Art Creation by Janet Manuta, Art Teacher
Throughout the school year, our students have been incredibly creative and have produced some amazing works of art! I hope you are enjoying the ongoing display of their artwork in our school hallways.
Coming up next you will see that our Kindergarten and 1st grade have been introduced to the art of printmaking! Both classes started with a “Finger-paint Monoprint”, where they used all parts of their hands to draw lines into the paint and then lift off one print onto another paper. The following week they used a pencil to draw into Styrofoam sheets, then used printing ink and a brayer to create their first (of many) prints in a series.
Our second graders just finished their “Hot Cup of Chocolate” collages which are now on display. This week they learned about the art of Jim Dine and his love of heart themed art. They are creating a multi-media painting.
Be on the lookout for “polar bears in the snow” paintings by our 3rd graders and “Agamographs” by our 4th graders, which are drawn images that change as you walk past them.
In 5th grade, we inter-related art and math as students learned how to use needle and thread to make straight lines appears to curve. They will be on display next week. Our next project will be a drawing based on the art of Mexican Artist, Romero Britto. Colors will pop!
In the Middle School Art Electives class, students completed a unit on Still Life Drawing, using a technique of layering many different materials into one finished painting. Ask your child how this was accomplished. We moved onto 3-D Relief Sculptures based on the art of Frank Stella, using mat board scraps cut into asymmetrical geometric shapes, painted with tempera and acrylics. We are thankful to Dave Gehring, beloved Hope Lutheran Church congregant, for sharing his amazing Block Prints with the Art Elective class and donating a printing press to the school! His lifelong experience as a printmaking artist added a new dimension to this lesson.
Many of these art pieces from our 5th-8th graders will be sent to L.E.S.T. to represent our school. The list can be seen outside the art room and middle school hallway. These works of art will most likely WOW everyone who sees them!
Wed. 2/6: 8:40 AM Chapel led by 4th Grade / 7:00 PM General PTH Meeting
Thurs. – Wed. 2/7 – 2/13: Spirit Dress-Up Days
Fri. 2/8: Monday/Friday Hot Lunch Order Forms Due
Wed. 2/13: 8:40 AM Chapel led by 7th Grade / 11:00 AM PEP Assembly at SLHS Gym / Noon Dismiss – Start LEST Mid-Winter Break
Thurs. & Fri. 2/14 & 2/15: No School – LEST Mid-Winter Break / ESC & Sand Dollar Club Open with Pre-registration
February 18 & 19 mid-winter break continues, school closed, no ESC or Sand Dollar club
PTH General Meeting – Tomorrow – February 6 @ 7:00 PM
Come join your PTH Board and learn of the exciting things planned for 2019 and beyond, upcoming PIP opportunities, and more! The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 pm in the Church Commons. For those with younger children, childcare will be available from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Street side parking may be available as well as in the lot just southwest of the school on 42nd Ave. SW and Oregon.
LEST Dates February 14-16, 2019 – For Information Click Here
East Coast Trip Monday/Friday Hot Lunch – Orders Forms Due Friday 2/8
Order forms are due this Friday, Feb. 8. Chicken strips, carrots and chips will replace Hot Dog Mondays. The second half of the year will begin Monday, February 11th and pizza will begin February 22nd. Contact Sally Heit at 206-935-8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Spirit Dress-Up Days – February 7 – 13, 2019
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.
Thurs. Feb 7th-Class Color Wars (PK & K-rainbow, 1st-red, 2nd-orange,3rd-yellow,4th-green,5th-pink,6th-blue,7th-purple,8th-black/gray/white)
Fri. Feb.8th-Wacky Tacky Day (The crazier, the better!)
Mon. Feb.11th-PJ Day (Come to school in your warm pajamas!)
Tues. Feb. 12th-sports spirit (Wear anything sports-related-jerseys, team uniforms, Seahawks gear or college team sweatshirts, etc.)
Wed. Feb. 13th- Blue & Gold Day (Let’s show our LEST spirit!)
Registration for Fall 2019
Just a reminder that our registration for the fall of 2019 is open. If you have not registered yet, please do so as soon as possible. Access keys for each student were sent home in the Tuesday envelope two weeks ago. Please call the office if you did not receive it or have misplaced it. To register visit: https://hope-lutheran-school.k12online.us/hope-lutheran-school/portal
Music Program News
For the past few weeks, our K-5th grade music classes have been creating their own original electronic music songs. Hope School is excited to share these songs with you. Here is the link: https://soundcloud.com/hopeseattle
Mr. Franklin created these songs using the Korg Gadget app on an iPad. The app was projected onto the whiteboard so every student could see exactly how the music was being created. We then went around the room several times and each student was asked to select a note that belonged to the particular scale we were using. Students also chose the beats for kick drum, snare drum, and hi hats. Mr. Franklin chose the tempos, synthesizer sounds, and effects. He also added/subtracted/changed some notes and beats to make the songs more coherent and flow more smoothly. The students were very engaged and excited to create their own songs. Each class repeatedly asked to listen to the other grades’ songs as well.
School Clubs at Hope – Click Here
Chess Scholars winter registration is open https://www.chessscholars.com/signup. Enter class code LWA2.11.19 to register. Class starts Monday, February 11, 2019.
Registration for the next Hope Art Workshop session 1.3 is now open online.
You can register here: https://www.rainbowparrotart.com/workshops/
PTH & PIP Opportunities – Click Here
We have the following opportunities: Midwinter Dance and a PTH position for this 2018/2019 school year for a Member-at-Large.
Church News & Activities – Click Here
Vacation Bible School – July 29 – Aug. 2, 2019
Making plans for the summer? Make sure to include Vacation Bible School (VBS) -July 29-August 2, 9:00- Noon. Our theme this year is “Roar”! Online registration opens soon.
Seattle Lutheran Sailing Club Fundraiser – Bunco fundraiser at Seattle Lutheran High School, Saturday, February 9, 5:30 p.m. Please join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, food and prizes! All proceeds benefit the SLHS Sailing Club. Cost $20.00 includes Brats & Salad Dinner (beverages available for purchase). Adults 21 and older. RSVP at www.seattlelutheran.org no later than Tuesday, February 5.