Hamilton Newsletter!

Leadership Academy!

January 27, 2017

Message from the Principal

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you enjoyed your break and time with your loved ones as I did. As we near our second semester, our staff is spending time reviewing our Hamilton Mission Statement, “to nurture, inspire, and challenge our students to become confident, creative, and successful leaders of tomorrow." It is important to us that we do not lose sight of where we are and where we would like to be by the end of this school year. We meet regularly to review student rosters and identify students who need additional support in specific areas. We have been putting plans into place to help meet those needs, whether it be more time on learning tasks, inclusion in one of our small groups for intervention, or behavioral support.

Parents are integral partners in this process and we need you to join us in frequently monitoring your child’s learning. Here are some ways you can help:
• Discuss with your child how their day went.
• Read to or with them every day. A high level of independent reading is one of the key indicators of school success—plus it is fun!
• Help them prepare for the next topics in math.
• If you have computer access, encourage them to use their school accounts to help build their skill sets in reading and math.
• Talk with them about the importance of school and getting a solid foundation for learning. The good habits they establish now in elementary school will serve them well for years to come.

And, please continue to communicate with your child's teacher.

Thank you,
Frances

WELCOME Ms. McGee! Here is a bit about the new improv teacher.

Lindsay McGee is very excited to be joining Hamilton Elementary School as the new improv teacher! She has experience as both an artist and educator, she believes in the transformational power of performing arts to cultivate confidence, creativity, consideration for one's self and for others. Through improvisational theatre, she hopes to help students develop invaluable skills including public speaking, critical thinking, leadership, team work, and more!

Bistro Night!

Come join the Annual Fund for Good Food, Good Friends, and a Fun Night!


Bistro Night will be held on Friday, January 27 from 6 pm - 10 pm at the home of Jennifer Allan Goldman and Matthew Goldman. Tickets are $30 per person (or sponsor a teacher for $15) and include food, drinks, and live entertainment.


You can buy tickets online at: http://bit.ly/BistroNight


New this year: Whiskey Tasting! Join a small group of parents in trying five different whiskeys from around the world. Whiskey tasting tickets are limited to 25 people and are $25 each.


This event is for adults only, but friends and family are welcome!


Tickets will available before and after school Monday, January 23 - Thursday, January 26.


Questions? Email Jennifer or Kristie at HamiltonAnnualFund@gmail.com

After School Enrichment!

After School Enrichment classes have begun, EXCEPT Mad Science which needs MORE STUDENTS to enroll! The start date has been pushed back to Friday, Feb. 3 to give parents more time to sign their students up. Topics include Che-mystery, fantastic fliers, fun-damental forces, science of magic, and wacky water. Open to grades K-5; fee is $225. Register online at http://register.madscience.org/losangeles or call 818-909-6777.

PLEASE NOTE that FREE SPOTS are still available in Kids Art and Mad Science to students whose parents are willing and able to escort students (K-5) to and from class, and to stay in the classroom to assist as needed! These FREE CLASSES will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested? Contact Jennifer Ayon at jenniferogrady@hotmail.com.

Featuring Fabulous First Grade!

Hamilton is participating in a math pilot! I-Ready is coming!

Teachers are currently being trained on the program.

Family Dance is Coming Soon!

Mark the calendar for February 24th! Bring the whole family for a fun night of dancing and more! More details coming soon!

SMART NIGHT!

March 10th! This is a free event! Please come and enjoy a fabulous evening!

Uniform Sales!!!

Uniform Sales Update
Hamilton school uniforms are sold every other Friday at assembly! Sale prices are coming soon! Usually you'll see the sales table set up outside near where we gather for assembly, but if it's raining, you'll need to go to the MPR to select the latest in Bobcat-wear. Questions about uniform sales? Please contact Priya Raghu at priraghu@gmail.com.

Excellent Attendance

Hamilton wants to celebrate students with excellent attendance! Every month that students earn perfect attendance will earn a perfect attendance tag. Perfect attendance means that the child was in school on time everyday. Excused absences do not count towards perfect attendance. If a child earns 7 or more perfect attendance tags, they are invited to the Excellent Attendance Field Day at the end of the school year!
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Read Across America!

Students will enjoy people from the community coming on March 2, 2017 to read to classes. If you would like to volunteer to be a reader, please contact jannekebriggs@yahoo.com.


SPIRIT DAYS for Read Across America Week!

February 27: Foxiest Sock Day! Where your crazy socks!

February 28: Silly Hat Day

March 1: Grinchiest Day! Where GREEN!

March 2: Come as your favorite book character.

March 3: Crazy Hair Day and wear RED and WHITE Day

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