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.
Procedures for picking up books/materials is below: 1st Grade- Tuesday, March 31st from 8am to 9am 2nd Grade- Tuesday, March 31st from 9am to 10am 3rd Grade- Tuesday, March 31st from 10am to 11am 4th Grade- Tuesday, March 31st from 11am to noon 5th Grade- Tuesday, March 31st from noon to 1pm -If there are any left over Kindergarten packets or if Pre-K has any materials for pick up, parents can come between 8am and 9am on Tuesday, March 31st (with 1st grade). -We will have siblings materials with the youngest sibling so parents don't have to come multiple times. -Parents will drive through carpool line and will not exit the vehicle;parents will give us their child's name and their teacher's name and someone will bring the items to their car.
In order for our teachers and staff to see as many of our students as possible, we are inviting all RDE students and families to come to RDE for a "Drive Thru Parade." This replaces the previously planned neighborhood parade. Our parade will take place Friday, March 27th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Please enter the carpool line and wave to your teachers and staff as you drive through. They will be positioned all along the carpool line with signs waiting to wave and shout, "Hello!"
Mr. Jewett will begin to record morning announcements on our Twitter page. He will do the pledge, call out birthdays, and share any other information each morning. If this is a way you would like your child to start their day, please visit our River Dell Elementary Twitter page to view that video.
There are resources for students at the following website- bit.ly/jcpshome. You can also access that page via a link on the Johnston County Schools website. Starting on Monday, March 30th, through that website you can select our school, River Dell Elementary, and access learning activities by grade level. Our county has planned the first 10 days of activities, and our teachers are planning activities starting with day 11 and going through May 15th. Our teachers are also reaching out to you and your students about office hours for your questions time to have virtual contact and help our students.
In an abundance of caution, we are cancelling our staff vs. parent basketball game for Friday night. All field trips have been cancelled until further notice. More information will be coming soon in regards to refunds for any field trips that have already been paid for. Please visit the Johnston County website for the most up-to-date information and make sure you answer any Connect Ed messages from central office with the most recent news