Parent Teacher Conferences by Kristen Okabayashi, Hope Principal
All of our teachers have been working hard recently preparing for parent teacher conferences, beginning tomorrow through Thursday. Teachers have collected assessment data, organized anecdotal information, and reviewed assignment and tests to get ready for conferences. Thank you all for supporting the days without school so that we can spend time together discussing our favorite topic, our students!
While the teachers have been busy preparing, you might ask what you could be doing to make the best use of conference time. Here are some ideas:
- Prepare to listen to information about how your child is doing in all areas at school – academically, socially, physically, spiritually, and emotionally
- Prepare to talk about how things are going at home – it helps teachers to hear more about a child’s particular interests, skills, needs, and dreams
- Review homework, tests, and assignments ahead of time
- If you have question, consider writing them down so you don’t forget anything
- Be open to hearing about what is going great and what is challenging for your student
We look forward to meeting together and working together to help all our students reach their potential. See you all soon!
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Wed. 11/9 & Thurs. 11/10: No School – Parent Teacher Conferences / ESC “XTRA” Open with Pre-Registration
Fri. 11/11: No School & No ESC – Veterans Day
Tues. 11/15: 6:30 PM All School Open House for Prospective Families
Wed. 11/16: 8:40 AM Chapel Led by Grade 3 – Jonah, God’s Messenger
Fri. 11/18: Deadline for ordering SLHS Greenery
Chapel Talk Sheets – Click Here
PIP Opportunities – Click Here
Book Fair Help Still Needed Nov. 9th & 10th!
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Treats for Troops Results
Thank you students and families for donating your extra Halloween treats to our troops! We collected 220 pounds! Congratulations to Mrs. Neafcy’s Kindergarten class who collected the most on average per student! Mrs. Neafcy’s class wins a movie party with special treats.
Book Fair Is Here – November 8 – 10
Our school is conducting a Scholastic Book Fair to motivate students to read more.
Come and purchase books for kids, grandkids, yourself and/or donate a book to your classroom or any teacher by purchasing from the Teacher Wish list located at the book fair.
The fair will be open after school and during our parent/teacher conferences.
Dates and Hours: Nov. 8, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Wed. Nov. 9 between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm, and Thursday, Nov. 10 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Or order online here.
Hope School Food Drive Begins – November 8 – 18
Hope School student council is sponsoring a food drive to benefit our community and our Hope Church food closet. Food will be collected from November 8 through 18. Please consider how you can be a blessing to those in need, and donate to our food drive. See attached flyer for suggested items – Thank You!
ESC Notes & Closures – Week of November 7 – 11, 2016
November 9th & 10th – Wednesday & Thursday School will be closed for our Parent/Teacher Conferences, however our ESC and Sand Dollar Club programs will be open. ESC ‘XTRA” rates apply and pre-registration is required.
November 11th is Veterans Day and there is No School and our ESC & Sand Dollar Club programs are closed.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact any of our ESC/Sand Dollar Club staff at email@example.com.
All School Open House – November 15th @ 6:30
Parents of Hope, I’m counting on you to spread the word about our All School Open House coming up on November 15th! Even with all the web and social media tools we have at our disposal YOU are still the best at bringing new families to our school. And don’t forget that if you refer a family to Hope that enrolls, you will receive $250 credit toward tuition! I have extra postcards and flyers in the office if you need them and lawn signs that need to be put out if you need PIP hours. Thank you for your support of Hope School!
School Pictures – Retake Day Date Change to December 1st
Your Lifetouch school pictures should be arriving soon. Please note that our retake day has been rescheduled to Thursday, December 1st from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Our Preschool 3 Wednesday through Friday class will be getting their group as well as individual pictures taken this day.
School Athletic Calendar of Events – Click Here
School Clubs – Click Here
Hope Church & Youth Events – Click Here
Hope’s Gift & Goodies Sale – November 13, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Church Fellowship Hall
A wonderful variety of handmade things will be available that morning! Shop for homemade crafts and gifts, pies, jams, breads, and other goodies to warm the season – there are things to delight all ages! Enjoy warm drinks and cookies while you shop. The sale is by donation and payment can be made in cash, check, or credit card. Proceeds this year will go toward replacing the worn couches in the Commons, with 20% of the total designated for Lutheran Bible Translators. Don’t miss this popular event!
Seattle Lutheran High School Drama Presents – The Last Night of Ballyhoo
Seattle Lutheran High School Drama is proud to present this funny and poignant play from the writer of Driving Miss Daisy. The performance times will be on the evening of Friday, November 11, 2016, at 7:30 PM and the afternoon of Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 2:30 PM in the Seattle Lutheran High School gymnasium located at 4100 SW Genesee Street. Tickets: Adults $5, Children 14 and under $2. All 7th and 8th grade students are admitted free with school ID. For more information visit our website at http://www.seattle.lutheran.org.
Lil’ Saints Basketball
Seattle Lutheran High School is pleased to offer the Lil’ Saints Basketball program for boys and girls in third through sixth grade. This program will center on skill and relationship building through the game of basketball. Our high school athletes will work through different skills, drills and games with the campers. As part of the program, campers will receive a Lil’ Saints T-shirt, which they are encouraged to wear to Seattle Lutheran games! Please visit our basketball page at http://www.seattlelutheran.org/athletics/saints-teams/mens-basketball/to register and pay online. If you have any questions please email Coach Kapels at Bkapels@gmail.com.