Lutheran Schools Week by Kristen Okabayashi
This week, we celebrate being a Lutheran School during Lutheran Schools Week! In Seattle, we are one of just three Lutheran Schools, which include Concordia Lutheran in North Seattle and of course Seattle Lutheran High School around the corner from Hope. However, as a Missouri Synod Lutheran School, we are part of the second largest group of schools in the nation! Missouri Synod schools include 2,300 preschools, 945 elementary and/or K-8 schools, and 130 high schools across the country, along with the corresponding 129,000 students and 8,000 teachers. The first Missouri Synod Lutheran School began 500 years ago, and our school was created by Hope Church in 1959. Our school is so blessed to be supported by Hope Church, both spiritually and practically.
This year, we are joining in the national Lutheran Schools Week theme of “Raising up Faithful Disciples”. Our students will be making daily visits to a Kenya Virtual Missions Trip, and our middle school students will visit World Vision headquarters on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, we will join our fellow Seattle schools at Seattle Lutheran High School for chapel services. Thank you so much for your prayers and support as we minister to the next generation!
January 29 Chapel Change
As part of Lutheran Schools Week, our chapel tomorrow will be at Seattle Lutheran High School at 1:30 pm instead of the regular time in the sanctuary. Feel free to join us there!
Calendar of Events
Tues. 1/28: 2nd Quarter Report Cards Sent Home / PIP Statements Sent Home
Tues. 1/28 – Fri. 1/31: Lutheran School Week
Wed. 1/29: 1:30 PM Chapel at SLHS
Fri. 1/31: Seahawk Blue Friday
Fri. 2/7: Free Dress Day
2nd Quarter Report Cards
Your students’ 2nd quarter report cards are coming home today, January 28th. Please keep your copy, sign the envelope to verify receipt and return to your student’s homeroom teacher. Please contact your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns. Honor roll students will be recognized during chapel on Wednesday, February 5th.
Student council invites all students to celebrate the Seahawks’ Championship win placing them in the Superbowl this Sunday with Seahawk Friday! This week on Friday, January 31st, students may wear Seahawk apparel or Seahawk colors of blue and green to show support for our Hawks. This is an optional spirit day and students not wearing Seahawk apparel or colors will need to come in school uniforms as usual, as it is not a free dress day. Go Seahawks!
The first draft of our LEST schedule is going home today in the communication envelope, along with the basketball brackets, to all grade 5-8 families. We do not have all our events scheduled yet but this first schedule has most of the information you will need. We will send out an updated version next week also. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at (206) 935-8500.
LEST Spirit Days
As we prepare to send our Grades 5-8 students off to the Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament (LEST) in Portland, Oregon, we will celebrate with school spirit days beginning Thursday, Feb. 6th. These optional dress up days are open to the whole school! Show your school spirit and participate in our fun dress up days.
Thursday Feb. 6: Trade your Age – Preschool through Grade 4 dress like a grown up; grades 5 and up dress like a little kid. Teachers pick any age.
Friday Feb. 7: Wear your favorite color! Try to be in that color from top to toes!
Monday Feb. 10: Pajama Day – Forgot to get dressed? No worries.
Tuesday Feb. 11: Wacky Tacky – You don’t want to match.
Wednesday Feb. 12: Blue and Gold – Wear our school colors, show your school pride!
Hope Lutheran School T-shirts
If you missed ordering your LEST gear or just want a Hope Lutheran School navy t-shirt, we have a limited supply available for $10 each; first come, first serve. We have 4 youth smalls, 5 youth mediums, 5 adult smalls, 5 adult mediums, and 2 adult larges. Buy your shirts in the school office.
Seattle Lutheran High School Open House
January 30, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Prospective students and families are welcome to join us January 30, 2014, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at 4100 SW Genesee Street for our Open House. You will meet students and teachers, see classrooms and learn how iPads are used to enhance the learning experience. Come see how we make education personal and relevant for 21st Century learners. For more information call Rachel Bigliardi at 206-937-7722 or go to our website at www.seattlelutheran.org.
Hope Church Membership Class
Hope 101, the church membership class, will begin on Monday, March 3rd and run through April 7th, from 7:00-8:30 pm. Childcare is available. Please email Patra Mueller, Family Life Minister, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a member of Hope Lutheran Church.
Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage
Join us for this hilarious and enlightening video seminar on Friday, Feb. 28th from 6:30 – 9:30 pm and Sat., March 1st, from 4:00 – 8:30 pm, in the Church Commons. The seminar is comprised of four sessions: “A Tale of Two Brains”, “Why Does He/She Do That?”, “The #1 Key to Incredible Sex”, and “How to Stay Married and NOT Kill Anybody!”. Cost is $12.50 per person and includes dinner on Saturday. Sign up by calling the church office at 206-937-9330 or email to Loren Sommers at email@example.com.