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    Mar 5

    Jazz Night | 7-9pm | HIMS Commons

    March 6

    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

    Apr 1

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

    Apr 2

    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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    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.

    HIMS TALK #4 – Plastic in Our Oceans: Impacts and Solutions

    Next Thursday, March 5th during homeroom will be the fourth HIMS TALK scheduled this year given by speakers from the community. HIMS TALKS is a monthly forum for students and local speakers to discuss topics that matter. Tom Good (he/him) from NOAA Fisheries will be leading a talk entitled, "Plastic in Our Oceans: Impacts and Solutions." Plastic pollution in our oceans is a global problem. Students will hear how marine wildlife is affected, how we diagnose problems and solutions, and what you can do about it. Tell your students to sign-up with their advisory teacher. Don’t miss out. Be part of the discussion!

    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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    From Your Administrative Team

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    Greetings, HIMS Parents/Guardians/Families!

    As mentioned in previous newsletters, I will be highlighting one of the following topics each month, as the designated Administrator – overall 6th Grade news, Language Arts & Social Studies updates, the inner workings of our HIMS Racial Equity Team (RET) and, by extension, our Student Equity Team (SET), and this year’s newest club, the ALOHA CLUB (teaching and learning about Asian & Pacific Island history, food, music, and dance).

    This month, I would like to highlight our last SET meeting held on 1/28, during Advisory. This month’s agenda was driven by the students/representatives in each Advisory class’ “Climate Concerns” (last month's form link submission), and were voted upon by our Student Leaders of Equity (SLE) representatives, which was to focus more on the topic of "Gender Inclusive Language/Practices," specifically the topic of having Gender Neutral Bathrooms at HIMS.

    ~16 students across all three grade-levels attended the meeting. We were reminded about SET meeting norms, participated in a quick icebreaker, got into one large group to quickly go over several Advisory link responses, and were randomly separated into two groups to brainstorm pros and cons around having Gender Neutral Bathrooms at HIMS. After some time for brainstorming on their initial pros or cons group, students then switched to talk about counter-arguments, comments, and/or questions they had for the other "side." As a result, students went deeper than "agreeing" or "disagreeing" with the topic, and instead came up with solid ideas and reasons as to why we should or should not have Gender Neutral Bathrooms at HIMS. Ultimately, the pros side won with 5 more reasons on their list (with no counter-arguments) of why we SHOULD have Gender Neutral Bathrooms at HIMS. All of this information has been synthesized (put together) and will be given to GSA to complete an official proposal to Administration for potentially offering Gender Neutral Bathrooms at HIMS. Please join us in thanking our students and SET representatives, for participating and helping us get that much closer in making HIMS a more "Gender Inclusive" place to be.

    We will continue to discuss other solutions as a community and are proud of the effort and work that all of our students are putting into our SET for Success meetings now and in the future.

    Should you have any questions about any of our clubs and/or events, please do not hesitate to contact me, Anne Crowthers, at adcrowthers@seattleschools.org.

    Thank you for your continued partnership, collaboration, and support for our school community!
    Kind regards,
    Anne Crowthers, Ed.D., she/her
    Assistant Principal, 6th Grade Administrator

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    Spring Hawks Ultimate Frisbee

    Mixed Gender Spring Ultimate. Visit http://hawksultimate.com for info.

    • 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

    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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    Jazz Night!

    Please join us for a night of Jazz on March 5th.
    Concert starts at 7 PM in HIMS Commons.
    Banh Mi sandwiches and a bake sale will be available before and after the concert.
    Volunteers are needed for the bake sale. Please sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4aaeab2fa46-spring.

    Register for Junior Jazz Band

    Registration for Spring Junior Jazz is now open! Junior Jazz is a fee-based, after-school enrichment program that develops concepts in jazz and improvisation 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 March 17th, 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 https://fomahi.membershiptoolkit.com under 'Jazz at Hamilton'.

    Attention Senior Band and Orchestra Families

    The Silverwood trip is right around the corner - May 29-31, 2020 - and we need volunteers to help us make this the best trip yet! My name is Jennifer and I am the lead coordinator for the event. I am looking for a few more helpers as well as chaperones. We need coordinators for the hotel, the bus, fun center and the food. Contact me directly at jemicer@mac.com. Volunteers are crucial to the success of this trip!

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    Swing & Cake Jazz Night at LHS

    10 March, 2020 7:00PM - 9:00PM
    Lincoln Auditorium

    Lincoln Choir, Jazz Band & Combos perform on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00pm in the Performing Arts Center. Purchase some yummy dessert to support the spring music trip.

    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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