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    VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE ELEMENTARY JAN 26th 6-7PM *MIDDLE SCHOOL FEB 2nd 6-7PM *Option School Enrollment(Hazel Wolf) Feb 1-10
    Posted on 01/09/2021
    Virtual Open House

    Hazel Wolf K-8 (Elementary Open House)

    When: Jan 26, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    Hazel Wolf K-8 (Middle School Open House)

    When: Feb 2, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    OPTION SCHOOL ENROLLMENT  Hazel Wolf K8 - The time for NEW students to register to attend Hazel Wolf for the 2021-2022 school year is coming up soon!  The window to submit a choice application for an Option School is February 1  through February 19.  We want to reach out and give a special welcome to families who may be new to the country and who speak languages other than English.   We need YOUR help.  Do you have relatives, neighbors, or friends that speak a language other than English who are interested in enrolling at Hazel Wolf?  If you do, contact Rachel Projansky at or 206-252-4610 with any information you have and the ELL Enrollment Team will reach out to you soon.


    More information, including translated informational videos and contact numbers for bilingual enrollment specialists can be found at Seattle Public Schools district website:



    Office Hours      9:00 – 3:00 Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri  /  9:00 -2:00 Wed

    Upcoming Dates:
    Jan 10-24 Book fair with Phinney Books
    Jan 12 (Tues) Dine Out Fundraiser – All Day
    Jan 13 (Wed) Parents Supporting Parents – 6:30pm
    Jan 18 (Mon) Martin Luther King Day (no school)
    Jan 20 (Wed) PTSA General Session – 6:30pm
    Jan 28 (Thur) Day Between Semesters (no school)

    New Announcements

    This last week has been quite confusing on many levels.  For our kindergarten and 1st grade families, you’ve been asked to make a decision about whether you want your child to return in person or stay remote.  I realize that there is a lot of information missing and it’s difficult to make that decision.  It’s also frustrating to me, that I can’t provide any answers or suggestions for what you should do.  On a national level, we also witnessed domestic terrorism this past week which was heartbreaking. I asked teachers to open up spaces for students to talk about how students were feeling and in the classes I attended, it was very well done.  We will continue to support you and your children in every way we can.

    1. Book Fair starts this weekend -- Sunday, January 10 to Sunday, January 24 (runs for two weeks). This year we are partnering with Phinney Books. Hazel Wolf library will receive a credit of 25% of all book fair sales to spend on books for the school. There are two ways to shop—online at -- and in-store at Phinney Books located at: 7405 Greenwood Ave. N. and you need to mention the Hazel Wolf book fair.

    Please check the PTSA blog for complete details:

    2. Join us for our next PTSA General Session Meeting – These meetings are open to everyone! Please join us to get updated and feel more connected with what is happening at Hazel Wolf and with our community. We will have updates from your PTSA and a Principal’s discussion on learning during Covid. Also, there will be a call for the Nominations Committee for 2021/22 school year PTSA board positions. Please register in advance for this meeting:

    3. Winter Household Drive--The results are in! – The winning class is.... the Second Graders! They have won with the most points in donations and will have a virtual dance party with Principal Nelsen. A HUGE thank you to every grade for your generosity and amazing support. We collected nearly $3500 of in-kind donations of household supplies. Thank you everyone for thinking of others and making a difference for many families in our community. We are so thankful for you.

    4. Resources from our Racial Equity Committee – Martin Luther King JR. Day Is Mon., Jan. 18, and Seattle's MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition has mobilized for social justice every year for almost four decades, and this year is no exception. The Coalition comprises of grassroots, labor, business, people of color, and progressive community organizations and volunteers from throughout the Puget Sound region.

    This year the workshops will be online and spread over several days-- Tuesday, January 12th - Saturday, January 16th. The workshops this year are including some national figures, as Zoom makes that easy, but you have to sign up in advance. Workshops descriptions and registration information can be found here:

    Also, here are two great podcasts we want to share:
    "Nice White Parents": A limited series about building a better school system, and what gets in the way. On Apple Podcasts here:

    "Pod Save the People": Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics. On Apple Podcasts here:

    5. PTSA Legislative Update – The WA state legislative session begins on Mon., Jan. 11 and the session will be conducted remotely. Advocacy Week will take place January 18 - 22. Keep an eye out for more information next week about ways to participate in Advocacy Week remotely.

    1. Enrollment / Key Dates  - Enrollment for new students (including kindergarten students) for 2021-22 school year begins January 4, 2021.  Open Enrollment for School Choice: February 1-19, 2021

    2. Nathan Hale Theatre Workshops Offered for 5th to 8th Graders:
    •  Intro to Acting - Run by Jamie Kushnick and Charlotte Sullivan
    The Intro to Acting class  is a one day workshop that will cover stage presence, character choices, working with other actors, and more!
    • Intro to Improv - Run by Jamie Kushnick and Charlotte Sullivan
    The improv class is a one day workshop that will focus on what makes improv fun! The workshop will cover the basics of improv, as well as applying improv to scripted pieces. 
    • Stage Makeup - Run by Charlotte Sullivan
    The stage makeup class will go over very basic stage makeup skills, putting emphasis on being seen on stage using different makeup skills. The workshop will be available to 7th and 8th graders.
    Foundation, Setting Powder, Eyeliner, Blush.
    Optional Products:
    Primer, Mascara, Highlight, Eyeshadow, Lipstick, etc. If students are missing any of the products or don’t have any of them, they are still welcome to join the class and watch!
    •  Audition Workshop – Run by Jamie Kushnick
    The audition workshop will cover choosing audition material, memorization methods, and actually auditioning. The class’s purpose is to get participants more comfortable and confident in their choices and performance!
    • Beginners Tap - Run by Shelby Grant and Charlotte Sullivan
    The Beginners Tap class is a three day workshop covering very basic tap steps. Tap shoes and a tap board are not required, and absolutely no experience is necessary!
    •  Intro to Writing & Story Creation - Run by Aria Haskins and Jamie Kushnick
    This class is a two day workshop that will cover everything from creating a story to having a full script with characters. The class will also cover world building, character creation, conflict, and more!
    Monday, January 11th - Acting Workshop run by Jamie & Charlotte
    Tuesday, January 12th - Improv Workshop run by Jamie & Charlotte
    Wednesday, January 13th - Stage Makeup Workshop run by Charlotte
    Thursday, January 14th - Audition Workshop run by Jamie
    Monday, January 18th through Wednesday, January 20th - Tap Workshop run by Shelby & Charlotte
    Thursday, January 21st through Friday, January 22nd - Writing Workshop run by Aria & Jamie
    (All of these classes will take place from 4:00 to 4:40 p.m.)
    Signing Up & Class Fees
    Each class will have a max of 15 students. If there is high enough demand for a class, we will be able to schedule another date. Single day classes (Acting, Improv, Stage Makeup, Auditioning) will cost $7 per student and multi-day classes (Tap & Writing) will cost $10.
    Class Fees can be payed here:
    To sign up, or ask questions, people can email Nina McKinstry at ( to reserve their spot in the class and eventually receive the Zoom link.

    3.  Dine Out Fundraiser at Phayathai Cuisine, Tues. Jan 12th, 11am – 9:30pm – Enjoy a meal at Phayathai Cuisine (Lake City Way) on Tuesday, January 12th and they will donate 20% back to our PTSA. Offer valid ONLY if you order by phone and mention Hazel Wolf. Call (206) 729-2295,

    4.  Parents Supporting Parents — Wed. Jan 13th -- We’re in the thick of it right now, this online learning. Would you like to know what other parents have learned? Come to our first parent supporting parents meeting of the school year. Be ready to share three things you’ve found that helps your kid stay focused, help you do some work, or help your household run. Ideas for self care? That’d work too. It all counts! Also bring your top three greatest challenges. What do you need help with? Join us for a virtual community discussion for all parents. We are all stronger together! Register here:

    5.  High School Open Houses – Here is the information for the Middle College High School, Center School, and Nova.  Information for the other area schools will come out later this week.

    Middle College High School is having a Virtual Open House on January 26th, 4:30 - 5:30 PM ( and on February 2nd, 6:00 - 7:00 PM (

    Nova High School is having a Virtual Open House in January! Regular tours and orientations are every Wednesday as well.
    Come see our asynchronous Virtual Open House, and explore the resources we’ve created to help you understand Nova’s beautiful education and community. Virtual Open House includes media, interviews with staff/students/principals, and resources about Nova’s program. The Q&A’s are live events with various staff and students. Principals will be at the principal office hours as well. All counselors are welcome and encouraged to come to any of the events.
    Session 2:
    · Open House: Friday, January 29 at 5:00 pm through Sunday, January 31 at 5:00 pm
    · Family Q&A on zoom: Sunday, January 31, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
    · Principal Office Hours on zoom: Monday, Feb 1, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
    Students Only Q&A’s:
    · 8th Grade Q&A on zoom: Friday, January 29, 1:30 - 2:45 pm
    · Transfer Q&A on zoom: Monday, February 1, 1:30 - 2:45 pm
    · Go to
    · Input your email into the google form!
    · We will send you the link and password to the website right before it goes live on
    Thursday, January 7 or Friday, January 29, in addition to zoom links for Q&A’s.
    Regular Tours and Orientations
    Regular tours and orientations every Wednesday from 11:55 – 12.40. Students and staff are available to give an overview of Nova HS and host a Q&A session. Please call Karen Podbela in the Nova main office to register: 206-252-3500 and/or get links to any of these events.

    7.  COVID Emergency Relief Fund - Support HW families directly impacted by the COVID crisis - Please consider making a donation of any size at: 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.

    8.  Extended Hours at SPS Tech Resource Center at Nathan Hale HS – Resource centers re-open on January 4. Students and families can make appointments by calling Student Tech Line at: 206-252-0100 or email: 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.

    9.  SPS Meal Sites Open for ALL SPS Families – Meals resume on January 4. 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: