Restorative Justice presentation– by Vice Principal, Janine Madaffari

If case you weren’t able to attend the PTSA General Session Meeting last week, Vice Principal, Janine Madaffari, shared a presentation on Restorative Justice. She explained the concept of restorative justice and how restorative practices are being implemented at Hazel Wolf and schools across the district.

Ms. Madafarri has given us permission to share her slides and you can view the presentation here to learn more: Restorative Practices Overview for PTSA.



NEW Parent Education Event: Teaching Social Skills to Our Kids, Caroline Maguire – Oct. 8, 7pm

We have an exciting opportunity to hear Caroline Maguire, author of Why Will No One Play With Me, speak at our school on Tuesday, October 8:

PTSA Parent Education Speaker Event: Teaching Social Skills to Our Kids

Caroline Maguire, personal coach, author, teacher and speaker, will introduce the tools you need to become your child’s (or student’s) social skills coach. Caroline’s strategies can help you learn how to cope with the daily social dilemmas that come up and will teach you how to help your child navigate the challenges of social interactions.

Location & Time: Cafetorium, 7:00-8:30pm
Speaker and Q&A: 7:00-8:00pm
Discussion group: 8:00-8:30pm

(This event will replace the Parents Supporting Parents meeting previously planned for Oct 7th.)

Don’t forget— PTSA general session meeting tonight at 6:30pm

We’ll see you at tonight’s PTSA general session meeting at 6:30-8:00pm in the Cafetorium. You can hear an overview on PTSA activities this year, as well as an update from Principal Debbie Nelsen. Assistant Principal Janine Madaffari will talk about how teachers are bringing the practice of restorative justice to Hazel Wolf K-8.

You don’t need to be a PTSA member to attend. However we encourage everyone to consider becoming a member. You can sign up online at:

Childcare provided by middle schoolers (donations are suggested).

Also, Spanish, Amharic and Oromo interpreters will be at the meeting tonight.

Hazel Wolf Annual Coat Drive

This Fall season Hazel Wolf K-8 will hold its 11th annual coat drive!

Click to read this information in Spanish.

Is your child in need of a new winter coat this season? If you would like your child to receive a NEW winter coat with assistance from the coat drive, please fill out the “Coat Request Form” and return the completed form by Friday October 25th. Forms may be returned to your child’s teacher or to the Front Office (in the Coat Request Form return box located near the nurse’s office door). All information will be kept confidential.

Coat Request Forms are available for download below and printed forms are available in the Front Office.

Are you able to sponsor a child and be a coat donor? If you are able to sponsor a child, please email us at ( and we will send you a coat request. Please put “Coat Drive” in the subject line of the email. (To make coat shopping easy, we will include size, color preference and gender information for the request.)

The Hazel Wolf PTSA thanks you for your consideration and participation!

Join the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA

Consider joining the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA in working to make a difference in our school community. The mission of the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA is to facilitate opportunities for family involvement. We work to enhance the learning experience for every child – in a way that fosters whole child well-being and success.

Become a member and join today by going to or complete the membership form and return it to the office.

Financial assistance is also available to offset all or part of the membership fee, please email for more information.

First PTSA General Session Meeting of the year – Thursday, Sept. 26

Hazel Wolf parents, staff and students are encouraged to join the Hazel Wolf K-8 Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) for our first general session meeting of the year. It is this Thursday evening, September 26, from 6:30-8:00pm in the cafetorium. You do not have to be a PTSA member to attend.

Meet our new PTSA board and what we’ve been up to the last couple months– setting PTSA priorities and establishing a budget for the year. Also, we will talk about upcoming PTSA activities and how you can get involved.

You’ll have an opportunity to hear from Principal Debbie Nelsen with a school update. Assistant Principal Janine Madaffari will talk about how teachers are bringing the practice of restorative justice to Hazel Wolf K-8. Restorative justice empowers students to resolve conflicts on their own and in small groups, and it’s a growing practice at schools around the country.

Childcare will be provided by middle school students (childcare donations are suggested and will go directly to the students providing the care).

Please bring questions, suggestions, ideas—or just come listen and learn. We’ll see you on Thursday!