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    Upcoming Events

    Hamilton PTSA

    Nov 1

    First Friday Parents' Coffee 8:45am
    Hamilton Library

    Nov 1

    Decades Dance!!

    Nov 6 & 7

    Dracula!    6:30pm both nights in the HIMS Commons

    Nov 7

    Reflections Art Contest Deadline

    Nov 14

    Hamilton Staff Appreciation Lunch

    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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    First Friday Parents' Coffee tomorrow morning

    Friday, Nov. 1st
    8:30-9:45am | Hamilton Library

    Wondering what's going on at school? Wanna chat with teachers, administrators or other parents in a casual setting? Like FREE COFFEE?

    Come to our first First Friday Parents' Coffee right after drop off in the Hamilton Library. This month's special guests—Hamilton staff who are new to our school. See you there!

    Also, mark your calendars now for this recurring series: First Fridays Parent Coffees, featuring a rotating set of school guests. And free Top Pot Doughnuts & coffee (or tea) donated by the Klebeck family!!

    PTSA Annual Fund Drive

    Fundraising Update

    Annual fund drive. We have raised a just under 25% of our goal, with almost 10% participation. Fundraising letters are stuffed and stamped and going in the mail today!!! A big thanks to the helpers at this week's PTSA general meeting. If you donated before last Friday, Thank You! and you might not get a letter.

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

    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

    Please Vote! The Future of our Schools Depends on you. Ballots due on Tuesday, November 5.

    Four of the seven Directors for Seattle Public Schools are up for election. These Directors will make important decisions around boundaries, building construction, curriculum, and support for option schools. Each voter in Seattle votes in all four races. Be sure that your neighbors and you vote!

    Learn more from the Seattle Times Education Lab about the issues at play and candidates in the North Seattle districts:

    Join the Hamilton PTSA

    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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    Staff Appreciation Lunch — Parent Volunteers Needed

    Throughout the year and with your contributions, the HIMS PTSA hosts staff appreciation lunches. The kick-off feast is an Italian-themed lunch that will be on Thursday, November 14th.

    Parents, please check out this sign-up sheet and indicate what you’d like to contribute.

    Thank you in advance.

    Go Hawks!

    Reflections Art Contest - Deadline November 7

    Students are invited to create works for the 2019-20 Reflections Art Contest. This year's theme is "Look Within".

    Reflections is National PTA program that recognizes excellence in student art. During its 40+ year history, millions of students have participated. The first compete locally, 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.

    Reflections takes submissions in the fields of literature, visual arts, photography music composition, dance choreography and film production. Students may submit an individual work in any or all of the categories.

    The deadline for all submissions will be Thursday, November 7. There is a tight deadline to get the works into the Seattle competition. Entry specifications are available at And entry forms will be available in the office starting this Thursday.

    For more information on the Reflections Art Contest, contact Reflections Coordinator, Laura Marie Rivera ( And if there are any 6th or 7th grade parents that would like to help out or run the competition next year, please get in touch.

    School News

    Private School application requests for student records for the 2020-2021 school year, are due no later than December 3rd. Please pick up a HIMS Records request packet from the top of the shelf outside of RM 105C. If you have any questions please email Ms. Peila

    PE WAIVER packets are available in the front office, all “family plans” are due no later than December 3rd, original ink signed coach or instructor letters are due within 2 weeks of the start of the activity. Comprehensive data for students is posted in the commons and updated each Tuesday. Any questions? Email Ms. Peila at


    Don’t miss Hamilton’s Advanced Drama classes productions of Dracula this fall! Cast A (2nd period) will perform on Wednesday, November 6th and Cast B (4th period) will perform on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:30pm in the HIMS Commons. Thrills and chills abound in this classic tale of horror!

    Wednesday, November 6th - 6:30pm in the HIMS Commons.
    Thursday, November 7 - 6:30pm in the HIMS Commons.

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    Music News

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    FOMAHi Board Member Needed!

    We have a great team in place, but we're still looking to fill one more position: Co-president for Orchestra.

    • Supports and collaborates with the Director, identifying specific needs of the program.
    • Attends monthly FOMAHI meetings.
    • Time commitment variable, but averaging 3-4 hours per month.

    Email or Christina Holden at if interested.

    Ballard Music’s Free Fall Concert Series

    The Ballard High School Music Program opens the year with their Fall Concert Series, which includes three varied nights of music.

    The Orchestra Concert will feature eclectic classics and begin with the anticipated debut performance of the Concert Orchestra. Composers include George Bizet, Matt Turner, Dedrich Smetana and Astor Plazzilla.

    To round out the series, the band concert will feature three concert bands (Concert, Symphonic, Wind Ensemble). The theme this year will be Celebrating Women and Composers of Color and will include “A Movement for Rosa” celebrating the life of Rosa Parks. Also featured will be works by Naoya Wada and Catherine McMichael. New this year, local musician, Trevor Parrish, will direct the Jazz 2 band. Both Jazz 1 and 2 Bands will be performing some standard jazz tunes and are swingin’ hard!

    Concert schedule:

    • Orchestra Concert - Monday, November 4
    • Band and Jazz Concert - Wednesday, November 6

    All performances begin at 7:30 PM in the Ballard High School Earl Kelly Center for Performing Arts. Admission is free. You can purchase reserved seating at Search for the name of the performance.

    For full details about this event see http://www.ballardperformingarts.orgi

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    Join our International School Book Club for 2019-20

    Seattle Public School's International School communities are invited to join monthly discussions as a way to connect through the power of the book and start networking. Please RSVP here.

    Most book club dates will be the First Thursday of the month for adults starting at 7pm.

    Two discussions will start with a potluck for all ages and meet the Last Friday of the month at 5:30pm.

    • Thursday 11/7 at 7pm -- So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo at John Stanford International School Library
    • Thursday 12/5 at 7pm -- Beyond Birds and Bees by Bonnie J Rough at Hamilton International School Library
    • Friday 1/31 at 5:30pm -- Family book club. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba at McDonald International School Cafeteria
    • Thursday 2/6 at 7pm -- No No Boy by John Okada at John Stanford International School Room 320
    • Save the dates: Friday 3/27 at 5:30pm, Thursday 4/2 at 7pm, Thursday 5/7 at 7pm, and Thursday 6/4 at 7pm Topics TBD

    Hamilton International School's library has more than 20 copies of our next book (So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo) ready to check out now!

    Mathnasium Fall Promotion for Hamilton Families

    Mathnasium of Northwest Seattle provides math support and enrichment for students in grades 2 – 12. As students increase comprehension and build math skills, their confidence grows and their attitude toward math improves. Through November 30th, Hamilton students will receive a free math skills assessment and $50 off registration fees when they join Mathnasium of Northwest Seattle in Ballard. Contact us to schedule an assessment for your child at: 206-588-0460 or Learn more at

    Promised Land film screening at JAMS

    Jane Addams Middle School is hosting a screening of the film, "Promised Land" on Wednesday November 6th. This event is free and open to parents, students and community members.

    Wednesday November 6th
    Doors open at 6:30pm, film begins at 7:00 pm
    JAMS Auditorium, 11051 34th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

    "Promised Land" is a social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. In following their story, both in our regions shared heritage and in their modern struggles for federal recognition, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still look at tribal sovereignty.

    Filmmakers and representatives of the tribes will be present to discuss their past and future with the community. More information about the film can be found at and on the film's Facebook page: < promisedlanddoc="">.</>

    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 Clinic

    Sunday, November 10th
    Rainier Beach High School (turf)
    Elementary School 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Middle School 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Sign up! All clinics are $35, or $50 includes either a jersey, shorts or a disc.

    Cleats, scholarships, and snacks: We have a bag of cleats to loan at our clinics (feel free to donate to our collection!), scholarships are readily available- no questions asked- email (, snacks are allergy-sensitive (please double-check ingredients if there is a life-threatening allergy).

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