Outdoor Education by Tim Allen, 6th Grade Homeroom Teacher
Outdoor Education is one of my absolute favorite times of the year as a teacher. After a two year pandemic hiatus, this year we were blessed to be able to return to Miracle Ranch with our 6th graders. They had such a great time, learning in many different ways. They grew as individuals, as a class, and as a greater community of 6th graders along with all the other schools that join us. Some of the activities they participated in were archery, horseback riding, a nature hike, a trip to a nearby salmon hatchery, bible study, campfires, boating and swimming, and much more!
I personally was the leader of the nature hike station, guiding 12 groups on Wednesday and Thursday through the property, finding hiking trails, avoiding stepping on horse poop, and exploring a recent forest fire area. I recorded almost 30,000 steps each day!!
It was also very fun for me to see the other 6th teachers and some principals from the schools that join us there (Concordia Christian Academy, Concordia Seattle, Faith Lacey, Peace Bremerton, and Zion) and us be able to catch up and talk about how their years are going and how we can all grow our schools and learn from each other’s experiences! I love the opportunity to see all the different 6th graders (and some 5th graders) from the six schools and see how the students are all getting this shared experience that they’ll remember for a long time.
As our school theme this year is Building Community in Christ, I know that all of the students who attended did just that. They grew together in Christ by having bible studies, singing worship songs around the campfire each night, and experiencing God’s beautiful creation all around us. I’m so glad they got this opportunity once again!
Calendar of Events
Friday 10/7 6:30-9:00pm: Free dress day, Tall and Small Family Ball
Tuesday, 10/11: Picture Day – Individual, Class & Fall Team Sports Pictures taken by LifeTouch at school
Friday, 10/14 6:30-9:00pm: Family Game Night & Pagliacci Pizza. Event sponsored by Hope Church in the Commons
Tuesday, 10/18 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Kindergarten Information Night for prospective families. Register here.
Picture Day: October 11, 2022
Picture day is coming up! Paper order forms went home last week in the Tuesday envelope or you may order online at mylifetouch.com with our school Picture Day id: EVT7S6TNM. This day will be both individual pictures and class pictures.Students may wear “classy dress” such as what they might wear to church or other special event or they may wear school uniforms. Students in classy dress may remain in that attire for the day.
LifeTouch will also be taking pictures of the Fall Sports Teams, as well as photographing individual athletes. Please have your student bring their uniform to school with them in the morning.
Note from the Admissions Department
Hope School relies on our families as one way to spread the word about our wonderful school. Did you know our admissions director, Sally Heit, gives personal tours every Thursday morning at 9:30 am or by appointment? It is a great way to see our campus in action.
We also have several events coming up to share with neighbors and friends: the Kindergarten Information Night is on 10/18 @ 6:30 pm and is for current or prospective preschool families to learn about what it means to be kindergarten ready. And, our All School Open House is on November 15 @ 6:30 pm and open to all families looking at preschool to 8th grade. Help us grow our community by recommending our school to others! Or write a review at Niche.com.
Important Drop-Off and Pick-Up Reminders:
We do not have staff supervision out front prior to 8:10 AM. If you arrive prior to the first bell at 8:10 AM, for your student’s safety, please keep your student in the car with you or remain with them out front.
At pickup time, please remember to remain in your car and pull forward until your student gets in the vehicle. Additionally, if you park across the street from the school, do not jaywalk across 42nd Ave, which can be very busy at that time of day, but instead utilize the crosswalk on Oregon Street. If your child needs assistance exiting or entering the car, you are also welcome to park in the lowers parking lot across the alley from the school or use other street parking and then walk up to school.
Thank you for your support of keeping everyone safe and expediting drop-off and pick-up times!
Student Council Returns to Hope
Hope Student Council is returning after a 2 ½ year hiatus! Student council is an opportunity for students to learn about student government, to organize service projects and activities for the students, and to serve as representatives for our school. Students in grades 3-8 may run for student council. Two representatives are elected in grades 3-7, and four officers are elected in grade 8. Print out the official form to apply here by this Friday, October 7. If you have any questions, reach out to Mrs. Neafcy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For the coming school year, Hope School will again complete a standardized testing assessment for all K-8 students, MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® . During the month of October and two more times throughout the year, your child will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® on a computer or tablet. We give students MAP Growth tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in math, language and reading. Please see more information about testing that is being sent home today in the Tuesday communications yellow envelopes. Assessments will begin this week.
PTH Hosted Tall and Small Family Ball: Friday, October 7th from 6:30-9:00pm.
At Seattle Lutheran High School : 4100 SW Genesee Street Seattle, WA 98116
Come one, come all, to the Tall and Small Family Ball! We’ll dance the night away remembering old dances and maybe learning some new ones. There will be a DJ light show, photo booth, and refreshments. Tickets will be $20/family. Please register/pay here: https://hopeseattle.ejoinme.org/tickets. Questions? Email PTH@hopeseattle.org.
Sign up to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0545ADA823AAFA7-tall1
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (PIP hours apply!)
Flier Distribution: The admissions department needs help in distributing open house fliers to libraries, community centers, and other places frequented by families. Please email Sally Heit at email@example.com if you can help. Our first event is October 18th!
Hope Church Reader Board Changer: We are looking for an individual who can change and update the Reader Board for the church and school either weekly or bi-weekly, depending upon the need. it is an important part of our communication to the community. PIP hours apply! Please contact Patra Mueller @ firstname.lastname@example.org
HOPE CHURCH EVENTS
Family Game Night & Pagliacci Pizza: Friday, October 14, 6:30-9:00 pm. Located in the Commons. Sponsored by Hope Church. RSVP by clicking here.
DOING GOD’S BUSINESS is our new sermon and small group series for October. We are considering how we can share the hope of Jesus wherever we are working. Join us for worship at 9:00 am or 10:45 am or watch online at https://hopeseattle.org/onlineworship/.
Hope Lutheran Church Membership:
HOPE 101- Interested in becoming a member of Hope Lutheran Church or finding out more? The Hope 101 class will begin soon. Please fill out this form if you would like to know the details.
For more information about Hope Lutheran Church CLICK HERE