“Hopecoming” Happenings! By Heather Paar, Hopecoming Auction Chair
Three years ago, my husband and I attended a charity auction here in Seattle. During the live auction, my husband bid on a trip to Tuscany, Italy, which included a week of lodging and a cooking class. I was reluctant, but he persisted in raising his paddle and we ended up winning the trip. A year and a half later we embarked on our trip to Italy, taking our oldest daughter Pearle, who was seven years old and had just finished first grade.
It was one of the best trips we have ever taken. I am so grateful that we raised our paddle.
We enjoyed almost 2 weeks alone with our oldest daughter who immersed herself in the delights of Italian culture. We went to gladiator school in Rome and spent a week exploring the quiet town of Cortona. She made friends with local children and savored the three-hour Italian dinners. Our cooking class took us to a beautifully renovated Tuscan home belonging to the chef and his family for generations. Watching my daughter make her own tagliatelle from the well of flour and a cracked egg, and then devour the elegant meal she prepared was a true joy.
I discovered an abundance of generosity in chairing the Hopecoming auction this year. Many devoted Hope parents have given tirelessly of their time and talent to bring it all together. Every time a donor responded “yes” my heart was filled with gratitude again. It is my sincere desire that every one of you will find a way to experience joy at Hopecoming. We have an amazing evening planned, filled with fun, friends, and one-of-a-kind items and experiences to bid on. Whether it is the trip of a lifetime, a local experience, or supporting the spirit of the 12th man at home, I hope that each of you will find a place to raise your paddle and enrich your lives. I can’t wait to see you there. Our students are counting on us!
Hopecoming is 5 days away – This Saturday, April 21!
It’s not too late to join the party! Turn in your RSVP card to the school office or RSVP online here at hls.hopeseattle.org/events/auction. Also we have a generous donor who wants to offer 10 seats to anyone! Contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a friend or someone new to Hope that you’d like to offer a free seat. Limited to the first 10 responses.
Upcoming Save the Dates
Hopecoming Auction – Sat. April 21 @ 6:00 PM
Academic Fair “Authors Night” – Tuesday, May 1 @ 7:00 PM
Last PTH Meeting – Wed., May 9 @ 6:00 PM
Teacher Appreciation Week – May 7-11
Grandparents Day – Wed., May 16 @ 8:30 to 11:30 AM
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Wed. 4/18: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Mr. Dave Meyer
Fri. 4/20: Free Dress Day
Sat. 4/21: Hopecoming Auction Party 6:00 PM
Wed. 4/25: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 5
Parent Involvement Program (PIP) Statements
Our Parent Involvement Program year runs through May 31st of each year. Submit your PIP hours online here or pick up a hard copy form through the school office.
PIP Opportunities – Click Here
Less than a week until Hopecoming! Can you help?????
This week: Heather will be packaging all of the items for the silent auction, and putting together bidder materials, etc. during the day Tuesday, and Thursday from 9am-2:30pm at her house. She welcomes helpers!!
Set-up – Saturday morning between 9:00am & 3pm at Seattle Lutheran Gym.
Transport auction items to the gym Saturday morning at 9am.
Clean-up from 10-11pm on Saturday or noon-3pm on Sunday.
Track Assistant Coaches needed – season runs April thru May. Contact Mr. Allen at email@example.com.
PTH Board 2018-2019
There are (only) 2 months left of school, but it is never too soon to start planning for volunteering during next school year. Parents and Teachers of Hope (PTH) are looking to fill three board positions for next school year:
- 2 Members at Large
For your successful service in an officer position, you will earn 100% of your PIP requirement for the school year. If you are interested or have questions, please contact PTH President Sonjia Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Clubs – Click Here
Spring club registrations are still available for Chess & Coding with Kids.
Financial Aid Information for 2018-19 Academic Year – Deadline April 30
We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) for our financial aid process each year. Instructions for applying for financial aid at Hope Lutheran School are available by visiting sss.nais.org/parents. Our school’s SSS code is 179833. Due date for completing the Parents Financial Statement to SSS is April 30, 2018.
Church News & Activities – Click Here
VBS is July 23 -27, 2018 – Register here
Summer Camps at Seattle Lutheran Seattle Lutheran is proud to offer elementary basketball camp, football training camp, middle school volleyball camp, and art camp this summer.
Click here to view our summer camp brochures and register.
Seattle Lutheran High School Drama Presents Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors!
Seattle Lutheran High School Drama is proud to present this story about characters that lose, confuse, and regain their identities in an enticing but eerie, morally suspect city. This production will be set in an era evocative of the 1920s. The performance times will be on Friday, April 27, at 7:30 PM and Sunday, April 29 at 2:30 PM in the Seattle Lutheran High School gymnasium located at 4100 SW Genesee Street. Tickets: Adults $5, Children 7-14 $2. All 7th and 8th grade students are admitted free with school ID. For more information visit our website at www.SeattleLutheran.org.