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!

Welcome New Families!

Welcome to Velma Hamilton Middle School!

A great way to get involved at VHMS is with the PTO. The PTO meets monthly and we help out with and organize several events throughout the school year. All our efforts are directed at providing support for our students, and the school’s teachers and staff. For example, we organize staff appreciation events, coordinate parent volunteers at school sponsored events, and provide grants for students to attend events. We also fundraise to support these activities.

If you want to be involved, but don’t want to attend meetings, that’s OK! We need lots of volunteers for activities. If you are interested in volunteering, contact PTO Volunteer Coordinator Melissa at [email protected] We also would love to hear your ideas about activities to support and fundraising!

Upcoming PTO meetings and events:
September 12, 6:15-8:00 – PTO Meeting in VHMS Library
September 30, 4:00-8:00 – Chipotle fundraiser
September 28 – Bucky Book orders due
October 10, 6:15-8:00 – PTO Meeting at Bayview Community Center

If you have any questions, thoughts, or ideas please contact PTO President Hannah at [email protected]

We would love to hear from you!

September PTO Meeting

September’s PTO meeting will be held in the VHMS library on September 12, 2018, 6:15-8:00. All parents are welcome to attend! If you have questions, please contact us!

2018 June Meeting on Wed June 6th at 6:15 pm in the LMC

Please join us in the LMC (Library) for the next PTO meeting.

The topic will be the chromebook take-home policy and how it will impact Hamilton next year.

All dates for future PTO meetings can be found
at the School’s Calendar page here:

Every family with a student at Hamilton is a member of the PTO.

Getting involved with the PTO is a great way to build connections within the
school community, while also making a positive contribution to our school.