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Hamilton Ridge News and Events - May 2023
A Note from Mr. Fredrickson
We made it!!! Although snow has been known to fall in May here in Minnesota, it is rare and almost laughable after a long winter. But here we are, May 1 with sunshine and blue skies!
May brings many celebrations to schools and Hamilton Ridge is certainly living up to this expectation. In this newsletter, you will find information on many celebrations happening this month. The HRE all-school game day is on June 2, the all-district 5th grade track and field day at PLHS on May 26. There is also the 4th and 5th grade choir concert on May 9 along with our 5th grade art show. Grade levels will also have multiple field trips throughout the month.
But wait… there’s more! The PTC is hosting the Spring Fling on Friday, May 19 and we are looking to schedule one more movie night before the end of the year.
Rest assured that academics still continue throughout May and even into June. The extra celebrations are ways to honor students for their work and provide significant ways to enjoy our community before summer.
Parents are invited to celebrate with us at many of the events. Please read more about the events below, and make sure you read your child's teacher’s emails for further details.
Your partner in education,
3rd Annual Fancy Lunch
2023-24 Kindergarten Open House
Five Hawks and Redtail Ridge, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Glendale, Hamilton Ridge, Jeffers Pond, La ola del lago at Grainwood and WestWood, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
If you have not yet enrolled your student for kindergarten, now is the time! Enroll online here. If your child will not be attending kindergarten during the 2023-24 school year, please contact Rikki at email@example.com Check out our Kindergarten Entry Goals for helpful information.
Great Start to Kindergarten Assessment Days for Hamilton Ridge will be Tuesday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 9. During this time, a trained staff member will work with your child one-on-one to measure reading, math and social skills. The testing will take up to 30 minutes and will help us place your child in the kindergarten classroom that is best suited for him/her. A sign up to schedule this appointment will be sent the 3rd week of June.
From the Dean of Students
As we wrap up the school year, please remember that attendance matters. Thank you for ensuring that your student comes to school each and every day. We appreciate you working in collaboration with the school to have a successful school year.
Hamilton Ridge Music Performances
1st Grade Informances - Learning Commons - 2:50 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 2nd - Goracke
- Wednesday, May 3rd - DiMarco
- Thursday, May 4th - Quintero
- Friday, May 5th - Bates
Kindergarten Graduation - Thursday, June 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Doors open at 2:15 p.m.
5th Grade Performance
5th Grade Graduation - Monday, June 5 - 10:00 a.m.
Doors open at 9:45 a.m.
The HRE Spring Fling is almost here! Mark Friday, May 19, from 5 to 7, on your calendars. It's a time to celebrate our school year with family and friends. We'll have games, face painting, food, and lots of fun. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the grade-themed baskets. Our silent auction is poised to be the best yet. Bring your dollars to buy raffle tickets! We'd love more volunteers to make the Spring Fling a success; sign up here for different opportunities in easy one-hour shifts: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fa5a628a6fcce9-spring7#/
Another great opportunity to give back to our school is celebrating HRE Night at McHugh's on Monday, May 15, from 4 to 9 pm! Dine in our carry out for a great cause -- 20%! Bonus: kids will get a free ice cream treat if they wear PLSAS or sports gear!
"Donuts with Grown-Ups" for Kindergarten families is on Friday, May 12. Sign up here by May 8: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4FA5A628A6FCCE9-donuts5
- Friends and Family Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Are you ready to play some golf this summer? Register now to play in the DOGS golf tournament on Thursday, August 3 at The Wild Golf Club in Prior Lake. You can register individually or as a team of four. We’re also in need hole sponsors or raffle donations. Play a round of golf and help support Hamilton Ridge. Register at http://bit.ly/3G0VFr3. Any questions, contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Volunteer at Lakefront Music Fest
Interested in attending this summer’s Lakefront Music fest for FREE? Sign up for a volunteer shift and gain free admission and a free T-Shirt for the weekend. Your volunteer shift will help support Hamilton Ridge. Shifts are available Friday July 14 & Saturday July 15 and must be at least 21 years or older. Sign up at https://bit.ly/MusicFest23. Any questions, contact Mark at email@example.com.
Our next PTC meeting is Tuesday, May 2, at 6:30. We meet in the media center. We'll be putting the finishing touches on spring fling and looking ahead to the fall (if you can believe it!). We are also looking for officers for the 2023-2024 school year. If you're interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCA Testing will wrap up the week of May 8 with the 5th grade Science MCA. MCA scores for Grades 3-5 will be sent to parents in the fall of 2023.
The testing schedule is below. Please schedule appointments and vacations around remaining testing dates. It is important our 4th and fifth graders are present for the state tests.
Please contact your child's teacher with any questions.
Planning for 2023-24
Student School Hours 9:20 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Main Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Attendance Line 952-461-7801
Main Office 952-461-7800
Fax Number 952-461-7849
Health Office 952-461-7806, Tiffany St. Michaels, LPN email@example.com
Sam Fredrickson, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin Stier, Dean of Students email@example.com
Kirsten Schoeller, Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Beverley Null, Administrative Assistant (attendance) email@example.com
Andrea Carin, Social Worker firstname.lastname@example.org
IT Help Desk 952-226-0048 or email@example.com
District Transportation 952-226-0050 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior Lake Bus Company (after hours) 952-440-1166