East Coast Trip by Roselyn Newton, 8th grade homeroom teacher
Fifty seventh and eighth grade students and parents, including seventeen travelers from Concordia Seattle, recently completed a six-day trip to Philadelphia, Gettysburg, and Washington, D.C. It was a trip of awesome proportions. The trip was planned to give students an understanding of the sacrifices given by many to enable you and me to live in a country free to worship our Lord and Savior and have personal freedoms protected by our constitution.
In Philadelphia we visited Independence Hall where our constitution was written; in Gettysburg we learned of the thousands who gave their lives to keep our country united and to end slavery. In Washington, D.C. we saw our nation’s Capitol where our constitution is acted upon and preserved. We toured the home of George Mason, author of our Bill of Rights.
We also drove through Amish country in Pennsylvania and had a home cooked meal at Barbara Fisher’s, an Amish woman. We toured the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and the Maryland State House where we learned how President George Washington passed the presidency on to newly elected John Adams instead of making himself president for life.
We were granted the privilege of touring the White House. Yes, President Obama was working in the West Wing, but, no, he was not able to meet with us. We did see Sunny, the Obama’s second dog. She was being brought inside, happy and wagging her tail.
It was an incredible trip, and there is so much more we did and experienced. Here is the big take-away from this trip: we are indeed blessed to live in this country.
Calendar of Events
Tues. 5/19: 9:00 AM Track Meet – No School for 5-8 Grades Only
Wed. 5/20: 8:40 AM Chapel w/Pastor Peter / 7:00 PM Sounds of Spring Concert
Mon. 5/25: No School & No ESC – Memorial Day Holiday
Wed. 5/27: 8:40 AM Chapel & Special Baptisms Service
PTH General Meeting
Our last PTH general meeting was held on May 6 and minutes for this meeting can be found on our website under the “Parents” link. Lots of help still needed with our Auction!
Sounds of Spring Concert – Wed. May 20
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 tomorrow night at 7:00 PM.
Special Baptism Chapel – Wed. May 27
Are you interested in having your child baptized or learning more about baptism? Please contact Patra Mueller, Family Life Minister at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We plan to have a special baptism chapel on Wednesday, May 27th at 8:40 AM.
Hope School Year Book
Order forms are going home today for purchase of our 2014-2015 school annual! Don’t miss out on this wonderful yearbook that includes ALL grades, including preschool, along with Hope’s programs. Order forms are due by Friday, May 29th, cost $25.00, and orders will be filled on a first come, first served, basis.
Student Council Bake Sale – May 27-29
Students and parents have an opportunity to purchase treats to take home after school Wed., May 27 through Friday, May 29! Sale will be from 3:00 to 3:30 pm in the school lobby. Each package will cost .50 cents. Bake sale sponsored by your Student Council.
Thank you for your support.
Library Closes – Friday, 5/29
Our school library will close on Friday, May 29th and all library books are due back at this time. Please check in with your homeroom teacher for any outstanding books.
After School Activities Coming to an End
Study Hall will be provided the first week in June but will end on Thursday, June 4th.
Our Drama club & elective class will conclude with their performance on Sunday, June 7th, at 2:00 pm in our Hope Church Commons. Book club’s last meeting will be on Monday, June 8th. No math club or lego club in June.
Eagle Classic Golf Tournament – Register Here
Afterschool Activities – Click Here
Parent Involvement Program Opportunities – Click Here
Parent Involvement Program Ends May 31st
Parents, please note that our Parent Involvement Program (PIP) runs through May 31st. All PIP hours need to be fulfilled by May 31st to apply towards this school year. All unfulfilled hours will be billed at $20 each, based on 1/4 hour increments.
Thank You Volunteers
It was a busy month with our Teacher Appreciation Week, Book Fair, and Grandparents Day. Thank you to all our parent volunteers for making these events special, especially for our Grandparents/Special Person Day. These are memories they cherish and then look forward to attending again year after year!
If any family did not get a chance to make a purchase or two from the book fair, there is still time to do so. You may shop online. Go to www.scholastic.com/fair. From there you need to “find your fair.” You will see Hope Lutheran School is the list of available fairs. This option will be open to you through May 29th.
Thank you everyone for your support of the fair as we exceeded our sales from last year. We are so grateful for you and our Grandparents!