Hamilton Avenue Update
Diane Chiappetta Fox, Principal
🦃 EARLY RELEASE 🦃
🦃 Wednesday November 22nd 🦃
November 17, 2023
Vol. 2 No. 14
Photo Retake Day 📷
International Night was a huge success. The food was delicious, and the company was even better! Thank you to all who participated to make it possible. We would love to host another one this spring—more information to come.
Next week, we have some fun activities planned, including Pre-K Multicultural Feasts, Photo Retakes, Spirit Day (wear clothes representing your country), and Early Release. Remember to sign up for the Math-a-Thon and complete your fall catalog fundraiser purchases.
Greenwich Afters Information
We're planning the winter session with Greenwich After School and want to hear from YOU! Please share your feedback via this quick survey to help us inform which enrichment classes to offer: English version / Spanish version.
I wish you a restful and gratifying Thanksgiving Holiday and safe travels for those who will be this year. I am looking forward to the rest, to see my boys, and to spend some quality time over many meals with my family.
Husky Shout Out!
Mrs. Preiss and Ms. Augustine's 5th grade Science Students
5P and 5th grade ALP Learners collaborated while making observations about waves on Monday. Students recorded observations and generated questions based on their observations.
Mrs. Byrne and the CARE FOR SELF AND OTHERS ASSEMBLY
Hamilton Avenue Staff!
We have been struggling to find sub coverage this school year. Thank you to all of the Hamilton Avenue Staff members for helping cover classes and offering extra support in the classrooms over the past few weeks! If you know anyone looking for a job, the sub positions are very flexible and pay well! We are also looking for a building sub for Hamilton Avenue. Here is the application information for daily substitute and building substitute. We are still looking for a substitute to help in the cafetorium, click for more information Cafeteria Monitor (Part-Time 15 hours/week) @ Greenwich Public Schools.
More Hamilton Avenue Staff!
Mrs. LeDonne's 1st grade learners!
Mrs. LeDonne's 1st-grade engineers learned that a force applied to an object will change the way the object moves in the Unit 2 Force and Motion unit during Science. Standards addressed in this unit include:
- Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.
- Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.
Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
Grade 2 students recently took the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). Scores are being emailed to all grade 2 parents on November 17 and will be stored in the LinkIt! Parent Portal for parents' future reference. More information about the CogAT is available in this video (English slides, Spanish slides) and on the official website at https://riversideinsights.com/cognitive_abilities_test.
We're Raising Money for St. Jude's - Mathathon!
Our school is hosting a St. Jude Math-A-Thon. We're solving math problems and asking for pledges so we can help kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Click here (Click here for Spanish) for more details. Students will learn about the Mathathon soon at our #careforselfandtothers assembly.
FAMILY MENTORS WANTED!
We are looking for some parents who would like to serve as mentors to Newcomer families at Hamilton Avenue School. The minimum requirement is a welcome phone call and a follow-up phone call before December conferences. We hope that this mentor will help to foster a love of our school and to support families who may be new to Hamilton Avenue and Greenwich. Please complete the Parent Mentor Form if interested.
DON'T FORGET to sign up for the PTA. You can sign up easily online here. A form will be sent home with your child today that can be completed and sent back to the front office with cash/check dues. Our goal is 100% participation Get your Hamilton Avenue Husky gear at Logos Greenwich! A portion of the proceeds is provided back to Hamilton Avenue PTA, also they have cool stuff! Meadow Farms fundraiser was sent home this week. Please help support the PTA by registering and sharing with anyone who may be interested in purchasing. Sign up at meadowfarms.com/register with our group ID - 1001462.
DON'T FORGET to sign up for the PTA. You can sign up easily online here. A form will be sent home with your child today that can be completed and sent back to the front office with cash/check dues.
Our goal is 100% participation
Get your Hamilton Avenue Husky gear at Logos Greenwich! A portion of the proceeds is provided back to Hamilton Avenue PTA, also they have cool stuff!
Meadow Farms fundraiser was sent home this week. Please help support the PTA by registering and sharing with anyone who may be interested in purchasing. Sign up at meadowfarms.com/register with our group ID - 1001462.
4th Grade Water Safety
The YMCA is offering a virtual Zoom meeting to provide 4th grade parents with an overview of the "Safety Around Water" program. This meeting will give you a chance to learn more about the YMCA's program and ask any questions that you may have.
The Zoom meeting will happen on the first Monday of every month, at the following times: 11am and 2:00pm. Please find the link for the meeting below.
Topic: Safety Around Water Discussion
Time: The first Monday of each month at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 246 410 6287
News From Around the District
Greenwich Public Schools Listening Community - To offer a safe space where parents/caregivers of children receiving special education support can come together, feel heard and connect with others.
Mark Your Calendar!
November 20: Photo Retakes
November 20: 11:45-12:45 Pre K Multicultural Feast - Iavarone and Yates
November 21: 11:45-12:45 Pre K Multicultural Feast - Daniels and Flores
November 22: COUNTRY DAY (Wear clothes to rep your country)
November 22: Early dismissal - no meetings
November 23-24: NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Recess
November 27: Fall Fundraiser Ends
November 28: PTA Breakfast Meeting
November 29: LOCKDOWN DRILL
December 2: Tree Lighting Byram Shubert Library (Ham Ave. Chorus to perform) 4:00
December 4: Elementary Conferences - Early Release
December 5: Elementary Conferences - Early Release
December 5: Grade 2 Enrichment Placement Information Sessions (virtual) 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM
December 6: Elementary Evening Conferences
December 13: Grade 5 Field Trip - Museum of the Moving Image
December 18: Spirit Week
December 18: Winter Concert 9:00 AM & 7:00 PM
December 22: Middle School Transition Information Session 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM
December 22: Early Release