Phone: (919) 553-1977
Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Business Administration BS in Elementary Education
Ms. Lauri Hamilton
Hi River Dell Families,
I am Lauri Hamilton and proud to be a River Dell Racer. This is my 22nd year of teaching and my 15th year at River Dell. I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration as well as a degree in Elementary Education. I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 1st grades throughout my teaching career. My love is teaching 1st graders and teaching them to become lifelong readers. I enjoy working with children and helping them reach for their dreams through their education. I believe every child should be valued and treated with respect. An education should empower a child and help him or her make a positive contribution to our world.
I have a beautiful family of three children and two 4-legged friends. Clayton, NC has been our home for the past 18 years. I enjoy being a mom the most and watching my children participate in all their activities. During the summer months I spend my free-time golfing, going to the beach and reading for pleasure.
I hope to meet your friendly faces when you are visiting River Dell Elementary.
The Johnston County Board of Education approved a back to school plan at a special called session on Thursday, Sept. 25.
Progress Report dates will be shared by individual schools. It is essential to activate PowerSchool Parent Portal in order to review your child’s academic progress, school attendance, and to stay informed...
Beginning Tuesday, September 8, JCPS will operate its curbside meal service at only its elementary school sites. Students in all grade levels can receive a meal from any of the 23 elementary school sites at no cost...
Johnston County Public Schools has begun posting the number of confirmed, school-related COVID-19 cases that are reported to us by the Johnston County Health Department. This will give families and staff more information about how the pandemic is impacting the school system.
RDE has 3 vacancies on our Parent Advisory Council. Parent Advisory Members serve a 3-year term and meet quarterly with administration discussing school policy, procedures, school improvement goals, and other items related to creating a positive relationship between the school and the community and families we serve. The deadline to submit resumes and cover letters to be considered for Parent Advisory Council is Friday, August 14th. Anyone interested in applying will need to send a resume and a cover letter explaining why they desire to serve on the Parent Advisory Committee to Chad Jewett via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Listed below are the times for our grade level drive-throughs. The purpose is for students to say goodbye to their teachers and pick up personal items and awards. You must stay in your cars during this drive through, but we wanted to have one last chance for our students and teachers to say good-bye before the summer. Here is the schedule: Pre-K - Thurs, June 4th 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Front Carpool K - Monday, June 1st 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (H. Jones, Dean, and Dudash in bus parking lot; Spencer, Woodworth, Wall, Clifton, F. Jones, Pike in front carpool) 1st - Monday, June 1st 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Front Carpool line 2nd - Wednesday, June 3rd 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Front Carpool line 3rd - Wednesday, June 3rd 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Best, Westerbeck, Graziano, Maiorino, Oglesby, Warren in bus parking lot) & 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (Hills, Palmer, Joyner, Milner- bus parking lot) 4th - Tuesday, June 2nd 3:00 p.m- 5:00 p.m. (Front Carpool: Merrall, Welch, Martin, Cunningham; Bus Parking Lot: Emerson, Brown, Veilleux) 5th - Tuesday, June 2nd 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.Front Carpool Self-Contained - Wed, June 3rd 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Bus Parking Lot)
We are going to have our rising Kindergarten parent meeting on Tuesday, May 12th at 6:30 p.m. This will be a virtual meeting. Mr. Jewett will do a Facebook Live event discussing what to expect for kindergarten and how you can help your child be ready for the first days of school. This will be great information if this is your first child in our kindergarten program.
New lessons for the next 10 days are available through the bit.ly/jcpshome site. We have put dates at the top of the lesson document to help make it easier to know what day each lesson is for. Each grade level has posted lessons starting with Monday, May 4th and going through Friday, May 15th. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher. Printed packets for families without internet will be available starting Monday, May 4th. They will be in a cabinet with drawers at the front entrance. Look for your child's grade level and take a packet located in that drawer. They will be available all week, so you can come at your convenience.
If you were not able to come to school prior to spring break and pick up your child's books and materials, you can do that on Monday, April 27th or Tuesday, April 28th between 5pm and 8pm. If you also were not able to pick up a device that you had requested through your child's teacher, you can pick that up during that time as well. We will also have packets available for lessons 11 through 20 for families that do not have internet access. If you need a packet because you do not have internet, please contact your child's teacher so they can get us the number of copies we need to print. You can pick up those packets next Monday, April 27th or Tuesday, April 28th between 5pm and 8pm as well.