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.

View the 2019-2020 Committee List
VOLUNTEER WITH THE PTA
  • 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.  Want to find out more? Contact: Joan Drebing (joandrebing@gmail.com)
  • 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), Alexandra Rusen (alexgattinger@gmail.com), and Jessica Jaeger (jessie.green.jaeger@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: Adrienne Hammel (adrihammel@yahoo.com)
  • Directory
    • Compile, print and distribute annual Hampton Elementary student directory.  Want to find out more? Contact: Jess Williams (jweitz2@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: Cary Pierson (carypierson@gmail.com) or Chris Boblitz (chrisboblitz@verizon.net)
  • Facebook® Coordinator
    • Provide information to the social networking community about HESPTA programs and events.  Want to find out more? Contact: Courtney Murphy (court79ney@yahoo.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: Courtney Murphy (court79ney@yahoo.com)
  • Fifth Grade Farewell, Field Day & Gift
  • 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
    • Organize and manage ongoing Spirit Wear sale and distribution; staff Spirit Wear table at Hampton events.  Want to find out more?  Contact: Denise Dupier-Kulikovsky (drdupier@gmail.com), Jamie Tobin (jlowetobin16@gmail.com)
  • 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: Cary Pierson (carypierson@gmail.com) and Adrienne Hammel (adrihammel@yahoo.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: Megan Britt (megan425@gmail.com)
  • Newsletter
    • Produce monthly online PTA newsletter communicating information about events, programs and other Hampton happenings.  Want to find out more? Contact: Wanda Haskel (wanda.haskel@verizon.net)
  • Reflections
  • Room Parent Coordinator
    • Act as a resource and advisor to room parents.  Want to find out more? Contact: Melanie Mitchell (annabellefresh@yahoo.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: Megan Britt (megan425@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: Tracey Daniels (tracey3579@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.  Want to find out more? Contact: Maria Hudson (mhudson2@bcps.org)
  • 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? Contact: Sam Goldstein (stephaneggs@gmail.com)
  • Yearbook
    • Coordinate content, printing, sales and distribution for annual yearbook.  Want to find out more? Contact: Sandy Ratliff (skj717@aol.com)