WOH June 13, 2023
Happy Summer! We all hope you have a fun and restful summer with your loved ones. Next week we will send home the last newsletter of the 22-23 school year. Office summer hours are typically Monday-Thursday from 9AM-3PM. If you plan to stop by, please call ahead, as there may be times or days when the office is closed.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Wed, 6/14 MS VBS Meeting 7:00-8:30pm
Sat, 7/15, West Seattle Summer Fest 10am-6pm
Sat, 7/22 West Seattle Parade
Report cards and test scores will be mailed out late next week. Be sure to pay any outstanding fees prior to then, including tuition, athletic fees, and missing books or technology items. Please contact Tammy Shelver in the office at 206-935-8500 with any questions.
Hiring for Hope School 2023-2024 School Year
We continue to seek out talented candidates for the coming school year. Please consider who you might know who would be a strong candidate for our awesome school! All full-time staff receive a tuition discount. Open positions include:
- First Grade Teacher
- Technology Teacher
- World Languages Teacher
- Preschool Lead Teacher
- Preschool Assistant Teacher
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. All positions begin on 8/24/23.
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.
Book Fair – Thank you!
I’m sending my sincere gratitude for making our Book Fair an outstanding success!
Total sales for the Book Fair were over $4000.00 which means our school earned $1900.00 in Scholastic Dollars. The Scholastic Dollars are used by the teachers to purchase books, supplies, materials, and furniture in the Scholastic Catalog. Our library and all the classrooms have benefited greatly.
My reward for hosting a Book Fair is watching your kids discover new books. All that joy wouldn’t be possible without volunteers from our school community – you deserve my special thanks. A special shout out to the cashiers and volunteers!
Mary Norton, Book Fair Chairperson
Student Council Officers for 2023-3024 School Year
Congratulations to Coco and Magdalena on being elected as president and treasurer for Student Council next school year. Elections for class representatives will be held in September.
OPPORTUNITY TO EARN PIP HOURS EARLY FOR THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR:
Summer Fest July 14-16 – Hope Kids Tent
Hope School will be hosting a game tent at Summer Fest! We will have games and face painting and more for kids to enjoy while at the festival. Get a head start on next year’s PIP hours by volunteering at the Hope Game Booth July 15th from 10 am to 8 pm. The link to sign up will be coming soon with more information, but mark your calendars now! We’re excited to be a part of Summer Fest! This event is expecting 15 – 20,000 visitors throughout the weekend and is an awesome opportunity to promote Hope School.
West Seattle Parade – Jul 22, 2023
Hope Lutheran will also be participating in the West Seattle Parade and we are looking for families to help represent our school. The parade is Saturday, 7/22 starting at 11 am to about 1 pm. More details to come. PIP hours do apply for participating families. Thank you for partnering with us and we look forward to seeing you in July!
VOLUNTEER/ PIP HOUR HOURS
Please submit your PIP hours ASAP. As stated in our Hope School Handbook, under OUTSTANDING TUITION & FEES – “Student transcripts, report cards and diplomas will be withheld at the end of the school year until all outstanding tuition and fees are paid in full.”
These fees include lost/damaged library books, athletic fees, tech equipment, ESC charges, PIP hour shortfalls, as well as any other outstanding fees. Please call the school if you need to make arrangements for payments.
General Volunteer Opportunities:
Hope Church Reader Board Changer: Earn PIP Hours!! Hope Church’s reader board changer has faithfully served us over the past year, but now needs to step down. We are looking for an individual who can change and update the Reader Board for the church either weekly or bi-weekly, depending upon the need. Please contact Patra Mueller @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
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.
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.
Outdoor Worship & Church Picnic
Join Hope Church for outdoor worship at Camp Long on Sunday, July 16, at 10:45am. After worship, there will be a picnic and games in the field. Main course (pulled pork and hot dogs) and drinks will be provided. Please bring the following to share: Last Names A-G: Desserts; H-P: Fruits and Veggies; Q-Z: Chips.