Book Fair supporting Hazel Wolf library– January 10-24

The Book Fair is coming! Start the year off right with some new books while supporting our library and a great local book store!​ The Book Fair starts this weekend on Sunday, January 10 and ends on Sunday, January 24 (runs for two weeks). This year we are partnering with Phinney Books. Hazel Wolf library will receive a credit of 25% of all book fair sales to spend on books for the school.

There are two ways to shop:

Online: Shop the online book fair at https://bookshop.org/shop/phinneyhazelwolf. All purchases made on Bookshop will be shipped from the wholesaler’s warehouse directly to the purchasers (or to gift recipients). There is not an option for in-store pickup for online orders.

In-store: You can also purchase books at Phinney Books during the book fair and have the books count toward the school credit. Just let them know at checkout that you want your purchases applied to the Hazel Wolf book fair, and they will add them to the school total. Phinney Books is located at: 7405 Greenwood Ave. N

Year-end Donation to Hazel Wolf PTSA

Dear Hazel Wolf Family,

Hazel Wolf K-8 is a vibrant and resilient learning community that supports and cultivates family engagement. The PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) is here to help facilitate that engagement and to serve and uplift our school community in many different ways.     

We provide financial support to the school – Every teacher receives a PTSA classroom grant to support their teaching. With the new landscape of remote learning—and the extra creativity it requires—this grant is more important than ever. Also we nearly doubled the funds (from $12,000 to $22,500) dedicated to our tutors this year for both elementary and middle school. We know how challenging this year is, and we want all students to have every opportunity available to succeed.

We support families in need – In this challenging year of living through a global pandemic, programs like our annual coat drive, food pantry and our food and household supply drives, are even more essential than they’ve been in the past. In addition, we’ve created a CARES (Community Assistance Response) Team to help identify and provide financial aid to families with specific school-related needs.

We build community – One way we are building community and connection while we are apart is through virtual parent education forums. Topics have ranged from presentations from our School Board Directors, Online Safety, Coping During Remote Learning and Racial Equity. We have also established Parent Wolf Packs, as well as the new Family Engagement and Action Team, to help nurture and facilitate community building. In addition, we are continuing our commitment to partnering with neighboring schools and increasing racial equity in cooperation with the Racial Equity Committee and the school.

These important programs that support our children and school community rely on donations from our families. Please consider making a year-end gift today. 

In light of our current situation, direct donations will serve as the majority of our fundraising budget for this school year due to the inability to hold our regular annual auction. Please give what is meaningful to you and your family at this time– this might be a one-time year-end gift or a recurring monthly gift. We are grateful for your generosity in supporting our community and your child’s education through this historic time. We are all stronger together.

Ways to give:

Matching gifts: If your employer matches your donation, please let us know.  If you have any questions, contact our Fundraising Chair, Kelli Charboneau at fundraising@hazelwolfk8.org.

Thank you!

Marina Gray and Camille Mulchi
PTSA Co-Presidents

Appreciations for Ms. Eseosa Orhuozee and her impact at Hazel Wolf

Dear Hazel Wolf Community,

We wanted to share with you more about our wonderful Eseosa Orhuozee’s news. She has been such an important and loved part of our community. Now she is off to work in a larger role for the district to make an impact on more students and to further her work in alignment with her educational goals.

We know she will be sorely missed! We wanted to give everyone an opportunity to say goodbye and express their appreciation for her before she moves in to her new role. 

Ways to celebrate Eseosa: 

Virtual Well Wishes – You can upload your video of gratitude and well wishes by Tuesday, Dec 22nd. All the videos will be combined and then sent to Eseosa to enjoy. Please feel free to speak in your native language, send well wishes in a manner that most resonates with your cultural traditions, read a poem, sing or play a quick jingle or simply say thank you and show your gorgeous smile. Eseosa has done so much to support the Hazel Wolf community. Feel free to let her know how much you appreciate her work and support. She’d love to know. 

https://app.vidhug.com/thank-you-eseosa/ryRzXlDhw/record

Come see her off in person this Friday!! Eseosa will be in the building 9am-3pm this Friday, so you could stop by during these hours to bring a card, gift, flowers or even give a social distance wave. 

Contribute to a gift card via Cash app $ZoeLeverson, Venmo @Zoe-Leverson, or PayPal zoezowie@msn.com

HW Spirit Gear Sale and Order Pick-up

The PTSA is having an in-person Spirit Gear Sale this Wednesday, December 16 from 2:30-4:30pm in front of the school. So if you forgot to place order, you are in luck– this is your chance to pick up some fun gear! Also, already purchased Spirit Gear will be available for pick-up.

So get some fun Wolfpack gear and holiday shopping done all in one! Any questions, please contact: spiritgear@hazelwolfk8.org

Support our community with household donations – through Friday, Dec. 18

We are accepting donations to the Winter Household Drive to support those in our HW community who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. While keeping cultural diversity in mind this winter season, we are focusing our Winter Drive on household supplies instead of food. Each grade is assigned one type of item.

You can buy that item from the Target wishlist or you can buy it elsewhere locally. Target Wish List: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/HWwinterdrive

ITEM LIST:
K – laundry detergent
1st grade – paper towels (if not available, soap bars like Dove)
2nd grade – toilet paper (if not available, baby wipes)
3rd grade – dish soap
4th grade – deodorant
5th grade – shampoo
6th grade – conditioner
7th grade – toothbrushes
8th grade – Nutella

We will keep track of donations based on a point system with items costing about $5 equal to one point. We’ll do our best to keep track fairly. The winning grade will win a virtual DANCE PARTY with Principal Debbie Nelsen! We will announce the winning grade after the break to allow time for all shipments to be delivered.

You can have items shipped to Tracy Buckingham the PTSA Family Support Lead (Target registry automatically ships to her) or drop off at her house. Please email Tracy for drop off info and any questions: familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org. Thank you Wolfpack for your support!

Congratulations to our Wolfpack Readers for completing the Read-A-Thon!

Now it’s time to add up your minutes read, collect your pledges and turn in your forms!

Forms and pledges can be turned in and participation bookmarks will be distributed at the school this week on December 2 & 3 (Weds & Thurs) from 2:30pm-4:30pm at the library book pick-up.

You can also email forms to fundraising@hazelwolfk8.org. Sponsors can make their donations online through December 6, here: https://hazelwolfk8.ejoinme.org/2020ReadAThon 

Winning fundraisers and raffle winners will be announced soon!

Read-a-Loud with Mystery Reader – Mon, Nov. 23

Join us next Monday for another Read-a-Loud and this time with a special guest Mystery Reader! Who could it be??? Find out on Monday, Nov. 23 at 6:30pm for K-2, 6:45pm for 3-5 and 7pm for 6-8. Register at: https://bit.ly/38mKs4k.

We had a great turn out on Monday evening at our Read-a-Loud with Dr. V for the Read-a-Thon Kick-off– so many engaged and smiling kids. Hope to see you at this next event! 

It’s not too late to participate in this year’s Read-a-Thon and get your kids reading over the break. The PTSA has some great incentives and prizes. If you missed the info in the Principal’s emails, get all the details, key dates and the packet download here: www.hazelwolfk8.org/read-a-thon