Shop and support HES PTA

AmazonSmile-logoHES PTA is on AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Hyattsville Elementary School every time you shop at, at no cost to you. When you shop through Amazon Smile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to HES PTA.

To shop at AmazonSmile to support HES, simply use this Amazon Smile link, and shop as you normally would. You use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. Replace your Amazon shortcut with the link here and then use it to give to HES every time you shop! Please share this link with your friends and family, too.


HES PTA 5K Kick off meeting

The Hyattsville Elementary School PTA is starting up a 5K race to be held in Hyattsville next fall. This community wide event will showcase our great city and provide a fun, local, family friendly event for our neighborhood. Proceeds will go to the HES PTA to support the students and teachers at HES.

All are invited to attend a kick off meeting on Wednesday, November 18, at 7:00 pm at HES. We will discuss the current status of race planning, what is coming up next, and volunteer positions.

To make this a success, we need volunteers! You do not need to be a runner or an HES family to be a part of this event! There are many different kinds of work to do, with varying commitments of time needed. We will be asking for help with:running_kids_3

–race registration
–marketing and public relations
–graphic design
–volunteer coordination
–race course management
–race day coordination
–and more

If you are interested in the race, but can’t attend the meeting, contact PTA Secretary Christine Blackerby at to receive future email updates.

PTA Meetings in November

Mark your calendars for two upcoming PTA meetings!

The next general PTA meeting is on Tuesday, November 10, at 7:00 in the school library. At this meeting the PTA will vote on a change to the approved PTA budget for this school year to provide funding assistance for school field trips. The agenda for the meeting is here.

pta-logo-clip-art-629009November 18th will be the first planning meeting for a new PTA 5K race to be held in Hyattsville. The PTA will need lots of volunteers to make this successful, so please plan to attend to find out how you can help support HES and create a great event in Hyattsville. More details and an agenda are forthcoming.


Are you a PTA member? Membership must be renewed every year, so if you haven’t done it yet, don’t delay! Join online now! Paper forms are also available on the PTA bulletin board near the front door of the school. Completed forms can be turned in to Mr. Swann in the office.

Chipotle Fundraiser, November 9

Chipotle fundraiser flyer 2015, for webSupport HES PTA by eating at Chipotle! Give this flyer to the staff when you eat there on Monday, November 9th, between 5:00 and 9:00 pm. Chipotle will donate 50% of the proceeds to the HES PTA!

Copies of the flyer will be sent home with students soon. Please forward this to your neighbors and ask them to come out and support the PTA, too!

Parents Meet and Greet at Vigilante, October 21

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HES Parents: Come out to Vigilante to chat with families and neighbors about HES. The Hyattsville Elementary School PTA invites all local families and community members to learn about Hyattsville Elementary School, chat with HES parents, and meet Principal Julia Burton. The PTA needs you to come out to represent HES and let local families learn from you about what makes HES a great school.

When:  Wednesday, October 21, 7:30–9:30 am

Where: Vigilante Coffee, 4327 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, MD 20781 (around the corner from the city municipal building)

Who: Anyone interested in finding out more about HES

What: Meet neighbors, talk to parents with students at HES, ask Principal Burton questions, and drink coffee. Drop in anytime between 7:30 and 9:30 am.

Why: Hyattsville Elementary is our neighborhood school, and it is an excellent school choice for families. HES has fantastic teachers, fun after school clubs, and a warm community. Come meet parents with children enrolled at HES to find out more about what makes HES a great school.

Questions: Contact HES PTA Secretary Christine Blackerby at .

Garden and Grounds Day — Clean Up Green Up, October 17

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The Hyattsville Elementary School PTA and Hyattsville Middle School PTSO are teaming up to take part in the county’s annual Clean Up Green Up event. Join volunteers as we plant 15 trees at the middle school and plant 20 perennials (and maybe a tree) at the elementary school, while preparing the garden for winter. PGCPS students can earn service hours at this event.

WHERE (your choice):   Meet either in front of Hyattsville Elementary School, 5311 43rd Ave.

Or Meet in front of Hyattsville Middle School, 6100 42nd Ave.

WHEN: Saturday October 17, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (approximately)

WHAT TO BRING: A shovel, if you have one. Bring work gloves and water to drink. Bring children and bring your friends from the neighborhood.

Sign up to volunteer online or contact Bart Lawrence at .

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