PTH (Parents and Teachers of Hope) News by Beth Grotelueschen, PTH President
Greetings, Hope families!
Our PTH board has had several meetings both before school started & during the school year,and we are working on making our school a better place for our children and our community. Just recently, we voted to fund a drama elective for the middle school kids to complement the 5th Ave Theater coming into the school to perform for grades K-5th.
Important Date: October 8th – 5:30PM First All Hands/General Meeting. Childcare provided, and as an incentive to attend, each family who attends will be entered into a drawing to receive a free dress day for their student(plus PIP hours for you).
Some upcoming events to look forward to are:
1st Quarter- Fun Run (Kick-off today, event Oct 27th)
Selling Safety Whistles w/Hope Logos (October)
2nd Quarter- Believe Gifts Catalog (Nov. kick-off with Dec. delivery in time for Christmas!)
Holiday Wreaths & Trees
We are still working on many fun activities/fundraisers for the 3rd & 4th quarter & are always willing to hear suggestions. One of the main goals for the Fun Run will be to put together a fund for a new school bus. We have many great board members and have enough activities going on that we are always looking for volunteers. It’s a great way to meet people, have fun and get your PIP hours done. Oh yes, and if anyone is interested in helping with the auction for next year, we are beginning planning on that ASAP.
Here’s to a terrific school year and all of God’s rich blessings on you and your family.
Calendar of Events
Today 10/7: School Pictures / 2:15 PM Fun Run Assembly Kick Off
Wed. 10/8: 8:40 AM Chapel – Led by our 8th Grade Class / 5:30 PM General PTH Meeting
October 13 – 22: Grades 1-8 Standardized Testing
Tues. 10/14: Grades 5-8: Quarter 1 Midterms sent home / 6:00 PM Child Safety Workshop
Fri. 10/17: Free Dress Day
Fun Run – Kick off Today
We officially kicked off our Fun Run today and on October 27th, we will host Orange Ruler’s Fun Run program at our school. Check out your communication envelope today for details. There will be a Fun Run, pig race, and lots of prizes for the kids. We will be hosting this fundraiser to kick-start a fund toward new school buses. Volunteers needed for this event – check PIP Opportunities on website.
October 14, 2014 – Child Safety Workshop @ Hope Lutheran School
We invite our school and church families as well as the community to attend a child safety workshop October 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm featuring child safety expert, Kim Estes from Savvy Parent Safe Kids. Click here for more details.
October 21, 2014 – Middle School Open House
Spread the word! Middle School Open House is Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. This is for current and new families wanting to learn more the middle school experience at Hope school. Invite your neighbors, friends and family to visit. Students will be entertained by the popular mobile entertainment truck, Games2U in the lower parking lot. You don’t want to miss laser tag and new video games on the big screen! Fun for all!
We begin standardized testing next Monday, October 13, and it runs through the following Wednesday, October 22. Students in grades 2-8 will take the ITBS (Iowa Tests of Basic Skills) and students in grades 1, 3, 5, and 7 will take the CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test). Different classes will take tests on different days but we appreciate your care of your child during this time. Please help your student(s) do their best on the standardized tests by making sure they get plenty of rest, nourishment, and water during this two week period.
Afterschool Activities – Click Here
Parent Involvement Program Opportunities – Click Here
Need those PIP hours? Help is needed at the Middle School Open House on Tuesday, October 21st from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Many hands make light work, and Admissions Director Sally Heit needs your help! Please click on the link provided to view the areas you can help with before the event and the day of. The most time sensitive task is placing lawn signs around West Seattle the second week of October and passing out postcards.
School Uniform Sale
DENNIS School Uniforms is having a great sale this month. They are offering 20% off purchases and free shipping on orders over $85. The sale is valid in-store, over the phone 206-431-2000, and on their website at www.dennisuniform.com.