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    Hamilton PTSA

    May 10-12 

    Silverwood Music Festival | Senior Orchestra and Band

    May 14 

    PTSA Board Meeting | 6:30 - 8:30pm | Hamilton Classroom #214
    FOMAHI Board Meeting | 7:00pm | Hamilton Library (Open to the public)

    May 17 

    8th Grade Dance (8th graders only) | 7:00 - 8:30pm | Hamilton Commons

    May 23 

    Jazz Night | 7:00 pm | Hamilton Commons

    May 27 

    No School - Memorial Day

    June 4 

    Choir Concert | 7:00pm | Hamilton Commons

    June 5 

    HIMprov Olympics (Intro to Drama (3)) | 6:30 - 8:00pm | Hamilton Commons

    June 6 

    Incoming Students Spring Ice Cream Social | 6:30 - 8:00pm | Hamilton Commons

    June 7 

    First Fridays Parent Coffee | 8:30-9:45am | Hamilton Library

    June 8 

    Wild Waves | Treble Choir, Junior Band, and Orchestra

    June 11 

    PTSA Board Meeting | 6:30 - 8:30pm | Hamilton Classroom #214
    FOMAHI Board Meeting | 7:00pm | Hamilton Library (Open to the public)
    Orchestra Concert | 7:00pm | Eckstein Middle School 

    June 13 

    Band Concert | 7:00pm | Hamilton Gym

    June 20 

    8th Grade Promotion & Reception | 2:15-3:45pm | Hamilton MS

    June 26

    End of Year Field Trips | During the School Day | Stay tuned for more information
    8th Grade - Argosy Cruise | 7th Grade - Location TBD | 6th Grade - Location TBD

    June 27

    Last Day of School - 1 hour Early Dismissal | 2:45pm 

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

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    ★ NEW Staff Appreciation Lunch - Volunteers Needed 

    The PTSA's fifth and final staff lunch is coming up in two weeks on May 22nd.  It will be a Mexican fiesta with enchiladas and a taco bar.  Please check out our signup to see how you can help thank our Hamilton staff for an excellent year of learning.  There are lots of ways to contribute- from setting up and serving to cooking and shopping.
    Thank you!

    PS If anyone is interested in taking over as staff appreciation chair next year, let me know! 
    Chappell Barber

    ★ NEW Volunteers Needed - Spring Ice Cream Social

    Spring Ice Cream Social for Incoming Hamilton 6th Graders

    On Thursday, June 6th, from 6:30 to 8, we will welcome to Hamilton the incoming 6th graders and their families for an ice cream social. Please help us to run a lovely event that will welcome these new members of our community. 

    To volunteer please click here: Signup Genius

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     Letter from the Principal

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    ★ NEW Principal Dorian Manza 

    Good Afternoon Hamilton Families,

    Below you will find information about our Building Leadership Team at HIMS. We are replacing two parent positions for the Building Leadership Team for next fall, and we are looking for parents who are interested:  

    The Hamilton BLT is a school governing body, made up of teachers, staff, one parent representative (to date), and administrators (me, Mr. Manza.) The BLT works to advance school goals for academic achievement, financial stewardship of discretionary funds, and professional development for Hamilton staff. Broadly, the group discusses and makes recommendations on the building’s strategic plan (the Continuous School Improvement Plan or CSIP), the school budget (and related budget tradeoffs), professional development and other emerging issues, as needed. The BLT met twice a month from 7:30 am to 8:30 am on Thursdays this school year.  The meeting schedule for next year will be decided by the new BLT membership this summer.  

    If you are interested in joining the BLT, please email me by the school day’s end on 5/31 a brief description of your interest in and qualifications for the position. The Hamilton BLT will review the submissions against membership needs.  
    Go Hawks!
    Dorian Manza 

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    ★ NEW Congratulations Senior Jazz Band !  

    Bellevue HS Jazz Festival
    Sr Jazz is done with it’s contests this year and they have had an incredible year.  After our success in Reno last week we performed at the Bellevue HS Jazz Festival last Friday and took first place at that festival!  Joe F. (trumpet) and Sebastian S.L. were named outstanding soloists.  The band also won the Sweepstakes Award for the best performance by any group at the festival. There were 20 MS Jazz Bands and about 20 HS Jazz bands at the festival….quite an honor! 

    These kids sounded amazing last weekend in Reno…winning both the big band and combo divisions.  Joe F. was named outstanding MS trumpet player and Kai J. outstanding MS drummer. More than half the band received individual outstanding musicianship awards and we played in front of about 5,000 people Saturday night.  

    I’m so proud of these kids! - Mr. Harshman

    ★ NEW 
    Scholarship Announcement  

    Attention all Hamilton 7th graders:  Nico Luiggi’s family has created a scholarship fund to keep Nico’s vibrant memory alive by helping talented Hamilton International Middle students pursue their college dreams. Applications for the 2019 Nico Luiggi Scholarship Fund are now available in the main office. If you are a 7th grader and you are interested in applying for the scholarship, please stop by and get and application today.

    SBA Testing  

    Updated Information and schedule: 

    ★ NEW
    End of the year 8th Grade Events

    8th Grade Dance  
    A fun night to hang out with friends! There will be a DJ, Dancing, Photo Booth, Pizza, Top Pot Doughnuts and more!This event is FREE and for 8th Graders ONLY.

    When:  FRIDAY, MAY 17th 7pm-8:30pm
    Theme: TROPICAL ... think floral shirts and sunglasses! 

    We do need volunteers to make this event possible. Parents of younger grade levels are perfect volunteers as your kids won't be there! 

    Please sign up to help at... Hamilton 8th Grade Dance

    8th Grade Promotion & Reception: 
    Thursday, June 20, 2019
    Promotion: 2:15pm-3:15pm
    Reception: 3:15pm-3:45pm

    8th Grade Argosy Cruise:

    Permission forms due: June 1st 
    Cruise:  Wednesday, June 26 (during the school day)
    More Information:

    From the Counseling Office  

    Parent Institute Monthly Newsletter

    Hamilton's Counseling Department has purchased a subscription to the Parent Institute Monthly Newsletter to share with families.  April Newsletter:

    ★ NEW TypingClub Resources and Access from Home

    TypingClub is a SPS typing resource available for students through the Clever portal. At home, students can use Clever to access TypingClub and other approved programs with their SPS student account. If you have questions or need assistance with TypingClub please submit a Tech Ticket. Also, the Help Center in TypingClub has a lot of information for you to reference: UserGuide, Class Management, Student Management, Reports, Resources, and FAQ. To open the Help Center, select the Help Center tab on the left side of your dashboard or by visiting this link,

    Student use the following steps to access TypingClub at home,

    1. Open Chrome to
    2. Select the Students tab and scroll down to Student Portal.
    3. Select Log in with Active Directory.  
    4. Enter SPS student username with and password and then click Sign In.
    5. Select the TypingClub icon under the Single Sign On Applications section at the top of the page. 
    6. Click Start to begin the typing lessons located in Typing Jungle. 

    Note: Middle/high school students will need to select a class before they can enter Typing Jungle.

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    ★ Updated Spring Sports

    Events this weekend!  Track will be holding their Championship Metro Festival for all kids who qualified.  Boys Soccer will be battling Eckstein MS, and Girls Volleyball will take on Mercer MS and Eckstein 2 MS.  

    Go Hawks!! 

    Events this weekend: Saturday, May 11 

    Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Eckstein MS | 9:30am | @Nathan Hale
    Boys JV Soccer vs. Eckstein MS | 11:00am | @Jane Addams #2

    Varsity Volleyball vs. Mercer MS | 9:30am | @Whitman MS
    Volleyball JV vs. Mercer MS | 8:00am | @Whitman MS
    Volleyball JV2 vs. Eckstein 2 | 12:30pm | @Washington MS

    Track Meet | Metro Festival - Championship* |  @SWAC (across from Chief Sealth HS)
    *Only Qualifying Athletes

    Boys Soccer

      Varsity Schedule (updated 4/5) |  Varsity Standings 
    Junior Varsity Schedule (updated 4/5)
    Girls Volleyball
    Varsity Schedule (updated 4/16) | Varsity Standings (updated 4/22) Junior Varsity Schedules (updated 4/16)
    Co-ed Track
    Track Meet Schedule  (updated 3/25)

    For more information:

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

    Follow SPS Athletics on Twitter

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    ★ Updated FOMAHI Board Members Needed for 2019-2020 

    The Hamilton Music Program needs you. FOMAHI is the parent music boosters group that helps support and fund the great music program at Hamilton.  A few of the Board members will be moving on next year, so there will be openings on the board.  Thanks to those who have already volunteered, but some positions still needed.  Please consider volunteering, as FOMAHI is a vital support for our directors and your student.  It’s really not that hard, and believe it or not is fun.  After-meeting sojourns to local drinking establishments have been known to happen…

    Positions needed:

    • Co-president for Orchestra and Choir
      • Supports and collaborates with the Director, identifying specific needs of the program
      • Runs monthly FOMAHI meetings
      • Time commitment variable, but averaging 3-4 hours/month
    • Communications Chair
      • Creates weekly music program submission for Hamilton PTSA newsletter
      • Creates monthly FOMAHI newsletter
      • Monitors FOMAHI gmail account
      • Time commitment:  4-5 hours/month

    If interested, please email, or Christina Holden at, for more information.  We can put you in touch with the current Board member so you can learn the ropes directly.  Or attend the next FOMAHI Board meeting May 14 at 7:00 pm in the Hamilton Library to see for yourself.  

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    HOST After-School Program

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    Spring HOST

    Spring HOST Classes are in session

    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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    Lincoln Senior High School

    Lincoln High School PTSA Newsletter:  April 9, 2019 Edition

    Let's Launch Lincoln!

    The Lincoln High School opening is just around the corner. Don’t miss this opportunity to support a great start for the school, students, families, and faculty! Help set the spirit of generosity by donating TODAY! Start-up funds will go towards music, athletics, performing arts, clubs, school supplies and much more. Text LYNX to 41444 or go to  Top 50 donors get an early tour of the school this summer.  Send questions to 

    Lincoln has a Japanese Teacher

    We are elated to announce that Lincoln has a Japanese teacher! Keiko Ishikawa (Keiko Sensei) will be joining the Lincoln High School team. After years of working as a Japanese Immersion teacher in Tacoma, Keiko Sensei came to McDonald International Elementary School where she has been a key factor in the success of the McDonald Japanese program. We are thrilled she will be leading the success of the Lincoln Japanese program.

    "I am Keiko Ishikawa
    I am from a small city in Japan.
    I came to USA when I was 23 years old.
    I am married and we have a daughter.
    I have been working for the immersion program for 12 years. I am excited to be working at Lincoln High School!"

    Other ways to stay Connected

    Lincoln HS Website:
    Twitter:   @lincoln_seattle  @CoreyEichner

    Lincoln PTSA Website:
    Parent Community:  LHS Parents Facebook Page
    *this is a parent group not run by LHS Admin

    SPS Annual Family Survey Distributed This Week

    The 2019 Family Survey is being distributed April 16 by email to all SPS K-12 families. Paper surveys (with a weblink option) are being sent to households without an email address in PowerSchool. Surveys are being distributed in six languages and can be taken on any computer or mobile device. The survey window will close May 17.

    If families have questions about the survey, you can refer them to the Family Survey FAQ, easily accessible from Families can contact if they need assistance or did not receive a survey link (they may need to check their junk mail or promotions folders).

    To encourage participation, schools are also welcome to send personalized reminders to their families or open up their facilities to families who need access to a computer or mobile device. Families will need to: 1) have access to the email with their personal survey link OR 2) bring the paper survey they received in the mail. Family survey results will be available early July to SPS staff and to the public in August. See the MySPS Survey page for more details, including information about the Spring Student surveys and viewing survey results.

    Tim Schuringa, 252-0309

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    Ballard High School Spring Play 

    Ballard High School Playmakers tackle gun violence in 
    Bang Bang You’re Dead! and Eric LaRue
    May 9-11 and 16-18, 2019

    Bang Bang You’re Dead! was first produced at Thurston High School in Springfield, Ore., where a fatal shooting took place the previous year. It opens in character Josh’s cell after he has killed his parents and five classmates. The ghosts of the classmates demand to know why he killed them.
    Eric LaRue is the story of Janice LaRue, the mother of Eric, a 17-year-old boy who shot and killed three of his classmates in school. Three months after Eric is jailed, Janice has not yet gone to see him or found a way to show herself in her community.
    The cast features 19 BHS students, and the play is directed by Joe Lambright.
    Performance Details
    The performances will be on May 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th Street, Seattle, Washington, 98117. The performances begin at 7:30 pm.
    ***Parental advisory due to subject matter*** Reserved seating tickets are available for purchase at Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors.

    ★ NEW Roosevelt HS Youth Summer Camps 

    RHS Youth Summer Camp Information

    Rider Girls Basketball Camp | July 8-11 
    9-11 am or 1-4 pm
    Coach Thomas |

    Boys Basket Ball Camp | July 15-18
    Roosevelt High School Boys Basketball Camp July 15-18, 9am-3pm: Join Us This Summer! We'd love to have your player on the RHS court this summer with Head Coach Ben Scheffler and the Roosevelt boys basketball teams. It's a great opportunity to learn new skills and improve your play with our staff and current Varsity and JV players. All skill levels welcome from grades 4th-9th. Questions? Email:
    To register, click on link:

    Football Camp | July 23-25
    Coach Sherlock |

    Volleyball Middle School Camp | July 22-25
    July 22-24th 9am-4pm, July 25th 9am-12pm 
    Coach Hurd

    This camp is for girls entering 7th-9th grade. All skill levels welcome. Led by Roosevelt High School coaches assisted by Roosevelt High School Varsity and JV players. Fun and fast-moving! Campers should bring water, lunch and energy snacks. Each player gets a camp t-shirt. Get all the Details:
    Registration form:

    ★ NEW 
    Roosevelt HS Football Team 

    Welcome to another great year of Roosevelt Football, go Rough Riders! We look forward to a very competitive, exciting and fun football campaign in 2019. All paperwork is now on-line on the Roosevelt website, please take the time and effort to download and fill out the needed paperwork and pay for all fees. Please return all completed paperwork to Mrs. Downing in the main office at Roosevelt High School beginning May 1st. All in coming 8th graders will need to pay for all fees with a check made out to Roosevelt High school and hand it in to the main office at Roosevelt. There are few up coming dates that are very important for all in coming and returning Roosevelt Football players. 
    Thursday, May 23rd, 4:30-6pm(6:15- 7:00 for family BBQ):
    May 28th, 29th: 9th Graders IMPACT TESTING
    May 30th and 31st: All retuning players + incoming freshmen, current 8th graders
    June 3rd: Spring Practice Begins!!!
    You can find all of the information you need at the following address: or Roosevelt Football website:
    Thank you from Coach Sherlock and I look forward to the up-coming season. Team First, Always Compete and NO EXCUSES!! WHO RIDES!

    ★ NEW Don't Miss Kaleidoscope Dance Company's Spring Concert 

    Mother's Day Weekend at Broadway Performance Hall
    May 10th |  7:30pm
    May 11th | 2:00pm + 7:30pm
    May 12th | 3:30pm

    Festival seating available through Brown Paper Tickets
    Adults: $20 | Youth/Seniors: $10 
    Call 1.800.838.3006 or visit or visit Kaleidoscope Upcoming Events 

    For more information or for Patron tickets please visit Kaleidoscope Upcoming Events

    ★ NEW Babysitter Training 

    Saturday, June 22, 2019, 12:30pm to 4:30pm, Phinney Center Blue Building
    Gain the knowledge and skills to be a safe, confident babysitter. Learn about infant and child care, age appropriate toys, safety and injury prevention and how to handle emergencies.  Find out what parents expect and practice hands-on skills. Includes in-depth coverage of First Aid, Infant/Child CPR, and how to be safe at home alone while sitting.  Students receive a Child and Babysitting Safety handbook at the end of class.  Instructor Ken Norris, a 26-year veteran of the Seattle Fire Department, has taught CPR for 15 years.

    Register early! Class space is limited.  Ages 11 and up. 
    Location: Phinney Center Blue Building.  6532 Phinney Ave N
    Cost: $45 PNA member, $55 Public
    Register here:

    ★ NEW 
    Seattle Cascades Ultimate Clinic

    Seattle Cascades is Seattle's pro ultimate team. We combine forces with our elite women's teams to coach our clinics. Clinics are for ALL: beginner to advanced, all genders. Cost is $35 for the clinic, or $50 includes a disc, shorts, or shirt (one item)

    Sunday, May 26th
          Genesee Playfields - Upper (turf)
          Elementary School  2:30 pm - 5:00 pm 
          Middle School  2:30 pm - 5:00 pm 
    Register here:

    • All abilities are welcome
    • We have cleats to share if needed
    • Allergy sensitive snacks are provided
    • Scholarship is given to all who need it. No questions asked.
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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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    The SPS 2018–2019 Academic Calendar

    The last day of school has been extended until June 27th due to snow. 

    2019-2020 Academic Calendar

    Click for the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar

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