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Principal’s Weekly Update – Dec. 11

Important Dates

  • Dec 14th (Thur) – PTSA Board Mtg. 6:30 pm
  • Dec 15th (Fri) – Winter Break Early Dismissal 2:25
  • Jan 5th (Fri) – Spirit and Buddy Day (Super Hero Day)

New Information

1. Winter Break – Remember that school is out early (2:25) on December 15th. School will resume on Jan 2nd on our regular schedule.

Reminders

1. Auditions for School Musical are December 11th and 12th with Call-backs on December 14th. Audition/Crew information and sign-ups are now posted outside of Ms. Burnett’s room (112). Actors must come to one audition day and be available for call-backs. Rehearsals start right when we get back from Winter Break! If you want to be an actor/singer in the play, then you have to be available for all rehearsals you are called for (usually M/T/R with some Friday’s closer to opening the show.) If you are interested in being on crew, you can do other activities as you will not be at as many rehearsals as the actors. There will be an informational meeting on January 9th from 3:30-4:15 p.m. for all students interested in crew. Hope to see you all there for auditions or crew!! If you have any questions, please email Ms. Burnett at teburnett@seattleschools.org.

2. Staff Appreciation Breakfast! – Staff Appreciation Breakfast is on Friday, 12/15 just before Winter Break. We need lots of volunteers to bring goodies and/or help host our terrific staff. Let’s send the wonderful Hazel Wolf staff on their merry way to winter break with full hearts and full stomachs!
http://signup.com/go/uQjLpmh

3. Winter Food Drive – Please support Hazel Wolf families in need this winter break! We are accepting non-perishable, non-expired food donations from December 5th through 12th. We are asking each grade to donate specific foods:

  • Kindergarten: mac & cheese and granola bars
  • 1st grade: cookies and cereal
  • 2nd grade: peanut butter and jelly
  • 3rd grade: milk in aseptic cartons and tortillas
  • 4th grade: canned meat/tuna and crackers
  • 5th grade: pasta and pasta sauce
  • 6th grade: bag of onions and applesauce/canned fruit
  • 7th grade: dried or canned beans and rice
  • 8th grade: canned soup/stew and bag of oranges

Deliver items to the bin in the front lobby area near the main office, or hand them to a volunteer standing in front of school during morning drop off.
**We are also looking for volunteers to accept donations during morning drop off. Please contact Stacey Mill (staceywmill@gmail.com) if interested.**

4. Volunteers Needed!

  • E-STEM Career Day Lead – Career day is January 24th and we need a lead to work with Mr. Baily-Fogarty to solicit volunteers and organize an exciting day for our students! To learn more contact Derek Grandbois and Shannon Warner at estem@hazelwolfk8.org
  • Auction Event Coordinator – Do you love to throw a big party? Is logistics and organization your strong suit? The auction is our largest fundraiser and we need someone who can help plan the event. If interested contact our Event Coordinator, Dan Suiter at dan@kwijlen.com
  • Field Day Co-Lead – Help our Field day committee and other parent volunteers plan an exciting day of outside adventure! If interested contact Christa Kleiner at studentextensions@hazelwolfk8.org
  • School Tour Co-Lead – Open enrollment is around the corner and we need a parent to help coordinate school tours, including overseeing paperwork for parents, collaborating with Ms. Nelsen and the other tour co-lead, and acting as the on-site lead for tours on 1/30 and 2/12 (mornings). If interested please contact Zoe Leverson at neighborhood@hazelwolfk8.org.

Volunteers Needed January & February for School Tours

School tours for new enrollment are between Jan. 29 and Feb. 12 this year, and we are thrilled to show off our amazing program to prospective students and their families! Please consider volunteering to be a tour guide, co-lead for the tour program, or school tour greeter for prospective parents. (Roles and responsibilities for each role are outlined below.)

Sign up today! http://signup.com/go/PmGZDFL

Questions? Contact Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator Zoe Leverson at neighborhood@hazelwolfk8.org.

Co-Lead for Tour Program: 

  • Team with experienced School Tour Coordinator (Melanie Norris)
  • Collaborate with Ms. Nelsen to update informational paperwork
  • Prepare folders for perspective families who attend tours (organize volunteers to stuff folders)
  • Photocopy that paperwork and pick up (usually offsite)
  • Direct tour guides on 1/30 and 2/12

School Tour Greeter: At each tour, greet and inform families where to go

Tour Guide: More info to come!

Principal’s Weekly Update – Dec. 4

Important Dates

  • Dec 5 (Tue) – 3rd/5th grade Vocal Music Concert 7:00 pm
  • Dec 7 (Thur) – MS Music Concert 7:00 pm
  • Dec 14 (Thur) – PTSA Board Mtg. 6:30 pm
  • Dec 15 (Fri) – Winter Break Early Dismissal 2:25

New Information

1. Lost and Found – All materials in the lost and found will be taken away during break, washed, and donated to Northgate School’s clothes closet. If you are looking for any of your own children’s lost items, make sure you stop by to check prior to the 15th.

2. Yearbook Orders – Can be completed through School Pay, which is located on the Source.

3. Recess Help Appreciated – Any parents who would like to come help out at lunch recess, we welcome your support. You just need to make sure you complete your volunteer paperwork, sign in at the office, and grab a vest.

4. Read-A-Thon – Please send forms to Ms. Fournier in the library.

5. Student Verification Forms – Seattle Public Schools is excited to announce the online version of the student data verification form for the 2017-18 school year, powered by InfoSnap. The form will be available from Nov. 30-Jan. 5 for this school year. In the future, the form will be available every September for back to school updates. This process replaces the paper data verification form sent home at the beginning of each school year. The system is a secure and green process, which allows the district to verify all student demographic, emergency and medical information for your child.
To fill out your student’s data verification form, please log into the Source by going to https://ps.seattleschools.org/public/ and click on “Data Verification Form.”
Note: The system allows for only one data verification form to be submitted per student. If another legal guardian has initiated filling out the data verification form, you will receive an error indicating that the form is associated with another account.
If you have multiple students at the district, you will fill out a data verification form for each student. We would appreciate all families to take action and complete these forms as soon as possible to ensure we have your student’s most current information. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can go to a public library to use a computer to complete the process or contact your child’s school to request a paper copy. If you have any further questions, please contact your child’s school office.

6. MS Athletic Uniforms – Return clean soccer and ultimate uniforms to Ms Hunstiger before school, at lunch or after school.

7. Ski Bus Sign-ups – Need to be mailed in by December 1st.

8. Basketball Practice – begins for boys on Tuesday, December 5th and girls on Friday, December 8th. Only students with completed paperwork may participate. If unsure of your child’s status, email Ms Hunstiger at chhunstiger@seattleschools.org.

Reminders

1. Auditions for School Musical are December 11th and 12th with Call-backs on December 14th. Audition/Crew information and sign-ups are now posted outside of Ms. Burnett’s room (112). Actors must come to one audition day and be available for call-backs. Rehearsals start right when we get back from Winter Break! If you want to be an actor/singer in the play, then you have to be available for all rehearsals you are called for (usually M/T/R with some Friday’s closer to opening the show.) If you are interested in being on crew, you can do other activities as you will not be at as many rehearsals as the actors. There will be an informational meeting on January 9th from 3:30-4:15 p.m. for all students interested in crew. Hope to see you all there for auditions or crew!! If you have any questions, please email Ms. Burnett at teburnett@seattleschools.org.

2. Attention all 3rd and 5th grade families! This is a reminder of our upcoming Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 5th, at 7 p.m. in the Hazel Wolf Cafeteria. This is a required performance for all 3rd and 5thgraders. It’s our chance to show off our learning and share our music for the first trimester! Students need to be at Hazel Wolf by 6:40 p.m. for warm-ups. Families can grab seating while we warm-up. This is a dress up occasion. Please, no shorts or sweats. If your students do not have a dress up outfit, then they can wear a Hazel Wolf t-shirt instead. We hope you can all join us for the fun night of music! Any questions, feel free to email Ms. Burnett at teburnett@seattleschools.org.

3. Nathan Hale High School Information Nights
Future and prospective parents/guardians and students are invited to join us for one of the following informational evenings:
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, and Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6:00PM – 7:00PM Information Tables and Tours in Commons (last tour leaves Commons at 6:40)
7:00PM – 8:30PM Presentation and Questions in Performing Arts Center
Topics: Courses offered; structure of 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades; school culture and philosophy; schools communication and opportunities for connections within the Nathan Hale community.

School Tour Schedule for 2018-19 Prospective Families

Open Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year will be February 5 – February 16, 2018. Hazel Wolf K-8 will again be offering tours of our building so families can learn more about our program.

Tours will be held during the following times:

  • Monday, January 29, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 30, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 7, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 8, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
  • Monday, February 12, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Please share with your friends and invite them to consider our wonderful community!

Winter Food Drive is Dec. 5-12

Please support Hazel Wolf families in need this winter break! We are accepting non-perishable, non-expired food donations from December 5 through 12. We are asking each grade to donate specific foods:

  • Kindergarten: mac & cheese and granola bars
  • 1st grade: cookies and cereal
  • 2nd grade: peanut butter and jelly
  • 3rd grade: milk in aseptic cartons and tortillas
  • 4th grade: canned meat/tuna and crackers
  • 5th grade: pasta and pasta sauce
  • 6th grade: bag of onions and applesauce/canned fruit
  • 7th grade: dried or canned beans and rice
  • 8th grade: canned soup/stew and bag of oranges

Deliver items to the bin in the front lobby area near the main office, or hand them to a volunteer standing in front of school during morning drop off.

To request a box please email xxx@XXX ( you could keep it at that, or also ask, please included family name and number in family. etc…) It seems better to me than a separate blog post for requests…

**We are also looking for volunteers to accept donations during morning drop off. Please contact Stacey Mill (staceywmill@gmail.com) if interested.**

Principal’s Weekly Update – Nov. 27

Important Dates

  • Nov 30 (Thur) – 4th Grade to Roosevelt Jazz Nutcracker
  • Dec 1 (Fri) – Buddy Day/Spirit Day – Pajamas (Jan spirit day – Super Heroes)
  • Dec 2 (Sat) – Toy Swap 10 am – 12 pm
  • Dec 5 (Tue) – 3-5 Vocal Music Concert 7:00 pm
  • Dec 7 (Thur) – MS Music Concert 7:00 pm

New Information

1. MS Basketball – All basketball paperwork is due Wednesday, November 29th. Packets were handed out at the student information meeting or can be found on the Hazel Wolf website.

2. Auditions for School Musical are December 11th and 12th with Call-backs on December 14th. Audition/Crew information and sign-ups are now posted outside of Ms. Burnett’s room (112). Actors must come to one audition day and be available for call-backs. Rehearsals start right when we get back from Winter Break! If you want to be an actor/singer in the play, then you have to be available for all rehearsals you are called for (usually M/T/R with some Friday’s closer to opening the show.) If you are interested in being on crew, you can do other activities as you will not be at as many rehearsals as the actors. There will be an informational meeting on January 9th from 3:30-4:15 p.m. for all students interested in crew. Hope to see you all there for auditions or crew!! If you have any questions, please email Ms. Burnett at teburnett@seattleschools.org.

3. Attention all 3rd and 5th grade families! This is a reminder of our upcoming Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 5th, at 7 p.m. in the Hazel Wolf Cafeteria. This is a required performance for all 3rd and 5thgraders. It’s our chance to show off our learning and share our music for the first trimester! Students need to be at Hazel Wolf by 6:40 p.m. for warm-ups. Families can grab seating while we warm-up. This is a dress up occasion. Please, no shorts or sweats. If your students do not have a dress up outfit, then they can wear a Hazel Wolf t-shirt instead. We hope you can all join us for the fun night of music! Any questions, feel free to email Ms. Burnett at teburnett@seattleschools.org.

4. Nathan Hale High School Information Nights
Future and prospective parents/guardians and students are invited to join us for one of the following informational evenings:
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, and Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6:00PM – 7:00PM Information Tables and Tours in Commons (last tour leaves Commons at 6:40)
7:00PM – 8:30PM Presentation and Questions in Performing Arts Center
Topics: Courses offered; structure of 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades; school culture and philosophy; schools communication and opportunities for connections within the Nathan Hale community.

5. Toy Swap 2017 – Trying to motivate your children to let go of unloved toys? Want to clear space in your home before the holidays? Interested in making a little extra holiday cash? Rent a table at the event in the Hazel Wolf cafetorium to sell your gently-used toys, books, and gear! Please contact Zoe and Zarah at neighborhood@hazelwolfk8.org with questions. Thank you!
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 10am – 12pm
Cost: $6/adult, $4/student (per half lunch table)

6. Reflections Update
A huge thanks to everyone who submitted art to the Reflections Art Contest this year! The theme was “Within Reach” and the amazing artistic talent of our Hazel Wolf K8 students really shone through in every piece that was turned in. We received a total of 31 submissions!! 30 were visual art and one was a music composition. Thanks to our judges who did a wonderful and tough job of voting for 11 pieces to move on to the Council level. Those 11 pieces will be displayed in an exhibit at the Seattle Center Armory (Loft) from Dec. 1st 2017 – Jan. 7th 2018. Come by and see them!

Our Finalists Are:

Amelia K., 4th Grade
Annika G., Kindergarten
Asher B., 2nd Grade
Brea B., 2nd Grade
Cecilia P., 7th Grade
Dylan L., Kindergarten
Gwyneth F., 6th Grade
Isabel D., 4th Grade
Lily K., 4th Grade
Mia G. , 3rd Grade
Sierra A., 6th Grade

Congratulations!!

7. Volunteers Needed!

  • E-STEM Career Day Lead – Career day is January 24th and we need a lead to work with Mr. Baily-Fogarty to solicit volunteers and organize an exciting day for our students! To learn more contact Derek Grandbois and Shannon Warner at estem@hazelwolfk8.org
  • Spelling Bee Lead – Have you ever watched the National Spelling Bee and been amazed by those students? Well our Hazel Wolf spelling bee is the first round of the national competition. We need a lead to prepare study materials and organize our event. If interested contact Christa Kleiner at studentextensions@hazelwolfk8.org
  • Auction Event Coordinator – Do you love to throw a big party? Is logistics and organization your strong suit? The auction is our largest fundraiser and we need someone who can help plan the event. If interested contact our Event Coordinator, Dan Suiter at dan@kwijlen.com
  • Field Day Co-Lead – Help our Field day committee and other parent volunteers plan an exciting day of outside adventure! If interested contact Christa Kleiner at studentextensions@hazelwolfk8.org