Thank you Sonjia Barker! By Kristen Okabayashi
I would like to dedicate this newsletter to our outgoing Parents and Teachers of Hope’s fearless leader Sonjia Barker. For those of you who are not active in PTH, Sonjia has led our parents’ organization over the past several years. She has changed the culture of PTH from functioning as primarily a fundraising organization, to being a community building organization that also fundraises for the school.
PTH now focuses on a couple of large fundraisers, and then the other events are geared towards small fundraising but primarily community building. Over the past couple of years, these events have included a daddy/daughter dance, parent speakers, the annual Fall Frolic, and a middle school dance.
Sonjia has recruited a strong team of PTH board members who help her with all the many events that PTH hosts. From the back to school BBQ to teacher appreciation week in May and everything in between, Sonjia has created a group of volunteers who tireless serve our students, our teachers, and our school. And, she is a joy and a pleasure to work with in addition to being highly organized.
While Sonjia could not achieve all that she has without assistance from others, I just want to give her a huge thank you and recognition of the amazing work she has done for our school. And, what is incredible about her also is that instead of exiting quickly and running in the opposite direction after serving for so long, she is instead co-chairing the management of our scrip program next year.
While we have told Sonjia thank you, if you see her, please share your thanks as well. She is a gem!
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Wed. 6/6: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Pastor Sylwester
Mon. 6/11: 10:00 Preschool 4 AM Class Graduation
Tues. 6/12: 12:30 Preschool 4 PM Class Graduation / 1:45 Kindergarten Graduation
Wed. 6/13: 8:40 AM Closing Chapel Services led by Mrs. Okabayashi / 7:00 PM 8th Grade Graduation
Thurs. 6/14: Enchanted Parks Wild Wave Day!
Enchanted Parks / Wild Waves Tickets
Families that ordered tickets for our Enchanted Parks day for Thursday, June 14th, will be receiving them today in your Tuesday communication packet with the oldest child. Contact Mrs. Wallace with any questions at 206-935-8500. Didn’t order a ticket? Stop by the Will Call ticket window day of to purchase tickets at the special School Days rate.
Yearbooks Have Arrived!
Our annuals have arrived and will be distributed soon by your homeroom teacher. We do have extra yearbooks so if you haven’t placed your orders yet don’t miss out! Download an order form here or call the school office to place an order at 206-935-8500. Yearbooks cost $25.00 each.
Closing Chapel Service, Wednesday – June 13
Family and friends are welcome to join us next Wednesday 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.
Outstanding Tuition & Fees
Please note that student transcripts, report cards and diplomas will be withheld at the end of the school year until all outstanding tuition and fees (includes library and text book fines) are paid in full. For tuition information contact SMART Tuition Management at 1-888-868-8828.
Hope School Graduations
Congratulations to our 8th grade class on their upcoming graduation on Wednesday, June 13th at 7:00 PM. We would also like to congratulate our kindergarten class and our preschool 4’s classes. Our morning preschool 4 class will be held on Monday, June 11th at 10:00 am. Kindergarten and afternoon preschool 4 class will be on Tuesday, June 12th. The Preschool graduation will be at 12:30 pm and kindergarten class at 1:45 pm. All are welcome to join in the celebration as these young people reach a milestone in their life. These events will be held in the church sanctuary.
Book Exchange Next Week!
Do your students have some books that could use a new home? Or looking for books to read this summer? Bring them to school by next week! Tables will be set-up in the Commons next week for students where students can leave or take home a new book. Unlike the book exchange, you do not have to bring a book to take a book.
Keep reading this summer! Check out reading reward programs through Seattle and King County Libraries, Barnes and Noble, Scholastic, Half-Priced Books, and many more!
And finally, remember to return your library books!!
PIP Opportunities – Click Here
PTH Board positions open for 2 Members at Large – contact Sonjia at email@example.com.
SMART Tuition Enrollment for 2018-2019
Families that have re-enrolled for the fall: your SMART accounts have been activated for 2018-19. You should receive email confirmation from them as well as emailed invoices with reminders. Please contact them if you do not receive information 10 days prior to your due date. Their customer service department can be reached at 888-868-8828 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to contact Mrs. Wallace with any questions.
School Clubs – Click Here
Needed – Gently Used Items
My name is Michele Olson and I work in our preschool program at Hope. A friend of mine provides after school care for two young girls from a family who is currently homeless. The dad just got a job so my friend is helping them find affordable housing. She is looking for bikes or scooters and other fun summer games and art supplies that they could use. If you or anyone you know has outgrown or no longer using things these girls might like, I will be happy to bring them to her. The girls are currently in kindergarten and 4th grade in Bellevue. You could drop off any items in the school office. Thank you!