Congratulations Mrs. Schapals!

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Congratulations to our very own Mrs. Schapals, Phy Ed, on the birth of her daughter! Lannon is still on her mind and she has included a special communication for Lannon families to check out in her absence here.


Kindergarten volunteers needed in technology class

The year is off to a great start in the computer lab. Our youngest learners in kindergarten are just now learning to log into the computers on their own, and I could use some extra adult volunteers to help manage that process and help us with our lessons as we take things up a notch. If you’d like to volunteer in the computer lab, regardless of whether you have a kindergartener or not, we’d love to have you! You will just need to fill out a background check form and turn in to Mrs. Wodarczak in the office if you have not previously filled one out. Feel free to sign up once or regularly. Either way, we’d be thrilled to have you help. No computer experience is necessary!

  • Mr. Orlowski’s class has technology class on Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m. Orlowski sign-up
  • Mrs. Brugger’s class has technology class on Thursdays from 10-10:30 a.m. Brugger sign-up
  • Mrs. Gleisner’s class has technology class on Fridays from 10:30-11 a.m. Gleisner sign-up

Attendance: What you need to know

Please note that the Hamilton School Board and state policy allow students to miss school up to ten days in a school year.

Monthly, you will receive an e-mail communicating your child’s total number of absences. When a student’s attendance record indicates that a student has missed 10 or more days of school, an attendance letter will be sent to parents. This letter will indicate the number of absences. Additional absences beyond 10 days due to health concerns will require medical documentation. If your child must be absent from school, please remember to call the attendance office with the reason for the absence. Please send a note with your child when returning to school, as well. If special circumstances exist for your child and/or family, please make sure to contact your child’s teachers, school counselor, and/or school social worker to discuss the situation.

Consistent daily attendance plays a crucial role in academic success. Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student achievement starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school.

We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically. Research shows:

  • Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.
  • By sixth grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school.
  • By ninth grade good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than eighth grade test scores.

We appreciate your partnership in ensuring that your child has a successful school experience by attending school regularly.


After-school club information

Chess Scholars: Wednesdays

See flyer linked above for more details.


Jackets/snow pants/gloves/hats for recess

Please have your child bring a jacket, snow pants, hat, gloves, etc. to school now that the temperature is changing. Don’t forget to label your child’s items so that they can be returned if they ever become lost.


Birthday treats

Families, sharing birthday treats can be a fun birthday celebration but by no means is it an expectation. If you plan to send a birthday treat for your child’s classroom, please be aware of the following:

  • Student allergies. Teachers will notify families if they have a classroom with allergy restrictions. Original boxes and packaging with ingredient lists are appreciated whenever possible.
  • Send only enough treats for the students in the classroom, and you are welcome to include the teacher and assistant if you’d like.
  • We are asking items not be shared outside of the classroom.

Thank you for understanding as we work to celebrate while respecting the sensitivities of others and minimizing disruptions to the school day.