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Week at a Glance (March 27-31)

Hamilton Week at a Glance: 
March 27-31
See what's happening this week at Hamilton:
Dates to Note
Monday, March 27
NO Early Release!  
Dismissal at 2:37
Tuesday, March 28
End of 3rd Quarter!

Washington, DC Trip Information Meeting for 7th Grade Families
7:00 p.m.
Hamilton LMC
Friday, March 31 
(Staff Professional Development Day)
School Announcements
Cupcake Bake-off!  
Hamilton's first ever Cupcake Bake-off will be happening Friday, April 7!  This is a school-wide event for both students and staff to make or purchase cupcakes to be judged.  Cupcakes will also be available for purchase, with money being donated to NAMI.  First prize will receive an Echo Dot, and bragging rights!  There will also be prizes for the second and third place finishers!  Interested students should see Ms. Johnson for more details.  (Rules & Guidelines)
8th Grade Graduation is just around the corner! 
The end of the year is fast approaching and we are in need of parents who are interested in helping with the 8th grade Movin' On activities. There are many opportunities for you to help and make a difference to make this last day at Hamilton for our 8th grade students a special one.June 8, begins with a ceremony in the morning at Edgewood high school (our spaces at Hamilton are too small to hold the event). There is a lunch and dance later around noon. Everything ends when school ends. Traditionally, parents have run the lunch and dance. We need volunteers to organize the food for the lunch and dance, make donations of food for the event, help chaperone and set up, decorate, stay for clean-up, help with set up before the ceremony at Edgewood and help with making a video for the event. There are notes from past years to help make the running of this event a smooth and easy way for you to be involved at any level. Please respond to Sarah Ripple at and let us know how you would like to be involved in this very special day.
Washington, D.C. Trip for 2018
Seventh grade students/ families! Are you looking forward to 8th grade? Are you interested in taking the most memorable trip of middle school, the Washington, DC trip? This Tuesday, March 28, at 7:00 pmwe will have an informational meeting for you and the adults in your life. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria. Come and find out what's up for next year!
Upcoming Parent Connect Sessions
Parent Connect is new to Hamilton this year! During this meeting we will be providing
information on a variety of topics, but it is also a time to mingle with other Hamilton parents and ask questions.  Student Services will be hosting this meeting every month from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and they will be held in Hamilton's LMC. For more information, please contact Kristin Ensminger, Social Worker, 204-4633,.
Dates/ Topics:  
April 4 (TBA)
May 2 (Transitioning to the next year)
West High - 8th Grade Orientation Upcoming Events!
Movin' West - Monday, May 1, 7:00 p.m., West High School Auditorium
Community Building at Hamilton
~Social Emotional Learning (SEL) & Academic Career Planning (ACP) 
~Homeroom/ Advisory Activities
Lessons/Themes for This Week:
6th Grade (Second Step Curriculum): Homeroom Choice Day, Circle of Power and Respect (CPR)
7th Grade (ACP): Asking and Offering Help
8th Grade (ACP): End of year portfolio development
PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support)
~From PBIS Coach, Diane Alsmo ~ 204-4630 or
At Hamilton, we have three school-wide expectations:
  • Respect Everyone
  • Respect Education
  • Respect the Environment
Weekly Target Behavior
Be Helpful & Cooperative!     
Club News
No Drop-in Clubs or Rec Thursday, March 30!
Please make arrangements with your student if they usually stay on Thursdays for after school MSCR activities.
Flashlight Egg Hunt 2017
MSCR is hosting a Flashlight Egg Hunt 2017!  This event puts a new twist on an old favorite with kids hunting in the dark with flashlights.  The hunt will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM.  (Pre-registration required at  
Rec Program
Rec is a drop-in program (no prior sign-up needed) and takes place after clubs:  3:30-5:00.  Students must attend a Club or be working with a teacher in order to attend Rec. (No Rec takes place on Fridays during the school year.)  Rec and transportation home at 5:00 are free of charge for students who participate. 

Any changes in Club activities (such as cancellations) will be announced to students during Daily Announcements. Families can access these announcements through Hamilton's webpage.  Questions regarding Clubs should be directed to Kris Anderson.
This Week's Club Calendar
Clubs are 2:37-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Clubs
Rec starts at 2:45 p.m.
Rec 2:45-5:00
Meet in Rm 148
Option A: 
Team Handball
Option B:
Option A:
Option B:
8th Gr. Homework Club (Rm 28)

7th Gr. 
Homework Club
(Rm 11)

6th Gr. 
Homework Club
(Rm 143)
Jazz Band
(Rm 15)
Dungeons & Dragons
(Rm 146)
African American History Bowl Team Practice
(Rm 165)
Computer Homework Club 
(Rm 20)
Musical Club
(Rm 27)
8th Gr. Homework Club (Rm 28)

7th Gr. 
Homework Club
(Rm 33)

6th Gr. 
Homework Club
(Rm 144)

French Club
(Rm 146)

MathCounts Club
(Rm 29)
NO Drop-in CLUBS!

Fishing Club Trip!
Rec 3:30-5:00
Rm 148
Option A: 
Option B: 
Rec 3:30-5:00
Rm 148
Option A: 
Ultimate Frisbee
Option B: 
Group Games
No School!
Info from PTO 
Hamilton Follies Coming Soon!!
Hello Hamilton parents, Follies is next month on April 26th! This is Hamilton Middle School's chance to show off their talent! We need a few parents to help.  We need help with auditions (April 18th and 19th after school), dress rehearsal (April 24th and 25th after school), preparation of the show order/program, and "crowd control" back and front stage on the night of the show (available starting at 6 pm). You don't have to be available for all of these times or for the whole time each day. You also do not need any singing or acting experience, our kids take care of that. Please consider helping us out in any way you can. It is really fun!! We are especially appealing to 6th and 7th grade parents, as we want to be able to pass the Follies torch on to the next generation, though all helping hands are appreciated.  Questions? Contact Cathy Auger,, or Melissa Scholz,, (608) 852-5043).
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