On Friday, I announced that the CNH Board of Directors voted to provide targeted in-person instruction beginning on April 12.

Leading up to April 12, staff, board members, and family volunteers are going to work collaboratively to identify to what capacity and frequency we can safely reopen,  ensure that the school building meets all criteria in the BCPSS Standard Operating Procedures for reopening school buildings, and plan how we will best meet the needs of our students both in the school as well as online. Each week, I will post ways in which you can participate in this process.

At this point, you can sign-up to work on the Reopening Task Force (see below for the link to sign-up) and mark your calendars for a Family Forum to discuss draft reopening plans for feedback on Monday, February 22nd at 5:00-6:00 (more details in next week’s What’s Good). By the end of this week, you will receive a Google Form for providing thoughts and ideas to help us with considerations for students online as well as in-person.

I look forward to working alongside our families and staff on this important endeavor.

Happy Week 22, everyone!



Noteworthy Upcoming Dates:

Monday, February 8, 5:00-6:00

Come by the school to pick up a Yard Sign to write on and to drop off Valentines/Caring messages for your childrens’ classmates.

Wednesday, February 10

SYNCHRONOUS ELECTIVES THIS WEEK — That means the students meet with their elective teachers

Wednesday, February 10, 1:00-1:30

CNH Lottery on Google Meet.

Thursday, February 11

100th Day of School!! Dress up in your fanciest attire this year for the 100th day!

Friday, February 12, 12:30

Classes end at 12:30

Friday, February 12, 4:00-6:00

Come by the school for a special event and pick-up sweet treats for each student! See below for more information

Monday, February 15

No School — Presidents Day

Monday, February 22, 5:00-6:00

Family Forum to discuss reopening plans (more information in the next What’s Good.



This week we have Synchronous Electives

Students will meet with their Electives teachers this Wednesday, 1:15-2:00.


No LLI tutoring with Ms. M. Friday, Feb 12 through Monday, Feb. 22

Ms. M. will hold the LLI Reading tutoring with 2nd and 3rd grade students through this Thursday.  We will not have LLI tutoring this Friday, all of next week, or the following Monday.  LLI tutoring will resume on Tuesday, February 23.


Reopening Task Force

CNH is developing a task force of community members who would like to help prepare the building for a safe and CNH-style reopening.  This Task Force will build upon the preparations that have already been completed in the building to ensure that every detail is considered. Whereas we don’t know the exact date when we will reopen, we need to begin reviewing the requirements from the school district as well as protocols we want to put into place to ensure a safe learning environment for all.

The Task Force will meet weekly to do this work.  The exact day and time will be dependent upon the members’ availability. We will schedule it to fit our collective schedules.

Please fill out this form to express interest in joining.


💗 Rollin’ with Your Sweetheart – February 12th 4pm- 6pm 💗

In lieu of our annual, ‘Breakfast with Your Sweetheart’ we are very excited to announce, Rollin’ with Your Sweetheart. This socially distanced CNH event will be held outside on the front stage from 4pm-6pm. We even have a DJ coming to play music! We will have special goodie bags for all our students to pick up filled with sweet treats and special Valentines from their classmates (see below for more details on how your child can send a Caring Message to their peers). We ask that you stay in your cars and we will bring the goodie bags or stay six feet apart with your masks on. We hope to see you there!


💗 Leave a Caring Message for your Classmates!💗

Receiving kind and warm messages during this time is very important for all of us. If you and your child would like to drop off a Valentine’s Day card for their classmates or teachers, you will have the opportunity to do so from February 8th – February 11th from 10am-2pm during our family office hours. There will be a box in the front lobby where you can drop off the card. Please make sure you provide enough cards for your child’s entire class and make sure they are labeled with the correct grade. (See the links below for a listing of each student’s name in each class.)

If you and your child would still like to send a Valentine’s Day card, but you’re unable to get to the school. Use the Google Drive link below and have your child type (or you type for them) a warm message to their classmates. These Valentine’s Day cards will be printed on February 11th at 12pm, so please get them done before then. These cards will be given to students during our Rollin’ With Your Sweetheart event!


What Does CNH Mean to You?

Make a yard sign for CNH!!! Tell the world what makes CNH special and powerful as a school.  Write a commitment for the school. Identify our beliefs as a school.

Pick-up a yard sign any day 10:00-2:00 or THIS MONDAY, Feb 8, 5:00-6:00. We also have markers you can borrow for making the sign.

Return the completed sign (and markers) any day 10:00-2:00 or when you come to pick-up your Rollin’ With Your Sweetheart goodie bag.

Here are some examples

At CNH we:

  • Stand up against racism

  • Embrace diverse perspectives

  • Are Known, Loved, and Inspired

  • Empower Voices

  • Believe in Climate Change

  • Etc… (Write your own!)

You can bring your complete sign on Friday, February 12 when you come for Rollin’ With Your Sweetheart — Or, you can bring it back to the school weekdays 10:00-2:00.  We look forward to reading your commitment for the school!!


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


Purchase CNH Gear Online!

Want to represent CNH in all ways?  You can purchase shirts, hoodies, mugs, phone cases, etc on our new TeePublic storefront!  Click here to check out our products!


Donations to the School

If you would like to donate money to the school (for any reason), the easiest ways are through our PayPal account.  Please add a note, no matter how you might donate, with how you would like it used (general educational expenses, technology, arts, etc).

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 ehyleck@cityneighborshamilton.org.


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!