Dear HES PTA Families,

As this school year comes to a close and I get ready to transition out of my term as president, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your students. I have been blessed to see first-hand the tremendous talent and commitment of our volunteers, parents, teachers, staff and administrators. HES and its students are in good hands!

In the last two years our PTA has been able to accomplish many great things. We are now back in good standing with the National PTA and the IRS. Last year we were able to take a significant portion of money and invest in technology for the stem lab, document cameras for classrooms, and assist in the renovation of the staff lounge. This year, our school was chosen to host the Real Food for Kids Food Day. The event was a huge success, and even earned the HES PTA an award for outstanding volunteerism from the Fairfax County PTA. In addition, we offered two free event for families–Spooky Bingo in the fall and Family Movie Night in the winter. We began a new tradition two years ago with our Rough&Tumble 1K race. Each year the school participation and community sponsorships have grown. We took over the maintenance of the Serenity Garden and were able to repair and restore the garden back to a beautiful, usable space. We continued our support of field trips and staff development opportunities.

I am so honored and thankful to have been on this journey with you all over the past two years. The HES PTA does such an outstanding job supporting our students and our school. I look forward to all the amazing things that the new PTA board will bring to the table. It is a huge commitment, and I am grateful for their willingness to devote their time and energy to help all of our children.


Emily Boccia
HES PTA President 2016-2018


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