Alexander Hamilton News

Read All About it: February 10, 2020

MakerSpace is Here!!

I am very happy to share that we will be fulfilling our goal of having a MakerSpace for our kids. The plan is for students to have access beginning the week of 2/24. Pictures will be shared soon :) A BIG THANK YOU to MEF and HSA for all their support!! Please read the information from our Media Specialist, Mrs. Murphy.


Find your Creativity at the Library!

Alexander Hamilton Library’s new MakerSpace will be offering hands-on experiences for all students to invent, collaborate, and design as they transform ideas into reality. From sewing to podcasting, jewelry-making to coding, opportunities are available for all to share their creative sides.


What are MakerSpaces?

MakerSpaces expose students to new technologies, help students learn new skills, transform ideas into inventions, and even build on what is being learned in the classroom.

Flexible Seating at AH

We began to focus on flexible seating last year. We started by updating student desks and rugs in the classrooms. With HSA's support we began to also add a stand up desk in each 3rd grade homeroom. This year HSA will provide stand up desks in each 4th grade homeroom via scholastic dollars earned through our book fair. Additionally, through careful planning each homeroom in all grades will be receiving (by the end of this week) the following: BALLance Stability Ball Chair, Kore Wobble Chair, ergoErgo Seat, Stability Ball Mobile Chair.


Why Flexible seating? Along with our blended model of instruction, these resources assist our teachers with how they design their classrooms. AH strides to have classrooms that support different modes of learning by creating a comfortable classroom environment that empowers children to have a choice while engaging them at the highest level.


We are so excited to be able to have these wonderful resources in our classrooms!

Safety reminders at AH

1. When dropping off students in the morning, the speed limit while driving around the building is 5 MPH.

2. When picking up students at dismissal, cars are NOT allowed to pull into the school parking lot. Please park across the street in the senior lot and walk across to the main door

3. Please make sure you send a note with your child if there are any changes to dismissal procedure. There is always a chance that emails sent during the day may not be read in time.

Staff Spotlight: 3rd Grade CABAS AIL- Mrs. Verdun-Robinson

Where are you from? Where did you grow up? I grew up 60 miles south of New Orleans in Thibodaux, Louisiana


What does your education journey look like? I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Nicholls State University in 2014. After gaining experience working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at a specialized school, I moved to New York City and earned my Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2017 from Teachers College Columbia University. I started working in general education in 2016. I am currently working on my Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis at Teachers College Columbia University.


What is your favorite thing about working at AH? The districts standing on inclusion across race, ethnicity, gender, and disability! I love the constant move towards data driven analysis, for academic and social-emotional well-being.


When you are not working how do you spend your free time? I read, I write, and I love to drink bubble tea during walks in the park.


What is 1 item on your bucket list? I want to perform original poetry at a coffee shop in NYC where everyone snaps.


What would your superpower be? Instead of x-ray vision, I want ‘introspective behavior’ vision so that I understand motivation on a physiological basis.


What is a fun fact about you? I LOVE movie pickles (specifically from a movie theater). Also I want a Devon Rex.

Weekly info to remember:

2/10-2/14

1. Monday is B day.

2. Week 6 of HSA Clubs.

3. Students completing surveys on Monday

4. Naglieri testing begins ( 3rd grade and new 4/5th). review letter sent home for exact day by class.

5. 5th grade smencils fundraiser during lunches is Wednesday - Friday

6. Report Cards will be backpacked on Friday

7. 100th day of school is on Friday


2/17-2/21

1. No school on Monday & Tuesday

2. Wednesday is A day

3. Naglieri testing continues ( 3rd grade and new 4/5th). review letter sent home for exact day by class.

4. IREADY reports will be backpacked on Friday.