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    School Update 03.05.21
    Posted on 03/05/2021

    Dear Hamilton Community,

    Welcome to the month of March!  As we move toward spring, I am looking forward to some blue skies and sunshine. 

    Below are some important updates, reminders, and events:

    Family Support Link
    Farewell to Ms. Crowthers
    College Bound Scholarship Conference – March 6, 2021 – 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Office of AAMA Student Leadership Council Applications
    COVID 19 Vaccine Resource


    Family Support Link:

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    Farewell to Ms. Crowthers:

    Ms. Crowthers informed me on Wednesday that Thursday would be her final day working at Seattle Public Schools and Hamilton International School.  She and her husband are moving out-of-state to be closer to their family.  Ms. Crowthers is a valued member of our school community and she will be missed by our students, staff, and families.  We wish her and her family the best. 


    College Bound Scholarship Conference - March 6, 2021 12:30PM - 4:00PM:

    The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of state financial aid to eligible students who sign-up in middle school and fulfill the College Bound Pledge.

    Students in 7th and 8th grade whose families meet the income requirements or receive basic food/TANF benefits are eligible to apply.

    Read more about the conference.


    Office of AAMA Student Leadership Council Applications:

    The Office of African American Male Achievement is proud to open applications for our Student Leadership Council. The SLC is a brotherhood of student leaders who support each other at their schools and across the district while providing guidance to district leadership and holding leadership accountable on priority initiatives of AAMA. 

    We are working to have an SLC representative from each middle school, K-8 school, and high school in SPS. We currently have representatives from Cleveland, Lincoln, Chief Sealth, and Garfield High Schools and Denny, Mercer, and Eckstein Middle Schools. We will only be accepting applications from students at schools that are not currently represented on the SLC. 

    We invite Black male students in grades 7-12 to apply to the AAMA Student Leadership Council by Wednesday, March 10 at 5 p.m. Please help us share this opportunity with your school community.  

    Students will be eligible to receive a stipend. Members also may have the opportunity to: lead professional development conferences across the country, participate in future HBCU tours, and earn service-learning hours. 

    Read more about AAMA Student Leadership Council


    COVID 19 Vaccine Resource:

    SHARING: West African Community Council has secured a COVID vaccination opportunity for immigrants & refugees. The more people that sign up, the sooner Seattle will host this pop-up vaccination clinic (you don't need to live in Seattle to qualify).  Questions? Contact Grant Lyons 206-539-7837

    West African Community Council is working with the City of Seattle, Office of Refugee and Immigrant Affairs to bring free COVID-19 vaccines to South Seattle to protect refugee and immigrant communities, especially BIPOC individuals and families.

    Vaccines will be FREE, regardless of health care coverage. To be eligible for a vaccine at this pop-up you must be:

    • an immigrant or refugee
    • 65+ years old OR 50+ years old and living in a multigenerational household (e.g. grandparents living with grandchildren, or adults caring for an elder unable to live by themselves)

    At the pop-up, you will be asked your name, birth date, and address in order to record your vaccination in the Washington State Immunization Information System. Data from this system is not shared with any other governmental agency. You will also be asked the name of your insurance provider, but you do not need to have one.

    The Pop-up will be held at West African Community Council 6322 44th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98118. To receive the vaccine or to volunteer to help with coordination and translation. …Click here  or copy & paste this url:

    The date has not yet been scheduled - you will be contacted once a date has been set.

    COVID-19 vaccine information:

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    Warm regards,   

    Dorian Manza (he/him)
    “A collaborative community of inspired and engaged learners.”
    Telephone: 206-252-5810