Parents and Teachers of Hope (PTH) News! By Jennifer Rice, PTH Secretary
Throughout the school year, PTH has been working quietly behind the scenes. Our dual focus is to continue to build school community through events like Donuts with Dad/Muffins with Mom and the very popular middle school dance, as well as provide funding for class parties, enhancements like the Pacific Science Center Vans, bus maintenance, and many other items. As the school year quickly comes to a close, the PTH Board has been hard at work finalizing a few more events: Coffee with Kristen, Teacher Appreciation Week, Grandparents’ Day and, looking ahead, Back to School BBQ. Watch for volunteer opportunities in the Words of Hope or visit Signup Genius https://www.signupgenius.com/findasignup and search email@example.com.
We are very excited for our first annual Arts Walk Benefit and hope that you can join us on Saturday, June 1st. This is our main fundraising event this year and our goal is to raise $13,000 which will help cover funding for the 2019-2020 school year. In addition to a live auction highlighting projects from each class, the event will showcase art from students as well as the community, and include a silent auction. There will be art, music, food, and lots of fun. To find out how you can be involved and help make this event a success, please join us on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM in the Commons.
You can follow us throughout the year at https://hls.hopeseattle.org/home/parents/and in our Facebook group (search: Parents & Teachers of Hope Lutheran School) or reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our last general meeting will be on May 8th and we hope you can join us as we close this year and look ahead to the next. All parents and Hope supporters are welcome!
Heather Leaman, President (William 6th, Muriel 1st)
Ashli Brown, Vice-President (Ethan 7th, Grace 6th, Jim 5th)
Kathryn Johnson, Treasurer (Asher 8th, Isaac 5th, Ellis 3rd)
Jennifer Rice, Secretary (Oscar 5th, Henry K)
Mary Norton, Faculty Liaison (3rd Grade Teacher)
Emily Butler, Member at Large (Sophia 8th, Chelsea 6th, Jacob 5th)
Heidi Coy, Member at Large (Jaxson 3rd, Jasmine 1st, Jordan P4)
Jane Liston, Member at Large (Abigail 5th)
Tashena Shelland, Member at Large (Zander 1st)
Tues. 4/16: 7:00 PM East Coast Meeting for Parents & Students / 6:30 PM Arts Walk Auction Meeting
April 16 – 19: Holy Week – 8:40 AM Daily Chapel Services
Fri. 4/19: Good Friday – 8:40 AM Chapel led by Pastor Peter Mueller / 12:00 Dismiss – ESC Programs Open / Free Dress Day
Mon. 4/22: No School & No ESC Programs – Easter Monday
Wed. 4/24: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Mrs. Mueller
Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 PM – Academic Fair
Wednesday, May 8, 7:00 PM – PTH General
May 6 – 10, 2019 – Teacher Appreciation Week
Arts Walk Auction Meeting Tonight – April 16 @ 6:30 PM –Please join the PTH as we organize this amazing event and earn PIP! Meet in the church commons. Next meeting is Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:30 PM.
Lost and Found Items
Items from our lost and found bin for parents to claim will be posted here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/skhiRp8Sgta7vE5u5. If you recognize an item, please add your family name in the comments, and they will be delivered to Mrs. Wallace in the office. Last day to claim before donating will be Thursday, April 18th.
Academic Fair – April 30 at 7:00 PM – “This is Me”
Everyone is invited to join us this night at 7:00 PM for our annual Academic Fair. An event for the whole family! Students will present their projects from 7:00 to 7:30 PM and then visit other classrooms from 7:30 to 8:00 PM. Attending the Academic Fair is not required however strongly encouraged so that each student as an opportunity to shine. Look forward to seeing you!
Alternative PE Unit 2019 – Grades 5-8
On April 29th and May 31st, we will extend our PE learning and take our 5th-8th grade students out and about for alternative PE. There is no additional fee for these trips; they are included in tuition. A permission form is included in your Tuesday communication folder going home today.
PTH & PIP Opportunities – Click Here
Teacher Appreciation help needed – visit www.signupgenius.com to see where you can volunteer to earn those PIP hours!
School Clubs at Hope – Click Here
Rainbow Parrot Art is hosting a spring workshop starting this week! Art Workshop 1.4. Apr. 18, Apr. 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 30. Visit https://www.rainbowparrotart.com/workshops to register. We’re going to be doing some super fun projects!
Care Packages for Military – Still Collecting
We have an opportunity to help support a U.S. Army Special Forces team currently deployed in Afghanistan. Hope has a connection to this team! A member of the team is Nathan Wolanin, the son of George & Patrice Wolanin here at Hope. These 15 men have given us a list of items they would like to have but don’t have ready access to. Your cards & notes are also appreciated! Please see the list of care package items in your weekly communications envelope. Another way to give is through the team’s Amazon Wish List for specific items (Croc sandals by size, tactical socks, air purifiers & filters) that can be ordered and shipped for free. Click on the link https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3516E487P5AUX. For prayer support, and to send something personalized, the team names are: Rob, Alberto, Kyle, John, Nathan, Clay, Joel, Jesse, Rob, Chris, Jimmy, Brad, AJ, Alex, Kayle. Shipments will be on-going as our boxes fill up! Thank for your continued support!
Church News & Activities – Click Here
Vacation Bible School – July 29 – Aug. 2, 2019
“Roar! Life Is Wild – God Is Good” VBS Registration is open online! https://vbspro.events/p/events/cb7831. Preschool children (age 4 by Sept. 1, and potty trained) through those entering 5th grade in the fall are invited to register. Participant and volunteer registration is available at hopeseattle.org. The registration fee is $25; after May 1 it’s $30. Scholarships are available upon request.
Seattle Lutheran High School Drama Presents
The Wizard of Oz! By L. Frank Baum. The performance times will be on the evening of Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 PM and the afternoon of Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2:30 PM in the Seattle Lutheran High School gymnasium located at 4100 SW Genesee Street. Tickets: Adults $10, Students and Seniors $7, Children 6 and under are Free. Buy tickets on line at www.seattlelutheran.org.