Welcome to the first newsletter of the 2017-2018 school year! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our family welcome back BBQ one week from today, and then on our first day of school two weeks from today. From talking with parents at church this past Sunday, I know our families are somewhere on the continuum of “get-that-last-moment-of-summer” to “can-school-start-already-because-my-kids-are-bored”. Regardless of where you are at on that spectrum, school will begin on Tuesday, September 5th!
And speaking of a new school year, we also want to share that we have a new addition to our Hope family as sixth grade teacher Tim Allen and his wife Brianna welcomed their daughter Harlyn Lillian on August 19th. Harlyn was a perfect 7 pounds 3 ounces at arrival and mom and daughter are doing great. Welcome to the world little Harlyn!
See y’all soon!
Tues. 8/29: 6th Gr. Students Only Pizza Party 12:00 to 1:00 PM / Preschool 3 & 4 Optional Meet and Greet Time 11:00 to 1:00 PM
Tues. 8/29: Welcome Back Family Night/BBQ for All Grades & Families
All grades classroom visits 5:00 to 5:30 PM / Family BBQ in Lowers 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Wed. 9/5: First Day of School – Noon Dismiss for 1st – 8th Grades / Boohoo Yahoo Social 8:15 AM / School Chapel – 8:40 AM
Wednesday-Friday 9/6 – 9/8: Kindergarten Only Noon Dismiss – ESC “XTRA” Open
Sixth Grade Pizza Party
All incoming sixth grade students are invited to join Mr. Allen for a welcome back pizza party on Tuesday, August 29th from noon to 1:00 PM. Come enjoy pizza and games as we get ready to kick-off the new school year!
Welcome Back BBQ Tuesday, August 29th!
Join us for a fun evening with your school community. The evening will begin at 5:00 PM with all grades self-guided tours of the classrooms. Starting at 5:30 PM we will transition to the lowers/fellowship hall with a big BBQ – please bring a salad, side dish or a dessert to share (in a disposable container) according to the first letter of your family’s last name: A-H: Salad, I-P: Side dish or Appetizer and Q-Z: Dessert. We can’t wait to see everyone!
Kindergarten Dismiss at Noon First Week
Please note that our kindergarten class dismisses at noon our first week of school September 5th – 8th. If you are in need of Extended School Care for these “XTRA” hours please visit our website here to register and complete our September pre-pay form. Please email our ESC director, Christina Figgins, at email@example.com with any questions.
Hot Lunch Program
Hope is pleased to again offer NEST Hot Lunch by Café Stellina Catering. Locally sourced and organic lunches will be provided on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays beginning Wednesday, September 6. Hot lunch is available to all K-8 students as well as full day preschool students, orderable and payable on a month-to-month basis. The registration form is on NEST’s website: http://www.cafestellinacatering.com/NEST-School-Lunch-Program.html. You may fill it out and scan/email it back to them or send it via snail mail and feel free to contact them with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the Hope School does not register or bill for this program.
Boohoo/Yahoo Social on Tuesday, September 5th
Whether you think you will be sad or glad… You are invited to Boohoo/Yahoo refreshments for ALL parents (younger siblings are welcome). Join PTH in the Church Commons after dropping your students(s) at their classroom on the first day of school, September 5th from 8:15ish until Chapel begins at 8:40 am. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous prize!
Chinook Books Fundraiser Kick-Off – August 29
PTH is excited to announce the kick-off of their first fundraiser of the year- Chinook Books! Chinook Books help you save money at local businesses that do good things for the environment and the community. Use 1-2 coupons and the book pays for itself! These make excellent gifts for family, friends, staff, and clients. PTH earns up to 50% of all proceeds to help fund things like extra classroom supplies, Science Van, Grandparent’s Day, and much more! Stop by your classroom to pick up your packet and visit the Chinook Book table at the Back-to-School BBQ on August 29 for a sneak a peek!
Hope School Spirit Wear and Gear
Hope youth and adult t-shirts and sweatshirts plus much more is available online to order through our K12Online system with a student access code. Samples of wearable items available in the first floor hallway across from the gently used uniforms. All orders due Sept. 15th. Watch for order forms September 5th or go online to K12Online to purchase. Go EAGLES!
School Uniform Drive
We have gently used uniforms that have been donated to the school and church. These are available to all families and will be located in the school hall through September 8. Please feel free to take what you need and/or to donate items your children no longer use. Please call the school office at 206-935-8500 with any questions.
Parent Involvement Program or PIP Opportunities
Welcome Back Night – Help is still needed for our Back to School Event on August 29th. Please visit our website here if you are able to volunteer.
Fall Soccer Coach Needed – Hope school is starting a co-ed soccer team this year for grades 6-8 and we are in need of a coach and assistants. Contact Mr. Allen for details at email@example.com if you have an interest in helping our young athletes.
Handy Persons Needed – We need help putting together a few furniture items and spreading wood chips for our playground structure that arrives today. Please contact the school office if you are available at 206-935-8500.