Posted January 21, 2022
Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Join Mrs. Dillon tonight, Jan. 21st from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm for a virtual town hall meeting. Interpreters will be available. Click here for the link.
Our in-person tours for prospective families will be available soon. Complete the survey to receive more information on upcoming in-person tour dates.
8th Grade Continuation Requirements
Please take a moment to review the Continuation Requirement Video here. An official letter will be coming home next week once it is translated into all decree languages.
Multilingual Education Districtwide Advisory Committee (MLE DAC)
Join the upcoming virtual Multilingual Education Districtwide Advisory Committee (MLE DAC) meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 5-6:30 p.m.
At this session, families will have the opportunity to learn more about DPS Board members as well as receive important information and resources about:
Hamilton Interest Form
Dear Families, we sent out an interest form before the break and it seemed to not open for many of you. If you were not able to open the form before please take a moment to fill out the interest form now as we are working hard to identify the needs of the families in our community. This form will focus on the following interests:
ACCESS assessments for our MLL students were administered this week.
The CMAS, state summative assessment for language arts, math, science, and social studies will be administered this Spring. We will post more information as it gets closer.
Interim Assessments are in two weeks.
Get involved! Any volunteers or community partners who interact with students will have their vaccination status verified in the front office. All people in the building whether they interact with students or visit the front office must be masked at all times. Click on the link for more information.
SPARK Program at Hamilton
Our next SPARK field trip will be in-house. DCPA-Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education will be providing a workshop on theater jobs and skills to our students.
DU Men’s Basketball Attendance Incentive
University of Denver Men’s Basketball team wants you to fill their seats like you fill ours! Come to school AND get to class on time from now until February 4th to earn tickets for you, your friends, and your family! For real, anyone with at least 80% attendance will be invited to request up to 4 tickets to attend the Saturday, February 12th DU vs University of South Dakota Basketball game at 2 pm.
School Choice is Open!
The 2022-23 SchoolChoice application window opens on January 14, 2022.
DPS has put together resources, including the annual Great Schools Enrollment Guides, which will be mailed this month to all transition-grade students (current ECE, fifth- and eighth-graders). Families can also check out a digital version of the guide or access our mobile-friendly school search tool, School Finder.
The DPS SchoolChoice First Round window for the 2022-23 school year is Jan. 14 through 4 p.m. Feb. 15, 2022. For more information, call the SchoolChoice hotline at 720-423-3493, email email@example.com or visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org or you can reach out to our school liaison Dimarlys with questions.
Did you miss the DPS SE Virtual Expo?
Click here and learn more about Hamilton Middle school.
Basketball– Practices are M-TH from 4:15-5:45 pm unless there is a game. No spectators at games. The game schedule can be found on the DSP Athletics page.
Floor Hockey Registration
COED Floor Hockey Registration is now open. Registration is now open for Girls & Boys floor hockey. Tryout dates will be announced at the end of January. Click here to register.
We will not accept online physicals. Students must bring a hard copy to the front office or to the coach on the first day of tryouts.
Free Orthodontic Evaluations
Kids In Need of Dentistry for kids up to age 18: Free dental care
Staying Safe and Healthy
We have automatic no-touch drinking fountains for students to fill their water bottles. Students are not allowed to drink water directly from the water fountain. Please make sure students bring a water bottle to school every day.
Students must bring a mask to school and wear it properly, covering their mouth and nose. If a student is not wearing their mask properly, we will call parents/guardians to support us and pick them up from school if the behavior continues. Please help us at home by talking to your student about proper mask usage and by providing them with a mask that fits comfortably.
Denver Health: School Oral Health Program
Nurse’s CornerThe Dental Sealant program is coming to 6th and 7th graders during the last week of this month. Parent permission forms are required to receive care. Forms have been distributed through your child’s advisory class. Please have these forms filled out and turned in as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact our nurse Regan Thornburg. Click here to read more about the program.
COVID-19 Vaccinations and New Protocols
As you know, our Denver Health School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are now offering vaccinations for free at 18 locations across the city. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines and new protocols click on the link.
Every Colorado Youth is now eligible for three free therapy sessions. Visit our Husky Herald post about the I Matter Program to learn more. Click the link to be sent to the Nurse’s Office page for health forms.
Bullying and Cyberbullying
If you are concerned about bullying at your school, we recommend contacting your school’s principal, social worker, school psychologist, or teacher directly to address the issue. We encourage you to talk to your student about bullying and to teach your student to always tell a trusted adult if he or she, or another student, has been bullied or cyberbullied.
Learn more about bullying and cyberbullying at:
You can anonymously report any bullying behavior that threatens you, your family, or your community through Safe2Tell by calling 877-542-7233, by visiting Safe2tell.org, or by using the Safe2Tell app on a mobile device.
For more information on DPS Bullying and Cyberbullying Policies & Procedures click on the link.
January PTSA General Meeting notes can be found here.
Dines Out Fundraiser at Slices. Enjoy lunch or dinner or both and go multiple times during the 5 days!
Go between Tuesday, January 25 – and Saturday the 29th. Tues/Wed. 4- 8 pm and Thurs-Sat. 11am-8pm
25% of sales go back to Hamilton PTSA. Slices is located at 7155 E Hampden Ave, CO
The Next PTSA General Meeting will be Wednesday, February 2nd at 5:30 pm. Click here to join the meeting.
PTSA Parent to Parent Night on Zoom January 25th, 7 pm. Click here to RSVP
Trivia Fundraising Night in February. More details coming soon.
Want to help plan the PTSA Plant Sale in May, contact PTSA at Hamiltonptsadenver@gmail.com
Thank you for your continued support of the PTSA and we look forward to more opportunities to serve in 2022!
We are committed to upholding an inclusive culture where students and team members can show up as their authentic and best selves. Click on the link to visit HMS Diversity Calendar for more information on what’s happening in the month of December!
The Hamilton Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) welcomes ALL Hamilton families, staff, and students to become members! CLICK HERE to complete a membership form and pay annual dues.
Simply shop at smile.amazon.com and tap on “AmazonSmile” within the Programs & Features menu or Settings and follow the on-screen instructions. AmazonSmile will donate to Hamilton Middle School PTA, at no cost to you!
The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school’s earnings online. Learn more at boxtops4education.com.
Connect your Loyalty Card to Southmoor Elementary!
Our school cooking club is looking for donations. If you have some cooking and baking utensils/tools that maybe you aren’t using or haven’t used, the Food Club will take them off your hands.
What is needed:
mixing bowls, spoons, baking pans (cake and cookie sheets), aprons, kitchen towels, measuring cups, and spoons.
If you can contact the school liaison at 720-423-9456 or just drop off donations at Hamilton Middle attn: Mrs. Freeman (Food Club)
Thank you in advance.
Thank you Hamilton families for your support. Your help with donating any of these classroom supplies at any time during the school year is appreciated. If you would like to donate school supplies, click here for more information.
Our Design and Modeling STEM students will be designing and building prototypes of a foot orthosis (brace) for children with cerebral palsy. We need A LOT of supplies for the students to use. If you have any of the following materials in your home that you would be willing to donate please contact our school Liaison Dimarlys_suarez@dpsk12.org or bring them down to the front office. Thank you for your generosity and continuous support.
Dear Families, your scholars should already have received a school-issued Chromebook and charger last year. If they are new to the district or need a new Chromebook due to damage, they will receive one on the first or second day of school. You MUST fill out this form so that we are able to prepare accordingly for our scholars to make sure we have what we need on hand for all scholars to be successful. Please have your scholar notify their teacher if they need a new Chromebook.
|Attendance||TJ Rameyfirstname.lastname@example.org/ 720-423-9504|
|School Liaison||Dimarlys Suarezemail@example.com/ 720-423-9456|