Admissions by Sally Heit, Admissions Director
It is hard to believe, but we are well into our second month of school and in full swing with academics, sports, after school clubs and just plain fun! September flew by and as we say goodbye to warm, sunny days, I want to take a moment to welcome all our newly enrolled families to Hope this year. Hope enrolled 50 new students from preschool through grade eight, and we are so excited to have them here. I also want to give a shout-out to ALL our families for continuing to talk about the exciting things our students are doing and learning here at Hope. Referrals and word of mouth continue to be the main reason families visit us on a weekly basis. Your support and feedback are so important to the work we do, and we appreciate it.
We have four open houses between now and January, with the first being our Middle School Open House tonight at 6:30 p.m. I encourage you to invite friends or family and attend even if you already have a middle school student or younger students to see what a middle school experience is like at Hope School. Take a closer look at how we are implementing the 1:1 iPad Air device program into classrooms and the opportunities available to your future middle school student. Games2U a mobile entertainment truck, will be parked in the lowers parking lot with new games and 12 large bunkers, taking laser tag to a whole new level.
Looking ahead, we will host the Kindergarten Information Night on Nov. 4th, the All School Open House on Nov. 18th, and the Preschool Open House on Jan. 13th. I am also excited to be organizing a community Wine tasting event scheduled for February 28th at Seattle Lutheran High School. Do you happen to have friends or contacts in the wine business interested in showcasing their wine? Would you like to help plan or volunteer the night of the event? If so, please email me at email@example.com.
This year is off to a great start, and I’m excited to see how our school will “Be the Change” in the coming year!
Calendar of Events
This week: Oct. 21 – 24: Scholastic Book Fair Open
Today 10/21: 6:30 PM Middle School Open House for Current and Prospective Families
Wed. 10/22: 8:40 AM Chapel – Led by our 3rd Grade Class / Orange Ruler Fun Run Deadline
Thurs. 10/23: No School / 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Parent Teachers Conferences / ESC Open
Fri. 10/24: No School / 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Parent Teachers Conferences / ESC Open
Sports Events Calendar
Today 10/ 21: 3:30 FB Practice-WS Stadium / 3:45 PM VB Game vs Zion / CC Championship Meet @ Concordia Tacoma
Wed. 10/22: 3:45 PM FB Game @ Parkland
Thurs. 10/23: 3:45 FB Game vs NW Christian
Fri. & Sat. 10/24 & 25: Volleyball Tournament Hosted by Peace Bremerton
Tues. 10/28: 3:45 FB Game vs Concordia Tacoma
Book Fair Information
You can be a part of our Book Fair in many ways. 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 next week and during our parent/teacher conferences.
Dates and Hours: Oct. 21st through the 24th, Tuesday & Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Thursday between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm, and Friday between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. We will also be open for our preschool families on Tuesday, Oct. 21st from 11:15 to 11:45 am.
The Fun Run is almost here! All donations need to be turned in by TOMORROW October 22nd by midnight. And don’t forget to dress your kids in athletic gear on the day of the Fun Run, Monday, October 27. It is an official Hope Spirit Day so dress up your kids in blue and gold. Thank you for all your generosity and helping our school to meet our goal.
Afterschool Activities – Click Here
Parent Involvement Program Opportunities – Click Here
Book Fair Volunteers Still Needed: Contact: Shari Wallace 206 935 8500 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Lunch Recess Help Still Needed!
Do you want to teach your children the importance of serving others? Join us for two special opportunities where your whole family (preschoolers too) can work together on two different service projects:
Sunday, October 26, 9:30 am to 10:20 am we will be putting together school supply kits that will be mailed to children all over the world.
Sunday November 23, 9:30 am to 10:20 am families will be sorting the food collected from our school drive to fill the Hope community food closet.
Contact email@example.com if you are interested in joining the fun!
Seattle Lutheran High School Invites You to Our Open House
October 23, 2014, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Prospective students and families are welcome to join us October 23, 2014, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at 4100 SW Genesee Street for our Open House. You will meet students and teachers, see classrooms and experience the unique way SLHS make education personal and relevant for 21st Century learners.
SLHS offers a wide range of extracurricular activities including athletics, band, drama and robotics which enhance our academic offerings, including AP courses. Student-led clubs including Key, Sailing and World Dining enrich daily activities. For more information call Rachel Bigliardi at 206-937-7722 or go to our website at www.seattlelutheran.org
Mini Cheer Camp Hosted by WS High School
The WSHS Cheerleaders will be holding a Mini Cheer Camp Tuesday, November 11th in the West Seattle High School Gym from 10:00am to 1:00pm. K-5th grade students will have a great time learning fun cheers and making crafts with the Westside cheerleaders. Campers will receive a tee shirt, pom poms, official team hair bow, and picture of themselves with the cheerleader AND perform as an honorary West Seattle Cheerleader at an upcoming home basketball game! The cost of this camp is $55. More information about the cheer camp and a printable registration form attached and can also be found at:
Registration paperwork and payment are due by November 3, 2014. Space is limited so register early to ensure your spot.
Contact Melinda Fredricks at 206.940.6033 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.