Field Day Volunteers Needed

Parent volunteers are needed to help at Elementary South’s field day on Friday June 3rd 8:30-2:50 pm (full or half day shifts available).
Click this link to submit your information and availability!
*Please note volunteers will be assigned to specific events/stations for the day. We will do our best to accommodate parents being at stations with their students but due to the size of the event and the number of volunteers needed we can not guarantee this. Thank you for your understanding!

2015 Hawthorn Hustle Pumpkin Chase Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer? Mrs. McFarlin and the PE staff are in need of volunteers to help facilitate their annual Hawthorn Hustle Pumpkin Chase fun run. The event takes place on the morning of October 30 and will be finished by 11:30. Volunteers will be responsible for lining the running course to keep students safe and to cheer them on. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please sign up by using this link:

Hawthorn Hustle Pumpkin Chase Volunteer Sign-Up



2015-2016 Room Parent Volunteer Information

Welcome back to school! We are excited to welcome all of the new and returning Elementary South families, and know we will have a fantastic year ahead! We hope you will consider getting involved being a Room Parent.

This year we are going green! All interested volunteers will need to sign up via the Sign Up Genius link , no later than Friday, September 11, 2015. Party assignments will be emailed at the end of September, along with detailed party procedures, a party manual, and a link to an online toolkit.

A Room Parent Coordinator will be assigned to each party. The Room Parent Coordinator initiates contact with other room parents and confirms the party plan with the nurse and teacher. Additionally, up to three volunteers will be assigned to each party to assist the coordinator. It is the responsibility of all volunteers to play an active role in planning the party in which they attend.


Halloween Party – Friday, October 30, 2015

Valentine’s Day Party – Friday, February 12, 2016

End of Year Celebration – To be determined in the spring

Please note that we are unable to provide babysitting during the parties. Siblings will NOT be permitted to attend the parties. Please consider this carefully when making your Room Parent commitment.

Please contact Stacy Streb, Elementary South School – PTO Vice President, with any questions.; (312) 969-5839

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Elementary South will be having a Field Day to celebrate the 2014-2015 school year!  It will be a full day event on Friday, June 5th from 8AM – 3PM. We are looking for parent volunteers to help run stations.  If you are available to help, please sign up here.  Thank you in advance.

Climbing Unit Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer? The PE staff is looking for volunteers to help spot during the climbing unit starting February 24th. If you are willing and able to help keep kids safe, you can help! Click on the link below to sign up to volunteer.   Please be aware that you are signing up for an actual time slot. If you are unable to keep your committment to that time slot, or have questions about volunteering, please contact Mrs. McFarlin.

Climbing Unit Volunteer Sign-Up


Strategic Plan Project Update

Please Volunteer! Hawthorn is working with CEC to develop a strategic plan for the District. We are working to gather a group of 50 people representing a variety of experiences and interests. If you are interested in being considered, please return the Strategic Plan Volunteer Application by November 22. You may also complete the form in an online format.

Please Take the Survey! All community members are encouraged to provide their insight by taking a brief online survey – only six questions and you may remain anonymous.

For more information, check the web article, Hawthorn Joins with Center for Educational Change to Develop Strategic Plan.