A big THANK YOU to all the PTA members for your support, time, energy, patience, participation, encouragement, friendship, humor, and love of all of our kids and this great school!!! Here's what we were able to accomplish this year with your support:

  • Increased PTA membership by almost 100 members!! We are 400 strong!!
  • We hosted a yummy Welcome Back lunch and dinners for all HES staff during both the Fall and Winter Conference periods and showed our staff that we think they are "Seuss-per" in a week-long celebration of our appreciation of them!!
  • We kick off the school year with our amazing Annual Fall Festival!!
  • We outfitted all those who wanted to be in Hammond Spirit Wear!
  • We welcomed New Families by meeting and pairing them with Ambassador families to help them learn about our community and feel at home here!
  • We showcased our amazing student talent in our red carpet worthy Talent Show!!
  • We celebrated our diversity in an "out of this world: Multicultural Night!!
  • We came together to share food and friendship at a Restaurant Night ever month of the school year!
  • We danced the night...and the Winter blues...away at our 1st Sweetheart Dance!!
  • We increased our After School Program offerings by partnering with Howard County Recreation and Parks!
  • Our students were able to give their family and friends gifts during the Winter holidays thanks to our Annual Holiday Shop!
  • We spent an evening getting "Fit" with our families as we worked our muscles in Boot Camp, Karate, Zumba and Yoga!!
  • We provided each grade level $800 to provide curriculum enhancing presentations/programs right in our classrooms/school!!
  • We provided reimbursement to all teachers and para-educators who were PTA members for classroom supplies that would normally be out-of- pocket expenses for them!
  • We honored a teacher every month with the Tuffy Pride award!!
  • We provided 4 Cultural Arts Assemblies to the entire student body this year!!
  • We supported many school based programs with a financial contribution such as the Fall Fun Run, Recess equipment purchase, PBIS support, Rubic Cube Challenge, Safety and Announcement Appreciation, Green schools support, Field Day, Science Fair, Simulated Congressional Hearings, Principal's Snacks fund, and 5th Grade Closing Ceremonies
  • We provided volunteers at many school based and all PTA events and we provided refreshments at school based presentations for the betterment of our community such as the "Mindset" and "Voice Your Values" presentations
  • We assisted with the organization of the yearly Author visit
  • We "Spring Sprint"ed our way across the finish line to end the year on a high note with our new and improved version of last year's Spring fun run!!

Behind the scenes this year we collected Box Tops and Labels for Education, shopped at Harris Teeter/Target/Giant and Amazon, revamped our PTA By-laws, restructured our PTA organization, overhauled our AMAZING PTA website and newsletter and began a serious Facebook presence!!!

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:

Planned:

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
K04/22/2016Zoomobile
504/07/2016Owl Outreach
102/23/2016Cosmic Adventures
512/17/2016Chesapeake Bound Outreach Program

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