Principal’s Weekly Update – March 26

Important Dates:

  • Mar 26 (Mon) – Food Drive Begins
  • Mar 27 (Tue) – MS Orchestra at Festival
  • Mar 28 (Wed) – 5th Grade to Nature Bridge
  • Mar 29 (Thur) – MS Music Concert 7:00 pm
  • Mar 30 (Fri) – 5th Grade Returns from Nature Bridge
  • April 6 (Fri) – Buddy Day/Spirit Day (Decades Day)

New Information:

1. Hazel Wolf Night at Safeco Field – May 5th – Join the Hazel Wolf community at the Mariners game vs. the Angels at 6:10 pm. View Seats are available for the discount price of $13.00. All orders due in the office by April 6th. See this flier for more information.

2. Building Safety Changes – In an ongoing effort to assure the building is locked up during the day as possible, we have made a few changes. The front door will be locked between 9:15 and 3:00 (1:45 on early release days), you just need to buzz the office and they will let you in. The large gate going into the playground will also be locked during the day, but open during the recess times.

3. 6th Grade Families – Our sixth graders have been studying innovations in ancient India and China this quarter. We’re wrapping our studies up with podcasting. Ask your student, or a 6th grader you know, what innovation they chose to focus on, and how their podcast is coming.

4. 7th and 8th Grade Families – U.S. History has been full of projects defining leadership and researching the impact of the Indian Removal Act. Students are working with original documents, researching what different groups believed and what they said, and wrestling with the long term impact. We’ll be practicing our discussion and debate skills next week before wrapping things up with the dreaded short research paper.

5. Sick Kid? – Please keep your child home from school if they:

  • Seem sick (no appetite, really tired, or are pale)
  • Temperature of 100 degrees F or higher – students need to be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school
  • Bad cold and/or cough
  • Diarrhea – students need to be diarrhea-free for 24 hours
  • Vomiting – students need to stay home for 24 hours after the last time they vomited

6. Spring Food Drive – Please support Hazel Wolf families in need this spring break! We are accepting non-perishable, non-expired food donations from March 26 through April 3. To help improve efficiency, we are asking each grade to donate specific foods:

  • Kindergarten: mac & cheese and granola bars
  • 1st Grade: cookies and cereal
  • 2nd Grade: peanut butter and jelly
  • 3rd Grade: milk in aseptic cartons and tortillas
  • 4th Grade: canned meat/tuna and crackers
  • 5th Grade: pasta and pasta sauce
  • 6th Grade: bag of onions and applesauce/canned fruit
  • 7th Grade: dried and canned beans and rice
  • 8th Grade: canned soup/stew and bag of oranges or apples

Deliver items to the bin in the front lobby area near the main office. Deadline for donations is April 3. If you are able to help collect and sort items in the mornings please contact Stacey Mill at staceywmill@gmail.com.

7. 2018 Hazel Wolf Family Survey – The school and the PTSA have worked together to develop a survey to get input from our families. It’s important for us to know how you feel about our school, programs, and events to that we can continue to improve and grow our E-STEM program. Please, take 10 minutes to complete the survey electronically at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2PDNYGB or pick up a paper copy of the survey in the office. The survey will be available until April 8, and we would love to have input from all adults in our school community.

8. 2018-2019 PTSA Board – Are you interested in being more involved in our school? Do you enjoy organizing events, helping families, learning about our school district, or connecting with our staff? Want to be involved in deciding where the PTSA focuses our support? The Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA has openings on the board for next year, including:

  • VP School Community – support the board positions that provide enrichment to our school community
  • Co-Marketing & Communications Coordinator – make sure our families stay up-to-date
  • Family Support Coordinator – oversee the programs that support our families
  • Membership Coordinator – maintain our membership database and develop membership strategy
  • Student Enrichment Coordinator – oversee leads for student enrichment programs
  • Staff Support Coordinator – coordinate financial support for our teachers and staff
  • Legislative Liaison – keep our community informed about district and legislate changes
  • Special Fund Coordinator – work with our treasurers and school staff to manage PTSA special funds

Contact Kim Steffensmeier at president@hazelwolfk8.org if you’d like to learn more about these roles or other ways to be involved.

Reminders:

9. Nathan Hale Theatre Presents – Raider “OZ” Drama Camp
When: Saturday March 31, 2018 10am-2pm (Performance at 2pm). Your mini drama enthusiast will spend the day experiencing the upcoming NH production of OZ. They will learn a song and dance from the “Lollypop guild”, do some OZ crafts and put on a mini performance! All genders welcome!
Cost: $35 (Check to NHHS Drama Boosters)
Registration forms available at: www.nathanhaletheatre.com. Due by March 29, 2018 (deadline extended)

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