Curriculum Night By Jennifer Neafcy
Curriculum Night is coming up next Tuesday evening, September 21. We are happy to welcome parents back into our building for Curriculum Night to hear more about our current teaching curriculum, school policies and procedures, and other school updates.
This year, we will have three different sessions based upon grade levels. All sessions will begin in the sanctuary for a welcome and an overview of school policies and procedures. Next, parents will visit their child’s classroom to learn more about what is happening this year in each class. For the middle school session, families will remain in the sanctuary to hear from all middle school teachers. Below is the schedule for the night.
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
- 6:30-6:45 PM K-2 Welcome in Sanctuary
- 6:45-7:15 PM K-2 Classroom Visits
- 7:00-7:15 PM Grades 3-5 Welcome in Sanctuary
- 7:15-7:45 PM Grades 3-5 Classrooms Visits
- 7:30-7:45 PM Middle School Welcome in Sanctuary
- 7:45-8:15 PM Middle School Classroom Teachers (remain in sanctuary)
After your session is over, please exit the building through the north doors. Curriculum Night is not designed for students to attend. Additionally, in order to limit the number of people on campus at a time, we encourage only one adult per student to attend. If you have more than one student per session, then you may split your time between the classrooms.
We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday night; please let us know if you have any questions in the meanwhile.
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Wed. 9/15: 8:40 AM Chapel for K-4 & 9:05 AM Chapel for 5-8 Led by Mrs. Mueller, Family Life Minister
Fri. 9/17: Free Dress Day – Review policies here
Tues. 9/21: Curriculum Night
Wed. 9/22: 8:40 AM Chapel for K-4 & 9:05 AM Chapel for 5-8 Led by Mrs.Neafcy
Fri. 9/24: All School Picture Day
Friday, September 24 – All school picture day. Order before Picture Day on mylifetouch.com with our Picture Day ID: EVT4MK9NH.
This day will be individual pictures only with class pictures scheduled for the springtime.
COVID-19 Reminders and Testing
If your child has one minor symptom of COVID-19 for less than 24 hours, he/she may return to school without a COVID-19 test. If your child has one symptom for 24 hours or longer, or two or more symptoms, he/she needs to have a negative test prior to returning to campus.
Hope Lutheran School has been approved to be a test site for COVID-19 rapid tests. If you would like the reassurance of having a rapid test, please fill out the permission slip going home today in the communication envelopes and return it to campus. We will then test your child if we notice a COVID-19 symptom or we think your child may be a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Please note that if your child tests negative, we will still need a full COVID-19 test prior to a return to campus if he/she has symptoms listed above. Rapid test results are ready in 15 minutes and they are the short nasal swab tests. You may also access the permission slip here: Events & Covid19 Info | Hope Lutheran School
If you have questions about testing, please reach out to Mrs. O. at email@example.com or call the school office at (206) 935-8500.
Students in grades K-3 may arrive between 8:05-8:20 AM; students in grades 4-8 should arrive between 8:15-8:30 AM. Please arrive in those windows of time to reduce the possibility of COVID-19 exposure between students. Families with students in both age groupings should try to arrive between 8:15-8:20 AM. In addition, please remember to pull all the way forward at drop-off to ensure other cars are able to pull in as well.
At afternoon pick-up time, families with older students should wait until 3:00 to come to the front on 42nd Ave SW. Families with a younger student may pick up at 2:50, exit campus, and return at 3:00. We need to be sure we allow space out front for families with younger students to pick up before the parking is taken by families waiting for older students.
We realize the staggered time for school presents challenges but we can work through them. Thank you for your assistance in maintaining these safety measures!
Scrip Coordinator Needed – Earn PIP Hours
Are you looking for opportunities to earn PIP mostly from home? We are looking for an organized person that is comfortable working on the computer to transition the Scrip Coordinator role to. This role will fulfill at least 2-3 hours of PIP per month and training will be provided. For inquiries, please contact the current Scrip Coordinator, Sonjia Barker, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday Newsletter & Communication Envelopes
Our newsletter is sent via email every Tuesday and will also be posted to our website at www.hopeseattle.org. Please notify the school office at 206-935-8500 if you require a hard copy. Our weekly newsletter is used for general announcements, calendar date changes or reminders, Parent Involvement Program (PIP) opportunities, sports, and much more! Other communication tools we utilize are Vertical Response, which goes out via email, and Gradelink. Please ensure that your information is up-to-date for your family in our Gradelink portal. All students will also be sent home a bright yellow communication folder with important school forms. Please sign the outside of the envelope, remove the contents and return the folder to your child’s homeroom. Do not place forms inside this envelope; instead, attach any forms returning to the school to the outside of the envelope.
Chapel Offering Envelopes
Offerings are collected during our chapel services from the students using their weekly offering envelopes. Hope School continues to sponsor a child, Christopher Tano, through Compassion International. Your students offering envelopes are available in their classrooms. These offerings allow students to develop a pattern of giving as part of their Christian lives and to share God’s love by supporting missions and charities. Therefore, we encourage students to give from their own money (allowance or other earnings).
Rainbow Parrot Art Classes for Hope students – Online art enrichment program
These super fun art classes are taught in 6-week installments by former K-8 art teacher, Lacey Reuter.
Free/donation based class: Steampunk machines, Sept. 14th @ 4-6pm
Session A1 (Recommended for grades 1-3): Tuesdays Sept. 21-Oct. 26 @ 4-6pm
Session B1 (Recommended for grades 4-8): Thursdays Sept. 23-Oct. 28 @ 4-6pm
Projects: Starry Night, jungle drawings, Cubist faces, haunted houses, Northern lights, dandelion paintings.
Free art kits provided for all Hope students who register by Sept. 13th. Students who register after Sept. 13th will need to provide their own materials.
Cost per 6 week session: $215 Early bird price (register by Sept. 15th with coupon code: RAINBOW). After Sept. 15th, the cost is $255.