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Hamilton Ridge News and Events - January 2023
A Note from Mr. Fredrickson
Happy New Year to all of you. I was looking forward to having all of our students and staff back at Hamilton Ridge today, but tricky Minnesota weather kept that from happening. We will be back together soon and our staff is ready to re-engage with you and your children for the rest of the year.
Communication is at the root of nearly all strong relationships. One of the most effective ways to do this is through conferences. The face-to-face communication between teachers and families helps all parties to understand student strengths and needs while giving a platform to set goals for the upcoming months.
This year, conferences will be held in February rather than March. This change allows teachers to update goals and methodology at the beginning of the 2nd semester which will benefit students with more time before the school year ends. We look forward to seeing you in February. You are your child’s greatest support and advocate.
On January 13, you will receive and email to sign up for a conference(s) through PTCFast on these dates and times:
Tuesday, February 7, 4:15-6:15 p.m.
Thursday, February 9, 4:15-8:15 p.m.
Thursday, February 16, 4:15-8:15 p.m.
Your partner in education,
Welcome to the Class of 2036!
The countdown to Kindergarten 2023-24 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.
Kindergarten Information Night
Thursday, January 5, 6:30 p.m.
Jeffers Pond Elementary
Please follow the link below and mark your calendar for more 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.
Hamilton Ridge Music Performances
Choir Concert - only 4th and 5th grade students that are participating in choir through Community Education
Tuesday, January 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Hamilton Ridge Gym
2nd Grade Music Concert
Thursday, April 27th at 10:00 a.m. in the Hamilton Ridge Gym
3rd Grade Music Concert
Thursday, April 27th at 2:00 p.m.in the Hamilton Ridge Gym
Information on 1st Grade and Kindergarten performances to come soon!
Hamilton Ridge PTC Update
Due to today's school closing, the first PTC meeting of 2023 has been moved to Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Hamilton Ridge Media Center - please join us. All parents are welcome and encouraged to get involved!
- Hamilton Ridge DOGS (Dads and Dudes of Great Students) began hosting Donuts with Grownups this year! Families will be invited by grade level throughout the rest of the year. This is a free event where families can join their students for donuts and juice before school in the cafeteria. 5th grade families enjoyed doughnuts on December 2 and 4th grade families have already been invited and will enjoy their donuts on Friday, January 13.
Here are the remaining dates for grades K-3:
February 3, 2023 – 3rd grade
March 3, 2023 – 2nd grade
April 14, 2023 – 1st grade
May 12, 2023 – Kindergarten
- The 2022-23 Yearbook is now available to order (online only).
Go to www.strawbridge.net, choose Order Pictures and Yearbooks and use online ordering code YB26238. Click on the picture to the left or watch your child's backpack for a flyer with details. Deadline to order is April 14.
- The next restaurant fundraiser night will be at Davanni's in Savage on January 10 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. More info to come on Seesaw.
Be sure to follow our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on fundraisers and upcoming events.
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.
- January 16 No School; Martin Luther King Day
- January 27 No School; Grading Day
- February 7, 9 & 16 Parent/Teacher Conferences
- February 8 2-Hour Early Release at 1:50 p.m.
- February 20 No School; President's Day
- March 16 2-Hour Early Release at 1:50 p.m.
- March 31 No School; Grading Day
- April 3-7 No School; Spring Break
- May 29 No School, Memorial Day
- June 7 Last Day of School; 3-Hour Early Release at 12:50 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Fredrickson, Principal email@example.com
Lindsay Comstock, Dean of Students firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirsten Schoeller, Administrative Assistant email@example.com
Beverley Null, Administrative Assistant (attendance) firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Carin, Social Worker email@example.com
IT Help Desk 952-226-0048 or firstname.lastname@example.org
District Transportation 952-226-0050 or email@example.com
Prior Lake Bus Company (after hours) 952-440-1166