Summer Relaxation? by Kristen Okabayashi, Principal
As the end of the school year approached, I heard the question, “Are you looking forward to summer break?” from many parents (and students too). My answer is always yes, but not in the way you might imagine. Last week, our teachers were in all week long, as we wrapped up grading, report cards, and considered textbooks and materials for the coming year. We worked on sorting through classroom supplies, cleaned out filing cabinets, and got the floors ready for waxing. Once those projects are completed, you might be surprised at how much time we spend on summer conferences to improve our teaching skills, time spent planning the year ahead, and for me in particular, casting vision about the future for our school. So yes, it’s wonderful to have the break, but an educator is never really finished!
Thanks for spending the school year with us, and we look forward to another fantastic year! And in the meanwhile, enjoy your summer. Blessings to all of you!
Calendar of Events – Click Here
This Week: Final Report Cards Mailed
Week of July 11: Summer Packet Mailed
Sat. 7/16: Star Wars VII (The Force Awakens) – WS Outdoor Movie
Sat. 7/23: 11:00 American Legion Grand Parade
Mon. 8/29: Welcome Back BBQ – All Family
Wed. 8/31: 8:30 AM First Day of School – Full Day
School Office Summer Hours
Our school office will be closed July 4th for Independence Day. Usual summer office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm so feel free to stop by and say hi!
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.
Summer Packet / Fall Information
Our summer mailing will go out the week of July 11th. This will include a checklist of forms to complete for the fall as well as our full school year calendar. Forms, calendar and student school supply list will be updated on our website http://hls.hopeseattle.org/by July 1st.
Parent Involvement Program Opportunities for 2016-17 – Click Here
West Seattle Outdoor Movies – July 16
Hope Lutheran Church & School will be sponsoring Star Wars VII on Saturday, July 16th so be sure to join us! Visit their website at http://westseattlemovies.blogspot.com/for details.
West Seattle Grand Parade – Saturday, July 18
Show your Eagle pride by representing Hope in the West Seattle Grand Parade on July 23rd and get a jump start on your PIP for the 2016/2017 school year! School and church families are invited to decorate the school bus, pass out candy, take a turn as the school mascot, and walk with the bus smiling and waving to the community. We also need a volunteer to drive the bus. PIP hours apply! Contact PTH President, Sonjia Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up here on SignUpGenius.
Welcome Back/Back-to-School BBQ – Monday, August 29
PTH Looking For a Member-at-Large
Are you interested in making an impact at Hope? Why not join the PTH Board as a Member-at-Large. For attending monthly meetings (in the evening), you will receive up to ½ of your annual PIP requirement plus many opportunities to fulfill the other ½ of your annual PIP requirement. Please contact PTH President, Sonjia Barker at email@example.com if you would like more information.
Mark your calendars – Boohoo/Yahoo Social on Wednesday, August 31
Whether you think you will be sad or glad… You are invited to Boohoo/Yahoo refreshments for ALL parents (younger siblings are welcome). Join PTH in the Church Commons after dropping your students (s) at their classroom on the first day of school, August 31 from 8:15ish until Chapel begins at 8:40 am.
Office Help – Help is frequently needed during the summer months in the school office on different projects. If you are good at filing, copying or stuffing envelopes, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mrs. Wallace to let her know your availability at 206-935-8500 and get a jump on those Parent Involvement hours!
Saint Volleyball Camp – June 27-29 – 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Camp is for girls entering 6-9th grade. Visit our website here to register and for more information at https://www.seattlelutheran.org/secure/saint-summer-volleyball-camp/
The goal of Saints volleyball skills camp is to instruct and inspire athletes in the game of volleyball. Beyond skills of the game, coaches will provide you with a framework for playing the game, the worldview of the Christian athlete and using the game as a means of worship and praise.
Little Saints Basketball Camp
Seattle Lutheran High School is partnering with Hope School to offer Little Saints Basketball camp (for students entering grade 1-5 in the fall) on July 18-22, from 1:00-4:00 pm. Register your child at https://www.seattlelutheran.org/secure/basketball-camp-summer/.
Students participating in VBS can eat their lunch at Hope after VBS and will be escorted to Seattle Lutheran High School for camp.