A Letter to the Hazel Wolf K-8 School Community

September 9, 2022

Subject: From your Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA President

Dear Hazel Wolf Community: 

I’m writing today to introduce myself as your 2022 Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) President for Hazel Wolf-K8. 

We know that the delayed start to the year is causing stress on all of you – which is especially trying on the heels of so much disruption over the last two and a half school years. However you and your family are feeling during this uncertain time, please know that my thoughts are with you as you navigate this delayed start. I know we all have uniquely different situations that make this time a challenge. During this time, my hope is that we can support each other, as a community and as fellow humans. 

Many of you are very involved with our public education system, while others may be struggling to understand why our staff/educators are striking. My goal is to ensure everyone has access to up-to-date information about why the strike is occurring, and what you as a community member can do to have your voice heard and or offer support. If you’re not familiar with the details of the strike, this article [seattletimes.com] has a good overview. 

It’s also important to me that you understand the actions the PTSA is able to take while bargaining is happening.  Our role is to foster community through communication and events, support student education and success, provide staff support, and act as advocates to improve our educational system. As a non-profit and as part of the Washington State PTA, our advocacy during bargaining is to ensure our students have as little disruption to the normal school year as possible. Below is the current guidance we have been asked to follow: 

Below you will find ways you can stay connected to community-planned teacher supports via Facebook pages, as well as ways to stay informed and write letters to SEA, SPS/Board and or the SCPTSA. Many of these links provide a wealth of information along with methods to contact each organization. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I will continue to keep you informed and aim to be as transparent as possible.

Thank you,

Christa Kleiner 

PTSA President Hazel Wolf K-8 

Hazel Wolf K-8 Community Group [facebook.com] started as “Support Hazel Wolf K-8 Teachers,” a forum to support our Hazel Wolf K-8 teachers during the strike. Members include HWK-8 parents, teachers, and members of the community. It has continued as “Hazel Wolf K-8 Community Group,” a place to share information as a community and be an open forum for communication between members.

Various grades also have their own closed Facebook groups that you can request to join (updated for the 2022-2023 school year):

You can write letters to SPS/Board via the following links:

Provided by SEA-

https://action.washingtonea.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=14662 [action.washingtonea.org]

አማርኛ / Amharic [action.washingtonea.org]

简体中文 / Chinese (Simplified) [action.washingtonea.org]

Af-soomaaliga / Somali [action.washingtonea.org]

Español / Spanish [action.washingtonea.org]tiếng Việt / Vietnamese [action.washingtonea.org]

Provided by SPS-click on the “Let’s talk function”

https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/hr/labor-and-employee-relations/collective-bargaining-updates/ [seattleschools.org]

Direct email to the school board 

schoolboard@seattleschools.org

You can view/follow the Seattle Education Association(SEA-teachers union)bargaining updates here:

https://www.seattlewea.org/contracts-and-bargaining/2022-bargaining-updates [seattlewea.org]

or on FaceBook at:

https://www.facebook.com/SeattleEA [facebook.com]

on Twitter at:

https://twitter.com/SeattleEdAssoc [twitter.com]

on Instagram at:

https://www.instagram.com/seattleea/ [instagram.com]

You can view/follow the Seattle Council PTSA(SCPTSA) site and read their statement here:

https://scptsa.org/ [scptsa.org]

SCPTSA landing page where you can view information from both SEA and SPS along with SCPTSA 

https://scptsa.org/collective-bargaining-agreement [scptsa.org]

If you go to the top under resources and bargaining agreement they have more information.

you can also look at their Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/scptsa [facebook.com]

or on Twitter at:

Seattle Council PTSA (@SCPTSA) / Twitter [twitter.com]

You can view/follow Seattle Public Schools(SPS/District) and read their proposals here:

https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/hr/labor-and-employee-relations/collective-bargaining-updates/ [seattleschools.org]

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