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2023-2024

Events Volunteer Calendar

Schools that have a strong school volunteer base perform better. Taking things off the plate of our teachers, administration, and staff frees them up to do what they do best—educate our children.

We are always looking for extra hands. If you are interested in volunteering, take a look at our calendar below to see all of our events throughout the year we need help with. Thank you for helping make an impact in our Hamilton Community. 

AUGUST

  • How much homework are students assigned?
    There is no homework through fourth grade. We believe after-school hours for this age group are best spent on play time, down time and family time. Starting in 5th grade students are given assignments and our teachers work together to ensure the workload is balanced throughout the week.
  • Do students get daily movement breaks?
    Yes. Students in preschool through 5th grade enjoy 30 minutes of recess a day. These students also participate in Physical Education and Dance class during the week. Our Middle School students choose their electives every quarter and P.E. or Dance is a required selection each quarter. Additionally our teachers understand the importance of movement to stimulate the mind and improve concentration long term and thus movement breaks are incorporated into the daily routine.
  • What essential classes do students participate in?
    All students PreK through 5th have physical education, dance, visual arts, and music instruction weekly. In middle school students choose their electives each quarter. Additionally elementary and intermediate students visit our in-school library each week.
  • Where do Hamilton kids go to high school?
    In a typical year we have 25% of our class moving on to Selective Enrollment CPS High Schools, 25% Private High Schools and 50% attend Neighborhood CPS High Schools with many participating in honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs at these schools. Hamilton participates in GROWCommunity a community-driven nonprofit organization working to develop a seamless K-12 system of public neighborhood schools that are the top educational choices for families in our community.
  • Does Hamilton have after school programming?
    Yes, we partner with the Lakeview YMCA and BASH XYZ for child care and offer extra-curricular classes with our vendor partners. Learn more here https://www.hamiltoncps.info/after-school
  • How do I enroll a student?
    As a magnet cluster school Hamilton accepts students from the neighborhood boundary first and will open all remaining seats to GoCPS applicants. Visit our Enrollment page for more details and current timelines.
  • Does Hamilton offer acceleration programs?
    Yes. At Hamilton we are proud to meet students where they are. This includes our commitment to inclusion classrooms for all learners. CPS has created criteria for acceleration and you can find more information about the process here. If you believe your child qualifies for acceleration and would like to have a discussion about it, please contact Principal, Kristin Blathras kblathras@cps.edu

SEPTEMBER

  • How much homework are students assigned?
    There is no homework through fourth grade. We believe after-school hours for this age group are best spent on play time, down time and family time. Starting in 5th grade students are given assignments and our teachers work together to ensure the workload is balanced throughout the week.
  • Do students get daily movement breaks?
    Yes. Students in preschool through 5th grade enjoy 30 minutes of recess a day. These students also participate in Physical Education and Dance class during the week. Our Middle School students choose their electives every quarter and P.E. or Dance is a required selection each quarter. Additionally our teachers understand the importance of movement to stimulate the mind and improve concentration long term and thus movement breaks are incorporated into the daily routine.
  • What essential classes do students participate in?
    All students PreK through 5th have physical education, dance, visual arts, and music instruction weekly. In middle school students choose their electives each quarter. Additionally elementary and intermediate students visit our in-school library each week.
  • Where do Hamilton kids go to high school?
    In a typical year we have 25% of our class moving on to Selective Enrollment CPS High Schools, 25% Private High Schools and 50% attend Neighborhood CPS High Schools with many participating in honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs at these schools. Hamilton participates in GROWCommunity a community-driven nonprofit organization working to develop a seamless K-12 system of public neighborhood schools that are the top educational choices for families in our community.
  • Does Hamilton have after school programming?
    Yes, we partner with the Lakeview YMCA and BASH XYZ for child care and offer extra-curricular classes with our vendor partners. Learn more here https://www.hamiltoncps.info/after-school
  • How do I enroll a student?
    As a magnet cluster school Hamilton accepts students from the neighborhood boundary first and will open all remaining seats to GoCPS applicants. Visit our Enrollment page for more details and current timelines.
  • Does Hamilton offer acceleration programs?
    Yes. At Hamilton we are proud to meet students where they are. This includes our commitment to inclusion classrooms for all learners. CPS has created criteria for acceleration and you can find more information about the process here. If you believe your child qualifies for acceleration and would like to have a discussion about it, please contact Principal, Kristin Blathras kblathras@cps.edu

OCTOBER

  • How much homework are students assigned?
    There is no homework through fourth grade. We believe after-school hours for this age group are best spent on play time, down time and family time. Starting in 5th grade students are given assignments and our teachers work together to ensure the workload is balanced throughout the week.
  • Do students get daily movement breaks?
    Yes. Students in preschool through 5th grade enjoy 30 minutes of recess a day. These students also participate in Physical Education and Dance class during the week. Our Middle School students choose their electives every quarter and P.E. or Dance is a required selection each quarter. Additionally our teachers understand the importance of movement to stimulate the mind and improve concentration long term and thus movement breaks are incorporated into the daily routine.
  • What essential classes do students participate in?
    All students PreK through 5th have physical education, dance, visual arts, and music instruction weekly. In middle school students choose their electives each quarter. Additionally elementary and intermediate students visit our in-school library each week.
  • Where do Hamilton kids go to high school?
    In a typical year we have 25% of our class moving on to Selective Enrollment CPS High Schools, 25% Private High Schools and 50% attend Neighborhood CPS High Schools with many participating in honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs at these schools. Hamilton participates in GROWCommunity a community-driven nonprofit organization working to develop a seamless K-12 system of public neighborhood schools that are the top educational choices for families in our community.
  • Does Hamilton have after school programming?
    Yes, we partner with the Lakeview YMCA and BASH XYZ for child care and offer extra-curricular classes with our vendor partners. Learn more here https://www.hamiltoncps.info/after-school
  • How do I enroll a student?
    As a magnet cluster school Hamilton accepts students from the neighborhood boundary first and will open all remaining seats to GoCPS applicants. Visit our Enrollment page for more details and current timelines.
  • Does Hamilton offer acceleration programs?
    Yes. At Hamilton we are proud to meet students where they are. This includes our commitment to inclusion classrooms for all learners. CPS has created criteria for acceleration and you can find more information about the process here. If you believe your child qualifies for acceleration and would like to have a discussion about it, please contact Principal, Kristin Blathras kblathras@cps.edu

NOVEMBER

  • How much homework are students assigned?
    There is no homework through fourth grade. We believe after-school hours for this age group are best spent on play time, down time and family time. Starting in 5th grade students are given assignments and our teachers work together to ensure the workload is balanced throughout the week.
  • Do students get daily movement breaks?
    Yes. Students in preschool through 5th grade enjoy 30 minutes of recess a day. These students also participate in Physical Education and Dance class during the week. Our Middle School students choose their electives every quarter and P.E. or Dance is a required selection each quarter. Additionally our teachers understand the importance of movement to stimulate the mind and improve concentration long term and thus movement breaks are incorporated into the daily routine.
  • What essential classes do students participate in?
    All students PreK through 5th have physical education, dance, visual arts, and music instruction weekly. In middle school students choose their electives each quarter. Additionally elementary and intermediate students visit our in-school library each week.
  • Where do Hamilton kids go to high school?
    In a typical year we have 25% of our class moving on to Selective Enrollment CPS High Schools, 25% Private High Schools and 50% attend Neighborhood CPS High Schools with many participating in honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs at these schools. Hamilton participates in GROWCommunity a community-driven nonprofit organization working to develop a seamless K-12 system of public neighborhood schools that are the top educational choices for families in our community.
  • Does Hamilton have after school programming?
    Yes, we partner with the Lakeview YMCA and BASH XYZ for child care and offer extra-curricular classes with our vendor partners. Learn more here https://www.hamiltoncps.info/after-school
  • How do I enroll a student?
    As a magnet cluster school Hamilton accepts students from the neighborhood boundary first and will open all remaining seats to GoCPS applicants. Visit our Enrollment page for more details and current timelines.
  • Does Hamilton offer acceleration programs?
    Yes. At Hamilton we are proud to meet students where they are. This includes our commitment to inclusion classrooms for all learners. CPS has created criteria for acceleration and you can find more information about the process here. If you believe your child qualifies for acceleration and would like to have a discussion about it, please contact Principal, Kristin Blathras kblathras@cps.edu

DECEMBER

  • How much homework are students assigned?
    There is no homework through fourth grade. We believe after-school hours for this age group are best spent on play time, down time and family time. Starting in 5th grade students are given assignments and our teachers work together to ensure the workload is balanced throughout the week.
  • Do students get daily movement breaks?
    Yes. Students in preschool through 5th grade enjoy 30 minutes of recess a day. These students also participate in Physical Education and Dance class during the week. Our Middle School students choose their electives every quarter and P.E. or Dance is a required selection each quarter. Additionally our teachers understand the importance of movement to stimulate the mind and improve concentration long term and thus movement breaks are incorporated into the daily routine.
  • What essential classes do students participate in?
    All students PreK through 5th have physical education, dance, visual arts, and music instruction weekly. In middle school students choose their electives each quarter. Additionally elementary and intermediate students visit our in-school library each week.
  • Where do Hamilton kids go to high school?
    In a typical year we have 25% of our class moving on to Selective Enrollment CPS High Schools, 25% Private High Schools and 50% attend Neighborhood CPS High Schools with many participating in honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs at these schools. Hamilton participates in GROWCommunity a community-driven nonprofit organization working to develop a seamless K-12 system of public neighborhood schools that are the top educational choices for families in our community.
  • Does Hamilton have after school programming?
    Yes, we partner with the Lakeview YMCA and BASH XYZ for child care and offer extra-curricular classes with our vendor partners. Learn more here https://www.hamiltoncps.info/after-school
  • How do I enroll a student?
    As a magnet cluster school Hamilton accepts students from the neighborhood boundary first and will open all remaining seats to GoCPS applicants. Visit our Enrollment page for more details and current timelines.
  • Does Hamilton offer acceleration programs?
    Yes. At Hamilton we are proud to meet students where they are. This includes our commitment to inclusion classrooms for all learners. CPS has created criteria for acceleration and you can find more information about the process here. If you believe your child qualifies for acceleration and would like to have a discussion about it, please contact Principal, Kristin Blathras kblathras@cps.edu

JANUARY

  • How much homework are students assigned?
    There is no homework through fourth grade. We believe after-school hours for this age group are best spent on play time, down time and family time. Starting in 5th grade students are given assignments and our teachers work together to ensure the workload is balanced throughout the week.
  • Do students get daily movement breaks?
    Yes. Students in preschool through 5th grade enjoy 30 minutes of recess a day. These students also participate in Physical Education and Dance class during the week. Our Middle School students choose their electives every quarter and P.E. or Dance is a required selection each quarter. Additionally our teachers understand the importance of movement to stimulate the mind and improve concentration long term and thus movement breaks are incorporated into the daily routine.
  • What essential classes do students participate in?
    All students PreK through 5th have physical education, dance, visual arts, and music instruction weekly. In middle school students choose their electives each quarter. Additionally elementary and intermediate students visit our in-school library each week.
  • Where do Hamilton kids go to high school?
    In a typical year we have 25% of our class moving on to Selective Enrollment CPS High Schools, 25% Private High Schools and 50% attend Neighborhood CPS High Schools with many participating in honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs at these schools. Hamilton participates in GROWCommunity a community-driven nonprofit organization working to develop a seamless K-12 system of public neighborhood schools that are the top educational choices for families in our community.
  • Does Hamilton have after school programming?
    Yes, we partner with the Lakeview YMCA and BASH XYZ for child care and offer extra-curricular classes with our vendor partners. Learn more here https://www.hamiltoncps.info/after-school
  • How do I enroll a student?
    As a magnet cluster school Hamilton accepts students from the neighborhood boundary first and will open all remaining seats to GoCPS applicants. Visit our Enrollment page for more details and current timelines.
  • Does Hamilton offer acceleration programs?
    Yes. At Hamilton we are proud to meet students where they are. This includes our commitment to inclusion classrooms for all learners. CPS has created criteria for acceleration and you can find more information about the process here. If you believe your child qualifies for acceleration and would like to have a discussion about it, please contact Principal, Kristin Blathras kblathras@cps.edu

FEBRUARY

  • How much homework are students assigned?
    There is no homework through fourth grade. We believe after-school hours for this age group are best spent on play time, down time and family time. Starting in 5th grade students are given assignments and our teachers work together to ensure the workload is balanced throughout the week.
  • Do students get daily movement breaks?
    Yes. Students in preschool through 5th grade enjoy 30 minutes of recess a day. These students also participate in Physical Education and Dance class during the week. Our Middle School students choose their electives every quarter and P.E. or Dance is a required selection each quarter. Additionally our teachers understand the importance of movement to stimulate the mind and improve concentration long term and thus movement breaks are incorporated into the daily routine.
  • What essential classes do students participate in?
    All students PreK through 5th have physical education, dance, visual arts, and music instruction weekly. In middle school students choose their electives each quarter. Additionally elementary and intermediate students visit our in-school library each week.
  • Where do Hamilton kids go to high school?
    In a typical year we have 25% of our class moving on to Selective Enrollment CPS High Schools, 25% Private High Schools and 50% attend Neighborhood CPS High Schools with many participating in honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs at these schools. Hamilton participates in GROWCommunity a community-driven nonprofit organization working to develop a seamless K-12 system of public neighborhood schools that are the top educational choices for families in our community.
  • Does Hamilton have after school programming?
    Yes, we partner with the Lakeview YMCA and BASH XYZ for child care and offer extra-curricular classes with our vendor partners. Learn more here https://www.hamiltoncps.info/after-school
  • How do I enroll a student?
    As a magnet cluster school Hamilton accepts students from the neighborhood boundary first and will open all remaining seats to GoCPS applicants. Visit our Enrollment page for more details and current timelines.
  • Does Hamilton offer acceleration programs?
    Yes. At Hamilton we are proud to meet students where they are. This includes our commitment to inclusion classrooms for all learners. CPS has created criteria for acceleration and you can find more information about the process here. If you believe your child qualifies for acceleration and would like to have a discussion about it, please contact Principal, Kristin Blathras kblathras@cps.edu

MARCH

  • How much homework are students assigned?
    There is no homework through fourth grade. We believe after-school hours for this age group are best spent on play time, down time and family time. Starting in 5th grade students are given assignments and our teachers work together to ensure the workload is balanced throughout the week.
  • Do students get daily movement breaks?
    Yes. Students in preschool through 5th grade enjoy 30 minutes of recess a day. These students also participate in Physical Education and Dance class during the week. Our Middle School students choose their electives every quarter and P.E. or Dance is a required selection each quarter. Additionally our teachers understand the importance of movement to stimulate the mind and improve concentration long term and thus movement breaks are incorporated into the daily routine.
  • What essential classes do students participate in?
    All students PreK through 5th have physical education, dance, visual arts, and music instruction weekly. In middle school students choose their electives each quarter. Additionally elementary and intermediate students visit our in-school library each week.
  • Where do Hamilton kids go to high school?
    In a typical year we have 25% of our class moving on to Selective Enrollment CPS High Schools, 25% Private High Schools and 50% attend Neighborhood CPS High Schools with many participating in honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs at these schools. Hamilton participates in GROWCommunity a community-driven nonprofit organization working to develop a seamless K-12 system of public neighborhood schools that are the top educational choices for families in our community.
  • Does Hamilton have after school programming?
    Yes, we partner with the Lakeview YMCA and BASH XYZ for child care and offer extra-curricular classes with our vendor partners. Learn more here https://www.hamiltoncps.info/after-school
  • How do I enroll a student?
    As a magnet cluster school Hamilton accepts students from the neighborhood boundary first and will open all remaining seats to GoCPS applicants. Visit our Enrollment page for more details and current timelines.
  • Does Hamilton offer acceleration programs?
    Yes. At Hamilton we are proud to meet students where they are. This includes our commitment to inclusion classrooms for all learners. CPS has created criteria for acceleration and you can find more information about the process here. If you believe your child qualifies for acceleration and would like to have a discussion about it, please contact Principal, Kristin Blathras kblathras@cps.edu

APRIL

  • How much homework are students assigned?
    There is no homework through fourth grade. We believe after-school hours for this age group are best spent on play time, down time and family time. Starting in 5th grade students are given assignments and our teachers work together to ensure the workload is balanced throughout the week.
  • Do students get daily movement breaks?
    Yes. Students in preschool through 5th grade enjoy 30 minutes of recess a day. These students also participate in Physical Education and Dance class during the week. Our Middle School students choose their electives every quarter and P.E. or Dance is a required selection each quarter. Additionally our teachers understand the importance of movement to stimulate the mind and improve concentration long term and thus movement breaks are incorporated into the daily routine.
  • What essential classes do students participate in?
    All students PreK through 5th have physical education, dance, visual arts, and music instruction weekly. In middle school students choose their electives each quarter. Additionally elementary and intermediate students visit our in-school library each week.
  • Where do Hamilton kids go to high school?
    In a typical year we have 25% of our class moving on to Selective Enrollment CPS High Schools, 25% Private High Schools and 50% attend Neighborhood CPS High Schools with many participating in honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs at these schools. Hamilton participates in GROWCommunity a community-driven nonprofit organization working to develop a seamless K-12 system of public neighborhood schools that are the top educational choices for families in our community.
  • Does Hamilton have after school programming?
    Yes, we partner with the Lakeview YMCA and BASH XYZ for child care and offer extra-curricular classes with our vendor partners. Learn more here https://www.hamiltoncps.info/after-school
  • How do I enroll a student?
    As a magnet cluster school Hamilton accepts students from the neighborhood boundary first and will open all remaining seats to GoCPS applicants. Visit our Enrollment page for more details and current timelines.
  • Does Hamilton offer acceleration programs?
    Yes. At Hamilton we are proud to meet students where they are. This includes our commitment to inclusion classrooms for all learners. CPS has created criteria for acceleration and you can find more information about the process here. If you believe your child qualifies for acceleration and would like to have a discussion about it, please contact Principal, Kristin Blathras kblathras@cps.edu

MAY

  • How much homework are students assigned?
    There is no homework through fourth grade. We believe after-school hours for this age group are best spent on play time, down time and family time. Starting in 5th grade students are given assignments and our teachers work together to ensure the workload is balanced throughout the week.
  • Do students get daily movement breaks?
    Yes. Students in preschool through 5th grade enjoy 30 minutes of recess a day. These students also participate in Physical Education and Dance class during the week. Our Middle School students choose their electives every quarter and P.E. or Dance is a required selection each quarter. Additionally our teachers understand the importance of movement to stimulate the mind and improve concentration long term and thus movement breaks are incorporated into the daily routine.
  • What essential classes do students participate in?
    All students PreK through 5th have physical education, dance, visual arts, and music instruction weekly. In middle school students choose their electives each quarter. Additionally elementary and intermediate students visit our in-school library each week.
  • Where do Hamilton kids go to high school?
    In a typical year we have 25% of our class moving on to Selective Enrollment CPS High Schools, 25% Private High Schools and 50% attend Neighborhood CPS High Schools with many participating in honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs at these schools. Hamilton participates in GROWCommunity a community-driven nonprofit organization working to develop a seamless K-12 system of public neighborhood schools that are the top educational choices for families in our community.
  • Does Hamilton have after school programming?
    Yes, we partner with the Lakeview YMCA and BASH XYZ for child care and offer extra-curricular classes with our vendor partners. Learn more here https://www.hamiltoncps.info/after-school
  • How do I enroll a student?
    As a magnet cluster school Hamilton accepts students from the neighborhood boundary first and will open all remaining seats to GoCPS applicants. Visit our Enrollment page for more details and current timelines.
  • Does Hamilton offer acceleration programs?
    Yes. At Hamilton we are proud to meet students where they are. This includes our commitment to inclusion classrooms for all learners. CPS has created criteria for acceleration and you can find more information about the process here. If you believe your child qualifies for acceleration and would like to have a discussion about it, please contact Principal, Kristin Blathras kblathras@cps.edu
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