Easy Ways to Support HES
Looking for even more simple ways to support our students, teachers, and school? Check out these additional programs.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Hyattsville Elementary School every time you shop at Amazon.com, 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 Amazon.com 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!
Giant A+ School Rewards
A+ School Rewards are points that supporters earn with each purchase made using their Giant Card. At the end of each month, the points earned are used in a calculation to determine your school’s cash total, which is then automatically credited to your school’s account.
Register your Giant card to designate your points to go to HES. HES’s A+ ID number is 00584.
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education® is one of the nation’s largest school earnings loyalty programs. With over 250 participating products, it’s an easy way for schools to earn cash for the things they need. Schools can use their Box Tops cash to buy whatever they need most, from books to field trips to playgrounds. Each Box Tops coupon is worth 10¢ and they add up fast!
All you need to do is cut the Box Tops label off the products you buy and drop them in the box in the school library.
Labels for Education
Labels for Education a fun and easy program to earn free stuff for our school! By collecting UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from over 2,500 participating products, your school earns points that can be redeemed for Arts, Athletics, and Academics merchandise.
All you need to do is cut the labels off the products you buy and drop them in the box in the school library.
What Does Your Support Do?
When you become a member of the HES PTA, make a donation, or make a purchase at a fundraiser, what happens to your money?
HES PTA works to improve the educational experience for all HES students. We work together with the teachers and Principal Julia Burton to identify opportunities for assistance that will positively affect all students and families.
This past school year, the PTA supported HES through these donations and activities:
In the classroom:
Kiln for art room
Glue sticks and reams of paper for the art classroom
Games for indoor recess days
Worm bins for the 1st grade classrooms
Black History Month presentation of “The Birmingham Children’s March” for all students
$75 reimbursement to teachers for classroom materials
At the school:
Paint, supplies, and painting of the indoor entry and cafeteria murals
Gardens & Grounds Day materials to beautify the school grounds in the fall and spring (and snacks for volunteers)
Marquee board of Staff and Faculty photos
Treats for the Staff coordination of food donations for faculty and staff
Teacher Appreciation Week coordination of food donations for faculty
Field Days coordination and cooking of lunch for all students
Refreshments for the Art Show
New refrigerator for the Staff Lounge
For students and families:
All the pumpkins for the Magruder Park pumpkin patch field trip (no cost to families this year)
Hispanic Heritage Night supplemental food and water
Coffee and snacks for First Day of School parents’ coffee
Pop and Swap (popsicles and uniform swap)
Water and snacks for the 5th grade field trip to Camp Schmidt
Babysitting for all General PTA meetings
Gift bags for distributing knitted donations to the HES community
New winter coats and uniform pants for students
Fall Family Dance and Ice Cream Social
Ice Skating Day at Wells Ice Rink
Hyattsville Parade participation
Organization of school supply kits for next school year
Advocacy for facilities improvements for HES