Celebrating Community – By Sally Heit, Admissions Director
These last two weeks have been tough for our Hope community. Many tears have been shed. Hugs have been generously given and gratefully received. Cards have been thoughtfully made and gifts donated. The outpouring of love and prayer has been felt and is immensely appreciated during a time that many of us feel fragile and quite simply, sad. Our staff is so thankful for ALL of it.
As we begin Lutheran Schools Week we are celebrating the 1,950 schools and 21,764 teachers that make up 35 districts. I’m grateful for our West Seattle Hope community that has ministered to and educated students for 60 years and will continue to do so for many more years to come. It is a community made up of hard-working, generous parents and dedicated, loving, tireless teachers that work every day to set our students up for success and prepare them for graduation. There are many things special about Hope, and when I’m asked what makes our school more special than any other school in our area, my answer is simple. We are a family, and it is the relationships that we share with our students, teachers and parents and the ability to share our faith with them. We care about every student and their family, which is why a loss of someone in our community is felt deeply. And, it is our faith that keeps us grounded and gives us hope for the future which we get to share with our students.
We celebrate all of these things that make our Lutheran school special this week. This last Sunday our preschoolers and K5-8 students kicked off the week by singing in the 8:00 and 10:30 am worship services, and will be participating in assembling Blessing Bags. Each student will take home a bag to give to someone in need in their community. This is an activity that we have done for several years and one that our students look forward to. The school will also be participating in an online mission trip to Mongolia and handing out Good Neighbor Baskets with treats to our West Seattle community. Feel free to celebrate along with us, and thank you for being a part of this Lutheran school called Hope.
Jan. 28 to Jan. 31: Lutheran Schools Week
Tues. 1/28: 6:30 PM Auction Meeting
Wed. 1/29: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Mr. Kopecky
Tues. 2/4: 7:00 PM General PTH Meeting
Wed. 2/5: 8:40 AM Chapel led by 2nd Grade
Fri. 2/7: Free Dress Day
Wed. February 12 is a noon dismiss to begin LEST Break
February 13 & 14 LEST, School closed, ESC and Sand Dollar Club open
February 17 & 18 mid-winter break continues, school closed, ESC and Sand Dollar club closed
Registration for Fall 2020
Just a reminder that our registration for the fall of 2020 is now open. If you have not registered yet, please do so as soon as possible. Student ID and Access keys for each student were sent home in the Tuesday envelope on January 14, 2020. To register visit: https://hope-lutheran-school.k12online.us/hope-lutheran-school/portal
If you have any questions about re-enrollment, please call the school office at 206-935-8500 or email your admissions director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hot Lunch Program – Revised Start and Deadline Dates – 2nd Half of School Year Orders
Unfortunately we have found an error on the new Chicken Strip Order Form that was sent home last Tuesday. Please note that the 1st half of the year, Chicken Strip subscription, goes through Monday, February 10th. The new chicken strip subscription begins Monday, February 24th and goes through June 8th. The cost was accurate, but the dates were incorrectly stated on the new Lunch Order Form. If you have any questions please contact Heather Menashe at email@example.com.
Thank you to those who have turned in order forms as these will be processed using the revised dates. Please note that you do not need to complete a new form. Order forms can be found on our website under “Parents” link here and the new deadline is Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
PTH General Meeting – February 4 @ 7:00 PM
Come join your PTH Board and learn of the exciting things planned for our 60th Anniversary, Auction, upcoming PIP opportunities, and more! The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 pm in the Church Commons. Street side parking may be available as well as in the lot just southwest of the school on 42nd Ave. SW and Oregon.
School Clubs at Hope – Visit Here
Visit our school website for updated information on our school clubs at www.hls.hopeschool.org.
LEST (Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament) Update
Students in grades 5-8 will receive an LEST folder in the Tuesday envelopes today (home with oldest student). These folders include updated schedules for basketball games both boys and girls, Knowledge Bowl and Drama times. Still to come are music times. Go Eagles!
You can visit our event page on the school website or through this link: http://www.cu-portland.edu/admission/lutheran-elementary-school-tournament
Spirit Dress-Up Days – February 6 – 12, 2020
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 6th: 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.7th: Wacky Tacky Day (The crazier, the better!)
Mon. Feb.10th: PJ Day (Come to school in your warm pajamas!)
Tues. Feb. 11th: Hawaiian / Tropical Day
Wed. Feb. 12th: Blue & Gold Day (Let’s show our LEST spirit!)
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
Seattle Lutheran High School Open House – Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Join us for our Open House featuring a look at the exciting courses offered during
J-Term, including our ecology trip to Fiji. It will feature a tour of the facility, as well as interaction with Seattle Lutheran’s faculty and administration. We are located at 4100 SW Genesee Street, Seattle, WA 98116. For more information contact Rachel Bigliardi at 206-937-7722 or visit our website at www.seattlelutheran.org to RSVP for the open house.