What’s So Special About Kindergarten at Hope? By Angela Schubbe
All of life should be as special as Kindergarten.
Kindergarten is the imaginative place where learners can playfully share and create stories together, explore through themes the world they live in, develop creative thinking skills, work collaboratively to problem-solve, and share and reflect upon what they have learned with others.
Kindergarten is the academic place where letters form words that create sentences to express ideas. It is the backdrop canvas on which finger-paints, blocks, math manipulatives, technology tools and literacy center-work develop and refine the Kindergartner’s unique learning abilities.
Kindergarten is a community in which the learner belongs through their contributions and shared perspectives. It is the place where working as partners with classmates allows for new ideas, projects, designs and creativity. Kindergarten is a community that shares and lives the Christian faith.
Kindergarten is the place which facilitates life-long learning. All of life should be as special as Kindergarten.
Please come to our Kindergarten Open House on Tuesday, November 19th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. and see what makes our Hope Lutheran Kindergarten such a special place.
Calendar of Events
Tues. 11/12: Quarter 1 Report Cards Sent Home
Thurs. 11/14: 2:00 PM NED Assembly
Mon. 11/18: 11:30 AM & 12:30 PM Student Safety Assembly
Tues. 11/19: 6:30 PM Kindergarten Prospective Parent Night
1st Quarter Report Cards
Your student’s 1st quarter report card is included in your Tuesday communication packet today! Please sign the outside of the envelope, keep your copy of the report card, and then return the envelope to your homeroom teacher. This process will be repeated every quarter. Please review your child’s report card and contact your teacher with any questions.
Seattle SWAT Team Drill
The Seattle SWAT team has let us know they will be practicing emergency procedures and maneuvers this week on Wednesday and Thursday in a couple houses across 42nd Ave from HopeSchool, so do not be alarmed if you see them this week.
Parent Involvement Program (PIP) Statements
Your 1st quarter PIP statements are being sent home today. Any hours submitted from June 1st to November 8th will be recorded on your statement.
PIP Program Guidelines can be found in your handbook and are as follows:
Each family with children in grades K through 8 is required to contribute (30) thirty volunteer hours per year (per family, not per child). Single parent families are required to contribute (15) fifteen hours per year. The program year runs from June 1st through May 31st of each year. Hours must be worked before May 31st to be credited toward the current school year and hours worked after June 1st will be credited to the following school year. Submit your PIP hours online or pick up a hard copy form through the school office. Online forms can be found at www.hopeseattle.org under “Parents” link, and then select “PIP Form”.
Hope Kindergarten Information Night
November 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Hope Lutheran School will host our Kindergarten Information Night for prospective parents on Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30 PM. Kindergarten is a big stepping stone in your child’s education, and we want to help guide you through that readiness and selection process. We will provide information regarding kindergarten readiness and what to look for in kindergarten from our long-time Preschool Director Mrs.Tornow, as well as hear more about our kindergarten program from our teacher, Mrs.Schubbe. HopePrincipalMrs.Okabayashi will also describe HopeSchool’s programs and philosophy, and you will visit the Kindergarten classroom. Childcare will be provided. We hope you can join us!
Lutheran District News
Many of you know that HopeLutheranSchool is part of a larger Northwest district of LutheranSchools and Churches. I am so sorry to share with you that our much loved Director of Education Services, DickWeniger, passed away last Wednesday night. Mr.Weniger was a huge advocate and support for Lutheran schools, and was a dynamic and charismatic leader. He will be missed greatly. Please join us in praying for him, his wife Martha, and his two children who also serve in education/youth ministry.
Public Meeting with City of Seattle Planning and Development
Tuesday, November 19th, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Hope in the Fellowship Hall. This meeting is focused on a mixed-use development proposal at 4535 44th Ave SW (DPD Land Use Application #3014846). The focus of this Department of Planning and Development (DPD) staff-facilitated meeting is to allow neighbors to ask questions and voice concerns/support about the proposed development to DPD.
Support Hope Lutheran with the Holiday Wreath and Tree Sale
Our PTH of Hope Lutheran School and the Parent Association of Seattle Lutheran High School are offering Christmas trees, wreaths and other holiday greenery for sale, from now until Friday, November 22nd. Preorder a Noble Fir tree of up to 7 feet for just $45, and wreaths are available in 22-, 24-, and 30-inch sizes. A perennial best-seller is the 25-foot garland for $28. Wrap up your decorating by ordering the $100 Hope special, which includes a wreath, garland, tree and centerpiece.
Pick up for HopeLutheranSchool will be on Friday, December 6th in the Lowers from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.
Questions: Contact LoriHo at email@example.com or call 206-852-0959 if you have any questions
Parent Involvement Program (PIP) Opportunity
Hope Lutheran Christmas Greens Fundraiser:
We are still looking for volunteers to help out on the wreath and tree lot on 12/6. Volunteers are needed to help prep the lot starting at 1:00pm and any helpers from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Please contact LoriHo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-852-0959 if you would like to sign up to volunteer.
NED Assembly Help: Need volunteers to man a table to sell yo-yo’s and accessories on Friday, November 15th and the week of November 18th Help is needed before school from 8:00 to 8:30 AM and after school from 2:45 to 315 PM. Call Mrs. Wallace if you are able to help at 206-935-8500.
Gift and Goodies Sale – Sunday, November 24th
Check out the fellowship hall on Sunday, November 24th between 7:30 am and 12:30 pm for wonderful items that have been collected for this sale! With the sale just four days before Thanksgiving, there will be a generous variety of pies and other delicious baked goods for your dinner. There will also be a lovely selection of holiday collectables and decorative items, quilts, items for children, and gently used books. And as a special treat for this year, the children of HopeSchool are contributing their time and talents to decorate banners for a silent auction.
The Gift and Goodies Sale is a big fundraiser for the Hope Church Women’s Ministries. The money supports many missions as well as enables the church to purchase items not covered by the budget.
Lost and Found
We are in the process of cleaning and sorting all of our lost and found items from the first quarter. If there are clothing items that your child is missing, please contact us at 206-935-8500 by this Friday as all items will then be donated. Thank you.