Hamilton Int'l Middle School PTSA

The Hamilton PTSA supports the health, welfare, safety, education, care, and protection of Hamilton International Middle School students. We do this by providing advocacy, funding and support for: after-school programs, academic supports and enrichment, teacher appreciation, grade-level activity nights, peer/social support, technology equipment and support, library supplies, emergency preparation, teacher supplies, professional development, and MORE!

Membership in the Hamilton PTSA is open to all people, without discrimination, including parents, teachers, staff, grandparents, guardians, students, community members and any other persons that support and encourage the purpose of this PTSA. Please show your support for our community by joining the Hamilton PTSA today! Members have voting rights at PTSA membership meetings, and are eligible for special offers and discounts around the state. 

 

NOTE TO FAMILIES WHOSE STUDENTS WILL BE NEW STUDENTS AT HAMILTON IN 2017-18:

If you would like to create an account and sign up for the Hamilton International Middle School newsletter, please feel free to do so! You do not need to join the Hamilton PTSA to receive the newsletter, but our membership enrollment period will open on August 9.  

When creating your account, please indicate your student's grade level for the 2017-18 school year.

Additionally, we ask that you review the information below regarding the Hamilton family directory and your family's privacy preferences.

 

TO FAMILIES WHOSE STUDENTS WILL BE RETURNING STUDENTS AT HAMILTON IN 2017-18: 

Welcome back!  We are looking forward to another terrific year.

Please take a moment to review the contact information you provided when you established your account with us, and please update your student's grade level for the 2017-18 school year.  (The seasonal system update removes grade level indicators, and your child will not appear in the online directory until his/her grade level is updated.)

Additionally, we ask that you again review the information below regarding the Hamilton family directory and your family's privacy preferences.

Thank you for your support of the Hamilton community and for being part of the Hamilton PTSA!

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Welcome to the Hamilton International Middle School PTSA's online hub for getting connected to the Hamilton community. The Hamilton PTSA is using this site to collect contact information for membership, directory, newsletter and volunteer coordination purposes. No member of the Hamilton community is required to use this system, but we hope that those of you who do will find the online access to be useful!

To begin, please select "Getting Started!" (upper left corner)

 Here you will have the opportunity to:

- be included in the online family directory (NOTE: information about privacy settings below)

- sign up for our volunteer email list 

- sign up to receive the Hamilton Weekly News

- purchase your PTSA membership

- and pay for your membership with a credit card using Paypal, if you so choose

 

Please contact Membership Co-Chairs Tama Leahy and Molly Rothwell with any questions  (hims.ptsa.membership@gmail.com)

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 Directory Information

  • Who can access the Online Directory?  Only individuals who have an account on Hamilton’s OurSchool website. Technically anyone can create an account on Hamilton’s OurSchool website, however, only those who know our “authorization code” can gain access to the Directory. The authorization code will be sent home with students on a paper flyer during the first week of school.  When you first attempt to access the Online Directory, you will be asked to enter the authorization code. If you don’t have the code and need to be verified in some other way, please contact Hamilton PTSA Membership Co-Chairs, Tama Leahy and Molly Rothwell, at hims.ptsa.membership@gmail.com. We will do our best to ensure that only Hamilton families can access the Directory.
  • What information will be listed in the Online Directory? Standard listings in the Online Directory include basic contact information for parents/guardians and more limited information for students. For students: name and grade level. For adults: name, email, address, home phone and cell phone.
  • Can I change the information that will be listed in the Online Directory?  Yes! You can log into your account to update your contact information or change how much information is displayed at any time. 
    For students:  If you do not want your child’s name and grade level to appear in the Directory, simply delete him/her from your Our School Pages account.  (Go to “My Account” on the left-side toolbar.)
    For adults:  Once you are an authorized user, look yourself up using the “HIMS Directory Lookup” tool (cell phone icon, left-side toolbar) and click on the “eye” logo next to the information you wish to be invisible in the online directory.  When the info appears as such:  123 Main Street, you will know that that piece of information is no longer visible to others using the Online Directory.  (Note: Hamilton PTSA administrators will still have access to that information.) To make the information visible again, click on the “eye” logo again. Please note that while you can hide your contact details, your name itself will continue to appear in the Online Directory.  If this is a concern to you, please contact hims.ptsa.membership@gmail.com.  
  •  How can I edit the information I put into the OurSchoolPages system?
    Go to “My Account” on the left-side toolbar.  For each person you have entered into the system, you will have the opportunity to “edit” or “delete” their information.

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 Privacy Information

  • How will Our School Pages use our family/student information?
    “We will never use any of your information, your organization's information, or your users' and students' information for any purpose that is not directly related to serving you and helping you to host a fantastic website. We do not, under any circumstances, give your information away or sell it to anyone. The information that you capture or store on your website belongs to you and you alone.”   http://ourschoolpages.com/Public/Privacy
  • How will the Hamilton PTSA use our family/student information?
    The Hamilton PTSA will use the information you supply to provide the services you have opted for in your account (e.g., PTSA membership, newsletter, directory, volunteer e-mail list). We may, on occasion, also include you in special Hamilton PTSA email alerts if there are important announcements. The PTSA will only use your information to contact you about matters of importance to our membership and our community. We will never sell or give your information to any other party.