Principal’s Weekly Update – Oct. 23

Important Dates

  • Nov 3:
    Buddy/Spirit Day – Crazy Hair and Hat Day
  • Nov 6-9:
    8th Graders at Nature Bridge
  • Nov 8:
    Literacy Night 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Nov 9:  Veteran’s Day Assembly
  • Nov 10:  No School

New Information

1. Literacy Night – Nov 8th (6:30 – 7:30 pm). This evening is geared towards K-3 students, although 4th and 5th are welcome to attend if they would like to participate.
Students may come in jammies, bring blankets, pillows or sleeping bags. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while reading in our cafeteria and hear stories from fantastic story readers. Parents are invited to the library to learn about our new reading and writing program.

2. PTSA Volunteers Needed – We currently have a board position open to support Student Extensions. This person attends monthly board meetings and oversees the activities that extend student learning out into the world, such as Literacy Night, the Spelling Bee, Field Day, and our annual Book Swap. Too much commitment? Then how about leading the Spelling Bee? Our students participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and we need a volunteer to help us organize. If you are interested in these or any other ways you can help please contact Kim Steffensmeier at

3. Auction Kick-Off Meeting – Tuesday, October 24th at 7pm in the HW Library. Please join us to plan decorations, games, and marketing for our Spring auction. We have volunteer needs that will fit everyone!


1. K-5 PE – This is just a reminder to check your schedule that was sent home with all dates your student’s class will be in PE. Please make sure to send your student to school with non-slip shoes during their week in PE. If it’s rainy, then you can send them with their shoes in their backpack to change in and out of for PE. There have been more students tripping due to rain boots, and Mrs. Krebs would like to ensure their safety and other students’. Thank you!

2. Attention Creative Wolfpack!!: Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Within Reach,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Submission guidelines and entry forms: Need help with materials, ideas? See Ms. Mackin in Room 111 or email any questions to PTSA Arts Liaison, Caitlin Ewing at Submissions due on Nov 2nd.

3. Veteran’s Day Assembly – The assembly committee is looking for pictures and information on any family members who may have been in the armed services. This can be US service as well as any other country’s service. We are preparing a slide show for our Veterans Day assembly. Please send digital photos to Mr. Baltzell at Please include the following information:

  • Name of Veteran
  • Name of student at Hazel Wolf to whom the veteran is related
  • Relationship to Hazel Wolf Student, i.e.: grandparent, cousin, aunt, etc.
  • Branch of service
  • Years of service
  • Any other pertinent information, such as currently still serving, where serving/served, distinctions, rank, etc.
  • If you have previously submitted photos and info, we still have them and will continue to use them in this year’s slide show as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ms. Burnett at Thanks, and hope to see your pictures!

Note – the cutoff for submission is November 1st, after this date, we will be unable to put your photo into our slide show.

4. We need chaperones for the 8th Grade Nature Bridge trip, November 6 – 9. Contact Joe Bailey-Fogarty via email:

5. Please Share your Tutoring Resources – Our Student Intervention Team often has requests from parents and staff for names of private tutors who can work after school or on weekends. We would like to compile a list of available tutors to share with parents. If you are a private tutor, or you know of a private tutor you would recommend, please email the tutor’s contact information to Christy Lommers. Please include any of the
following information that you are able to share:

  • Name of Tutor/ Organization
  • Tutor email and/or cell/phone
  • Subjects and/or age level for tutoring:
  • Price per hour:
  • Tutoring location or in home tutoring?
  • I recommend ____ because ______.

Middle School

1. Our 7/8 U.S. History classes are developing projects around how communities in Seattle have changed over the years. This ties in with our review of Colonization, as we consider how people identify their culture groups, why they move, and what happens when they move. The rest of the quarter will focus on the American Revolution, and on continuing our studies of neighborhoods in Seattle.

2. Grade checks – Mid quarter grades will be given out to students in their Wolf Pack’s on Thursday. Any students with Ds or Es will also have one mailed home.

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