Hamline Elementary

A busy spring at Hamline


Hamline Elementary and students, staff, and families are keeping busy! Here are a few highlights:
The volunteers at the Midway Project food distribution were so happy to welcome Ms. Amanda’s PreK class in April. The kiddos made welcome signs, greeted neighbors, handed out milk and eggs, and generally made our neighbors’ day.
Hamline Elementary is proud to welcome a wonderful Saint Paul Public Schools program, Parent Academy, which helps empower families. Families are learning about how to navigate and better understand the educational system and to make connections with their school and their community. The goal of the academy is to bring schools, families, and the community together as equal partners in the education of their children.
The Hamline Elementary Husky Pack, our family-teacher organization, hosted a Family Night in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Bell Museum of Natural History. Families traveled through 10 stations of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities together. We are still hearing about their experiences and wonderings in our classrooms and hallways.
The Hamline to Hamline Collaboration’s Academic Pairings program is hitting its stride with several new pairings in April. Hamline University physics students explored the science of balloon rockets at Hamline Elementary and Hamline University’s Pre-Health Club visited the school to talk about the importance of oral hygiene which included a giant (fake) tooth! Students visited a music production classroom on the Hamline University campus and created original songs which inspired loads of smiles and dreams of starting a band. A small group of students were invited to collaborate on an art project with a Hamline University senior and now the students’ handmade felt creatures are on display in the campus art gallery. The students were invited to the gallery to help assemble the piece and have their names proudly displayed alongside the Hamline University artist.
As Hamline University’s spring term came to a close, with commencement on May 11, the Hamline to Hamline Collaboration and the Hamline Elementary community would like to congratulate all of this year’s graduates, especially those who have been part of our programming and community during their time at Hamline University. Thank you for sharing your time and talents so generously with us; we appreciate you, we’ll miss you, and we wish you all the best!
For almost 10 years Hamline Elementary has organized a joyful celebration of school and community and it happened again this year. The Mighty Midway Spring Festival was on Saturday, May 18, from 1-4 p.m. on the field behind Hamline Elementary School and Hancock Recreation Center. All were welcome to stop by and enjoy an afternoon of ffood, games, entertainment, and more!


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