Why Enroll at Hope? By Kristen Okabayashi
Today we send home re-enrollment information for the coming year. As our administrative team works together on that process, it always makes me think about the priorities at our school. With many good schools in the West Seattle area, why should you enroll at Hope?
In terms of academics, as you all know, we make changes and improvements each year to be sure we are meeting our students’ needs to the best of our ability. Hope graduates typically perform very well at the high schools of their choice, including last year’s 8th grade graduating class, of which four of the 13 graduates were recognized at their respective high schools with academic scholarships. Hope’s standardized test scores continue to rise, as we continue to strengthen our teaching skills and curriculum.
Another reason that I personally value Hope is the strong community feel of our school. Back when I was looking for a school for my own children, I visited probably 15 different schools without finding the school that seemed to “fit”. When I finally toured Hope, I breathed a sigh of relief (and my husband an even bigger sigh of relief!) because I knew I had found a gem of a school. As a parent of four small boys, I needed to feel that my kids would be taken care of, and when I toured, I could feel the love coming from the teachers (and Mrs. Wallace too). And when I say that our teachers care for the students, know that we really mean it. Last spring, a former student was unexpectedly in a tough situation with his home life. One of our Hope teachers took care of him for several weeks until eventually another Hope teacher became his legal guardian. While this situation is unusual, know that when your child is a student here, they become part of our family. Thank you for being part of our community!
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Wed. 1/18: 8:40 AM Chapel led by Grade 5 – Jesus Tempted in the Desert
Friday 1/20: Free Dress Day
Jan. 22-27: Lutheran Schools Week
Wed. 1/25: 8:40 AM Joint Chapel held at Seattle Lutheran – led by Students
A Note From Admissions
Families will receive information in their yellow envelopes today with information about registering students for Fall 2017. Admissions is rolling out a new registration system through a company called K12 Online. We thank you in advance for your patience as we work out any glitches that come up through this process. If you have any problems at all, please call or email Sally Heit in the school office. The link to register is in your information, however we have listed it here as well: https://secure.k12online.us/hope-lutheran-school
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Don’t forget to check out SignUpGenius for PIP Opportunities! PTH has many of volunteer needs during the evenings and weekends coming up in the next 2 months- Family Movie Night, Father/Daughter Dance, Middle School Dance, and much more! Just go to www.signupgenius.com and search by firstname.lastname@example.org to see where you can volunteer!
Lutheran Schools week is next week – January 22 – 27
The National theme for this year is “Upon this Rock” focusing on building our lives on the Rock of Jesus Christ. The week will begin on Sunday morning with the children singing in our worship services. All week the students will participate in an online mission trip to Madagascar produced by Lutheran Hour Ministries. Students will also participate with a “Homeless Food Bag” service project throughout the week. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, we will have a joint chapel service at Seattle Lutheran along with Concordia Lutheran School and Seattle Lutheran High School. We will end our week passing out baked goods to share with our neighbors. It is going to be a great week! Thanks for your participation and support!
Hope Family Movie Night – 1/28
Got Cabin Fever?? We have the anecdote for these cold winter nights – Hope Family Movie Night! Join other Hope families on January 28 for a double feature: Secret Life of Pets (5pm) and Guardians of the Galaxy (7pm). Doors open 15 minutes prior to each show time. Pizza, popcorn, and snacks provided – we’ve got you covered! Suggested donation of $10 per family. Brought to you by PTH to support more learning and more fun (and more parental sanity!) at Hope! Sign up to help with the event at:
Reminder to please review our school directory sent home last week and contact Mrs. Wallace at email@example.com for any additions, deletions, or corrections. We will list any changes in our Words of Hope. Please honor the privacy of this directory as it is intended for the use of our school faculty and families only. Please contact the school office if you did not receive your directory as we do have extras.
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Project Update – 4439 41st Ave SW
You may have noticed that the single family home at 4439 41st Ave SW (behind Hope School) was torn down this week. The proposed development on that site will include 1 single family home and 2 town homes along the alley behind Hope School and 4 row houses along 41st Ave SW. Permits have been obtained for the single family and town houses on the western portion of the site. This revised proposed development is a welcome change from the 40 unit development that was originally proposed for the site. We thank God for this favorable outcome. When we receive further information about this project, we will share it.
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Seattle Lutheran Open House – 1/26
Looking for something new? Visit our open house on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. At Seattle Lutheran High School we provide high-quality academics, in a safe and loving environment, that help develop strong leaders in our community and globally. If you or someone you know is looking for something new, consider a visit. We are located at 4100 SW Genesee Street. For more information visit our website at www.seattlelutheran.org or contact Rachel Bigliardi at 206-937-7722 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bunco Fundraiser at Seattle Lutheran High School
Love to Play Bunco or want to learn? Join us Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm for
bunco and brats and an evening of fun, fellowship, food and prizes. All proceeds benefit Seattle Lutheran High School’s Sailing Club. There will also be games and pizza for children upstairs.
Event held in the Menashe Gymnasium 4100 41st Ave SW – price $20.00 per adult – children $5.00. Please RSVP to 206-937-7722 or register online https://www.seattlelutheran.org/secure/bunco-night/ no later than Tuesday, January 17, 2017.