When you become a member of the HES PTA, make a donation, or make a purchase at a fundraiser, what happens to your money?

HES PTA works to improve the educational experience for all HES students. We work together with the teachers and Principal Julia Burton to identify opportunities for assistance that will positively affect all students and families.

So far this school year, the PTA has supported HES through these donations and activities:

In the classroom:
Kiln for art roomhandprints
Glue sticks and reams of paper for the art classroom
Games for indoor recess days
Worm bins for the 1st grade classrooms
Black History Month presentation of “The Birmingham Children’s March” for all students

At the school:
Paint, supplies, and painting of the indoor entry mural and blue retaining wall
Gardens & Grounds Day materials to beautify the school grounds in the fall (and snacks for volunteers)
Marquee board of Staff and Faculty photos (forthcoming, in hallway to cafeteria)
Help with the Ashley Swann donation fund
Teacher Appreciation Week coordination of food donations for faculty and staff

For students and families:
All the pumpkins for the Magruder Park pumpkin patch field trip (no cost to families this year)
Hispanic Heritage Night supplemental food and water
Coffee and snacks for First Day of School parents’ coffee
Popsicles with the Principal
Water and snacks for the 5th grade field trip to Camp Schmidt
Babysitting for all General PTA meetings
Gift bags for distributing knitted donations to the HES community
New winter coats and uniform pants for students
Fall Family Dance and Ice Cream Social
Ice Skating Day at Wells Ice Rink
Movie Night (forthcoming, March 20)


It’s not too late to become a PTA member this school year!

You can help the PTA support Hyattsville Elementary School as a great place to learn. If you’d like to become a member, or if you haven’t renewed your membership this school year, please join us. Membership forms are also available on the PTA bulletin board near the front door of the school, and cash or checks can be given to Mr. Swann in the office.

You do not need to have a child at HES to be a member of the PTA. Strong community support for our neighborhood school is one of the many reasons HES is strong.