Tribute to a Life of Service by Mary Norton, 3rd Grade Teacher
5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your [a] faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach.
On June 9, we will celebrate the retirement of one who is called to use her gifts to teach, inspire, and create music. People often ask teachers, “Why do you want to teach?” and teachers often ask kids, “What do you want to be when you are older?”
Second grade teacher Nancy Tagge knows the answer to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” She wanted to be a teacher. Her inspiration came from her grandfather and great-grandfather; they were teachers and musicians in the Lutheran Church. As Lutheran teachers, we feel the call to teach and share the good news of Jesus to young hearts and minds. Nancy Tagge has been the good and faithful servant for an incredible 42 years!
I am amazed at her ability to remember names of former students and their families. Her teaching comes from a heart in tune with students and advocating for what is best. Nancy has worked with many teachers, educational trends, and curriculum. She meets each challenge with wisdom and grace.
Both of my daughters were Nancy’s students and I appreciate her ability to recognize the individuality of each one. I will never forget one of my first chapels as a new teacher at Hope. She was playing a processional on the organ at full stop. Every head turned around to watch and listen to the majestic and stirring music.
We thank Nancy for her service to our school. We thank Nancy for sharing the saving grace of Jesus Christ. We thank Nancy for her dedication to our families and students. We thank Nancy for being a ministry member of our staff.
I thank Nancy for her time with my own children and for being my friend and colleague. I thank Nancy for stirring my heart with music. I thank Nancy for using her gifts. Blessings to Ms. Tagge as she embarks on a new journey and a new path as a good and faithful servant.
Wed. 4/24: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Mrs. Mueller
Tues. 4/30: 7:00 PM Academic Fair / Financial Aid Application Deadline
Wed. 5/1: 8:40 AM Chapel led by 4th Grade
Fri. 5/3: Free Dress Day
Wednesday, May 8, 7:00 PM – PTH General
May 6 – 10, 2019 – Teacher Appreciation Week
Arts Walk Auction Meeting Tonight – April 23 @ 6:30 PM –Please join the PTH as we organize this amazing event and earn PIP! Meet in the church commons. Meeting Tuesday’s, May 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 6:30 PM.
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!
PTH General Assembly Meeting – May 8 at 7 p.m.
Join PTH to celebrate the successes of the 2018/2019 school year, plan the budget for 2019/2020, say farewell to outgoing board members, and elect incoming board members. PIP hours apply. Childcare will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
PTH & PIP Opportunities – Click Here – Program Deadline June 1, 2019
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
Lego Club is back! Thank you Mr. Davenport for volunteering to host 3 classes before school gets out for the summer. Classes will meet Tuesday’s on May 7th, 14th and June 4th in the kindergarten classroom. This is for grades K-4 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Don’t forget to email your teacher to let them know of participation in Lego Club.
Church News & Activities – Click Here
Women of Hope Spring Tea is coming Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 pm. This is a great event for moms and daughters to spend a special afternoon together! Check out all the details at:
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.