PTA meeting, April 12

Please come to the next HES PTA meeting on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 in the school cafeteria (not the library). A babysitter will be available so bring your kids to play in the gym during the meeting.

On the agenda:put this on your calendar image

–Officer nominations for the 2016-2018 school years. The nomination committee will announce a slate of candidates. Nominations can also be made from the floor.

–Hyattsville Parade–the city parade is this Saturday, April 16 and HES is marching. Details will be discussed regarding the march and the float that is being made by students in Ms. Yazvac’s art classes and PTA parents.

–Hyattsville Middle School Principal Thornton Boone will attend the meeting (after the conclusion of the HMS PTSO meeting) to meet parents and answer questions.

–Updates from Principal Julia Burton, upcoming events, and more.



HES in the Hyattsville Parade, April 16


Students!  This Saturday, April 16th at 11 a.m. please join your fellow students, parents, and teachers as we march in the 130th Hyattsville Anniversary Parade!

Students wanting to march should:Parade 02 2015-04-18

  • be at Hyattsville Middle School no later than 10:45 a.m. and look for the HES banner and flags
  • wear school colors or school uniform
  • feel free to make banners or signs to show your Lion spirit
  • walk behind this year’s float that students at HES are helping to build
  • Check-in with the HES parade coordinator when you get to Hyattsville Middle to be counted

This year’s parade will step off at 11 a.m. from Hyattsville Middle School (6001 42nd Ave.) and follow 42nd Ave., Jefferson St., and Hamilton St. until it reaches the reviewing stage at Magruder Park. There will be a carnival at Magruder Park after the parade with games, rides, music and fireworks that night provided by the City of Hyattsville.  

The PTA will award an ICE CREAM PARTY to the class with the most students participating, so be sure to bring along your classmates and check-in with the HES parade coordinator when you get to the staging area in order to be counted for your class!


Garden and Grounds Day, March 19

Spring Garden and  Grounds Day is Saturday, March 19. Please come to help make Hyattsville Elementary School look great! Bring your shovels, spades, and rakes to do some weeding, mulching, and pruning. Kids are welcome to help, too!

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We’ll start at about 8:00 am and go until we finish. Head to the front door of HES to find the other volunteers.

PTA Meeting, March 8

Please come join your fellow HES parents at the next PTA Meeting. It will be on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 in the library.

On the agenda:

–Help us amend the PTA budget in preparation for the 5k fundraiser this fall

–Come brainstorm ideas for the Hyattsville city parade with us (April 16)

–Learn who the members of the PTA officers nominating committee are

–Prepare for spring garden and grounds day to beautify our children’s school (March 19)

–Principal Julia Burton will provide updates, including the school budget for the 2016-2017 school year



Minions! Movie Night, March 11

Minions 2Hyattsville Elementary School families:
Join us for MOVIE NIGHT to see MINIONS

Friday, March 11 in the HES Gymnasium
Doors Open at 6:00 pm and show starts at 6:30 pm
Pizza and snacks will be available for sale

ADMISSION: Bring 1 package of un-used school supplies per family
(Suggested items include: construction paper, disinfectant wipes, dry erase markers, scotch tape, pencils, staples, ziplock bags, etc.)

Dress like a minion, bring your pillow, and come prepared to buy snacks!

Join the PTA Team!

vigilante_talksCome join the PTA officer team at Hyattsville Elementary School! The circle of helping hands just keeps getting wider and we want you to be a part of it.

Are you great with people, numbers or social media? We have openings in all positions; one is sure to be the perfect fit for your talents! Interested in learning more? Contact Jen Hanna at

For a full description of each officer position, see below:

President’s responsibilities include but are not limited to::

  • Preside at all meetings of the PTA and executive committee
  • Coordinate work of officers and committees
  • Be member ex officio of all committees, except nominating committee
  • Perform other duties prescribed in bylaws or as assigned by PTA or executive committee
  • Review and initial bank statements monthly
  • Represent local PTA at council meetings

TWO Vice-Presidents responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Act as aid to President
  • Perform duties of the President in that person’s absence or inability of that officer to
  • serve
  • Perform other duties prescribed in bylaws or as assigned by PTA or executive committee
  • See HES Executive Board sheet for listing of additional activities

Secretary’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Record the minutes of all meetings of the PTA and executive committee
  • Be prepared to read the minutes of previous meeting
  • File all records
  • Have current copy of bylaws
  • Maintain current membership list
  • Perform other duties prescribed in bylaws or as assigned by PTA or executive committee

Treasurer, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Have custody of all funds of PTA
  • Keep a full and accurate account of receipts and expenditures including reconciliation of the bank statement each month
  • Make disbursements as authorized by the president or board of directors of the PTA in accordance with the budget adopted by the PTA
  • Present a written financial statement at every meeting of the executive committee, the board of directors, the general membership and at other times as requested
  • Make a final report before the newly elected officers officially assume their duties;
  • Be responsible for maintenance of such books of account and records as to conform to the requirements of bylaws
  • Be responsible for preparing and filing all necessary tax forms
  • Have the accounts examined at the close of the fiscal year and upon change of treasurer by an auditor or an auditing committee of not less than three (3) persons who, satisfied that the treasurer’s annual report is correct, shall sign a statement of that fact at the end of the report.  Perform such other duties as may be prescribed in these bylaws or assigned by the PTA



Take note of several upcoming events that feature the art works of our HES students:Art show 1 space

1) PGCPS Countywide Art Show at The Mall at Prince George’s
February 23rd – March 8th
Near Macy’s

2) Art Show at Hyattsville Elementary
Wednesday, March 2
5:30 – 7:30
Light refreshments will be provided by the HES PTA, and Art show 2 toucansthere will be live music.

3) Lustine Center Gallery
March 15th – April 4th
This will be the first traveling art exhibit that art teacher Ms. Yazvac fundraised for in the fall.



Art Show, March 2

The Hyattsville Elementary School Art Show will be held on March 2, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm at HES. The exhibit will display works from every single HES student. Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of the PTA.

Audrey Engdahl, a Hyattsville mom, and Mr. Heck, the pre-K teacher, will perform music for us. This is a free event and a great opportunity for HES families to come together.

Thanks to art teacher Ms. Yazvac for organizing the show!

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New date for STEM Fair, March 16

The new date for the STEM Fair is March 16. The date has been changed to allow the students more STEM imagetime to prepare after the school closures during the blizzard. The fair will take place at HES from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

YOU can be a judge! Please consider serving as a judge for the fair. And please pass this on to anyone else who could serve.

Below is more information about fair from Ms. Entwistle, the STEM Fair coordinator:


You are cordially invited to serve as a judge for the 2015-2016 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fair at Hyattsville Elementary School. Our STEM Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 16, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Coffee and lunch will be provided.

The goal of this annual event is to promote an interest and awareness in science. The STEM Fair experience will be a positive and memorable experience for our students, as well as for the community.

I hope you will consider being a judge this year and help make our STEM Fair a success. Please RSVP by Monday, February 29, 2016. You may email your R.S.V.P. to me at Please feel free to share this letter with other individuals who might also be interested in serving as judges.

If you have any questions, please send me an email or contact me at (301)209-5800.  Thank you in advance for your help!


Nicole Entwistle
STEM Fair Coordinator
Hyattsville Elementary

PTA Meeting, February 2

Please attend the first PTA meeting of 2016 this Tuesday, February 2, at 7:00 in the library. pta-logo-clip-art-629009

We will be discussing upcoming events–the ice skating fundraiser and movie night (we need volunteers!). We’ll also talk about nominations for PTA officer positions for the officer elections in May. There will be a required vote on the PTA’s bylaws. No changes to the bylaws are expected.

Please come join us on Tuesday.


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