Hope School Updates by Kristen Okabayashi
Welcome back everyone! It was wonderful seeing all our students arrive at school yesterday morning; everyone looks rested and relaxed. Today’s newsletter article is all about updates:
Auction update – our March auction netted $38,513, which goes to our Parents and Teachers of Hope association (PTH), which directly supports our school in many ways. In addition, our Make-A-Difference campaign towards school restroom remodeling raised $9,375. If you missed the auction and would still like to donate towards our Make-A-Difference item, you can drop off a check at the school office and just write “Make-A-Difference” on the memo line. We would appreciate it! Thank you to everyone who attended or supported our auction; it was a wonderful community event! Thanks again to our auction chairs, Kelly Gorman and Jennifer Young, along with Sally Heit, for your hours and hours of time spent volunteering for this event.
Building Update – the proposed project across the alley has hit some challenges, especially with the alley not going all the way through, and there is now a public meeting scheduled for May 8 at 7:00 PM at the West Seattle Senior Center. If you are able to attend, we would love to see a good showing of Hope School parents in attendance. People will be able to talk and/or present written comments so we would appreciate your attendance very much! We are strongly opposed to this project and want to be sure that the city realizes that.
Door Access System Update – this project continues to be worked on but the vendor has had some unexpected delays in parts. It is frustrating to us but I wanted to let you know that it will be completed soon.
Oso Chapel Offerings – Our students have been very generous in chapel offerings this month, donating $532.97 so far, all of which will be donated to Oso families in need via United Way. Tomorrow’s chapel offering will be the last one included, so please encourage your children to donate if they would like to support these families both financially and also with prayer. Thank you!
Calendar of Events
Wed. 4/30: 8:40 AM Chapel w/Gr. 4, Chapel Band & Choir / Financial Aid Application Deadline
Fri. 5/2: Free Dress Day / 3:15 PM Rocket Club
Mon. – Fri. May 5-9: Teacher Appreciation Week
Wed. 5/7: 8:40 AM Chapel w/Mr. Kopecky / Health Screening Day / 5:30 PTH Meeting
After School Rocket Club
Our after school Rocket Club will meet on Friday’s from 3:15 to 5:00 pm May 2nd, 9th & 16th. Bring a snack and meet in our 6th grade classroom on the 2nd floor. Pre-registration required to participate in this club. Contact the school office at 206-935-8500.
PTH General Assembly – Wednesday, May 7
You will earn double PIP hours for this meeting and enter a drawing to win at $25 scrip card! On Wednesday, May 7th the school body and the P arents and T eachers of H ope (PTH) are having our third and last of our General Assembly Meetings. General school business is conducted and these meetings are for all parents. The event starts at 5:30 pm in the Commons with a dessert & coffee time (bring your favorite dessert/coffee provided) and our school business will begin at 6:00 pm. For those with younger children, childcare will be available from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
School Health Screening – May 7
Wednesday, May 7 will be our scheduled health screening day. You may opt out of these screenings by completing the form enclosed in your Tuesday envelope. Please call Mrs. Wallace at 206-935-8500 with any questions.
Grandparents / Special Person Day – May 14
Wednesday, May 14, all grandparents or that special person are invited to attend a day of celebration. We will start off at 8:40 AM with a welcome by our Principal, Mrs. Okabayashi and Pastor Peter in the Sanctuary followed by our Chapel service. On the agenda: brunch, our spring musical, visits to the classrooms and our book fair. Sign-up sheets where sent home prior to spring break and RSVP’s are due Friday, May 9th. Please also plan on joining us at 10:30 AM or 7:00 PM for our Spring Musical in the Church Sanctuary – all are welcome!
12th Annual Eagle Golf Classic Tournament – May 31st
Over the Easter holiday and spring break we saw many people outside taking advantage of sunny weather (or at least “no rain” weather) and getting out onto the golf course. This is a perfect time to work on that swing for the Eagle Classic on May 31st! Registration is open online at www.hopeseattle.org (click the red ‘Donate’ button on the church home page), or pick up a form in the school or church office. Registration deadline is May 16th, so don’t delay in forming your team! There will be plenty of fun competitions throughout the course as well as great food and fellowship!
PIP Opportunities Still Needed
Are you still in need of PIP Hours? Here are several opportunities available:
- Teacher Appreciation Week – May 5-9: Contact Sonjia Barker @ 206-310-6103
- Teacher Appreciation Week – May 9: Need dessert items for Luncheon – Contact Sonjia Barker @ 206-310-6103
- Track Meet @ WS Stadium – May 20th: Contact Mr. Kapels at email@example.com
- Golf Eagle Classic Tournament – May 31st: Contact Mr. Kapels at firstname.lastname@example.org
All PIP Hours MUST be worked and submitted to the school by end of day May 31st. Contact Mrs. Wallace with any questions regarding your PIP statement.
Shop at eScrip merchants & earn all summer long for Hope Lutheran School!
If you haven’t signed up for eScrip yet, please take a few minutes and do so now by visiting escrip.com/signup. There are many ways to earn, and there is no cost to you.
If you are already an eScrip supporter, make sure all your participating grocery club and payment cards are registered and up-to-date. Remember, to earn, you will want to use your registered cards at every opportunity. Thank you. We appreciate your time and support!
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is coming July 21-25, 9:00-noon!
“Weird Animals- Where Jesus’ Love is one of a Kind” is the theme this year! It is a great week of fun, crafts & more! We have space for children entering grades 1-5 in the fall. Preschool & kindergarten are full, but we have a wait list. The cost is $25 per child until May 1st so register this week online at hopeseattle.org or in the school office. Youth volunteers are also needed. Application forms are available in the school office. Questions contact email@example.com
Church Mega Rummage Sale – May 17
Save the date for Hope Church’s mega parking lot rummage sale on Saturday, May 17, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. All proceeds will benefit their Mexico missionaries Diane Mebust and Kaare Hagen. Collect your donations for drop-off on Friday, May 16th from 3:30 to 7:30 pm to the lower parking lot.