Hamilton Avenue Headlines

March 21, 2022

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Dear Hamilton Avenue School Families,

Thank you to the families that attended last week’s virtual STEAM Challenge Family Help Session. The next Virtual STEAM Challenge Family Help Session is scheduled for Tuesday, March 22nd from 7 to 8 pm. The sessions will occur in grade level bands. The virtual rooms will be set up as follows: K to 1 Virtual Room, 2 to 3 Virtual Room, 4 to 5 Virtual Room and Spanish speaking rooms for families who need additional support for the STEAM Challenge. The links for each of the rooms will be sent home to families who have students in the designated grade levels. This information is also included below. Please email Dr. Smith if you have any questions. We are here to support you as your child completes this challenge. This is a great time to receive support in smaller settings.

Have a great weekend!


Dr. Shanta Smith and Ms. Annamaria McCarthy

Hamilton Avenue - Magnet School Virtual Family Drop In Evening Help Sessions

Virtual Family Drop In

Evening Help Sessions

*We are offering dates for families to virtually “drop in” and meet with staff members to answer questions you may have about your child’s STEAM challenge symposium project. Spanish speaking staff will be available to assist during these sessions.


Tuesday 3/22: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Breakout Rooms

K and 1st Grade Virtual Session

Google Meets:


Join by phone

‪(US) +1 650-667-2779 PIN: ‪465 365 557#

2nd and 3rd Grade Virtual Session

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Join by phone

‪(US) +1 316-302-5930 PIN: ‪484 355 870#

4th and 5th Grade Virtual Session

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Join by phone

‪(US) +1 405-649-0063 PIN: ‪522 555 934#

Spanish Speaking Virtual Session

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‪(US) +1 402-804-3266 PIN: ‪906 339 630#

La Escuela Hamilton Avenue Noches Virtuales de ayuda adicional para familias

Ofreceremos las siguientes oportunidades a familias para conectar de manera virtual para hacer preguntas con los maestros sobre el Desafío del Simposio STEAM.

Habrá disponible cada noche traducciones al español


Martes 3/22: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Sala de espera

Sesión virtual de K y 1er grado

Google Meets:


Join by phone

‪(US) +1 650-667-2779‬ PIN: ‪465 365 557‬#

Sesión virtual de 2do y 3er grado

Google Meets:


Join by phone

‪(US) +1 316-302-5930‬ PIN: ‪484 355 870‬#

Sesión virtual de 4to y 5to grado

Google Meets:


Join by phone

‪(US) +1 405-649-0063‬ PIN: ‪522 555 934‬#

Sesión virtual en español

Google Meets:


Join by phone

‪(US) +1 402-804-3266‬ PIN: ‪906 339 630‬#

Winner for STEAM Logo Contest is...

Isaiah Diaz. Congratulations, Isaiah! This logo will be used for our STEAM Challenge Symposium. His wonderful STEAM logo is displayed below.

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Accessing Link IT

The GPS Parent Portal has been updated with secondary grades and attendance for the first semester, winter benchmarks for grades K-8 (STAR Early Literacy for kindergarten and first grade and math and reading benchmarks for grades 2-8).

If you have previously activated your account, go to https://greenwich.linkit.com/parent and sign in with your official parent email address (i.e. the address where you received this email).

If you have never activated a LinkIt account, you were sent an account code on Monday from registration@linkit.com with the subject line, “LinkIt Parent Portal Account Registration - Greenwich Public Schools.” Remember to check your spam folder if you don't see it.

The GPS Parent Resources page has answers to common questions about the assessments, the Linkit platform, and account troubleshooting and who to contact for various questions.

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A Look Ahead . . . .


Monday, March 21 - Grade 5 Band 7:30 am / Grade 1 Field Trip

Tuesday, March 22 - Grade 4 Band 7:30 am / STEAM Challenge Symposium Family Help Session 7pm (see link above)

Wednesday, March 23 - Gr. K - 2 Suzuki Cello Group (Ms. Amali) / Grade 3 String Orchestra (Ms. Wolfe) 7:30 am

Thursday, March 24 - Gr. K - 1st Suzuki Violin/Viola Group (Ms. Amali) /
Grade 4 & 5 Orchestra 7:30 am

Friday, March 25 - Schools Closed - Staff Professional Development Day

Week of March 28

Monday, March 28- Grade 5 Band 7:30 am /Report Cards Distributed

Tuesday, March 29 - Grade 4 Band 7:30 am

Wednesday, March 30 - Suzuki Cello/Gr. 3 Orchestra/Grade 5 Field Trip

Grade 3 String Orchestra 7:30 am

Thursday, March 31- Gr. 4 & 5 Orchestra/Gr. K & 1 Suzuki Violin & Viola

April 1 - Grade 2 Suzuki Violin/Viola Group (Ms. Amali) / Gr. 4 - 5 String Orchestra (Ms. Wolfe) 7:30am.

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Notes from the Nurse

If your child has any signs and symptoms of COVID 19, they need to stay home until you have spoken to the nurse for advice on clearance to return to school. If you send your child to school sick, they will be sent home.

If your child is positive, you must notify the nurse.

If anyone in your home is positive or your child was exposed to someone positive, keep them home until you have spoken to the nurse.

If your child is fully vaccinated for COVID19, please send a copy of their vaccination card to the school nurse: angie_lucas@greenwich.k12.ct.us

Refer to the GPS website on the most recent guidelines.

Ham Ave Spirit Wear

Our new school spirit wear is ready for purchase. Check it out. More information will be available through the PTA. See it here: logosgreenwich.com/hamave

We Appreciate Our Volunteers!

Thank you to the families that attended the Virtual Family STEAM Challenge help sessions. We appreciate your feedback. Our next session is March 22nd from 7 to 8 pm for those families that would like additional support.

Important COVID Information

Please click here for all the information regarding Covid Checklist, Covid Reminders and Covid Guidelines.

Click here for School Forms

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From the HAS PTA…..

Thanks to all who joined us for family skate night this week it was a great event! To find out more on how you can help out with events like this please reach out to Hamavepta@gmail.com or find us on Facebook at Hamilton Avenue School - PTA.


Tasty Tuesdays

The PTA gives the Ham Ave staff a Tasty Tuesday treat every other Tuesday. We need SEVEN more volunteers to bring some snacks and goodies to our hard working Ham Ave staff for the remainder of the year! Please sign up here and contact Emily Wakeling if you have any questions at ewakeling@gmail.com.


To view the merchandise and order go to logos greenwich.com/Hamave - we have so many new and exciting options!

Express Pizza- Greco’s Bella Cucina Fundraiser

On Wednesday March 23 order from Express Pizza @ 160 Hamilton Ave anytime during that day and mention Hamilton Avenue School and a portion of the proceeds will go to our school!

Book Fair

The book fair is back at Ham Ave from April 4-8. Details and volunteer opportunities will be sent shortly!

PTA Meeting: Tuesday April 12@ 7pm - details forthcoming via email and Facebook!

If you have questions on how to use membership toolkit, or learn how to get involved in other ways, please reach out to HamAvePTA@gmail.com and or find us on the Ham Ave PTA site we are happy to help!

We are also still looking to fill one open Board position VP of Volunteers. Please contact HamAvePTA@gmail.com if you are interested.


JOIN THE PTA! The easiest way to support the PTA is to join! Join here or use our new PTA form here .

● Find out more information on how the new BoxTops Program works. It is so easy and all you need to do is download the box tops app to your smart phone, the steps are easy and there is no cost to you at all. Once its downloaded and linked to Hamilton Avenue School you will need to save your receipts and take a photo and upload to the app.

AmazonSmile is also a very simple way to earn dollars for our school. Simply go to Amazonsmile.com and link Ptsa Connecticut Inc Hamilton Avenue School PTA and everytime you shop at Amazon, use the Amazonsmile website to purchase and our school automatically earns dollars!

QUESTIONS about the PTA?

Contact us at HamAvePTA@gmail.com and visit the HAS PTA web pages.


School and Community Resources, click here!