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Hammond Elementary PTA website

Please join our PTA and help support our students and staff!


Volunteer Information

We are hopeful to allow for volunteer opportunities as students return to school.  As these opportunities become available, it is required that all volunteers complete a multi-step training prior to entering the school building. Currently, we are in need of volunteers during each grade's Lunch and Recess.


  1. Child Abuse Training

    1. Review PowerPoint Slides

    2. Print and sign your certificate of completion .

  2. Volunteer Training Course

    1. Review PowerPoint Slides

    2. Print and sign your certificate of completion.

  3. Complete our HES Google Form to record your training completion.

  4. Bring your completed certificates to school prior to your first day of volunteering.  

  5. Upload your vaccination status information into the PINPOINT VaccineCheck Pinpoint System

Use the PinPoint Vaccine Check platform to verify your vaccination status. The following information will be required during the process:

  • The school(s) you will enter during the school day during the 2021-2022 school year. You should only use this platform once. If you need to enter an additional school later in the year, please notify

  • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card: Uploading your COVID-19 vaccination card is not a requirement of the PinPoint system. If you experience issues uploading your card, please select the “I do not have my card” option and proceed with the VaccineCheck verification process.

  • Vaccination dose date(s):

    • If you do not know the date(s) you received the vaccine, you will still be able to verify your vaccination status by providing additional information.

    • If you got vaccinated in Maryland, consider accessing Maryland MyIR to view your “Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination” document which includes your dose dates.

  • Photo: The platform will ask you to upload a photo of yourself for your digital vaccine card. This is optional.

  • Registration Number: The platform will provide you with a registration number at the end of the process. Please write down or screenshot the number so you can use it if you wish to download your digital vaccine card once available, which is optional. Receiving your digital vaccine card is not a requirement for entry to the school.

If you have questions about how to use the platform, please contact PinPoint’s support team by emailing or calling 888-750-2247.

*Families will be informed as opportunities to volunteer become available.


PTA Artist-in-Education

We did it!!  Many thanks to our Artist-in-Education Ali Mirksy ( 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.