Celebrating Hawthorne's strides

On Monday, Nov. 18, national, state and local leaders will present Hawthorne Elementary School with a high-performing school banner, a $500 check for the school library, and celebrate the tremendous strides Hawthorne has made over the past three years thanks to a $1.3 million federal School Improvement Grant (SIG). 

All Hawthorne families and community members are welcome to attend a staff, student and parent assembly from 2:10 to 2:40 p.m. in the Hawthorne Elementary School Cafeteria (4100 39th Ave. S., Seattle). The following leaders will join the celebration:

  • National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel
  • Washington Education Association President Kim Mead
  • Seattle Education Association President Jonathon Knapp
  • State Representative Joe Fitzgibbon

From 2:50 to 3:30 p.m. in the Hawthorne Library, leaders will meet with school staff and parents for an interactive session about SIG grant efforts and talk about what the school is doing to meet students' needs now that the grant has ended. Parents teachers and staff will be available to talk to reporters and bloggers from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.