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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 2020-21 Hamagrael PTA members.

September 2020

Dear Hamagrael Parents/Guardians:

Welcome! Hamagrael Elementary is truly a special place, with an amazing community of students, parents, teachers and staff. Traditionally, we support this mission with over 40 wide-ranging community & family events, direct assistance to our teachers and staff, and efforts supporting district programs.

As we start this special year together during the COVID-19 pandemic, however, our programming will look much different in size and scope than it has in previous years. In fact, the 2020-2021 school year will truly be unlike any other, because the health and safety of all at Hamagrael is our first priority.

Even so, your PTA’s mission remains the same: to positively impact the lives of children and families. We’ll continue our work to enrich the academic and social aspects of your children’s education at Hamagrael, and your support during this unprecedented moment in history is more important than ever!

The best way to do that is to become a PTA member by signing up for the Hamagrael PTA Directory. The PTA regularly shares school-related information to active members via email that is not sent by the school district or Principal Ksanznak. 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. 

While our traditional Fall programming (Fall Family Picnic, Halloween Party, Craft Fair, etc.) has been suspended, we will look to provide safe alternatives to some of these long-standing family events wherever possible – this requires parent volunteers! Whether a new PTA member or a “seasoned veteran,” please look out for information from us regarding important opportunities to volunteer your time and skills in the year ahead. Thank you in advance for joining, and your time, contributions and commitment to our organization, teachers, and most importantly our students.

Check out our virtual meeting schedule. Please join us!

Sincerely,

The Hamagrael PTA Board

  • Heather Cohen – Co-President
  • Gianna Aiezza – Co-President
  • Lori Bosworth – Co-Treasurer
  • Elizabeth Weaver – Co-Treasurer
  • Staci O’Donnell – Co-Secretary
  • Emily Field – Co-Secretary

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

Join the PTA and get access to the online Hamagrael Student Directory! ONLY PTA members receive PTA email communications which include information about school activities and events during the school year and receive online access to the Student Directory: your source of addresses, phone numbers, and e-mails for all Hamagrael families who wish to be included.

The Student Directory is the ONLY source of this information: you will not receive contact information from your child’s teacher!

The Directory is available online and through an app on your phone or computer! The directory is electronic. There are no paper copies sent home. A paper copy can be printed from the app.

Return the Directory/Membership form as soon as possible to ensure speedy access to the Directory for our families!

Questions? Please ask!

Gianna Aiezza, Hamagrael Student Directory Coordinator giannaaie3@gmail.com
*Family assistance is available for those who need financial support to join. Please contact email above.


PTA Meetings

  • September 24
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • January 21
  • March 18
  • April 22
  • May 13

Minutes

None at this time

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.