Giving Thanks by Christina Figgins, Preschool Teacher and Director
As we get closer to Thanksgiving, we’ve been talking a lot in preschool class about what we are thankful for as we go through the day. Our Sea Stars class has shared the following:
- When Mom or Dad say goodbye, we are thankful for 1, 2, 3 or 4 hugs.
- When we are playing in the classroom and we only have two toy fire trucks, we are thankful for the sand timer to remind us to take turns.
- When we are at circle time and our bodies want to wiggle, a lot, we are thankful for freeze dancing and jumping.
- When we go outside and the slide is wet, we are thankful that Vivi always goes down first and dries it off.
- When we are playing in the cool new sandbox that Mrs. Christian built, we are thankful for the awesome mountain of new sand to climb on.
- When we are running on the black top and fall, we are thankful for Band-Aids and ice packs.
- When we are working on an art project, we are thankful that Mrs. Figgins likes glitter.
- When we have accidents, we are thankful for borrowing clothes.
- When we get ready for snack, we are thankful for God and we tell him with the Superman Prayer.
- When we have had a full day of playing, and trying our best to use the Fruits of the Spirit, we are thankful to be picked up by Mom or Dad.
That’s a pretty typical day in preschool, and I could not be more thankful for our students and families!
Wed. 11/27: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 7 / Thanksgiving Spirit Dress Day / Noon Dismiss for Thanksgiving Break / ESC & Sand Dollar Club Closes at 3:00 PM for Thanksgiving Break / Hope Church Giving Tree Items due
Thurs. & Fri. 12/28 & 12/29: School and ESC Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Mon. 12/2: No School – Trimester 1 Grading Day / ESC & Sand Dollar Club Open
Wed. 12/4: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 1
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, 11/27; both programs will be open before school.
We will be closed Thursday & Friday 11/28 & 11/29 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Christmas Concert for grades 1-5 on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00 PM
Preschool/Kindergarten Christmas Program on Friday, December 13 at 6:30 PM
Sounds of Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 17 at 7:00 PM
End of Trimester 1 – No School Monday, Dec. 1
School will be closed on Monday, Dec. 1 as teachers finish grading and prepare reports cards. Report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, Dec. 17. 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.
Hope Student Newspaper – Special Edition
Hope School middle school students have the opportunity to sign up for a variety of electives each trimester, which change regularly. Currently “School Newspaper” is one of the electives choices, where students research articles in an area of interest to them, write and edit an article about the research, and eventually publish articles together in a newspaper format. Today the November student newspaper will go home in the Tuesday communication envelope, with a special theme celebrating our 60th Anniversary. Enjoy!
We continue to support Compassion International student, Christopher from Ghana through your chapel offerings and we are half way to our goal of $700! Use your yellow envelopes found in the Tuesday communication folder and turn them in during Chapel. Thank you for your support.
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 view room 11/19.
Hope 2019-2020 60th Anniversary Auction!
Hope School turns 60 this year and we are raising funds to help her age beautifully!
Many hands make light work. Please consider signing up to make this the best auction yet and EARN PIP!! Auction Meetings are held every Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the Church Commons unless noted otherwise. We sincerely appreciate your support.
Student Council Serve at Hometown Holidays – December 7
Dear Student Council Families: We hope you and/or your child can help with the Hometown Holidays and Night Market on Dec. 7th. Here is the link to the Sign-Up Genius. Thank you in advance for helping represent Hope School at this fun event! Mrs. Hartley & Mrs. Heit
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.
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.
Scholastic Book Fair Coming! December 9-13
The Scholastic Book Fair will be at our school December 9-13 with a special family event scheduled for December 10. Volunteers are the motivators to help any Book Fair become a success. We hope that you share with us your skills to help students discover the power of reading. We are seeking cashiers on these dates from 3-4 PM Dec. 9-13 and Dec. 10 from 7:30-8:30 PM. As a cashier you will get to connect and get to know other students. You can make a real impact and help students find books that they can’t wait to read!
Sign up here signupgenius.
Eagle Winter Hardwood Classic – December 14, 9:30 AM
A 60th Anniversary Celebration and Athletic Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 9:30-11:30am at Seattle Lutheran High School gym (The Menashe Gymnasium). Cost is $5 for students and/or Hope Alumni and $10 general admission. Anybody 5th grade and older can participate. We will have complementary refreshments, $5 raffle tickets & prizes. Events include: 3-Point contest, Bump (with $1 buy-in if you get knocked out!), possibility of staff versus student scrimmage (depending on total number of participants).
Flashback through the years in athletics at Hope Lutheran School!
Hope Church Giving Tree – Tags Due Tomorrow
Please remember to return your gifts, UNWRAPPED, with the TAGS SECURELY ATTACHED by tomorrow, Wednesday, November 27 to the school office. Thank you!
Church News & Activities – Click Here
Thanksgiving Eve Church Service at Hope Wednesday, November 27 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.