Anderson's Book Fair

Calling all volunteers!  Many people needed to help out during this wonderful event Thursday, December 5th through Saturday, December 7th

Charleston Wrap

Our annual Charleston Wrap Fundraiser starts October 3rd and ends October 17th. Students will be able to sell a variety of products, including 40+ wrapping paper designs, holiday photo cards, ribbons, bags, tissue, and some kitchen and home items.

Each child will receive a catalog and order form at the beginning of October. If you have any questions, please contact Monica McKeen.

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Highlights and Details:

  • Hawthorne will earn 30%-50% for each sale, which will be used toward PTA-sponsored activities and purchases.
  • The official Charleston Wrap Fundraiser runs from October 3rd - October 17th.
  • Purchases can be made online at any time during the school year to benefit Hawthorne, but items purchased outside the main sale must be shipped to the home. Remember to use code z-11190 to benefit Hawthorne!
  • Items purchased during the official sale can be shipped to your home or delivered to Hawthorne for pickup at the Book Fair December 5th to December 7th. (Orders greater than $75 receive free shipping the home.)

Order online with school code z-11190 or use the paper order form your child receives at the beginning of October.

Hawthorne Happening

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

4 - 7 pm

What is the Hawthorne Happening?

Hawthorne Happening is Hawthorne’s biggest fundraiser. It is a Halloween themed, carnival style event for students and their families.  It generates funds to support assemblies, programs, school improvements and fun extras that the PTA sponsors for our children and teachers.

What will you find at Hawthorne Happening?

  • GAMES: Play games in the first-floor classrooms and win prizes.

  • DJ: Plan on dancing the night away.

  • COSTUME PARADE: Walk across the stage to show off your costume.

  • INFLATABLES: Bounce house and interactive inflatables.

  • PHOTO SELFIE STATION: Take pictures to remember the night. Backdrop created by our very own Mr. Wessler!  

  • CRAFT ROOM & MANICURE STATION: Crafts for all ages, plus manicures and Halloween walk.

  • RAFFLES: Great raffle prizes that range from ice cream with a teacher to highly sought-after sports paraphernalia!

  • AUCTION BASKETS: Spectacular items donated by Hawthorne families and local families.

  • BUY-IN PARTIES: Sign up for these fun, creative parties hosted by Hawthorne families. Purchase a ticket to attend and all money raised goes directly to the Hawthorne PTA.

  • FOOD: Come hungry to find, allergy free concessions including pizza from Two Brothers, snacks, drinks and more.

  • MOBILE ESCAPE ROOM (new this year): Grab your friends and try to Save Oceanika! Off the tropical island of Palau, the escape participants are the marine biologists that will dive to the ocean’s depths to solve the disappearance of a mermaid princess. Surrounded by corals, sunken ships, lost treasure, and giant clams it will be up to these scientists to stop the rising temperatures of the ocean by solving one of the biggest aquatic mysteries of all time. 

  • BALLOON TWISTER: Be amazed as Chicago Balloon Twisters create magical shapes and creations out of balloons.

  • SPECIAL REPTILE SHOW: Tickets sell out quickly so be sure to buy your tickets in advance.

Who needs to purchase tickets?

GAME PARTICIPANTS: Only game participants need to purchase a $15 wristband ($20 at the door). Wristbands give access to unlimited classroom games, interactive inflatables, craft-room, selfie photo station, balloon twister, and ONE turn on the Candy Wheel.

How do you purchase tickets?

Want else can families and friends of Hawthorne do to help?

Show your support of Hawthorne by purchasing an ad in the event program or become a VIP Sponsor and receive additional exposure.

  • Hawthorne Happening Ad Program - details can be found here.

Please direct any questions about the Hawthorne Happening to Rachel Fitzgerald.

Hawthorne Spiritwear

Show your school spirit and get new spiritwear for back to school! Visit our web store at and search for "Hawthorne 2019” to see all the new styles offered this year. Don't forget to click into the pictures to see other colors that are available. Up to 15% of the sales will go directly to the PTA to fund our school activities!

Box Tops for Education

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Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education has contributed over $340 million to participating schools since the launch of the program in 1996.  The Box Tops for Education Program earns cash for our school.  Each Box Top for Education that you clip is worth 10 cents.  Occasionally there are bonus promotions where we can earn more.  The money earned can be used to purchase anything.  Computers, books, or playground equipment are just some of the ways schools have chosen to use the funds raised through Box Tops for Education.

Clip the Box Top for Education symbol.  CLICK HERE for a list of participating products.

Amazon Smiles

Super EASY way to support Hawthorne... Remember to shop Amazon Smile (the same Amazon you know... deals, pricing, shipping, etc...!) and designate the Hawthorne PTA as your charity.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.