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

Donate to the 2021 Direct Appeal Campaign

Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA programs are made possible by the generous donations by our school community. Our Direct Appeal campaign goal is $40,000 this year! We are raising funds for our most essential programs that support our students and build community during this challenging school year. Our campaign runs until March 14.

We appreciate all contributions. Regardless of how much you can give, our goal is 100% participation. Every donation counts. No amount is too small. Help us meet our goal this year so that all students can benefit!

Have you seen our Guide to Participation? If you are wondering what this fundraiser is all about, this guide gives you all the details— why to donate, how much, what your donation supports and how funding choices are made. Still have questions? You can email our Fundraising Chair, Kelli Charboneau at fundraising@hazelwolkk8.org.

CHECK OUT OUR GUIDE TO PARTICIPATION HERE

Don’t miss our videos of Hazel Wolf staff and PTSA leadership sharing about the many amazing ways YOUR donations fund important programs that support our student community. You’ll see our Principal Debbie Nelsen, PTSA co-Presidents Camille Mulchi & Marina Gray, Teachers Corinne & Derek Grandbois, Counselor Kristin Thomas, Reading Specialist Amy Hicks and the HW tutoring team. We hope you enjoy hearing from these wonderful educators as they share firsthand experiences and how PTSA programs impact our students.

VIEW STAFF & PTSA VIDEOS

PTSA Program Update – February 2021

Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA Program Update – February 2021

PTSA funding has been supporting Hazel Wolf students and our community in so many important ways this unusual school year. Your donations, fundraising events and membership dues make up this funding, so that all these programs are possible. Read more to learn how PTSA funds have been spent so far this year. Thank you to our community for your continued support of these programs.

Teacher Classroom Grants – Every certified teacher at Hazel Wolf receives a PTSA Classroom Grant that allows them to enhance the learning experience of their students or meet the educational needs of a student. The grant can be used for classroom supplies, curricula, books, software, and website or magazine subscriptions. This year, grants have been particularly helpful to support online teaching and have allowed teachers to purchase items to enhance their virtual classroom, such as whiteboards for backgrounds, books, posters, charts and laptop accessories.

Additionally, PTSA funds helped purchase a Nearpod license for Hazel Wolf. Nearpod helps educators make lessons more interactive to enhance online learning and engagement. Hazel Wolf teachers have already begun using this tool for class lessons and assignments.

Tutoring Program – The PTSA provides funding for seven tutors working with students in 1st-8th grade. Tutors are working with individual students and small groups, which is a vital component during remote learning for student engagement, social and emotional well-being and academic success. For elementary grades, this has added up to over 100 hours per week of tutoring for over 75 students.

The gap between middle school students experiencing academic success, and those who are not, has always existed. Unfortunately, this year that gap is looming larger than ever. Hazel Wolf has expanded the role of middle school tutors to help fill this gap. Tutors oversee classroom chats, run small groups and support students more impacted by the pandemic and remote learning. Tutors provide support during asynchronous time, lunch and after school– wherever and whenever they can reach the students who need them the most.

CARES Fund – The CARES Fund supplements the PTSA Family Support pantry with high need items including diapers and cleaning household items. The funds are distributed by Principal Nelsen and the CARES Support Team (consists of Hazel Wolf administrators, counselors and ELL teachers). With support from this fund, in-kind donations and community partners, the Family Support volunteers provide twice weekly deliveries to over 50 families in our Hazel Wolf community. This effort began last Spring and continues to provide vital support for many families directly impacted by the COVID pandemic.

Teacher Appreciation Lunch – Fifty five Hazel Wolf teachers and staff enjoyed a delicious catered lunch last October. Some staff stopped by the school to pick up their lunch to go, while others opted to have lunch delivered to them at home. PTSA volunteers organized lunch orders and delivered to staff all around the Seattle area. The PTSA purchased the lunch using an available credit from last year’s cancelled auction event. 

Translations – Sometimes Google Translate just doesn’t provide a clear enough translation and human translations ensure accurate communication. The PTSA funds translations by our Hazel Wolf Instructional Assistants for our ELL families. These translations are important to help keep as many ELL families included and informed.

Field Trip for 5th Graders – PTSA funding has supported a NatureBridge virtual field trip for Hazel Wolf 5th graders this year. While virtual is no substitute for the direct experience of in-person outdoor learning, 5th graders will still have the benefit of NatureBridge expertise and instruction through a series of online sessions with a program called “Elwha River Restoration”. The topic supports the 5th Grade E-STEM Storyline topic: How can humans help restore and reclaim natural environments? The experience will be highly engaging and provide a solid foundation for understanding the complex realities of reclaiming natural environments. 

Thank you again for your support of these programs!

Join the PTSA General Session Meeting Tonight – Weds. Jan 20, 6:30pm

Hazel Wolf parents, staff and students are invited to join the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA General Session meeting tonight– Wednesday, January 20 at 6:30pm. This meeting will take place remotely via Zoom. Register at: https://bit.ly/3bFARXO

  • Updates from your PTSA
  • Principal’s Discussion on Learning Updates during Covid
  • Call for Nominations Committee for PTSA board positions: 2021/2022 school year

We invite everyone to join us to better build community. We hope to see you there!

Support our community with household donations – through Friday, Dec. 18

We are accepting donations to the Winter Household Drive to support those in our HW community who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. While keeping cultural diversity in mind this winter season, we are focusing our Winter 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 will announce the winning grade after the break to allow time for all shipments to be delivered.

You can have items shipped to Tracy Buckingham the PTSA Family Support Lead (Target registry automatically ships to her) or drop off at her house. Please email Tracy for drop off info and any questions: familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org. Thank you Wolfpack for your support!

Congratulations to our Wolfpack Readers for completing the Read-A-Thon!

Now it’s time to add up your minutes read, collect your pledges and turn in your forms!

Forms and pledges can be turned in and participation bookmarks will be distributed at the school this week on December 2 & 3 (Weds & Thurs) from 2:30pm-4:30pm at the library book pick-up.

You can also email forms to fundraising@hazelwolfk8.org. Sponsors can make their donations online through December 6, here: https://hazelwolfk8.ejoinme.org/2020ReadAThon 

Winning fundraisers and raffle winners will be announced soon!