Happy New Year by Lisa Meyer, Middle School Teacher
Change; this is an interesting word and one that we are all experiencing frequently these days. It can often bring anxiety and fear, but have you ever thought of the hope and joy it can also bring? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. As I work with my students, I often find myself in awe of their ability to adapt to change; they are amazing examples of this. The students have learned how to grasp a whole new learning environment, adapt to being responsible for managing their time and school work, and probably the hardest change of all is not being with their classmates.
I have heard a lot about waiting for the change of 2021 and all the hope and joy it promises. When I really think about this, I am reminded that we don’t have to wait for a New Year in order to have hope and joy; we get to choose hope and joy in all circumstances. Romans 15:13 says, “ May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. “ This is what I am putting my trust in throughout all this change that is happening. May you feel the hope and joy that can only come from God and know that His love for you is never changing and always with you.
Happy New Year!
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Week of Jan. 5: PS-Grade 1 in Person, Grades 2-8 Full Virtual
Wed. 1/6: 8:40 AM Online Chapel led by Mrs. Neafcy, Kindergarten Teacher
Fri. 1/8: Blue Friday – Wear your Seahawk Apparel/Colors
Week of Jan. 11: PS-Grade 3 in Person, Grades 4-8 Full Virtual
Tues. 1/12: 6:00 PM Preschool Open House
Wed. 1/13: 8:40 AM Online Chapel led by Mr. Kopecky, Youth Minister
Fri. 1/15: Free Dress Day
Jan. 15: Re-Enrollment for Current Families Begin
Mon. 1/18: No School & No ESC – MLK Day
Week of Jan. 19: PS-Grade 4 in Person, Grades 5-8 Hybrid
School Lunch Program – January 2021 Registration Available Online
NEST or Café Stellina continues to offer individually packaged lunches to Hope School. January registration has been revised to reflect our return-to-school schedule for grades 2 – 8. Visit our school website here to register each month and check out their lunch menu.
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Seahawk Support – Friday, January 8
The Seahawks made the playoffs and to celebrate students may wear Seahawk apparel or Seahawk colors of blue and green this Friday to show support for our Hawks. This is an optional spirit day and NOT a free dress day, so students not wearing Seahawk apparel or colors will need to come in school uniforms as usual. Go Seahawks!
Re-Enrollment for Fall 2021 – January 15 to 26, 2021
Re-enrollment will begin January 15 to the 26 for currently enrolled families. You will receive our re-enrollment packet next Tuesday, January 12th in the communication envelope or mailed with information on enrolling through K12online. All students will receive a new student number and access key.
Due to our current pandemic and the uncertainty still surrounding our schedule for Fall 2021, we ask that you do not wait to re-enroll your student. It will be very important to us that we know how many families are returning prior to open enrollment on February 1st.
On February 1, 2021 we will begin processing new applications from the community. If you have any questions about re-enrollment, please email or call the school office or admissions director at email@example.com.
Preschool Open House, Tuesday, January 12, 6:00 PM via Zoom
Invite your friends, neighbors and family members to check out our Preschool Open House on Tuesday, January 12 at 6:00 pm via Zoom. Sign up through this link: https://forms.gle/8PMJQ2zoGfxzn8r6A and receive access to our event.
Hope School offers a 3 year-old and 4 year-old play-based programs with two to five day options and an option for extended care.
School, Extended School Care & Sand Dollar Club Closure – January 18
Please note that School and Extended School Care/Sand Dollar Club programs will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Lutheran King Jr. day.
Parent Involvement Program or PIP Opportunities
We will waive our requirements for this program until further review.
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Women’s Bible Study: New women’s eight-week Zoom Bible study Jesus in Me beginning Thursday, January 7th! The group meets every Thursday mornings from 9-10:15 AM. This is open to women of all ages. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.