PTH Meeting – Tonight via Zoom @ 7:00 PM
You are cordially invited to the second Parents and Teachers of Hope general meeting tonight, April 20, 2021 at 7:00 -8:00 PM.
Zoom Meeting ID: 654 710 5188 and Passcode: Aa7Bdt https://zoom.us/j/6547105188?pwd=RjY0K0pKdUxXWEkzR3RNeW4xeHNQdz09
Our agenda will cover items such as school announcements, our financial report, an update on fundraising and Teacher Appreciation Week, which is May 3 -7 this year.
We have 2 board positions available for 2021-2022, Secretary and Treasurer, and the following year we will have 2 positions for 2022-2023, President and Vice President. Let us know if you are interested in these positions tonight or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support and participation!
During spring break I visited the University of Washington cherry blossoms and was nearly brought to tears by their astounding beauty. They stood like thirty foot tall blush pink cotton candy wands over the entrance to the quad. Students came in small groups to picnic here, people of many different backgrounds and ages came to pose next to them, families chased after their dogs and children, the air was crisp and warm, and you could sense the peace that these trees created.
The elation in people’s faces was remarkable, especially as we have just passed the year anniversary of COVID-19 being recognized as a global pandemic. Getting outside and experiencing these natural spaces is something that we often take for granted, but we are learning that without positive human interactions with nature the chances to preserve them could be fleeting. The opportunity to change our habits is as brief as the blooming of the blossoms themselves. It’s like a preview to what could be.
As an Environmental Science teacher at Hope I am so encouraged by the vigilance that I see in our students to protect the planet. They are able to take in the gritty truth of what we have laid out to accomplish as a society in the future and see a way forward- this is incredible and shows inexplicable strength. I know they have gained this mentality from the community they are a part of, which supports each other against all odds and values stewardship of the faith in connection with the earth.
Looking ahead to Earth Day- I am so excited to get outside with 3-8th grade environmentalists and gather some plant collections for a report that they will be doing on native vegetation to Washington. Everything is starting to come alive again and bloom beautifully so that we can press and glue these collections after they are freshly picked. I decided on this project for the students since I am currently curating plant collections for UW Bothell. Often I am working with plants that are 50-60 years old – it’s like a glorious time capsule of plants. Some of these student collections have been added to the new Burke museum if you ever want to check them out, so I hope to create our own exhibit of what each student finds and display them for the yearbook soon enough!
Here’s to wishing you and your loved ones all the best this spring and hoping that you get plenty of time outside acknowledging all of the things that are thriving and blossoming even when the world seems in chaos- there is regeneration and change ahead!
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Tues. 4/20: 7:00 PM PTH General Meeting via Zoom
Wed. 4/21: 8:40 AM Online Chapel led by Mr. Kopecky, Youth Minister
Wed. 4/28: 8:40 AM Online Chapel led by Mrs. Okabayashi, Principal
Financial Aid Information for 2021-22 Academic Year – Deadline April 30
We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) for our financial aid process each year. Instructions for applying for financial aid at Hope Lutheran School are available by visiting sss.nais.org/parents. Our school’s SSS code is 179833. The final deadline to apply for aid is April 30, 2021.
Fall 2021-2022 Tuition Materials – Due May 11
Tuition materials for our 2021-2022 school year are being sent home today. If you DO NOT receive a tuition contract your student(s) are not currently registered for fall. To register, please visit: https://hope-lutheran-school.k12online.us/hope-lutheran-school/portal
and enter your student’s access key to complete the registration process. Access keys can be obtained by calling or emailing the school office. The following items must be completed and returned to the school office by Tuesday, May 11th. Tuition Invoice – This shows your total tuition owed for the school year. Tuition Contract – This states the school’s policies regarding tuition payments and PIP requirements; it must be signed by each responsible party. Please email Shari Wallace at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Please note that our financial aid deadline is April 30th. Financial assistance notifications will be determined as soon as your application is processed and adjustments then made to your tuition amounts.
PIP – Parent Involvement Program for 2020-2021
Due to the pandemic which continues to affect our protocols allowing visitors and has reduced our school activities, we are waving your PIP requirements for this school year. Any volunteer hours worked this year or PTH meetings attended will be applied to next year. Please submit these hours here https://hopeluthstg.wpengine.com/home/parents/pip/
Lost and Found Items
We do have some coats, lunch boxes and water bottles in our lost and found bin. If your child is missing an item please ask them to look in the school lobby or ask for assistance from the office staff. Thank you!
Church Events – Click Here
Women’s Bible Study
Looking for a new way to get into God’s Word and meet some incredible women? Consider joining a new women’s Bible study on the book of Acts called “Believing Jesus”. It is an eight week study meeting on Thursday mornings from 9:00-10:15 on Zoom. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.