Hope Giving Tuesday – #GiveHOPE
How can you measure the value of an education at Hope Lutheran School? As teachers at Hope, we work hard to provide our students with curriculum and teaching that guides them to reach their potential with a firm foundation in Christ. We want our students to discover their passions and be prepared to flourish in the high school of their choice upon graduation.
Every day we see evidence that we are making an impact. In one such instance, one of our new students this year described his developing relationship with Jesus in faith class, writing, “He is there for me when I don’t know what to do or when I’m scared. Jesus showed compassion for all and helped the poor, the sick and the outcasts, and wants us to do the same.” What is so amazing is that he is new to attending a Christian school, but he has certainly discovered what is at the heart of a Lutheran School! He is also a student who played team sports for his school for the very first time this year, and has discovered a love of football which he practices every day at recess. This same student described his experience with math, saying, “At the beginning of the year you could tell all the kids were like, worried or not interested in math… but (my teacher) makes everyone feel electric about math, she gives kids a way to rise to the work and you can see the class changing and I think everyone in my class has fallen in love with it, and that is inspiring!”
We inspire our kids; we challenge them to be better versions of themselves. This year, we have 240 young minds we are educating. As we continuously strive for excellence, we are also faced with the realization that the cost to educate each student is actually more than we charge in tuition. Yet, we must always remain focused on the positive impact we make on our students.
How can you help us impact students’ lives? We know you are being asked from all corners to support many worthy causes and hopefully we are one of those. Tuesday, November 27 is Giving Day, and we prayerfully ask that each family consider how they could help us in our mission to continue to provide an educational environment that is faith focused, student centered, and inspires excellence. Wouldn’t it be great if 100 families, friends, grandparents or neighbors were able to contribute to support our mission at Hope? Click on the link to make one easy donation and impact the life of a student. Every amount helps, and our students thank you. #GiveHOPE
Wed. 11/28: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Pastor Peter / 9:00 to 11:00 AM School Pictures & Retake Day
Fri. 11/30: Deadline for Hope Church Giving Tree Gifts
Wed. 12/5: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 5 / 7:00 PM Christmas Concert Grades 1-5
Fri. 12/7: 6:30 PM Preschool & Kindergarten Christmas Program
Sounds of Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 12th at 7:00 PM
Noon Dismiss December 19th for Christmas Break
No School or ESC December 20th to January 2nd for Christmas Break & New Year
Picture Re-Take Day – November 28 – 9:00 to 11:00 AM
Absent on picture day? You can still order with your picture day ID # LS118053Q1 at mylifetouch.com. School retakes will be Wednesday, Nov. 28th for any students absent on picture day or if you are not satisfied with your pictures. If not satisfied, return your portraits on retake day and they will re-photograph free of charge.
West Seattle Christmas Tree Lighting – December 1st 3pm- 7pm
Hope families are encouraged to come to the Christmas Tree lighting this coming Saturday from 3 to 7pm to support Hope School student council. They will be serving up hot chocolate and hosting an ornament decorating activity for the community. All are encouraged to enjoy the festivities of the Hometown Holidays Night Market and tree lighting at the Alaska Junction between 42nd and Alaska!
Hope School Christmas Performances
Get in the spirit of Christmas by attending one or more of Hope School’s Christmas performances this December!
Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 pm students in grades 1-5 will perform their Christmas concert.
Friday, December 7 at 6:30 PM is Hope’s early childhood program (preschool and kindergarten). Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 PM our Hope’s middle school musicians will perform in our annual “Sounds of Winter” concert. This concert will feature our middle school chapel band and choir, handbell choir, and glee club performing with the Seattle Lutheran High School band.
We hope you can join us for at least one of these festive events, all of which will be held in the Hope Church sanctuary. Merry Christmas!
School Directory Correction
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.
School Clubs at Hope – Click Here
This is the last week for Art class and Lego Club – watch for upcoming winter sessions
New Middle School Book Club – Middle School elective teacher Emily Tanis-Likkel and her high school daughter Eva will be leading a new after school Book Club on Thursdays, beginning November 29. No sign up required. Students will need to obtain a copy of books that are selected. We will meet from 3:00-4:00 PM. Contact Emily at email@example.com for more information.
Parent Involvement Program or PIP Opportunities – Need PIP Hours?
Calling all Student Council Families! Hope School is once again hosting booths for the Hometown Holidays event in the Alaska junction. We hope that many student council kids can help out and once again shine as Ambassadors for Hope. Parent help is also needed! Here is the link for signup genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4AA4A92FA6FE3-home
Slots are for one hour each, but feel free to sign up for more than one if you have the time! Sally Heit will follow-up with details for those who sign up to help. Thanks so much!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Net Cetera Brochure
You will see a brochure titled “Net Cetera” in the yellow envelopes today for grades kindergarten through 8th, which we hope you find helpful. Created by the Federal Trade Commission, this brochure contains useful information for parents and guardians of all aged children regarding internet safety and privacy, social media tips, and opening up communication on this between adults and children. Please take a few moments to read through it and talk to your child about it.
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.
Church News & Activities – Click Here
Hope Church Giving Tree – Items Due Friday, Nov. 30
If you participated in our Hope Church Giving Tree we 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!