Wednesday November 6, 2019 (Rain Date: Thursday November 7)

The Walk-A-Thon promotes healthy eating and activity and shows our students how much fun a healthy lifestyle can be.  The money raised from Walk-A-Thon allows the PTA to continue bridging the monetary gap of decreased funding to support things like technology, arts partnership program and many, many more important things for our students.  This year our fundraising goal is $40,000.  We need YOUR help to reach our goal!

HOW DOES WALK-A-THON WORK (Walking/Running Laps)

Prior to November 6, each classroom will come up with a theme, as well as a costume, color or accessory that they will all have at Walk-A-Thon.  The day will kick off with a schoolwide pep rally on the turf.  Throughout the day each class will walk or run laps around the turf for about 30 minutes at set times. We will keep track of the total laps for each class. The schedule for each class will be posted soon.  We need parent volunteers to help with every aspect of the day.  Look for a Volunteer Sign Up coming next week.


Hawthorne Walk-A-Thon 2019 is Hawthorne’s Fall Fundraiser. Students are encouraged to ask friends, family, neighbors, coworkers (even those living far away) to donate money to support the Hawthorne Walk-A-Thon.  Donations of any amount can be made by check (made out to Hawthorne Scholastic Academy PTA) or on the PTA website (https://www.hawthorneacadpta.org). This year our fundraising goal is $40,000.  We need every student and family to help us reach this goal!  Each student will receive a donation sheet to keep track of the donations they collect. NEW this year will be an online platform to create an individualized page that can be accessed through a link on the PTA Blast.  Some fundraising ideas include:

Send out personal emails or post to a Facebook page.
Talk to friends, family, and neighbors about Walk-A-Thon’s goal to promote an active and healthy lifestyle and encourage them support our students.
Ask employers to match Walk-A-Thon contributions.  This doubles the amount we raise!

Let people know that you will be walking/running laps around the school turf to promote the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle and to raise money for our school.  All money raised will support technology in the classrooms, arts partnership program, and many, many more important things for our students.  Ask your potential donors to consider sponsoring you by:

Donating any amount;
Making a Family or Business Donation (see details below);
Coming to cheer you on as you walk/run on November 6, 2019 (November 7 rain date); and/or
Donating Walk-A-Thon supplies such as bottled water, fruit or a healthy snack.

NOTE: Hawthorne Scholastic Academy PTA is a 501 (c)(3). Contributions to this event are tax deductible.  


Every HSA student, teacher and staff member receives a Hawthorne Walk-A-Thon 2019 T-shirt.  T-Shirts will be distributed in November.  In addition to flat rate donations, check out the family and business sponsorship opportunities:

FAMILY SPONSORSHIP: $125.  Families can put their names or a message to their children on the back of the Walk-A-Thon 2019 T-shirt (limited to 35 characters)

BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP: $300.  A business can add its name AND a logo (a pdf of the logo is required) to the Walk-A-Thon 2019 T-shirt AND their logo on a banner thanking all Walkathon 2019 sponsors.  The banner will hang on the school playground fence throughout the school year.  The company’s logo will also be featured on the Hawthorne Scholastic Academy PTA website thanking all of our sponsors.



Most Laps. The class that walks/runs that most laps in each group will receive an extra gym class:    

               K, 1st, 2nd   1 Class will win                

3rd, 4th, 5th  1 Class will win

6th, 7th, 8th 1 Class will win

Most Money Raised By Grade: The GRADE (both classes) that raises the most money will win a treats party

               K, 1st, 2nd   1 Class will win                

3rd, 4th, 5th 1 Class will win

6th, 7th, 8th 1 Class will win

Most Money Raised Schoolwide: The student who raises is the most money schoolwide will receive a gift card.

If we meet our $40,000 Walk-A-Thon Fundraising goal, every student will receive a thank you snack from the PTA one day in November.

All donations will continue to count towards the prizes.

Questions?  Contact Christine Lee or Lourdes Lozano


Thank you for all of the generous donations!

We are collecting donations/sponsorships - click here for Walk-A-Thon pledge sheets and family/business sponsorship forms!

While there was no Walkathon in 2021, the HSA PTA looks forward to kicking off this event again in the future!

Donate to the Walkathon 

Walk-A-Thon Pep Rally