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.

Game Night – Thursday, Jan. 30

Play with Purpose at Hazel Wolf’s Game Night on Thursday, Jan. 30th from 6-7:30 p.m.

We’ve all had the pleasure of learning from books and teachers, practicing our skills on paper and laptops, and listening to an engaging speaker, but sometimes it’s better to have an active, playful role in learning. All of our teachers have powerful and diverse toolboxes of learning resources that they call upon daily.

During Game Night we invite the Hazel Wolf community to join us to experience some of our dynamic, hands-on, game-based learning tools. Each grade level will present games and activities that they use to ‘gamify’ learning. Gaming can be a great way to address any subject and involve kids in fun, interactive learning. Our teachers (and their helpful students) will show you how we can ‘play with purpose’ as we continue to learn.

Math ‘n’ Stuff, the fabulous game store in Maple Leaf, will also bring many games to play. They’ll also have new games available for purchase.

Bring your favorite games! What are the learning games you play at home? Bring them in to teach other kids! We will have an area set aside in the Cafetorium for families to bring in games from home that address the ‘play with purpose’ theme. We welcome games that teach words, math, science, history, logic, engineering, communication, or deductive reasoning. If you do bring in a game or two, make sure it’s clearly labeled with your name. Also, be prepared to spend 20-30 minutes with your game, teaching and playing with other interested kids. 

We need volunteers! We are looking for volunteers to help set up, and clean up during Game Night. Sign up online. Questions? Email Joe Fogarty.

Self-declare for the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA Executive Board 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 by Monday, January 20th to express your interest in serving as a nominating committee member or if you have any questions about the process.

At the January General Session Meeting on the 22nd, PTSA members will elect 2-3 people to serve on the nominating committee.

 

ELL Enrollment Night — Thurs. Feb. 6

English Language Learning (ELL) families face prohibitive barriers when it comes to enrolling their children in Option Schools like Hazel Wolf K-8. In the interest of creating equity within the enrollment process, we have created an event to help ELL families navigate the Option School enrollment process. Our goal is to provide equitable access to the program so that our demographics match the demographics of our geo-zone.

This year’s ELL Enrollment Night will take place on Thursday, February 6 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Hazel Wolf Library. Interpreters and admissions staff will be available to help ELL families register for the 2020-2021 school year and complete choice forms. Children are welcome.

Additionally, 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 or 206-252-4610 (ext. 4623) with any information you have and the ELL Enrollment Team will reach out to you soon.

If you have questions about the ELL Enrollment Night event, please contact Kelly: operations@hazelwolfk8.org.

If you would like to volunteer to support the event, check out the volunteer sign up!

Literacy Night is Nov. 13: Join Us and Sign Up to Volunteer

Literacy Night is a school event that focuses on how to support our kids with reading.

Join us Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in your pajamas for some fun reading activities. As always, there will be cookies!

We will have activities for students in Kindergarten though third grade. We also will have resources and conversations with parents (in all grades) about how to help support your student with reading.

Hope to see you there!

Can you volunteer to set up, clean up or serve cookies? Sign up for a time slot here