Welcome to 13th and Union Elementary

  • 13th and Union buildingImportant School Reminders

    1. Report if your child is going to be absent.

    2. Please notify the main office of any phone number or address changes.

    3. Please remember to bring a form of picture identification when picking up your child during school or at dismissal.


  • Address
    1600 N. 13th Street
    Reading, PA 19604

    Main Office:
    Fax: 610-371-5801

    Grades: PreK-4
    School Colors: Red and Black 
    School Mascot:
    Red Knight


  • Elementary School Hours 
    8:05 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

    Kindergarten Hours
    8:05 a.m.-2:10 p.m.

    Pre-Kindergarten Hours

    Morning: 8:05 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
    Afternoon: 12 p.m.-2:40 p.m.

School Contacts

  • Principal: Julie Hamlin
    Follow her on Twitter @J_Hamlin78

    Assistant Principal:
    Lynette Navedo

    School Nurse: Susan Cawley
    School Counselors: K-2 Ana Morales and 3-4 Justin Underkoffler
    Parent Outreach Assistant: Norma Espada
    Office Secretary: Kelly Anderson
    Attendance Secretary: Jane Manmiller
    Home and School Visitor:
    Dave Marrella 

A Message from the Principal

  • Welcome Red Knight families!  My name is Julie Hamlin and I am the proud building principal of 13th & Union Elementary School.  We are so excited to welcome your family to 13th & Union for a fabulous 2023-2024 school year!  Our teachers and staff have been hard at work this summer preparing for this year and to continue making 13th & Union the place to bee! 🐝

    As a mother and educator, I am focused on developing the whole child and supporting their success academically and social-emotionally.  We all have one goal and that is for your child to walk across the graduation stage at the end of their senior year.  Here at 13th & Union, we are focused on supporting the path to graduation beginning in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten.  

    Our door is always open and we welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you!  Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns that you may have.  We are partners in your child’s education and want our school to feel like home and be a safe place that your child can learn and grow!

    Proud to be a Red Knight,

    Julie Hamlin, Principal