Lasting Impressions by Kristen Okabayashi, Hope Principal
As we prepare to send off our older students to compete in the annual Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament (LEST) in Portland this week, I recently talked with them about how others at LEST will view them. Students, parents, and staff from other schools and the Concordia University staff will all have an overall picture of Hope Lutheran School, based on the interactions they all have with our students and parents. Our students have worked hard in preparation for the event(s) they will compete in, and soon all their preparation will be put to the test. They will have to decide how they will handle their stress, their emotions, and the highs and lows of competition. How will they represent God, Hope School, their family, and themselves?
My own four boys, who are all in high school and college now, spent years competing at LEST. They found themselves in some challenging situations not always even directly related to LEST events, and had to figure out what to do. One year, the vending machine at the hotel was broken and so anyone could get free items from it. Students had to decide – should they take an item for free or not? At times, students will be outperformed or simply not be as good as another competitor – how will they handle it? Will they fall apart or will they fight their way through their emotions to perform to the best of their ability anyway? Some of our students are competing in several different events, and will be tired. How will they summon the reserves to continue to do their best?
For all of these reasons and more, LEST is a powerful learning experience for our students. What will be their lasting impression? I can’t wait to find out. Go Eagles!
Wed. 2/12: 8:40 AM Chapel led by 4th Grade / 11:00 AM PEP Assembly / Noon Dismiss – LEST Break – ESC/Sand Dollar Club Open
Thurs. & Fri. 2/13 & 2/14: No School LEST Break – ESC/Sand Dollar Club Open
Mon. & Tues. 2/17 & 2/18: No School Mid-Winter Break – ESC/Sand Dollar Club Closed
Wed. 2/19: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Mr. Kopecky
Fri. 2/21: Free Dress Day
LEST PEP Assembly Tomorrow @ 11:00 AM – Noon Dismiss
Wednesday, Feb 12 is Blue and Gold Day, a day to wear our school colors and show your school pride! Hair and face painting is okay this day. Join us for our PEP assembly, held in the Seattle Lutheran gym at 11:00 AM, where we send off our LEST participants and our Hope cheerleaders will perform. Go Eagles! Please remember that we are dismissed at noon tomorrow.
Need a shirt for LEST? We have a small selection available for purchase in the school office.
Purchase Auction Tickets Now
Purchasing tickets is really very easy! This handy link – https://hopeseattle.ejoinme.org/tickets – will take you straight to the ticket page.
Auction News & Opportunities – Click Here – Next Meeting Tonight Feb. 11 @ 6:30 PM
Visit the sign up genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0545ada823aafa7-60th
We are still in need of the following: Husky Tickets for a September game. Alcohol, beer and wine for the bar and wine for the wine pull. Donations can be dropped off before or after school at the “Wine Wagon” (aka a parent’s car on the street) Wednesday 2/19 or Friday 2/21. Visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0545ADA823AAFA7-wine to sign up and see amounts needed. You don’t even need to get out of your car- just drive by and donate (yippee!).
Do you have an experience to donate, a vacation home, theater tickets or gift cards? You can fill out a donation form on our website (its true!!) and then bring the item to office!
Please help us with take down. We only have 2 people signed up right now and could use 4 more. You will enjoy the auction AND receive PIP!! PIP! PIP! PIP!
Lost and Found
Lots of lost and found items to claim! Please see images and comment if you see yours or those belonging to others. These items will be bought to the office by Friday, Feb 7th and Wed, Feb 12th. Deadline to claim: Feb 12th https://photos.app.goo.gl/UhUDcbtN22F9EeBM6
LEST (Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament) – Visit Here
You can visit our event page on the school website or through this link: http://www.cu-portland.edu/admission/lutheran-elementary-school-tournament
Talent Show “Save the Date”
In today’s communication envelope you will see an information sheet for our upcoming Talent Show on March 25, 2020. We are sending this “save the date” sheet early this year which includes important information about talent show auditions, so everyone can start planning for the performances now! The talent show registration form will go home on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
School Clubs at Hope – Visit Here
Visit our school website for updated information on our school clubs at hls.hopeschool.org.
Parent Involvement Program or PIP Opportunities
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 – Tuesday’s at 6:30 PM
Church News & Activities – Click Here