Join the PTSA General Session Meeting Tonight – Weds. Jan 20, 6:30pm

Hazel Wolf parents, staff and students are invited to join the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA General Session meeting tonight– Wednesday, January 20 at 6:30pm. This meeting will take place remotely via Zoom. Register at: https://bit.ly/3bFARXO

  • Updates from your PTSA
  • Principal’s Discussion on Learning Updates during Covid
  • Call for Nominations Committee for PTSA board positions: 2021/2022 school year

We invite everyone to join us to better build community. We hope to see you there!

Seattle Public Schools Option School Enrollment Open Feb. 1-19

The time for new students to register to attend Hazel Wolf for the 2021-2022 school year is coming up soon!  The window to submit a choice application for an Option School is Monday, Feb. 1  through Friday, Feb. 19.

We want to reach out and give a special welcome to families who may be new to the country and who speak languages other than English.   We need YOUR help.  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 with any information you have and the ELL Enrollment Team will reach out to you soon.

More information, including translated informational videos and contact numbers for bilingual enrollment specialists can be found at Seattle Public Schools district website: https://www.seattleschools.org/admissions/registration

Dine Out Restaurant Fundraiser at Phayathai Cuisine — Tues. Jan 12 all day

Join us for a delicious way to support the PTSA! Enjoy a meal at Phayathai Cuisine (on Lake City Way) this Tuesday, January 12th, and they will donate 20% back to our PTSA. (Also Phayathai is owned by a Hazel Wolf family!)

When: Tuesday, January 12th
Time: All day, 11am – 9:30pm
How: Phone orders only (206) 729-2295 and tell them it’s for the Hazel Wolf fundraiser. (Offer is valid only if you mention Hazel Wolf)

The menu is available at https://www.phayathaiseattle.com.

Thank you for supporting our PTSA!

Year-end Donation to Hazel Wolf PTSA

Dear Hazel Wolf Family,

Hazel Wolf K-8 is a vibrant and resilient learning community that supports and cultivates family engagement. The PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) is here to help facilitate that engagement and to serve and uplift our school community in many different ways.     

We provide financial support to the school – Every teacher receives a PTSA classroom grant to support their teaching. With the new landscape of remote learning—and the extra creativity it requires—this grant is more important than ever. Also we nearly doubled the funds (from $12,000 to $22,500) dedicated to our tutors this year for both elementary and middle school. We know how challenging this year is, and we want all students to have every opportunity available to succeed.

We support families in need – In this challenging year of living through a global pandemic, programs like our annual coat drive, food pantry and our food and household supply drives, are even more essential than they’ve been in the past. In addition, we’ve created a CARES (Community Assistance Response) Team to help identify and provide financial aid to families with specific school-related needs.

We build community – One way we are building community and connection while we are apart is through virtual parent education forums. Topics have ranged from presentations from our School Board Directors, Online Safety, Coping During Remote Learning and Racial Equity. We have also established Parent Wolf Packs, as well as the new Family Engagement and Action Team, to help nurture and facilitate community building. In addition, we are continuing our commitment to partnering with neighboring schools and increasing racial equity in cooperation with the Racial Equity Committee and the school.

These important programs that support our children and school community rely on donations from our families. Please consider making a year-end gift today. 

In light of our current situation, direct donations will serve as the majority of our fundraising budget for this school year due to the inability to hold our regular annual auction. Please give what is meaningful to you and your family at this time– this might be a one-time year-end gift or a recurring monthly gift. We are grateful for your generosity in supporting our community and your child’s education through this historic time. We are all stronger together.

Ways to give:

Matching gifts: If your employer matches your donation, please let us know.  If you have any questions, contact our Fundraising Chair, Kelli Charboneau at fundraising@hazelwolfk8.org.

Thank you!

Marina Gray and Camille Mulchi
PTSA Co-Presidents

Appreciations for Ms. Eseosa Orhuozee and her impact at Hazel Wolf

Dear Hazel Wolf Community,

We wanted to share with you more about our wonderful Eseosa Orhuozee’s news. She has been such an important and loved part of our community. Now she is off to work in a larger role for the district to make an impact on more students and to further her work in alignment with her educational goals.

We know she will be sorely missed! We wanted to give everyone an opportunity to say goodbye and express their appreciation for her before she moves in to her new role. 

Ways to celebrate Eseosa: 

Virtual Well Wishes – You can upload your video of gratitude and well wishes by Tuesday, Dec 22nd. All the videos will be combined and then sent to Eseosa to enjoy. Please feel free to speak in your native language, send well wishes in a manner that most resonates with your cultural traditions, read a poem, sing or play a quick jingle or simply say thank you and show your gorgeous smile. Eseosa has done so much to support the Hazel Wolf community. Feel free to let her know how much you appreciate her work and support. She’d love to know. 

https://app.vidhug.com/thank-you-eseosa/ryRzXlDhw/record

Come see her off in person this Friday!! Eseosa will be in the building 9am-3pm this Friday, so you could stop by during these hours to bring a card, gift, flowers or even give a social distance wave. 

Contribute to a gift card via Cash app $ZoeLeverson, Venmo @Zoe-Leverson, or PayPal zoezowie@msn.com

Spirit Gear on Sale through Sunday, Nov. 15

Spirit Gear Flash Sale is on now and ends soon!!! Do not delay, this sale is a quickie– online orders are due Sunday, November 15th.
 
Don’t miss out on the classics like the Wolf Pact T-shirt and logo baseball T-shirt. Also check out the fun *new gear* like the Hazel Wolf masks and bracelets.
 
Order online now!

Deliveries/pickups will be coordinated in mid/late December around the winter break. This is your one and only chance to order Hazel Wolf swag and “put a wolf on it” until spring.  

As always, proceeds from Spirit Gear sales make Hazel Wolf K-8 programming available to everyone. Thanks for your support, Wolfpack!

– Your Spirit Gear folks, Traci, Noriko and Mark
Questions, compliments, ideas? Email: spiritgear@hazelwolfk8.org

Help Keep Our Community Warm and Safe – Donate a Winter Coat

The Hazel Wolf Coat Drive is still happening. We have 30 outstanding coat requests and more requests coming in. Help keep our community warm and safe this winter season and consider donating a coat. We made the process easy by setting up a Target wishlist:

SHOP the HW Coat Drive Wishlist

Place an order through the wishlist. The order will ship directly to a Coat Drive volunteer specialist during checkout. Then coats will be delivered through the Family Support delivery system. Prices range from $20-52.

Thank you if you have already donated!

Thank you to Tracy Moran and Kelly Martineau for leading this year’s coat drive!