Christmas Blessings by Kristen Okabayashi
As I write this newsletter, our school and church have finished up our four Christmas programs for the season. I know most of you have joined us for at least one, if not more, of the programs. These events are a highlight of the year for me every single year. From the sweetness of seeing the first graders sing and do hand motions to “Let it Snow” to the beauty of the third graders leading all of us in singing “Silent Night”, from the 3 years old dressing up as sheep to our middle school students singing solos and showing us their amazing musical abilities, I feel so proud of our students.
These programs bring out my maternal side, and it reminds me that this is how God looks at us as well. I never really understood how God could love us so much, until I became a mom myself and understood that unconditional love. God loves us so much that He sent His Son to us, a day we are preparing to celebrate!
We wish you a peaceful and joyous holiday season, wherever you may be. Merry Christmas!
Wed. 12/19: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Kindergarten Class / Noon Dismiss / ESC “XTRA” Open with Pre-registration
Dec. 20 – Jan. 2, 2019: No School or ESC for Christmas Break & New Year
School Resumes Thursday, January 3, 2019
Extended School Care & Sand Dollar Club Closures
Please note that our Extended School Care and Sand Dollar Club will be closed during Christmas/New Year’s break starting Thursday, December 20 through Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Both programs will resume on Thursday, January 3, 2019.
Christmas Spirit Dress-Up Days – Last Day Tomorrow
Wednesday Dec.19 -Red/green clothes, Christmas sweaters & sweatshirts
Re-Enrollment for Fall 2019 – January 14-21
Christmas break will fly by and before we know it, it will be time to re-enroll for the fall 2019! Re-enrollment will begin January 14th to the 21st for currently enrolled families. You will receive more information on our online re-enrollment process the second week of January. On January 28, 2019 we will begin processing new applications from the community. If you have any questions about re-enrollment, please email or call the school office or admissions director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December Chapel Offerings
All of our December chapel offerings will support Living Water and all offerings will be matched up to $15,000 by a very generous donor. Thank you for sharing clean water in the name of Jesus.
Invite your friends, neighbors and family members to check out our Preschool Open House on Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30 pm. Hope School offers a 3 year-old and 4 year-old play-based programs with two to five day options and an option for extended care. Bring your little one and see first-hand the learning and fun students have here at Hope.
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PTH & PIP Opportunities – Click Here
Pacific Science Center Van: Assistance is needed with our Pacific Science Center van on Tuesday, January 15th. This can be a half or full day commitment. Two volunteers are needed to help students through the exhibit area and 2 volunteers with our Planetariums. Will need help at the end of the day to load everything up. Please call Mrs. Wallace at 206-935-8500 if you are available.
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