Reminder: There will be no meal service on Friday, 5/22/20 or Monday, 5/25/20.
These were previously scheduled no-school days and as such all classified food service staff and transportation staff will be enjoying a well earned four day weekend.
Meal service will resume on Tuesday, 5/26/2020. Please contact Nutrition Services at 464-0246.
A Message from Del Norte Unified School District:
Join the DNUSD Weekly Live Webinar at 1 pm discussing the program Sources of Strength and Mental Health during COVID-19:
Featured Guests: Terrin Musbach, Nick LaFazio
There will be a time for questions at the end of each webinar. We hope to see you there!
Devices need to be returned the week of June 1-5
Our office will be open from 12-2:00 for returns
You may pick up your child's desk/personal items outside their classrooms at this time as well
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Denise Harnden
Welcome to Joe Hamilton Elementary School. I am proud to say that I am currently in my 36th year as an educator in Del Norte Schools. I was a teacher for 26 years teaching in all grades from Kindergarten through high school. This will be the start of my ninth year as a Principal. Eight of these years have been spent at Joe Hamilton School. It is my pleasure to work with the staff, students, and families at Joe Hamilton and I am looking forward to another great year.
At Joe Hamilton School we implement PBIS(Positive Behaviors and Supports). We are always mindful of Safe, Respectful, and Responsible choices. The staff continues to dedicate themselves to developing both academic and social/emotional curriculum for all students.
Communication is key to a successful education at any level. Our team believes that home and school working together can produce excellent results. We appreciate that you have entrusted your child(ren) to our care and we look forward to serving you. In fact, research has shown that the higher the level of parental involvement the higher the achievement level of the child. Attendance is also key to your child's success in school. We believe students need to be in school All day, every day!
We provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. We are able to provide a healthy morning snack to all of our students three days a week and we have an After School Program that is available each day until 6:00 pm.
We look forward to serving you at Joe Hamilton School whether you are new to the district or a returning family. I am proud of our school's warm welcoming environment, our goal is to treat your child(ren) with the love and respect that we treat our own children.
Please remember we have an open-door policy, and I look forward to getting to know you and your student(s).
Denise Harnden, Principal