Recent News

Many Thanks!

As the year wraps up, the PTSA would like to thank all of our teachers, staff, and administrators for another great year. And thank you to all the volunteers who supported the events and programs sponsored by the PTSA. There are so many people who have helped out – here are a few who took on a larger role.

ReflectionsCaitlin Ewing*, Danielle Goldberg-Hoss

School Tours – Melanie Norris, Zoe Leverson

Food Drive – Stacey Mill, Jeff Rice

Coat Drive – Kathi Lefevbre

Graphic Design Support – Karla Smith-Jones

ELL SocialKelly McIntyre, Zoe Leverson, Raphaelle Demeyer, Melanie Morris, Sajina Matthew, Madeline Klien, Jessica Ribera, School ELL committee

Garden Work PartiesDerek Grandbois

Paw Print – Johanna Dokken

Read-a-thon – Debi Fournier

Toy SwapZoe Leverson, Zarah Rice

Book Fair – Liz Reed, Kristin Gilda

Data Entry Support – Barb Fogarty

Auction Exec Committee – Dan Suiter, Kristin Gilda, Sabrina Howell, Tabitha Burns, Tashana Kolanowski, Jennifer Colaner

Auction Volunteers – Too many to list! Thank you to everyone who helped or attended!

Catering for School EventsKristin Bennett, Megan Chatfield, Denise Suhadolnik

Staff Appreciation – Denise Jungbluth, Jennifer Colaner

E-STEM Night PopsiclesKristin Bennett, Megan Chatfield, Shannon Warner

Facebook – Robin Lesh

Parent Supporting Parent Group – Katherine Ellis

Box Tops for Education – Alex Okubo, Sharon Bruce

Winter & Spring Social EventsJennifer Colaner

Spelling BeeChrista Kleiner, Ardel Jala, Debbie Nelsen, Michaela Sorzoczak, Katherine Moore

Compostable ProductsShannon Warner

CPK Night – Alicia Supernavage

Donation Receipt Mailing – Tricia Garner

Afterschool Enrichment Program SupportKelly McIntyre, Lin Murdock

Spirit Gear – Barb Fogarty, Mark Backstrom, Noriko Okazaki

Weekend Food Backpacks – Kara Dowidar, Kelly Paige

Electronic Recycling Event – Rylee Sturgeon

Musical Support – Dan Suiter, Emily Suiter

Financial Review Committee – Lorraine Phillips, Bre Holt, Jenny Wilson

Field Day Parent Lead – Aimee Perrault

Book Swap – Kristin Gilda, Liz Reed

Summer PlaydatesDenise Suhadolnik

Grant Writing – Kristy Kutz

ELL Enrollment NightKelly McIntyre, Zoe Leverson, Randi Sundby, Katherine Ellis, Noriko Okazaki, Liz Day, Kelly Martineau, Zarah Rice, School ELL committee

Document TranslationsKelly McIntyre, Veronica Sisk, Liz Day, Alex Paz

E-STEM Career Day Support Shannon Warner

Parent Education Night – Aselefech Evans, Maureen McCauley

All of our Homeroom and Middle School Representatives – Barbara Lechtanski, Sarah Burris, Adrienne Kortas, Kelli Charboneau, Jennifer Colaner, Traci McCallick, Mariah Fraser, Virginia See, Shannon Warner, Sajina Matthew, Noriko Okazaki, Carrie Unger, Alyssa Powers, Traci McCallick, Meegan Wolczyk, Melanie Allred, Victoria Shutts, Betsy Landrum, Michael Korhonen, Crystal Parry, Maureen McCauley, Lisa Reyes, Sarah Karis, Kristin Ainslie, Sharon Bruce, Stiroh Lang, Lisa Reyes

Auction Committee – Adrienne Kortas, Alyssa Powell, Amara Vandervort, Ann Shim Lipscomb, Bre Holt, Brian Phillips, Caitlin Ewing, Carrie Byrne, Deann Muller, Debi Backstrom, Dominic Groves, Emily Bradley, Emily Suiter, Emily Wray, Erich Swanson, Hana Rubin, Jeff Rice, Jennifer Colaner, Jessie Clayton, Jessica Raker, Joel Hoffman, Kara Dowidar, Katherine Moore, Kelly Charboneau, Kim Steffensmeier, Ling Yeh, Lorraine Phillips, Maiken Blanchette, Michael Korhonan, Phil Vandervort, Ryan Carroll, Sarah Murfin-Paz, Shannon Murello-Plyer, Stiroh Lang, Tashana Kolanowski, Zarah Rice

*Names in bold also took on a role in the PTSA board

Afterschool Enrichment Planning for Next Year

For new and returning families thinking about childcare for next year, we’ve created an Afterschool Programs page on this website with detailed information about Kids University, the onsite afterschool program provided by University YMCA. We’ll post updated Kids U information on that page, as well as information about other afterschool opportunities that come up during the school year.

Session dates for next year:

  • Session 1: September 5 – October 26
  • Session 2: October 29 – December 21
  • Session 3: January 7 – March 1
  • Session 4: March 4 – May 3
  • Session 5: May 6 – June 20

Register for fall:

Plan ahead and register for fall Session 1 now! Families can register online, return the paper registration form to, or deliver the form in person to the University Family YMCA. For more information, download the registration form, and you can also visit the Afterschool Programs page.

Updated: Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA Volunteer Needs for Next Year

Thanks to everyone who has stepped into important volunteer roles for next year! Below are roles that we’re still looking to fill (as of June 14, 2018):


  • Welcoming Committee – Help support summer social activities and beginning of the year welcoming events such as 1st day coffee and Kindergarten 1st day coffee gatherings (contact Jennifer at
  • Catering Committee – Help the PTSA organize food at school events such as Curriculum Night (contact Jennifer at

Other Event Leads and Committee Openings for 2018-19 School Year


Spirit Gear Swap

We need your previously loved Hazel Wolf Spirit Gear! Please drop any clean and still in good condition Hazel Wolf clothing items in the box located in the school office lobby now through the end of the school year.

Hazel Wolf will be hosting its first ever Spirit Gear Swap in September! We want all students to be able to proudly rock their Hazel Wolf gear. Next school year, students and families will have the opportunity to visit the Spirit Gear Swap table to choose a previously loved (but still in good condition) Hazel Wolf clothing item. In order to get this new event going, we will need to collect any Hazel Wolf Spirit Gear that your child has outgrown and/or no longer wears. Thank you!

Field Day Volunteer Signup

Field Day is coming up quickly on Wednesday, June 20, and we need your help to make it a success! Please sign up to help with Field Day activities! There is a blanket signup by K-2, 3-5, and Middle School. Activities will be sent out via email as we get closer to the event, and you can pick your preferred station. Or you can let the organizer know what specifically you’d like to help out with in the additional comments section when you sign up.

Sign up today:

Please remember to have all of your volunteer paperwork in to Yolanda in the main office at least 1 day before the event!

A Big Week for Spelling

This week was the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, and the winner was an 8th grader who correctly spelled “koinonia”!

Do you know that our PTSA organizes the Hazel Wolf spelling bee each year? We need a parent volunteer/group of parents who can organize this event during the fall/winter to make sure our spellers have an opportunity to reach their full potential. If you are interested in helping please contact Christa Kleiner at

The PTSA supports this and other enrichment events across the school year. We are also looking for a board member who can oversee these events—our Student Enrichment Coordinator. These are opportunities open to every student. The spelling bee, Literacy Night, Field Day, school musical, Reflections art contest…these are events that encourage our students to apply their learning outside the classroom. If you have some time to join the board and support enrichment, please contact Kim Steffensmeier at

We Need Your Previously-loved Books for our Annual Book Giveaway!

The Annual Hazel Wolf Book Giveaway will be held the last week of school this year – June 18-20 (set up on Friday, June 15 after school). This is a fun event when students will have the opportunity to visit the book giveaway with their classroom (and on their own time) to pick out one (or more) age-appropriate books to bring home for summer reading.

We need your previously-loved books! Please drop them in the BOX located in the school office LOBBY.

We also need volunteers who want to help give away books to kids! Sign up here:

Questions? Please contact Kristin Gilda at