Auction Results Are In!

Wolfpack, with your generous donations, the first Hazel Wolf online auction raised nearly $70,000 for our PTSA! WOW! These funds will go directly to enhance the learning experience for every child at Hazel Wolf. Additionally, we also raised over $2,000 for our neighbors, Olympic Hills Elementary, and over $2,500 for our Hazel Wolf COVID-19 Relief Fund. We are beyond excited by these results! We knew our community would come together during this unprecedented time, and we are thrilled to be able to continue our high-quality programs into the next school year.

Last Chance Party Spots are available now until Friday, April 17. If you missed the online auction but want to participate in some of the class parties and parent socials, the events listed below still have spots available for purchase. (Please note: dates are as listed but will be rescheduled if we are still unable to gather.)

Get your party spot now–these are perfect opportunities to see everyone when we’re able to gather again! You can purchase parties and donate to the Hazel Wolf COVID-19 Relief Fund at https://hazelwolf2020.ggo.bid/:

• Kindergarten: PJs & Pancakes, 6/13/20 or TBD
• 1st Grade: Jammies, Cartoons & Donuts, 6/13/20 or TBD
• 2nd Grade: Water Fight, 6/17/20 or TBD
• Soda Bottle Rocket Build & Launch, 7/18/20 or TBD
• Murder Mystery Party with Debbie Nelson – STAFF ONLY, 6/6/020 or TBD
• Murder Mystery Party with Debbie Nelson – Parents, 6/13/20 or TBD
• 10th Annual Hazel Wolf Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, 10/17/20
• Total Wine and MORE! Private Wine Class Date is TBD
• Pinehurst Cocktail Party – Hosted by Pinehurst Wine Moms, 8/15/20

Rest assured all these parties will happen, and we want you to be part of them! We appreciate your patience and flexibility with scheduling.

We want to thank you again, Wolfpack, for your generosity and dedication to our school. We wouldn’t be able to do the things we do without you.

Sincerely,
Hazel Wolf Auction Committee

Now is the time: Online Auction Closes Tonight, April 5th, 9:00pm

Now is the time, Wolfpack! The online auction closes Sunday, April 5th at 9:00pm– We still have a long way to go to meet our fundraising goal.

There are many spots left for the Grade Level Events.

The cost for Costa Rica vacation dropped to $1999, a true bargain for 5-nights for a family of 4.

Check out these events with spots still available: Soda Rocket Launch, Debbie’s Murder Mystery Party, Pinehurst Cocktail Crawl, Texas Hold ‘Em Event– all a super fun time and a great way to get to know more folks in our community.

Bidding is heating up on all the Classroom art, too.

Get your bid on!

**Also, please know that all events WILL happen, even if they have to be rescheduled to the Fall.**

If you simply want to make a donation, don’t forget to stop by our General Fund Donation page. Check out all the videos provided by our educators. Also, you can choose to donate to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund or Olympic Hills Elementary School on the auction site as well.

Every dollar helps get us closer to our goal. https://hazelwolf2020.ggo.bid

Auction Update: Keep it going! Tell your “Why PTSA?” Join online social this Saturday

Hey Wolfpack! We’ve had an amazing online auction so far– let’s keep up the momentum! 

The auction is still going strong! Go check out the online auction, open for bidding until Sunday, April 5th, 9:00pm. There are still spots available for grade level parties and parent social events, such as Principal Nelsen’s Murder Mystery Party. You can still buy that Costa Rica trip! Also don’t forget about the popular classroom art! If you simply want to give– you can make donations to the PTSA General Fund, the COVID-19 Emergency Fund or Olympic Hills Elementary School on the auction site as well.

What’s your “Why PTSA”? All week, we’ve been bringing you videos of some of our amazing staff sharing the many ways PTSA funding is important to the learning experience at Hazel Wolf. (All the videos are on the PTSA blog and on Facebook in the Friends of Hazel Wolf page.) We hope these videos helped you feel more connected with the school during this time. We encourage anyone who wants to connect with our community to share “Why the PTSA is important to me?” or “How the PTSA has helped our community” on the Facebook Hazel Wolf Community group. Come check out what others are saying!

Parent Social Tomorrow! The Auction Committee is hosting another online social tomorrow on Saturday, April 4th at 7:30pm. This is your chance to connect with other HW families and staff and share the excitement of the auction! Vote on “Best Costume”, “Best Interruption” and “Best Background”. Join the fun! Zoom Meeting: https://washington.zoom.us/j/137394742 ID: 137-394-742, Password: PTSA

Thank you Wolfpack! Let’s continue to connect and come together as a community during this unexpected time and support our school.

Sincerely,
Your Auction Committee
auctioncommittee@hazelwolfk8.org

How does HW PTSA Support E-STEM Programs? Featuring Mr. Fogarty

Mr. Fogarty, Hazel Wolf E-STEM Coordinator

Mr. Fogarty, Hazel Wolf E-STEM Coordinator, thanks the PTSA and shares the significant ways funding from the PTSA supports his E-STEM role and the E-STEM programs at Hazel Wolf:

  • Outdoor education scholarships: Reducing financial barriers so all students can attend outdoor education field trips, such as NatureBridge, Camp Sealth and Mt. Rainier Institute.
  • ESTEM storylines: Funding to help teachers take release time and to attend trainings for E-STEM storylines. This allows teachers to come together to collaborate and work on new curriculum.
  • Multimedia class and equipment: Enabling purchase of cameras, tripods, digital recorders for use by the MS Multimedia class and by anyone in the school. In class, students make websites, films, podcasts and more. A student from the class has a photograph going on to the national level for the PTA Reflections contest. Also, equipment is used for documenting special events at school and teachers’ work.

Thank you to our community for your support and making these incredible E-STEM programs possible for our school. The Hazel Wolf Online Auction is currently open and closes on Sunday, April 5th at 9:00pm. To make a donation or to participate in the online auction, go to: hazelwolf2020.ggo.bid.

HW PTSA Supports Music Education: Featuring Ms. Burnett

Ms. Burnett, Hazel Wolf Drama & Music Teacher

Here is Hazel Wolf’s Drama & Elementary Music Teacher– Ms. Burnett. She’s going to share with you how her music program has benefited by supporting funds from the PTSA.

Key Highlights:
Ms. Burnett came to Hazel Wolf eight years ago and was in charge of starting the brand new music program—but she didn’t have any instruments!

Over the years, she has been able to purchase xylophones, drums, tambourines and many kinds of classroom instruments through music grants from the PTSA. More recently, Ms. Burnett was able to purchase a whole classroom set of ukuleles with outside funding plus support of PTSA funding. She looks forward to teaching ukulele to the students soon!

While district funds can only go so far, this shows how support from PTSA funds can help our teachers and staff create stronger programs and bring more enriching experiences to every student in our school community.

Thank you for your support of our online auction going on now. You can go to hazelwolf2020.ggo.bid to make a donation and to bid/buy auction items. The online auction closes on Sunday, April 5th at 9:00pm.

HW Online Auction Update: We’re Halfway There!

Hey Wolfpack!

We hope that you are enjoying the staff videos this week and that they are bringing you some welcome connection with our school. As we are approaching the halfway point of our first ever online auction, we are thrilled to share that we are almost halfway to our fundraising goal! Thank you so much for pulling together and living the Wolfpack values of perseverance, caring about our school and helping one another.

Don’t worry if you haven’t checked out the auction yet– there is still time to bid on items big and small, such as books autographed by your favorite teacher to a trip to Costa Rica. Also many popular auction items are still available, including classroom art projects, commemorative auction glasses and party spots of all varieties.

If you’re simply looking to give, please consider a donation to the Hazel Wolf K-8 General Fund, our Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund, or Olympic Hills Elementary, our neighboring Title 1 school.

Sign up to make donations and to buy and bid on auction items at: https://hazelwolf2020.ggo.bid. Be sure to share with extended family, too.

Thank you,
Your Auction Committee

How PTSA Supports Classroom Learning: Featuring Ms. Cater, 1st Grade Teacher

Ms. Cater, Hazel Wolf 1st Grade Teacher

Hey Wolf Pack! Today you get to see Ms. Cater, one of our 1st grade teachers, as she shares the two main ways PTSA classroom grants have impacted her students. Thank you Ms. Cater for sharing your experience!

Key highlights:

  • Supplemental math materials such as games, hands on activities and online subscriptions that are highly engaging and motivate students. Also, the materials help her further differentiate teaching to the wide range of math learners in the classroom.
  • Update and expand her classroom library each year to provide a range of narratives that reflects and mirrors her students’ stories and creates a cohesive community of learners.

    Thank you to our community for your support! Donations to the PTSA provide classroom teachers like Ms. Cater the ability to witness the impact of these kind of resources on their students each year.

    The Hazel Wolf Online Auction is currently open and runs until Sunday, April 5th at 9:00pm.