Admissions Corner by Sally Heit
I’m excited for our Kindergarten Information Night tonight at 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity for parents of preschoolers to learn more about kindergarten readiness and what that means. We’ll also be talking about our new transitional kindergarten that we’ll be starting in Fall 2024 which we are very excited about. Tonight is targeted toward parents. Childcare isn’t provided, but if you need to bring your child, please bring some quiet activities for them to do during our time. If you haven’t registered it’s okay; please attend anyway.
We also have the All School Open House on November 14th at 6:30 pm. Our entire campus will be open to families to meet teachers, students and learn about various programs as well as our middle school expansion in Fall 2024. If you know of a family looking at schools, invite them to our open house. Word of mouth is still one of the strongest referral methods for us. We love it when our families talk about us in the community! To register for the open house, see the link below.
Kindergarten Information Night – November 7 @ 6:30 pm
This is a perfect event for parents interested in what kindergarten readiness looks like at Hope. Share with friends who are also curious about this big transition from preschool to kindergarten. Information will also be shared about Hope’s brand new Transitional Kindergarten class for fall 2024 for 4 year olds and 5 year olds. RSVP here.
All School Open House – November 14 @ 6:30 pm
We’re opening up the whole school to current and new families who would like to meet our teachers and students and see the main campus, including our new campus where our expanded middle school will be in Fall 2024. RSVP here.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Mon, 11/6 ECT Greenery Orders Due!
Tues, 11/7 6:30pm: Kindergarten Information Night
Tues, 11/7 6:30pm; Auction Mtg; View room
Fri, 11/10 No School-Veterans’ Day; PS/ESC closed
Tues, 11/14 6:30pm: All School Open House
Tuesday, 11/14-Tuesday, 11/21: Food Drive
Sat, 11/18 Matinee and Evening: Family Movie Night
Wed, 11/29: Photo Retake Day; Times TBA
And the Winner of Treats for Troops is…
Thank you for your donations to Treats for Troops! Our students donated a whopping 194 pounds of candy to send to our troops overseas! The winning class was First Grade with an average of 2.25 pounds of candy per student. First Grade will receive a popcorn and movie party courtesy of the Student Council. Congratulations, First Grade!
Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament (LEST) News
Students in grades 5-8 will receive a LEST brochure in the Tuesday envelopes today. Please take time to review this with your student and return the student interest form ASAP to your child’s teacher or the school office. A Hope parent has also reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Dupont Fairfield Inn and Suites which you may book here.
Sports, Milk and Bible Link- https://bngn.blackbaud.school/?id=xnxrcid4vjy
Join us for Celebration Sunday! Sunday, November 19 at 10:00 AM. This will be the only service offered that day. We will gather for a special time of worship and lunch to celebrate our Capital Campaign. Preschool – 5th grade students are invited to sing a special song for our Celebration service. All participating student singers will earn a Free Dress Pass from Mrs. Okabayashi. Families are also invited to stay for lunch after the service.
Hope North Banks
Students in every grade made a Hope North Bank in class. Students are invited to save money in their banks as a way to support updating the Hope North building. Students can bring their banks to the Celebration Worship Service on Sunday, November 19 at or to the last chapel in November. Thanks so much!
Chapel Offerings for November and December
Students will find envelopes in the communication envelopes for chapel offerings. For the months of November and December, offerings will go to Living Water International, which provides clean and sustainable water for communities in need.
Student Council Sponsored Food Drive – Student Council is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Hope Lutheran Church food pantry and the Welcome Table in White Center. The food drive will run from Tuesday, November 14-Tuesday, November 21, and each class has been assigned a type of food to provide. Please be sure food is unexpired before bringing it in.
Collection bins will be outside each classroom. Below is a list of items each class will be collecting:
Preschool – Mac and Cheese
Kindergarten and 1st Grade – Granola Bars (soft and chewy preferred)
2nd and 3rd Grades – Canned fruit or individual fruit cups
4th Grade – Pull-top soup and chili
5th Grade – Canned meats such as tuna, Spam, and chicken (pull-tops preferred)
6th Grade – Instant oatmeal or crackers
7th Grade – Instant rice or instant potatoes
8th Grade – Cup O’Noodles or Ramen
In addition to the food items, we are also collecting socks, hand warmers, toiletries, and twin sized blankets to be distributed at the Welcome Table in White Center.
Thank you for your donations to Hope’s food pantry to help those in need in our community.
Students in grades 5-8 may join the newly formed newspaper club! The next meeting will be today at 3:00 PM in the View Room. Led by Hope parent Jennifer Kharrazi, newspaper club will meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.
5th through 8th grade students are invited to join the Robotics Club, meeting on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. Led by Hope alumni Josh Davenport, students will learn to build and code robotics, with a focus on developing a robot to compete at LEST in February.
Next Auction Meeting: 11/7 at 6:30pm – 7:30pm in the View Room upstairs. Come help us plan our auction and earn your PIP hours! (Auction will be on March 9, 2024). The Auction Committee meets on Tuesdays (unless otherwise posted).
Auction Volunteers needed: Many hands (and hearts) make light work, and we need many volunteers to have a successful auction. There are many opportunities to work from home as well. Please use the link to sign up to help. https://hopeseattle.ejoinme.org/volunteer
Free Family Movie Time: Saturday, 11/18 in the Commons.
We will have 2 showtimes: Matinee at 1:30pm and Evening at 6:30pm. Please RSVP. See flyer and link to RSVP and for more information. Help the PTH and volunteer to help and earn PIP hours!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Earn your PIP hours!
Scholastic Book Fair
It is time for some holiday book shopping at our Scholastic Book Fair in December. We are needing volunteers to help set up and cashiers to help students and families pick out the just right books. Times and dates are on the signup genius link. This is a great opportunity to earn PIP hours.
Hope Church Reader Board Changer
Earn PIP Hours!! We are looking for an individual who can fill in when needed and change and update the Reader Board for the church. We have one changer who may need a sub at times. Please contact Patra Mueller @ firstname.lastname@example.org