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Hazel Wolf – It’s time to get ready for school!

Check your email for information from Principal Nelsen! The email has three Welcome Letters attached, which include information about staff, school supplies and upcoming beginning school year events including:

Virtual Orientations, August 30

Zoom Link for K-5 Families: 5:00-5:45pm

Meeting ID: 898 8425 1662
Passcode: 141238

Zoom Link for Middle School Families: 6:00-6:45pm

Meeting ID: 862 6892 1804
Passcode: 438525

Celebratory Return
This year we welcome you and your child back to the school campus on August 31st from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Class lists for students in 1st – 5th will be posted, and MS students can pick up schedules and get their locker. Kindergarten students will find out their class placements after Jump Start (August 15th – 19th).


Stock Up on Books for Summer Reading at the Book Fair This Week

Book Fair this week in the Hazel Wolf Library! This year we are partnering with Secret Garden Books in Ballard for our fair.  Parents can go to the Secret Garden website at:

You can shop online or just see what will be available at the Library.  Instructions are available on the landing page of the website.  The virtual Book Fair where families can shop and purchase books through the Secret Garden website runs simultaneously.  If families order books through the site, they will be delivered to school for students to bring home and the Hazel Wolf Library still receives a portion of the sales!

 Students can shop at the Book Fair before school, during lunch recess and after school.  Classes will also be able to browse during their regular library times.  Dr. V will provide students with forms so they can create wish lists and families can budget and send appropriate funds with students (or shop together after school every day and until 6pm on Wednesday).  

Families can also purchase books from teacher wish lists for their classrooms!  Dr. V will be accepting credit cards, checks and cash.  A portion of all proceeds will go directly to the Hazel Wolf Library Fund to help build our collection 😊


Hazel Wolf Skate Party is May 27th

Friday, May 27, 2022 at 5pm-7pm

Lynwood Bowl & Skate

6200 200th St SW, Lynwood, WA 98036

Admission: $8 Skates; additional $4 for Inclines

-Come hang out with friends and classmates for 2 hours of skating

-This event is only for Hazel Wolf kids, families, and staff.

-No need to pre-purchase tickets. Tickets available at the door.

-No Drop-offs. Parents are encouraged to skate too.

-No Outside Food allowed

-Scholarships avaible

Contact Sabra Warren for questions or scholarship information.


Multi-Cultural Night and Art Show

Hazel Wolf K-8 Multi-Cultural Night & Art Show

Wednesday, May 25th; 5pm-7pm @ HW Outdoor Playcourt

Middle-school Culture, Society, and Identity class with the Parent Racial Equity Committee and the PTSA are excited to invite you and your family to Multicultural Night on Wednesday, May 25th from 5-7pm, outside at Hazel Wolf.

Bring a game, traditional dress or something to share that is special to your family/ culture/ heritage, a dish of food, OR just bring yourselves and come to celebrate our Hazel Wolf Community.

We need some adult volunteers to help the event run smoothly. Please sign-up to help out if you can.

Please email any questions or comments to:


Bike to School Day

Bike To School Day!

Friday, May 20 ; 8:30-9:00am

Students and parents are invited to join other kids nationwide for Bike to School Day on Friday, May 20. So get those bikes ready to ride and let’s pack the rack! Come out for a raffle, snacks and freebies to celebrate biking. We’ll be raffling off some gift certificates to a local bike shop. Also the PTSA will be selling Hazel Wolf spirit gear and serving Starbucks coffee for parents to enjoy. If you want to donate snacks to our event (and get an extra raffle ticket!), please email Ann at annshim

Check out pictures from 2019’s Bike to School event:


Prepare to Testify at School Board Meeting for Bell Change and Bussing Issue

Join us for a Q&A on how to testify at the Seattle School Board meeting (over the phone or in person). Q&A held on Sunday, May 15th at 1PM. We will talk about how to sign up, what to expect and give you ideas for talking points for the three tier school bell change/First Student busing. You can use your personal stories along with data to tell the district school board how these changes would affect you and others throughout the district. Doing that makes it’s harder to ignore and they are more likely listen. Please register in advance for the Q&A to be hosted by Tracy Buckingham and Rebecca Vaux. The next school board meeting is on Wednesday, May 18th at 4:15pm-8:30pm (you can leave as soon as your done testifying if you want). With registration for testimony open on Monday, May 16th at 8am through Tuesday, May 17th at 12 (noon). There may be spots available for walk-in testimony if there is time available. We know that they are pausing to get community feedback, so this is the time to let them know how it impacts you and the whole district. You are welcome to attend this meeting is you have a child in any SPS school.


Fill the Truck

Let’s raise money for Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA by giving up stuff we really don’t need anymore!

We are partnering with Seattle Goodwill to hold a donation drive.

Clothing, jewelry, household items, electronics: you can bring almost anything to the donation drive, provided it is not hazardous waste, in need of repair, furniture or a TV weighing over 50 pounds. 

Donations to Seattle Goodwill support its free Job Training and Education programs. Last year, Seattle Goodwill provided free training to over 13,375 people, 74 percent of which were below the Federal Poverty Line. Giving to Goodwill is also good for the environment. Last year Seattle Goodwill recycled over 60 million pounds of donations that otherwise might have ended up in landfills.

So clean up your basements, organize your garages and straighten your closets. It’s time to bring your treasures to the donation drive at Hazel Wolf K-8 along 12th Ave NE on Sunday April 24, 2022 from 2 pm to 5 pm.


Direct Appeal Campaign Deadline Extended!

Come on, Wolfpack!

We heard from several families they did not know the Direct Appeal was happening, so we are extending the deadline to March 31, 2022. Thank You to those who have already donated (90 families or 13% of our community) raising $30,000 or 40% of our goal. If each family contributes $110/student then we’ll reach our goal of $75,000. We have new raffle prize in the works, guaranteed to be kid-pleasers! To donate send a check to the school made payable to “Hazel Wolf K-8” or donate online here: To find out more information about how Direct Appeal Donations will be spent visit: Special thanks to our corporate sponsors: Amrit Burn Orthodontics, Emerald Center for Integrative Medicine, North Seattle Orthodontics and Roosevelt Vision.


2022 Direct Appeal Campaign

It’s the time of year when the PTSA raises money to fund the programs and services that enrich our children’s lives, engage our families, support our teachers, and help our community. This year our goal is to raise $75,000, which is the equivalent to our typical auction proceeds, but even more importantly, we want 100% participation. So even if you only give a dollar, we want to see your contribution. The campaign runs from February 28th to March 13th. There will be raffle prizes for those who donate. Special thanks to our corporate sponsors, Amrit Burn Orthodontics and Emerald Center for Integrative Medicine, and Roosevelt Vision Source. Click here to donate:


Upcoming Vaccine Sites for Kids Age 5-11

Regional Clinics (Any Student Can Attend)


Olympic Hills Elementary 13018 20th Ave. NE Seattle, WA 98125

  • 1st dose: Saturday, November 13, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 2nd dose: December 4, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Medical provider: Seattle Visiting Nurses Association. Registration and consent shared soon.

Eckstein Middle School 3003 NE 75th St. Seattle, WA 98115

  • 1st dose: Saturday, November 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 2nd dose: December 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Medical provider: Seattle Visiting Nurses Association. Registration and consent shared soon.

School-Day ClinicsParents and guardians are welcomed to accompany their student to a school day clinic. Because the clinics will be inside schools during the school day, adults must be prepared to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test from the past 72 hours


Bryant Elementary

  • November 9; November 30, 7:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Medical provider: Seattle Visiting Nurses Association. Registration and consent shared soon.

John Rogers Elementary

  • November 10; December 1, 7:30 – 10 a.m.
  • Medical provider: Seattle Visiting Nurses Association. Registration and consent shared soon.

Northgate Elementary at North Seattle Church (2150 N 122nd)

  • November 11; December 2, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Medical provider: Seattle Visiting Nurses Association. Registration and consent shared soon.

Olympic Hills Elementary

  • November 18; December 9, 7 – 10 a.m.
  • Medical provider: Seattle Visiting Nurses Association. Registration and consent shared soon.

Sandpoint Elementary

  • November 19; December 10, 8 – 10 a.m.
  • Medical provider: Seattle Visiting Nurses Association. Registration and consent shared soon.

Jane Addams Middle School

  • November 23; December 14, 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Medical provider: Seattle Visiting Nurses Association. Registration and consent shared soon.

Spirit Gear *Flash* Sale

Get your HW pom-pom beanie in time for the snow, or a HW hoodie for yourself because you deserve a new one. Place your orders for spirit gear online by November 7th or send completed paper forms to school by November 5th. Check out additional items that are available on the website (but not posted on the forms due to limited quantities). For more information and to order:

Click here for the online order form:

Click here for the paper order form:



Seattle School Board resolution on COVID Vaccination Access, Acceptance and support for Board of Health Mandate for Students 

November 1, 4pm, Families of Color Seattle, Christine Tang, Directors Hampson, Rivera-Smith

Microsoft Teams meeting

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Or call in (audio only)

+1 206-800-4125,,437588733#   United States, Seattle

Phone Conference ID: 437 588 733#

November 2, 6pm, Students of Color, Directors Hampson, Rankin, Rivera-Smith

Microsoft Teams meeting

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+1 206-800-4125,,966295686#   United States, Seattle

Phone Conference ID: 966 295 686#

This is a School Board led engagement on Resolution on State Board of Health Vaccine Mandate process. Staff are extremely busy setting up vaccine clinics (~48!) in the coming weeks. 

Description: Seattle School Board resolution on COVID Vaccination Access, Acceptance and support for Board of Health Mandate for Students 

Purpose: As significant disparities exist with respect to information, access and impact of COVID we are now, a month and a half in to the school year, seeing how those disparities impact our students in SPS. Seattle Public Schools has become the frontlines for Public Health management and, until such time as the virus is controlled with sufficient community immunity, expends precious educational resources on managing cases, quarantines and contact tracing and less time supporting students. Seattle Public Schools is considering a resolution that would ask the State Board of Health to being the evaluation process (the same process as every other vaccine mandated for school attendance). 

While vaccines are the most effective way to combat the disease and keep our students and staff safe, we also know the aforementioned disparities mean the impact of a prospective mandate for students would also create additional disparities. Before we vocalize our support, we would like to hear from community members what they believe we need to know, what they need to know from us and our partners and how SPS can best use its education and partnership resources to mitigate disparities. 

Prospective questions for attendees (completely open to changes with these): 
1 The state department of health mandates many vaccines for school attendance, once fully approved by the FDA, how do you feel about the state Department of Health potentially including approved COVID mandates? 
2 What has the impact of testing and quarantining been on your and/or your child’s school experience. 
3 What would be the impact of a vaccine mandate on your family? 
4 What role do trust and lack of information from trusted sources play in your feelings about vaccines for students? 
5 How has COVID impacted your relationship with SPS in general?k 
6 What could SPS do or collaborate with partners on that would support you and your family with respect to COVID and public and student health concerns in general? 

Important articles from edweek:


Ski Bus Info for 2021-2022

Hazel Wolf Ski Bus Information Packet 2021-2022
Ski Bus Information Night, Oct. 21, 2021: Recorded Zoom Meeting

2nd-8th grade Ski Lessons: Wednesdays
SSCS will be offering ski lessons 4:00pm-6:30pm at Summit Central.
6 Weeks: Wednesdays, Jan 12th-February 16th
– The price for six weeks of ski bus and lessons is $400, additional lift ticket/pass required.
– A “Bus only” option will be available for 5th -8th graders for $200.00.
– Wednesday lessons are SKI only. SSCS does not provide snow boarding lessons.
– Bus leaves around 2:30/2:45pm and returns between 8:00pm/8:30pm

For registration with SSCS: – see “Hazel Wolf”
For any questions, email Sarah Burris sarah8600

5th-8th Grade Middle School Ski Lessons/Free Ski: Fridays
Webb ski will be offering ski/snowboard lessons 6:00pm-7:15pm at Summit Central.
5 Weeks: Fridays, January 7th-February 4th
– The price for five weeks of ski bus and ski/snowboarding lessons is $436.00-additonal lift ticket/pass required.
– A “Bus only” option will be available for -$209.50
– Individual bus trips, if there is space available – $45.00 per trip
– Webb ski offers both ski and snowboarding lessons
– Bus leaves around 4:00pm and returns between 10:30pm/11:00pm
To register, email:
For any questions, email Lorraine Lewis Phillips lorraine.lewis.phillips or Mr. Smith gmsmith1


Bussing Suspended Starting Monday

Hi Wolfpack Families

Unfortunately, due to the labor shortage and vaccine mandate, Seattle Public Schools’ bus vendor does not have enough drivers to operate the busses for our general education students starting this Monday. They are doing their best to hire more drivers to reinstate the bus routes. You can read more from SPS here.

In the meantime, we need to work together to get our kids to school.

We need volunteers for these three jobs:

  1. Parents/guardians who can drive carpools
  2. Parents/guardians who can walk with kids to school
  3. Parents/guardians who can work as crossing guards and traffic control near school

If you can volunteer to help in any of these ways, please complete this Google Form.

If you need help getting your child(ren) to school, complete this Google Form to provide day, time and location information.

This should help us connect families who can work together and support each other.

Also remember that the Hall of Fame Team Camp (HOFTC) provides afterschool care for days when it’s difficult to get your child home. Scholarships are available. You can check out the options here: Hall of Fame Team Camp at Hazel Wolf K-8

Looking for other ways to connect with wolfpack families in your hood and coordinate driving? Some have had luck with this app. Subscribe to the Hazel Wolf School group.

Want to let someone know exactly how you feel? You can reach Governor Inslee here. If his office is flooded with requests it may help move them to bring in the National Guard to get the kids to school. It’s not just for your kid(s) sake but for all the kids who don’t have other options.  

We’re sorry this is hard and frustrating. We’re right here with you and know that if we pull together we can get all these kids to school. We GOT this wolfpack!


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: