A Time to Celebrate
What a fantastic week we had in CNH-land last week! Students made CNH gear, ate cupcakes, created banners, sang to the school, and helped to fix-up our playground — all with the goal of celebrating 10 years of our school. It has been a wonderful time of reflecting upon the school, looking into the future, and appreciating today. I am excited for Friday (6:30-9:30) at the CNH Birthday Party as we FULLY celebrate our school and everyone who has made it what it is!
A Look Ahead…
May 6-17: 10 Days of CNH Tenth Year Birthday Celebration (THIS FRIDAY) May 27: Memorial Day, SCHOOL CLOSED May 29: Student Gallery Night/Board Elections, 6:00 – 8:00 PM June 3-7: CNH Teacher Appreciation Week June 13: 8th Grade Graduation, 7 PM June 20: Last Day of School, 1 PM DISMISSAL
Diversity Spotlight: What Does Diversity Look Like at City Neighbors Hamilton?
In our last segment, we said that “race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status are some of the most consequential aspects of diversity,” but that “it can be helpful to think about more aspects of diversity, too.” For instance, consider “geographical proximity.” Because CNH is a charter school, some families live further from campus than others. That means we have many parts of our neighborhood-centric city represented, which is wonderful. That also means it is extra challenging for some families to get children to school on time and to volunteer or otherwise participate in our tight-knit community.
We’ve come up with a list of other aspects of our lives that could represent diversity in our CNH community: gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, income, wealth, religious belief, sexual orientation, ability (learning, developmental, physical, etc.), health (mental and physical), neighborhood, geographic proximity, having a family member incarcerated, family structure, political beliefs.
Here’s our Question of the Month: What are some other aspects of diversity we should think about at City Neighbors Hamilton?
We’ll post this question in the City Neighbors Hamilton page on Facebook. Please post your answer in the comments or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and Lawrence will post it.
Raina and Lawrence
10 Days of CNH!!!
Day 6 – Monday, May 13 — CNH Way
- Students will honor a CNH Community member who has exemplified a City Neighbors Way Value by describing their action on a paper leaf for the acknowledgment tree by the main office.
Day 7 – Tuesday, May 14 — Aerial Photo Retake and special All-School
- In the morning we will retake the aerial photo so please remind your students to wear orange, blue, white, or black for the photo.
- At the end of the day (2:45-3:15), we will have special performances from some CNH Staff as well as the high school chorus.
Day 8 — Wednesday, May 15 — Wear your gear today!
Day 8 — Wednesday, May 15 — CNH Signatures and Wear Your Gear Day
- Students will sign a large print of the aerial photograph that will be framed and hung in the school for many years to come.
- Wear your CNH gear to celebrate our school!
Day 9 — May 16 — School Make-Over
- CNH Students will help to improve the school environment by planting flowers, painting walls, and assisting with general community clean-up.
- Just in time for the birthday party!!!
- Check out the fruits of their labor at the end of the day.
Day 10 — Friday, May 17 — CNH 10th Birthday Party!!!
- Help us celebrate our school’s birthday with food, dancing, a special performance by A-1 Chops, silent auction, and raffles.
- There is no cost for admission — we ask that you bring a birthday present to the school in the form of a monetary donation. (Register here)
- Your entire family and friends are invited!
In order to make this a successful event, we need volunteers to help out throughout the evening in short shifts. Please click here to sign-up to help set-up before the party, clean-up after the party, or help out with small tasks during the party.
Teacher Appreciation Week June 3-7
This is a friendly reminder that we will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation week as a school the week of June 3-7. The board wanted to make sure that we focused fully on celebrating the school this week and then focus fully on celebrating the teachers on another week.
We look forward to celebrating with you!