This Week: March 20-24, 2023

Dear Hamlin families,

I want to share an important school update. 

The union representing District support staff such as custodians, aides, bus drivers, and cafeteria workers – SEIU Local 99 – has announced a three-day strike beginning Tuesday, March 21 to Thursday, March 23. The union representing our teachers and other instructional and mental health staff – United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) – has advised their members to support their SEIU colleagues, which means teachers may not be available to provide classroom instruction. 

If the strike moves forward as our labor partners have indicated, Hamlin will most likely be closed to students from March 21 to March 23. If SEIU moves forward next week, then our open house will be rescheduled for Tuesday, March 28th, and our afterschool tutoring program will be canceled on March 22nd-23rd. Below is information and resources for families should the strike occur and our school is closed to students.

We are preparing materials to ensure student learning continues. Students in grades TK-2 will receive a device and a packet that will include activities. 

Students in grades 3rd-5th will complete activities in Schoology at

If the strike occurs, will also be hosting virtual office hours on March 21st-23rd:



Zoom link









All Grades


During virtual office hours, families can receive help with completing work independently. For other questions, families can also call the office at (818) 348-4741.

For additional resources, including information on student supervision, student meals via limited Grab & Go sites, the Family and Student Resource Guide, tutoring programs, and a list of free museums, please visit

Please stay updated by visiting our school website at daily. If you have any questions, please contact us at our main office, visit, or call the dedicated hotline at (213) 443-1300. 

Thank you for your continued support.



Mrs. Singer


Open House/Health and Wellness Fair:  If SEIU moves forward next week, then our open house and wellness failr will be rescheduled for Tuesday, March 28th.

Kids Heart Challenge

Our Kids Heart Challenge program will continue this week. Our goal is to have 100% of our school families join the team and learn Hands Only CPR through Finn’s Mission. Don’t wait, get started TODAY! Students who join the team early will get recognized at our kick-off!

  1. REGISTER at

  2. TAKE THE CHALLENGE to Move More or Be Kind and earn the FREE Be the Torch Wristband when we kick-off!

  3. COMPLETE FINN’S MISSION in your HQ to learn Hands-Only CPR, how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T., and how you can help kids with special hearts!

Thank you for supporting our school and this lifesaving program!

School Tour

Our next school tour will be held on Thursday, March 30, at 8:30, where we will be showcasing Hamlin for prospective students.  Should you know of anyone interested in finding a school for the fall, please forward this information.  We look forward to expanding our Hamlin family. 

Afterschool Intervention (Due to the STRIKE, we will connect after Spring Break?)



Families may pick up meals for their students at Grab & Go sites on Tuesday, March 21 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Six meals per student will be provided at pickup, to cover breakfast and lunch over three days.



Tarzana Recreation Center
5655 Vanalden Ave
Tarzana, CA 91356
Recs & Parks City of LA


Mason Recreation Center
10500 Mason Ave
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Recs & Parks City of LA


Granada Hills Recreation Center
16730 Chatsworth St
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Recs & Parks City of LA

Our Afterschool Intervention for the Spring term will begin on March 13 through May 8 and will run for 8 weeks.  Please remind your students to attend the afterschool intervention on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 - 3:30.  

Virtual Afterschool Enrichment 

Our Virtual Afterschool Enrichment begins on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.  Please be sure to return the permission slip if your child received one last week for this program.  We will hold the virtual meetings at Hamlin and students will access the program via Zoom.

Acceleration Days

Please join us for Acceleration Days on April 3rd and 4th for hands-on learning and instructional support for your student. Acceleration Days feature engaging subjects like science, technology, culture, the arts and more. Acceleration Days also provide personalized support to students in reading and math. All students are given healthy and nutritious meals. Students also have the option of enrolling in after-school programs. 

Registration begins on March 6. You may register your student via the Parent Portal or by contacting us at 818-348-4741. Please note, Acceleration Days will be held at Hart Elementary.  21040 Hart Street, Canoga Park, 818-340-6222

Drop off/Pick 

Please be sure to drive safely during drop off and pick up.  Follow all traffic laws and be patient.  We want all of our Hamlin students to get to and from school safely at all times.  

Lost and Found

Please be sure to check the lost and found for any items your child may have misplaced or left behind.  We will be making another donation during Spring Break with any unclaimed items.  


Covid Testing

We will be sending home a covid test with your child before Spring Break.  Please note that the expiration date is approaching on the packaging, but the tests are still valid for next 90 days from the date on the box.  We will need each student to test upon returning to school after the break.  Any positive test results must be uploaded on the Dashboard.  There is no need to upload a negative test result.  


Upcoming Events This Month

School Tours (March 30, and April 13)

Open House (March 21)

Social Emotional Wellness Fair (March 21)

Spring Break (April 3-7)

Acceleration Days (April 3-4)


Hamlin PTA Announcements


Chipotle Restaurant Fundraiser

Our next monthly restaurant fundraiser will be at Chipotle, at the intersection of Canoga and Victory, on Wednesday, April 12th from 4 PM to 8 PM. Plan to join us for this food and fun event, and be sure to either bring the flyer or mention “Hamlin'' when ordering! Even your online orders can benefit Hamlin. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

Contribute to Hamlin when Shopping at Ralphs

Did you know that Hamlin is part of the Ralphs Community Contribution Program? Whenever you shop at Ralphs and use your Ralphs Rewards Card, a percentage of your purchase can be automatically contributed to Hamlin! Please see the attached flyer for more information.