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June 2, 2021

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Hazelwood Families,

June is here and it is hard to believe the school year is coming to an end soon. We have made it through a historic school year, with all of the challenges of a global pandemic...and we couldn’t be prouder of our students’ resiliency. Thank you, families, for your support and perseverance as we moved from total online learning to a phased in hybrid option. We are a learning community that values the diversity of our students and are proud to offer learning opportunities that meet each student’s needs. Summer now provides a much needed time to reconnect with our families, recharge, and find some rest from the busy school year. That being said, we still have just over 3 weeks left and learning is still happening. Let’s all work together to end the year strong. Here are some important things that you need to know.

Library Books: All library books for all Hazelwood students should be returned to the school by June 9th. Please email Ms. Whicker (whickert@edmonds.wednet.edu) if books have been lost.

Stay focused on learning: We still have important learning left in the school year and we want all students present in person or on Zoom. Please be checking in with your child to make sure they are attending, participating, and completing their assignments.

Sixth Grade Graduation: We will be honoring our sixth grade class with a drive-through event on Tuesday, June 22nd from 2:00-3:00. We are so proud of this amazing 6th grade class and their flexibility and resilience!

Last Day: The last day of school is Thursday, June 24th and that day will be early release. All students will be learning from 9:50-12:50 that day. Report cards will be available the following week in Skyward.

Thank you for all that you do to support your child’s learning this year. We appreciate you!

In partnership,

Mrs. Lee


Hazelwood Families,

June está aquí y es difícil creer que el año escolar llegará a su fin pronto. Hemos superado un año escolar histórico, con todos los desafíos de una pandemia global ... y no podríamos estar más orgullosos de la capacidad de recuperación de nuestros estudiantes. Gracias, familias, por su apoyo y perseverancia mientras pasamos del aprendizaje en línea total a una opción híbrida por fases. Somos una comunidad de aprendizaje que valora la diversidad de nuestros estudiantes y estamos orgullosos de ofrecer oportunidades de aprendizaje que satisfacen las necesidades de cada estudiante. El verano ahora brinda un tiempo muy necesario para volver a conectar con nuestras familias, recargar energías y descansar un poco del ajetreado año escolar. Dicho esto, todavía nos quedan poco más de 3 semanas y todavía se está aprendiendo. Trabajemos todos juntos para terminar el año con fuerza. Aquí hay algunas cosas importantes que necesita saber.

Libros de la biblioteca: Todos los libros de la biblioteca para todos los estudiantes de Hazelwood deben devolverse a la escuela antes del 9 de junio. Envíe un correo electrónico a la Sra. Whicker (whickert@edmonds.wednet.edu) si se han perdido libros.

Manténgase enfocado en el aprendizaje: todavía nos queda aprendizaje importante en el año escolar y queremos que todos los estudiantes estén presentes en persona o en Zoom. Por favor, consulte con su hijo para asegurarse de que asista, participe y complete sus tareas.

Graduación de sexto grado: Graduación de sexto grado: Honraremos a nuestra clase de sexto grado con un evento de autoservicio el martes 22 de junio de 2: 00-3: 00. ¡Estamos muy orgullosos de esta increíble clase de sexto grado y de su flexibilidad y resistencia!

Último día: El último día de clases es el jueves 24 de junio y ese día saldrá temprano. Todos los estudiantes aprenderán de 9: 50-12: 50 ese día. Las boletas de calificaciones estarán disponibles la semana siguiente en Skyward.

Gracias por todo lo que hace para apoyar el aprendizaje de su hijo este año. ¡Te apreciamos!

En sociedad, la

Sra. Lee

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End Of Year Specialists Party!!

Join Mr. Boyce, Ms. Whicker and Ms. Moyer for an end of year Specials celebration! Wear your silliest headwear or facemask. We’ll be playing games, dancing, singing, and playing trivia. Pets and siblings are invited!

¡Únase al Sr. Boyce, la Sra. Whicker y la Sra. Moyer para una celebración especial de fin de año! Use su sombrero o mascarilla más tontos. Jugaremos, bailaremos, cantaremos y jugaremos preguntas. ¡Se invitan mascotas y hermanos!

Specials Party Zoom Link

Tuesday, June 22nd (Early release)

Thursday, June 24th (Early release)

Cohort C Intermediate (3-6)


Cohort C Primary (K-2)


Cohort A Intermediate (3-6)


Cohort B Intermediate (3-6)


Cohort A Primary (K-2)


Cohort B Primary (K-2)


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Scholastic Drive Through Book Fair

Wednesday, June 16th, 2-5pm

3300 204th Street Southwest

Lynnwood, WA

Mark your calendars: Our Scholastic Book Fair this spring will be set up with a drive up model. Look for flyers to be sent out soon!

Did You Miss The Author Visit?

Hazelwood was excited to host Aron Steinke, a well-known Northwest children's writer in May. If your family was not able to participate in his Zoom assembly session, we have the recording available during the month of June. Enjoy!

Topic: Aron Steinke Author visit
Start Time : May 26, 2021 10:10 AM

Meeting Recording:

Access Passcode: cd!=3muJ

Personal Safety Lessons

Over the course of the next few weeks, your child will be participating in a lesson about personal safety. These lessons are required by law to help educate students about how to keep themselves safe and prevent sexual abuse.

In these lessons, students will learn that they are in control of their own bodies, that they can rely on their families and community to protect them, and how to identify safe and unsafe touch. Please remember to talk with your children about safety rules at home and in the community. Here are some resources for parents to talk about sexual abuse prevention with kids.

If you have any questions regarding this lesson, please contact or office at 425-431-7884.

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PTA Appreciation

As we end the school year, please join me in acknowledging the extra time and effort that our PTA leadership team put into making the school year better for our community. Our PTA Board included the following people:

Co-Presidents: Katy Bernhardt, Yvette Soto

Vice President: Bri McInelly

Secretary: Shawna Crompton

Treasurer: Jenn McKeown

Volunteer Coordinator: Eman Abujayyab

Membership Coordinator: Karin Cross

Did you know? PTA provides enriching opportunities to our school each year. This year was unprecedented and our PTA set the bar high in support of students. Our PTA and learning community worked together to provide the following for students. (The list is not exhaustive.)

  • School supplies
  • Assemblies
  • Anchored Families- parent support during the pandemic
  • Emergency supplies
  • Teacher grants for the classroom
  • Staff appreciation gifts
  • Library books
  • Special Events: Movie Night, Greatest Kids On Earth Drive Through Event
  • School Pictures Drive Through Event

Thank you, PTA!!! You have made a positive difference in our community!

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Looking Forward To Summer

While we are all looking forward to a bit more down time, summer with kids out of school can present some parenting challenges...from sibling rivalry, to structuring the day, finding commonsense limits to screen time, and helping kids grow in their social/emotional skills at home. Some resources in this newsletter might help.

Of particular concern in the mental health field right now is the issue screen time and its effect on mental health in kids. Hopefully, some of the resources included here might empower you to try to make this summer with your families "More Green and LESS Screen!" As we move out of pandemic online learning and into summer, this is a great opportunity to make some healthy changes that support the mental health of all children.

Kids and Screen Time: Mayo Clinic Radio
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Big Emotions and Children

It happens every year. Around the middle of May children begin having emotional outbursts, often related to school ending. The school routine that students have gotten used to begins to loosen and unknown summer routines cause anxiety for many children. Fun end of year activities, assessments, leaving a loved teacher, and discussions about what will be expected in the next grade cause added stress. If you notice your child is having big feelings about the ending of the school year, here are some suggestions that might help.

  • Make sure to validate their feelings and comfort them.
  • Discuss with your child or the teacher (if needed) to figure out what specific struggles they are having.
  • Don't force them to participate in the extra, fun, end of year activities if it is causing stress.
  • Give them plenty of time to recharge and take time away from screens.

Based on information found in "Why your Highly Sensitive Child Struggles During The Last Weeks of School", https://www.thehighlysensitivechild.com/why-your-highly-sensitive-child-struggles-during-the-last-weeks-of-school/

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