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Parent Involvement Opportunities

Hawthorne Parent Academy

The Hawthorne Parent Academy is designed to support parents of sixth grade students, but is open to all parents.  Parents participate in seminars centered on academic, social and emotional development issues related to their child.  Monthly workshops are facilitated by counselors on topics such as transition to middle school, social media/screen time tips, health/nutrition, substance abuse/self-harm awareness, and college and career readiness.


School Site Council

Elected parents, teachers, students, and administration meet together monthly to discuss events and issues we face. Most importantly, we work on developing the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). Not only do we go through a process of developing the SPSA, but we also monitor it throughout the year and evaluate its results at the end of the year. Meetings are open to the public. Parents are welcomed to join/observe the meetings. We meet at 8:30 am in the Parent Center Room 28. 
Dates for the 2023-2024 year are: 
-September 29, 2023  
-October 27, 2023
-November 17, 2023
-December 15, 2023
-January 26, 2024
-March 1, 2024
-April 19, 2024
-May 3, 2024
-May 24, 2024    

English Learner Advisory Council

Our HMS English Learners Advisory Committee is composed of parents or guardians of English Learners.  The ELAC committee addresses issues specifically related to English Learners and advises the School Site Council to assure the needs of EL students are being met.  At our meetings, parents learn about academics, state testing, school resources, attendance improvement and about the English Language program.  Join us and learn about our upcoming events, tests, and receive information that will help support your EL student at home. 
Meetings take place in the Parent Center (room 28) at 9 a.m. on the following dates for the 2023-2024 school year:

-September 26, 2023
-December 5, 2023
-January 30, 2024
-April 30, 2024
-May 29, 2024
If you have additional questions, you may contact our English Learner Special Projects teacher.

Parent Teacher Organization

PTO is an organization that involves parents, teachers, students, administration, and community members. We discuss student events and activities. We collaborate and create fundraiser ideas in order to fund the PTO account. We network with local businesses for fundraisers and sell snacks at sports events on campus. Expenses funded by PTO are submitted and discussed at the monthly meeting. The committee discusses pending submissions for approval. We appreciate and await more parents to join the planning meetings. Meetings are held after school from 3:15-4:15 pm in Parent Center room 28. Please check your email regularly for meeting information and reminders. 
Upcoming Dates for the 2023-2024 school year are:
-November 27, 2023
-January 22, 2024
-February 26, 2024
-March 18, 2024
-April 29, 2024
-May 20, 2024