Saturday was a beautiful day — great for the body and great for the soul.  It was so great to have CNHers here to celebrate Earth Day at CNH with social-distanced gardening, painting storm drains, and composting.  Brownie Troop #260 even came to help! Thank you to our Community Relations and Facilities committees for making this day a success!  As masks and social distancing have become a norm in our world, it is nice to find ways to still enjoy each other’s company and help the school together. (Please note, those who are close to one another in the photos are with their families.

Happy Week 32, everyone!

–Dr. Shyla.


Noteworthy Upcoming Dates:

April 28, 5:30-6:30

Meet the Math candidates! (Click here to sign-up)

May 10-14

Progress Report Conferences

Monday, May 31

NO SCHOOL — Memorial Day

Date TBD

End of year celebration by grades.  Keep an eye out in the Monday Mailers!

Tuesday, June 15

Last day of school



Meet the MS Math Candidates!

Here is a Google Form to sign up!

Math finalists are lined up to meet with families from 5:30-6:30 Wednesday, April 28.  You have the opportunity to talk with them, ask them questions, and then provide feedback that will help to inform the committee’s decision. We highly value your input!


Update on In-Person Learning

The first two weeks of in-person learning on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays has been tremendously successful.  Although being faced with continuous internet glitches, the students and teachers on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays have been patient, resilient, and persistent.  Last week a middle school student met me with excitement about how they have completed missing assignments and increased their grade up to B+ in Humanities! “School” definitely feels different than how CNH has always felt, but the love and dedicated attention of the teachers is pervasive.  This on-ramp for almost 25% of our students is helping us consider how we will (hopefully) be able to open fully in the fall and maintain the CNH culture, while supporting each learner in the ways that they need. With half of our days outside, hot or cold, rain or shine, the students have been amazing troopers!

Physical Fridays have been hands-on, fun, surprisingly cold, and still a celebratory on-ramp for a little over 30% of our students to feel connected to school, learn new skills in dance and art, engage with projects such as mural design and gardening, and enjoy being at school.

So far, all of our pooled testing has come back negative, meaning no positive cases at CNH. Citywide, the pooled testing is proving to be a successful mitigation strategy — even in the schools that have had positive cases, the testing has caught it before any transmission has occurred.  We are making sure to maintain our vigilance for safety precautions and awareness and will continue to communicate with you all along the way.


💙 Show your School Pride with CNH Swag! 💙

Who else loves seeing all the CNH bumper stickers driving around the city? Have you noticed your kid’s CNH and Known, Loved, Inspired shirts are all getting too small? Now they can get a fresh version for the coming warmer weather. We even have masks, mugs, hoodies, phone cases and more. Show off your school pride AND help support our school with your purchase – everyone wins.
Click here to check out the CNH school store  (Be sure to use the left hand navigation to see all the CNH Gear)


Resources for Families


Care Center Site

Families can access the Care Center Site by accessing the CNH Family Site and clicking on the Family Resources tab. You can also click here to access the site. Students, teachers, and families can find different ways to support social-emotional learning on this site. You can also use this site to get in touch with Ms. Lauren & Mr. Jerred.

Care Center Week Ahead

  • Mindful Monday

  • Wellness Wednesday

  • Find a Friend Friday


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.

PayPal Donate Button on Website:

If you aren’t able to donate funds to the school right now, we always appreciate your donation of time supporting the general programming needs at our school (all virtual, of course).  If you would like to volunteer for the school, please email our Family Participation Board Director Elisabeth Hyleck at


Helpful Links

  • The CNH Academic Calendar — This gives all important dates for this year (end of each trimester, Progress Report Conferences dates, etc.)

  • CNH Family  Site — This is one-stop shopping for families (links to Google Classrooms, Family  Resources, the Care Center, Tutorial Videos, etc.)

  • School Schedule Spreadsheet — This document has each grade’s schedule with links to Zoom meetings in one mega spreadsheet.  (NOTE: Student schedules are also posted in every Google Classroom with links to Zoom meetings)

  • Family  Participation Hours Log — Any time you participate in a meeting with a staff member, attend a school event, participate in progress report conferences, or attend Committee Night, complete this form so that we can keep track of your participation!  Every family needs to log 40 hours of participation each year.

  • CNH Main Website — Here is the main website with information about the school and resources.

  • CNH Care Center Site — Find resources for supporting your child’s (and your own) social-emotional learning needs as well as see the videos posted for our morning meetings each week.

  • COVID Testing Sites — If you are experiencing symptoms, click this link to find a testing site near you.

  • Meal Sites — This site provides information for meal sites as well as other resources for accessing food.

  • Shyla Rao’s appointment calendar — Feel free to make an appointment if you have questions, comments, or concerns. Shyla looks forward to meeting with you!