May 3, 2002
The Hammond Elementary School PTA will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the school, 8110 Aladdin Drive, in North Laurel. About 100 families are expected to participate in the sale, which will feature concessions. Selling space is sold out, but bargain hunters are welcome. Proceeds will benefit PTA-sponsored programs at the school. The rain date is Sunday. Information: 301-776-3169. Montpelier Spring Festival is scheduled Sunday The South Laurel Recreation Council will hold the 32nd Montpelier Spring Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday on the grounds of Montpelier Mansion, Route 197 at Montpelier Drive, Laurel.
April 2, 2006
The Hammond Elementary School PTA will sponsor a free concert for the community at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Hammond Middle School gymnasium, 8110 Aladdin Drive, North Laurel. "Almost Recess," an a cappella group from the Washington area, will perform percussion, vocals and harmonies. Vocalists and instrumentalists from Hammond Elementary will open for the group. Information: Elaine Povich, 301-490-2832. For a sample of the group's music, go to almostrecess.com. Around Town Open house -- The Open Arms Christian Child Development Center, a ministry of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Laurel, will hold an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today with tours, entertainment and an opportunity to register children for summer camp and fall programs.
March 26, 2006
Dressed in a long, flowing authentic Nigerian robe and multicolored head dress, David Larner, assistant principal at Hammond Elementary, might have raised a few eyebrows last school year when he walked the halls on any other school day. But during the school's annual multicultural event, Larner, who is of Irish and Russian descent, fit right in as he wore his ethnic garb. Hammond Elementary will resemble a United Nations gathering at 7 p.m. Wednesday when pupils from 23 countries participate in "A Taste of Culture."
September 27, 1996
HAMMOND ELEMENTARY is pleased to announce its roster of volunteers serving on the PTA committees. Donna Merson, Dottie Balaban, Gail Brown, Dee Levi, Nancy Trudel, Darla Trigger, Pat Baker, Frank Tesoriero, and Janet Moore are officers of the organization.Eydie Hammers, Barb Costa, Kathy Mattos, Bonnie Miller and Joyce Pope raise the money that lets the PTA operate.They sell books, run the gift wrap sales and hold a garage sale.Others are involved in collecting soup labels and grocery store receipts.
April 23, 2004
Yvette Lewis was opera-singer-in-residence last week at Hammond Elementary School in North Laurel. In a program titled, "So This Is Opera," Hammond children in kindergarten through fifth grade trooped into the school's music room one class at a time to listen to a story, watch videos and learn two excerpts from an opera's arias. "It was fantastic. It was unbelievable, what she could do with them in such a short period. Second grade sang in German!" said Angela Meade, parent of kindergartner William Mitchell and second-grader Thomas Mitchell.
November 10, 1999
" 'Picture Not So Perfect' is a mystery about a weird antique camera that only kids could see. The characters are very different; one plays sports and the others solve mysteries. Those are reasons why this is my favorite story." -- Ashley Johnson Powhatan Elementary "I think 'Three Up A Tree' by James Marshall is the best story. I like the part when the chicken and doll are bank robbers. I also like what a little boy named Spider is wearing." -- Craig Morgan Hammond Elementary