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Hamilton Ridge News and Events - May 2022

A Note from Mrs. Z

Dear Hamilton Ridge Families,

As we enter our last full month of the school year, I am filled with gratitude for our vibrant and engaging school, our eager students, our supportive parents, and our amazing staff. We have a busy and fun-filled month ahead with culminating units of learning, celebrations, and events. From concerts to our "Spring Fling," to track and field day, we celebrate our students, their learning, and success. If you are a parent of a 5th grader or kindergartner, more details will come your way for the kindergarten graduation on June 2 and the 5th grade graduation on June 6.

Thank you for endless support. You have been with us through it all, supporting your child, and staying in tune with events, activities, and changes. Thank you for sharing your children with us each day. It is our privilege to teach, support, and care for them!

I wish you a great, and hopefully warmer, month of May!

Mrs. Z.

PTC Update

  • We are so excited to host our first annual Spring Fling on May 13! We'll have food trucks, pizza, games, face painting and more. We hope you can join us between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. We are still looking for volunteers the night of to make the event the best it can be. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fa5a628a6fcce9-spring6. We are also putting together the grade level raffle basket. PLEASE BRING IN YOUR ITEMS BY MAY 6.
  • Our next meeting is tomorrow night at 6:30. We will be putting finishing touches on the Spring Fling, but also looking ahead to the fall. It's our second-to-last meeting of the school year; we'd love for you to join us.
  • We are looking for new board officers as well, if you're interested in having a leadership role in the PTC. Email us to learn more! HamiltonRidgePTC@gmail.com.
  • Our next HRE restaurant night is Monday, May 9th, at McHughs! Grab some wings, a burger, a beverage -- and proceeds will come back to the school!

Upcoming Music Concerts at Hamilton Ridge

Wednesday, May 4th – 1st Grade Informance for Nord at 1:35 PM in the Learning Commons

Thursday, May 5th – 1st Grade Informance for DiMarco at 1:35 PM in the Learning Commons

Friday, May 6th – 1st Grade Informance for Goracke at 1:35 PM in the Learning Commons

Due to limited space, please plan on 1-3 guests per student.

MCA Testing for Grades 3 - 5

MCA Testing will wrap up the week of May 9 with the 5th grade Science MCA. MCA scores for Grades 3-5 will be sent to parents in the fall of 2022.


The testing schedule is below. Please schedule appointments and vacations around remaining testing dates. It is important our fifth graders are present for the state tests.


Please contact your child's teacher with any questions.

Welcome to the Class of 2035!

The countdown to Kindergarten has begun! Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools is pleased to offer tuition free, full-day kindergarten and full-day kindergarten Spanish immersion at La ola del lago at Grainwood. Please follow the link below and mark your calendar for the important dates.


How do you know if your child is ready for Kindergarten? Click here for the Kindergarten Readiness Flyer to learn what skills to look for and what to practice at home.

Kindergarten Registration Information

Online enrollment now open!

Legacy Book Club

Dear Hamilton Ridge Families,


Hamilton Ridge is offering an option for families to purchase books in honor of students and help our library grow! It is called Legacy Book Club. This is a positive way for your child to give a unique gift to all students at Hamilton Ridge.


If your family chooses to purchase a book to donate to the Hamilton Ridge Media Center, we will place a book plate in the book with your child's name, and he or she will be the first student to check out the new book. Click the button below for more details.


Thank you,


Amy Schwingler

Legacy Book Club

Click Here to Learn More

Important Dates

  • May 30 No School Memorial Day
  • May 31 All School Track & Field Day
  • June 2 Kindergarten Graduation
  • June 6 5th Grade Graduation
  • June 9 Last Day of School; 3 Hour Early Release at 12:50 p.m.

Contact Us

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 tstmichaels@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Karen Zwolenski, Principal kzwolenski@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Lindsay Comstock, Dean of Students lcomstock@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Kirsten Schoeller, Administrative Assistant kschoeller@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Beverley Null, Administrative Assistant (attendance) bnull@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Andrea Carin, Social Worker acarin@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

IT Help Desk 952-226-0048 or ithelpdesk@plsas.org

District Transportation 952-226-0050 or jswedberg@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Prior Lake Bus Company (after hours) 952-440-1166