News and events
Hamilton Hurricanes - May 2023
May 19, 2023
A message from the principal
We are the world
Believing our children are our future!
We invite you to join us on Thursday, May 25th from 5:00-6:30pm for our Multicultural/Fine Arts night. Every student will be a part of this celebration as they sing for you, We Are the World!
Students should be outside at 5:45pm on the hill in front of the school. Families will join outside in front of the school at 6:00 to hear this amazing performance. You too will believe in magic!
Virtual Art Gallery
Please be sure to check out Hamilton's 2022-2023 Virtual Art Gallery. Student's artwork will be posted here once complete. It will include artwork from the start of the year and continue to grow as the year progresses. Look for your child's classroom tab and scroll down. Can't find your child's classroom tab? The grades start with Kindergarten and progress up to 5th grade as your scroll to the right.
Students Recognized by School Board
Students were recognized by the Anoka-Hennepin School Board for their academic growth this year! They were awarded a medal and certificate at the meeting on May 8th, 2023. We are so proud of our students for their hard work this year.
Hamilton-We are the World!
Please join us as we explore and share the diverse culture we have at Hamilton Elementary on Thursday, May 25th from 5-6:30pm.
There will be fun activities for the family!
*Make a global art project
*Play a game from a different country
*Try a new food
*Be in the fashion show
*All school sing-along
Track and Field Day!
Track and field day is Friday, May 26th and quickly approaching! We are in need of volunteers to help with our events and to make this day a success for all of the students! If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at this link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4EACAA2DA1FBCF8-track or contact Amanda Ulrich (763-506-2730). There is a morning and afternoon shift available. Please reach out to Mrs. Greenhoe (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Penny Wars PTO Fundraiser
Save your change! Students have so much fun earning points for their classes by collecting bills and silver change and TAKING points from other classes by giving their pennies to away!
“Penny wars” - Here’s how it works:
• Each silver coin is worth the point total of that coin—for example, a quarter is 25 points, a dime is 10 points, etc.
• Pennies count as negative points for OTHER classrooms. In other words, 40 pennies given to another classroom takes 40 points from their total—so save up those pennies!
Our PTO provides many things for our students and staff. There are many ways they have helped Hamilton this year.
*WatchDOGS Pizza Night
*Hurricane Safety Patrol field trip to Nickelodeon Universe
*5th Grade field trip to Long Lake (overnight)
*Conference Meals and Staff Appreciation
I also have opportunities available daily which include:
Teacher Projects: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4EACAA2DA1FBCF8-hamilton1
To be a volunteer, please complete the two online forms: Volunteer Application and Criminal History Release Form. I am available via email (email@example.com) or phone (763-506-2730). I am in the building Tuesday-Thursday 9:30am-3:30pm and I would love to help you get involved!
Try this at home
Congratulations to our Citizenship Award Honorees! These students are recognized for exemplifying the core character values of Respect, Responsibility, Making Good Choices, Being Kind and Valuing the Importance of Learning!
Kindergarten -Rohaan, Umar, Braiden, Landon
1st Grade - Elias, Henry, Othneil
2nd Grade - Isaiah, Zain
3rd Grade - Aubrey, Sophia, Giezwa
4th Grade - Ruth, Ari, Maliyah, Nathan, Adam
5th Grade - LJ, Alixia, Emmalee
Kindergarten - Chloee, Kyanna, Barrett
1st Grade - Louie, Levi, Zelda, Kaitlyn
2nd Grade - Christian, Holly, Abel
3rd Grade - Jeremiah, Crystal, Tyahna, Ja'Vion
4th Grade - Carmelo, Andie, Jaxon
5th Grade - Rudy, Samantha, Nathan
Kindergarten -Leland, Xander, Mailey, Zelda
1st Grade - Nahjela, Jordan, Evelyn
2nd Grade - Jomana, Robbie, De'Aveon
3rd Grade - Blaise, Sadeer, Mariia
4th Grade - Abbas, Ben, Eyosyas, Isaac
5th Grade - Izin, Kinley, Jackie
School Social Worker
Jodi Sandquist, MSW-LICSW
Licensed School Social Worker
Hamilton Elementary School
"When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”
If you have immediate concerns for the physical safety of a friend, a family member, or yourself, call 911.
Dial **CRISIS from your cell phone to be connected with county mobile crisis services.
Anoka County Mobile Crisis: 763-755-3801
Hennepin County Children (up to 18): 612-348-2233
Hennepin County Adults (18+): 612-596-1223
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (English) or 1-888-628-9454 (Spanish)
Crisis Text Line: “MN” to 741741
Attendance is important
When students miss too many days of school, they fall behind and struggle to keep up with their classmates. Whether the days missed are due to illness, travel, or for any other reason, the result for the student is the same----learning time is lost. Children and adolescents will get sick at times and may need to stay at home, but we want to work with you to help minimize the number of days your student misses school.
Missed days add up quickly!
- Just a few missed days a month adds up to several school weeks missed in a year.
- Both excused and unexcused absences can make it more difficult for your student to keep up with other students especially in math and reading.
- Make appointments with your medical provider or dentist outside of the school day. If that is not possible, make them in the late afternoon so your student misses as little school as possible.
- Always provide medical documentation of all appointments to the school personnel.
- If your student has a chronic disease, make sure that the school nurse is aware of the disease and provide medical updates so that they can assist your student if he or she becomes ill.
Promoting health and wellness in school, early influenza season
Minnesota is starting to see an uptick in flu cases, according to new data from the state department of health. Now is the perfect opportunity to remind your students about healthy habits to prevent the spread of germs and illness. Use these conversation tips at home to stay healthy this school year:
Wash hands frequently: Scrub hands and fingers with soap and clean water for at least 20 seconds.
Cover coughs and sneezes: Use an elbow or a tissue.
Avoid touching your face: Germs can enter your body through your eyes, nose and mouth.
Practice healthy eating habits: Food is your body’s fuel. Choosing well-balanced meals boosts energy and health. Avoid sharing food/drinks/utensils with others.
Get plenty of rest: Sleep is important and restores your mind and body.
When to stay home
Ensuring schools are safe and healthy for all students is the first priority for Anoka-Hennepin. If your child does get sick, keep them home from school so they don’t share their illness with others. Reference school district guidelines to help with this decision:
If a student has had a fever of 100 degrees or more, the student must stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without fever reducing medication.
If a student has vomited or had diarrhea, the student must stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.
If a student has had any rash that may be disease-related or the cause is unknown, check with your family physician before sending the student to school.
If a student is ill, please call the school daily to report the illness.
For more resources and information contact your school health services office or visit ahschools.us/healthservices.