Church Street Elementary School
95 Church Street
Hamden, CT 06514
Main Office: 203-407-2020
Fax: 203-407-5860


Welcome Letter from the Principal

Welcome to Church Street School!

As we begin this new year at Church Street School, I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children.  I believe in setting high expectations for all children and providing supportive systems to assure they are met. 

In my 28 years of experience as an educator, I have learned that a strong positive school culture is cultivated by recognizing that open and honest communication is an essential building block of any relationship.  We have revamped our school-wide climate plan to help students make positive choices and help them follow our school-wide expectations:  Be Responsible, Be Respectful and Be Positive.  Throughout the year, we will celebrate in a variety of ways (Eagle Dollars, Butler Bucks, Eagle Rewards Days, Positive Postcards and Eagle Awards) to recognize students who are meeting expectations!  We believe teaching students the skills they need and reinforcing the expectations through recognition when they demonstrate them consistently is necessary to help each child SOAR! 

Finally, school staff and families must work together, in an extended family environment, to ensure success for all our students.  It is everyone’s responsibility to teach children the skills they will need to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible.  With that in mind, please consider attending PTO meetings, becoming a PTO Room Parent, volunteering and joining us for school events as often as you can.  Students thrive when families stay positively involved in their academic and social emotional growth.

I hope you will visit our website often to get a quick snapshot of life at our school and to find out about events, curriculum and programs.  If you have any questions or need information not found on the website, I encourage you to call (203) 407-2020.  I will make every effort to return calls within 24 hours of receiving a message.  You might also find it helpful to email me at

I am looking forward to wonderful school year! 

Warmest Regards, 

Ms. Karen Butler