Dates to Remember At-A-Glance
1 4TH Grade GS Dog Wash, 10 – 4 pm
3 Pizza Day
5 Sandwich Day
6 Staff Appreciation Day
9 5th Grade Rbari (Ramapo-Bergen
Animal Refuge, Inc.)
10 Bagel Day
Online Safety Presentation, MS/HS
auditorium, 7 pm
11 Wacky Wednesday, Unity Day, wear PEACE color
Art Show, 6-7:30 pm
Kindergarten Bake Sale, 6-7:30 pm
12 Art Show, 3:30-6 pm
Pathways Presentation, Today's High Achieving
Students, MS/HS auditorium, 6:30-8 pm
13 Multicultural Festival, gym, 6-8:30 pm
Rbari (Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge,
14 & 15 Relay for Life, Hamilton track, begins 1 pm
Saturday, ends 6 am Sunday
16 Box Tops Collection ends
17 Pizza Day
18 No Homework Night
19 Colonial Day, 5th Grade
Water Day, 4th Grade
Family Food Challenges for Elementary School, HS
Media Ctr, 7:30 pm
20 3rd – 5th Grade Spring
Concert, 8:45 am
Kidz Bop Assembly, gym, 10 am (parents
22 5th Grade, all elementary schools
Hamilton School, 11-2 pm
25 Wacky Wednesday, USA - Patriotic Day (wear red, white
HSA Meeting, Media Ctr, 7:30 pm
26 Beautification Day
27 BOE resolution passed, SCHOOL CLOSED
30 Memorial Day, SCHOOL CLOSED
31 BOE resolution passed, SCHOOL CLOSED
ONE LAST FROZEN FRIDAY!
Due to an abundance of pineapple and strawberry ice pops leftover from our previous Frozen Fridays, we will host one more event on Friday, June 3rd.
The treats are still $1 each! Again, the only flavors will be pineapple and strawberry!
CHANGE IN SCHOOL CROSSING POST
The Glen Rock Police Department regrets to inform you that staffing levels for our crossing guards, to include substitute crossing guards has diminished throughout this calendar year. They have also had difficulty recruiting new qualified applicants and cannot on a regular basis utilize police officers to fulfill the obligations of a school crossing guard.
Effective May 19th, 2016, the post at Waldron & Maple Avenue will be temporarily suspended for the remainder of the school year. The school crossing guard at Waldron Ave & Maple Ave will be reassigned to Maple Ave & Ackerman Ave.
Any questions, concerns or anyone interested in applying for a position as a school crossing guard can contact the police department at 201-670-3952.
ALEX N ANI CHARITY SOIREE!
On Wednesday, June 15th, 5 - 7 pm, Alex N Ani, 134 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ, will host a Charmed by Charity Soiree!
Come sip refreshments, snack on small bites, and shop with others who share your passion for giving back!
15% of all proceeds will be donated to the Hamilton HSA!
RSVP to Tracey Morin at Morin2011@live.com.
Wacky Wednesday is an event held every other Wednesday during the school year designed to raise school spirit. The Hamilton Student Council decides on the theme for Wacky Wednesdays. Students are invited to participate in the wackiness!!
The next few Wacky Wednesday's will be:
5/25 USA - Patriotic Day! Wear RED, WHITE or BLUE in honor of Memorial Day.
6/8 MOVIE DAY - Come to school dressed like a favorite character or actor from a movie.
6/22SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER - Come to school wearing summer attire - that is bright colors, summer graphics, sunglasses, etc.
Check out theE-Z Fundraiser Page for more simple everyday ways to help Hamilton raise money!
HAMILTON SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY
Every Friday is School Spirit Day! This is your chance to wear your Hamilton Spirit Wear and school colors! Show your school spirit and pride!
Are you already tired of packing lunches, too busy, or just plain out of ideas? Check out Pomptonian's menu to treat your child to a fresh delivered lunch, and treat yourself to one less thing to do!
Hamilton FAQs -
Click herefor answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.
Hamilton Traffic Rules -
Click here for School pick up and drop off procedures.
HSA Meeting Minutes -
Click here to access the most recent HSA Meeting Minutes (and past minutes.
BOARD OF EDUCATION NEWSLETTER! ROCKTALK!
Please click this link to see the latest RockTalk Newsletter from the BOE!
BEAUTIFICATION DAY 2016
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!
Beautification Day 2016 will be on Thursday, May 26th, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm. We will be planting in all of our vegetable and flower beds.
What we need:
Parent Helpers by Grade - The helpers will be responsible for overseeing the planting on the 26th. Please contact Carollyn Finegold @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help. A few parents per grade would be best.
Donations - To make this event a success, we use 300+ plants. Can you share some plants or supplies with us? The plants can come from your backyard or from a nursery. Please see the Beautification Day Planting Wish List for details.
What your child needs to bring:
Nothing is required to participate in Beautification Day. But they should dress accordingly, and may bring in a trowel marked with your family name. There will be a bucket out in front of the school to collect them.
Interested in helping over the summer?
Sign up for our summer watering calendar. Details to follow.
Hamilton Beautification Day Planting Wish List
- The Kindergarten Garden Box - plants that are drought tolerant are
good here as it's very dry and sunny; flowers such as marigolds &
sunflowers will add some fun.1st - Front Door Entrance Flower Bed - colorful annual plants such as petunias, phlox, marigolds, and geraniums.
- Hamilton's Kindness Garden (by the flag pole) - bee balm, daisies,
coneflower, milkweed, heliotrope and yarrow (achillea). Bulbs can also
be planted now such as - lilies, daffodils, and crocus.
- Outdoor Vegetable Garden - bell or banana peppers, broccoli,
tomatoes, bean plants, strawberries, eggplant, zucchini, and squash.
Also, herbs like rosemary, lavender, sage, and thyme.
- Oval in front of the school - native perennials that do well here are
ferns, indigo, hosta, soloman's seal, veronica, salvias, geranium
rozanne, heuchera (coral bells), columbine, penstamon, and rudbeckia.
- Oval on the sides of the oval - native perennials that do well here
are ferns, indigo, hosta, soloman's seal, veronica, salvias, geranium
rozanne, heuchera (coral bells), columbine, penstamon, and rudbeckia.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON SCHOOL FIELD DAY 2016!
Hamilton Field Day 2016 is scheduled for Friday, June 10th
(rain date: Monday, June 13th)! It is super fun day for the entire
Hamilton Community! In order for the day to run as smoothly as possible,
we could use you help! Look for an email from your class parents
regarding your child's class activity station, and additional volunteer
opportunities for that day. You can find a link to the volunteer form
Field Day Form
If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com. Look
forward to another great Hamilton Field Day!
END OF YEAR SCHOOL-WIDE POOL PARTY!
LET'S GO SWIMMING!
When: Monday, June 13th, 5-9 pm (rain date 6/14)
Where: Glen Rock Pool (only open for us)
What: DJ, swimming, pizza, fun!
Who: Hamilton Families
Please click for the flyer.
We'll also be asking for volunteers to help check-in families, give our pizza, and bring deserts.
The last day to register is Friday, May 20th.
Any questions, please contact Alison Pappalardo, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAMILTON HELPING HANDS
Our final Hamilton Helping Hands event of the year will be A coloring book/activity book drive will take place benefiting children being treated at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.
MULTICULTURAL COOKBOOK FOR SALE!
The front office has Multicultural Cookbooks for sale! The cookbooks are bound with color pictures and detailed recipes celebrating the diversity of our school! Price is $10.
time of year where we start dreaming of June and the end of the school year.
The H.S.A. Brick Fundraiser is in full swing. We will be placing all bricks in
the front of the school eventually surrounding our rock. Brick's are great
gift to commemorate your child/s and or families time at Hamilton or to thank a
favorite faculty or staff member. Click here for form.
BOARD OF EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE TO HAMILTON SCHOOL
Bryon Torsiello, one of the Board of Education's newest members has been assigned as liaison to Hamilton School during his first term in office. Bryon encourages all parents to attend board meetings when they can.
Mr. Torsiello's contact is email@example.com if you have any questions and, please cc Carolynn Finegold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLEN ROCK JAYCEES DONATION
(L-R) Lisa Torsiello, Carollyn Finegold, Principal Irene Pierides,
Jaycees President Rob Vandervalk, Russ Patane, John Bernard, Mike
Forshay, Alison Pappalardo, Tracy Morin, Linda Pongetti & Barbara
School received a generous donation of $500 from the Glen Rock
Jaycees. The Glen Rock Jaycees is a nonprofit organization that has
been supporting and sponsoring a variety of community activities in Glen
Rock and surrounding communities for decades.
And what did we do with the donation?
are happy to report that we purchased 4 desk conversion kits to make
the desks so that kids can stand to help with concentration. Along with
our school's purchase, every classroom will have a stand up desk.
Thank you to the Jaycees for your generous donation!