Hope Students On The Move – East Coast Trip 2023 by Sara Kunkel, Middle School Teacher
On April 29th, Hope students and chaperones landed in our nation’s capital, Washington DC. One of the many activities was touring the Capitol Building and learning about all of the important events that have taken place there. We also visited several war memorials to remember lives lost for freedom. We were in awe as we honored important historical figures at the Lincoln, Jefferson and Martin Luther King, Jr memorials.
After DC, we traveled to Gettysburg to tour battlefields and learn about this pivotal battle. Students and chaperones alike found that history came alive being present at these historical sites with our tour guide Alex asking for us to give him his “two minutes” to listen.
Then, it was time to head to New York City for a Broadway show, Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (along with many other highlights). We all learned how to ride the subway and experienced first hand how important it is to “stay to the right” when walking on New York streets.
There were more stories than I could possibly share but the greatest takeaway for me was how our group came together as a family. The students helped one another, the adults stepped in to fill in where needed and enjoyed the experience. I am grateful for the adventure, I will forever appreciate our experience together and we will ALL remember to “stay to the right, stay to the right. Give me my two minutes. You hear me?”
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Tues, 5/16 MS Spring Concert, 7:00 pm
Mon, 5/22-Th 5/25 Scholastic Book Fai
Tues, 5/23 HL Track Meet at WS Stadium, No School Grades 4-8 only, ECT 2025 Kickoff. 7:00pm
Th, 5/25 Grandparents/Special Persons’ Day; 11:30 dismissal
Fri, 5/26 & Mon, 5/29 No School; Memorial Day Weekend
Tues, 5/30 Last PTH Meeting; 6:30pm in Sanctuary
Sun, 6/4 Drama Showcase; 2:00pm in Commons
Tues, 6/6 Sea Star Graduation 11am
Wed, 6/7 Kindergarten Graduation 1:45pm
Th, 6/8 Orcas Graduation 10:30am
Th, 6/8 Early Dismissal 9:50/10:00am; Last Day of School
Th, 6/8 8th Grade Graduation; 7:00pm
Hiring for Hope School 2023-2024 School Year
Hope School has several teacher and staff positions available for the 2023/2024 school year to work in our vibrant, supportive learning environment. Please share with your friends and family who might be interested!
- First Grade Teacher – full-time position teaching a class of up to 24 elementary students in all core subjects
- Technology Teacher – part-time position teaching K-8 students technology and collaborating with teachers regarding their technology needs
- World Languages Teacher – part-time position teaching middle school students second language of Spanish, ASL, French, or Mandarin
- Preschool Lead Teacher – full-time position teaching preschool students
- Preschool Assistant Teacher – full-time position assisting in teaching preschool students
Visit Hope’s website for more information, job descriptions and an application form, or call the school office at (206) 935-8500. Applicants should submit a resume and application to Hope School Principal at kokabayashi@HopeSeattle.org or via snail mail by May 26, 2023 for first consideration. All positions begin on August 23, 2023.
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.
Blackbaud Enrollment Reminder: Parents please remember as you complete and return your tuition contract and invoice for Fall 2023-24, we also need you to reenroll in Blackbaud. This is a good time to review your account details, payment options and personal information.
Please note for Bill Pay payments made through your bank your 2023-24 the Blackbaud family ID number will change slightly, and you will need to update this. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Shari Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Calendar of Events:
Tuesday, May 30th: Last PTH General Meeting at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary
VOLUNTEER/ PIP HOUR OPPORTUNITIES – Get your PIP hours in now!!! We are running out of volunteer opportunities!
Need PIP Hours? Join us this Saturday, May 20th from 8am – 12pm for yard work at the Hope North campus (41st and Genesee, east side of school). Pizza lunch provided! Bring your gloves, rakes, clippers, power tools or battery powered tools. We’ll have electric power available. Contact project coordinator, Bill Clifton (email@example.com) for more information or to RSVP.
General Volunteer Opportunities:
Sat, 5/20/23 Hope North Outside Clean-Up. Email Bill Clifton to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun, 5/21/23 Set up for Scholastic Book Fair. Sign up here.
Mon, 5/22/23 – Thursday, 5/25/23 Cashiering for Scholastic Book Fair. Sign up here.
Tues, 5/23/23 5th-8th Grade Track Meet, West Seattle Stadium. Email Mark Goodspeed email@example.com
Th, 6/8/23 8th Grade Graduation: Volunteers needed to help with set-up/decorations; anytime between 12:00-7:00pm. Great for 6th and 7th grade parents, as 7th grade families host the event each year. Please contact Wendy Stordahl here.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) & Afternoon Basketball Camp!
Registration Now Open!! Volunteers needed!
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 Hope Summer Camp. Register middle school, high school and adult volunteers as well.
We are also offering an afternoon basketball camp with 30 spaces.
CLICK HERE for all of the details and to register.
Attention Middle School VBS Volunteers- Our training meeting will be Wednesday, June 14, 7:00-8:30 pm. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.