WOH For Tuesday, February 15, 2022
LEST by Tim Allen, 6th Grade Homeroom Teacher and Hope LEST Coordinator
LEST (Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament) is traditionally the Thursday through Saturday before Presidents Day, and is often the highlight of the year for 5th-8th graders from around the Northwest! It started over 50 years ago at Concordia University, Portland, as a small tournament of just volleyball, and morphed to include many different competitions over the years.
Unfortunately, the February 2020 event was the last Tournament able to be hosted by the University as it shut down after that school year. Thankfully, a dedicated group of individuals would not let LEST go away, and last year during the spring a smaller virtual version was hosted due to the Pandemic. This year, we are fortunate enough to have a live and in person competition, hosted partially by Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. It will still be smaller than the traditional Portland ones, but we are so excited to be able to compete!
Hope’s 5th through 8th grade students are competing in the following events this Thursday through Saturday: Basketball, Spelling, Swimming, Knowledge Bowl, Math, Art, Creative Writing, Science, and Music. We also get to nominate and honor one eighth grader as Hope’s Champion of Character. Some events are open to the public to view while others are strictly for the competitors. A full schedule and much more information can be found online at https://lestnorthwest.org/. We hope to see some of you there cheering on the Eagles!
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Wed. 2/16: 8:40 AM Online Chapel for All Grades led by 5th Grade Class, Early Dismissal
Thurs, 2/17 & Fri 2/18: No school; Preschool & ESC Open
Mon, 2/21-Wed, 2/23: No School; No Preschool & ESC closed
Wed, 3/2: We plan on being back to worshiping in the sanctuary. Led by Pastor Peter.
We will resume our normal schedule – 8:40 Grades K-4; 9:05 Grades 5-8
Fri, 3/4: Free Dress Day
Athletic Events – Click Here
We are very excited for LEST coming up for grades 5-8 this Thursday through Saturday. We sent home an information packet last week with the updated schedule, basketball brackets, COVID protocols, and PLU campus information.
You can access the most updated Hope School LEST information here
More LEST information is also available at the main LEST website
LEST Spirit Days – Feb 10 – 12, 2022
All students in preschool through 8th grade are invited to join us in spirit days as we gear up for LEST! These are optional spirit days and students not participating will need to come in school uniforms as usual.
Tues. Feb. 15: What I Want to be When I Grow Up
Wed. Feb. 16: Blue & Gold (temporary hair/face paint is ok on this day only- go Hope Eagles!!)
IP Opportunity – PTH Auction SignUp Genius
If you are looking for a way to earn PIP service hours and would like to support the school auction, you can go to Sign-Up Genius and find a way to help.
Enrollment for Fall 2022
If you have not re-enrolled your child for the Fall 2022-23 please do so through GradeLink. If you need your GradeLink login information contact the school office. Re-enrollments should be completed no later than February 18th. New applications are being processed. Currently, we have a waitlist in our preschool program.
Save The Date: Vacation Bible School
VBS is coming June 20-24, 9:00am-Noon for students entering 1st-5th grade in the fall. The theme is “Treasured: Discovering You are Priceless to God“. Registration for participants and volunteers (Middle School, High School & Adults) will open in early March. Due to COVID-19 space will be limited to eighty participants and first priority will be to our Hope community.
Mentors Needed for SLHS Robotics Team
Seattle Lutheran’s Robotics Team is looking for parents/family members who work(ed) in the fields of STEM to be mentors. In particular, they need someone to head up the CAD division, such as a Mechanical engineer. Hours would go towards PIP hours and would help inspire young adults by giving them the tools to become well-rounded leaders and to strengthen innovations in science & technology in the future. For questions and inquiries please email Jeff Norton at email@example.com
The Spring Musical is Looking for Costume Volunteers
The Seattle Lutheran High School drama department is seeking people with sewing experience who are interested in helping make costumes for The World According to Snoopy! The primary time commitment for this project would be mid-February through mid-April. All expenses for materials would be reimbursed. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Mrs. Zandi at firstname.lastname@example.org.