Curriculum Night by Kristen Okabayashi
Research show that there are many factors that contribute to a student’s success in school, including family support, teacher quality, student intelligence, student organization, and academic curriculum, among others. Creating a strong learning environment definitely takes a partnership between school and home!
In creating a strong learning environment, we believe one of the bricks of the foundation is laid with rigorous academic curricula. As such, we evaluate our curricula each year to ensure it meets the state learning standards as well as our students’ needs. This year, we implemented a new social studies/history curriculum to follow up on new science curriculum last year and math the year before that. We invite parents and guardians to learn more about our curricula, as well as take the opportunity to talk with teachers, next week at our Curriculum Night, on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM.
We will all begin in the sanctuary for a school-wide presentation and introduction of staff, followed by two classroom sessions. During the first session, families of middle school students will remain in the sanctuary for information from middle school teachers, while families of K-5 students can tour classrooms. During the second session, all families will visit classrooms. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Calendar of Events
Tues. 9/16: 3:00 – 4:30 PM Drama Auditions for 6 Grade
Wed. 9/17: 8:40 AM Chapel – Led by Rev. Kunkel / 3:00 PM Drama Auditions 5-8 Gr.
Wed. – Fri. 9/17 – 9/19: Sixth Gr. Outdoor Education @ Miracle Ranch
Thur. 9/18: 3:00 PM Drama Auditions 5-8 Gr.
Fri. 9/19: Free Dress Day
Tues. 9/23: 6:30 PM Curriculum Night for Parents of K-8 Grade
Boys Bathroom Update
We are so pleased to share that our lower floor boys bathroom remodeling project is 99% complete and the boys are now able to use it! Check our Facebook page for updated pictures! Thanks one more time to all of you who contributed to our remodeling fund at last spring’s auction, and to Hope parent Jim Burgess for all his work in obtaining discounted products and labor to get the project complete. Thank you also to ServiceMark for their hard work in getting the project done. We appreciate it!
Lunch/Recess Help Needed
If you are still interested in helping and have not signed up yet, please contact us in the school office as we still need help. PIP volunteer hours apply! You can also sign up for every other week if you are only available then. We will always have a staff person on duty as well. Lunches run from 11:45-12:45 in the fellowship hall; recess duty is from 12:05-1:05 in the north playground and then the lowers playground.
Bowl-A-Rama – WA D.C. Fundraiser
Deadline to register is Wednesday, September 24th. Click here for info and to download sign up form.
Full Circle Culinary Classes Full
This class is now full! Thanks to those that signed up and I look forward to seeing you on Oct. 10th. You can contact Micki Zelenak-Odegaard at 206-735-0076 or email@example.com for more info.
Fall Sports Help: Hope Lutheran is looking for someone to assist with our 6th – 8th gr. Girls Volleyball & our 7th -8th gr. Boys Flag Football teams. Please contact Mr. Kapels if you are interested at Bkapels@hopeseattle.org for additional information. It is a great way to earn your PIP hours.
Hope Church Membership Class
HOPE 101- The new member information class is coming in October!! Classes will begin Wednesday, October 8 – Wednesday, November 19, 7:00-8:30 pm taught by Pastor Peter. 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 23 at the 10:30 service. Questions or to sign up, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are so excited to help you make Hope your church home!
We are in the process of attempting to set up an online store to make ordering athletic apparel simpler for families and staff. Hopefully we will have it within the next week or 2, meanwhile we thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Kapels at email@example.com.