Happy 100th Birthday Hope Church! By Kristen Okabayashi
This past Sunday, Hope Church celebrated a big birthday, an astounding 100 years of ministry here in West Seattle! Hope Church was originally planted back in 1918 by a Lutheran church on Capitol Hill, who purchased 4 plots of land here on the corner of Oregon and 42nd. The first church building was eventually rebuilt in 1952 with the current church structure, and shortly after that in 1959, Hope School was established. One of the speakers at the lunch ceremony Sunday is a current Lutheran pastor, son of one of the former Hope pastors, and he was in the first graduating class at Hope School in 1963!
As I was reflecting on the celebration which featured several pastors’ sharing their thoughts and experiences, I saw a theme which I believe is true of both the church and the school. I kept hearing about Hope congregation’s determination to succeed even during tough times like the Great Depression, and the congregation’s commitment to being a light in the community around us. From holding services for German prisoners during World War II to sending missionaries to other countries consistently to currently having an enormous group of families we serve through our Human Care Ministry, our church and school have consistently tried to shine God’s love to those around us.
Not many organizations have the chance to celebrate 100 years of operations; we are blessed. Thank you to our founding fathers 100 years ago!
9/18 to 9/19: 6th Grade Outdoor Education
Wed. 9/19: 8:40 AM Chapel Led by Deacon Dan Jackson
Thurs. 9/20: Deadline to Order Mon./Fri. Hot Lunches – Order form Found Here
Fri. 9/21: Free Dress Day
Tues. 9/25: 7:00 PM Curriculum Night
Sept. 28th Fall Olympics for Grades 1-8 – 1:00 PM
Oct. 3rd PTH General Meeting 7:00 PM
School Clubs at Hope – Click Here
Visit our school website for updated information on our school clubs at www.hls.hopeschool.org. We have also enclosed a separate flyer in your Tuesday communication folder giving information on our school clubs. If you have any questions please feel free to call the school office at 206-935-8500.
Chinook Book Fundraiser
We are starting back to school with one of our most important fundraisers for PTH (Parents and Teachers of Hope)! Chinook Books are full of great coupons for discounts at local retailers like Cupcake Royale, Elliott Bay Brewing and activities such as the Woodland Park Zoo.
Presell the print edition (books $25) & mobile app gift cards ($15) via the white envelope enclosed in your yellow communication folder. Each book also contains a mobile app gift card so it’s a great value! Return these envelopes with payments to the school office no later than Monday, October 15th.
Want to do all your sales via email? Sell the mobile editions here: https://chinook.co/hopelutheranschool. To sell click the link and set up an account (become a promoter). Then you may send the link to family and friends and they can purchase online.
We are asking each family to raise $ 25 – $50 and our school keeps 50% of all sales!
Make checks payable to Hope Lutheran School.
Questions? Contact Heather Leaman at email@example.com or call 206-419-2158.”
LEST Drama – Grades 5-8
We will start LEST drama on Oct. 24 for the 2018/2019 school year. Our rehearsals will be every Wednesday from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. The Oct. 24 kick off will begin in Mrs. Norton’s classroom (3rd grade). Each student will receive a schedule of practices 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 14-16, 2019. 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.
School Forms – K12Online Site
You can locate forms and pay for school items such as milk, PE uniforms and athletic sports through our K12Online system Webstore.
Please complete our registration forms as soon as possible also through our K12Online Registration site:
- Health information Update for Returning Students
- Field Trip/Off Campus Permission V2
- Student Directory
- Parent Interest Survey
- Media Release
Monday/Friday Hot Lunch Forms Due Thursday Sept. 20
Turn in hot lunch forms by this Thursday! Hot Dog Monday will begin Sept. 24th and Pizza Friday will begin Sept 28th. Sorry but late orders not accepted. You can find the order form by clicking here. All proceeds go towards the Washington D.C. Enrichment Program for 7th and 8th grade students. Food items for these hot lunches are purchased at Costco.
Hope School Spirit Wear and Gear
Don’t miss out on sporting your Hope apparel! All orders due TOMORROW, Wed. Sept. 19th. Hope youth and adult t-shirts and sweatshirts plus much more is available. Order forms and samples of wearable items available in the first floor hallway. Go EAGLES!
Fall Olympics – Sept 28 at 1:00 PM
Parents are invited to cheer on students in grades K-8 in our lower playground area across the alley for our Fall Olympics. Students are divided into teams and compete in activities such as the slow bike race, shoe toss, hula hooping and much more. The students have a great time; it’s one of the highlights of the season.
Parent Involvement Program or PIP Opportunities
Picture Day Help – Mon. 10/8
We need volunteers to assist with picture day on Mon. Oct. 8th. Contact Mrs. Wallace if you are able to help for the day or ½ the day between 8:40 am and 2:00 pm. Thank you!
Lunch and Recess Volunteers
Volunteers still needed to assist Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday’s in our lunchroom from 11:40 am-12:50 pm and our lunchtime recess from 12:00-1:05pm. Volunteers will be working with a teacher or staff person and will provide our hard-working teachers with a designated lunch break each day. If you can help with any of these times, please contact Shari Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 935-8500.
Women’s Bible Study Invite
Ladies, are you interested in a weekly Bible study while your kids are in school? You are invited to join women of all ages in a study on the book of Galatians on Thursday mornings from 8:30-10:00 am in the Church Commons. Contact email@example.com for more details.