ONGOING PROGRAMS

  • Birthday Book Club Coordinator: Joan Drebing (joandrebing@gmail.com) — The Birthday Book Club program allows parents/guardians and other family members an opportunity to donate a book to the Hampton library in honor of a Hampton student to celebrate a birthday or another special occasion. The job of the Birthday Book Club coordinator is to consult school librarian to determine start date for the Birthday Book Club, allowing time for books to be ordered and shipped; work with Hampton administration to create schedule; recruit and organize volunteers to staff the Birthday Book Club cart on scheduled day(s). Learn more about the Birthday Book Club here.
  • Cafeteria Volunteer Coordinator: OPENRecruit volunteers to provide assistance in the cafeteria, including monitoring student activity to ensure a safe and positive environment.
  • Community Outreach: Lisa Swoboda (lswoboda@icloud.com) — Identify potential partnerships with community organizations, and coordinate PTA activities to nurture students in becoming good citizens within our community through their voluntary contributions.
  • Cultural Arts: Adrienne Hammel Aaronson (adrihammel@yahoo.com) — Research and coordinate 6-8 school assemblies a year; work with school principal to obtain approval and determine dates; coordinate contracts and payments with PTA president and treasurer, respectively. Please note: The Cultural Arts budget includes ballroom dancing for the 5th graders, but the activity is coordinated by the Hampton administration.
  • Finer Diner: Michelle Damareck (michelledamareck@yahoo.com) — Create and distribute flyers informing parents/guardians of selected event dates; attend Finer Diner events (during lunch) to assist parents/guardians and students, and distribute ice cream.
  • Green School Liaison: OPENWork with school staff and students to maintain “green school” status; help plan annual Green School Celebration; collaborate with Hampton administration and faculty to determine need for outdoor classroom, navigate appropriate BCPS channels in order to gain approval, and look for funding sources.

  • Hospitality: Cary Pierson (carypierson@gmail.com), Adrienne Hammel (adrihammel@yahoo.com) — Coordinate Back-to-School faculty lunch (generally takes place on the teachers’ first day back to school; confirm date with school principal) and other luncheons throughout the year as requested; provide treats at monthly faculty meetings (held on the first Monday of every month); coordinate hospitality table for American Education Week (November), Kindergarten registration (March) and miscellaneous events that arise during the year.
  • Joy of Reading: OPENOrganize volunteers to read to Hampton students during lunch.
  • Legislation: Yara Cheikh (ycheikh@aol.com) — Communicate with PTA members and families regarding State and local issues that directly affect education (i.e., redistricting, proposed State education bills, BCPS school construction updates, etc.).
  • Parent Education/Special Education Liaison: Erin O’Brien (erinobrienphotos@gmail.com)
    • Parent Education Coordinator:Circulate information on workshops and speakers at nearby venues; future responsibilities include coordinating events at Hampton Elementary.
    • Special Education Liaison (“SEL”): Serve as a resource for families and teachers with students who have special needs; circulate information regarding special education resources through PTA’s Parent Resource Bulletin Board (in Hampton lobby area) and the PTA’s newsletter and website. The SEL position is actively supported by the BCPS Office of Special Education’s Resource Center, which provides flyers, posters, announcements, etc. for the SEL to disseminate to the Hampton Elementary community.
  • Room Parent Coordinator: Melanie Mitchell (annabellefresh@yahoo.com) — Contact teachers for the names of Room Parents for each classroom; schedule a meeting with Room Parents prior to a PTA meeting early in the school year to communicate general expectations and provide resources, such as sample letters and envelope templates that can be customized for individual classrooms; offer ongoing guidance to Room Parents throughout the school year. Please note: Since Room Parents are chosen and assigned specific duties by individual teachers, the Room Parent Coordinator is offered only as a resource and advisor, and is not responsible for overseeing Room Parents’ activities.
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Megan Britt (megan425@gmail.com) — Serve as initial contact for HESPTA volunteers; compile information from Volunteer Forms, and distribute volunteer lists to respective committee chairs.

PROGRAMS – LIMITED VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT

  • Fall Festival: Courtney Murphy (court79ney@yahoo.com) — Plan the annual event that features carnival games, crafts, dancing, food and other activities. This event is not a fundraiser, however has generated a profit for the last few years. Tasks include: securing a vendor for carnival games, hiring a DJ, purchasing prizes, crafts, food donations, organizing selfie-stations, ticket sales and volunteer coordination. Co-chairs can decide how the work is divided.
  • Fifth Grade Farewell, Field Day & Gift:
    • Farewell: Erin O’Brien (erinobrienphotos@gmail.com), Lauren Campbell (lauren.e.campbell.poa9@statefarm.com) — Ideally, this position will be held by a 4th-grade parent: prepare/order food and decorations for 5th-grade graduation; order/purchase cake, snacks, beverages and theme-appropriate decorations (tablecloths, plates, cutlery, etc.); set up additional table for 5th-grade gifts; recruit volunteers on day of event to help serve 5th graders and their families following the farewell ceremony. Submit receipts to HESPTA treasurer for reimbursement.
    • Field Day & Gift: Jane Burka (janelburka@gmail.com), Suzanne Persaud (suzannepersaud1@gmail.com), Lisa Swoboda (lswoboda@gmail.com) — Design and order 5th-grade T-shirts; plan and run game stations; arrange water and fruit for the students (or Kona Ice); take an organized group picture with ALL students visible—print photo to present to 5th graders during the farewell ceremony (photos can be tucked in folders or gifted to students in frames); order 5th-grade gifts and arrange them on provided table prior to the farewell ceremony.
  • Reflections: Jennifer Miller (jenmarjor@aol.com), Jordano Williams (javs2311@gmail.com) — Promote the Reflections program using multiple avenues; determine due date for HES entries; organize judges from the community; make copies of all winning entries and forms; double check student entry forms and upload online; order trophies for HES winners and certificates for participants; organize reception for participants and parents; send winning projects on to the next level and return non-winning projects. All of this takes place between September and December of the academic year. Responsibilities must be shared among multiple people. Unlimited number of open positions.
  • Spirit of Hampton: Sandy Lombardo (slombard@bcpl.net) — Request and gather wish lists from all teachers prior to American Education Week (November); prepare forms and post them during American Education Week to allow visiting parents/guardians, friends and family members to sign up to donate specific items; provide feedback to teachers regarding donation commitments; follow up with donors to make sure commitments are fulfilled.
  • Student Directory:  Jess Williams (jweitz2@gmail.com) — Prepare flyer requesting contact information from families who want to be included in the Hampton Student Directory; compile directory using family- submitted data; coordinate distribution of directory to students.
  • Teacher Appreciation Week: Tracey Daniels (tracey3579@gmail.com) — Organize and lead a committee to determine a theme for Teacher Appreciation Week (May); provide a teacher breakfast and luncheon; execute other ideas and surprises as determined by the committee.
  • Yearbook: Maureen Zingo — Coordinate all content, printing, sales and distribution for annual yearbook; communicate deadlines to families regarding ads and picture uploads; take pictures at school events for yearbook consideration; provide promotional details to communications committee for dissemination in newsletter, social media, e-mails, etc.