Welcome to the Hammond Middle School! Our PTA sponsors and supports many programs and events for HMS students, staff and the school community. These include: Student Enrichment, Structured Social Opportunities, Character Development, Student Assistance, Staff Appreciation and Providing Volunteers. Please see the upcoming events at the bottom of this page for PTA meeting dates and times. I encourage everyone to attend our meetings and learn more about Hammond Middle School and the PTA.
Please encourage your students to create an original work of art based on the theme "Within Reach" to enter the PTA Reflections Arts competition. Students can:
write a story/poem,
produce a film,
choreograph a dance,
create a musical composition or
create visual art.
All student entries are due by November 15th. More information can be found at the Reflections page on our website.
Our first PTA restaurant night will be at Grotto Pizza located at 7075 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21046 on November 9th (4:00 – 9:00 PM). Please remember to print and bring this voucher to support your PTA.
Staff Dinner during Conferences
We are planning a catered meal from Chipotle for our wonderful staff on November 20th during the conferences. We’re requesting monetary and food (drinks and desserts) donations. Please click here to donate items or money for this well deserved event.
The Book Fair dates and hours are:
November 15th (open for 6th graders from 8:00AM – 1:00PM),
November 16th (open for 7th graders from 8:00AM – 10:00AM & 12:00PM – 2:50PM),
November 17th (open for 8th graders from 10:00AM – 2:50PM),
November 20th & 21st (open for everyone during lunch).
As always the PTA needs volunteers to run the book fair. Please click here and signup to volunteer.
HMS PTA Bylaws
We are required to update our bylaws every three years. Our updated bylaws must be submitted to MD PTA by January 13, 2018. Please review the updated bylaws by clicking here. Membership will be given 30 days to review and comment. The bylaws will be put to a vote at our December 12 general PTA meeting. Please attend this meeting as approval requires a quorum (10 members) with two-thirds of members present voting for the new bylaws. Please contact Tricia Miller at Secretary@HammondMiddlePTA.org if you have any questions or comments. Thank you for your support!
HMS Boys Basketball Teams
Congratulations! to the following students for making the team:
Junior Varsity Team Blue: Quentin Ali, Ryan Bean, Ryan Buecker, Jackson Durbin, Dominic Everett, Alex Halbert, Joey Schinner, Mason Slusher, Nick Wilk, Josh Wright Junior Varsity Team Gold: Marvin Allmond, Grant Anderson, Lynzell Beresford-Cole, Jaybore Campell, TJ Gracia, Josiah Jackson, Kahlil Johnson, Matt Kelsey, TJ King, Makai Morais Varsity Team: Maalik Johnson #0, Nick Usher #3, Erik Hatcher #4, John James #5, Nathaniel Lamb #8, Aidan Wain #15, Jordan Peguese #17, Nate Del Tufo #20, Nick Thomas #22, Kuiwon Lee #24, Korede Sogbesan #25, Seth Akuffo #33, Ashton Settles #35, Carter Jones #44
Box Tops Contest Results
The most box tops collected per grade winners received a $10 Chick-Fil-A gift card during lunch on October 9th. Congratulations to Joshua McDerment, Neal Williamson, and Delaney Katz. In a box tops raffle Sean Meklir, Josir Russell, and Dua Chaudhary, each won $10 iTunes gift card. Congratulations.
Please continue to send Box Tops in a zip lock or envelope labeled with the student's name, grade and homeroom teacher. Please click here to see the list of participating products. For more information, please contact Dodie van’t Hoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the PTA
Please join the HMS PTA. You can:
click here to fill your membership form and pay ONLINE (using PayPal).
click here to print the membership form (you will have to send it to school with payment)
Spirit Wear sales exceeded expectations this year! We still have a few items left, mostly t-shirts. Please click here to see the remaining inventory. Spirit wear may still be purchased by contacting Karen Beck at email@example.com.
In August of 2018, HCPSS will open Elementary School #42 in Hanover, MD. Attendance area adjustments will be necessary. Please click here to learn more about the proposed changes, revisions to the plans, to get involved in the redistricting process and get your voice heard.
Link Your VIC Card to HMS
Please help benefit our school everytime you do grocery shopping. You need to link your card to HMS every year.
Harris Teeter - HMS Code – 7585; Register your VIC card online by clickinghereor by calling 1-800-432-6111
PTA Needs YOU
We are looking for volunteers to coordinate: Spelling Bee and 8th Grade Farewell Celebration.
We would love to answer any questions you have about these positions. Please contact either Kerri Ukstins (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tricia Miller (email@example.com) for more information. Our PTA needs YOU!!
Tissues and Hand Sanitizer
Help keep the common cold out of the classrooms and keep our kids healthy. Please bring donations of tissues and hand sanitizers to the front office.
November 9, 2017 - Restaurant Night at Grotto Pizza 4:00 - 9:00 PM