Skip To ContentSkip To Content

    Hamilton PTSA

    Hamilton PTSA

    Upcoming Events

    Hamilton PTSA

    Feb 13

    Hawks Ultimate reg. deadline

    Feb 14

    Staff Appreciation: Sweets

    Feb 17-21

    Mid-Winter Break: No school

    Feb 25-27

    Hawks Ultimate try-outs

    Feb 27

    PTSA General Membership meeting | 6-8pm | HIMS Library

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

    Hamilton PTSA

    PTSA News

    Hamilton PTSA

    PTSA General Membership meeting

    The next Hamilton PTSA General Membership meeting is on Thursday, February 27th, 6-8pm in the HIMS Library.

    We are very pleased to have special guest speakers from the Seattle-based education and advocacy organization, Education Unchained.

    Everyone is welcome. Snacks and drinks provided!

    Staff Appreciation: (Their) Just Desserts!

    Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we’re setting up a sumptuous dessert bar to treat our Hamilton staff. Contribute your favorite decadent dessert on Friday, February 14 to help make it a fun day. Whether it’s a specialty from home or something purchased to contribute, our staff will enjoy the range of treats.

    Sign up HERE and let us know what you'd like to bring!

    Contributions can be dropped off in the office at the start of school or in the staff lounge by 10:30 AM on Friday, February 14th. Opportunities to provide flowers, gluten free desserts, and valentines plates are also on the sign up. Thank you!

    Join the Hamilton PTSA

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

    Hamilton PTSA Amazon Smile

    Amazon Smile

    Hamilton PTSA

    Hamilton School News

    Hamilton PTSA

    WAGIN Conference 2020, March 20-21, Ingraham High School

    Hamilton is looking for passionate student leaders interested in attending the Washington Global Issues Network Conference at Ingraham High School, Seattle, WA, on Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st. This international student-led conference on global issues will bring youth participants from around the world together for an exciting weekend of learning and action. Students will unite, discuss, and collaborate to amplify youth voices to protect our air, water, health, education, communities, and future. Students will attend workshops led by middle and high school students, learn alongside peers from other schools, witness student action projects that address 21 different global issues, lead a discussion about a topic they are passionate about, and hear from exciting keynote speakers.

    If you have a student that you think would be interested or have questions about the conference, feel free to contact Dana Radcliffe at

    Learn more at

    HIMS TALKS 2019-20 Update!

    HIMS TALKS has been off to a great start this year! On December 12th, Katie Remine from the Woodland Park Zoo, spoke to a crowd of over 250 students about the zoo’s wildlife conservation efforts and how students can contribute to these efforts. On January 30th, Kirk MacLearnsberry from Kilowatts for Humanity, led a talk outlining initiatives by his organization to provide solar energy to rural communities. He also discussed the importance of electricity in meeting the UN Sustainability Goals and human rights.

    Hamilton is looking forward to a talk on February 13th entitled "Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: Addressing Employer Discrimination" led by Kelli Currie from Seattle University Law that will touch on the upcoming Supreme Court case concerning this topic. Hamilton is grateful to have such inspiring speakers broaden our students thinking and to all the family and community members involved. We look forward to a great program for the rest of the year with one to two speakers currently lined up each month, in addition to speakers that will be visiting us during Sustainability Week from June 1st-June 5th! Stay tuned for more updates!

    For more info:

    From the Counseling Office

    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.

    Hamilton PTSA

    Hamilton Athletics

    Hamilton PTSA

    Spring Hawks Ultimate Frisbee

    Registration is now open for Mixed Gender Spring Ultimate. Visit for info and to register.

    • Please register by Thursday, February 13th as it is required in order to try out
    • 8th A team tryouts will be Tuesday Feb 25th @ Wallingford Park
    • 6th grade tryouts will be Wednesday Feb 26th @Wallingford Park
    • 7th and 7/8 team tryouts will be Thursday Feb 27th @Wallingford Park
    • Practices and games will start the first week of March

    Keep an eye on for updates on dates/times/locations.

    Hamilton PTSA

    Community News

    Hamilton PTSA

    Ballard PTSA General Meeting & Guest Speaker

    Come join us Thursday, February 13th at 7pm for an engaging talk with one of the best speakers in Seattle!

    Parent educator Jody McVittie, MD, CPDLT, left her family practice in 1996 to work as a lead trainer with the Positive Discipline Association and founded Sound Discipline in 2007. Jody will be joining our next General Meeting to speak about how to navigate the terrain of getting our kids ready for life after graduation. Not about academics, but all the other aspects of life that our kids need to function in the real world without us. Refreshments will be served, all are welcome - please join us!

    More info: Anne Siems (

    Parent Education Night: Learn About Multicultural Anti-bias

    Come learn about cultural differences, focusing on Spanish and Japanese cultures, including how they conflict, differ, and their similarities to American culture.

    What: Parent Education: Multicultural Anti-bias
    When: February 13 at 6:30pm
    Where: McDonald Cafeteria

    About the Presenter: Tania Hino, a Mexican immigrant, has a diverse cultural understanding due to her personal experience and studies. She has been working for the past 20 years on racial issues and social justice - working with community groups, non-profit organizations, Seattle public schools and higher education institutions.

    Seattle Cascades Ultimate clinics

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

    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 9am-1pm at Jefferson Playfield (turf)
    REGISTER: 3rd-12th graders. Only girls and GX students of any ability

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

    WWFHA: Girls Try Hockey for Free

    Washington Wild Female Hockey Association (WWFHA) is hosting a free community event on February 22nd. "Girls Try Hockey for Free".

    Try One of the Greatest Sports on Earth - For FREE! WWFHA offers the only all-girl Try Hockey for Free sessions in the state! Sessions are designed by USA Hockey to give girls the opportunity to try the sport. All that is required is that you register, bring your own bike helmet and gloves/mittens. Skates, sticks and gear (while supplies last) will be provided!

    More info:

    Expanding Your Horizons: STEM for Middle School Girls

    "Expanding Your Horizons" takes place at Bellevue College on Saturday, March 28th. It costs $20 to participate in a morning of science workshops for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

    More info:

    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:

    PNA Girls on the Run: Spring

    The Phinney Neighborhood Association is excited to partner with Girls on the Run this spring to bring their program to the Phinney Center. Girls on the Run is a girl empowerment program that teaches important life skills while creatively integrating running and walking. This program is 10-weeks long and is for 3rd-6th grade students that identify as female. It culminates in a celebratory, non-competitive 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk. Girls on the Run is for every girl – the curriculum includes adaptations for girls with sensory, intellectual and physical disabilities. Girls on the Run also provides unlimited scholarships and running shoes and sports hijabs for any girl in need.

    Season dates: March 2-May 18 at the Phinney Center

    Days/times: Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

    End of season 5K event: Sunday, May 17 at Renton Memorial Stadium

    Get more information and register here: When registering, select "Phinney Neighborhood Association (M/W 4:30-6:00PM) - Grades 3-5" from the Site/School dropdown menu. Please disregard the "Grades 3-5". We have expanded the grades to include 6th graders. We encourage 6th graders to join the team!

    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.

    25th annual Starbucks Hot Java, Cool Jazz

    Featuring the Ballard High School Jazz Band 1, along with Garfield HS, Roosevelt HS, and more.

    100% of the ticket proceeds sold February 7 through March 20 (while supplies last) at the Starbucks at 22nd Street NW and NW Market Street in Ballard will go to Ballard's jazz program!

    Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz
    Date: Friday, March 27, 2020
    Venue: Paramount Theatre
    Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm

    Hamilton PTSA


    Listings in Community News for any specific commercial or organizational product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Hamilton International Middle School or the Hamilton PTSA.

    Hamilton PTSA

    Submission Guidelines

    The Hamilton Weekly News is emailed on Thursdays to those who have opted in to receive the newsletter at PTSA Hamilton Weekly News Signup. If you have comments, corrections or additions to the Hamilton Weekly News, please contact the editor at We welcome your feedback! Please submit content for inclusion by Wednesday afternoon. Click here for full submission guidelines.

    Know a parent or guardian who's not receiving the newsletter? Please let them know they can sign up at PTSA Hamilton Weekly News Signup.

    Hamilton PTSA

    Hamilton International Middle School

    1610 North 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98103

    Main Office: (206) 252-5810 | Attendance:(206) 252-5814


    Hamilton PTSA

    Website: Hamilton PTSA SchoolPages

    Facebook: HamiltonPTSA FB

    Past Newsletters: PTSA Hamilton Weekly News

    2019-2020 Academic Calendar

    Click for the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar

    Hamilton PTSA