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    Family Bulletin November 9 2020
    Posted on 10/26/2020
    Conference Week


    Upcoming Dates:

    Hazel Wolf Office Hours – The office is open for phone calls from 9:00 – 3:00 (1:45 on Wednesdays) 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 16 (Mon) Read-a-Loud Event to kick off Read-a-Thon 6:30 pm
    Nov 18 (Wed) Year of Purpose – November Assembly (Transgender Day of Remembrance)
      MS 8:45 – 9:15, K-2 9:20 – 9:50, 3-5 9:55 – 10:15
    Nov 19 (Thur)  Library Curbside Pick Up 2:30 – 4:30
    Nov 23-25  Conferences (No School)

    Dec 1 (Tue) Library Curbside Pick Up 2:30 – 4:30
    Dec 1 (Tue) K-2 Family Q&A with Administrative Team 5:00 pm
    Dec 2 (Thur) Library Curbside Pick Up 2:30 – 4:30
    Dec 8 (Tue) 3-5 Family Q&A with Administrative Team 5:00 pm
    Dec 18 (Fri) 1 Hour Early Dismissal 2:00 pm
    Dec 21 – Jan 1 Winter Break!!

    New Announcements

    1. Year of Purpose – This week will be our first monthly assembly focused on our Year of Purpose.  November’s focus is Trans-Affirming, and the assembly will be a Transgender Day of Remembrance.   More information and the links to the assemblies will come to you and your students early this week.

    2. Read-a-thon Kickoff!  Monday, November 16th put on your pajamas and grab a cup of hot cocoa and tune in to:  on Zoom to listen as Dr. V reads books live, 6:30PM for K-2; 6:45 for 3-5; and 7:00 for middle school.

    3.  Read-a-Thon 2020 kicks off this Monday, Nov. 16th – Do you want to get your child more excited about reading and have them meet a goal? The PTSA has some great incentives for this year’s Read-a-Thon to get kids reading! Reading dates are November 16-28. It's ok if you start a little late, you can still participate! Attached is the pdf of the Read-a-Thon packet that contains the program details, sponsor sheet, reading log and a bonus coloring activity sheet.

    While there is a prize for top fundraiser per grade level, the PTSA has also designed the program this year to increase reading participation! Every participant will receive a special edition HW bookmark. The class with the most participants (top class per grade level) will get a cookie coupon for each student in the winning class. Last but not least-- if your child reaches their recommended grade-level reading goal, they will be entered into a raffle to win an awesome prize-- a $50 shopping spree at Math 'n' Stuff or Third Place Books with Dr. V. There will be one raffle prize per grade level.

    Packet PDF, sample pledge letter and key dates can be found at: Any questions, please contact Kelli at

    4. Global Reading Challenge for 4th and 5th Grade - Students wanting to participate in the Global Reading Challenge can still sign up through next week and pick up GRC books from Dr. V at the library pickup on Thursday, November 19th from 2:30-4:30.  There are lots of copies of the books, thanks to the Seattle Public Library!

    5. Library Book Drop – We now have a locked box by the front doors where you can leave your library books at any time of day!
    6. Library Book Check Out -- Tuesday, November 17th is the last day to put library books on hold to check out before the break! This week is extra special as there will be ten "Golden Tickets" placed in random books. There's only one way to be a winner - you have to check out some books! Book pick-up will be on Thursday, November 19th from 2:30-4:30.

    7. The Winter Food Drive has begun! While keeping cultural diversity in mind this year, we are focusing our Drive on household supplies. This way families can use their resources to buy the foods they want and use. Families have various dietary restrictions and wants, so buying household supplies that everyone uses make the most sense.
    Each grade will be assigned one type of item. You can buy that item from the Target wishlist or you can buy it elsewhere locally.

    Target Wish List:
    K – laundry detergent
    1 – paper towels
    2 – toilet paper
    3 – dish soap
    4 – deodorant
    5 – shampoo
    6 – conditioner
    7 – toothbrushes
    8 – Nutella

    We will keep track of donations based on a point system with items costing about $5 as one point. We’ll do our best to keep track fairly. You are welcome to have items shipped to Tracy Buckingham/Family Support Lead (which is where the Target registry automatically ships) or drop it off at her house. Please email Tracy for drop off information and any questions:

    The winning grade will win a virtual DANCE PARTY with Principal Debbie Nelsen! The Winter Drive starts now and runs through Friday, December 18th. We will wait until after the break to announce the winning grade to allow time for all shipments to be delivered. Thank you all for your on-going support and thinking of our community in need during this holiday season. Your caring shines bright!

    8. Don Lucho’s Restaurant Fundraiser Results -- Way to show up, Wolfpack! Don Lucho's sales were up 79% because of our dine-out fundraiser night. They were so pleased, they rounded their donation up to $400 to our PTSA!

    1. Library Curbside Pick Up Dates
    November 19th 2:30-4:30 (before the break)
    December 2nd and 3rd 2:30-4:30
    2. Seattle Public Library’s Fall Teen Challenge -
    The program runs Oct. 31st – Dec. 31st. Teens fill out each square of the challenge and enter to win $30 online bookstore gift cards (we have over 50 to give away!) Teens can download the fillable PDF form at the link above, type in the names of books they read this fall and their contact info (be sure to press save!), attach the form to an email and send to
    Also there are suggested booklists if you click each square at the link above. Categories include sci-fi/fantasy, comics, series, poetry, non-fiction. You’ll see that teens can listen to digital audiobooks in all the squares as well reading a physical or ebook. We want to engage teens in stories and reading for enjoyment even if they are reluctant readers.

    3. Skiing Lessons - Due to COVID-19, there will be no ski bus offerings this year. However, SSCS and Webbski are doing weekday lessons and Hazel Wolf student’s will be grouped together. You are responsible for your own transportation to the mountain. 2nd-8thgrade Ski Lessons are on Wednesdays. Middle School Ski Lessons are on Fridays. All details and registration info can be found here:

    4. Conference Sign Up Links - HW Parent Conference Sign Up
    This single Sign Up page has all the classes/packs listed. To find each class/pack teacher, go to the tabs that are just below the orange SignUpGenius header. Then using the arrows on each side of the tabs scroll and find your child(ren)’s teachers.

    5. Yearbook 2020 – 21 - Yuen Lui Photography is still accepting appointments for students to have their picture taken for the yearbook. So far, we’ve had over 230 students and staff visit the Yuen Lui studio. Here’s the link to get started.
    Note: A $5 Scholarship will be offered for students needing assistance and just want their picture in the yearbook and a student ID card. Look for “Hazel Wolf K-8 Scholarship” at the bottom of the “book an appointment” screen.
    Other Picture Options – It is possible to take your own picture or use an outdoor photographer for the yearbook.  Here are the size and resolution requirements for the District.

    1. Image files must be in the JPEG format, with a file extension of .jpg (lower case). 2. Image files should be roughly 200 pixels wide by 300 pixels high. 3. Each photo must not exceed 100K in size. 4. The file name for each student photo should be the student ID number with a suffix of .jpg. The student number must be 7 digits with no leading zeroes (e.g.7555555.jpg). 5. In mail have the student's first and last name. 6. Deliver the student photo electronically to the District. If you have any questions, email Evelyn Shelby at

    6. Spirit Gear Sale ends today, Sunday, Nov 15th -- Cozy jammies, fun bracelets, Wolf Pack Pact Tees - order before it's too late!

    7. Read-a-Loud event with Dr. V on Monday, Nov. 16 at 6:30pm. Join Dr. V while we kick off Read-a-Thon 2020. This is another chance to hear from our new HW librarian and will bring together grade cohorts at 6:30pm for K-2; 6:45pm for 3-5, and 7:00pm for 6-8. Please be sure to register to participate:

    8. 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.

    9. 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: 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.

    10. 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: