PTA COMMITTEES

The Hampton Elementary PTA offers a variety of great events and programs that enrich the school’s educational environment and bring together our community. We encourage you to check out the programs and volunteer opportunities below and consider how you can help. Join a committee, or head up one! Commit to an ongoing program, or pitch in during an annual event. Whether you have just a little time or a lot, every bit helps make our school the best it can be. Involved families are critical to maintaining and enhancing the excellent education that we want and expect for our children. If you are interested in getting involved or just want to find out more about any of the volunteer opportunities below, take a look at the “volunteer opportunities” tab and fill out the form for the position you’re interested in.

  • Awards
    • Coordinate, write and submit PTA nominations for Baltimore County Council PTA Awards.
  • Birthday Book Club
    • Staff a book cart offering parents/guardians and other family members the opportunity to select a book to donate to the Hampton library in honor of a Hampton student in celebration of a birthday or other special occasion.
  • Book Fair
    • Plan and staff weeklong Scholastic book fairs, held at school twice a year. Children attend during their regular library special time and are aided in book selections and monetary transactions by volunteers.  Want to find out more? Contact: JoAnn Zipin (jzipin@gmail.com) and Alexandra Rusen (alexgattinger@gmail.com)
  • Box Tops for Education
    • Collect, count and submit Box Tops for Education to be converted into money and supplies for the school. Once per year, if time allows, coordinate a grade competition to encourage students to turn in more Box Tops.  Want to find out more? Contact: Ashley Semesky (asemesky@yahoo.com)
  • Cafeteria Volunteer Coordinator
    • Provide assistance in the cafeteria, including monitoring student activity to ensure a safe and positive environment. Want to find out more? Contact: Sam Goldsmith (brentsam1299@comcast.net)
  • Community Outreach
    • Volunteer for events and activities designed to nurture students in becoming good citizens through service in the community.  Want to find out more? Contact: Lisa Swoboda (lswoboda@icloud.com)
  • Cultural Arts
    • Coordinate 6-8 school assemblies a year to enrich the educational experience for students.  Want to find out more? Contact: Melissa Rodola (melissarodola@gmail.com)
  • Dolphin Depot Student Store
    • Manage 5th-graders staffing the student store (current hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9:00-9:15am; students required to arrive at 8:50am to help open the store).  Want to find out more? Contact: Christy Rowe (mrschristyrowe@yahoo.com) and Sam Goldsmith (brentsam1299@comcast.net)
  • Facebook® Coordinator
    • Provide information to the social networking community about HESPTA programs and events.  Want to find out more? Contact: Ashley Oliver (Ashley@theolivergroupmd.com)
  • Fall Festival
    • Plan and staff the Fall Festival, an annual event featuring carnival games, crafts, dancing, food and other activities.  Want to find out more? Contact: Denise Kulikovsky (drdupier@gmail.com) and Melanie Mossman (melaniemossman@gmail.com)
  • Fifth Grade Farewell, Field Day & Gift
    • Farewell: Organize food, decorations and cake for 5th-grade farewell; staff table at event.  Want to find out more? Contact: Jess Williams (jweitz2@gmail.com) and Jennifer Nee (jkakelnee@gmail.com)
    • Field Day & Gift: Design and order 5th-grade T-shirts; plan and run field day, including game stations, snacks, and group picture; order 5th-grade gifts and arrange them on provided table prior to the farewell ceremony.  Want to find out more? Contact: Lisa Swoboda (lswoboda@gmail.com), Melissa Fought (melissafought@hotmail.com), and Denise Dupier-Kulikovsky (drdupier@gmail.com)
  • Finer Diner
    • Assist students and distribute ice cream at monthly Finer Diner events—a class gets to eat lunch picnic-style with parents and other visitors as a reward for good behavior.  Want to find out more? Contact: Michelle Damareck (michelledamareck@yahoo.com)
  • Fundraisers (Restaurant Nights & Products)
    • Organize school-wide fundraisers (i.e., wrapping paper, Mixed Bag, etc.) in fall/spring; arrange for Hampton nights at local restaurants throughout the school year.  Want to find out more? Contact: Jess Williams (jweitz2@gmail.com)
  • Green School/Outdoor Classroom
    • Work with school staff and students to maintain “green school” status; help plan and staff annual Green School Celebration. Want to find out more? Contact: Jessie Jaeger (jessie.green.jaeger@gmail.com)
  • Hampton Wear
  • Hospitality
    • Organize teacher lunches and goodies for monthly faculty meetings; coordinate hospitality tables for events including American Education Week and kindergarten registration.  Want to find out more? Contact: Emily Schultz (Emilyshultz13@gmail.com) and Amy Harrison (amyfeline@gmail.com)
  • Joy of Reading
    • Volunteer to read to Hampton students identified by teachers as children who need this type of academic enrichment. Reading activity happens during lunch at school. Contact: Michelle Damareck (michelledamareck@yahoo.com)
  • New Parent Outreach
    • Help new families get connected to the Hampton community and find volunteer opportunities suited to their specific talents and interests; plan and staff orientation programs for new families as needed throughout the year.  Want to find out more? Contact: Cara Pyles (carapyles@gmail.com)
  • Newsletter
    • Produce monthly online PTA newsletter communicating information about events, programs and other Hampton happenings.  Want to find out more? Contact: Erin Wilson (erin.b.wilson@gmail.com)
  • Reflections
    • Organize Hampton submissions for county-wide art competition.
  • Room Parent Coordinator
    • Act as a resource and advisor to room parents.  Want to find out more? Contact: Karol Quinn (kquinn626@gmail.com)
  • Spirit of Hampton
    • Organize a table at American Education Week where visitors can sign up to donate items on teacher wish lists for their classrooms.  Want to find out more? Contact: Melissa Rodola (melissarodola@gmail.com)
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
    • Organize, plan and execute Teacher Appreciate Week activities (one week in May), including a lunch, a breakfast and other themed surprises and treats.  Want to find out more? Contact: Michelle Roark (micheclarke@gmail.com)
  • Teacher Outreach
    • Host teacher luncheons to give PTA leadership an opportunity to get to know teachers and hear their thoughts and ideas; facilitate other teacher outreach efforts as needed.
  • Website
    • Help update and maintain PTA website, which offers information, calendars, forms, meeting minutes, volunteer opportunities and news.  Want to find out more? Contact: Justin Eyler (justin@eylercreative.com)
  • Wellness Committee
    • Contribute healthy content for monthly PTA newsletter. Ideas include family exercise, menu recommendation and health tips.  Want to find out more?
  • Yearbook
    • Coordinate content, printing, sales and distribution for annual yearbook.  Want to find out more? Contact: Sandy Ratliff (skj717@aol.com) and Sam Van Wagner (samanthavanwager@gmail.com)