Recent News

We Need NatureBridge Chaperones, Nov. 6 to 9!

We are in dire need of chaperones for NatureBridge, November 6 – 9. We currently have 3 volunteers, but we need at least 10 to make this trip work. Please consider helping us out for this amazing experience. Even if you’re not an 8th grade parent, we’d love to have you.

NatureBridge charges us $276 per chaperone. Because the PTSA is subsidizing this cost, the charge for each chaperone has been reduced to $100. If this cost is prohibitive, contact us and we can work something out.

If the time commitment is a barrier to participation, consider splitting a shift with another chaperone. One person could come on Monday and leave Wednesday morning, and the other could come Wednesday morning and leave Thursday afternoon.

Send offers, suggestions, comments, or questions to Joe Bailey-Fogarty, E-STEM coordinator, jcbaileyfogart@seattleschools.org

Principal’s Weekly Update

Important Dates

  • Oct 19th (Thur):
    Drama class – Field Trip to Aladdin
    PTSA Board Mtg. 6:30 pm

New Information

1. Attention Creative Wolfpack!! – 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 theme, “Within Reach,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Submission guidelines and entry forms: tinyurl.com/WA-reflections-form. Need help with materials, ideas? See Ms. Mackin in Room 111 or email any questions to PTSA Arts Liaison, Caitlin Ewing at arts@hazelwolfk8.org. Submissions due on Nov 2nd.

2. Art Workshop – Within Reach. Oct 17th and 24th, 3:30 – 5:15 in the art room. Come have fun, play with art and ideas, and create a piece to enter in the National PTA Reflections art contest. RSVP to Danielle Goldberg-Hoss at reflectionsartclass@gmail.com. Parents and extra hands are welcome.

3. Veteran’s Day Assembly – The assembly committee is looking for pictures and information on any family members who may have been in the armed services. This can be US service as well as any other country’s service. We are preparing a slide show for our Veterans Day assembly. Please send digital photos to Mr. Baltzell at trbaltzell@seattleschools.org. Please include the following information:

  • Name of Veteran
  • Name of student at Hazel Wolf to whom the veteran is related
  • Relationship to Hazel Wolf Student, i.e.: grandparent, cousin, aunt, etc.
  • Branch of service
  • Years of service
  • Any other pertinent information, such as currently still serving, where serving/served, distinctions, rank, etc.
  • If you have previously submitted photos and info, we still have them and will continue to use them in this year’s slide show as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ms. Burnett at teburnett@seattleschools.org. Thanks, and hope to see your pictures!

Note – the cutoff for submission is November 1st, after this date, we will be unable to put your photo into our slide show.

4. We need chaperones for the 8th Grade Nature Bridge trip, November 6 – 9. Contact Joe Bailey-Fogarty via email: jcbaileyfogart@seattleschools.org.

5. Parent Conferences – If you have not set up your conferences yet, please do so ASAP. Note that teachers set their own schedules around their own schedules. If for some reason there isn’t a time that works for your family, talk to your teacher directly as they do have some flexibility in their schedule.

6. Smash and Grab – Last week a car was broken into right in front of the daycare, so keep valuables put away and locked up.

7. Please Share your Tutoring Resources – Our Student Intervention Team often has requests from parents and staff for names of private tutors who can work after school or on weekends. We would like to compile a list of available tutors to share with parents. If you are a private tutor, or you know of a private tutor you would recommend, please email the tutor’s contact information to Christy Lommers. Please include any of the
following information that you are able to share:

  • Name of Tutor/ Organization
  • Tutor email and/or cell/phone
  • Subjects and/or age level for tutoring:
  • Price per hour:
  • Tutoring location or in home tutoring?
  • I recommend ____ because ______.

8. 6th Grade Parent Representative Still Needed! – Attention 6th grade parents! We still need a volunteer to support grade-level communications for teachers/PTSA announcements. If you have a current 6th grader please consider volunteering for this important role to ensure all 6th grade parents stay informed. Contact Emily Wray at homeroomrep@hazelwolfk8.org if you would like more information.

9. Donations and Support for our ELL Craft and Game night – Our ELL Support Team and PTSA are hosting a game night for our ELL students and families. To make this event successful we need the following support:

  • Donations of gently-used, fun-for-all-ages board games and activity sets (snap circuits, Goldie Blocks, etc.), and children’s books. You may place donated items in the box in the office.
  • Donations of craft supplies including fun stickers, adhesive gems, washi tape, cool duct tape, or colorful sharpies. Anything that will look good on wood but doesn’t make a big mess or take long to dry. These can also be brought to the office.
  • Volunteers to help on the evening of 10/19. We need help serving food, organizing crafts, and playing games. Contact Kelly McIntyre at operations@hazelwolfk8.org.

Art Workshops for “Reflections” Contest on Oct. 17 and 24

A Hazel Wolf parent is generously offering  two upcoming workshops to have fun, play with art and ideas, and to create a piece to enter in the National PTA Reflections art contest! The workshops will be held on Tuesday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 24 from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. in the Hazel Wolf art room.

Please RSVP to Danielle Goldberg-Hoss at reflectionsartclass@gmail.com.

Parents and extra hands are welcome!

Seeking Volunteers and Donations for ELL Family Event on October 19

We will be hosting a board game and craft night for our English Language Learners and their families on October 19 and we could use your help! ELL families will be invited to come and enjoy dinner together, decorate a book crate and play tabletop games that will be available to take home.

We are collecting donations of gently-used, fun-for-all-ages board games and activity sets (snap circuits, Goldie Blocks, etc.).

We are also in need of some more craft supplies. Fun stickers, adhesive gems, washi tape or cool duct tape, colorful sharpies. Anything that will look good on wood but doesn’t make a big mess or take long to dry.

Please leave donations in basket in the office now through Tuesday, October 17. THANK YOU!

We are also seeking volunteers for the night of October 19:

  • Food service lead and helpers
  • Beverages and sweets donations
  • Craft table lead and helpers
  • Board game lead and helpers

Sign up online at http://signup.com/go/uyjQXSj, or contact Kelly McIntyre at operations@hazelwolfk8.org to sign up or with any questions.

Neighborhood Cleanup Event on October 15

Please join our Hazel Wolf school community AND the Olympic Hills and Cedar Park school communities to help clean up Lake City! Sponsored by Lake City Future First.

Date: Sunday, October 15, 3:00 to 4:30pm
Where: Lake City Library, Lake City Mini Park, and God’s Lil’ Acre (map on flyer)
What: Clean up Lake City
What else: Lake City Future First provides clean-up supplies, coffee, juice, snacks, and awesome t-shirts (limited supply)

Please email Zoe Leverson at neighborhood@hazelwolfk8.org or Lake City Future First at Cleanandsafe@lakecityfuturefirst.org.

This is great community and family event! Everyone is welcome!

Principal’s Weekly Update

Important Dates

  • Oct 9 (Mon):
    6th Graders leave for Mount Rainier Institute
  • Oct 12 (Thur):
    6th Graders return
  • Oct 13 (Fri):
    Waiver Day – No school
  • Oct 14 (Sat):
    7th Ultimate – 9:30 am at Ingraham
    8th Ultimate – 9:30 am at Ingraham
    Girl’s Soccer – 2:00 pm at Ingraham

New Information
On Monday, Oct 9th we celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. The word “indigenous” means original or native. Did you know…

  • In Washington state, there are 29 federally recognized Native American tribes.
  • Over two thousand people in Seattle Public Schools identify as Native American/Alaskan, from students to teachers to our own Principals and Associate Principals.
  • October 9, 2017, 4-9PM, Daybreak Star located in Discovery Park, will be celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, all are invited!
  • The Puyallup Tribe will host this year’s Tribal Journeys, July 28-August 5, 2018. We celebrate this day to honor the dignity and diversity of the cultures, traditions, histories, and aspirations of our city, state and country’s indigenous peoples.

1. Library Information – We celebrated all our summer BINGO readers Friday on the sunny library deck! Over 80 kids got pizza and cookies.
Next week the library will most likely be closed for MS lunch since Ms. Fournier is at camp.

2. 8th grade NatureBridge – packets and payments are due on Thursday, Oct 12. They can be delivered to their pack teachers or to the office.

3. We need chaperones for the 8th Grade NatureBridge trip, November 6 – 9. Contact Joe Bailey-Fogarty via email: jcbaileyfogart@seattleschools.org

4. FREE Health Clinic October 26 – 29 at KeyArena! Learn more at seattlecenter.org/skcclinic or 206-684-7200

5. 6th Grade Parents – Remember to review the MRI materials for emergency contact info, behavior expectations, what to pack, etc. with your child.

Hazel Wolf Coat Drive

The Hazel Wolf K-8 9th annual coat drive is underway!

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 and return the completed form to your child’s teacher or to the Front Office by Friday, October 27 in the Coat Request form return box. All information will be kept confidential. Coat Request forms are available for download or can 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!