2017 archive of From the Desk of Mr. Hamilton

2017 archive of From the Desk of Mr. Hamilton

Week of Dec. 18

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 12/11/17

    Letter from Mr. Hamilton

     “I can’t wait!” is what many children are saying these days. One student said he is hoping to get a remote controlled boat for Christmas, but it’s so hard to wait that long. One girl would like an Easy-Bake oven, yet she wishes ... Read More »

Week of Dec. 11

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 12/11/17

 Letter from Mr. Hamilton

 

    My mother would always tell us, “Patience is a virtue” and “Good things come to those who wait.” I think she said these things most often around Christmas time. Patience is a character trait in which we are talking and praying about this week ... Read More »

Week of Dec. 4

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 12/11/17

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

Today I asked the five year old kindergarten class the question, “What does peace mean to you?”    Here is what they said.

You can help somebodyBeing quietPraying every dayGiving thanksBeing friends - not being meanYou always shareBe niceBe kindWhen someone is hurt you help them ... Read More »

Week of Nov. 13

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 11/13/17

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

    This time of year, with Thanksgiving upon us, we often hear the question, “What are you thankful for?” When one of the students asked me this question, I replied with a list that could have went on and on. It’s always fun to hear what ... Read More »

Week of Nov. 6

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 11/09/17

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

   At one time or another you may have asked your child the question, “What did you learn in school today?”...or “What are you doing in school this week?” If you ever get the answer, “I don’t know.”…or if they say, “Nothing.” do not abandon the ... Read More »

Week of Oct. 23

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 10/26/17

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

 

   There are many exciting things happening here at St. Gabriel School. Here is a list of them in somewhat of a “First Quarter Report” for you: Instrument lessons are off to a great start. We were visited by an Accreditation team to verify our ... Read More »

Week of Oct. 16

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 10/16/17

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

   As I was walking down the hall one day, a third grade boy asked me how I was doing. After my reply, he asked another question, “What kind of things are you doing in your office today, Mr. Hamilton?” I went on to name a ... Read More »

Week of Oct. 9

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 10/09/17

  Letter from Mr. Hamilton

    Catholic schools hold students to higher standards. Catholic schools challenge students to not only strive for excellence academically, but also to strive for a closer relationship with God by learning and living that fourth “R” – Religion. St. Gabriel School is no different in ... Read More »

Week of Oct. 2

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 10/02/17

St. Gabriel's Academics - Bright Spots to Celebrate

Last Spring, the Iowa Assessment was administered to all 3rd, 5th, and 7th grade students at St. Gabriel's Catholic School.  The Iowa Assessment assesses vocabulary, reading comprehension, conventions, usage and expression, estimation, problem solving, data interpretation, computation, maps and diagrams, and ... Read More »

Week of Sept. 18

Posted by Pam Merkel on 9/21/17

At St. Gabriel Catholic Parish School we teach and model caring for others while combining this  with purpose – purpose in what God’s plan is for us and learning that, perhaps, what happens to “me” is not really about me. Whatever we do can, more often than not, affect ... Read More »

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