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    Volunteers are the Heart of Hamilton

    From baking brownies at home to working in the school library, volunteering opportunities at Hamilton are abundant and vary from one-time jobs, to on-going commitments. Volunteering is a GREAT way to support your student and connect with the Hamilton community.

    If you plan to volunteer at Hamilton in a way that will have you working directly with students (not all jobs will), please complete the following Volunteer Requirements, and return all forms to Hamilton’s front office. If you have questions about this process, please call the main office at 206.252.5810 for information!

    Current Volunteer Needs

    Valentine's Day—Staff Appreciation Luncheon
    Wednesday, Feb. 14 @ 10am

    Please help indulge our Hamilton staff with an amazing and delicious spread of fabulous desserts.  You can drop off your creation in the staff room any time between the start of school and the first lunch at 11:00AM on Wednesday, February 14th. Sign up here to contribute, and thanks for showing your appreciation of our Hamilton staff!

    Mini-Grants Committee

    The Hamilton PTSA Mini-grants committee is looking for members. The committee needs 4-8 members to help review mini-grant proposals from the faculty and staff and decide on funding. Hamilton faculty and staff can apply for mini-grants to fund the extra supplies, tools, events or activities to support Hamilton's amazing staff and the excellent work they do with kids. The deadline for faculty and staff to submit proposals is December 15th. The committee chair will handle communications and organizing the proposals and schedule 1-2 meetings likely in January for the committee will review the proposals and decide which to fund and at what level. Please send questions or interest in participating to Maria Gingerich 6th grade parent and the PTSA Mini-Grants Chair at

    Open PTSA Committee Positions

    The Hamilton Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is searching for parents to fill the following key PTSA positions:

    •    Volunteer Coordinator  – responsible for putting out Call for Volunteer emails and notices in the weekly newsletter; creating online signup pages and connecting volunteers to event chairs.

    •    Fall Fund Drive Committee (Oct-Dec) – work with our VP of Fundraising to help with Fall Fund Drive letter mailing and crafting short articles on how Fall Fund Drives donations are spent at Hamilton.

    •    Coordinator for Incoming 6th Graders’ Ice Cream Social  (May or June event) – Welcome incoming 6th grade students and families onto the Hamilton campus to meet other incoming families, all while enjoying ice cream sundaes. The organizer for this event would work with last year's organizer to follow a well-laid-out plan from years past, and help coordinate a team of volunteers to set up, serve, and clean up.  Responsible for getting ice cream, toppings, and necessary bowls & utensils.

    •    Coordinator for the 8th Grade Promotion Reception  (June event) – responsible for cake and beverages at the reception following the ceremony.  Additional volunteers will help with set-up, serving, and clean-up. 

    For more information, please contact PTSA President Lisa Rivera Smith at

    Volunteer Database

    Be the first to know when new volunteering opportunities pop up - sign up for our Volunteer Database!

    From time to time, when a need for help arises, you will receive an email with the details. There is no obligation to volunteer and you can remove yourself at any time.

    To sign up, please register at, and select "Volunteer Database Emails" in the Email Preferences section.

    And THANK YOU for helping us continue Hamilton's strong tradition of parent involvement!