Partnering with Parents by Kristen Okabayashi
A hallmark of Hope Lutheran School is our high value on partnering with students, families, and teachers/staff. We realize that students will perform to the best of their ability if we are all working together to be involved in their learning which research supports. Partnering together at Hope includes providing access to our learning management system Schoology for families of older students, weekly newsletters from the teachers and the school, celebrating together with school and PTH events, and reaching out to families to touch base about how their student(s) is doing in the classroom.
Another important part of this partnership is communicating through parent teacher conferences, which are coming up for K-8 families on November 3 and 4, 2022. We strongly encourage all our K-8 families to sign up for a conference time here with their child’s homeroom teacher. All conferences will be in-person this fall. Topics to cover include how the student is doing in class and with peers, MAP testing results, and questions parents may have. We look forward to seeing you all!
Calendar of Events
Tues 10/18 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Kindergarten Information Night for prospective families – Register here.
Wed 10/19: Early Dismissal (K-3 at 11:50am; 4-8 at 12:00 noon), Teacher’s Conference (All programs open)
Thurs & Fri 10/20 & 10/21: No School, Teacher’s Conference (Full day Preschool and ESC Open)
Tues. 10/25: PTH Auction Kick-off at 6:30 pm
Wed 10/26: Student council applicant speeches and school voting
Mon 10/31: Fall Harvest Spirit Day
Thurs & Fri 11/3 & 11/4: No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences
Fall Harvest Spirit Day Monday, October 31, 2022
By request of the 8th grade class, students are invited to wear Fall Harvest themed t-shirts, sweatshirts, and colors on Monday, October 31. This could include fall colors, pumpkins, scarecrows, and that type of thing, with nothing scary that could frighten our younger students. Please note this is not a costume dress up day except for preschool students. Students choosing not to dress up may wear school uniforms since this is not a free dress day.
Note from the Admissions Department
The Kindergarten Information Night is tonight, 10/18 @ 6:30 pm and is for current or prospective preschool families to learn about what it means to be kindergarten ready. Preschool Director Christina Figgins and kindergarten teacher Jennifer Neafcy will give a short presentation and open it up to parents for questions. Please spread the word to any families thinking about kindergarten next fall!
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.
Holiday Greenery & Poinsettias – ON SALE NOW! Orders due 10/23!
Holiday wreaths, greens, and poinsettias are on sale now! These quality greens are supplied by Bacon’s Tree Farm and poinsettias supplied by Windmill Farms. Order through Friday, October 23rd. Order online through our online order link:
The red bows shown in the pictures need to be ordered separately. Please see the order form.
Paper copy order forms for cash and check payments are in the yellow envelopes. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the 7th & 8th grade East Coast Trip. Get a head start on your holiday greens!
Auction Kick-Off Meeting – October 25th – 6:30pm-7:30pm
Come help us plan the auction and earn your PIP hours. Meeting in the Commons.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (PIP hours apply!)
Harvest Festival in the West Seattle Junction – October 30th
Hope School will be hosting the Kids Play area at the Harvest Festival October 30th from 12 to 5 pm in the West Seattle Junction. Volunteers are needed to help set up, supervise the play area, face paint and clean up. I currently have a parent signed up to pick up the straw bales and deliver them to the event, however if you would like to have a bale(s) for your garden or compost, please sign up in the sign up genius and plan on picking up the bale(s) on Sunday at 5 pm. Please email Sally Heit with questions or sign up HERE!
Hang Posters in the WS Junction
Sally Heit needs help hanging posters in the West Seattle Junction advertising a middle school information night on November 7th. Businesses such as toys stores, coffee shops, community bulletin boards/centers, Highpoint Library, etc. If you own your own business and would be willing to put up a poster it would be greatly appreciated! Please email Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. PIP hours do apply. The posters need to be up as soon as possible. Posters are in the school office.
HOPE CHURCH EVENTS
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