PTA News

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

Hello HMS Families,

Thank you to everyone who donated items for the January and February staff appreciation events and helped spread the love to our staff! Below, please find information and dates for the month ahead. 

HMS Spirit Night at Main Event Wed. Feb. 21

We are having HMS Spirit Night at Main Event in Columbia from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 for all HMS families. While it is a great opportunity for the kids to get together outside of school, it is not a drop off event and a guardian must remain onsite. Main Event is an entertainment destination with food, bowling, games, laser tag, and more.

HMS will receive a percentage back from all itemized receipts collected at the door. Gift cards purchased in advance are allowed to be used. Gift cards at the event will receive a credit only for the gift card amount.

Bonus: RaiseRight offers Main Event gift cards and will donate an extra 15%! https://www.raiseright.com/brands/451-main-event Use code GDX9NCGI3LH6 for HMS PTA to receive the donation.

Harlem Wizards Game March 18 - Tickets on Sale Now

HMS and Hammond Elementary have partnered to bring the Harlem Wizards to town! The Harlem Wizards (similar to the Globetrotters) will compete against a special team of HES and HMS staff during a fun and exciting basketball game at Hammond High. This family event is sure to sell out. Save $ and buy your tickets in advance at t.ly/hammondwizards Refreshments and souvenirs will be available. Sponsorship packages are still available for this event. Game day volunteers are needed. Please email president@hmspta.org to sign up as a sponsor or volunteer.

Hershey Park Discounted Ticket Sale 

Buy deeply discounted Hersheypark tickets (almost 40% off!) and help raise funds for Hammond Middle School PTA! Tickets are $55 each. To order, please complete the form at bit.ly/HMSPTAFUN and submit payment. You may either send a check to school payable to HMS PTA (write Hershey in memo line) OR submit payment online via MemberHub at https://hammondms.memberhub.com/store/items/982510. Orders close April 26 at 12 p.m. Tickets will be available mid-May and valid any operating day through January 1, 2025.

Reflections Arts Competition

Congratulations to the Hammond Middle School students whose entries were sent forward to the PTA Council of Howard County Reflections Art Program: Elanna Shin and Rian Cross! There were 29 local PTAs like ours who participated, totaling 310 entries across all of them! Congratulations to Rian Cross who won third place in the Middle School division for Visual Arts Category for the PTA Council of Howard County overall and will go on to compete at the State level. For a full list, see this page.

Nominating Committee

Per PTA bylaws, we must convene a nominating committee to prepare for the upcoming PTA board elections. All board positions run through June 30. This committee is responsible for recruiting candidates for the board or gathering information from interested individuals interested in serving on next year’s board. Please email president@hmspta.org if you would like to be a part of this short-term and essential committee. 

Spring Fling Committee

We are in need of committee members to plan the annual Spring Fling student event or the event is in danger of being canceled. Please email president@hmspta.org as soon as possible to help save this event. 

PTA Meeting Dates - Save the Date

General Meeting Dates: 3/7 (virtual), 5/2 (election) at 7 p.m.

Board Meeting Dates: 4/4, 6/6 at 7 p.m.

You can view materials from previous meetings t.ly/hmspadlet 

PTA Meeting Dates - Save the Date

General Meeting Dates: 3/7 (virtual), 5/2 (election) at 7 p.m.

Board Meeting Dates: 4/4, 6/6 at 7 p.m.

You can view materials from previous meetings t.ly/hmspadlet