God’s Creation by Mary Norton, 3rd Grade Teacher
Each day in 3rd grade is started with God’s word and a devotion. This year I discovered a book called Weird and Wacky, Strange and Slimy. Each day features a creature from God’s creation. The writer gives hints about habitat, behavior, and physical attributes that enable that plant or animal to survive. The devotion ends with “God thought of everything when He created me.” We have learned about ordinary, amazing, weird, and wonderful plants and animals. Our creator has designed and constructed an intricate and astounding system of living things.
Our creator is an artist and each of us is a part of the creation. God has also given us the gifts of creative ability. I am privileged to witness the creative essence in our students. I witness the moment when a student reads for a part in a play. There is a moment in which the student “puts on the skin” of a character. I witness the moment a child sings with abandonment and joy. The music is clear and the notes ring. I witness the moment a budding author chooses the exact words and phrases to convey thought and emotion, and the moment a student draws, colors, and designs their own creation. A smile stretches across the face as they relish in the creative process.
These creative moments come from our Creator.
Calendar of Events
Wed. 3/12: 8:40 AM Chapel w/Gr. 2 on Moses / 3:05 PM Book Club in Library / 3:15 PM Talent Show Audition in Commons
Thurs. 3/13: Noon Dismiss – Parent/Teacher Conferences / ESC “XTRA” Open
Fri. 3/14: No School – Teacher Training / ESC Open
Saturday, 3/15: 5:30 PM Auction at The Hall at Fauntleroy
Mon. 3/17: 3:15 PM Talent Show Auditions in Commons
Fri. 3/21: Free Dress Day
There has been an important change for our Safeway eScrip program: Paying for your groceries with a credit card will no longer earn a contribution. If you are signed up with Safeway and eScrip, please pay with any form of payment that is NOT a credit card when you shop at Safeway or Vons stores.
Not yet signed up with eScrip? Visit www.escrip.com/signup up today!
Hope Spring Drama Club
Hope’s Drama Club will be starting up again on Wednesday, March 26th. Our 4th through 8th grade students are welcome to sign up. Flyers are coming home in today’s Tuesday envelope and are due by March 20th to the school office. Drama Club will meet every Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, culminating with our talent showcase on June 4th. Drama club is led by Sandra Scragg and Mary Norton.
Family Pizza Night at Talarico’s
SAVE the DATE – Sunday, March 30th, 4:00-9:00 pm -Family Night at Talarico’s.
Sponsored by Hope Lutheran’s Washington DC fundraising group, March 30th is Family Night at Talarico’s restaurant in the junction. Grab your family and friends and join us for pizza, pasta, or whatever you want between 4-9 PM. Be sure to mention to your wait staff that you are there to support Hope Lutheran ‘s Washington DC group, and Talarico’s will donate 20% of your bill back to our group (this includes both take-out and dine-in.) There will be raffle tickets to win prizes, and the first ticket is free just for showing up! Hope to see your family there!
Alley Building Update
Many of you have sent in letters to the Department of Planning and Development regarding the proposed building right alongside our alley. If you have not sent in a letter yet, please do so, as we believe we can make a difference by letting them know our huge concerns with this project. You may write to Bruce Rips of DPD at email@example.com. It is project #3015444 at 4439 41st Ave SW. Our biggest concerns are the safety of our students and the impact of this project on our safety and learning. Seattle Lutheran High School and Holy Rosary School are also advocating against this project so we appreciate their support and your support!
VBS Registration Now Available
Join us for Vacation Bible School (VBS) July 21-25, 9:00-Noon for children age four (by August 31st) – those entering 5th grade. Older children are encouraged to serve as volunteers. Our theme this year is “Weird Animals – Where Jesus’ Love is One of A Kind”. We will celebrate the love of Jesus through songs, games, crafts and much more! Each family will receive a CD so they can sing along all summer long. Register online at the church website at
http://hopeseattle.org/index2.php or pick up a form in the school office.
Questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lost and Found
Our lost and found bin, located in the school lobby, will be emptied after this week. Please take time as you attend your parent/teacher conferences to check for any of your child’s missing items. Anything left by Monday, March 17th will be donated. Thank you!