Reminder: Winter Food Drive Through Dec. 18

Please support Hazel Wolf families in need this winter break!

We are accepting non-perishable, non-expired food donations through December 18. 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 and canned beans and rice
  • 8th Grade: canned soup/stew and bag of oranges or apples

Deliver items to the bin in the front lobby area near the main office.

If you would like to receive food during winter break, please submit the following information to the front office by Dec. 17: Name, phone number, student name(s), number in household, and any special needs or requests. You can pick up your food bags from the Hazel Wolf office from Dec. 19-21.

If you would like to volunteer to help with the food drive, please contact Stacey Mill at staceywmill@gmail.com.

Get Ready to Read-A-Thon

It’s nearly time for the annual Hazel Wolf Read-A-Thon! Our goal this year is to increase student participation (last year we only had 18 percent of our students participate). Need help asking for pledges? Encourage your kids go see Ms. Fournier in the library, as there are a few local businesses who want to sponsor kids, and a lot of teachers do, too! We’re excited to expand this great community event that is designed to inspire the love of reading—and directly benefit our students by raising funds for the PTSA.

The reading period starts November 13 (which is also Literacy Night!) and goes through November 25 (the last day of Thanksgiving break). Packets are going home in Kidmail this week with all the details. You can also find the packet for download and more information on the PTSA website.

Happy reading, everyone!

Key Dates:

  • November 9 – Start collecting sponsor pledges/donations
  • November 13 – Start reading
  • November 25 – Last day of Read-A-Thon
  • November 30 – Students turn in their official minute recording sheets

Halloween Candy Drive Reminder

Need to get the Halloween candy out of your reach? Hazel Wolf is participating in a Halloween Candy Drive for Camp Murray soldiers! Drop off unwanted, sealed candy in the donation bin in the front office through November 12. Please refrain from donating any foil/paper-wrapped candies or homemade treats. The candy has to be able to maintain freshness on its journey overseas in care packages.

Seeking a Grant Writer: More Info & Full Job Description

Hazel Wolf K-8 is seeking a grant writer to pursue additional funding for school programs. This person will work with staff and PTSA members to understand school needs and search out additional funding through grants. This is an independent contract position. The grant writer will be paid on an hourly basis that will average out to about 5 hours/week. The position is available immediately.

Please click the link to the job description. If interested, please contact Kim Steffensmeier at president@hazelwolfk8.org.

Oct. 13 Advocacy Event and Info on Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy (Prop 1)

The Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy will renew the expiring Families and Education Levy (2011) and the Seattle Preschool Levy (2014) and will broaden its scope to serve early learners, K-12 vulnerable populations, and college access. This levy is separate from the Operations and Capital levies, coming up for vote in February, intended to fill the budget gap from what the state provides for education.

The proposed levy will make seven years of investment to:

  • Double the number of low-income children in quality preschool;
  • Increase K-12 and community investments, including critical school-based health services, increasing teacher diversity and helping students most at risk of dropping out of school;
  • Expand access to college for all Seattle Public School graduates through the Seattle Promise College Tuition Program.

Advocacy opportunity: Join the Yes on Prop 1 (the FEPP Levy) campaign for a canvas this Saturday, October 13 at 10 a.m. in Lake City. Bring your kids and walk the neighborhood, and leave whenever you feel done. If interested, email Eliza Rankin (liza.rankin at gmail.com) and she’ll connect you with the organizers.

The Seattle Council PTSA (SCPTSA) endorsed a “yes” vote on the levy at our general membership meeting on October 1. Download this PDF for more info.