A Time To Celebrate

In the last 33 days of the school year, as we turn our attention toward summer and next year, it is important to remember to turn back with gratitude on what has brought us to this place. Our school is turning 10-years-old at the end of this school year! I look upon this accomplishment with gratitude for the faculty and staff who have brought us to this place of success and consider the strong shoulders upon which we stand today. I am so excited to celebrate with our community and look toward the next 10 years of our school. What accomplishments will we be celebrating at that time?

Please see below as we celebrate our 10-days of CNH this week and next.

Happy Week 34, everyone!

–Dr. Shyla.

A Look Ahead…

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

(THIS FRIDAY) 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


Special 10-Year Logo designed by Teagan McCabe!!!

Join us at the 10th Birthday Party for CNH!

Join us for a birthday party to celebrate 10 Years of CNH! It’s going to be a spectacular celebration with a dance party, dinner, raffles, a musical performance by A1-Chops, and birthday cake! This party is free of charge and open to the public of all ages. We simply ask that you and your family give a birthday gift to the school in the form of a monetary donation to help support and expand arts programming at CNH.

RSVP by May 10 here. Hope to see you there!



Happy Birthday, CNH! Below are descriptions for the first half of our 10 Days of CNH!

Day 1: Monday, May 6, all-day — CNH Banners

Each class created a banner that celebrates CNH. These banners will be hung at the Birthday party next Friday!!!

Day 2: Tuesday, May 7, 2:00-5:00 — CNH Gear Day (Open to the Public)


  • 1:00-2:00 — We need volunteers to help set up
  • 2:00-3:15 — Students will make their gear with their classes (if they come to school with money and articles of clothing for the logos)
  • 3:15-5:00 — You may come with your student and family members/friends to make your own gear


  • $5 per logo
  • $5 per plain t-shirt
  • $20 per screen-printed t-shirt with logos already on them

Logos provided ($5 each):


Day 3: Wednesday, May 8, 10:00-10:30 — Aerial Photograph

All CNH students and staff will meet on the field to stand in the shape of the letters CNH for an aerial photograph taken by a drone.

Please dress your student in orange, blue, or white so that we represent the school colors in the photo!

Day 4: Thursday, May 9, 3:15 — Cupcakes and Happy Birthday CNH

Just before dismissal on Thursday, the entire CNH school students and staff will gather on the hill in front of the stage, eat cupcakes, and sing Happy Birthday to the school. Join us at dismissal! (This is a great photo opp!)

We need volunteers to go to help bake cupcakes on Tuesday, May 7, 5:00-7:30 and help distribute them at dismissal on Thursday, May 9th. Please contact Elisabeth Hyleck (ehyleck@cityneighborshamilton.org) if you can help!

Day 5: Saturday, May 11, 9:00-5:00 — CNH Work Day

We need your help to improve our playground and grounds around the building! Sign Up HERE to help with the work day!

Bring your family and earn one hour for every person in your family working (meaning, if you have 4 people total, you will earn 4 hours of family participation for every hour that you are there!).


CNH Yearbook Information!

Hello, Families,

The 2018-2019 Yearbook is now on sale! This year marks the 10 year anniversary of City Neighbors Hamilton and this exciting milestone will be celebrated throughout the yearbook. The yearbook highlights the amazing work in classrooms, fun field work, performances like Open Mic and Arts Showcase, Family Arts Night, Buddy Days, the smiling faces of our community.

Each year we hold a contest for the yearbook cover design. This year we had a record number of cover design submissions (14!) ranging from students in 3rd grade to 8th grade.  This year, Neve Monaghan’s bright colorful design will decorate the front of the yearbook. To celebrate our 10 year anniversary, we held a second contest for a special logo. Teagan McCabe’s logo will also be featured in the yearbook.


The yearbooks are priced at $20.

Online orders are due by May 9.

Paper order forms will be distributed the week of April 1st.

Order forms will also be available outside of the main office and from Ms. Cohen.  

Paper order forms will be accepted through June.

Please use the link below to order your book:

https://tinyurl.com/CNHYearbook2019 (click on Books to order)

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!


Miss Cohen / hcohen@cityneighborshamilton.org


Scholastic Book Fair — Success

Thank you to Radhika Shenoy for leading the book fair and to all of the volunteers who stepped up to make the Scholastic Book Fair a success! 

We sold over $1,300 in books!  Thanks to everyone who participated!


May 5-11 is Mental Health Awareness Week

Click here to access books lists to serve as resources for all students. There are two lists — one for early childhood as well as another one for older students. Thanks to our Culture of Care Coordinator and Social Worker, Lauren Clements, for sharing this resource!


7th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair, May 11, 10-4:00

7th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair Reginald F. Lewis Museum 830 E. Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21202 FREE Saturday, May 11th, 10 am to 4 pm Join us for a fun-filled day focused on kids’ literature about African Americans and people of other ethnicities. Enjoy author readings, illustration workshops, live performances, and art activities. Purchase hard-to-find titles in the Book Village.  


Teacher Appreciation Week at CNH will be June 3-7!

Teacher Appreciation Week has been moved (this year only) to June 3-7 so that we can focus fully on the school’s birthday this month and on celebrating teachers next month.