Thursday Thoughts is a weekly communication for current families. It includes relevant and important school news, upcoming event information, community updates, and much more. Stay up-to-date on all things HRS by reading Thursday Thoughts each week.


The last day of school, Wednesday, June 16, will be an in-person half day. Dismissal, pick-up, and busses will run on our half-day schedule. 

Lower School dismissal: 12:00pm
Middle School dismissal: 12:30pm

This will be the final Thursday Thoughts for the 2020-2021 school year. Continue to stay up to date with Hamlin Robinson School on our website and social media accounts. Have a great summer break! 

HRS Black Family Council

HRS Black/African American Families: I’m Joe Clark, parent of Jaxton (Current 3rd grade) at HRS. I currently work with a group of parents and employees from Seattle Public Schools to plan activities for our children centered around our shared history, and to partner with other schools' Black Family Councils in both public and private schools, on a myriad of issues. 
If you are interested in joining me to create our own Black Family Council, I am setting up three meetings over the summer to prepare for the 2021-22 school year. Let's start planning our own HRS Black Family Council as a safe and open space to discuss the issues of our community, and to organize events/speakers and opportunities for our kids to interact. Our group and efforts will supplement the work of the HRS Family Association. Please email me at or text me at 415-254-6881. Thank you!

Construction Update

Demolition on the property at 1715 Rainier Avenue (former Oberto factory store) began this week. During the demolition period which will take about one week, access to 20th Ave S may be restricted or limited. Please be mindful of the construction workers and any signage during this time and into the coming months as work continues on the property. Thank you!

HRS 2021 Summer Program Registration

Hamlin Robinson School is thrilled to offer a half-day 3.5 week Slingerland Summer Program this summer from Wednesday, July 7 - Friday, July 30 for students entering grades 1-8. During this 3.5 week class, students will learn and practice oral language skills, penmanship, sound-symbol correspondence, spelling, written expression, decoding, and reading comprehension strategies. The registration fee of $950 includes the entire 18 days. 

JUST ADDED! Upper Elementary Math Skills and Games Camp

We are excited to announce the addition of a weeklong afternoon math camp for students entering grades 4 and 5. This new camps complements our morning Slingerland camp. The cost of this camp is $190 per week and will run Monday – Friday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm:

Session 1: July 12 - 16
Session 2: July 19 - 23
Session 3: July 26 - 30

During this week-long camp, students entering grade 4 and 5 will enhance skills through review, games, and projects in the basic four operations, with a focus on multiplication, division, and place value. The Math Skills and Games Camp can be combined with a morning Slingerland Summer Program to create a full day camp experience. The focus of skills, games, and projects will repeat each week so it is not recommended students take more than one session.
Additional information about the Slingerland Summer program and the Math Skills and Games Camp can be found on the summer programs webpage. Space is limited for both programs so be sure to register today on the Parent Portal

HRS Summer Library Book Recommendations

Summer break is upon us! Take your favorite books with you to the pool, playground or while you travel. Visit the Library in the Student Life section of our website for book recommendations from the HRS Librarian, Ms. Marht.

End of Year Events and Reminders

Progress Reports: Progress Reports and Star Spring Math and Reading Diagnostic Reports will be available on the parent portal on Monday, June 14.

Virtual Graduation for Class of 2021: Tuesday, June 15 from 6pm - 8:30pm 
All HRS families are invited to celebrate our Level 8 students as they graduate from HRS and prepare for High School. Level 8 students will give speeches accompanied by musical performances by middle school students. The link for the virtual event will become available on the parent portal. Come celebrate our amazing graduates!

2021 Field Day: Wednesday, June 16
Students will be participating in outdoor team building activities. Students can wear team colors.

Team Colors:

Level 1/2 - Red
Level 3 - Green
Level 4 - Blue
Level 5 - Purple
Level 6A/6B - Red
Level 6C/6D - Orange
Level 7A/7B - Yellow
Level 7C/7D - Green
Level 8A/8B - Blue
Level 8C/8D - Purple

Students are permitted to wear hats, scarves and wigs. Students may not wear any items covering their face, including face paint. Please do not bring any additional props or related items to school. 

All loaned technology devices and accessories must be returned to HRS on or before Wednesday, June 16, 2021, to the student’s advisor or homeroom teacher. Devices not returned by Friday, June 18, will incur a late fee of $50. An additional fee of $50 will be charged for each subsequent week it is not returned. After July 7, returns will no longer be accepted, and the $1200 replacement cost will be due to the school. All content stored on the computer will be removed after the device is returned to the school. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the technology department at

From Student to Alumni!

It's the end of another year filled with learning, exploration, and excitement. Each student at Hamlin Robinson School brings unique talents and perspectives to our entire community.  As you say goodbye to your time as a student, we hope you will say hello to another exciting role: an HRS alum
Alumni hold a special role in the HRS community. Your wisdom and connections serve as enrichments to current students, helping to foster a broader learning experience. The wisdom you share is also a benefit to you from the decades of Eagle alums who came before you. Stay connected to hear about exciting alumni events, opportunities an alum volunteer, and mentorship activities within our Eagle community! If you didn’t already, share an email with this form
If you have life updates you’d like to share, or have questions about resources available, please reach out anytime to Rebecca Nuffer, Alumni and Outreach

Calling All HRS Volunteers

The HRS Family Association is seeking volunteers to serve as class representatives for the 2021-2022 school year. What is the HRS Family Association?
The mission of the HRS Family Association (FA) is to promote belonging, participation, education, and awareness for the families attending Hamlin Robinson School. The purpose is to nurture a spirit of involvement and community between the school and its families and help establish and support programs that create an inclusive and welcoming climate. All parents, guardians or family members of current students attending Hamlin Robinson School are participating members of the Family Association and may attend all association meetings.

Class representative job description:

  • Serve to facilitate open communications between families and the school, providing updates to the Family Association from their grade level.
  • Serve as informed ambassadors and advocates for HRS.
  • Support school-sponsored functions and class level social activities in order to promote community and belonging.
  • Serve as a resource to new families.
  • Support teacher recognition activities throughout the school year.

Interested in learning more or eager to get involved? Contact Sarah Dahleen. Thank you!


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