June 4, 2023 Weekly Bulletin
Hazel Wolf Weekly Bulletin
- June 5 Ingraham Welcome Wagon for Incoming 9th Grade Families 7:00-9:00pm
- June 6 4th and 5th Grade Elementary Instrumental Concert 6:00 pm
- June 14 MS Music Concert 7:00 pm
- June 15 Nathan Hale HS New Family Night 6:00-8:00pm
- June 16 7th/8th Grade Dance 6:00 – 8:00 pm
- June 20 Roosevelt 8th grade Welcome Night 6:300pm
- June 22 Pups to Wolves Celebration 5:00 pm (8th graders who have attended since K)
- June 27 MS E-STEM Career Day
- June 28 Field Day
- June 29 K Promotion 2:00 pm
- 8th Grade Promotion 5:00 pm
- June 30 5th Grade Promotion 9:15 am
- School Out 2:25 pm
All School Announcements
“The Musical Note” – Thank you to all of the staff and families who supported and enjoyed the 2nd and 3rd grade concert. The kids did such a great job and I am so proud of them! I hope they all keep singing and dancing their hearts out! A huge shout out to our student crew who ran the show! Thank you, Easton, Amelie, August, Maggie, and Kaylee!
- Auditions for the Jungle Book begin the week of June 6th. All students going into 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade next year are welcome to join show choir for this opportunity. Audition required only for those seeking consideration for a lead or featured role. Email Ms. Allenton for more information.
- Summer drama camp: Please keep an eye out for the camp packet that will be sent home with your child by the end of next week. Fill out and return. (Registration is full for both Annie and Frozen.)
- Show Choir at the Seattle Storm Come support the Elementary Show Choir as they sing the National Anthem at a Seattle Storm basketball game on June 20th. Group pricing available through this link: www.stormpromos.com/hazelwolf
Summer Camps/Activities/Supports – We will list at the end of the bulletin as we receive them.
Athletic Payment Links – Each sport is $15. If you need a scholarship and haven’t reached out, please email Patricia Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Day Volunteers Needed – Hello families! Field Day is coming up on Wednesday, June 28th, and we need volunteers to help run stations and facilitate activities. In order to be able to do that, you need to be cleared as a volunteer ahead of time. The day before will not get you approved, and then we cannot use your help. Please start the process below to be cleared in time to help out. Elementary will be station based with classes rotating through together, instead of a free for all, which is different than years past. A volunteer sign up link will be coming soon! Thanks, and do not hesitate to email Ms. Sullivan for questions: email@example.com.
New volunteers/chaperones guide:
- Step 1: Read the volunteer handbook for changes to policies/roles as essential volunteers.
- Step 2: Complete the Adult Sex Misconduct(ASM) training video (takes 20 min)
- Step 3: Have 2 references, Emergency contact name and phone number, Copy of ID, and proof of ASM training on hand to ensure complete application.
- Step 4: Complete Volunteer application (Choose CATEGORY A when asked volunteer type/choose CATEGORY B if you are attending an overnight field trip or have lived in WA for less than 3 years) – upload ID (takes 5-10 min)
- Step 5: Check in with Ms. Jackson a week after completing your application to ensure that it has been received and processed.
Returning volunteers/chaperones guide:
- Step 1: Read the volunteer handbook for changes to policies/roles as essential volunteers.
- Step 2: Update/renew your application (Choose CATEGORY A when asked volunteer type/choose CATEGORY B if you are attending an chaperoning an overnight field trip or have lived in WA for less than 3 years).
- Step 3: Check in with Ms. Jackson a week after completing your application to ensure that it has been received and processed.
E-STEM MS Career Day – Call for presenters: We’ve had to reschedule career day and have room for more presenters. Career day will happen on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. Students will hear from professionals and academics working in STEM fields, many with an Environmental focus. If you work in a STEM field, please consider being a presenter. We need people who work with environmental topics or who engage in environmentally thoughtful practices in your chosen field. But the STEM field is key. Or if you know anyone who might be interested, please have them contact me. Presenters have two 45-minute sessions with about 18 students in each session. The time commitment would be from 8:45AM to about 11:10AM on Tues, June 27. Contact Joe Fogarty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Bonanza Donations Needed – Call for books! The Annual Book Swap (now called the Book Bonanza) will be June 21-23rd in the Hazel Wolf Library. Students will be able to select a few books to take home. This is a great opportunity to swap out books your students may have out grown for newer titles. Please bring your gently used books to the main office, we are accepting books from early readers and picture books through young adult novels and nonfiction.
Elementary School Announcements
Do you have a 5th grader this year headed to Jane Addams Middle School (JAMS) in the fall? Would you like to help support JAMS students? Have you ever considered getting more involved with the PTA? The JAMS Parent Student Teacher Association (PTSA) is currently seeking candidates to serve on its board. Open roles include President, Vice President, and head of Membership. Major activities include fundraising, deciding how best to allocate funds to support students, figuring out ways to support various school events and programs, and promoting upcoming events and activities. If you are interested in learning more, please email Richard Newman email@example.com.
Middle School Announcements
Upcoming New Family Night/Welcome Nights for graduation 8th graders – See the Bulletin calendar above and check the school websites for more details.
8th Grade Baby Pictures – Please send to Ms. Nelsen at firstname.lastname@example.org
PTSA Sponsored Events
Budgeting and Fundraising Survey: Thank you to everyone who has completed the survey so far. The survey helps the PTSA learn from YOU what is important. The survey is now available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Spanish, Tigrinya and Chinese. Take the Budgeting and Fundraising Survey
PTSA General Session Meeting: Thank you to everyone who was able to join the meeting in person and via Zoom. We had a great discussion, received lots of good questions about our budget and we made a few changes based on the conversation. We also had some discussion of the Principal hiring process and getting ready for Field Day. Special thanks to Christa Kleiner, PTSA president and Principal Debbie Nelsen for organizing the meeting!
Join the Racial Equity Committee (REC) —Our goals are focused on helping students and families of color and those who are furthest from educational justice (intersectionality with race, ability, language, gender, socio-economic status, etc). We are open to all families joining and we prioritize Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) for the committee.
With this help we can continue to support Student Affinity Groups, host listening sessions for BIPOC, work with PTSA and school staff to advocate for racial equity practices in our school, and more! To learn more or join the REC, email email@example.com.
Additional volunteer opportunities Please see the full list of opportunities.
In most cases, you do not need to have your school volunteer paperwork completed to help out our school! There are both big and small jobs, the important thing is to just get involved. Questions/ Comments? Please reach out to Christa Kleiner firstname.lastname@example.org 206-335-2497 if you are interested in becoming involved and/or have any other ideas as to how to make our school and community great.
Summer Opportunities & Supports
- Camp Invention – Camp Invention® is bringing new, imaginative experiences for grades K-6 back to Hazel Wolf K-8 the week of July 10 to 14! Register for the all-new program, Wonder Use promo code SUM15 by 5/17/23 to save $15!
- Free Swim Lessons Registration starts May 16, 2023. Making sure your kids know how to swim is a great way to introduce them to a healthy activity and help protect them from drowning. Your kids may be eligible for free lessons through a new Seattle initiative, Swim Seattle, or through a scholarship from Seattle Parks & Recreation. To sign up for Swim Seattle, contact your local city pool.
- Learn about Seattle Parks & Recreation swim programs and scholarships go to Priority Registration for Scholarship Eligible Participants.
- Boys and Girls Club Rainier Vista Summer Camp – limited availability! Flat fee, some scholarships available. 206-436-1890
- Arc of King County hosts summer child care/camps at a number of community centers throughout the city of Seattle including Van Asselt, South Park, Rainier Beach, Jefferson and more! Scholarships are available.
- Kids Co. at Southshore. Weekly summer camps and afterschool care for 2023/2024. Some financial assistance available.
- Activate summer at the Y! Registration is open for summer day camps. Locations include Bailey Gazert Elementary, Concord Elementary and Thurgood Marshall Elementary.
- Launch – Summer Learning at Beacon Hill Elementary, Madrona Elementary, Miller Community Center and Maple Elementary. Some financial assistance is available.
- Learn to play an instrument at Summer Jazz Prep Camp! No experience is required. Sliding scale with free tuition option. Open to any students going into grades 4th through 8th.
- The Play Garden offers a fully inclusive nature-based summer camp experience for kids with disabilities and their typically developing peers. Wait list only for summer camps as of 5/15.
Free play time is available throughout the summer.
- Camp Lucy in Seattle is a FREE 10-day learn-to-row camp for girls, that uses rowing as a way to learn social-emotional skills and life skills. Camp Lucy is designed to intentionally increase access to rowing for those who have been historically excluded from rowing, in particular girls, people of color, and those facing socio-economic barriers. Lunch, snacks, and a Camp Lucy t-shirt are provided for all campers, and transportation and gear support is available.
- Seward Park Audubon Summer Day Camp A limited number of 30%, 50% and 100% scholarships available.
- Seattle Children Theater has weeklong camps throughout the summer. Scholarship and financial aid available.
- Hugo House offers writing workshops for students in 4th-8th grade. Payment is sliding scale.
- The Frye Art Museum is always free!
- The Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park is free to children 14 years and younger.
Other discounts are available for all Seattle Art Museums
- Seattle Public Schools offers a week of music for students 5th grade and up. See website for more information.
- Seattle Public Schools also has a list of community partner summer activities
- Seattle Public Library offers the “summer of learning” yearly for students.
- King County libraries offer summer fun to encourage reading as well.
- Kids Bowl Free! Kids get two free games of bowling every day throughout the summer!
- Participating bowling alleys in Washington State
- Seattle Bouldering Project Summer Camps Up to 50% off tuition for families that need it.
- Cinemark Summer Movies for kids – $1.50 per ticket on Wednesdays at participating theaters
- Learn about Metro Flex, an on-demand transit service that provides rides within multiple King County neighborhoods including the Rising Star area!
- The City of Seattle will offer free summer meals for kids beginning July 5.
- United Way of King County Free Summer Meals
- Rainier Valley Food Bank All are welcome! Browse shelves and select the items your family prefers. Shopping hours run from 9 am – 11 am and 12 pm – 2 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
- SODO Community Market. This food bank is open to all! No ID or proof of income required. Located at 1915 4th Ave South. See website for hours.
- ACRS – Asian Counseling and Referral Services 206-695-7510. Distributes foods that cater to Asian American and Pacific Islander diets, including healthy and nutritious staples like rice, tofu, soy milk, noodles, canned proteins and produce. The food bank is located at 800 S Weller St, Seattle , WA 98104.