Creating Intelligence by Mary Norton, 3rd Grade Teacher
I saw an interesting quote the other day: “Creativity is intelligence having fun”. One can walk in the school halls and classrooms and see the evidence of “intelligence having fun”. Our PTH sponsored artist in residence, Theresa Anderson, is providing insight and projects inspired by artists such as Klimt, Kandinsky, and more. Each student brings their own reaction to the artist. Color combinations, skills, and materials are explored. I personally learned that adding baby oil to pastels can create a watercolor effect.
Students who research and write papers and stories are connecting new ideas to facts and imaginations. We have math students solving design problems using all the operations and creating answers using formulas. In robotics, our students use their intelligence to program and build robots.
It is essential to give students a chance to experiment, design, and create. We learn that our failures and mistakes are lessons in how not to do something or create a window of discovering a new way of doing something. Come visit the halls and classrooms during parent/teacher conferences to see intelligence having fun.
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Wed. 3/9: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Missionaries Elliot & Serena Derricks
Thur. 3/10: Noon Dismissal for Parent Teacher Conferences / ESC “XTRA” Open
Fri. 3/11: No School for Parent Teacher Conferences / ESC “XTRA” Open
Tues. 3/15: 6:30 PM Auction Meeting in Commons
Wed. 3/16: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 1 / 1:15 PM Talent Show
Wed. – Fri. 3/16- 3/18: Grade 7/8 Finals
Fri. 3/18: Free Dress Day / Trimester 2 Ends / Auction Donations Due
Parent/Teacher Conferences 3/10 & 3/11
We look forward to seeing you this Thursday & Friday for parent/teacher conferences. These spring conferences are optional. Conference times were sent home last week. If you are in need of a conference and did not receive a notice, please contact your homeroom teacher.
Sports Events Calendar – 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 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.
Great Gatsby Gala Update
We are 32 days from the BIG event! Auction invites are in your yellow envelope and RSVPs are required by April 4th so don’t delay! Donations are due in by March 18th. We are getting a lot of fantastic items in and class projects are underway.
We need help storing auction items! If you have extra room please let Sally or Sarah know when you can pick stuff up. Also, we need clear plastic wrapping material for baskets, ribbons, bows, baskets, etc. to package silent auction items. Please bring material into the school office.
Recruiting for PTH Board 2016/2017 School Year
The PTH Board is looking for a few good parents to fill vacant positions or 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 your service for the next year or two, please contact the school office or email PTH President Sonjia Barker at email@example.com for more information.
Anticipated Vacant Positions are:
Vice President, two year term, PIP completed
Member-at-Large, one or two year term, ½ PIP completed
Parent Involvement Program Opportunities – Click Here
Auction Help – ongoing
Check out PTH’s signupgenius page and search by the general PTH email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) for other opportunities.
Afterschool Activities – Click Here
Auction News & Opportunities – Click Here
Next meeting Tuesday, March 15th at 6:30 pm in the church commons
Financial Aid Information for 2016-17 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 through the school office or visit sss.nais.org/parents. Our school’s SSS code is 179833. Due date for completing the Parents Financial Statement to SSS is April 30, 2016.
Hope Lutheran Church Dates to Save
Palm Sunday – March 20th with Hope School students in Preschool through 5th grade participating at the 10:30 am church service. Youth group serving a Pancake Breakfast from 7:00 to 11:00 am
Easter Sunday – March 27th with 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am church services – All are welcome
Vacation Bible School – July 18 – 22, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm