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The Hammond Elementary PTA sponsors many of the programs that your child(ren) and family will benefit from throughout the school year. We hope that you will consider volunteering for one of them! To sign up, please use this volunteer form. Volunteer coordinators can be found under Program Chairs.
This is an annual event usually held on a Saturday morning in May. Assistance is needed to prep for the program and on event day.
5th Grade Hall of Fame
This is a hallway display honoring our out-going 5th graders in the spring. The committee photographs 5th grade students and combines the photos with students' writing pieces to create a page for each student. These are displayed at school and also compiled into a book which is distributed to the 5th graders.
After School Programs
Coordinate a variety of after-school programs throughout the year. Programs offered previously: Foreign Language, Art, tennis lessons, etc. For information on the KidzArt program, please click here.
Basket Bingo / Silent
This program is a new fundraiser. We need a coordinator and committee to plan and host aspects of this event. This will be an adult only event.
This program is funded by the PTA. Throughout the year, a variety of artists, performers, authors, and other individuals or groups will visit HES and provide educational entertainment presentations to the students. The programs are usually held during school hours.
Display My Art
This is a program typically offered around Mother's Day. Families can have their child's work transferred into selected products making treasured gifts that everyone can wear, share and display.
This will be a fun family event held on the school grounds in the fall with games and attractions.
Fall Fun Run
This fun run takes place at the school during your child’s Related Arts time in October.
The elementary school PTA holds a sale in the spring. A space may be rented for a nominal fee. This is a very popular, well-attended event.
Assist when necessary to keep our "Green School" status with the State of MD.
Each year in December, a shop is set up featuring inexpensive presents that students may purchase for their family members for the holidays.
Assist office staff during the week of registration for Kindergartners in the spring, for students entering HES in the fall.
The Media Center is in need of your help to assist the media specialists during the students' class time. This is a fun opportunity to become familiar with the newly renovated center and the books your child(ren) have access to. Class sessions are 45 minutes long. So if you have one day a week or done day a month, your assistance would be greatly appreciated!
Each year, a group of parents and staff organize the HES Multicultural Night which celebrates the many cultures at HES. The evening includes displays, food, performances, a Parade of Nations, etc.
Assist the chairperson in recruiting parents and teachers to serve on the HES PTA Executive Board.
Once a month during the year, the PTA arranges a family fun night at a local restaurant. This is a fundraising event for the PTA. In the past, restaurants have included: LaPalapa, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Red, Hot & Blue, Chick-fil-A, Three Brothers Italian Restaurant, and J&Ps Pizza. Check the calendar!
Parents, Staff, Students, or troops who are willing to assist with spring planting, and mulching. This could be part of Green School.
Assist staff in preparing for and hosting this evening event.
This is an opportunity to order t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, shorts, caps and similar items emblazoned with the Hammond Elementary School name and/or mascot.
Assist the chairperson in arranging lunch/dinner, events and special occasions to celebrate the HES staff.
Target, Safeway, Bloom, BJs and Giant all offer programs in which using their card for purchases gains money for the school. You must sign up at your store each year to designate your school and participate in the program. Another facet of fundraising is the collecting of Campbell's Labels for education and General Mills BoxTop$ for Education. Campbell's labels are not only found on soup, they're also on Goldfish crackers, Spaghettios, and a variety of other products. General Mills BoxTop$ are found on cereal, cake mixes and other products. There are collection boxes for the labels and box tops in the school lobby. For more information, please click here.
Assist chairperson in collecting, organizing, publishing and distributing the directory.
This annual event occurs in the late winter/early spring. All students are welcomed. Group and individual acts may perform. Asist chairperson in organizing and planning this evening event.
Vision & Hearing
Assist school nurse in implementing this event during school hours.
Wrapping Paper Fundraiser
Assist chairperson in collecting orders, organizing and distribution. Early in the year, a catalog will be sent home that features a wrapping paper, gourmet candies and chocolates, and small gifts and ornaments. This is the largest fundraiser for the school. The school receives 50% of all proceeds.