Technology for the Future by Kevin Jones, Technology Director
These are exciting times at Hope! As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, we strive not just to stay current, but to prepare for the next 60 years. In recent weeks, we have made many improvements in the technology we use at Hope. Several components of our school and church computer network have been upgraded significantly, and the work continues.
Our network firewall, which protects our students from computer viruses, security breaches, and inappropriate websites, has been replaced with an enterprise-level device. This new device allows us to monitor and fine-tune our network daily. Our campus-wide wireless network, used by our 100+ iPads in middle school and lower grades, now has greater coverage and increased bandwidth. This directly benefits our students as they access our web-based curriculum.
Our Computer Lab has been upgraded with newer desktop computers and a mobile charging cart of laptops, which are used on a daily basis by a mix of middle school elective students and lower grade students. We have increased the storage space on our network for staff and student files to meet our needs for years to come. We are also using cloud-based (off campus) storage as well.
In the coming weeks, our Internet connection will be upgraded to Gigabit speed, the fastest currently offered. This increased speed will allow us to take even further advantage of the ever-growing Internet-based curriculum we use with our students. All of these technology improvements, taken together, will serve us well as we continue our growth into our next 60 years.
Tues. 3/10: 3:10 PM Talent Show Auditions
Wed. 3/11: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Mrs. Richardson – 5th grade
Thurs. 3/12: 3:10 PM Talent Show Auditions / Last Day of Trimester 2
Fri. 3/13: No School, Teacher Grading Day / ESC & Sand Dollar Club Open
Wed. 3/18: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Mrs. Meyer- 7th grade
Fri. 3/20: Free Dress Day
Talent Show Auditions Tues. 3/10 & Thurs. 3/12
Two more auditions scheduled for March 10, and March 12. If you have questions please call the office at (206) 935-8500 or email Mrs. Okabayashi at email@example.com. Application forms were due March 3.
What a weekend!
Thank you to our alumni, parents, students and friends of Hope for making this 60th Anniversary weekend amazing! There was such great energy and enthusiasm at both events. On Friday the turnout of Hope alumni and former and current staff was great. They enjoyed a self-guided tour of the classrooms and memorabilia that students and parents helped to set up. They also enjoyed two guest speakers, a bell choir reunion concert, and watched the debut of the new video depicting Hope School’s history.
Saturday’s auction was festive in gold and black decor, the outfits were dazzling, and the bidding frenzied! Thank you to all our guests, and especially the volunteers who tirelessly worked to make this evening a success. If you attended and have any questions about auction items you purchased, please email the PTH at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch the NEW 60th Anniversary Video here! A special shout out to Hope parent, Christina Hjort and our videographer, Simon Fox for producing this heart-warming piece together.
Parent/Teacher Conferences, April 9 & 10
These spring conferences are optional for our K-8 grade families however required for our preschool families. K-8 Conference forms are coming home today to complete if you would like a conference please return form by Friday, March 20. Preschool families will be receiving information from your teachers directly.
Confirmed conference times will be sent home, Tuesday, March 24.
Financial Aid Information for 2020-21 Academic Year
We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) for our financial aid process each year. Instructions for applying for financial aid at Hope Lutheran School are available by visiting sss.nais.org/parents. Our school’s SSS code is 179833. The Early Decision deadline is March 31st and the final deadline to apply for aid is April 30, 2020.
School Clubs at Hope – Visit Here
Visit our school website for updated information on our school clubs at hls.hopeschool.org.
Parent Involvement Program or PIP Opportunities
Lunch & Recess Help Still Needed – Tuesdays & Fridays
Hope Auction – Volunteers to help clean up. Earn PIP Hours!
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 Mid-April until May 19th and includes 4 Saturday meets and 1 Tuesday Meet. Positions and help needed are a head coach, throwing coach, long jump coach, and we also need help with event sign ups. Please contact Tim Allen if you are interested at email@example.com.
Church News & Activities – Click Here
Mid-Week Lenten Services, Wednesdays at 7:00 P.M. – Hope’s Wednesday evening Lenten Soup Suppers and worship services are cancelled until further notice. Updates will be available on Hope’s website and by email.
The 5th Annual St. Paddy’s Dinner Canceled
We will reschedule this event and updates will be available on Hope’s website. Follow this link http://hopeseattle.org/next-steps/youth/ if you would still like to make a donation towards our trip! Thank you for your support.
Vacation Bible School – July 27 – July 31, 2020
Join us for an amazing week on the Rocky Railroad where Jesus’ power pulls us through!
Each day from 9:00 am- noon, children ages 3 years old- those entering 5th grade will have the opportunity to play games, make crafts, sing songs and experience God’s Word together. There are many opportunities for middle school, high school and adults to volunteer. Save the date and watch for more details as registration will open in April!