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    Feb 6

    Eleventh Annual Music-a-thon

    Feb 6

    Young Musicians Concert | 7pm | Choir room

    Feb 7

    First Friday Parents' Coffee | 8:45am | Library

    Feb 17

    Mid-winter break

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

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    From Your Administrative Team

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    Greetings, HIMS Parents/Guardians/Families!

    Last Friday, our 2nd period Leadership class presented an all-school talent show for the students and staff. This was the culmination of several weeks of school spirit and kindness activities. Overall, the shows and build-up weeks went very well. We had 4 Advisory winners for creating the most school- spirited Advisory poster, over 400 acts of kindness counted in the hallways, over 20 students competing in the talent show, and a VERY supportive group of HIMS students that made for an absolutely wonderful audience.

    Our first-place winner was 7th grader Vineeth Rajesh singing Memories by Maroon 5 while accompanying himself on the keytar. Second place went to 6th grade hip-hop dancers Ava Winburn and Mackenzie Harper. Third place was 8th grade pianist Darren Wellenbrink. There were 8 other groups that won consolation prizes, as well. Additionally, our ASB, BSU, La Chispa, Spirit Club, and GSA showcased what each of their groups do and invited students to join.

    Big thanks to Mr. Dan Waldschmidt and the leadership class for putting this all together. We hope that the Hamilton International Talent Show (HITS) becomes an annual occurrence!

    Talently yours,
    The HIMS Admin Team

    From the Counseling Office

    NEW Parent Institute Monthly Newsletter

    Available in English and Spanish.

    High School Information for 8th Grade Families

    It’s that time of year…School Open House Season!

    With the District Open Enrollment window happening February 3-14, high schools are now scheduling their open houses for mid-January and early February. These are important chances for incoming students to learn more about the enrollment process, school culture, extracurriculars, and meet some of the teachers and staff they will work with in high school. These opportunities are informative if your student is planning on attending your neighborhood assigned school or if they are interested in enrolling in a different school than the one they are assigned.

    Information on upcoming HS tours, open houses, info nights, and school shadowing.

    Around the District

    Special Education Resource Fair

    The Special Education Department will be hosting a Resource Fair for all families of students receiving special education services. Special Education directors and staff, representatives from other Seattle Public Schools departments, and community groups will be onsite during this open-house style event. This is a great opportunity for families to learn, gather resources, and ask general questions regarding their student’s services, district programs, or to better understand the work of different organizations in the community. Childcare will be provided.

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 6:30–8:00pm
    Robert Eagle Staff Middle School
    1330 N 90th St Seattle, WA 98103

    For more details, contact

    Online Community Partner Platform/Database

    The School and Community Partnerships Department has launched an online Community Partner Platform (a database of community partners working in schools) that can be found here. ( This tool will enable school staff, community organizations, and families to get a better picture of the services and partnerships present in each school and better identify gaps in services/opportunities for new partnerships.

    The current version is public-facing; later in the school year, we will be rolling out a login/internal version that will contain more detailed information and enable someone on school staff to make updates. Additionally, this internal version will include features that show things like types of contracts in place for partners, and will have the ability to search for services by keyword.

    However, the platform will only be effective if we have accurate information, so please take the time to review the partners listed for your school. If you would like to make any updates or changes, email

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    FOMAHI Music News

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    Music-a-thon is Here!

    Thank you to everyone who has already donated to Music-a-thon and/or signed up to perform in the Young Musician’s concert! Your student should have received their pledge envelope during music class last Thursday.

    As a reminder, the Music-a-thon is an 11+ hour marathon of music provided by HIMS student musicians and ending with a Young Musician’s Concert in the evening. Our goal is to raise at least $40,000 to support this year’s music students at Hamilton.

    Music-a-thon donations provide critical support for this year’s music program!

    Funds raised during the 2020 Music-a-thon will be used to this year to:

    • purchase instruments & sheet music;
    • subsidize trips for all students and provide financial assistance to students in need;
    • provide additional musical instruction; and
    • cover festival fees, teacher grants & workshops.

    Click HERE TO DONATE to the Music-a-thon.

    Music-a-thon not only fuels quality programming, experiences and instruments for music programs at Hamilton, participating students who turn in their Music-a-thon Donation & Participation Form (no donations required) with their parent’s or guardian’s signature by 4:00 pm, Thursday, February 6th are eligible for a special FOMAHI prize drawing. The class to first reach 100% participation (receives the highest percentage of participating students) will win a class pizza party.

    The Music-a-thon will culminate with the annual Young Musician’s concert which will take place at 7:00 pm in The Choir Room on Thursday, February 6th! All acts (so long as they involve playing music) are welcome! You do not have to currently participate in a music program at Hamilton to participate.

    Sign up with Ms. Pence to perform!

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    Roosevelt Annual Career Fair

    February 5th
    6:00–8:00pm | Roosevelt High School Commons

    Meet 20+ Career opportunities all around Seattle region. Find your Career interest/training courses. All welcome to attend!

    Seattle Police Department * USPS * IAM751/BOEING * Seattle Skill Center * Youth Force * Discovery Corps
    Seattle Fire Department * AJAC * AIE * Port of Seattle * ARE * SET
    In My Backyard * KEXP * Drywall Finisher * Dun Lumber * Local 32 * Northwest Umpire
    WA Business Week * Gage Academy of Art * South Seattle College * North Seattle College
    WA Special Olympic * Amigos de las Americas * Armed Forces * Northwest Youth Corps * Many More!

    1410 NE 66th St., Seattle, WA 98115

    Edward Rho
    For additional information, please visit

    Join the International School Book Club for 2020

    Please RSVP here.

    Two discussions will start with a potluck for all ages and meet the Last Friday of the month at 5:30pm. The others are for adults the first Thursday of the month at 7pm.

    • 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 (No-No Boy downloadable audiobook is ALWAYS AVAILABLE at Seattle Public Library.)
    • Friday 3/27 at 5:30pm Family book club. Dash by Kirby Larson at McDonald International School Cafeteria
    • Save the dates: Thursday 4/2 at 7pm, Thursday 5/7 at 7pm, and Thursday 6/4 at 7pm Topics TBD


    Prepare for the upcoming Hawks Ultimate Spring Season with these Ultimate Clinics

    Sunday, February 9th 1:30p-4:30p at Jefferson Playfield (turf)
    REGISTER Elementary students of all abilities and genders
    REGISTER Middle school students of all abilities and genders

    Seattle Cascades Ultimate clinics are $40, or $55 includes either a jersey, shorts or a disc. Including a special visit - throw with the Seattle Cascades team! The Cascades are practicing on the adjacent field and will swing by for 15 minutes and throw with our group (2 pm). It's super fun -- don't miss it!

    Saturday, February 16th 9a-1p at Jefferson Playfield (turf)
    REGISTER 3rd-12th graders. Only girls and GX students of any ability

    Saturday, February 23rd 9a-12p at Montlake Playfield
    REGISTER girls and GX 3rd-12th grade students of any ability

    Underground (a nationally rank team competing in the women's division) to host FREE Girls and GX only clinics. These are designed to help youth athletes of all abilities prepare for the spring season so they can feel confident on the field and in practice on day one of their season!

    Ingraham RAM Baseball Pre-Season Youth Baseball Clinic

    Saturday February 1, 2020 | 9AM – 12 PM | $50 per player

    Registration open from 8:30-9AM | Ingraham High School Lower Field and Gym

    Join Ingraham’s Baseball Teams & Ram Coaches and get prepared TO PLAY BALL!! Youth baseball players between the ages of 8 and 13 are invited to a pre-season clinic that will focus on skills typically evaluated at Little League and Pony League baseball try-outs.

    Contact Andrea Iacolucci or Julie McCoy

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    1610 North 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98103

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