Hearst Elementary's Owl Fund

Hearst's PTA Owl Fund contributions support annual expenses such as classroom supplies, instructional software like Lexia and i-Ready, field trips and buses, after- school enrichment programming and management, sports uniforms, teacher professional development and much more!

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Hearst's PTA is a 501 (c) 3 and your contribution may be tax deductible.


Teachers Love the Owl Fund!

The Owl Fund has provided me with the resources I need to bring an engaging and multi-sensory educational experience to my students. Over the years at Hearst, I’ve been able to purchase a variety of materials for arts integrated projects. The Owl Fund has enabled me to take basic content and transform it into creative and hands-on lessons. One of my favorite projects is creating necklaces in the style of the Aztecs. We use tissue paper and tin foil to represent the gemstones and metals. Without my classroom stipend, I may have altered this project to cut costs and instead had my students simply color on a worksheet. BoyleAshley1718.jpgMs. Boyle
1st Grade Teacher
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3rd Grade Teacher
With our PTA funds, we’ve been able to travel to the National Mall and explore monuments and memorials, giving our 3rd graders tangible experiences to expand what they are learning inside the classroom. Additionally, the funds have provided us with the opportunity to create a comfortable and inclusive classroom by allowing us to buy flexible seating options.
In 5th grade, the students have the privilege of going to Sandy Spring Adventure Park for their end of the year trip before they transition to Deal or other middle schools. The adventure park is a high ropes course where students are able to take risks, solve problems, work together, and spend quality time with one another before they leave the small community of Hearst. It is amazing to see students independently collaborating and forming memories that they will remember into their middle school years and it wouldn't be possible without our Owl Fund! LougheadEmily1718.jpg Ms. Loughead
5th Grade Teacher
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English Language Learners teachers
We cannot overstate how much we appreciate parents donating to the Owl Fund for our ELL students. In years past we have never had money to purchase our own supplies, which left us dependent on the largesse of homeroom teachers. With our Owl Fund money, we were able to purchase our own notebooks, pencils, glue sticks, scissors, markers and crayons, construction paper, ink, staples, erasers, and word games. All of these things have been a huge help to our ELL community. Thank you so much!!


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