The 19th Annual Hillsmere Fun Fair will be held on Saturday, November 4th – so save the date! If you have some new ideas or time to spend planning to make this the best Fun Fair yet, then please join the planning committee at our next meeting on September 20th! If you want to get involved, but can’t attend the first meeting please email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hillsmere Elementary School PTA is excited to announce our school supplies program is returning! The PTA is partnering with SchoolKidz, a Staples company, to provide families the opportunity to buy their school supplies and have them shipped directly to the school in August, prior to the first day of school. Kits are $50 each, and must be ordered by June 17, 2016.
Click here for more information and to order your school supplies today.
K&B True Value has signed on as a Hillsmere Elementary PTA sponsor for the 2016-17 school year. This family-owned neighborhood hardware store has been a supporter of the HES community for many years, through their Cash for Schools program, Fun Fair donations, and the ever-popular Kids Club activities (to name just a few). We are excited about bringing them on board as an official PTA sponsor, and wish to thank them for their generous contribution. You can help us thank them by patronizing K&B True Value. Be sure to tell them you’re a Hillsmere Elementary PTA member and that you appreciate their commitment to our school!
If your business would like to sponsor the PTA, please click here.
Check your Wednesday folders tomorrow (3/2) for flyer information about the upcoming HES Variety Show on June 3rd! Participation is open to ALL students and across ALL grades for this fun opportunity to show off some HES talent. Think acting, comedy (telling jokes), singing, dancing, acrobatics, instrumental music, special talents, mc/announcing, poetry reciting, hula-hooping, or anything their amazing minds can imagine! All participants will be required to attend one “audition” session on Thursday, April 28th, where they will demonstrate their act for the Variety Show parent committee as an FYI.
Don’t forget to check out the Variety Show page on the Hillsmere PTA website. For questions or to volunteer, contact BeesOnStage@gmail.com.
Keep on Voting for a Visit from Children’s Author, Jan Brett
Our HES students LOVE author visits. Help us win one by entering the Jan Brett author contest for a free school or library visit! The school or library that has the most parents, teachers, friends, or supporters who enter will win. Spread the word as the contest ends April 4. Additional prizes include Jan Brett books and signed posters.
Click here to enter with our school information: Hillsmere Elementary School, 3052 Arundel on the Bay Road, Annapolis, MD 21403.
This year, Hillsmere Elementary is using Wixie. Wixie is an online tool that allows your child to write, paint pictures, and tell stories. Wixie is available wherever there is an internet connection, and may be accessed from home as well as school. See what your child has been making in Wixie!
Click here to open Wixie. (You can also find the link at the bottom right of our website, under “Just for Fun.”) Check with your child’s teacher for login information.
PTA volunteers Kathy Shaffer and Kelsa McLaughlin were recently interviewed on the television program Parent Connection. The discussion focused on the Hillsmere Publishing Company, which won the AACPS Crystal Apple Award for best volunteer program. The interview will be broadcast on the AACPS television channel later this month.
The Capital featured Hillsmere Elementary’s Sheila Norris (Kindergarten) in a story about redesigning the Kindergarten and First Grade curricula.
The 17th Annual Hillsmere Fun Fair will be held on Saturday, November 7th – so save the date! If you have some new ideas or time to spend planning to make this the best Fun Fair yet, then please join the planning committee this Friday, August 28th at school from 2:30-3:30pm! If you want to get involved, but can’t attend the first meeting please email Kelsa McLaughlin.