The zombies are coming!

The Zombies are coming!

Mark your calendar for October 13, 2018, for the third Hyattsville Zombie Run 5K. The Halloween themed 5K race is USATF certified and timed, and the 1 Mile Kids’ Challenge and 1K Family Fun Run are opportunities for everyone to participate. Dress up as a zombie or any Halloween costume to add to the fun! All races will start and finish at Magruder Park.

This event is hosted by the Hyattsville Elementary School PTA and proceeds will support HES, including the purchase of art supplies, musical instruments, coats for students, field trips, teacher professional development, and more.

How can you be a part of this fun event?

—Run in the race!
—Volunteer to help!
—Make a donation!
—Sponsor a kid!

The race day schedule is:

8:45   1K Family Fun Run
9:05   1 Mile Kids’ Challenge Run
9:30   5K Zombie Run

For more information about the race, to register to run, or to volunteer, go here.


How it works:

When you register to run in the Hyattsville Zombie Run, you can also set up a fundraising page that allows your friends and family to sponsor you. Every dollar raised through this fundraising page goes directly to the HES PTA.

For every $10 you raise by noon on October 12th, your name will be entered into a raffle to be held on race day.


1st prize is a bike from Arrow Bicycle, valued up to $500!
2nd place is a Kindle Fire
3rd place will be a gift package from Regal Cinema

Special thanks to Arrow Bicycle for their generous support of this project to help all local Hyattsville schools.

How to do it:

  • Sign up for the Zombie Run now at
  • When you register, it will ask if you would like to become a “Fundraiser”. Click on the Fundraiser banner.
  • Follow the directions to complete the online form, making sure that you select Hyattsville Elementary School from the dropdown box under “Fundraiser Type.”
  • Please include a personal message about why this is important to you and that the money raised will go to your school’s PTA. Upload a picture if you can!
  • After you complete registration, you will receive an email with your unique website. Share this link with everyone you know and start training for race day!


Some roads will be closed and parking will be restricted along the race route on the morning of the race, from 6:00 to 11:00 am. To see which streets are affected, visit here.

Questions about the Hyattsville Zombie Run? Visit our website or email Race Director Kevin Blackerby at .

PTA Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:30pm in the Hyattsville Elementary School Media Center for a PTA Meeting. Childcare will be provided for free.

There are so many ways to get involved–come out and learn more about what’s going on at our fantastic neighborhood school! And if you know a family that’s new to Hyattsville or HES, please bring them along. We hope to see you there!

Paint Party Postponed

The Sep. 15 event for 4th and 5th grade families to paint the HES temps has been postponed due to bad weather. The new date is tentatively October 27th–stay tuned for details

PTA Meeting Monday Sept. 17th, 6:30

Please join us on Monday, September 17th at 6:30pm in the Hyattsville Elementary School Media Center for a PTA Meeting. Babysitting will be provided.

Back to School CleanUp Sunday Aug. 26th 10am-noon

Please join the HES PTA this Sunday, August 26th from 10am-noon at the school (5311 43rd Ave.) for some weed-pulling and general outside tidying. We’ll have some yard bags and snacks. Please bring gardening gloves, rakes, yard bags, a water bottle and your generous community spirit! And don’t fret if you don’t have a kid who attends HES … we welcome everyone to help spruce up our neighborhood school for the big First Day!

2018-19 Rising Kindergartener Meet & Greet: Aug. 18

What: HES Rising Kindergartner Meet-Up

When: August 18, 10:00-12:00

Where: King Park on Gallatin Street

Why: To meet and talk to other HES kindergartners and families

Do you have a rising HES kindergartener, and want to get to know other kindergarten families?

Join other families of rising HES kindergartners for a getting to know you meet up. ** If you haven’t registered for kindergarten yet, please see details below.

Thinking about HES in the future for your pre-schooler? Come to meet other HES families.

Already at HES and willing to share your knowledge of the school? Please join us, too!

The HES PTA will have some drinks and snacks on hand. Parents can chat while kids make new friends on the playground.

** KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW. Please go to HES to register your kindergartner as soon as possible. Registering 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 can be disruptive for children at an already uncertain time.

To register your kindergartner, bring these documents:

—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 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday-Thursday for registration. Questions? Call the main office at 301-209-5800. For students whose language is other than English, please call ISCO 301-445-8460.


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