Reflections Art Contest – submissions due this Friday, Oct. 30

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The deadline for the Reflections Art Contest is this Friday, October 30th! The theme is “I Matter Because…” and students can submit artwork in six categories (visual arts, photography, film production, dance choreography, music composition, and literature).

There is now a Google doc that you can use to submit your student’s information: https://forms.gle/U6NjiadouuMV1TaR9 

If Google docs don’t work for you, please reach out to Tatiana Kaminsky at tatiana.kaminsky@gmail.com. She has other options available for gathering needed information. She will also work with you to collect your student’s artwork!

Download the 2020-21 Reflections flyer

Hazel Wolf 12th Annual Coat Drive

Give the gift of warmth! Donate a coat to our Annual Coat Drive

Each year Hazel Wolf hosts a Coat Drive to make sure all Hazel Wolf students and families have a new winter coat. We are anticipating an increase in requests this year.

If you would like to sponsor a child(ren), please shop our Target wish list. The list will be updated in real-time as requests come in, so please check back regularly. Orders will be shipped directly to a coat drive specialist during checkout and will be delivered through the Family Support delivery system. Prices range from $20-$52.

Thank you to our generous Hazel Wolf community for your ongoing support of this program.

Family Support & Community Outreach presentation: making an impact and supporting our HW community

Zoe Leverson and Tracy Buckingham, Hazel Wolf PTSA board volunteers, have been leading the Community Outreach and Family Support team efforts for our Hazel Wolf school community. They presented at the General Session Meeting on Wedsnesday, October 14th and shared all about the team’s work since March 2020 and the meaningful impact that has been made. Thank you Tracy, Zoe, volunteer organizers and drivers– and to our Hazel Wolf community for your continuing support during this time. Below is the presentation, common questions and answers and how anyone can help!

Questions & Answers:

Question: If I go to a Seattle School food site for food, would I be taking free school lunches from someone who needs them if I go?

Answer: School lunches are for everyone. In fact, if they are not used enough, sites could be shut down. They also have breakfast and dinners. So please visit them so they don’t get shut down (this is coming from the people working at these places). You can get as many as you want, including doing pickup for the whole week on one day. You might also see friends or other Hazel Wolf families at pick up sites. I know I have and it’s been great to see people!

Question: What kind of support are you doing? How do you know if people use or want it?

Answer: We have families fill out weekly Google forms with a list of things available, including household item list, food, produce/pantry boxes from Food Lifeline, produce boxes from Farmer Frog in Woodinville and SPS meals/lunches and backpacks. Every week what is available changes and programs are subject to change at any time. We used to get produce from Food Lifeline but since we are in a different phase, the contracts have changed and they are now pantry boxes. Not all of our families use canned goods, so this is less helpful for us. We have been going to Farmer Frog once a week now for food boxes. Families receive a customized order based on what they need.

Question: How do you deliver? Do you social distance? What if families are busy at that time?

Answer: We follow social distancing and wear masks. Most families are available for delivery but some prefer to pick up. We also have some drivers that deliver at later times, when it works best for the family. There are always options if families can’t do those times. Please check the data of our families!

Question: How can I help?

Answer: We have a Target wish list and we always need Kirkland paper towels & Marathon toilet paper from Costco because it’s individually wrapped and still limited to one per checkout. The Target Wish list will ship directly to Tracy’s house (it will show up during checkout). You are also welcome to look at the Target wish list and then shop locally. Donating many of one single item is more helpful than a bag of different items because we do weekly forms for what is available and only list an item when we have enough to offer it to many families.

Also, we just started the Coat Drive this year and check out the Facebook post and PTSA communications being sent out to donate a coat. It looks different this year. We have a wish list at Target and you buy a coat and during checkout it ships to one of the people running the coat drive. Then the coat will be delivered to a family through the Family Support delivery system. The coats range from $20-$52. Thanks to Tracy Moran & Kelly Martineau for organizing the drive.

Please email familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org for more info about family support or to get donate & drop off information.

Presented October 14, 2020 by:
Tracy Buckingham, Family Support
Zoe Leverson, Community Outreach

No more clipping Box Tops! Scan your receipts

Did you know that Hazel Wolf receives 10 cents for every valid Box Top for Education that we submit? Last year we made over $400 from families, friends, and staff who clipped them and dropped them off in the front office.

This year we are going digital! Have you heard about the Box Tops app on your phone? It’s the new way to earn cash for our school—no clipping required.

HOW IT WORKS:
1. Download the Box Tops app at https://www.boxtops4education.com
2. BUY participating products.
3. SCAN your receipt with the app. Use the app to snap a photo within 14 days of purchase.
4. EARN cash for our school. Each Box Top is worth 10¢ for our school.

Look for Box Tops on everything from granola bars to plastic bags. You can find a list of products here.

Thank you for supporting Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA!

Chipotle Fundraiser for Hazel Wolf PTSA – Weds. Oct. 21

The Chipotle Restaurant Night Fundraiser happening next week on Weds. October 21 from 4-8pm at Northgate Mall. Chipotle will donate 33% of all our supporters’ sales to Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA. What a great excuse to order take out!

And good news, you can order online via app or website! Just make sure to use the promo code: XFANBAY, and pick up during the fundraiser timeframe at Northgate. Of course, you can still go in person and order at the restaurant– just be sure to mention Hazel Wolf.

Thanks for supporting Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA!

PTSA General Session Online Meeting – Weds. Oct 14, 6:30pm

Hazel Wolf parents, staff and students are invited to join the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA Fall General Session online meeting this Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 6:30pm. This meeting will take place remotely via Zoom. Pre-register at: https://bit.ly/hwptsa

Connect with other parents and hear the latest PTSA updates and plans for this year. We will also be joined by SPS central office staff who will share the District’s Strategic Plan and answer any questions.

You do NOT have to be a PTSA member to attend. We invite everyone to join us to better build community that allows all our students to thrive. We hope to see you there!

Use AmazonSmile for Your Online Shopping

Don’t forget that through AmazonSmile, your Amazon.com purchases can automatically support Hazel Wolf K-8. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of every purchase to our PTSA!

When you first sign up for AmazonSmile at smile.amazon.com, you will be given an opportunity to choose your charity. Type in “Hazel Wolf” and select “Hazel Wolf PTSA Unit 6.15.24” (don’t be confused by the location listing of Tacoma, WA, this is the correct choice).

If you already have an AmazonSmile account and would like to change your charity, go to “Your Account & Lists” in the top menu on the front page of Amazon. Then select “Your AmazonSmile.” Then click the button “Change charity” on the right side of the page.

Thank you for supporting Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA!