Seahawk Mania by Kristen Okabayashi
I was surprised and in awe of the Seahawk spirit demonstrated last week, not just here at Hope, but in all of Seattle. Everywhere I went, it seemed that the majority of people were dressed in Seahawk apparel, with 12th man flags on cars and on businesses, and even skyscrapers downtown and the Space Needle showing their Seahawk spirit. Every time I logged onto Facebook, it seemed that 2/3 of the posts were related to the Seahawks. I have lived in Olympia and Seattle almost my entire life, and I have never seen such demonstrations of pride and civic spirit. I really believe that none of us were in doubt about what the outcome of the game would be.
Like many of you, I have been very inspired by Seahawk Coach Pete Carroll. I love his positive energy, and his ability to take a big bunch of misfits who were overlooked in the NFL, and turn them into a Super Bowl winning team. Russell Wilson is too short, Doug Baldwin wasn’t drafted, and who is this Malcolm Smith? (I do have to say I didn’t know who Smith was until Sunday). Another quality about Pete Carroll that I love is his ability to let his players be themselves. Marshawn Lynch is a man of action not words, so Carroll lets him be quiet and just play hard. He lets Richard Sherman be a man of action and words, even if the words are not always appropriate. In the previous game versus the 49ers, Carroll called for the kicking team to kick a field goal, and the kicker let him know he thought they should go for the 4th down, so he changed his mind. There is much we can learn from Carroll as educators and parents!
I’ve also been so inspired by Russell Wilson. After the Super Bowl win, the first words out of his mouth were to give God the glory for the win. His faith continues to keep him grounded and focused, and he is such a humble leader, especially for someone his age. This has been such a magical season for our Hawks. Thanks for sharing it with us!
Calendar of Events
Thurs. & Fri. 2/6 & 2/7: Spirit Days
Fri. 2/7: Free Dress Day
Sun. 2/9: 4:30 PM LEST Review
Mon. – Wed. 2/10 to 2/12: Spirit Days
Tues. 2/11: 6:30 PM All School Auction Meeting
Wed. 2/12: 8:40 am Chapel w/Mr. Kopecky & 2nd Quarter Honor Roll Recognition / Noon Dismissal / ESC & Sand Dollar Club Open
Thurs. & Fri. 2/13 & 2/14: No School LEST / ESC & Sand Dollar Club Open
Chapel Change for Tomorrow
We will not have chapel services tomorrow due to our SOAR day. Middle school honor awards will be presented at next week’s chapel, February 12. Our 6th grade was scheduled to lead chapel tomorrow and they have been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 19.
2nd Quarter Honor Roll
Congratulations to the following students for achievement of Honor Roll for Quarter 2:
Scholastic Merit – Spencer H.
Honor Roll – Kylie B., Simon C., Hudson M., Jake H., Luke M., Brendan R.
Principal’s List – Natalie G., Moselle H., Sarah J., Michael L., Troy M., Nicholas S.
Honor Roll – Guillermo C., Sofie C., Gavin D., Callie G., Andrew K., David L., Logan P., Quin T.
Principal’s List – Maddie J., Mikayla M., Hannah M.
Scholastic Merit – Zahara B.
Honor Roll – Leo C., Isabella J., Alex O.
Principal’s List – Jordan M., Alexander S., Connor W.
LEST Spirit Days – Feb. 6 – 12
As we gear up for LEST, here are our spirit day themes:
Thursday Feb. 6: Trade your Age – Preschool through Grade 4 dress like a grown up; grades 5 and up dress like a little kid. Teachers pick any age.
Friday Feb. 7: Wear your favorite color! Try to be in that color from top to toes!
Monday Feb. 10: Pajama Day – Forgot to get dressed? No worries.
Tuesday Feb. 11: Wacky Tacky – You don’t want to match.
Wednesday Feb. 12: Blue and Gold – Wear our school colors, show your school pride!
Reminder that regular school uniform needs to be worn if you do not participate in spirit days.
LEST Review – Sunday, Feb. 9!
On Sunday, February 9, you are invited to join us for our “LEST Review” beginning at 4:30 PM. This event provides an opportunity for our fine arts LEST competitors to perform in front of a live audience before LEST, and gives a chance for family and friends who are not traveling down to Portland with us to preview our events. The audience will hear our Glee Club directed by Sara Kunkel, pianists and vocalists directed by Thad Franklin, and our thespians will perform “Hysterical History of the Trojan War” directed by Sandra Scragg and Mary Norton. The performance will be at the Seattle Lutheran High School gym, around the corner from Hope on Genesee.
All School Auction Meeting – Feb. 11
Come join us as we continue our preparations for the Hope Lutheran School 2014 Gala Dinner and Auction. Our biggest PTH fundraiser of the year is now only 6 weeks away!
Anyone is welcome! We have extended our deadline for donations – please have all donations in by Feb. 21st. There is still a lot to be done to make this important event a success. Be there to help support our great school. All Committee Chairs, Committee Members and PTH Members: please be prepared to discuss the progress made in your specific task. See you there!
Kelly Gorman – 206.229.4181 – CKlGorman@comcast.net
Jennifer Young – 206.915.6427 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope Lutheran School T-shirts
If you missed ordering your LEST gear or just want a Hope Lutheran School navy t-shirt, we have a limited supply available for $10 each; first come, first serve. We have 4 youth smalls, 5 youth mediums, 5 adult smalls, 5 adult mediums, and 2 adult larges. Buy your shirts in the school office.
Hope Church Membership Class
Hope 101, the church membership class, will begin on Monday, March 3rd and run through April 7th, from 7:00-8:30 pm. Childcare is available. Please email Patra Mueller, Family Life Minister, at email@example.com if you are interested in becoming a member of Hope Lutheran Church.