September 2020

What’s Good in the Neighborhood, September 8, 2020

2020-09-08T15:48:18-04:00

On the first day of school, every child is greeted by the full team of CNH teachers and is given a wildflower.  They carry that wildflower into their homeroom and add it to the class vase sitting at the front of the room to create the class bouquet.  We use this metaphor to illustrate this community to which we each belong. This year, we started with the school bouquets that went home with each individual student.  In distance learning, we are all still connected.  You are each part of the CNH bouquet. Many months of loving thought and deliberate action have [...]

What’s Good in the Neighborhood, September 8, 20202020-09-08T15:48:18-04:00

May 2020

What’s Good in the Neighborhood, May 26, 2020

2020-05-27T20:21:13-04:00

Sunshine and Bumblebees I hope that you had a wonderfully relaxing three-day weekend! My weekends have been filled trying to convert our backyard into a living pollinator garden.  It is much in transition, but it has been fun trying to decide which flowers should go where and what it will look like once the seeds grow and blossom.  Our living wall is starting to live, and our flowers are starting to attract bees. The gorgeous weather of this three-day weekend filled my soul with happiness as my husband and I puttered in the yard, our dog slept in the shade, and [...]

What’s Good in the Neighborhood, May 26, 20202020-05-27T20:21:13-04:00

What’s Good in the Neighborhood, May 20, 2020

2020-05-20T14:45:30-04:00

          Socially-Distanced Graduations The block in front of my house had two college (MICA and U of Arts), one Poly, and two elementary graduates so my neighborhood hosted a socially-distanced graduation ceremony for the four of them.  Neighbors and friends cheered along the street and also watched on Zoom as each graduate was announced.  The police came, bloop blooped their sirens, and announced each name as they walked down the street. It was touching and beautiful to see a community embrace their young people and provide them with the honor and celebration they deserve.   Last Thursday, a group of family [...]

What’s Good in the Neighborhood, May 20, 20202020-05-20T14:45:30-04:00

Family Participation Hours

2020-05-13T16:04:55-04:00

We know this trimester is very different, so we know family participation is looking very different. We know you are engaging in the school activity and helping to create the community we had when we were together, so we want to encourage you to submit Family Participation hours. You can log hours for: Helping your kids with schoolwork. Setting up virtual “playdates”. Holding a virtual book club or other enrichment activity. Hosting a conversation with others in our school community. Watching a City Schools Board meeting or a CEO Round-up with Dr. Santelesis. Posting in the City Neighbors Hamilton Families Facebook [...]

Family Participation Hours2020-05-13T16:04:55-04:00

What’s Good in the Neighborhood, April 20, 2020

2020-05-13T15:53:26-04:00

                                     Staying Together By Staying Apart   Text on T-Shirt: "Easter 2020" I went to Target the other day for some much-needed supplies (baby food, cleaning supplies, etc.). As I walked through the store with my gloves and mask on, waiting at the end of an aisle for someone to make their selections and move on so that we could maintain a 6-foot distance, and paying for my items on the other side of a plexiglass wall, I strangely felt connected to those around me.  We are all in this together. We smile with our eyes and step aside to allow [...]

What’s Good in the Neighborhood, April 20, 20202020-05-13T15:53:26-04:00

April 2020

March 2020

What’s Good in the Neighborhood, March 2, 2020

2020-03-02T14:56:34-04:00

                        This Week: Thursday, March 5:   Family Arts Night, 5:45 - 8 PM (see below) Friday,March 6:  Student Art Show, Gallery Opening, Hamilton Gallery, 5:30 - 8:00 PM, (see below)                          Mark Your Calendars: Friday, March 13:   SCHOOL CLOSED, Staff Professional Development Monday, March 16:  Summer Camp Applications due Friday, March 27:  Report Cards Mailed Monday, April 6 through Monday, April 13:  SCHOOL CLOSED, Spring Break Tuesday, April 14:  School Resumes Tuesday, April 28:  SCHOOL CLOSED, Election Day Wednesday, April 29, Thursday, April 30, & Friday, May 1:  1 PM DISMISSAL [...]

What’s Good in the Neighborhood, March 2, 20202020-03-02T14:56:34-04:00

February 2020

What’s Good in the Neighborhood, February 24, 2020

2020-02-24T13:27:14-04:00

                        This Week: Thursday, February 27:  City Neighbors Delegation to Annapolis, 9 AM - 12 PM (see below)                          Mark Your Calendars: Thursday, March 5:   Family Arts Night, 5:45 - 8 PM (see below) Friday,March 6:  Student Art Show, Gallery Opening, Hamilton Gallery, 5:30 - 8:00 PM, (see below) Friday, March 13:   SCHOOL CLOSED, Staff Professional Development Monday, March 16:  Summer Camp Applications due Friday, March 27:  Report Cards Mailed Monday, April 6 through Monday, April 13:  SCHOOL CLOSED, Spring Break Tuesday, April 14:  School Resumes Tuesday, April 28:  SCHOOL CLOSED, [...]

What’s Good in the Neighborhood, February 24, 20202020-02-24T13:27:14-04:00

What’s Good in the Neighborhood, February 18, 2020

2020-02-18T12:08:43-04:00

                        This Week: Tuesday, February 18:  Kirwan Cards, dismissal time, outside stage (see below) Wednesday, February 19:  Kirwan Cards, dismissal time, outside stage Friday, February 21:  Kirwan Cards, dismissal time, outside stage                          Mark Your Calendars: Thursday, February 27:  City Neighbors Delegation to Annapolis, 9 AM - 12 PM (see below) Thursday, March 5:   Family Arts Night, 5:45 - 8 PM (see below) Friday, March 13:   SCHOOL CLOSED FOR STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Monday, March 16:  Summer Camp Applications due Friday, March 27:  Report Cards Mailed _________________________________________________________________________________ The Classroom Support Committee NEEDS [...]

What’s Good in the Neighborhood, February 18, 20202020-02-18T12:08:43-04:00

What’s Good in the Neighborhood, February 10, 2020

2020-02-10T10:30:44-04:00

                        This Week: Tuesday, February 11:  100th Day of School Celebrated! Students and Staff Pajama Day! Wednesday, February 12:  Enrollment Lottery, 1 PM, Library Thursday, February 13:  City Neighbors Summer Camp Open House, 5:30 - 6 PM, Atelier (see below) Friday, February 14:  Breakfast With Your Sweetheart, Cafe                          Mark Your Calendars: Monday, February 17:   SCHOOL CLOSED FOR PRESIDENTS DAY, Flood the Hearing Room in Annapolis, 10:15 AM (see below) Tuesday, February 18:  Kirwan Cards, dismissal time, outside stage (see below) Wednesday, February 19:  Kirwan Cards, dismissal time, outside stage [...]

What’s Good in the Neighborhood, February 10, 20202020-02-10T10:30:44-04:00