Exciting Fall Festival News!!

HES businesses you can now SPONSOR a station at our Fall Festival and promote your business to our 650+ families, help PTA support our kids! Interested?? Click HERE to learn more!!

School Supply Kits Available Now

Don’t run from store to store!! One-click shopping for your school supplies!! Our PTA has partnered with The Write Stuff to host a School Supply Kit sale. Click HERE to see how easy it is! Kits available Sept 1st at the Open House (or delivered to the classroom). FREE shipping to school ends July 16th! Orders placed between July 17th and 28th will ship directly to your home; shipping charges will apply. LAST DAY to order your kits is July 28th! If you have questions or need help, contact communications@hespta.org

HES Play Dates for Incoming Kindergarten Class

Welcome to kindergarten at Hammond Elementary School!  We are looking forward to getting to know all of you and welcoming your kindergartener into the HES family!  To that end, we are providing several playdates over the summer.  We invite you to come and meet other kindergarteners and their families.  The whole family is invited to come out and join us!  Because the summer months can be pretty hot, we will meet at Hammond Park (10700 Glen Hannah Drive, Laurel, 20723) rather than at the school playground because there is more shade.  Feel free to join us as often as you can!  Please sign up below as you know which playdates will work for your schedule so we'll know who to look for.  Signing up also allows you to get an email reminder two days before the playdate.  We look forward to seeing you this summer! HES Play Dates - Click Here to Participate!

HCPSS Redistricting Changes

Dear Hammond Elementary Families,

In August of 2018, HCPSS will open Elementary School #42 in Hanover, MD, making an attendance area adjustment necessary. Additionally, overcrowding in Eastern Howard County is prompting county wide attendance area adjustments at all school levels. The initial study was presented to the Board of Education on June 22, 2017. Attendance areas in this proposal do not include any changes for Hammond Elementary or Hammond Middle Schools. However, both Atholton and Hammond High Schools have attendance area adjustments that will impact families at HES.

Below you will find summaries and detailed documents regarding the proposed changes. Please review them and consider providing input via the survey. At the Hammond Elementary PTA website, you will find links to these documents and detailed information. Please check the website regularly for updates, as the process continues through mid-November. The website is hespta.org. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Beaverson Hammond Elementary PTA VP Membership/President Elect www.hespta.org

Please review the following documents for detailed information:

What you can do:

  1. Review the above documents.
  2. Provide feedback via the online survey. Please click here to complete the survey.
  3. Ask questions of HCPSS via email: schoolplanning@hcpss.org
  4. Provide feedback to the Attendance Area Committee via email: hammondespta@gmail.com or attend the sessions (open to public).
  5. Attend public sessions in the fall and provide input.
  6. Check the Hammond Elementary PTA website (hespta.org) or HCPSS website for updates on the Attendance Area Adjustments (http://www.hcpss.org/school-planning/).

What happens next:

  1. Attendance Area Committee will meet 5-7 times over the summer to review the study and provide input and options to the proposed adjustments. Meetings are open to the public.
  2. Public hearings will be held to review AAC recommendations and the Feasibility Study September 12 and 13th, 2017.
  3. Superintendent Martirano will make his final recommendation to the Board of Education based on AAC/Public Input/Feasibility Study on October 3, 2017.
  4. BOE will hold public hearings on October 26 and November 7th, 2017.
  5. BOE will hold 4 work sessions and vote on final proposal November 16th, 2017 for the 2018-2019 Attendance Area Adjustments.

Attendance Area Committee Meetings
Tuesdays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on the following dates:

  • June 27
  • July 11
  • July 18
  • July 25
  • August 1
  • August 8
  • August 15

Fall Regional Meetings

  • Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., Wilde Lake High School
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Howard High School

Board of Education Public Hearings and Work Sessions

  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Public Hearing I
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Work Session I
  • Thursday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Work Session II
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Public Hearing II
  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Work Session III
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Work Session IV
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.