Spring Sprint

The HES Spring Sprint powered by Boosterthon is almost here!! We will kick off this fun filled 10 day fundraising event on May 16th with an awesome Pep Rally and wrap it up on May 25th with the HES Spring Sprint!! This year the students will be learning how to make a difference in their community through watching and discussing the “Backyard Box Office” video clips. Our HES students will learn from some of the most impressive young student leaders out there, how they gave back to their community. Don’t forget to ask your children what they learned about each day!!

Based upon recommendations from last year, the Boosterthon team will "lighten" the sales approach for soliciting donations, and prizes will be given to students through their backpacks rather than than through class announcement and recognition.

Monies earned from the Spring Sprint will be used to fund the following:

  • PTA In-school Field Trips/Presenters
  • PTA Cultural Arts Programs
  • HES/PTA Student Support Fund
  • New Recess Equipment which was chosen as the highest priority by the HES student body
  • And a donation to a foundation that supports animal adoption which was also chosen as a high priority by the HES student body

If students meet the Spring Sprint goal, the students voted that they would like to see staff lip sync and dance in a video (Mr. Bickham will produce with Mr. Walsh videotaping).

Parents will be invited to attend the HES Spring Sprint to cheer on their students and help give out water and mark laps on the CUSTOM t-shirts that every HES student will receive regardless of whether they raise funds or not. Click Here to volunteer. The HES PTA solicited community business partners to make this possible and are extremely thankful to the following for their generous support of our school: Kelly Dorsey Attorneys, Pluqis Premier Art, Patty & Kenny Smallwood Maryland Real Estate Network, Rip It Events, Automatic Doorz, Brandon Dean Childcare, and AYRA!!

Also, every student is guaranteed a prize just for registering on the FUNRUN.COM site, again, regardless of whether they choose to raise money or not.

This event also gives back to our community in another special way that we want you to be aware of. For every class that receives $30 a lap pledged, which is 30 kids getting $1 pledged (or any variation of that total), 3 meals will be given to hungry children and adults in our local community from Boosterthon. We can help our community while helping our school….it’s a WIN WIN!!

May 16

  • 9:15 K,1, and 2 Kickoff Assembly
  • 10:15 3, 4, and 5 Kickoff Assembly

May 25
Spring Sprint will take place during team's scheduled RA block:

  • 9:15-10:15 5th grade
  • 10:15-11:15: 2nd grade
  • 11:15-12:15 3rd grade
  • 12:15-1:15 4th grade
  • 1:15-2:15- Kinder
  • 2:15-3:15- 1st grade

Year End Volunteer Opportunities

There are few end of year volunteer opportunities. Let's end this year with a bang and support our HES Community!

Media Center Year-End Inventory Help – Click Here
Thank you to all of our media volunteers for your time this year. It made a big difference! Ms. Davis is looking for a little help wrapping up items in the media center. If you are able to assist with year-end tasks -- shelving & scanning books for inventory -- this would be greatly appreciated. Even one hour makes a difference. Volunteer slots are about 1 hour long starting May 23rd and ending May 31st.

End of Year (EOY) Picnic - Click Here
Oh My! How time flies!! In June, HES will be having our annual End of Year Picnic! Please come help us celebrate the completion of a successful year by volunteering and/or donating to this event!

PTACHC Logo Contest

The PTA Council of Howard County (PTACHC) is thrilled that the 102nd Maryland PTA convention will be held in Columbia, Maryland on July 28-29, 2017. To celebrate, PTACHC would like your help to design a logo for PTACHC to use at the convention and for years to come. We encourage HES students to participate! It is a great opportunity to show their artistic abilities. The deadline for entries is May 26, 2017. Check out the flyer by clicking here.  

Spring Photo Shoot Fundraiser

Need an updated family photo, senior portraits or a great Mothers Day gift? Then look no further! This is a great opportunity to get some amazing professional photos taken for the best price in town, while also supporting the Hammond Elementary School PTA. Please select a time and date that works for you, include name and contact info. Payments in cash or check, to be paid the day of the photo session. The signups and other details are available by clicking here.  

Field Day
HES Field Day - Click Here

Hammond Elementary will be having its annual Field Day on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017. Field Day is a culminating activity, allowing students to use a variety of physical education skills while promoting good sportsmanship and an active lifestyle. Field Day is an ALL day activity for ALL grades. The success of Field Day is not possible without volunteers like you. If you are able to volunteer half the day or all day, Mrs Serpico and Mr Quirk would greatly appreciate it. Please fill out whichever station you will be able to complete. YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE VOLUNTEER TRAINING. Also, we have a Rain Date on Monday, June 5th, 2017. Please sign up if you can do the rain date as well. Volunteers that will be here all day will be provided pizza for lunch. If you have any questions please feel free to call or email. Thank you very much for your support!

PTA Nominations Needed for 2017-18

Please consider stepping up and becoming a member of the PTA Executive Board for the 2017-2018 school year!!  The PTA supports many of the amazing educational, appreciation, and cultural events that go on each and every school year.  The PTA organizes volunteers for classroom, school wide, and PTA events throughout the school year.  And most importantly, the PTA partners with the faculty and staff of HES to ensure that each and every student at HES is invested in.  Nominations are being taken for all positions on the PTA Executive Board EXCEPT the Treasurer position for the upcoming school year.  Please send nominations to Stephanie Jones at sready12@hotmail.com.

Attention Parents of 5th Graders

If your child would be going to Hammond Middle School next year, please consider volunteering for HMS PTA to stay involved with your child’s academic and social environment.  HMS PTA offers many exciting educational, fitness, and enrichment programs for students.  There are many PTA positions available for next year requiring various degrees of time commitment.  To nominate yourself or someone else, please contact HMS PTA President, Sumaira Bajwa at bajwasumaira@yahoo.com.


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