Hamilton Avenue School Update
Diane Chiappetta Fox, Principal
May 26, 2023
GO TEAM GO!
Congratulations to Hamilton Avenue's Odyssey of the Mind team who traveled to the World Finals in Lansing, MI this week!
💙🤍YOUR OPINION MATTERS🤍💙
End-of-Year Surveys - LAST CHANCE TODAY
You received an email with the subject line “Greenwich Public Schools Family Survey” from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Toni Jones via k12insightllc as an invitation to complete the annual GPS Family Survey,. The deadline is today, Friday, May 26. The survey should take less than five minutes to complete and you can choose to skip questions you do not want to answer. Your participation is critical feedback in the development of school and district strategic planning. The survey covers home/school connection, school fit, school safety, and student experience. THIS INFORMATION IS CRITICAL FOR OUR SCHOOLS FUTURE PLANNING! We appreciate your input!! It is available to complete in Portuguese and Spanish as well!
The Fun Run is coming!!
Spring Concert Schedule 🎻
Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 7:00pm
Spring Concert #2 featuring - 1st and 2nd Grade Suzuki and 3rd Grade String Orchestra
Performers arrive at 6:30pm.
Dress is dressy, any color
See below for some photos from our fabulous concert this week!
Thank you PTA - Jerry Polletta Author Visit!
A Message from the PTA...
1) FUN RUN: June 9th is our Fun Run and biggest fundraiser of the year! You can now register HERE:️ Register Now On MYBOOSTER.COM ️
Be sure to check out the easy sharing functions on MYBOOSTER.COM to let others know how they can help support our school.
Thank you for working with us to make our school stronger. We are grateful for your support!
2) Field Day: Still need a few volunteers HERE
If you have questions on how to use the membership toolkit or learn how to get involved in other ways, please reach out to HamAvePTA@gmail.com and we are happy to help!
Greenwich Land Trust visits with 2nd grade!
The Greenwich Land Trust invited second graders to experience the Grow Green program. They learned about native plants in their habitat and how the plants support insect and animal populations. Second graders worked in the garden creating compost and learning about how compost helps plants grow along with a few other plant related topics. Even planting their own seed to take home. Finally, students walked through the native meadow and ended their trip by looking at a honey bee hive and talking about native pollinators.
Music and Art Camp! - Scholarships Available!
A private donor is making scholarships available to Hamilton Avenue Students to attend the Music and Art Camp at Central Middle School this Summer, June 26- July 28.
For more information, read application form at this link to Music and Art Summer Camp
Please contact Ms. Wolfe (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in a scholarship.
PlaySmart Academy - Summer Experience
PlaySmart Academy will be taking place July 10-14 (M-F) at Rye Country Day School. Camp will run from 9:00am-3:30pm each day. Bus transportation, lunch, and snacks will be provided at no cost. Campers will also receive camp t-shirts, water bottles, as well as other fun items.
PlaySmart is open to students entering grades 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in the 2023-24 school year. I hope you will be able to relay the camp information to eligible students at Greenwich Alliance. Click here for the flier and application in English and Spanish. Space is limited, so please let people know to sign up early.
VR/AR STEAM Summer Camp
Husky Shout Out!
Husky Day was a Get out and Play initiative by the State of CT that we have created to give children a fun day to play outside and enjoy the daily planned activities. Students traveled as a grade to a variety of stations which included Mat-ball, Kindness Rock Painting, Story Time, Water Relay Races, Bracelet Making, Field Games, Art in Nature, Whole Grade Music sessions, and a visit by the Greenwich Fire Department. Each station was 30 minutes and the whole Hamilton Ave Staff, Student Council members and PTA volunteers assisted in the running of all the stations throughout the morning. Thank you to Mr. Alvarado, Mr. Jukic and all who helped make this day a huge husky success!
What's Happening Around the District
What's happening at Greenwich Libraries!
📚Our friends at Byram Shubert Library offer amazing programming for our students! Click here for the special events calendars from all of our Greenwich Libraries!!
Mark Your Calendar
22 Spring Concert #1 4th and 5th grade Band, String Orchestra and Chorus
23 Kindergarten Field Trip
23 2nd grade filed trip Greenwich Land Trust
24 KINDERGARTEN EARLY DISMISSAL 12:00 PM
24 Incoming Kindergarten Visitation
25 3rd grade field trip
26 HUSKY DAY!
26 Color Wars Day
26 EARLY RELEASE
29 No School Memorial Day
30 4th grade field trip
30 Spring Concert #2 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade Suzuki and String Orchestra
31 FIELD DAY
1 Pre K Field Day
1 5th-grade WMS visit
2 Field Day Rain date
5 Pre K Field Day Rain Date
5 5th grade field trip - Philadelphia
7 Hamilton Avenue Art Show 5-7 PM
8 4th-grade Field Trip
9 Fun Run
14 MOVING UP CEREMONY