Each spring, Hawthorne throws a bash to celebrate our community and raise funds to support our wonderful school! The PTA is proud to keep this adults-only evening free for all parents, teachers, staff and friends of Hawthorne.

While the last two years required virtual hosting, we're excited to be bringing back this event live in 2022 at the beautiful Architectural Artifacts in the Ravenswood neighborhood.

On Friday, March 25th, the Gala will host a fun night of cocktails, food stations, dancing, and of course, our live auction! We'll also be announcing a silent auction for community members to begin bidding on ahead of the event.

Live and Silent Auctions
The gala’s auctions feature incredible items all donated by our HSA community and local businesses.

In the past Live auction items have included:

  • Tickets for entertainment and cultural events (eg, theater shows, concerts)
  • Getaways (eg, 7-night stay in Los Cabos, Mexico)
  • Unique experiences via access to the inaccessible (eg, behind-the-scenes tours, signed memorabilia)
  • Private dining experiences (eg,  in-home private chef or restaurant private dining)
  • Sports tickets an outings (eg, golf outings, Cubs, Bears, Bulls, White Sox, Blackhawks, college team tickets)

Silent auction items have included donations and gift certificates from restaurants, pet groomers, hair/nail salons, gyms, kid activity locations, local photographers, boutique shops and many more!

Signature Events
Participants also have the option to bid on parent- and/or teacher-hosted signature events!

Parent-hosted signature events and parties are a vital part of our fundraising. Each year we encourage parents to consider planning an event for parents, students or families. The options are endless! Some past ideas have included:

  • Mom's or Dad's Night Out
  • Third Grade Movie Night
  • First Grade Tea Party
  • Soccer Party for Grades 1-3
  • Kindergarten Parent Happy Hour

Teacher-hosted signature events for students are a HUGE hit as well! Stay tuned for more!

HSA's Annual Student Raffle

Leading up to the annual gala, each year our incredible student salesforce steps up to sell raffle tickets online. The goal? Support the school, win prizes, and earn bragging rights in the classroom rivalry!

Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

More Details About the 2022 Annual Student Raffle and Spring Gala Coming Soon!

Save the date for our Annual RAFFLE and Annual GALA. Raffle activities will kick off March 4th, and Gala will be held on March 25th. Stay tuned for much needed volunteer opportunities for how you can get involved.  Any specific questions, please contact emilyecasey@yahoo.com.