Hope Art by Janet Manuta
Artwork created by our students at Hope Lutheran will be showcased in the church commons beginning May 10 through the 18. We welcome our grandparents in that week for Grandparents Day but feel free to invite other friends and family as well to see a culmination of artworks that our students have created this year.
Students were introduced to new artists, such as Sandra Silberzweig (fish paintings by Kindergarten and 2nd graders), Paul Klee (castle collages by 1st graders), as well as familiar artists, such as Wassily Kandinsky (paper collages by 2nd graders), Georgia O’Keeffe (watercolor paintings by 5th graders), and Keith Haring (acrylic paintings by 5th graders).Our 3rd graders painted polar bears in the snow, while our 4th graders learned about primary and secondary colors in their sea creature paintings.
The Middle School Art Elective Class was treated to a presentation from a self-taught watercolor artist, John Connors, who visited their class for 2 sessions. He demonstrated his technique of painting “en plein air” in the style of the Impressionists and taught them how to create their own city scene.
All art work will be coming home in their portfolios at the end of the school year. It is my pleasure to guide our students as they explore their creativity!
Art Show change in location: The student art show originally scheduled to open at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse has been moved to Hope School and art will be shown in the church commons beginning May 10 through the 18.
Forms Due Dates:
Grandparents Special Person Day RSVP – Due Today, May 8
Tuition Materials – Due Wed., May 9
Wild Waves Theme Park Ticket Orders – Due Friday, May 11
Upcoming Save the Dates:
Last PTH Meeting – Wed., May 9 @ 6:00 PM
Teacher Appreciation Week – May 7-11
Scholastic Book Fair – May 14-18
Grandparents Day – Wed., May 16 @ 8:30 to 11:30 AM / Early Dismiss 11:30 AM
Tract Meet No School for 5-8 Grades – Tues. May 22
Calendar of Events – Click Here
May 7-11: Teacher Appreciation Week
Wed. 5/9: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Mrs. Mueller & Mrs. Neafcy / 6:00 PM PTH Meeting
May 14-18: Scholastic Book Fair
Wed. 5/16: Grandparents/Special Person Day! / 8:40 Chapel led by Mrs. Okabayashi / 11:30 Early Dismiss / ESC “XTRA” Open with Pre-Registration
Fri. 5/18: Free Dress Day
Tues. 5/22: No School For 5th – 8th Gr. Track Meet at West Seattle Stadium
Tuition Materials for 2018 – 2019 – Due Wed., May 9
Tuition materials for our 2018-2019 school year were sent home last week. If you DID NOT receive a tuition contract your student(s) are not currently registered for fall. To register, please visit: http://hope-lutheran-school.k12online.us/hope-lutheran-school/portaland enter your student’s ID number and access key to complete the registration process. Student ID and access keys can be obtained by calling or emailing the school office.
PTH General Assembly Meeting – TOMORROW at 6PM followed by an appetizer social at 7
Join your PTH board in the Church Commons to celebrate the successes of the 2017/2018 school year, discuss opportunities for next year, say farewell to outgoing board members, and elect incoming board members. We are looking to fill the following positions: President and 3 members at large. We look forward to seeing you there! Childcare will be provided, PIP hours apply, and there will be a drawing for a fabulous prize!!! Please email outgoing PTH President Sonjia Barker for more information at email@example.com.
Grandparents / Special Person Day – May 16
Wednesday, May 16, 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 in the Sanctuary followed by our Chapel service. On the agenda: breakfast with your grandchild, drama & musical performances, and our book fair. Sign-up sheets can be found here and RSVP’s are due Tuesday, May 8th.
Spring Scholastic Book Fair – May 14 – 18
Looking for great summer reading books for you and your kids? Want to earn funds for our school? Then plan on attending our Scholastic Book Fair where you can purchase books for kids, grandkids, and yourself! The fair will be located on the 1st & 2nd floor and open after school from 3:00 – 4:00 PM with the exception of Wed., May 16th where we will be open for Grandparents and preschool families from 9:30 to 10:30 am then 11:15 am to 1:00 pm. Funds from these sales go directly to Hope School to promote literacy and build classroom libraries.
PIP statements will be coming home today to those who still have a balance. Please see link below for upcoming opportunities to complete your hours for this school year.
PIP Opportunities – Click Here
Scholastic Book Fair – Volunteers Needed May 11-18 Here’s the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0545ada823aafa7-scholastic4. Feel free to sign up for more than one time slot. Contact Mrs. Norton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Grandparents Day – May 16 sign up to help with this fun day! www.signupgenius.com
School Clubs – Click Here
Hope Lutheran School Open Positions 2018-2019
Hope Lutheran School in beautiful West Seattle, Washington, has several job opportunities for the 2018-2019 school year:
- Physical Education Teacher – full-time position working with K-8 students
- Preschool Lead Teacher – Part-time position teaching prek students in morning only program Monday through Thursday, with a Friday option
- Preschool Assistant Teacher – Part-time position assisting lead teacher in prek morning classroom Monday through Thursday
- Before and/or After School Care Teacher for K-5 students
- Recess Supervisor – typical hours Monday through Friday noon to 1:15
Qualifications: Candidates must hold a strong personal faith and a servant heart, and must be professional and strong communicators. Hope staff must be understanding of and supportive of the ministry of Hope Lutheran Church and School. Experience preferred. All positions begin August 22, 2018. Visit Hope’s website at http://hopeluthstg.wpengine.com/home/about/job-opportunities/ for more information, job descriptions and an application form, or call the school office at (206) 935-8500. Applicants should submit a resume and application to Hope School Principal at mailto:kokabayashi@HopeSeattle.org/mail by May 13, 2018.
Church News & Activities – Click Here
VBS is July 23 -27, 2018 – Register here
LCEF Young Investors Club – Stamp Coordinator Needed
Would you enjoy helping kids learn the importance of saving while helping the ministry of Hope at the same time? The Y.I. Club Stamp Coordinator role might be a good fit for you! The Young Investors Club is a Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) sponsored program that helps teach young people the importance of saving and of giving back to God as He shares resources with us. The program is based on stamps that are purchased, collected in savings books and exchanged periodically for investment in an interest-bearing LCEF savings account (3.5% up to $1000). Hope began a soft launch of this program through our Sunday School last year and currently we have 32 Young Investors (with 8 more who are close to filling their books). We would like to expand this program to ALL children in our ministry and are looking for someone to be our Stamp Coordinator. We have lots of resources available and the program is very flexible and can be scoped to your level of availability and interest. We received a generous gift to seed the program to get as many children involved as possible which makes it even more exciting. Hope receives an annual rebate on our mortgage based on the number of total LCEF investors – last year it was close to $8,000 – Praise be to God! Please contact Julia Doerr, Parish Administrator, at 206-937-9330, for more info. You can also visit https://lcef.org/young-investors-club/.