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    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

    March 14

    Pi(e) Night (Community Event) | 6:30-8:30 PM | Hamilton Commons 

    March 15

    ASTA Music Festival | Senior/Chamber Orchestras | WWU, Bellingham 

    March 19

    Orchestra Concert | 7:00 PM | Eckstein Middle School

    March 21

    EBMEA Music Festival | Whitman Middle School | Int/Jr Orchestras
    Band Concert | 7:00 PM | Hamilton GYM


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

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    ★ NEW Pi(e) Night

    Thursday, March 14 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | Hamilton Commons 
     
    Like pi(e)? Then come join us for Pi(e) Night at Hamilton. Besides all the pie you can eat—Win Prizes for: Best crust, best fruit, best cream, most original, best pie overall, top pie eater, and the kid that knows the most numbers at the Pi recitation table. Plus, there'll be a Photo Booth, too.
     
    If you're coming, bring a pie to share!


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    Facebook Image  The Hamilton PTSA is now on Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/HamiltonPTSA/

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    ★ NEW Call for Yearbook Photos - Submit by March 22 

    Do you have high quality photos from school performances, sporting events, or other Hamilton related activities? Think they would make a great addition to this year’s Yearbook? If so, please submit them to Yearbook Advisor Porter Wells at pwells@positiveplace.org no later than March 22nd. Please note: by sending in these photos, you are giving permission for them to be used in the Hamilton Middle School Yearbook, but they are not guaranteed to be included. Whether or not they are included in the yearbook, they will not be used/shared anywhere else.


    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


    Volunteer 
    Opportunities

    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 ssbundy@seattleschools.org 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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    ★ NEW Spring Sports

    Sign-ups for spring sports are available in the main office. Tryouts for Volleyball and Soccer have been moved up to next week, on Tuesday and Thursday (March 12th & 14th). There is list in the commons that shows what paperwork students are missing to be able to tryout/participate. 


    ★ Updated 
    Winter Sports

    This Weekend - March 9th: 

    Boys’ JV Bball vs Madison | 9:30a | Chief Sealth (upper)
    Boys’/Girls’ Varsity Bball vs Maddison | 11:00a | Chief Sealth
    Girls’ JV Bball vs Madison | 12:00p | Madison 
    Girls’ JVC Bball vs Eckstein |12:30p | Jane Addams (s)
    Boys’ JVC Bball vs Salmon Bay | 12:30p | Eagle Staff

    Boys Basketball
    Varsity Schedule   
    Junior Varsity Schedule 

    Girls Basketball
    Varsity Schedule 
    Junior Varsity Schedule 


    ★ Updated Track Coach Still Needed!

    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. dsevans@seattleschools.org

         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! 

    For more information:

    Hamilton Athletics:        
    Webpage 
    Seattle Schools:            
    SPS Athletics Webpage 
    Schedules and Information

    Follow SPS Athletics on Twitter

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    ★ NEW Music-a-thon a HUGE Success!  

    Tonight Last Thursday, February 28, Hamilton Music Students joined forces to raise over $37,500 (and counting) and create 11+ hours of continuous music!

    You can still donate online or have your child turn in their envelop to their music director!  

    Congratulations to 1st Period Chamber/Senior Orchestra, 6th period Intermediate Band (Harshman) and 2nd period Concert Choir for winning the class participation contests! Each of these classes enjoyed a donut/pizza party! Special kudos to 6th period Intermediate Band - they had 100% class participation!

    Many, many thanks to you and your students for gathering donations; to the dedicated student musicians who worked hard to fill every minute of Thursday with music (even the passing periods!); to everyone who participated in or attended the fantastic Young Musicians Concert; to the music teachers for organizing all the afterschool music and for the amazing job they do every day with our students; and to the many volunteers who helped make the Music-a-thon run smoothly. Many, many thanks to you and your students for gathering donations; to the dedicated student musicians who worked hard to fill every minute of Thursday with music (even the passing periods!); to everyone who participated in or attended the fantastic Young Musicians Concert; to the music teachers for organizing all the afterschool music and for the amazing job they do every day with our students; and to the many volunteers who helped make the Music-a-thon run smoothly. 

    Thank you again!  Your support was instrumental!


    ★ NEW Choir Concert Thursday, March 7, Hamilton Commons

    Calling all bakers and volunteers.  There are still slots available for volunteers for the choir bake sale March 7.  The sale benefits all of our performers. Volunteering is an easy way to support a great cause!  Sign up here.


    ★ NEW Orchestra Concert Tuesday, March 19, 7pm

    The Orchestra spring concert is coming.  Please remember that the concert takes place at Eckstein Middle School, NOT at Hamilton or Lincoln.  Link to Eckstein Middle School here.

    The concert attire will be black shirt, black pants and black shoes.  Orchestra members are expected to arrive at 6:15pm. 
     
    Concert Operations:
    As always, concerts don’t run without parent volunteers, it is our dedicated volunteers that make our concerts a success.  Please sign up for a job if you are able here.
     
    Bake and Bahn Mi Sale: 
    Everyone’s favorite!  Please volunteer to help at the sale, or bring some baked good (store bought is fine).  This is an important revenue source and an easy way to support our great music program.  The funds go directly back to the students.  Remember, you can work the sale when your student isn’t performing. 
    Also, come hungry as there will be Banh Mi sandwiches for sale.  Sign up here.


    ★ NEW Band Concert Thursday, March 21, 7pm, Hamilton Gym

    The March Concert showcasing the Hamilton Bands will be March 21st at 7:00 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, coffee and treats) in the Commons before or after the performances.

    7:00-7:45 pm:  Intermediate & Junior Band Performances (musicians arrive 30 min prior)
    8:00-8:45 pm:  Beginning & Senior Band Performances (musicians arrive 30 min prior)

    Parent Volunteers Needed for Thursday, March 21st Band Concert!
     
    FOMAHI concert crew & band directors need parent helpers the night of the March 21st.  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! 
     
    SIGN UP HERE. Note: you can work the backstage shift when your student is not performing! 
     
    Banh Mi Sandwiches and Bake Sale at the Band Concert - NEED BAKED GOODS AND VOLUNTEERS
    Please sign up to bring baked good or volunteer at the table when your student isn't performing. Sign up here.

    The Bake Sale Fundraising benefits our student performers and helps to keep the music program strong.   Come have Banh Mi for dinner or celebrate with a treat before or after performances (6:30 - 9:00pm) in the Hamilton Commons.


    ★ NEW  Silverwood Music in the Park

    Couer D'Alene, ID | May 10-12

    Senior Music Students' Registration Due
    Volunteers Needed
     
    Dear Sr. Band, Sr. Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra Parents,
     
    On Thursday March 7, the Senior Band, Senior Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra students received a registration for the Silverwood Music in the Park Festival, Friday May 10 - Sunday May 12, near Coeur D'Alene, ID.  
     
    Please return completed and signed forms as soon as possible, no later than Monday, March 18.  Again, the packets will be handed out in class.  Please read them carefully - important information and several signatures are required.  If you have questions, please email SilverwoodCoordinator@gmail.com.
     
    IT IS CRITICAL TO FILL OUT FORMS COMPLETELY.  For the safety and care of students, the information and signatures required are comprehensive.  Please double check all paperwork to ensure you've found every spot to be filled out and signed.
     
    Trip coordinators needed.  Calling on Music in the Parks volunteers!  Every year, volunteers coordinate the return of HIMS senior music students to this exciting festival. There is an immediate need for 3 to 4 volunteers to coordinate hotel assignments, meals and chaperones.  If you are willing to be a coordinator, please email SilverwoodCoordinator@gmail.com and put VOLUNTEER in the subject line.
     
    Thank you, and remember to sign and return the registration forms as quickly as possible, before the deadline.

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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 pwells@positiveplace.org.


    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
    pwells@positiveplace.org
    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: https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LincolnSeattle/
    Twitter:   @lincoln_seattle  @CoreyEichner
    Parent Community:  LHS Parents Facebook Page
    *this is a parent group not run by LHS Admin

    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.


    Snow Make-up Days 2018-2019

    The 2018-2019 school year has been extended to June 27 to account for snow days missed.  For more information please see the SPS post:  Here  

    Click for the 2018-2019 Revised School Year Calendar


    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 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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    ★ NEW Hamilton Kids Return from Oaxaca & A Few Spots Left in Summer Oaxaca Trips 

    Hamilton kids have so many stories to tell about our transformative trip to Oaxaca over winter break. Ask them to talk about horseback riding through cactus-studded hills, ziplining over the Sierra Norte, standing on thousands of years of Zapotec history, and making their way through the sights and smells of local markets. We all had a fabulous time and we'd love to have your child on one of our upcoming summer adventures.

    There are spots left for our Oaxaca Street Photography and Oaxaca Adventure camps. Email kymber@rivetedkids.com for details and references from past travelers. We know that sending your child on these kinds of adventures is a leap of faith. We'd love to meet you and can't wait tell you about our plans and answer any questions you have. 

    HIMS Kids in Oaxaca


    Soccer Referee Training Clinic

     March 16th, Meridian Park

    Open to kids and adults ages 13 and above. Attend this all-day training hosted by Woodland Soccer Club (WSC), in collaboration with Seattle Soccer Referee Association (SSRA) and SYSA. Successful completion of the clinic will earn attendees their USSF Grade 8 Referee Certification making them eligible to referee recreational and competitive (e.g., Select) youth games and tournaments as a Referee and Assistant Referee earning between $25 - 45 per game depending on level and role.  More details and how to sign-up here:  http://www.woodlandsoccer.org/referee_clinic  


    ★ NEW 
    Adolesco Youth Exchange: Applications Due May 15, 2019 

    We offer a 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 RSVP marie@adolesco.org and join us at one of the following INFO MEETINGS:

    • Sat., April 20, 2019 • 2 - 4 PM: Northeast Library, Meeting Room (6801 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115)
    • Sun., April 21, 2019 • 1 - 3 PM: Lake Hills Library, Meeting Room (15590 Lake Hills Blvd, Bellevue, WA 98007)
    • Sat., April 27, 2019 • 2 - 4 PM: Bellevue Public Library, Meeting Room #4 (1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue WA 98004)
    • Sun., April 28, 2019 • 1-3 PM: Capitol Hill Branch, Meeting Room (425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98102)

    YOU can now learn French, German, Italian, or Spanish while living IN a new culture AND gain a great friend for life!

    Start your application at www.Adolesco.org/pre-application and contact Marie for more information.  Marie Meyer 303-913-4845 / marie@adolesco.org

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    Listings in Community News for any specific commercial or organizational product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Hamilton International Middle School or the Hamilton PTSA.

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    The Hamilton Weekly News is emailed on Thursdays to those who have opted in to receive the newsletter at PTSA Hamilton Weekly News Signup. If you have comments, corrections or additions to the Hamilton Weekly News, please contact the editor at HamiltonWeeklyNews@gmail.com. We welcome your feedback! Please submit content for inclusion by Wednesday afternoon. Click here for full submission guidelines.

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    Hamilton International Middle School

    1610 North 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98103
    Main Office: (206) 252-5810 | Attendance:(206) 252-5814
    Website:  http://hamiltonms.seattleschools.org 

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    Past Newsletters:  http://hamiltonms.seattleschools.org/about/calendar_and_news/hamilton_weekly_news/

     

    The SPS 2018–2019 Academic Calendar

    The last day of school has been extended until June 27th due to snow.
    http://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars 


    2019-2020 Academic Calendar

    Next School Year
    Click for the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar

     

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