Recent News

Kindergarten Jump Start 2019 Announcement

To our incoming Kindergarten Families, a message from the Kindergarten Teachers:

Kindergarten Jump Start is August 19 – August 23, 2019, and we can’t wait to see you and your child. Don’t forget to come at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 19 for check-in and a light breakfast. The rest of the week, drop-off is at 9:00 a.m. Pick-up every day is at 12:00 p.m. right in front of the school near the bike racks. We will provide a daily snack, but unfortunately transportation is not provided.

On Wednesday, August 21, we invite you to come to a family lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for a chance to meet other kindergarten families.  The teachers and students will join the lunch at 12 p.m. See you soon!

New Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking to be more involved at Hazel Wolf but not sure how? The PTSA has an open board position. Also, we are looking for a few people to lead events/programs next year.

 

Here is a summary of the volunteer opportunities. Be sure to check out our Volunteer page for more details on each role and contact information for any questions.

  • HOMEROOM REPRESENTATIVE COORDINATOR (Open Board Position): Support our classrooms during the 2019-2020 school year by recruiting K-5 room parents/MS classroom reps and support all staff appreciation events throughout the year. In addition this person attends monthly board meetings and participates in board decisions.
  • BOOK FAIR LEAD: Help the school organize the annual book fair in September working with our librarian Ms. Fournier to organize and support volunteers.
  • RECYCLING LEAD: Help save the planet and support our school by taking the lead on our on-going recycling programs (e.g., markers, batteries, corks).
  • READ-A-THON SUPPORT: Support our fall Read-a-thon by helping to collect forms, enter data, and generally support our wonderful librarian/Read-a-thon lead Ms. Fournier.

Complete the Hazel Wolf PTSA Family Survey

The 2019 Hazel Wolf PTSA Family Survey is open and we want to hear from you!

This is your opportunity share your thoughts about the PTSA events, activities and programs this school year. Your feedback is valuable and helps inform our planning for the next school year.

We welcome feedback from all members of our community. The online survey is open until Thursday, June 13: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QR7MNVV

Goals and Takeaways from the Roundtable on Racism on May 15, 2019

Submitted by Maureen McCauley
Haze Wolf Parent Racial Equity Committee Member

The Hazel Wolf Parent Racial Equity Committee (REC) held a Roundtable on Racism on May 15. The program was student-centered, and featured two high schoolers and eight middle schoolers who stepped up with courage and dignity to talk about their personal experiences with racism. The black, Latinx, and Asian members of the REC sat with and stood by the students as they spoke. It was a powerful evening.

The goals for the event were these: To provide insight into how race and racism manifest in our school and community by sharing the lived experiences of students of color; To empower our students of color to share their experiences; To start a community dialogue about racism in a way that students of color feel supported; and To have the community acknowledge that racism, in all forms, still happens in our school and community.

The REC especially wanted to encourage people to have conversations about race with their children, noting that even small conversations create change that we can then build on, and that it’s OK not to have the answer and to figure out the right words together. We asked the community, “If you see something, say something”, and to support the staff within the school who are acting as our students’ advocates.

The event also provided the attendees with Action Items:

  • Have conversations about race with your child.
  • If your child is a student of color, help the child to find trusted adults to be a support network.
  • Be an accomplice, not an ally. Teach your children to be accomplices.

At the meeting, an extensive resource list was shared with the attendees, which includes links to great articles, books, and resources for learning and talking about racial issues, whether as a parent, a teacher, or a community member. The resource list is provided below. The list also defines terms such as Accomplice v Ally, Micro aggressions, White Privilege, and more. The REC hopes you take a look at the articles and links, and looks forward to presenting more workshops and actions in the next school year.

Roundtable on Racism Resource List May 15 2019

Many thanks to the PTSA and the Hazel Wolf administration and staff for their support of the work of the parent Racial Equity Committee. An especially deep bow of gratitude to the students of color who participated in the Roundtable, and to the friends, family, and advocates who support and love the students.

See You at Mini Golf Tomorrow, May 18!

The PTSA is so excited to host our first mini-golf open happening tomorrow, May 18!

Part engineering challenge, part community social, and all to support the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA. Come golf on Saturday, May 18, between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase from Zylberschtein’s (sandwiches and hot dogs).

We’re still looking for a few volunteers! Please help by signing up for a shift at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044ca9af2ea7f49-minigolf

Questions? Contact fundraising@hazelwolfk8.org for more information.

 

Bring in Your Used Books for the Hazel Wolf Book Giveaway

Spring is in the air and that means it is time to BRING IN YOUR USED BOOKS for the Annual Hazel Wolf Book Giveaway!

This year our Giveaway will be held June 17-19, Monday-Wednesday. This is a fun event where students will have the opportunity to visit the book giveaway with their classroom (and on their own time) to pick out an age-appropriate book (or a few) to bring home for summer reading.

To make it all happen, we need BOOKS! Please bring in your children’s previously-loved books and drop them into the BOX located in the school office LOBBY (near the fish tank). What better way to start your spring cleaning?!

NEW THIS YEAR: Bring in your age-appropriate MAGAZINES! We would love NatGeo/NatGeo KIDS, Highlights, science mags (Popular Mechanics, Discover, Smithsonian), Sports Illustrated (no swim suit edition, please), etc.

Also, we will need VOLUNTEERS for this fun event – more info in the weeks to come! If you have any questions, need help with a book pick-up or want to volunteer, please contact Kristin Gilda at kthorness@msn.com.