Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at HMS! Since their conception, PTAs work to make every child’s potential a reality. This year HMS PTA plans to achieve this goal through education, advocacy, enrichment, and community engagement. But without you, and your steady support, our PTA will struggle in meeting our goal. So browse our website and find out more about what you can do to promote your child’s full potential and enrich the middle school experience.
Together we are Viking strong!.
Nicole D. Alston President Hammond Middle School PTA President
PTA Reflections – Arts Competition
Hammond Middle School sent two Reflections entries to the County level competition. Congratulations to:
Masroor Haq (7th Grade) for winning 1st place in Literature category.
Farah Boubsil (8th Grade) for winning 1st place in Visual Arts category.
HMS Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee will take place on January 16, 2020 at 6:30PM with an inclement weather makeup date of January 23rd. Please register for the Spelling Bee using the Spelling Bee Registration Form by December 20, 2019. Registered students will receive a spelling bee study guide, useful web-links and information regarding an after school Spelling Bee Coaching Session (organized by Ms. Blanding) via email. For more information, please contact Mary Coleman at email@example.com.
HMS Geography Bee
Geography Bee will take place on January 14, 2020 at 7:00PM with an inclement weather makeup date of January 21st. Please register for the Geography Bee using the Geography Bee Registration Form by January 6, 2020. Registered students will receive information to help them prepare for the bee. Students may also visit the National Geographic website for more information and to take daily quizzes by clicking here.
Information will be sent to families who volunteered to show our staff tokens of appreciation starting on Monday, 10/14. If you volunteered and have not received a staff member by Friday, 10/18 please contact Adopt A Staff co-chairs Jamie Compofelice at firstname.lastname@example.org or Betts Hooks at email@example.com.
Viking Voice Update
The elections for the Student Government Association at HMS called Viking Voice has wrapped up. HMSPTA will be working closing with the Voice to advocate and address the students’ concerns like Cafeteria Seating Policy, Access to Healthier Option Vending Machine and increased Recess Time.
If you have any questions about the Viking Voice please direct them to Mr. Sam Cytroen, Viking Voice Faculty Adviser, at Samuel_Cytroen@hcpss.org.
Listen to Notes from the Backpack: A National PTA Podcast designed for parents to get the answers to burning questions you have about how to best support your child's education and development. Each 30-minute podcast will give you the inside scoop on how to help your child succeed in and out of school.
SECAC (Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee) is looking for a Hammond Middle School Representative who would attend SECAC meetings and report back to HMS PTA on topics discussed. SECAC represents special education interests in HCPSS. It is open to all in the community, and serves as a resource for parents with student(s) who receive special education services in HCPSS.
Join the PTA
Please join the HMS PTA and support the many wonderful programs and event sponsored for the benefit of the HMS Students, staff and the school community. 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)
Boxtops are entering the digital age. No more clipping and sending in little stamps. Now all you have to do is simply download the mobile app. Buy Boxtops products. Scan your receipt and earn cash for our school. For more information go tohttps://www.boxtops4education.com/to learn more. To help transition from the old Boxtops to the new mobile app, our PTA will be holding a contest to see which student can bring in the most Boxtops. Submit your traditional Boxtops by October 1st and your student could win a prize. Contact Shelley Mansolillosmansolillo@gmail.comfor more information about the contest.
HMS Media Specialist, Ms. Koehler provided a CANVAS Essentials presentation at our PTA meeting on 10/03. Please click here to view the presentation. Parents may contact Ms. Koehler at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please click here to watch an informative video that walks users through Canvas and it’s function.
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
You Shop - Amazon Gives
Please click here to either link your current Amazon account or to create a new Amazon account using Amazon Smile so that HMS PTA earns money for every purchase! It's an easy way for our school to earn money while people shop!
December 20, 2019 - Deadline to register for Spelling Bee
January 6, 2020 - Deadline to register for Geography Bee
January 14, 2020 - Geography Bee @ 7:00 PM (snow date January 21, 2020)
January 16, 2020 - Spelling Bee @ 6:30 PM (snow date January 23, 2020)