HAMMOND SCHOOL INFO
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Welcome to Hammond Elementary PTA!
MRS. BLAND IS RETIRING!
Mrs. Bland has announced she is retiring after so many years of dedication to our children and the HES staff. We are sad to see her go, but are looking forward to celebrating with her. The HES staff is organizing a celebratory brunch in honor of Mrs. Bland. The brunch will take place at the Sheraton in Columbia. The cost is $45/person and includes a gift for Mrs. Bland. Click here for details on attending the brunch.
If you are not able to attend the brunch, but would like to contribute to a gift for Mrs. Bland, the PTA is collecting donations from families who would like to donate. Please send in your donation to your child's homeroom teacher in an envelope marked PTA GIFT no later than Friday, May 24. Attending the brunch or contributing to a gift is completely voluntary. Please contact Lisa Takeuchi (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
SUPPORT OUR GREEN TEAM
Help our Green Team earn money by participating in a FREE quick home energy check. Click here for information.
PROPOSED 2013-2014 PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD
President, Kerri Ukstins
VP - Membership, Lisa Takeuchi
VP - Communications, Anne Braun
Treasurer, Maureen Harkins
Recording Secretary, Carol Cavanaugh
Communications Secretary, Leah Veeck
Delegate, Natasha Brown
Delegate, Mike Schmeckpeper
Vice Principal, Aaron Tark
STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK
A HUGE thank you to Tatiana Pham for arranging a wonderful week for the HES staff. Thank you also to Christy Brought, Anne Braun, Fran Taylor, Tara Terry and Kerri Ukstins for all their help. Thanks to Still Point, Paradise Nails, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Weis, Giant, Ma's Kettle and all the HES families for all they did to help make this week a success.
Author Patricia Polacco Is Coming to Hammond
Thank you to all the HES families who supported Patricia Polacco's visit to HES. She is an amazing storyteller and the kids were enthralled with her. Thanks so much to Mrs. Davis for organizing this entire visit!!
Thank you to Tami Schiavone, Dawn Abunassar, Cathy Stohlman, Joanne Ma, John Beck and Girl Scout Troop 4513 for all your help to make this a great triumph for our PTA!
GREEN SCHOOL COMMITTEE
Dear Hammond Community,
The Fourth Grade Green Team has a job to reduce, reuse and recycle. To reuse, we are planning to make a mural out of plastic bottle caps to display in our school. So we need milk caps, orange juice caps, plastic water bottle caps and even peanut butter caps! Those are just some examples. We can't do it alone. We need your help! We need a lot of bottle caps to do this. We ask that you bring in bottle caps or send them to school with your child. Remember the caps can be any different print, color and shape. There will be a collection bin in your child's grade pod. The Fourth Grade Green Team would like to thank you for your generosity and can't wait to get started on this special project.
The Fourth Grade Green Team
WASTE FREE WEDNESDAYS
Thank you very much to all the volunteers who have come in on Wednesdays and made this event possible! Additional days have been added to volunteer for Waste-Free Wednesdays! We appreciate all of your efforts!
Check out the Sign Up Genius below for details.
Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Oswald are working on new, exciting and interactive ways our school can become more green and they need our help.
- Waste-Free Wednesdays: need one or two volunteers (alternating) to come to the cafeteria at around 2:15 on Wednesday and with the help of a student, weigh the trash that was thrown away during the lunch periods that day. It will be a contest between each grade. The grade with trash weighing the least wins a "trophy" for their pod that week. The trophy will roam from pod to pod all year.
It will be a lot of fun and a great way to teach the students about the importance of recycling! We look forward to working with you!
PTA After School Programs
Our HES PTA After School programs will be returning for winter sessions! Please check your child’s folder for registration forms. If you have specific questions regarding the programs, please contact the program director. Remember, the parent volunteer receives 50% off tuition!
- Mondays - Science Encounters K-2nd “Light and Color Fun”; 3rd-5th “Get Wired” 8 weeks Jan 17-Mar 11 for $105
- Thursdays - Spanish class K-5th 10 weeks Jan 10-Mar 21 for $160
- Thursdays - French class 1st-5th 8 weeks Jan 17-Mar 14 for $125
Every 3 years, PTAs need to renew their bylaws. HES PTA needs to renew ours by January 2013. Here is our proposed Click here for the HES PTA Bylaws- the Bylaws Committee recommended no changes from our current bylaws. We will vote to renew the bylaws at the Winter Concert on December 13. Please contact Lisa Takeuchi if you have any questions.
HAMMOND GOES GREEN
Ready! Set! Go Green!
Together we can make a World of Difference!
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.
PTA Executive Board 2012-2013
- President - Lisa Takeuchi
- Vice President - Membership - Cathy Stohlman
- Vice President - Communications - Katie Evans
- Treasurer - Kerri Ukstins
- Recording Secretary - Sharon Meyer
- Communications Secretary - Lisa Beck
- Delegate - Suzanne Rua
- Delegate - Liz Boateng
- Delegate - Natasha Brown
- Principal - Judith Bland
- Vice Principal - Aaron Tark
Grocery Store Receipt Information
Attention Hammond Elementary School Shoppers! Please update your shopper cards for the 2012/2013 school year and Hammond will receive credit for your purchases:
Harris Teeter Code # 8583. Please tell the cashier during check out to add account #8583 to your Harris Teeter VIC card.
Food Lion Code #211691. Please attach this number to your MVP card. Please contact Dawn Abunassar (email@example.com) if you would like help signing up for your MVP card.
Giant Code #00388. Please attach this number for the rewards program.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
May 16: 2nd grade field trip - Baltimore Museum of Industry
May 16: Enrichment Fair 6:30 – 8pm
MAY 17: SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR STUDENTS/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
May 21: 4th grade field trip - Annapolis
May 23: 1st grade field trip – Air and Space Museum 9am – 4pm *note – extended day
May 23: PTA Board Mtg., 6:30pm, Media Center
MAY 27: SCHOOLS & OFFICES CLOSED/MEMORIAL DAY
May 28: 5th grade Simulated Congressional Hearings (all day) HMS Gym
May 29: Field Day/Rain date June 5th
May 30: 1st grade Author’s Tea
June 6: Volunteer Tea 2:15-3:15
June 12: 5th grade closing ceremony
June 13: PTA Board Mtg., 6:30pm, Media Center
June 14*: Last day of school*Note Date Change!
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Liquid Mysteries (K-2) or Look Inside Dissections (3-5) For more information, please visit Science Encounters
To register, please do so at Drama Kids or contact Carolyn Stewart Parker @ 410-480-2017
Please fill out this volunteer form to help your child and HES. Please return to your child's teacher asap. Thank you!