Principal’s Weekly Update – Nov. 13

Important Dates

  • Nov 15 – Info Meeting for School Musical
  • Nov 16 – PTSA Board Mtg. 6:30 pm
  • Nov 17 – Winter Sports Lunch Mtg. for MS
  • Nov 17 – MS Music classes to UW for field trip
  • Nov 17 – Picture Retake Day
  • Nov 20-22 No School – Conferences

New Information

1. The Hazel Wolf K-8 Read-A-Thon began on November 8th. Students set a goal (in-minutes) to read or be read-to for 14 days: November 13-26. Find sponsors of friends, family or neighbors to support reading goals and contribute money to our school for all the great time spent reading. Collect moneys and return all pages to the library by December 1st. If you have any questions. contact our school librarian Debi Fournier: demandel@seattleschools.org.

2. Student Pictures – They should be coming this week. Retakes will be on Nov. 17th.

3. Feminine Hygiene Product Donations – Students in Hazel Wolf’s unique Inclusion Class help keep the middle school girls bathrooms stocked with feminine hygiene products. Supplies are running low and we would appreciate donations. Students or families can bring any brand of pad or tampon to room 311, or deliver supplies to Ms. Palmer’s mailbox in the main office.

4. Toy Swap 2017! – Trying to motivate your children to let go of unloved toys? Want to clear space in your home before the holidays? Interested in making a little extra holiday cash? Rent a table at the event in the Hazel Wolf cafetorium to sell your gently-used toys, books, and gear.

Saturday December 2nd, 2017, 10am – 12pm
$6/Adult. $4/student (per half lunch table)

Please contact Zoe and Zarah at neighborhood@hazelwolfk8.org:

  • If you or your child would like to rent a table to sell at the event
  • If you would like to volunteer day of the Toy Swap (5-8 volunteers)
  • If you would like to provide baked goods for donations for the PTSA to cover costs of the event

5. Coat Drive Donations – Our annual coat drive is in need of a few more donors. Help keep all of our kids warm this winter! If you are able to sponsor a child, please email Kathi Lefebvre-Marcinek (Kathi.Lefebvre@gmail.com) and you will be sent a coat request. Please put “Coat Drive” in the subject line of the email. To make coat shopping easy, size, color preference and gender information will be included in the request.

6. Auction Committee Volunteer Needs – Though the auction is months away, we are already working hard to make sure the auction is a success. We need a few more people on our team now to make it all happen. The Auction Committee has jobs big and small that will help make the 2018 Galactic Wolfpack Auction and Parent Social a success. Below are the most critical needs we need to fill ASAP:

  • Local Businesses Procurement Lead – Do you love negotiating and asking for the best deal? Do you want to have a big impact on the auction, but want to sit back and enjoy the night of the party? Contact our Procurement Lead, Tabitha Burns at tburns71@gmail.com.
  • Corporate Procurement – Do you have some free time in the evenings to send emails? Would you like to help with procurement but don’t like to make the face-to-face ask? Contact our Procurement Lead, Tabitha Burns at tburns71@gmail.com.
  • Reconciliation Lead – Are you detail oriented and a problem-solver? Would you like to help out but don’t necessarily want to attend the big party? Contact our Administration Leads Sabrina Howell at sabs78@yahoo.com or Kristin Gilda at kristin.gilda@forte.net.
  • Event Coordinator – Do you love to throw a big party? Is logistics and organization your strong suit? Contact our Event Coordinator, Dan Suiter at dan@kwijlen.com.
  • Item Curator – Do you want the first look at all of our auction items? Do you have a flare for making things look amazing? Contact our Procurement Lead, Tabitha Burns at tburns71@gmail.com.

7. Lost and Found! – Please remember to check the lost and found for missing items. There are many coats, sweatshirts, waterbottles, and lunchboxes that would love to go home with their owners!

Reminders

8. 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 president@hazelwolfk8.org if you would like more details.

  • 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 Leads (June) – We need one or two people who can work with the school to organize support for Field Day events.

9. 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 teburnett@seattleschools.org. Thanks, and hope to see you there!

10. 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 17th.

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

Middle School

1. Winter Sports is just around the corner! All information for interested athletes can be found on our website. Also save the date, Winter Sports Lunch Meeting will be: Friday, November 17th.

2. 1st Quarter ended on Nov 9th. By Nov 17th you should be able to see final quarter grades on the Source. If you’d like a copy sent, please contact Evelyn Shelby at eshelby@seattleschools.org.

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