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 First Grade Fun!




Important upcoming dates:


  • Wed. April 19:Easter chapel service led by Pastor Peter (parents welcome to join at 8:40 in the sanctuary)
  • Fri. April 21:Free Dress Day
  • Tues. April 25: Academic Fair (7:00-8:00); STEM projects due
  • Fri. April 28: April book orders due
  • Mon.-Fri. May 1-5: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Fri. May 5: Free Dress Day
  • Fri. May 19:Free Dress Day
  • Memorial Day break: May 26-29


Notes and News:


I hope you all had a wonderful Easter with your families! There is a special chapel service tomorrow, led by Pastor Peter and all are invited to attend.

Homework Project this week: Instead of the usual homework packet this week, your child will be doing a family STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) project at home. There will be no spelling quiz this week, either. Each day the kids are to spend a little time on their projects, and they have a whole week to complete them and bring them to school. They are due next Tues. April 25th. Even if they are done early, please do not bring them to school before next Monday. That may help early finishers from doing a rushed job and it will also help with storing so many bulky projects here in the classroom. These will be on display during the Academic Fair next Tuesday night from 7:00-8:00.

Instructions for the project were sent home today in the yellow envelopes. There is a planning page for ideas, 4 different choices for the project (choose just one!) and a reflection page to tell about the project. The kids are super excited about this and most already have ideas about what they want to create. Some have asked if they can work together on projects, and my answer was yes, as long as they are each taking an equal part and can explain what each partner did. Many say they are going to do the whole thing tonight. I love their enthusiasm!  I would like to encourage them to spend time thinking, creating, and then changing/revising their project if necessary as the week goes on. I can’t wait to see what the come up with! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Notice from the office: We received notification this morning by a Hope family that their child was found to have head lice over the weekend. Treatment has been started and this student & sibling are from grades preschool 4’s, the PM class & 1st grade.

Please assist us by checking your child’s head (on the scalp, behind the ears, and around the nape of the neck) throughout this week and next week and notify us if you find anything. Treatment for head lice should begin immediately at home and checked daily for 2 weeks after treatment. Students will be allowed to attend school as long as treatment has been started.

Below is the website address from KidsHealth and Facts of Lice for information regarding head lice.









Mrs. Julie Hartley          Email address:

Hope Lutheran School

4456 42nd Ave SW