Life Without Music by Thad Franklin, Music Director
I’d like you to take a few moments to imagine what life would be like without music. Imagine your favorite movie completely devoid of any sounds other than footsteps or talking. Imagine long road trips with nothing but the sound of wheels on pavement or your children arguing in the back seat. Imagine a wedding where the bride walks down the aisle to silence. Imagine a church service with only a sermon. Whether you realize it or not, music is one of the most important aspects of your life because it provides emotional context for literally everything you do.
To further illustrate this idea, feel free to watch this hilarious comedy video of the final throne room scene in Star Wars where the music has been removed: https://youtu.be/Tj-GZJhfBmI
Since music is such a huge part of our daily lives it has become easy for many of us to take this gift for granted. It can be easy to forget how much time, effort, passion, and sacrifice it takes for musicians to share music with you. My challenge to you is this: the next time you see musicians playing their hearts out in a restaurant, in a church, on a stage, or on the street, take a moment to think about the thousands of hours that have gone into practicing their instruments so you can connect or enjoy three minutes of your life. Furthermore, take time to support our young musicians here at Hope School. Please attend our Sounds of Spring Concert on May 25th at 7pm. Let them know how important music is to you and our community at Hope because without their music, life would be less meaningful.
Calendar of Events – Click Here
May 16 – 20: Scholastic Book Fair
Wed. 5/18: Grandparents Day! / 8:40 AM Chapel led by Pastor Peter / 11:30 AM Dismiss
Fri. 5/20: Free Dress Day or Beach Dress Day
Sat. 5/21: 5:30 PM Movie Night Hosted by PTH
Sun. 5/22: 3:00 PM Spring Concert Rehearsal
Tues. 5/24: 5-8 Gr. Only Track Meet – No School for 5-8 Grade
Wed. 5/25: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 6 / 7:00 PM Sounds of Spring Concert
Wild Wave Order Forms Past Due!
Ticket orders to our Wild Wave theme park event need to be sent in by the school this Thursday, May 19th. Please turn in your order form ASAP – can be found online here – to reserve your discounted tickets! Call Mrs. Wallace with any questions. Thank You.
PIP Opportunities – Click Here
Looking for volunteers for Tuesday, May 17 to cashier at the Book Fair
Spring Scholastic Book Fair This Week
Looking for great summer reading books for you and your kids? Want to earn funds for our school? Then plan on attending our Scholastic Book Fair where you can purchase books for kids, grandkids, and yourself! The fair will be located on the 1st & 2nd floor and open after school from 3:00 – 4:00 PM with the exception of Wed., May 18th where we will be open for Grandparents and preschool families from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Look for the teacher Wish List pockets, posted in the hall, to make special donations to promote literacy and build classroom libraries.
We have two more principals-for-the-day coming up! This Friday, May 20, Ruby in Kindergarten will be Principal, and she has declared it to be “Beach Day” so please wear your favorite comfortable beach clothes, while still following free dress guidelines in the school handbook. It is also a free dress day so students not dressing up can choose free dress as well.
Next Thursday, May 26, Asher from 5th grade will be Principal, and he has asked students to wear clothing demonstrating what they want to do when they grow up. This is a regular dress day so students not dressing up should wear school uniforms.
Family Movie Night at Hope featuring Inside Out – May 21
Please join the Hope Lutheran PTH for a fun family movie night featuring Inside Out! on Saturday, May 21 at 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Pizza, popcorn and other concessions will be available. This is a free event thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Berkshire Hathaway, CoolBlueWeb, and some generous Hope families! Donations made at the event will support the work of the PTH. Hope to see you there! Volunteers still needed, sign up here .
No School / Invitational Track Meet for 5th – 8th Graders Tuesday, May 24
Parents, please note that Hope School will be hosting an Invitational track meet on Tuesday, May 24th and due to the number of track participants 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. 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. Kapels 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 you pick from the following options: Pizza OR Hot Dog OR Nachos 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, muffins, chocolate milk, coffee, and Italian Sodas!
Sounds of Spring Concert – Wed. May 25
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, Beginning Band and Handbell Choir, as well as the Seattle Lutheran Band. The concert will take place in Hope’s Sanctuary Wednesday night, May 25, at 7:00 PM.
Eagle Classic Golf Tournament – June 4
We are one month away from the Eagle Classic June 4, 2016! Now is the time to register yourself or your team of 4 for a fun morning of golf with your buddies. There is new pricing for a team – $420! Hole sponsorships are available as well as prizes for the many course competitions going on throughout the day. Register to play or sponsor online here. Don’t delay, registration deadline is May 25th. Need PIP hours? Sally can use your help!