Preschool by Christina Figgins, Preschool Director
Preschool is so fun! Sometimes I have to pinch myself because I love being a preschooler; I mean I love teaching the preschoolers. Our job is to explore the world around us through play. Here are some ways we do that:
- One way we learn about working through conflict is by acting it out with puppets.
- We use a sand timer to remind us to wait for our turn.
- Playdough and clay are fun to pound on, stretch, poke…
- We use our fingers to make doodles, letters, and silly faces in shaving cream (and it feels really great).
- Building a tall block tower without it falling over.
- But the falling over part is pretty cool too.
- There is a balance beam and stepping stones to figure out how to balance.
- When we learn the alphabet we turn the letters into animals and make funny sounds to match.
- In our science center we are learning about our senses – right now is the sense of sight.
- We have mirrors, colored glasses, a braille book, and magnifying glasses.
- For fall there is a big pumpkin house in the room and it is filled with books about fall, Halloween and silly monsters. It’s a cozy, quiet reading space.
- BUT, the most important things we learn in our Sea Star class are the FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
We are becoming a little family and becoming good friends. My job each year is to help preschoolers come to school and love it! Even though it looks like they are just playing they are doing some hard work each day. They are coming to school and figuring out how to get along with many other children, become more independent, and follow rules and routine. Here we are only two months in and we are cruising along. Never underestimate a preschooler! They amaze me daily!
Parent/Teacher Conferences Reminder
If you have not signed up for upcoming parent teacher conferences, please do so today. This year, most conferences will be held with the homeroom teacher only, including middle school. Please click on the link below to sign up for a conference time on November 4 and 5, 2021, with your student’s teacher. All conferences will be held via the homeroom teacher’s Zoom and will be 20 minutes in length.
Please let us know in the office if you have any questions about parent/teacher conferences; we look forward to meeting with all of you!
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Wed. 11/3: 8:40 AM Chapel for K-4 & 9:05 AM Chapel for 5-8 Led by Chapel Leadership Group
Thurs. – Fri. Nov. 4-5: No School K-8, Parent/Teacher Conferences / Preschool Open / ESC “XTRA” Open with pre-registration here
Wed. 11/10: 8:40 AM Chapel for K-4 & 9:05 AM Chapel for 5-8 Led by 2nd Grade
Thurs. 11/11: No School All – Veterans Day
Athletic Events – Click Here
MAP Assessment Results Going Home Today
The MAP assessment results for K-8 are going home in the yellow envelopes today. Please take a few minutes to review the test results at home, and our teachers look forward to talking more about the results later this week at conferences, along with sharing more about what our incredible students are doing!
Students who were absent on picture day in September or those needing retakes got their pictures taken today. If your student got a retake today and you forgot to return your original pictures, there is still time. Please return them tomorrow so we can forward on to Lifetouch.
You can still order on www.my.lifetouch.com and enter your Picture Day ID EVTNVVBJB
Substitute Teachers Needed
Interested in adding your talents to Hope School? Hope is looking for substitute teachers for the current school year. Candidates should have experience working with children and/or college coursework in the education field. Applicants may fill out the HLS Application and submit a current resume with application to Principal Kristen Okabayashi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope Basketball – Athletes and Assistant Coaches Needed
The girls and boys basketball teams will begin practicing in mid-November. The girls team head coach will be Anthony Stordahl, and the boys team head coach will be Scott Okabayashi. The boys team will most likely be available for just 7th and 8th grader athletes, with the girls team possibly adding 6th graders as well. We are looking for assistant coaches for both teams. Practices and games are 2-3 days per week during the season, which runs mid-November through LEST in mid-February. Contact Mr. Goodspeed at email@example.com if you have questions or want to volunteer.
Mr. Goodspeed is working on practice and game schedules which will be released soon, along with more information about the season and safety protocols. Athletic registration information is available here.
Seattle Lutheran High School Drama
This fall, Seattle Lutheran Drama is proud to present Crazytown by Jonathan Rand. In the weirdest town in America, let Jim and Babs of Crazytown Action News break down all the top stories of the day. In politics, the race for president at Crazytown Elementary is really heating up! In public safety, citizens are being brought in for questioning by police for being too kind and considerate! A fierce competition is underway by two professional sports-watchers! All that, along with weather and traffic, tonight on Crazytown Action News.
Crazytown will be performed in person in the Menashe Gymnasium at Seattle Lutheran High School. Audience members will be seated in distanced household groups. Masks are required for both performers and audience members. Appropriate for grades 5th and up.
Friday and Saturday, November 12th and 13th at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and non-SLHS students
Free for SLHS students and children 6 and under
We hope to see you there!