Bussing Suspended Starting Monday

Hi Wolfpack Families

Unfortunately, due to the labor shortage and vaccine mandate, Seattle Public Schools’ bus vendor does not have enough drivers to operate the busses for our general education students starting this Monday. They are doing their best to hire more drivers to reinstate the bus routes. You can read more from SPS here.

In the meantime, we need to work together to get our kids to school.

We need volunteers for these three jobs:

  1. Parents/guardians who can drive carpools
  2. Parents/guardians who can walk with kids to school
  3. Parents/guardians who can work as crossing guards and traffic control near school

If you can volunteer to help in any of these ways, please complete this Google Form.

If you need help getting your child(ren) to school, complete this Google Form to provide day, time and location information.

This should help us connect families who can work together and support each other.

Also remember that the Hall of Fame Team Camp (HOFTC) provides afterschool care for days when it’s difficult to get your child home. Scholarships are available. You can check out the options here: Hall of Fame Team Camp at Hazel Wolf K-8

Looking for other ways to connect with wolfpack families in your hood and coordinate driving? Some have had luck with this app. https://karpoolclub.com/ Subscribe to the Hazel Wolf School group.

Want to let someone know exactly how you feel? You can reach Governor Inslee here. If his office is flooded with requests it may help move them to bring in the National Guard to get the kids to school. It’s not just for your kid(s) sake but for all the kids who don’t have other options.  

We’re sorry this is hard and frustrating. We’re right here with you and know that if we pull together we can get all these kids to school. We GOT this wolfpack!

Update from Spring General Session Meeting 6/9/21

Thank you to all who were able to attend our Spring General Session on Wed. June 9. We approved the 2021-22 budget and elected executive officers for the 2021-22 school year. Click on these links to view the presentation slides and approved budget .

Congratulations to the members of our 2021-22 Board!
Co-President: Marina Gray
Co-President: Camille Mulchi
Treasurer: Rebakah Minarchek
VP Operations: Christa Kleiner
Co-Marketing & Comms: Katherine Ellis
Co-Marketing & Comms: Jade Blocker
Fundraising Coordinator: Gloria Okada
Community Outreach: Zoe Leverson
Family Support: Tracy Buckingham
Legislative: Dan Mitchell
Staff Representative (non-voting): Jessica Dolin

To our outgoing board members, amazing work was accomplished this challenging school year. We thank you for your time and service to the Hazel Wolf K-8 Community and PTSA. THANK YOU to Sarah Burris, Chris Johnson, Rachel Hoover, Ann Lipscomb, Kelli Charboneau, Sabra Warren, Traci McCallick, Kevin See and Corrine Grandbois.

There are still open board positions to fill! We need YOU to help make our return to in-person school in the Fall a success! If you think PTSA-organized programs are important to your child’s school experience and to our community– please consider joining our board. Open positions include: Secretary, E-STEM Coordinator, Homeroom Rep/Staff Appreciation Coordinator, Student Enrichment Coordinator, Membership, Social Events, Special Fund. Also, we are looking for a volunteer to be our Spirit Gear Lead. Check out the role descriptions here. If you have questions or you’re interested in learning more, please contact one of the board members or Camille & Marina at president@hazelwolfk8.org.

Also thank you to David Lewis for joining our meeting. If you missed his talk and would like to view his presentation, you can access his slides here.

Summer Wolfpack Meetups

Enjoy an opportunity to socialize with other Hazel Wolf families this summer.

Summer meetups are scheduled for K-5, Middle School and grade-level meet ups at park playgrounds. Bring your own snacks or picnic. Meetups will follow local Public Health guidelines. Be sure check the PTSA blog or Facebook Events for updates.

Download the Summer Wolfpack Meetups flyer with the full schedule.

PTSA General Meeting with guest speaker David Lewis – Wed. June 9th

Everyone is invited to join the final PTSA General Meeting of the school year on Wed. June 9th. We’ll be hearing from guest speaker, David Lewis, Psy.D., who is currently the Program Manager of Behavioral Health Services for Seattle Public Schools. He will be focusing his talk on anxiety, related to our students’ experiences this past year during the pandemic and their transition into full-time in person learning next year.

Also, we will be voting to approve the 2021-22 Executive Board and budget. This is a meeting you don’t want to miss! The meeting is on Weds, June 9th and begins at 6:30pm.

Register in advance for this Zoom meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

More about our speaker David Lewis:

David Lewis, Psy.D. is currently the Program Manager of Behavioral Health Services for Seattle Public Schools. The department is dedicated to lowering discipline rates, increasing attendance, and positively impacting the social emotional well-being (and academic achievement), proportionately for all students.

Lewis is an Affiliate Professor at UW in Seattle/Bothell, where he lectures across various departments within the realms of Behavioral Sciences, Social Work, and Education. He is most known for his expertise and research related to the content area of Neuroscience, and that includes topics related to; Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Elevated Anxiety, Complex Trauma, and Toxic Stress.

Read the Parent Map article about David Lewis: This Researcher and Father Is Ensuring That Schools Value More Than Just Academics, Meet David Lewis, the guy helping shape Seattle Public Schools’ programs and policies around social-emotional learning

Join Next Year’s PTSA Board

A strong PTSA is important to ensure our Hazel Wolf school community can remain engaged and thrive. Now is when our community needs to come together and find volunteers to serve on our PTSA Executive Board and General Board for the upcoming school year.

Board positions open for the 2021-22 school year:

* Executive Board:
– Co-Treasurers (2 1 of 2 positions open): treasurer@hazelwolfk8.org
– Co-VP: schoolcommunity@hazelwolfk8.org

* General Board:
– E-STEM Coordinator: schoolcommunity@hazelwolfk8.org
– Fundraising Coordinator: fundraising@hazelwolfk8.org  
– Homeroom Rep Coordinator: schoolcommunity@hazelwolfk8.org
– Marketing & Communications Co-Coordinator (1 of 2 positions open): marcom@hazelwolfk8.org
– Membership Coordinator: schoolcommunity@hazelwolfk8.org
– Social Events Coordinator: socialevents@hazelwolfk8.org
– Special Fund Coordinator: president@hazelwolfk8.org
– Student Enrichment Coordinator: schoolcommunity@hazelwolfk8.org

Check out the board job descriptions

All current position holders are available to help with transition and questions. If you’d like to learn more, please send a message to the email contacts listed above for each position. We are speaking with interested candidates now. Then ideally we will vote on new Executive Board members at our next PTSA General Session Meeting on June 2nd. For general questions, please contact our co-presidents: Camille & Marina at president@hazelwolfk8.org.

Direct Appeal Campaign Results

WOW! Thank you doesn’t quite seem to match how we’re feeling right now. Our Wolfpack came through and proved, even though we are physically apart, we are a force when we come together.

Because of YOU, we raised OVER $50,000 during our first ever Direct Appeal campaign– crushing our goal!
Because of YOU, we will be able to maintain our most important programs during this unusual year.
Because of YOU, we are more connected than ever.

We appreciate you, Wolfpack. We are indeed, better together!

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!
Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA