HSA's 2021 Annual Raffle is a Wrap!

​A huge thank you to everyone who supported our student salesforce for HSA's annual spring raffle. We exceeded our goal and received the $25,000 Cubs match for a raffle total of $35,059! 


Signature Events and Silent Auction

  • Parent hosted signature events: Consider planning an event to showcase one of your special talents. Are you are an incredible chef, terrific artist, skilled soccer or basketball coach? Think about skills you can showcase on Zoom (cooking, cake decorating, movie night). Or plan a get-together for parents or kids either virtually or within current allowed COVID-19 guidelines (mom's night, watch a sporting event, bake cookies, tea party, movie night, and anything else you think of!) Talk with other parents you know to plan a great party/event!


  • Silent Auction: We know asking businesses for their support this year is hard, but we need your help to make this event a success. Ask your favorite local vendors (restaurants, pet groomers, hair/nail salons, places offering virtual birthday parties and more) if they'll donate to our silent auction. Let them know we're committed to promoting our donor businesses however we can!


Hawthorne's Around the World Gala!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Around the World Gala on Friday April 30th. It was a great night celebrating HSA!

You can still support HSA in this challenging year by clicking the "Donations" button on the home page. Thanks always to our generous Hawthorne community!


Why Does HSA Need the Spring Auction?

We need this event to raise important financial support for our school! A few examples of what the dollars we raise at this event can do:

  • Ensure we can continue to bridge the monetary gap of decreased federal, state and city funds.​

  • Allow our children to continue with Math and Reading class size of 20:1 (vs 32:1).

  • Allow Kindergarten classes to maintain dedicated full time aides to each class of 32 five-year-old students.

  • Provide our front office with a dedicated staffer.  (Without whom our Principal & Vice Principal would be buzzing in visitors, writing tardy slips, calling home with sick kids, assisting families with late lunch/homework & instrument drop off and many other time consuming tasks!)

  • Quickly replace non-working air conditioning units in our building and other unexpected expenses that we face.

  • Continue the successful Arts Partnership Program that bring us the beautiful "Showcase Nights" where we see the results of traditional curriculum taught in uniquely creative ways with professional artists.

  • And many other initiatives and support of Hawthorne's daily budgetary requirements.