PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION
Hawthorne has a very active Parent
Teacher Association (PTA) that supports
the education of each student at our
school. All interested parents and
community members are enthusiastically
invited to join us. Our efforts include
sponsoring Reading is Fun Week with a special look at our favorite author Dr. Suess, educational events, funding field trips, and buying
and distributing books to each student
several times a year. The PTA Board
and members meet monthly on a Friday
after school at 12:50 p.m. Dates and
times of all PTA events and meetings
are published in the school newsletter
and posted on the school web site calendar. The PTA President for 2015-16 is Amber Stewart.
Links:| National PTA
You can help earn funds for Hawthorne:
Smith's Earn and Learn ties into your Fresh Values Card to earn funds for PTA programs. The program requires that you re-enroll your card each school year for continued participation. Hawthorne's ID No. is 80844. Sign-up online with this link, or stop in at any Smith's service desk.
Box Tops for Education can be found on a wide variety of products. The PTA sponsors classroom competitions with rewards for the class bring in the most Box Tops. Clip and save Box Tops throughout the year and send them to school with your students. Information about promotions and bonus points is available at the following link: http://www.boxtops4education.com/
Hawthorne interfaces with Goldman, Sachs, and Company every year through the Junior Achievement program. This partnership allows students at Hawthorne to learn about economic development and to have positive interactions with leaders at Goldman, Sachs, and Company. Business volunteers use hands-on instruction to help students understand economics and business in communities, states, countries, and the world. The volunteers from Goldman, Sachs, and Company have worked with Hawthorne students for more than 15 years.
SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL
The concept of Shared Governance has been implemented in the Salt Lake City School District since 1973. It was established to enable teachers, staff and community to participate in the decision making process of the school. Shared Governance operates under consensus and is implemented through the School Improvement Council (SIC) and the School Community Council (SCC). All interested parents or community members are invited to sit in on SCC meetings. Hard copies of all SCC schedules, agendas, and minutes are available in English and Spanish. They are posted in the school's foyer and in the SCC binder in the office. Web site links are in English and Spanish. Member contact information is in Hawthorne's office in the School Community Council binder.
The SCC is Hawthorne's designated Emergency Committee. This committee reviews the School Emergency Plan, the Safe Walking Route and general school emergency preparedness. Several members of SCC are certified in first aid and CPR. SCC minutes include emergency information when items are brought to the committee. Hawthorne's Safe Walking Route can be accessed at: http://www.snapforschools.com/Map_view.aspx?EntityID=698
The Parent Emergency Summary can be accessed at: Parent Emergency Summary
Summary of Hawthorne's current LAND Trust plan, dollar amounts received, how funds were used in prior years and what was accomplished for students: Approved Plan for 2015-16 How LAND Trust money can be spent
Information from the Utah State Office of Education regarding opportunities provided to parents by serving on the SCC and the council's responsibilities: SCC Purpose and Duties Spanish
In Hawthorne's SCC meetings only four of Robert's Rules of Order are used: motion (move), amend, adopt or accept and adjourn.
Calendar of Meetings
August Agenda 15-16 Spanish Agenda Minutes Spanish
October Agenda 15-16 Spanish Agenda Minutes Spanish
November Agenda Spanish Minutes Spanish
No Meeting in December
Archive SCC 2011-12
Archive SCC 2012-13
Archive SCC 2013-14
Archive SCC 2014-15
Safe Technology and Digital Citizenship
A new responsibility for School Community Councils is to engage in an on-going discussion with school personnel about creating safe technology enforcement for students in public schools. Hawthorne has posted on the school website under “Community” a school report that addresses questions about devices used at school, programs and sites accessible to students, supervision practices and school rules regarding electronic devices to name a few.
Hawthorne's focus on safe technology and digital citizenship includes a yearly internet safety assembly for students and specific Board policies outlining acceptable student use of computers and electronic devices at school. The internet safety assembly will be November 6th. There are two assemblies: one for k-3 lower grade students and another for upper grade students. Parents are invited to attend. Assembly times are 8:45 for lower grades and 9:30 for upper grades. Parent/guardian education on safe technology and digital citizenship is one of the goals for SCC and the school.
The following are links that may be helpful for parents as they talk to their students about safe technology and digital citizenship:
Good ideas for safe internet use
Policy I-18 Acceptable Use
S-11 Student Electronic Devices at School
District and School Reports
ELP STEERING COMMITTEE
The ELP Steering Committee is a parent, teacher and administrator committee that meets once a month. Parent members are elected to various positions and serve for a year. One of the important goals of this committee is to work with the school and the district to provide quality education for gifted children. The efforts of the Steering Committee have resulted in expanded class libraries for teachers, artists in residence and most recently Spanish language instruction in every class.
|Chair - Cindy Thornton
|| Newsletter - Deena Rutter
|Past Chair - Heather May
||Language Committee- Marilyn Taft
|Co-Chair Elect - Mike and Deb Neklason
||New Students - Sara Workman
|Secretary - Kaye Higgins
|| Web site - Melisssa Nelson-Stippich
|Treasurer - Kathleen Wilson
||Faculty Rep - Julie Henderson
|SCC Liaison - Jennifer Hamelin
|| Faculty Rep - Leslie Edwards
|Co-op Coordinator - Lisa Wadge
||PTA Liaison - Heather Reynonds
This page was last modified November 30, 2015