Agenda for December 12 PTO Meeting

Here’s the agenda for next week’s meeting:

December 12, 2018 VHMS PTO Meeting Agenda
VHMS LMC (Library)

  1. Introductions
  2. Vote on Minutes
  3. Principal’s Report
    • Updates on strategy to address racism and promote racial equity
    • Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action
    • Change of start and end times – traffic implications
    • Bayview Follow-up
    • Battle of the Books
  4. Volunteer Coordinator’s Report
  5. Arts Appreciation Night
  6. Fundraiser Coordinator’s Report
  7. Treasurer’s Report
  8. Funding Requests
    • 7th Grade Team Request ($272.30)
    • Restorative Circles for Families
  9. Wellness Activity for Staff
  10. Standing items
    • 8th Grade Graduation
  11. Other Business?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the PTO. You can reach Hannah at [email protected]. Also please visit our website at, or our Facebook page.

December PTO Meeting

The December PTO meeting will be held December 12, 6:15-8:00, VHMS LMC (library). Agenda to be posted. Have ideas for the agenda? Let us know!

PTO Meeting – Wednesday, November 14, 6:15-8:00

Please join us for our PTO meeting next week. 6:15-8:00 in the LMC (library).

Agenda here:

November PTO Meeting – November 14, 6:15-8:00

The next PTO meeting is November 14, 6:15-8:00 in the VHMS LMC (library). Agenda to be posted. Hope to see you there!

LGBTQ+ 101 – NOV. 8, 6:00 – 7:30, Velma Hamilton Middle School LMC


October PTO Meeting – This Wednesday Night

Reminder – The October PTO meeting is Wednesday, October 3, 6:15-8:00, in Room 165 at VHMS. See you there!

New Facebook Page!

VHMS has a new Facebook page! Just search for VHMS PTO or follow this link –

Check it out and like it to get updates on all things related to VHMS! If you have ideas for content, let us know!

Chipotle Night to Support Hamilton – THIS SUNDAY!!

Benefit Night at Chipotle Mexican Grill (4000 University Avenue) 

Sunday, September 30, 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Velma Hamilton Middle School PTO. Tell the cashier you’re supporting Velma Hamilton Middle School and Chipotle will donate 33% of the proceeds to the PTO.  

NOTE – 4000 University Avenue location in Shorewood Hills only.

Volunteer Opportunities!

There are lots of different ways to be involved at Hamilton! Here are some areas where we currently need the most help:

Multicultural Night – Multicultural Night is a PTO-sponsored event devoted to celebrating the cultural diversity within our school community. The night includes a potluck dinner and a cultural program so that we can learn more about the cultural traditions and heritage of our friends and classmates. Please contact Lucy at [email protected] if you can help plan this great event.

Fall & Spring Staff Appreciation events – We are seeking volunteers to help plan these fun events for Hamilton staff! The fall staff appreciation luncheon/dinner takes place around the time of fall conferences in November. It is tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 12th. The PTO has a budget to allow for a catered main dish and families usually provide drinks, fruit, desserts, side dishes and decorations. The spring event is similar to the fall, but usually follows more of a breakfast/brunch theme. We’d love your help to show the teachers and staff how much we appreciate them! Please feel free to email Melissa Hornung, PTO volunteer coordinator, with any questions you have or if you would like more information about any of the events. Melissa’s email is [email protected] Thank you!

October Meeting – Date and Room Change

Our October PTO meeting has been changed to October 3, 6:15-8:00. It will be held in Room 165. Everyone welcome! Agenda to be posted. Questions? Ideas? Please feel free to contact us!