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    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 HS

    Dec 11

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

    Dec 11

    Sketchfest 2019 | 6:30pm | Commons

    Dec 12

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

    Dec 12

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

    Dec 16

    Staff Appreciation Cookie Exchange | 10am

    Dec 17

    Band Concerts | 7pm | Hawks Gym

    Dec 23

    Winter Break

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

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    Holiday treats for HIMS staff: Monday, December 16

    Share your holiday spirit and baking creativity! We'll gather treats then let the HIMS staff assemble their own box to take home and enjoy. Is your family's favorite fudge, sugar cookies, gingersnaps, rugelach, shortbread, thumbprints, pound cake, rice krispie treats, baklava, dipped pretzels, brownies, cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies or something else?

    Please help send our staff into winter break with extra cheer. Contributions can be dropped off in the office at the start of school or in the staff lounge by 10:00 AM on Monday, December 16th. Opportunities to provide drinks, volunteer, or loan a tiered dessert stand for the day are also below. Thank you!

    Sign up here:

    Thank you!

    First Friday Parents' Coffee tomorrow morning

    Friday, Dec. 6th
    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. 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!!

    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

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    Sketchfest 2019

    Don’t miss Sketchfest 2019! This year’s favorite show is on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 6:30pm in the HIMS Commons. All original skits are written and performed by Hamilton’s Intro to Drama Students. Get there early for the best seats! See you there!

    Lost and Found

    Hamilton has accumulated a LARGE collection of coats, sweatshirts, hoodies, in our lost and found. Please note that reminders to claim these items will be announced up to December 20th, last day before Break. Unclaimed items will be distributed to a worthy organization during Winter Break.

    Parents are also welcome to stop by and search for any lost items.

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    Winter Registration

    Registration for the Winter session of Hamilton Boys & Girls Club is now open! Study Hall will begin the first day back from break, on January 6th, but our other after school clubs will begin on January 13th. To learn more about our programs or to register your students, check out our website. If you have any questions, or need help with registration, please contact us at

    Register here:

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    Register for Junior Jazz Band

    Registration for Winter Junior Jazz is now open.

    Junior Jazz is a fee-based, after-school enrichment program that develops concepts in jazz and improvisation, that is managed by FOMAHI. Students need to have at least one year of experience on their instrument. All grades are welcome.

    Fees: $100/session, financial assistance is available.

    Beginning January 7th, Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, 3:55pm to 5pm.

    Jr. Jazz 2 meets in the band room (124) and Jr. Jazz 1 meets in the choir room (111).

    Register at under “Jazz at Hamilton”.

    Choir Concert Thursday Dec 5

    Choir Concert is 7 pm in the Hamilton Commons. Help is still need for the bake sale. This is a great and easy way to support the program.

    Sign up here:

    Orchestra Concert Tuesday Dec 10

    The Winter orchestra concert will be held at 7 pm at Lincoln High School. Please have students arrive by 6:15 PM in concert attire. Concert attire includes black pants or leggings, black shirt with 3/4-length sleeves, and black shoes.

    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.

    Concert Volunteer Support & Bake Sale Sign-up:

    Band Concert Tuesday, December 17

    Winter Band concert will be held in the Hamilton Gym. Due to space limitations, the concert will be split into two groups:

    • 7 pm, Intermediate and Junior Band: Students arrive at 6:30
    • 8 pm, Beginner and Senior Band: Students arrive at 7:30

    Volunteers are needed to help the concert run, 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,

    Bake Sale Volunteers: Sign-up here:

    Concert Support Volunteer Sign-up here:

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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!

    Carmina Burana at Ballard High School

    The Ballard High School music program is pulling out all the stops with their free Winter Concert Series, Dec. 17, 18, and 19—and each night's finale features selections from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, performed by a full symphonic orchestra and choir.

    You won’t want to miss the biggest night of music of the year. Enjoy three nights of performances by the award-winning BHS Choir, Band, and Orchestra programs, and for the finale, nearly 200 students from Advanced Chorale, Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra and select winds and percussion from Wind Ensemble will combine on stage for Carmina Burana.

    All evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Earl Kelly Center for Performing Arts at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th Street, Seattle.

    Free seating is general admission (doors usually open shortly after 7 p.m.), but assigned seating can be reserved for a donation to the music program. Purchase tickets online at; Look at upcoming events and search for “Ballard Choir Winter Concert”, etc.

    In addition to the three nightly concerts, a dress rehearsal is open to the public on Monday, Dec. 16, 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. Senior centers or other groups who want to attend this daytime performance should contact Courtney Rowley at to let her know you’re coming.

    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

    Winter Break Camps at Pacific Science Center

    Camp Dates: Dec. 23–Jan. 3

    Winter Break Camps at PacSci are filling up quickly! Don’t miss out. This winter break, your child can program a robot, design new city structures, engineer crazy contraptions, or create their very own startup. PacSci camps ignite curiosity in all kinds of ways – find the camp that fits your kid. Available for one or both weeks of winter break. Grades K-8.

    Register now at:

    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 - Winter Break

    Ballard Basketball coaches Sara Wetstone and Taylor Mulberg run a fast-paced, fun program for 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.


    • For 5th-8th grade boys and girls- intermediate to advanced
    • At Ballard Boys and Girls Club
    • All camps 9am-3pm (Bring a lunch and snack)
    • $70/camper
    • Limit 30 campers/day

    Winter Break: Dec. 26, 27, Jan 2 & 3
    Mid-Winter Break: Feb 18-21
    Spring Break: April 13-17


    Ballard Basketball Coach Taylor Mulberg and his staff will run a skills training followed by a league game every Friday night. A great alternative to school basketball or to supplement it.


    • For 6th grade boys- all levels from all schools
    • Fridays, Jan. 10 through March 20 (Except Feb. 21) from 6:15-7:45pm
    • At Whitman Middle School
    • $220/player (includes reversible jersey)- Scholarships available.
    • Bring your own ball and water bottle.
    • Limit 35 players.

    For more information on these and other programs and to register, visit:
    ??'s: Contact Sara Wetstone at

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