For our family, Thanksgiving is only slightly below Christmas in terms of favorite holidays. From the annual touch football game with friends in the morning, to the delicious smells of turkey and pumpkin pie cooking throughout the day, to evening board games with family and friends, Thanksgiving showcases our family’s interests: sports, food, and games with people we love.
This year, we will host about 20 people around the Thanksgiving table (or a table plus two coffee tables actually). A priority for us is always inviting those “extra” friends who don’t have family in the area, and so this year we will have our oldest son’s college roommate for the third year, our nephew’s girlfriend for the first time, and one or two other “extras”, in addition to the usual friends and family. These guests often have their own traditions that they have grown up with, and somehow they meld into our household traditions too! Danny the college roommate has a surprising talent for peeling potatoes which he honed from years of practice at his home in California, and so now that is his designated contribution to our dinner. The nephew’s girlfriend Hanna follows a vegan diet, and so we are changing the menu just slightly to make her feel welcomed as well.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, we have much to be thankful for. I pray that we all have room at our tables and in our hearts for these “extras”. Happy Thanksgiving!
Wed. 11/21: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 7 / Noon Dismiss / ESC Closes at 3:00 PM
Thur. & Fri. 11/22 & 11/23: No School & ESC/Sand Dollar Closed – Thanksgiving Break
Mon. 11/26: No School – Trimester 1 Grading Day / ESC & Sand Dollar Club Open
Wed. 11/28: 9:00 to 11:00 AM Picture Retake Day
Christmas Concert for grades 1-5 on Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00 PM
Preschool/Kindergarten Christmas Program on Friday, December 7th at 6:30 PM
Sounds of Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 12th at 7:00 PM
Extended School Care & Sand Dollar Club Closures
Please note that our Extended School Care and Sand Dollar Club will be closing at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, 11/21; both programs will be open before school.
We will be closed Thursday & Friday 11/22 & 11/23 in observance of Thanksgiving.
End of Trimester 1 – No School Monday, Nov. 26
School will be closed on Monday, Nov. 26 as teachers finish grading and prepare reports cards. Report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Please sign the envelope to acknowledge receipt of report card and return to your students’ homeroom teacher. Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher if you have any questions.
A school directory is going home to each family today in the communication envelope with the oldest child. Every effort has been made to publish a complete directory. Please contact Shari Wallace, Office Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for any additions, deletions, or corrections. We will list any changes in our Words of Hope. Please honor the privacy of this directory. It is for the use of our school only and should not be shared with other organizations.
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Parent Involvement Program or PIP Opportunities – Need PIP Hours?
Still looking for help with Lunch and recess duties on Tuesdays, lunch duty on Wednesday s and recess duty on Fridays. Contact Mrs. Wallace at email@example.com.
If you enjoy painting the church and school could use your help in repainting the Hope Lutheran Church black frame that holds up the sign on Oregon St. Materials provided and PIP hours apply. Email Sally Heit at firstname.lastname@example.org to help out or find out more information.
Lost & Found Items
Parents please check out this link for any lost and found items: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ur9Jm4x8yKRSAmBG7. Any unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the month.
PTH Facebook Invite
The PTH is excited to invite you to join their Facebook group. This is a closed group created for current parents and guardians and will serve as another communication outlet for our families. It will be a place to post school-specific events and other reminders, as well as volunteer opportunities (did someone say “PIP”?!). All posts and invites are monitored by the PTH. To join this group, search for Parents & Teachers of Hope Lutheran School.
To see all the great things happening around our school, don’t forget to follow Hope Lutheran Church & School on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/hopeseattle/
West Seattle Junction Parking Request
Hope is fortunate to have the free 3-hour Junction Parking lot so close to our community for people to use. The Junction is asking for people to consider donating a few dollars at the new red boxes in the parking lot when you park to help Junction merchants continue to fund free community parking. #wspark #westseattlejunction.
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Thanksgiving Eve Church Service at Hope Wednesday, November 21st at 7:00 P.M.
Plan to join us in worship to give thanks for His goodness with traditional and contemporary music along with a special children’s message.
Hope Church Giving Tree
If you would like to participate in our Hope Church Giving Tree you can find tags for individuals on the tree in the church commons. Tags will be available until Sunday, November 25th. We do ask that you please purchase NEW items and remember to return your gifts, UNWRAPPED, with the TAGS SECURELY ATTACHED by Friday, November 30th. Thank you!