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    The Hamilton Weekly News

    June 7, 2018


    Upcoming Dates 

    June 9th 

    • Wild Waves Music in the Park 
      • Jr Orchestra, Jr Band, Jr Jazz Band, Treble Choir

    June 12th 

    • Orchestra Concert | 7 pm | Jane Addams Middle School

    June 13th 

    • HIMS Student Film Fest - Hamilton Drama | 6:30 - 8pm | Hamilton Commons

    June 14th 

    • Band Concert | 7 pm | Hamilton Gym

    June 19th 

    • Final Board Meeting (old and new board -- all are welcome) | 6:30 pm | Hamilton Library

    June 21st  

    • 8th Grade Cruise | During the School Day

    June 22nd 

    • 8th Grade Promotion | 1:15pm | Hamilton Commons
    • 7th Grade Field Trip | MoPop
    • 6th Grade Field Trip | Family Fun Center 

    Please check the calendar on the Hamilton Calendar for a complete listing of events.



    PTSA News

    Spring Membership Meeting Recap

    The membership voted to approve next year's budget and voted in the slate presented by the nomination committee. We also had a great conversation with Future Principal Dorian Manza.

    2018/19 PTSA Board

    President - Camilla Layman
    *Vice President - Miki Takihana
    Treasurer - Jennifer Stephenson
    *Secretary - Catherine Beard
    VP of Communications - Terry Doyle
    Co-VP’s of Fundraising - Renee Berry & Amy Barrett
    VP of Events - OPEN 

    Legislative Liaison -  OPEN
    Mini Grants Chair -   OPEN
    *6th Grade Liaison -   Erin Bernau
    *7th Grade Liaison -   Nancy Rizk & Carol Magallanes
    *8th Grade Liaison -   Tracey Crouch
    *Member At Large -    Sandhya Subramanian
    *Membership Co-Chairs -  Molly Rothwell & Brandi Mattila

    *Newly Filled Positions

    The nominating committee also recognized the following volunteers who have stepped-up to help the school and the PTSA Board and recommended that they continue in their roles:

    Reflections Coordinator - Laura Marie Rivera
    Staff Appreciation Coordinator - Chappell Barber
    Staff Liaison -  Sarah Erb

    Join the PTSA!  Open Board Positions for 2018-19

    The PTSA Board has several open positions next year including support positions.

    Elected Board Positions 

    Vice President of Events

    Appointed Board Positions

    Legislative Liaison
    Mini-Grants Chair

    Key PTSA Roles and Support Positions

    Support positions would not require you to attend Board Meetings and would limit your commitment to the amount of time/energy that you have available.  Support positions will help to support the Board in actualizing the Board's goals.  

    Treasurer Support
    Events Support
    Legislative Support
    Art Contest Coordinator
    Reflections Coordinator

    For more information contact: 

    Follow the Hamilton PTSA on Facebook

    Facebook Image   The Hamilton PTSA is now on Facebook.



    Hamilton School News

    ★NEW Last Call for Yearbooks!

    If your student is not on the list to receive a yearbook (lists are posted in the Commons), we still have a limited number of extra books to sell.  Your student can pick up a late yearbook order form in the office and turn it in at the front office with a payment (check or cash) of $35.  Scholarships are also available, please contact your student’s counselor if your family would like to request one.  Books will be distributed in the last week of school. 

    If you have questions about a previous order, please contact Fiscal Specialist Lisa Melenyzer at 206.252.5834 or at

    ★Updated  Hamilton Drama Shows

    Wed., June 13, 2018  HIMS Student Film Fest  Come watch the best of this year’s Advanced Drama filmmaking.  Also included will be the best films from the Intro to Drama classes. Show runs from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the HIMS Commons.  Admission is FREE.

    Moving Schools? 

    If you are not attending Hamilton next year please see the information below. 

    In an effort to keep our roster as pertinent as possible, the below site was activated today so that families that know they will not be attending HIMS next year (2018-2019) may go online and drop them from NEXT YEARS database.  Families will continue to receive information/ROBO calls/Mailings regarding the current school year (2017-18).


    Order Your Hamilton Spirit Wear!

    Looking for Hamilton t-shirts, fleece jackets, caps, and more? Order your spirit wear for home delivery from



    Hamilton Athletics

    ★NEW Hawks Ultimate Club - Spring League  

    Congratulations to ALL 5 of the Spring Hawks Ultimate teams. Each team had an excellent season, we were competitive in all divisions. A special congrats to the 8th grade A team that achieved a 1st place in overall standings as well as 1st place in the team spirit score and 1st place in the coaching spirit score. Yay Hawks!

    For more information
    Hamilton Athletics:
    Seattle Schools Schedules and Information:



    Music News

    ★ Updated Become a FOMAHI Volunteer in 2018-2019

    Are you still thinking of being a part of FOMAHI, but too afraid to step up?  Now is the time!  We are still looking for one volunteer Board position for next year.  FOMAHI is an important part of Hamilton Music, and believe it or not, is a lot of fun as well.

    Open Positions

    • Vice President for Concert Operations:  Helps coordinate concerts operations for band/choir/orchestra including delegating bake sale coordinators, audio/visual recordings, and concert programs.  Attends monthly board meetings.  Not a lot of time commitment.

      We would love to tell you more. If interested, please contact Fiona Cohen at or

      ★ NEW  
      Band and Orchestra wins at Silverwood! 

      Congratulations to the Hamilton orchestras and band for their award winning performances at the Silverwood Music in the Parks Festival.  Hamilton Chamber Orchestra won first place in their division and first overall.  Hamilton Senior Orchestra took Second Place in their division.  Hamilton Senior Band also took first place in it's division and names best overall Jr High/Middle School concert band!

      A true testament to the power of music at Hamilton and to the amazing students, directors, and all the people who support them.

      ★ NEW Orchestra Concert June 12th at Jane Addams Middle School

      The last orchestra concert of the year is June 12th, 7 pm, at Jane Addams Middle School (11051 34 Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125).  NOT AT HAMILTON!

      1.  Concert volunteers:  Volunteers are crucial to help the concert run smoothly.  You can volunteer and still see your student perform.  Please consider and sign up here

      2.  Bake Sale:  We will be having our usual Bake Sale and Banh Mi sandwhich sale, so come with cash and an appetitie.  Bakers, this is your last chance of the year, don't let us down.  Sign up to donate bake goods here.
      Bake sales are important source of funding for your student performers and helps subsidize trips, pay for instruction, etc. 


      ★ NEW Band Concert June 14th Hamilton Gym

      1. Need Parent Volunteers for Thursday, June 14th "End of Year" Band Concert!

      FOMAHI concert crew & band directors need parent helpers the night of the June 14th.  We need help with set-up, door ushering and organizing performers beforehand.  Please consider donating an hour of your time so students and the instructors can focus on the performance that night! 


      Note: you can work the backstage shift when your student is not performing! 

      2. FINAL BAND CONCERT - Thursday, June 14th in the Hamilton Gym

      The "End of the Year" Concert showcasing the Hamilton Bands will be June 14th at 7 pm in the Hamilton Gym.  Due to space limitations, the concert will be held in two sessions. Musicians should arrive 30 minutes prior to their session.  Visit the Bake Sale (with Banh Mi Sandwiches) in the Commons before or after the performances and celebrate an awesome year of music.

      7:00-7:45 pm:   Beginning & Intermediate Band Performances
      8:00-8:45 pm:  Junior & Senior Band Performances

      3. Banh Mi Sandwiches and Bake Sale at the Band Concert - NEED BAKED GOODS AND VOLUNTEERS

      The Bake Sale fundraising benefits our student performers and helps to keep the music program strong.  Please sign up to bring baked goods or volunteer at the table when your student isn't performing.  

      Sign up here:

      ★ NEW  
      Chaperones and Field Trip Organizers 

      Thank you to all the trip organizers and chaperones on our many Hamilton Music trips this year.  We couldn't have our students participate and bring home trophies without you.  This is what makes our music program so strong.

      ★ NEW  
      Concert Attire Collection

      Need new concert attire for your rapidly growing student, or have found out that their current concert attire no longer fits?  We are putting the donation bins back out in front of the band room.  Please donate your outgrown concert attire (black shoes/pants/shirts) in the bins for some other student to use, or take for yourself something that fits.  Chances are your concert attire for this end of the year concerts won't fit by next November's concerts, so please consider donating your attire after next week's concerts for students next year.  Please have the clothes clean, and bag or tie together the shoes.

      ★ NEW  
      Scholarships Available for Music Trips 

      Remember, the mission of FOMAHI is to support all music students with helping fund music and instrument purchase and repair, provide additional instruction, and help fund trips, plus more.  Music groups are not a group without all members participating.  We have scholarships ready and available to all who need it to help with trip costs, and do not want any student missing out due to financial constraints after all their hard work and dedication.  If your student needs financial help for a trip, please let your director know and funds can be provided.  Again, this is FOMAHI's mission.

      Music In The Parks  

      Music in the Parks is on June 9thThis week!

      All Junior Band, Junior Orchestra, Treble Choir and Junior Jazz students should have received field trip forms. 

      If you would like to chaperone, please contact Jamila Reid at!

      Come cheer on the performances. The schedule is as follows:

      Treble Choir, Junior Orchestra & Junior Jazz

      Thomas Jefferson High School 
      4248 South 288thStreet, Auburn WA 98001

      • Treble Choir Warm-Up at 10:00 am
      • Treble Choir Performance at 10:20am 
      • Junior Orchestra Warm-Up at 11:20 am 
      • Junior Orchestra Performance at 11:45 am 
      • Junior Jazz Warm-Up at 11:45 am
      • Junior Jazz Performance at 12:10 pm

      Junior Band

      St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
      515 S. 312th Street, Federal Way, WA 98003

      • Jr. Band Warm-up at 10:55 am
      • Jr. Band Performance at 11:20 am (this is the correct time; forms have a typo)

      After the ensembles’ adjudicated performances, students will spend the afternoon at:

      Wild Waves & Enchanted Village Theme Park
      26201 Enchanted Parkway South, Federal Way, WA 98003 


      HOST After-School Program

      Spring HOST Session Last Day Today

      Last Day for Spring HOST Season is June 7th 

      Host Webpage:



      Seattle Schools News

      ★ NEW Ballard High School PTSA   Attn: Future BHS Families 

      For those of you with students moving to Ballard High School in the fall, I'd like to welcome you in advance to BHS, and invite you to get to know the Ballard High School PTSA. For the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, the Ballard High School PTSA has several volunteer positions available, either for committee members or for smaller, well-defined and short-term volunteer opportunities. Whatever your experience, chances are we have an opportunity for you to contribute. As part of the Ballard High School PTSA, you can make a difference by helping to cultivate an excellent educational environment for all Ballard High School Students.

      All of the open positions help the Ballard High School PTSA to work with the great teachers and staff of Ballard High School to ensure that teachers, families, and students have access to the resources, tools, and support they need for the best education possible.  You can view the current listing of open positions and provide your contact information here:

      We are interested in volunteers willing to co-chair any of our currently filled positions as well. Just let us know your interest area and chances are we can find a good fit for you.

      Note, if you want to start getting updates from the BHS PTSA, please consider joining our Facebook group: Friends of Ballard High School

      Lincoln High School Community Planning Meeting - June 11th 

      June 11th Lincoln High School Community Planning Meeting.  

      Lincoln High School Webpage

      Seattle Skills Center - Attn: 8th Graders

      We are a free program in Seattle Public Schools that prepares students for college, careers, and life. We provide this training through our regular school year courses and our summer program. The Summer Skills Center Program provides free Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses to Seattle Public Schools students entering 9th - 12th grade. Summer Registration is now open (  

      Form more information:


      Community News

      Seattle Cascades Ultimate Clinics

      Seattle Cascades is Seattle's pro ultimate team. We combine forces with our elite women's teams to coach our clinics. Clinics are for all: beginner to advanced, all genders. Cost is $30 for the clinic, or $40 includes a disc, shorts, or shirt (one item).

      • All abilities are welcome
      • We have cleats to share if needed
      • Allergy sensitive snacks are provided
      • Scholarship is given to all who need it. (even to $0)

          Miller Playfield (turf)
          Elementary School  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm 
          Middle School          12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

          Bobby Morris Playfield (turf)
          Elementary School  2:30 pm - 4:30 pm 
          Middle School          2:30 pm - 5:00 pm 

      For more information or to register:

      Babysitter Training

      Saturday, July 14, 2018, 12:30pm to 4:30pm


      Gain the knowledge and skills to be a safe, confident babysitter. Learn about infant and child care, age appropriate toys, safety and injury prevention and how to handle emergencies.  Find out what parents expect and practice hands-on skills. Includes in-depth coverage of First Aid, Infant/Child CPR, and how to be safe at home alone while sitting.

      Students receive a Child and Babysitting Safety handbook at the end of class.  Instructor Ken Norris, a 26-year veteran of the Seattle Fire Department, has taught CPR for 15 years.

      Register early! Class space is limited.  Ages 11 and up.  Location: Phinney Center Blue Building. 

      Cost: $40 PNA member, $50 Public

      More information and registration here:

      Rams Summer Basketball Camp

      Ingraham High School is hosting a boys summer youth basketball camp this July. I wonder if you could publish the camp information in the weekly?

      Seattle Public Theater

      Seattle Public Theater is offering many wonderful opportunities in the Theatrical arts this summer! From one week camps like Creative DramaThe True Story of the Three Little Pigs or The Woods, to production classes like the swashbuckling Zorro or the musical adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream there is an experience that will awaken your student's imagination, inspire creativity, and strengthen collaboration. For families in need, Seattle Public maintains a robust scholarship and tuition assistance program.  Check out our website for more information about camps for students ages 3-18.  Come create with us and see who you become. 

      Website link:   For financial aid or other questions email:

      Disaster Preparedness Workshop

      Light Search and Rescue Workshop
      Tuesday, June 12, 6-8PM @ Hamilton Library

      City of Seattle/SPS Light Search and Rescue Workshop for Hamilton school staff (optional; no clock hours) and Wallingford Community in Hamilton MS Library. Details, alternative  dates and location, and registration at:

      One on One Basketball Seattle Presents... 

      Summer Camps are open for registration NOW!

      Ravenna, Magnuson, Queen Anne, Meadowbrook, Laurelhurst 

      •  Several camp opportunities for middle school players to improve over summer.
      •  Shooting Camps, Rising High School Player Camps, Guard & Post Play Clinic
      •  Basketball Day Camps at Magnuson are now offered up to Age 13!

      Check the schedule at all our area locations by clicking on the link below, 

      then click on CAMPS:





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      Hamilton International Middle School

      1610 North 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98103
      Main Office: (206) 252-5810 | Attendance:(206) 252-5814

      Hamilton PTSA

      Past Newsletters:

      The SPS 2017–2018 Academic Calendar