Art in the Classroom by Nancy Tagge, 2nd grade teacher
Our second grade class enjoys many kinds of art activities. While most of us enjoy making art, did you know that research shows there are many important skills that students also learn while creating art? Some of those include motor skills (especially in younger students), language development as students describe their art, decision making (what art tool should I use? Which color? How should I design it), visual learning (3D instead of some learning which is 2D), and of course inventiveness.
Recently Claire Engelbrecht, a guest artist, led the 2nd grade class in making a mural of African savanna animals. Claire grew up in India, the child of a Lutheran missionary. She now works as a speech therapist with preschool children. Claire has a gift and passion for art and enjoys using it to help children appreciate God’s creation.
Our students learned about color and texture while making the background of the mural in colors of the African savanna. They worked with different types of lines–straight, curved, repeated, geometric, and organic–while each decorating a different animal with pastels. When finished, the animals were added to the background in an abstract design, and the completed mural was displayed in the hallway. The students had a great time experiencing the elements of art.
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Wed. 3/2: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 4
Fri. 3/4: Talent Show Sign Ups Due / Free Dress Day
Wed. 3/9: 8:40 AM Chapel led by
Thur. 3/10: Noon Dismissal for Parent Teacher Conferences / ESC “XTRA” Open
Fri. 3/11: No School for Parent Teacher Conferences / ESC “XTRA” Open
Talent Show Sign Ups
Students in K-8 are invited to audition for the upcoming Talent Show! Please turn in sign-up forms no later than this Friday, March 4.
Parent-Teacher Spring Conferences – March 10 & 11
If you signed up for a conference or your child’s teacher requested a conference, you will receive that information today in your Tuesday communication envelope. Preschool and K- 8 grade conferences will be held on Thursday, March 10, from 2:00 to 8:00 PM & Friday, March 11, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Great Gatsby Gala – April 9, 2016 (Auction Meeting 3/15 @ 6:30pm-Donations due 3/18)
Does your company have a company matching program? Don’t know? Check this list to see if they will match your donation of money or volunteer time. Don’t see your company listed? Please take a moment to check with your human resource department to find out so we can add them. There will be TWO opportunities at the Gala to fund specific needs and programs at Hope school and these donations are all tax deductible and could be matched by your company! It’s FREE money, so take a few moments to look into your company giving program.
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Track Coaches Needed!
Hope is on the search for a set of adults to help run our track team this upcoming season. Coaching is a great way for parents to become involved with the kids. It is also an opportunity to earn your PIP hours! Season runs from April 11th until May 24th and includes 4 Saturday meets and 1 Tuesday Meet. Positions needed: Throwing coach – Louis Couwenberg, Long Jump Coach- Needed, Running Coach – Needed, Additional Coach –Needed, Head Coach – Needed (can be one of the above). Please contact Brett Kapels if you are interested! Bkapels@hopeseattle.org.
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Auction Help – ongoing
Check out PTH’s signupgenius page and search by the general PTH email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) for other opportunities.
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Next meeting Tuesday, March 15th at 6:30 pm in the church commons
Join the celebration on Palm Sunday! – March 20 @ 10:30 AM
Children in preschool-5th grade are invited to be part of the worship procession waving palm branches and then singing songs to lead the congregation in worship at the 10:30 service. A pancake breakfast will be served throughout the morning to support our youth ministry!
Palm, Pigs n’ Pancake Breakfast, Palm Sunday, March 20, 7:00 to 11:00 AM
Hope Church’s delicious Easter Breakfast is a week earlier! This event is a fundraiser for our Youth Program. Help support the youth of Hope, meet new people, and have a delicious meal together. Join us for the Palm, Pig n’ Pancake Breakfast on Palm Sunday! Free will donation.
Shake off winter and visit Camp Long for a day of fun outdoor experiences – March 5th
Camp Long is celebrating its 75th birthday and what better way to celebrate than to put the camp through its paces. Youth Outdoor Adventure Day will be a free day of fun activities open to the public, for boys and girls aged 10-20. Planned activities include: archery, high-wire challenge course, rock climbing, rifle shooting, dutch oven cooking, orienteering, fire building, tomahawk throwing, geocaching, robotics, and s’more! Bring your friends to the event and have a great time. March 5, 2016, 10am – 3pm, Camp Long, 5200 35th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98126.