Principal’s Weekly Update – April 2

Important Dates:

  • April 6 (Fri) – Buddy Day /Spirit Day (Decades Day)
  • April 9-13 – Spring Break (no school)
  • April 19 (Thur) – PTSA Board Mtg. 6:30 pm
  • April 26 (Thur) – General PTSA Mtg. 6:30 pm

New Information:

1. Spring Concert Dates – 1st/2nd/3rd Grade Concert is May 17th at 7 p.m. in the Hazel Wolf Cafetorium. 4th Grade EIM/Vocal Music and 5th Grade EIM concert is May 31st at 7 p.m. in the Hazel Wolf Cafetorium. This is for all 4th graders who have Ms. Burnett AND Mr. Stevens and for 5th graders who only have Mr. Stevens.

2. Lost and Found – There are lots of coats, jackets, lunch boxes, and even socks in the lost and found. Please check it out next time you are there. Also helpful is if you always your child’s name on their coats.

3. K-5 Families – Ms. Riippa will be offering our after-school Art Wizards program again after Spring Break. Students will be receiving flyers in class this week. The program will follow the same curriculum over the 8 week course as we have covered over the past 8 weeks. While the lessons are the same, students will be able to draw different subjects than in the last session. Classes will be on Mondays only for this session, but two classes a week will likely be offered again in the fall.

4. Camp Invention – Camp Invention is looking to appoint a parent to the Camp Parent position to be a liaison for promotions and to build awareness of the week-long program July 9-13. In exchange for help the first immediate child can attend for free and additional children can enroll at a discounted rate. If you are interested please contact Annette Phillips at 206.457.4486 or aphillips@invent.org.

5. Parent Support Group – Thanks to the 15 people who attended the first parent support group meeting on March 12th. We had a great discussion of resources and made plans for future meetings. Our next group meeting will be on April 23rd, May 14th, and June 11th. They’ll be held from 7-8:30 pm in the library at Hazel Wolf. Your kiddo doesn’t need to have an IEP or 504 to come. Bring your questions and all your ideas!

6. PTSA Reflections Art Contest Award – One of our Hazel Wolf K8 Reflections Finalists, Asher Billups, grade 2, received an Award of Merit for his original music composition, Reach for the Red Planet, in the Pre-K through Grade 2 category! Asher was one of 9 students from our school selected to move on to the WA State level of the competition. Congratulations, Asher!

7. Final Auction Information – Thank you to our Wolf Pack community for making this year’s auction out of this world! Galactic fun was had and, once again, our community’s generosity was over the moon. Reconciliation is not complete but our unofficial grand total was$120,000 with $27,000 to Fund a Need!!!

While we all feel we’ve fallen into a bit of a black hole now that the auction is over, never fear! There are a few remaining items and parties at prices that will make you see stars! If you are interested in any of the following items or experiences, please contact Sabrina Howell at sabs78@gmail.com no later than Monday, April 2 to stake your claim.

Tickets to specific shows (or one-time passes):

  • 2 tickets to JACK Quartet at Town Hall Seattle. Show is May 10th at 7:30 pm
    JACK Quartet operates as a non-profit organization dedicated to the performance, commissioning, and spread of new string quartet music. They have performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Teatro Colon, and more. They will be joined by former Seattle Symphony stand-out Joshua Roman for a performance of “Tornado”.
  • 2 tickets to Jim French’s Imagination Theater on April 9 – $20
    Whether it is a Sherlock Holmes adaptation or an episode of Harry Nile, you can always expect a double-bill with Imagination Theater–suspense, adventure, and of course, mystery! Tickets are valid for Jim French’s Imagination Theater on Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Kirkland Performance Center.
  • 2 tickets to Seattle Children’s Theater (any evening show, exp May 2019) – $45
  • 2 tickets to Everett Silvertips Hockey game – $25
  • 2 matinee tickets to Can Can Kitchen – $25
  • 2 general admission matinee tickets to a CAN CAN Kitchen and Cabaret performance. http://www.thecancan.com/
  • 4 passes to MoPop (general entry – does not include special exhibitions) – $55
  • 4 passes to Pacific Science Center (expires on 7/31/2019) – $50
  • 4 tickets to Imagine Children’s Museum – $22
  • Seattle Gymnastics Academy Indoor Playground Punch Card – $15

Physical Items or services:

  • “Underneath the Daffodils” print artwork – $100
  • $750 Full Circle HCG Weight Loss Program – $75
  • Huntington Learning Ctr – 5 hours of tutoring – $20 (we have two of these)
  • Sinsational In-office teeth whitening system (value $150) -$75
  • Yuen Lui GC (value $100) – $50
  • 1 private pilates lesson – $ 40
  • 1 free delivery from Full Circle Farm – $20
  • 2018 Galactic Wolfpack Auction commemorative glasses – 2 for $10
  • Olive Garden Gift Card (value $40) – $30

Memberships:

  • Frye Art Museum Annual Membership – $30 (this is a great deal!)
  • Seattle Art Museum, Annual Family Membership – $50 (this is a great deal!)

HW Parent-hosted PARTIES (price is per party spot):

  • Texas Hold ‘Em (9 spots available. Saturday, May 5 @ 7 pm. Lake City Way Eagles Club) – $100
  • Pinehurst Crawl (5 spots available. Saturday, August 4, 4-9 pm.) – $200
  • Kindergarten bowling with the teachers (8 spots available. Sunday, May 20, 2-4 pm. Kenmore Lanes) – $150
  • Total Wine Wine Tasting (7 spots available. June 2, 4-6 pm. Total Wine Northgate) – $25
  • Custom Hula Hoop Making Party (8 spots on June 16 1-3pm) – $25
  • Mini Golf with the 5th Grade Teachers (4 spots on June 2) – $50

Reminders:

1. Hazel Wolf Night at Safeco Field – May 5th – Join the Hazel Wolf community at the Mariners game vs. the Angels at 6:10 pm. View Seats are available for the discount price of $13.00. All orders due in the office by April 6th. Download the flier for more information.

2. 2018 Family Survey – The Family Survey will be available until April 8th. Please, take 10 minutes to complete the survey electronically at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2PDNYGB or pick up a paper copy of the survey in the office. We would love to have input from all adults in our school community.

3. 2018-2019 PTSA Board – Are you interested in being more involved in our school? Do you enjoy organizing events, helping families, learning about our school district, or connecting with our staff? Want to be involved in deciding where the PTSA focuses our support? The Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA has openings on the board for next year, including:

  • Co-Marketing & Communications Coordinator – make sure our families stay up-to-date
  • Family Support Coordinator – oversee the programs that support our families
  • Membership Coordinator – maintain our membership database and develop membership strategy
  • Student Enrichment Coordinator – oversee leads for student enrichment programs
  • Staff Support Coordinator – coordinate financial support for our teachers and staff
  • Legislative Liaison – keep our community informed about district and legislate changes
  • Special Fund Coordinator – work with our treasurers and school staff to manage PTSA special funds

Contact Kim Steffensmeier at president@hazelwolfk8.org if you’d like to learn more about these roles or other ways to be involved.

Principal’s Weekly Update – March 26

Important Dates:

  • Mar 26 (Mon) – Food Drive Begins
  • Mar 27 (Tue) – MS Orchestra at Festival
  • Mar 28 (Wed) – 5th Grade to Nature Bridge
  • Mar 29 (Thur) – MS Music Concert 7:00 pm
  • Mar 30 (Fri) – 5th Grade Returns from Nature Bridge
  • April 6 (Fri) – Buddy Day/Spirit Day (Decades Day)

New Information:

1. Hazel Wolf Night at Safeco Field – May 5th – Join the Hazel Wolf community at the Mariners game vs. the Angels at 6:10 pm. View Seats are available for the discount price of $13.00. All orders due in the office by April 6th. See this flier for more information.

2. Building Safety Changes – In an ongoing effort to assure the building is locked up during the day as possible, we have made a few changes. The front door will be locked between 9:15 and 3:00 (1:45 on early release days), you just need to buzz the office and they will let you in. The large gate going into the playground will also be locked during the day, but open during the recess times.

3. 6th Grade Families – Our sixth graders have been studying innovations in ancient India and China this quarter. We’re wrapping our studies up with podcasting. Ask your student, or a 6th grader you know, what innovation they chose to focus on, and how their podcast is coming.

4. 7th and 8th Grade Families – U.S. History has been full of projects defining leadership and researching the impact of the Indian Removal Act. Students are working with original documents, researching what different groups believed and what they said, and wrestling with the long term impact. We’ll be practicing our discussion and debate skills next week before wrapping things up with the dreaded short research paper.

5. Sick Kid? – Please keep your child home from school if they:

  • Seem sick (no appetite, really tired, or are pale)
  • Temperature of 100 degrees F or higher – students need to be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school
  • Bad cold and/or cough
  • Diarrhea – students need to be diarrhea-free for 24 hours
  • Vomiting – students need to stay home for 24 hours after the last time they vomited

6. Spring Food Drive – Please support Hazel Wolf families in need this spring break! We are accepting non-perishable, non-expired food donations from March 26 through April 3. To help improve efficiency, we are asking each grade to donate specific foods:

  • Kindergarten: mac & cheese and granola bars
  • 1st Grade: cookies and cereal
  • 2nd Grade: peanut butter and jelly
  • 3rd Grade: milk in aseptic cartons and tortillas
  • 4th Grade: canned meat/tuna and crackers
  • 5th Grade: pasta and pasta sauce
  • 6th Grade: bag of onions and applesauce/canned fruit
  • 7th Grade: dried and canned beans and rice
  • 8th Grade: canned soup/stew and bag of oranges or apples

Deliver items to the bin in the front lobby area near the main office. Deadline for donations is April 3. If you are able to help collect and sort items in the mornings please contact Stacey Mill at staceywmill@gmail.com.

7. 2018 Hazel Wolf Family Survey – The school and the PTSA have worked together to develop a survey to get input from our families. It’s important for us to know how you feel about our school, programs, and events to that we can continue to improve and grow our E-STEM program. Please, take 10 minutes to complete the survey electronically at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2PDNYGB or pick up a paper copy of the survey in the office. The survey will be available until April 8, and we would love to have input from all adults in our school community.

8. 2018-2019 PTSA Board – Are you interested in being more involved in our school? Do you enjoy organizing events, helping families, learning about our school district, or connecting with our staff? Want to be involved in deciding where the PTSA focuses our support? The Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA has openings on the board for next year, including:

  • VP School Community – support the board positions that provide enrichment to our school community
  • Co-Marketing & Communications Coordinator – make sure our families stay up-to-date
  • Family Support Coordinator – oversee the programs that support our families
  • Membership Coordinator – maintain our membership database and develop membership strategy
  • Student Enrichment Coordinator – oversee leads for student enrichment programs
  • Staff Support Coordinator – coordinate financial support for our teachers and staff
  • Legislative Liaison – keep our community informed about district and legislate changes
  • Special Fund Coordinator – work with our treasurers and school staff to manage PTSA special funds

Contact Kim Steffensmeier at president@hazelwolfk8.org if you’d like to learn more about these roles or other ways to be involved.

Reminders:

9. Nathan Hale Theatre Presents – Raider “OZ” Drama Camp
When: Saturday March 31, 2018 10am-2pm (Performance at 2pm). Your mini drama enthusiast will spend the day experiencing the upcoming NH production of OZ. They will learn a song and dance from the “Lollypop guild”, do some OZ crafts and put on a mini performance! All genders welcome!
Cost: $35 (Check to NHHS Drama Boosters)
Registration forms available at: www.nathanhaletheatre.com. Due by March 29, 2018 (deadline extended)

Principal’s Weekly Update – March 19

Important Dates:

  • Mar 23 (Fri) – Field Trip – 7th Graders to MoPop Museum
  • Mar 23 (Fri) – Auction

New Information:

1. Nathan Hale Theatre Presents – Raider “OZ” Drama Camp
When: Saturday March 31, 2018 10am-2pm (Performance at 2pm). Your mini drama enthusiast will spend the day experiencing the upcoming NH production of OZ. They will learn a song and dance from the “Lollypop guild”, do some OZ crafts and put on a mini performance! All genders welcome!
Cost: $35 (Check to NHHS Drama Boosters)
Registration forms available at: www.nathanhaletheatre.com. Due by March 24, 2018.

2. Auction Updates:

  • With the auction only a week away there are still SO MANY volunteers spots open for the day and night of the auction Please take a look at the online volunteer sign-up list to see if you could help with any available spots! https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2019486/false#/invitation
  • WINE! We still need a few dozen $15 (and up) bottles to fill up our wine grab. Please contact Bre Holt at bre@museborn.com or Alyssa Powers at alyssa_powers@yahoo.com to coordinate drop off.
  • There are still just a small amount of tickets remaining for this awesome parent social and fundraiser! Head to the PTSA website for the ticket link https://hazelwolfk8.org/auction/
  • Look on Facebook on the Friends of Hazel Wolf page to see all the amazing classroom projects!
  • Also check out this amazing trip to Iceland AND this fantastic trip to Napa Valley. These are just two of the amazing things to bid on at the auction this year!
    ****ICELAND!!! Did you know you can stop over in Iceland when flying to Europe for no additional cost? This year we are offering 5-nights in the heart of Reykjavik at the Fosshotel, 16 stories with magnificent views of the city and bay. Package includes a day tour of Þingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Waterfall Tour as well as an outing to view the majestic Northern Lights Tour. This trip is not to be missed! This package can be upgraded for additional nights and people for additional fees.
    ****NAPA VALLEY!! This exclusive Napa experience is designed by a local host (limit 6 adults), who will be showing you around (in a Land Rover) and recommending wineries and experiences like they would for a good friend. Enjoy a full day experience focusing on small production, family-owned wineries in Napa Valley. We have hand selected three to four highly recommended wineries that are special for their commitment to the environment, science and technology – all things we love and appreciate at Hazel Wolf! Each participating winery is offering a private experience for up to six adults.

3. Join the 2019-20 Hazel Wolf Board or committees! Interested in helping to plan events, promoting school communications, supporting our families, or being involved in PTSA decisions? The board has director and committee positions available for next year. Please contact Kim Steffensmeier at president@hazelwolfk.org to learn about specific opportunities and how you can be involved!

4. Students in Ms Palmer’s 5th period Inclusion Class will send teams to The Washington Foundation for the Environment 6th annual Environmental Slam competition, an inspiring event for middle and high school students that integrates environmental activism, science, and creative expression. The Slam will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 6:30-8:30PM at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in Seattle. The Slam will once again be moderated by Ron Sims, former Deputy Secretary of the US Housing and Urban Development Agency and former King County Executive. Last year our Hazel Wolf Team won $750 to donate to the local environmental cause of their choice. Save the date and time.

Reminders:

3. The 7th Grade is going to perform original radio dramas at the MoPop Museum on March 23rd. Though permission slips were sent home almost 3 weeks ago, only about half of the 7th grade have turned in their permission slips and admission fees. Please encourage your 7th grade student to take care of this! We are also looking for approximately 5 more chaperones to accompany us on this trip. Please contact kcriippa@seattleschools.org, if you are interested in chaperoning!

Principal’s Weekly Update – March 12

Important Dates:

  • Mar 12 (Mon) – Parent Support Group 7:00 pm
  • Mar 14 (Wed) – School Musical 7:00 pm
  • Mar 15 (Thur) – School Musical 7:00 pm
  • Mar 16 (Fri) – School Musical 4:30 and 7:00 pm
  • Mar 23 (Fri) – Auction

New Information:

1. FINAL CALL for 8th grade baby photos for the yearbook. Send to rmpalmer@seattleschools.org

2. Middle School Parents – Please speak with your student about appropriate language for school. Middle school students often try out language that is considered swearing. Please have a discussion about language expectations at home and let them know that the expectation at school is that they save the swearing for elsewhere, especially considering we have a school with students as young as 5 years old.

3. The 7th Grade is going to perform original radio dramas at the MoPop Museum on March 23rd. Though permission slips were sent home almost 3 weeks ago, only about half of the 7th grade have turned in their permission slips and admission fees. Please encourage your 7th grade student to take care of this! We are also looking for approximately 5 more chaperones to accompany us on this trip. Please contact kcriippa@seattleschools.org, if you are interested in chaperoning!

4. Auction News

  • Tickets are still available. Please join us for a fun and galactic evening to support our PTSA.
  • The morning CURBSIDE collection for WINE has been EXTENDED until Friday the 16th! Bring your bottles valued at $15 and up to the parent volunteer stationed on the sidewalk. There will ALSO be a parent volunteer to collect at the 7pm shows of SEUSSICAL Jr. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday!
  • There are still a TON of volunteers spots open for the day and night of the auction. Please take a look at the online volunteer sign-up list to see if you could help with any available spot! https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2019486/false#/invitation
  • Do you have an awesome DESSERT recipe you would like to share? We still need folks to sign up for desserts for the dessert dash, Please contact kelliwarner@gmail.com and teamtashana@gmail.com with any questions and what you would like to contribute! Desserts can also be delivered or picked up the night before the auction. If that works, let us know.
  • Look on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Friends.HazelWolfK8 for sneak peeks of the classroom projects, all this week and next!

5. NEW Hazel Wolf parent support group: Does Your Child Have an IEP, 504, or Behavioral or Learning Challenges? Are you trying to navigate the school system and find the right resources? Do you feel like you’re the only one? Well, you’re not. Come to our first Hazel Wolf parent-run, parent-support meeting on Monday, March 12th at 7:00 pm in the Hazel Wolf library to learn and share your own resources, tips, and tricks. Plan to bring your knowledge and questions but to leave your judgments at home. There will be a volunteer parent facilitator to help keep things on track and on topic. Please RSVP to elliskatherinem@gmail.com. Also, if you’re interested but can’t make it, let us know that too. Sadly, childcare will NOT be provided. Hope to see you there!

Reminders:

1. SPRING ULTIMATE FRISBEE (GRADES 6-7-8, CO-ED) – All Hazel Wolf middle schoolers are invited to play Ultimate frisbee! If you are new to Ultimate, click here to learn more about the sport. Also, click here to read about the Spirit of the Game.
In the spring, Ultimate is not a school district sport, but the Hazel Wolf community has a strong tradition of playing Ultimate – both through DiscNW’s organized leagues and tournaments, and less formally after school or on weekends.

This spring there is a small group of parent volunteers coordinating some recreational and competitive activities, as follows:

RECREATIONAL – Kent Koth will host pick-up Ultimate at Maple Leaf park on Saturdays starting March 17. All are welcome, but Kent needs contact information to coordinate. Please contact Kent if interested / for more information: 206-617-2882; kentkoth@gmail.com.

There may also be some after-school pick-up opportunities on Mondays and Wednesdays at Pinehurst Park – we have the field reserved and are looking for a parent/guardian who can commit to hosting that activity! Please contact Kent if you can help: 206-617-2882; kentkoth@gmail.com.

COMPETITIVE – Kevin Rack will coach a limited-roster, competitive team in DiscNW’s Spring League (starting March 10), and if invited to participate, Spring Reign tournament (April 28-29).

2. 3-5 Ultimate Frisbee: This year 3-5 Ultimate Frisbee will be intramural style (an in-house league) with one day of practice (Tues) and of one of games (Thurs) each week after school (teams to be determined). The season is March 13 – May 3. Have questions? Contact one of our volunteer coaches.

Malcolm Hooper, HW 3rd grade parent (hooper.malcolm@gmail.com)
Kara Dowidar, HW 4th grade parent (karamaramia@yahoo.com)
Craig Guyer, HW 5th grade parent (castlewalls@hotmail.com)

For more info and to register go to https://hazelwolfk8.org and download the information packet and registration form.

3. Middle School Spring Sports Deadlines, Practice Start Dates and Start Dates of Games:
Volleyball- paperwork due March 15th; first day of practice March 20th; games start March 24th

Track- paperwork due March 22nd; first day of practice March 27th; meets start March 31st

Information including necessary paperwork was distributed before break at the student Spring Sports Meeting and can also be found on the school website at http://hazelwolfk8.seattleschools.org/student_activities/Athletics. Packets can also be picked up at the front office.

Principal’s Weekly Update – March 5

Important Dates:

  • Mar 9 (Fri) Band Festival at Whitman
  • Mar 10 (Sat) Hazel Wolf’s B-Day
  • Mar 14 (Wed) School Musical 7:00 pm
  • Mar 15 (Thur) School Musical 7:00 pm
  • Mar 16 (Fri) School Musical 4:30 and 7:00 pm

New Information:

1. SPRING ULTIMATE FRISBEE (GRADES 6-7-8, CO-ED) – All Hazel Wolf middle schoolers are invited to play Ultimate frisbee! If you are new to Ultimate, click here to learn more about the sport. Also, click here to read about the Sprit of the Game.

In the spring, Ultimate is not a school district sport, but the Hazel Wolf community has a strong tradition of playing Ultimate – both through DiscNW’s organized leagues and tournaments, and less formally after school or on weekends.

This spring there is a small group of parent volunteers coordinating some recreational and competitive activities, as follows:

RECREATIONAL – Kent Koth will host pick-up Ultimate at Maple Leaf park on Saturdays starting March 17. All are welcome, but Kent needs contact information to coordinate. Please contact Kent if interested / for more information: 206-617-2882; kentkoth@gmail.com. There may also be some after-school pick-up opportunities on Mondays and Wednesdays at Pinehurst Park – we have the field reserved and are looking for a parent/guardian who can commit to hosting that activity! Please contact Kent if you can help: 206-617-2882; kentkoth@gmail.com.

COMPETITIVE – Kevin Rack will coach a limited-roster, competitive team in DiscNW’s Spring League (starting March 10), and if invited to participate, Spring Reign tournament (April 28-29).

2. 3-5 Ultimate Frisbee: This year 3-5 Ultimate Frisbee will be intramural style (an in-house league) with one day of practice (Tues) and of one of games (Thurs) each week after school (teams to be determined). The season is March 13 – May 3. Have questions? Contact one of our volunteer coaches.

Malcolm Hooper, HW 3rd grade parent (hooper.malcolm@gmail.com)
Kara Dowidar, HW 4th grade parent (karamaramia@yahoo.com)
Craig Guyer, HW 5th grade parent (castlewalls@hotmail.com)

For more info and to register go to https://hazelwolfk8.org/2018/03/01/spring-ultimate-frisbee-info/ and download the information packet and registration form.

3. Middle School Sports
Middle school spring sports are right around the corner starting with Boys’ Soccer next week. Girls’ Volleyball and Co-ed Track begin later in the month. All interested athletes need to submit the necessary paperwork before starting practice.

Information, including needed forms and due dates, was distributed before break at the student Spring Sports Meeting and can also be found on the school website at
http://hazelwolfk8.seattleschools.org/student_activities/Athletics. Packets can also be picked up at the front office.

School pay can now be used to submit the athletic fees: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Spring-Sports–/Mc66?p=yes

We are pleased to report that we are in process of hiring two qualified volleyball coaches. Contact Chrys Hunstiger chhunstiger@seattleschools.org with questions. GO WOLVES!!

4. NEW Hazel Wolf parent support group: Does Your Child Have an IEP, 504, or Behavioral or Learning Challenges? Are you trying to navigate the school system and find the right resources? Do you feel like you’re the only one? Well, you’re not. Come to our first Hazel Wolf parent-run, parent-support meeting on Monday, March 12th at 7:00 pm in the Hazel Wolf library to learn and share your own resources, tips, and tricks. Plan to bring your knowledge and questions but to leave your judgments at home. There will be a volunteer parent facilitator to help keep things on track and on topic. Please RSVP to elliskatherinem@gmail.com. Also, if you’re interested but can’t make it, let us know that too. Sadly, childcare will NOT be provided. Hope to see you there!

5. Auction Video Editing: Do you have experience shooting or editing videos? If so we need your help! The auction committee needs volunteers to help create a video in the next couple weeks. Please contact Emily Suitor at emily@kwijlen.com if you have skills you can share.

6. Auction Updates:
Tickets have almost sold out! Head to the PTSA website to get yours while they last!
https://hazelwolfk8.org/auction/

Volunteers, head to the volunteer sign-up site to sign up for a spot! http://signup.com/go/ugrxNmK

Bring desserts for the dessert dash, including decadent delights, gluten free, chocolate anything… we need it all! Contact kelliwarner@gmail.com and teamtashana@gmail.com with any questions and what you would like to contribute.

Wine is needed for the wine grab! Bottles should be valued at $15 and up. Contact bre@museborn.com with any questions.

7. Hazel Wolf Musical! Seussical Jr. – The musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss! Wednesday and Thursday, March 14th & 15th @ 7:00 PM; Friday, March 16th @ 4:30 PM. Tickets Adults $7/ Kids $5.

Principal’s Weekly Update – Feb. 26

Important Dates

  • Feb 28 (Wed) – Game Night 6:00 – 7:30
  • Mar 2 (Fri)- Spirit Day (Multiples/Twin Day) & Buddy Day

New Information

1. MS Semester Grades on the Source – The students final Semester grades are available to view on the Source. We will be mailing home report cards for any students receiving Ds or Es.

2. Contacting Your Child – This is especially an issue at MS, but If parents/family need to reach their child during the school day, please call 252-4610. Do NOT call or text the student during class. Phones that vibrate or ring in class cause great disturbance to the students. School policy states that students’ phones are off during classes, so asking your student to be available via cell phone puts them in a tough place when they are trying to follow the school rules. Thanks for helping your student follow the school expectations.

3. Jump Rope for Heart – Last few days left to participate in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser! All donations due by February 28th! Thank you to all who have participated so far.

4. Game Night – Join us on Wed the 28th for games throughout the building! Activities are from 6:00 – 7:30 with dinner provided in the lunchroom.

5. 5th Grade Field Trip to NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament – All three 5th grade classes are going to be attending the NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional Tournament on Thursday, March 1st! This is an exciting opportunity for our students to see all the basketball skills they just worked on in action at the collegiate level. We need 8 chaperones! If you are interested in being a chaperone for the field trip, please contact Mrs. Krebs ASAP! Email her at: rakrebs@seattleschools.org, or call her at: 206-252-4541, to let her know you would like to be a chaperone for that day. Please make sure you have filled out and completed all necessary items to be a chaperone on a field trip. See the Hazel Wolf website for what is required.

Reminders

1. Auction Tickets – Join the Galactic Wolfpack at the auction on Friday, March 23rd! Tickets are currently $50 and going fast! Head to the PTSA website for the link to purchase tickets: https://hazelwolfk8.org/auction/

2. Auction Item Procurement – Part of the excitement of the auction is the variety of things available to purchase! Large items, small items, restaurants experiences, sporting events … the auction can use donated items and experiences to raise money for the PTSA. Consider building a basket with some friends or donating a skill that you can teach to others. The possibilities are endless!

If you have any questions contact our procurement chair Tabitha Burns at tburns71@gmail.com If you need more procurement forms they are on the PTSA website: https://hazelwolfk8.org/auction

Principal’s Weekly Update – Feb. 12

Important Dates

  • Feb 12 (Mon) – Daytime Tour 9:30 – 11:00 am
  • Feb 16 (Fri) – Book It Theatre Performance for K-5
  • Feb 19-23 – Mid Winter Break – No School
  • Feb 28 (Wed) – Game Night 6:00 – 7:30

New Information

1. Update on Walk to Math Program – Last week I sent out information in the parent bulletin informing families that the leadership team was currently reviewing this practice as we have seen several pros and cons to it over the last few years. At this point, we have many details to still work out, but the following are a few items we can share:

  • The plan is for the 18/19 school year, and may be adjusted as needed after that.
  • If your current child is already walking successfully, they will continue to do so
  • Kindergarten and at least the first half of 1st grade, if not all of first grade, will not walk up a grade. Instead, each grade level would have 4 equally created math classes which would enable all students to learn how to be a mathematician in school, and learn necessary behaviors and routines.
  • The plan would assure that no students would skip an entire grade, but instead have several opportunities to enter into an accelerated pathway where they would condense three years of material into two. An example might be a group of students in 2nd grade completing 2nd grade material and part of 3rd, then in 3rd grade, completing the 3rd grade curriculum as well as the 4th grade.
  • Criteria for any acceleration will be raised compared to where it is now
  • Fact fluency will become part of the criteria as it’s holding many students back
  • There will be several entry points into an accelerated program so a student not ready in 2nd, may still have another opportunity or two to enter at a later time.

As we work on this plan as a staff I will keep you updated and invite you to a forum in the spring to provide your own input.

2. 8th grade baby photos for the yearbook. Now or Never! Please send electronically to rmpalmer@seattleschools.org or bring copy to Ms Palmer and she will return it to you.
Also, 8th graders send in your quotes (song lyric, line from poem, or favorite saying) for the yearbook.

3. Jump Rope for Heart – The jump rope unit is in full swing in all elementary PE classes. In conjunction with the jump rope unit, Hazel Wolf is also partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) to raise money for research and awareness of heart disease. Jump Rope for Heart fundraising for the AHA continues until February 28th. While online fundraising is the route AHA would prefer, Mrs. Krebs does have fundraising envelopes for students and families that would like to raise money via cash/check. Please let her know if you and your child would like one. This is an optional fundraising event, and is not required. Contact Mrs. Krebs with any questions: rakrebs@seattleschools.org

4. Auction Tickets – Have you bought tickets yet for the most fund parent social event of the YEAR? Don’t forget to book your babysitter!!

The auction is on Friday March 23rd from 5-11. Tickets are currently $40. The early bird pricing ends the second week of February and then tickets will be $50 online and then $75 at the door. Head to the PTSA website for the link to purchase tickets https://hazelwolfk8.org/auction/

5. Auction Procurement – We need AMAZING, fun, COOL stuff, items, experiences to make this auction a fantastic fundraiser!

Do you have Sounder tickets, Mariners, Storm, Seahawks? Enjoy the arts? Tickets to local musicals and theatres are always loved. Team up with other families to host a dinner party or art walk or pub crawl? Do you have access to back of the scenes tours? Always popular, our families love “back of the house” tours of fun places they might not be able to tour without someone in the know. Restaurant gift certificates , hotel stays, timeshare cabins? If you have any questions contact our procurement chair Tabitha Burns tburns71@gmail.com. If you need more procurement forms they are on the PTSA website https://hazelwolfk8.org/auction/

6. Middle school contact list – Do you have a current middle school student? We are working to develop a middle school parent contact list. Please fill out this quick survey so our middle school parent representatives have the correct information to communicate with you. https://goo.gl/forms/GqnhNzXDmHLgbNpo1

Reminders

1. Head and Assistant Volleyball Coaches are needed for the spring season starting soon. Practices start at 3:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Hazel Wolf gym with matches on Saturdays mid-March through June. For more information contact Chrys Hunstiger at chhunstiger@seattleschools.org

2. Open Enrollment for School Choice – Remember SPS Open Enrollment is now through February 16. To enroll a new student in our program (or any program other than your assigned neighborhood school) requires that you turn in an enrollment choice form. The forms are available at https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=1855434