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    February 18-22

    No School - Mid-Winter Break

    February 21-23

    Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival | Moscow, Idaho

    February 22

    SPS Open Enrollment Extended Deadline

    February 28

    Winter PTSA Membership Meeting | 7:00-9:00 PM | Hamilton Library Featuring Guest Speaker: Jo Langford, M.A.

    March 1 

    First Friday Parent Coffee | 8:30-9:45 AM | Hamilton Library

    March 5

    Jazz Night | 7:00 PM | Hamilton Commons

    March 7

    Choir Concert | 7:00 PM | Hamilton Commons

    March 8

    Vocal Jazz Frank DeMiero Jazz Festival

    March 12 

    PTSA Board Meeting | 6:30-8:30 PM | Hamilton Rm. 214 FOMAHI Board Meeting | 7:00-9:00 PM | Hamilton Library

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

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    ★ NEW Winter PTSA Membership Meeting and Guest Speaker

    Mark your calendars for the Winter PTSA Membership Meeting, Thursday February 28th, 7-9pm in the Hamilton Library, featuring guest speaker:
    Jo Langford, M.A.
    We’ll also be conducting a bit of brief business including

    • Approving the 2018-2019 Standing Rules
    • Voting to elect our open board position, VP of Events

    All are welcome (including parents/students/PTSA Members/non-PTSA Members). Hope to see you there.

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    ★ NEW Meet the Principal - New incoming 5th Graders

    Hamilton International Middle School is an exciting and vibrant learning community and it is our pleasure to welcome you to our annual “Meet the Principal” event.  We would like to extend an invitation to Parent/Guardian(s) and our 5th grade riser students.
    Below are the scheduled dates for each of our feeder schools.  This event will be scheduled from 6:30 – 8:00 pm and will be held in the Library or Commons as shown below.   Also, for any parents unable to attend their school scheduled event, Hamilton will hold an additional Meet The Principal night on 05/02/19 in the Library.   
    We look forward to meeting you! 
    04/04/19:  Green Lake and BF Day Elementary School – Meeting held at Hamilton International Middle School in the Library
    04/18/19:  West Woodland Elementary – Meeting held at West Woodland Elementary in the Library
    04/23/19:  Cascadia Elementary – Meeting held at Cascadia Elementary in the Library
    04/25/19:  McDonald International Elementary – Meeting held at Hamilton International Middle School in the Commons
    04/30/19:  John Stanford International Elementary – Meeting held at John Stanford International Elementary in the Library
    05/02/19:  Hamilton International Middle School – Meeting held on our campus in the Library

    Nengajo Contest Results

    Every year, students who are taking Japanese create Nengajo (Japanese New Year’s Card) to wish a great year. 12 zodiac animals represent every 12 years and 2019 is the year of the Boar.

    This year, about 160 Nengajo cards were displayed outside the main office, and the staff members voted for the Most Original, Most Artistic and Most Comical cards. 

    Following students are the winners of this year’s Nengajo Contest.

    Most Original: Kailey G. (7th grade)
    Most Original Art

    Most Artistic: Anna Y. (8th grade)
    Most Artistic

    Most Comical: Aelyne F.  (7th grade)
    Most Comical

    ★ Updated 
    High School Information for 8th Grade Families 

    It’s hard to believe that it is already time to start thinking about high school transition for our 8th graders! It is a very exciting, and sometimes anxiety producing time for students and families.
    I will post information in the newsletter and in the bulletin announcements for students as it becomes available. I encourage you and your 8th grader to equip yourselves with information to help in the decision-making processes that lie ahead. Please check individual high school websites for more information and specific details.

    Some initial questions to ask:

    • Do I know what high school I am assigned to?
    • Does my high school have an open house night? 
    • If I want to apply for another SPS high school other than my assigned school, do I know the Open Enrollment process?

    Information Opportunities

    High School & Beyond Lessons in the 8th grade SS classes for students

    Jan 14, 15 - High School Transition
    Jan 28, 29 – Naviance HSBP Lesson 

    Open Houses for Students and Families 

    Open Houses and Tours have concluded for local SPS High Schools.  Please check the individual school websites for any updated information on open houses or tours which may have been effected by adverse weather conditions.  

  • For a complete list of all Seattle Public Schools High Schools and for individual school websites click here.
  • To find out your attendance area high school click here.
  • Open Enrollment:  
    February 4 - February 19 February 22nd, 2019 (date extended due to weather)  
    This is the annual two-week period where students may apply to attend a school other than their assigned school by attendance area. For information about how to apply to a high school that is not your assigned school click here.

    Please contact Kelli Colleran, 8th Grade counselor, at if you are unable to find answers to general high school related questions. 

    For information about specific high schools, please visit the high school website or contact the high school directly.


    Lunch Room Volunteer | Ongoing 
    Math Volunteers | Ongoing 

    Lunchroom Volunteers 
    Principal Manza would love some volunteer help in the lunchroom.  This isn't an enforcement role--it gives the curious of us of a chance to get to see middle schoolers enjoying each other in the middle of the day!  No need to stay for all (3) lunch periods, come when you can.  Click for details and to sign up:  Signup Genius

    Math Volunteers 
    Might you be able to tutor HIMS kids in math during the school day? We have a need for this during “Hawk Time” – our Advisory period on M, Th, F from 2:15-2:50. What this would look like is you would help 1-3 students at a time with their math homework, quiz corrections, or general catch-up in one of the flex spaces. Mr. Bundy and Ms. Barker would make sure you are supplied with great kids who need help and are ready to receive it. We would also make sure you are equipped with what you need to know to work effectively.

    If you could contribute to our community in this way it would be so amazing because you would be pitching in on pursuing important school-wide goals around Eliminating Opportunity Gaps…but more to the point, you would be helping students achieve success in math. Please contact Mr. Bundy at if you are interested, and thanks! - Seth Bundy

    Volunteer Forms
    Please complete the “Online Volunteer Application.” One part of this application process is to complete (also online) the 17-minute “Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention” Training. Click for more information:  Seattle Schools Volunteer

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    Winter Sports

    Boys Basketball
    Varsity Schedule   
    Junior Varsity Schedule 
    Girls Basketball
    Varsity Schedule 
    Junior Varsity Schedule 

    Track Coach Sought!

    For a number of years, Hamilton has had an excellent track program.  Despite a changing of the guard at the head coaching position, we’d like to continue this speedy tradition with our Hamilton harriers.  So, if you or anyone you know might be interested in helping out, or potentially even serving as head coach for this largest of Hamilton athletic teams, please contact Mr. D. Evans.
    The season:

    • runs roughly from late March - late May
    • involves about 100 of our student-athletes
    • is co-ed, for 6th, 7th and 8th graders
    • has two practices per week (T/Th)
    • has five Saturday meets
    • is loads of fun!

    Spring Sports - Coaches Needed

    Spring sports season - girls’ volleyball, boys’ soccer, and co-ed track, beginning in late March - is fast approaching. Hamilton has long valued its student athletes and the supportive families that pick up kids from practices, get them to competitions, wash the uniforms, etc. Hamilton also deeply values its coaches, without whom these programs would founder - and it’s this last point I’d like to address.

    Our boys hoping to play soccer and our girls planning to play volleyball this spring are both heading toward teams currently searching for head coaches.  So, if you or someone you know has a penchant for working with middle school athletes, here is what we’re looking for in a Hamilton coach:

    • A passion for and understanding of the sport, volleyball and/or soccer.
      Some previous experience coaching in the sport, preferably with appropriate age group and gender.
    • A flexible afternoon schedule two days per week (likely T/Th) that would allow you to be at Hamilton by 3:45, coaching until 5:45.
    • A similarly flexible Saturday schedule that would allow you to coach at games, times and locations decided by SPS.
    • Is willing to jump through the sundry yet significant hoops laid down by SPS in order to become a Hamilton coach.
    • A person who gets to work with some of the more amazing kids in this city!

    For more information or if you are interested in coaching please contact Mr. D. Evans.

    ★ Updated Hawks Ultimate - Spring Club

    UPDATE: Registration for Spring Ultimate Frisbee has been extended to Feb 20th. Visit to register. Tryouts have been moved to Feb 27th for 7th/8th graders and Feb 28th for 6th graders.

    Registration for the Spring 2019 ultimate season at HIMS has started and will run through Saturday, February 9th! DiscNW moved the registration deadline up by a week this year and tryouts will be BEFORE midwinter break, on Mon (2/11) and Wed (2/13). Practice will start the week after break, with the first games on March 9th. So, register early!

    If your player is interested in ultimate this spring at Hamilton, head over to our website for more information and registration details. The online registration includes the participation/release agreements.

    Contact Hamilton Hawks Ultimate if you have any questions. Go Hawks!  

    For more information:

    Hamilton Athletics:        
    Seattle Schools:            
    SPS Athletics Webpage 
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    ★ Updated Music-a-thon Moved to Friday, February 15th! 


    Due to school cancellations for snow days, we are moving Music-a-thon to Friday, February 15th! Please remind your student to return their completed Music-a-thon envelopes by 4:00 p.m. will be counted for the class participation contest as well as the raffle drawing (see additional info below).

    All Music-a-thon activities - including 11+ hours of continuous music at HIMS, the Young Musician's Concert, announcement of the classroom participation winners and the raffle winners will take place on Thursday, February 28!

    Don't wait -  click here to donate to FOMAHI's Music-a-thon!! Lost your pledge form? Click here to download a new one.

    The Friends of Music at Hamilton International's (FOMAHI) Music-a-thon is an 11+ hour marathon of music provided by HIMS student musicians and ending with a Young Musician’s Concert in the evening. Our goal is to raise at least $40,000 to support this year’s music students at Hamilton. 

    Music-a-thon donations provide critical support for this year’s music program! Funds raised during the 2019 Music-a-thon will be used to this year to:

    ·  purchase instruments & sheet music;
    ·  subsidize trips for all students and provide financial assistance to students in need;
    ·  provide additional musical instruction; and
    ·  cover festival fees, teacher grants & workshops. 

    Click here for more detailed information!

    To raise $40,000, which is critical to ensure programming this year, we need YOUR help!! We are asking our music community – students, parents, guardians, grandparents, and friends -- for donations in support of the Music-a-thon. Students are not required to get donations, but we hope most will!  

    Music-a-thon not only fuels quality programming, experiences and instruments for music programs at Hamilton, participating students who turn in their Music-a-thon Donation & Participation Form (no donations required) with their parent’s or guardian’s signature by 4:00 pm, Thursday, February 8th are eligible for a special FOMAHI prize drawing.  The class to first reach 100% participation (receives the highest percentage of participating students) will win a class pizza or donut party.

    2019 Music-a-thon Schedule -- Tuesday, February 28 (note the new date)

    8:45 am – 3:40 pm            Music Classrooms - Regular music classes play during classroom periods
    3:40 pm – 4:55 pm            Junior Jazz rehearsal
    5:00 pm – 7:00 pm            Music room Combos and small groups perform
    7:00 pm -- ~ 8:00 pm        Young Musicians Concert and FOMAHI Prize Drawing in Hamilton Commons. Sign-up with Ms. Pence to perform in the concert! All acts involving music are welcome!

    Questions? Click here for more detailed information or contact:
    Naria Santa Lucia, FOMAHI Fundraising Chair,
    Angela Pence, Choir Director,
    Paul Harshman, Band Director,
    Geoff Ogle, Orchestra Chair, 

    Click HERE TO DONATE to the Music-a-thon.

    ★ NEW Lincoln High School Band and Orchestra Auditions

     Attention all band and orchestra students who will be attending Lincoln High School.  Auditions are being scheduled now in March for students.  Link here.

    ★ NEW  Lincoln High School Orchestra Update

    Welcome to Ms. Vicky Greenbaum, Lincoln High School's new orchestra teacher.  From Ms. Greenbaum: 

    Lincoln High School is gearing up for a tremendous start in Sept 2019, and they’ve asked me to direct the orchestras there! We’re hoping to interest incoming 9th graders from our best schools to audition. The music department is shaping up to be awesome and I am excited. We on the music team want to offer zesty, excellent music-making and instruction at a high level. We love what we do, and we are eager to work with incoming students from area schools, including Hamilton!

    Here's a link to the auditions page:

    Families can also arrange an audition at another time if they reach out to me at

    If someone  doesn't want to audition, they can opt in to the non-auditioned orchestra, but I have set up the auditions page with some very accessible repertoire, and of course the advanced kids can bring their higher-level pieces or concerti for violin, viola, cello or bass.

     I am happy to answer any questions!

     Here are some FAQs answers:

    • plenty of room at Lincoln so entering grade 9 and 10 students can opt in with ease
    • plans afoot for full symphony orchestra
    • chamber music opportunities, with coaching for Solo and Ensemble fest
    • advanced, interesting repertoire, plus enticing intermediate rep for the second orchestra
    • concerto and solo opportunities!

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    HOST After-School Program

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    Winter HOST Classes - In Session 

    The Winter Session of HOST classes begins January 14th, and you can sign your child up now via our online registration portal. Based off of student and family feedback, we've made a few changes to our previously offered classes, and added a few new options as well. For P.E. credit eligible courses, we've now added Cardio Kickboxing and Recreational Dance. To increase our STEM offerings, we've also added Lego Robotics. Aside from Get Your Game On, all of our previous classes (including our free-with-membership programs Homework Club and Math Academy) will be offered again. If you have any questions about the registration process, please email Program Director Porter Wells at

    Program Director Contact Information

    For more information: 

    ​Hawks Out of School Time (HOST) program is part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. 

    Porter Wells
    Program Director
    Hamilton Middle School Boys & Girls Club
    Office 206-252-5831
    Room 104 (across from the main office)

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    ★ Updated Lincoln High School

    LHS Student Assignment Information:  click here

    Other ways to stay Connected

    Lincoln HS Website: Facebook:
    Twitter:   @lincoln_seattle  @CoreyEichner
    Parent Community:  LHS Parents Facebook Page
    *this is a parent group not run by LHS Admin

    ★ Updated Information for 8th Graders Continuing Dual Language Immersion (DLI) at Lincoln

    According to Seattle Public Schools, "All current DLI students entering into their 6th or 9th grade next year who would like to remain in their dual language immersion pathway must apply through School Choice during the open enrollment period. You will be guaranteed an assignment." Open Enrollment is February 4-22*, 2019. *date extended due to weather

    Click through to this link to ensure that you are applying correctly for the school you want: 
    Open Enrollment School Choice

    ★ NEW Dine Out for Performing Arts for Lincoln! 

    Tuesday, February 26 | 6 - 9 pm | TUTTA BELLA
    4411 Stone Way North in Wallingford

    10% goes to Performing Arts for Lincoln 

    Come and give your support for the Music & Performing Arts Programs at the new Lincoln High School. Tell your server you are eating for Lincoln! Parties of 8 or more are encouraged to make a reservation: 206-633-3800.

    10% of proceeds from all meals purchased will be donated to the Music & Performing Arts Program at Lincoln High School. Come and show your support for all the kids in the band, the choir, the play, the musical, the orchestra. Band uniforms, sheet music, lighting and sound for the stage - these are just a few of the items you can help support. For more information, visit

    ★ Updated Open Enrollment - Feb. 4-22*

    *Date extended due to weather 

    The annual Open Enrollment period will be February 4 – 22 for all Seattle students and families to participate in the school choice lottery to apply to another school for the 2019-20 school year. This does not apply to students rising to 6th, 8th, or 9th grade next year if they choose to remain at their designated middle or high school feeder pattern. During this period, students and families may apply to another attendance area school, program, or Option school.

    School choice applications processed by February 22 will be considered “on time” and will receive priority through the applicable tiebreakers: 1) Sibling, 2) Geozone (Option schools only), and 3) Lottery number. Submissions after the 15th will not be given priority and will be placed at the bottom of the waitlist by lottery number and the date the choice form was received. The last day to submit a school choice application is May 31.

    Open Enrollment results and waitlist information will be sent to schools the first week in April, online at mid-April, and official assignment letters mailed to the families by the end of April.

    For more information, contact Faauu Manu at or 206-252-0205, or visit Open Enrollment Fast Facts.

    ★ NEW 
    Opting into Hamiltons DLI Program for New Students 

    Dear friends of Seattle’s International Schools and Dual Language Immersion,
    We’ve been getting a lot of questions about students (from outside the Hamilton attendance area) who want to enroll in Hamilton Dual Language Immersion but also qualify for Advanced Learning (AL) or Highly Capable Cohort (HCC).

    Here is guidance provided by Faauu Manu from Enrollment Services that may be helpful to you:

    Since DLI pathway is guaranteed and AL program at Hamilton is not, you should have your choices list in this order:
    1)      Hamilton Advanced Learner (AL)
    2)      Hamilton General Education

    Since we will have the list internally of all the rising students eligible for the DLI track, you only need to select Hamilton General Education as this is the standard. By electing the AL program as your top choice, it will allow you to be waitlisted for the AL program if it is not available because it is still subject to availability for students living outside of Hamilton boundaries, however, the automatic assignment to the DLI track will default to your second choice and you will get an assignment to Hamilton.
    Faauu Manu

    In other words, Hamilton has the list of all qualifying rising 6th grade DLI students (namely, 5th graders currently at McDonald or John Stanford International School). As long as your child’s name is on that list, if you are assigned to Hamilton as your neighborhood school OR if you select Hamilton General Education from the Choice Enrollment (because you live outside the neighborhood), you will get placed at Hamilton and get access to the Dual Language Immersion program courses. (If you get placed at Hamilton because you selected Hamilton Advanced Learning or Hamilton HCC, your DLI child will still be offered the DLI courses, but note that sometimes the AL or HCC courses could present a scheduling conflict.)
    Michele Anciaux Aoki, Ph.D., P.M.P.
    International Education Administrator
    Seattle Public Schools
    (206) 252-0191

    ★ NEW 
    The Center School (Open House Cancelled) 

    Dear middle school counselors, (and 8th grade families),

    I regret to inform you that we are cancelling this Wednesday’s open house at The Center School. Even if road conditions may be improved by then, our students and staff will be experiencing an overload due to the many snow days. We hope you understand. We’re so sorry to miss this opportunity to have our students give the presentation and tours they had planned and for our students, staff and parents to engage in person with your 8th grade families.

    Please let your 8th grade families know this news by forwarding my email, or writing your own if you prefer. Interested families may contact me at with any questions they have about Center. The open enrollment period ends this Friday, so I will be happy to assist any fellow parents who would like further info on The Center School before the lottery deadline. As always, we like to get the word out about the unique opportunities at Center, which we consider the hidden gem of SPS.

    Thank you!
    Roxanne Duniway
    Center School Parent of two
    Recruitment Committee chair

    2019 Title IX Task Force 

    2019 Title IX Task Force – Extended deadline to apply; Communicate opportunity with school staff and PTSAs

    The Office of Student Civil Rights is seeking applications for the 2019 Title IX Task Force. Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in any educational program or activity. Policy 3208 and 3208SP provide the framework for district response, and 3208SP establishes a periodic review of the District’s policy, procedure, and protocol. Thus, we are convening a task force to consist of district staff, volunteers, students, and parents.

    The specific objective of the task force are detailed in the task force charter.

    The deadline to apply has been extended to February 28, 2019, at 5:00 pm. Task force members should anticipate meeting one or two weekdays per month from March 2019 through March 2020. The location and meeting dates will be determined by the task force participants. To learn more or to apply, please visit 2019 Title IX Task Force page.

    We request you share this opportunity with your staff and PTSAs, as we are needing diverse representation from across the district.

    If you have questions, contact Warner Santiago, District Title IX Coordinator, 252-0367 or by email,

    2019-2020 School Year Calendar

    The 2019-20 School Year Calendar, dates listed below, was approved by the School Board in January 2019.  

    Click for the 2019-2020 School Year Calendar

    District Launches New Mobile App

    The new Seattle Public Schools smart phone app offers essential tools for families and staff. Download it for free on the App Store or Google Play and customize the information your family needs. SPS Mobile App information

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    Summer 2019 Microsoft NINJA Coding Camp

    Please share this opportunity with families who are interested in summer opportunities for their students. All applications must be submitted by Friday, February 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm Pacific time. Microsoft NINJA Camp will prepare current seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth grade students with disabilities for future careers in tech by providing training in an inclusive and fun environment. It's a multi-day experience (August 12th - August 16th, 2019) that provides an in- depth look at Microsoft and the diverse careers available in tech.

    Participants will:

    • Learn digital skills using Microsoft products
    • Connect with Microsoft employees with disabilities in the workplace
    • Grow in confidence by leveraging personal strengths
    • Train to join the next generation of Accessibility community leaders

    If you have questions, email Nicole Fitch at

    One on One Basketball Presents...

    One on One Basketball (Mid-Winter Break Camp)
    Meadowbrook CC 
    Tuesday-Friday, February 19-22, Boys and Girls Ages 6-12
    - Don't stay home during break, join our experienced coaches and gain confidence in your individual skills and court knowledge, and finish the season strong!

    Register today at or by calling the host community center.

    Making Mindfulness Stick for Kids and Teens

    Making Mindfulness Stick for Kids & Teens: A Free Public Lecture
    More Information:
    February 22, 2018 | 7-8:30 PM | University of Washington | Kane Hall, Rm 120
    Registration required
    Making Mindfulness Stick with Kids & Teens: A Workshop for Parents and Professionals
    More Information:
    Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 9 AM -12 PM | University of Washington | HUB Rm 332
    Register here
    CEUs included in registration fee

    Senator Pedersen's Educational Priorities for the Upcoming State Legislative Session

    The Hamilton PTSA and Building Leadership Team asked our state legislators for their priorities in the upcoming legislative session to help fill the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) budget gap. Senator Pedersen, whose kids are in the Seattle Public School system as well, responded:
    "I will be working with my colleagues in the coming session to:

    • Substantially increase funding for special education across the state.  It is clear to most legislators that our formula badly underestimated the costs that local districts incur.  If we get this right, then that will mean a large funding increase for SPS from the state.
    • Fully fund or delay implementation of the school employee benefits program.
    • Change the prototypical school model to increase funding for counselors and nurses, among others.  This would also help Seattle a lot.
    • Increase the $2500 per student cap on local levies.
    • Update the school construction assistance program to provide a more reasonable match for Seattle’s needs and gigantic local commitment to school construction and renovation.

    There are many other smaller issues on which we are also working with the district. I welcome all suggestions as we start working on the biennial budget."  Senator Pedersen can be reached at

    Adolesco Youth Exchange

    Are you ready to spread your wings to France, Germany, Italy, or Spain?  We offer a unique, two-way exchange program that gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new language and new culture AND to host your carefully matched exchange partner in turn.  At ADOLESCO YOUTH EXCHANGE we will match you with a student about your own age in France, Germany, Italy, or Spain (your choice), you will decide exactly WHEN (whatever’s best for your schedule), and for HOW LONG (between 6 to 12 weeks) you want to go on exchange (and then to host) as part of our flexible and affordable nonprofit language immersion and cultural exchange program for qualifying students between ages 9 and 18.
    Please join us for an INFO MEETING on Saturday., Feb. 23, 2019 from 2 to 4 PM at the Bellevue Public Library, Meeting Room #3 (1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue WA 98004), AND/OR Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 from 1 to 3 PM at the Capitol Hill Branch Library, Meeting Room (425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98102). RSVP, and see for more info. 
    The application deadline is March 15, 2019, and matches will be announced by late April 2019. 

    Seattle Children’s Theatre and Kaiser Permanente presents the world premiere of Ghosted as part of a ‘Free Community Event’ highlighting Social Emotional Learning programs.

    What: Free day of performances and workshops on mental health and anti-bullying featuring a partnership between Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT) and Kaiser Permanente presenting the world premiere of Ghosted by Trista Baldwin.  Developed by Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT) in collaboration and consultation with a Teen Advisory Panel and Kaiser Permanente Health, Ghosted is designed to raise awareness about anxiety and depression, to build social-emotional resiliency for students in grades 9-12. This world premiere production will be presented along with performances of Above, Between, Below written by Seattle-based playwright Ramon Esquivel – which examines the issue of middle school bullying.
    Where: Seattle Children’s Theatre (Performances in our Eve Alvord Theatre).
    Tickets: Free to the Public:

    Dates and Times: Saturday, February 23rd , 2019-  World premiere performance of GHOSTED by Trista Baldwin at 12:30pm and a 5:00pm performance of Above Between Below by Ramon Esquivel. Workshops focusing on mental health and anti-bullying will occur between performances.

    Entering a second year of outreach and partnership, Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT) and Kaiser Permanente’s “Free Educational Theater Program” has visited nearly 22,000 students and 2,100 Teachers statewide. The Educational Theater Program consists of touring productions, in class residencies, workshops and professional development opportunities for teachers and students alike. All of our programming is designed to inspire children, teens and adults to make informed decisions about their health and build stronger communities. 

    This February 2019, SCT will offer a free community event and the opportunity to see our touring productions of Above Between Below, the Kaiser Permanente touring show for grades 5-8 and a world premiere of Ghosted along with post-show discussions. Both performances and workshops are available to the public free of charge at the Seattle Children's Theatre on Saturday, February 23rd! Between each performance, SCT will offer free workshops focused on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) based on the themes of both shows. This programming supports the (SEL) Health Education Standards and Benchmarks for Washington State Public Schools in areas of mental, emotional and social health.

    Please contact us if you’d like more information on this program or would like access to our creative or educational teams. Photos available upon request.

    Click here for the event flyer.

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    Main Office: (206) 252-5810 | Attendance:(206) 252-5814

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