Principal's Office

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Alexander Hamilton Elementary School website.  We are a K-5 elementary school with a population of 273 students with two classes on each grade level.  We nurture and support the academic, social and emotional development of students through a rigorous curriculum, a highly professional and dedicated staff, a caring parental community, and conscientious, hardworking students.

Upon entering Hamilton School, it is easy to feel the special learning community that we are.  Our parents, teachers, students, and staff truly are a family.  This year, our school goals focus on Technology, Word Study, and a Maker Mindset.  Teachers have been working in Professional Learning Communities to create meaningful learning opportunities for our students in these areas.  

In addition to striving for academic excellence, we have many school-wide activities that help promote a positive school climate.  Some of these are a Manners luncheon for each grade (Husky Café), Fun Friday activities which include Family which is a group of students of mixed grades getting together with a teacher to interact in positive ways that build teamwork, sportsmanship, and character education qualities.  We also have a monthly Hamilton’s Got Talent show, Breakfast in School, Spring Planting Day, and a hugely successful Multicultural Festival.  Most importantly, we promote kindness and respect at all times.    

Students receive special programs in the areas of physical education, art, general music and library. We also offer instrumental and vocal music programs. Several times each year, we celebrate the arts through concerts and art shows.  The tools of technology (laptop computers, software, cameras, internet, interactive white boards) are integrated into all areas of our curriculum.  Basic Skills programs in reading and math, as well as our enrichment/gifted and talented programs are used to further meet our students’ individual needs.

To keep active communication between parents and school, the Hamilton School website offers a wealth of information on our school’s events.  We encourage all parents to use the website as a means of accessing our monthly newsletter and all activities related to the Home and School Association.  Frequent postings on Twitter @GRPSHamilton are also available as a way of sharing what is happening at our school. 

Our Home and School Association works closely with us to provide extensive funding for enriching programs and supplies as we continue to strive for excellence and educating the whole child.  The partnership between our HSA and our school is a special one that we value and nurture.  We are proud of our positive relationship because by working together, we’ve made Hamilton School a very special place to learn and grow.      

I am honored to be the principal of this amazing school.  I am proud of our teachers, our students, and our partnership with families.  By working together, we create a joyful environment in which our students thrive. 

Irene Pierides, Principal

Welcome Message

Alexander Hamilton Elementary School is a K-5 elementary school, which values a strong sense of community. At Hamilton, we support the academic, social and emotional development of students through a rigorous curriculum, a highly professional and dedicated staff, a caring parental community, and conscientious, hardworking students. We work collaboratively with the other schools in our community to promote learning excellence throughout the town. Teachers work together to map out the curriculum in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. Curriculum and materials are reviewed and recommended as part of the district’s 5-year curriculum review cycle. 
Our professional staff takes the learning of our community very seriously. Our teachers converse continuously about effective teaching methods and current educational research. They are involved in professional development, both as presenters as well as learners, and set high learning expectations for our students. As a staff, we foster a safe and respectful learning environment throughout the building.
Students receive special programs in the areas of physical education, art, general music and library. We also offer instrumental and vocal music programs. 
The tools of technology (laptop computers, software, cameras, internet, interwrite boards) are integrated into all areas of our curriculum.
Basic Skills programs in reading and math as well as our enrichment/gifted and talented programs are used to further meet our students’ individual needs. 
Our Home and School Association provides extensive funding for additional programs and supplies as we continue to strive for high achievement. To keep active communication between parents and school, Hamilton School produces a monthly newsletter for all parents. Parents’ attendance at all school-wide events is high, and we count on parent volunteers throughout the school day in a variety of ways.
The Hamilton School community will focus on writing and on character education this year. Additionally, we will continue to work on our ongoing goals of wellness and nutrition, environmental awareness, and manners.