Rainbow Baby by Shari Wallace, Office Manager
Wednesday’s have become a fun day of the week for me. These are the days I spend with my granddaughter Scarlett. I call them Grandma Days! I look forward to her smile and excitement as she has grown to know me and we both look forward to grandma days.
It’s true when they say the love you feel for a grandchild is indescribable. I love rocking her to sleep as she looks so peaceful and I take this time to pray over her. I pray to God to keep her healthy and safe and that she has a kind and giving heart. That she knows she is a child of God and comes to know HIM as her Lord and Savior. That she is loved and shares that love with others.
I imagine this is how God feels for us, this indescribable love and that HE prays over us every day. Scarlett is truly a gift from God. My son and daughter-in-law call her their rainbow baby. A baby born after a miscarriage or loss of a baby is referred to as a rainbow baby. They struggled for years to get pregnant and chose IVF for assistance. They openly share their story to break the silence and bring awareness for those that have suffered the loss of a baby. We feel blessed to be given this gift of a child, our rainbow baby, and embrace every day with her.
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Tues. 10/24: 6:30 PM Kindergarten Information Night
Wed. 10/25: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Pastor Peter / 3:15 PM Fall Sports Pictures / 6:00 PM Auction Meeting
Sat. 10/28: 4:30 PM Fall Frolic
10/27 – 11/3: Scholastic Book Fair
10/30 – 11/9: Standardized Testing
Wed. 11/1: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 5 / Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences – No Middle School
11/2 & 11/3: No School Parent-Teacher Conferences / ESC “XTRA” Open
11/1 to 11/3 – Parent-Teacher Conferences / Treats for Troops- Leftover Halloween Candy Collection
School Athletic Events – Click Here
Fall Sports Picture Day – Wed. 10/25 at 3:15 PM – Order here Online
Before & After School Clubs – Click Here
Kindergarten Information Night – Tonight October 24, 6:30 p.m.
Preschool parents and anyone looking at kindergarten for Fall 2018 is invited to attend the Kindergarten Information Night tonight! It is a great opportunity to get all your questions answered and learn more about the program here at Hope.
Parent/Teacher Conferences – Nov. 1-3
Sign up forms for our K-8 grade parent/teacher conferences are due today Tuesday, Oct. 24th. You will receive a confirmation of your date and time on Tuesday, October 31st. Contact your homeroom teacher with any questions or concerns.
PTH Hosted Fall Frolic – Saturday, October 28
PTH invites Hope Lutheran Church and School families to their all school fall frolic celebration! Saturday, October 28 4:30 to 7:30 PM at the Seattle Lutheran High School Gym. Featuring activities for all ages: bouncy house, games, crafts, face painting, pizza & cider, contests, and more! Admission is just $10 per child (ages 3 and up) and includes five (5) activity tickets. Accompanied adults and kids under 3 are free! Presale tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event at Will Call. Admission tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night of the event; however they will only include two (2) activity tickets. Additional activity tickets will be available for presale and during the event for $1 each.
LEST Drama Begins Tomorrow Oct. 25 – Grades 5-8
We will start LEST drama tomorrow for the 2017/2018 school year. Our rehearsals will be on Wednesdays from 3-5PM. The Oct. 25 rehearsal will begin in Mrs. Norton’s classroom (3rd grade). Each student will receive a schedule of rehearsals and our meeting place will normally be in the commons. Students are encouraged to bring a snack to eat before we act. You must be committed to attend every rehearsal and go to Portland for the drama competition. The drama team is open to grades 5-8.
Book Fair Is Coming – Oct. 27 to Nov. 2
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.
The fair will be open after school and during our parent/teacher conferences.
Dates and Hours: Oct. 27 through Nov. 1, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, & Nov. 2 between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm.
Sharing Extra Halloween Candy – Nov. 1-3
Think you may end up with more Halloween candy than you need? Why not share your extra sweets with troops serving in our military? PTH will be collecting extra Halloween candy November 1 – 3. Bring your candy to your child’s classroom and during Parent/Teacher conferences and a special prize will be awarded to the classroom that brings in the most donations (determined by average weight per student).
Note from Admissions – Spread the Word
It is open house season and we have an All School Open House coming up Nov 14th at 6:30. Help is needed to put up posters around the junction and spread the word. If you are in need of PIP hours please let the office know if you can help put up posters in the junction. Also, if you own a business and would like to display an 11×17 poster or 5×7 postcard, please pick one up in the office. Thanks for helping to spread the word about Hope School!
PTH & PIP Opportunities – Click Here
Want to earn PIP while your kiddos frolic? Go to SignUpGenius at http://www.signupgenius – to see how you can help!
Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers Needed Oct 26 – Nov 3
Our school is conducting a Scholastic Book Fair to motivate students to read more. Join our volunteer group and help us plan and conduct our school’s best reading event ever! Join us if you… like to organize and put things in place, bring creative flair to signs and decorations, enjoy offering a helping hand, setting up, or packing up. Want to help shoppers of all ages find the perfect book? We appreciate your support in whatever form it takes. Feel free to sign up here and for more than one time slot! Contact Mrs. Norton at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org more info.
Church News & Activities – Click Here
Seattle Lutheran Fundraiser – Oct. 31
Seattle Lutheran students will be hosting a Halloween pancake breakfast to raise funds for their 2018 prom. Bring the whole family Tuesday morning before school starts at 7:45 to 8:20 am for some delicious pancakes. A single plate will be $6.00 and an unlimited plate is $11.00. Breakfast will be held in their gym located at 4100 SW Genesee St.