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Read All About it: November 4, 2019

Halloween Stroll

Although we were unable to have our outdoor parade this year, we were able to surprise the students with a Halloween "stroll". The students were so happy to see each others costumes and cheer each other on. I am so proud of their positive mindsets.

Staff Spotlight: Meet 5th Grade Teacher: Mrs. Rafanello

Where are you from? Where did you grow up?

Long Island, New York


What does your education journey look like?

Graduated High School, Went to Southern Connecticut State University and double majored in Teaching and Corporate Communication. Then I moved to New Jersey and student taught at Alexander Hamilton, while getting my Masters of Teaching at Fairleigh Dickinson University, I was hired to start teaching at AH after my student teaching ended. I went on to get a second Masters at FDU.


What is your favorite thing about working at AH?

The staff. We have a great family at AH. We are supportive, caring towards each other, helpful, and friends outside of school.


When you are not working how do you spend your free time?

With my children at all of their sporting events. If there are no games, then we go down to our shore house


What is 1 item on your bucket list?

Sky diving


What would your superpower be?

To be able to close my eyes and blink and my house would be clean


What is a fun fact about you?

On the weekends I decorate all of my friends’ houses.

Weekly info to remember

1. Monday is E day

2. No HSA after school clubs

3. Monday and Wednesday, 1:30 dismissal due to conferences.

4. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday no school