40 school days left of this incredible school year.  40 more school days where I will serve as principal of CNH.  This leaves me with a series of questions – How will we end this school year strong for the students? How will we end our time working together? How will we connect as a larger community?  How will we prepare ourselves and our school to help the next principal transition with success to CNH? How will we care for each other?

As we return to school, after 10 days with beautiful Spring weather and (hopefully) some rest and reflection, we see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Boy, we have a lot to do before we can feel that light on our shoulders – MCAP testing, Progress Report conferences, end of year celebrations, community events, 8th grade graduation, etc.  We have a lot of meaningful work between now and the end of the school year – let’s keep each other motivated, engaged, and with a mask mandate against Spring Fever. 🙂

Have a great week!

–Dr. Shyla.


Noteworthy Upcoming Dates:



Saturday, April 23

Earth Day Celebration at school, 11 AM – 2 PM

Come and have some outdoor fun with the CNH Community while helping the environment!

Wednesday, May 4, Thursday, May 5, & Friday, May 6

1 PM Dismissal each day for Progress Report Conferences

Saturday, May 7

CNH Spring Fling, Another super fun event for the CNH community!

Friday, May 13

NO SCHOOL – Professional Development for Teachers

Monday, May 30

NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

Monday, June 13, Tuesday, June 14, & Wednesday, June15

1 PM Dismissal each day, Last Week of School

Wednesday, June 15

1 PM Dismissal, Last Day of School


New Dismissal Procedures Starting Tuesday

Beginning on Tuesday, April 20, new dismissal procedures will be in effect – we will be returning to our regular outdoor dismissal on the front yard of the school! Please see below for parking and dismissal instructions.

Dismissal Instructions:

Where to park:


Earth Day Celebration


Family Participation Hours

My name is Kate Funderburk and I am the new Family Participation Committee chair.  I am looking forward to getting to know more of you and working in this new role!

I am also very excited that the kids are all back to in-person learning!  With that being said, here is a great opportunity for you to log the hours that you spent assisting and working with your child during virtual school!  You can follow the link below to record these hours.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to me for any questions regarding your family’s participation hours:  kfunderburk@cityneighborshamilton.org.


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Donations to the School

If you would like to donate money to the school (for any reason), the easiest way is through our PayPal account. If you want your donation to go to a specific fund or activity (general educational expenses, technology, arts, etc), please note it with your donation.

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If you would like to volunteer for the school, please email our Family Participation Chair, Kate Funderburk, at kfunderburk@cityneighborshamilton.org.


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