Hazel Wolf K-8

Hazel Wolf

Oct 8, 2023 Weekly Bulletin

Upcoming Dates:

  • Reflections Art Contest (ongoing, through November 6th)
  • Picture Day
    • Tuesday, October 10, Elementary School
    • Wednesday, October 11, Middle School
  • Friday, October 13th No School
  • Tuesday, October 17th Musical Event with Mads Hansen Kapel
  • Wednesday, October 18th 6pm – Ski bus (Wed & Fri) info night – Join the Ski bus meeting    
  • Friday, October 27th Hazel Wolf K-8 Skate Party, 5pm
  • Saturday, November 4th Winter Clothing and Ski Swap – Hosted at School (more details to come)
  • Friday, November 10th Veteran’s Day Observed (no school)
  • Wednesday, Nov 15th Picture Retake Day and 6th Graders will take their pictures.
  • Monday November 20th-Wednesday November 22nd Parent Teacher Conferences (no school)
  • Wednesday, Nov 29th MOD Pizza Dine-Out Fundraiser
  • Saturday, Dec 9th Hazel Wolf Kraken Game, 7pm

All School Announcements

Message from Dr. Breuder:

Thank you so much for attending Curriculum Night last week.  We hope the sessions with teachers were informative and helpful in learning about what is happening in your child’s class(es).    

This first week of October was busy for the staff and students at Hazel Wolf! Students in grades 1 and 2 participated in DIBELS testing, which is a reading assessment.  The MAP window (Measurement of Student Progress) also opened this week for students in grades 1-8.  This window is open through October 24, so students will take the MAP test sometime between October 4 -24.  Many grades started testing last week.

We continue to work on PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Systems of Support) as we focus on ways we can show that we are Curious, Caring, Connected, and Supported at Hazel Wolf K-8.  We had our first Buddy Day this last Friday, where students in older grades connected with students in younger grades.  This is one way for our community to connect across the school as we build relationships across grades. 

This week our 6th-graders will be at Mt. Rainier Institute (MRI).  We are excited for them to spend four days in this outdoor education program. 

I know there was an email sent out to SPS families about schools that are needing to reconfigure classes due to K-3 staffing allocations and class size.  Please note that Hazel Wolf is not one of those schools.  We do know that this impacts many, many colleagues, families, friends, students, etc. at other schools.  Although there are 40 schools in SPS that are going through reconfigurations right now, please be assured that we are not reconfiguring classes at Hazel Wolf at this time.   

  • No School on Friday, October 13th: This Friday there is no school, as it is a statewide in-service today for all K-12 students in Washington state.  Hazel Wolf staff will be participating in professional development on Friday. 
  • Lost and Found: The Lost & Found is already FULL!  If you think your child is missing an item of clothing, a food container, or water bottle, please have them visit the Lost & Found area to look for their missing items.  Parents are also always welcome to look through the Lost & Found; please check in at the office first.

A couple of additional details: The Wednesday program can take some younger kids(1st and 2nd grades) with prior ski experience.  Another question that has been raised has been about supervision. Students that are registered in lessons are never left alone without a chaperone or ski instructor at any time. There is a handoff from chaperone to ski instructor at the beginning and end and a head count before we head home. Please join the on-line meeting to learn more!

“The Musical Note” – from Ms. Allenton

Hello families! I wanted to share an opportunity for kids in 1st grade-4th grade  who love to sing and dance. This year, our school spring musical will be Honk! Jr., which is the story of the Ugly Duckling. In order to most effectively tell our story and to invite more members of our learning community, we will host auditions for the duckling siblings beginning this fall. 

Audition requirements:

  • Email a 1 minute video of your child singing to a karaoke/instrumental track to me at cdallenton@seattleschools.org
  • Deadline for initial video is October 15th.
  • Must be 4’5″ or under in height.
  • Be available for a callback dance and song follow up audition in November.
  • Be available for rehearsals after school from April to June. 1x week or less at first. Nearly every day just before performances. Weekend for shows. 
  • Understand that we can cast only 4 ducklings. Not everyone who auditions will be cast in the show. Auditioning can be a great learning experience for kids and families that helps develop resilience and empathy. 

Email Ms. Allenton if you have questions or need clarification. cdallenton@seattleschools.org

  • Sunday, December 3rd: Barnes and Noble Fundraiser. Show Choir sings at 3:30 and 4:30. More details to come including our fundraising voucher code. Proceeds support building our general music library and the drama department.  
  • Thursday, December 7: Jungle Book performance @ 5:30. 
  • Friday, December 8: Jungle Book performance @ 5:30.
  • Saturday, December 9: Jungle Book performance @ 2:00.
  • Sunday, December 10: Jungle Book performance @ 2:00. 

PTSA Announcements and Events

  • 2nd annual Winter clothing and ski swap – Start gathering winter/rain/ski gear you and or your kids no longer need. Details to come on the consignment process. Mark your calendars to shop new and used gear Nov 4th at Hazel Wolf. A portion of all proceeds will go to the PTSA. Thanks for your support and we can’t wait to gather during this fun Reduce/Reuse event mixed with a dash of new product.  
  • Coat Drive: Help keep all Hazel Wolf students warm this winter! Sponsor a student by providing them with funds for a new coat. The school is accepting Target gift cards in denominations of $25 or $50 (please write the amount on the back of the card). Please drop them off in the main office. If you have questions or would like to purchase gift card(s) online, please email coatdrive@hazelwolfk8.orgfor instructions. Each student will be given $50 in gift cards to purchase a new coat. Donations and requests will be accepted through October 30th. Questions about requesting a coat? Please email Miranda Sullivan  at misullivan@seattleschools.org or Kristin Marcu kemarcu@seattleschools.org
  • PTSA General session: Thursday October 19th, 6:30-8:00pm 

Please join us for the first PTSA General Session!

  • Principal report from Dr. Breuder
  • Budget update: We will be voting on the PTSA budget during this meeting.  While anyone can attend, only members can participate in the voting.  Come Join the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA now and have a stay on which programs get funding from the PTSA!
  • Hazel Wolf K-8 Skate Party  October 27:  Join your classmates & friends for our annual Winter School Skate Party at Lynnwood Bowl & Skate. We have the Roller skating Rink reserved from 5pm-7pm. Tickets are available at the door exclusively for Hazel Wolf Students, Staff & friends. Prices will be $8 for roller skates & and an additional $4 for in-lines. please contact Sabra warren with questions: sabrahallphoto@gmail.com or 206-931-3613 
  • MOD Pizza Dine Out Fundraiser November 29th:  More details to come about this great fundraiser! The restaurant is located at 17171 Bothell Way NE, Suite A004 Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
  • Hazel Wolf Kraken game at Climate Pledge Arena December 9:  Updated kraken ticket link below! The $50 tickets are sold out but there are still some left at the $60 & $80 price point. Get your Hazel Wolf Kraken Tickets  Please contact Sabra Warren with questions sabrahallphoto@gmail.com or 206-931-3613 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer Opportunities:
    • Staff Appreciation Lead: The PTSA loves to support and thank staff. We can’t do this without parent help. Would you like to organize staff appreciation events? Please contact Christa Kleiner if you’re interested. 206-335-2497 president@hazelwolfk8.org
    • Band/Orchestra/Instrumental Music support – Mr. Stevens would love 1-2 parent volunteers to help make his programming a success. Please contact Christa Kleiner if you’re interested. 206-335-2497 president@hazelwolfk8.org
  • PTSA Executive board and Lead positions: 

-PTSA Vice President – Do you have a desire to understand how our PTSA non-profit supports our school? The VP position is a wonderful way to advocate for our school and get involved. Please reach out to Christa by text 206-335-2497 or email president@hazelwolfk8.org 

-Spelling Bee Lead – Did you love the spelling bee as a kid? Perfect, we would love for you to help us plan the spelling bee. For more information contact Sara Kent at studentenrichment@hazelwolfk8.org 

-Party Planner/Social Event Coordinator – we’re bringing back an in-person fundraising social event. Help us plan a party to celebrate our school, build community and raise critical funds for our e-stem programming! If you haven’t done this before, no worries – we’ll make it fun and teach you what to do. Please reach out to Christa by text/call 206-335-2497 or email president@hazelwolfk8.org 

Community Events

  • Enjoy free concerts: The Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series is celebrating our 16th year of celebrating community and the creative power of music. Live performance is a hallmark of a great urban center, and we believe a city should take every chance it can to present it. We are thrilled to offer our local area students and their families complimentary tickets to either one of our headliner shows at Meydenbauer Center Theatre:

Friday, October 6, 7:30pm – Stacy Jones Band            

Saturday, October 7, 7:30pm – Pearl Django with Gail Pettis

Click on the link(s) above and it will prompt you to advance with ticket reservations via Eventbrite. If needed, comp code for the Fri, 10/6 performance is Bellevue1, for Sat, 10/7 it is Bellevue2. Thank you!