Graduation by Kristen Okabayashi
Each school year seems to speed by faster than the last one, and this year is no exception. That being said, this unusual June weather does help us realize that summer is almost here! With the sun and water beckoning us, it is about time for summer break.
Most of you will come back to us next fall, rested and rejuvenated and ready for another great year of learning and growth! Congratulations to our preschool 4s students, who will graduate on Thursday up to kindergarten. We also say good bye to our graduating 8th graders this Friday night at 7:00 in our church sanctuary, which is so bittersweet. We wish them well and know that they are prepared for high school, and yet we will miss our day to day interactions with them so much. This year’s graduates are an athletic and social group as a whole, and have joyfully led our school all year. Guillermo, Sofie, Gavin, Elliott, Callie, Zac, Owen, Kaleb, Maddie, Andrew, David, Mikayla, Hannah, Logan, Michael, Dea, and Langston, you are loved and will be missed!
Happy last week of school everyone, and blessings on your summers!
Calendar of Events
Tue. – Thurs. 6/9 – 6/11: No Study Hall
Wed. 6/10: No Chapel Today / Yearbooks Distributed
Thurs. 6/11: 10:45 AM PS AM Graduation, 12:45 PM PS PM Graduation, 1:45 PM Kindergarten Graduation / Several Classroom Field Trips
Fri. 6/12: 8:40 AM Chapel w/Principal Okabayashi / 10:00 AM Dismiss – Last Day of School / ESC XTRA Open / 7:00 PM 8th Grade Graduation
Mon. 6/15: Wild Waves Day!
Hope PTH Wants You!
Parents and Teachers of Hope (PTH) has a vacant PTH officer position for next school year. We need an organized person with checkbook smarts that is comfortable with a computer to fill our vacant Treasurer position. Many of the Treasurer duties can be performed from the comfort of your home, at a time that works for you, and it fulfills all of your required PIP hours for the year! Contact Sonjia Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope Auction – March 2016
Planning for THE most important fundraiser needs to begin. Are you a planner? Do you like organizing? Even if you don’t I am sure there is a volunteer opportunity available for you!! We need one or two volunteers to chair or co-chair, as well as many opportunities for subcommittee chairs and general volunteers. Contact Sarah Nicol at email@example.com for more information. Go to www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040C4FAAA92BAB9-hope for opportunities and be sure to check it often as new opportunities may come available!
Enchanted Parks / Wild Waves Tickets
Families that ordered tickets for our Enchanted Parks day on Monday, June 15th, 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.
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 you 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.
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!
Musical DVD’s For Sale: DVD’s from our Grandparent’s day musical available for sale through the school office – $5.00 each. Please make checks payable to Thad Franklin.
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
Summer Math Intensive Group Tutoring: Download form here
Parent Involvement Program Opportunities for 2015-16 – Click Here
Need help cleaning our new chairs used in our school lunch room as we close out this school year – contact the School office at 206-935-8500 to volunteer.
Kids’ Night at WordsWest – June 17 @ 6 pm.
Students, parents, teachers, and staff are invited to the first-ever Kids’ Night at WordsWest Literary Series. On Wed., June 17, 6pm, at C & P Coffee Co., WordsWest is featuring award-winning authors who write for 3rd to 6th graders: Sundee Frazier, who wrote Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything in It (a Seattle Public Library selection this year); and Charles & Elisheba Johnson, The Adventures of Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder. Treats will be served! Here are links to the WordsWest website and our Facebook event: