Principal’s Family Bulletin

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OCTOBER 19, 2020

Upcoming Dates:

Hazel Wolf Office Hours – The office is open for phone calls from 9:00 – 3:00
pm every day.
 We cannot guarantee that there will be someone available to
hand off individual supplies and materials unless it has been pre-arranged
between the teacher/admin/office staff.

Oct 20 – 23 Picture Days
Oct 20 (Tue) 2019/2020 Yearbook Pick Up 9:00 – 3:00 pm
           5th Grade Parent Mtg 5:00 pm (added on Friday)
Oct 21 (Wed) 2019/2020 Yearbook Pick Up 9 :00 – 1:45 pm
Oct 21 (Wed) Chipotle Restaurant Fundraiser Northgate 4:00 – 8:00 pm

Oct 26 (Mon) Last day to order library books
Oct 28 (Wed) Library book pick up 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Oct 29 (Thur) Library book pick up 3:30 – 5:00 pm

New Announcements

1. Yearbook Pick Up – Don’t forget to come this Tues (9:00am – 3:00pm) or Wed (9:00am –
1:45pm) this week to pick up your yearbook. We still have some for sale, so if you’re interested,
contact Ms. Shelby in the front office.

2. 5th Grade Parent Mtg
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://seattleschools.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvf-iprj8qEtebmaOElIHlYDQFBNK-VY-a
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the
meeting.

3. K-5 Art Supply List – Here is a suggested basic art supply list for K-5.
Ms. Mackin has adapted her curriculum so students can do art at home with minimal supplies,
however, these basics will be useful for upcoming projects.
• Watercolor paint- Pan Watercolors are fine. Crayola or Prang (all the same). Most come
with a brush. No need to get expensive!
• Black Marker (waterproof thick and/or thin “Sharpie” or any other brand).
• Color Pencils or crayons
• Scissors
• Glue stick or white glue
• Pencil /eraser
• Recycled plastic container for water when painting
• Construction paper

Optional additional supplies:
• Oil pastels, Markers
• Magazines or scrap paper for collage
• Drawing paper 9” x 12” or 12” x18”
• Any random found objects for artmaking (buttons, wood blocks, wire, fabric scraps etc.,)

Art Supply Resources:
Fred Meyer, Target, Artist and Craftsman supplies, Blick Art Supplies, Michaels, Amazon on-line.

*If there is any challenge in getting the above supplies, I will have art packs available
labeled Elementary Art located in the front of Hazel Wolf for pick up the weeks of Oct.19-23
an Oct. 26-30. Also, you can contact me directly if you need to. I will try to make sure ALL
students can get these basic supplies.
 mmmackin@seattleschools.org cell: 206-841-6029

4. Family Connection Time – Connection Time is built into teacher’s schedules throughout the
week. The purpose for this is to allow teachers to connect with students/families for a variety of
reasons. It might be used for a special assessment, a general check in to see how families are
doing, or just a time to get to know a student better. The general thought is that most families
will see one of these connection times during the month, and families needing additional
support will most likely see two. Just to clarify, this is generated from the teacher, not the
family. It is not a sign-up opportunity into a given slot of time. If you would like to discuss
something with the teacher, please contact them just like you would if we were in a regular
setting and they will get back to you and find a time to talk.

5. Pulse Surveys – The October pulse surveys will be sent next week for students, families,
and staff to share their feedback on their remote school experience so far.

6. HW Library Curbside Pick Up – Next pick up dates are next week Oct 28 (Wed) & 29 (Thurs). Last
date to put books on hold is Oct 26 (Mon).
Here’s the link to the video and the pdf instructions. Watch the video:
https://spark.adobe.com/video/wyIQFFMERrNvM OR you can read the PDF:
https://www.seattleschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_543/File/District/Departments/LibraryServices/Resources/Online-Library-Hold-QRD-ADA.pdf

7. 2nd Grade Q & A Session Recording – Last week’s Oct. 13 session recording is available:
https://tinyurl.com/2ndQA101320

8. PTSA General Session Meeting Recording & Presentations – Last week’s Oct. 14 meeting
recording, District presentation and info about Culturally Responsive Teaching are posted on the
PTSA blog: https://hazelwolfk8.org/ptsa-general-session-meeting-oct-14-2020
Also, you can find the presentation by Family Support & Community Outreach here:
https://hazelwolfk8.org/2020/10/16/family-support-community-outreach-presentation-makingan
impact-and-supporting-our-hw-community

9. Hazel Wolf’s 12th Annual Coat Drive – Please consider sponsoring a child(dren) and shop our
Target Coat Drive Wishlist. Orders will be shipped directly to a coat drive specialist during
checkout and will be delivered through the Family Support delivery system. Prices range from
$20-$52. Thank you to our generous Hazel Wolf community for your ongoing support of this
annual program!

10. Pinehurst School Age Program is providing licensed full day school-age care on-site at Hazel
Wolf for children ages 5 years (in kindergarten) through 12 years. Our day is structured to
support children’s remote learning in a safe environment that follows recommended COVID-19
guidelines set forth by King County Public Health and the CDC. Financial assistance is available
through the Child Care Assistance Program, Working Connections Child Care, and King County
COVID-19 Child Care Assistance Program.
Our hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm and we have full-time and part-time openings.
Please contact Trudi Peterson, Director at tpeterson@soundchild.org or 206-402-8225 for more
information.

Reminders:

1. New Expanded Hours at Tech Resource Centers – Nathan Hale High School new hours are Mon.
and Weds: 11am – 6:00pm, Closed for Lunch: 1:30 -2:30pm. Students and families can walk-in or
make appointments by calling Student Tech Line at: 206-252-0100 or email:
laptops@seattleschools.org. Find details here.

2. Chipotle Fundraiser Restaurant Night – Come eat for a good cause on Wed, Oct. 21, between
4pm-8pm at Chipotle at Northgate Mall. When you order in person, just mention you’re from
Hazel Wolf. This is good for online website and app orders too, just use the code: XFANBAY, but
only for pick up during the fundraiser timeframe.

3. Family Support Update — We are still accepting donations to the COVID Relief Fund:
https://hazelwolfk8.ejoinme.org/covid19fund. Any size donations are welcome. Principal Nelson
distributes these funds as needed to HW families impacted by COVID. Another way to help is to
check the Target Wishlist to make a donation to our pantry. Also, we are always in need of
Costco Kirkland paper towels and Marathon toilet paper (they are individually wrapped and are
limited to 1 per checkout). Email Tracy, familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org for donation drop off
info.

4. Join the Community of Practice for White Men – Hazel Wolf REC has created an online
Community of Practice for white men affiliated with HW. The focus is anti-racism work. The goal
of a Community of Practice is to create a community of people who want to focus on a subject,
learn from each other, and be accountable to the others in the group. It is meant to be safe,
challenging, and engaged. The group meets every other Tuesday at 8pm, the next meeting is
October 20. 
If you are interested or have questions, please contact REC:
ptsa_rec@hazelwolfk8.org

5. Volunteer as a HW Parent Wolf Pack Lead – We still need more volunteers to make this
program a success! Please fill out this Google Form. We are organizing smaller groups of families
that can more easily connect and communicate with each other with the support of a Lead
volunteer. To be a part of this program, be sure to opt-in to sharing your contact info with
other families when your child’s teacher or parent volunteer asks. If you have questions, email
Adrienne at homeroomrep@hazelwolfk8.org. Read more details about the program here

OCTOBER 12, 2020

Upcoming Dates:

Hazel Wolf Office Hours – The office is open for phone calls from 9:00 – 3:00 pm every day. We cannot guarantee that there will be someone available to hand off individual supplies and materials unless it has been pre-arranged between the teacher/admin/office staff.

Oct 13 (Tue) 2nd Grade Q&A 5:00 pm
Oct 14 (Wed) PTSA General Session Meeting, 6:30 pm

Oct 20 – 23 Picture Days
Oct 20 (Tue) 2019/2020 Yearbook Pick Up 9:00 – 3:00 pm
Oct 21 (Wed) 2019/2020 Yearbook Pick Up 9:00 – 1:45 pm

New Announcements

  1. Elementary Instrumental Music – Begins this week for 4th and 5th graders who signed up.
    Mon. 11:45-12:15 flutes and Clarinets
    Mon. 1:30-2:00 All brass (Trumpets & Trombones)
    Wednesday 9:30-10:05 Office hours for help or questions
    Thurs. 11:45-12:15 Violins
    Thurs. 1:30-2:00 Cellos
    Contact Eric Stevens at erstevens@seattleschools.org with questions.
  2. Attendance – Since we are working remotely our Attendance Secretary, Ms. Eseosa, now has a district phone for attendance purposes. You can reach her Mon – Fri from 8 – 4. The phone number is (206) 507–9905.
  3. Middle School Families – We are halfway through the first quarter! Please check the Source and remind your child to turn in missing work. If your child is not sure how to do this or if you don’t see anything listed in the Source, please reach out to teachers for guidance. If tracking assignments has been challenging, good news! Planners have arrived at Hazel Wolf and you can pick one up from the supply cart in front of the school daily between 9-3.
  4. Grade Level Q&A’s – Thanks for joining us in our Q&As over the last two weeks. We have one more next Tuesday for 2nd grade and then we’ll be done with our 1st round. The questions you present, and the appreciation you are sharing regarding how hard the staff has been working has been incredibly helpful. If you have questions for your teachers, it’s appropriate to reach out to them, if you have suggestions or concerns, please send those to Admin.

Recordings are available for the Q&As that have already occurred:
1st Grade: https://bit.ly/3db5QK9
3rd Grade: https://bit.ly/3jK5RqZ
4th Grade: https://bit.ly/3jGmfsm
5th Grade: https://bit.ly/34tHU0E
6th Grade: https://bit.ly/3jJeKRD

Reminders

  1. HW PTSA General Session Meeting Wednesday. 10/14 at 6:30pm. – Join us for our first meeting of the school year. Connect with other parents and hear the latest updates and plans for this year. We will also be joined by two central office staff who will share the District’s Strategic Plan and answer questions you might have. Don’t forget to pre-register at: https://bit.ly/hwptsa
  2. Picture Day – Picture Days will be October 20-23, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. This year Yuen Lui photographers will be taking our staff and students pictures. Families can start booking for school pictures here: https://square.site/book/BZ8Q5A33DSC2J/school-pictures-at-yuen-lui-studio-seattle-roosevelt-seattle-wa. The Yuen Lui studio is located at 924 NE 63rd Street. You can also contact them at schoolsupport@yuenluischools.com, if you have questions.
    All of our information about studio pictures this fall are on our webpage dedicated to Hazel Wolf K-8 here: https://yuenluischools.com/hazel-wolf-k8?rq=hazel
  3. SPS Tech Resource Centers Open for Walk-ins and Appointments at Nathan Hale HS – Students and families can make appointments by calling Student Tech Line at: 206-252-0100 or email: laptops@seattleschools.org. Nathan Hale High School, 10750 30th Ave NE. Parking is available on 110th. Mon. AND Weds: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 11 – 11:30am. Find details here.
  4. SPS Meal Sites Open for ALL SPS Families – Open Monday-Friday, 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Pick up sack breakfasts and lunches prepared by our central kitchen. Available for ALL students, parents and guardians. Students do not need to be in attendance.
    List of all sites here: https://www.seattleschools.org/resources/student_meals
  5. Join the Community of Practice for White Men – Hazel Wolf Racial Equity Committee has created an online Community of Practice for white men affiliated with HW. The focus is anti-racism work. The goal of a Community of Practice is to create a community of people who want to focus on a subject, learn from each other, and be accountable to the others in the group. It is meant to be safe, challenging, and engaged. The group meets every other Tuesday at 8pm, the next meeting is October 20. If you are interested or have questions, please contact REC: ptsa_rec@hazelwolfk8.org
  6. Volunteer as a HW Parent Wolf Pack Lead – We still need more volunteers to make this program a success! Please fill out this Google Form. We are organizing smaller groups of families that can more easily connect and communicate with each other with the support of a Lead volunteer. To be a part of this program, be sure to opt-in to sharing your contact info with other families when your child’s teacher or parent volunteer asks. If you have questions, email Adrienne at homeroomrep@hazelwolfk8.org. Read more details about the program here.
  7. Volunteers needed for Spirit Gear & Staff Appreciation – We are looking for more folks to get involved and support some of the PTSA’s wonderful programs. We are looking for a volunteer who wants to learn about spirit gear and train with our spirit gear lead. Also, we need a volunteer to lead our staff appreciation efforts. If you have some creative ideas and organizing skills, please let us know. More details and contact info can be found here: https://hazelwolfk8.org/volunteer
  8. Family Support Team Update – We are still accepting donations for our pantry for HW families who need extra support. Please check the Target wishlist. Also, we need more drivers for Family Support deliveries on Tuesday and Friday weekly. You can sign up to join our text group and we send a text each week to see who is available. Please contact Tracy at familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org. Also, if you need food support, please don’t hesitate to email or complete this form: http://www.tinyurl.com/hwfamily2020
  9. Chipotle Fundraiser Restaurant Night – Come eat for a good cause on Wed, Oct. 21, between 4pm-8pm at Chipotle at Northgate Mall. When you order in person, just mention you’re from Hazel Wolf. This is good for online website and app orders too, just use the code: XFANBAY, but only for pick up during the fundraiser timeframe.
  10. Reflections Art Contest – Open to K-8 students. More details are available on the PTSA blog. Deadline is Fri, Oct. 30. Questions? Contact Tatiana.kaminsky@gmail.com

OCTOBER 5, 2020

Hazel Wolf Office Hours – The office is open for phone calls from 9:00 – 3:00
pm every day. We cannot guarantee that there will be someone available to
hand off individual supplies and materials unless it has been pre-arranged
between the teacher/admin/office staff.
Oct 6 (Tue) 4th Grade Q&A, 5:00 pm
5th Grade Q&A, 6:00 pm
Oct 8 (Thur) 1st / 2nd Grade Q&A, 5:00 pm
3rd Grade Q&A, 6:00 pm
Oct 9 (Fri) Waiver Day – No School
Oct 14 (Wed) PTSA General Session Meeting, 6:30pm
Oct 20 – 23 Picture Days
Oct 21 (Wed) Chipotle Restaurant Fundraiser Night, 4-8pm

New Information

Hazel Wolf  Outside Library Continues…!!!

For those of you who haven’t tried it yet, Hazel Wolf students can go to the Hazel Wolf Library Catalog (called Destiny Discover) and select books for remote checkout to be picked up at school next week.   The following document and video will show families and students how to put a hold on books at the library using their district ipads and laptops.  There are two ways to learn how to put a book on hold.
1.  Watch the video
https://spark.adobe.com/video/wyIQFFMERrNvM
OR
2. Read the PDF document below.
https://www.seattleschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_543/File/District/Departments/LibraryServices/Resources/Online-Library-Hold-QRD-ADA.pdf
Be sure to select Hazel Wolf K-8 as your library when you are on the Follett sign in page.
Students will be able to put up to 5 books on hold.  We ask that you place your holds no later than Monday, October 12th at 3pm. 
K-8 students and families will be able to pick up their books at school at two times:
• Wednesday, October 14th from 2:30-4:00pm and
• Thursday, October 15th from 3:30-5:00. 
Bins will also be provided for returning library books.  Please follow social distance guidelines and stay safe!
You can also return books this coming Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 in the cart in front of the school.  The sooner you return your books, the sooner they can start their time in quarantine (5 days) and be returned to circulation!

  1. School Counselors’ contact information:
    Students and families, if you are wanting to check in with either of the counselors there are
    several ways to get in contact with us. We can be reached by email or by phone. You can send us
    a message through Schoology. You can let any staff member know that you wish to speak with
    one of the counselors and they can pass your information to us. We will get back to you as soon
    as possible. On our Schoology pages we have links to information about helpful local
    community resources.
    Mrs. Cheryl Manor
    Elementary Counselor, grades K-5th
    email: cmmanor@seattleschools.org Phone: (425) 528-9818
    Ms. Kristin Thomas
    Middle School Counselor, grades 5th-8th
    email: kethomas@seattleschools.org Phone: (425) 528-0995
  2. Yearbooks – They should be here within a few weeks (as we’ve been told)
  3. Supplies/Materials – Each day there is a cart set outside with basic materials on it. This includes
    composition books, pencils, glue sticks, notebooks, etc. We also currently have math books for
    4th, 6th, and 7th, and a few planners. More planners will be coming in about a week.
  4. Grade Level/Grade Band Q&A Nights – We have set up several dates for Grade Level Q&A
    nights. Pre-registration required. Please see links below.
    October 6 (Tues): 4th Grade at 5pm https://bit.ly/369md8G
    5th Grade at 6pm https://bit.ly/2S19zA5
    October 8 (Thur): 1st and 2nd at 5pm https://bit.ly/366EXp7
    3rd grade at 6pm https://bit.ly/33WMrbL
  5. Chipotle Fundraiser Restaurant Night – Come eat for a good cause on Wed, Oct. 21, between
    4pm-8pm at Chipotle at Northgate Mall. When you order in person, just mention you’re from
    Hazel Wolf. This is good for online website and app orders too, just use the code: XFANBAY, but
    only for pick up during the fundraiser timeframe.
  6. Get involved! Volunteer! We are looking for more folks to get involved and support some of
    the PTSA’s wonderful programs. Most immediately, we are looking for a volunteer who wants
    to learn about spirit gear and train with our spirit gear lead. Also, we need a volunteer to lead
    our staff appreciation efforts. If you have some creative ideas and organizing skills, please let us
    know. More details and contact info can be found here: https://hazelwolfk8.org/volunteer
  7. Black Lives Matter at School – This is a little different this year, in addition to a week of lessons,
    it is a “year of purpose”. Please encourage staff to look at the self-reflection questions (located
    on the year of purpose page) and review the starter kit from last year (this was printed out and
    provided to every staff member, it is also linked below). The 13 guiding principles are the same
    as last year. The first action is October 14 and is focused on the principle of restorative justice.
    October 14th: Justice for George Day
    • Principle: Restorative Justice
    • October 14th is George Floyd’s Birthday. Justice for George is a day to remember him
    and call for the defunding of the police and the redirecting of those funds towards
    social programs and education.
    • Black Lives Matter at School homepage https://www.blacklivesmatteratschool.com/
    • Year of Purpose https://www.blacklivesmatteratschool.com/year-of-purpose.html
    • 13 guiding principles https://www.blacklivesmatteratschool.com/13-guiding-principles.html

    REMINDERS
  8. Picture Day – Picture Days will be October 20-23, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. This year Yuen Lui
    photographers will be taking our staff and students pictures.
    Families can start booking for school pictures
    here: https://square.site/book/BZ8Q5A33DSC2J/school-pictures-at-yuen-lui-studio-seattleroosevelt-
    seattle-wa. The Yuen Lui studio is located at 924 NE 63rd Street. You can also contact
    them at schoolsupport@yuenluischools.com, if you have questions.
    All of our information about studio pictures this fall are on our webpage dedicated to Hazel Wolf
    K-8 here: https://yuenluischools.com/hazel-wolf-k8?rq=hazel
  9. SPS Tech Resource Centers Open for Walk-ins and Appointments at Nathan Hale HS – Students
    and families can make appointments by calling Student Tech Line at: 206-252-0100 or email:
    laptops@seattleschools.org. Nathan Hale High School, 10750 30th Ave NE. Parking is available
    on 110th. Mon. AND Weds: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 11 – 11:30am. Find details here.
  10. Volunteer as a HW Parent Wolf Pack Lead – We still need more volunteers to make this
    program a success! Please fill out this Google Form. If you’re on the fence and have more
    questions, you can email Adrienne at homeroomrep@hazelwolfk8.org.
    This year, instead of homeroom reps, we are looking for volunteers to serve as “Parent Wolf
    Pack” Leads. We are organizing smaller groups of families that can more easily connect and
    communicate with each other with the support of a Lead volunteer. To be a part of this
    program, be sure to opt-in to sharing your contact info with other families when your child’s
    teacher or parent volunteer asks. Read more details about the program here.
  11. Join us at the HW PTSA General Session Meeting – Wed, October 14 at 6:30pm. Join us for our
    first meeting of this school year. Pre-registration is required: https://bit.ly/hwptsa
  12. Family Support Team Update – We are still accepting donations for our pantry for HW families
    who need extra support. Please check the Target wishlist. Also, we need more drivers for Family
    Support deliveries on Tuesday and Friday weekly. You can sign up to join our text group and we
    send a text each week to see who is available. Please contact Tracy at
    familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org. Also, if you need food support, please don’t hesitate to email
    or complete this form: http://www.tinyurl.com/hwfamily2020
  13. SPS Meal Sites Open for ALL SPS Families – Open Monday-Friday, 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Pick
    up sack breakfasts and lunches prepared by our central kitchen. Available for ALL students,
    parents and guardians. Students do not need to be in attendance.
    List of all sites here: https://www.seattleschools.org/resources/student_meals
  14. Reflections Art Contest – Open to K-8 students. More details are available on the PTSA blog.
    Deadline is Fri, Oct. 30. Questions? Contact Tatiana.kaminsky@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
Hazel Wolf Office Hours – The office is open for phone calls from 9:00 – 3:00 pm every day.  We cannot guarantee that there will be someone available to hand off individual supplies and materials unless it has been pre-arranged between the teacher/admin/office staff.

  1. Middle School Schedule Clarity – Above is a color coded, hopefully easier to understand MS daily schedule.
  2. Classroom Chats – Please continue to remind your students that the chat is limited to academic focused work. There should be no gifs, emojis, off topic conversation, videos or polls. For those who are really struggling to not engage in the chat, we may need to contact parents directly. Chats are for students only, not parents please.
  3. 5th Grade (possibly 4th Grade) Elementary Instrumental Music (EIM) – We are excited to offer Elementary Instrumental Music (EIM) to your 5th Grade Student! My name is Eric Stevens, and I’ll be your EIM teacher this year. The program is for 5th graders and for 4th graders if space is available. Instruments we teach are Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, and Trombone.
    EIM is an opt-in program that students and families choose to participate in. Classes are scheduled during the day, and students leave their regular classrooms to go to EIM one day per week.
    How do I enroll my child for EIM? You have 2 options:

    PREFERRED method: Online signup. Use the enrollment link below.
    ALTERNATIVE method: PDF. Email me, Nathaniel Oxford, at nloxford@seattleschools.org , and I will send you the pdf document to fill out and return.
    DUE DATE: Friday, October 2, 2020
    Please submit your registration by this date. Late registrations may not be accepted.
    Please know, the enrollment process for EIM is a lottery model to support equitable access within the boundaries of the program. This means, if more students submit enrollment forms than spaces allow, there is a chance a student might not be able to do the program.
    I will get back to all families that enrolled to let you know if your child will be in EIM this year and what instrument they will play. Sincerely, Eric Stevens aka Steve-O
    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WNEx1HRgMkiHg1Hqb23SJ_LBmV5QKj1IlkxlRuJrnAlUN0EzMFUyMDhTM0dSWURQV1M1NzkwMjYwSy4u
  4. Grade Level/Grade Band Q&A Nights – We have set up several dates for Grade Level Q&A nights. Pre-registration required. Please see links below.
    September 29 (Tues): 6th Grade at 5pm https://bit.ly/2RXLL0f
    7th and 8th at 6pm https://bit.ly/304P5Li
    October 6 (Tues): 4th Grade at 5pm https://bit.ly/369md8G
    5th Grade at 6pm https://bit.ly/2S19zA5
    October 8 (Thur): 1st and 2nd at 5pm https://bit.ly/366EXp7
    3rd grade at 6PM https://bit.ly/33WMrbL
  5. What issues are important to you? Your voice matters! The WA State PTA Legislative Assembly will meet Oct. 24-25, 2020, to vote on the Top 5 Legislative Priorities for the next two years. Prior to the vote, there is an e-survey open to the entire Hazel Wolf K-8 community to provide feedback on what issues should be the top legislative priorities. Learn more here: https://hazelwolfk8.org/2020/09/24/legislative-update-wspta-seeks-input-on-priorities/

    Reminders
  6. Picture Day – Picture Days will be October 20-23, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. This year Yuen Lui photographers will be taking our staff and students pictures.
    Families can start booking for school pictures here: https://square.site/book/BZ8Q5A33DSC2J/school-pictures-at-yuen-lui-studio-seattle-roosevelt-seattle-wa. The Yuen Lui studio is located at 924 NE 63rd Street. You can also contact them at schoolsupport@yuenluischools.com, if you have questions.
    All of our information about studio pictures this fall are on our webpage dedicated to Hazel Wolf K-8 here: https://yuenluischools.com/hazel-wolf-k8?rq=hazel
  7. Flu Shots – Flu shots for Seattle Public Schools students (regardless of insurance) are available through School-Based Health Centers.
    Visiting Nurse Association is also offering 32 “drive-through” flu clinics at 16 school sites starting September 21-October 2. SPS students and their families, and staff and their families can sign up for an appointment at: https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/health_services/flu_clinics.
    All School Public Schools insurance, Apple Health, Medicare and credit cards are accepted.
  8. Complete Start of School forms: Please use the link below to complete this year’s “Start of School” documents: http://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/start_of_school_forms.
    After you completed the forms please send them to: Hazelwolf.Forms@seattleschools.org
  9. Library Curbside Pick-Up – Hazel Wolf Library Announces Our First Curbside Checkout!!!
    Starting this week Hazel Wolf students should be able to go to the Hazel Wolf Library Catalog (called Destiny Discover) and select books for remote checkout to be picked up at school next week. The following document and video will show families and students how to put a hold on books at the library using their district ipads and laptops. There are two ways to learn how to put a book on hold.
    Watch the video: https://spark.adobe.com/video/wyIQFFMERrNvM OR Read the PDF document below: https://www.seattleschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_543/File/District/Departments/LibraryServices/Resources/Online-Library-Hold-QRD-ADA.pdf
    Be sure to select Hazel Wolf K-8 as your library when you are on the Follett sign in page.
    Students will be able to put up to 5 books on hold.
    6-8 grade Students:
  • They will be able to place their holds on books up until Monday, Sept. 28th at 3pm.
  • Pick up books on Wed, Sept. 30th at 2:30-4:00pm.
    Important Safety Information for Book Pickup at Hazel Wolf:
  • Please wear masks at all times
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between family groups
  • Line up at the fence/gate to the right of the office and use hand sanitizer
  • Follow arrows along the building to the Covered Basketball Court
  • The Librarian will help 2nd through 5th grade students gather their books, then they will follow the arrows to the exit through the gate on the SE side of the court.
  • Kinder and 1st grade students will follow the arrows to the Picture Book displays along the far wall.
  • K-1 Students can not touch books while browsing, staff will help students to choose books then they will check out books before exiting the gate on the far side of the court.
  • Bins will also be provided for returning library books from last year.

    10. SPS Tech Resource Centers Open for Walk-ins and Appointments at Nathan Hale HS – Students and families can make appointments by calling Student Tech Line at: 206-252-0100 or email: laptops@seattleschools.org. Nathan Hale High School, 10750 30th Ave NE. Parking is available on 110th. Mon. AND Weds: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 11 – 11:30am. Find details here.

    11. Volunteer as a HW Parent Wolf Pack Lead – We still need more volunteers to make this program a success! Please fill out this Google Form. If you’re on the fence and have more questions, you can email Adrienne at homeroomrep@hazelwolfk8.org.
    This year, instead of homeroom reps, we are looking for volunteers to serve as “Parent Wolf Pack” Leads. We are organizing smaller groups of families that can more easily connect and communicate with each other with the support of a Lead volunteer. To be a part of this program, be sure to opt-in to sharing your contact info with other families when your child’s teacher or parent volunteer asks. Read more details about the program here.

    12. Follow-up Virtual Town Hall with SPS School Board Directors – Thursday, October 1 at 6:30pm with Chandra Hampson, Brandon Hersey and Liza Rankin. Pre-registration is required: https://bit.ly/33bg8Wd

    13. Join us at the HW PTSA General Session Meeting – Wed, October 14 at 6:30pm. Join us for our first meeting of this school year. Pre-registration is required: https://bit.ly/hwptsa

    14. Family Support Team Update – We are still accepting donations for our pantry for HW families who need extra support. Please check the Target wishlist. Also, we need more drivers for Family Support deliveries on Tuesday and Friday weekly. You can sign up to join our text group and we send a text each week to see who is available. Please contact Tracy at familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org. Also, if you need food support, please don’t hesitate to email or complete this form: http://www.tinyurl.com/hwfamily2020

    15. Reflections Art Contest – Open to K-8 students. More details are available on the PTSA blog. Deadline is Fri, Oct. 30. Questions? Contact Tatiana.kaminsky@gmail.com

    16. SPS Meal Sites Open for ALL SPS Families – Open Monday-Friday, 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Pick up sack breakfasts and lunches prepared by our central kitchen. Available for ALL students, parents and guardians. Students do not need to be in attendance.
    List of all sites here: https://www.seattleschools.org/resources/student

September 21, 2020

Upcoming Dates:

Hazel Wolf Office Hours – The office is open for phone calls from 9:00 – 3:00 pm every day.  We cannot guarantee that there will be someone available to hand off individual supplies and materials unless it has been pre-arranged between the teacher/admin/office staff.

Sept 23 (Wed) K-5 Library Curbside Pick Up 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Sept 24 (Thur) K-5 Library Curbside Pick Up 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Sept 30 (Wed) MS Library Curbside Pick Up 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Oct 1 (Thur) Town Hall with SPS School Board Directors, 6:30pm
Oct 14 (Wed) PTSA General Session Meeting, 6:30pm
Oct 20 – 23 Picture Days

New Announcements:
1. Math Workbooks – We are still waiting on 4th and 6th grade math workbooks and will let you know when they are in the building and available.

2. Picture Day – Picture Days will be October 20-23, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. This year Yuen Lui photographers will be taking our staff and students pictures.
Families can start booking for school pictures here: https://square.site/book/BZ8Q5A33DSC2J/school-pictures-at-yuen-lui-studio-seattle-roosevelt-seattle-wa. The Yuen Lui studio is located at 924 NE 63rd Street. You can also contact them at schoolsupport@yuenluischools.com, if you have questions.
All of our information about studio pictures this fall are on our webpage dedicated to Hazel Wolf K-8 here: https://yuenluischools.com/hazel-wolf-k8?rq=hazel

3. Grade Level/Grade Band Q&A Nights – Last week we had a very successful Kindergarten Q&A session with families and Kindergarten staff.  This has inspired us to do it for all grade levels, and/or grade bands.  We will be sending out more information about this next week. 

4. Class Engagement – As we get started with this new year, we are beginning to hear from some of you that parts of what we are offering for instruction, “isn’t working”, or “isn’t the best fit” for your child.  We do understand this, and know the ideal is to be in person.  Although we want every child to be a part of all that is being offered, we know some of you may not do so.  Three things we want you to keep in mind.  First, we can mark the student present, if we see sign of engagement somewhere in the day (joined class meeting, turned in assignment, etc..).  If there isn’t a sign of the student at all, we need to mark them absent. Secondly, teachers will not be providing alternative activities for individual students, and last of all, when it comes to grading teachers will need to grade based on the evidence they have.

5. Video Taping of Lessons – Some of the middle school teachers will begin taping/recording some of their lessons so students can still see them if they weren’t able to make it to class. The teacher would need to announce it to the students prior to doing so, and if you have turned in/or plan to, FERPA paperwork, you will need to make sure your child’s camera is off.

6. Flu Shots – Flu shots for Seattle Public Schools students (regardless of insurance) are available through School-Based Health Centers.
Visiting Nurse Association is also offering 32 “drive-through” flu clinics at 16 school sites starting September 21-October 2. SPS students and their families, and staff and their families can sign up for an appointment at: https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/health_services/flu_clinics.
All School Public Schools insurance, Apple Health, Medicare and credit cards are accepted.

7. Library Curbside Pick-Up – Hazel Wolf Library Announces Our First Curbside Checkout!!!
Starting this week Hazel Wolf students should be able to go to the Hazel Wolf Library Catalog (called Destiny Discover) and select books for remote checkout to be picked up at school next week. The following document and video will show families and students how to put a hold on books at the library using their district ipads and laptops.  There are two ways to learn how to put a book on hold.

Watch the video: https://spark.adobe.com/video/wyIQFFMERrNvM  OR Read the PDF document below: https://www.seattleschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_543/File/District/Departments/LibraryServices/Resources/Online-Library-Hold-QRD-ADA.pdf
Be sure to select Hazel Wolf K-8 as your library when you are on the Follett sign in page.
Students will be able to put up to 5 books on hold.

K-5 Students and families:
– We ask that you place your holds no later than Monday, Sept. 21st at 3pm.
– Pick up books at school at two times: Wed, Sept. 23rd at 2:30-4:00pm or Thurs, Sept. 24th at 3:30-5:00pm. 
– We realize that the process for putting books on hold might be a bit much for Kindergarteners and 1st Grade Students, so we will have a selection of fun picture books and favorites from which these students can select 2 books to check out.

6-8 grade Students:
– They will be able to place their holds on books up until Monday, Sept. 28th at 3pm.
– Pick up books on Wed, Sept. 30th at 2:30-4:00pm.

Important Safety Information for Book Pickup at Hazel Wolf:
– Please wear masks at all times
– Maintain 6 feet of distance between family groups
– Line up at the fence/gate to the right of the office and use hand sanitizer
– Follow arrows along the building to the Covered Basketball Court
– The Librarian will help 2nd through 5th grade students gather their books, then they will follow the arrows to the exit through the gate on the SE side of the court.
– Kinder and 1st grade students will follow the arrows to the Picture Book displays along the far wall.
– K-1 Students can not touch books while browsing, staff will help students to choose books then they will check out books before exiting the gate on the far side of the court.
– Bins will also be provided for returning library books from last year.

8. Classroom Visits – As a parent we know you’ve been helping your children to get online and engage in the instruction, and of course this varies by age/grade level.  We encourage your participation in this way as you feel it is needed.  However, please remember that this is the teacher’s work space and it’s not appropriate to interrupt their instruction to communicate your technology issues or concerns whether this is vocally or in the chat.  If you need to interact with the teacher, please email outside of class time.  They are also receiving a lot of unsolicited advice and videos for remote learning.  Although we appreciate your intent, this actually creates a higher level of stress for staff as they have to adhere to district expectations and don’t have a lot of flexibility.  Thank you for supporting our staff in their work with your children. 

9. Teams Information – It is important that students login using their SPS credentials and email. We are finding that many of the problems students are having with getting into Teams meetings and breakout rooms are happening because they are trying to enter as “Guest.”
Please ensure, as best as you are able, that your students have logged out of all Teams meetings at the end of the session.
10. SPS Tech Resource Centers Open for Walk-ins and Appointments at Nathan Hale HS – Students and families can make appointments by calling Student Tech Line at: 206-252-0100 or email: laptops@seattleschools.org. Nathan Hale High School, 10750 30th Ave NE. Parking is available on 110th. Mon. AND Weds: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 11 – 11:30am. Find details here.

11. Recording of Kindergarten Open House – If you missed it, the recording is available here: https://bit.ly/35PRqxd

12. Welcome and welcome back to Hazel Wolf K-8 – The Racial Equity Committee (REC) (run by families) is back at it and ready to focus on racial equity at our school. We want to give huge props to our former co-presidents, Aselefech Evans and Ardel Jala, for leading us through issues of race at our school for the past 2 years.  They did it with grace, humility and openness to a variety of voices.  Ms. Evans and Ms. Jala quickly pivoted support for students with the student organized protest last year, supporting those student demands, listening to the needs of families and students of color, organizing events at our school for students and events for families to attend.  We are extremely grateful for the groundwork they laid for the family REC group. 

Last Spring and Summer, two new groups were formed called Community of Practice for White Women and White Men. These groups are for White folks to look inward at their own white privilege and how they can use that white privilege to in a positive, intentional way. This year, we have new co-presidents to lead REC: Nimisha Joshi and Zoe Leverson (more info to come on our 2020-2021 REC group members!). If you have any questions, comments, need clarification, etc., please contact us via our email at ptsa_rec@hazelwolfk8.org. In appreciation, Nimi and Zoe

13. Reflections Art Contest – Open to K-8 students. More details are available on the PTSA blog. Deadline is Fri, Oct. 30. Questions? Contact Tatiana.kaminsky@gmail.com

14. Follow-up Virtual Town Hall with SPS School Board Directors – Thursday, October 1 at 6:30pm with Chandra Hampson, Brandon Hersey and Liza Rankin. Pre-registration is required: https://bit.ly/33bg8Wd

15. Join us at the HW PTSA General Session Meeting – Wed, October 14 at 6:30pm. Join us for our first meeting of this school year. Pre-registration is required: https://bit.ly/hwptsa

16. Family Support Team needs volunteer drivers – We are looking for drivers for Family Support deliveries on Tuesday and Friday weekly. You can sign up and pick when/if you can deliver each week. Please contact Tracy at familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org. Also, if you need food support, please don’t hesitate to email or complete this form: www.tinyurl.com/hwfamily2020

Reminders:

17. Volunteer as a HW Parent Wolf Pack Lead – This year, instead of homeroom reps, we are looking for volunteers to serve as “Parent Wolf Pack” Leads. We are organizing smaller groups of families that can more easily connect and communicate with each other with the support of a Lead volunteer. If you’re interested in volunteering – fill out this Google Form. We have only about half of the 80 volunteers needed for this program! Any questions, please email Adrienne at homeroomrep@hazelwolfk8.org.

Also, to be a part of this program, be sure to opt-in to sharing your contact info with other families when your child’s teacher or parent volunteer asks. Read more details about the program here.

18. SPS Meal Sites Open for ALL SPS Families – Open Monday-Friday, 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Pick up sack breakfasts and lunches prepared by our central kitchen. Available for all students, parents and guardians. Students do not need to be in attendance.
List of all sites here: https://www.seattleschools.org/resources/student_meals