Fall Finishes by Mark Goodspeed, Athletic Director & PE Teacher
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4
Often when we think about sports, we think about the wins, the losses, the winning basket, the winning goal, getting first place. When I think of sports, I think about perseverance – perseverance to achieve one’s goals that are personally set at the beginning of the season. These goals can be different from player to player and coach to coach; this is the beauty of sport. While a team strives for a certain goal, each individual person on that team can set a personal goal and work hard to achieve it.
Fall sports at Hope is a wonderful time of the year as students come back from summer break and get together with their friends to be on the teams and join the sports that suit them. It is also a time to try out new sports for students which can be a goal in and of itself. It is a great time for students who are new to the school to get involved in a very fun and real way and jump into new friendships.
The cross country team is a perfect example of perseverance in action! Athletes run miles and miles each day in practice, which can be very difficult. While the team did not win our league championship this year, they all dropped time at various points in the season, which demonstrates their perseverance and dedication.
The soccer team had its own way of showing perseverance with a younger developing team and few kids having played together. They developed the crucial coordination of learning where each player was going to be during the course of the game to make sure they were ready for defense, as well as offense. The coaches helped the athletes develop this important part of the game and they continued to see success on the pitch ending with a 4-0 win at the end of the season.
The volleyball team also had its own way of developing perseverance Throughout the season our chief rival of Concordia Christian Academy would win versus our A team whenever we competed against them in matches. However, through hard work and an attitude of continuing to try and get better, the A team was able to win over CCA at our League Championship, taking home the trophy. While the wins are nice, the goal of sports is to continually push yourself outside of your comfort zone, to work hard, to take lessons away not just from the wins but the losses as well, and develop the physical and mental skills necessary to overcome any obstacles that life may throw at you.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Tues, 11/14 6:30pm: All School Open House
Tues, 11/14 6:30pm: PTH Auction Mtg
Tuesday, 11/14-Tuesday, 11/21: Food Drive
Sat, 11/18: Family Movie Time; RSVP by 11/15
Tues, 11/21 2:30-4:00pm: Greenery pickup
Wed, 11/22 2:30-4:00pm: Greenery pickup
Wed, 11/29: Photo Retake Day; Times TBA
Fri, 12/1 5:30-9:00pm: Parents Night Out
Mon-Fri, 12/4-12/8: Scholastic Book Fair
Tues, 12/5 6:30pm: Christmas Concert;(Grades KG-4)
Fri, 12/8 6:30pm: PS Christmas Concert
Tues, 12/12: Christmas Concert (Grades 5-8)
Fri, 12/15: Early Dismissal (K-8); PS/ESC all open
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.
PTH Sponsored Free Family Movie Time: This Saturday, November 18th
in the Commons. *Matinee @ 1:30 pm and *Evening @ 6:30 pm.
Drum Roll…..the movie winners are…Sing 1(Matinee) and Super Mario Brothers (Evening) Thank you students for voting and helping us decide!
*Please arrive 15 early to set up your camp chairs, blankets & pillows.
Please RSVP by this Wednesday 11/15 to secure your spots – as we have limited space. Family Movie Time (Nov 18th) RSVP Volunteer to help and earn PIP hours:Family Movie Time (Nov 18th) PIP – Volunteer
Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament (LEST) News
Students in grades 5-8 received a LEST brochure last week. 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 listed under “Hope Lutheran School” at the Dupont Fairfield Inn and Suites which you may book here.
The rooms have 2 queen beds, priced $159.00/night and include breakfast. Has a small pool. In the parking lot there are a few different restaurants. This hotel is the same as last year. Farther from the venue but better parking and places to eat nearby.
Sports, Milk and Bible Link- https://bngn.blackbaud.school/?id=xnxrcid4vjy
Hope Praying Parent Group
This group will meet on Thursdays at 2:30-3:00 pm. Can you come a little early before pickup and join us as we pray for our Hope students and teachers? You don’t have to be an expert at praying out loud to come. You can listen and pray silently as well. We will gather in front of the church office entry and meet in the Fireside room. Questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Thank you for your chapel offering donations during the months of September and October! $554 was raised for Maui wildfire relief, and was sent to Emmanuel Lutheran Church and School in Maui. Chapel offerings for November and December are being donated to Living Water International. Living Water provides clean water to communities throughout the world that do not have access to clean water by building wells.
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 Tues, 11/21, 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.
Holiday Greens Pickup
Please remember to pick-up your Holiday Greens order next week! Pickup is available from Hope North Gym from 2:30-4pm on November 21 & 22.
Parents Night Out – December 1 from 5:30-9pm
Need to go Christmas shopping? Date night overdue? Hope School is hosting a fun evening event where kids 5 to 12 can enjoy pizza dinner, arts & crafts, games and a movie with friends while parents have the night off. Event proceeds support the 7th and 8th grade East Coast Trip in 2025. Drop off in the Hope Commons.Tickets are on sale now and space is limited, so be sure to purchase by Wednesday, November 29. https://form.jotform.com/232996525079066
Next Auction Meeting: 11/14 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
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 @ email@example.com