PTA Meeting Tuesday Feb 7, Ice Skating Sunday Feb 12 and Other Upcoming Events

February is a busy month for the HES PTA! Please join us for the following HES PTA meetings and events. Please follow the link to read this entire message on the HES PTA Website

General PTA Meeting – Tuesday February 7, 7pm until 8:30pm – HES Library.


  • Take away from Parent Meeting with BoE and other Elected Officials
  • Zombie Run mobilization
  • Upcoming Events
    • Ice Skating Fundraiser _ Sunday February 12th
    • Yogi Castle Fundraiser _ Tuesday February 14th
    • Prospective HES Orientation, Vigilante _ Thursday February 16th 8:00am
    • Next PTA Meeting, March 7th
    • Movie Night _ Friday March 10th
    • Spring Garden and Grounds Day _ Saturday March 11th
  • Opportunities to Volunteer
  • Approved Amended Budget
  • Jump Rope for Heart
  • Other News
  • Message from Principal Bey

Ice Skating Fundraiser – Sunday February 12, 2pm until 4pm – Herbert Wells Ice Rink, 5211 Paint Branch Pkwy, College Park, MD 20740 – tickets should be bought in advance, which can be done online here or in the mornings next week before school.

You can donate tickets, too! After buying for your family, add a ticket or two for “donation” and they will be distributed to HES kids who might not otherwise participate.

Want to help, but don’t want to skate? Volunteer to sell concessions at the rink. All profits from the concessions go to HES PTA. Sign up to volunteer online.


Stop by Yogi Castle on Tuesday February 14 for a treat and to support the PTA. Yogi Castle is located at 5501 Baltimore Avenue Suite 105b, Hyattsville, MD 20781


Also please join us at Vigilante Coffee (4327 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, MD 20781) at 8am on Thursday February 16th for a Prospective HES Parent Orientation. This is an important chance to share your experience at Hyattsville Elementary School with parents considering our school as an option. Your presence is appreciated here!

Ledo Pizza Fundraiser This Tuesday January 17th

Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!  That’s what’s for dinner.  Do you want a delicious way to help out HES?  Then please join our community by going to Ledo Restaurant in College Park this Tuesday, Jan 17th anytime from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm for carry out or dine in and 15% of your total check will go directly to support HES.  Print and bring this coupon (follow link) to turn into the cashier or wait staff to make sure your contribution is counted. Thank you in advance for your support.

Treats for the Staff, December 19-22


It’s that time of year to show our HES staff how much we care…
Join the Parent Teacher Association by bringing in Treats for Staff

Monday-Thursday before winter break
December 19-22
(Remember: No School on Friday the 23rd)

Show Your Appreciation in Two Ways:

  • Bring baked goods to the teacher’s lounge in the morning (room near cafeteria)
  • Write a note of appreciation for the staff who care for your child

Sign up here to help with clean-up, to pick a day to bring treats or simply bring something in!

Coat Drive This Week

Hyattsville Elementary School is hosting a Coat Drive this week. Please donate new or gently-used coats for the HES coat drive through this Wednesday, December 14th. Coats will be available to families during the coffee chat held in the cafeteria this Thursday morning, December 15th at 8am.

If you have questions, please contact Cecilia Penate – Parent Engagement Assistant – at 301-209-5800 x54721.

Thank You!

Franklins Fundraiser Next Monday Dec 5 and PTA Meeting on Tuesday Dec 6


Tried of holiday cooking?! Want to give an easy answer to the question..”What’s for dinner?” Then come to Franklin’s on Monday, Dec 5th and support Hyattsville Elementary School all in one trip. On the day of the Fundraiser, patrons must turn in their receipts to the host and ask that their receipt be added to the HES fundraiser. In turn, Franklin’s will tally the Fundraiser receipts (before taxes) and donate 20% of the total to HES.

The Fundraiser lasts all day and includes dining, carryout and general store purchases (get some holiday shopping done or stock up on beverages).

There will also be a PTA meeting the following Tuesday, December 6th at 7pm in the library. The Agenda will be sent out prior to the meeting.

Thank You for your Support!

PTA Meeting This Wednesday November 9th at 7pm

Please join us in the HES library this Wednesday November 9th from 7 until 8pm for a general PTA meeting.

Here is the Agenda:

  • Garden and Grounds Day
  • Goals for 2016 – 2017
  • Schedule and two month look ahead
  • Student drop off progress update
  • PTA Liaisons
  • Budget Update

Garden and Grounds Day This Saturday at 8am

Garden and Grounds Oct 2014 (6)Fall Garden and Grounds Day is this Saturday, November 5th from 8:00 am until noon.

Please come to help make Hyattsville Elementary School look great! Bring your shovels, spades, and rakes to do some weeding, trimming bushes and trees, preparing beds for winter (planting bulbs for the spring, etc) and tidying the free library area. Kids are welcome to help, too!

Head to the front door of HES to find the other volunteers.

We hope to see you there!

PTA Meeting this Wednesday October 5 at 7pm

Please join us in the HES library this Wednesday October 5th from 7 until 8pm for a general PTA meeting. Here is the Agenda:

  • Greetings
  • Zombie Run Highlights!
  • PTA Event Coordinator Opportunities
    • Restaurant Fundraiser Coordinator
    • Teacher Appreciation Coordinator
    • Grounds and Gardens Coordinator
  • Schedule and Upcoming Events
    • October 10th: International Dinner 6pm-7:30pm
    • October 15th: Grounds and Gardens Day 8am-12pm
    • November 9th: PTA Meeting 7pm-8pm
    • December 5th: PTA Fundraiser at Franklins – All Day
    • December 6th: PTA Meeting 7pm-8pm
  • Other News
  • Message from Principal Bey

Coffee and Chat With Principal Bey, Thursday at 8am

Please join Principal Bey this Thursday morning, September 22nd at 8:00 am in the HES Cafeteria for a Coffee and Chat. This is an opportunity to speak with Principal Bey about what is going well and how we can work together to resolve issues and make things even better.


Back to School Night and PTA Meeting This Wednesday

Back to School Night is this Wednesday, September 14th starting at 5:30pm. Please note the time change.

Parents will meet in the gym from 5:30 to 6pm and our principal Mrs. Bey will introduce herself, the staff, and the PTA. After that parents can visit their children’s classrooms from 6:00-7:00pm.

At 7pm please join us for a PTA meeting in the cafeteria.

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