:30
Set Vision for Year
Financial review report out (2015–2016)
Membership update
Vote on Standing Rules*
Overview of Calendar for Year
October 25, 6:00 – 7:30
TOPIC: Positive Behavior Management, Social & Emotional Learning
Learn about school-wide programs such as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and RULER, and learn about developmentally appropriate positive behavior management strategies to use at home.
November 29, 6:00 – 7:30
Cafeteria or Library
TOPIC: Undoing Racism & Teaching Equity to our Children Workshop
In this workshop, 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.
December 13, 6:00 – 7:30
Vote on updated budget
Walk-a-thon report out
Assemble financial review committee
January 10, 6:00 – 7:30
Financial review report*
Assemble nominating committee*
February 8, 6:00 – 7:30
Cafeteria or Library
TOPIC: Testing 101
Learn how testing is implemented at Hawthorne. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of standardized tests, including how they are-or should be-used.
March 7, 6:00 – 7:30
Vote on Officers*
Q&A with Teachers
April 4, 6:00 – 7:30
Discuss next year's draft budget
May 16, 6:00 – 7:30
Vote on next year's budget*
Auction report out
Reflections on year
June 6, 6:00 – 7:30
Dinner Provided
Reflection on year
Plans for next year

*required by PTA