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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 7
FOMAHI monthly meeting

Thursday, February 9
Music-a-thon, FOMAHI’s annual fundraiser

Tuesday, February 16
PTSA General Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 14
Pi/Pie Night

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Teen Relationships Discussed at PTSA Board Meeting, Feb. 16 at 7pm

Want to know more about teen dating and how to discuss healthy relationships with your child? February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and we're giving over the next PTSA General Board Meeting on Feb. 16 for a discussion led by educators from New Beginnings, an organization that promotes awareness and action to end domestic violence. From teen dating, to helpful hints about how to discuss healthy and unhealthy relationships of all types, the curriculum is relevant for everyone -- whether your kids are dating now, in the future, or may never date at all. 
When: February 16 at 7pm
Where: In Person at HIMS library and on Zoom:
Pi/Pie Night is Back This Year!
After a hiatus due to Covid, Hamilton's Annual Pi Night is back on Tuesday, 3/14! It's an all-school event focused on celebrating math and eating pie! We'll have a pie eating contest, a pi memorization contest, and more. Contact PTSA events coordinator Rachel Feldstein ( to get involved and help make this event a mathematically delicious success! 


Please join Friends of Music at Hamilton International on February 7 for its next monthly meeting. Hear from music directors and find out about Music-a-thon planning and upcoming trips.
The meeting will take place virtually, via zoom:

Music-a-thon is February 9
Music-a-thon is FOMAHI’s annual fundraiser. If you’re student doesn’t participate in music, please reach out to any friends who do to find out how you can support!
All families are invited to attend the Young Musician’s Showcase on Tuesday, 2/9, at 7pm in Hamilton Commons. Visit the Music-a-thon page to learn more and to donate:


Talk to Your Student About Social Media

We are seeing a rise in students involved in social media use that is negatively impacting student learning and not contributing to a welcoming, safe environment that we strive to have at Hamilton. Please take a moment to talk to your student about their social media use and habits. Students will be receiving digital literacy lessons at each grade level this spring and we continue to provide social emotional learning in advisory each week.
Experts are increasingly warning of a connection between heavy social media use and mental health issues in children — a hot topic now driving major lawsuits against tech giants….  Recent article from Axios
How parents and educators can support healthy teen use of social media….article from Mind/Shift
Resources to help guide healthy social media use:

Valentine's Day Fundraiser, Order Roses This Week!

 Support the ASB and show some love to a friend with the ABS's Valentine’s Day Rose Sale.  Orders will be taken on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3 and will be delivered to a friend on Valentine’s Day during Advisory by ASB members. Students can opt for one of three pre-printed messages – You’re My Valentine, Happy Valentine’s Day, or Thank You For Being A Friend.  Roses cost $1 each and will be sold during lunch.

Hundreds of Students Shared New Year's Resolutions! 

The ASB and Hamilton students started 2023 with a fun community-building activity at lunch, the January Resolutions Project.  ASB students were invited to write a personal resolution for 2023 on a post-it note. We were very proud that so many students participated – hundreds! – and the resulting wall of resolutions is an impressive display of hopes and dreams for 2023. 

Amazon Smile is Ending

Unfortunately, Amazon is ending AmazonSmile, the charity donation program that has supported the Hamilton PTSA and numerous other organizations. Get your final purchases in by February 20. 

Spring Season JV Boys Soccer Coach Needed

This person should be an aficionado of the world’s most famous game, comfortable working with 12 and 13 year-olds, a previous or current player themselves, with at least some sports coaching experience. Season runs from March 21 to June 10.  Practices are T/Th, 4-5:45 at Lower Woodland Park, Field 7. Games are Saturdays, beginning in early April. Contact David Evans: 

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Swing into Big Band this January
Explore jazz through the tunes of Count Basie, Melba Liston, and other greats. Big Band Ensemble is open to musicians in grades 8-12 on saxophone (alto, tenor, bari), trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, drums, and vibraphone.  More info:


North Central Little League

Registration is open for baseball, softball, and Tee-ball with North Central Little League (NCLL). NCLL serves kids ages 5-16 and all levels of experience, who want to play ball. Playing ball is a great way to make friends, build resilience, get outside, and have a lot of fun doing it. Scholarships are available.

Seattle Ultimate

Join us this Winter... and next Summer! All experience levels welcome. Coaches will be Tempest and Cascades players - learn from the pro's! Winter Camp M-Th Feb 20-23, 10am-3pm @ Jefferson (turf) Register for winter and summer camps here:
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