Thank you Zylberschtein’s for Supporting 1st Grader’s Annual Food Day

Our 1st graders recently had their Annual Food Day Event and would love to thank Zylberschtein’s Deli & Bakery for their support!

First graders wrapped up their Farm to Table E-Stem Unit last week with their Annual Food Day. At this event, first graders make jam and butter to experience food production. This year, first graders were able to experience bagel-making with local support from Zylberschtein’s Deli & Bakery! Owner Josh Grunig came to Hazel Wolf and taught all three first grade classes about bagel-making. Then, students made bagels for our picnic! Students were thrilled to experience this process with Josh and enjoyed eating over 200 mini-bagels, all donated by Zylberschtein’s. What a great community supporter! Thanks Zylberschtein’s!!



Photo credit: Kristen Cater

Theme Announced for Next Year’s National PTA Reflections Art Contest

Hello Wolf Pack families! The theme for the 2019-2020 National PTA Reflections art contest has been announced! It’s Look Within. We will be collecting submissions for student work to represent our school next fall and will have more information after school starts, including setting up some open studio times for students to work on their artwork. But we thought that there may be students who want to work on submissions over the summer so wanted to share the theme now.

Categories for entries are: dance, film, literature, music, photography, visual arts 2D, and visual arts 3D. This year’s rules haven’t been posted yet, but should be similar to this year’s. The link to find information about the contest and its rules is here.

Our most popular category is visual arts 2D and there are some specific dimensions to keep in mind before creating entries. Entries cannot exceed 24″ x 30″ x 1/2″ (INCLUDING matting). Those entries also must be mounted on a rigid material. Specific rules for the visual arts 2D category can be found here.

If you have any questions or are interested in helping with Reflections in the fall, please contact Reflections chair Tatiana Kaminsky (tatiana.kaminsky at We are looking forward to seeing students’ work in the fall– it’s always very inspiring!

Field Day is June 25

Field Day is happening on Tuesday, June 25, and we need your help to make this an amazing and memorable event for our students! Please consider signing up to help with activities.

Field Day schedule by grade:

  • K – 2nd: 10:00am – 11:30am –> volunteers report to Ms. Krebs by 9:00am
  • 3rd – 5th: 1:00pm – 2:30pm –> volunteers report to Ms. Krebs by 12:00pm
  • Middle School: 1:30pm – 3:00pm –> volunteers report to Mr. Riipa by 12:00pm


If you have any questions, please contact Eva:

Record number of students ride on Bike to School Day

We had a huge turnout at Bike To School Day on May 8th– the count was 99 bikes, so we broke our record and just barely missed our goal of 100 bikers. Let’s hit triple digits next year!

It was a beautiful morning and students enjoyed giveaways such as stickers, bracelets and snack bars. New this year, all kids who rode bikes or non-motorized scooters or boards received a raffle ticket to win a nice BPA-free water bottle or T-Shirt donated by Ride Bicycles (the bike shop located a mile or so down the bike lane on Roosevelt.). Thank you SDOT, Ride Bicycles and parents for the donations that helped make the day fun.

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(Photo credit: Ann Lipscomb, Zarah Rice)

Kindergarten Jump Start 2019 Announcement

To our incoming Kindergarten Families, a message from the Kindergarten Teachers:

Kindergarten Jump Start is August 19 – August 23, 2019, and we can’t wait to see you and your child. Don’t forget to come at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 19 for check-in and a light breakfast. The rest of the week, drop-off is at 9:00 a.m. Pick-up every day is at 12:00 p.m. right in front of the school near the bike racks. We will provide a daily snack, but unfortunately transportation is not provided.

On Wednesday, August 21, we invite you to come to a family lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for a chance to meet other kindergarten families.  The teachers and students will join the lunch at 12 p.m. See you soon!

See You at Mini Golf Tomorrow, May 18!

The PTSA is so excited to host our first mini-golf open happening tomorrow, May 18!

Part engineering challenge, part community social, and all to support the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA. Come golf on Saturday, May 18, between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase from Zylberschtein’s (sandwiches and hot dogs).

We’re still looking for a few volunteers! Please help by signing up for a shift at:

Questions? Contact for more information.


A Round Table on Racism: A Conversation with Students and Adults of Color— Presented by the HW Parent Racial Equity Committee

The Hazel Wolf Parent Racial Equity Committee is pleased to announce our next event on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.: A Round Table on Racism, featuring students and adults who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).

This will be an opportunity to listen to their stories and strategies, to provide racial mirrors for our students and to connect with our community.

The event has taken some time to put together because the committee wanted first and foremost to ensure that our students felt safe and supported in sharing their stories.

If you’re considering bringing your kids, suggested age is middle school and older.