Principal’s Weekly Update – Nov. 6

Important Dates

  • Nov 6-9: 8th Graders at Nature Bridge
  • Nov 8: Literacy Night 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Nov 9: Veteran’s Day Assembly 9:30 am
  • Nov 9: End of 1st Quarter for MS
  • Nov 10: No School – Veteran’s Day
  • Nov 16: PTSA Board Mtg. 6:30 pm

New Information

1. Donate Unwanted Halloween Candy!!
The Halloween Candy Donation for the Troops is back again! Please drop off any unwanted/unused sealed Halloween Candy in the Donation Cart at the front office. Mrs. Krebs will be organizing a pick-up by the soldiers that work with the donation program through Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Candy has to be sealed in individual packages. They cannot be foil wrapped or homemade. For any questions, please email Mrs. Krebs:

2. Yearbook Orders!
Braden C and the other students in his first period class invite you to BUY A YEARBOOK!
Ms. Palmer’s first period class is creating a fabulous yearbook that tells the story of our year in words and photos. Buy yours on line today. Deadline for online purchase is November 17.

After Nov. 17 yearbook orders will be received in the main office. Order online at Yearbook ID code: 10532218

3. Read-A-Thon is Coming!
November 13-26 students will be challenged to read as much as possible each day. Start thinking about who to ask for pledges now! Top class gets donuts, top fundraiser gets a special day/activity with Ms. Fournier, top reader gets to select a new free book to keep. All participants get a prize. Look for the Read-A-Thon packets to come home next week.

4. Volunteer Leads for PTSA Programs – We still have several important annual events that need a person to take charge in order to be successful. Please consider donating some time to help support our students. Contact Kim Steffensmeier at if you would like more details.

  • Winter Food Drive Leads (December) – We need one or two people who can collect food for our Hazel Wolf families and help distribute the food before Winter break.
  • Spelling Bee Lead (January/February) – We need a person who is willing to help organize the school spelling bee, which will be held on February 5th.
  • Field Day Lead (June) – We need one or two people who can work with the school to organize support for Field Day events.


5. Informational Meeting for the School Musical
When: Wednesday, November 15th, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Hazel Wolf Cafeteria
Who: Students in grades 4-8 and their families
Why: To learn more about commitment and participation in the school musical for both students and their family members.

This year’s school musical will be “Seussical, Jr.” It has lots of your favorite Seuss characters like The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Sour Kangaroo, The Wickersham Brothers, Maizy La Bird, and Gertrude Mcfuzz, as well as The Whos in Whoville!
Short Synopsis: Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
At the meeting, you will find out information about auditions, the rehearsal process for both actors and crew members, and commitments to the production for both students and families. We will have two HW family members whose daughter has been part of our productions for many years to help answer questions as well.

Any questions, you can email Ms. Burnett at Thanks, and hope to see you there!

6. 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 and cookies 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 between 6:45 and 7:15. We also need adults who can help manage the PJ-clad kids while they are listening to stories. Please sign up at the link below if you can help from 6:30-7:30 in the cafeteria.

Middle School

1. 7th and 8th Grade US History classes are working on creating essays and murals that explore the movement of peoples through some of Seattle’s most historic neighborhoods. While we have secured several spaces to display this work, we are still looking for other businesses willing to display students’ artwork (and accompanying essays) for the month of November. Neighborhoods students are researching include: Sand Point, Magnolia, Capitol Hill, International District, Ballard, Columbia City, and Pike Place/Central Waterfront. If you have connections with any business owners and/or managers in these neighborhoods who might have space to display student work, please email:

2. MS Girls Science Club – Fridays until ski bus begins, and then on Mondays. $20. See Ms. Blea if interested.

3. 8th Graders at Nature Bridge – This year while the 8th graders are at camp, the 6th and 7th graders will continue in their regular classes.

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