We’ve Got Spirit, Yes We Do….. by Kristen Okabayashi, Hope Principal
Are you struggling to get in the Christmas spirit this year? Or can you not get enough Christmas spirit? Either way, Hope Church and School has many opportunities for you to join us in waiting for Jesus, as we gather together in community to celebrate His upcoming birth. The school has three Christmas performances coming up in the next week, and the church offers a Sunday School performance, three Christmas Eve services to choose from, and a service on Christmas Day. Mark these dates on your calendar and find your Christmas spirit with our Hope family!
School Christmas Performance, Grades 1-5 Tuesday, December 10 7:00 PM
Youth Group Christmas Party, Middle School Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 PM
School Performance, Preschool & Kindergarten Friday, December 13 6:30 PM
Sunday School Program in Sanctuary Sunday, December 15 10:30 AM
Sounds of Winter Hope School & SLHS Concert Tuesday, December 18 7:00 PM
Hope School Christmas Break Begins Friday, December 20 12:00 PM
Christmas Eve Family Contemporary Service Tuesday, December 24 4:00 PM
Christmas Eve Family Contemporary Service Tuesday, December 24 6:00 PM
Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion Service Tuesday, December 24 11:00 PM
Christmas Day Worship Service Wednesday, December 25 10:30 AM
Make a Gift to Hope by December 31
We sent out a letter to all families inviting you to make a year-end gift to support the excellent education we offer at Hope. Every gift makes a difference! It’s easy to give here. Thank you for your support!
12/10 – 12/13: Book Fair – Located on both floors
Tues. 12/10: 7:00 PM Christmas Concert for Grades 1-5
Wed. 12/11: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Kindergarten
Fri. 12/13: 6:30 PM Christmas Concert for Preschool & Kindergarten / Deadline for Christmas Scrip Orders
Sat. 12/14: 9:30 AM Eagle Winter Hardwood Classic – Held at Seattle Lutheran Gym
12/16 – 12/20: Christmas Spirit Dress-up Week
Tues. 12/17: 7:00 PM Sounds of Winter Concert for Middle School
Fri. 12/20: Noon Dismiss for Christmas & New Year Break / ESC & Sand Dollar Club Open
School, Extended School Care & Sand Dollar Club Closures
Please note that our School, School office and Extended School Care/Sand Dollar Club programs will be closed during Christmas/New Year’s break starting Monday, December 23 through Friday, January 3, 2020. School and ESC programs will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.
School Clubs at Hope – Visit Here
Visit our school website for updated information on our school clubs at www.hls.hopeschool.org.
Parent Involvement Program or PIP Opportunities
Scholastic Book Fair – December 10-13
Lunch & Recess Help Still Needed – Tuesdays & Fridays
Hope Auction – Please consider signing up to make this the best auction yet and EARN PIP!!
Auction Meeting – No Meeting tonight due to our Christmas Concert
Scholastic Book Fair This Week – December 9-13
The Scholastic Book Fair is here December 9-13 with a special family event scheduled for tonight, December 10. Volunteers are the motivators to help any Book Fair become a success. We hope that you share with us your skills to help students discover the power of reading. We are seeking cashiers on these dates from 3-4 PM Dec. 9-13 and Dec. 10 from 7:30-8:30 PM. As a cashier you will get to connect and get to know other students. You can make a real impact and help students find books that they can’t wait to read!
Eagle Winter Hardwood Classic – This Sat. December 14, 9:30 AM
A 60th Anniversary Celebration and Athletic Fundraiser will be held this Saturday, December 14th from 9:30-11:30am at Seattle Lutheran High School gym (The Menashe Gymnasium). Cost is $5 for students and/or Hope Alumni and $10 general admission. No pre-registration needed as anybody 5th grade and older can participate. We will have complementary refreshments, $5 raffle tickets & prizes. Events include: 3-Point contest, Bump (with $1 buy-in if you get knocked out!), possibility of staff versus student scrimmage (depending on total number of participants).
Flashback through the years in athletics at Hope Lutheran School!
Christmas Spirit Dress-Up Days – Dec. 16-20
Your Student Council is hosting a fun week of spirit dress up days! Please note that if you choose not to participate on these days, school uniforms must be worn. Let’s show our Christmas spirit!
Monday Dec.16 -“Merry Monday Morning”- come to school in your winter pjs like its Christmas morning!
Tuesday Dec.17 – Holiday scarves, ties, jewelry, socks/tights (worn with your school uniform)
Wednesday Dec.18 – Christmas sweatshirts & sweaters (worn with your school uniform)
Thursday Dec.19 – Holiday hats, antlers & headbands (worn with your school uniform)
Friday Dec. 20 – All-Out Christmas (wear all the red/green/Christmas clothes you have!)
Shop with Scrip this Holiday Season
Scrip are gift cards that you purchase at full value of what you paid that Hope Lutheran School purchases at a discount. Hope keeps the difference to help fund school extras. Flyers sent home in your last two weekly yellow envelopes or pick up an order form from the School Office. You may also place your order online at ShopwithScrip.com. Use enrollment code 1C27LC3812L43. If we don’t have what you would like in stock, orders for Christmas will be placed on 12/13 for arrival in time for Christmas Break. Contact Scrip Coordinator Sonjia Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Church News & Activities – Click Here
Bible Study – Join The Story in 2020! Have you ever wondered what’s in the Bible or wanted to read it? Join Hope beginning in January 2020 as we begin reading the “Story” together. It is an abridged version of the Bible arranged in a chronological format written to read like a novel. For more information click here. Join the Facebook discussion group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/HLSeattle.TheStory
Purchase your copy of the Story for $5 in the church office during the week or in the Commons on Sunday morning!