Now, as we start Week 9, we are now officially 1/5 of the way through the school year. Walking through the school, it’s great to hear the sound of a good working buzz in classrooms, see evidence of arts integrated project studies around the building, and simply feel a bit of a “Groove” happening with students and teachers.

This week, we have the Morgan State Innovation Week, Day of Service with Middle School, Fall Festival Dance Party on Friday, and so much more. It’s going to be a multi-faceted week!

Have a great week, everyone!

–Dr. Shyla.


Noteworthy Upcoming Dates:




October 25-29

Morgan State Innovation Week at CNH

Friday, October 29

Fall Festival Dance Party at the school (6:00-8:00)

November 5 — NO SCHOOL

No School — Professional Development Day for teachers

November 12

School Picture Retake Day — Link here for form.

November 24

End of trimester 1

November 25, 26 — NO SCHOOL

Thanksgiving Break

November 29

Report Cards mailed



Morning Meeting Activities

Click Here:  October (Mon-Wed-Fri) Activities

If you’d like to see what your children engaged with during morning meeting or have something to talk about at the dinner table, here is the October Calendar.  Thank you, Ms. Liz for putting this together for our community!


Morgan State Innovation Week at CNH

As an outcome of a multifaceted and rich partnership between Morgan State University and all three City Neighbors schools, CNH is hosting Senior Elementary Education majors at our school this week for Innovation Week.  They will participate in workshops, meetings, observe classes, and meet with various teachers, all with the goals of learning more about Arts Integration, the Workshop Model, and Progressive Education in action.


No Food Deliveries for Students

This is not something that we have had to specifically articulate before, because it has never been an issue.  But, as with all else this year, this is an anomaly.  We do not accept food deliveries from restaurants or a food delivery service for children. A reminder that all students are eligible for a free lunch in the school cafe.


Picture Retake Day — November 12

Here is the link for the Retake Day information and sign-up form.


Dismissal Procedures

We have successfully facilitated dismissal in 12-15 minutes every day. Some families have come to lineup for dismissal up to one hour before the end of the school day.  This does not help dismissal go any faster. In fact, it blocks the exit for High School visitors and staff for this time. (I have received complaints from the high school staff.)

Please do not lineup for dismissal any earlier than 15 minutes before the end of the day. Keep an eye out for an email coming later this week with more detailed information for dismissal, including slightly tweaked locations for each grade band to help with traffic back-up in the parking lot.


Fall Festival Dance Party — THIS FRIDAY, 6:00-8:00

The last dance party at the end of September was such a success, we thought, “Why not do it again before it gets too cold?” Next Friday, October 29, we will host a Fall Festival Dance Party.  Come and paint a pumpkin, eat some light snacks, and shake a leg to great music with one another!

Hope to see you there!


Virtual Advocacy Meeting — Open to ALL!

Please Join Us:

The Virtual City Neighbors Advocacy November 2021 Team Meeting

On Wednesday, 11/3/21 @ 7 pm via Zoom

 Meeting ID: 786 5339 1895         Passcode: vkM3Dx

Advocacy Special Guest: Leslie Seid Margolis

Leslie Seid Margolis is a managing attorney at Disability Rights Maryland, Maryland’s protection and advocacy agency, where she has worked since 1985.  In her practice at DRM, she handles individual special education cases and engages in special education policy work at the local, state and national levels, and she has extensive experience with systemic urban school reform litigation, having co-counseled the 28 year Baltimore City Vaughn G. case for many years.  Ms. Margolis is a frequent presenter at local, state and national trainings and conferences, and has published technical assistance documents, manuals, and articles.  She has been a member of several national and state boards and is currently a member of the Abilities Network board of directors.  She has won awards for her advocacy work. Ms. Margolis and her husband are the parents of two daughters, one of whom has significant disabilities and was fully included in general education for her entire school career in Baltimore City.


Enrollment 2022-23:  We are accepting enrollment applications for 2022-23!


City Neighbors Hamilton is now accepting enrollment applications for next school year.  The deadline to receive applications from new families for inclusion in the enrollment lottery is 3 PM February 2, 2022.  Please spread the word!


The deadline to receive applications for siblings of current students and children of school staff is January 21, 2022.  If your child currently attends CNH, there is no need to reapply.  Intent to Return forms will be sent and collected in January.  Siblings and children of staff will not be included in the enrollment lottery, HOWEVER, you must submit an enrollment application by January 21, 2022 in order for us to have an accurate count of open seats when we conduct our lottery.

 Enrollment applications can be downloaded from

and should be emailed to  Be sure to clearly indicate “sibling” on the application. If the sibling has a different last name than the CNH student, please include the name of the CNH student on the application.

Please be aware that the Sibling Preference Policy only applies to siblings of current City Neighbors Hamilton students.  It does not apply to siblings of students who are enrolled at City Neighbors Charter School or City Neighbors High School.  Read the entire policy here under FAQ:

If you have any questions about enrollment, please reach out to Enrollment Coordinator, Stephanie King, at


2022-23 Enrollment Open House Schedule for Prospective Families–Please Share!


  Register for the Progressive Ed Summit:


  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


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