Behind the Scenes by Shari Wallace, Office Manager
If you’ve stepped into the school office lately you can most likely feel the buzz. The month of May seems to be a joy filled busy month. In our school office, Mrs. O. has been very busy planning our East Coast trip. This trip has been in the works for the last couple of years and is now culminating! She has also been working on our fall calendar, family interviews, graduation, and conducting hiring interviews for fall. Mrs. Heit and I are busy with re-enrollment (hint: tuition materials are past dueJ), new enrollment, conducting tours, graduation planning, implementing a new summer camp registration and our day to day activities. Not to mention attending to your children as needed, which is truly my favorite part of my job!
I love how students are so eager to enter school each morning. I’m amazed at how diligently our teachers work to create and implement just the right lesson plans. I experienced two students’ interact as they were remorseful of their actions, apologized, and then were forgiven. Your children made beautiful cards with messages of thanks to me for all I do for them, given to me on Administrative Professionals Day. I receive random hugs from students that just make me smile and bring me joy. I walk the halls and see the bible verses on the walls, messages of God’s love for us; reminders to pray for others and to lift our prayers to a God who listens. These small examples of God’s grace and forgiveness give me hope.
Our school theme this school year is “The Joy of the Lord is My Strength” from Nehemiah 8:10. I’m blessed to work in a place where I can receive this joy, which in turn gives me the strength I need every day.
Note: Glee Club canceled Wed. 5/15
May 13 – 17: 7th & 8th grade East Coast trip continues
Wed. 5/15: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Patra Mueller
Fri. 5/17: Free Dress Day / Deadline to RSVP for Grandparents/Special Person Day
Tues. 5/21: 5-8 Grade Track Meet 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – No School for 5-8 Grades
Wed. 5/22: No Chapel Today / 7:00 PM Sounds of Spring Concert
Thurs. 5/23: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Mrs. Okabayashi / Grandparents/Special Person Day! / 11:30 AM Dismiss / Book Fair Open 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday, May 24 & Monday, May 27, No school for Memorial Day celebration. Please note that our ESC programs will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019.
Arts Walk Auction, Saturday, June 1st from 6:30 to 10:00 pm at the Seattle Lutheran High School gym.
Tuesday, June 11 at 10:00 AM is our Preschool graduation.
Wednesday, June 12 at 1:45 PM is our kindergarten graduation.
Thursday, June 13 is our last day of school with our closing chapel at 8:40 AM with a 10:00 AM dismissal.
Arts Walk Auction Next Meeting Tonight May 14 @ 6:30 PM – Still time to join the PTH as we organize this amazing event and earn PIP! Meet in the church commons. Meeting on Tuesdays, May 21, & 28 at 6:30 PM.
Arts Walk Invite – Invitations Coming Home Next Week!
Invitations will be coming home in our communication packet next week. However, you can use the link below to create your account with ReadySetAuction. An email will be sent to you to then create your account. This will allow you to purchase tickets, make monetary donations and conduct online bidding via computer, tablet and smartphone.
PTH & PIP Opportunities – Click Here – Program Deadline Extended to June 1, 2019
We need volunteers…we need YOU! Volunteering at the Book Fair is the perfect way to stay connected to your child at school and help students find the books they can’t wait to read. Sign up now and get ready for a fun and rewarding volunteer experience. We need cashiers on May 17, 20, 21, and 22 from 3-4 PM. On May 23 is a special event for Grandparent’s Day and we will need cashiers starting at 9:30 AM -1:00 PM.
Scholastic Book Fair Here – May 17 – 23
We need your help to promote literacy and earn free books for our school and classrooms. You can be a part of our Book Fair in many ways. Come and purchase books for kids, grandkids or yourself. The fair will be open after school starting Friday, May 17 through Thursday, May 23 (open during Grandparents/Special Person Day). Check signupgenius for days and hours to volunteer.
No School / Invitational Track Meet for 5th – 8th Graders – Tues. May 21
Parents, please note that Hope School will be hosting an Invitational track meet on Tuesday, May 21st and there will be NO school for our 5th – 8th grade students on this day. Parents will need to make alternative care arrangements for their 5th – 8th gr. students who are not participating in track. Students not participating in track are welcome to attend and cheer their classmates on with parental supervision only. Students participating in track will plan on meeting at the West Seattle Stadium prior to the event. Mr. Goodspeed will provide more details soon.
Sounds of Spring Concert – Wed. May 22
Please join Hope School students for our annual Sounds of Spring Concert. We will hear from Hope’s Glee Club, Handbell Choir and Chapel Band/Choir. The concert will take place in Hope’s Sanctuary Wednesday night, May 22, at 7:00 PM.
Grandparents / Special Person Day – Thurs. May 23
Thursday, May 23, all grandparents or that special person are invited to attend a day of celebration. We will start off at 8:40 AM with a welcome by our Principal Mrs. Okabayashi in the sanctuary followed by our chapel service. On the agenda: breakfast with your grandchild, musical performances, and our book fair. Sign-up sheets can be found here and RSVPs are due Friday, May 17.
School Clubs at Hope – Click Here
Lego Club classes will meet Tuesday’s on May 14th and June 4th in the kindergarten classroom. This is for grades K-4 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Don’t forget to email your teacher to let them know of participation in Lego Club.
Yearbooks On Sale
It is now time to order your school annual. Don’t miss out on this wonderful student created yearbook that includes ALL grades, including preschool, along with Hope’s clubs, sports, spirit days, and programs. Yearbooks will be distributed during the last week of school.
Two ways to order: Complete order form found here and send to the school office OR order online through our webstore at: https://hope-lutheran-school.k12online.us/hope-lutheran-school/portal using your student’s ID & access code. Please note that you do not need to complete this form if you have already placed an order through K12online Portal for this school year.
Church News & Activities – Click Here