Lions Lines

A monthly publication from Hamilton Elementary School

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Upcoming Events

BOOKFAIR FAMILY NIGHT

The library will be open for the Scholastic Bookfair on Wednesday, October 8th from 4:30-7:30. Student shopping will take place during the week of October 6-10. Teachers will be sending out information on when specific book shopping will occur for your child's class. Happy shopping!


PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Don't forget to sign-up for a conference time with your child's teacher. Parent/Teacher Conference Day is scheduled for October 13th. There is no school on this day for students.


FALL PICTURES

Get your smiles ready for some beautiful fall snapshots of your child! Picture day will be Tuesday, October 21st. More information will be sent home soon!


HAMILTON GLOW NIGHT & NEON DASH

Don't forget to mark your calendars for our first ever Glow Night & Neon Dash! Thank you to all who registered for the Neon Dash. We are looking forward to seeing all of our Lion families on the evening of Friday, October 24.


END OF THE FIRST NINE-WEEKS

October 24th is the end of the first nine-weeks. Be looking for reports to come home with your child on October 31st.


CHARACTER DRESS UP DAY!

Friday, October 31st, is Character Dress Up Day!! Students can dress up as their favorite book character. Please have your child bring his/her book or a copy of the cover. More detailed information is attached to the email and will be sent out by your child's teacher.


KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADERS- SAVE THE DATE

We will be celebrating the 50th Day of School on Monday, November 3rd, with a 50's Day program in the cafeteria. Kindergarten will perform at 9:00am and First Grade will perform at 10:00 am. Parents and visitors are welcome to attend, and students are encouraged to dress in 50's day attire.


WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students)

All dads are invited to attend the kick-off event for this great program that will be implemented at HES this year on November 3rd, from 6-7 p.m. More information and who to contact is in the article below.

What is PAWS? Pride * Attitude * Wise Choices * Self-Control

This August, the HES staff worked to revamp and revise the PAWS system of core beliefs, values, and expectations for students and staff. During Curriculum Night, you had an opportunity to hear about PAWS, which is based on the principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports, or PBIS. The PAWS matrix is the result of the hard work and input from our campus staff. The kiddos have been practicing, practicing, practicing to earn PAWS bucks by showing Pride, having a great Attitude, making Wise Choices and showing great Self-Control in all areas of our building. Look for special PAWS notes to come home, letting you know when your child has done a great job of showing PAWS!


How can parents be involved? Ask your child how they showed PAWS during the school day. They will be able to tell you all about it!

Welcome Lorie Gregurek

Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Lorie Gregurek to our Hamilton staff. She will serve as the Assistant Principal for Pre-K, PPCD, 1st, 4th and 5th grades.

Mrs. Gregurek has served as a teacher and Instructional Specialist at Ault Elementary for the last 14 years. She graduated from Sam Houston State University. So far, her favorite thing about Hamilton is the sense of family and community that exists the moment you walk through the doors of HES. She is excited to get to know each of your Lions.

Horizon's Gifted & Talented Open Referral Window October 1st - December 5th

Please contact our counselor, Michelle Erickson, with questions regarding testing for Gifted and Talented students in grades K-5.


For more information on the CFISD Horizons program and questions regarding Gifted & Talented, please click on the link below:

http://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/academics/gifted-talented/

WATCH D.O.G.S.® - Dads Of Great Students

Calling all dads! We are excited to begin this new program at Hamilton Elementary this year!


What is WATCH D.O.G.S.®?

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering.



What are the goals of a WATCH D.O.G.S. program?

1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.


2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.


Find out more information about this exciting program that will be offered at Hamilton during the pizza kick-off on Monday, November 3rd from 6-7 p.m. Children and dads are welcome!

Contact Hamilton's TOP DOG, Jeff Caryle regarding any questions jeffcarlyle73@gmail.com-

Hamilton Happenings

Birthday Book Club

District Information

Adult Community Computer Classes for Fall, 2014

Adults (18 years and over) interested in learning more about various computer applications may register for computer classes Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9:00 am –12:00 pm at the Instructional Support Center–West, of Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D. The building is located at 10494 Jones Road (The 3-story building on the corner of Jones Road and Fallbrook.) Class size is limited. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis. The schedule may be accessed through the district’s website at www.cfisd.net. Click Community Involvement/Community Computer Courses. You may call Instructional Technology at 281-897-6443 for more information.

Classes include: Technology Basic Skills with Windows 8.1 (BYOD) (3 hours)

MS Word 2013 (7 hours)

MS Excel 2013 (7 hours)

Google Docs and Forms (3 hours)

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (6 hours)

Microsoft OneDrive (3 hours)

Managing Your Favorite Website (Symbaloo.com) (3 hours)

Digital Photo Management (Online and Offline Tools) (4 hours)

Each 7-hour class is $100.00, each 6-hour class is $90.00, each 4-hour class is $60.00, and each 3-hour class is $50.00. All classes offer hands-on experience. All fees are due when registering for any class in the form of exact cash or check ONLY. No credit cards will be accepted. Classes may be canceled if the minimum class size is not met. NO REFUNDS ARE ISSUED UNLESS A CLASS IS CANCELLED by Cy-Fair ISD Instructional Technology.

For further information, call the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Instructional Technology Department at (281) 897-6443.