2018 Jan Meeting on Wed Jan 17th at 6:00 pm in the LMC

Please join us in the LMC for the next PTO meeting. All dates for future PTO meetings can be found
at the School’s Calendar page here: https://hamilton.madison.k12.wi.us/calendar

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.

Agenda

2018-01 Minutes

2017 Dec VHMS PTO meeting and Direct appeal update

raised $6300Our next meeting is Wed Dec 6th at 6:00 pm in the LMC. As of today, Tuesday, Nov 28th we are at $6330 for the direct appeal fundraiser! Thank you to those who have donated so far. For those who have not yet donated … the deadline for the direct appeal fundraiser is Dec 2, right before our Dec Meeting

Our goal is $10,000 (only about $25 per family). Since the PTO is entirely a volunteer organization, 100% of funds raised go toward supporting the school with purchases that the already slashed school budgets can’t meet, supporting families needing translation or transportation,  building the community through supported events,  supporting educational events, and more.

Agenda for Dec Meeting

2017 – 2018 VHMS PTO Direct Appeal Update

img of 50% thermometerOn behalf of the Velma Hamilton Middle School (VHMS) PTO we would like to thank you all for your generous donations so far.

Together we have raised $5000 as of Nov 19th.

With these funds we are starting to be able to assist the fantastic VHMS staff and starting to be able to pay for requests such as

  • World Magazines for Language Classes
  • Replacing old and broken calculators for math classes.
  • Travel for families to attend school events
  • Grants for students to attend events
  • Bottle Filling stations for Drinking Fountains
  • Equipment for custodians.

Our goal is $10,000 based on just $25 per family and we are just about half way there. Thanks!

If you would like to learn more about how the PTO puts fundraising dollars to work, please join us at future PTO meetings. Meetings occur on a monthly basis and are open to all VHMS families. The schedule/location of meetings is found here on the Velma Hamilton calendar of events

 

The direct appeal letter is here

2017 Nov Meeting on Wed Nov 1st at 6:00 in the LMC

Please join us in the LMC for the next PTO meeting. All dates for future PTO meetings can be found
at the School’s Calendar page here: https://hamilton.madison.k12.wi.us/calendar

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.

There will be a presentation for 8th grade families about personalized pathways at the Highschool starting at 6:00.
The PTO meeting will follow.

Agenda

Nov 2017 Minutes

2017 Oct Meeting on Wed Oct 4th at 6:00 in the LMC

Please join us in the LMC for the next PTO meeting

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.

Draft Agenda

Minutes to be posted here

2017 Sept Meeting on Wed 13th at 6:00 in the LMC

Please join us in the LMC for the Sept PTO meeting

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.

Draft Agenda

2017-Sept minutes

Welcome 2017-2018

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year.

A few upcoming events:

1. New Family Orientation

WHO:Primary intended audiences:
Families new to Hamilton, who were NOT able to attend a 5th Grade Orientation session in February.

Families new to Madison schools and attending Hamilton

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and the student are both welcomed
WHAT: Much of the information presented is a repeat of the information from the 5th Grade Orientation sessions last February: what school looks like at Hamilton? Who to access for support?  Meeting Student Service’s staff members.

WHEN: Tonight – Wednesday, August 23

6:00 pm start

WHERE: Hamilton Library


First PTO Board Meeting:

Who: Anyone interested in the PTO.

When: 201-08-29 (Tuesday) @ 6:00 pm

Where: Great Dane Restaurant in the Hilldale Mall

What: Draft Agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1alxToGWo0TE3w8xevnc49bw7YzLBI4sju2uAADUMdcg/edit?usp=sharing

 

Retirement Gift Baskets

Congrats to Mike Brown and Mark Eames who are retiring this year.Thanks for all you’ve done and best wishes.

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June Meeting: Wed June 7th at 6:00 pm

Please join us in the LMC for the last PTO meeting of the school year

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.

We will be talking about the preliminary budget for next year.

Draft Agenda here.

May Meeting: Wed May 10th at 6:00 pm

Please join us in the LMC for the next PTO meeting

 

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.

We will have a report by Principal Taylor with a year-end review.