Hazel Wolf K-8

Hazel Wolf
K-8

May 8, 2023 Weekly Bulletin

May 8, 2023 Weekly Bulletin

Upcoming Dates:

  • May 8-12 – Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 11 – Multicultural Night / Student Art Exhibit 5:00 pm
  • 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 7 – E-STEM Celebration Night 5:00 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 22 – Pups to Wolves Celebration 5:00 pm
  • June 28 – Field Day
  • June 29 – 8th Grade Promotion 5:00 pm
  • June 30 – K and 5th Grade Promotion
    • – School Out 2:25 pm

All School Announcements

Community Meeting: Thank you to all the caregivers that joined us on Tuesday night, your comments were so helpful!  Thanks to the board for helping facilitate small group conversations and Kim Steffensmeier for hosting the event. Within the next week we will share the powerpoint slides along with a small survey to assure all caregiver voices are heard. 

It’s almost here! The annual Hazel Wolf K-8 Student Art Exhibit will be up on May 11 in the Cafetorium (in conjunction with Multicultural night). You don’t have to be enrolled in an Art class to submit your art. Put your work in the Art Show entry box in the art room or in the front office.  Work must be mounted on cardboard or black paper if possible.Please label all work with your first and last name , title of your work, and room number (so it can be returned to you). Reminder: Entry deadline: May 08. See Ms. Mackin or Ms. Powers with questions.

The Musical Note from Ms. Allenton.  The Spring Show: A big thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Little Mermaid! The show was a HUGE success, and it was so wonderful to see our students share their talent, professionalism, and joy with our community. It was also really nice to meet so many families!

Next Season: We are thrilled to be presenting a season that I believe will challenge our artists and help them continue to find their passion in the arts and technical theatre. 

Show Choir #1Our incredible Hazel Wolf K8 Elementary Show Choir will be singing the National Anthem for the Seattle Storm game on June 20th. If you are in choir, sign up to sing.  First come first served up to 45 singers on the court. Families must be present or work out carpool. No transportation provided and Ms. Allenton is only conducting for the event not monitoring kids. 

Show Choir #2: Auditions for the Disney the Jungle Book Kids will be held this June for anyone wanting to be considered for a speaking or featured role. Most singers will be in the choir itself. Dates will be sent out soon, but if auditioning please begin to prepare a song about 1 minute in length to sing acapella. We will also have a movement audition. (Open to anyone 3rd-5th grade 23/24 SY + returning 5th grade from this year.)

Summer camps: Packets for Frozen and Annie camp will be coming out in a few weeks. I will email those families and send paper copies home with kids. 

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 now through May 15, 2023! The books will be shipped to the school in mid-June.

SBA (Smarter Balance Assessment) Testing – 3rd – 8th graders will test the mornings of May 15, 18, 22, and June 1.   The science testing for 5 and 8 will be on May 25 and 26.  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.

Elementary School Announcements

Hall of Fame Team Camp After School Programs: Session 5 Registration is live! Hall of Fame Team Camp provides on-site after-school childcare and enrichment to Hazel Wolf families.   We are excited to introduce Jewelry Making, Creative Writing, and Only Origami to our line-up and by popular demand are bringing back Flag Football! 

Middle School Announcements

Middle School Global Reading Challenge is going on now.  Middle School students have only a few more days to read and prepare for the in-school competition on May 10th.  Come get your books from Dr. V and return those you have finished reading as there are limited copies available!

PTSA Sponsored Events

Staff Appreciation Week is right around the corner (May 8-12)! We’ve got some fun PTSA sponsored events and some plans where we’ll need help from our families! Check out how you can help: Wednesday, May 10: Soup lunch made by our community. Sign up to help with staff appreciation week

Watch for more detailed news from your room reps – most importantly, have FUN and let’s show these teachers and staff how much we love and appreciate them!

Multicultural Night Thursday May 11th 5-7:30pm   – Please come to Hazel Wolf for a community dinner.  Your whole family is welcome! You could bring food, wear clothing from your culture, share art/ photos/ information/ music/ dance from your culture, or just bring your family!  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.  If you would like to volunteer for Multicultural Night, please use the Sign up Genius

We are also looking for some volunteer Henna artists for the event. Supplies will be provided. If interested, please contact Kelly at Kellylmcintyre@gmail.com

PTSA General Session: Our next General Session Meeting will be May 31st 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.

Agenda

  • 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

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.