Advanced Technology: Drones by Tim Allen, Middle School Teacher
Many of us are aware of drone technology, but how many of us can actually say we know how they operate? We thought the perfect opportunity to explore this would be in our middle school advanced technology elective, and our students were very supportive of that idea. Mrs. Okabayashi, technology director Kevin Jones, and I researched this together and determined which drones would best fit our needs.
We purchased 6 sets of DJI Tello drones, which are small, sturdy drones with a built-in high quality camera. Each set included a drone, extra propellers, a video-game like controller, a VR headset, and a protective cage. These drones are controlled via Bluetooth and Wireless signals, connecting directly to the student iPads and can be flown very easily with the camera’s picture appearing on the screen for ease of piloting. The students each paired up with 1 or 2 other members of the class and have gotten to get in the cockpit, so to speak, and fly these drones all over the school (as long as they aren’t distracting other classes J). It has been so fun to see students engage with these drones this trimester; in the future we hope to use them for many different purposes, including taking high quality aerial videos and pictures of sporting events, in the school, in chapel, along with creating many different tasks/challenges for the drones to complete, all under the expert piloting of our students!
View a short video of students with the drones here!
PTH General Assembly Meeting – Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. – Earn Double PIP Hours!
Join PTH to celebrate the successes of the 2018/2019 school year, plan the budget for 2019/2020, say farewell to outgoing board members, and elect incoming board members. Double PIP hours apply for this meeting. Childcare will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
May 6 – 10: Teacher Appreciation Week
Wed. 5/8: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Pastor Peter / 7:00 PM Last General PTH Meeting
May 10 – 17: 7th & 8th grade East Coast trip
Wed. 5/15: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Patra Mueller
Tuesday, May 21st no school for our 5th – 8th grade as Hope hosts its annual track meet.
Wednesday, May 22nd Sounds of Spring concert at 7:00 PM.
Thursday, May 23rd is our annual Grandparents/Special Person day! RSVP due May 17th.
Arts Walk Auction Next Meeting Tonight May 7 @ 6:30 PM – Still time to join the PTH as we organize this amazing event and earn PIP! Meet in the church commons. Meeting on Tuesdays, May 14, 21, & 28 at 6:30 PM.
Tuition Materials for 2019/2020 – Past Due
Tuition materials for our 2019-2020 school year have been sent home and are due to the school office ASAP. If you DID NOT receive a tuition invoice and contract, your student(s) are not currently registered for fall. To register, please visit: http://hope-lutheran-school.k12online.us/hope-lutheran-school/portal and enter your student’s ID number and access key to complete the registration process. Student ID and access keys can be obtained by calling or emailing the school office.
PTH & PIP Opportunities – Click Here – Program Deadline June 1, 2019
We need volunteers…we need YOU! Volunteering at the Book Fair is the perfect way to stay connected to your child at school and help students find the books they can’t wait to read. Sign up now and get ready for a fun and rewarding volunteer experience. We need cashiers on May 17, 20, 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. Look for an email detailing the signupgenius!
Parent Involvement Program – Extended to June 1, 2019
Please contact Mrs. Wallace at 206-935-8500 or email@example.com with any questions. Exceptions will be considered for Art Walk activities in June to count towards this school year, just email Mrs. Wallace with your request. (Please note that diplomas and report cards will be held until all outstanding fees have been paid.)
Scholastic Book Fair Coming May 17 – 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 starting Friday, May 17 through Thursday, May 23 (open during Grandparents/Special Person Day). Check signupgenius for days and hours to volunteer.
Grandparents / Special Person Day – 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. Sign-up sheets can be found here and RSVPs are due Friday, May 17.
School Clubs at Hope – Click Here
Lego Club classes will meet Tuesday’s on May 7th, 14th and 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.
Limited Openings in Hope Summer Camp
Attention campers! There are limited spots available in the preschool and school aged summer camps. Summer is fast approaching, so don’t miss out on all the fun! Email Summer Camp director, Christina Figgins with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, click here.
Preschool Week 1 – Art Week 1 spot left
School Age Week 1 – Art Week 3 spots left
Preschool Week 2 – Sports week 7 spots left
Preschool Week 3 – Science Week 3 spots left
School Age Week 3 – Science Week 1 spot left
Preschool Week 4 – Animal Week 3 spots left
School age Week 4 – Animal Week 1 spot left
Preschool Week 5 – Drama/Music Week 3 spots left
Church News & Activities – Click Here
Women of Hope Spring Tea is coming Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 pm. This is a great event for moms and daughters to spend a special afternoon together! Check out all the details at: