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    Upcoming Events

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    Dec 1

    PE Waiver paperwork due

    Dec 3

    Private School application requests due

    Dec 3

    HIMS Community Meet Up: 6th gr | 7-9pm | Super Bueno

    Dec 4

    HIMS Community Meet Up: 7th gr | 7-9pm | Super Bueno

    Dec 5

    HIMS Choir Concert | 7pm | Hamilton Commons

    Dec 5

    Wallingford Family Potluck | 6-8pm | Wallingford Boys & Girls Club

    Dec 6

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

    Dec 9

    Girls Basketball Tryouts | 4 – 5:45PM | Hawks Gym

    Dec 10

    Boys Basketball Tryouts | 4 – 5:45PM | Hawks Gym

    Dec 10

    HIMS Winter Orchestra Concert | 7pm | Lincoln High School

    Dec 11

    Girls Basketball Tryouts | 2:45 – 4:30PM | Hawks Gym

    Dec 12

    Boys Basketball Tryouts | 4 – 5:45PM | Hawks Gym

    Dec 12

    HIMS Community Meet Up: 8th gr | 7-9pm | Super Bueno

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

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    PTSA Annual Fund Drive - Thank You!

    Thanks to your generosity and committment , the PTSA was able to reach — and exceed — our goal!

    • $154,438103% of our goal
    • 43% participation rate

    We appreciate the effort and involvment from everyone who participated. Thank you!

    And as we enter the season of joyful gift-giving, don't forget to make use of the Hamilton PTSA Amazon Smile program. It's an easy way to put some Amazon dollars towards our school's programs.

    Join the Hamilton PTSA

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

    HIMS Community Meet Up

    Please join fellow parents, family members, and caregivers alike for a fun evening at Super Bueno! Let's strengthen the HIMS community with some ADULT social time!

    SUPER BEUNO   |   3627 Stone Way N,7-9 pm


    Note: Super Bueno can provide a taco bar at $15 a head if our group is large enough.

    Please RSVP to

    Thank you for being awesome!!

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    PE Waivers (at the very least the “Family Plan”) must be submitted no later than December 3rd. Currently we have over 400 students that have not completed this task. Failure to do so can result in a change of schedule for Semester 2 so that PE or YOGA is included. Packets are available in the front office and on the shelf outside of RM 105C.

    Questions? Please email Ms. Peila at

    Winter Basketball is here! Sports paperwork is available in the Main Office. Find out more here.

    Private School application request 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 see Ms. Peila.

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    FOMAHI News and Events

    Volunteers Needed for Choir Concert!

    Calling all bakers and volunteers for Hamilton's Dec. 5th choir concert bake sale! Please sign up below to donate baked goods and volunteer to set up, staff the bake sale before the concert and intermission, and clean up. The bake sale benefits all of Hamilton’s music programs, and volunteering is an easy way to support a great cause!

    Winter Orchestra Concert

    The Winter orchestra concert will be held December 10th, 7 pm at Lincoln High School.

    Volunteers are needed to help the concert run smoothly, as well as for the bake sale. You will still be able to see your student perform, so please help us out. Furthermore, there will be Banh Mi sandwiches for sale, so come hungry. Please watch for volunteer sign-ups in the near future.

    Concert Attire Exchange

    Concert season is upon us, and it's time to gear up with concert attire that fits your growing student. Concert attire exchange bins are located in Mr. Harshman's band room for band and orchestra. Please donate your outgrown, clean black shirts, pants, and shoes (please either tie shoes together or put them in a bag) in the bin. Take gear in the bins that fit for your own use.

    FOMAHI Enrichment Fee

    Thank you to so many of you who paid your yearly enrichment fees. However, we are still behind in our budgeted fund raising goal. It's still not too late to register and pay the $25 fee if you haven't done so.

    These enrichment fees are critical for funding trips, instrument purchase and maintenance, as well as a myriad of other uses. See below to see some of the more recent uses of your fees. Please take this time to re-register under the "register and payments" button on the left column of the FOMAHI website, link here.

    Note that the fee is recommended, but not necessary to be a part of FOMAHI

    One More FOMAHI Board Member Needed!

    We have a great team in place, but we're still looking for Co-president for Orchestra. Your help would be greatly appreciated! Please consider supporting the fabulous 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 of if you have questions regarding this role.

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    JV Girls’ Soccer

    The JV Girls’ soccer team had their last game of the season on Saturday against JAMS. JAMS scored early in the match, but Hamilton came back with a penalty kick taken by Edie Welch to tie the score at 1-1. The JV team finished the season with an undefeated record!

    Go Hawks!

    Basketball Coach for Varsity Boys

    Hamilton Hawks are coming off a great season, in which they qualified for the SPS play-offs for the first time in many years. Interest is high and many boys are expected to try out during the week of December 9-12. Unfortunately, the varsity coach for the boys basketball team won’t be able to join us for the upcoming 2019/2020 season.

    So, we’re looking for a passionate and knowledgeable basketball aficionado to coach either our varsity or JV basketball teams for boys, given that the current JV coach is happy to stay as a JV coach or step up into the V role, depending.

    If interested, candidate should:

    • Must be available two afternoons a week for practices, beginning second week of December and going through second week of March. Currently those days are Mondays (4 – 5:45) and Wednesdays (2:45 – 4:30) but we have flexibility.
    • Is available Saturdays for games beginning Jan. 11, with game times anywhere from 8:00 am to 2 pm and at various locations around town.
    • Has requisite specific knowledge and love of the game to guide 13 and 14 year-olds.
    • Can complete requisite paper work through SPS and, if necessary, undergo required First Aid/CPR training.

    Any interested party please contact David Evans, AD, at at your earliest convenience. Thanks.

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    Wallingford Family Potluck

    Thursday, December 5th, from 6-8pm

    Hosted at The Wallingford Boys & Girls Club   |   1310 N. 45th St.

    Bring a dish to share (please list ingredients).

    There will be: Face Painting, Art Activities, Games

    Call 206-436-1930 for details. All families are welcome!

    LGBTQ+ portrait project

    Seattle Schools’ Health Education Office and local Seattle photographer Nate Gowdy are joining forces to create a beautiful photo exhibit and “coffee table book” highlighting our amazing LGBTQ+ students and their families in Seattle Public Schools.

    The purpose of the “Our Students, Their Stories” Project is to showcase the strength, resilience, and unapologetic pride of our amazing LGBTQ+ young people. The photo book and exhibit will be used as educational tools for staff training, classroom education, community engagement, parent education, and to celebrate our students’ individual journeys today and will also act as a touchstone for future generations.

    Join us for an informational meeting on Wednesday, Dec 4th from 6-8pm to learn more about this wonderful project and how you can participate. Meeting will be held at Nate Gowdy’s photography studio at Inscape Arts and Cultural Center, 815 Seattle Blvd S. Seattle, WA 98134. Pizza dinner will be provided and your whole family is welcome!

    If you would like to attend the informational meeting, please fill out this online form to RSVP and share your contact information. (This information is secure and confidential. This can only be viewed by Lisa Love, Manager of Health Education.)

    If you have additional questions, feel free to contact Lisa Love at

    Please share this email with other Seattle Schools families!

    Lisa Love (pronouns: she/her)
    Manager, Health Education | 206-252-0982

    Keep Calm and Parent On

    Dear Hamilton Families,

    On December 2nd, 2019, the St Benedict Parent Education Committee is hosting an event, Keep Calm and Parent On: the art and science of parenting preteens and teens with Julie Metzger from Great Conversations.

    It is our objective as a local school and Parent Education Committee to share our events with our community and parish. I am therefore writing to invite the Hamilton Middle School community and families to join us. The event details are as follows:

    12/2/19 at 7pm

    St Benedict Catholic School Auditorium


    International School Monthly Book Club for 2019-20

    Join us next month for a "cultural conversation about gender, sex, power, autonomy, diversity, and consent, Bonnie Rough’s careful research and engaging storytelling illuminate a forward path for a groundbreaking generation of Americans who want clear examples and actionable steps for how to support children’s sexual development—and overall wellbeing—from birth onward at home, in schools, and across our evolving culture."

    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 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

    Free Showing of Screenagers: The Next Chapter

    Please join The Downtown School community on Wednesday, December 4 from 7:00 – 9:00pm for a screening of Screenagers: Next Chapter. The film examines what can be done to help teens build crucial skills in our digital age to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression. This screening is free and open to the public, so bring a friend and spread the word! We'll be accepting donations to Teen Link at the door and holding a moderated discussion after the screening. Click this link to RSVP. Adults only, please. We look forward to seeing you there.

    One on One Basketball Holiday Camps

    Competitive Skills & Scrimmage Camp
    Ravenna CC (Monday, December 23rd)
    9AM-3PM / Grades 4-8 / Cost: $65

    Thanksgiving Break Hoops Camp
    Meadowbrook CC
    Monday-Wednesday (11/25-11/27)
    9AM-3PM / Ages 6-12 / Cost: $155

    Holiday Hoops Camps

    Week 1 – Queen Anne CC (12/23, 12/26, 12/27)
    9AM-3PM / Ages 6-12 / Cost: $155

    Week 2 – Ravenna CC (12/30, 1/2, 1/3)
    9AM-3PM / Ages 6-12 / Cost: $155

    Register at: <></>

    Cascades Ultimate Clinics

    Cascades Academy is coming to Jefferson Playfield, turf! Coaching will be Leana Girton #37 she/her, Jack Brown #88 he/him, and Zach Sabin #14 he/him. Plus a special visit- Throw with the Cascades! The team will be practicing on the next field over for our 12/14 Cascades Cup home game (mixed gender rosters). They'll swing by the last 15 minutes of the clinic and throw with our group :)

    Sunday, December 8th

    • Jefferson Playfield (turf)
    • Elementary School 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Middle School 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    All clinics are $35, or $50 includes either a jersey, shorts or a disc. REGISTER

    Ballard Basketball Clinics

    Ballard Basketball Coach Taylor Mulberg and his staff run a fast-paced, fun program for intermediate to advanced players wanting to improve all aspects of their game. From ball handling, shooting, passing, 1 v 1 to 5 v 5, players will get maximum reps in a positive, safe environment.

    At Ballard Boys and Girls Club
    All camps 9am-3pm (Bring a lunch and snack)
    $70/camper - Scholarships available
    Limit 30 campers/day

    6th-8th grade boys and girls clinic dates:
    Monday, Nov. 11- Veteran's Day
    Thursday, Dec. 26
    Friday, Dec 27
    Thursday, Jan. 2
    Friday, Jan. 3

    Register for 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days!

    Register here:

    If you have any questions, please contact Sara Wetstone at or 206-354-5166.

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