2021 Direct Appeal

This year, so much has changed, but our commitment to providing an outstanding education for all of our children has not. Our PTSA strives to create programs and provide services that enrich our children’s lives, engage our families, support our teachers, and help our community by providing academic enrichment activities for our children.

Why a Direct Appeal Campaign? In a typical year, the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA Auction & Parent Social would be our school’s largest fundraiser, raising nearly $90,000. As you know, we are sadly unable to hold our beloved event. This year is unlike any other when it comes to fundraising, and it’s actually the perfect opportunity to help us evaluate whether a Direct Appeal can be a primary fundraiser for our PTSA going forward. Our goal for the Hazel Wolf K-8 2021 Direct Appeal campaign is $40,000.

Your donation makes a difference! By contributing to the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA Direct Appeal campaign, you invest directly in your child. The PTSA supports programs which are above and beyond SPS provided resources. All donations are 100% tax deductible and qualify for a corporate matching gift.

To donate, you may send a check to our school (11530 12th Ave NE, Seattle, 98125) made payable to Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA or just click on the Donate Now button above to make a donation online. The Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA is strongly committed to being there for all families in our school community – and we hope you are too. We are grateful for each of you who support this years’ Direct Appeal and our programs.

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How much should I donate? No amount is too small – or too big! With over 750 students, we are asking every family to give as much as they can to support the school. If every family donates $60 per child (or $5/month), we will exceed our goal. Please consider a contribution in any amount that is comfortable for your family budget.

What does your support do for our students? This unusual academic year has narrowed the scope of our spending to four major areas of focus: 

Tutoring Program: The PTSA provides funding for seven tutors working with students in 1st-8th grade. Tutors are working with individual students and small groups, which is a vital component during remote learning for student engagement, social and emotional well-being and academic success. For elementary grades, this has added up to over 100 hours per week of tutoring for over 75 students.

Staff Grants: Every certified teacher at Hazel Wolf receives a PTSA Classroom Grant that allows them to enhance the learning experience of their students. The grant can be used for classroom supplies, curricula, books, software, and website or magazine subscriptions. This year, grants have been particularly helpful to support online teaching and have allowed teachers to purchase items to enhance their virtual classroom. Additionally, PTSA funds helped purchase a Nearpod license for Hazel Wolf. Nearpod helps educators make lessons more interactive to enhance online learning and engagement. 

Family Support: The CARES Fund supplements the PTSA Family Support pantry with high need items including diapers and cleaning household items. The funds are distributed by Principal Nelsen and the CARES Support Team (consists of Hazel Wolf administrators, counselors and ELL teachers). The Family Support volunteers provide twice weekly deliveries to over 50 families in our Hazel Wolf community. This effort began last Spring and continues to provide vital support for many families directly impacted by the COVID pandemic.

Racial Equity & Inclusion: The PTSA funds translations by our Hazel Wolf Instructional Assistants for our ELL families. These translations are important to help keep as many ELL families included and informed. Additionally, funding this year will support training for the Racial Equity Committee (REC) and the launch of Hazel Wolf’s new Family Engagement & Action Team (FEAT).

THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR’S CORPORATE SPONSORS