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    Feb 24

    Hawks Ultimate reg. deadline

    Feb 24

    Spring Sports reg. begins

    Feb 25-27

    Hawks Ultimate try-outs

    Feb 27

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

    Mar 5

    Jazz Night | 7-9pm | HIMS Commons

    March 06

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

    March 12

    Choir Night | 7-9pm | HIMS Commons & Gym

    March 13

    Pi(e) Night | 6:30-8:30pm | HIMS Commons

    March 17

    Orchestra Concert | 6-9:30pm | Lincoln HS

    March 17

    PTSA Board | 6-8pm | HIMS Library

    March 19

    Band Concerts | 7-9pm | HIMS Commons & Gym

    March 20-21

    WAGIN Conference

    March 25

    Oliver! the Musical | 6-9pm | HIMS Commons

    March 26

    Oliver! the Musical | 6-9pm | HIMS Commons

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

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    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.

    Suggested background items for this week's presentation:

    A Rap on Race - James Baldwin & Margaret Mead
    https://youtu.be/qHBJ01UxzfU

    America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One - NYT's 1619 Project
    https://nyti.ms/2H63ygp

    Everyone is welcome. Snacks and drinks provided!


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

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    Volleyball Coach Needed

    The volleyball season is quickly approaching and the Hamilton Coaching staff is excited for another great year for HIMS volleyball! We hope to have varsity, JV and JVC teams again this year, however, we are in need of a JVC coach so we can run a full JVC season. If you know anyone that is interested, please have them contact head coach Paula Littlewood at pcl@u.washington.edu. Go Hawks!!

    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 dpradcliffe@seattleschools.org.

    Learn more at http://globalissuesnetwork.org/wagin2020/.

    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. On February 13th, Kelli Currie from Seattle University spoke on gender identity and sexual orientation, with regard to employee discrimination, and some of the related, up-coming Supreme Court cases.

    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: dpradcliffe@seattleschools.org

    From the Counseling Office

    Parent Institute Monthly Newsletter: Available in English and Spanish.

    https://hamiltonms.seattleschools.org/services/counseling_center/parent_institute_newsletter

    High School Information for 8th Grade Families

    Ballard High School 2020-2021 Course Selection Workshops April 21st & 23rd

    WHO: 8th Graders or students new to SPS for Fall 2020 and their parent/guardian

    WHAT: Short course selection presentation and workshop with BHS counselors in classroom setting

    WHERE: Ballard High School S200 classrooms

    WHEN (choose one session):

    Tuesday, April 21st
    6:15pm-7:00pm Last Names A-K
    7:15pm-8:00pm Last Names L-Z

    Thursday, April 23rd
    6:15pm-7:00pm Last Names L-Z
    7:15pm-8:00pm Last Names A-K

    Please note: Students with IEPs, we will have our Special Ed Dept Chairs available both evenings to assist. Questions? Please email Katie Huguenin kwhuguenin@seattleschools.org

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

    https://hamiltonms.seattleschools.org/about/calendar_and_news/news/high_school_info_for_8th_grade_families

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    Spring Hawks Ultimate Frisbee

    Registration is now open for Mixed Gender Spring Ultimate. Visit http://hawksultimate.com for info and to register.

    • Please register by Monday, February 24th 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 http://www.hawksultimate.com/ for updates on dates/times/locations.

    Spring Sports Sign-Ups Start February 24th

    Students must have all the necessary Athletics paperwork turned in to be able to tryout. Paperwork is available online: https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/one.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=14975953. Copies are also available in the Main Office.

    Students that participated in a Fall or Winter sport will only need to complete the sports specific release form from Step 2. Student physicals are valid for 2 years from the appointment date. All other forms must be completed yearly.

    Volleyball Tryouts will take place on:
    Wed, Mar 11th: 3:00-5:00pm
    Fri, Mar 13th: 4:00-5:30pm

    Soccer Tryouts will take place on:
    Tue, Mar 10th: 4:00-5:45pm
    Thu, Mar 12th: 4:00-5:45pm

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    Dear Music Families,

    Despite the school district’s computer system being down, we have raised $30,000 for Hamilton’s music program so far!

    If your child hasn’t turned in his or her pledge envelope yet, please do so asap. If you have already returned the envelope and still have checks coming in, please give those to your child’s music teacher.

    I am happy to announce the classes with the highest percentage of envelopes returned and have earned a party are:

    Senior Jazz Band with 78%
    Treble Choir with 74%
    Chamber Orchestra with 67%

    In addition to the great fundraising success so far, students worked together to play 11+ hours of music – from the moment the bell rang for first period until 8:00 pm when the Young Musician’s Concert concluded.

    Many, many thanks to you and your students for gathering donations; to the dedicated student musicians who worked hard to fill every minute of Thursday with music; to everyone who participated in or attended the Young Musicians Concert; to the music teachers for organizing all the after school music and for the amazing job they do every day with our students; and to the volunteers who helped make the Music-a-thon run smoothly.

    Emilee Murphey
    2019-2020 FOMAHI Fundraising Chair

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    Media and Children: What Parents Need to Know About the Digital Addiction Epidemic

    Media and Children
    The Mountaineers Program Center - Magnuson Park
    Seattle, WA
    Feb 27, 2020 7:00 PM
    Tickets $12 advance, $15 door https://swschristakislecture.bpt.me

    Dr. Christakis, a leading researcher on the effects of media and children, will address the mechanics of digital addiction, why children are at great risk, and how parents can help develop healthy media habits. A pediatrician, researcher, and parent, Dr. Dimitri Christakis, is the George Adkins Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Research Institute, and an attending pediatrician at Seattle Children's Hospital.

    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: https://www.gotrpugetsound.org/Register-Now. 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.

    https://mohai.org/event/5th-ave-theatre-presents-baseball-saved-us/

    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: https://www.eyhbellevue.org

    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

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