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    Upcoming Events

    Hamilton PTSA

    Oct 20 - extended!

    Last Day for Hawks Gear

    Oct 22, 25

    7th Grade Vision & Hearing Screening

    Oct 23

    PTSA General Membership meeting | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Hamilton Library

    Oct 29

    7th Grade Vision & Hearing Screening

    Nov 14

    LGBTQ Families Dinner | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Meany Middle School

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

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    October 23rd General Membership Meeting

    Wednesday, October 23
    HIMS Library

    Pleae join us for our first General Membership meeting of the year. It's going to be a packed program, including presentations from the following HIMS staff committees:

    • International School Focus Team
    • Racial Equity Team
    • The Instructional Council
    • Character Strong Program Team

    We will also conduct some brief business, like elections to fill critical PTSA Board positions. But there will be snacks!

    PTSA Annual Fund Drive

    The 2019 PTSA Annual Fund Drive has begun!

    This is your opportunity to really help the PTSA make a difference in our kids' middle school experience! Remember, it takes a village!

    Here are some of the things your donation will go towards:

    Our teachers in fostering academic excellence.

      ·   Grade-specific enrichment activities and field trips
      ·   Teacher classroom grants and professional development
      ·   Department-level materials and enrichment

    Our students with enrichment opportunities.

      ·   Our HOST program: scholarships and programming
      ·   After school sports program: equipment and uniforms
      ·   Academic planners for every student

    Our community in building and strengthening Hamilton.

      ·   All-school events
      ·   Building Hamilton’s international cross-curriculum opportunities and identity
      ·   Extra counseling and staffing

    This year's goal is $150K — And we can't do it without YOU. Suggested donation is $300, but participation looks different for every family.


    For more info: PTSA Fundraising page

    Join the Hamilton PTSA

    The Hamilton PTSA hosts/supports many school activities, and also distributes the Hamilton Weekly News, which contains important information from the school, FOMAHI, HBGC/HOST, PTSA and the local community. 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.

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

    Hamilton PTSA Board Members Needed

    We have only a few spots left on the Hamilton PTSA board! Come join the fun! Contact Miki Takihana, Vice President of Hamilton PTSA at for more information. Open positions include:

    • Co-chair for Fundraising

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    School News

    Hamilton’s 2019-2020 Spirit Wear is now available to order online. Visit the Hamilton website for the link or pick up a flyer in the main office. Ordering extended until Sunday, Oct 20th!

    Order your Hawk Gear here

    PE Waiver paperwork is due! Please check the roster in the commons for additional information. Forms are available in the front office or on the shelf outside of Rm 105C.

    7th Grade Vision + Hearing Screening

    Hello Parents!!

    It is time for vision and hearing screenings for our 7th grade students. We will be conducting screenings for 350 students over 3 days so we will need a lot of help!!

    The screening dates are October 22 (Tuesday), October 25th (Friday), and October 29th (Tuesday).

    If you are willing and able to volunteer for any of those days please reach out to the school nurse at, office: (206) 252-5817.


    Jane Liggett, BSN RN
    School Nurse (she/her)

    First Day Packet Reminder

    We have certainly got off to a wonderful start of the new year, the time is truly passing by fast!

    This is a friendly reminder, if you have not already done so, to please turn in your First Day Packet forms. As a reminder, you can either fill them out on-line on Hamilton’s website or you can request a paper copy from the main office. Below is a link to the forms on line:

    Thank you so much for your immediate attention and assistance.

    Sandy Adams
    Administrative Secretary
    PH: (206) 252-5810

    HIMS TALKS Looking for Guest Speakers

    Calling all guest speakers!

    Hamilton International Middle School is looking for speakers for the 2019-20 HIMS TALKS. HIMS TALKS are student and community member led talks on topics that speakers are passionate about. The guiding principles behind HIMS TALKS are that they can connect middle schoolers to topics that offer both personal and global perspectives. The basic tenants are to broaden perspectives, cultivate global awareness, and connect community. The talks should be 15 minutes long with a 10 minute Q&A period. They will take place during advisory (8:55am – 9:25am) each month and are open to all students at all grade levels.

    If interested and to receive additional information, please send your contact information to Dana Radcliffe ( We would love to have as many community members as possible come speak to Hamilton students about topics and experiences that they are passionate about this year for HIMS TALKS. Thanks, gracias, and arigato!

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    From Your Administrative Team

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    The Great Washington ShakeOut!

    Dear HIMS Families,

    We believe that in order to be able to react quickly in an emergency it is important to practice regularly. Every month our school participates in one Emergency Drill. Today, October 17th, our school participated in The Great Washington ShakeOut! The Great ShakeOut is the world’s largest earthquake drill. During this drill, the entire school practiced how to drop, cover, and hold on. Teaching our students and staff about earthquake safety helps ensure they know what to do to stay safe when the ground shakes.

    Our school cares about your student’s safety and we want to ensure that you and your household also know how to stay safe during an earthquake. Disasters can happen at any time and any place, even at home and in the middle of the night. Discussing disaster preparedness at home as a family is important.

    You can be better prepared for disasters in three steps:

    Know your hazards

    Have a plan

    • Things to consider are how to pick up your student from school in a disaster, where your meeting place is to reunite with family if you cannot return home, and who your out-of-area contact person is.

    Make kits

    • Items to include are water, non-perishable food, light source, first aid kit, comfort item, and personal hygiene items.
    • Start with small kits at work, in vehicles, and in your student’s backpack.
    • Continue storing supplies at home with the goal of being 2 weeks ready.

    Please continue conversations at home with your student about disaster safety. Thank you for partnering with us to build resiliency in our school and keep our students safe!


    The Hamilton Safety Committee

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    Music News

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    LASSO for Hamilton String Players

    Calling all Hamilton string players. LASSO - the Lincoln Advanced Seminar String Orchestra – is being created for you!

    LASSO is a program being organized by the Lincoln High School Orchestra and the director Vicki Greenbaum. It is being formed to give middle school string players the opportunity for advanced ensemble music making with lively music and learning techniques. Lincoln string players will serve as Music Mentors and help coach the ensembles, with Vicki Greenbaum directing the program. Plus it will be fun!

    Lincoln High School orchestra room C104 (can enter through the Woodlawn door, just a few dozen feet from 42nd street).

    After school from 3:45-4:30 – days TBD, or
    Before school from 7:45-8:30 – days TBD but likely M, W, or F

    Please email Lincoln Orchestra director Vicki Greenbaum at with your interest or more information. Please include your musician’s name, age, instrument, and what days are preferable.

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    Athletics News

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    Here's the Hawks Ultimate report from the weekend:

    • Hamilton 8 played perennial rivals Aki Kurose. After losing the first 4 points, Hamilton began to roll making the game close, but ultimately losing 8-5.
    • On a cold Saturday morning, Hawks 7/8 brought the heat! Crisp passing, hustle and teamwork led us to an 11-3 victory over Eckstein.
    • The 7th grade team debuted their horizontal stack against Hazel Wolf and came out victorious, 11-6.
    • Hawks 6/7 Yellow played an exciting and well-matched game against JAMS Purple with several extremely long points, but didn't quite manage a win this week.
    • Hawks 6 Blue met a significant challenge with their customary resolve and determination. While they fell short of victory against Eckstein, they should be proud of their effort.

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    SkiBus News

    Due to incredible early demand, SKIBUS IS NOW SOLD OUT FOR the 2020 SEASON. We apologize for any disappointment.

    To be put on a wait list, please contact with the following details

    Student name
    Parent phone number and email
    Ski or snowboarding
    Students ability level
    Do they require bus and lessons or just bus

    If you have any questions, please contact the HIMS Ski Bus coordinator (school parent volunteer) Jan Tackett at: 206-297-7616, or at

    Ballard High School's 2019-2020 Theatrical Season

    Radium Girls | October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26, 201
    Xanadu | March 18, 19, 20, 26, 27 and 28, 2019
    Rumors | May 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16, 2019

    Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Advance tickets are now available at (search for "Ballard High School.") To request discounted season or group tickets, please contact Shawn Riley at

    View the full press release at:

    If you'd like more details, please contact me at 206-465-9532,

    BHS Dance Team: Fall Festival Dance Workshop

    Students in grades K-8 are invited to join the Ballard High School Dancers for an afternoon of dancing.

    All participants will learn choreography (taught by the BHS Dance Team members) and receive a BHS Dance T-Shirt. We'll have arts & crafts, face painting, and other fun activities. Costumes are encouraged! A small snack will be provided (gluten, dairy, and nut free).

    Join us on Sunday October 27 from 2:00 - 4:00pm in the Ballard High School Gym. Click HERE to register or email us at for more information.

    LGBTQ Families Dinner, Nov. 14

    The annual LGBTQ Families Dinner will be held Thursday, November 14th from 6-8pm at Meany Middle School. All SPS families and staff are welcome to attend our community-building event. Dinner and entertainment will be provided. Please share this information with your families.

    If you have questions, or to reserve space at this popular event, please RSVP with the number of people in your party to Brennon Ham in the Health Education Office at 206-743-3564 or

    Seattle Cascades Ultimate Clinics

    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).

    • 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.

    Seattle Troop 681

    Where do girls go if they want to go backpacking 50 miles, learn how to treat a broken leg, know how to survive overnight in the wilderness, train to safely shoot a shotgun, or earn the rank of Eagle?

    Troop 681 is an all girl troop in Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts) and is currently looking for new members. We are having an open house, Wednesday Oct 16th at Green Lake Elementary at 6:30pm. Any girl in 6th grade and up are welcome to come check us out. Please visit our website for more information, or to register. We are excited to SCOUT YOU IN.

    Adolesco: Language Immersion & Cultural Exchange

    YOU ARE INVITED: We look forward to answering your questions about our life-changing program of language immersion and cultural exchange to FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, and SPAIN at our upcoming Info Meeting:

    Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019
    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    Bellevue Public Library, Meeting Room 3
    1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

    Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    Capitol Hill Public Library, Meeting Room
    425 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

    Everyone welcome, RSVP and see <> for more information.</>

    Start your application at < pre-application=""> and get in touch with local mom Marie Meyer, the Adolesco Exchange Coordinator, at 303-913-4845. Applications are due on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, with matches announced in early January 2020.</>

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    1610 North 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98103

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


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