Student Resources

Brain Frames developed by Dr. Bonnie Singer

Brain Frames are a set of six graphical patterns that students draw to organize their language and ideas. They are visual-spatial displays of the patterns underlying basic things we do with language every day: tell what we know, sequence ideas, make comparisons, show contrasts, identify causes, recognize effects, categorize, and show relationships between concepts. Literally, Brain Frames allow teachers and students to show what's in their brains by constructing a visual "frame" so they can see, reflect on, and share what they know and understand. In the classroom, the six Brain Frames are used to make language visible; they support teaching, listening, speaking, reading, writing, note taking, thinking, and problem solving.

If students have thoughts, they can show them with Brain Frames by making thinking and learning visible.  If they can show their ideas, they can organize them, reflect on them, refine them, remember them, and communicate effectively with others.

Brain Frames handout

At Hamilton-Parsons, all students are leaders!

We are honored to play a role in nurturing our world's future leaders, and we provide many opportunities for students to lead within our school community.

Parent Resources

Hamilton-Parsons Elementary staff created behavioral expectations in efforts to support all students.  This school-wide discipline approach provides emphasis on the system within the school to include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create a positive school environment.  Instead of a piecemeal approach, a continuum of support within the school is implemented to ensure safety and learning in all areas and non-classroom settings (hallways, buses, cafeteria, playground etc).  The intentions are to enhance the capacity of all students in leading their own lives and actions.  This research-validated practice promotes increased frequencies for desired behaviors so that Hamilton-Parsons continues to create a safe, productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.  
Teachers will do the following:

  • Teach and refer to our school-wide expectations frequently and as needed.
  • Provide students with more praise than correction.
  • Talk to students with respect using positive voice tone. 
  • Actively engage everyone in the class during instruction.
  • Use pre-correcting, prompting, and redirecting as we teach. 
  • Look for the positive first and provide positive, immediate, frequent, and explicit feedback.
  • Communicate with families to support the child and build the parent-school connection.

Ways you can support your child at home:

  • Refer to our school-wide expectations so that you and your child are aware.
  • Provide your child with more praise than correction.
  • Talk to students with respect using positive voice tone. 
  • Recognize that mistakes are learning opportunities and helps shape your child's adult future.
  • Look for the positive first and provide positive, immediate, frequent, and explicit feedback.
  • Connect and communicate with the school to support the home-school connection; should you have concerns, talk with your child's teacher or the school.    

Thank you for helping your BULLDOG reach their maximum potential! 

PDF DocumentHP Positive Behavior Supports
PDF DocumentHP Positive Behavior Supports Text Only

PDF DocumentConsequence Behavior Matrix
PDF DocumentPBIS 7 Habits Matrix
PDF DocumentPBIS New Expectations Matrix

Please contact your student's teacher for conference information.


Children who will be five years of age on or before September 1 of a school year and live within the Romeo Community Schools district boundaries are eligible to attend Kindergarten.  Click Enrollment on the District Home page for information on registering.

External LinkHamilton-Parsons Elementary School Online Library Catalog

  • Search by title, author, keyword and subject.

For information about SACC please contact the Early Childhood Services Department at 586-752-0314.

Early Childhood Services


SACC on-site direct # (586) 651-3555

At Ham-Par we are proud to be showcased as a leader where students take the lead and are responsible for our school wide WIG (Wildly Important Goal) data collection, communication, and celebration!  

Anyone planning on volunteering in the building, attending a classroom party or a school field trip will need to complete and submit the District ICHAT Volunteer Release Form and a copy of your driver's license at least one week prior for approval.
PDF DocumentVolunteer Release Form