Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA Response to Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander Hate Crimes

Anti-Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the U.S. Unfortunately, anti-Asian and Asian American racism and xenophobia are not new phenomena. It has been part of our histories for a long time. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, we have seen more harassment, discrimination, and even violence directed at these communities. Even before the horrific shooting in Atlanta, Anti-Asian and Asian American hate crimes have been on the rise including our own neighborhood of Pinehurst. The Hazel Wolf Parent Racial Equity Committee (REC) and the greater Hazel Wolf Parent, Student, Teacher Association (PTSA) stand in solidarity with our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community to condemn harassment, racism and xenophobia.

The “Model Minority” myth and a shared value in many Asian cultures of respecting elders and authority have lead to many Asian and Asian Americans to not rock the boat and speak out about racist acts they have faced. Our Hazel Wolf community supports our AAPI families and we want our AAPI community to be seen, heard, and valued.  

Our Hazel Wolf family groups will host a listening session for the Asian American and Pacific Islander families on the evening of Thursday April 22ndZoom (Coming soon!)

Sponsored by: Family Engagement Team, Racial Equity Committee, PTSA and the Hazel Wolf staff.    

Here are some resources (we know there are many more!!) and things you can do to support:

Building Resilience Through Mindfulness Workshop – Tuesday, March 16

As the tedium of Covid continues, parents are feeling a teeny bit stressed and our kids pick it up. Join a supportive workshop for simple family-friendly practices that help you step away from anxiety to revive your energy and boost family connections, taught by Hazel Wolf special education teacher Andrea D’Asaro.

Register in advance for this meeting: http://bit.ly/2O5ArjX

Parents will enjoy proven practices like soft belly breathing, mindful eating and unrestricted movement that engage all of your senses and create islands of serenity for those tough moments. We will enjoy self-compassion practices that transform worries and bring deep care to ourselves and our families. We’ll have fun with infectiously funny animal breathing that can soothe difficult moments with your student and help overcome online frustrations.

Parents Supporting Parents Virtual Community Discussion – Tuesday, March 2

Thanks to everyone who came to the last meeting. There was so much helpful information shared that we decided to have another meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2021. By then we’ll be coming up on a year of COVID. It’s a good time to take stock and think about where we are now and what we’ve learned. How are we doing? How are we tending to our mental health? How about our kids’ mental health? Let’s get together and share some ideas. Everyone is welcome! 

Register here: https://bit.ly/36odVJm

Seattle Public Schools Option School Enrollment Open Feb. 1-19

The time for new students to register to attend Hazel Wolf for the 2021-2022 school year is coming up soon!  The window to submit a choice application for an Option School is Monday, Feb. 1  through Friday, Feb. 19.

We want to reach out and give a special welcome to families who may be new to the country and who speak languages other than English.   We need YOUR help.  Do you have relatives, neighbors, or friends that speak a language other than English who are interested in enrolling at Hazel Wolf?  If you do, contact Rachel Projansky at raprojansky@seattleschools.org with any information you have and the ELL Enrollment Team will reach out to you soon.

More information, including translated informational videos and contact numbers for bilingual enrollment specialists can be found at Seattle Public Schools district website: https://www.seattleschools.org/admissions/registration

Parents Supporting Parents Virtual Community Discussion – Wednesday, Jan. 13

We’re in the thick of it right now, this online learning. Would you like to know what other parents have learned? What tricks work for them? Come to our first Parents Supporting Parents meeting of the school year. Be ready to share three things you’ve found that helps your kid stay focused, help you do some work, or help your household run. Ideas for self care? That’d work too. It all counts! Also bring your top three greatest challenges. What do you need help with? 

Join us for a virtual community discussion for all parents next Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m., and be ready to share your ideas and your struggles. 

Register here: http://bit.ly/3oaumzR

We are all stronger together!  

Parent Education Seminar: Coping During Online Learning – Wednesday, Dec. 16

Join the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA and two trauma-based pediatric therapists on Wednesday, Dec. 16, to discuss coping strategies and to know when to ask for more help or support for yourself and your children.

K-4th grades: 5 – 6 p.m.
Register: https://bit.ly/3kOdZXe (Ctrl + Click to follow link)

5th-8th grades: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Register: https://bit.ly/2ITRlPY (Ctrl + Click to follow link)

Please submit your questions in advance!

Afterschool Ski Lessons – Registration Open!

Due to COVID-19, there will be no ski bus offerings this year. However, Snow Sports Consulting Service, LLC (SSCS) and Webbski are doing mid-week lessons at Summit Central Ski Area in Snoqualmie and Hazel Wolf students will be grouped together. You will need to provide your own transportation to the mountain.

Lesson instructors will be in charge of kids properly wearing masks and following COVID protocols during the duration of the lesson. 

2nd – 8th grade ski lessons – wednesdays

SSCS will offer ski lessons 3 – 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Summit Central Ski Area in Snoqualmie. Space is limited to 30 students. First graders can sign up with prior ski experience. 

Cost: $200 for 6 weeks.

School Registration Deadline is Nov. 24, 2020. To register, visit: http://www.snowsportsconsultingservice.com/student-forms.html – see “Pinehurst”

For any questions, email Sarah Burris

Middle school ski lessons – fridays

WebbSki will offer 1 ¼ hour ski lessons at Summit Central Ski Area in Snoqualmie on Fridays at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. or 6 p.m.

Cost: $90 for 5 weeks.

For registration with WebbSki call (206) 782-5641 or visit www.webbski.com

For any questions, email Lorraine.lewis.phillips@comcast.net

We encourage you to talk with your friends and make a plan to take lessons and/or free ski together!