Pippi Longstocking by KristenOkabayashi
Last week, I had the pleasure of joining our Hope2nd grade students as they journeyed to Seattle Childrens Theater to see the musical “PippiLongstocking”. I have attended many productions at SCT and have not ever seen a production I didn’t love, and so when Ms.Tagge thought she might need another driver, I quickly raised my hand to help out.
The play “PippiLongstocking” is based on the books by writer AstridLindgren, originally printed back in the 1940s. The original books about Pippi were some of my own favorite stories growing up – if you have not read one, you should try to. Pippi herself is a magical character; she grew up on a pirate ship with her father, and so she is unaware of many social norms and lives in a house without parents but with a pet monkey and a spotted horse. She is full of life and energy and has a low tolerance for stuffiness; she is a lot of fun to be around and a great friend.
I personally really enjoyed the musical but part of my enjoyment was watching the students around me. They laughed hysterically at some of the scenes, especially one involving a whoopee cushion at a tea party – what 2nd grader would not find that funny? Their faces were full of wonder as the musical crew seamlessly arranged different scenery – one student asked me how did Pippi climb on top of her house without falling? I don’t know either.
Pippi has a lesson for all of us – live life fully, be a good friend, and don’t take yourself too seriously.
Parent Safety Seminar – Tonight
Just a reminder that our parent safety seminar is tonight from 6:30-8:00 PM meeting in our church commons. The presenter is KimEstes from “Savvy Parents Safe Kids”, and she will be speaking about safety in a variety of topics, appropriate for parents with all ages preschool through middle school. Sorry, no child care provided tonight.
Calendar of Events
Tues. 11/5: 6:30 PM Parent Safety Seminar
Mon. 11/11: No School / ESC Closed – Veterans Day Holiday
Tues. 11/12: Quarter 1 Report Cards Sent Home
Thurs. 11/14: 2:00 PM NED Assembly
Mon. 11/18: 11:30 AM & 12:30 PM Student Safety Assembly
Tues. 11/19: 6:30 PM Kindergarten Prospective Parent Night
Hope Food Drive Has Begun
HopeSchool student council is sponsoring a food drive to benefit our community and our HopeChurch food closet. Food will be collected through November 15, 2013.
With the holidays coming up, please consider how you can be a blessing to those in need, and donate to our food drive! We are looking for donations of all canned food, and especially ready-to-eat foods such as granola bars, canned meat, flip-top canned fruit, etc.
The winning classroom (measured by food items per student) will receive a pass for a “free dress” day! Thank you in advance for your support.
Support Hope Lutheran with the Holiday Wreath and Tree Sale
Our PTH of Hope Lutheran School and the Parent Association of Seattle Lutheran High School are offering Christmas trees, wreaths and other holiday greenery for sale, from now until Friday, November 22nd. Preorder a Noble Fir tree of up to 7 feet for just $45, and wreaths are available in 22-, 24-, and 30-inch sizes. A perennial best-seller is the 25-foot garland for $28. Wrap up your decorating by ordering the $100 Hope special, which includes a wreath, garland, tree and centerpiece.
Pick up for HopeLutheranSchool will be on Friday, December 6th in the Lowers from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.
Questions: Contact LoriHo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-852-0959 if you have any questions
NED is coming to Hope! NED will combine yo-yos and audience participation with solid biblical instruction to teach students how to develop three valuable characteristics involved in becoming champions at school and in life: Never Give Up – Encourage Others – Do Your Best! This chapel assembly is designed to encourage our students to become Champions for Christ by developing godly character and academic excellence. An order form to purchase yo-yos and accessories is included in your students Tuesday communication packet. A NEDZone will be available at school at recess time during the sale week for your student to play.
7th/8th Grade Basketball Schedules by BrettKapels
Basketball practice and game schedules are going home today to all 6th-8th grade girls and 7th-8th grade boys. Sign up forms went home last week so please remember to turn those in no later than tomorrow, November 6, if your athlete would like to play on our basketball teams this season. Please contact BrettKapels with questions at email@example.com.
Lil Saints Basketball Academy by BrettKapels
I would personally like to invite all 3rd -6th grade students to attend our Lil’ Saints Basketball Program this winter. During the time together we will strive not only to improve your basketball fundamentals and skills, but also build a relationship between you and our players, incorporate life skills and make sure you have a positive experience. As the head coach for Seattle Lutheran’s mens basketball team, I am blessed to lead this program as an opportunity for us to give a little something back to the fans and schools who support us! You will find more information and a registration form in your child’s Tuesday envelope.
Parent Involvement Program (PIP) Opportunity
Hope Lutheran Christmas Greens Fundraiser:
The PTH is seeking volunteers for the following positions:
Help on the wreath and tree lot on 12/6: Pick Up lot is located at Hope’s lowers parking lot. Need people to help put together orders, load, and tie down greens on vehicles. The lot is open on 12/6 from 2p-8p. We’ll need 6-8 volunteers per 2 hour shift. Please bring gloves – things can get very sappy.
Prep the wreath and tree lot on 12/6 Friday morning/midday: lift and sort greens on tarps. Need lanterns, tarps, twine, and treats! Your ideas? Need 3-5 volunteers to help prep. Actual time TBD.
Seeking delivery drivers and trucks to pick up greens from vendor and move greens from holding area.
Sales and Marketing within Community: share flyers at HopeLutheran and HopeLutheranSchool events, connect with churches, local businesses, etc.
Please contact LoriHo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-852-0959 if you have any questions or would like to sign up for volunteer time.
Auction Procurement Pickup Help: We are looking for assistance to pick up a donation in Mukilteo. It is a gift certificate at the front desk at Traxx Raceway, 4329 Chennault Beach Road, Mukilteo98275, phone is 425-483-8729 and contact person is Ian. Please notify KellyGorman at email@example.com, auction co-chair, if you are able to pick up. Thank you!
Distribute Kindergarten Event Flyers: Help is needed to advertise our Kindergarten Prospective Parent night coming up on Tuesday, November 19th to our local community. Please contact our Admissions Counselor, SallyHeit at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
NED Assembly Help: Need volunteers to man a table to sell yo-yo’s and accessories on Friday, November 15th and the week of November 18th Help is needed before school from 8:00 to 8:30 AM and after school from 2:45 to 315 PM. Call Mrs. Wallace if you are able to help at 206-935-8500.