HOPE HAPPENINGS

ALL SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

MANDATORY Tuition Conferences

Monday – Wednesday, April 24th, 25th, & 26th

All returning families are required to attend Tuition Conferences. Please remember this is a REQUIRED event and part of your Parent Covenant. During this time, we will project your Family Fair Share Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year. If your assigned day is inconvenient for you, you may come on one of the other evenings. Please bring proof of your income – your 2016 tax form 1040 and a current pay stub.

Parents whose last name begins with the letters:

  • A – H should come on Monday, April 24th between 4:00 and 7:30p
  • I – Q should come on Tuesday, April 25th between 4:00 and 7:30p
  • R – Z should come on Wednesday, April 26th between 4:00 and 7:30p

Please note that IF YOU HAVE NOT TURNED IN YOUR RE-ENROLLMENT FORM, PAID THE $75.00 DEPOSIT (which was on February 17th), or made arrangements with the Admission Office, your child’s spot has been forfeited.

ATHLETICS

Traveling Basketball for Boys and Girls

Two practices per week, 6:30-8:00, beginning Tuesday, April 11, Six weeks, Season ends May 21

Two weekend tournaments, dates chosen by team, team can add another tournament

Boys – 6th/7th grade – $25 each

Girls – 6th/7th grade – $25 each

Contact Kelby Brothen if you are committed to play, kelbybrothen@hopeschool.org

Soccer for Boys and Girls

After school, 4:45-6:00, two days per week, Tuesdays/Thursdays

Dates: April 11, 13, 18; May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25

Boys and Girls 3rd/4th grade – Free

Boys and Girls 5th/6th grade – Free

 

Badminton for Boys and Girls

       7th – 12th grade only

After school in Hope gym, 4:45-6:00, four courts

Tuesdays, April 11 – May 23, Seven dates

 

Basketball Open Gym for Boys and Girls

       6th – 12th grade only

After school in Hope gym, 4:45-6:00, four courts

Wednesdays, April 12 – May 24, Seven dates

 

Volleyball for Girls

       7th – 12th grade only

After school in Hope gym, 4:45-6:00, one court

Thursdays, April 13, May 4, 11, 18, 25

LOWER SCHOOL

LEGO Robotics Spring Training – LIMITED Space Available

Next Tuesday March 21st we will begin LEGO Robotics Spring Training and we have a limited number* of space still available. Spring Training meets from 8-9:45 Tuesday & Thursdays in the Hope Academy Cafeteria

Lego Robotics is open to students ages 9-14. No prior experience is needed

Spring Training will cover the basic introductory robotics programming and building skills

Students will work in teams of 2-3 per robot.

Student are expected to be on time and in attendance at all scheduled meetings. Late students will have less opportunities to program and build. Students who are excessively late and/or not in regular attendance will be asked to leave the team.

Registration: signupforms.com/registrations/10052

UPPER SCHOOL

DRIVER’S EDUCATION

DRIVER’S EDUCATION (Students who are 14 years of age and older)

This 30-hour program will be conducted by a certified instructor from the A+ Driving School and will fulfill the state driver’s education requirement.  The course will address the “how to” and “whys” of safe driving.  The format of the class will be lecture and active discussion.  After completion of the program, students will be able to set up and participate in behind the wheel sessions to meet the six hour state requirement.
Classes will meet at Hope Academy!  All registration can be done through:  www.APlusDrivingSchool.net

Class Dates:  April 15,19,22,26,29, May 3,6,10,13,17
Class Time:
4:45-7:45pm on Wednesdays & 11-2pm on Saturdays

Discount available to students who are eligible for Free Lunch.
REGISTRATION:  www.APlusDrivingSchool.net

COVENANT CLASS

Covenant: a promise, agreement, pledge, and a guarantee The term “covenant” is of Latin origin (con venire), meaning a coming together. We know that a covenant is a promise that must be kept, an agreement, a pledge, and a guarantee of something we know will happen. This goes beyond our sexual purity but includes the intentions of our hearts,  the words of our lips,  and our actions towards others in every aspect of our lives.

Our prayer is that we would give God our hearts,  and in doing so we would trust His pledge, His guarantee,  His covenant in our relationships- understanding that His benefits are eternal and not counterfeit.

Middle School Parents: Monday, April 24th at 7PM.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MARCH

27 = Friday Schedule (US)

28 = 5th to 6th Grade Info Night, 5-6:30pm

30 = Quarter 3 Ends

31 = No School – Records Day

APRIL

3-7 = No School – Spring Break

10 = Quarter 4 Begins

17-21 = Standardized Testing Week

20 = Upper School Creative Expressions Night (US), 7pm

21 = LS Creative Expressions Day (LS – K-1 st Grade), 3pm

24-26 = Tuition Conferences, 4-8pm

27 = LS Creative Expressions Night (LS – 2 nd -5 th Grade), 7pm

REMINDERS

SPRING FAMILY ENRICHMENT WORKSHOPS – ALIGN YOUR LIFE

Join us on Friday for the parent workshop “Align your life” with speaker, Dr of Chiropractic Kirsten N. We will be discussing and learning more about holistic care and Chiropractic tips.

Friday April 21 @10:30-11:30 am in Parent Room, room 145!
Register here
Click here to see topics and register online in advance

***Space is limited***

EMERGE MOTHERS ACADEMY

Hey single moms, need help finding work?

We’d love to help you look for a job and prepare for an interview.  On Friday afternoons, 2:00-4:00pm, in room 145 you can get help from Emerge Mothers Academy (emergetwincities.org). Contact Jennie to set up a time!  Jennie@emergetwincities.org

APPLICATIONS 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

Applications for new students are now being accepted for next year. Visit: http://hopeschool.org/forms/ to apply for the 2017-2018 school year.

IMMUNIZATION FORMS

Several parents at Hope Academy still have not turned in the Minnesota State required Immunization Form. This is a mandatory form that needs to be on file in the Nurse’s office. Notifications were sent home in November to all families who have not yet turned this form in. Please return these forms by this coming Saturday, January 21st at the Winter Parent Involvement Day. If you are opposed to having immunizations, you must stop by the school office and complete a Conscientious Objection Form. For any questions, please contact the School Nurse, Sarah Holden at Sarah.Holden@mpls.k12.mn.us.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Women’s Bible Study meets every Wednesday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. We are currently studying the book of Matthew. All women welcome!

Meets us in the Parent Resource Room. Breakfast and childcare provided. Contact Widdy Bird with questions: widdybird@gmail.com

BUSING

If you have questions about busing relating to, timing or the conduct of the busing staff. Please contact Minneapolis Public School Transportation Services at 612-688-2300. They suggest that you call  between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., for fastest service. You can also visit their website and fill out a satisfaction survey: http://transportation.mpls.k12.mn.us/customer_survey.

DO YOU RECEIVE TEXT ALERTS?

If you do not receive text alerts from our school please contact our main office to sign up today!

WE WANT & NEED YOUR BOX TOPS!

You can help Hope Academy earn money by clipping and saving your Box Tops For Education squares!

Each Box Top is worth 10 cents! Feel free to ask your relatives, neighbors, and friends to save Box Tops For Education for our school. Next, turn in the accumulated box tops at Hope Academy’s main office or library.

Feel free to check out the following link to see which products participate in the Box Tops For Education program:
http://www.boxtops4education.com/download/~/media/BTFE/CommunicationMaterials/Assets/Flyers/BTFEProducts_List_2017-01.pdf