Native Plant Sale–Volunteers Needed

The Native Plant Sale is the PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Much of the support that the PTA provides to the school all year long comes from this single event.

2013 NPS 04To make this successful, the PTA needs you to help out. You do not need to know anything about plants, native or otherwise. Mostly, volunteers will help customers separate the plants they want from others in the large containers they come in. We also need help with set up and clean up. Bring a pair of scissors to cut through the plastic tubs, wear clothes that can get a bit dirty, and come with a helpful smile.

You can sign up to volunteer online . Sign up for several time slots if you can!

What:    Hyattsville Elementary School PTA’s 6th Annual Native Plant Sale
When:   May 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: HES Gym, 5311 43rd Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Contact: Bart Lawrence,

For more about the sale, visit the PTA’s Native Plant Sale page.

New option for purchasing school supplies

Get all your school supply shopping done for next school year, all at once!

As a convenience to you, the PTA has organized online School Supply Kit orders for next school year. School supply kits will be delivered directly to the school, and will be waiting in the classroom on the first day of the 2015/2016 school year. It is not required that parents purchase a supply kit – school supplies can still be bought at the store prior to the first day.

Important Notes:

* The kits are $22-28, depending on the grade level.

* Please select the grade level your child will be entering in the fall when choosing a kit. The kit will include all the required supplies for your child’s grade.

* School Supplies for grades K through 2 are communal and will be shared amongst the class (the kits will not be waiting on your student’s desk for these grades).

* You will also have the opportunity to add much needed bulk school supplies to your order. These are additional supplies that your child’s teacher has indicated a need for, and is requesting donations. These supplies will go directly to the classroom and will not be included in your child’s school supply kit.

* The deadline to order supply kits online is June 12, 2015.

Directions for ordering:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter Account #: 86728 and click the Search Button
  3. Choose the appropriate kit(s). Remember to select the grade level your child will be in next year.
  4. Enter the student’s first and last name.
  5. Add to cart: confirm your order and check out.

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DC United Youth Night, May 9th!

DC United logoJoin your classmates and friends for a night of soccer with DC United! May 9th is Youth Night at RFK Stadium. For this game, tickets are available at a 50% discount—only $15 each. DC United will be playing Sporting Kansas City.

Not only can you watch soccer, you can also cheer on your friends’ performance. HES chorus students will be performing the National Anthem!

Ticket order forms are available from Mr. W., and money is due to him by April 30. Cash or money orders only. You must purchase tickets from him in advance to get the discounted price. Tickets purchased together will be seated together. All tickets purchased through HES will be located in the same section.

Go DC United!

HES in the Hyattsville Parade!

Please join HES students, parents, and teachers this Saturday, April 18th, at 10:45 AM for the 129th Hyattsville Anniversary parade.

All HES students are invited to participate in the HES contingent marching in the parade. Please wear school colors and feel free to make banners and flags to show your Lion spirit.

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The Anniversary Parade will step off at 11 a.m. from Hyattsville Middle School (6001 42nd Avenue) and follow 42nd Avenue, Jefferson Street, and Hamilton Street until it reaches the reviewing stage at Magruder Park. Parents are invited to march along or watch along the parade route.

Students should be at Hyattsville Middle School no later than 10:45 AM.  Look for the HES banner and flags.

This year the PTA will award an ICE CREAM PARTY to the class with the most students participating so be sure to bring along your classmates!

For more information about the Parade, Carnival, or evening fireworks visit .

Kindergarten registration opens today!

Do you have a rising kindergartner? Does a neighbor or friend have a rising kindergartner? Please spread the word! Early registration helps the school make appropriate plans for the number of students, teachers, and classrooms that will be needed in the Fall. Waiting to register until late summer or the start of school is disruptive for children at an already uncertain time.

Kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year starts today, April 13!

Documents Needed:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Proof of Residency: can be a copy of your mortgage statement, tax assessment or current lease

The HES office is open from 7:30am to 3:00pm for registration. Questions? Call Mr. Swann or Ms. Tolson in the office at 301-209-5800.


Native Plant Sale, May 16

It’s HES PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Beautify your yard AND support your local school at the same time! Monarch and Bee on Aster

Please come to Hyattsville Elementary School’s 6th Annual Native Plant Sale!

Looking to make your garden or yard more beautiful, interesting, and inviting to birds, bees, and butterflies? Do you want to plant fruit-bearing shrubs? Or, maybe you want to replace some English ivy that’s smothering your garden. You can find all the plants you need to make these changes at the Hyattsville Elementary School PTA’s 6th Annual Native Plant Sale.

What:    Hyattsville Elementary School PTA’s 6th Annual Native Plant Sale
When:   May 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: HES Gym, 5311 43rd Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781

Learn more and look for updates on our website at
The photos on the website are of native plants that were purchased at prior HES-PTA sales and are growing in Hyattsville, with no watering or pesticide use…and they keep coming back!

Butterfly Milkweed

Butterfly Milkweed

Why Use Native Plants?
-They grow with minimal use of water, fertilizers, and pesticides.
-Wildlife species have evolved with these plants and use them as their habitat.
-They are adapted to local soil, rainfall, and temperature conditions.
-They have developed natural defenses to many insects and diseases.
-Using native plants helps preserve the balance and beauty of natural ecosystems.

Visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ website to learn more about creating a garden to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees.

Mark your calendar for May 16 and come to the Native Plant Sale!

Garden and Grounds Day–Bring your shovel!

Spring Garden and  Grounds Day is Saturday, April 25. 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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Sign up to volunteer at the HES PTA Volunteer page, or just show up with a shovel! Head to the front door of HES to find the other volunteers.

Hyattsville school facilities meeting, April 14

Dear Hyattsville Families,Schoolhouse

The Hyattsville Middle School Parent Teacher Student Organization and the Hyattsville Elementary School Parent Teacher Association cordially invite you to a community meeting with Prince Georges County Public School officials and area elected officials to discuss ways to alleviate overcrowding in classrooms and improve the facilities conditions. Although several school budget and capital improvement meetings have occurred recently, this discussion will focus specifically on Hyattsville area schools.

Please join us and share your concerns and thoughts on April 14, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hyattsville Middle School, 6001 42nd Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781.

For more information, please contact Seiji Hayashi at aseijihayashi at gmail dot com .

Spanish interpreters will be available.

St. Jude’s Math-a-Thon

It’s time for the St. Jude Math-a-thon at HES! Please send permission slips in THIS WEEK, By Thursday, April 2nd.

Math books will be sent home over spring break. Help your chimageild keep-up with math skills and collect pledges online from friends and family. (They all want your child to be strong in math, right?) Meanwhile 100% of pledge dollars go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

(Did you know that in the past 26 years, Hyattsville a Elementary school has raised over $86,000?)

Any donations not received online must be submitted to the school by Friday, April 24. Students raising $35 will receive a St. Jude’s T-shirt and with $75 in pledges a student will be rewarded with T-shirt and backpack.

Help make a difference for children in need (and learn math!) through the HES Math-a-thon!














Show your support for a new building for HES

Thursday, March 19, at 6:30 pm
Come to Northwestern High School to show your support for a school-kids-schoolhousenew building for Hyattsville Elementary School.

The PGCPS Master Plan Support Project (MPSP) Community Meeting will be held in the media center at Northwestern at 6:30 pm. Prince George’s County Public Schools  invites students, families, and community members to attend this community meeting to learn how the district will prioritize future school construction and renovation projects for the entire county.

The portable classrooms on our playground and last month’s burst pipes are just two reasons why HES needs a new facility. By being present at this meeting, we can show the county our community’s support for putting HES at the top of the budget list for new construction funding. HES is already an incredible school, and our students deserve a safe, welcoming environment in which to learn.

HES is our community’s school, so please share this with other Hyattsville families and encourage them to attend as well. Dinner and child care for school-aged children (ages 4 and up) will be provided free of charge. Please call 301-952-6597 the day before the scheduled meeting to sign up for
child care services.

Print and share the attached MPSP Meeting Flyer to spread the word.

You can also view the presentation here:

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