PTA News

Tue, 08/23/2022 - 1:54pm

Hot Chocolate Bar for Staff
PTA Staff Appreciation will treat the HMS staff to a Hot Chocolate Bar on Thursday, January 26. If you can donate a treat, please sign up here. Thank you in advance for sweetening the staff's day!  

Donations Needed
Do you have old building toys collecting dust at your house like magnetic blocks, Legos, or marble run pieces? Mrs. Felbinger would like to start a "Build Club" on Thursdays after school and is looking for donations of these types of building items. If you can help, please send donations into school with your student and have them drop it off in the office labeled for Mrs. Felbinger. Thank you!

Recess balls needed! The request is for volleyballs and playground balls (for Four Square). Please drop off to the front office. Thanks!

HMS Skate Night
Save the date for the HMS Skate Night on Saturday, February 11 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Laurel Roller Skating Center. The rink is reserved for any HMS student who wants to come! Sorry, no siblings or friends from other schools. The $15 ticket covers entrance and skate rental. Bring along cash for the snack bar. Tickets, online permission slip and to sign up to be a parent chaperone can be done by clicking here. No physical ticket needed that night as we'll have the names of who purchased tickets. $20 ticket at the door.

Chess Tournament
Magnus Chess Academy (formerly Silver Knights Chess) is holding an in-person Chess Tournament at Hammond Middle on Saturday, February 4. This will be a Swiss style tournament for students from K-12th grade. Anyone is welcome to enter. This tournament has six different sections for players depending on their age and skill. Children play only against opponents in their own section. The first round is at 1:00 p.m. for all sections. The tournament concludes around 5:00 p.m. with an awards ceremony where the top players and top schools receive trophies. Register at this link: HMS Swiss Chess Tournament. PTA will sell concessions as a fundraiser and would love the HMS community to help out with baked goods and drink donations. We could use a few parent volunteers to help at the concession stand. Even if your child won't be in the tournament, please consider helping out. If you plan to attend the tournament and should spare some time, it would be greatly appreciated! If you can bake or donate, or volunteer, please sign up here

PTA Nominating Committee Members Needed
PTA needs three willing members to be on the nominating committee who will then nominate (i.e. find and ask!) potential new PTA officers for next school year. If you are willing and able, please contact Nina Shearer at secretary@hmspta.org. Thanks!