The Hillsmere Elementary PTA is working on another batch of enriching and exciting activities, clubs, and assemblies for the 2018-2019 school year!
Club Scholarships are available!!!! Please contact Therese at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
24 Club (no fee)
Grades 3-5: Mondays October – April
The 24 Club will be held on Mondays before school from 7:45am – 8:50am starting October 1, 2018 and ending mid April 8, 2019. There will be a regional competition in Mar/April, date to be determined. Details will be shared when they become available. Please email any questions about this activity at HES to email@example.com.
If your child is interested in participating, please complete the form below and return it to school by September 21st. Students will be selected at random and notified if they were selected.
Club Flyer: 24 Club flyer
Chess (student participation fee)
Grades 3-5: Fridays September – May
Grades K-2: More information coming soon
Come Sting the King with Hillsmere’s very own Chess Club! The sessions for grades 3-5 is offered on Friday mornings before school. The Hillsmere Chess Club is excited that Greg Acholonu will return as our chess club instructor. Mr. Acholonu is a National Master and a U.S. Chess Federation Certified Coach. He has been teaching children to play chess for over a decade and has served as an instructor at the U.S. Chess Center in Washington, DC, and now leads chess programs at several public and private schools in Anne Arundel County. No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided. Students will have the opportunity (but are not required) to compete in one or more local chess tournaments.
More information coming soon.
Coding Club (no fee)
Grades 3-5: Mondays October – December
Grades K-2: Dates and Times to be determined
In order to offer material to fit all age groups, the Coding Club has been divided into 2 sessions. Session 1 will be for students in grades 3-5. It be on Monday mornings in the fall for 8 weeks starting on October 1st from 7:45am – 8:50am. Session 2 is for grades K-2 with dates and times to be determined.
Students in grades 1 – 5 who are interested in participating are asked to write 3 – 4 sentences on why they would like to participate in the club. Kindergarten students are asked to use a combination of pictures, letters, numbers and words to show why they would be interested in the club. There is no cost for students to participate. Please email any questions about this activity at HES to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your child is interested in participating in Session 1 (3-5), please complete the form below, attach the writing to the application, and return it all to school by September 21st. Students will be selected at random and notified if they were selected. Session 2 forms will be sent out in January.
Club Flyer: Coding Club flyer
Green Team Club (no fee)
Grades 3-5: October -May
Hillsmere Elementary is excited to announce the start of a new “Green Team” club open to 3rd through 5th graders, which will focus on increasing environmentally friendly practices at the school. The club will meet once a month on Friday mornings from 7:45-8:45 am. There will be no fee for participation. On Thursday, November 1st from 4-6pm, there will be a 2-hour kick-off event to allow the students time to complete an environmental audit of the school and discuss potential projects. Parents are welcome to attend the kick-off event as schedules allow (feel free to show up late), and pizza will be provided. Club limited to 20 participants.
*** Kick off event: Thursday, November 1st 4:00-6:00 pm ****
Regular meetings 7:45-8:45 am: November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10
The club will be led by Mrs. Spence (3rd grade), Ms. Owens (STEM resource teacher), and Shannon Sprague (parent volunteer). For more information, contact Shannon Sprague at email@example.com.
Club Flyer: Green Team Permission Slip
MESA (no fee)
Grades 3-5: October – April
This is a county-supported club offered at Hillsmere Elementary School students in grades 3-5. Throughout the academic year, students conduct research and prepare to participate in competitions that demonstrate to educators and parents what they have learned through participation in the MESA program. For more information, please visit the MESA website at https://secwww.jhuapl.edu/MESA/ .
Yoga (student participation fee)
Yoga is a club offered for Hillsmere Elementary School students in grades K-5. The current program is led by Robin Countryman with Whole Kids Yoga. Contact Info: Robin at 240-383-6326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out for information www.wholekidsyoga.com on classes, private instruction, camps and more.
Club Flyer Coming soon
Drama Club (School Play)
All Grades: November-March
More information coming soon!
Lego Robotics (No fee)
Grades 3-5: Mondays October 1st – November 19th
Grades K-2: Mondays February 4th – April 15th
Lego Robotics is for children ages 5-10. Teams of 3 children will design and construct a model using Legos and motorized parts, present their projects, and build teamwork skills.
The club will be held on Monday afternoons from 4-5 pm. There will be two sessions that last 8 weeks long. Students must be picked up at 5 p.m. and need to have transportation.
There has been a lot of interest in this opportunity and it is limited to 12 participants per session. We are asking students to write 3-4 sentences about why they would like to participate in the Lego Robotics Club. Please attach their writing to the application. Students will be selected at random and notified if they were selected. If your child is interested in participating, please complete the form below and return it to school by September 21st.
Club Flyer: Lego Robotics Club flyer
Stay tuned for the following clubs as club leaders and funding are finalized!
- Creative Writing
- Girls on the Run (Spring)
- Hands-on Science
- Hero Boys
- Mighty Milers (Sept. – Nov., 2 days/week, days TBD)
- Robotics (Grades 4-5)
- Spanish Club