Athletic Update by Brett Kapels, Athletic Director
It seems every school year tends to go by faster than the last. This seems to be true once again this year. I can’t believe that LEST 2015 has come and gone already and we are into 5th and 6th Grade basketball season. The teams are busy practicing away and wrapped up their Jamboree this past weekend. It is awesome to see the progress that happens from game 1 to the final game at the jamboree each year. They start with full basketball games next week!
Our 7th and 8th grade basketball teams had great success this past season. I don’t remember a time when both our girls and boys teams played in the title games for the HIT tournament. Our boys finished a tough battle in second place against Parkland Lutheran. Our girls came out as Champions after controlling the game on both ends of the floor! Head coach Mr. Allen says, “The girls had great heart and it was a blast to coach them this year. I will really miss the 8th graders.”
Both teams carried that momentum into LEST. The girls were able to finish in 3rd with a strong come-from-behind finish. The boys capped their season off with a 4th place finish. Onto 5th and 6th basketball we go and before you know it we will kick off Track and Field.
These kids are so thankful for your support, and that support is also demonstrated at our Annual Eagle Classic Golf Tournament. This event serves as our main fundraiser for our athletic programs each and every year. This year, our Golf tournament will be held on Saturday May 30th. We hope to see you there!
Calendar of Events
Tues. 3/3: Grades 5-8 Quarter 3 Midterms Sent Home
Wed. 3/4: 8:40 AM Chapel w/Pastor Peter
Fri. 3/6: Free Dress Day / Talent Show Sign Up Deadline
Wed. 3/11: 8:40 AM Chapel w/Gr. 6
Thurs. 3/12: No School: Parent-Teacher Conf. / ESC Open
Fri. 3/13: No School: PS Parent-Teacher Conf., K-8 Teacher Training / ESC Open
Health and Sickness Reminder
Hope School has recently had several students with the stomach flu and walking pneumonia. Please remember to help prevent or reduce the spread of infectious illnesses by keeping sick children at home until they are well. Monitor your child closely if they are showing signs of illness such as a fever, stomachache, severe runny nose, coughing, tiredness, and irritability, keep them home as needed. We understand that some students do not like to miss school and/or extra-curricular events but if you are in doubt, please keep them home. Feel free to reference our health and sickness policy in the parent handbook for more detailed information.
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 6.
PTH General Assembly
Minutes from our 2nd General PTH meeting are available here. We are looking for replacements for board members whose terms are up this year. If you are interested in supporting your school and completing all or half of your PIP hours for the next year or two contact the school office or email Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Positions open are:
Vice President, two year term, PIP completed
Treasurer, two year term, PIP completed
Member at Large, one or two year term, ½ PIP completed
Parent-Teacher Spring Conferences – Thurs. 2/12
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. K- 8 grade conferences will be held on Thursday, March 12, from 1:00 to 8:00 PM and preschool conferences on Thursday, March 12 & Friday, March 13.
March Box Tops
A new collection sheet is being sent home today. Return it to the office by St. Patrick’s Day with your student’s name on it. The first 12 kids who bring in a completed sheet will receive their own pot ‘o gold chocolate coins! Thank you for your continued support of this program. We need help to reach our goal of $1000 for the year. Every Box Top helps to raise funds for hope school, so please send them in! Collection boxes are in the office and the classrooms.
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Parent Involvement Program Opportunities – Click Here
Head Track Coach and Field Assistants Wanted
We are looking for a head coach and individuals to assist with our track team this year. Practices are held during the week 2 to 3 days after school with Track meets usually on Saturdays. If you are interested or would like more information please contact Mr. Kapels at Bkapels@hopeseattle.org. Your time does count towards your PIP hours!
Open Taco Bar to Support WADC Trip
Invite your friends and family to this scrumptious evening of Mexican cuisine on Tuesday, March 24th from 5-8pm at Pecado Bueno. Pay at the door or look for the pre-order form coming home today. All proceeds benefit the 7th/8th grade Washington, DC trip. Thank you for your continued support!
Seattle Lutheran Basketball Update
Congratulations to our neighboring Seattle Lutheran High School for their men’s basketball playoff win Saturday, sending them to state competition at the Spokane Arena! They are one of 8 teams left and their first game is this Thursday, March 5 at 3:45 PM. Varsity players include several of our own Hope graduates: senior Garret B., juniors Ryan O. and Brandon L., and sophomores Grant B., Isaiah D/, as well as Hope church member Josh M..
In addition, their coach was voted league “Coach of the Year”, our own Brett Kapels! Congratulations Mr. K! We are proud of you and the hard work you have done with the team this year. Go Saints!
Family Concert -Jana Alayra
Experience this active family concert with Jana Alayra at Highlands Church in Renton on Sunday, March 22nd from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. We often sing Jana’s songs in our classrooms. Kids of all ages will enjoy this fun-filled hour of praise and worship. Plan to go with a group from Hope. Tickets can be purchased in the church office for $5.00. (For children two years old- adults) Childcare is available for children under two. Visit www.janaalayra.com to learn more.