New Doors Opening by Lisa Meyer, Middle School Teacher
“From the very beginning, I told what would happen long before it took place. I kept my word.” Isaiah 46:10
In 1995 my husband and I were living in Oakland California teaching at Zion Lutheran School, when life circumstances changed. Our plan was to move to my hometown of Portland Oregon and be closer to family. God had a different plan; we drove straight through Portland and landed on the front steps of Hope Lutheran School in Seattle Washington. Moving forward 26 years, our family is on the move again.
Hope has been such a big part of our family’s life; my children were all baptized at Hope, they went through communion at Hope, we have dear friends that we consider family from Hope and I have had the privilege of meeting and teaching so many children here. It is a place that will forever be dear in my heart.
God has opened new doors for our family in Phoenix Arizona and while it is easy to be fearful, I am holding onto God’s promises in Isaiah 46:10, and trusting in His plan.
Thank you Hope Lutheran for the joy and all the memories this place has given me; I will be forever grateful.
PTH General Assembly Meeting – TONIGHT at 7PM via Zoom
Our final PTH General Meeting is tonight, May 25th at 7:00pm on Zoom. We will be voting in a new Treasure, a new Secretary, and a new Member at Large. We will also be discussing the budget for next year. If you have any questions, please reach out at email@example.com.
We hope that you will attend the last meeting of our 2020/2021 school year. It has certainly been an interesting year- one that we will not soon forget.
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Tues. 5/25: 7:00 PM Final PTH General Meeting via Zoom
Wed. 5/26: 8:40 AM Online Chapel led by Mrs. Neafcy, Kindergarten Teacher
Thurs. 5/27: Early Dismissal at 11:45 AM for k-3 and 12:00 PM for 4-8
Fri. 5/28: No School with ESC/Sand Dollar Programs Open
Mon. 5/31: No School All programs Closed – Memorial Day
Wed. 6/2: 8:40 AM Online Chapel led by Pastor Peter Mueller
School & ESC Closures May 28 & 31
Please note that school will be closed Friday, May 28 with our ESC/Sand Dollar club programs open with pre-registration for our ESC age group. On Monday, May 31st all programs will be closed an observance of Memorial Day.
Hope School Food Drive Continues through June 4
As we end our school year and move into summer months the needs of our homeless community still rises. Thanks to the suggestion of 4th grader Emily E. we are hosting a school food drive, May 24th-June 4th.
Thank you for donating the following items to fill our Hope food closet.
Preschool Classes– Cereal and Instant Oatmeal
Kindergarten– Granola Bars (Soft and Chewy preferred)
First Grade– Soup (Canned or Instant)
Second Grade– Ramen Noodles/Cup of Noodle
Third Grade– Fruit (Canned or Cups)
Fourth Grade– Meat/ Protein (Meat, Tuna, Peanut Butter (canned or packets)
Fifth Grade– Mac & Cheese
Sixth Grade– Pasta & Sauce
Seventh Grade-Rice, Beans and Lentils
Eighth Grade– Toiletries (Tooth paste, tooth brushes, soap, hand sanitizer etc.)
Collection boxes will be placed outside of each classroom.
Office Manager Hired
We are thrilled to share that Hope preschool teacher Tammy Shelver will be taking over as office manager in the school office next year on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. As mentioned previously, current office manager Shari Wallace will continue to serve in the office on Mondays and Tuesdays. Mrs. Shelver has worked at Hope for the past three years, and her warm and friendly personality will be a blessing to our students, staff and families. With lower attendance in our half-day preschool program due to the pandemic enrollment, the half-day preschool class will take a hiatus for this coming school year. Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Shelver to the school office position!
Library to Close June 4
Since the end of the year is quickly approaching, it’s time to get library books returned!
All checked out books will need to be returned by Friday, June 4th.
Hope Summer Camp
This year’s summer camp will offer a variety of fun themes and will begin the week of June 21. We will be open Monday through Friday for students who have completed one year of preschool through age 12. Preschool/extended care director Christina Figgins will run our summer camp program with our regular wonderful extended care staff.
Summer camp registration is open with weeks still available. For more information, you may click on the link below. We look forward to a fun summer!
Open Teacher Positions at Hope School
As we look ahead into the coming school year with two teachers stepping away to different opportunities and one teacher moving up to the assistant principal position, Hope Lutheran School is excited to open up three homeroom teaching positions for the 2021-2022 school year.
Parent and families, please share the following information and job link with any wonderful teacher candidates you may know who could potentially be a good fit for us at Hope. We are actively seeking candidates for two elementary teachers who will teach all core subjects, and one middle school teacher with a language arts focus. Interested teacher candidates should submit an application and resume to Kristen Okabayashi at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 31, 2021. Teaching jobs begin August 23, 2021.
More information, job descriptions, and the application form are available on our website here:
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Vacation Bible School (VBS): Maker Fun Factory is coming this summer on Sunday mornings, 10:30-11:30 AM on June 27, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1. Watch for more details and plan to join the fun!