Athletic Program Recap by Tim Allen, Athletic Director
As we come to the close of the school year, it’s time to look back at all the successful sports and competitions that have taken place throughout the year and provided the students with amazing learning and growth opportunities. I want to thank all the amazing volunteer coaches we have had for all of our sports, as none of the seasons would have even been able to happen without their countless hours spent with the athletes.
As a recap, we had Flag Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, and Soccer in the fall, Basketball in the winter, Track in the spring, and Cheer for most of the year. It’s so fun to see all of our athletes compete against other schools and themselves and showcase the gifts and talents that God has blessed them with.
Highlights this year include: starting a soccer program and having a very successful first year, 7th/8th grade girls basketball winning the L.E.S.T. championship game for the first time in multiple decades, and currently having over 30 athletes competing in track and field!
We have 2 more track meets before this year’s slate of athletic competitions wraps up, and we would love to have as many of our Hope family as possible at our home track meet on Tuesday, May 22nd at West Seattle Stadium. It begins at 9:30 and continues into the early afternoon. We’d love to see you out there supporting our Hope athletes!
As we look to the summer and then ahead to next fall, please consider how you can help our athletes continue to be their best, whether as a coach (head or assistant), driver to and from events, supporter on the sidelines, or some other way you can help support athletics at Hope Lutheran School.
Upcoming Save the Dates:
Scholastic Book Fair – May 15-18
Grandparents Day – Wed., May 16 @ 8:30 to 11:30 AM / Early Dismiss 11:30 AM
Track Meet – Tues. May 22 – No School for 5-8 Grades
Wed. May 23 – Sounds of Spring Concert 7:00 PM
Calendar of Events – Click Here
May 15-18: Scholastic Book Fair
Wed. 5/16: Grandparents/Special Person Day! / 8:40 Chapel led by Mrs. Okabayashi / 11:30 Early Dismiss / ESC “XTRA” Open with Pre-Registration
Fri. 5/18: Free Dress Day
Tues. 5/22: No School for 5th – 8th Gr. Track Meet at West Seattle Stadium
Wed. 5/23: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Chapel Leadership Students / 7:00 PM Sounds of Spring Concert
Fri. 5/25: No School Memorial Day Holiday / ESC “XTRA” Open with Pre-registration
Mon. 5/28: No School Memorial Day Holiday – ESC Closed
Grandparents / Special Person Day – Tomorrow
We welcome our grandparents/special people tomorrow and will start off at 8:40 AM with a welcome by our Principal, Mrs. Okabayashi in the Sanctuary followed by our Chapel service. Parking is available in our lower parking lot or in the parking lot on the corner of Oregon and 42nd Ave. On the agenda: breakfast with your grandchild, musical performances, and our book fair.
Spring Scholastic Book Fair – May 15 – 18
The fair is located on the 1st & 2nd floor and open after school from 3:00 – 4:00 PM with the exception of Wed., May 16th where we will be open for Grandparents and preschool families from 9:30 to 10:30 am then 11:15 am to 1:00 pm. Funds from these sales go directly to Hope School to promote literacy and build classroom libraries.
Sounds of Spring Concert – Wed. May 23
Please join Hope School and Seattle Lutheran High School students for our annual Sounds of Spring Concert. We will hear from Hope’s Glee Club, Chapel Band and Handbell Choir, as well as the Seattle Lutheran Band. The concert will take place in Hope’s Sanctuary Wednesday night, May 23, at 7:00 PM.
PIP Opportunities – Click Here
Scholastic Book Fair – Volunteers Needed May 11-18 here’s the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0545ada823aafa7-scholastic4. Feel free to sign up for more than one time slot. Contact Mrs. Norton at email@example.com for more info.
Grandparents Day – May 16 – Still need help! Sign up today to help with this fun event! www.signupgenius.com
School Clubs – Click Here
Wild Wave June 14 – Order Forms Due May 17
Reserve your discounted tickets now to our annual family fun field trip on June 14th! This event is open to ALL of our preschool through 8th grade students and their family members. Order tickets online here. Order forms are due by May 17th. Please call Mrs. Wallace with any questions. Thank You.
No School / Invitational Track Meet for 5th – 8th Graders Tuesday, May 22 @ 9:30 AM
Parents, please note that Hope School will be hosting an Invitational track meet on Tuesday, May 22nd 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. Allen will provide more details as we get closer to the meet.
Concessions will be available all day with proceeds benefiting our WA D.C. group! If you would like to plan ahead for lunches and snacks, below is a sampling of what will be offered. Eagle Special for $5.00 allows you to pick from the following options: Pizza OR Hot Dog PLUS Chips or Cookie PLUS Drink (Gatorade, Water or Soda). In addition to the above items being sold individually, there will be a variety of other items including: fruit, bagels & cream cheese, chocolate milk, and coffee.
Eagle Classic Golf Tournament
We are taking a year off from this annual fundraiser. We value all our past participants and supporters of the tournament and Hope Athletics program. The staff is evaluating this event and looking into other event opportunities for next year. Stay tuned!
Hope School Year Book
Order forms are being taken for purchase of our 2017-2018 school annual! Don’t miss out on this wonderful yearbook that includes ALL grades, including preschool, along with Hope’s programs. Order yours today through your K12online link here using your students ID & access key. Year books are $25.00, and orders will be filled on a first come, first served, basis. If you have already placed your order through K12online you do not need to order again. Thank you!
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VBS is July 23 -27, 2018 – Register here
LCEF Young Investors Club – Stamp Coordinator Needed
Would you enjoy helping kids learn the importance of saving while helping the ministry of Hope at the same time? The Y.I. Club Stamp Coordinator role might be a good fit for you! The Young Investors Club is a Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) sponsored program that helps teach young people the importance of saving and of giving back to God as He shares resources with us. The program is based on stamps that are purchased, collected in savings books and exchanged periodically for investment in an interest-bearing LCEF savings account (3.5% up to $1000). Hope began a soft launch of this program through our Sunday school last year and currently we have 32 Young Investors (with 8 more who are close to filling their books). We would like to expand this program to ALL children in our ministry and are looking for someone to be our Stamp Coordinator. We have lots of resources available and the program is very flexible and can be scoped to your level of availability and interest. We received a generous gift to seed the program to get as many children involved as possible which makes it even more exciting. Hope receives an annual rebate on our mortgage based on the number of total LCEF investors – last year it was close to $8,000 – Praise be to God! Please contact Julia Doerr, Parish Administrator, at 206-937-9330, for more info. You can also visit https://lcef.org/young-investors-club/.