Athletic Director Update by Tim Allen
Wow this year has really flown by! It seems like just yesterday I was getting back from Outdoor Education with my 6th graders, and now they’re just 9 days away from being 7th graders.
It has been such a blessing overseeing our athletic department this year as Athletic Director. I get to see all the work that goes into making sure these athletes of ours have an amazing experience, and that all starts with the coaches. I couldn’t have imagined having better coaches for ALL our sports this school year, and I know it has helped our athletes grow in confidence and abilities, as they are led by volunteers who go above and beyond to make it a wonderful time for our athletes. I would like to recognize long-time coach Sharman McAllister who created our cross country team a decade ago, and turned it into a perennial powerhouse team, holding the league championship banner for an astounding four years during her reign, and igniting a love for running in many of our athletes who continue to run in high school.
I was reminded of our coaches’ faithfulness again last Tuesday at our home hosted track meet. The meet is a lot of work to put on, but we had volunteers coming out of the woodwork to time races, help run shot put, run the concession stand, announce, take stickers at the finish line, help corral kids, apply sunscreen, and everything else that needed to happen to make the meet a success. The students really enjoy getting out and showcasing the abilities God has blessed them with, and it is so fun to have that last track meet as a final hurrah for the athletic season.
To help offset the costs of our athletic programs, which are not entirely funded by registration fees, we have our Eagle Classic Golf Tournament fundraiser coming up on Saturday, June 3rd. We have some awesome teams formed and will be taking applications for more teams through today, so there is still time to sign up and help support our athletics programs. We have some special guests this year in Slick Watts of Supersonic fame, Robin Earl of UW and Chicago Bear fame, and Mark Lee of UW and Green Bay Packer fame, so please come out to support our athletes and also to meet some local celebrities.
I pray that you have an amazing summer and come back ready in the fall as we kickoff our fall athletic season – flag football, volleyball, cross country, and a new sport for us at Hope, co-ed soccer.
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Wed. 5/31: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Pastor Peter – Recap of Year
Fri. 6/2: Free Dress Day
Sat. 6/3: 8:00 AM Golf Tournament at Foster Golf Link
Wed. 6/7: No Chapel
Thurs. 6/8: 9:00 AM P4 Graduation, 1:00 PM P4 Graduation, 2:00 PM Kindergarten Graduation
Fri. 6/9: 8:40 AM Closing Chapel led by Pastor Peter / 10:00 AM Dismiss – Last Day of School / ESC “XTRA” Open / 7:00 PM 8th Grade Graduation
Eagle Classic Golf Tournament – June 3rd
Last week to sign up for the Eagle Classic! There is still room for more players. We need 3 more players to complete a team. We have a great tournament planned and hopefully the weather will cooperate. The Eagle Classic extends a warm welcome to: Slick Watts, former Seattle Sonics point guard and founder of Watts Basketball, Robin Earl, former full-back and tight end for the Chicago Bears, and Mark Lee, former cornerback for the Green Bay Packers and alumni of University of Washington.
Thank you to our tournament sponsors: Altep, Tatoosh Distillery & Spirits, Menashe & Sons Jewelry, Andrew Lewis, DDS., Graffix Integrative Signage, & Genesee Heating Oil.
And, special thanks to tournament supporters: Starbucks (California and Fauntleroy, Morgan Junction), Great Harvest Bread Co., Mioposto on California, Pagliacci in West Seattle, West Seattle Golf Course, The Beer Junction, Big 5 Sporting Goods, PromoShop & Pro Golf Discount.
Hope School Graduations
Congratulations to our 8th grade class on their upcoming graduation on Friday, June 9th at 7:00 PM. We would also like to congratulate our kindergarten class and our preschool 4’s classes. Their graduation services will be on Thursday, June 8th. Our morning preschool will be held at 9:00 am, afternoon preschool at 1:00 pm and kindergarten class at 2:00 pm. All are welcome to join in the celebration as these young people reach a milestone in their life. These events will be held in the church sanctuary.
End-of-Year Box Tops Contest
Time to celebrate the end of the school year! Enter your child’s name into the Box Tops Drawing 2017. Its fun and it’s easy. Just send in a Box Tops sheet to the office with your child’s name written at the top. Names will be drawn the last week of school for fun prizes. Enter as many times as you’d like. Prizes include movie tickets and a gift card for ice cream. Enter today!
Hope School Year Book
Don’t miss out on this wonderful yearbook that includes ALL grades, including preschool, along with Hope’s programs. Order forms found here, cost $25.00, and orders will be filled on a first come, first served, basis.
Librarian Help Needed
Our vision is to have someone commit 3-5 hours per week helping K-5 classrooms visit the library, and to have 2-3 other volunteers take time 1-2 hours per week shelving books, etc. A small stipend may be available for the librarian leader position. Please contact the school office if you are interested or would like more information.
PIP Opportunities – Click Here
PTH Board positions open for secretary and treasurer. Contact Sonjia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope Church & Youth Events – Click Here