WOH For Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Where has the year gone? By Jennifer Neafcy, Assistant Principal
Each year, as a new school year begins, I typically prepare myself for a full year ahead. The first month of school seems longer than usual. It takes a while to establish new class routines and build relationships, and it can take extra time to get the days flowing smoothly. Once that hurdle is crossed, the next thing I know, it seems to be Christmas Break, followed by Mid-Winter Break, and then Spring Break. Each break seems to come quicker and quicker. Now that we have returned from Spring Break, I’m reflecting on the fact that the year is almost coming to an end. The question that keeps popping into my mind is, “Where has the year gone?” While we have had a full year, there are times where it feels like we just started the school year a few weeks ago.
We are so blessed that we have been able to bring back more activities for our students and families this year. We were able to host in-person events, such as Curriculum Night, Open Houses, and Christmas concerts. Volunteers were also welcomed back onto our campus. The greatest joy for me this year was being able to worship in-person, as a whole school during our weekly chapel services, after worshiping via video last year. Before Spring Break, we split our K-8 students into two groups to allow for social distancing. Last week we held our first chapel service with all K-8 students. Pastor Peter and Jonathan Kopecky led our chapel service on the good news of Easter. Our church was full, and my heart was full as well.
The end of the school year is just around the corner. For some, it will go by very slowly and for others it will end in the blink of an eye, which leads me to ask again, “Where has the year gone?”
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Monday, 5/2 – Friday, 5/6 – Teacher Appreciation Week
Saturday, 5/7 – PTH Online Auction
Wednesday, 5/11 – Talent Show at SLHS Gym – 1:15pm
Tuesday, 5/17 – Middle School Spring Concert – Time TBD
Athletic Events – Click Here
2022-2023 School Year Tuition Contracts
Most tuition contracts, along with financial aid contracts were sent home last Tuesday. Please fill them out completely, sign, and return them to the office. You can do this in-person, through the mail, or via email. If you did not receive one, you are not yet registered for the next academic year. If you have already registered but did not receive a contract, please contact the school office.
Financial Aid Deadline – April 30th
If you would like to apply for financial aid for the next academic year, please do so by April 30th. To find out more information on how to apply, please click here. Families must re-apply for aid every year. Contracts will be sent out the third week of April to families who are re-enrolled.
Talent Show – Registration Forms Due
After a brief hiatus, we have brought back our Talent Show! Auditions began yesterday, April 25, and continue on April 27 and May 3 from 3-4 PM. Please sign up for an audition online here; you will sign up for an audition window of 15 minutes, with 5 auditions per 15 minutes. Please sign up for only one slot. The talent show will be on May 11, 2022 at 1:15 PM.
Auction Coming Soon! – Saturday, May 7th
BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!
There are less than 2 weeks left before the Incredible Virtual Super Auction! Tickets are $20.00 per family. Your ticket gives you access to the virtual, online auction (after you register, a separate email will be sent with instructions on how to access the online auction).
Register here: https://hopeseattle.ejoinme.
Stay tuned for information on the auction timeline, and how to be a Superhero for Hope! We have over 100 amazing auction items for your bidding pleasure: teacher experiences, free dress passes, family sporting events, vacation homes, beautiful jewelry, amazing class baskets and so much more! Fabulous items have been rolling in that you won’t want to miss out on. Be sure to check out the Facebook page for information as well as sneak peeks at the class baskets.
Auction Night Dinner Discounts:
We also have special discounts to a few area restaurants for your enjoyment on auction night! Order for your family or host a Hope Auction viewing party. Menu links are below. We appreciate the support from the following establishments and encourage you to consider them for your auction night dinner.
Pegasus Pizza (Alki) : 20% discount; just mention you are from Hope
Home – Pegasus Pizza
- Seattle Fish Company (WS Junction): 15% discount ; Discount code:Hope22
- About The Grill – Seattle Fish Company – Seattle Fish Company
- Three 9 Lounge/Tiki Bar (West Seattle Bowl): 20% of proceeds from Friday, 4/6 -Sunday, 4/7 for those mentioning the school when they order. No online orders at this time – only in person/phone/email orders.
- Menu 1 — Three 9 Lounge
Buho (White Center) : 15% discount; Discount code: Hope22
Menu — Buho White Center
A huge thank you to our current sponsors: Aerlume Restaurant, Bakery Nouveau, Michael Korn, DDS and NW Art and Frame.
Many thanks to our wonderful families, donors and sponsors!
More PIP Hour Opportunities!
*Teacher Appreciation Week begins Sunday May 1st with Door Decoration and ends May 7th with The Incredible Super Virtual Auction! See the link below:
*If you would like to bless teachers, specialists & staff, please click on the following link:
*Mowing: The school/church is also looking for someone who would be willing to mow the front and side yard of the Hope Lutheran Campus once a week or as needed. We have an electric mower available to use. Contact Mrs. Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Classroom Help: Reach out to your children’s teachers – many may need help chaperoning field trips, preparing classroom activities/projects and/or planning for end-of -school year parties.
*7th Grade families – Assistance needed in organizing parents to bring food, cake, and decorations for our 8th grade Graduation Ceremony coming up this June. Traditionally, our 7th Grade families support this event each year so that the 8th grade families may spend their evening celebrating their Graduate.
Hope Lutheran Summer Camp
Summer Camp Registration is open! All Hope students in grades preschool through fifth grade are welcome to sign up! Fun themes include art, sports, animals, science, and drama. Space is limited and usually fills up quickly, so please sign up here.
Lil’ Saints Basketball and Volleyball Summer Camp – June 20-24, 2022
Join us at camp! Is your child interested in playing volleyball or basketball? At volleyball camp your student, 5th-9th grade, will receive instruction on passing, setting the ball, spiking and serving, and scrimmage, etc. Our basketball camp is for grade 1- 5 and campers will receive instruction on dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, playing defense, etc. Alongside the Head coach, there will be high school coaches to help your child grow in the game of basketball and learn valuable life lessons. To register, click here.
SLHS Spring Musical This Week! – April 29-30 and May 1, 2022 – Purchase Tickets Here!
This weekend, Seattle Lutheran High School Drama is proud to present The World According to Snoopy. Snoopy is the world’s most lovable dog, but people don’t feel the same about his owner, Charlie Brown. In a series of comic strip-like scenes, we watch everyone’s favorite “Peanuts” characters go to school, sit in the pumpkin patch, ask for psychiatric advice, and have wild flights of fancy. This funny, uplifting musical reminds us all of the power of friendship. Don’t miss it! Dates are April 29, 30 and May 1; tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and non-SLHS students. This musical is appropriate for all ages, including children in preschool. The run time of the musical is 2 hours.