Fall Happenings! By Tim Allen, Sixth Grade Teacher and Athletic Director
What a fall it has already been! The school year has gotten off to an amazing start, with so many different fun events already happening or happening in the next few weeks. As I make the transition this year from just Homeroom Teacher to Homeroom Teacher AND Athletic Director, my eyes are being opened more to the amazing things our students do on a daily basis.
First off, I recently got back from Outdoor Ed with my 6th graders, and it never ceases to amaze me how kind and respectful our kids are and how much they enjoy learning in a less traditional setting. After spending 3 days together in the outdoors, students come back as a stronger group of 6th graders in multiple different ways: they’re all much better friends with each other than when we left, they gained many new friends from other Lutheran schools that we’ll see throughout the sports seasons and LEST, and for some of them, they spend the night away from home with other students for the first time.
As Athletic Director, it’s fun to see our student compete against the other schools from our league, competing as Christ’s ambassadors on and off the field. They are, for the most part, so respectful of their competitors and also love seeing their teammates succeed. Flag Football, Volleyball, and Cross Country are well underway and have about half of their seasons remaining, so please check the Hope School calendar to see if there are any home (or away!) matches that you could make it to and support our student athletes.
Finally, I was in charge of my first Fall Olympics this past week. What a rush that was to see our students competing against each other in all of those fun competitions. I’ve seen it as a Team Leader the past 4 years, but seeing it from another perspective gives me fresh eyes to see how much the students enjoy it. It gives our older students opportunities to help encourage (and be role models for) our younger students who get teamed up with them.
Coming soon we have our winter sports (starting right around Thanksgiving). I will be stepping down as 7th/8th grade girls basketball coach this season to focus more on the Athletic Director Role and being able to be at both boys and girls games makes that necessary. That being said, I AM LOOKING FOR A COACH TO REPLACE ME, so if you even want to hear a little bit more about what that would entail, please contact me or Mrs. Wallace in the office.
In Christ, Mr. Allen
Calendar of Events – Click Here
Wed. 10/5: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Miss Clark – The Girl No One Wanted / 6:00 PM PTH General Meeting
Thurs. 10/6: 6:30 PM Screenagers at Seattle Lutheran High School Gym
Wed. 10/12: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 6 – The Forgiving Prince
Chapel Talk Sheets – Click Here
This year in chapel we will be studying Bible stories by using The Storybook Bible. Each week parents can download a “Family Talk Sheet” to discuss the chapel topic of the week. Parents are encouraged to use the talk sheet as a resource to discuss their beliefs as a family after dinner or before bed time. The talk sheets will also be available on the school website chapel page.
PTH General Meeting – Tomorrow, October 5
Come meet your PTH Board and learn about some of the exciting things planned for this school year, upcoming PIP opportunities, and more! The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 pm in the Church Commons followed by dessert (please bring your favorite dessert to share) & social time after our meeting. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a prize AND earn PIP for attending! For those with younger children, childcare will be available from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Street side parking may be available as well as in the lot just southwest of the school on 42nd Ave. SW and Oregon.
PIP Opportunities – Click Here
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School Athletic Calendar of Events – Click Here
School Clubs – Click Here
Chess Club starts next week! Meeting the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 3:05 to 4:00 PM in the 6th grade classroom – open to students in grades 3 – 8.
Job Opportunities at Hope School – Click Here
Box Tops Treasure Chest Campaign Returns!
Have you seen the new trikes and helmets in our preschool program? What does that have to do with Box Tops? These where purchased with help from all of you that participated in our Box Top program last year. We are hoping to again provide much needed supplies for our Hope Preschool Program so it’s time to collect them and turn them in! Box Tops are on several products most of us already buy including cereal, Kleenex, some baking mixes, etc. Starting next weeks, we start our Treasure Chest campaign. Fill up a collect sheet (coming home today in the Tuesday envelope), bring it in to the office and your child can pick a prize out of the treasure chest. Thanks for your help in this important ongoing fundraiser for Hope!
When dropping off and picking up your student(s) from Hope School, please remember that cars cannot be left unattended out front on 42nd Ave. When dropping off, please pull as far forward as you can, drop off your child (if possible on the curb side), and pull away. Try to have your student as independent as possible at getting out of the seatbelt or car seat. At pickup time, again please pull forward as far as you can, and remain in your car to continue to pull forward as other cars pull out. Following these important guidelines will help keep our cars and most importantly, our students, safe.
Hope Church Events – Click Here
Hope 101 – New Member Class Begins Wednesday – October 5
This class is led by Pastor Peter and is designed to inform you and welcome you to Hope! Contact Patra at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-937-9330 for more information and to sign up. We are excited to make Hope your church home!