Field Trip with 7th Grade by Lisa Meyer, Middle School Teacher
7th graders recently traveled to Bainbridge Island to visit the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial and Historical Museum. It was an amazing day of learning about the Japanese Americans who were taken to Manzanar Internment camps during World War II. Students were able to hear from docents who were only 2 and 7 years old when their family had to leave Bainbridge Island and move into the camp. The 7th graders walked through the memorial’s 276 steps, which represent the number of people who were taken off of the island. The message that they came back with was, “We cannot let something like this happen again! Our voices and actions can make a difference.”
This is such a strong message for this generation. Teaching our kids to approach learning by thinking critically can help their voice be heard. Our students at Hope have opportunities to think critically so that they can stand up and be heard. Studies show that those who think critically are effective communicators, have an appreciation of different world views, and make sounder decisions based on reason verses emotions. This generation of students gives us hope and I’m so proud and honored to walk through this time with them.
When we were leaving the museum, our docents shared this with me: “I have hope in the future because of your kids.” I do too!
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
Fri. 5/24 & Mon. 5/27: No school for Memorial Day celebration. Please note that our ESC programs will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019.
Arts Walk Auction Next Meeting Tonight May 21 @ 6:30 PM – Meet in the church commons. Meeting on Tuesdays, May 28 at 6:30 PM.
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 (Sea Turtles and Orcas).
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 Invite – Invitations Coming Home Today!
Invitations will be coming home in our communication packet today. 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.
Scholastic Book Fair Here – Ends May 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 through Wed. then from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 23 (open during Grandparents/Special Person Day). Check signupgenius for days and hours to volunteer.
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 tomorrow 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.
This is the last week for library book check-out. All books should be returned by June 1st (reminder slips will also be sent home). If you believe a book has been returned, please email the office at email@example.com or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Fines will be assessed for missing books billed at $15.00 each.
PTH & PIP Opportunities – Click Here – Program Deadline Extended to June 1, 2019
We still need cashiers on May 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.
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Lego Club class will meet one more time on Tuesday 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 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.
Tuition Materials Past Due for 2019-2020
Tuition materials for our 2019-2020 school year are now past due. Please remember that the following items must be completed and returned to the school office ASAP; Tuition Invoice and Tuition Contract. SMART Tuition accounts need to be set up or re-enrolled as well. Please call the school office if you have any questions regarding these materials or instructions for SMART Tuition at (206) 935-8500.
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