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Parents and Community Info
Coats For Kids - You Can Help Keep Hamden Kids Warm!
The cold weather is upon us, and once again the Hamden Rotary Club is holding its annual "Coats for Kids" program. This terrific program provides NEW coats to Hamden Public School children in need. A donation of $20 buys a new, warm coat (but any donation amount is welcome). The Rotary Club also makes it possible to donate coats in honor of someone (think holiday gifts!) and will provide to you a beautiful note card for you to mail to that special someone, describing the donation you have made in his/her honor. How cool is that? This Flyer describes the program and provides information on how to make your donation.
Parents Supporting Educational Excellence (SEE)
Parent SEE is a parent leadership training program that will be starting soon in Hamden and open to all parents. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to engage in dialogue with other Hamden parents and practice skills needed to effect constructive change for their child and other children’s education. It’s a FREE course that will take place on Tuesday nights from 5 – 8:30 (Jan 19 – May 3). Dinner and child care are provided and parents who complete the program will earn a store gift card. If interested, speak with your child’s school principal or contact the program coordinator, Brenda Shuler at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 407-2035 ext. 28
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Our Amazing Students and Staff!
Senior Rick Basak - A National Finalist!
We are SO impressed! HHS Senior Rick Basak is one of only ten National Finalists (five males and five females) in the Wendy's High School Heisman competition! This competition recognizes student athletes who excel academically AND in efforts toward making their communities better. Athletics-Academics-Community Service... Rick has it all! As part of the competition, Rick has already won prizes for Hamden High and himself - we couldn't be more proud! The announcement that Rick was named a finalist was covered by Fox 61 News. (A big shout-out to HHS tennis coach Mr. Nils LeBlang, for nominating Rick for this prestigious award!)
Hamden Heroes is a new program that recognizes outstanding students and staff from each of our schools. "Heroes" are selected for their caring attitudes, courage and contributions to their schools and the greater community. Heroes are honored at Board of Education meetings, with one staff and one student Hero selected from each school. Read about our Heroes!
Free Software for HPS Students!
Microsoft Office Available - Free!
If you have a student attending one of our schools, you can get the latest version of Microsoft Office FOR FREE! Read about the Microsoft Student Advantage Program in Hamden and find out how you can download copies onto up to 5 home devices.
Learn Keyboarding Skills!
Knowing how to type is an essential skill these days. Hamden offers free home access to the keyboarding program we use in school - Type2Learn. Follow the link to download a copy of Type2Learn for your home computer.