Principal's Message


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Karen Franklin

Dear Helen Street School Families,                                   

March is upon us!  Spring is on its way!!  March hosts a few events and dates to be aware of.  Among them are:  Marking Period 2 Report Cards; Teacher-Parent Conferences; Spring Book Fair; Some Early Dismissal Days, and "Springing" our clocks ahead one hour.  We are looking forward to our annual "Read Across America" guests which include QU Athletes, the United Way, and some Hamden Community Leaders.

I want to thank all of the staff, the PTA, and Quinnipiac University for making our School-Wide Trip to the QU Women's Basketball Game a memorable event for all!!  Also, I hope many of our families took advantage of the special Helen Street School deals and fundraisers provided by Johnson's Duckpin Bowling Lanes, Panera, DiBella's Subs, and the QU Men's Basketball Game. 

Please consider volunteering your time for the PTA's Spring Book Fair.  Set-Up; Sales; Pack-Up support are appreciated.  See the PTA Webpage for details or contact the PTA. 

Please mark your calendars (digital or paper) for some upcoming dates:
*Mar. 7-  Marking Period #2 Report Cards issued.
*Mar. 9, 10, 13-  Parent/Teacher Conferences & PTA Spring Book Fair.
*March Early Dismissal Days-  March 10, 13, 16.
*April 7-  No School.  Good Friday Holiday.
*April 13-  Spring Picture Day.
*April 17 - 21-  No School.  Spring Recess & EID AL-FITR.
*April 24- Smarter Balance Testing sessions begin.
*April 27-  Early Dismissal.  Professional Development.

Some special highlights for our school include…
*Recognized as School of Distinction!!!
*Hamden Rotary Club Community Award Recipient-  Joshua Addison, Grade 3.

As a staff, we strive to provide a learning environment facilitating academic achievement, a positive learning environment and a caring, inclusive relationship with all of our Helen Street families.  We are partnering with you!  Family support and encouragement are key and essential toward your child’s learning progress, social skills, self-image and personal accomplishments.   

To help you stay aware of what’s going on in the classroom, the school, and the school district please continue to visit the school website, the district website, your child’s classroom DOJO, and the Google Classroom or other ways we try to communicate with you and keep you informed.  And, of course, you can contact the school office at 203-407-2030. 

Finally, now is a great time to consider being a part of the PTA and attending monthly meetings.  The PTA is a great way to get “plugged into what’s happening”, have input into our school, and being a great community-minded role model for your children.  Please watch for the updated monthly meetings schedule.  


  Next PTA Meeting:     March 16th  &  April 13th       6:00 pm 

                                                                                 Karen Franklin     

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