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Teresa C. Hamlin School
Welcome to TC Hamlin
8:00 Doors Open
8:30 Instruction Begins
3:00 Buses Dismissed; Parent Pick Up & Walkers Follow
TC Hamlin serves a student population of approximately 105 students in grades PreK – 5 from the communities of Randolph and Pittston. Our school is located on School Street and Water Street, near the bridge to Gardiner. We are part of MSAD #11 School District.
At TC Hamlin we provide an engaging, challenging, purposeful, safe school environment where success is the only option.
September 29, 2015
REMINDER – PARENT VOLUNTEERS WANTED – PARENT FOCUS GROUP ON SCHOOL CLIMATE
MSAD 11 is currently participating in a federally funded grant called the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF), which is overseen by Maine Schools for Excellence (MSFE). The focus of TIF is to support the ongoing development of teachers and administrators. Part of that work includes assessing and improving the culture and climate of our schools.
I am the chair of a state committee charged with developing tools to help schools assess school climate and culture. To date, our committee has created school climate surveys for students and staff and most recently we have developed a set of questions for parents and guardians. As chair of this committee, I have offered to ‘test’ these questions in MSAD 11. The best way to do this is for parents to meet as a group and discuss the questions and share ideas, thoughts, and perceptions abut the culture and climate of the school your child attends.
On Thursday, October 8 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm (at a location to be determined), MSAD 11 will host a Parent Focus Group to conduct the first focus group. What does this mean? – Volunteers wanted. We are seeking six parents from each of our seven schools – Helen Thompson, Laura E. Richards, Pittston, River View, TC Hamlin, Gardiner Regional Middle School, and Gardiner Area High School – to answer a few questions in small building-based groups that in addition to piloting the protocol, will provide MSAD 11 some insight about how our families think about school climate in each of our buildings. No preparation is necessary to attend this meeting.
A representative from the American Institute for Research (AIR) will help me facilitate this one hour conversation. Individual responses and comments from parents participating in this discussion will be kept confidential and will not be shared with teachers, administrators or any staff related to the school.
October Friday, 9th – No School for Students – Staff Workshop Day
Monday, 12th – No School – Columbus Day
Tuesday, 13th – The Randolph Fire Dept. will present Fire Prevention in all classes
Tuesday, 13th – An evacuation drill is being planned for this day.
Thursday, 15th – Common Night for Parent Teacher Conferences - Please call the school to set up an appointment
Tuesday-Friday 13th-16th – National School Lunch Week - Reservations must be made in advance
There will be no Policy Committee Meeting tonight, September 3, 2015.
Monday, 25th – No School in Observance of Memorial Day
Tuesday, 26th – Special Presentations by the School Nurse for grades 4 & 5
Tuesday, 26th – District Budget Meeting – 6:00 – High School Little Theater
Wednesday, 27th – Grade 5 Band Rehearsal at the High School 9:00-11:30
Wednesday, 27th – District Wide Band Concert - High School Gym – 6:30
Thursday, 28th- Junior Achievement - Grade 1, with Mrs. Tourtelotte – 11:00
Tuesday, 28th – Special Presentation by Merry Meeting Bay for Grades 2/3 – 1:30 in the classroom
Thursday, 28th – Field Trip to Hamilton Farm for Morning Pre-K 8:40-12:15 - No Afternoon Pre-K
Friday 29th – Field Trip to Hamilton Farm for the Afternoon Pre-K and Kindergarten – 8:45-12:30
Wednesday, 10th - Four Year Old Last Day and End of Year Celebration
Morning 9:45-11:15 Afternoon 1:30-2:55
Wednesday, 10th - Field Day 9:00-11:00
Thursday, 11th – Field Trip for Grades 1 & 2/3 - 8:30-1:30 L.C. Bates Museum
Wednesday, 17th – Last day of school for students and they will be dismissed at 12:30