Join Claudette in support of Hawthorne's Library Reimagination


670 from 10 donors 3 updates 500 goal met!

What is Hawthorne’s Library Reimagination?
Hawthorne’s Library Reimagination is a way to bring together our students’ supporters to fund a 21st century library at Hawthorne school. Whether you are a parent, teacher, community member or book lover, you are welcome to join in!
How does it work?
Champions of Hawthorne Elementary will be promoting our campaign within their social networks. Everyone and anyone can donate money to help bring our library into the 21st century!
Where does my money go??
All donations go to updating the library at Hawthorne Elementary. Funds will be used to purchase high interest fiction books, replace our aging non-fiction collection and purchase modern presentation equipment such as a smartboard and document camera.
Why participate?
Because you get the great feeling that comes from giving back, and by helping kids in your community now, you’ll help make a brighter future for all of you.
How do I know my donation will make a difference?

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Hawthorne's Library Reimagination

Join me! I’m raising funds for the 2012 Hawthorne Library Reimagination campaign, and I need your help! Hawthorne Elementary School, where my grandson Griffin is a first grader, is a K-5 Seattle public school located in the Mt. Baker neighborhood. Many of Hawthorne’s students come from immigrant or poor families, and our donations will help ensure they have all the resources they need to excell.

If you were to visit Hawthorne, you’d experience what I do when I volunteer to teach primary level integrated art classes — a diverse group of excited, curious learners engaged in writer’s workshop, math, technology, dance, art and drama. You might be lucky enough to see kindergartners releasing their class butterflies or 5th graders practicing for a school play.

Hawthorne also has a school library, but it’s not the one of our dreams. Outdated non-fiction still calls Pluto a planet, says Ronald Reagan is president of the United Staates and the Soviet Union still exists. High interest fiction is scarce and students often have long waits for their favorite Dora or Captain Underpants book. Lessons lack current technology and software that bring our students into the 21st century. But the Hawthorne Library Reimagination campaign seeks to change all that.

I am asking you to consider making a gift and being part of the team that helps reimagine Hawthorne’s library. Thanks — and I’ll look forward to taking you on a tour of the new library!

New Library on the way!!! (sent October 12)

Thanks to the generosity of so many, Hawthorne School will have a new Library!

Yes, we’ve made our goal and very soon all those old, out-dated books and materials will be replaced.

Many thanks. And remember, I’ll take you on a tour any time.

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Hawthorne Elementary is dedicated to providing a quality and enriching education for all students.

Two and a half as many Hawthorne students passed the State WASL Reading Test in 2011 than in 2010.  Hawthorne Elementary seeks to keep that growth going by providing all of its students with access to rich literature, current non-fiction and relevant technology.

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