Principal's Corner

As Principal, I would like to welcome you to Joe Hamilton Elementary School- Home of the Sea Otters!

Joe Hamilton is a Pre-K through fifth grade elementary school with a focus on student learning.  We believe students + teachers + parents = SUCCESS!

Our staff’s top priority is to create a safe community for all of our students.  We believe that one way to promote academic excellence is to provide a safe and positive climate.  Joe Hamilton School has created a school-wide system that teaches and reinforces appropriate behaviors that support a successful, productive school community by recognizing and rewarding positive behaviors.  The principles of our Positive Behavior System include Being Respectful, Responsible, and Safe while making the right choices.  

                                                                  Our goals for the 2018-2019 school year also include increasing student attendance and empowering our parents and community members to serve as partners in the educational process.  We truly believe we are a team and it takes parents, students and teachers working together!  Our staff will be providing engaging lessons each day.   Technology, hands on activities, and student engagement will be leading the way as we plan and implement our lessons.  

You are encouraged to become an active part of the Sea Otter Nation.  Our PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) is actively working to raise funds to support our All Day, Every Day attendance drive and motivational assemblies for our students.   If you are interested in serving on our School Site Council, joining PTO, or in volunteering at the school, please let Angie or Kaysi in the office know.

The staff and I look forward to working with you and your child(ren) this year.  We are dedicated to making your child's educational experiences positive and rewarding.  My door is always open and I welcome the opportunity to get to know you better.

Together we can make awesome memories for our children!

Denise Harnden