6:00 PM18:00

Dia de los Muertos



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

  • Special Guest: Local Artist Amaranta Ibarra  (courtesy of Seattle Public Library)

  • Hand-Craft Art Activities

  • Dance and Poetry Performance

  • Tamales for Sale!*

  • 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   Main Entrée

  • H – N   Beverage/Fresh Fruits

  • O – Z   Main Entrée

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

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9:00 AM09:00

Playground Volunteer Work Party

Plant trees with us on Arbor Day!

Playground Groundbreaking Celebration and Volunteer Work Party, 9 a.m. - noon - This will be the first of four quarterly volunteer work parties throughout the year. We will begin planting the new trees for our playground!

This will be the first of four quarterly volunteer work parties we'll hold throughout the year.

More than 250 community members came together last year to create a shared vision for transforming Hawthorne's asphalt school yard into a tree-filled sanctuary with diverse play and learning opportunities.

Design plans are in place now, and we are excited to start the transformation. This will include the construction of a creative play area, the beginning of the "creek" running through the playground, new sitting areas, a new entryway to 39th Ave, and planting of over 25 new trees. 

Construction will begin in late spring. 

Join the fun!

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10:00 AM10:00

STEAM Walkathon

Walkathon, during school hours, Hawthorne and the walking path around Gennesee Meadow - Hawthorne students will walk 1.25 miles to raise both money and school spirit!  The money raised will support our school STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math).

We need parent volunteers for the Walkathon. It’s a great way to have fun with your child and meet other Hawthorne families. If you would like to volunteer, please contact: Jen Schumacher at (206)251-5300 or

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6:00 PM18:00


WELCOME to Hawthorne’s Title 1


6:00-Welcome, General Info: Staff Introductions, Title 1

6:30-6:50-Presentations in Classrooms #1

6:55-7:15-Presentations in Classrooms #2

(if you have multiple children at Hawthorne, this is additional time to visit classrooms and talk with teachers) 

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6:00 PM18:00

PTA meeting 6-7:30 pm

The first Friends of Hawthorne (FOH) meeting of the school year will be held Tuesday, October 2rd, 6pm-7:30 pm in the Hawthorne cafeteria. Child care and kid's pizza dinner will be provided.

Please join us as the members of your FOH Board discuss their vision for the year and the 2018-19 budget. Hawthorne parent volunteers will also be sharing information on all of the amazing projects and events taking place throughout the year. This meeting will be a great time to learn about volunteer opportunities, connect with new and returning families, and most importantly, engage in building a stronger community for our kids! For more information please email

Please let us know if you need any special accommodations to attend, including translation or disability services. We want everyone to feel welcome

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to Aug 24

Kindergarten Jump Start

August 20* to 24, 2018 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
*There will be a parent meeting the first day on Monday, August 20th 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 introduce 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.

Fill out the Jump Start Registration form and return it to Hawthorne bu June 22nd, 2018. 

Jump Start Registration Forms
2018 Registration Form - Chinese
2018 Registration Form - English
2018 Registration Form - Spanish

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

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8:00 AM08:00

Hawthorne’s Field Day 

Hawthorne’s Field Day

  • BBQ lunch will be provided
  • Must have signed permission slip      
  • Tennis shoes ONLY

Odd numbered classrooms please donate cookies
      (Rooms 1,3, 5,7,11,15,17,19, 21, 23, and P1)

Even numbered classrooms please donate chips
      (Rooms 4,6,8,10,12,16,18, 20, 22 and P2) 

Chaperones and Volunteers Needed! Call 206-252-7210 if interested

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5:30 PM17:30

Hawthorne Family Dance

Rise Up and Dance, Again!

The Second Annual Hawthorne Family Dance is next Friday, 6/8, from 5:30-7:00 PM in the gym. Molly Moon’s is providing ice cream and a Hawthorne parent, DJ Guy, will help us get our dance on. Please join us!

Vamos a bailar Hawthorne!

Cuando? 8 de junio, 5:30-7:00PM
Donde? En el gimnasio de la escuela
Que? Invitación a todas las familias de Hawthorne para un baile y nieve, todo gratis! Organizado por la Familia Moon y música del DJ Guy.

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6:00 PM18:00

Family Literacy Night

Hawthorne’s Family Literacy Night
Thursday, April 5th 6:00-8:00pm
Held in the Cafeteria
Come join us for a night out with your family! Story time, crafts, games, and free books for reading fun with your family!!! FoH Book Fair Sale!
All proceeds raised will directly benefit the children at Hawthorne Elementary
Sponsored by Title I and FoH

See flyer for more info

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5:30 PM17:30

Hawthorne STEAM Play Space Community Design Project Meeting

Playground Design Meeting - March 29, 2018

Be a part of the redesign of Hawthorne's playground! Join us as we present different design concepts. Everyone will have the opportunity to share feedback and ideas so that we can create one single focused master plan. 

Dinner will start at 5:30pm, the meeting at 6pm.

Some key decisions we'll need to make include:

  • Ideas for improving access/entrances?
  • What types of new elements are most important? Adventurous play elements, quiet sitting space, paths and exploring spaces, loose part play, digging areas? 
  • What is the best place for ball play?
  • What do we envision for the future of the garden space?
  • How can this space best celebrate our diverse community?

This is a SUPER important meeting. We are thrilled by the large turnout at out first meeting in late January. This time, we’re hoping for even greater numbers and a diverse cross-section of our community that represents Hawthorne’s rich mix of cultures and backgrounds.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Playground Redesign Lead Peter Schumacher at or call/text at 206-683-9367.

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8:00 AM08:00

Give Back Night at Third Place Books and Raconteur

Third Place Books Seward Park and Raconteur are proud to support our local schools and community organizations.

On Tuesday, March 13th, Third Place Books Seward Park and Raconteur will donate 20% of your total purchase* back to Hawthorne Elementary School. Just tell your bookseller or
server at checkout that you're Giving Back.

Pick up a great read (or three) and help raise funds for Hawthorne Elementary.

*Excludes newspapers, magazines, & sale items. Cannot be combined with discounts.

Third Place Books Seward Park
5041 Wilson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 474-2200 |

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7:30 AM07:30

Family Involvement Day

We have a day full of events:  Come and enjoy breakfast and select a free book, navigate and understand how to support your child using our new literacy and writing curriculum, learn about School Age Health  + Q&A from our Nurse Liz, navigate and understand how to support your child to organize,  learn about the smarter balance assessment in grades 3-5, have lunch with your child, and/or volunteer in your child’s classroom! Come on out to one activity or even stay all day! RSVP needed. Please complete attached flyer and return to Hawthorne. All families are welcome! 

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8:00 AM08:00

National African American Parent Involvement Day

National African American Parent Involvement Day, Monday 2/12 from 8am – 12 noon in the gym. Come and enjoy breakfast, student presentations and parent presentations in classrooms, resources from doctors, artists, black firefighters, daycare centers, before and after school programs, coaches from sports teams, sign up with Seattle Housing choice voucher program, tax accountant, nurse, and other community resources. RSVP are needed if you want to stay and have lunch with your student -contact Ms. Williams 206-252-7218. All families are welcome!

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5:00 PM17:00

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!

If you'd like more information or have questions contact Kindergarten teacher Jennie Manzo at / (206) 252-7258.

Visit the Friends of Hawthorne website to find Additional information for incoming families.

Click here to download an informational flyer

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