LOWER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH ASSEMBLY

Parents – as part of our Black History Month celebration, join us for an all school assembly this Thursday, February 27th at 3 p.m! There will be music, poetry, and a panel of students, staff and parents. For our special guest speaker, Judge Juanita C. Freeman has agreed to come and share about her life and career! (Click here to read about how she is bringing diversity to the bench in Washington County.) Come early for a small reception before the program. (2:15 in the Parent Resource Room). Hope to see you there!

NORTH CENTRAL UNIVERSITY MUSIC LESSONS

W.O.V.E.N.  (With One Voice Energizing Neighborhoods), is a program which gives current North Central Students an opportunity to serve the community by offering music lessons to youth who may not otherwise have the opportunity. Starting February 10 – April 20, a NCU Student/Teacher (Mentor) will be assigned a student (Mentee) to give lessons. The lesson times are from 4:30 – 5:30 each Monday at NCU (down the street from Hope Academy). After a snack, the first 20 minutes will be the music lesson and the 2nd 20 minutes will consist of a choir where Mentors and Mentees will participate together. April 20 will be a recital performance where the Mentee(s) will perform a short piece and the choir will perform a few pieces together. Children may study piano, voice, and guitar. Interested? Contact ewporter@northcentral.edu.

NOTES FROM THE FRONT OFFICE

Uniform Reminder: Please make sure that your student comes to school with a proper uniform. Our office only has a limited number of spare uniform items. Students dressed contrary to the dress code will receive uniform violations.

Health Reminder: According to our school policy, please be sure to keep your students at home if they have had a fever or vomited in the past 24 hours. We want to keep everyone as healthy as possible!

ENTRANCE PROCEDURE

For the safety of our students, anyone entering the main entrance doors may be asked to give their name and purpose of their visit. Thank you for your cooperation as we strive to keep Hope Academy a safe and secure place!

SHERIDAN STORY

The Sheridan Story delivers free bags of groceries to Hope Academy every Friday. Sign up at the Main Office or click here to sign-up online and we’ll send your child home with a bag each week! Families may opt in and opt out at any time.

WOMEN’S CONNECT PRAYER

On Wednesdays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., all Hope Academy moms are invited to a time of prayer before Bible Study! Questions or prayer requests? Call or text Gloria Reyes (612-540-2017) or Sara Naranjo (612-516-4006).

2 HOPE STUDENTS PERFORM IN RUBY BRIDGES!

Ruby: The Story of Ruby Bridges will be performed live by the Youth Performance February 14th – March 1st. Two Hope Academy students are cast in the production! 8th grade student Mari Peterson-Hilleque plays Ruby and 3rd grader Sha’Vontie Hosfield plays Ruby’s sister! Click here for more info.

SNOW DAYS

Hope Academy closings will reflect the same as the Minneapolis Public School District. Listen to WCCO 830 AM radio, watch WCCO Channel 4 TV, or check www.wcco.com for school closings. Make sure to text “YES” to 67587 to receive text message notifications from Hope Academy.
IMPORTANT: We are listed as “Hope Academy – Minneapolis” – NOT “Hope Community Academy”.

AMAZON SMILE

Set up your Amazon account so that any purchases via Amazon Smile automatically donates 0.5% of all eligible purchases to Hope Academy. Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ and search for “Hope Academy”. Return to smile.amazon.com for all your future Amazon purchases.

DRESS WARM

All classes will go outside for recess on most days. Make sure your child has a warm jacket, hat, and mittens – with boots and snowpants when needed!

Before & After School Care

Register for Before or After School Care for your K-5th grade students. The sliding fee will apply to both programs. To sign up, call the Main Office at 612-540-2000.

  • Before School Care: 7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
  • After School Care: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Reminder: Children who are not registered but dropped off at the school before 9:30 a.m. will be sent to Before School Care. The one-time drop-off fee is $15.

WOMEN’S CONNECT BIBLE STUDY

Come join other moms for a wonderful time of Christ-centered learning, growing, and fellowship! This group meets every Wednesday in Room 145 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Questions? Contact Tunisunia Reed (tunisunia.reed@gmail.com) or Mary Brown (maryrosebrown07@gmail.com).

ATTENTION BOX TOP USERS!

  • 1. Download the Box Tops app or go to https://www.boxtops4education.com.
  • 2. Scroll down to find “Hope Academy” and enter your information.
  • 3. Scan your receipt, WITHIN 14 DAYS, and Hope Academy will earn credit for your purchases.
  • 4. If you have old Box Tops, you can still bring them in to and get credit. Click here to view a video demonstration or contact Stacey Welman at 612-207-6582 or Slwelman@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support!  In the past couple of years, we’ve been able to purchase more than 100 NEW BOOKS and 200 used books for Hope’s library.

PARENT PICK-UP REMINDER

After-School Parent Pick-Up is on Park Ave and 22nd Street, to the west of the school building. Please do not pick up your child in the bus lane on Chicago Avenue or the Hope Academy parking lots. During Pick-Up, please do not drive through the Allina Hospital parking lot. Thanks!

AFTER SCHOOL LATE PICK-UPS

This is a friendly reminder that late pick-up fees ($10 for every 15 minutes late) apply after school starting at 4:45 p.m. Late pick-up students will be waiting with the After-School Care Program. Please be a blessing to our staff by making sure you are picking up your child on time.

BUSING REMINDERS

Buses are run by the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). Call Janette at 612-540-2010 with late bus questions. Hope will send out a text if your child’s bus is running 30 minutes or more late.