Cougar Pulse

June 2021

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Dear Families,

Three days of school to go! It's been one wild ride to say the least, but we're finishing up the 20-21 school year on some high notes. I'm so proud of our students for everything they've accomplished through the year, their resiliency and perseverance, and the positive attitudes they've brought with them to school each day. I'm so thankful for our families who have been supportive through all of the challenges of CDL, hybrid, and transitioning to in-person instruction. And I'm so happy to get to work with the educators I work with at The Creek, who have shown nothing but determination and grit all year, rolling with every punch thrown at them, and showing up to give our students the best possible education and learning environment they could provide. Every stakeholder deserves recognition for their work this year.


Each June the one hard thing about ending a school year is losing staff members to retirement and changing positions, and our students who are moving on to LHS. This year we have a number of staff leaving, and while we're happy for them and excited for their new adventures ahead, they'll be missed tremendously at Hamilton Creek School.


Julia Wegner (4th grade) - new Dean of Student Success and other district roles, Lacomb

Sarah Donohue (2nd/3rd grade) - moving to Sacramento

Nick Chapman (Middle School) - new Assistant Principal in Brookings Harbor

Evan Brammer (Middle School)

Sarah Hudson (Counselor) - new position at an elementary school very close to home

Jan Miller (Library) - Jan is retiring after 32 years serving Hamilton Creek students and families.


If you get the chance, thank these wonderful humans and wish them luck. As we get closer to the beginning of the 21-22 school year I'll send an update on all of the new staff we'll be bringing on board to join The Creek family.


We're also sending off our high school graduating class of 2025 as they continue life's journey away from Hamilton Creek, some for the first time, having been Cougars since Kindergarten. I'm excited for these outgoing 8th graders and for the years ahead. They've worked through so much adversity this year (and last), but have continued to impress right up to the very end of their time with us. We know bright days are ahead and are looking forward to hearing about all of their successes down the road!


I hope you and your family have a fun Summer and get some rest, and we'll see many of you at the start of the 21-22 school year. Happy Summer!


Sincerely,


Jordon Ford

Principal

jordon.ford@lebanon.k12.or.us

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Read below for some exciting news from the Lebanon Public Library!

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Do you know a family with an incoming Kindergartener?

Click here for info OR they can call the school until June 25th with any questions.

Student and staff safety is our first priority!

Masks are required indoors.

At least 3 feet of social distance - 6 feet while eating and exercising

Clean and sanitized hands.

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Our Citizenship Focus of the Month is...

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Staff Member of the Month

Each month we recognize one staff member for their contribution to students, staff, and families at The Creek.

May - Tania Rose

Tania is one of our amazing SPED instructional assistants who works primarily with our middle school students. Tania works hard to meet kids' needs and gives them support in math and anywhere else she can help out so they feel successful and grow more confident in their abilities. Throughout our year of challenges, Tania has been a great asset to our staff and students both online and in person. Thank you, Tania!

Student Award Winners!

Students of the Month will be recognized each month by their teachers in our Cougar Report for Students. We will send awards home with students. We're so proud of all of our students and happy to be able to recognize some of our superstars each month!
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Junior Optimist Award

Our Junior Optimist Youth Award (JOYA) goes to one student each month who demonstrates what it means to be an Optimist.
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Counselor's Corner...

I wanted to let you all know that I've accepted a school counseling position closer to home for the next school year. I've had an amazing three years at The Creek and I will miss the students, families, and staff here immensely! Thanks for allowing me to be part of the Hamilton Creek family :) - Ms. Hudson (Ms. Sarah)
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The Boys and Girls Club will be closed the following days:


  • June 7th - June 11th

Calendar...

  • 6/4/21 - Strawberry Festival - early release
  • 6/7/21 - 8th Grade Celebration, 6pm
  • 6/8/21 - Field Day (unfortunately we're not allowed visitors or volunteers yet)
  • 6/8/21 - LHS Graduation
  • 6/9/21 - Last Day of School! - early release
  • 6/14-7/1 - Summer School Session #1
  • 7/12-7/29 - Summer School Session #2
  • 8/2-8/19 - Summer School Session #3
  • 9/7/21 - Open House at The Creek!
  • 9/8/21 - First Day of School for 1st-8th graders

Have you connected with our amazing PTA this year?!

You can always connect with them on Facebook at Hamilton Creek PTA or find details on our website: http://hamilton-creek.lebanon.k12.or.us/resources/pta/

President Jaclyn Robertson and our super parent volunteers would love to have your ideas and support at their next meeting.

Hamilton Creek School

You can also visit our school Canvas page by clicking the school image to the left.