Hazel Wolf K-8

Hazel Wolf

May 15, 2023 Weekly Bulletin

May 15, 2023 Weekly Bulletin

Upcoming Dates:

  • May 17 – 1st Grade to Children’s Theatre
  • May 24 – 2/3 Music Concert 6:00 pm
  • May 31 – PTSA General Session Meeting 6:30 pm
  • 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
  • June 16 – 7th/8th Grade Dance 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • June 20 – Roosevelt 8th grade Welcome Night
  • June 22 – Pups to Wolves Celebration 5:00 pm
  • 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 p

All School Announcements

Field Day Volunteers Needed! – Hello families! Field Day is coming up on Wednesday, June 28, 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: rasullivan@seattleschools.org.

New volunteers/chaperones guide:

Returning volunteers/chaperones guide:

Yearbook Orders – Order your yearbook ($20) now through May 15, 2023!  The 2022-2023 Hazel Wolf K-8 yearbook is a full-color book of special memories of students and staff.  Order your yearbook copy now through May 15, 2023! The books will be shipped to the school in mid-June.

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 jcbaileyfogart@seattleschools.org.

MS MESA Team – Congratulation to Sebastian Krebs, Anish Thurlarsian, Sam Jacobs, and Oliver Krebs, our Hazel Wolf Mesa Team “Red Light!  Green Light!” on winning the State MESA competition this past Saturday at the Museum of Flight.  We are very proud of all our MESA participants who created great inventions to promote equity.

SBA (Smarter Balance Assessment) Testing 3rd – 8th We start our required state testing next week on Monday. Middle school students will test in their packs while 3-5 students will test in their classrooms.

  1. Students who take their laptops home need to bring their laptop and charter to school on Monday! Charge your laptop at home the night before testing days. This is super important.
  2. Bring wired headphones. You can’t have wireless headphones during testing, but we want all students to have wired headphones. We have some to give out but if you have some of your own, bring them.
  3. Bring a book or something to occupy you if you finish ahead of others. You cannot have your phone and you cannot be on your laptop once you’re done testing. Elementary classrooms may have a quiet activity.
  4. Be sure to come to school prepared on testing days. Get good rest and get some breakfast on those mornings.
  5. Do your best on it! The SBA is an important test that gives you and your parents good information about your understanding on English and Math (and Science if you’re a 5th or 8th grader). It does not count towards your grade and it’s not required for graduation or anything, but it’s a good thing to try your best on.
  6. If you miss a day of testing, don’t worry! We will have make-up sessions. The days are TBD. All SBA testing must be completed by June 9th and June 2nd for the science assessment.

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!

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 richard360newman@gmail.com.

Middle School Announcements

Upcoming New Family Night/Welcome Nights for graduation 8th graders: See the Bulletin calendar above, which we will update as we hear from other high schools.  Nathan Hale and Roosevelt are welcoming prospective 9th grade students to their campuses on June 15th and June 20th, respectively.  Please check the school websites for more details.

Battle of the Books! – Congratulations to all of the Middle School students who participated in the First Annual Battle of the Books!!!  We had 4 teams of motivated readers compete May 10th to be able to represent Hazel Wolf against other K-8 schools in the finals next week.  The winning team members are:  Reagan Le, Sharita Langdee, Grey Henson, Felice Wiggins, and Sylvana Gibbs.  All of the students who competed did an awesome job!!!!

PTSA Sponsored Events

Thank you for a wonderful Staff Appreciation Week: Thank you for everyone who contributed to making this week’s Staff Appreciation events so successful!   You made beautiful heartfelt chalk art, delicious soups and so many other contributions to make our staff feel special!   A heartfelt thanks to Kelly McIntyre and her team who made this event possible.

PTSA General Session: Our next General Session Meeting will be May 31 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Cafetorium.  This meeting will also be available for people to attend via Zoom (link to be made available at a later date).  We would love to have you join us in the Cafetorium if possible.


  • Finalize 23-24 PTSA budget, highlighting budget priorities voiced during community discussion
  • Principal hiring process and updates
  • How to get involved in our school
  • Why volunteerism matters

Volunteer Opportunities

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 ptsa_rec@hazelwolfk8.org

  • Volunteer Opportunities: You do not need to have your school volunteer paperwork completed to help with these opportunities!!

Members of the PTSA board

  • Treasurer – Managing PTSA non-profit budget, financial record keeping, weekly reimbursements and monthly budget reports
  • Secretary – Take meeting minutes, assures we are complying with WA state PTA rules along with insurance rules. Helps coordinate yearly calendar
  • Fundraising – Organize one fundraising event per school year

Non Board Positions

  • Parent Education Coordinator – Organize 1-2 parent education events to be hosted in person or via zoom and or quarterly parent meet ups with discussion topics 
  • Field Day – Do you have great ideas on how to make field day on June 28th more fun than should be legally allowed. Awesome, bring your ideas with willingness to execute them our way. You’ll have a budget to execute these ideas 
  • Social/Community events – Do you want to organize a movie night, pancake breakfast, grade band play dates and or any other school based events? 
  • Communications – Help to highlight unique events happening within the school building to share with our community. Create monthly or quarterly newsletter 
  • Parent Room Rep Coordinator – Distribute information to room reps from the PTSA and school to create classroom community and larger school community 
  • E-Stem – Help bring ideas to our e-stem programming that could include maintaining school gardens, recycling events, repurposing events, living wall, rooftop solar panels
  • Advocacy – Convey advocacy initiatives to the community, attend advocacy sessions in Olympia, work with SCPTSA and PTA to bring greater awareness to our community to make lasting educational change. 

Please reach out to Christa Kleiner president@hazelwolfk8.org 206-335-2497 if you are interested in any of the above and or have any other ideas as to how to make our school and community great.