Feb 6, 2023 Weekly Bulletin
Feb 8 School Tour 5:00 – 6:00 pm – more volunteers needed!
Feb 9 School Tour 9:15 – 10:15 am – more volunteers needed!
Feb 15 School Tour 9:15 – 10:15am – more volunteers needed!
Feb 16 All School Spelling Bee 1:45
Feb 17 Staff Appreciation Breakfast
Feb 17 Valentine’s Day Dance 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Feb 20 – 24 Mid Winter Break (No School)
Mar 23 MS Music Concert
All School Announcements
- School Musical – Families that all crew members (not actors) will meet in the art room on Monday, Feb. 6th 3:25-4:45. If anyone has questions please email Alyssa Powers at email@example.com.
- Black Lives Matter Week – Our school will be recognizing/celebrating all next week so ask your child what they’re doing in their classes!
- Gas Line Construction – Please be aware of gas line construction planned for the northwest corner of the intersection of NE 117th St and 12th Ave NE that is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7. This could impact our drop off zone on 12th Ave NE north of the traffic circle in the morning, and/or it could impact parking in that area during pickup at the end of the school day, plus it may impact pedestrians on NE 117th St. You may wish to allow a little extra time!
- Global Reading Challenge In-School Competition is this Wednesday, February 8th from 9:30-11:00 in the library. Our teams have been working hard getting to know these books REALLY well! And our Middle School Coaches have been phenomenal 😊 Northgate Branch Public Librarian, Jesse O’Dunne will be our announcer and other SPL librarians will be on hand to score and support our competition. The winner of our In-School Challenge will be heading to the Semi-Finals in the Seattle Downtown Library Branch March 9th.
Also, this year SPS K-8 librarians are going to pilot a Global Reading Challenge for Middle School students. Does your MS student feel like they missed out on GRC during COVID? This is their chance to read and compete with other K-8 schools. Interested students should contact Dr. V for more information.
- New Student Registration and Reaching out to Multilingual Families – The time for new students to register to attend Hazel Wolf for the 2023-2024 school year is coming up soon! The window to submit a choice application for an Option School is February 1 through February 28. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any information you have and the ELL Enrollment Team will reach out to you soon.
- The SPS Vaccine Exclusion Date is approaching on Feb 9th, 2023. If you would like to get your student vaccinated for any of the following: varicella, MMR, Hep A, Hep B, Tdap/DTap, HPV, covid booster, Covid #1, Covid #2, flu for age 18 and younger, all SPS required vaccines or meningitis – you can do so at the following SPS sites in the next few weeks.
- Here is the most up to date link to the Docere Center Vaccine Clinics being hosted at SPS sites over the next few weeks: https://forms.gle/4iekcjTMAytpsgjs7
- Call for Help With School Tours – Help with school tours – Remember how excited your family was to tour Hazel Wolf? Every year HUNDREDS of people visit our school during open enrollment. We need community members to help direct visitors and show off our amazing community! Each volunteer will be assigned to a location and provided with talking points if you’re nervous about answering questions. Please text Zoe at 206-445-8521 with any questions or if you can only volunteer for part of a tour. Dates are as follows:
February 8 School Tour 5:00 – 6:00 pm (please arrive at 4:30/ 4:45pm)
February 9 School Tour 9:15 – 10:15 am (please arrive at 8:45/9:00am)
February 15 School Tour 9:15 – 10:15am (please arrive at 8:45/9:00am)
Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44AFAB28A4FA7-hazel
- Lost and Found: Lost & found items will be donated on Monday February 6th. There are a few ways to retrieve lost items before they are donated. Please stop by the office during or after school to find lost items. We will put all lost & found items in front of the school on Friday February 3rd & leave them out over the weekend. Anything left on Monday February 6th will be donated.
Middle School Announcements
Cupid’s Ball – The dance will be on the 17th 6-8p in the cafeteria
- Dress code: formal/casual.
- Colors: red, white, pink and gold.
- Presale is happening at lunch everyday till the dance starts. Presale: $3 at door $5
- Food (snacks), drinks, dance games, photo booth. Food and drinks are to be purchased.
- Music box for song requests will be in the middle school pod.
- Middle School Snacks – This year we went back to letting kids eat in 5th period and we were providing snacks for many. We will no longer be doing that and will be encouraging students to grab extra fruit or food from breakfast or lunch, and save it for snack time.
- High School Tours – there are still some tours coming up in February!
Ballard High School: https://ballardhs.seattleschools.org/
Wednesday February 15th 6-8pm: https://ballardhs.seattleschools.org/news/8th-grade-choice-night-shadowing-information/
Cleveland High School: https://clevelandhs.seattleschools.org/resources/counseling/
Saturday, February 11th, 10:30am-12pm
Please RSVP for the Open House.
The Center School: https://centerhs.seattleschools.org/
Thursday, February 9th, 6pm Open House
Virtual tour information: https://centerhs.seattleschools.org/news/tcs-school-tour/
Middle College High School (MCHS): https://middlecollegehs.seattleschools.org/
Middle College HS is a small, cohort-based community of students. The program starts with 9th and 10th graders taking courses at one of the sites located at North Seattle College and Seattle University. Rigorous courses in 9th and 10th grade prepare students to attend our full-time enhanced Running Start program in 11th and 12th grade.
Thursday, Feb 9 at Seattle University at 6 p.m.
Nathan Hale High School: https://halehs.seattleschools.org/
Thursday, February 9, 2023: Future and prospective parents/guardians and students are invited to join us for the following informational evening:
6:00PM – 7:00PM Information Tables and Tours in Commons (last tour leaves Commons at 6:40)
7:00PM – 8:00PM Presentation and Questions in Performing Arts Center
Sugiyama HS (AKA ATS or South Lake) is having its first Open House in a very long time on February 15 from 5:30-6:30! We are a very small school with a focus on the performing arts, internships, and credit acceleration. We are particularly a great fit for those who may not feel like they fit in or who may thrive with small class sizes.
Hall of Fame Team Camp After School Programs: Session 4 Registration opens Monday,
February 6th! Hall of Fame Team Camp provides on-site after-school childcare and enrichment to Hazel Wolf families.
We are excited to introduce Origami-Crochet, Gymnastics, and Nail Time to our line-up!
Session 3 ends on Friday, March 3rd and Session 3 kicks off on Monday, March 6th.
Check out our website to register: Hall of Fame Team Camp at Hazel Wolf K-8
Registration closes on Friday, March 10th. Please reach out to email@example.com for general questions and for information on scholarships.
2. Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Unit – Starting on Monday, January 30th through February 17th, all
3rd through 5th grade students will be participating in Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety. All students are welcome to bring their own bicycle helmets that fit them correctly in during their week in the unit. Helmets and surgical caps will be provided for students needing to borrow them. Bicycles will be provided by the Cascade Bicycle Club in Seattle. This is a community partner of Seattle Public Schools PE Program. No bikes of their own can be used during this unit due to liability and knowing the maintenance records from CBC bikes. Here is your child’s schedule for this unit, which will be outdoors!
Feb. 6-Feb. 10th: York, Holland, Einstein
Feb. 13-Feb. 17th: Thomashow, Grandbois, Smith
For questions, please email Ms. Sullivan: firstname.lastname@example.org
PTSA Sponsored Events
- Hazel Wolf All School Spelling Bee – A reminder that the Hazel Wolf All-School Spelling Bee will be held Thursday, February 16th, 2023 in the Cafetorium starting at 1:45pm. The winner of our bee will have the opportunity to represent Hazel Wolf at the Regional Spelling Bee of King and Snohomish County at Town Hall Seattle on March 26th, 2023. All participants should have have completed registration (due February 2, 2023). Start getting ready by reviewing the study list here: Scripps 2022-2023 School Spelling Bee Study List
- Staff Appreciation Event Friday, 2/17: We’re sending our staff off to mid-winter break with a special hot breakfast on Friday morning, 2/17. We will need A LOT of help to make this a success and show our staff how much we appreciate them! Please find specific details, opportunities to bring in warm foods and volunteer on-site HERE. Thank you for helping make the return of this fun event a success!
- Help with school tours – Remember how excited your family was to tour Hazel Wolf? Every year HUNDREDS of people visit our school during open enrollment. We need community members to help direct visitors and show off our amazing community! Each volunteer will be assigned to a location and provided with talking points if you’re nervous about answering questions. Please text Zoe at 206-445-8521 with any questions or if you can only volunteer for part of a tour. Dates are as follows:
- February 8 School Tour 5:00 – 6:00 pm (please arrive at 4:30/ 4:45pm)
- February 9 School Tour 9:15 – 10:15 am (please arrive at 8:45/9:00am)
- February 15 School Tour 9:15 – 10:15 am (please arrive at 8:45/9:00am)
- Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44AFAB28A4FA7-hazel
- Help with The Weekend Backpack Program – We are looking for some reliable volunteers to help with filling backpacks each Thursday. The food is moved from the PTSA closet to the cafeteria and divided between 50 backpacks. With two volunteers, this takes about 30-45 minutes. Volunteers meet at 2pm each Thursday. If we can build a reliable pool, each person would only need to commit to one shift every couple of weeks. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to come in and help on Thursday afternoons!
- Do you want to help with event planning and/or join the PTSA board? – We are still looking for a Secretary, Vice President, and Advocacy Chair. Help decide what we spend our budget on to make Hazel Wolf K-8 great! We would also love help in organizing a variety of social and staff appreciation events for the remainder of the year. If you want to help or have questions about getting involved email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 206-335-2497.
Community Conversation about Sexual Harassment in Middle Schools – Eckstein Middle School PTSA would like to invite the Hazel Wolf K-8 community to this upcoming event on Monday, February 6th. Presenters will include Seattle School Board members Chandra Hampson, Liza Rankin, and Luna Crone-Baron, as well as SPS Health Educator Lisa Love. Topics will include Seattle Public Schools Policy, FLASH curriculum, and How Families, Schools and Communities can partner to raise awareness of and prevent sexual harassment on campus. Doors will open at 6:45 PM with the event beginning at 7:00 PM, lasting one hour.
There will be a brief Q and A period following the presentations. Families can attend in person at Eckstein Middle School auditorium or by zoom. In person attendees can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sexual-harassment-in-middle-schools-a-community-conversation-tickets-530973615377
Families can join on zoom here:
Meeting ID: 876 2935 4140