Grandparents Day by Kristen Okabayashi
We are thrilled to welcome to Hope over 130 grandparents and special people tomorrow! Guests can arrive between 8:15-8:35, check in at the commons/narthex, and find a seat in the sanctuary. Chapel, led by our kindergarten class, will begin at 8:40. Guests will then go out to the commons and downstairs to our fellowship hall for a delicious brunch prepared and hosted by PTH (thanks PTH). Next, they will come back to the sanctuary for our spring musical “Follow U” beginning at 10:30. They will then go visit classrooms and their grandchildren/special students and are welcome to shop at our Scholastic Book Fair as well. School will dismiss at noon for everyone.
Please remind our visitors NOT to park out front when they arrive, as that area will be used for drop off as usual until after 9:00 am. They may park in our lowers playground/parking lot or find street parking, or they could park in the public lot kiddie corner from Hope (that lot is only good for 3 hours so they will need to move).
Student in grades 1-5 should wear navy tops and khaki bottoms tomorrow. We look forward to it!
Mark Your Calendars
Tues. – Fri. 5/13 to 5/16: Scholastic Book Fair – 2nd Floor
Wed. 5/14: Grandparents-Special Person Day / Noon Dismissal
Wed. 5/14: 8:15 AM Chapel lead by kindergarten / 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM Spring Musical (Grades 1-5)
Fri. 5/16: Free Dress Day
Tues. May 20: Grades 5-8 Only: No School – Track Meet at WS Stadium
Spring Musical – Tomorrow
Our spring musical will feature students from grades 1-5. This year’s performance will be “Follow U”, a musical about a place where knowledge and grace meet. Performances are 10:30 am & 7:00 pm. Family and friends welcome! Students need to dress is khaki bottom, blue polo top. On the evening of the performance students should be at Hope at 6:20pm so we can practice entrances and get sound levels.
Spring Concert – Wed. 5/21
Please join Hope School and Seattle Lutheran High School students for our annual Sounds of Spring Concert. We will hear from Hope’s Glee Club, Chapel Band and Handbell Choir, as well as the Seattle Lutheran Band. The concert will take place in Hope’s Sanctuary Wednesday night, May 21, at 7:00 PM.
Baptism Class – May 5/21
Are you interested in having your child baptized or learning more about baptism? There will be a baptism class for children and their parent(s) on Wednesday, May 21 right after school. We plan to have a special baptism chapel on Wednesday, May 28. Or if families prefer, the baptism can occur during a regular Sunday morning service. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Parents Night Out – Friday, 5/16
There will be a Parents Night Out this Friday, May 16th from 6-9pm. It is a great opportunity to drop your children off while you play bingo at Seattle Lutheran to support their spring sports. See www.seattlelutheran.org for more information. All are welcome even if you are not attending bingo night. If you have any questions contact Brett Kapels at Bkapels@hopeseattle.org.
Golf Tournament – Sat. 5/31
Now that we are getting some sunny weather there is no excuse not to get out onto the golf course to practice that swing! We have 17 teams so far and need you to help get us to our $3000 goal. Remember, by supporting the golf tournament you are supporting the Hope Lutheran School Athletics department, ensuring the continued success of our students and teams. Deadline is May 16th so don’t delay! Click here to register.
Sixth Grade Change for 2014-2015
As we shared previously, Hope is adding a second sixth grade classroom for fall 2014. As part of that, Mr. Kapels will be teaching some of our middle school coursework, most likely a math section or two since that is his area of experience, in addition to PE/health and his athletic director responsibilities. As part of this change, Hope is looking to hire someone part time to work with Mr. Kapels in teaching PE to our younger students. Please see job openings below for this position along with our previously announced preschool 3s assistant position.
Hope School Open Positions
Hope Lutheran School seeks a part time elementary physical education teacher to work with current athletic director, beginning with the 2014/2015 academic year. Applicants must have experience teaching PE or athletics and a bachelors degree; ideal applicants will hold a valid elementary teaching endorsement with a degree in education, along with a strong personal faith and a servant heart.
Hope School also seeks a part time preschool 3s assistant beginning with the 2014/2015 academic year. Hours are typically 8:00 AM to noon. Preschool experience is preferred, along with a love for children and a servant heart.
Interested parties can visit Hope’s website at HopeSeattle.org for more information and an application form or call the school office at (206) 935-8500. Interested candidates should submit a resume and application by May 26, 2014.
Seattle Police Training May 15, 2014
The Seattle Police Department let us know that they will be doing some training exercises in the empty building across the street to the north on 42nd, this Thursday, May 15 from 1-5. If you see some police activity, it is just a drill.
PIP Opportunities Still Available
Are you still in need of PIP Hours? Here are several opportunities available:
- 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 (Need volunteers to pick up food, help set up at the golf course, and supervise some of the hole competitions. Fun guaranteed!)
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.
Your PIP hours for 2013-2014 must be worked by May 31st and submitted by June 6th to be credited toward the current school year. Any hours worked after June 1st will be credited to the following school year. Unfulfilled hours at the end of the program year will be billed at $20 each, based on ¼ hour increments. Student’s report cards, transcripts and diplomas will not be released until all outstanding fees are paid in full.
Seattle Lutheran Athlete Fundraiser – Friday, 5/16
Join us for an evening of BINGO and support SLHS athletes. Each ticket buys 11 games of bingo. Additional bingo cards may be purchased for $2 each. Winners receive prize baskets valued at $100. Admission includes food and beverages; beer & wine may be purchased. We will have a 50/50 raffle, giving you a chance to take home a cash prize.
When: Friday, May 16, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Cost: Tickets $25 each – This event is for ages 21 and over only.
Where: SLHS Gymnasium, 4100 SW Genesee Street, Seattle, 98116
For more information contact David Sleighter at 206-937-7722.