Summer Break by Kristen Okabayashi
Last week, I read something on social media that played into the stereotype that teachers are all giddy about school being out, and ready to celebrate on the last day of school. I’m sure that is partly true for all of us, even as parents, since the pace of life usually eases back in summer. No getting to school at 8:15/making sure your child has a lunch/has done their homework/has PE clothes/has CLEAN PE clothes/has their permission slip turned in, etc. It’s a good breather for all of us!
I was talking with my husband last Friday after our own staff lunch, and shared that I did notice something “different” about our staff. The weird thing is that most of us were talking about the school year, wishing we might have done something differently, and a couple teachers even said they wished that had another week or two with their students! Instead of celebrating, it seemed that most of our teachers were reflecting back on their year. As you go on your summer adventures, know that your students (and YOU!) are part of our Hope family, and cared for accordingly. Have a fantastic summer!
School Office Closure Dates
Our school office will be closed July 3rd for Independence Day and July 27-31 for summer vacations. Usual summer office hours are Monday-Friday 9-3 so feel free to stop by and say hi!
Calendar of Events
Wed. 6/17: Hope Summer Camp Begins
Tues. 6/23: Quarter 4 Report Cards Sent Home
Sat. 7/18: West Seattle Grand Parade – 1:00 PM
Sat. 8/8: Hope School Sponsored Outdoor Movies on the Wall – dusk
This week, all our teachers are finishing up grades for the year and we will send home report cards next Tuesday, June 23, 2015.
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. Please contact Mrs. Wallace with any questions or concerns at 206-935-8500.
Yearbooks Still Available!
We still have a few copies of our yearbooks available. Call the school office by Thursday, June 25th to reserve yours at 206-935-8500. Yearbooks cost $25.00 each.
Hope School Band Program Survey: Please take a moment to answer the following questions on the survey monkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RJDPFF7
American Legion Grand Parade – July 18th
Hope Lutheran School will be participating in the West Seattle Grand Parade July 18th and invites school and church families to come decorate the school bus, pass out candy and walk with the bus smiling and waving to the community. It is a great time to show your school spirit and be a part of the fun! Don’t forget to wear your Hope school t-shirts! PIP hours apply. Contact PTH President, Sonjia Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
West Seattle Outdoor Movies
Summer is here and so is the line-up for West Seattle Outdoor Movies at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse! Hope Lutheran Church & School will be sponsoring Big Hero 6 on August 8th, so be sure to join us!
Parent Involvement Program Opportunities for 2015-16 – Click Here
PIP Hours Opportunity: Earn PIP hours by working a shift at our Hope Booth at the West Seattle Street Fair. We will be handing out free bottles of water. This could be a great event to do as a family. Contact Patrice in the church office if you are interested at email@example.com.
Attention Vacation Bible School parents of middle school volunteers.
There will be a training meeting on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30-8:00 pm. Please mark your calendars! VBS is July 20-24.