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    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 5th Grade Nature Bridge Virtural Experience March 8-12
    Posted on 02/21/2021
    Elwah River

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

    Upcoming Dates:
    Feb 1 – 26 Open Enrollment Period
    Feb 24  K/1 Q&A Zoom 5:00 pm
    PTSA Board Mtg.  6:00 pm

    CONGRATUALTIONS TO ALL OF OUR NEW ASB OFFICERS!

    New Announcements
    1. No Change to MS Schedules – In January we polled MS families, staff, and students, regarding different schedule options for Second Semester.  2/3 of everyone indicated that they preferred keeping the schedule we have which is Periods 1,2,3 on Mon/Thur, and Periods 4,5,6 on Tue/Fri.
     
    2. PTSA Program Update — 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. https://hazelwolfk8.org/2021/02/12/ptsa-program-update-february-2021/

    3. Parents Supporting Parents Meeting, Tues, March 2 at 6:30pm – Thanks to everyone who came to the last meeting. There was so much helpful information shared that we decided to have another meeting on March 2, 2021 at 6:30. By then we’ll be coming up on a year of COVID. It’s a good time to take stock and think about where we are now and what we’ve learned. How are we doing? How are we tending to our mental health? How about our kids’ mental health? Let’s get together and share some ideas. Everyone is welcome! Please register for this online meeting here: https://bit.ly/36odVJm

    4. Phinney Book Fair – Thank you for shopping at the Phinney Book Fair! With your help, we raised nearly $600 for our school library. Thanks for your continued support!

    5. Volunteers needed as chaperones’ during our 5th Grade ‘NatureBridge Online’ experience
    We need a few parents who are interested and able to join each 5th Grade class for four 1-hour sessions.
    You would join one of our 5th grade classes via Teams and take part in the four sessions of NatureBridge instruction.  Chaperones will support breakout rooms of 4-5 students on occasion throughout the experience.  Your role would not be to instruct, but to facilitate small group discussion and pay attention to time and transitions.
     
    All sessions happen during the week of March 8, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
    Session 1 – 9:10 to 10:10AM, M,T,Th,F
    Session 2 – 10:45 – 11:45AM M,T,Th,F
    Session 3 – 2:00 – 3:00PM M,T,Th,F
     
    If you want to volunteer, there are steps you must take to be a district-approved volunteer.  Please refer to the SPS Volunteer handbook at: https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=88639641
     
    Ms. Jackson is diligently working on volunteer applications right now. Please take any necessary steps, particularly paperwork, submitted as soon as possible

    The cost for this program is $20 per student. You can access the SchoolPay portal here: https://schoolpay.com/pay/for/5th-Grade-Natural-Bridge-Virtual/SNwycI
    If you would like to add on any amount to assist our scholarship support for this program, you can add it to your online payment. If you need support to cover the cost of the program, please let me know via email: jcbaileyfogart@seattleschools.org Your request will be confidential and we are happy to support all our families.

    6. New Office Assistant – We have hired a new office assistant and her name is Kendall Wallace.  She has most recently been working at the Nathan Hale Radio Station and BF Day.  She will begin on February 26th and will be overseeing attendance.

    Reminders

    7. K/1 Return to the Classroom – The following is the proposal which is now being negotiated with Seattle Education Association (SEA) District's Current Bargaining Proposal  (January 28, 2021).  I have also set up a 5:00 pm Zoom meeting on Feb 24th for Q&A. 
    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://seattleschools.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckc-mspj8vHNMpLB8VvQixAvFfKlB2cfkT

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
     
    8. 5th Grade Virtual Nature Bridge - We’re excited to announce that all 5th grade students will take part in a series of online sessions with Hazel Wolf teachers and NatureBridge instructors. The program is called “Elwha River Restoration,” and it will take place during the week of March 8, 2021.

    NatureBridge Participant Registration Form (tfaforms.com)
    The cost for this program is $20 per student. You can access the SchoolPay portal here: https://schoolpay.com/pay/for/5th-Grade-Natural-Bridge-Virtual/SNwycI

    If you would like to add on any amount to assist our scholarship support for this program, you can add it to your online payment. If you need support to cover the cost of the program, please let me know via email: jcbaileyfogart@seattleschools.org Your request will be confidential and we are happy to support all our families.

    9. Medical Clinic at NHHS - Did you know there is a medical clinic at Nathan Hale High School?  This year, due to the impacts of Covid-19, the clinic is open to students of all ages who attend Seattle Public Schools.  The nurse practitioners there can see students who need a physical, vaccines, a medication refill, or to complete medical forms required for school, among many other primary care needs.  Best of all, services are free regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Reach out to them at (206) 302-1840 to schedule an appointment

    10. SAVE THE DATE – 2021 Direct Appeal Campaign is March 1-14 – This year, we are sadly unable to hold our annual auction event, which is typically our biggest fundraiser of the year. However, we are hopeful to find new ways to successfully engage with our generous community during our Direct Appeal Campaign, running March 1-14, 2021.
    In a normal year, our annual auction typically raises over $90,000 and is only successful because of donors and families, like you. This year our campaign goal is $40,000, which will enable us to maintain our most important school support programs during this virtual school year.

    By giving to Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA, you’ll be investing in every student and ensuring consistent funding of our existing programs, such as our: Reading and Math Tutors who are successful providing extra support to struggling students, Staff Grants that support our (virtual) classrooms, supplies and enrichment materials, and SO MUCH MORE.

    Thank you for saving the date and considering a financial commitment to your child, to every child, through our Direct Appeal.

    11. Open Enrollment & Welcoming English Language Learners - 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 26. 

    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 raprojansky@seattleschools.org or leave a message at the school 206-252-4610 with any information 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: https://www.seattleschools.org/admissions/registration

    12. COVID Emergency Relief Fund - Please consider making a monetary donation of any size at: https://hazelwolfk8.ejoinme.org/covid19fund These funds are distributed by Principal Nelsen to HW families directly impacted by the pandemic.

    13. In-kind Donations for HW Families – The PTSA continues to organize and disperse donations to families in our community who seek additional support. The Target wishlist is regularly updated and items will ship to a volunteer’s address, view the list here: https://bit.ly/3ihfcX8. Also, you are welcome to drop off donations at a volunteer’s house. Please email Tracy for more info: familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org

    14. 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.

    15. 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