Volunteer for Family Fit Night!
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Have fun and get fit while helping others do the same! October 27th is Family Fit Night! We are looking for volunteers to help with a few tables and clean-up. Volunteers will serve for 2 activity rotations then join their families to participate in the event. We ask volunteers to come at 5:15 to get instructions. Please help us make this a success!

A Message from HES PTA President

Dear HES Community,

I want to take a moment to send out a sincere "Thank You" to every parent that braved the wet weather to set up, work booths, organize, sell tickets, clean up, and take down this year's Fall Festival. I was so humbled by the dedication you all have when it comes to "getting it done" for your kids!! The weather didn't do us any favors but that didn't stop the Hammond ES community for kicking off this year in a festive fashion!! You all are amazing and the HES PTA is extremely thankful to each and every one of you for hard work on behalf of the kids!!!

This event wouldn't be possible without the hard work and leadership of Michele Johnson and her team of "stealthy" team members and we, the Hammond ES community, are forever grateful for her leadership. You will be missed Michele!! Thank you so much for so many years of festive memories!!

Very Sincerely,
Erin Roberts, serving as HES PTA President

Fall Festival Poster Contest

We are proud to recognize our budding artists who won 1st, 2nd, or 3rd positions in their grades for their Fall Festival Poster.
Kindergarten (1st – Jay Duperre, 2nd – Paige Waggoner, 3rd – Adam Hoopes);
First Grade (1st – Emma Cret, 2nd – Miko Evangelista, 3rd – Nathan Hyun);
Second Grade (1st – Molly Waggoner, 2nd – Cora Lindsay, 3rd – Tayla Stanilaus);
Third Grade (1st – Leo A & Brian Grogan, 2nd – Carissa Hyun, 3rd – Katie Hooper);
Fourth Grade (1st – Masroor Haq, 2nd – Wanting Shen, 3rd – Noah Drake);
Fifth Grade (1st – Naomi McKenna, 2nd – Cambel Howard, 3rd – Kayley Washington);

Rock Wall Update

At last year’s Boosterthon, PTA raised funds to have a rock wall installed in the HES gym. The P.E. department at HES is working with HCPSS on its purchase and installation. The current tentative schedule calls for installation during winter break. We will keep you posted about the progress in this project. Again we thank you for your support of the PTA.

Recap - New Families

HES PTA hosted a New Families Night on September 20, 2016 to welcome families new to the HES community and to ease their transition to HES through information, friendship and community resources. It was well attended by 8 HES staff members, 3 ambassadors, 31 new parents and 26 children. After an information and question/answer session, the adults were led through a tour of the school and then everyone enjoyed refreshments and conversations together.

Educational Grants in Action

HES PTA is excited to share how the No-Bake Bake sale donations to support grade-level Educational Grants are being utilized:


GradePlanned for DateIn-House Field Trip Name
505/04/2016Geocaching Event
205/06/2016Incredible Insects
305/24/2016Mad Science

Already Taken Place:

GradeHeld OnIn-House Field Trip Name
504/07/2016Owl Outreach
102/23/2016Cosmic Adventures
512/17/2015Chesapeake Bound Outreach Program

For details of these incredible in-house field trips please click here.