Buildings by Mary Norton, Third Grade Teacher
Students are like buildings. Buildings are like students. Over the last 2 ½ years, my husband and I sold our home in Arbor Heights, dreamed of moving closer to the beach, eventually planning, designing, and moving to our new house in Brown’s Point. We finally made it about a month ago. It started with an idea to gain a view near a beach. After all, I am a beach girl. We started with a meeting at Starbucks with a contractor, then blueprints with the architect. Patiently waited for permits from the city. The foundation was poured, and yet it still seemed unreal. Cabinets were chosen, flooring was chosen and the walls went up. The blueprint became the framework, floors, and walls, and roof. The house was complete.
Students are like buildings. We look forward to our own children and our students. We lay the foundation of faith and love, learning and growing. Third grade is a special time for students. The foundation is poured for higher learning. Third graders become independent readers. They relate addition to subtraction and multiplication to division. Third graders begin to write complete thoughts as complex sentences for the framework of reports, narratives, poetry, and songs. Their view of the world expands as they identify parts our earth as a relationship of systems and connect to our community.
A third grader’s faith grows stronger as they trust in Jesus as their Savior and friend in this daily walk. All of the experiences are part of the foundation and framing to become a learner, a friend, a citizen, a child of God. Students are like buildings.
Wed. 10/30: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Mr. Kopecky / Noon Dismiss for NW District Conference / ESC & Sand Dollar Club Open
Thurs. 10/31 & Fri. 11/1: No School – NW District Teachers Conference / ESC & Sand Dollar Club Open
Tues. 11/5: 6:30 PM East Coast Meeting
Wed. 11/6: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Mr. Jack Menashe / No School for Middle School Students
Parent/Teacher Conferences – Nov. 6 Middle School Only – Nov. 7-8 All Grades
If you requested a conference with your child’s teacher a confirmation of day and time is coming home today. Contact your homeroom teacher with any questions or concerns.
Hope Food Drive Continues through Nov. 8
Top class will get free dress passes and all classes that meet the goal of at least 5 items average per student will receive a treat! Help us feed people who are homeless and others in need in our community. Our annual canned food drive has begun and will run until Nov. 8th. Join our effort to stock Hope’s Church food closet with food for those in need.
You can help by bringing in the following canned and boxed items:
-canned meals: ravioli, spaghetti’s, stew, soups, chili – canned or pouches: tuna, chicken, turkey, beef, ham, vienna sausage – applesauce cups, fruit cups, raisins, dried fruits, canned fruits – Cup O’ noodles or cup macaroni & cheese – peanut butter-small jars or individual serving – snacks: granola or protein bars, fruit snacks, individual servings of crackers or cookies – Oatmeal packets
Items with pull-tops are preferred since many people don’t have can openers. Please note: we cannot accept any opened/used/expired products. Classrooms that meet the goal of at least 5 items average per student will receive a prize! Stay tuned for details and start looking in your pantry for food items to send in. Thank you!
Get Connected to Hope!
Want to know the latest and greatest happening at Hope School and with the PTH (Parents and Teachers of Hope) group? Search for the Parents and Teachers of Hope on Facebook or Hope Lutheran Church and School and like our pages! Not only do we post about upcoming events and everyday fun in the classrooms and with our sports teams, but we also post weather alerts, school closures or any emergency notices. It is a great way to keep in touch. And if you are Instagram users, Hope has an Instagram page, too!
Boys Basketball Coach Opportunity: The boys basketball team is looking for a head coach for the 7th/8th grade team. Practices begin in mid-November and the season runs through mid-February. Practices and games run 2-3 days per week. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with a fun group of middle school boys, teaching them basketball skill work and good sportsmanship. If you have questions please reach out to athletic directors Mark Goodspeed or Tim Allen email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Coaches may choose from using PIP hours or a stipend.
Basketball Assistant Coaches Needed: The girls and boys basketball teams are looking for assistant coaches for the 7th/8th grade seasons coming up, which begin mid-November and run through mid-February. Practices and games are 2-3 days per week during the season. If you have questions or are interested please reach out to co-athletic directors, contact information listed above.
School Clubs at Hope – Visit Here
Visit our school website for updated information on our school clubs at www.hls.hopeschool.org.
LEST Robotics After School Club
LEST Robotics will not be offered as an elective this year; robotics will instead be offered as an after school club. Experienced coder and programmer Hope parent Roger Davenport will lead this club on Wednesdays after school from 3:00-5:00 PM. Robotics Club will begin Wednesday, November 13 and end in mid-February. This club is open to students in grades 5-8 who are interested in programming and building Lego Mindstorms robots to compete against other robots, culminating in the LEST competition. Students/parents please email Roger Davenport at email@example.com with questions or to reserve a spot, as space is limited.
Parent Involvement Program or PIP Opportunities
Lunch & Recess Help Still Needed
Amazon Smile – Support Hope Lutheran Church & School when you shop on Amazon
Hope Lutheran Church & School will receive a portion of the purchase price when you shop at smile.amazon.com at no cost to you. It’s a simple and automatic way for you to support Hope Lutheran Church & School and you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com. To shop at AmazonSmile, simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device, the select Hope Lutheran Church & School – West Seattle when prompted. Hope Church & School operate under a combined budget; Smile dollars received will be recorded in a joint line item in the operating budget. Thank you for your support!
New Membership Class for Hope Church
Save the date! Are you new to Hope? Are you interested in finding out more about who we are? Pastor Peter and Patra Mueller are hosting a Next Steps Dinner on Sunday, November 17, at 6:00 p.m. Contact Patra Mueller for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less
By Jay Hopkins and John Hunter
Nine tremendous actors will play 130 different roles as they race against the clock to present the full scope of Greek Myths, with predictably wacky results. SEE heroes compete for supremacy in front of a singing competition-style judging panel! Gods and Goddesses get into petty squabbles that have serious consequences for mankind! WATCH Achilles do nothing for most of The Iliad! AND MAYBE even get roped into some audience participation! All in under 100 minutes!
Performances will be November 15 at 7:30pm and November 17th at 2:30pm in the Menashe Gymnasium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.