Hawthorne PAC


 About the Hawthorne PAC

All Hawthorne parents and guardians are members of the PAC.  Meetings occur the second Thursday of each month, @ 2:30pm, in the Hawthorne School Library. All parents, guardians, teachers, and staff are encouraged to attend. HAWKS childcare is available at PAC’s expense during these meetings.

Events, Activities & Special Committees

The Hawthorne PAC coordinates the following events/programs. The Chairperson and details for each are listed below:


      Event                           Chairperson                             Information

Fit 4 Life Fun Run

Sarah Andresen

This is the main fundraiser for the PAC General Fund.

Square One Art

Betty Stroock

The arts are highlighted in this small fundraiser.

Student Enrichment 

Molly Kappenman

This year the committee will focus on STEAM, which is a program that facilitates arranging volunteers to enhance science, technology, engineering, arts, and math education and enrichment at Hawthorne.

T-Shirt Contest

Stacy Huntley

Students submit designs for the school’s T-Shirt for the year. This also raises money for the PAC.

Holiday Program

Travis Collins

Parents help decorate/tear-down and host a bake sale.


Sarah Andresen and Travis Collins

Carnival is an evening of family fun and community building.

Green Team

Erin Shanahan

Parent volunteers from the Green Team plan annual Earth Day activities.

Community Contributions Coordinator

Jennifer Merkel

This person manages cash back incentives that certain businesses offer.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

Cheryl Eshbaugh

The PAC celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week with gifts and fun for our Teachers & Staff.


Kim Sacry

Celebration is the main fundraiser that supports arts education at Hawthorne. This translates into residencies, supplies, etc.

Social Media

Jen Conover

With a new PAC Facebook page, there is a parent who maintains this page. Parents can submit photos to the Chairperson for possible submission.


Event Calendar
For a listing of all the PAC events, please go to the Hawthorne School Calendar.


The PAC has a voluntary board voted in each spring by its membership. The 2014/2015 Officers are:

  • President: Jen DuCharme
  • Vice President: Sarah Andresen
  • Secretary: Cheryl Eshbaugh
  • Treasurer: Heather Karo

PAC Contact

For any questions or comments for the PAC, please contact us via the email address below.

Donate to your child’s classroom

 You are invited to make purchases that directly enhance your child’s classroom. The PAC utilizes Amazon Wishlist and instructions for using it are listed below.

  1. www.amazon.com/wishlist
  2. Enter “Hawthorne School PAC” in the “Find someone’s list” area.
  3. Scroll down through lists listed on left hand side of page to find your Teacher’s name.

Volunteer Interest & Expertise FORM
Below, please find the Volunteer Interest & Expertise FORM. On this one form, you can fill out your name and email address. Then you can list what events or committees you are interested in receiving more information about. You can also state an area of expertise that you are willing to share with students either in a classroom, or as part of an event. 
All of the Hawthorne PAC events and fundraising efforts are made possible through the amazing parent volunteers. Thank you in advance for getting involved!

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