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Hamagrael PTA

The Hamagrael PTA warmly welcomes all Hamagrael families (new and old) to another exciting year! Hamagrael has a committed Parent Teacher Association (PTA) that works hard to:

  • Host fun, educational events
  • Fundraise to provide high-quality services above and beyond the school budget
  • Support community-based services in our region
  • Help families plug into our amazing community and build relationships that will hopefully last a lifetime

We all want the very best education and experiences for our children. Your involvement will enhance your child’s experience at Hamagrael and you’ll enjoy getting to know other families in the process.  Please consider volunteering a little time to a committee, event or activity! There are many different opportunities that allow for flexibility with your busy schedule.

Thank you and have a great school year!


Welcome Letter

Click here for a PDF version of the welcome letter from the 2018-19 Co-Presidents, Bill Ketzer & Helmut Philipp.

August 2018

Dear Hamagrael Parents/Guardians:

We hope this letter finds you enjoying a fantastic summer! We are very excited about the year ahead and all that is in store for our children.

The PTA Board would like to introduce ourselves:

  • Co-Presidents: Bill Ketzer & Helmut Philipp
  • Co-Treasurers: Colleen Driggs & Erik Smith
  • Co-Secretaries: Janice Wetherbee & Lori Bosworth
  • Teacher Reps: Emily Labate & Deb Wooster

The PTA works to enrich the academic and social aspects of our children’s education at Hamagrael through events and activities. These events require the support of many parents. As fellow parents, we appreciate any amount of volunteer time you can offer. We believe in the familiar saying that “many hands make light work,” and your involvement will enhance your child’s experience at Hamagrael and you’ll enjoy getting to know other families in the process.

Some important PTA dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Sept. 6th, Opening Day Coffee at 9:20 a.m. in the Hamagrael Cafeteria
  • Sept. 20th, First PTA Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Hamagrael Library
  • Sept. 23rd, Fall Family Picnic from 4-6 p.m. on the Hamagrael Playground

If your schedule allows, please come meet us and other volunteers for coffee on the first day of school (right after the bell)! If you are able to join us at the first PTA meeting, we’d love to have you there as well. Both events are great opportunities to hear about what is planned for this year and learn how to get involved.

The PTA sends emails about school events (including parties) to keep families in the loop. In order to ensure you receive these emails, please sign up for the PTA directory! The sign up form will be available on the PTA page of the Hamagrael website and through Aspen. If you do not sign up for the directory, you will not be on the PTA email distribution list. There will be several other PTA forms available on the website and Aspen as well (forms to look for: Directory/Membership, PTA Committee Volunteer Form and Fall Family Picnic, among others). Enjoy the rest of the summer — we look forward to seeing you on September 6th or soon after!

The Hamagrael PTA Board

 Bill Ketzer ● Helmut Philipp ● Colleen Driggs ● Erik Smith ● Janice Wetherbee ● Lori Bosworth

 


Hamagrael PTA Handbook

Have a question? You can find the answers in the Hamagrael PTA Handbook [PDF]!

  • Events by date
  • Event Descriptions
  • How to volunteer
  • Committee Descriptions
  • Committee Chair Contact Information
  • FAQs

PTA Directory

Planning to host a birthday party or play dates this school year? Want to receive PTA e-mails about school events and classroom parties?

Join the PTA and receive access to the Hamagrael Student Directory! Only PTA members can access the Student Directory – which includes addresses, phone numbers, and e-mails for all Hamagrael families who opt in. **Please note: you will NOT receive a class list or contact information from your child’s teacher!

Please fill out the Hamagrael PTA Membership/Directory Form [PDF], ASAP. The sooner we have everyone’s information the sooner the directory can be printed.

Questions? Please ask!
Gianna Aiezza
Hamagrael Student Directory, Editor 
giannaaie3@gmail.com


PTA Meetings

  • September 20th, Hamagrael Library, 7 p.m.
  • October 18th, Hamagrael Library, 7 p.m.
  • November 15th, Hamagrael Library, 7 p.m.
  • January 17th, Hamagrael Library, 7 p.m.
  • March 14th, Hamagrael Library, 7 p.m.
  • April 11th, Hamagrael Library, 7 p.m.
  • May 16th, Hamagrael Library, 7 p.m.

Minutes

PTA Bylaws [PDF] 


Fundraising

Unable to volunteer? You can still make a difference with our Power Purchase programs!

AmazonSmiles

Visit smile.amazon.com and sign in to your Amazon account. Designate Hamagrael as the recipient of your donations. Start shopping! Add a bookmark for smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile

Price Chopper

Register your Price Chopper Advantage Card for Hamagrael (#15748) on the Price Chopper website and help Hamagrael earn valuable tools for our school.

Hannaford School Dollars

These can be earned by purchasing specific products marked as school dollar items. If you receive school dollar tickets, turn them in at the tower at the front of the store.

Boxtops

Throughout the year you will receive an email from the Boxtops Committee chair. Simply collect any boxtops lying around and send them in with your student (s). There is also a mailbox in the main office year round if your pile starts to get to high!

Target Take Charge of Education 

Associate your Red Card with Hamagrael and we will get a 2% credit for your purchases.