Hamilton Action Team


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Hamilton Action Team (HAT) is a parent group supporting Hamilton through fundraising and other volunteer activities with a commitment to make Hamilton a great school for all its students.  The group was formed in March 2006 by a group of parents passionate about Hamilton, and then incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit a year later.  All Hamilton parents are welcome and encouraged to join HAT in supporting our school.

HAT meets the second Wednesday of most months during the school year at 6:30 p.m. in the Hamilton library. Check the school calendar for our meeting dates.



Hamilton relies on you, the parents, to make the difference for our children. Your active involvement in fundraising and volunteer efforts provide crucial support to the school. Without your participation, HAT would not have the resources to provide the many different support activities for the school. These activities help raise capital dollars and also promote student, parent and community collaboration in a productive and often social setting.


Volunteers are our best asset. The more involvement and ideas we have, the more we can enrich the experience of Hamilton students. HAT depends on student, parent and community volunteers to organize fundraising activities big and small, coordinate community service projects, and host teacher appreciation week.

Interested in participating?  For more information on how to get involved in HAT, whether through volunteering, donations or sponsorships, please contact HAT Involvement.


HAT fundraising events, anchored by our annual Walkathon and Auction, have provided much needed support for capital projects and curriculum enhancements. The following list represents several projects that HAT has funded. These would otherwise be prohibitive due to budget constraints.

Auditorium / Gym sound systemGymnasium equipment upgrades
New playground structureDesignated science lab
Teaching gardenTurf athletic field
Classroom dance studio
- custom built dance floor
- mirrors and bar
Expand classroom technology
- additional iPad purchases
- interactive whiteboards
Makers lab1-to-1 student-to-computer ratio



The HAT Board is comprised of up to ten members from the Hamilton Community.

2016/2017 Board Members

alexander_hPresidentJensea Chromyjensea.chromy@gmail.com
alexander_hVice-PresidentKevin Sheridankevin@sheridancontract.com
amanda_hSecretaryAmanda Hughesamandahughes8903@gmail.com
virginia_lTreasurerGinny Lombardlombardvirginia@gmail.com
melissa_kDirectorMelissa Kanemkanemortgage@gmail.com
carrie_mDirectorCarrie Merrittcarriemerritt1@gmail.com
jennie_fDirectorJennie Framptonjenmistretta@comcast.net
alexander_hDirectorShari Rogersshrogers61@aol.com
steve_bDirectorSteve Borowskiskigees66@gmail.com

2016/2017 Board Meeting Dates

September 14, 2016Meeting AgendaFebruary 8, 2017Meeting Agenda
October 12, 2016Meeting AgendaMarch 8, 2017Meeting Agenda
November 16, 2016Meeting AgendaApril 12, 2017Meeting Agenda
December 7, 2016Meeting AgendaMay 10, 2017Meeting Agenda
January 11, 2017Meeting AgendaJune 14, 2017Meeting Agenda


HAT Committees have either one or several dedicated members that organize specific events and recruit volunteers throughout the school year as well as during the summer months.  If you are interested in a specific event(s), a list of committees and contacts are provided below.

2016/2017 Committee List / Contacts

Auction (Patriot's Ball)Jensea Chromyjensea.chromy@gmail.com
Amanda Hughesamandahughes8903@gmail.com
Book FairLiz Mouselizmouse@gmail.com
Aimee Holperarholper@gmail.com
Box TopsLeslie Wyattleslie_mccarter@hotmail.com
Communications - FacebookJessica McCartneyjessmccartney@mac.com
Communications - WebsitePat Ryanpjrchicago@sbcglobal.net
Community ServiceChris Freeburgchristinefreeburg@gmail.com
Dinner NightsLauren Graylaur4182@yahoo.com
Gear SalesCarrie Merrittcarriemerritt1@gmail.com
Kevin Sheridankevin@sheridancontract.com
Giving TuesdayAmanda Hughesamandahughes8903@gmail.com
Golf OutingPat Ryanpjrchicago@sbcglobal.net
Travis Burnstravisjohnburns@gmail.com
Grants & SponsorshipsBirdie Sotibirdie.soti@chijazphil.org
Junior Hat BoardAlly Langanlang@cps.edu
Pride of the Patriot's AwardAlly Langanlang@cps.edu
Pumpkin PatchMelissa Kanemkanemortgage@gmail.com
Stacey Balkanskystaceybalkansky@hotmail.com
Jennie Framptonjenmistretta@comcast.net
School PicturesShari Rogersshrogers61@aol.com
Teacher AppreciationHeather Samsonhsamson3@gmail.com
Used Book SaleAlly Langanlang@cps.edu
WalkathonHolly Kohlihjnak4@yahoo.com
Kevin Sheridankevin@sheridancontract.com
Carrie Merrittcarriemerritt1@gmail.com
Welcome CommitteeJennie Framptonjenmistretta@comcast.net
Shari Rogersshrogers61@aol.com