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    Upcoming Dates 

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    September 27th

    • Curriculum Night

      • 6 - 6:30pm | 6th Grade Families Only

      • 6:30 - 8pm | All Grades

    September 27 & 28th   

    • Hamilton Clubs Fair | During Lunch | Students only

    October 5th

    • First Fridays Parent Coffee | 9:00 am | Hamilton Commons

    October 1st 

    • HOST Classes Begin

    October 11th

    • Picture Day

    October 18th  

    • PTSA Board Meeting | 7-8:30pm | Hamilton Library

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

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    ★NEW How does Curriculum Night work at Hamilton?  

    Curriculum Night is a chance to spend a few hours in your student's shoes. After a brief welcome from Principal Manza, you will follow your student's schedule through the day, starting in 1st period and ending in 6th period. In each classroom, the teacher will give an overview of themselves, the goals and plans for the year, and take general Q&A (if you've got questions specific to your student, the school asks that you connect with the teacher directly at a different time). After 10-15 minutes, Principal Manza will let everyone know it's time to switch classes and you move on to the next period. Keep an eye out for other parents as you do--you'll get to see who your student bumps into during passing time. Curriculum Night is a parent-only event, though some teachers invite their students to come help out (which is cool). 

    • Bring your student's schedule (including room numbers) with you.

    • Plan to be there for the whole duration (if possible) in order to hear from all the teachers.

    • 6th Grade families (and any families who are new to Hamilton) have a special orientation in the gym 30 min before Curriculum Night, where Principal Manza will talk more generally about Hamilton, introduce key support staff, and take questions. All are welcome to attend, of course.

    • PTSA Members will be on hand to answer questions, help with email/membership sign-up, and accept donations. Curriculum Night is the official kick-off to our Fundraising Campaign Drive!

    ★NEW Join the Hamilton PTSA  

    Sign up or Update* to receive Important E-mails and the Hamilton Weekly News!

    The Hamilton PTSA hosts/supports many school activities, and also distributes the Hamilton Weekly News, which contains important information from the school, FOMAHI, HOST, PTSA and the local community.  If you are a returning user, please update your student’s grade level in order to ensure grade appropriate communication (see instructions below).  They can sign-up here:

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    If you are a returning user, please update your student’s grade level in order to ensure grade appropriate communication (see instructions below). 

    Purchase your Membership in the Hamilton PTSA!

    The Hamilton PTSA provides key support for students, teachers and staff.  Now you can purchase your Hamilton PTSA membership online! Membership dues are tax-deductible, and full scholarships are available.

    Get listed in the Online Hamilton Family Directory!

    You can edit your family’s contact information at any time and look up classmates on the go. (Note: Online Directory password will be sent home with your student)

    * Are You a Returning User?

    1. Sign in using the same email/password as last year.
    2. Click on the "Start Here" button in the sidebar.
    3. Click on the “edit” button to review/update all your information, e-mail preferences, online directory settings, and student’s grade.
    4. Click on the “save” button to save any changes.
    5. Click on the “next” button to order your PTSA membership for 2018–19!

    Have additional questions?  Want to request a membership scholarship? Contact our PTSA Membership Co-Chairs at for assistance.

    Reflections Art Contest  

    Students are invited to create works for the 2018-19 Reflections Art Contest. This year is the 50th year of the contest. The theme is "Heroes Around Me."

    Reflections is a National PTA program that recognizes excellence in student art.  During its 50 year history, millions of students have participated. Students submit their work at school, with selected works advancing to the city, state and national competitions.  In the past few years, a number of Hamilton student works have advanced to the state and national levels, including last year's honorable mention in photography. 

    Reflections takes submissions in the fields of literature, visual arts, photography, music composition, dance choreography and film production. Students may submit work in more then one category (or even all of them) but each entry must be the work of an individual student (no group entries).

    The deadline for all submissions will be Thursday, November 1. The works will be displayed and winners will be chosen the following week.
    Entry specifications will be available soon on the PTSA Reflections page.

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    Meet the New Assistant Principal

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    ★NEW Asst. Principal Mrs. Anne Crowthers, Ed. D.

    The Basics 

    Greetings, HAWKS! My name is Anne Crowthers. I moved to Seattle from the Bay Area, CA, and now live in the Magnolia area with my husband, Will, and two fur babies (found as stray yorkies), Bonnie and Clyde! 
    I enjoy singing at church, hula/Tahitian dancing, traveling, reading, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to serving you as one of Hamilton’s assistant principals next 2018-2019 school year.

    This will be my 12th year (and counting) in education, my 5th year in administration, and my FIRST YEAR at Hamilton International Middle School. I am excited to work together with our Administrative Team, as well as each and every one of you, to make this year our best one yet!

    My Childhood

    I grew up in Union City, California (east bay). I attended public school all throughout my K-12 education, and was inspired to be a teacher early on in my childhood. I used to play “school” at my mother’s work (she was the secretary to the Dean of Ed. Psych. At CSU East Bay), in a classroom next to her office. Imagine my surprise when eventually, my first doctoral class would be held in that same exact classroom! 

    My Education

    I graduated from California State University, East Bay with a B.A. in English – options in American Literature and Creative Writing. I immediately moved on to receive my single- subject teaching credential and began teaching English (gen. ed. and honors) to 9th-10th Grade students. I worked towards my administrative credential, was simultaneously a TK-8th Grade principal in the Bay Area, and graduated with my Master’s Degree (2015) and Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership, Social Justice this past June 2018. 

    My Favorites

    Food: Filipino, Sushi, Thai 
    Movie: The Sandlot, Won’t You Be 
    My Neighbor? 
    Book: To Kill a Mockingbird, I’ve 
    Been Thinking, Just Mercy 
    Color: Periwinkle, Aqua 
    Drink: Sprite Zero, Starbucks Pink Drink (w/ blackberries) 
    Season: Fall & Winter 
    Sports: Baseball & Basketball 
    Fast Food: In-N-Out 
     Singer: Bruno Mars, Weldon Kekauoha, HAPA, JT 
    Hobby: Dancing, Reading, Travel 
    Subject: English/Language Arts 
    Store: Target, Michael’s 
    Dessert: Mochi Ice Cream, Crème 
    Candy: Strawberry Sour Punch 
    Restaurant: Chili’s, BW3s 
    Flower: Lilies & Hydrangeas 

    Contact Me
    School Website:
    School Phone Number: (206) 252-5810
    You can also make an appointment and/or leave a note with the front office!  


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    Safety Update

    Last Friday, September 14th, Seattle Fire Station #9 was here to conduct our first fire drill of the year. They inspected the building and monitored our drill, and were very impressed with our performance. Our staff and students quickly and efficiently evacuated the building, lined up, and took attendance on the Wallingford Playfield in record time. A big thank you goes out to our staff for their diligence in making sure the building was clear, getting students lined up, and taking attendance quickly, and to our students who lined up quickly and quietly.

    At Hamilton, we will conduct at least one safety-related drill per month, including summer months when school is in session with students. This year we will be practicing drills related to three basic functional threat responses: shelter in place, lockdown, and evacuation. In addition, during the annual October Great Washington ShakeOut on October 18, 2018, Hamilton will participate with all Seattle schools in an earthquake and emergency communication and mapping drill.  

    If you have any questions about our safety drills, please contact Assistant Principal, Bethany Sjoberg

    6th Grade Parents Orientation & All-School Curriculum Night

    Thursday, Sept. 27th 

    • 6th Grade Parent Orientation | 6:00 - 6:30pm | Parents of 6th Grade Students Only
    • Curriculum Night | 6:30 - 8:00 pm | All Hamilton Parents

    Come meet your students teachers, sit in their classroom chairs and squeeze through the hallways as you follow their daily route through Hamilton. What's not to love? You won't want to miss it! 

    Sixth grade parents – you're invited to come in a half hour early (6pm) and get oriented by Principal Manza. Learn more about school policies and procedures.

    Questions? Contact the Hamilton Main Office at (206) 252-5812

    Start of School Forms 
    Don't Forget

    The "First Day Packet" is available online.  It includes the School Welcome Packet and General Information as well as all of the required forms for the start of school.  If you haven't done so already, please fill them out and send them to school with your student as soon as possible.  The Welcome Packet and forms have been separated this year, so you will need to do a few downloads.

    Drop-off and Pick-up Directions - Don't get caught causing a traffic jam!

    For the safety and benefit of all our parents and guardians, dropping off and picking up their students, please TRAVEL WEST ONLY on North 41st St. (the south side of Hamilton). Otherwise traffic gridlock, unsafe conditions, and angry drivers results. Please refer to the Hamilton Traffic Flow Map

    From the Nurses Office - Ms. Fote

    Free Medical Clinic - This weekend 
    Free medical clinic September 20-23, 2018! Seattle/King Count Clinic being held at Key Arena. No ID or proof of immigration status needed. For more information:


    Oh No! I missed yearbook sales!?   

    Do not worry!!  

    To be in accordance with WA state sales tax policies and District policy, we closed sales for yearbooks on September 15.  There will be another sales period during October 14 – November 3.  We will repost this information again next month and you will have another opportunity to order

    Note:  It is Hamilton's intention that each student who wants a yearbook should have one.  If your family would like to request a scholarship to cover the cost of your student's yearbook, please email Fiscal Specialist  or your student's counselor.

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    Hamilton Athletics

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    Fall Sports  

    Girls Soccer  
                Varsity Schedule -  coming soon
                JV Schedule -  coming soon
    Ultimate Frisbee 
                Hawks Ultimate Club

    For more information:

    Hamilton Athletics:        Webpage 
    Seattle Schools:            
    SPS Athletics Webpage                                               
                                       Schedules and Information
    Follow SPS Athletics on Twitter

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    Get Connected with with FOMAHI!

    We’re the Friends of Music at Hamilton International (FOMAHI), a 100% volunteer organization that fundraises for—and  supports—the school’s music program. Throughout the year, we license sheet music, pay for instrument tuning and repairs, subsidize out-of-state trips to major competitions, fund additional classroom instruction, and provide scholarships to students in need.

    NEW and RETURNING music students, please register your music student(s) today at  $25 registration fee is requested, but not required.  Click "register" on the left column.

    ★ Updated  
    Join the Board!!

    We are still looking for Board Members.  Don’t be intimidated, it’s actually pretty fun and doesn’t take a lot of time.

    • Vice President for Director of Concert Operations:  Helps coordinate concerts operations 3 times/year for band/choir/orchestra including delegating bake sale coordinators, audio/visual recordings, and concert programs.  Attends monthly board meetings. 

    Email if interested.

    ★ NEW 
    Junior Jazz - It's not too late to register!

    JUNIOR JAZZ began on September 18th, but it’s not too late to register.  Junior Jazz is a fee-based, after-school enrichment program that develops concepts in jazz styling and improvisation. Registration, fee collection, and communication about the program are managed by Friends of Music at Hamilton International (FOMAHI). Qualified students in all grades are encouraged to participate. For more information about Junior Jazz, and to register, visit the FOMAHI website today! 

    ★ NEW 
    Performance Dates

    Check the FOMAHI website calendar for upcoming performance dates.  Band and Vocal Jazz dates are in, and will update orchestra and choir soon.


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    HOST After-School Program

    HOST - Hawks Out of School Time

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    HOST Session Registration Now Open!

    Hello Families! 

    I would like to announce that HOST Registration is NOW OPEN!  You can go online to:

    You will be able to access our class offerings under “School Year “ & “Register”
    *Note* If you are already a Boys & Girls Club member, all you need to do is log in to your account, if you are new please create a new account.

    A flyer with more information will be sent out to students in the next couple of days!

    If you have any questions please contact Jonathan at

    For more information: 

    Jonathan Delcid
    Hamilton Boys & Girls HOST Director
    Office 206-252-5831
    Room 104 (across from the main office)

    HOST Program: HOST Webpage

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    Seattle Schools News

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    Lincoln High School

    As we prepare for the opening of Lincoln High School this section "Lincoln High School" will remain in the newsletter under "Seattle Schools News" as an ongoing place to find the latest updates.  Many of our Hamilton students will attend LHS, so keeping this section static will help keep our families informed.  

    Other ways to stay Connected: 
    Like LHS on Facebook:
    Follow LHS on Twitter:  
    @lincoln_seattle  @CoreyEichner
    LHS Web profile:  Lincoln High School

    Lincoln High School Community Planning Meeting 

    October 1st | 6:30-8:30pm | John Marshall Building 
                520 Ravenna Blvd - Seattle

    Come join us for an update and breakout session on the progress of reopening Lincoln Seattle:  

    • Meet our new staff
    • Update on academic programming and deeper learning opportunities
    • Transition plan for incoming 9th and 10th graders
    • Planning for Athletics and Activities
    • Q & A with the LHS Staff 

      Like LHS on Facebook:
      Follow LHS on Twitter:  
      @lincoln_seattle  @CoreyEichner
      LHS Web profile:  Lincoln High School

      ★ Tonight!  
      Lincoln PTSA Formation Meeting

      Thursday, Sept. 20th | 6:30-8:30pm | Friday Afternoon Tea 
                  4228 Stone Way North - Seattle

      Happy start of the 2018-19 school year, and welcome to the start of our journey to forming a Lincoln PTSA! Let's get together to start mapping out how a super-parent-powered PTSA can help make Lincoln the high school of our – and our students' – dreams!
      Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6:30-8:00pm, at Friday Afternoon, 4228 Stone Way North.

      We'll get introduced, share some goals, talk about logistics (meeting frequency, tasks, etc.) and brainstorm ideas on where to start putting our energies as we get a Lincoln PTSA off the ground.  If you can't make this meeting, no worries; minutes will be shared afterwards and there will be plenty more meetings to come! (fun meetings, I promise!) 

      If possible, please let me know if you can attend, by emailing me at

      Thanks in advance for the contribution of your time and talents!

      - Lisa Rivera Smith

      Advanced Learning Testing

      This is a reminder that Advanced Learning eligibility testing is open through September 24. More Information can be found here:  Flyer 

      Stephen Martin,, Supervisor, Office of Advanced Learning
      Kari Hanson,, Director of Student Support Services

      Advanced Learning Webpage:

      New Features Available Through The Source

      The Source is Seattle Public Schools’ online portal that allows parents, guardians and students access to schedules, attendance, assessment scores, and secondary student grades. Many exciting new services for families are coming this school year and will be accessible via the Source including:

      • Data Verification Form: This year, instead of receiving a paper form, you can go online to verify your student’s information (please contact your school if you prefer a paper copy of the student verification form).
      • SchoolPay Online Payments: Review and pay your student's fees or fines via credit/debit card or electronic checks to their schools.
      • High School & Beyond Planner (coming soon): View your student's four-year course plan based on graduation requirements and future goals.
      • CareDox Health Portal (coming this Fall): View and update your student’s health information; get timely updates when your child receives care from the school nurse.
      • Naviance Application Preferences (available September 4-19): For each student in grades 8 through 12, record your family’s decision for using.

      Remember, you need to have a Source account to take advantage of these new services! Source setup instructions for parents and guardians can be found online at: about the Source may be directed to

      Superintendent Denise Juneau

      Listening & Learning Tour - NW Region Town Hall

      Monday, Sept. 24th | 5:30-7:00pm | North Seattle College Rm CC1456 
                  9600 College Way N., Seattle, WA 98103

      Co-hosted with North Seattle College

      Share your thoughts and perspectives with Superintendent Denise Juneau as she plans for the district’s future. Dr. Warren Brown, President of North Seattle College and Rick Burke, School Board Vice President will also be in attendance to welcome the community.

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      SkiBus! SkiBus! SkiBus!  

      The 2018-19 ski season is right around the corner (well, really it is months away), and please consider signing up for the 2018–2019 Ski Bus.  Weather permitting, we will have 6 after school Friday trips to the Summit at Snoqualmie starting in early January. Signups (at will start in mid-September and the earlier people sign up the better, so we can commit to a specific number of busses.  Signups after November will be considered, depending on space.  We will have an information meeting in early November for parents, including information about volunteering. 

      If you have any questions, please contact the HIMS Ski Bus coordinator (school parent volunteer) Jan Tackett at: 206.297.7616 or 

      WA State PTA Survey 


      Take the PTA online survey to help your PTA delegates vote on the TOP 5 issues that are most important to your school. The issues supporting the “Health, Education & Welfare” of our students cover  a wide spectrum of legislative policies  from school meals and closing to the gaps to pre-school, recess, SEL, teacher shortages, gun safety and more. Take the survey to find out what’s on the proposed agenda and share your priorities with your PTA.

      Your voice matters, please take a few moments and let us know what’s important to you and your family.

      Questions: Contact : Leg Chair or


      Woodland Soccer Club Has Space for Girls Fall Soccer!!

      Do you have a girl who'd like to play soccer this fall in a fun, recreational environment while getting to know some other girls in the neighborhood? Woodland Soccer Club has space available at all middle school age groups (U12 - usually 6th graders; U13 - usually 7th graders; U14 - usually 8th graders). The season begins the weekend of September 8, but we can accept registrations and placement on teams past that date. We also offer scholarships for anyone needing one in order to play. Please contact for more information on how to register.

      One on One Basketball Seattle Presents...

      Pre-Season Player Development Programs (Red & Purple Levels)
      Ravenna CC or Queen Anne CC (Th), Meadowbrook CC (Sat)

      • our nationally renown progressive basketball individual skills class
      • prepare for middle school basketball (Red), or high school basketball (Purple) this Fall!
      • shooting technique, efficient ball-handling, effective passing, smart defense, court vision
      • Invite your teammates!

      Fall Pure Stroke Shooting Clinic - starts next week!
      Ravenna CC or Queen Anne (Th), Meadowbrook CC (Sat)

      • learn all about proper shooting mechanics and how to fix your own shot
      • This 8-week clinic is guaranteed to make you a better shooter!

      Meadowbrook begins 9/15!  Ravenna and QACC begin 9/27!
      Check the schedule and register by clicking on the link below:


      Kids With An Edge

      Kids With An Edge is now enrolling for:

      • Math Classes to establish Strong Fundamentals.  Highly interactive and SPS Core Standards based.  Teach children what methods to use and why- "Math is Not Magic".  There is a reason why 3/5 ÷ 4/7 = 3/5 x 7/4! Support a student's current curriculum,  strengthen concepts from a previous year, or take a look ahead.
      • Python 1 Computer Coding, Friday or Saturday classes
      • Early Learning Reading/Math Programs for Ages 4-7.  Highly interactive, effective and engaging format.


      Seattle JazzED

      Seattle JazzED is a non-profit music education organization in the Central District/Madison Valley. We’re dedicated to creating awesome opportunities for kids. Over 900 students from 100+ schools come through our doors annually. You pay-what-you-can for any Seattle JazzED program, with free instrument loan assistance. 

      Join us for one day, 100% dedicated to girls who play jazz. You’ll become an expert at jam sessions, improvisation and being confident in navigating solos and band leadership. You'll learn the basics and then build on them with top female jazz educators, including Kelly Clingan, Johnaye Kendrick, Marina Albero & Kate Olson. Open to grades 6-12, all instruments (including string instruments AND voice). Service hours options for girls in grades 10-12. Sliding scale fee, including FREE option. Sign up and more info at


      Professional musicians, and music conservatory graduates, Riley Mulherkar and Willem de Koch will demystify the college audition experience for you. Learn how to set yourself apart from the competition, prepare for recorded and live auditions, and select the school that's right for you. Parents welcome! Grades 9-12, all instruments and voice. Sliding scale fee. More information, including list of confirmed colleges and state universities attending at

      Play and perform under legendary local educators like Clarence Acox, Wayne HorvitzDarin Faul and many morealongside dedicated students from Seattle and beyond. Although most of our instrumental ensembles are traditional jazz big bands, we are proud to offer opportunities to students on string instruments in the New Works Ensemble and Creative Orchestra ProjectEnsembles rehearse on the weekend, January through May 2019, with multiple performances. Sliding scale tuition means every family can pay at the level that works for them. Grades 5-12, with one year of instrumental experience can register for Ensembles Placement (Nov 17 or Nov 18) and get more information at or call 206-324-JAZZ (5299). 


      Let your voice soar! As Nina Simone was known to do, we bring together a broad range of styles, but are always steeped in gospel and folk traditions. Performing numerous original songs by director Cora Jackson, this soulful group uses harmony to explore American roots music. Ensemble rehearses Saturday afternoons, January through May 2019, with multiple performances. Sliding scale tuition means every family can pay at the level that works for them. Grades 7-12, boys and girls, can register for the Vocal Ensemble Placement and get more information at call 206-324-JAZZ (5299).



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      Hamilton International Middle School

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

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      Meet the New Assistant Principal

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      Asst. Principal Mrs. Anne Crowthers, Ed. D.

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      Meet the New Assistant Principal

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      Asst. Principal Mrs. Anne Crowthers, Ed. D.