May 22, 2023 Weekly Bulletin
May 22, 2023 Weekly Bulletin
- May 24 2/3 Music Concert 6:30 pm
- May 31 PTSA General Session Meeting 6:30 pm
- June 2 Hazel Wolf Spring School Skate Party 5pm-7pm
- June 5 Ingraham Welcome Wagon for Incoming 9th Grade Families
- 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 (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
Summer Camps/Activities/Supports – We will list at the end of the bulletin as we receive them.
Deadline Extended Yearbook Orders – Order your yearbook ($20) now through May 22, 2023! The 2022-2023 Hazel Wolf K-8 yearbook is a full-color book of special memories of students and staff.
Traffic and Construction Update – Hooray! We are getting sidewalks!! Construction of sidewalks along NE 117th St. between Roosevelt Way and 12th Ave NE is expected to start on/around May 25and it will continue through the end of this school year. Workers are slated to be on the job from 7AM to 3PM. In order to keep our students and families safe during drop off and pick up, once construction starts all traffic will need to use the Drop Zone on 12th Avenue in front of the school. This will be the ONLY Drop Zone. Please avoid traveling and/or parking on NE 117th St. west of school. There will be no access to the drop zone usually north of the traffic circle on 12th Ave NE. Additionally, cars will be leaving the Drop Zone on 12th Ave both by turning right onto 117th St as we do now, OR by continuing north on 12th Ave NE. Walkers who come to school via NE 117th St. will likely need to find other routes. Walkers using 12th Ave to come to school should note that there will be a higher volume of car traffic traveling on 12th Ave NE. We may have congestion; please plan accordingly. Thanks for your patience and cooperation while the City makes these much needed improvements!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
SBA (Smarter Balance Assessment) Testing – 3rd – 8th graders will test the mornings of May 22, and June 1. The science testing for 5th and 8th will be on May 25th and 26th. Assessments will be 9-11am on the indicated days. Please make sure your student’s laptop is charged and that they are at school on time.
Book Bonanza Donations Needed – Families interested in donating books for the Book Bonanza (formerly the Book Swap) are encouraged to drop off books at the main office starting Monday, May 22. The Hazel Wolf Book Bonanza will occur June 21,22,23 in the library during school. Students will be able to choose books to take home so every family has plenty to read over the summer!
Notes from Nurses – 6th graders need to make sure they get their Tdap up to date and updated on PowerSchool.
We will also need a new Authorization to Administer Medication at School for 2023-2024 school year for those with life-threatening conditions, daily or as needed medications before the first day of school in Sept 2023. Provider signature date must be after June 2023 to be accepted for 2023-2024. I have attached the form here.
- Authorization for Medication at School – English
- Authorization for Medication at School – Amharic
- Authorization for Medication at School – Oromo
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Ingraham, Nathan Hale and Roosevelt are welcoming prospective 9th grade students to their campuses on June 5, 15 and June 20, respectively. Please check the school websites for more details.
8th Grade Baby Pictures – Please send to Ms. Nelsen at email@example.com
Elective Info for 2023/2024 – Current 5th-7th families attending HW next year were sent a welcome letter which includes a link for elective choices. We mistakenly forgot to add “choir” somehow. If your child would like this as a 1st or 2nd choice, please email Ms. Nelsen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students will also have an opportunity to complete their choices during Pack next week. On Monday, I will be explaining to 5th graders how the whole process works.
Athletic Payment Links – Each sport is $15. If you need a scholarship and haven’t reached out, please email Patricia Nelson email@example.com
PTSA Sponsored Events
PTSA Budget and Fundraising Feedback Survey: We need your input. Please help us finalize our budget and prioritize fundraising by completing this survey. If you missed our community meeting these were the topics we discussed. We’re excited to hear from you! Translated survey will be available next week.
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
Hazel Wolf Spring School Skate Party: Friday June 2 5pm-7pm at Lynwood Bowl & Skate. Tickets to be sold at the door! Come join us!
Multicultural night: A big thank you to everyone who came out to make Multicultural Night a success! We had tremendous support from many students, teachers, staff and volunteers and we wanted to thank all the families who came out and brought food, drink, music and fashion to share your culture with our community. The art show was wonderful too! This tremendously successful event is part of our efforts to Build Community something that was mentioned as being highly valued at our community conversation. If you loved this event please consider volunteering (see below in the newsletter). We are hoping to share the wonderful pictures from the event – stay tuned for information on where you can see them!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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.
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. To 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.
- 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! Register to Bowl for free.
- 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
- Theaters participating in summer movies for kids
- 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
- 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.