June 16, 2016

The Hamilton Weekly News
JUNE 16, 2016


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CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS


6/16 - Thurs. - Tonight!

Band Concert, Lincoln Auditorium, 7 - 9 PM


6/17 - Fri.

End of Year Dance, Gym, 2:30 – 4 PM


6/23 - Thurs.

8th Grade Cruise, all day


6/24 - Fri., Last Day of School, 1-Hour Early Dismissal

  • 6th Grade Field Trip to Family Fun Center

  • 7th Grade Picnic in Lower Woodland Field

  • 8th Grade Promotion, Gym, 12 PM, followed by refreshments on the Playtop (weather depending) until 1:20 PM


PRINCIPAL’S LETTER


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The end of the school year is a milestone for all of us. Our 8th graders are at the forefront of our thinking as we get ready to bid them farewell and thank them for the contribution to Hamilton over the last three years. High school awaits, and I know that their new teachers will be impressed by how poised they are and ready for the academic program that will truly launch them toward college and the careers they’ll pursue in four years. Our 7th graders are growing up and are ready to be our next leaders. And our 6th graders are our new expert middle schoolers. It’s extraordinary to remember these students when I met them in 5th grade or at the ice-cream social and on the first day back in September. We also have a number of staff moving into new roles next year. Daniel Westley, Anna Strand, and Laura Howell will be leaving Hamilton at the end of the school year and while all three are relatively new to our community, they’ve made an impact on our students that will last after they have gone—I’m particularly grateful with the relationships they’ve developed with students here, and we’ll miss the way they make our students feel heard and welcome at Hamilton. Assistant Principal Michelle Pickard is leaving us as well, having joined Hamilton with me three years ago. She’s been a partner and I will greatly miss her approach with students and teachers—she is leaving a big hole to fill—and I will also miss her wonderfully wry humor on our hallway.


This will also complete my first year as principal at Hamilton and I’m looking forward to celebrating a successful year as we celebrate the promotion of 8th graders this year. This work is about student learning and I take pride in seeing this extraordinary group of accomplished students and good people off to high school. I arrived here when they did and it will be bitter and sweet to see how much they’ve grown and to say goodbye. Those of you returning next year, I very much look forward to seeing you in September. Those of you not returning, thank you for your contribution to this community, most importantly entrusting us with your student.

Go Hawks!

Tipton Blish, Principal

PTSA NEWS

A Message from PTSA President Lisa Rivera Smith - NEW ​
Dear Hamilton Families and Friends,


As another school year comes to a close, there are two words on our all minds: THANK YOU!


As parents, we’re thankful to our students for having survived another year, despite all the times they professed they wouldn’t.  They’ve run the gamut of emotions, fashion statements and behaviors, but we love them and are proud of them daily.


Also deserving our thanks is our wonderful team of administrators, teachers, faculty and staff at Hamilton.  This year saw a new principal – Tipton Blish – and an army of new and returning faculty and staff, all who made Hamilton the exciting, vibrant place we’ve enjoyed communing at, learning at and thriving at.

Not to be overlooked are the many parents and community members who’ve kept the Hamilton gears turning, by way of volunteering at school events, committees and on the PTSA Board.  As your PTSA President, it has been my honor to work beside all of you, and I look forward to doing so next year in the same capacity, along with our other returning board members, Claire Burnett (Secretary), Lisa Melenyzer (Membership), Sam Bell (Legislative Liaison), Chris Nabinger (Member at Large), Elizabeth Sorby (Mini Grants), and Shannon Frizzell (Staff Liaison).  Still, we are sad to say good-bye to:

Barbara Vaughey, having served two years as PTSA Treasurer.  Barbara kept our financials sound and records in top shape! She now passes the torch to Zach Rupp, our incoming PTSA Treasurer.  Her friendly and helpful voice on our board will be missed.


Deb Sundblad, having served to years as Vice President of Fundraising.  The health and scope of our PTSA budget is a true testament to the work and tenacity Deb put into ensuring Hamilton secured the funding needed to support all that we are able to.  She brought years of PTSA experience to our board and hopes to pass her Fundraising knowledge on to a new VP of Fundraising. Interested?  Email her at dsundblad@comcast.net 

Helen Kim, our Hamilton Weekly News Editor. One year was not enough!  A new 8th grade parent this school year, Helen came in and revamped our newsletter from top to bottom, making it the attractive and reader-friendly publication we look forward to each week.  As she now moves on to high school, she has already trained her replacement, Monica Payson, who we’re sure will keep the Hamilton Weekly News running as smoothly and beautifully as ever.

Sherry Wilhelm, Noni Roblin, Susan Huber, and Michelle Fasser, grade-level liaisons and more!  Sherry and Noni started a new tradition at Hamilton, planning and executing our Fall Incoming Family Social event, complete with frozen treats, prizes and many smiling faces.  In their place, two new smiling faces – Tracey Crouch and Becky Anderson – are already at work following up on the fantastic work Sherry and Noni put together.  Susan helped us brainstorm new and exciting events for Hamilton, and taking over for her will be Karla Stanley, who also looks forward to bringing a fresh perspective to our grade-level events repertoire.  Michelle … there’s not enough space here to name all that Michelle has done for Hamilton.  From her epic Staff Appreciation Luncheons, to her seamless execution of grade-level events, to her Ski Bus heroics, she will surely be missed.  Filling Michelle’s shoes, in the Luncheon role, will be Chappell Barber; and as 8th Grade Liaison, will be Amanda Myerson.  Interested in heading up Ski Bus?  Email Michelle at michelle@fasser.net 

Laura Baldwin and Janee Kreinheder, as Reflections Art Contest Coordinators, helped us prove once again that ‘Hamilton’s Got Talent’! Working with our art teachers and parent volunteers, Laura and Janee did a fantastic job showcasing our students, and their commitment to our board will be missed.  There is hope though, that we won’t miss out on participating in the Reflections Art Contest next year; so if you’re interested in picking up where they left off, email HamiltonPTSA@live.com

Jen Hurely, as Mini Grants Committee Co-Chair, helped harness parent energy in evaluating and awarding over $5,000 worth of funds to our teachers and staff this year and last.  Her knowledge of Hamilton and her attention to detail won’t be forgotten.

Again, thank you to all who made this year possible, and downright memorable.  Enjoy your summer everyone and I look forward to seeing you all in September!

Onwards and Upwards,

- Lisa Rivera Smith

Hamilton PTSA President

New Way to Support Hamilton PTSA Fundraising:  AMAZON SMILE! - NEW

The PTSA is pleased to announce a new way for families to help support our fundraising efforts, just by doing your ordinary shopping. Through the Amazon Smile program, Hamilton PTSA will receive a donation in the amount of 0.5% on your eligible purchases on Amazon.com.

You can sign up, and designate Hamilton PTSA as your designated charity, here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1290516

After you are signed up, when you shop at Amazon, you begin your shopping at smile.amazon.com, and your purchases are automatically credited. So easy, and the dollars can really add up. Thanks for your support!

For more information on the Amazon Smile program, please go to: http://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_aas_redirect?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0


Hamilton PTSA 2015-2016 Fundraising Wrap-up - NEW

THANK YOU for your support of Hamilton International Middle School and your investment in our kids!  Your donations during our Fall Fund Drive enabled us to meet our PTSA budget for the year, helping to support the programs and community that we all value here at Hamilton.  All students, and the entire Hamilton community, will benefit from your generous donations. Here are just a few highlights of what we were able to fund this school year:

  • STUDENT SUPPORT:  Enrichment and Scholarships, After-School Sports, Student Scholarships, funding for HOST program, Student Clubs and Activities

  • CLASSROOM AND TEACHER SUPPORT:  Library and classroom needs, Teacher Supply Fund, Professional Development for teachers (including the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages conference in San Diego, the largest language teachers’ conference in the world), and $5,500 in “Mini Grants”  to HIMS teachers and staff who present plans for augmenting, improving or strengthening our school community

  • ALL-SCHOOL EVENTS:  Pi(e) Night, Guest Speakers, Grade-Level Social Events, Staff Appreciation

Finally, a VP of Fundraising is needed for next year.  If you would like to learn more about the position, please contact the outgoing VP of Fundraising, Deb Sundblad at dsundblad@comcast.net, or PTSA President Lisa Smith at lisarsmith@live.com.  Have a great summer!

HAMILTON AND SPS NEWS


ASB End of Year Dance is Tomorrow!, June 17


Tomorrow is the final ASB dance of the school year!  It will be held in the Gym, 2:30 – 4:00 PM.

Students must purchase a “ticket” (wristband) before entering the dance either during school lunches or at the door and must stay for the entire dance.



Congratulations to the Hamilton Volleyball Teams! - NEW


Hamilton’s Varsity Volleyball finished their season undefeated and won the 2016 championship! For some, it’s a third championship, but who’s counting?? Junior Varsity 1 ended the second half of the season with all winning games and Junior Varsity 2 went undefeated all season long!

Much gratitude to parents, friends, Athletic Director, Christy Smith, and the Hamilton Staff for this amazing season.


END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR INFORMATION - NEW


All grade levels will participate in end-of-the-year field trips. Any student who has not yet returned a permission form and wants to attend a field trip will need to return one no later than Monday, June 20.


Here is the list of the end-of-the-year activities and dates:

  • 8th Grade Cruise – Thursday, 6/23

  • 8th Grade Promotion – Friday, 6/24

  • 7th Grade Field Trip to Lower Woodland Field – Friday, 6/24

  • 6th Grade Field Trip to Family Fun Center – Friday, 6/24


  1. Locker Clean-Out will be conducted during 6th period on Monday, 6/20 for 8th graders, Tuesday, 6/21 for 7th graders and Wednesday, 6/22 for 6th graders. ASB students and 6th-period teachers will facilitate the process. Students need to take home all personal belongings. There will be a collection box for donations of usable school supplies. Teachers will collect textbooks, but library materials must be returned to the library by the student who checked them out. Students only need to bring minimal supplies to school on Friday.

  2. 8th Grade Promotion: All 8th grade students and families are invited to join us for 8th Grade Promotion on Friday, June 24 in the Hamilton International Middle School gymnasium. Families are requested to be seated no later than 11:45 for the ceremony. Immediately following the ceremony, the PTSA will host a reception with refreshments. Please remember that we have limited seating capacity in the gym, and be mindful of our neighbors when parking. Cars that block driveways or bus zones will be towed.

  3. 8th Grade Cruise: All 8th grade students are invited to join us for the traditional 8th grade field trip, an Argosy Cruise and dance on Thursday, June 23. Permission slips have been distributed through Homerooms and are due back as soon as possible. The cost of the field trip is $45 per student and we have full and partial scholarships available for anyone who might need one. Our goal is that all students who wish to go on the cruise are able to do so.

  4. 7th Grade Picnic: All 7th grade students will have the opportunity to spend the day participating in sports and activities at Lower Woodland Field. Students will walk with teachers to the park and lunch will be provided. Students will leave the building about 9:30 AM and return to Hamilton by 1:20 PM. The cost is $8 for each student.

  5. 6th Grade Family Fun Center: We are excited to celebrate the completion of the first year of middle school. The Family Fun Center in Tukwila is a fun-filled day of arcade games, water boats, cotton candy, and laughter. 6th graders will leave the building around 9:30 AM and return to Hamilton by 1:20 PM. The cost is $18 for each student and they can bring a lunch or purchase one there.

  6. Last Day of School, Friday, June 24: School will be dismissed one hour early at 1:20 PM. If you know in advance your student will not be at school, please contact our attendance office so we can ensure that we appropriately document your student’s absence.


Please don’t hesitate to contact your grade-level administrator if you have any questions or concerns about these end-of-the-year activities: • 6th Grade: Michelle Pickard, mmpickard@seattleschools.org • 7th Grade: Tim Snyder, tjsnyder@seattleschools.org • 8th Grade: Christy Smith, clsmith2@seattleschools.org


Soaring Hawks!: Celebrating Excellence at Hamilton, 2015-2016 - NEW


Hamilton Hawks strive for and achieve excellence in many areas in and out of school! Here are highlights from this year’s newsletter:

 

Congratulations Hamilton Geography Bee Champion, Bessie S.! (3/3/16)

Bessie S. won the Hamilton Geography Bee and qualified for the State Level Competition!





Two Hamilton Students Win Reflections Art Contest Awards of Excellence (3/10/16)

Liana H. won the Literature Award of Excellence for “Imagination”’ and Beatrice G. won the Photography Award of Excellence for “Horizons of the Mind” in the Washington State PTA Reflections art contest.


Green Team Wins Conservation Champion Award! (5/5/16)

The Hamilton Green Team won a Seattle Public Schools 2015-16 Conservation Champion Award!


Mia H. Wins Prize in World Citizen Essay Contest! (5/5/16)

Mia H. won third place for her essay, “Making Invisible Water Visible,” in the World Citizen Essay Contest!


CONGRATULATIONS Senior Jazz! (5/5/16)

Hamilton Sr. Jazz took top honors at the Reno Jazz Festival  – First Place! – for middle school bands. Duncan W. (trombone), Evan F. (trumpet), Claire T. (trumpet), Sophie R. (tenor sax), Nick Z. (percussion) each received Outstanding Musicianship Awards and Claire T. (trumpet ) received the Outstanding Middle School Trumpeter Award.


CONGRATULATIONS Hamilton Track on Championship Meet! (5/19/16)

Hamilton track scored 254 combined points (girls & boys) at the Middle School Championship Meet, putting them an amazing 119 points ahead of the next highest competitor!  


HIMS Sr. Jazz Takes TOP HONORS at Bellevue High Jazz Festival (5/26/16)

Hamilton won first in their division at Bellevue High Jazz Festival, then took the sweepstakes award – beating every other junior high and high school for the weekend’s top honor! This has only happened a couple times in our history.

HIMS WINS BIG at Wild Waves Music In the Park (5/26/16)

Music students were recognized at the annual Wild Waves Music In the Park!:

  • Junior Orchestra took First in their division and First overall for junior high orchestras with a Superior rating

  • Junior Band took First in their division and First overall for junior high bands with an Excellent rating

  • Treble Choir took Second in their division with a Superior rating

  • Junior Jazz took First in their division and First overall for junior high jazz bands with an Excellent rating

  • Sebastian P.-A. won best overall junior high jazz soloist


Hamilton Students Results in the 2016 Seattle Public Schools District Science Fair (6/9/16)

Grade 8 Science

Best Overall Science Project - “Cosmic Rays” by Bailey H.

Grade 8 Engineering Design

Judges’ Special Recognition Award - “Algae Panels for Carbon Sequestration” by Maya O.

Grade 7 Science

Best Field Study - “Hanford Radiation” by Isabella S.

Best Health Study - “How Sweet It Is” by Mollie M.

Grade 7 Engineering Design

Most Original - “Natural Electricity” by George H. & Jake O.

Best Data Analysis - “Cracking the Soduko Code” by James S.

Grade 6 Engineering Design

Best Aeronautics Project - “Home Hovercrafting” by Sebastian P.-A. & Lennox W.

Judges’ Special Recognition Award - “Electricity in the Heat” by Vivian B. & Emily M.


Congratulations To Our Students on a Terrific Showing at Silverwood! (6/9/16)

Hamilton musicians brought home awards and top rankings from Silverwood, ID:

  • Senior Orchestra earned a Superior Rating and took First Place within their division

  • Chamber Orchestra earned a Superior Rating, took First Place within their division, and earned the Best-Overall Orchestra in the Middle School/Junior High School Division

  • Senior Band earned a “Superior” rating and came in second for their division


Congratulations to the Hamilton Volleyball Teams! (6/16/16)

Hamilton’s Varsity Volleyball finished their season undefeated and won the 2016 championship! Junior Varsity 1 ended the second half of the season with all winning games and Junior Varsity 2 went undefeated all season long!



Librarian’s Summer Reading Recommendations 2016—Award-Winning Books! - NEW


For Reluctant Readers, soon-to-be 6th-9th Graders


Booked, by Kwame Alexander - Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

 



For soon-to-be 6th Graders (Young Readers Edition)


I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick - Malala Yousafzai's describes her fight for education for girls under Taliban rule, the support she received from her parents to pursue an education, and how the Taliban retaliated against her by trying to kill her.


For soon-to-be 7th Graders


After the Ashes, by Sara K. Joiner - In this riveting coming-of-age survival story, a stubborn and intellectual teen must fight for her life when the mighty volcano Krakatau erupts and puts her hometown on the Javanese coast in mortal danger.




For soon-to-be 8th Graders


First Flight Around the World : The Adventures of the American Fliers who Won the Race, by Tim Grove - Documents the efforts of four American planes to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by flight in 1924.




For soon-to-be 9th Graders


The Game of Love and Death, by Martha Brockenbrough - In Seattle in 1937 two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death, where they must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.

Typing Agent Available until August 15 - NEW

Typing Agent will be available for students to continue keyboarding practice until Monday, August 15, 2016. On that date, all active student data will be archived, and students will automatically be moved back to Lesson 1 in their curriculum. This will allow Typing Agent to run their summer updates in order to provide a more responsive program for students next year. All student data up to that date can be found by teachers in the Report/Progress section under the Year Progress Report. For student log-in help, contact the librarian no later than June 22, Morgan MacDonald, smmacdonald@seattleschools.org



Garfield High School Invites You to Bulldog Summer Academy


New Bulldogs! Join the Garfield Summer Academy, a transition program for incoming 9th graders. July 6-29, Monday-Friday, 8 PM - 1 PM, students will be in classes at Garfield taught by Garfield staff and University of Washington staff. .5 elective credit will be earned for attending 90 hours. Students will learn: - how to handle rigorous courses in an academic environment, - how to set study and learning goals, - Garfield’s school culture, including meeting staff and navigating around the building. Application due June 27.



Ballard High School Ninth Grade Student Orientation, Thursday, Sept. 1


Incoming Ballard Freshmen! Plan to attend a very important 9th grade orientation/transition program Thursday, September 1. This event is for students only and begins at 8 AM in the Main Gym and will conclude at 12 noon. Meet the upperclassmen who will be your Link Crew Leaders for the entire school year. Meet new people, get to know the school building, and have a lot of fun! Contact bhs.ptsa.pres@gmail.com with questions.



HIMS Parent Representative on Highly Capable Services Advisory Committee Needed


Please consider applying for the HIMS Parent Representative position on the Highly Capable Services Advisory Committee. To be eligible, your child must be enrolled in the HCC at Hamilton. The current Rep., Noelle Clemons, is graduating with her 8th grader this month. Meetings have been held the first Tuesday evenings of school-year months. Come represent Hamilton to the District and get more involved with the HC community. To apply, please contact Committee Chair Jeanne Thompson at jeanne_thompson@hotmail.com or contact Noelle Clemons at nzooks@yahoo.com with questions.



Seattle Public Schools Response to Orlando Tragedy - NEW


In the aftermath of the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, this weekend, Seattle Public Schools want to share support resources and our commitment to the safety and well-being of each and every student in our care:

Seattle Public Schools believes that all students, staff and families deserve safe and supportive learning environments.



Community Meeting for the Lincoln High School BEX IV Project, Thursday, June 23 - NEW


Seattle voters approved the Seattle Public Schools Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy in February 2013, which includes the project to modernize and open Lincoln High School. You are invited to attend a meeting presented by representatives of Seattle Public Schools BEX IV capital projects team and Bassetti Architects which will include information about the project’s early design progress:


Thursday, June 23, 6:30-8 PM at Lincoln High School Auditorium, 4400 Interlake Ave. N.


Topics cover the project scope, schedule, existing conditions and design exploration. You will be able to ask questions and give us input and feedback. For more information, please visit http://bex.seattleschools.org



Please Notify District ASAP If Your Student is Not Attending in Fall 2016


If your student will not be attending Seattle Public Schools in the fall of 2016 please notify the district as soon as possible. Email the Admissions Department directly at admissions@seattleschools.org or use the Not Attending 2016-17 School Year Form available on the webpage. The student’s identification number is required to complete this process.



Reminder: Medication Pick-up Deadline is Thursday, June 23

Orders for the administration of medication at school are good for one academic year only. Medications left at school are not kept from year to year. They may become outdated and, therefore, need to be returned to the parent. Medications can be picked up in the school health room no later than Thursday, June 23. If the medications have not been picked up by this date, they will be destroyed. Please contact school nurse Anne Fote with questions, (206) 252-5817.



Has Your Hawk Lost a Book?


  • If the lost book belongs to the HIMS Library and your Hawk has looked everywhere, please ask them to bring a middle-school appropriate book, DVD, or CD audiobook to Ms. MacDonald as a donation and ask her to waive the fine

  • If the lost book belongs to your Hawk, your family, or a teacher, please ask library staff to check the Lost ‘n’ Found books in the Library Books Storage Room - we have 3 shelves of books found this school year!

  • If the lost book belongs to the public library, and was brought to HIMS library, these are returned to the Wallingford branch weekly. Check your public library account



Seattle Public Schools Summer Learning Website

As summer approaches, students and families are seeking a variety of summer learning opportunities. To assist, Seattle Public Schools has created a webpage that compiles information on the various SPS summer programs. In addition, there are links to city programs, including summer meals and community-based program directories. If you have questions or know of additional information that should be included, please contact Rivka Burstein-Stern, rmbursteinst@seattleschools.org



Seattle Public School 2016-17 School Year Calendar Dates

Important dates in the Seattle Public Schools 2016-17 school year are here:

https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=10124335



HIMS Spirit Wear is open for business!

Looking for Hamilton T-shirts, fleece jackets, caps, and more—delivered straight to your home?

Order your spirit wear from Fieldhouse.com at http://fieldhouse.com/Stores/FHShop1.aspx?PON=75030


MUSIC & ART

Friends of Music at Hamilton International (FOMAHI)


Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, June 16: Final Band Concert, Lincoln Auditorium, 7-9 PM - Tonight!


Final Band Concert is 7 PM TONIGHT

Our final band concert of the year will be held at 7 PM, Thursday, June 16 in the Lincoln Auditorium. We still need volunteers to help with our Band Concert bake sale that day. No experience required – we’ll show you what to do! All roles are designed to ensure you do not miss your student’s performance.


Volunteers Needed for End-of-Year Instrument Inventory - NEW

Our Orchestra and Band leaders will be performing end-of-year inventory in the next week, and could use your help! We need people to help count instruments and get the rooms organized for the fall. Even a ½ hour of your time can be tremendously helpful! Inventory assistance is expected to be needed for:

  • Band: Any time during regular class hours next week

  • Orchestra: 9 AM – 2 PM, Monday, June 27

Can you help? Contact Fiona Cohen, fiona_cohen@yahoo.com, for more details.

2016-2017 Nominating Committee – Updated!

A huge thank you to the following people who have agreed to serve on the FOMAHI Board next year!

  • Susan Bell - Co-President (Choir Rep)

  • Amy Spinelli - Co-President (Band Rep)

  • Christian Reynolds - Co-President (Orchestra Rep)

  • Helene Obradovich - Vice President of Concert Operations

  • Judy Aks - Secretary

  • Eileen Carroll - Treasurer

  • Jacqui Kramer - Communications

  • Elizabeth Vigdor - Fundraising

  • Fiona Cohen - Volunteer Coordination

 

There are many smaller volunteer jobs that are still unfilled! If we don't find volunteers for these positions, those events and trips will be cancelled next year. Click on the link to see which positions are still open and please consider if you're the right person for the job. Go to https://fomahi.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/00445/volunteer/NomCom_Flyer_2016.pdf to see a complete list. No experience required, just a desire to help support our fabulous music program. Contact Elise Kim at ballardmama@hotmail.com or Trina Torgelson at tntorg@msn.com with questions. They would love to tell you more.


FOMAHI Registration for the Fall - NEW

Thank you to everyone who registered your music student with FOMAHI this year. Please make a note of your online user name and password – we will be using the same system for student registration in the fall. If you have already registered, you will be able to update your information. We are also making efforts to improve our online experience, including payments. We appreciate your patience during this year’s transition to online registration!


SPORTS


All track players need to return their blue Hamilton athletics t-shirt to Ms. Smith by TOMORROW, Friday, June 17. There will be a box in front of Ms. Smith office for all track stars to return their jerseys. Thank you and have a wonderful summer!


HOST AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS


HOST After School programs are over for the year. Fall HOST information will come out in mid-September. If you have any questions about HOST classes for the 2016-2017 school year please reach out to Liz Abbott (Chase) at eachase@seattleschools.org


COMMUNITY NEWS


Wallingford Family Parade, 7/9 - NEW

The Wallingford Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 67th Annual Wallingford Family Parade, the longest running Seafair Community Event. Families come from far and near to watch, participate in and enjoy the parade. Local businesses, drill teams, marching bands and family oriented organizations celebrate and compete for awards. The 2016 Grand Marshall will be City Council member Rob Johnson

Saturday, July 9

To participate, meet at the Lincoln High School parking lot at 10 AM, no need to register in advance.

Parade begins at 11 AM at the corner of Interlake & N 45th, runs East along N 45th Street and ends at Bagley Avenue N. It will be followed by Hide & Seek for “The Wallingford Kids” at participating merchants on N 45th Street.



Volunteers Needed for Adams Elementary Carnival, 6/17

The annual Adams Elementary Carnival is coming up on Friday, June 17 from 5 - 7:30 PM.  Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, clean-up, booths, carnival games, spin art, face painting, and more. Pizza dinner will be provided for those who sign up for at least three 30-minute shifts!

Sign up here - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4ea9a72ea1ff2-adams3

Please email rebeccasherrchristian@gmail.com for more information.



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