3D Design by Kevin Jones, Technology Teacher and Director
One of the big challenges of teaching technology is that the “products” we create with it are often intangible and virtual. The presentations, documents, and 3-dimensional models we create are left behind on the computers or Internet when we leave for the day. There is typically nothing we can touch, hold, or use in the “real” sense of the physical world.
To address that, and to complement the Level Up Village project that Tim Allen wrote about last week in this newsletter, every 1st-8th Grade student at Hope is creating their own unique 3D model using CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software in the computer lab. As these designs have been created, I have assisted students in using one of our four 3D Printers to create a tangible object that the students can take home.
I have been in the technology field for 30 years, and I have never seen enthusiasm and joy that compares to that on the faces of our students as they watch their models being created by the printer in the physical world, and get to hold them in their hands when complete. Their creations have been inspiring, and have had a wide variety of designs. Examples include nameplates and plaques, trophy holders, houses, sculptures, tools, and multiple-part designs with moving pieces. As we might expect from our generous and thoughtful students, many of these items are gifts created for siblings, parents, or other family members. The assignment has been a challenging and rewarding one, and we have all learned a great deal during the process of creating these pieces.
Auction Update: Hopecoming is 32 days away and we need your help!
Get your PIP hours by contributing to the success of our auction in one of the following areas:
1) We need a technology lead for the night of the event. Oversee the set-up of our computer stations for guest check-in and check-out and help with AV needs. We are hoping to have a tech-savvy volunteer fill this critical role!
2) Advertising lead. Want to earn 2 hours (or more) of PIP from home? We have all the materials for you, so all you have to do is reach out to potential advertisers and make the connection.
3) Help procure those final donations! Specifically, we are looking for: lodging in Leavenworth, Mariners tickets, swag, or dinner near the stadium, dinner at a restaurant in the Greenlake area, buy-in party hosts, and donations of beer and wine.
4) We also still need a few more cashiers for the event, which requires attending one training session in the week prior to the auction.
Keep those donations coming in; all donations, and early bird RSVP’s are due by March 30. You can enter your donation online, RSVP, and preview our auction items at: Hope Lutheran School Hopecoming 2018.
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Wed. 3/21: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 6
March 26-30: Holy Week Chapel Services 8:40 AM
Wed. 3/28: 1:15 PM Talent Show at SLHS Gym
Fri. 3/30: Noon Dismiss for Good Friday / ESC “XTRA” Open
April 2-6: Spring Break – No School & ESC Closed
Parent/Teacher Conferences, April 12 & 13
We look forward to visiting with you the week after spring break for our spring parent/teacher conferences. These spring conferences are optional for our K-8 grade families however required for our preschool families. Conference sign ups will be coming home today in your yellow communication envelope and are due back to your homeroom teacher by Tuesday, March 27th.
Hope School Summer Camp – Registration Open
This summer, Hope is pleased to offer 4 ½ weeks of summer camp, June 20th to July 20th, for students ages 3 through 12. Our younger preschool camp is for students who have finished preschool 3s or finished preschool 4s, and our older camp is for students who have finished kindergarten through age 12. With weekly themes and field trips and lots of fun activities including art, water day, and science, kids will have a great time together. Families can choose from 2-5 days per week.
School Clubs – Click Here
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 22nd 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. Thanks to Joelle for being our day of coordinator! Please contact Tim Allen if you are interested at email@example.com.
Church News & Activities – Click Here
Palm Sunday & Holy Week Services at Hope:
This Sunday is Palm Sunday: Preschool singing at 8 a.m. worship service. Contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. with children waving palm branches during the opening song. Children’s Palm Procession: All children are welcome to participate! Gather in the Commons at 10:15 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m., Good Friday, March 30, 7 p.m.
Easter Morning Services: 8:00 a.m. Traditional Festival Service, 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Easter Celebration, 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Easter Celebration (Children’s Church will be available at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services.)
Easter Breakfast complete with sausages, scrambled eggs, and pancakes! Served from 8 – 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. (A fundraiser for the Youth Mexico Mission Trip in June.) Join us between services!
Shipwrecked….Rescued by Jesus VBS is coming July 23-27, 2018!
This summer we will continue our awesome tradition of hosting VBS for the families of Hope and the community. Preschool children (age 4 by September 1 and potty trained) and those entering 5th grade in the fall are invited to register. Students entering 6th grade in the fall are invited to serve as volunteers. Being a part of the VBS team is a blast! Last year we had over eighty volunteers. Pray about how you can get involved this summer. Online registration for participants and volunteers is open at Hopeseattle.org. The registration fee is $25 and after May 1st is $30. Scholarships are available upon request.
Summer Camps at Seattle Lutheran Seattle Lutheran is proud to offer elementary basketball camp, football training camp, middle school volleyball camp, and art camp this summer.
Click here to view our summer camp brochures and register.