Athletic Department Update by Brett Kapels, Athletic Director, PE and Math Teacher
It seems every school year tends to go by faster than the last. This seems to be true once again this year. I can’t believe that LEST 2016 has come and gone already and we are done with 5th and 6th Grade basketball season!
Both 7th and 8th grade girls and boys basketball teams had success with more wins than losses this year, but for me the lessons learned were more valuable. You will find one of my favorite quotes on the wall in my classroom, “the measure of an individual is not always if they finish first, but in how they compete and conduct themselves personally.” Sports in general are a great teaching tool for youth as they prepare for adulthood.
Our 5th and 6th grade teams found the quick season to be very rewarding! The girls were able to win the Peace Tournament in Bremerton while the boys battled back for 2nd place! We are now on to Track season, and still in need for some more help if you are interested! It is a great way to be involved and even earn PIP hours.
These kids are so thankful for your support, and that support is greatly shown at our Annual Eagle Classic Golf Tournament. This event serves as our main fundraiser for our athletic programs each and every year. This year the event will be held on Saturday, June 4th. We hope to see you there!
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Wed. 4/6: 8:40 AM Chapel – Easter Theme led by Patra Mueller
Sat. 4/9: 5:30 PM Great Gatsby Gala Auction @ Seattle Lutheran Gym
Wed. 4/13: 8:00 AM Donuts with Dad’s 8:40 / 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 4
Fri. 4/15: Free Dress Day
4 Days Until the Great Gatsby!! Important Auction Information
***Need help with setting up laptops and 1 printer on Saturday, April 9th at 9:00 am*** Email Kevin Jones at email@example.com with questions about set up.
RSVP: We still have seats available but you need to grab them now! Turn in your form or register online here. We are at 50% of meeting our goal of filling 250 seats
Doors open at 5:30, April 9th at Seattle Lutheran High School Gym. First silent table closes at 6:30, don’t be late!
Attire is festive cocktail or dress up in your favorite 1920s ensemble, however if you aren’t a “swanky” dresser don’t let that stop you from coming to a fun night of frenzied bidding food, music, good company and fun!
A bit of business: If you are looking for PIP hours we’ll be setting up the gym at 4 pm on Friday, April 8th. We’ll continue setup April 9th at 9 am until we’re done. We still need help with clean up right after the event around 10 pm and/or Sunday, April 10 at 9 am.
Come check out the class projects on display in the school lobby through Friday!
Sports Events Calendar – Click Here
Track Coaches Still Needed! Season runs from April 11th until May 24th and includes 4 Saturday meets and 1 Tuesday Meet. Practices will be Mondays and Thursdays after school. Currently we have 2 Parents (Louis Couwenberg and Tonia Davidson) signed up to help. We could use 2 more to help! Please contact Brett Kapels if you are interested @ Bkapels@hopeseattle.org.
Extended School Care director and kindergarten assistant Barbara French has recently accepted a position next year working for Alaska Airlines. Barbara has worked here at Hope for the past three years serving in a variety of positions and has been such a blessing to our school! We will miss her very much and wish her the best as she changes direction in her life.
We have interviews coming up for our middle school position this week and are kicking off our search for the other positions as well. Prayers appreciated as we actively seek out the teachers God calls to serve at our wonderful school!
Hope School Summer Camp Information
Hope School Summer Camp registration forms are available beginning today! Please note that due to our Extended School Care staffing changes and the desire to provide a high quality program, Hope will be offering a limited number of summer camp weeks this year. Forms are available on the school website here as well as in the school office.
Save the Date for our Eagle Classic Golf Tournament – Sat. June 4th
Mark your calendar for our 14th Annual Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 4th at 8:00 am for the shotgun tee off. This tournament has grown every year and we are looking forward to sending Mr. Kapels off with one last long drive! Bring your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Kapels at Bkapels@hopeseattle.org.
Parent Involvement Program Opportunities – Click Here
Track Coaches Needed! Please contact Brett Kapels @ Bkapels@hopeseattle.org.
Afterschool Activities – Click Here
Chess club has ended – will offer again in the fall for next year!
Clothing Drive – April 11 – 20
Donate your gently used clothing, shoes, and handbags to Hope Lutheran School! Bring your clothing donations to your child’s classroom between April 11th and April 20th. Label your bags with your name as a special prize will be awarded to the classroom that brings in the most donations (determined by average articles of clothing per student).
Donuts with Dad – Wednesday, April 13 at 8 a.m.
Calling all Dads or special guests! Start your day with delicious donuts and put a smile on your child’s face. PTH will serve FREE donuts, coffee juice, and milk in the Commons. We will gather in the church commons at 8:00 a.m. Students must be in class by 8:30 a.m. However, you are welcome to mingle and then join the Hope students at chapel starting at 8:40 a.m.
Vacation Bible School
July 18 – 22, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm – Registration is Now Open – Visit Here
Seattle Lutheran High School Robotics Team
Congratulations to the Seattle Lutheran High School Robotics Team, Team SeaBot, who qualified for the District Robotics Championships in Portland, Oregon April 6-9. The team qualified with a rank of 46 out of 158 teams in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. After the top 64 Teams compete in Portland, 30 of those teams will qualify for the FIRST Robotics Championship in St. Louis, MO April 27-30. The St. Louis competition includes teams from across the U.S. and around the world. For more information visit: http://firstwa.org/Home/ctl/Details/Mid/4151/ItemID/753.