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A Connection with Distance Learning Academy - April 2021

A Note from Mrs. Z

Dear Hamilton Ridge Families,

I hope this message finds you celebrating a successful third quarter of learning for your child! As we step into spring, please know that though your children are not here in person, I wish them continued learning growth. Thank you for your ongoing support of learning in DLA. Have a happy and safe spring break!

I wish you a happy and safe spring break!

Karen Zwolenski - Mrs. Z

Hamilton Ridge PTC Update

WOW! Hamilton Ridge families, a huge THANK YOU for all you did in raising $26,940 for our spring direct donation drive. We already have approval to build a gaga ball pit for the playground, and more news will be coming soon. We hope to purchase equipment to use yet this year, especially for our 5th grade friends who will be leaving us to go to middle school! Congratulations to our top 5 earners who got a wicked cool Hamilton Ridge face mask:
1. Ariana Christopherson
2. Kylie Fisher
3. Caleb Niemann
4. Kendall Loeffler
5. Audrey Tschepen

And our top 3 winners will join Principal Zwolenski to be "principal for a day." Plus, Mrs. Z is getting her costume ready to dress up for a day since we made our goal! What will she be?


The next PTC meeting is Tuesday, April 13 at 6:30. Stay tuned to Facebook for a meeting link and potential in-person location.

April restaurant dates are as follows:

  • Davanni's - Thursday, April 1 for takeout, dine-in or delivery
  • McHugh's - Wednesday, April 13 for dine-in or takeout


Let's support these local businesses and get some money back, too, for our school!


The DOGS are building a time capsule for Hamilton Ridge! What kinds of things should we put in it? Let us know on Facebook or at hamiltonridgeptc@gmail.com. Principal Zwolenski will keep it under lock and key in the office, and 20 years from now, the staff and families will open it up. What a year to remember, right?


The entire school directory is now available, separated by grade. You can find it at this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1P6FgCcC5mf1yUgnfTQ5iKfSQIprLqn9XE8H3aBrIHAk/edit?usp=sharing. Families were invited to opt-in in to this directory at the start of the school year. Please reach out to the Hamilton Ridge PTC with questions at hamiltonridgeptc@gmail.com.


We have more exciting updates in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! Thank you for all the support you show the PTC all year long!

April Early Release and No School Days

Please mark your calendars for the important dates below:


Wednesday, March 31 - Early Release; 1:50 p.m.

April 5 - 9 - No School; Spring Break; Hamilton Ridge Office Closed

Wednesday, April 14 - No School; Staff Work Day - Grading Day

Wednesday, April 21 - Early Release; 1:50 p.m.

Wednesday, April 28 - Early Release; 1:50 p.m.

Welcome to the Class of 2034!

It was so fun to see many of our incoming Kindergartners at the March 4 Drive By Connect to Kindergarten event. We are looking forward to what's up next:


  • May 18, 2021
    Kindergarten Open House
  • August 2-13, 2021
    Great Start to Kindergarten assessment days

Please follow this link for more information about Kindergarten at PLSAS.

Kindergarten Registration Information

Online enrollment now open!

HRE Kindergarten - Donations Needed!

Are you Spring Cleaning? Kindergarten is in need of some items for their Mud Kitchens. They are looking for anything that is not breakable. Some examples could be pots, pans, spoons, measuring cups, bowls, plates, Tupperware etc. For inventory control, please sign up on the link below. Thank you for your donations!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0944afa72ba13-mudkitchen

Technology Support

If students or families are having technology issues (broken device, log-in issues, charging cords, etc.) the quickest way to get help is to fill out the IT Help Desk form. All device replacements, swaps and pick-ups will take place at the front desk of the District Services Center. Device replacements are typically processed in 1-2 business days. Families are notified by email when a device replacement or swap is ready to be picked up.


Hours for the District Services Center: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Address: 4540 Tower Street SE, Prior Lake Phone: 952-226-0000

Contact Us

Attendance Line 952-461-7801

Main Office 952-461-7800

Fax Number 952-461-7849

Health Office 952-461-7806

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

Technology Helpdesk 952-226-0062 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