Wrapping up the Year by Kristen Okabayashi
As we speed towards summer vacation, thank you to all our families for being part of our larger Hope family this year! Throughout the year, our students have grown so much, from the preschool students learning to write their names, to the second graders memorizing basic math facts, to fifth grade learning about geology and journeying to Mt. St. Helens, and finally to our 8th graders, who have accomplished so much as leaders of our school this year.
Our teachers and staff could probably come up with an infinite number of highlights from this past school year, and some of my own include:
- Mr. Franklin beginning a band program and Mrs. Kunkel starting a robotics program
- Raising funds to purchase our beautiful new bus
- Our new interactive projector system’s debut at the amazing Christmas concert
- The increase in standardized test scores this year over last year
- Winning the spirit award at LEST
As we wrap up our last week of the school year, you all are encouraged to celebrate our 8th grade class as they graduate and move on to the high school of their choice. 8th grade graduation is on Friday night June 10th at 7:00 PM.
Thank you all for a wonderful year and we look forward to a warm and relaxing summer!
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Tues. & Wed., 6/7 & 6/8 – Finals for Grades 7 & 8
Tues. 6/7: WA. D.C. Fundraiser at Coastline / 5:30 PM Drama Preformance
Wed. 6/8: No Chapel
Thurs. 6/9: 10:45 AM & 1:00 PM Preschool 4 Class Graduations / 2:00 PM Kindergarten Graduation / Last Day for Hot Lunch Service
Fri. 6/10: 8:40 Closing Chapel led by Pastor Peter / 10:00 AM Dismiss / ESC “XTRA” Open / 7:00 PM
Mon. 6/13: Enchanted Parks/Wild Wave All Family Field Trip / ESC Closed
Tues. 6/14: ESC Summer Camp Closed
Wed. 6/15: Summer Camp Begins – Pre-registration required
Washington D.C. Fundraiser at Coastline Burgers Tonight!
We look forward to seeing you at Coastline Burgers (4444 California Ave SW) from 3:00 to 9:00 PM tonight. It will be a fabulous night with burgers, friends and art. A percentage of the night’s proceeds will benefit our 7/8th grade Washington DC Enrichment program. Plus, several artists from our Hope community have donated items for our art sale.
Spring Drama Dress Rehearsals – Tonight – Note Time Change
Come for a fun evening “Dress Rehearsal” performance at 5:30 PM from our spring drama groups then head over to Coastline for burgers. Performances will be held in our Hope Church Commons/Sanctuary.
Enchanted Parks / Wild Waves Tickets
Families that ordered tickets for our Enchanted Parks day for Monday, June 13th, will be receiving them today in your Tuesday communication packet with the oldest child. Contact Mrs. Wallace with any questions at 206-935-8500.
Yearbooks Have Arrived!
Our annuals have arrived and will be distributed tomorrow, Wednesday, 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 or call the school office to place an order at 206-935-8500. Yearbooks cost $25.00 each.
Closing Chapel Service, Friday, June 10, 2016
Family and friends are welcome to join us Friday morning at 8:40 AM for our end of the year chapel service. This service will be led by Pastor Peter Mueller. 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.
Medications Kept at School
All student medications kept and administered at school will be returned with your student on Friday. A new medication consent form will need to be completed 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.
Outstanding Tuition & Fees
Please note that student transcripts, report cards and diplomas will be withheld at the end of the school ear 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.
Opportunity To Serve
Do you want to model for your children the importance of serving in our community? Sign up the WHOLE family for “SEATTLE COMMUNITY SERVE DAY” Saturday, August 20, 9:00-1:00. Our goal is to bring 100 people from Hope to join other churches and the public school district to upgrade our local public schools. Questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up in the Church Commons!
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.