Dates to Remember At-A-Glance
2 Pizza Day
3 Hamilton Musical Practice, 6-8:30 pm
4 Sandwich Day
5 Breakfast in School
9 Bagel Day
10 Hamilton Musical Practice, 6-8:30 pm
Wacky Wednesday, dress up in favorite sport's team
12 K-2 Concert, 8:45 am (Hamilton gym)
Valentine Party, 2:30 pm
15-16 President's Day, School Closed
19 4th Grade Husky Cafe
Jump Rope for Heart Assembly
22 Board of Education Meeting, 8 am
22-26 Circus Week
23 Pizza Day
24 Wacky Wednesday
26 Circus Performance, 5th grade, 1:45 pm (Hamilton
29 Read Across America, Great Book Giveaway
Pennies for Pasta (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)
PARCC TESTING DATES
Please click here to access the main Alexander Hamilton School web page for testing dates, and click here for the letter from Dr. Paula Valenti, Superintendent of Schools.
An explanation which can help understand how to apply the information (scores) learned through PARCC's testing, please visit understandthescore.org or bealearninghero.org.
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 dates for February are 2/10, 2/24.
2/10's theme is to dress up in a sport team's colors or jersey, or come to school dressed in a team's uniform or sport. Any sport is welcomes - football, soccer, tennis, hockey, gymnastics, karate, softball, baseball ... have fun!
The theme for 2/24 is to follow after the next student council meeting! This site will be updated with this information, and sent out the week prior to the Wacky Wednesday in the Hamilton Weekly.
NEW DISMISSAL PROCEDURE
The new dismissal procedure began Monday, October 19th, 2015, for all students in Kindergarten, First and Second Grades. These students will be picked up at their outside classroom doors.
Update: Parents of students in 2H, 1W, and KL will be allowed to walk through the lobby and out the doors at 3:10 pm. Parents may walk back through the lobby to exit the school. This procedure began Monday, November 2, 2015.
Students in Third, Fourth, and Fifth grades will still be dismissed in the same manner they are now.
As well, some things that remain are:
- Older students in 4th and 5th grade may pick up younger siblings with a note from the parent.
- Students can be brought together for dismissal for play dates, pickups, etc., with a note from the parent.
- Kindergarten students are dismissed at 3:15 pm.
Your children's safety is and always will be the primary goal for such decisions.
Please click here for more information.
Check out theE-Z Fundraiser Page for more simple everyday ways to help Hamilton raise money!
FROZEN FRIDAYS ARE BACK!
Hamilton Helping Hands assists Fifth Graders in selling delicious frozen treats (Outshine Fruit Bars) year round to raise money for their yearbook! Treats are one dollar ($1). Click here to view package materials with ingredients.
Please contact Mrs. Wright, our school nurse at 201-445-7700 x 8803 if your child has food allergies and has flavor restrictions or is unable to have the ice pop.
Dates are: November 13, December 4 & 18, January 8 & 22, February 5 & 12, March 4, April 1 & 22, May 6 & 20.
NO HOMEWORK NIGHTS!
There will be four nights during the school year when there will be NO HOMEWORK! These nights will be district wide, and are on the following dates:
October 7, 2015
January 20, 2016
March 16, 2016
May 18, 2016
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.
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
Friday, February 19th is "Jump Rope for Heart." Jump Rope for Heart is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association with funds that go directly to the mission, funding extensive research efforts, heart education, and programs to help us all live healthier lives.Hamilton School also earns money towards new PE equipment.
Your child learns the importance of the heart -- how it works and how to take care of it. Also how exercise affects their hearts and how to stay fit for life! Please support and sponsor our participating students! Donation envelopes are due back by Wednesday, February 17th. Results will be announced at the event held on the 19th.
Any questions, please contact Stephanie Carosella with any questions, email@example.com.
MARCH MOVIE MADNESS!
Join us for watching Zootopia (PG) ... fun for the whole family and raising money for our school. Friday, March 4th, 2016, at 4 pm at the Hawthorne Movie Theater (300 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne). Tickets are $10 per person. Parents must stay. This is not a drop-off event. Concessions will be available for purchase. Click here and complete the form and return to school along with a check made out to the Hamilton HSA by Friday, February 12th, 2016. Tickets will not be sold at the door!
Any questions, please contact Alison Pappalardo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAMILTON SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR 2016
Get your lab coats ready! It is time for the Science Fair on Wednesday, March 30th! Please sign up by March 9th. Click here for more details. Any questions? Contact Briana Cassano, 973-495-9307, email@example.com or Robyn Kampf Vincenti, 801-670-0879, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAMILTON HELPING HANDS
Come and take a look back on all of the initiatives that Hamilton Helping Hands has conquered this school year. It's remarkable! The efforts of every single person has been realized from faculty, to students, to parents, and to our community as a whole. Please take a second to link into the HHH page and celebrate our successes.
What's happening during February with Hamilton Helping Hands?
- The5th graders will write Valentine's Day letters to the residents of Glen Courts.
- Pasta for Pennies -- a collection for the
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of Dylan Canfield will take
place from February 29th to March 18th, 2016.
If you have any questions, please contact Robyn Kampf @ email@example.com.
THE CIRCUS IS COMING!
This is the second year that students in K-5 will learn circus skills over the course of a week. This wonderful event will culminate in a circus performance by our 5th graders on Friday, February 26th at 1:45 pm. All parents are invited to the final event!
HAMILTON SCHOOL MUSICAL 2016!
Dress rehearsal is Friday, March 11th, and two performances are on Saturday, March 12th, 2016, at 11 am and 2 pm.
Any questions, please contact Holly Goshin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carrey Cornell at email@example.com.
GLEN ROCK JAYCEES DONATION
(Pictured: (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 Livolsi)
Hamilton 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.
What did we do with the donation?
We 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 their generous donation!
GENESIS PARENT PORTAL & SCHOOLFUSION
Click here for guidance and instruction on both the Genesis Parent Portal, and SchoolFusion.
Through the Genesis Parent Portal and SchoolFusion, parents have Internet access to their children's schedules, report cards, and more.
Each program provides the viewer with different student information.
Hamilton FAQs -
Click here for 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).
Order with Pomptonian Food Service
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!