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A Note from Mr. F
I hope your time in the weeks since school was let out has brought you some extra time with your children and great adventures as a family. My wife and I spent a week camping at MN State Parks this past June. We live in such a beautiful state!
At Hamilton Ridge, June is usually a time to wrap up the school year and tie any loose ends before July. Gearing up for the upcoming year starts right away in July. I want to make you aware of a couple of items that will be impacting our school this coming fall.
First, our class sizes in 1st and 2nd grade have grown to the point where we will have additional sections at each of those grade levels. Instead of four sections we will have five. We are currently in the process of hiring for those positions as well as a new 5th grade teacher. Our good friend and colleague, Lisa Henningsen, resigned to follow her passion for outdoor learning. Her wisdom will be missed.
Ms. Vicky has interviewed for, and accepted, the High School Lead Custodian position. Her hands-on approach to not only her duties, but also her loving interactions with students, will be a great loss to our school community. This opportunity will allow her to better utilize her leadership skills as she will be going from a custodial staff of three to a staff of 17. She, also, will be missed by many.
Families can also start preparing for the new year…even right now in July. The National Association of Elementary Principals released a report to parents titled, “7 Strategies to Help Kids Start the School Year Strong.” I encourage you to click on the link below to find some practical advice in helping prepare your child for the upcoming school year.
As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions, ideas or just want to have a conversation about Hamilton Ridge.
Your Partner in Education,
DOGS Friends and Family Golf Tournament Fundraiser
We are a few weeks away from the DOGS (Dads of Great Students) golf event. Don't miss out!
Register now to play in the DOGS golf tournament on Thursday, August 3 at The Wild Golf Club in Prior Lake. Play a round of golf and help support Hamilton Ridge. Register at http://bit.ly/3G0VFr3
Registration: 9:00 AM
Shotgun Start: 11:00 AM
Raffle: 4:30 PM
Single player: $125
Any questions, contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Scheduling Information for Your Child
Welcome Visit and Assessment Days
On September 5 and 6, all students in grades K-5 will meet with their 2023-24 teacher individually for approximately 30 minutes. Teachers will use this time getting to know students and their families. Grades 1-5 will also take a literacy assessment. The assessment results will give teachers the data they need to target instruction for students from the first day of the school year. You will receive communication mid-August that will include information on how to sign-up for Welcome Visit and Assessment Days. The first official day of classes for students in grades K- 5 is Thursday, September 7.
2023-24 Teacher Assignments
Kindergarten and newly enrolled families: In the coming weeks, you will receive a Welcome Letter (in the US Mail) from the PLSAS district office with instructions on how to set up Infinite Campus and other tools the district uses to manage information, activities, etc.
Mid August, all families will receive an email indicating teachers have been assigned and are available to view in Infinite Campus. Teacher assignments will not be sent by mail. Please be sure you are able to log into Infinite Campus. If you need assistance with Infinite Campus, please contact the ithelpdesk on the district's Parent Portal located under Families. The Hamilton Ridge Office cannot reset passwords.
2023-24 Bus Information
Bus information will be posted online through Infinite Campus mid-August. Once you log in you can view this information under the Transportation tab. If you need assistance with Infinite Campus, please contact the ithelpdesk on the district's Parent Portal located under Families.
2023-24 School Supplies
School supply lists for next year are available on the Hamilton Ridge website. If you choose to order supplies through the online store, School Tool Box (now open), please go to www.schooltoolbox.com. 4% of all School Tool Box sales will be returned to Hamilton Ridge in the form of a fundraiser. Thank you for shopping with School Tool Box!
Family Address Changes
If you are moving or have any family status changes, please keep your school office informed. You may call and leave a message for at 952-461-7804, or email: email@example.com. This information will help as we create our class lists for next year and ensure that we have current mailing information.
Summer Office Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The Hamilton Ridge Office is open this summer, but please call ahead if you plan on stopping by as there will be times that we are at meetings and enjoying some time off. To enroll a child at PLSAS, please contact our District Services Center at 952-226-0000.
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
Kristin Stier, Dean of Students firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirsten Schoeller, Lead Administrative Assistant email@example.com
Andrea Carin, Social Worker firstname.lastname@example.org
IT Help Desk 952-226-0048 or email@example.com
District Transportation 952-226-0050 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior Lake Bus Company (after hours) 952-440-1166