Middle School Dance – Friday, Oct. 25, 7pm

The first Middle School Dance will be held on Friday, October 25 at Hazel Wolf from 7:00-9:00pm. It is called the ‘Octoberfest’. There will also be a costume contest!

Tickets will be sold at school starting on Monday, October 21:
$4 a ticket with a can of food
$5 a ticket without a can of food
Also tickets will be available at the door:
$6 a ticket with a can of food
$7 a ticket without a can of food

If you are interested in chaperoning and/or would like to contribute an item as a door prize, please contact Mrs. Ransom at mlransom@seattleschools.org or (206)252-4616.

Reflections Art Contest — Submissions due by Nov. 1

reflections 2019Reflections Art Contest: Does your child enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? We would love to have them unleash their inner artist with an entry for the PTA Reflections arts program! This year’s theme is “Look Within”.

Entries from students from all grades and all abilities are welcome. Students can enter submissions for six categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. (Students may enter art in more than one category but may only submit one entry per category.)

For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections/Awards. Information is also available at: https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/ (located in the “Student Entry Packets” section).

Pick up an entry form today from the front office. Also, you can download an entry entry form and helpful checklist.

Entries must be turned in by the end of the school day on Friday, November 1. If you have questions or need help with accessing materials or filling out forms, please contact our Reflections Chair, Tatiana at tatiana.kaminsky@gmail.com.

Join us at the Multicultural Potluck – Wed. Oct. 16, 6:00-8:00pm


Hazel Wolf families: Please join us Wednesday, October 16, from 6-8:00pm in the Cafetorium. Let’s gather to share a meal and celebrate our community and its many different cultures. Please bring a dish to share that is special to your family, culture, or heritage. Come enjoy good food, good conversation and even some entertainment!

Please consider signing up to volunteer to help make this event run smoothly! Volunteers are needed before, during and after the event:  https://signup.com/go/niKRuuR




Restorative Justice presentation– by Vice Principal, Janine Madaffari

If case you weren’t able to attend the PTSA General Session Meeting last week, Vice Principal, Janine Madaffari, shared a presentation on Restorative Justice. She explained the concept of restorative justice and how restorative practices are being implemented at Hazel Wolf and schools across the district.

Ms. Madafarri has given us permission to share her slides and you can view the presentation here to learn more: Restorative Practices Overview for PTSA.



NEW Parent Education Event: Teaching Social Skills to Our Kids, Caroline Maguire – Oct. 8, 7pm

We have an exciting opportunity to hear Caroline Maguire, author of Why Will No One Play With Me, speak at our school on Tuesday, October 8:

PTSA Parent Education Speaker Event: Teaching Social Skills to Our Kids

Caroline Maguire, personal coach, author, teacher and speaker, will introduce the tools you need to become your child’s (or student’s) social skills coach. Caroline’s strategies can help you learn how to cope with the daily social dilemmas that come up and will teach you how to help your child navigate the challenges of social interactions.

Location & Time: Cafetorium, 7:00-8:30pm
Speaker and Q&A: 7:00-8:00pm
Discussion group: 8:00-8:30pm

(This event will replace the Parents Supporting Parents meeting previously planned for Oct 7th.)

First PTSA General Session Meeting of the year – Thursday, Sept. 26

Hazel Wolf parents, staff and students are encouraged to join the Hazel Wolf K-8 Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) for our first general session meeting of the year. It is this Thursday evening, September 26, from 6:30-8:00pm in the cafetorium. You do not have to be a PTSA member to attend.

Meet our new PTSA board and what we’ve been up to the last couple months– setting PTSA priorities and establishing a budget for the year. Also, we will talk about upcoming PTSA activities and how you can get involved.

You’ll have an opportunity to hear from Principal Debbie Nelsen with a school update. Assistant Principal Janine Madaffari will talk about how teachers are bringing the practice of restorative justice to Hazel Wolf K-8. Restorative justice empowers students to resolve conflicts on their own and in small groups, and it’s a growing practice at schools around the country.

Childcare will be provided by middle school students (childcare donations are suggested and will go directly to the students providing the care).

Please bring questions, suggestions, ideas—or just come listen and learn. We’ll see you on Thursday!