Friends of Hawthorne PTA is a group of parents, caregivers, teachers, and community members who work together to support and bring resources to the Hawthorne Elementary Community in Seattle. We focus on increasing volunteerism, fostering participation in community-building events, and raising funds for the school.

Our values

  • Supporting our children, our school, and working for a great education for all students through teamwork, strong leadership and action

  • Building an inclusive community

  • Celebrating our diversity

We welcome ALL FAMILIES to attend our meetings! See our  meeting schedule.

General meetings give our families a chance to connect, ask questions and share ideas about how we can all help Hawthorne be the best it can be. Board meetings focus more on the nitty-gritty details of the business we are required to take care of as a PTA.

FREE childcare is provided by  Launch for our evening meetings. We make every effort to provide interpretation in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Somali.

Friends of Hawthorne PTA is an active chapter of the Washington State PTA, and is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. 501(c)(3) ruling.