News from Hamline Elementary
We had a wonderful first month at Hamline Elementary as we welcomed our staff, students, and families back into the building. Teachers have been taking advantage of nice weather to take walking field trips in our neighborhood. Our fourth graders went on a Gratitude Scavenger hunt to practice social and emotional learning and gratitude, and a few of our teachers are taking a “Teacher Field School” course at Hamline University to learn more about utilizing our natural surroundings in education.
In September, we focused on one of our core competencies: “Self and Community Aware,” and all classrooms worked on how to take care of ourselves, our friends, and our spaces.
Our Parent Teacher Organization debuted their new name, chosen by our families, and “The Husky Pack” hosted their first Huskies Read Family Night on Oct. 12. With the support of our staff, families, and Saint Paul Public Schools Office of Family Engagement and Partnerships, we will be coming together to talk about literacy and reading both in school and at home. We hope to learn from each other about how to help our kids love reading.
We are thankful to be together again, and we are so excited to share all the great things we are planning with our neighbors! https://www.spps.org/hamline
Hamline to Hamline Collaboration
The longstanding collaboration between Hamline Elementary and Hamline University is a one-of-kind program in Saint Paul and the first of its kind in the nation. We are truly two campuses and one community in the heart of the Hamline Midway neighborhood, and our cross-campus collaboration team is hard at work creating opportunities to bring the Hamline Elementary and Hamline University communities together for learning and connection.
This month, Hamline Elementary is welcoming Hamline University student tutors to support students in classrooms and student athletes to join students at lunch. We also completed Hamline University campus tours for all K-5 students and continue to build up our Hand in Hand mentorship and Snelling Connection programs.
Faculty in the Hamline University School of Education and Leadership are once again leading guided clinicals in literacy, math, and restorative practices in Hamline Elementary classrooms for pre-service teachers.