Hi Wolfpack Families
Unfortunately, due to the labor shortage and vaccine mandate, Seattle Public Schools’ bus vendor does not have enough drivers to operate the busses for our general education students starting this Monday. They are doing their best to hire more drivers to reinstate the bus routes. You can read more from SPS here.
In the meantime, we need to work together to get our kids to school.
We need volunteers for these three jobs:
- Parents/guardians who can drive carpools
- Parents/guardians who can walk with kids to school
- Parents/guardians who can work as crossing guards and traffic control near school
If you can volunteer to help in any of these ways, please complete this Google Form.
If you need help getting your child(ren) to school, complete this Google Form to provide day, time and location information.
This should help us connect families who can work together and support each other.
Also remember that the Hall of Fame Team Camp (HOFTC) provides afterschool care for days when it’s difficult to get your child home. Scholarships are available. You can check out the options here: Hall of Fame Team Camp at Hazel Wolf K-8
Looking for other ways to connect with wolfpack families in your hood and coordinate driving? Some have had luck with this app. https://karpoolclub.com/ Subscribe to the Hazel Wolf School group.
Want to let someone know exactly how you feel? You can reach Governor Inslee here. If his office is flooded with requests it may help move them to bring in the National Guard to get the kids to school. It’s not just for your kid(s) sake but for all the kids who don’t have other options.
We’re sorry this is hard and frustrating. We’re right here with you and know that if we pull together we can get all these kids to school. We GOT this wolfpack!
Thank you to all who were able to attend our Spring General Session on Wed. June 9. We approved the 2021-22 budget and elected executive officers for the 2021-22 school year. Click on these links to view the presentation slides and approved budget .
Congratulations to the members of our 2021-22 Board!
Co-President: Marina Gray
Co-President: Camille Mulchi
Treasurer: Rebakah Minarchek
VP Operations: Christa Kleiner
Co-Marketing & Comms: Katherine Ellis
Co-Marketing & Comms: Jade Blocker
Fundraising Coordinator: Gloria Okada
Community Outreach: Zoe Leverson
Family Support: Tracy Buckingham
Legislative: Dan Mitchell
Staff Representative (non-voting): Jessica Dolin
To our outgoing board members, amazing work was accomplished this challenging school year. We thank you for your time and service to the Hazel Wolf K-8 Community and PTSA. THANK YOU to Sarah Burris, Chris Johnson, Rachel Hoover, Ann Lipscomb, Kelli Charboneau, Sabra Warren, Traci McCallick, Kevin See and Corrine Grandbois.
There are still open board positions to fill! We need YOU to help make our return to in-person school in the Fall a success! If you think PTSA-organized programs are important to your child’s school experience and to our community– please consider joining our board. Open positions include: Secretary, E-STEM Coordinator, Homeroom Rep/Staff Appreciation Coordinator, Student Enrichment Coordinator, Membership, Social Events, Special Fund. Also, we are looking for a volunteer to be our Spirit Gear Lead. Check out the role descriptions here. If you have questions or you’re interested in learning more, please contact one of the board members or Camille & Marina at email@example.com.
Also thank you to David Lewis for joining our meeting. If you missed his talk and would like to view his presentation, you can access his slides here.
Show your teachers and staff how much they are loved by sending some notes or videos of appreciation this week. Even if your parent room rep is not organizing something for the whole class, you can still encourage your child to draw a picture or write a note. These small gestures are always appreciated by teachers and staff!
Also, the PTSA is planning some yummy treats our incredible staff – including breakfast, ice cream and snacks. You can check out the week’s schedule here. Staff who are teaching remotely have not been forgotten and will have treats delivered to their homes during the week.
On Friday, May 7, we have planned a Car Wash for our staff. We will be doing our best to run the car wash in an environmentally-safe manner with COVID precautions too. Come show your support and sign up to volunteer for a shift! We need six more volunteers during the AM and PM sessions to make this event a success. Middle school students are welcome.
A strong PTSA is important to ensure our Hazel Wolf school community can remain engaged and thrive. Now is when our community needs to come together and find volunteers to serve on our PTSA Executive Board and General Board for the upcoming school year.
Board positions open for the 2021-22 school year:
* Executive Board:
– Co-Treasurers (
2 1 of 2 positions open): firstname.lastname@example.org
– Co-VP: email@example.com
* General Board:
– E-STEM Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Fundraising Coordinator: email@example.com
– Homeroom Rep Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Marketing & Communications Co-Coordinator (1 of 2 positions open): email@example.com
– Membership Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Social Events Coordinator: email@example.com
– Special Fund Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Student Enrichment Coordinator: email@example.com
Check out the board job descriptions
All current position holders are available to help with transition and questions. If you’d like to learn more, please send a message to the email contacts listed above for each position. We are speaking with interested candidates now. Then ideally we will vote on new Executive Board members at our next PTSA General Session Meeting on June 2nd. For general questions, please contact our co-presidents: Camille & Marina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up to support our Hazel Wolf Staff OUTSIDE at school. Volunteers are needed before the AM session at (7:30-8:00am) and after school ends for the day (2:30-3:00pm). There will be a sign in/out sheet at the front entrance with a box of vests. You will sign up to cover a specific area and help students with reminders to social distance, mask up, and remain in assigned areas.
Volunteers must be a Category A or B approved volunteer. If you are unsure of your volunteer status, please contact Yolanda Jackson at email@example.com.
Review the available slots here and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any information you have and the ELL Enrollment Team will reach out to you soon.
This year, instead of homeroom reps, we are introducing a new program: Parent Wolf Packs. The strength of this program relies on community engagement and keeping groups small. Our goal is to create groups of about 10 families including one lead.
This means we need at least 9 volunteer leads per grade level. And we promise to keep the volunteer lead role simple – we know you have a lot on your plate! The PTSA and School admins will ensure that these leads have all the latest information, helpful tools, and even suggestions for family-driven connections.
If you’re interested in volunteering – fill out this Google Form: http://bit.ly/parentwolfpack. Thank you for helping us keep the Hazel Wolf community going strong during this time of social distancing!