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    School Update 01.08.20
    Posted on 01/08/2021

    Dear Hamilton Community,  

    Welcome back!  I hope this message finds you safe and well.   

    Below you will find important announcements, reminders, and updates: 

    • Family Support Link 
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly  
    • Hamilton PTSA Q and A Night  
    • City of Seattle Utility Discount Program 
    • Family Connectors University 
    • Hamilton International Middle School Open House Virtual Presentation  
    • Lincoln’s New Student Information “Night” Presentation 
    • Middle College High School “Info” Nights 

     

    Family Support Link:  

    Please fill out the link below if your family needs support during these unprecedented times.  

    Family Needs Support Link: tinyurl.com/FamilyNeeds20-21

     

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly: 

    The Eckstein Middle School, Hamilton International Middle School, and Jane Addams Middle Schools jointly present a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly featuring Keynote Speaker, Chris Singleton. 

    Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 9:00am (Assembly to start by 9:10am as we wait for guest to arrive) 

    Who: We invite all students and families to hear Chris Singleton speak.   

    How: TEAMS Live event link will be shared with students and families next week. 

    Who is Chris Singleton: Chris Singleton is a former professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs organization as well as an inspirational speaker who has traveled the country passionately speaking to over 60,000 students. Chris has also spread his message through various different media outlets and has been featured on ESPN’s E:60, Sports Illustrated magazine, CNN, and USA Today. His mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, was murdered along with eight other victims at Mother Emanuel AME church in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina on June 17th, 2015 by a white male who wanted to start a race related war in the United States. Chris inspired his city and the nation by forgiving the man who murdered his mother and stating that “Love is stronger than hate.” Chris inspires his audiences through his personal experiences of adversity and his faith. 

    https://www.chrissingleton.com/ 

    We are excited for this event and we are thrilled that during a time of separation and isolation we can come together to hear this message of love and forgiveness. 

     

    Principal Q and A Night:

    In partnership with the PTSA, the Hamilton administrative team will be hosting a Principal Q and A session on Thursday, January 14, from 6pm to 7pm.  This will be another opportunity for us to connect, for me to answer questions you might have, and to listen to your feedback. We will send out a Teams link to families at the beginning of next week and post it on our school website.     

     

    City of Seattle Utility Discount Program:

    Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light will keep services on and offer relief to utility customers during the COVID-19 Civil Emergency in Seattle. Residential and commercial customers can set up deferred payment plans if their financial stability has been jeopardized by COVID-19 by calling (206) 684-3000 or by sending an email 24/7. Additionally, income-eligible residential customers can self-certify to join the Utility Discount Program (UDP) and access heavily discounted utilities by simply signing a short form that attests to their household income, rather than having to provide income documentation. of Seattle Utility Discount Program. 

    City of Seattle Utility Discount Program

     

    Family Connectors University: 

    Family Connectors University SPS families are invited to sign up for the Family Connectors University (FCU) class designed to support you in Winter 2021!  The FCU class is a partnership between North Seattle College and the Family Partnerships Department at SPS. Here are some examples of topics we'll be covering: 

    • How to help your child with remote learning
    • Social Emotional Learning ideas for home
    • Becoming a supportive partner at your school
    • Helping your child with literacy and math
    • Talking to kids about race, racism, and antiracist actions

    SPS parent who attended the fall session said: 

    “The Family Connectors University class was a wealth of practical ideas, and definitely worth the time investment! In particular, the conversations about self-care, supporting our kids' social emotional growth, dealing with "big feelings" and recommendations on supporting reading and math were fantastic. Implementing just a few of these ideas brought the pressure level in our 'locked-down' household from a 9 to a 2.” 

    The class will take place online via Zoom for 10 weeks beginning Tuesday, January 12th at 6pm and parents can participate synchronously or asynchronously, as sessions will be recorded. It will be facilitated by NSC Parent Education Instructor Lea Evans, Principal Janine Roy from Queen Anne Elementary, Asosa Sailiai, SPS Family Partnerships Coordinator, and other special guest speakers as well.  

    This year's curriculum is very exciting and has been immensely helpful to parents during Fall 2020.  

    The cost for the 2-unit class is $39.42 and some scholarships are available. Please email Asosa as soon as possible to reserve your spot if you're interested in enrolling: amsailiai@seattleschools.org

     

    Hamilton Open House Presentation: 

    The Hamilton Open House virtual presentation will be posted on Wednesday, January 27.  We are still deciding the best format to post our presentation to maximize access for families.  We will be covering a broad range of topics including academics, athletics, activities, and our program offerings.  Due to Covid, we will be pre-recording our presentations.  We are still planning the final details of our Open House presentation.  We will be providing final updates soon and this information will be posted on our website and shared with our feeder schools.  Stay tuned!   

     

    Lincoln’s New Student Information “Night” Presentation: 

    “Lincoln’s New Student Information Night will be posted January 21st, 2021 on the LHS website https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/. We will cover the following topics: Academics, Athletics, Activities, HCC, Special Education, ELL, Dual Language Immersion, 9th grade transition. Due to Covid, we will be pre-recording our presentation.  

    We are asking families to submit questions in advance so that we can best prepare our presentation to support your student’s transition to high school. If you have specific questions, please complete the following form by midnight on January 15th and we will work to address them in our presentation. 

    https://tinyurl.com/LHS2021infonight 

    and additional information is on the Lincoln HS website.  

    We look forward to ‘meeting’ you and welcoming our new Lynx!  
    -LHS Staff” 

     

    Middle College High School “Info” Nights 

    Hey Folks! Inviting you to Middle College High School's Open House on either Jan 26th 4:30-5:30pm, or Feb 2nd from 6-7pm. Please email me at kcjones@seattleschools.org with any questions. 

    MCHS is a small cohort-based community of learners. Our program starts with 9th and 10th graders attending one of our small sites located on either the UW or SU campuses. Our students receive honors level education while preparing to attend full-time, enhanced Running Start in 11th & 12th grade. 

    What we offer: 

    • Small class sizes approximately 1 teacher: 20 students 
    • Deep exploration into content areas 
    • Social justice/ethnic studies embedded into the program 
    • On Campus Support in college classes  
    • Running Start in 11/12th grade 
    • Access to university amenities while on campus 
    • All students should graduate with college credits and potentially an AA degree! 

    Jan 26th meeting: https://tinyurl.com/yxr7hmrw 

    Feb 2nd Meeting: https://tinyurl.com/y2ycuph 

     

    Go Hawks!  

    Dorian Manza (he/him)  
    Principal  
    HAMILTON INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL  
    “A collaborative community of inspired and engaged learners.”  
    Telephone: 206-252-5810  
    dcmanza@seattleschools.org