How does the PTA Support Hawthorne Elementary?
Each year the PTA provides cultural arts events and grants amongst many other things in trying to provide a well rounded learning experience for the children. Below are some of the things that the PTA has provided through the years.
Cultural Arts and Givebacks
2017/2018 School Year Summary
Bash the Trash
Bash the Trash builds, performs and educates with musical instruments made from reused and repurposed materials.
Providing the understanding of how actions and words can both help and hurt your fellow student is an important part of growing in school.
Suzy Kline Author Visit
Author of the "Horrible Harry" series explains to children how she came up with story ideas using experiences from own life and teaches children how to write through own experiences.
The Nature of Things
Interesting facts are given about animals and children are given the opportunity to pet animals.
Yearly Giveback Summary
We provide class pets to all grades for those willing to participate. This year we provided Hermit Crabs to K, Frogs to 1st Grade and Ducks to 2nd Grade.
Fall Movie Night
Every year a Fall Movie night is provided as a community event for the children to have time with their families/friends and watch a movie.
Field Day Festivities
The PTA provides a DJ and Ice Pops as well as coordinates Water and Watermelon for a fun filled afternoon of fun.
Halloween Give Aways
The PTA provides the children something that they can use for safety during their trick or treating.
This PTA committee takes the time to work with each child and document a book for their memories. Please see more about the Committee in the About Us section and consider joining.
Hospitality - School Events and Functions
The PTA provides hospitality on all school events hosted at Hawthorne Elementary such as the Boo Hoo Breakfast.
Indoor/Outdoor Recess Equipment
As part of the student vote we provide for the purchase of new recess equipment for the students.
Rock the Vote
As a way to encourage learning and democracy we provide the students with an opportunity to use a real voting machine each year at the district budget vote. As part of this we also provide pizza parties or other special prizes to the class with the most voters.
Second Grade Graduation Festivities
The PTA provides hospitality and balloons to help celebrate the day for our 2nd graders.
Every year we provide planners to 2nd grade so that they can start becoming accustomed to tracking assignments as they prepare to move to Columbus.
School T-Shirts for Field Day and Field Trips
Every student is provided with a T-Shirt to help celebrate school spirit and use at different events throughout the year.
2017/2018 School Year Summary
Kelso's Choice Cafeteria Sign
Provide a colorful visual to remind students of the nine problem solving solutions found in the Kelso's Choice Conflict Management Program.
Provide forty new iPads to kindergarten through second graders to use in classrooms to enhance educational experience using online tools that support existing programs.
One Book One School
Provide one book of the same title for every student to read building and expanding a sense of community among students, teachers, staff and parents.
Providing a sensory experience in designated classrooms as requested by special education professionals including administrators, teachers and parents.