As I sit on my back deck writing this post, I am filled with anticipation of Spring Break next week. I look forward to 10 days filled with yard work, projects around the house, and working in my studio on a sculpture I started way too long ago to be still working on it. Either way, having the spaciousness of time to meander in thought and action is going to be amazing. I might spend the afternoon at the Baltimore Museum of Art, only looking at artwork that comes with benches. lol

I wish for all of you, as we gear up for Spring Break, plans that include spaciousness and relaxation with loved ones in whatever form that means to you. And, if you’re an an art maker, you might want to think about your next project — We are going to begin next school year with a Staff and Family Art Exhibit at CNH!!

Happy Week 31!

–Dr. Shyla

April 10: Mandatory Open Mic Rehearsal for grades K-2 participants, 1-2 PM

April 11: Zeke’s Coffee Orders Delivery/Distributed

April 12: Open Mic for grades K-12, 2:30, Auditorium

April 15 – April 22: Spring Break, SCHOOL CLOSED

April 23: School resumes

April 28:  Walk Around the Lake with Shyla, 4 PM

April 29 – May 4: 8th Grade to Puerto Rico

May 1, 2, 3: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 1 PM DISMISSAL EACH DAY, Scholastic Book Fair

May 6-9: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6-17: 10 Days of CNH Tenth Year Birthday Celebration 

May 10: Staff Professional Development, SCHOOL CLOSED

May 27: Memorial Day, SCHOOL CLOSED

May 29: Student Gallery Night/Board Elections, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

June 13: 8th Grade Graduation, 7 PM

June 20: Last Day of School, 1 PM DISMISSAL

Third Grade Go Green Convention

Come and learn about what the third-grade learned when engaged with the essential question, “What does it mean to be green?” They are currently finalizing preparations for their “Go Green Convention” that is open to CNH families and students this Thursday, April 11, 9:00-11:00 as well as Friday, April 12, 9:00-11:00 and 1:00-3:00.

Hope to see you there!

A Note From Our Board President:

Hi CNH families,

We are calling for nominations for the CNH board. This year the 3 positions that we are looking to fill are:

* Director of the Communications Committee/Board Secretary

* Director of the Fundraising Committee

* Director of the Community Relations Committee

Please complete the attached form if you are interested or would like to nominate someone that you think would be a good candidate for the open positions. The link to the form gives a description of each of the positions. Please complete the form by April 12, 2019.


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me at ecoughlin@cityneighborshamilton.org


Erika Coughlin, Board President

DewMore Poetry Festival

Thanks to all of the CNH parent volunteers, the Poetry Festival was a big success! Messiah Jones, 7th-grade, represented CNH with his poems and received the highest score in the second round of Middle School bouts.  He did such a great job!!

It was great to see young people from all over the city cheering each other on and actively listening to each other’s stories. DewMore is an amazing organization. We are lucky to be able to call them a partner at CNH!

Walk With Shyla Around Lake Montebello

The last Sunday of this and next month this Spring, join Dr. Shyla on a walk around Lake Montebello. The walks give you time to share ideas you have for the school, ask questions about things you wonder, and get to know one another! We will meet at 4:00 on the parking lot right by the playground at Lake Montebello on April 28.

NOTE: Spring Gallery Night Date Has Changed To May 29, 6:00-8:00

Spring Gallery Night is a fantastic evening where the entire school is open to the public with mini-museums in every room engaging visitors with the learning from Trimester 3 in their classes. It’s an amazing night of fine arts, arts-integration, and non-arts content!

Hope to see you there!

Scholastic Book Fair – May 1, 2, and 3

We are hosting a Scholastic Book Fair during Progress Report Conferences on May 1, 2, 3.  Radhika Shenoy is leading the Scholastic Book Fair and needs some volunteers to support with Set-Up (April 29 and 30, 5:00-6:30),  Sales (May 1-3, anytime between 1:00-6:00), and Take-Down of stalls (May 3, 5:00-7:00).
Click this link if you can help out with any part of the book fair.  We need many hands to make this lighter work!