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    Family Bulletin November 2 2020
    Posted on 10/19/2020
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    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 folks."

    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: www.tinyurl.com/hwwishlist. 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.