Summer Wolfpack Meetups

Enjoy an opportunity to socialize with other Hazel Wolf families this summer.

Summer meetups are scheduled for K-5, Middle School and grade-level meet ups at park playgrounds. Bring your own snacks or picnic. Meetups will follow local Public Health guidelines. Be sure check the PTSA blog or Facebook Events for updates.

Download the Summer Wolfpack Meetups flyer with the full schedule.

PTSA General Meeting with guest speaker David Lewis – Wed. June 9th

Everyone is invited to join the final PTSA General Meeting of the school year on Wed. June 9th. We’ll be hearing from guest speaker, David Lewis, Psy.D., who is currently the Program Manager of Behavioral Health Services for Seattle Public Schools. He will be focusing his talk on anxiety, related to our students’ experiences this past year during the pandemic and their transition into full-time in person learning next year.

Also, we will be voting to approve the 2021-22 Executive Board and budget. This is a meeting you don’t want to miss! The meeting is on Weds, June 9th and begins at 6:30pm.

Register in advance for this Zoom meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

More about our speaker David Lewis:

David Lewis, Psy.D. is currently the Program Manager of Behavioral Health Services for Seattle Public Schools. The department is dedicated to lowering discipline rates, increasing attendance, and positively impacting the social emotional well-being (and academic achievement), proportionately for all students.

Lewis is an Affiliate Professor at UW in Seattle/Bothell, where he lectures across various departments within the realms of Behavioral Sciences, Social Work, and Education. He is most known for his expertise and research related to the content area of Neuroscience, and that includes topics related to; Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Elevated Anxiety, Complex Trauma, and Toxic Stress.

Read the Parent Map article about David Lewis: This Researcher and Father Is Ensuring That Schools Value More Than Just Academics, Meet David Lewis, the guy helping shape Seattle Public Schools’ programs and policies around social-emotional learning

It’s Staff Appreciation Week — Volunteers Needed this Friday

Show your teachers and staff how much they are loved by sending some notes or videos of appreciation this week. Even if your parent room rep is not organizing something for the whole class, you can still encourage your child to draw a picture or write a note. These small gestures are always appreciated by teachers and staff!

Also, the PTSA is planning some yummy treats our incredible staff – including breakfast, ice cream and snacks. You can check out the week’s schedule here. Staff who are teaching remotely have not been forgotten and will have treats delivered to their homes during the week.

On Friday, May 7, we have planned a Car Wash for our staff. We will be doing our best to run the car wash in an environmentally-safe manner with COVID precautions too. Come show your support and sign up to volunteer for a shift! We need six more volunteers during the AM and PM sessions to make this event a success. Middle school students are welcome.

Join Next Year’s PTSA Board

A strong PTSA is important to ensure our Hazel Wolf school community can remain engaged and thrive. Now is when our community needs to come together and find volunteers to serve on our PTSA Executive Board and General Board for the upcoming school year.

Board positions open for the 2021-22 school year:

* Executive Board:
– Co-Treasurers (2 1 of 2 positions open): treasurer@hazelwolfk8.org
– Co-VP: schoolcommunity@hazelwolfk8.org

* General Board:
– E-STEM Coordinator: schoolcommunity@hazelwolfk8.org
– Fundraising Coordinator: fundraising@hazelwolfk8.org  
– Homeroom Rep Coordinator: schoolcommunity@hazelwolfk8.org
– Marketing & Communications Co-Coordinator (1 of 2 positions open): marcom@hazelwolfk8.org
– Membership Coordinator: schoolcommunity@hazelwolfk8.org
– Social Events Coordinator: socialevents@hazelwolfk8.org
– Special Fund Coordinator: president@hazelwolfk8.org
– Student Enrichment Coordinator: schoolcommunity@hazelwolfk8.org

Check out the board job descriptions

All current position holders are available to help with transition and questions. If you’d like to learn more, please send a message to the email contacts listed above for each position. We are speaking with interested candidates now. Then ideally we will vote on new Executive Board members at our next PTSA General Session Meeting on June 2nd. For general questions, please contact our co-presidents: Camille & Marina at president@hazelwolfk8.org.

Fill the Truck Goodwill Fundraiser, Sun. April 25, 2-5pm

We’re teaming up with Seattle Goodwill to accept your reusable donations! Clear Clutter, Raise Funds and Reduce Landfill. Fill the Truck!

Just come by Hazel Wolf School on Sunday, April 25, 2-5pm. Goodwill of Seattle will donate $600 to our school if we can “Fill the Truck”!

You can bring almost anything, just make sure it’s not bigger than an end table. Donate items like clothing, jewelry, sporting goods, household items and toys. No mattresses, hazardous waste or items in need of repair.

AAPI Listening Session – Thurs. April 22nd at 7pm

Our Hazel Wolf family groups will host a listening session for the Asian American and Pacific Islander families on this Thursday, April 22nd from 7-8:30pm. 

Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This is in response to the increasing hate crimes and racism happening to our Asian American and Pacific Islander community. While this is a specific forum for Asian American and Pacific Islander families, all are welcome. We ask that if you are not Asian American or Pacific Islander that you put yourself in a listening and learning stance to allow space for this community to talk and process. We will have break out rooms for more targeted discussion by race and ethnic groups.

Are you curious as to why there would be groups by different races when there is so much talk about anti-racism and inclusion? Please read this to learn more: Racial Affinity Groups Aren’t Racist – They are the Secret Sauce in Antiracist Schools

This event is sponsored by: FET, REC, PTSA and Hazel Wolf staff   
Racial Equity Committee: ptsa_rec@hazelwolfk8.org 
Hazel Wolf PTSA: president@hazelwolfk8.org
Family Engagement Team Lead: sajida.rehman@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunity – Support Needed Outside School

Sign up to support our Hazel Wolf Staff OUTSIDE at school. Volunteers are needed before the AM session at (7:30-8:00am) and after school ends for the day (2:30-3:00pm). There will be a sign in/out sheet at the front entrance with a box of vests. You will sign up to cover a specific area and help students with reminders to social distance, mask up, and remain in assigned areas.

Volunteers must be a Category A or B approved volunteer. If you are unsure of your volunteer status, please contact Yolanda Jackson at yljackson@seattleschools.org.

Review the available slots here and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!