Alexander Hamilton News

Read All About it: December 16, 2019

Final Weekly Newsletter

This will be the last weekly newsletter of 2019. I hope that the information thus far has allowed us to share with you all the great things happening at AH. In 2020 I will continue to send the letters however they will be done bi-weekly until Spring break.


On behalf of the AH staff, we would like to wish you all a great holiday season. All the best for the new year!!

Shakespeare Theater Residency

We are so proud of our 5th grade students!! They worked so hard and did a tremendous job in their performance! We appreciate you joining us to witness all their hard work. We would like to extend our appreciation to Morris Arts and Shakespeare Theater of NJ for all their work and support. A very special THANK YOU to Kay Failla and the LEFF Foundation for continuing to fund this amazing experience for our students!
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Concert

Thank you for attending our concert! The students along with Mrs. Worts and Mrs Graziano appreciate all your support! It truly was a celebration of who we are as a community :)
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Staff Spotlight: Instrumental Music Teacher- Mrs. Graziano

Where are you from? Where did you grow up?

I am a lifetime Jersey Girl. I grew up in a small, rural farm town in Warren County called Asbury (not Asbury Park!) I’ve been gradually working my way east ever since, and now live in the South Plainfield area.


What does your education journey look like?

I went to Mansfield University of Pennsylvania for my Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, where I majored in clarinet, but also focused on piano and voice. I also have a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Thomas Edison State University. This year is my 27th year teaching music in one form or another.


What is your favorite thing about working at AH?

I love the diversity of both our school and our community. It has allowed me to learn so much more about how to teach all different kinds of students, and so much about other cultures and backgrounds.


When you are not working how do you spend your free time?

Most of my free time these days is spent in a gym! I’m a competitive “Masters” (meaning, older…) Olympic-style weightlifter. I train about 8-10 hours a week for my own lifting, and compete a few times a year locally and at the national level. I’m also a Level 2 USA Weightlifting Coach, and spend a few evenings and weekends coaching other athletes at Crossfit Finest in Metuchen.


What is 1 item on your bucket list?

It is a LONG list! But, right now I would like to qualify to compete in weightlifting at the Masters World Games in 2021, in Japan.


What would your superpower be?

Super-strength, of course!


What is a fun fact about you?

I am a huge sci-fi/fantasy geek! If I’m not reading a great fantasy novel, I’m catching up on sci-fi TV on Netflix.

HSA Important information

Please click here for info about the holiday shop. https://ahhsa.membershiptoolkit.com/


NEW: After school club registration is moving online. Click here for more info:

https://ahhsa.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/01391/Documents/AH_Clubs_Winter_2020_.pdf

Weekly info to remember:

1. Monday is E day.

2. The holiday shop will be open Tuesday and Wednesday. Classes have chosen times to visit.

3. Spirit Day is on Friday!! AH apparel or school colors should be worn by all students

4. Friday is a full day of school.

5. Winter break is from 12/23- 1/1. School reopens on 1/2/20