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 6th, 8am (1st day of school parent reception in the Library)
  • September 8th, 5:30pm (Back to School BBQ on playground/in Cafeteria)  A great way to kick off the school year, reconnect with old friends, and meet new families!  BBQ-style dinner is provided. 
  • September 11th, 8am (1st day of Kindergarten reception in the Library)

Meeting Date and Location
Tentative Agenda
October 3, 6:00 – 7:30
Set Vision for Year
Financial review report out (2016–2017)
Membership update
Vote on Standing Rules*
Overview of Calendar for Year
October 24, 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, the newly-implemented RISE UP! program, and learn about strategies for positive behavior reinforcement from school counselor Candida Crane.
November 28, 6:00 – 7:30
Cafeteria or Library
TOPIC: Family Tech Talk Night
Learn about what our children are doing online and how to teach them to be smart, safe, and respectful digital citizens. Topics include online bullying, social networking sites, how to find a healthy balance with technology use, and more!
December 12, 6:00 – 7:30
Vote on updated budget
Walk-a-thon report out
Assemble financial review committee
January 9, 6:00 – 7:30
Financial review report*
Assemble nominating committee*
January, Date/Time TBD
Cafeteria or Library

TOPIC: Family Health and Fitness Night
Bring the whole family to a fun night of games, food, and activities all designed to teach parents and students alike how to stay healthy through good eating and physical activity habits.
March 6, 6:00 – 7:30
Vote on Officers*
Q&A with Teachers
April 3, 6:00 – 7:30
Discuss next year's draft budget
May 15, 6:00 – 7:30
Vote on next year's budget*
Auction report out
Reflections on year
June 5, 6:00 – 7:30
Dinner Provided
Reflection on year
Plans for next year

*required by PTA