March Madness by Lisa Meyer, Middle School Teacher
This is one of our family’s favorite times of year, “March Madness.” A common saying in our household is “ball is life”, meaning we love to play and watch basketball; having this as an option during the NCAA tournament couldn’t be better! Watching the NCAA tournament is fun and entertaining and fills our competitive nature as we cheer on our teams.
The other reason that I love this time of year is because of 5th and 6th grade basketball. Having the opportunity to coach the girl’s team at Hope this year has been rewarding and fun. This is a short season and really amplifies the meaning to “March Madness”. The season is about 5 weeks long, has a handful of practices and games, but most importantly allows these students the opportunity to try something new or play a game that they have already learned skills in.
As a teacher there is nothing more rewarding than watching a student learn and apply a concept. During this short basketball season, there is a quick learning curve. The players have an opportunity to quickly learn and apply skills, come together as a team, and build confidence in a concept that could be new. This year’s team has done exactly that. There are players who have experience and those who don’t. Watching them encourage each other, develop and build skills, and have fun together is what it is all about. As crazy as this time of year can seem, I challenge you to take time during this “March Madness” season to shine, cheer and encourage one another.
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Wed. 3/22: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 4 – Zacchaeus, Luke 19 / 1:15 PM Talent Show @ SLHS Gym
Fri. 3/24: 5:00 PM WA D.C. Spaghetti Dinner & Art Show
Wed. 3/29: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 1 – The Prodigal Son, Luke 15
Thurs. 3/30: Noon Dismiss / ESC “XTRA” Open / 1:00 to 8:00 PM P/T Conferences
Fri. 3/31: No School / ESC “XTRA” Open / 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM P/T Conferences
Parent/Teacher Conferences, March 30 & 31
We look forward to visiting with you next week for spring parent/teacher conferences. These spring conferences are optional. Conference times will be coming home today in your yellow communication envelope.
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School Clubs – Click Here
Chess Club has discontinued as of March 2017
Spaghetti Dinner & Art Show – March 24
You gotta eat right? You are invited to an easy Friday night old fashioned Spaghetti Dinner and Art Show benefitting the WA D.C. Enrichment program for 7th and 8th graders at Hope School March 24th from 5-8pm in the Fellowship Hall. Gluten Free options are available. There will be two seatings: one at 5 pm for those early bird diners and one at 6:30 pm. along with crafts to keep young ones busy. RSVP in the school office or here to let us know which time you will be attending. After dinner, wander up to the Commons to view the artwork and enjoy coffee and dessert. Cost: Free Will Offering.
New Member Class: Hope 101
Interested in learning more about Hope? Classes led by Pastor Peter begin Wednesday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m. and will continue for eight weeks through May 25. If you are transferring from another LCMS congregation, we ask that you participate in the first two classes. If you are interested in signing up or have questions, contact Patra Mueller, our Family Life Minister, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to help make Hope your church home!
Lenten Services Wednesdays At 7:00 P.M. We gather with others at Hope for a short worship experience featuring some of the best of our traditional and contemporary worship hymns and songs, special elements, and inspiring messages to take us deeper into Jesus’ amazing love.
Soup Supper – Join us at 6 pm on Wednesdays for an informal meal of a variety of soups, green salad, and bread in the Fellowship Hall. It’s a wonderful way to connect! Our Soup Supper Host Group for tomorrow will be Hope Lutheran School staff. All are welcome to join us!
Hope Church & Youth Events – Click Here
Save the Date: VBS is coming July 24-28 – Registration will open online in Mid-March!