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End of Year Information - June 2023

A Note from Mr. Fredrickson

It’s June! My goodness, time continues to move forward and another year has come and (nearly) gone.

This spring was another example of the great learning and experiences we see at Hamilton Ridge. Instead of counting the days down to the end of the year, we’ve had daily celebrations for each letter of the alphabet. I also see teachers spending time talking to students about next year and making sure they are all ready for the transition.

Below you will find results from our stakeholder surveys. We learn a great deal about our strengths and areas for growth in these surveys. A couple highlights I was especially happy to read were that students said an area of strength was “I believe my teachers care about me.” Families reported an area of strength was, ”I am treated with respect at this school.” While these may not be the experiences of all students and families, it is our goal to make them so. These strengths are fundamental to strong partnerships and for academic growth.

Thank you, again, for your continued partnership and support this first year as your principal. I’m incredibly grateful for the privilege of working with your amazing children.

Your Partner In Education,

Sam Fredrickson

June 7 Last Day of School - 3 Hour Early Release

Wednesday, June 7 - Last Day of School - 3 Hour Early Release; 12:50 p.m. Please inform your child's teacher and the Hamilton Ridge Office of any end of day transportation changes.

Bon Voyage!

Third Grade Teacher, Mary Jo Luethmers and Building Administrative Assistant, Beverley Null are retiring! Mary Jo has been teaching in PLSAS for 22 years, while Beverley has served the district for 20 years. Enjoy every moment of this next chapter - HRE will miss you!!

Summer Reading Fun!

Follow this link to keep your kids reading this summer -

End of Year Medication Pick Up

Medications/Inhalers/Epi-Pens cannot be sent home with elementary students. Medications/Inhalers/Epi-pens not picked up will be discarded. Please help the District curtail unnecessary costs by picking up your student’s unused medication. We recommend leaving rescue medication (Epi-Pens etc.) at school until dismissal of the last day. Please pick up all medications no later than June 7 (by dismissal time at 12:50 p.m.). Medications not picked by dismissal will be discarded immediately. Please call the Health Office if you wish to make other arrangements at 952-461-7806.

If your child borrowed any HRE Health Office clothing, please wash and return the items before the end of the school year. Emergency clothing changes for students are in short supply. The Health Office is accepting and appreciates any donations of gently used or new sweatpants, sweatshirts, t-shirts and new underwear and socks.

A Message from the PTC

A huge thanks to everyone who helped organize and volunteer at our HRE 2nd Annual Spring Fling! It was a great day filled with activities, yummy food and prizes. Those raffle baskets were amazing!

We appreciate and are so grateful for all the fundraising help this year. With your generosity, the PTC was able to fund field trips, buy needed chairs for the building, purchase new musical equipment, fund classroom teachers with items they needed and more. We hosted a family movie night and of course our spring fling. We're busting with gratitude!

Are you interested in helping with the PTC? We're looking for a new president and other potential board members. The president helps create the agenda for and lead the monthly meetings, helps coordinate communication between the school and parents and more. Please email us if you're interested:

Have a GREAT summer!

Survey Results

We recently received the results for the Student and Parent/Caregiver Experience Surveys that were administered in February, 2023. This was a new survey that we rolled out this year with our partners at Studer Education. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey; your feedback will be valuable to our continuous improvement.

Hamilton Ridge is currently in the process of analyzing this data to celebrate what is working well and develop action steps for improvement to continue into next year. We invite you to look over the results below. For both the student and family surveys you will see the overall score we received. You will als see specific area that were evaluated as working well and areas for us to focus on improvement.

Student Experience Survey

  • 140 students completed the survey.

  • The Hamilton Ridge mean was 4.29 on a 5-point scale.

  • Areas that are working well include:

    • I believe my principal is a good leader.

    • I feel my family is treated nicely or with respect at my school.

    • I believe my teachers care about me.

    • I believe my learning is important at my school.

  • Areas for us to focus for improvement include:

    • I set learning goals and track my progress.

    • I feel students are nice or show respect to each other at my school.

    • I like going to my school each day.

Parent/Caregiver Experience Survey

  • 225 parents/caregivers completed the survey.

  • The Hamilton Ridge mean was 4.19 on a 5-point scale.

  • Areas that are working well include:

    • I believe the school is clean and well maintained.

    • I am treated with respect at this school.

    • I believe my child has the necessary classroom supplies and equipment for effective learning.

  • Areas for us to focus for improvement include:

    • I believe school administration make decisions that are in the best interest of children and families.

    • I regularly receive feedback from school staff on how well my child is learning.

    • I receive positive phone calls, emails, or notes about my child from the school.

Thank you again for your support and collaboration. We will look forward to taking next actions and seeking your feedback again next winter. Please consider taking the survey next time, as you can see how important your input will be to us.

Lost and Found

The Hamilton Ridge Lost and Found is located by the gym at HRE and is available for you to look through. Each grade level coatroom also has a lost and found. All items unclaimed items will be donated on June 15.

Final Report Cards

Student report cards will be posted to Infinite Campus on Tuesday, June 13 by 4:00 p.m. Report cards will not be mailed. If you need assistance logging into Infinite Campus, please contact the

Save the Dates - Important Scheduling Information for your child

Great Start to Kindergarten

On August 1 & 9 we will be conducting the “Great Start to Kindergarten” assessments for incoming Kindergarten students. A trained staff member will work with each child one-on-one to measure reading, math and social skills. The testing will take up to 30 minutes and will help us place your child in the kindergarten classroom that is best suited for him/her. Further information will be sent to Kindergarten parents on how to sign-up for the assessments.

Welcome 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. This time will be spent 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 a Welcome and Assessments Day appointment. The first official day of classes for students in grades K-5 is Thursday, September 7.

2023-24 Teacher Assignments

Teacher assignments will be available in Infinite Campus mid-August. An email will be sent to parents/guardians when class lists have been finalized and posted in Infinite Campus. If you need assistance logging into Infinite Campus, please contact the

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 at 952-226-0048 or

2023-24 School Supplies

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 A flyer will be sent home on June 6 and information will be sent through Seesaw during last week of school. This information and link will also be posted on our websites under the NEWS section once it is available. 3% 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!

District Calendar

A printable version of the district calendar is available on the web site along with Free-and Reduced Price lunch information on the Families page of the district website.

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: This information will help as we create our class lists for next year and insure that we have current mailing information.

Summer Office Hours

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The Hamilton Ridge Office will be 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 Hamilton Ridge, please follow the link or contact our District Services Center at 952-226-0000.

Contact Us

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

Sam Fredrickson, Principal

Kristin Stier, Dean of Students

Kirsten Schoeller, Administrative Assistant

Beverley Null, Administrative Assistant (attendance)

Andrea Carin, Social Worker

IT Help Desk 952-226-0048 or

District Transportation 952-226-0050 or

Prior Lake Bus Company (after hours) 952-440-1166