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    Feb 6

    Eleventh Annual Music-a-thon

    Feb 6

    Young Musicians Concert | 7pm | Choir room

    Feb 7

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

    Feb 17-21

    Mid-Winter Break: No school

    Feb 25

    PTSA Board 6-8pm | HIMS Library

    Mar 5

    Jazz Night | 7-9pm | HIMS Commons

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

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    First Friday Parents' Coffee

    Friday, Feb 7th

    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. TMark 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!!

    Join the Hamilton PTSA

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

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    First Day of School is Sept. 2, 2020

    The 2020-21 school year calendar has been approved by the School Board. This will be the first time in many years that the first day of school falls before Labor Day (The CBA states that the first day take place the first Wednesday of September).

    For more info:

    Juneau’s Journal: Enrollment & Staffing Video

    Dr. Gary sat down with Superintendent Juneau to talk through the Budget and Enrollment process in the latest Juneau’s Journal video. Please go to this link that will explain this yearly process.

    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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    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 discussions about WWII Japanese Incarceration:

    On Thursday, February 6 at 7 pm, the International School Book Club will gather to discuss No No Boy by John Okada at John Stanford International School in Room 320. (No-No Boy downloadable audiobook is ALWAYS AVAILABLE at Seattle Public Library.) Learn more about No No Boy here:

    This year, one of the books that students will read for the Global Reading Challenge is Dash, an award-winning story about the incarceration of Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II. All ages are welcome to join a potluck and discussion on Friday March 27 at 5:30pm at McDonald International School Cafeteria

    Learn more about Dash here:

    Please RSVP for the international bookclub here.

    Day of Rememberance Event: February 16

    Many JSIS, McDonald, and HIMS families are descendants of the 120,000 Japanese and Americans of Japanese ancestry who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II.

    Please come to this special event to learn, reflect, and enjoy performances of taiko and The 5th Avenue Theatre's Baseball Saved Us, based on the award-winning book by Ken Mochizuki.

    The proceeds of this fundraiser go to scholarships for youth and incarcerees over 80 years old to attend this year's pilgrimage to one of the incarceration sites, Minidoka.

    More Info:

    February 16, 2020 12:00 pm
    Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium
    901 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122
    Parking available at Broadway Garage.
    Tickets are $20.

    Baseball Saved Us

    There are two other opportunities to see the 5th Avenue Theatre's adaptation of Baseball Saved Us, based on the groundbreaking children’s book by Seattle author Ken Mochizuki about the Japanese American concentration camp experience during World War II.

    A free performance at MOHAI during free first Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6 pm.

    A low cost performance at University Heights Center on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM

    From The 5th Avenue’s Adventure Musical Theater Touring Company, this original musical teaches an important piece of American history. This production is best suited for families with kids in grades 1-8.


    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!

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