Curriculum Updates and Curriculum Night by Kristen Okabayashi
Curriculum Night is tonight and we hope all our K-8 parents are able to join us! We will kick off in the sanctuary at 7:00 PM for general information about school-wide updates and changes. Next, middle school parents will remain in the sanctuary for more specific classroom information, while K-5 parents will travel to classrooms for our first informational session. After that, all families are welcome to circulate throughout our classrooms to pick-up information about curriculum, upcoming projects, and visit with teachers. We are looking forward to it!
As those of you know who have been with us for a while, at Hope we are constantly researching best practices in education, which helps us make speedy changes in our curriculum and structure if we think there is a better way to do something. As a result, it seems that every year we have some small to large sized changes.
Some of the key changes we will talk about tonight include our new report cards and the rationale behind the changes there, our new Spanish curriculum, and our middle school elective additions including robotics and advanced technology. We will also hand out updated curriculum outlines for each classroom and you will have time to ask questions of our teachers.
See you tonight at 7:00 PM!
Calendar of Events
Today 9/15: 6:00 PM WA D.C. Meeting for 6th & 7th grade parents
Today 9/15: 7:00 PM Curriculum Night for K-8th grade parents
9/15 – 9/18: Student Council applications available from Mrs. Norton
Wed. 9/16: 8:40 AM Chapel w/Pastor Eilers
9/23 – 9/25: 6th Grade Outdoor Education
Wed. 9/23: 8:40 AM Chapel w/Mr. Kapels 7th grade class
Thurs. 9/24: 6:30 PM Auction Meeting
Great Gatsby Gala (Auction) Planning Meeting – September 24th
Calling all Guys and Dolls! Don’t be a wet blanket, get involved! The Roaring 20s are coming to Hope School and we need your help to make this school auction (April 9, 2016) the swankiest affair this side of West Seattle! Get a wiggle on and join us September 24 at 6:30 p.m. to meet the committee heads, discuss procurement ideas, and other ways to be involved. Parent Involvement Program (PIP) hours apply and all ideas welcome! No time to attend the meeting? Sign up here to get involved. Let’s make Hope’s Great Gatsby Gala the bee’s knees!
Family Friday Bowl-A-Rama September 25th
Start the year off with family time at West Seattle Bowl! Reunite with old friends and meet new ones while bowling, eating pizza and drinking a soda. Everyone is welcome. Cost is $25/bowler which includes pizza, pop, shoe rental and unlimited bowling from 4-6pm. Get in on the raffle for great prizes! Pre-register your group in the school office by September 23rd or pay at the door. Drop-ins are welcome! Proceeds benefit the Hope Lutheran Middle School Washington D.C. enrichment program.
From Your Admissions Director: I’d like to extend a big welcome to our new families that have joined our Hope family this month: the Buckleys, Luke joins our 6th grade classroom, the Fosters, Maya and Finn joined our 5th and 3rd grade, the Hagyards, Sydney has joined our preschool 4 morning class and the Whitts, Caleb and Cameron joined our kindergarten and 4th grade class. Please join me in welcoming them to Hope, and don’t hesitate to introduce yourselves and show them around.
Sally Heit, Hope Lutheran Admissions Director
Parent Involvement Program – PIP Volunteer Opportunities
Lunch and recess volunteers still needed – contact Mrs. Wallace at email@example.com or (206) 935-8500.
Office Assistance – Help is needed to sell items from our NED assembly. If you are available next week before or after school for 20 to 30 minutes please contact Mrs. Wallace.
Students who made their summer reading goal and turned in their list to their teacher qualified for a free dress pass. Passes are going home today in the Tuesday envelopes for students in K-5 and Middle School student passes will go home next week. Great reading!
Hope 101 New Member Class – The new member class we call Hope 101 is coming in October! Classes led by Pastor Peter will begin Wednesday, October 7th and run through Wednesday, November 18th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. If you are transferring from another LCMS congregation, we ask that you participate in the first two classes. Upon completion of the class, new members will be welcomed into the Hope family on Sunday, November 22nd, at the 10:30 service. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like to sign up. We are so excited to help you make Hope your church home!
Free Homebuyer Seminar September 19th
Former Hope preschool parent Todd Crooks is leading a free five hour class on home buying and the world of home loans on Saturday, September 19th from 10-3 at Seattle Lutheran High School. Free to the public, contact Todd Crooks for more information at (206) 715-4483 or find more information on the flyers in the school office.