Introducing HW Parent Wolf Packs!

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!

Sign up to shop at the Clothing Swap

The Clothing Swap is open for HW community sign ups! You do NOT need to donate, just sign up for a time slot and pick up what you want for free! Sign ups are required so we can maintain social distancing at the event.

The Clothing Swap will be open during each of the materials pick up times: Weds. 11:30am – 1:30pm, 1:45-3:45pm and Thursday 12-4:00pm. We have collected clothing and shoes for all sizes, adults, children, and babies.

Sign up for a time slot so we can maintain social distancing at the event. Masks required.

Volunteers still needed! We love offering these events to support our community, but we need volunteer support to make them run smoothly. If you can spare a one or two hours, please consider helping out at the event. Sign up to support our event.

Please message Tracy Buckingham with any questions: familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org

Family Support Update – June 9

The Family Support Team has been diligently working on distributing donated masks and items to families and the Honor Pantry. We are still searching for a used electric clothes dryer, if you happen to have one or see one available, and a 20″ BMX bike.

We received some amazing donations this past week — 21 produce boxes from a farm in Woodinville, as well as fifteen 20# bags of potatoes and six 50# bags of onions. They have been delivered to families along with some of the masks. Additionally, we have picked up and delivered food from Food Lifeline, which has included some dairy, meat, other protein, pantry items and produce.

Biggest needs at the Honor Pantry: toilet paper, dish soap and hand sanitizer. We still have the Amazon Wish posted and updated. You can also shop locally and drop it off at a volunteer’s house (email familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org for an address) or you can order from somewhere else and have it delivered to a volunteer. The COVID-19 relief fund is also still open. Many ways to donate! While the school year will be ending soon, please know that the needs aren’t ending.

You can always find the latest Family Support info on the Family Support section on the PTSA blog.

A special THANK YOU to all of the people volunteering to deliver. Families are very grateful and repeatedly thanking us for all the food and supplies they have received. We are an amazing community! Thank you for being a part of us.

Join the PTSA Board!

There are several Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) board positions opening for the 2020-21 school year, and if you’ve ever thought of joining the board, now is a great time as we plan for the next school year and how the PTSA can play a meaningful role in our school community.

Three executive board positions are opening, including: Co-President, Vice President of School Community and Vice President of Operations; as well as some really interesting coordinator roles to get you directly involved with the students, staff, and community (E-STEM, Equity, Legislative, Membership, Staff Appreciation/Homeroom Reps, Student Extensions, and Staff Support). Also, we are still looking for volunteers to lead the charge in planning next year’s auction.

Descriptions of the roles can be found here.

Contact Adrienne Kortas if you have any questions, to share your interest or to nominate someone for one of these roles!

Volunteers still needed for School Tours – Feb. 11 & 12

Do you like to talk about our school? Ready to show it off? We need your help with school tours coming up soon!

We have three tours scheduled: two in the morning and one in the evening:
Tues, February 11: 9:15-10:45am and 6:00-7:00pm
Wed, February 12: 9:15-10:45am

You don’t have to know a lot about our school. We make it easy by providing a script and directions for where to go. Your help is much appreciated! Sign up today!

Questions? Contact Zoe at communityoutreach@hazelwolfk8.org

Join the HW K-8 PTSA Nominating Committee

The Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA nominating committee plays an important role in identifying Hazel Wolf community members to serve in PTSA executive board roles as they open up. For the 2020-2021 school year, we anticipate the following executive board roles to fill: Co-President and VP of School Community.

You are encouraged to be a part of the important process by self-declaring your intent to serve on this important committee. Contact Adrienne Kortas at president@hazelwolfk8.org to express your interest in serving as a nominating committee member or if you have any questions about the process.

 

Call for Career Day Presenters – Feb. 11

We will host our annual E-STEM (Environmental Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Career Day on Tuesday, Feb. 11!

We are looking for a few more presenters to come in for the day and talk about your STEM career to middle school students. Presenters will deliver two sessions of about an hour each, with about 25 students in each session. Ideal presenters work in a STEM field with an environmental focus. Presentations will focus on your own background, what brought you to this career and how you got here, details of the issues you get to deal with in your job, and information about the tools and processes you use. If you’ve never done this before, or if you’re unsure about how to create and deliver such a presentation, Hazel Wolf teachers will be happy to work with you to develop it. We especially encourage women, people of color, and immigrants to join us. Our kids need to see that STEM fields aren’t just for white American males – engineering our way through the world’s tricky problems happens through all our efforts, and we want our kids to see themselves reflected in the professionals who have taken on this challenge.

Contact Joe Fogarty to volunteer or ask questions.