Last Week Thoughts by Kristen Okabayashi
This school year we were thrilled to add 75 new students in preschool through 8th grade, which is pretty incredible for a school of our size. Many of the new K-8 students arrived from a school that unfortunately closed around this time last year. As the school year began, I wondered how difficult it might be to assimilate so many students at once from another school that of course was different from Hope. And yet throughout the year, these families had made the transition appear very easy, with very few bumps. We are blessed!
I was talking with one new parent this morning; her child and their family arrived at Hope last Fall after a long history at another school. She mentioned that from the first time they visited Hope, they felt very welcomed and “at home” here, and that feeling has continued throughout their first year. She said that in her opinion, it is because God is the heart of our school, and everything else flows from that. And it’s true that as teachers and staff, we do our best to pass on the love that God has for all of us onto our students and families. It was a great way to think about Hope.
Many blessings on your last week of school and thank you for being part of our Hope family this year!
Wed. 6/12: No Chapel / 1:45 PM Kindergarten Graduation
Thurs. 6/13: 8:40 AM Closing Chapel / Last Day of School 10:00 Early Dismiss / 7:00 PM 8th Grade Graduation
Fri. 6/14: School Office Closed
Yearbooks Still Available!
Yearbooks will be distributed tomorrow. We still have copies available bring in payment or call the school office to reserve yours at 206-935-8500. Yearbooks cost $25.00 each.
Closing Chapel Service, Thursday – June 13 @ 8:40 AM
Family and friends are welcome to join us this Thursday morning at 8:40 AM for our end of the year chapel service. We will be announcing our 8th grade Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Our students will be honored for exemplary school and church attendance as well as memory work.
ESC Closure / Hope Summer Camp
Please note that our extended school care will end on Thursday, June 13, closing at our normal 6:00 PM time. Extended school care will not be offered during the summer months. Our Hope Summer camp will run June 24 to July 26. Enrollment in our summer camp is by online registration only! We have weeks that are full and for staffing and safety reasons we will not be able to accommodate drops ins. Sign up here.
Report Cards / Honor Roll
Next week, our teachers will be finishing up grades for the year and we will send home report cards shortly thereafter. Honor Roll certificates for grades 6-8 will be mailed as well.
Statement of Your Account
Statements for those with a balance or PIP hours owing will receive an invoice in the mail. All outstanding fees are due to the school office ASAP. Student transcripts, report cards, and diplomas will be withheld until all outstanding tuition and fees are paid in full. For tuition information contact SMART Tuition Management at 1-888-868-8828.
Please contact Mrs. Wallace with any questions or concerns at 206-935-8500.
Medications Kept at School Going Home
All student medications kept and administered at school will be returned with your student today. A new medication consent form will need to be completed through K12online system for the fall if your child is required to take prescription or non-prescription medicine during school hours as stated in the parent handbook. Please call the school office with any questions at 206-935-8500.
School Office Summer Hours
Usual summer office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. We will be closed on Wednesday’s. Feel free to stop by and say hi!
PTH & Parent Involvement Program Opportunities for 2019-2020 – Click Here
Reminder that any PIP hours worked beginning June 1st now qualify for next year! So, submit those hours and get a jump on your PIP for fall!
Student Volunteer Opportunity – Service Hours
Help is needed to move furniture out and then back into classrooms to assist in waxing and beautifying our floors. Dates and times are flexible but looking for help on June 24, 25, 28 & July 8 & 9 – High school students can start earning those volunteer hours! Contact Mrs. Wallace at email@example.com.
Enchanted Parks / Wild Waves Tickets
For those families that have been with Hope school for a while you may have noticed that we are not having our Enchanted Parks event day this year. Attendance has sufficiently dropped over the years so we will evaluate to determine if this is the right type of event.
Church News & Activities – Click Here