Parents Engaged in Hope by Kristen Okabayashi
I am finishing a Masters in Educational Leadership at Seattle Pacific University; I’m currently enrolled in my very last class after three years, called “Engaging Communities”. While I am very ready to graduate and I look forward to living my life without my weekly night classes, I am enjoying this class in particular because the topic is right up my principal alley, so to speak. I highly value our parent community, along with our greater West Seattle community as well. Our school could not be the strong school it is without the active involvement and support of our parents around us! I’m thankful for our active and involved group of parents, and it’s something we don’t take for granted. From coaching a sport to stuffing Tuesday envelopes, from driving the school bus on a field trip to chaperoning our ultimate field trip to the East Coast in a couple weeks, our parents find ways to help our school be the best it can be.
On that note, please join us tonight for our annual Hope Academic Fair. With a fun theme of “This is Me”, student will share their projects from 7:00 to 7:30 PM, and then families can visit other classrooms from 7:30 to 8:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you all there!
In addition, come find out more about how you can become involved in our community and join us for the upcoming PTH (Parents and Teachers of Hope) meeting next Tuesday, May 8. As parent Jennifer Rice wrote about two weeks ago, you can find out about volunteer opportunities and hear more about what is happening at the school and with our parents group. Our PTH, led by Chairperson Heather Leaman, is an active and dynamic group of parents who love to make a difference!
Academic Fair – Tonight at 7:00 PM – “This is Me”
Everyone is invited to join us tonight at 7:00 PM for our annual Academic Fair. It’s 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, it is strongly encouraged so that each student has an opportunity to shine. We look forward to seeing you!
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
May 6 – 10: Teacher Appreciation Week
Wed. 5/8: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Pastor Peter / 7:00 PM Last General PTH Meeting
May 10 – 17, our 7th & 8th grade East Coast trip!
Tuesday, May 21st no school for our 5th – 8th grade as Hope School hosts its annual track meet.
Wednesday, May 22nd Sounds of Spring concert at 7:00 PM.
Thursday, May 23rd is our annual Grandparents/Special Person day! See flyer in today’s communication folder – RSVP due May 17th.
Arts Walk Auction Next Meeting May 7 @ 6:30 PM – Still time to join the PTH as we organize this amazing event and earn PIP! Meet in the church commons. Meeting on Tuesday’s, May 14, 21, & 28 at 6:30 PM.
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!
Parent Involvement Program – Extended to June 1, 2019
Updated statements going home today to those parents with a balance. Please contact Mrs. Wallace at 206-935-8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Exceptions will be considered for Art Walk activities in June to count towards this school year, just email Mrs. Wallace with your request. (Please note that diplomas and report cards will be held until all outstanding fees have been paid.)
Grandparents / Special Person Day – May 23
Thursday, May 23, all grandparents or that special person are invited to attend a day of celebration. We will start off at 8:40 AM with a welcome by our Principal, Mrs. Okabayashi in the Sanctuary followed by our Chapel service. On the agenda: breakfast with your grandchild, musical performances, and our book fair. Sign-up sheets can be found here and RSVP’s are due Friday, May 17.
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: