From Mrs. Pierides' Desk
Alexander Hamilton Elementary School is a K-5 elementary school, which values a strong sense of community. At Hamilton, we support the academic, social and emotional development of students through a rigorous curriculum, a highly professional and dedicated staff, a caring parental community, and conscientious, hardworking students. We work collaboratively with the other schools in our community to promote learning excellence throughout the town. Teachers work together to map out the curriculum in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. Curriculum and materials are reviewed and recommended as part of the district’s 5-year curriculum review cycle.
Our professional staff takes the learning of our community very seriously. Our teachers converse continuously about effective teaching methods and current educational research. They are involved in professional development, both as presenters as well as learners, and set high learning expectations for our students. As a staff, we foster a safe and respectful learning environment throughout the building.
Students receive special programs in the areas of physical education, art, general music and library. We also offer instrumental and vocal music programs.
The tools of technology (laptop computers, software, cameras, internet, interwrite boards) are integrated into all areas of our curriculum.
Basic Skills programs in reading and math as well as our enrichment/gifted and talented programs are used to further meet our students’ individual needs.
Our Home and School Association provides extensive funding for additional programs and supplies as we continue to strive for high achievement. To keep active communication between parents and school, Hamilton School produces a monthly newsletter for all parents. Parents’ attendance at all school-wide events is high, and we count on parent volunteers throughout the school day in a variety of ways.
The Hamilton School community will focus on writing and on character education this year. Additionally, we will continue to work on our ongoing goals of wellness and nutrition, environmental awareness, and manners.