Calendar HES Newsletter

The HES PTA sponsors many of the programs your child(ren) and family will benefit from throughout the school year. Become a member today!

Welcome to Hammond Elementary PTA!

If you are interesting in finding out about a position or nominating yourself or someone else for a position on the Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 school year, please contact Yael Goldwater, Nominating Committee Chairperson, at yharris72@gmail.com. The elections will be help the night of our next general membership meeting on May 12.

Our annual yard sale will be held in the HES parking lot on Saturday, May 10th from 8am-12pm (rain date Sunday, May 11th). Despite our recent weather, spring IS coming and you may be planning on doing some spring cleaning. Save all your treasures to sell and reserve your spot. If you have any questions, please contact our Chair, Tami Schiavone ( tami.schiavone@gmail.com ).

Registration Form, flyer

Important Dates and Times

Registration Due: Thursday 2/13, please send in to school
Act Reviews: Tuesday 2/25 Wednesday 2/26 & Thursday 2/27 4-6 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday 3/19 4:15- 6:45p.m.
SHOWTIME: Friday 3/21 6:30 p.m.

Registration Form is available here.

The Afterschool Program Committee is pleased to bring you the following line-up this winter:

Mondays: Science Encounters (started January 6th)
Tuesdays: KidzArt (on-going)
Wednesdays: DramaKidz (on-going) and Overtime Athletics (www.otaregistration.com) (beginning Jan. 29)
Thursdays: Chess (started January 9th offered through Parks & Rec) http://www.howardcountymd.gov/2014winterguide.htm
Fridays: Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO and Engineering with LEGO, Engineering FUNdamentals (both starting January 24th and offered through Parks & Rec) http://www.howardcountymd.gov/2014winterguide.htm

Please support the program(s) that your child is interested in so they may return. Do not send registration information to the school. See the website or flyer for details on how to register for each program. Questions or comments about our programs can be directed to Michele Johnson, chelejohnson2@yahoo.com or Farah Noble at farahnoble@hotmail.com.

Our school spirit wear program is underway! A full-color order form will be coming home soon with your student. There are several great items to choose from along with 6 designs to select from to show your Spirit! Be sure to check out our new Glitter Design. It's awesome!!

The sale will continue through Friday, October 11, 2013.

Order forms and envelopes will be sent home in the coming days..simply complete the order form and return it (along with payment) to the school. For your convenience, here is a link to the order form.

For questions, please contact The Sports Hut at info@thesportshut.com or 866-663-0815.

**Youth sizes (especially the shirts) run small...consider ordering a size larger than you normally buy.


  • President - Kerri Ukstins
  • Vice President - Membership - Lisa Takeuchi
  • Vice President - Communications - Anne Braun
  • Treasurer - Maureen Harkins
  • Recording Secretary - Carol Cavanaugh
  • Communications Secretary - Leah Veeck
  • Delegate - Natasha Brown
  • Delegate - Mike Schmeckpeper

NEW Online Volunteer Training Program! This web based seminar will provide you with a clear understanding of the ethics, policies, and procedures required when volunteering at Hammond Elementary School. To participate in the training, please go to online training. Here you will watch a video, read through the policies and submit a form - all online! Once you have completed this training, you will be added to our approved volunteer database. If you have any technical questions regarding the training or need assistance accessing the website, please feel free to contact Mr. Tark via email at Aaron Tark or call the main office number at 410-880-5890.
PLEASE NOTE: If you were trained at HES last year, you do not need to be trained again this year.

Attention Hammond Elementary School Shoppers! Please update your shopper cards for the 2012/2013 school year and Hammond will receive credit for your purchases:

  1. Harris Teeter Code # 8583. Please tell the cashier during check out to add account #8583 to your Harris Teeter VIC card. 

  2. Food Lion Code #211691. Please attach this number to your MVP card. Please contact Dawn Abunassar (dawnab05@verizon.net) if you would like help signing up for your MVP card. 

  3. Giant Code #00388. Please attach this number for the rewards program. 

  4. Target Code #58038. Please register your Target Visa or Target card at www.target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to register.

Hammond PTA needs help from everyone who is willing and able to help. Please remember to fill out the volunteer form in the folders that will go home the first week of school or fill in online at Membership, Directory and Volunteer Form and return to your child's teacher ASAP. If you have any questions/concerns on how you can help, please contact Lisa Takeuchi at lbtakeuchi@gmail.com

If you haven’t subscribed to the Howard County Public School System’s e-communication service, don’t put it off another minute! You will need to sign up for HCPSS NEWS at https://www.hcpssnews.com to continue receiving email messages from your child’s school and the school system.  Remember to update your child's grade for the 2012-2013 school year!