Updated School Forms Document Now Available

Mandatory and optional school forms have been updated and a previous issue with the file has be fixed. The updated file is available for download. (Added 10/15/19: There were reports of the file not saving the new data and now this issue has been fixed.)

They’re form-fillable, meaning you can fill them in on your computer and then email them to startofschooldoc2019-20@seattleschools.org without needing to print them. Also you can print them out, fill them in by hand, and deliver them to the office or return via Kidmail.

The office is asking that the Emergency Contact Form for each child is due ASAP. Please return either by email or by hard copy. 

Hazel Wolf Annual Coat Drive

This Fall season Hazel Wolf K-8 will hold its 11th annual coat drive!

Click to read this information in Spanish.

Is your child in need of a new winter coat this season? If you would like your child to receive a NEW winter coat with assistance from the coat drive, please fill out the “Coat Request Form” and return the completed form by Friday October 25th. Forms may be returned to your child’s teacher or to the Front Office (in the Coat Request Form return box located near the nurse’s office door). All information will be kept confidential.

Coat Request Forms are available for download below and printed forms are available in the Front Office.

Are you able to sponsor a child and be a coat donor? If you are able to sponsor a child, please email us at (HWcoatdrive@gmail.com) and we will send you a coat request. Please put “Coat Drive” in the subject line of the email. (To make coat shopping easy, we will include size, color preference and gender information for the request.)

The Hazel Wolf PTSA thanks you for your consideration and participation!

Join the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA

Consider joining the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA in working to make a difference in our school community. The mission of the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA is to facilitate opportunities for family involvement. We work to enhance the learning experience for every child – in a way that fosters whole child well-being and success.

Become a member and join today by going to https://hazelwolfk8.org/join or complete the membership form and return it to the office.

Financial assistance is also available to offset all or part of the membership fee, please email president@hazelwolfk8.org for more information.

Call to Action: Save Student Meals

Action alert: USDA is proposing a rule change that could leave thousands of WA kids hungry by eliminating eligibility for subsidized school meals for kids from middle-income families. This may be especially a problem for Seattle families whose incomes seem higher, but they can have substantial housing and childcare costs, leaving them food insecure. Take action by submitting a public comment asking the USDA to withdraw the proposed Revision of the Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Below is some information and suggested language from WA State PTA. While form letters are a good start, specific individual comments raising important issues are more likely to compel a change in the final rule.

Please feel free to customize the pre-written comment below, and then go to https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=FNS-2018-0037-0001  to leave your comment.

(Note that under category you may select ‘Association-Local’ if commenting on behalf of your PTA. Otherwise, ‘Individual’ is appropriate.)

Pre-written Comment to USDA:

I am a parent of a student in Washington state. Good nutrition is essential to children’s health and well-being. Federal nutrition programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and school meals are vital to ensuring that all children can learn and thrive in school and at home. I appreciate the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Notice of Proposed Rule Making on a Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The proposed rule would cause serious harm to Washington state students and families and should be withdrawn.

Under current guidelines, states have the option to eliminate asset tests and use a higher income threshold to determine SNAP eligibility for working families with significant housing and childcare expenses. This current policy option is known as Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (BBCE). The proposed rule would greatly limit states’ ability to use BBCE, thereby eliminating SNAP benefits for 1.7 million households nationwide.

While the proposed rule failed to include the rule’s impact on the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program in its Regulatory Impact Analysis, reports indicate that the rule would jeopardize automatic access to free school meals for more than 500,000 students nationwide. Students whose households participate in SNAP are directly certified to receive free school meals. This rule change would mean at least 17,000 Washington state students could lose their school meals.

In Washington state, when about two-thirds of the student body is automatically enrolled in free meals, the Community Eligibility Provision allows that school to offer free meals to every student without collecting meal applications. If those eligibility numbers drop below the two-thirds threshold as a result of students losing SNAP, the school will lose the ability to provide free meals to everyone. This means the number of students at risk of losing free meals in the state has the potential to be much greater than 17,000.

SNAP plays a critical role in addressing hunger and food insecurity in our state and communities. By limiting families’ access to SNAP and jeopardizing children’s participation in school meal programs, the proposed rule would lead to poor health outcomes and diminished academic results among children and contribute to food insecurity in households in Washington and across the country.

SNAP is an investment in the future, as receipt of SNAP in early childhood leads to improved high school graduation rates, adult earnings, and adult health. The Federal Government should continue this investment in the future of our nation’s children, and withdraw the proposed rule change.

Hazel Wolf 2nd Annual Snack Drive – Sept. 16 – Oct. 10

The Hazel Wolf Snack Drive aims to provide snacks for students in grades 4 – 8 who can’t provide their own or who find themselves in need. Snacks are distributed to students by staff, such as teachers, counselors, office and school nurse.

Please consider dropping off a donation in the office collection bin between Monday, Sept. 16 – Thursday, Oct. 10.

Guidelines for donations:

  • Individual commercially wrapped items
  • Nutritious dry goods
  • Low sugar snacks
  • Energy sustaining snacks

2019-2020 School Year Supply List

The 2019-2020 School year supply list has been posted on the school website.

The page includes information for a $40 supply donation for uniform supplies to be purchased for kindergarten to 3rd Grade classrooms.

Also listed are grade level supplies for kindergarten through middle school.

The supply list can be viewed here:

https://hazelwolfk8.seattleschools.org/about/calendar_and_news/news/supply_list

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