Updated School Forms Document Now Available

Mandatory and optional school forms have been updated and a previous issue with the file has be fixed. The updated file is available for download. (Added 10/15/19: There were reports of the file not saving the new data and now this issue has been fixed.)

They’re form-fillable, meaning you can fill them in on your computer and then email them to startofschooldoc2019-20@seattleschools.org without needing to print them. Also you can print them out, fill them in by hand, and deliver them to the office or return via Kidmail.

The office is asking that the Emergency Contact Form for each child is due ASAP. Please return either by email or by hard copy. 

Extending inclusion and learning values into the Hazel Wolf lunchroom

“Food functions as a universal language, illustrating the history and culture of the place it represents while opening minds, raising awareness and encouraging diversity. And in teaching kids about other countries, many turn to food, leading young minds on a path of empathy and tolerance.”  ~Caring Magazine- Vivian Gatica Lopez

Imagine you’re a kid at lunchtime, finally getting to talk and laugh with your friends. Then someone says your favorite food, that your mom made and packed for you, smells funny or looks gross. It’s food from your family’s country and culture. You and your family love it.

At Hazel Wolf, we work to honor and celebrate our differences, and to foster an atmosphere of learning  and inclusion. These values extend into our lunchroom. No student should feel embarrassed or ashamed by others’ reactions to the contents of their lunches, but that has happened, and that’s not good for anyone. We want all of our students to be able to relax and enjoy lunch free from judgment. Sure, children can be curious about food that they have never seen, smelled, or tasted before, but their curiosity should be friendly, respectful, and kind.

Parents and caregivers, you can help... by talking to your children about respecting differences and practicing empathy. You can expose children to different cuisines, talk about food culture around the world, experiment together in the kitchen, and visit one of our neighborhood’s many wonderful international restaurants.

Another fun opportunity… talk, eat, and learn together at our Multicultural Potluck, Wednesday, October 16, 6:00-8:00pm in the Hazel Wolf Cafetorium. This PTSA event was a tremendous success last year—loads of families and lots of incredible food from around the world!

Food is a wonderful portal into learning about different cultures, and a meaningful way to “break bread” for conversation and understanding. We hope the Potluck will inspire your student to try new foods and make new friends. We hope to see you and your family Wednesday, October 16 at Hazel Wolf School!

Call for volunteers for Multicultural Potluck — Wed, Oct. 16

The Multicultural Potluck Celebration is happening next week on Wednesday, October 16, and we are in need of volunteers to help make this event run smoothly!

Volunteers are needed before, during and after the event for 30- or 45-minute shifts. Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/niKRuuR

This is an event you don’t want to miss! We will have some exciting entertainment this year, including a spoken word performance by Hemani, a Capoeira demonstration by Sina de Capoeira, and a high-energy West African drumming and dancing by Gansango Music and Dance Company.

 

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.

Reminder: Parent Support Meeting Cancelled, NEW Parent Ed. Event–Oct. 8, 7pm

The Parents Supporting Parents meeting previously planned for Monday, Oct. 7 has been cancelled due to this new event with Caroline Maguire. 

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. Ms. Maguire is in Seattle for a TV interview, and she is available for one evening for this speaking engagement. The PTSA regrets that this event is scheduled on the beginning of Yom Kippur.

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.

Tuesday, October 8, 7:00-8:30pm
Hazel Wolf K-8 Cafetorium
Speaker: 7:00-8:00pm
Q & A: 8:00-8:30pm

Third Place Books will be at the event selling Caroline Maguire’s book, Why Will No One Play With Me.

This is an adult event, unfortunately childcare is not available.

 

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 K-8  MULTICULTURAL POTLUCK

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