Principal’s Family Bulletin

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DECEMBER 14, 2020

Upcoming Dates:

OFFICE HOURS  9:00am-3:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.  9:00-1:00pm Wednesday

Dec 16(Wed)    Parent Education Seminar K-4th at 5-6pm, 5-8th at 3:30-7:30pm
Dec 18 (Fri)   1 Hour Early Dismissal 2:00pm
Dec 21-Jan 1   Winter Break!!  NO SCHOOL
Jan 6(Wed)     ELL Families Listening Session – TBD

New Announcements
1. Middle School – 1that Q1 has ended, we’ve noticed some areas around MS grading that needed more specificity and uniformity. The changes will take effect on Monday, 12/14, and teachers will be going over them with students in their 1st p classes. Here are the main things for you to know:
• Assignments should now contain the date assigned in the title of the assignment.
• Assignments turned in on time will be graded and recorded in the Source within 1 week of the assignment’s due date. Assignments turned in late may take longer to grade and record.
• Homework (work expected to be done outside of school hours) will no longer be assigned.
• Independent work assigned for asynchronous time is designed to be completed during that class’s asynchronous time. Depending on the type and purpose of assignment, it may count in a student’s grade. If a student does not use the asynchronous time to do these assignments, they will have to use time outside of school hours to complete them.
• No work will be assigned during breaks (Winter Break, Spring Break, etc.).

2. Library Pick- Up – Wednesday and Thursday, December 16th and 17th at 2:30-4:30pm. Last Outdoor Library of 2020…put your books on hold by Monday (December 14th) evening…Dr. V wants you all to have plenty to read during Winter Break!

3. Food Over Break – December 21st and Dec 29th, 11:15 – 1:15.  You can pick up week long meal boxes on these two dates only, and boxes are limited.  See flyer information on 3rd page.

4. Global Reading Challenge –  Dr. V has started lunchtime GRC book club on Mondays and Thursdays at 12 noon. Join us to talk about these great books to prepare for the Trivia Challenge in February. If you need more GRC books, put them on hold or come by the Outdoor Library!

5.  5th Grade Families – Please stop by Hazel Wolf this week to pick up a care package from your teachers. Parent volunteers will be in front of the school distributing packages (masked and from a distance) on these days/times:
• Monday, December 14th from 4-5pm
• Tuesday, December 15th from 3-4pm
• Wednesday, December 16th from 12-1pm

6. Educational Teams – As of this time, we should see the new Teams platform come for MS start of second Elementary start of third tri-mester. Since we’re a K-8, not sure what this means for us yet.

7. Elementary Progress Reports – K-5 student reports will be available to view on the Source beginning on December 28th.  Attached are directions to get to the Source if you aren’t already.
https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/dots/support_training_forms/source/source_account_set_up

8. Consider a Year-end Donation to your Hazel Wolf PTSA – The PTSA has been working diligently to encourage engagement and to serve and uplift our school community in many different ways this school year. We are providing financial support to the school through teacher grants and tutors. We are supporting families in need, especially those impacted by our current pandemic. We are building community and connection during this time apart.

*Please read more about our programs in the full letter by Marina Gray & Camille Mulchi, our PTSA Co-Presidents. View document here: https://hazelwolfk8ptsa.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/hw-ptsa-direct-appeal-2020.pdf

All our programs that support our children and school community rely on donations from our families. Please consider 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 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. 

Ways to give:
Online: https://hazelwolfk8.ejoinme.org/give
Cash or check: Please make checks payable to Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA. Fill out the form found in the president’s letter (link is above) and mail to: Hazel Wolf PTSA, 11530 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

We are grateful for your generosity in supporting our community and your child’s education through this historic time!

9. Spirit Gear Sale & Order Pick-up – An in-person Spirit Gear sale will be happening Wednesday, December 16 from 2:30-4:30pm in front of the school. Also already purchased Spirit Gear will be available for pick-up. Get some fun school gear and holiday shopping done all in one!

10. Read-A-Thon Results & Winners – Congratulations, Read-A-Thon Readers! We had 136 participants, over 97,000 minutes were read (1617 hours) and $16,000 was raised for our PTSA. We’re so proud of all of you! Thank you for participating! Check out the list of winners here: https://hazelwolfk8.org/2020-read-a-thon-results-winners/
11. Annual Book Fair — Our annual book fair has been moved to January! We’ll be partnering with Phinney Books for an online and in-person event. Stay tuned for details in the new year.

Reminders
1. Parent Education Seminar: Coping During Online Learning, Weds, Dec. 16 — Join the PTSA and two trauma based pediatric therapists to discuss coping strategies and to know when to ask for more help or support for yourself and your children. Please submit your questions in advance.
        K-4th grades: 5:00-6:00pm   Register:  https://bit.ly/3kOdZX3
        5th-8th grades:  6:30-7:30pm   Register: https://bit.ly/21TR1PY

2. Winter Household Drive – Happening Now To December 18 – Thank you for the donations that have been arriving and dropped off.  We are warmed by our community’s holiday giving spirit.
        
There is one week left of our Winter Drive. You can buy items from the Target wishlist or you can buy it elsewhere locally. Target Wish List: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/HWwinterdrive . You can have items shipped to Tracy Buckingham/Family Support Lead (Target registry automatically ships to) or drop off at her house. Please email Tracy for address/drop off info and any questions: familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org

        ITEM LIST:
        K – laundry detergent
        1st grade – paper towels (if not available, soap bars like Dove)
        2nd grade – toilet paper (if not available, baby wipes)
        3rd grade – dish soap
        4th grade – deodorant
        5th grade – shampoo
        6th grade – conditioner
        7th grade – toothbrushes
        8th grade – Nutella

We will keep track of donations based on a point system with items costing about $5 equal to one point. The winning grade will win a virtual DANCE PARTY with Principal Debbie Nelsen! We announce the winning grade after the break to allow time for all shipments to be delivered.

3. Extended Hours at SPS Tech Resource Center 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: 11am-6pm. Closed for Lunch: 1:30-2:30pm. Find details here.

4.      FamilyWorks Opens North End Resource Center — To meet the basic needs of SPS families
        across the north end, FamilyWorks and Seattle Public Schools are opening a satellite family
        resource center, located at the south entrance of Nathan Hale High School each Wednesday
        from 12:45-3 p.m. Families will be connected to knowledgeable and friendly staff who can assist
        with rental assistance applications, enrollment in public benefits, and navigating a vast network
        of community resources. Services will be offered in English, Spanish, and Somali. To reach
        FamilyWorks outside of its hours at Nathan Hale High School, please call (206) 694-6727.

DECEMBER 7, 2020

Upcoming Dates:

OFFICE  HOURS  Mon – Fri     9:00 – 3:00

Dec 8 (Tue) 3-5 Family Q&A with Administrative Team 5:00 pm
Dec 12-13 Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Dec 16 (Wed) Parent Education Seminar K-4th at 5-6pm, 5-8th at 6:30-7:30pm
Dec 18 (Fri) 1 Hour Early Dismissal 2:00 pm
Dec 21 – Jan 1 Winter Break!!

New Announcements:

1. Kindergarten Student Materials—Starting on Wednesday 12/9 at 12:00 pm, kindergarten families can come to school to pick up your child’s materials for small group reading instruction.  Materials will be labeled with your child’s name in a wagon and will be out daily between the hours of 8am-4pm.

2. Thank you to all that participated in this year’s Read-A-Thon! Today (Sun, 12/6) is the last day to turn in your forms to be eligible for the raffle. Please send to fundraising@hazelwolfk8.org. It is also the last day to donate. You can do that here: https://hazelwolfk8.ejoinme.org/2020ReadAThon
  We’ll have results and winners to announce next week!

3. Opportunities to support Black Lives Matter at home – At Hazel Wolf K-8, our kids are participating in Black Lives Matter at School: Year of Purpose. As a parent you might be looking for opportunities to support Black Lives Matter at home. Shopping at LOCAL Black Indigenous People of Color owned businesses for your holiday gift giving (and throughout the year) is one idea. The PTSA Racial Equity Committee recommends checking out the following websites:

– Seattle Good Business Network: https://seattlegood.org/support-black-communities/ (Ctrl + Click to follow link)
– Black Owned Seattle Restaurants: http://blackownedseattlerestaurants.com/ (Ctrl + Click to follow link)
– Duwamish Tribe Store: https://www.duwamishtribe.org/store (Ctrl + Click to follow link)
– Refugee Artisan Initiative: https://refugeesarts.org/ (Ctrl + Click to follow link)
– 5 Fantastic Latinx Owned Restaurants: https://visitseattle.org/things-to-do/arts-culture/cultural-heritage/latino/5-fantastic-latinx-owned-restaurants-in-seattle/ (Ctrl + Click to follow link)
– Seattle International District Restaurants: https://blog.resy.com/2020/08/the-resy-guide-to-seattles-international-district-by-those-who-love-it-best/ (Ctrl + Click to follow link)
– Small local businesses owned by women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ, families, and differently abled people: https://intentionalist.com (Ctrl + Click to follow link)
– Lake City Businesses: https://enjoylakecity.org/business/lake-city-business-support/ (Ctrl + Click to follow link)
– Food is Love (started by a Hazel Wolf Parent): https://www.thefoodisloveproject.org/ (Ctrl + Click to follow link)
– Shop Black owned businesses: https://shoppeblack.us (Ctrl + Click to follow link)


4. Special Education Community Forums – This is an opportunity to share your experiences during this pandemic period.  All sessions will be facilitated, and language supports available. 

• Spanish Bilingual Family Community: Friday, December 11, 6:30 – 8:00pm  You can join the meeting by using this link at the scheduled time (Ctrl + Click to follow link) .
• Native Indian and Pacific Islander Family Community: Tuesday, December 15, 6:30 -8:00pm.  You can join the meeting by using this link at the scheduled time. (Ctrl + Click to follow link)
• Black Family Community: Tuesday, January 12, 6:30 – 8:00pm.  You can join the meeting by using this link at the scheduled time  (Ctrl + Click to follow link).
• Somali & Oromo Bilingual Family Community: Friday, January 15, 6:30 – 8:00pm.  You can join the meeting by using this link at the scheduled time  (Ctrl + Click to follow link).
• BIPOC Family Community: Tuesday January 19, 6:30-8:00pm.  You can join the meeting by using this link at the scheduled time  (Ctrl + Click to follow link)
• Amharic & Tigrinya Bilingual Family Community: Friday, January 22, 6:30 – 8:00pm. You can join the meeting by using this link at the scheduled time  (Ctrl + Click to follow link).
• All Special Education Families: Tuesday, January 26, 6:30 -8:00pm.  You can join the meeting by using this link at the scheduled time  (Ctrl + Click to follow link).


Reminders:
1. Parent Education Seminar: Coping During Online Learning, Dec. 16 — Join the PTSA and two trauma based pediatric therapists to discuss coping strategies and to know when to ask for more help or support for yourself and your children. Please submit your questions in advance.

K-4th grades: Dec 16th at 5:00-6:00pm
Register: https://bit.ly/3kOdZXe

5th-8th grades: Dec 16th at 6:30-7:30pm
Register: https://bit.ly/2ITRlPY

2. Save the Date! Barnes & Noble Book Fair, Dec. 12 & 13 — Our annual book fair looks a little different this year. Barnes and Noble at Northgate is hosting our school on December 12 and 13. A portion of proceeds and will go directly to the Hazel Wolf library.

3. Family Q&A Sessions – Don’t forget to register to attend this Q&A with the Admin team:

3-5 Q&A Session is on Dec 8th at 5:00pm
Register here:
https://seattleschools.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsf-mrpjgjH9wkfqsYum68kglGyoozdTkr

4. Winter Household Drive – happening now to Dec. 18 — We announced our new Winter Drive in the last Principal’s bulletin, but we needed to make some adjustments based on product availability. While keeping cultural diversity in mind this winter season, we are focusing our Drive on household supplies instead of food. Each grade is assigned one type of item. You can buy that item from the Target wishlist or you can buy it elsewhere locally. Target Wish List: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/HWwinterdrive
ITEM LIST:
K – laundry detergent
1st grade – paper towels (if not available, soap bars like Dove)
2nd grade – toilet paper (if not available, baby wipes)
3rd grade – dish soap
4th grade – deodorant
5th grade – shampoo
6th grade – conditioner
7th grade – toothbrushes
8th grade – Nutella
We will keep track of donations based on a point system with items costing about $5 equal to one point. We’ll do our best to keep track fairly. The winning grade will win a virtual DANCE PARTY with Principal Debbie Nelsen! We announce the winning grade after the break to allow time for all shipments to be delivered.

You can have items shipped to Tracy Buckingham/Family Support Lead (Target registry automatically ships to) or drop off at her house. Please email Tracy for address/drop off info and any questions: familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org. Thank you all for supporting those in our HW community who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

5. COVID Emergency Relief Fund – Support HW families directly impacted by the COVID crisis – Please consider making a donation of any size at: https://hazelwolfk8.ejoinme.org/covid19fund  (Ctrl + Click to follow link).  These funds are distributed by Principal Nelsen. As cases are rising in King County and across the US, the need for support continues for many.

6. Extended Hours at SPS Tech Resource Center 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: 11am-6pm. Closed for Lunch: 1:30-2:30pm. Find details here (Ctrl + Click to follow link).

7. 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

8. FamilyWorks Opens North End Resource Center — To meet the basic needs of SPS families across the north end, FamilyWorks and Seattle Public Schools are opening a satellite family resource center, located at the south entrance of Nathan Hale High School each Wednesday from 12:45-3 p.m. Families will be connected to knowledgeable and friendly staff who can assist with rental assistance applications, enrollment in public benefits, and navigating a vast network of community resources. Services will be offered in English, Spanish, and Somali. To reach FamilyWorks outside of its hours at Nathan Hale High School, please call (206) 694-6727.

9. School Board Director Meetings

Director Mack – Monday, December 7th  6:30 – 8:00 pm
Register in advance for this meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctduCgrTovGNxOfeRTNHqhdiSxFk-0bCwW (Ctrl + Click to follow link)
Director Hampson – Wednesday, December 9th  7:30 – 9:00 pm
Register in advance for this meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrdeihqj8uHNXp1lZ7usadRo7nGeMaBz2q (Ctrl + Click to follow link)
Director Rankin – Thursday, December 10th   6:30 – 8:00 pm
Register in advance for this meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0udu2rqTwiHdGAPQKK770w4inW9milu6f7 (Ctrl + Click to follow link)
Director Rivera-Smith – Saturday, December 12th  4:00 – 5:30 pm
Register in advance for this meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErcuqtpjwtGtFSATugyApN7qokQaL1qRue (Ctrl + Click to follow link)
Directors Hampson and Rankin meeting with EL (English Learner) families  6:30 pm
Register in advance for this meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApfuusqz8rHdaBpQTudsjJcJFP63l692qM (Ctrl + Click to follow link)
Director Hersey – Tuesday, December 15th  5:30 – 7:00 pm
Register in advance for this meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oduCvqj8sH9SnbLUjHkDoFV8rn07iNOYM (Ctrl + Click to follow link)

NOVEMBER 30, 2020
Check the school website: https://hazelwolfk8.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=9815&pageId=95010181

NOVEMBER 16, 2020
Check the school website: https://hazelwolfk8.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=9815&pageId=94957760

NOVEMBER 9, 2020

Upcoming Dates:

Hazel Wolf Office Hours – The office is open for phone calls from 9:00 – 3:00 (1:45 on Wednesdays) 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.

Nov 10 (Tue) Middle School Family Q&A  5:00 pm
Nov 10 (Tue) Dine Out Fundraiser with Don Lucho’s Restaurant (12-9pm)
Nov 11 (Wed) Veteran’s Day (No School)
Nov 12-13 Library Book Pick up (Read-a-Thon packet & hot cocoa pick up)
Nov 16 (Mon) Read-a-Loud Event to kick off Read-a-Thon 6:30pm
Nov 23-25  Conferences (No School)

New Announcements
1. Library Curbside Pick Up Dates
November 12th and 13th  2:30-4:30
Extra one November 19th 2:30-4:30 (before the break)
December 2nd and 3rd 2:30-4:30
 
2. Student Racial Protest Update – Last year, on October 25th, our MS students held a peaceful protest and asked for three things:
• An end to anti-black racial slurs
• An assembly or presentation informing students about the history of racist language
• More support for students affected by these incidents
Additionally, parents asked for a formal process for reporting racial incidents, and a clearly defined plan of response.
I joined each MS Social Studies class last Thursday and Friday to share what we have done as administrators and as a school to meet the student demands which are rooted in a space where they can be free of the racial aggressions that exist within our school.  Some of what has already happened included our work with Erin Jones around racism and the impact of words, the development of a racial incident reporting tool, and a detailed policy as to how the school will respond to racial incidents (the reporting form will be rolled out to MS students this month for input).  We will also be starting our student affinity groups, student racial equity team, and our monthly assemblies for year of purpose work.  More details on all of these soon, as well as what it means at the younger grades

3. Seattle Public Library’s Fall Teen Challenge – https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/learning/student-success/2020-fall-teen-library-challenge
The program runs Oct. 31st – Dec. 31st. Teens fill out each square of the challenge and enter to win $30 online bookstore gift cards (we have over 50 to give away!) Teens can download the fillable PDF form at the link above, type in the names of books they read this fall and their contact info (be sure to press save!), attach the form to an email and send to teens@spl.org.

Also there are suggested booklists if you click each square at the link above. Categories include sci-fi/fantasy, comics, series, poetry, non-fiction. You’ll see that teens can listen to digital audiobooks in all the squares as well reading a physical or ebook. We want to engage teens in stories and reading for enjoyment even if they are reluctant readers.

4. Skiing/Snowboard lessons – Due to COVID-19, there will be no ski bus offerings this year. However, SSCS and Webbski are doing mid week lessons and Hazel-Wolf student’s will be grouped together. Lesson instructors will be in charge of kids properly wearing masks and following COVID protocols during the duration of the lesson.
We encourage you to talk with your friends and make a plan to take lessons and/or free ski together.  You will need to provide your own transportation to the mountain.

2nd-8thgrade Ski Lessons-Wednesday’s
SSCS will be offering ski lessons 3:00pm-5:30pm at Summit Central. ($200 for 6 weeks).
For registration with SSCS: http://www.snowsportsconsultingservice.com/student-forms.html -see “Pinehurst”
For any questions, email Sarah Burris sarah8600@hotmail.com
Limited to 30 students’
*1st graders can sign up with prior ski experience.

Middle School Ski Lessons-Friday’s
WebbSki is offering ski lessons (1 ¼ hour) at Summit Central on Fridays at 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. ($90 for 5 weeks).
For registration with WebbSki call (206) 782-5641 or www.webbski.com
For any questions, feel free to email Lorraine.lewis.phillips@comcast.net

5. Conference Sign Up Links – HW Parent Conference

6. Yearbook 2020 – 21 – Yuen Lui Photography is still accepting appoints for students to have their picture taken for the yearbook. So far, we’ve had over 230 students and staff visit the Yuen Lui studio. Here’s the link to get started. https://square.site/book/BZ8Q5A33DSC2J/school-pictures-at-yuen-lui-studio-seattle-roosevelt-seattle-wa

Note: A $5 Scholarship will be offered for students needing assistance and just want their picture in the yearbook and a student ID card. Look for “Hazel Wolf K-8 Scholarship” at the bottom of the “book an appointment” screen.

Other Picture Options – It is possible to take our own picture or use an outdoor photographer for the yearbook.  Here are the size and resolution requirements for the District.
Image files must be in the JPEG format, with a file extension of .jpg (lower case). 2. Image files should be roughly 200 pixels wide by 300 pixels high. 3. Each photo must not exceed 100K in size. 4. The file name for each student photo should be the student ID number with a suffix of .jpg. The student number must be 7 digits with no leading zeroes (e.g.7555555.jpg). 5. In mail have the student’s first and last name. 6. Deliver the student photo electronically to the District. If you have any questions, email Evelyn Shelby at eshelby@seattleschools.org

7. It’s time for the annual HW Read-a-Thon! This is our annual event to promote the love of reading with fun prizes while raising funds for our PTSA. Check out this video to meet our new librarian, Dr. V, as she introduces herself and shares more details about the Read-a-Thon. Go to: https://hazelwolfk8.org/read-a-thon/

Com to the HW library book pick up at school this Thurs. or Fri., Nov. 12 or 13 from 2:30pm-4:30pm and get your Read-A-Thon packet and meet Dr. V. When you pick up your packet, you can also get a hot cocoa packet to enjoy during the Read-A-Loud with Dr. V to kick off Read-A-Thon. (If you can’t come pick up during this time, packets will also be available in front of the school and online.)
 
Read-A-Thon 2020 kicks off with a Read-a-Loud event with Dr. V on Mon, Nov. 16. This is another chance to meet Dr. V. and will bring together grade bands at 6:30pm for K-2; 6:45pm for 3-5, and 7:00pm for 6-8. Get your hot cocoa ready and don’t forget your cozy jammies! Zoom link will be available soon.

Reminders

1. Middle School Q&A – We have set up another one to answer your questions on November 10th at 5:00 pm.  Please register here: You are invited to a Zoom meeting – When: Nov 10, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://seattleschools.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qc-6srzwtGt3CFp4gN0HQEe52p44J9m_w
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

2. Yearbooks – Don’t forget to come and get your yearbook from last year if you ordered one.  Also, we have extras for those who forgot to buy, $16.  Someone will be in the office Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 9-3, and Wed 9 – 1:45

3. Extended Hours at SPS Tech Resource Center 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: 11am-6pm. Closed for Lunch: 1:30-2:30pm. 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. COVID Emergency Relief Fund – Support HW families directly impacted by the COVID crisis – Please consider making a donation of any size at: https://hazelwolfk8.ejoinme.org/covid19fund These funds are distributed by Principal Nelsen. As cases are rising in King County and across the US, the need for support continues for many.

6. Help Keep Our Community Warm and Safe this Winter – The Coat Drive has just 10 outstanding coat requests. Please consider sponsoring a child and shop our Target Coat Drive Wishlist: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/hwcoatdrive. Orders will be shipped directly to a coat drive specialist during checkout and then delivered directly to families. Prices range from $20-52. Thank you to our generous Hazel Wolf community!

7. Family Support Team Update – Currently there is a high need for toilet paper and laundry detergent. An easy way to make a donation to our pantry is through the Target Wishlist: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/hwfamilysupport . Also ou can purchase items and drop off to the pantry.  Email Tracy, familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org

The Winter Food Drive will be starting up before Thanksgiving and running until Winter Break. There will be an online dance party for the winning grade, so look for more information coming out soon! Does your family need additional food support? Please contact Tracy at familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org.

8. Dine Out Fundraiser with Don Lucho’s Restaurant, Tues. Nov. 10 – Plan for a Don Lucho’s Peruvian feast– 20% of proceeds from ONLINE (only) orders will go back to our PTSA! To order online, visit http://donluchosinseattle.com and under the “Coupon code” at checkout, enter the code “HAZELWOLF2020”. Offer is valid from 12pm-9pm on Tuesday, November 10th only.

9. WOLFPACK Spirit Gear Flash Sale is on now – Do not delay, this sale is a quickie– online orders are due Sunday, November 15th. https://hazelwolfk8.ejoinme.org/SpiritGearFall2020
Deliveries/pickup 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. Questions, compliments, ideas? Email: spiritgear@hazelwolfk8.org

10. What’s happening with this year’s Spelling Bee? – Do you think the annual Spelling Bee is a fun and enriching event for our students? If you think this is an important event, please consider volunteering to lead it! We need a volunteer to make it happen this year for our school community. Email: schoolcommunity@hazelwolfk8.org for more details.

NOVEMBER 2, 2020

Upcoming Dates:

Hazel Wolf Office Hours – The office is open for phone calls from 9:00 – 3:00 (1:45 on Wednesdays) 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.

Nov 1 (Sun) HW Spirit Gear Sale Begins
Nov 10 (Tue) Middle School Family Q&A  5:00 pm
Nov 10 (Tue) Dine Out Fundraiser with Don Lucho’s Restaurant (12-9pm)
Nov 11 (Wed) Veteran’s Day (No School)
Nov 23-25  Conferences (No School)

Dear Families,

As I’m sure you are all aware, November 3 is Election Day. This important election comes at a time that none of us could have imagined a year ago. We are navigating a pandemic and remote learning while working to uphold our values as a district and commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization. Locally and nationally, we are witnessing and experiencing anti-Black racism and actions along with related protests, and for some of us, participating in a national debate about the value of our lives and the lives of people we love. It is normal for election outcomes to cause some level of anxiety – this year is truly unprecedented.

As the principal at Hazel Wolf K-8, I want you to know that together, we will create a safe, respectful learning environment next week.  No matter what the outcome of the elections, we have provided our staff with the flexibility to let the students talk and share their thoughts.  Their social emotional state and needs, come before curriculum.   We will keep our communication open with families as needed. 

New Announcements

1. Year of Purpose – This year we are expanding our Week of Action into a Year of Purpose. During this year we are reflecting on our role in upholding our racist system and our relationship to antiracist pedagogy and abolitionist practice. We are pushing ourselves to center Black lives in our classrooms thus best service each and every one of our students. Each month we will come together for a Day of Action highlighting an intersectional principle. November is Trans Affirming, “we embrace and make space for trans brothers and sisters to participate and lead while being self-reflective and doing the work required to dismantle cis-gender privilege and uplift Black trans folk.”

2. 5th Grade Science/Math – The 5th grade has packets to pick up with science materials and math materials in them.  These materials will be available on the cart with kid’s names on them along with the planners starting Monday from 9-3.

3. Conferences – This year we will be using a new approach to signing up for the conferences.  We will have one online document where there will be a separate tab for each classroom (K-5)/ pack teacher (6-8).  The link for this will be out later this week.  For students in MS, they will have templates that they are expected to fill out so that they are able to lead their conferences.

4. Middle School Wednesday Schedules (Correction)  – Starting on November 4th, and only on the first Wednesday of the month, after Pack Time, teachers will hold office hours from 9:05 – 10:35.  After that time, students can work on the assigned asynchronous work, or catch up on something they missed. 

5. Middle School Q&A – We have set up another one to answer your questions on November 10th at 5:00 pm.  Please register here:
You are invited to a Zoom meeting – When: Nov 10, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://seattleschools.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qc-6srzwtGt3CFp4gN0HQEe52p44J9m_w
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

6. Dine Out Fundraiser with Don Lucho’s Restaurant, Tues. Nov. 10 – Plan for a Don Lucho’s Peruvian feast– 20% of proceeds from ONLINE (only) orders will go back to our PTSA! To order online, visit http://donluchosinseattle.com and under the “Coupon code” at checkout, enter the code “HAZELWOLF2020”. Offer is valid from 12pm-9pm on Tuesday, November 10th only.

7. Spirit Gear Flash Sale – Put a Wolf on it! WOLFPACK Spirit Gear Flash Sale on now, ends soon!!!* Do not delay, this sale is a quickie– online orders are due Sunday, November 15th.
https://hazelwolfk8.ejoinme.org/SpiritGearFall2020
Deliveries/pickup 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.  Old favorites and new gear are available – check out the website to see all the cool stuff available!
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
*as always all items 100% guaranteed to have a wolf on it. Except the things that do not have wolves – which will in fact not have wolves at all.

8. What about this year’s Spelling Bee? – Do you think the annual Spelling Bee is a fun and enriching event for our students? If you think this is an important event, please consider volunteering to lead it! We need a volunteer to make it happen this year for our school community. Email: schoolcommunity@hazelwolfk8.org for more details.

Reminders
1. Extended Hours at SPS Tech Resource Center 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: 11am-6pm. Closed for Lunch: 1:30-2:30pm. Find details here.

2. 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

3. Help Keep Our Community Warm and Safe this Winter – Donate to the HW Coat Drive – We have 30 outstanding coat requests and more requests coming in. Please consider sponsoring a child(ren) and shop our Target Coat Drive Wishlist: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/hwcoatdrive. Orders will be shipped directly to a coat drive specialist during checkout and then delivered through the Family Support delivery system. Prices range from $20-52. If you or a family member is in need of a new winter coat, please email familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org.

4. Family Support Team Update – Currently there is a high need for toilet paper and laundry detergent. Any easy way to make a donation to our pantry is through the Target Wishlist. Email Tracy, familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org, for more info.
We are still accepting donations to the COVID Relief Fund: https://hazelwolfk8.ejoinme.org/covid19fund. Any size donations are welcome.
Does your family need additional food support? Please contact Tracy at familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org.

OCTOBER 26, 2020

Hazel Wolf Office Hours – The office is open for phone calls from 9:00 – 3:00 (1:45 on Wednesdays) 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 26 (Mon) Last day to order library books
Oct 28 (Wed) Library book pick up 2:00 – 4:00 pm
MS ELA Material Pick Up 1:00 – 4:00 pm Oct 29 (Thur) Library book pick up 3:30 – 5:00 pm

New Announcements

1. Yearbooks Are Still Here – Come by and pick up during our open office hours!

2. K-5 Wednesday Schedules – You may see some adjustment to your students Wednesday schedule as more time is being set aside for small group and individual work. If your child is involved with this, you will be notified. Asynchronous learning work will still be provided.

3. Middle School Wednesday Schedules – Starting on November 4th, after Pack Time, teachers will not hold office hours. They will be providing asynchronous work for students and allow the students more time to catch up on assignments.

4. Middle School ELA Materials Pick Up – The materials have arrived and we’d like ALL middle school students to come check out their Language Arts Materials for their upcoming units next Wednesday from 1-4. Families can pick up for other families also.

5. The Seattle Public Library is launching Tutor.com! Tutor.com has over 3,000 highly vetted expert tutors, who can help youth with schoolwork, tutoring and academic coaching in a variety of subjects in a safe and secure online classroom. 1-1 help is available in math, writing, science, history, foreign languages, college essay writing, Advanced Placement (AP) courses and more.

Service is available 7 days a week, 2-10 p.m. in Spanish/English and 4-7 p.m. in Vietnamese Students can use their microphone to communicate with tutors, we hope this will be easier for English language learners
Teens and adults can use this service to get help with filling out job applications and writing a cover letter and resume
All you need to do is go to www.spl.org/VirtualTutoring and log in with your library card and pin or your Library Link number and pin to connect!

6. Student Pictures – If you are not having a school picture taken right now, that is ok. We will make sure there are future opportunities
 
7. Pulse Surveys – The October pulse surveys will be coming out to families this week. Please respond so we can adjust our remote teaching/learning as appropriate.

8. Thank you for supporting our Dine Out fundraiser night at Chipotle – With your help, we raised
$289! Our next Dine Out night is at Don Luchos in Maple Leaf, Tuesday, November 10 — Save the date!

9. Last week for Reflections Art Contest Entries – Deadline is coming up this Friday, Oct. 30. This contest is open to K-8 students. Details are available on the PTSA blog. For info about how to submit entries, contact Tatiana.kaminsky@gmail.com

Reminders

1. Extended Hours at SPS Tech Resource Center 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: 11am-6pm. Closed for Lunch: 1:30-2:30pm. Find details here.

2. 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

3. Hazel Wolf’s 12th Annual Coat Drive – If you or a family member is in need of a new winter coat, please email familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org.
Please consider sponsoring a child(ren) and shop our Target Coat Drive Wishlist: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/hwcoatdrive. 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 support of this annual program!

4. Family Support Team Update – Does your family need additional food support? Please contact Tracy at familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org.
We are still accepting donations to the COVID Relief Fund: https://hazelwolfk8.ejoinme.org/covid19fund. Any size donations are welcome. Another way to help is to make a donation to our pantry through the Target Wishlist: www.tinyurl.com/hwwishlist. Also, there is always a need for 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.

5. Volunteer Lead for Staff Appreciation – We are still looking for a volunteer to lead our staff appreciation efforts. If you’re interested or have questions, please email Rebakah at: schoolcommunity@hazelwolfk8.org

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