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Today: 7/18/18
6:00 PM Incoming Kindergarten Play Date

All School Swim Party Friday, June 15th to Benefit the Hawthorne PTA

All Hawthorne students, friends and siblings are invited to celebrating another awesome year at Hawthorne and to kick off summer break. This private party, which will include awesome water slides, pizza and more, will be held at Bensenville Water Park on Friday, June 15th from 7:15-9:15 pm.


This is a Hawthorne Happening Buy-In Party which the host families have generously re-opened. To confirm you registered and paid back in October, simply check the list found here.


For students, friends and siblings that have not yet registered but would like to attend, simply register here. The cost is $15 per person to benefit the Hawthorne PTA and all their great programs. No charge for parents that wish to attend. Students who will be in K through 2nd grade FALL 2018 will be required to have a responsible adult at the event supervising them. Children (students/siblings) ages 6 and under will be required to have a responsible adult in the water with them. Students who will be in 3rd through 6th grade FALL 2018 are allowed to be dropped off. Lifeguards will be on duty. 

Host families: Behm, Crowley, Dougherty, Epstein, Evers, Hanna, Kinsella, O’Connor, Ostermann, Poepping, Radke, Roubitchek, and Vitellaro 

The more the merrier - invite your family, friends and neighbors. All proceeds go directly to fund Hawthorne PTA programs. Contact Amy Kinsella with questions.

The Hawthorne PTA delivered $500 in new, and much needed, playground equipment to the school... balls, jump ropes and hula hoops!!!


2018-2019 School Supplies

Order your 2018-2019 School Supplies HERE! Grade specific school supplies lists can be found HERE. Order Cutoff date is June 15th, 2018. Kits will be delivered to the school for pick-up in the Old Gym on August 13th, 4 - 6 pm. 


When ordering supplies be sure to select boy or girl if pertains to your grade. Please note that head phones are not included in the kit, but there is an option to include them. Lastly, if you choose to purchase your supplies on your own you have the option to purchase head phones, the mead filer for 5th grade and the mini messenger bag for 4th and 5th grade separately through the school supply web-site. If you have any questions please contact: Adriana Sjullie or Lori Harges.

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are the current volunteer opportunities at Hawthorne. Click the event title to be taken to the Sign-Up Genius. or the Chairperson's email for more information. Thank you, your participation is crucial to the PTA being able to offer our children these programs!

Lunchroom Volunteers


Morning Drop-Off Procedures

We have nearly 500 children arriving between 8:00 and 8:12 am every morning. The following procedures have been updated to address the traffic and safety issues the communities of Hawthorne, Immaculate Conception and Elmhurst are experiencing. These procedures should be taken seriously, as your child’s safety is our absolute first priority.


The Hawthorne AM Drop-Off Procedures and Map can be found herePlease take the time to read the procedures and communicate these procedures to ALL family members and childcare providers that drop.

PTA Member Directory

DirectorySpot is an online directory for the parents and teachers of Hawthorne.

Communicate with other Hawthorne families online or through the smartphone app. Loaded with features, such as the auto dial when you click on a phone number, or the auto launching of maps when you click on an address. If you hold down the cell phone number, you will get an option to send a text or call the number (iPhone only). DirectorySpot will even create an email if you click on someone's email address. 

DirectorySpot is included with all paid PTA Memberships. Questions? 

How PTA Money Raised is Spent

How the PTA Spend the Money Raised


Was you child just identified for REACH services?  Not sure what this means or how to support your child?  The REACH PTA is a parent group dedicated to supporting gifted and talented programs in District 205 and encouraging higher level educational opportunities for ALL District 205 students.  Our area of focus includes:

  • Providing parent resources for gifted and advanced learners
  • Organizing advocacy at local and national levels
  • Sponsoring and/or promoting academic-based extra-curricular activities that are accessible to all students
  • Collaborating with REACH teachers to provide additional resources and student opportunities. 

Feel free to visit the REACH PTA website, request to be added to the REACH PTA distribution list to receive information and updates about the program by emailing Patricia.Glosner@icloud.com or plan to join us at any of the REACH PTA meetings (meeting dates found on website). ​

Hawthorne PTA MIssion

The mission of the Hawthorne PTA is to volunteer in the interest of the children, to encourage understanding and cooperation between parents and teachers, and to promote programs that benefit the success of children’s learning. The Hawthorne PTA supports education through active participation and advocacy.

Do you have any feedback on any of the Hawthorne PTA programs? Complete the Feeback form located in our PTA locker above or send us an email at HawthornePTA205@gmail.com. 

Hawthorne Variety Show

The Hawthorne Variety Show, taking place on Thursday, March 15th at 6 pm, welcomes diverse talents and acts, from tumbling to tap-dance, pogo-sticks to piano and everything in between. Come and show us what you’ve got. Sign up today!


More details on the event and the sign up form can be found hereAll ​​Participation Forms are due Friday, January 19th, 2018.

Online Orders ~ PTA Webstore

Visit the Webstore to pay PTA dues, order yearbooks and more.  Your sign-on for the PTA Webstore is separate from the District 205 RevTrak and we DO NOT charge the $3 service fee that is charged by the District.  

2017-2018 PTA Meetings

Sept 19 ~ 6:30 pm ~ Library

Oct 24 ~ 6:30 pm ~ Library

Dec 12 ~ 9:30 am ~ Old Gym

Jan 23 ~ 9:30 am ~ Old Gym

March 20 ~ 9:30 am ~ Old Gym

April 17 ~ 9:30 am ~ Old Gym

May 18 ~ 10:30 am ~  Old Gym

2017-2018 Late Arrival Dates

9:45 am Start

(PM Kindergarten 12:55 pm Start)

August 30th

September 20th

October 11th

October 25th

November 8th

December 6th

January 17th

February 14th

February 28th

March 14th

April 11th

April 25th

May 9th

Upcoming Events at a Glance...

Upcoming Calendar of Events


15 Udelhofen Music Informance - 9:25 am

15 D205 Community Engagement, Hawthorne, 7 pm
16 Ettelbrick PM MI - 12:10 pm
17 Ettelbrick AM MI - 10:30 am

17  Food Allergy Awareness, #tealtakeover

18 PTA Meeting/Volunteer Luncheon 10:30 am - 12 pm

22  Field Day

25  Last Day of School, 11:15 am dismissal