Just Paperwork? By Mrs. Wallace, Office Manager
By now I’m sure you are all tired of all the reminders to complete your paperwork! Well, it’s an important part of my job to make sure we have the correct information on file, from email addresses to school milk orders. But what is even more important is that I know your child and what they need from the front office. Whether they have allergies and need some allergy medication, or they come down with a tummy ache but just really need a quick break and then that gentle encouragement to return back to class.
Even though I have no training in child psychology, I’ve learned to pay attention to a student’s body language and to ask certain questions. This helps me know if they are anxious about something or truly not feeling well. As we partner together in the education of each child, I’ve seen how Hope School’s nurturing environment encourages them and helps them grow confident!
In my 16 years at Hope, I’ve seen countless children come through the office; what fills my heart are those students that after a year or less at Hope no longer need the comfort of my couch or the office. I miss seeing them of course, but I have joy knowing through Hope School God s love, hope and grace is being shared, as in Isaiah 40: 29-31.
Just another reason I love my job!
Tues. 10/8: All Grade School Pictures
Wed. 10/9: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 5
Wed. 10/16: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 6
Fri. 10/18: Free Dress Day
Upcoming October Events
Fun run scheduled for October 4th will be rescheduled – a date is to be determined
Tuesday, October 22 – Kindergarten Information Night – this is intended for current preschool families and prospective families
60th Anniversary Auction! – March 7th
Hope School turns 60 this year and we are raising funds to help her age beautifully! Many hands make light work! Please consider signing up to make this the best auction yet and EARN PIP!! Auction Meetings are held every Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the Church Commons unless noted otherwise. We sincerely appreciate your support! Sign Up Here to volunteer.
Hope School Apparel
Our apparel order is expected to be delivered the week of October 14th. Items will be sent home with the oldest student in your family. Thank you for your orders.
Kindergarten Information Night – Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 p.m.
Is my child ready for kindergarten? We invite you to attend our Kindergarten Information Night which will provide information regarding kindergarten readiness and what to look for in a kindergarten from our Preschool Director Mrs. Figgins, hear more about our kindergarten program from our highly experienced teacher, Mrs. Neafcy. Please call the school office at 935-8500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Spread the word!
This event is for parents only as there is a lot of information shared and childcare is not available.
Hope School’s LEST drama will start on Wednesday, Oct. 23rd for the 2019/2020 school year. Our rehearsals will be on every Wednesday from 3-4:30 PM. The Oct. 23 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. I encourage kids to bring a snack to eat before we act.
What is LEST? LEST stands for Lutheran Elementary School Tournament. It is a tournament that involves over 1,000 Lutheran students from Washington, Oregon, and California. It takes place in Portland, Oregon at the Concordia University on February 13-15, 2020. There are all kinds of competitions and our drama team is one of many. 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. Please be aware there may be auditions needed to keep the size of the cast manageable for the stage.
School Clubs at Hope – Visit Here
Visit our school website for updated information on our school clubs at www.hls.hopeschool.org.
Chess Club & Lego Club – Chess club will meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 3:00-3:45 in the sixth grade classroom upstairs, beginning this Wednesday, October 2. This club is open to K-8 students who play chess or would like to learn chess.
Lego club will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, also from 3:00-3:45 in the Kindergarten classroom on the main floor of the school, beginning Wednesday, October 9. This club is open to K-5 students and features unstructured Lego play.
Tall and Small Family Ball – Friday, October 18th 6:30 – 9:00 pm – Come one, come all, to the Tall and Small Family Ball! Moms and Dads – boys and girls – get out your dancing shoes and join the PTH at the Seattle Lutheran High School Gym for an all age’s night of family fun!! (P3-8th) Sign up here
Art Walk framed picture disassembly – There are still about 5 boxes of framed art from last years art walk to be disassembled. The art needs to be removed from the frames, added to portfolios and the frames reassembled and boxed. Boxes can be picked up and returned to the office. Sign Up here
Can you help spread the word?
The admissions director would love some help putting up open house posters and postcards in the junction area and high traffic areas frequented by families. If you would like to get your steps in for the day and walk the junction or if you have a business that you could hang up a poster in, please let Sally Heit know. We need to spread the word about our Awesome school!
Lunch & Recess Help Still Needed
FIRST COMMUNION CLASS – Begins on Sunday, October 20
Students fifth grade or older, and their parents are invited to learn and review the basic teachings of our distinctive Lutheran belief about the Lord’s Supper. One or both parents are expected to join their children in the class and work with them during the week on their simple assignments. Grandparents, aunts & uncles are also welcome to participate with a student. This five-session class will meet in Room 212 on the 2nd floor of the school on Sundays: October 20, 27, November 3, 10, and 17, 2019.
To help us prepare, please register by contacting Deacon Dan Jackson at email@example.com, or the church office at 206-937-9330.
Save the date: First Communion for students who attended these classes will be on Sunday, November 17, at the 10:30 service.
Online Safety Presentation
Seattle Lutheran High School is hosting an Online Safety Presentation for Families on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM at 4100 SW Genesee Street, Seattle, WA 98116. Speaker Kelly Crouch from Seattle Police Department will be speaking on the topic of online safety. Kelly Crouch is the Strategic Advisor for the Washington State Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce. As a part of her duties, Kelly travels the state of Washington to engage parents in discussions on the internet, how our children are using it, unintended consequences of their actions, things to think about when utilizing the many social media apps out there and offer options to think about when allowing children access to the internet. This event is free and open to the public and to families with children of all ages. For more information call Seattle Lutheran High School at 206-937-7722.
Seattle Lutheran High School’s Open House – Oct. 24 at 7:00 PM
Seattle Lutheran open house will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM at 4100 SW Genesee Street. School visitations for 8th grade students are on Tuesdays, beginning October 8, 2019. You can sign up for a visit on our website at www.seattlelutheran.org under the Quick Links menu on the right side of our home page. For more information contact Rachel Bigliardi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-937-7722.