Ham-Par Happenings

December Volume 45/Issue 4

Mrs. Hasse's Spotlight

It's the most wonderful time of the year! And while that is certainly true, all the hustle and bustle of the year we often forget to take a moment and be "present". Not receive a present; BE PRESENT. Be in the moment despite the current situation and challenges. There is always a gift in the struggle....always <3!

Ironically, last year I talked about the impact of the holiday season on children and their behavior. I know we all crave fun and normality. It may be hard to achieve now more than ever, but a strategy within our control is to make yourself a calming mantra that you repeat to yourself throughout your day, like "let go of the things that don’t matter" (cue Elsa...haha!) or "I’ve done well and I don’t have to be perfect." If you are able to lead your life for your family from this standpoint, your children will follow your example and be sure to benefit as well!

My you have a blessed, joyous, and peaceful holiday season where you are able to BE PRESENT and enjoy your wonderful families.

If myself or the HP staff can support you in anyway, please do not hesitate to reach out!


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P.A.W.S. (Parents At Work in our School)

Parent Updates

Our most recent P.A.W.S. Meeting was held on November 23, 2020. We gave HP updates as well as shared some tips/tricks to help your child virtually. Link the button links below for more!

Habits @ Home

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This month, students will have a special focus on Habit #2: Begin With the End in Mind.

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

Habit #2 teaches us to think about the outcome before we get started, create the final product or result in our mind before physically creating it. A good way to think about Habit 2 is imagine a jigsaw puzzle. You have to see the picture of the completed puzzle before starting.

How to use Habit #2:

  1. Identify a meaningful goal.

  2. Visualize yourself achieving the goal.

  3. Break it down into manageable steps.

  4. Check in on your or your child’s progress.


I work toward setting and achieving goals.

I am responsible by being prepared and ready for the day.

I think how my actions and words affect others.

I do things that have meaning and make a difference.

For more information...

  1. Visit The Leader In Me's official website
  2. Visit A.B. Combs Elementary School's website to learn about why Leader In Me was created
  3. Visit Beaumont Elementary School's website to learn about how the program is implemented at other schools (Michigan's 1st LIM school located in Waterford)
  4. Visit the Sean Covey website for 7 Habits games and activities for kids


Did you hear the great news?! The Michigan School Index System measures public school performance in six key areas—student growth, student proficiency, school quality/student success, graduation rate, English Learner progress, and assessment participation. Hamilton-Parsons Elementary is rated as one of the top schools in the county!

Hamilton-Parsons Elementary is a K-5 elementary school in Romeo Community Schools. Ham-Par, for short, is Michigan's 120th Leader in Me school and the first school in Romeo to adopt the LIM processes as a part of best practice from the Franklin Covey Foundation.

Vision Statement: We choose to empower students by teaching life-long habits so that they are prepared to succeed today, tomorrow, and always.

Mission Statement: Hamilton-Parsons... Learners, Leaders, Bulldogs Forever!

Mrs. Andrea Hasse, Ed.S., principal

Mrs. Michelle Elter, secretary