Parent/Teacher Conferences by Jennifer Neafcy, Assistant Principal
Next week, parents of K-8 students will have an opportunity to meet with teachers during our parent/teacher conferences. Parent/teacher conferences provide a great opportunity for parents and teachers to partner together for the education of our students. Research shows that when parents and teachers actively work together, the result is improved educational outcomes for students. Parent/teacher conferences also provide great opportunities to build relationships between families and teachers.
Next week, parents of K-8 students will have an opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher to discuss how their child is performing, primarily cognitively, but also socially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. K-8 student fall conferences are strongly encouraged.
This year, most conferences will be held with the homeroom teacher only, including middle school. Please click on the link below to sign up for a conference time on November 4 and 5, 2021, with your student’s teacher. All conferences will be held via the homeroom teacher’s Zoom and will be 20 minutes in length.
Please let us know in the office if you have any questions about parent/teacher conferences; we look forward to meeting with all of you!
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Tues. 10/26: 7:00 PM 1st PTH General Meeting – Church Commons
Wed. 10/27: 8:40 AM Chapel for K-4 & 9:05 AM Chapel for 5-8 Led by Pastor Peter
Fri. 10/29: Fall Harvest Spirit Day – See article below for guidelines
Tues. 11/2: School Picture Retake Day 9:00 to 11:00 AM
Wed. 11/3: 8:40 AM Chapel for K-4 & 9:05 AM Chapel for 5-8 Led by Chapel Leadership Group
Thurs. – Fri. Nov. 4-5: No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences / ESC “XTRA” Open with pre-registration here
Athletic Events – Click Here
PTH General Meeting Scheduled for Tonight, Tuesday, October 26 @ 7:00 PM
We will gather in a social distance style in the church commons for our 1st PTH general meeting. Our normal protocols will be followed so we will ask parents to mask up and use our hand sanitizer as you enter the building.
You will meet our new PTH members, discuss what our year ahead will look like and talk about our biggest fundraiser this year, THE AUCTION! We look forward to seeing you! Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Pictures Have Arrived – Retake Day Tuesday, November 2nd
Your Lifetouch school pictures have arrived. Students will receive them in their Tuesday packets. Please note that our retake day is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 2nd from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Students who were absent will have pictures taken this day. If you feel you need a retake, bring your first picture packet in on picture retake day to return to photographer.
You can still order on www.my.lifetouch.com and enter your Picture Day ID EVTNVVBJB
Substitute Teachers Needed
Interested in adding your talents to Hope School? Hope is looking for substitute teachers for the current school year. Candidates should have experience working with children and/or college coursework in the education field. Applicants may fill out the HLS Application and submit a current resume with application to Principal Kristen Okabayashi at email@example.com.
Fall Harvest Spirit Day – Friday, October 29th
Fall is in the air! To celebrate the season, this Friday, October 29 will be a Fall Harvest Spirit Dress Day. Students may wear Fall Harvest themed t-shirts or sweatshirts to include fall colors, pumpkins, scarecrows, and that type of thing.
Please note that this is an optional spirit day, so students choosing not to dress up need to wear regular school uniforms. Please be sure accessories and t-shirts/sweatshirts are not scary and are appropriate for preschool students to see. These spirit days are not costume dress-up days, and free-dress guidelines apply. Happy Fall!
Hope Basketball – Athletes and Assistant Coaches Needed
The girls and boys basketball teams will begin practicing in mid-November. The girls team head coach will be Anthony Stordahl, and the boys team head coach will be Scott Okabayashi. The boys team will most likely be available for just 7th and 8th grader athletes, with the girls team possibly adding 6th graders as well. We are looking for assistant coaches for both teams. Practices and games are 2-3 days per week during the season, which runs mid-November through LEST in mid-February. Contact Mr. Goodspeed at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or want to volunteer.
Mr. Goodspeed is working on practice and game schedules which will be released soon, along with more information about the season and safety protocols. Athletic registration information is available here.
Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament (LEST) February 17-19, 2022
Registration forms went home last Tuesday for students in grades 5-8 for the annual Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament! LEST was hosted at Concordia University’s Portland campus for the first 58 years, and last year shifted to a virtual format due to Concordia’s closure and the pandemic. We are thrilled to share that LEST 2022 will be in person in Tacoma at various locations including mainly Concordia Christian Academy and Pacific Lutheran University. More information is in the Tuesday communication envelope and feel free to send questions to Tim Allen at email@example.com, Kristen Okabayashi at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the school office at (206) 935-8500. Go Eagles!
Log Your PIP Hours
We are using our new SIS Gradelink to track volunteer hours. To log your hours, please log into your Gradelink account with your credentials and click on the Service Hours tab. Enter the activity and the time spent volunteering. Hours will be submitted to and approved by the front office. PIP or Parent Involvement Program hours are for families with students in grades K-8 and information on this program can be found in our handbook here.
Seattle Lutheran High School Greens Sale – Last Day to Order October 29th!
We are so excited to announce our annual Seattle Lutheran High School Parents Association Greenery Fundraiser! The sale will run through Friday October 29th, with pickup of paid orders scheduled for Saturday, November 20th.
Please visit https://form.jotform.com/212747568275164 to place your order today.
Some of the ways your purchase will help support SLHS are by funding teacher grants and Saints Leadership Award scholarships, helping to offset facility grants and continuing education opportunities for staff, as well as funding student based activities/needs.
Seattle Lutheran Open House – October 28, 2021 @ 7 pm
Interested in robotics and love to play soccer? Do you love the stage, and enjoy giving back to the community? At Seattle Lutheran you can do all those things! We invite you to join us as we talk about these programs and many others that students can participate and excel in while at SLHS. We have a unique and successful approach to education. Join us for our open house to discover if SLHS is the right fit for you. To register or for more information contact Sally Heit @ email@example.com. Personal tours available by appointment.