There are certain requirements for volunteering at Hammond Elementary or chaperoning a field trip. Please complete the following three steps prior to volunteering at Hammond Elementary or chaperoning a field trip:
1. Please watch a brief slide show from HCPSS and fill out and print out their certificate of completion: http://www.hcpss.org/parents/volunteer-information/
2. Please watch a brief video clip from HES: https://youtu.be/atsKCMNn1xA
We did it!! Many thanks to our Artist-in-Education Ali Mirksy (http://alimirskymosaics.com) who worked with our 656 students for over 35 hours in March of 2018 to create a glittering 125 square foot mosaic of the Chesapeake Bay. Ms. Mirsky coordinated closely with HES Art Teachers Heidi White and Sarah Ross; they spent countless hours in preparation, including over 70 hours by Ms. Mirsky alone. Our K-2 students created the clay tesserae, and our students in Grades 3-5 cut and placed the glass pieces, with the help of many PTA parent volunteers. This legacy project was initiated and specially funded by the HES PTA through the support of its members, with special thanks to PTA President Jen Beaverson and PTA Art Grant Coordinator Sarah Richardson Fahrendorf. The PTA’s work on this initiative was championed by HES Principal Kimberlyn Pratesi. The HES PTA also received a grant for this project from the Howard County Arts Council, through a grant from the Howard County Government, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Columbia Foundation, and Target."
To view our slide show of this wonderful project, please click here.