Reminder! PTSA General Session Meeting – Wednesday Jan. 22

Hazel Wolf K-8 parents, staff and students are invited to the Cafetorium for the second General Session meeting of the year this Wednesday, Jan. 22. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will be available at that time. Childcare also will be provided.

The meeting will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and will include important Hazel Wolf K-8 Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) updates and a guest speaker, Erin Jones: “Black Lives Matter at School: The Power of History and Words” (updated title).

Erin Jones will also be presenting to our student community during Black Lives Matter at School Week. She will lead all students in grade-level appropriate assemblies. Also she will be collaborating with Middle School teachers and holding a “Creating Community” day for Middle School students. We hope parents will take this opportunity to learn from Erin and make connections with what their children will be learning about during BLM at School Week.

The PTSA has invited Ms. Jones in light of the increased awareness of work and education that is needed following the recent student-led protest about harmful racial slurs being used in our community. Ms. Jones will be discussing why it is important to address these issues, defining diversity vs. racial justice (equity), race, ethnicity, culture, and the history of the n-word and other similar words and why they’re so dangerous. Also, there will be interactive activities to get our community talking. Lastly, she will provide a helpful list of videos, podcasts and tools for parents to use and continue their own learning and their children’s learning.

More about our speaker: Erin Jones has been involved in and around schools for the past 26 years. She has taught in a variety of environments, from predominantly Black to predominantly White to some of the most diverse communities in the nation. Erin received an award as the Most Innovative Foreign Language Teacher in 2007, while working at in Tacoma and was the Washington State Milken Educator of the Year in 2008, while teaching in Spokane. She received recognition at the White House in March of 2013 as a “Champion of Change” and was Washington State PTA’s “Outstanding Educator” in 2015. After serving as a classroom teacher and instructional coach, Erin worked as an executive for two State Superintendents. Erin left the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2012 to work in college-access at the school district level. She left her job to run as a candidate for State Superintendent and was the first Black woman to run for any state office in Washington state, a race she lost by a mere 1%.

We hope to see you there!

Game Night – Thursday, Jan. 30

Play with Purpose at Hazel Wolf’s Game Night on Thursday, Jan. 30th from 6-7:30 p.m.

We’ve all had the pleasure of learning from books and teachers, practicing our skills on paper and laptops, and listening to an engaging speaker, but sometimes it’s better to have an active, playful role in learning. All of our teachers have powerful and diverse toolboxes of learning resources that they call upon daily.

During Game Night we invite the Hazel Wolf community to join us to experience some of our dynamic, hands-on, game-based learning tools. Each grade level will present games and activities that they use to ‘gamify’ learning. Gaming can be a great way to address any subject and involve kids in fun, interactive learning. Our teachers (and their helpful students) will show you how we can ‘play with purpose’ as we continue to learn.

Math ‘n’ Stuff, the fabulous game store in Maple Leaf, will also bring many games to play. They’ll also have new games available for purchase.

Bring your favorite games! What are the learning games you play at home? Bring them in to teach other kids! We will have an area set aside in the Cafetorium for families to bring in games from home that address the ‘play with purpose’ theme. We welcome games that teach words, math, science, history, logic, engineering, communication, or deductive reasoning. If you do bring in a game or two, make sure it’s clearly labeled with your name. Also, be prepared to spend 20-30 minutes with your game, teaching and playing with other interested kids. 

We need volunteers! We are looking for volunteers to help set up, and clean up during Game Night. Sign up online. Questions? Email Joe Fogarty.

PTSA General Session Meeting With Guest Speaker Erin Jones "Black Lives Matter at School: The Power and History of Words" – Jan. 22

Hazel Wolf parents, staff and students are invited to the Cafetorium for the second General Session meeting of the year from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, to hear important Hazel Wolf K-8 Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) updates and to stay for the guest speaker, Erin Jones: “Black Lives Matter at School: The Power of History and Words” (updated title).

The PTSA has invited Ms. Jones in light of the increased awareness of work and education that is needed following the recent student-led protest about harmful racial slurs being used in our community. Ms. Jones will be discussing why it is important to address these issues, defining diversity vs. racial justice (equity), race, ethnicity, culture, and the history of the n-word and other similar words and why they’re so dangerous. Also, there will be interactive activities to get our community talking. Lastly, she will provide a helpful list of videos, podcasts and tools for parents to use and continue their own learning and their children’s learning.

More about our speaker: Erin Jones has been involved in and around schools for the past 26 years. She has taught in a variety of environments, from predominantly Black to predominantly White to some of the most diverse communities in the nation. Erin received an award as the Most Innovative Foreign Language Teacher in 2007, while working at in Tacoma and was the Washington State Milken Educator of the Year in 2008, while teaching in Spokane. She received recognition at the White House in March of 2013 as a “Champion of Change” and was Washington State PTA’s “Outstanding Educator” in 2015. After serving as a classroom teacher and instructional coach, Erin worked as an executive for two State Superintendents. Erin left the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2012 to work in college-access at the school district level. She left her job to run as a candidate for State Superintendent and was the first Black woman to run for any state office in Washington state, a race she lost by a mere 1%.

We invite everyone to join us to better building community that allows all students to thrive. You do not have to be a PTSA member to attend. Dinner and childcare will be provided.

We hope to see you there!

ELL Enrollment Night — Thurs. Feb. 6

English Language Learning (ELL) families face prohibitive barriers when it comes to enrolling their children in Option Schools like Hazel Wolf K-8. In the interest of creating equity within the enrollment process, we have created an event to help ELL families navigate the Option School enrollment process. Our goal is to provide equitable access to the program so that our demographics match the demographics of our geo-zone.

This year’s ELL Enrollment Night will take place on Thursday, February 6 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Hazel Wolf Library. Interpreters and admissions staff will be available to help ELL families register for the 2020-2021 school year and complete choice forms. Children are welcome.

Additionally, do you have relatives, neighbors, or friends that speak a language other than English who are interested in enrolling at Hazel Wolf? If you do, contact Rachel Projansky at raprojansky @seattleschools.org or 206-252-4610 (ext. 4623) with any information you have and the ELL Enrollment Team will reach out to you soon.

If you have questions about the ELL Enrollment Night event, please contact Kelly: operations@hazelwolfk8.org.

If you would like to volunteer to support the event, check out the volunteer sign up!

See You Saturday Morning! PJs and Pancakes

We’re excited to see you Saturday morning, January 11 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Cafetorium for pancakes and cartoons! Professional pancake flipper, Chris Cakes, will provide regular and gluten free pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Classic Saturday morning cartoons will be featured on the big screen. Hope to see you there! All Hazel Wolf families are welcome. This is a free event.

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Get ready for the Toy Swap & Shop – Sat. Dec. 7

The annual community TOY SWAP & SHOP is on Sat. Dec. 7 at 10am-12pm

Trying to motivate your children to let go of unloved toys? Want to clear space in your home before the holidays? Interested in making a little extra holiday cash?

It’s still a few weeks away… but it’s time to get ready and put in a request to rent table space at the event.

Table space rental is $6/adult and $4/student (per half lunch table). If interested, contact Zoe at communityoutreach@hazelwolfk8.org

JUST WANT TO SHOP? FREE ENTRY! CASH ONLY EVENT

Literacy Night is Nov. 13: Join Us and Sign Up to Volunteer

Literacy Night is a school event that focuses on how to support our kids with reading.

Join us Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in your pajamas for some fun reading activities. As always, there will be cookies!

We will have activities for students in Kindergarten though third grade. We also will have resources and conversations with parents (in all grades) about how to help support your student with reading.

Hope to see you there!

Can you volunteer to set up, clean up or serve cookies? Sign up for a time slot here