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Hamilton International Middle School PTSA

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Hamilton PTSA

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About the Hamilton PTSA

The Hamilton Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) welcomes you to the Hamilton community and we look forward to seeing you at our meetings, events, and volunteer activities.

Along with communicating the legislative and budget priorities of our community to the state PTA and legislators, we also provide financial and volunteer support for the students, parents/guardians, and staff at Hamilton in many ways, including:

  • Ice Cream Social for Incoming Families
  • After-school Sports Programs, Uniforms, and Equipment
  • All-School Family Fun Events
  • First Day Coffee for Parents
  • Welcome Back to School Adults-only Party
  • Grade-level Events
  • International Artists-in-Residence Program
  • Family Science Night
  • Parent Education Events
  • High School Information Night
  • Hamilton Weekly News
  • 8th Grade Promotion Celebration
  • Reflections Art Contest
  • Professional Development and Curricular Alignment
  • Textbooks, Library Books, and Classroom Supplies
  • HOST After-school Program
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Events
  • Student Scholarship Fund
  • Technology Support
  • Teacher Mini Grants

If you’d like to get involved, please see our PTSA Volunteering Page and Open Board Positions to find out more!

Or better yet, become a PTSA Member

The Hamilton PTSA Board
The Hamilton PTSA Board is elected annually by the PTSA membership and is comprised of people just like you – parents & caregivers who want to give something back to the school and community that gives so much to their children.

See Board Bios and Contact Information on our PTSA Board Members page

PTSA Communications and Newsletter

The Hamilton Weekly News is published every Wednesday during the school year. Special editions are also sent when the need arises.

You must OPT IN to receive the Hamilton Weekly News emails and other PTSA communication!
Opt In here: Hamilton Weekly News Signup (PTSA Membership is not required)

View our past newsletters and announcements.

Submissions: If you have comments, corrections, or additions to the Hamilton Weekly News, please contact the editor at hamiltonweeklynews@gmail.com. Print deadline is Wednesday at Noon for that week’s edition. We welcome your feedback! More info on the Calendar page.

PTSA Meetings

  • Join the PTSA!
  • BOARD MEETINGS are held monthly on the first Thursday of the month and are open to all in the Hamilton community, although only board members and committee members may actively participate. If you would like to have an issue addressed at a board meeting, we ask that you email us at HamiltonPTSA@live.com to have your item added to our meeting agenda.
  • MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS are held four times each year and are open to all in our school community. We hope you’ll come to hear speakers on educational and parenting topics, staff presentations, and school-related discussions. The four Membership Meetings are typically held in October, January, March and May, from 6:30-8:30pm. Membership meetings are currently held on Zoom. Email HamiltonPTSA@live.com if you would like the meeting link. Check the Hamilton Calendar for dates.
  • View a synopsis of our October Membership meeting on the General Membership Meetings page.

Volunteering

From baking brownies at home to working in the school library, volunteering opportunities at Hamilton are abundant and vary from one-time jobs, to on-going commitments.  All contributions of time and energy are gratefully received! See our Volunteering page to find out how you can get involved!

Fundraising

Traditionally, we have limited fundraising to our annual Fall Fund Drive so that busy families do not have to juggle box tops, auctions, and move-a-thons.

Annual Fall Fundraising Drive

Hamilton International Middle School Annual Fundraising Drive starts November 1!

This year we have a total fundraising goal of $77,000.
We need your help to accomplish this goal!

We know that things are still different this year.  We are focused on increasing racial equity at Hamilton now more than ever.  We are also continuing to develop Hamilton’s identity and philosophy as an International School.  We are choosing to support students furthest from educational justice.

As you probably know, our PTSA fundraising raises money that goes directly to support our students.

This annual fund drive is your opportunity to support ALL of our students and staff.

Our goal is to reach every family.  We understand that each family has an ability to give at different levels, and any amount is appreciated ($300 suggested donation per student) and will have a BIG impact.

Last year a significant portion of our donations came from employer matching .  Don’t forget about this easy way to increase your overall giving.  Feel free to contact us to ask questions about matching.

Thank you for helping make Hamilton International great for all of our kids.  And GO HAWKS!

HOW TO DONATE

Questions to: HamiltonPTSA@live.com

Hamilton PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID: 91-1290516

Your School.  Your Voice.  Your PTSA

PTSA Events

The Hamilton PTSA builds community throughout the year, with events like…

  • Ice Cream Social for Incoming Families
  • All-School Family Fun Events (Pi Night, Roller Skating, etc.)
  • First Friday Coffee & Donuts
  • First Day Coffee for Parents
  • Hamilton Parents Back to School Party
  • Grade-level Events (e.g. 7th Grade Family Potluck, 8th Grade Dance, etc.)
  • Parent Education Events
  • High School Information Night
  • 8th Grade Promotion Celebration
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Events
  • and much, much more!

If you would like to get involved with planning or organizing a PTSA-sponsored event at Hamilton, please contact the PTSA at HamiltonPTSA@live.com.

Hamilton PTSA Resolution Supporting Black Lives Matter

Resolution for Hamilton International Middle School PTSA Support for Black Lives Matter and taking Anti-Racist Action Passed by the HPTSA Board in June 2020.

Black Lives Matter and Anti-Racism Resolution