All School Open House by Sally Heit
November 19th @ 6:30 PM
I have a folder in my desk drawer that is labeled my “Feel Good” folder. When I feel discouraged or frustrated with my job or even my personal life, I get out my folder and read the letters and emails from students and parents reminding me of how loving and wise our teachers are and how much our students excel in their academic and personal lives . One parent wrote, “The type of kid who would like Hope is one who is motivated to learn, willing to learn also about how to be kind and loving to others, to be a person who wants to make a difference in other’s lives by being a good influence in this world. All this is built on the foundation of the Lutheran faith that is the foundation for the school.” It took 36 years for our small school to open its doors in 1959, and it was the faith of the congregation that kept the idea of opening a Christian school in the forefront.
Thank goodness for that! Every day I witness from our students kindness, laughter, growth, creativity, strength, confidence, love, tenacity and so much more. I’m thankful for each and every one of them because without them and their gifts our school would be empty, both physically and spiritually. Fall is a busy time due to the three open houses we host, and I spend time praying for the students who will walk through our doors. I know that God will bring the families that are meant to be here, and many of them are referred to us by you, our current families. That is the biggest compliment we could receive. I encourage you to continue to refer new families and look forward to meeting them next Tuesday at our All School Open House.
Wed. 11/13: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Deacon Dan Jackson
Thurs. 11/14: 9:00 to 11:00 AM Picture Re-take Day & Preschool 3 Class Pictures
Fri. 11/15: Free Dress Day
Wed. 11/20: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 6
Hope Food Drive Results
Great job everyone in helping our homeless and others in need in our community! Almost all classes met the goal of 5 items per students and those classrooms will receive a treat. Our top class was our 5th graders bringing in a total of 421 items and they will receive free dress passes.
We continue to support Compassion International student, Christopher from Ghana through your chapel offerings. Let’s show our support and set a goal of 700 dollars for this month. Use your yellow envelopes found in the Tuesday communication folder and turn them in during Chapel.
Thank you for your support!
School Pictures Arrived – Retake Day Nov. 14
Your Lifetouch school pictures have arrived. Some of you received them during your parent/teacher conference and the rest will be sent home today. Please note that our retake day is scheduled for this Thursday, Nov. 14 from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Students who were absent will have pictures taken this day. You can still order at mylifetouch.com, ID: LS119064Q1. If you feel you need a retake, bring your first picture packet in on picture retake day to return to photographer.
Our Preschool 3 Wednesday – Friday class will be getting their group as well as individual pictures taken this day.
School Clubs at Hope – Visit Here
Visit our school website for updated information on our school clubs at www.hls.hopeschool.org.
Parent Involvement Program or PIP Opportunities
Lunch & Recess Help Still Needed
Auction Meeting – Every Tuesday in November at 6:30 PM – Meet in the church commons.
Hope Lutheran Alumni News
If you graduated from Hope and haven’t updated your contact information, we want to hear from you! Update your information here. Our committee is busy organizing several fun events coming up in the near future, one of which is happening March 6th! Save the Dates will go out very soon; yet another reason to update your contact information.
Did you play handbells for Hope? Renowned director and bell ringer, Lorna (Biernacki) Olson, has graciously agreed to direct a reunion of bell ringers from Hope at our upcoming event March 6th providing we have enough participants. If you are interested, please email Sally Heit at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can determine numbers and organize rehearsals.
The committee is looking for yearbooks or photos from 1960 to about 1983 that you would be willing to share with us for our upcoming reunion event. We’d be happy to scan them or return to you after the event. Please contact Sally Heit at email@example.com if you can help with this.
Parents Night Out – Friday, December 6 – 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Hosted by the East Coast Trip Enrichment Program at just $25/child ages 3 (potty trained) – 12 years old. Evening activities include pizza dinner, craft, cookie decorating, games, and Christmas movie. Tell your friends and reserve your spot today! Walk-ins accepted based on availability. Cash or check only please, payable to Hope Lutheran School. Sign up here or complete our form that went home last week.
Feel free to bring stuffies and blankets to snuggle with during the movie. Babysitting service put on by parent and student volunteers of the East Coast Trip Enrichment program. Check-in located at front entrance of the school.
Seattle Lutheran Christmas Greens Sale
Help support Seattle Lutheran High School students and teachers by purchasing Christmas Greens. We’re selling wreaths, garlands, poinsettias and other holiday greens. The deadline to order is Monday, November 18th. You can pick up your order on Saturday, November 23rd. If you have any questions, please email the Parent Association at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at seattlelutheran.org to purchase online.
Your purchase will help to support the SLHS Parents Association in the following ways:
* Help SLHS teachers purchase beneficial and needed technology and supplies for students.
*Off-set some of the costs of continuing education opportunities for SLHS teachers.
*Contribute to two $500 Saints Leadership Award scholarships, one to a female and one to a male student.
Thank you in advance for your support.