Hazel Wolf 12th Annual Coat Drive

Give the gift of warmth! Donate a coat to our Annual Coat Drive

Each year Hazel Wolf hosts a Coat Drive to make sure all Hazel Wolf students and families have a new winter coat. We are anticipating an increase in requests this year.

If you would like to sponsor a child(ren), please shop our Target wish list. The list will be updated in real-time as requests come in, so please check back regularly. Orders will be shipped directly to a coat drive specialist during checkout and will be delivered through the Family Support delivery system. Prices range from $20-$52.

Thank you to our generous Hazel Wolf community for your ongoing support of this program.

No more clipping Box Tops! Scan your receipts

Did you know that Hazel Wolf receives 10 cents for every valid Box Top for Education that we submit? Last year we made over $400 from families, friends, and staff who clipped them and dropped them off in the front office.

This year we are going digital! Have you heard about the Box Tops app on your phone? It’s the new way to earn cash for our school—no clipping required.

HOW IT WORKS:
1. Download the Box Tops app at https://www.boxtops4education.com
2. BUY participating products.
3. SCAN your receipt with the app. Use the app to snap a photo within 14 days of purchase.
4. EARN cash for our school. Each Box Top is worth 10¢ for our school.

Look for Box Tops on everything from granola bars to plastic bags. You can find a list of products here.

Thank you for supporting Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA!

Legislative Update: WSPTA Seeks Input on Priorities

What issues are most important to you? Your voice matters!

You have until Friday, Oct. 9 to complete the online Washington State PTA survey to have your say in selecting the top 5 legislative priorities for Washington.

The Washington State PTA Legislative Assembly will meet Oct. 24-25, 2020, to vote on the Top 5 Legislative Priorities for the next two years. Prior to the vote, there is an e-survey open to the entire Hazel Wolf K-8 community to provide feedback on what issues should be the top legislative priorities.

Please take a few minutes and complete the Hazel Wolf PTSA e-survey.

There’s a wide range of advocacy issues. The survey also includes other proposed positions that delegates will vote on to develop the WSPTA platform. The issues all support the health, education, and welfare of children and youth but the proposed platform covers a wide spectrum of advocacy positions and legislative policies from increasing access to mental health to preventing gun violence and suicide to closing the digital divide. There are also eight resolutions with topics ranging from access to recess and unstructured play to improving outcomes in special education to dismantling institutional and systemic racism. Plus one new principle against racism, discrimination, and oppression.

The WSPTA Voters’ Guide has all the details; the survey is titles only. Take a few moments to review that information as you take the e-survey.

But don’t delay, the e-survey closes on Oct. 9!

Use AmazonSmile for Your Online Shopping

Don’t forget that through AmazonSmile, your Amazon.com purchases can automatically support Hazel Wolf K-8. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of every purchase to our PTSA!

When you first sign up for AmazonSmile at smile.amazon.com, you will be given an opportunity to choose your charity. Type in “Hazel Wolf” and select “Hazel Wolf PTSA Unit 6.15.24” (don’t be confused by the location listing of Tacoma, WA, this is the correct choice).

If you already have an AmazonSmile account and would like to change your charity, go to “Your Account & Lists” in the top menu on the front page of Amazon. Then select “Your AmazonSmile.” Then click the button “Change charity” on the right side of the page.

Thank you for supporting Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA!

Legislative Update: Two USDA Programs Help Kids Get Food Through Summer

Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a nationwide extension of a program that has been helping to feed families. Local partners – such as schools and nonprofit organizations – have been serving meals to kids during coronavirus school closures. These partners will be able to continue serving free meals to all children through August 31. This extension is for a waiver of  area eligibility, allowing all children in all areas to receive free meals. Typically, USDA-funded summer meals sites are only for low-income areas. The nearest location to Hazel Wolf with this service is Olympic Hills elementary school at 13018 20th Ave NE.

In addition, a new USDA program called Pandemic-EBT provides food-purchasing benefits, equal to the value of school meals, to households with children who would qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school based on household income. To see if this can help your family, call the Lake City customer service center at 206-684-7526 or visit https://www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/community-services-offices/basic-food

Families can also use Meals for Kids, an interactive finder with more than 60,000 sites to find free meals for children in their area.

Honor Pantry Update – May 20

Please take what you need and leave what you can! Thank you all for your continued support of the honor pantry at the school building. Drop off items at the front of the school at any time.

The fastest moving and most requested items at the pantry are:

  • personal hygiene items: such as hand soap*, shampoo (Suave, Pantene), toothpaste, diapers, toilet paper*, hand sanitizer, tampons and pads
  • cleaning supplies*: such as bleach, disinfecting wipes, laundry detergent, dish soap and paper towels

    *Please note: Since many of these items have limits on purchases at stores, we appreciate those who can pick up an extra when they shop and donate to the pantry. Many families have limited transportation and therefore do not have the ability to shop around to track down hard to find essentials in stock.

Families are also appreciating fun games, activities and arts & crafts sets.

Additionally you can contribute to the pantry through an updated Amazon Wishlist.

If your family could use help with supplemental grocery delivery, or if you’d like to be added to our list of drivers, you can email Tracy Buckingham at: familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org.

Support Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA through GiveBIG Community Fundraising Event

Thousands of people will show their support for their favorite Washington nonprofits during GiveBIG, a community fundraising event that began April 15 and runs through Wednesday, May 6. Show your support for Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA and our mission, by telling your friends and colleagues about why you support us.

Thanks to four generous families, gifts to Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA can be doubled through the GiveBIG campaign! The first $6,000 of donations will be matched by our donors. This means matching funds will double the impact of your gift and help us raise even more funds.
There are many ways you can help make GiveBIG a success, including:

  1. Make a donation now or mark your calendar for the May 6, event deadline. Save this link: https://www.givebigwa.org/hazel-wolf-k-8-ptsa to make your donation!
  2. Follow us on Facebook and share our posts to help build momentum by telling your friends and family why you support us.
  3. Spread the word! Share this link: https://www.givebigwa.org/hazel-wolf-k-8-ptsa and a message with your family and friends along with a personal note, telling why you support our organization and why they should GiveBIG to Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA by May 6.

    Help us turn $6,000 into $12,000. Every donation, big or small, helps get us to our goal. This is a perfect opportunity to make a donation and double the impact. Thank you for supporting Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA during this great event of community giving.