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Welcome to the Hamilton Weekly News!

Your weekly* source of information on all things Hamilton Middle School! Please check out the mostly Clickable Headlines for a rundown of our content, and subscribe to the Events Calendar! (Note: The Headline Links work better in a browser.)

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The PTSA Fall Fund Drive is ending this week. We have not yet met our goal! We only have 22% participation! Help us increase our participation and meet our goal, any amount helps and will up that participation number!

Huge thanks to families who have donated already. Please donate if you can and support our students and the school community.
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Upcoming Events

December 5-9
Winter Basketball Tryouts

December 6-16
Yearbook Sales!

Thursday, December 9
PTSA Board Meeting, 7 pm
Zoom (virtual)

Thursday, December 9
Winter Basketball Tryouts: Make-Up Day 
4pm, Hamilton Gym

December 12-16
Holiday-Themed Spirit Week!

Tuesday, December 13
Winter Band Concert,
Hamilton Commons, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, December 14
PTSA Holiday Gathering and Cookie Exchange
Hamilton Commons, 7-9 pm

Friday, December 16
Last day to order yearbooks

Friday, December 16
1 Hour Early Dismissal

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Hamilton PTSA Fall Fund Drive ends December 9th!

Our fundraising goal is $130,000 and we're still not quite there yet!

Your contribution will fund our budget for this year, including events (!), teacher grants, extra staffing, family support...the list goes on and on. This will be our only major fundraising ask for the year, and we've made it quick and easy. Simply go to our donation page, or complete the flyer from your red envelope. Any level of contribution is so appreciated!


PTSA Board Meeting, Dec. 8 at 7pm-8:30pm

Please join the Hamilton PTSA for our monthly board meeting. This month will be virtual on Zoom:

Who: Hamilton Families & Staff

When: Wednesday, December 14, 7:00-9:00 pm

Where: Hamilton Commons

Parents and staff are invited to a PTSA-sponsored holiday social and cookie exchange. There will be beverages, snacks, and an optional cookie exchange for those who would like to participate. 

Sign up for cookie exchange here:
(Note: we need at least 10 participants to make the exchange happen.)

**Consider bringing extra cookies to donate to teachers (they’ll enjoy them at a staff holiday event on Friday, December 16).  See below for staff cookie party signups.**

Calling all bakers and experienced cookie purchasers!

Contribute cookies or sweet treats to the Staff Secret Snowflake Party!

Sign up here:

Donations can be dropped off at the office on Wednesday, December 14 OR Thursday, December 15


It’s Concert Time!
December 13, 6:30-8 pm: Band Concert (Hamilton gymnasium)
Concerts mean BAKE SALES, so we’re looking for parent volunteers to bring items and take a shift behind the sale table. Look for a sign-up sheet to be distributed soon or email today!
Next FOMAHI Meeting
The FOMAHI board generally meets on the third Tuesday during the school year. The next meeting is January 17th at 7pm in the Hamilton Library. This will be our second in-person this year. 
Friends of Music at Hamilton International (FOMAHI) is a non-profit parent booster group that supports our students inside and outside the music room. If you have any questions about Hamilton’s music programs and our activities, you can email us at Register on FOMAHI’s website to get news about concerts, field trips and events: 


Make-Up Day for Winter Basketball Tryouts is Friday, Dec. 9

Students who missed this week's tryouts for winter basketball, or who want to see the coaches again, can come to a make-up day on Friday, Dec. 9  from 4pm-5:45pm in the Hamilton gym.

There are ten forms total that students must have turned in to be eligible to participate. All forms are available on the SPS Athletics page: You can check in with Mr. Shoecraft at to make sure all your forms have been completed.

Holiday-Themed Spirit Week is Dec 12-16

Start planning for an entire week of holiday fun! These were voted on by the student body:
  • Monday (12/12): Matching Pajama Day (Match with friends or wear a set of matching pajamas)
  • Tuesday (12/13): Candy Cane Day (Dress as a Candy Cane)​
  • Wednesday (12/14): Dress as your Favorite Teacher Day  (Pick your favorite teacher and dress like them or dress as a teacher)​
  • Thursday (12/15): Ugly Sweater Day (Wear an ugly sweater)​
  • Friday (12/16): Festive Day (Dress like your favorite Holiday or wear festive clothes)

Last Day to Order Yearbooks is December 16th 

Please note that this will be the last period in which families can order a yearbook and be guaranteed of receiving one. Order here:

Do you think you ordered already? We will post lists of students currently on our order list. You can also check using your Schoolpay account.  (If multiple adults in your family have Schoolpay accounts, please check all accounts. Your yearbook order should show up here, whether you paid with cash, a check, or using your credit card via Schoolpay.)
  • log in to Schoolpay and click the “History” tab at the top of the menu
  • select “Items Purchased” from the History menu
  • make sure to adjust the “start date” on the search to 08/01/2022
Would you like to request a scholarship book for your student, or have questions about your order? Contact Fiscal Specialist Lisa Melenyzer at or call the front office at 206.252.5810

Hamilton Spirit Gear Orders Ready for Pick Up at Hamilton on Wednesday, 12/14/22

The vendor Cloud9 has advised us that we should have the items that were ordered in November available for pick-up on Wednesday 12/14.  Cloud9 should be contacting those of you who ordered items sometime before then to update you on the order status.  (Hamilton does not have a list of people who ordered items.)  We will do our best to ensure that all students have their items in hand to bring home by Friday 12/16/22.  If you would like to pick up an order yourself and you do not want your student to pick up the item, please call the office or contact Fiscal Specialist Lisa Melenyzer at

Three Cheers for Hamilton Girls' Varsity Soccer!

The Hamilton Girls’ Soccer Varsity Team finished the regular season with 6 wins and 0 losses after defeating Eckstein 3-2. Hamilton now has their eyes on the championship trophy this Saturday, December 10th at Memorial Stadium.

Hamilton had a stellar year, scoring 51 goals and only conceding 4 goals. We hope to see many fans and supporters at this weekend's games as we make our run in the playoffs!

Students Can Get Digital Books through School Library

Looking for reading material over winter break? Students have free access to e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-graphic novels using Libby (instruction video here) or Hoopla (instruction video here).

Try signing in with them: 990000 followed by your 7-digit student ID # and PIN: your 4-digit birthdate (not including the year).

Upcoming High School Tours

Thinking about High school? Here are the dates for upcoming high school tours:

  • Lincoln HS – January 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Ballard HS – February 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (gym)
  • Ingraham HS – Last week of January (more details to come soon)
  • Roosevelt HS – Details coming soon
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Community Invited to December Open House to Celebrate Youth

The community is invited to an open house event on Saturday, December 10 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to celebrate students’ achievements, register for winter programs, tour the temporary Seattle JazzED South Lake Union site, and gather for free food and fun.

Ballard Basketball Winter Break Camps

At Ballard Boys and Girls Club, Sara Wetstone, Owner/Coach of Ballard Basketball, and her staff will lead drills and games to improve your skills, decision-making and mindset. Partial scholarships available by emailing Sara: More info and to register:

UW Winter After School Programs

3D Design & CAD Modeling (7th -8 th grades) Evening Zoom Class Starts in January!
Master the fundamentals of CAD for 3D printing, architecture and engineering. Explore careers connected to 3D design. Online class runs Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 3- March 9, 6-7:30PM

Seattle Ultimate

Upcoming Ultimate clinics for students in 3rd-12th grade. All experience levels welcome. Coaches will be Tempest and Cascades players - learn from the pro's!

Ballard High Winter Concerts

We are delighted to announce the return of Ballard High School's Winter Concert series, December 7-9th. Each performance will feature a full combined Choral and Orchestral presentation of selections from Vivaldi's Gloria. All evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Earl Kelly Center for Performing Arts at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th St., Seattle. Admission is free, but you can reserve seats in these crowded concerts for a donation of $25 at

North Central Little League

Registration for Spring Baseball, Softball, and T-Ball is NOW OPEN. For Registration and More Information, stay tuned to!

Seattle Warrior Lacrosse

We are offering a free Introduction to Lacrosse Clinic on December 11th from 10am-12pm at Roosevelt High School. No experience required. We will have loaner equipment. RSVP here:

Registration is now open for the spring 2023 boys lacrosse season! Seattle Warrior Lacrosse serves K-8 students in the Lincoln HS reference area. Local practices start February and run through May. Teams practice 2x a week with games on weekends. Warrior Lacrosse is focused on skill development, sportsmanship and having fun. No experience required. Visit to learn more and sign up! 

Ballard High School’s YMCA Earth Service Corps

Ballard High School’s YMCA Earth Service Corps invites you to a special, pre-release screening of ELEMENTAL at Ballard High on Saturday, December 10 at 6:30 followed by Q&A with Ralph Bloemers at 8:30.

** All proceeds go to the ELEMENTAL film and RE-Sources, a PNW non-profit of environmental advocates, educators, and scientists.**

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