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Get Involved

Parental involvement is a combination of commitment and active participation on the part of parent to the school and to the student. As parents you can ensure that your child receives the benefits from parental involvement by staying up to date on what is happening in the classroom.

Tulsa Public Schools is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he or she needs to succeed in school and beyond. As a result, these involvement opportunities empower parents to take action. By connecting parents to school officials, community members, other parents, knowledge, and powerful allies, these opportunities build bridges and networks that support schools and sustain whole communities.

Hawthorne Volunteers

Any parent or adult volunteering for study trips or tutoring must complete a background check prior to volunteering. Please see the counselor for forms and details.


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Conferences are scheduled with every parent twice a year. Special conferences may be schedule at any time by contacting your child’s teacher.  Conferences are designed to promote maximum understanding and cooperation between home and school for the benefit of the child.


Hawthorne PTA

The PTA (Parents and Teachers Association) is the official organization through which parents and teachers join hands to work for your child(ren).

Our PTA is made up of both men and women, who support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, community and before governmental bodies and others that make decisions affecting children. We encourage you to become actively involved members of the PTA. Your involvement and participation in your child’s “school life” demonstrates the value you place on learning. The cost of membership is $5.00

Tips to Help You Child Be Successful at School

Be Generous with Praise

Observe your child carefully and comment on the things that are done well. When you see an area that needs improvement, find a positive way to talk about it with your child.

Encourage "Personal Best"

Help your child by encouraging him or her to do the best in school and at home. Remember, "personal best" does not mean "perfect", and learning is not the same as high grades. Children, like adults, need the freedom to make mistakes and to learn from them.

Make Learning A Priority

Your attitude toward school attendance, education and involvement in the school makes a strong and lasting impression on your child. Show your child, by example, that learning is a priority.

Show Interest in School Work

  • Talk about school each day.
  • Ask to see classwork.
  • Have your child read aloud to you.
  • Read to and with your child from a variety of material in your first language.
  • Encourage your child to discuss new ideas and opinions.
  • Show appreciation for good efforts.

Offer Suggestions

Help your child use the following strategies to improve performance in school:

  • Read the assignment when it is given.
  • Keep a list of new vocabulary.
  • Proofread assignments to catch errors before writing a final draft.

Schedule Study Time

Set up an area for homework away from noise and distractions. Post a family calendar that schedules school project deadlines, after-school activities, mid-term dates, exam periods and report card dates.

District Involvement Information