Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA Endorses Levy 1 and Levy 2

At the January General Session meeting last Wednesday, the PTSA membership voted to endorse Levy 1 and Levy 2 that are on the ballot for the upcoming election. We were lucky to have Linda Seabring, SPS Budget Director, talk about the impact of the levies on next year’s budget. The presentation she gave is available for download if you weren’t able to attend.

Ballots are being mailed now – please remember to vote!! Ballots are due February 12.

L-A-S-T C-A-L-L for Spellers!

The Hazel Wolf Annual Spelling Bee is coming up Monday, February 4 at 3:40 p.m. in the Cafetorium, and we want YOU! All students grades 1-8 are invited to participate. Registration slips and study word lists went home in Kidmail before the holiday break. If you need replacements, forms are available in the main office or email studentenrichment@hazelwolfk8.org.

Make a Gift to Hazel Wolf

Hazel Wolf K-8 is a vibrant learning community that values parent involvement. The PTSA is here to help facilitate that involvement and to support our school in many ways.

So far this school year we have:

  • Provided teachers with classroom grants and supported a variety of special projects
  • Organized the movie “Angst” for our families and 5th-8th grade students
  • Brought our community together at the start of school open house, coffee breaks, multicultural potluck night, and our 3rd annual Toy Swap
  • Organized staff appreciation events
  • Kept families informed through the PTSA website, Facebook, and the monthly Paw Print newsletter
  • Completed the Hazel Wolf K-8 Reflections art contest
  • Organized weeding parties to keep our campus beautiful, and started several new recycling programs
  • Organized coat, food, and snack drives to support our families

This work relies on donations from our families. Please consider making a gift today. Your contribution helps fund important programs that support our children, and 100% of your gift supports the school. Our goal is $9,000 for our direct appeal! Thank you for your generosity.

Ways to give:
Online: https://hazelwolfk8.ejoinme.org/give
Cash or check: Please make checks out to Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA and return it to your student’s classroom or home teacher, or the office.

Matching gifts:
If your employer matches your donation, please let us know. If you have any questions, contact our Fundraising Chair, Debi Backstrom, at fundraising@hazelwolfk8.org.

Thank you!

Kim Steffensmeier, PTSA President


Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible.

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