School News March 2019


Hamline Elementary School


Every month is partnership month at Hamline Elementary, and in March we’re happy to welcome back some of our favorites: Science from Scientists, Hamline Midway Elders’ Reading Buddy Program, and Mobile Menders. Our fourth-graders will begin a social justice project with students from Hamline University. Fifth graders will continue with their swim lessons taught by certified swim instructors, using the Hamline University pool. And, our kindergarten classes will visit the Children’s Museum. The PTA will host a conference meal for staff and a special Friday night Hamline Family Night complete with a community meal and dance lesson.

We’re grateful for the support of neighbors and invite you to share your time and talents with the Hamline Elementary community.

We are currently collecting Box Tops for Education and looking for a couple more volunteers to tutor with Reading Partners to help us provide almost 70 students with 90 minutes of one-to-one tutoring every week.

Contact Marissa at to learn more.

Galtier Community School


The third-grade Galtier Gators are participating in the myON reading challenge. The challenge tracks minutes read for every school participating. It is set up in a bracket system similar to the NCAA basketball March Madness. There were 288 MN elementary schools in the challenge. Galtier was the only SPPS school remaining in the sweet sixteen round. On the last day of reading for the round, students read for 35 hours to make it into the top two teams who will compete in the “elite eight.” The four schools that make it to the “final four” of the reading challenge receive three tickets per child for the actual NCAA final four held at US Bank Stadium.

In other fun March news, Galtier fifth graders headed to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center for a two-night stay at the beginning of the month. Third, fourth, and fifth graders head to the Children’s Theater to see the Hobbit at the end of the month.



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