Fruits of the Spirit by Christina Figgins, Preschool Teacher and Director
In the Sea Star Preschool Class we practice the “Fruits of the Spirit”. Ask any of our preschoolers and they will rattle off the song for you. They will also remind you when you are NOT using your fruits of the spirit. Here are some examples of how we practice them in our class.
LOVE – Early February we had a Post Office in our classroom and we practiced making and writing our names on Valentine cards. We also talked a lot about loving. We are all learning to love one another even when we feel frustrated. We also talk daily about how God lives in our hearts.
JOY – If you ever need to smile come to the Sea Star class. They are pure joy! Not only do they make me smile, they make me laugh every day! A child fell over and said, “I’m ok, I know martial arts.”
PEACE – When you walk into our room you might think it sounds loud and looks chaotic. This is Sea Stars busy figuring out their world through play. Pure peace is kids at play, getting along with each other and trying things out on their own.
PATIENCE – We use a 3 minute sand timer to wait for a turn. This is a great tool and the kids know how to get it on their own and wait. Waiting for snack time can be hard though.
KINDNESS – Our class talks about and works on being kind every day. We talk about how we treat our friends, and if we are not kind how that will make them feel. Feelings are big in preschool and they are important!
GOODNESS – “Bad is not good to do,” said by one of our Sea Stars. We all want to do the right thing (be good). Even when the kids do something they shouldn’t, we talk about forgiveness – the goodness of God. These kids are a reminder of the wonderful goodness in our world!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Fri, 3/10/23 No School – Trimester 2 Grading Day (Full day PS & ESC Open)
Fri, 3/17/23 Free Dress Day
Wed, 3/22/23 Soup Supper 5-7:30pm
Fri, 3/24/23 No School – All Teacher Training Day (All programs closed)
Tues, 3/28/23 Talent Show – 1:15 pm start
Thank you for all the support with our CELEBRATE TOGETHER WITH HOPE auction! What an amazing, beautiful and fun night!
We know everyone has been asking about the funds raised. We are busy auditing and will announce it soon! We will also be emailing out receipts and charging credit cards when the audit is complete. Thank you for your patience!
In this week’s Thursday Auction Newsletter, we will have more information on our Post Auction Sale and when and how to pick up your items.
If you were not able to attend, there is still a way to give and support by donating to the Fund-A-Need. The funds will support renovations of the new Hope North Campus gym!! Here is a video that was shown at the auction and link to donate, Thank you in advance for your support!!
Drama Club – Registration Forms Due Wed, 3/8/23
Lights! Camera! Action! Spring Drama Club is back! This is an afterschool club that will allow your child to explore their creative side, and have fun while doing it. Drama is known to increase self-confidence, communication skills and learn the value of cooperation.
SUMMER CAMP 2023 REGISTRATION
Summer Camp 2023 is open from June 19 through July 21, 2023. Families can sign up for multiple camps by the week, fill out forms and pay camp fees here. Hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Weekly themes include art, sports, animals, science, and drama. Sign ups are going fast so do not delay in getting your forms in.
If you have not re-enrolled for Fall 2023, please do as soon as possible through GradeLink. We have opened our enrollment up to families in the community and are in the process of reviewing applications. Application for tuition assistance is open and the early decision deadline is March 30th. Final deadline to apply for assistance is April 30th. Part of Hope’s mission is to make education affordable for families and we encourage you to apply through our website linked here.
LOST AND FOUND – Please claim by 3/17/23
Please click here to check out the photos of the latest Lost & Found items. Items with names on them will be sent home this week. Those not labeled can be claimed by clicking on the picture and adding a comment. Please respond by Friday, 3/17. All unclaimed items will be donated.
SERVICE PROJECT SUPPORT
My name is Dominic Caudle and I am an 8th grader here at Hope Lutheran School. I am doing a service project to raise funds for Music4Life, a non profit dedicated to getting musical instruments into the hands of kids in need at various public schools throughout the greater Seattle area. I have started a GoFundMe page and the West Seattle School of Rock will offer opportunities to donate at their concert at the Hard Rock Cafe on March 25 from 2:00-4:00.
I am passionate about this because I’ve always loved music, and a lot of that was due to the people who were kind enough to donate instruments to me. Since the musical community was so kind to me, I wanted to give back. I would love it if you consider donating. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.
PTH/PIP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Track Assistants Needed
We are looking for individuals with some track experience to join and help the coach in the spring. Please contact Mark Goodspeed. Earn PIP hours.
All 7th Grade Parents!
You have the privilege of hosting the 8th grade Graduation Reception this year on the evening of June 8th. It is time to start planning the event and the office is looking for a chairperson, as well as volunteers to plan, shop and assist the night of the event. It is a fun way to earn PIP hours! We have a binder full of pictures & ideas for cake design & room design, as well as many decorations already on hand. Next year, you will get to enjoy graduation with your own kids, while the next 7th grade class hosts.
Hope School is signed up to make and serve a Soup Supper on Wednesday, March 22nd at Hope during Lent to members of the Community! The hosting group is responsible for setting tables, making and serving soup, and cleaning up after the worship service. It will run from approximately 5:00pm to 7:45pm. This is a great way to get in some of your PIP Hours! Please contact Tammy Shelver here to learn more.
Soup Suppers & The Chosen during Lent!
During the season of Lent we have brought back Soup Supers every Wednesday at 6:00 pm. Following dinner at 7:00 pm we will gather in the sanctuary to watch episodes Season Two of The Chosen followed by small group discussions. Everyone is welcome! Haven’t heard of The Chosen? CLICK HERE to learn more!
Save the Date: Vacation Bible School (VBS)
VBS will be July 10-14, 9:00-noon for students entering first-fifth grade in the fall. Preschool and Kindergarten students can participate by signing up for Summer Camp. Middle school, high school and adult volunteers are also needed. Registration will open soon.
HOPE CONNECTION EVENT: A TIME OF PRAYER AND WORSHIP
Sunday, March 26th at 5:00- 7:00 PM including dinner! Prayer stations will be set up in the Commons designed for all ages to experience together. One prayer station will focus on praying for our Hope North Campus. Mark your calendars and plan to bring the whole family to this special night!