If you could tell the world what our school is about, and what we stand for, what would you say?  You have the opportunity to amplify an aspect of our school for the community by making a yard sign (or two)!

Come by the school any day between 10:00-2:00 to pick up a yard sign and Sharpie marker — as you see the materials are in the front lobby and are easy to grab and go.  Exclaim what makes our school special and impactful on a sign and bring it back to the school to put it in our front yard.

We are going to have a special event on Friday, February 12th to honor our students and provide a space for students to pick kind messages (valentines) from one another.  You can bring your yard sign back on Friday, February 12th or any day before that.  (More information about the messages and special treats from the school in next week’s What’s Good!

What will your sign say? Might it say one of the following? CNH stands up against racism; Our school challenges the status quo; CNH believes in Democratic Schooling; We are Known, Loved, and Inspired; We embrace diversity; CNH Teachers love their students; We keep the arts in the center of what we do; CNH Empowers student voices…. You might have something COMPLETELY different that makes CNH special and different from other schools.  Let us know what it is!! My goal with this activity is to help us all feel connected with the school and provide a space for our community to exclaim why we are special.  🙂

Happy Week 20, everyone!



Noteworthy Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, January 27

ASYNCHRONOUS ELECTIVES THIS WEEK — Students will not meet with their teachers. Mr. Jerred will send out a document/video with links for this week’s asynchronous options.  Hope you enjoy this week’s themes!

Friday, January 22

Intent to Return forms were due last Friday for all CNH families —Here is the link to complete if you have not yet done so.

Thursday, January 28

NO SCHOOL — Professional Development Day for teachers

Tues-Friday, February 2-5

Progress Report Conferences — Classes end at 12:30

Wednesday, February 3

Deadline for CNH new and sibling Applications for next year

Wednesday, February 10, 1:00

CNH Lottery for next year

Friday, February 12

Come by the school for a special event and pick-up sweet treats for each student! (Time will be announced in the next What’s Good.)

Monday, February 15

No School — Presidents Day



This week we have Asynchronous Electives (meaning: not with the teachers)

Please remind your students to keep an eye out for an email from Mr. Jerred on Wednesday with this week’s asynchronous options!


Intent to Return Forms DUE LAST FRIDAY

Thank you to the overwhelming number of families who responded by the deadline.  For the few of you who haven’t yet completed your Intent to Return Form, please do so right away!  It will help us identify how many potential open spaces we have in our lottery.

Here is the link to complete if you have not yet done so.  Thanks!



Spread the Word — CNH is Accepting Applications!

We are still accepting applications for next year. Please reach out to your networks and suggest that they apply.  Here is the information for how to apply. The deadline for applications that will be included in the lottery is February 3 at 3:00. The lottery will be held the following week.


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!