See You Wednesday! Multicultural Potluck

Please join us Wednesday, October 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Cafetorium for Hazel Wolf K-8’s first all-school Multicultural Potluck!

Let’s gather to share a meal and celebrate our community and its many different cultures. Please bring a dish to share that is special to your family, culture, or heritage.

Cultural Open Mic and Sharing: Do you have a dance, a song, a poem, or a story to share? The stage and sound system will be available, so bring an instrument or music on your phone. Are there games, books or artwork that is special to your family? Space will also be available to share books, pictures, a game, or craft.

Questions or comments about this event, or for special open mic requests please contact Zoe Leverson, Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator, 206.445.8521 or neighborhood@hazelwolfk8.org.

Reminder: Parents Supporting Parents Meeting – Mon, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.

Your kid doesn’t need to have an IEP or 504 for you to come to a support meeting. You can bring any of your challenges. Is your child struggling with reading or math? Memory or organization? Social skills? Come to a meeting, connect with other parents, ask questions, and share resources. That’s what it’s all about. The first meeting will be Monday, October 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Hazel Wolf library. We’ll share challenges and resources as well as choose topics and themes for future meetings. Additional dates for the 2018-19 school year are: December 3, February 4, April 1, and June 3. All meetings will be from 7 to 9 p.m. in the library. Sadly, childcare is not provided.

Email elliskatherinem@gmail.com with questions or concerns. See you there!

Oct. 13 Advocacy Event and Info on Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy (Prop 1)

The Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy will renew the expiring Families and Education Levy (2011) and the Seattle Preschool Levy (2014) and will broaden its scope to serve early learners, K-12 vulnerable populations, and college access. This levy is separate from the Operations and Capital levies, coming up for vote in February, intended to fill the budget gap from what the state provides for education.

The proposed levy will make seven years of investment to:

  • Double the number of low-income children in quality preschool;
  • Increase K-12 and community investments, including critical school-based health services, increasing teacher diversity and helping students most at risk of dropping out of school;
  • Expand access to college for all Seattle Public School graduates through the Seattle Promise College Tuition Program.

Advocacy opportunity: Join the Yes on Prop 1 (the FEPP Levy) campaign for a canvas this Saturday, October 13 at 10 a.m. in Lake City. Bring your kids and walk the neighborhood, and leave whenever you feel done. If interested, email Eliza Rankin (liza.rankin at gmail.com) and she’ll connect you with the organizers.

The Seattle Council PTSA (SCPTSA) endorsed a “yes” vote on the levy at our general membership meeting on October 1. Download this PDF for more info.

Hazel Wolf Coat Drive

Click to read this information in Spanish, Amharic and Tigrinya 

This fall season, Hazel Wolf K-8 will hold its 10th annual coat drive!

Information for Coat Recipients:
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 (available in multiple languages below and in the office) and return the completed form to your child’s teacher or to the front office by Friday, October 26 in the coat request form return box near the nurse’s door. All information will be kept confidential. Coat request forms are available for download in the following languages:

Forms can also be picked up in the front office on the counter next to the coat request return box.​

Information for Coat Donors:
After all coat request forms are received, an email announcement will go out asking for volunteers to purchase coats. If you are able to sponsor a child, please email
Kathi Lefebvre-Marcinek (Kathi.Lefebvre@gmail.com) and you will be sent a coat request. Please put “Coat Drive” in the subject line of the email. To make coat shopping easy, size, color preference and gender information will be included in the request.

All donated coats must be NEW. To ensure quick distribution, please drop off new coats in the front office ASAP after you get your request information. Please write the request number that Kathi gives you on the purchase receipt for the coat and leave the purchase receipt in the pocket of the coat. ​

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

Reflections Art Contest Info, Workshops on 10/16 and 10/23

Calling all Wolfpack Artists! Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s Reflections Art Contest theme is “Heroes Around Me.”

All entries must be turned in by November 2, 2018. Please deliver entries to the box in the main office and attach a completed entry form, available for download here.

For more information, visit https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/

Afterschool Workshops
Need help with materials, ideas or filling out the entry form? Two afterschool workshops led by parent volunteers will be offered from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the art room on Tuesday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 23.

Please contact Caitlin with any questions at caitew@comcast.net.

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Need Care When School is Out Next Friday, Oct. 12?

Next Friday, October 12 is an in-service day and there is no school. If you’re looking for activities and/or care for your child(ren) that day, we’re fortunate to have the YMCA afterschool program on site, which will be offering programming from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Hazel Wolf Cafetorium!

To register online, follow this link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/seattleymca/ActiveNet_Home?FileName=onlineDCProgramDetail.sdi&dcprogram_id=6852&online=true

When you register, it may give you a “schedule conflict” error, but just press “ignore conflict” at the bottom of your screen to override it.

The YMCA will have the rest of their no-school-day offerings up and open soon. For more information or to register by email or phone, contact Miranda at 206.524.1400 or mgadau@seattleymca.org.

We Need Your Input by Oct. 8! What Issues are Most Important to You?

Each fall Washington State PTA hosts a legislative assembly where they set the priorities for the year. We would love to know what’s most important to you.

Unfortunately, our school hasn’t submitted enough responses yet and we need your help! The survey deadline has been extended, so please take the online survey before midnight on Monday, October 8 to help PTSA delegates vote on the TOP 5 issues that are most important to our school. The issues supporting the “Health, Education & Welfare” of our students cover a wide spectrum of legislative policies from school meals and closing to the gaps to preschool, recess, SEL, teacher shortages, gun safety and more. Take the survey to find out what’s on the proposed agenda and share your priorities with the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA.

Your voice matters! Please take a few moments and let us know what’s important to you and your family.

Questions? Contact Rachel Lipsky at legislative@hazelwolfk8.org

https://www.esurveyspro.com/Survey.aspx?id=f9b7c938-406a-4c06-ba71-ca3815a50562