Invitation for community business and corporate sponsors

Are you a business owner looking for an additional marketing opportunity? Have you donated business services or products to the Hazel Wolf auction in the past? You may have heard, we are not able to have our annual auction, and this year we are running a direct appeal campaign beginning in March. We are reaching out to neighborhood businesses and to those in our own community who are business owners, and we invite you to support our students during this unprecedented school year of virtual learning.

Would you consider making a donation and be named a corporate sponsor of our event? By giving to Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA, you’ll be helping us maintain programs that have been deemed vital during our virtual school year, such as math & reading tutors, family support programs and staff grants.

We are offering two Sponsorship Levels and Benefits: 

$250: Your business and logo will be highlighted as a corporate sponsor on our PTSA website Direct Appeal landing page where 750+ families and staff will come to seek out information and donate during our two-week campaign. After the campaign is over, your business logo will continue to have a presence on our website for the remainder of the school year.

$500: In addition to the placements on our website, your business name and logo will have a spot on our 2021Corporate Sponsorship banner. This banner will be located outside of our school on the fence along Pinehurst Way for the remainder of the school year.

This is an opportunity for sponsors to make an impact on our student community and to enjoy the benefits that come from recognition of your support of our school.

Please contact Kelli at fundraising@hazelwolfk8.org for more information or to inquire about other ways to participate. Deadline is February 20, 2021.

Save the Date for the 2021 Direct Appeal – March 1-14

This year, we are sadly unable to hold our annual auction event, which is typically our biggest fundraiser of the year. However, we are hopeful to find new ways to successfully engage with our generous community during our Direct Appeal Campaign, running March 1-14, 2021.

In a normal year, our annual auction typically raises over $90,000 and is only successful because of donors and families, like you. This year our campaign goal is $40,000, which will enable us to maintain our most important school support programs during this virtual school year.

By giving to Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA, you’ll be investing in every student and ensuring consistent funding of our existing programs, such as our: Reading and Math Tutors who are successful providing extra support to struggling students, Staff Grants that support our (virtual) classrooms, supplies and enrichment materials, and SO MUCH MORE.

Thank you for saving the date and considering a financial commitment to your child, to every child, through our Direct Appeal.

Join the PTSA General Session Meeting Tonight – Weds. Jan 20, 6:30pm

Hazel Wolf parents, staff and students are invited to join the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA General Session meeting tonight– Wednesday, January 20 at 6:30pm. This meeting will take place remotely via Zoom. Register at: https://bit.ly/3bFARXO

  • Updates from your PTSA
  • Principal’s Discussion on Learning Updates during Covid
  • Call for Nominations Committee for PTSA board positions: 2021/2022 school year

We invite everyone to join us to better build community. We hope to see you there!

Dine Out Restaurant Fundraiser at Phayathai Cuisine — Tues. Jan 12 all day

Join us for a delicious way to support the PTSA! Enjoy a meal at Phayathai Cuisine (on Lake City Way) this Tuesday, January 12th, and they will donate 20% back to our PTSA. (Also Phayathai is owned by a Hazel Wolf family!)

When: Tuesday, January 12th
Time: All day, 11am – 9:30pm
How: Phone orders only (206) 729-2295 and tell them it’s for the Hazel Wolf fundraiser. (Offer is valid only if you mention Hazel Wolf)

The menu is available at https://www.phayathaiseattle.com.

Thank you for supporting our PTSA!

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