Browsing From the Desk of Mr. Hamilton

Week of May 28

Posted by Steve Hamilton

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

    There is an old proverb that says, “Give me a fish and I eat for a day - teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.” When reading this, it makes me think about prayers and graduation speeches and how they relate to ... Read More »

Week of May 20

Posted by Steve Hamilton

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

   While I continue to attend to the end of the year responsibilities and the many goals set in motion here at St. Gabriel School, I remain steadily diligent in my role as principal. Even though there will be many changes in the days to come, ... Read More »

Week of May 6

Posted by Steve Hamilton

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

   This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Our great teachers work hard to show our students they care every day: From teaching them to tie their shoes, to shooing them along so they are not late for class. By being a positive role model, and offering ... Read More »

Week of April 15

Posted by Steve Hamilton

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

       I cannot say thank you enough to all those who volunteer their time and talent at St. Gabriel Parish School. I also express a heartfelt thank you to all who donate items and monetary gifts to support Catholic education. We have a great school because ... Read More »

Week of April 1

Posted by Steve Hamilton

Letter from Mr. Hamilton 

    Perhaps you have heard the saying, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” When I asked the 3rd and 4th grade students what it means to think first and speak second, they said, “If it’s not nice, don’t say it.”..."Think before ... Read More »

Week of March 25

Posted by Steve Hamilton

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

   Archbishop Listecki reminds us that during our Lenten journey, we celebrate saying goodbye to our old selves in order to make room for the new person fashioned in Christ. We need to commit to doing what’s right, to go forth and help others, not just ... Read More »

Week of March 4

Posted by Steve Hamilton

     More often than not, it is how we finish something that really matters. This can be applied to simple daily tasks that we take on, but can also be applied to the bigger picture - like how we live our lives. Learning from past experiences and becoming ... Read More »

Week of February 25

Posted by Steve Hamilton

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

    Beginning next week and continuing through March 22nd, our 3rd, 5th, and 7th graders will be taking the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. Please try to avoid making a dentist or doctor appointment during these weeks. The ITBS are backed by a tradition of nearly ... Read More »

Week of February 18

Posted by Steve Hamilton

Letter from the Principal

    “Good things come to those who wait.” This is an understatement when talking about the new Education Center. The phrase should be, “Great things come to those who persevere.”

    Teachers, students, parents, and guests are all thrilled to be in this beautiful building where our ... Read More »

Week of February 4

Posted by Steve Hamilton

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

 

        When I think about all the different kinds of weather we have been having, it makes me recall some words of wisdom a friend shared with me many years ago. When I was going through some stressful times in my life, she reminded me ... Read More »