Nov 15, 2021 Weekly Bulletin

Upcoming Dates

Nov 16 – 24 Conferences for all Students
Nov 16 Picture Day Retakes

New Information

  1. Salmon Spawning – Visit the park and see it for yourself!
  2. Keeping our Students Safe – We appreciate what many of you are doing to help keep students safe as they are dropped off, picked up, and walk to school. However, one student was almost hit last week by someone going too fast down 12th and another parent who refused to comply with the requests of our crossing guard. We know traffic is extra heavy, we know it’s inconvenient, but relax a bit and take that extra minute to slow down so everyone arrives and leaves safely. As a reminder, there is NO drop off on Pinehurst at this point.
  3. Middle School Phone Use – Due to the excessive misappropriate use of phones at school, beginning Monday, 11/29 (the day we return from Thanksgiving break), no cell phones and/or headphones/ear buds are to be used during the school day.
    • In order to reclaim our focus and support our students in their learning, between 8:55 am and 3:25 pm, students are prohibited from using cell phones and headphones/ear buds, including at lunch time.
    • This notice is the only warning students will receive.
    • Starting Monday, 11/29, cell phones and/or headphones/ear buds will not allowed to be used during the school day. Phones and/or headphones/ear buds will be taken and held for parent pick up (students will not get them back at the end of the school day).
    • If a family needs to get a message to their student during the day, they may call the main office or email the student’s teacher(s) and it will be passed on to their student.
    We hope this change will be a positive step towards more engaged and present students with less need for redirection from teachers.
  4. MS Monday Clubs – Because it gets dark earlier now, D & D and MESA clubs will exit out of the front of the building where there is a well-lit covered area for them to wait to be picked up.
  5. MS Orca Cards – ALL Seattle Public middle school students in grades 6th to 8th, regardless of income, are now eligible for a fully-subsidized ORCA card for the 2021-2022 academic year. Income is not a requirement to qualify, however families still need to select an income field. Students who have already received an ORCA card from the Seattle School district do not need to submit an application.
    Families may request a card here:
    Apply for the ORCA Opportunity Middle School Program HERE: https://civiform.seattle.gov/programs/orca-youth-opportunity-sdot
    All applications are reviewed once a week on Mondays, with 12PM being the cutoff time. ORCA cards will be delivered to schools each week by Wednesday.
  6. Black Lives Matter at Hazel Wolf T-shirt design contest — We recognize that Black Lives Matter At School and we are having a T-Shirt Design Contest to show our support for racial equity and justice. The winning design will be sold and available before the Black Lives Matter at School week of action in February. All entries are due before December 10th. For more information, including entry guidelines and where to submit, please see flyer:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dYRLPK5cor8Co5-WMpAd3_QBjCOIpB3fyJ5eBCBj-3Y/edit?usp=sharing
  7. 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’d like to recruit more Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) for the committee. With this help we can continue to support Student Equity Teams, host listening sessions for BIPOC, help BIPOC access vaccines, and host groups so white people can focus on strengthening their anti-racist skills. The Community of Practice for White Women meets twice a month on Sundays at 7. The Community Practice for White Men meets twice a month on Tuesday nights. To learn more or join the REC, email ptsa_rec@hazelwolfk8.org.
  8. Red Robin Fundraiser — Order dinner from the Northgate Red Robin on Tuesday, November 16th from 4-8:00 pm and raise money for school. Go to website: order.redrobin.com and follow these instructions:

• In the menu, go to the category labeled “Fundraisers (To-Go Only).”
• Open “Spirit Night (To-Go) Fundraiser.”
• Add HAZEL WOLF K8 PTSA to the Special Instructions in the Spirit Night item, then add it to cart. Note: if you add the item prior to entering your information, you can still edit it from your cart.
• Add your meal items and check out.
• Arrive at Red Robin, pull into a pickup spot and call the phone number on the sign. A Team Member will bring your order to your car.

You can also dine in during those hours and mention Hazel Wolf K8 PTSA to your server.

  1. Covid, Kids and County Mandates – Join Valley Medical and King County Public Health for a virtual Town Hall Discussion: Covid, Kids and County Mandates: Staying Safe, Keeping Healthy. Tuesday November 16, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Spanish interpretation will be available. Register at: https://valleymed.zoom.us/j/91470465073
    Reminders
  2. Global Reading Challenge – 4th and 5th Grade Classes learned about Seattle Public Library’s Global Reading Challenge in the library last week. Information and Permission Slips went home to families with links to more information about what the GRC entails. Students should bring completed permission slips to Dr. V in the library or to their classroom teachers. Permission slips can be found at: GRC Permission Slip The GRC books are catalogued and ready to be checked out of the library starting this week. There is a PowerPoint Presentation that lists the books with further resources at: Global Reading Challenge 21-22
    Timeline:
    Sign up/Permission Slips for GRC by November 19th
    Start checking out/reading GRC books (November 8th)
    Start meeting with 4th and 5th grade cohorts to discuss books (November 29th-December 3rd )
    Form GRC Teams (January after Winter Break)
    Start meeting/practicing in GRC Teams weekly
    GRC Trivia Challenge (TBD Late January/Early February)

Our first GRC meetings will not occur until the week before Thanksgiving Break so there is plenty of time to sign up. If families have questions, they can email Dr. V at: elvaldez@seattleschools.org

  1. Thanks a Pie Full – This Thanksgiving we are planning to send all our staff home with a pie! Please click here to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ea8a72ba4f58-thanks and help make this happen for all our great staff. More details on the Sign Up.
  2. Hazel Wolf Annual Read-A-Thon — It’s almost that time of year! The Read-a-thon starts MONDAY (November 15th) and ends on the 27th. Dr. V will kickoff the event and forms will go home with students on Monday. Raffle prizes will be available for individual participation and include free hot chocolates from KJ’s coffee and pizza slices from Pagliacci’s pizza. Class participation prizes will be supplied by Zylbersteins. More information to come out this week or visit the site for details. https://hazelwolfk8.org/read-a-thon/
  3. Conferences – Student conferences will be offered from Nov 16 – 24 for K-5, and Nov 18 – 24 for MS. Next week we will be scheduling our ELL families first, and then by teacher (Pack Teacher for MS), we will send you a link so you can sign up. Note that NO conferences will be held after the Thanksgiving Break.
  4. Picture Retake Day (Nov 16) – Families can order photos with check or cash (our photographers are unable to provide change) by returning the order form to the photographer on picture day. After picture day, all orders will need to be placed online.
    Please note that a separate order is required for each student in the household. Please contact schoolsupport@yuenluischools.com with any questions. Thank you!
  5. Alternate Food Drive – This year the school is having a $25 gift card drive from November 1st to December 8th. The office is collecting $25 grocery gift cards (QFC, Fred Meyer & Safeway) that they will distribute to families. This will allow families to purchase what they culturally eat and buy fresh produce. We are trying to be thoughtful of staff exposure and bandwidth so the school staff will be collecting the $25 gift cards instead for the Winter Food Drive. You can also donate to the COVID fund online. This money will be used to purchase gift cards. The cards will be handed out before Winter Break. Thank you!
  6. Middle School SportsWinter Season – Starts December 2nd. Middle School Winter Sports (Boys & Girls Basketball)
    If your student is planning to participate in Basketball, please complete all applicable forms listed below.
    * If your student participated in a Fall Sport then all they need to fill out is the Basketball participation form

MS Athletic Registration form https://www.seattleschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Student-Athletic-Registration-Packet-ADA.pdf

Basketball Participation Form – https://www.seattleschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Safety-Guidelines-Form-Basketball.pdf

MS Physical Participation Form https://www.seattleschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Student-Physical-Participation-Exam-History-ADA.pdf

Athletic Participation COVID Waiver form https://www.seattleschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Activity-Participation-COVID-Waiver-ADA.pdf

Athletic COVID Screening form https://www.seattleschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Screening-COVID-Form-ADA.pdf

Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness form https://www.seattleschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/ConcussionSCA-Awareness-Form_ADA.pdf

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information Sheet https://www.seattleschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/SCA-Information-Form.pdf

Student Insurance/Enrollment Online (if applicable) http://www.myers-stevens.com/enrollment-pageMiddle School and K-8 Athletic Handbook https://www.seattleschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Middle-School-K-8-Handbook-ADA.pdf

Boys Basketball Link https://schoolpay.com/pay/for/2021-22-Boys-Basketball-15/SQ6HeB

Girls Basketball Link https://schoolpay.com/pay/for/2021–22-Girls-Basketball-15/Sdo6C2o

  1. Coat Drive — Each year, we host a coat drive to make sure all Hazel Wolf students have a new winter coat. To sponsor a student(s), please make a donation to the Hazel Wolf COVID fund, which will be used to fund coat requests: https://hazelwolfk8.ejoinme.org/covid19fund. When making your donation, consider that the average coat is $50. You can donate to the coat drive between October 15th and December 15th.

Any funds remaining after meeting all coat requests will be used for Family Support programs. Thank you to our generous Hazel Wolf community for your ongoing support, particularly in light of changes necessitated by COVID limitations.

Hazel Wolf families that want to sign up to receive a coat, can fill out this form (Updated Link): https://forms.gle/s2JLh2VP8tY1u2MU8