WOH For Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Getting Students Engaged in Social Studies – By Anna Zetzsche, First Grade Teacher
I spent my undergrad years getting a degree in elementary education with a concentration in the social sciences, so social studies has always been near and dear to my heart. That’s why it was so exciting to me when my first year here at Hope I got to be part of a committee tasked with evaluating and potentially choosing a new social studies curriculum for our school.
Social Studies is an interesting subject because it is much less straightforward and mapped out the way math and literacy might be. The curriculum also changes dramatically from kindergarten up to 8th grade. In kindergarten and 1st grade, the focus is learning about different families, community helpers, and a sprinkling of government and geography. By the time students are up in middle school, though, they’re digging deep into history, politics, and civics. This means that when we’re looking at new materials, we have to take into account whether there are engaging and fun activities that keep our younger students engaged, but also accurate and interesting topics to get middle schoolers engrossed.
We put together a committee with at least one representative from each grade band to evaluate our existing curriculum and other available curriculums. Currently, Hope uses TCI (Teacher’s Curriculum Institute), and the updated TCI curriculum is one of those that we are evaluating. It can be so interesting to learn about what family means, why we need community members, how people have different customs and cultures all over the world, and what it means to have a government. We were pleased to find that the newer version of TCI provides so much of what we are looking for, with lots of fun and engaging activities for students to learn about these topics in a more hands-on way. The committee is looking into this curriculum as well as three other great possibilities. We can’t wait to continue digging into these different options and find something amazing for our students!
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Sunday, 3/20 – Tuesday, 3/22: Accreditation Team Visits Hope
Wednesday, 3/23 – 4th Grade leads chapel
Monday, 3/28 – Class Picture Day
Tuesday, 3/29 – Report Cards going home
Thursday, 4/7 & Friday, 4/8 – Preschool & ESC OPEN; No School K-8; Parent/Teacher Conferences
Monday 4/11-Friday, 4/15 – No School/No ESC – Spring Break
Monday, 4/18 – No School/No ESC – Easter Monday
Athletic Events – Click Here
Class Picture Day Is Coming – March 28
Look for the flyer in the yellow envelope. Pictures will be taken on Monday, March 28th. Students may wear classy dress for their picture or their uniform, and are not required to wear a mask while taking their picture. To order click here and enter Picture Day ID: EVTSRD2DM
Report Cards Going Home – March 29
Trimester 2 report cards will go home in the Tuesday envelopes next Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Please sign and return the small envelope containing the report card. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher and/or sign up for a parent teacher conference time (see below).
Parent/Teacher Conferences – April 7-8
Spring parent/teacher conferences for K-8 are coming up on Thursday and Friday, April 7-8. We are pleased to be able to invite parents back on campus to meet in person for conferences. Conference times are on Thursday, April 7 from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, and on Friday, April 8 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. Spring conferences are optional. If you would like to have a conference with your child’s teacher, please click here to sign up.
Financial Aid Deadline – April 30th
If you would like to apply for financial aid for the next academic year, please do so by April 30th. To find out more information on how to apply, please click here. Families must re-apply for aid every year. Contracts will be sent out the third week of April to families who are re-enrolled.
PIP Opportunity – PTH Auction SignUp Genius
If you are looking for a way to earn PIP service hours and would like to support the school auction, you can go to Sign-Up Genius and find a way to help.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0545ada823aafa7-incredible
Lost & Found Items – Please claim by April 1st
Here is the Lost and Found album. Help us find the proper owners.
Click on the picture and comment on any item that belongs to you The claimed items will be available for pick-up after Friday, March 25th. All unclaimed items will be donated and uniforms returned to the school April 1st.
Hope Lutheran Summer Camp
Summer Camp Registration is open! All Hope students in grades preschool through fifth grade are welcome to sign up! Fun themes include art, sports, animals, science, and drama. Space is limited and usually fills up quickly so please sign up here.
Save The Date: Vacation Bible School
VBS is coming June 20-24, 9:00am-Noon for students entering 1st-5th grade in the fall. The theme is “Treasured: Discovering You are Priceless to God“. Click Here to register and to sign up to volunteer. Due to COVID-19 space will be limited to eighty participants and first priority will be to our Hope community.
Summer Art Camps at Hope Lutheran School (in-person!)
Lacey Reuter, founder of Rainbow Parrot Art and former art teacher at Holy Rosary, will be hosting two weeks of Summer Art Camps at Hope Lutheran School in August. Art Camp #1 will be held from Aug. 8-12 @ 10:30am-2:00pm. Art Camp #2 will be held from Aug. 15-18 @ 10:30am-2:00pm. For full details and to register, visit www.rainbowparrotart.com.
Lil’ Saints Basketball and Volleyball Summer Camp – June 20-24, 2022
Join us at camp! Is your child interested in playing volleyball or basketball? At volleyball camp your student, 5th-9th grade, will receive instruction on passing, setting the ball, spiking and serving, and scrimmage, etc. Our basketball camp is for grade 1- 5 and campers will receive instruction on dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, playing defense, etc. Alongside the Head coach, there will be high school coaches to help your child grow in the game of basketball and learn valuable life lessons. To register, click here.
SLHS Spring Musical April 29 30 and May 1 2022 – Purchase Tickets Here!
This spring, Seattle Lutheran High School Drama is proud to present The World According to Snoopy. Snoopy is the world’s most lovable dog, but people don’t feel the same about his owner, Charlie Brown. In a series of comic strip-like scenes, we watch everyone’s favorite “Peanuts” characters go to school, sit in the pumpkin patch, ask for psychiatric advice, and have wild flights of fancy. This funny, uplifting musical reminds us all of the power of friendship. Don’t miss it! Dates are April 29, 30 and May 1; tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and non-SLHS students.