Heads Up Hamilton: Friday, March 24th

Posted March 24, 2023

The Week Ahead

Monday, March 27- Friday, March 31

  • Spring Break- No school

Monday, April 3

  • Non-Student Contact Day- No School

Tuesday, April 4

Wednesday, April 5

  • Right at School Enrichment 4:15 – 6:00 pm
  • Conservation Club with CMC @ HMS (RM143) 4:15 – 5:45pm
  • Math Tutoring and Advancement-Library 4:00 -5:00 pm
  • Art Factory Club Rm 26 4:15 – 5:15 pm

Thursday, April 6

Friday, April 7

Saturday, April 8

Important Dates/Fechas Importantes

Important Dates/Fechas Importantes

Apr. 10-14 CMAS Testing

Apr. 10 CSC meeting @ 5:30 pm

Apr. 11 Black Family Advisory Council General Meeting 6-8pm

Apr. 12 PTSA Meeting @ 5:30 pm

Apr. 14 Sista 2 Sista Summit

Apr. 14 Hamilton Donation Day

Apr. 14-15 Susessical the Musical

Apr. 20 DC trip Parent Mandatory Meeting- RM 143 6-7 pm

Apr. 21 Veggie RX- Healthy Snacks Class/ Rm 143

Apr. 22 Hamilton Swag & Swap Community Event 11-1 pm

Check out our Family Calendar and Year at a Glance Program Events Flier. We will continue to update and add dates throughout the school year. Our most up-to-date calendar is on our website and can be found here. Feel free to reference this calendar anytime.

PTSA Events/Eventos de la PTSA

Mar 4 Volunteer Day at Hamilton 10-2 pm

Mar 8 In-Person PTSA Meeting 5:30 pm

Spring Plant sale fundraiser in April with pick up in May  

Lunch Menu/ Menu del Almuerzo

Hamilton Administration News / Noticias de la Administración de Hamilton

Celebrating Women’s History Month Together/Celebrando Juntos el Mes de la Historia de la Mujer

Share your “Hero” with us and we will add her to our wall at school. Click the link to submit your entry. Comparta su “Héroe” con nosotros y la agregaremos a nuestro muro en la escuela. Haga clic en el enlace para enviar su entrada.

Information About CMAS and Chromebooks/Información sobre CMAS y Chromebooks

We have entered that time of year when the Hamilton faculty and staff plan for and administer the annual Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessments to our students. Please click here to read more.

Hemos entrado en esa época del año en que la facultad y el personal de Hamilton planifican y administran las evaluaciones anuales de Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) para nuestros estudiantes. Haga clic aquí para leer más.

Ramadan Information for Hamilton’s Muslim Community/Información de Ramadán para la comunidad musulmana de Hamilton

Ramadan Information for Hamilton’s Muslim Community/Información de Ramadán para la comunidad musulmana de Hamilton

During Ramadan, Hamilton Middle School is able to allow Muslim students to go to the library at the end of Advisory, during lunch, to fast and pray. Ms. Howyda Syedahmed will be present to supervise and assist students. She will also be able to provide prayer mats.

  • Times:
    • 6th Grade – 12:25-1:05
    • 7th Grade – 11:25-12:05
    • 8th Grade – 1:25-2:05

We understand that these times may not exactly match the midday prayer times, however, this is what the school can offer to ensure that your students do not lose important academic learning time in class.

  • Expectations:
    • Students will follow Ms. Howyda’s expectations, as well as the school expectations.
    • Students will be respectful of the library environment, furniture, and books.
    • Students will pick up after themselves.
    • Students will remain in the library until their next class starts.

Family Conferences Satisfaction Survey/Encuesta de Satisfacción Conferencias Familiares

Please take a moment to complete a short survey to help us understand how we are doing. If you would like to share more information or participate in a follow-up interview, please provide your contact information at the end of the survey.

Tómese un momento para completar una breve encuesta que nos ayude a comprender cómo lo estamos haciendo. Si desea compartir más información o participar en una entrevista de seguimiento, proporcione su información de contacto al final de la encuesta.

School News/ Noticias Escolares

Hamilton Swag Shop is open for business!/¡Hamilton Swag Shop está abierta para los negocios!

  • STEP ONE: Browse our new swag shop HERE.
  • STEP TWO: Place your order (you will pay $8 flat rate shipping).
  • STEP THREE: Your order will be delivered directly to you!
  • Our shop is open all year long – item availability may change throughout the year. Click HERE to browse our new swag shop! Brought to you by Hamilton PTSA. Thank you for your support!
  • PASO UNO: Explore nuestra nueva tienda de regalos AQUÍ.
  • PASO DOS: Haga su pedido (pagará $8 de tarifa plana de envío).
  • PASO TRES: ¡Su pedido será entregado directamente a usted!
  • Nuestra tienda está abierta todo el año; la disponibilidad de artículos puede cambiar a lo largo del año. ¡Haz clic AQUÍ para navegar por nuestra nueva tienda de regalos! Presentado por Hamilton PTSA. ¡Gracias por tu apoyo!

Conservation Club with Colorado Mountain Club

Open ONLY to 8th-grade students. Abierta SOLO para estudiantes de octavo grado.

This is an 8-week afterschool program, with 1 field day, for 8th graders at Hamilton Middle School. Every Wednesday from 4:15 pm-5:45 pm starting on April 5th. The Colorado Mountain Club Youth Programs will guide the group through different activities that connect the students to the environment and their local community. Spots are limited!

To be considered for this program, you must complete and sign the required document below. We will open the form on Friday, March 24th, at 5:00 pm and close on Monday, April 3rd, at 8:00 am. Click here to sign up starting on March 24th at 5 pm.

Este es un programa extracurricular de 8 semanas, con 1 día de campo, para estudiantes de 8.° grado en la Escuela Intermedia Hamilton. Todos los miércoles de 16:15 a 17:45 a partir del 5 de abril. Los programas juveniles de Colorado Mountain Club guiarán al grupo a través de diferentes actividades que conectan a los estudiantes con el medio ambiente y su comunidad local. ¡Los lugares son limitados!

Para ser considerado para este programa, debe completar y firmar el documento requerido a continuación. Abriremos el formulario el viernes 24 de marzo a las 5:00 pm y cerraremos el lunes 3 de abril a las 8:00 am. Haga clic aquí para registrarse a partir del 24 de marzo a las 5 p.m.

8th-Grade Continuation

8th-Grade Continuation will be held in the school auditorium on Friday, May 26th at 6 pm. Doors will open at 5:30 pm. Seats are limited to 3 family members per student.

All 8th-grade students will have a half day on May 26 and will be dismissed after lunch at 2:05 pm. They will be required to return to school for the continuation lineup at 5:00 pm.

La continuación de 8º grado se llevará a cabo en el auditorio de la escuela el viernes 26 de mayo a las 6 pm. Las puertas se abrirán a las 5:30 pm. Los asientos están limitados a 3 miembros de la familia por estudiante.

Todos los estudiantes de 8º grado tendrán medio día el 26 de mayo y saldrán después del almuerzo a las 2:05 pm. Se les pedirá que regresen a la escuela para la alineación de continuación a las 5:00 p. m.

Don’t Miss on Our School Musical/ No Te Pierdas Nuestro Musical Escolar

Click here for more information and to buy tickets. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información y comprar boletos.

Please purchase your tickets in advance for Hamilton Middle School’s Production of Seussical Jr. The Musical. Advanced purchase required.

Friday, April 14, 2023, 6:00 PM- Price of ticket includes Spaghetti Dinner- Doors open at 5:30
$15 per Adult
$5 per Student (must be accompanied by an adult)
Children 5 and under are free, select the $0 ticket below for an accurate seating count.

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 2:00 PM – Price of ticket includes Concessions – Doors open at 1:30
$10 per Adult
$5 per Student (must be accompanied by an adult)
Children 5 and under are free, select the $0 ticket below for an accurate seating count.

Limited quantities are available for Friday Dinner Theater. Non-refundable. Questions please email hamiltonptsadenver@gmail.com

Purchase tickets here: https://suessical-jr-hamilton.cheddarup.com 

Compre sus boletos con anticipación para la producción de Seussical Jr. The Musical de Hamilton Middle School. Se requiere compra anticipada.

  • Viernes, 14 de abril de 2023, 6:00 p. m.- El precio del boleto incluye cena de espagueti- Apertura de puertas a las 5:30 p. m.
  • $15 por adulto
  • $ 5 por estudiante (debe estar acompañado por un adulto)
  • Los niños menores de 5 años entran gratis, seleccione el boleto de $0 a continuación para obtener un recuento exacto de asientos
  • Sábado, 15 de abril de 2023, 14:00 – El precio de la entrada incluye Concesiones – Apertura de puertas a las 13:30
  • $10 por adulto
  • $ 5 por estudiante (debe estar acompañado por un adulto)
  • Los niños menores de 5 años entran gratis, seleccione el boleto de $0 a continuación para obtener un recuento exacto de asientos.

Cantidades limitadas están disponibles para Friday Dinner Theatre. No reembolsable. Si tiene preguntas, envíe un correo electrónico a hamiltonptsadenver@gmail.com

Compra entradas aquí: https://suessical-jr-hamilton.cheddarup.com 

Art News/ Noticias de Arte

Check Out Hamilton Student’s Artwork Hanging in the Denver Art Museum/ Echa un vistazo a las obras de arte de Hamilton Student colgadas en el Museo de Arte de Denver

The following students will have artwork hanging in the Denver Art Museum from March 11th- April 10th. Our formal reception takes place March 21st from 5-6:30, but feel free to drop by anytime before April 10th to see their amazing work! Congratulate them on their hard work!

Los siguientes estudiantes tendrán obras de arte colgadas en el Museo de Arte de Denver del 11 de marzo al 10 de abril. Nuestra recepción formal se llevará a cabo el 21 de marzo de 5:00 a 6:30 p. m., ¡pero siéntase libre de visitarnos en cualquier momento antes del 10 de abril para ver su increíble trabajo! ¡Felicitarlos por su arduo trabajo!

  • Brooklynn Dent
  • Sarai Gonzalez
  • Amy Hamill
  • Duncan Harr
  • Ximena Hernandez-Reyes
  • Luis Molina-Ayala
  • Ra’Mya Morris
  • Megan Romero-Perez
  • Kira Taylor

AAYLS Upcoming Events/AAYLS Próximos eventos

Read for More Information/ Leer para obtener más información

Global Leadership Retreat

  • March 23rd-27th, Orlando, FL.
  • The event is for AAYLS Members who have proven their ability and willingness to lead.
  • 6th Grade-College (Sponsor a girl here.)
  • Individuals who are interested in participating complete the GLR interest form. Additional details

Retiro de Liderazgo Global

Black Excellence Showcase

Vitrina de excelencia negra

Sista 2 Sista Mentoring Day

  • April 14th, 2023, 9:30-1:30 pm
  • New Hope Baptist Church, 8600 E Dartmouth Ave, Denver, CO 80231
  • Additional details

Día de Mentoría Sista 2 Sista

  • 14 de abril de 2023, 9:30-1:30 p. m.
  • Iglesia Bautista Nueva Esperanza, 8600 E Dartmouth Ave, Denver, CO 80231
  • Detalles adicionales

StuCo Upcoming Events/StuCo Próximos Eventos

Hamilton’s Student Council (StuCO) has some upcoming events next month. Spread the word and join us in an effort to recycle, reuse, and repurpose to decrease clothing waste in celebration of Earth Day.

StuCo will have a Hamilton Clothing Donation Day on April 14th. This event will help the community get rid of unused clothing items while helping  StuCO fundraise money.

StuCo tendrá un día de donación de ropa de Hamilton el 14 de abril. Este evento ayudará a la comunidad a deshacerse de prendas de vestir sin usar mientras ayuda a StuCO a recaudar fondos.

More Information/Más información

Student Council will be having a ONE-DAY clothing drive to support their club fundraiser.

Donation Requirements:

  • All sizes: Children, Teen, and Adults
  • All Brands accepted
  • Clothing MUST be gently used or new, CLEAN, with NO STAINS or HOLES.

DROP OFF- April 14th, 8:00 am -5:00 pm

El Consejo Estudiantil tendrá una colecta de ropa de UN DÍA para apoyar la recaudación de fondos de su club.

Requisitos de donación:

  • Todas las tallas: Niños, Adolescentes y Adultos
  • Todas las marcas aceptadas
  • La ropa DEBE ser usada en buen estado o nueva, LIMPIA, SIN MANCHAS NI AGUJEROS.

DEVOLUCIÓN- 14 de abril, 8:00 am -5:00 pm

StuCo will also have a Swag and Swap event where you can revise your closet with new gently used items to refresh your look just in time for Spring.

StuCo también tendrá un evento Swag and Swap donde podrá revisar su guardarropa con nuevos artículos usados ​​en buen estado para refrescar su apariencia justo a tiempo para la primavera.

More Information/Más información

Swag and Swap Event

Join StuCo for their first Earth Day Community Event! Let’s celebrate Earth Day together and avoid having your clothes added to the landfills.

Purpose of this Event:

  • Getting the community to work together to recycle, thrift, and reuse by bringing their unwanted gently used or new, CLEAN, clothing items to swap them for new items in our swap.
  • Don’t have anything to bring to the swap? No worries! You can still come to the swap and take home the items you want and add new things to your closet.

¡Únase a StuCo para su primer evento comunitario del Día de la Tierra! Celebremos juntos el Día de la Tierra y evitemos que tu ropa termine en los basureros.

Propósito de este Evento:

  • Lograr que la comunidad trabaje en conjunto para reciclar, ahorrar y reutilizar al traer sus prendas de vestir no deseadas, ligeramente usadas o nuevas, LIMPIAS, para cambiarlas por artículos nuevos en nuestro intercambio.
  • ¿No tienes nada que llevar al intercambio? ¡No hay problema! Todavía puedes venir al intercambio y llevarte a casa los artículos que quieras y agregar cosas nuevas a tu armario.

SPARK Program and Field Trips

This month 8th-grade students were able to attend a field trip to CSU Spur Vida to learn about Veterinary Science and new technology in the field. Students were also able to attend a field trip to NREL, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, with Ms. Ramos to learn more about renewable energy.

DPS Spark is a career exploration program and students are chosen through an interest survey completed in their advisory classes.

Este mes, los estudiantes de octavo grado pudieron asistir a una excursión a CSU Spur Vida para aprender sobre ciencia veterinaria y nueva tecnología en el campo. Los estudiantes también pudieron asistir a una excursión al NREL, Laboratorio Nacional de Energía Renovable, con la Sra. Ramos para aprender más sobre energía renovable.

DPS Spark es un programa de exploración de carreras y los estudiantes se eligen a través de una encuesta de intereses completada en sus clases de asesoramiento.

CSU Spur Field Trip

NREL Field Trip

HMS Sports/ Deportes de HMS


6th Grade Basketball Registration is Now Open:

*ALL athletes must register and have an updated & signed physical BEFORE they are allowed to try out. No Exceptions, you will be asked to leave tryouts without a physical. Please check out our website for more links and information. Coach Elmore, Athletic Director Victoria_Elmore@dpsk12.net

*TODOS los atletas deben registrarse y tener un examen físico actualizado y firmado ANTES de que se les permita probar. Sin excepciones, se le pedirá que deje las pruebas sin un examen físico. Visite nuestro sitio web para obtener más enlaces e información. Entrenador Elmore, directora atlética Victoria_Elmore@dpsk12.net

Clubs, Enrichments, and Other News

Clubs and Enrichments/ Clubes y Enriquecimientos
Enrichments at Hamilton
Denver Children’s Choir @ HMS

Denver Children’s Choir @ HMS


DCC meets every Monday from 8:00 am -9:00 am. If you have any questions please contact Mercedes Campana.

Want to join the fun? Fill out the application form online! Click here to fill it out.

Brain Bowl Wants YOU!

Brain Bowl Wants YOU!

Brain Bowl is off to a good start this year.  We currently have a 7th-grade team and an 8th-grade team for the competition, which will be on January 21 at Heritage High School in Littleton.  Are you in 6th grade and want to exercise your brain!? JOIN US on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Brain Bowl will not meet on the following days:

Thursday, September 29

Tuesday, October 4

Thursday, October 6

The next Meeting is on October 11th

FREE Enrichment Sign Ups

Enrichment Sign Ups

Please fill out one form per child. See below for the extracurricular activities currently being offered at Hamilton.

Sign Up Form

Email Rachel_Langberg@dpsk12.net with questions. 


(Please note we are still working on our contract with Nexplore and KidztoPros and will update families as soon as we have more information and opportunities. THANKS in advance for your patience!)


Por favor llene un formulario por niño. Consulte a continuación las actividades extracurriculares que se ofrecen actualmente en Hamilton.

Envíe un correo electrónico a Rachel_Langberg@dpsk12.net si tiene preguntas.


(Tenga en cuenta que todavía estamos trabajando en nuestro contrato con Nexplore y KidztoPros y actualizaremos a las familias tan pronto como tengamos más información y oportunidades. ¡GRACIAS de antemano por su paciencia!)

Formulario de Registro

NextGen Denver Workshop

NextGen Denver

Earlier this year, Girls with Impact — along with U.S. Bank and Trimble— kicked-off NextGen Denver to bring an impactful College and Career Readiness program to young women (14-24) in Colorado.

Their goal is to equip your students with the skills, knowledge, and resources to become a part of the next generation of female leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs through our comprehensive 10-week business and leadership academy.

This is a fantastic opportunity to give students a tremendous leg-up for college and career. Full scholarships are available ($995 normal tuition) – making the program fully free for those who qualify. All others get a 70% scholarship ($249).

Fall classes start the week of October 10 and will fill up, so sign-up today. Classes are held 1x/week from anywhere.

Get real work experience. Build your confidence. Network with peers nationwide.  

Register here now.

Qualify for FRPL? Use code: NEXTGENDENVER

All other students for 70% off use code: DENVER

Right at School Program

Right at School 
Every day from 4:05pm-6:00pm
email jennie.vie@rightatschool.com
Fill out the registration here. (Access Code: DPSHamilton22)
ONLY 40 spots available. Kids receive daily homework support, hands on learning experiences, engage in activities like chess, art, reading, and team projects, and participate in fitness games and sports. Daily activities are designed to build positive character traits, self awareness, and lifelong social skills. Are you interested?

Justo en la escuela
Todos los días de 16:05 a 18:00
envíe un correo electrónico a jennie.vie@rightatschool.com
Llena el registro aquí. (Código de acceso: DPSHamilton22)
SOLO 40 lugares disponibles. Los niños reciben apoyo diario con la tarea, experiencias prácticas de aprendizaje, participan en actividades como ajedrez, arte, lectura y proyectos en equipo, y participan en juegos y deportes de acondicionamiento físico. Las actividades diarias están diseñadas para desarrollar rasgos de carácter positivos, conciencia de sí mismo y habilidades sociales para toda la vida. ¿Estás interesado?

African American Youth Leadership Summit (AAYLS) Program
Sims Fayola Foundation: Empowered Ambition Youth Development

15 spots are available next semester for 6th graders.

Young men of color engage in deep reflective work using restorative practices, conflict resolution, and goal-setting practices while developing their leadership skills, art skills, and financial literacy. Students are paired with online mentors to further facilitate the lessons and principles they engage with during weekly sessions. The goal is to assist young men and boys of color to increase their capacity to be better stewards of their choices, careers, and ultimately their lives, while developing into positive, culturally aware, and emotionally healthy young men. Are you interested? Email rachel_langberg@dpsk12.net

Other News/Otras noticias
Hamilton’s Yearbook / Libro de Hamilton Anuario

We know we’re only halfway through the year, but we don’t want to forget any of it! We’ve partnered with TreeRing to create a 22-23 Hamilton Yearbook!

  • Sign up now to buy a yearbook for $20. There’s a limited supply, so don’t wait!

8th Grade Families will be able to purchase a Baby Ad Space for their student!

Create an account and get your yearbook today! Click HERE Code: 1016696453002973

Sabemos que estamos a mitad de año, ¡pero no queremos olvidarnos de nada! ¡Nos hemos asociado con TreeRing para crear un anuario de Hamilton 22-23!

Regístrese ahora para comprar un anuario por $20. Hay un suministro limitado, ¡así que no esperes!

¡Las familias de 8º grado podrán comprar un espacio publicitario para bebés para su estudiante!

Considere compartir sus fotos del año creando una cuenta o enviándolas directamente a rachel_langberg@dpsk12.net ¡Cree una cuenta y obtenga su anuario hoy! Haga clic aquí. Código: 1016696453002973

Chromebook Inventory/Inventario de Chromebook

Click here to view the email sent last week about Chromebook Inventory.

Haga clic aquí para ver el correo electrónico enviado la semana pasada sobre el inventario de Chromebook.

March GT News/Noticias GT de Marzo
March Community Resources/ Recursos comunitarios de Marzo
Information on CMAS and 8th-Grade Requirements /Información sobre CMAS y requisitos de 8.° grado

Click the link to read our most recent letter sent out to families about CMAS testing and a reminder of 8th-grade Continuation Requirements.

Haga clic en el enlace para leer nuestra carta más reciente enviada a las familias sobre las pruebas CMAS y un recordatorio de los requisitos de continuación del octavo grado.

Hamilton Saturday School/Escuela de Sabado 

We invite your child to attend Virtual Saturday school to provide additional math and literacy time. Read more here. If you have any questions please reach out to our assistant principal Rachel_langberg@dpsk12.net.

Invitamos a su hijo a asistir a la escuela virtual de los sábados para proporcionar tiempo adicional de matemáticas y alfabetización. Leer más aquí. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con nuestra subdirectora Rachel_langberg@dpsk12.net.

Girls Inc. STEM/Science Camps for 7th-Grade Girls/Girls Inc. STEM/Science Camps para niñas de 7.° grado

Check out girls, inc. for information about STEM/Science Camps for 7th Grade Girls! Email rachel_langberg@dpsk12.net for more information.

Echa un vistazo a las niñas, Inc. para obtener información sobre STEM/Science Camps para niñas de 7.° grado. Envíe un correo electrónico a rachel_langberg@dpsk12.net para obtener más información.

Summer Camp Through DPS/Campamento de verano a través de DPS

GT STEAM Program Overview

  • 25-day summer learning program
  • Monday – Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • No cost to families
  • Breakfast, lunch & materials provided
  • Exciting classes
  • Engineering, law, math & reading
  • Summer fun
  • Arts, sports, games & movement enrichment classes
  • Field trips, competitions, games & prizes
  • Caring Teachers: college & high-school student teachers supported by professional teachers

Complete this interest form to receive an email notification as soon as enrollment forms are live.

Visit the website here https://www.gtsummer.org/

  • Southeast Denver: Grant Beacon Middle School, 1751 S Washington St, Denver, CO 80210
  • Transportation: Yes. You will sign up for busing on the enrollment form.
  • Email Address: Denver@genteach.org

Descripción general del programa GT STEAM

  • programa de aprendizaje de verano de 25 días
  • Lunes Viernes
  • 8:30 am – 4 pm
  • Sin costo para las familias
  • Desayuno, almuerzo y materiales proporcionados.
  • clases emocionantes
  • Ingeniería, derecho, matemáticas y lectura
  • Verano divertido
  • Clases de enriquecimiento de artes, deportes, juegos y movimiento
  • Excursiones, concursos, juegos y premios
  • Maestros solidarios: estudiantes de educación superior y secundaria apoyados por maestros profesionales

Visite el sitio web aquí https://www.gsummer.org/

Complete este formulario de interés para recibir una notificación por correo electrónico tan pronto como los formularios de inscripción estén activos.

  • Sudeste de Denver: Escuela secundaria Grant Beacon, 1751 S Washington St, Denver, CO 80210
  • Transporte: Sí. Se inscribirá para el servicio de autobús en el formulario de inscripción.
  • Dirección de correo electrónico: Denver@geneach.org

Summer Learning Opportunities for current 8th and 9th graders! Achieving Excellence Academy

Achieving Excellence Academy

  • Denver School of the Arts
  • June 12- June 30, 2023
  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 – 1:30 p.m.

To apply click here.

¡Oportunidades de aprendizaje de verano para los estudiantes actuales de 8.º y 9.º grado! Academia Logrando la Excelencia

Achieving Excellence Academy

  • Denver School of the Arts
  • June 12- June 30, 2023
  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Para aplicar haga clic aquí.

PTSA News / Noticias de la PTSA

Let’s celebrate spring!

Hamilton PTSA is selling beautiful 10″ hanging baskets that will be delivered just in time for Mother’s Day. Pick-up will be Friday, May 12th at school. Our beautiful hanging baskets are locally sourced from Welby Gardens. A portion of each sale will go back to the PTSA to support staff appreciation events and school and classroom projects. Thank you and we appreciate your support! Use the link below to purchase your hanging flower basket.

Hamilton PTSA está vendiendo hermosas canastas colgantes de 10″ que se entregarán justo a tiempo para el Día de la Madre. Las recogerán el viernes 12 de mayo en la escuela. Nuestras hermosas canastas colgantes provienen localmente de Welby Gardens. Una parte de cada venta irá de regreso a la PTSA para apoyar los eventos de reconocimiento del personal y los proyectos de la escuela y el salón de clases. ¡Gracias y apreciamos su apoyo! Use el enlace a continuación para comprar su canasta de flores colgantes.

WE APPRECIATE YOU / Nosotros Te Apreciamos

Thank you for continuing to support the efforts of the PTSA. Our next general PTSA meeting will be Wednesday, April 12th at 5:30 pm in the community room. 

If you are able to contribute to the stock the shelves fund which helps us purchase snacks for our amazing staff members please click this link to donate. You can also purchase a box or two of granola bars, Chex Mix, bag of apples, trail mix, etc., and drop them off at the front office with the attention staff lounge. 

Gracias por continuar apoyando los esfuerzos de la PTSA. Nuestra próxima reunión general de PTSA será el miércoles 12 de abril a las 5:30 pm en el salón comunitario.

Si puede contribuir al fondo Stock the Shelfs que nos ayuda a comprar refrigerios para nuestros increíbles miembros del personal, haga clic en este enlace para donar. También puede comprar una o dos cajas de barras de granola, mezcla de frutos secos, etc., y dejarlas en la recepción con el salón del personal de atención.


More detailed information about these events will be posted in Digital Deets.

  • Spring hanging basket sale fundraiser will begin in late March. Hanging basket pick up will be in mid-May   
  • Torchy’s Dines Out is Wednesday, April 19th

Se publicará información más detallada sobre estos eventos en Digital Deets.

  • La venta de canastas colgantes de primavera para recaudar fondos comenzará a fines de marzo. La recogida de cestas colgantes será a mediados de mayo.
  • Torchy’s Dines Out es el miércoles 19 de abril
  • Support PTSA through membership. Become a member with a $10, $20, or $50 donation. There is no need to attend meetings, volunteer at events, or sell items. We won’t hound you to participate further but we will inform you of what is going on and how PTSA is supporting Hamilton. Your membership donation goes to helping Fund classroom projects and supporting our staff through appreciation events and more. Become a member today by clicking this link
  • Stock the Shelves: Purchase an item for our stock the staff lounge ongoing campaign. We are working to keep the staff lounge stocked with yummy snacks for our amazing Hamilton staff members. We collect money to purchase these items but we also collect the goodies. Please use this link to donate money towards the Stock the Shelves fund or if you would prefer to donate a box of granola bars, bags of popcorn, etc. then email us at hamiltonptsadenver@gmail.com and we will be in touch on how you can donate these much-appreciated goodies. 

Community Information/ Información de la comunidad

Black Youth Summit Event/ Evento Cumbre de la Juventud Negra

Join Black Men in White Coats and CU School of Medicine for the Black Youth Summit. Free event for families.

Sat., April 15 from 8 am to 5 pm

Únase a Black Men in White Coats y CU School of Medicine para la Cumbre de la Juventud Negra. Evento gratuito para familias.

Sábado 15 de abril de 8 am a 5 pm

Job Opportunity for Students Ages 13+/ Oportunidad de trabajo para estudiantes mayores de 13 años

GroundWork Denver is hiring students ages 13+.

  • Work equipment, boots, clothing, and protective gear were provided.
  • 5-10 hours per week

See flyer for more information

GroundWork Denver está contratando estudiantes mayores de 13 años.

  • Se proporcionó equipo de trabajo, botas, ropa y equipo de protección.
  • 5-10 horas por semana

Ver volante para más información

Denver Public Library Events/Eventos de la Biblioteca Pública de Denver

  • Hampden Library Branch is hosting an Arabic Storytime on Tuesday, April 11th at 10:30 AM in honor of Arab American Heritage Month! Come and enjoy books, songs, and dance while learning about animals and colors in Arabic. This event is great for both Arabic and non-Arabic speakers and is best suited for kids 0-8 with an adult. If you have any questions, please let me know! We look forward to seeing you here!
  • The Hampden Branch Library ideaLAB is open year-round, for drop-in hours five days a week. Some tools require a reservation, see below for details. 
  • Tuesday – Friday: 1 – 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 12 – 4:30 PM

Drop by the Denver Public Library to get homework help! See the attached flyer!

Master Composter Training Program

The Denver Urban Gardens Master Composter Training Program is a ten-session training course in partnership with Denver Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency (CASR) that prepares individuals to be Master Composters and share their newly acquired knowledge with others in the community. Participants learn about a broad range of compost and recycling topics, including the science behind the composting process, resource conservation, and the effective use of recycled household materials in gardens and home landscapes. The cost is $75 and the program begins in February. Learn more and apply here: https://dug.org/master-composter/

Be Happy Boutique

Community Resources / Recursos Comunitarios
 Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)/ Programa de Conectividad Asequible (ACP)
Healthy Food Boxes Program/ Programa de Cajas de Alimentos Saludables
DPS and Medicaid | SNAP Assistance/ DPS y Medicaid | Asistencia SNAP
FBR Mobile Pantry – Risen Christ Catholic Parish/Despensa Móvil FBR – Parroquia Católica Risen Christ
  • LOCATION: 3060 South Monaco Parkway Denver Colorado 80222 Get Directions
  • ELIGIBILITY: No eligibility requirements for Mobile Food Pantry.
  • TEFAP food is available for income-eligible households and to households that participate in select public assistance programs. Please bring a photo ID to sign up. No proof of income is required.
  • PHONE: 303-371-9250
  • HOURS: 2nd & 4th Thursdays starting at 3:00pm.
  • First time visiting a Food Bank of the Rockies Pantry? Speed up your visit by using Link2Feed. It’s as simple as creating a client profile ahead of time at NewClient.Link2Feed.com. Already have a Client ID number? No need to re-register.
  • UBICACIÓN: 3060 South Monaco Parkway Denver Colorado 80222 Obtener indicaciones
  • ELEGIBILIDAD: No hay requisitos de elegibilidad para la despensa móvil de alimentos.
  • Los alimentos TEFAP están disponibles para hogares con ingresos elegibles y para hogares que participan en programas selectos de asistencia pública. Por favor traiga una identificación con foto para registrarse. No se requiere prueba de ingresos.
  • TELÉFONO: 303-371-9250
  • HORARIO: 2do y 4to jueves a partir de las 3:00pm.
  • ¿Es la primera vez que visita un banco de alimentos de Rockies Pantry? Acelere su visita utilizando Link2Feed. Es tan simple como crear un perfil de cliente con anticipación en NewClient.Link2Feed.com. ¿Ya tiene un número de identificación de cliente? No es necesario volver a registrarse.

More Food Suport

  • Food Pantry at Denver Green School, 6700 E. Virginia Ave. Denver, CO 80224- Saturdays 8:00 am come and get FREE food from the Food Pantry. Follow the line of cars for entry. This Food Pantry will be open year-round. This is part of the Food Bank of the Rockies and you can find more locations here.
  • Denver Library Food Boxes– Follow this link to find a Denver library near you that provides FREE food boxes.
  • There are many farmers’ markets this summer throughout October and November in the metro area.  Please save this map for locations and times.
  • SNAP benefits provide money on an EBT card.  This is a public program open to anyone regardless of documentation status.  More information here.
  • Shephard’s Pantry– Every 3rd Saturday for a Pancake Breakfast! ‘Shop’ for what you need, or help distribute food to those who could use the assistance!
  • Check out a full list of resources here.
Need Help Paying Your Energy Bill?/ ¿Necesita ayuda para pagar su factura de energía?

Clothing Resources and Support/ Recursos de Ropa y Apoyo

Clothes to Kids Denver and Place Brisfe Boutique is open to all Hamilton students at no cost. Call today to make an appointment.

Clothes to Kids Denver y Place Brisfe Boutique están abiertas para todos los estudiantes de Hamilton sin costo alguno. Llame hoy para hacer una cita.

አልባሳት ለልጆች ዴንቨር እና ቦታ ብሪስፌ ቡቲክ ለሁሉም የሃሚልተን ተማሪዎች ያለምንም ወጪ ክፍት ነው። ቀጠሮ ለመያዝ ዛሬ ይደውሉ።

Southeast Community Hub/ Centro comunitario del sureste

DPS Community Hub in Our Neighborhood

Southeast Community Hub

Southeast Location: Place Bridge Academy, 7125 Cherry Creek N Drive, Denver CO 80224, SEcommunityhub@dpsk12.net, 720-424-1040

A Community Hub right in our neighborhood: Are you looking for assistance with food, clothing, rent, etc.? Visit the newest DPS Community Hub at Place Bridge Academy. They have a long list of services including GED, Computer Skills, English and Spanish Classes, Emplotment services, and more! Visit or call today!

Un Centro Comunitario justo en nuestro vecindario: ¿Está buscando ayuda con alimentos, ropa, alquiler, etc.? Visite el nuevo centro comunitario de DPS en Place Bridge Academy. ¡Tienen una larga lista de servicios que incluyen GED, habilidades informáticas, clases de inglés y español, servicios de empleo y más! ¡Visite o llame hoy!

Southeast Academy Bridge Place

FREE Colorado Days/ Días GRATIS en Colorado

School Reminders / Recordatorios escolares

School Reminders/ Recordatorios escolares

School Hours
School hours are 9:05 am- 4:05 pm
School starts at 9:05 and doors open at 9:00
Breakfast is served between 8:20 and 8:45
No Early Pick-up After 3:45 pm (to ensure there is no interruption to their instructional time)
Adult supervision for our students will be available from 8:55 AM-4:05 PM ONLY unless your child is signed up for after-school activities.

Student Supervision
Please remember that student supervision does not start until 8:55 am unless the child is in the cafeteria for breakfast, which starts at 8:20 am, or for school enrichments they have signed up for. If your child is dropped off at school, they will not be able to enter the building until 8:55 am.

Weather Ready
As the weather gets cooler, please make sure students are coming to school with the appropriate weather attire as they do go outside after lunch.

Dress Code
Now that the weather is getting colder, we have seen students wearing pajama pants, which is not part of our dress code. Please click here to review our dress code. If a student comes to school wearing pajama pants we will call home and ask you to bring a change of clothes.

Application for Student Meal Benefits 
All Hamilton families should complete this application as it helps the school receive funds. The submission and approval of a Household Application for Student Meal Benefits provide advantages beyond eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals.  It also helps ensure students receive the maximum amount of benefits they are eligible for, including discounts on bus passes and some school fees, such as athletics, and reduced AP testing fees. It ensures schools receive additional resources to support healthy meals for students and after-school programs. Your assistance in completing and submitting the Household Application for Student Meal Benefits is greatly appreciated and has the potential to help all DPS schools.  Apply now at myschoolapps.com. If you have questions, please email foodservices@dpsk12.org.

Lunch Information

Due to the expiration of Federal Waivers that Nutrition Services has been operating under since the beginning of the pandemic, school lunches will no longer be free for all students in the 2022-23 school year. All students will need to be recorded by student ID numbers when they take their breakfast and lunch. Breakfast will remain at no charge for all students.

Lunch prices for 2022-23 will be as follows:
Elementary lunches: $2.60
Middle School lunches: $2.75
High School lunches: $3

Parent Teacher Home Visits at Hamilton

In case you missed the info session about the Parent Teacher Home Visit Program, check out the slide deck and interest form here.

SchoolPool Rideshare

We are still in need of carpooling in our community. If you are able and willing to shareride, please consider signing up. #HMSHuskyStrong

We have partnered with Schoolpool, a program to help parents get their students to/from school. It’s free and easy to use. It is a way to connect families who are willing to assist with rideshare in a safe way with those who need rideshare.

How does Schoolpool work?
  1. Using a computer (not a smartphone or tablet), create an account and register your household address or intersection with a link only obtained by emailing our school liaison Dimarlys Suarez, once you have been verified as a parent of a Hamilton child. To maintain the highest level of privacy and security, this link is the only way for Hamilton Middle school participants to register.
  2. Add comments to indicate special requests or preferences, such as “can provide morning rides in exchange for afternoon rides,” “student is in after-school activities,” or “looking for a walk buddy in the mornings.”
  3. Find and contact interested Hamilton families in your neighborhood or along your drive to/from school.
Ways to Support Hamilton

Ways to Support Hamilton


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 Hamilton Middle School!

  • Click on the link
  • Link your account to Hamilton Middle and King Soopers will donate a portion of every dollar you spend back to our school.


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. If you have any questions, contact the school liaison at 720-423-9456.

Sign Up for Digital Deets

Hamilton will be using Digital Deets to streamline school-to-home communication this year. Their “one app for all” solution enables all of the members of a school community to easily receive information. Here’s how you can sign up:

  1. Head to www.digitaldeets.com or download their mobile app available for iOS and Android.
  2. Sign up and connect to your child. (No Digital Deets Code for your child? No problem! Use the Look it Up Link.)
  3. You will begin to receive targeted, relevant information related to your children.
New Parent Corner

Visit our Parent Corner for information on school policies, lunch menus, Way to Go School Pool, Parent Portal, family resources, and more!

New Student Corner

Visit our Student Corner for more information on our bell schedule, school supplies, school trips, HMS school calendar, and more!

Whole Child Team
Community Liaison: Dimarlys Suarez
Social Worker: Audrey Torrez-Fluent
School Counselor: Rebecca Taylor
Dean of Culture (7th | 6th last names M-Z): Ike Ogbuike
720-423- 9461
Dean of Culture (8th | 6th last names A-L): Michelle Powell
720-423- 9521
Student Support Liaisons: 
Gloria Sanchez
Katrina Craig
720-423- 9533
Psychologist: Emily Johnson
Psychologist Intern: Alexis Wagemanalexis_wageman@dpsk12.net
Nurse’s Corner

A bill to extend the I Matter program, House Bill 22-1243, passed the Colorado Senate on April 29. With the Governor’s signature, free mental health services will be available to all Colorado youth for another two years. Read these stories of impact on the Rocky Mountain PBS blog and at KSBY.com.

I Matter provides free therapy sessions in English and Spanish for youth in Colorado age 18 and younger, or age 21 or younger if receiving special education services, and has reached 2,350 youth with at least one session.

Visit the Nurse’s Corner here.

Winter Updates/ Actualizaciones de Invierno

Get Notified of Snow Days and Delays/ Reciba notificaciones sobre días de nieve y retrasos

It’s that time of year when inches of snow can fall at any time! As a reminder, be sure to check our school website and the DPS homepage at www.dpsk12.org for information about delays and closures. For additional information about severe weather policies, including a FAQ, visit the DPS Weather webpage.

¡Es esa época del año en la que pueden caer centímetros de nieve en cualquier momento! Como recordatorio, asegúrese de consultar el sitio web de nuestra escuela y la página de inicio de DPS en www.dpsk12.org para obtener información sobre retrasos y cierres. Para obtener información adicional sobre las políticas de clima severo, incluidas las preguntas frecuentes, visite la página web de DPS Weather.

Questions?/ ¿Preguntas?

Registrar Esther Blackmonesther_blackmon@dpsk12.net | 720-423-9505
AttendanceRicardo Guerrajose_guerra@dpsk12.net | 720-423-9504
Technology Jean Barcelo-Cabezajean_barcelo-cabeza@dpsk12.net | 720-423-9542
School LiaisonDimarlys Suarezdimarlys_suarez@dpsk12.net | 720-423-9456
Transportationtransportation@dpsk12.net | 720-423-4600
GT/504/SpEdRachel Langbergrachel_langberg@dpsk12.net | 720-423-9508