PAC stands for Parent Advisory Council and every parent with a child at Hawthorne Elementary School is a member of the Hawthorne Parent Advisory Council (HPAC).

The Hawthorne Parent Advisory Council aims to:

  • promote/facilitate communication between parents, the school (teachers/administration) and the District
  • actively and positively support Hawthorne school spirit and social responsibility
  • support the enrichment of the elementary school experience for our children through volunteering at the school, coordinating events or programs, and fundraising

The HPAC Executive, elected in May of each year, coordinates the talents of the many parent volunteers to achieve the maximum benefit for the students and the school. HPAC is a great demonstration of our caring as parents. We all seek to ensure that our children have the best education in a safe and caring environment.

We believe that being involved makes a big difference.   A strong community helps build a strong school.

Reasons to Get Involved

Parent volunteers offer a huge resource and support base for the school community while showing their kids the importance of participating in the larger community 

The number one reason to participate is to enrich and benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. But there are many more PAC advantages:

  • Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.
  • Tap into a Network. PAC functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.
  • Watch Yourself Grow. By volunteering with your PAC, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community benefit.
  • Speak Up. PAC can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
  • Witness Improvement. By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. PAC plays an important role in fundraising to provide enrichment, curriculum-based programs, and social events.
  • Be a Role ModelBy becoming a PAC member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.