Hazel Wolf K-8

Hazel Wolf

Sept 24, 2023 Weekly Bulletin

Hazel Wolf K-8 Principal’s Weekly Bulletin
September 24, 2023

Upcoming Dates:

  • Tuesday, 9/26, 9:30am Volunteer Orientation (Teams)– HWK8 Volunteer Orientation
  • Curriculum Night
    • October 4th, Middle School Curriculum Night (in-person), 6:00-7:40pm
    • October 5th, Elementary School Curriculum Night (online on Teams), 6:00-7:05pm
  • 10/9-10/12 6th-graders to Mt. Rainier Institute (MRI)
  • Picture Day
    • Tuesday, October 10, Elementary School
    • Wednesday, October 11, Middle School
    • Note – 6th Graders will take their pictures on November 15th – Retake Day
  • October 18th 6pm Zoom – Ski bus(Wed & Fri) info night – Click here to join the meeting
  • Nov 4th Winter Clothing and Ski Swap – Hosted at School
  • Nov 15th Picture Retake Day and 6th Graders will take their pictures
  • Friday, 10/27 Hazel Wolf K-8 Skate Party, 5pm

All School Announcements

Message from Dr. Breuder:

It’s been a busy week at Hazel Wolf! Students and staff are settling into routines and digging into content and curriculum. We are enjoying seeing students engaging in learning in all spaces of the school.

  • E-Stem Storyline: Hazel Wolf K-8 is proud to be an E-Stem school. If you haven’t seen the E-Stem Storyline, please look at the school website for this information. Our staff is committed to connecting our work to the storyline, which includes our many overnight outdoor education programs, field trips, and in-class learning. This week in our staff meeting, the third-grade team shared some of their work that connects to the storyline. Mr. Fogarty, our E-Stem Coordinator, also presented the overarching E-Stem work and goals for the year, which includes creating an E-Stem committee. Stay tuned for more information about E-Stem work at Hazel Wolf K-8!
  • MAP testing: The testing window for MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) begins October 4th and goes to October 25th. Grades 1-8 will take the MAP test during that testing window. We recognize that this district-required standardized test is just one assessment that is used when we are looking at student data. There are many other tools we use when measuring academic progress at Hazel Wolf. Teachers will send out grade-level testing schedules, so please look for that information to come from your child’s teacher.
  • Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month: September 15-October 15 is National Hispanic American (Latinx) Heritage Month. This helps us recognize the many contributions and influences LatinX Americans have on our country’s history, culture and achievements. The LatinX community is a hugely diverse group, and the LatinX/Hispanic community includes 23 countries that are made up of different holidays, celebrations, cultures and races. Many LatinX countries all celebrate their independence days in September. We also want to acknowledge and recognize our Afro-LatinX population and their continued contributions to our thriving communities.
  • I’m attaching some links for you and your family to learn more and to celebrate this month and throughout the year.

Message from Mr. Smith:
Are your students interested in skiing or snowboarding this winter? If so, please join us for our online information session on Wednesday, October 18th at 6:00pm. We’ll be going over both programs and answering questions via Teams. The programs we offer are for the following groups:

  • Wednesday evenings (K-8th grades)
  • Friday nights (5th-8th grades)

PTSA Announcements and Events

Volunteering at Hazel Wolf: Thank you to those who have attended the Volunteer Orientation sessions.  It was great to see so many who are so eager to help our school.   Volunteer Orientations available in September and October are as follows:

  • 9/26 @ 9:30am
  • 10/16 @ 5:00pm
  • 10/30 @ 9:30am
  • 11/13 @ 5:00pm

Join the HWK8 Volunteer Orientation Teams Meeting

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.

Join the Racial Equity Committee (REC) —Our goals focus 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 encourage and prioritize Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) families joining the committee and we welcome all families willing to DO racial equity work.
We build community, 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! We are looking for families to join a 1x a month meeting and to help with other special events like multicultural potluck and some other exciting events that we can’t wait to discuss.
To learn more or join the REC, email Gloria Okada at ptsa_rec@hazelwolfk8.org.

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.org for 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
Want to stay informed? Check out the following links:
Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA – our volunteer-driven Parent Teacher Student Association – strives to build community, support school programs, and help families stay connected through events, fundraisers & more!

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  • Add our Google Calendar to yours
    -Join the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA which is only $15 a year!
  • Join the Hazel Wolf K-8 Community Group on Facebook

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

Hazel Wolf Kraken game at Climate Pledge Arena December 9: We have 200 tickets reserved for Hazel Wolf families for the Saturday December 9th game at a discounted rate of $55 per ticket. Tickets are spread throughout the arena and not all in the same section. We expect tickets to sell out, so buy early. Get your Kraken Tickets
Please contact Sabra Warren with questions sabrahallphoto@gmail.com or 206-931-3613

Volunteer Opportunities
-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 – Do you love to think of creative ways to get community together? Please reach out to Christa by text/call 206-335-2497 or email president@hazelwolfk8.org

Lunch volunteers: We are looking for some parent volunteers in the kitchen to help serve lunches, as we are short-staffed in our kitchen. Times we would love volunteers to help are:

  • 11:15-11:40 (Middle School)
  • 11:50-12:15 (K-2)
  • 12:25-12:50 (3-5)

If interested you will need to have been cleared through the volunteer clearance process, which includes an online Volunteer Orientation. Please sign up to volunteer at lunch.

Volunteer Coordinator for Ms. Allenton: Ms. Allenton is looking for a parent volunteer who can manage the sign in sheets for parent meetings and helps track volunteer clearance with Ms. Jackson. If you think you are interested, please email Ms. Allenton at cdallenton@seattleschools.org

Community Events
Rain City Showcase: This is a preseason NBA game happening on October 10th. There is currently an offer for a Family Bundle deal for this upcoming game, featuring the LA Clippers and Western Conference Rivals Utah Jazz! You don’t want to miss the opportunity to see NBA basketball back underneath our roof with your family and friends! The Family Bundles include 4 Hempler’s all-beef hot dogs, and 1 box of popcorn. You can buy the bundles.

Squirrelly Workshop: After-School ART CLASSES! Come join Squirrelly for afternoons full of inspiration, community building and creative immersion. We have art classes every day after school ranging from painting and print-making to cooking, sewing, ceramics and more! Visit | Seattle Art Studio for Kids for details and to register! Questions? Call 206-491-9965. Join us this fall for these inspiring 4-5 week elementary age series:
Sept: Create Like the Modern Masters! Learn about Warhol, Haring, Hockney and Koons, then paint and create masterpieces for your own home. (2 weeks left!)
Oct/Nov: Autumn Arts Collection. Create a ceramic Thanksgiving platter, learn Formline design, make candy mosaics, a book of poetry and more!Nov/Dec: Surprise Holiday Gift Making. Try new art forms and create 4-5 unique and lovely holiday gifts for family and friends, all wrapped and ready to give.
Note: Scholarships and financial assistance are available.
Squirrelly Workshop Art Classes for Tweens, Teens & All Ages!
Slab Vessels and Other Clay Stuff: 2 Friday evenings, 9/22 & 10/6, 6:30-8:30pmCollage Self-Portraits w/ Photo Transparencies: 2 Fri evenings, 10/20 & 10/27, 6:30-8:30pmAcrylic Painting: Friday, 11/10, 6:30-8:30pmSurprise Holiday Gift Making: 3 Friday evenings, 11/17, 12/1, & 12/8, 6:30-8:30pm
Check out the All Ages classes that include Indian cooking, Chinese Dumpling making, Block Printing & Mixed Media! Check the website often for new classes and let us know if you have any special class requests. Thank you!

Want to stay informed? Check out the following links:
Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA – our volunteer-driven Parent Teacher Student Association – strives to build community, support school programs, and help families stay connected through events, fundraisers & more!

  • Subscribe to email updates from our blog
  • Add our Google Calendar to yours
    -Join the Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA which is only $15 a year!
  • Join the Hazel Wolf K-8 Community Group on Facebook