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    Family Bulletin
    Posted on 03/22/2020
    March Kids

      

      

     

    Upcoming Dates:

    Ongoing PTSA Food Drive (see details below)

    Mar 23 SPS Educational Programming available

    Mar 25 PTSA Board Meeting, 6pm via Zoom

    Mar 27 Reading time with Ms. Fournier - various times via Zoom
    Mar 27 Hazel Wolf K-8 Online Auction Opens, 7pm

    New Announcements:

    1.  Emergency Resources Available – The school has access to funds to support families with utilities, clothing, household needs, limited rent, etc. If you need this support, please contact Debbie Nelsen directly at dnelsen@seattleschools.org

    2.  Ongoing Food Drive – Thank you to our community for donating food items and funds to our Spring Drive so far. During this challenging time, we’ve been able to support more than 90 people. Our PTSA family support volunteers have been working all week to get the first weekend backpacks out, and now that SPS has its Student Meals Support program setup, families will have access to daily meals and weekend backpacks at local sites. 

    This is how you can help:  You can go out and do some grocery shopping.  Right now, our top needs are laundry detergent and softener, shampoo, touthbrushes, mouthwash, feminine hygiene products, dried or canned beans, rice, toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap and cleaning supplies.  If you want to contribute monetarily, please email Tracy at familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org for more information and for the drop-off address for item donations.

    Thank you so much for your continuing support of our community!  Now more than ever, help is vital!

    3.  Learning Activities – We know that the majority of our families don’t have someone in the home trained to be a teacher. I’ll bet that if you do happen to be a teacher, your child is really happy with all the extra work you can provide for them! The learning activities the staff are sending home are designed to be done independently, and to not be new instruction. None of this work will be graded, but it’s an attempt to continue to intellectually engage the children’s brain. MS staff are posting on Schoology as well as some through e-mail.  Please let your teachers know if you are receiving it, so we can narrow down who may not have internet access.  Elementary staff are primarily sending through class e-mail. Staff are expected to have twice a week contact with their classes/families at this time. This coming week, K-5 will have access to a literacy and math lessons 3x week through channel 26 (SPS) and on Youtube. See the SPS Learning Resources website for detailed information.  We will continue to update you on additional learning opportunities.

    4.  Support Resources -- The PTSA has posted a list of immediate support resources for Hazel Wolf families during the COVID-19 school closure (available in Amharic, Tigrinya and Spanish). Please share with anyone you know that might find this useful: https://hazelwolfk8.org/2020/03/21/support-and-resources-for-hazel-wolf-families-during-covid-19-closure

    5.  Get Ready for the Online Auction -- This is a challenging and uncertain time for everyone. While each of us adjust to our ‘new normal’ and look for ways to create connection and community, the Auction Committee feels fortunate to continue our efforts supporting our school community and moving forward with our annual auction through an online platform. They have been hard at work creating the new Hazel Wolf Online Auction and are excited to present it to everyone.  

    Be sure to preview the site NOW and start strategizing to win your favorites! The Online Auction will be open for bidding starting Friday, March 27th at 7:00pm and closes on Sunday, April 5th at 9pm.  

    In addition to the Online Auction item sales/bidding, you can also support the auction by entering the "Pick of the Auction" Raffle.  This is your chance to win awesome trips and events for only the cost of a raffle ticket.  You can register NOW to purchase a raffle entry.  Also, you can donate to the PTSA General Fund at any time, NOW or AFTER the Online Auction closes. 

    To make donations, purchase a raffle ticket or participate in the Online Auction, you must register on the auction website.  Click on START BIDDING at the top of the page to get registered.

    Our Hazel Wolf community is amazing, and we appreciate everyone's support during this unexpected time.  We hope to see our community come together and have a successful Online Auction.  Thank you for your patience navigating this new auction platform.  If you have any questions, please contact:  auctioncommittee@hazelwolfk8.org

    6.  YMCA Break Camp Open: YMCA will be offering full-day break camp 7:30AM to 5:30PM at most of our YMCA branches throughout King County. The purpose is to provide a safe and nurturing place for youth while first responders and health care providers of direct services, and parents/guardians who need to work and do not have support systems readily available.  

    Daily fee is $45 and includes full-day programming, AM and PM snack and lunch, swimming (pending).  Financial assistance is available.  First responders and health care providers of direct services will have $0 fees for this program Please send an email to registration@seattleymca.org before registering to receive your special coupon code. 

    Sign up for Break Camp at University YMCA: https://apm.activecommunities.com/seattleymca/Activity_Search?detailskeyword=372052

    7.  Reflections Art Contest Update!  CONGRATULATIONS to Micah K. for winning the Washington state middle school photography category with his entry “Ella with Paint”. This is the first artist to represent Hazel Wolf at the national competition! And congratulations to all of our student artists. They did a great job with their work this year.

    8.  Stay Informed - Here are the main places the PTSA is posting information as it available:

    *PTSA Blog: www.hazelwolfk8.org (sign up for email updates by clicking the “Follow” button)

    *Facebook: Friends of HW page, HW Community group and grade-level groups, links to groups can be found here www.hazelwolfk8.org/stay-connected.

    9.  2019 - 20 Yearbooks - Yearbooks can be purchased online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Yearbook ID Code:  10532220. This year we have ordered 500 yearbooks to be sold.  So far we have sold 255 yearbooks. Thank you!