The Great Shake Out by Kristen Okabayashi, Principal
Last Thursday, Hope Lutheran School participated in the international “Great Shake Out” by having an earthquake drill at 10:20 on 10-20. In joining in the earthquake drill, students and staff were part of an estimated 21.4 million people in the United States and 54.8 million people globally to “drop, cover, and hold”. For more information and safety information for individuals, families, organizations, and communities, visit their website at http://www.shakeout.org/home.html.
About two weeks ago, the fire department also visited us to check for fire safety, and as part of their visit we implemented a fire drill. Our students and staff had already practiced a fire drill closer to the beginning of the year, so our students “aced” the drill and the fire fighters especially commented on how quiet and orderly our students were as they exited the building. And that of course is why we practice drills – so if there was an actual emergency, our students (and staff) would not panic and we would know what to do.
In addition to the Great Shake Out drill and the two fire drills so far, throughout the year we practice different types of possible lockdowns and a shelter-in-place drill, in addition to another earthquake drill this spring and two more fire drills. Clearly we hope we never have to use these drills in real life, but it is so crucial to practice just in case.
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Wed. 10/26: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Mr. Kopecky – The Ten Commandments / 12:00 Dismiss, ESC “XTRA” Open / NW District Teachers Conference
Thurs. & Fri. 10/27 & 10/28: No School – ESC “XTRA” Open / NW District Teachers Conference
Nov. 1 – 4: Classroom Collection of Halloween Candy
Tues. 11/1: 6:30 PM Kindergarten Information Night
Wed. 11/2: 8:00 AM Donuts with Dad / 8:40 AM Chapel led by Pastor Peter – Reformation
Fri. 11/4: Free Dress Day
Sat. 11/5: 4:30 PM Fall Frolic
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Book Fair & Fall Frolic Help Needed!
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Sharing Extra Halloween Candy
Think you may end up with more Halloween candy than you need? Why not share your extra sweets with troops serving in our military? PTH will be collecting extra Halloween candy November 1 – 4. Bring your candy to your child’s classroom and a special prize will be awarded to the classroom that brings in the most donations (determined by average weight per student).
Donuts with Dad! – Wednesday, November 2 at 8 AM
Calling all Dads or special guests! Start your day with delicious donuts and put a smile on your child’s face. PTH will serve FREE donuts, coffee, juice, and milk in the Commons. We will gather in the church commons at 8:00 a.m. Students must be in class by 8:30 a.m. However, you are welcome to mingle and then join the Hope students at chapel starting at 8:40 a.m.
PTH Hosted Fall Frolic – Saturday, November 5
PTH invites Hope Lutheran Church and School families to their all school fall frolic celebration! Saturday, November 5, 4:30 to 7:30 PM at the West Seattle Christian Gym. Featuring activities for all ages: games, crafts, face painting, pizza & cider, contests, and more!
Admission is just $10 per child (ages 3 and up) and includes five (5) activity tickets. Accompanied adults and kids under 3 are free! Presale tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event at Will Call – download order form here. Admission tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night of the event; however they will only include two (2) activity tickets. Additional activity tickets will be available for sale during the event for $1 each.
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Book Fair Is Coming – November 7 – 10
Our school is conducting a Scholastic Book Fair to motivate students to read more.
Come and purchase books for kids, grandkids, yourself and/or donate a book to your classroom or any teacher by purchasing from the Teacher Wish list located at the book fair.
The fair will be open after school and during our parent/teacher conferences.
Dates and Hours: Nov. 7 & 8, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Wed. Nov. 9 between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm, and Thursday, Nov. 10 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.
Mioposto Dinner – Thank You
Thank you to everyone for coming out to support the WA D.C. Enrichment program at Mioposto! We appreciate your support and there was great company and awesome food. Thanks to parent, Troy Turner of Tatoosh Distillery and Spirits, for matching the proceeds of sale on the signature drink that night. Congratulations to raffle winners: SeaLu Basket – Hilliker Family, Free Dress Pass – Paar Family, Funky Janes G.C. – Schrage Family, Mioposto G.C. – Richardson Family, Menashe Jewelers G.C. – Lewis Family, UrbanSitters G.C. – Barker Family