UPPER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

URGENT!

DEVICE RETURN DATES *REQUIRED*

Many laptops, Chromebooks and iPad’s were sent home with students to aid with distance learning. Now that summer session is coming to an end, we need all of these devices returned.

Charges will be applied to any devices (and textbooks) NOT RETURNED BY JULY 3RD.

Please check the available return times below:

Wednesday, July 1: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Grades K-5 only)

Thursday, July 2: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. (K-5 from 1 – 4 p.m. // 6-12 from 4 – 8 p.m.)

Friday, July 3: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (ALL grades K-12)

 

(Grades 4-12: Please return basketball uniforms for 11U, 13U, C Team, JV and Varsity).

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ELECTRONIC ‘TUITION CONFERENCES’

Tuition Conference emails have started to go out. These include your Tuition amounts for the 2020-21 school year, your Parent Covenant and the Educational Aid form. Once you review these 3 things there is a place to sign electronically. Please be patient if you have not yet received yours. Emails will be sent throughout the next two weeks.

 

If you never filled out our Tuition Conference form to confirm your email of preference, please email yvettedavis@hopeschool.org ASAP with (1) your name and (2) your email of preference.

 

As always, we do not want the lack of finances to stand in the way of your child attending Hope Academy. Please contact us at tuition@hopeschool.org with any questions or concerns. When emailing, please provide a brief description of your situation, as well as the best phone number and time of day to reach you.

Thank you!

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PANDEMIC ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER

Update: P-EBT applications for additional funding for families that qualified for Free or Reduced meals during the 2019-2020 school year are open through JULY 31, 2020. The previous deadline was June 30, 2020. 

“Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a temporary food benefit available to Minnesota families with children who would have received free or reduced-price meals if schools were open. Families with eligible children will receive a one-time payment of $325 per child on a new or existing EBT card to help fill the gap created by a loss of school meals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has authorized the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Minnesota Department of Education and Code for America to operate the program.”

Click here for more information: https://mn.gov/dhs/p-ebt/

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FOOD OPTIONS

Update: All Minneapolis Public School sites for free meals will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020 for the holiday. Families should plan to pick up meals on Monday, July 6 at a location near them. Looking for a meal site for all children in your home ages 1-18? Contact our School Nutrition Director Janette Takata at 612-540-2010 or janettetakata@hopeschool.org. Or, use these resources to find an SFSP site near you: Download the Summer Eats Minnesota app to your phone or device. Call the 2-1-1 Hotline or from cell phones – Twin Cities Metro Area: 651-291-0211, TTY: 651-291-8440. Call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-Hungry or 1-877-8-HAMBRE, available from Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Central Time. Text “Summer Meals” to 97779. Spanish speakers, text “Verano” to 97779

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YEARBOOK INFO

Our Hope Academy yearbook was just submitted, and we will send out more information on when it will be available. There will be a limited number of copies available for purchase. Families that have already paid for yearbooks – stay tuned for information regarding distribution info.

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HOW CAN WE HELP?

We recognize that the challenges brought about by our community’s current health crisis have caused many new stresses and challenges for families. We invite you to reach out for prayer and your request will be forwarded to Family Ministry. If you have tangible needs for financial, food, transportation, or mental health, please choose “Do you need help” and your request will be forwarded to the Student Support office. We can help you learn about financial support options or connect you to local programs to meet your needs.

Do you need prayer? 

Do you need help?

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ACKNOWLEDGING & PRAYING FOR MR. FLOYD’S FAMILY & OUR CITY

We recognize the pain, anger, and sadness that the killing of Mr. George Floyd and the ensuing riots that have resulted, have stirred up in each of us. His death was horrific and wrong. The violence that has followed has affected all of us. Each day this week, teachers have lead students through times of grieving, processing, and lament Mr. Floyd’s death, and prayed for his family and our city through virtual times of prayer and in classes. If you would like support for your child from our School Social Worker, Jamie Leeper, feel free to reach out to her at jamieleeper@hopeschool.org. We also encourage you to take some time to process this with your child. It’s not something that is easy to talk about, but it is important to have those conversations. Pastor Kevin Farmer, our Director of Family Ministry, is also…

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CELEBRATING SENIORS VIDEOS

Congratulations to our Hope Academy class of 2020! It’s been a joy, an honor, and a privilege to partner with you all. Here are a couple fun videos to help you feel loved and celebrated.

Staff Song for Seniors – Our Upper School staff created a song for our Seniors (Mrs. Z wrote & edited this one). It’s based on God’s plan for them in Jeremiah 29:11 (2 min. long): https://youtu.be/TPNDvs3mqiQ

Voices of Hope Song for Seniors – Some of our Junior/Seniors of Voices of Hope and Ms. Lachell sang a song for our Seniors (5 min. long): https://youtu.be/mQqR9qEHXHo

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BASKETBALL UNIFORM RETURN

ALL Basketball players 11U(4th/5th), 13U(6th/7th), C team, JV and Varsity need to return ALL pieces of their uniforms when you come to school to return your materials. Please place ALL parts of the uniforms in a bag clearly labeled with the student’s name. Fees will be charged if uniforms are not returned. Thank you!

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FALL VARSITY SOCCER (8TH – 12TH GR)

If your student is interested in playing Varsity soccer in the fall please email Mrs. Timm. heathertimm@hopeschool.org. You will then be able to receive important soccer information. It is very important to attend the first 3 weeks of practice before school officially starts. Right now, if we have a regular fall season, practices will start the week of August 17th. GO LIONS!

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The Seed of the Jack Pine

Sometimes, we experience things in life that can seem totally unbearable. Tragedy can come into our lives and scorch the very fabric of our souls. And yet, despite the reality that tragedy exists, despite the fact that our lives can be singed with the flames of trauma, God can use those fiery experiences to produce beautiful new life in us. Through those experiences God is able to give us “a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair” (Isaiah 61: 1-3). In his book, Meditations of the Heart, Howard Thurman pens a devotional entitled “The Seed of the Jack Pine” that illustrates how fire (tragedy) can actually produce something beautiful…

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PAST COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENTS

4.3.20 Hope Academy parents, Welcome back from break! We hope you had a restful time with your family. New Distance Learning Schedules: Lower School K-2: Anytime during the day Lower School 3-5: 9:15 am to 12 pm (for those sharing a device with MS siblings) Middle School 6-8: 12:30 to 4:15 pm High School 9-12: 10 am – 2:15 pm Lunch Break: We’re leaving 12:00 – 12:30 pm open for students so they can eat lunch as a family. Lower School Distance Learning: As a reminder, Lower School Distance Learning will begin Monday for Lower School. Daily plans will be posted on Seesaw for K-2 and Microsoft Teams for 3-5. K-2 parents: If you have a Hope computer: Open Seesaw.If you are using your own device: Please download “Seesaw class” from the app store and type in the class code provided by your teacher. 3-5 parents: If you have a Hope Academy computer: Log in and

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6TH GRADE IMMUNIZATIONS

6th graders going into 7th grade need to have two additional vaccines (Tdap and Meningitis) by August 2020. Please turn in your records to our school nurse Sarah Holden at Sarah.Holden@mpls.k12.mn.us or bring them to the front office. Click here to view a list of Minneapolis Area Clinics that do immunizations.

If insurance or cost is an issue, the public health clinic in Hennepin County has an immunization clinic on Fridays from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Families must make an appointment first (612-543-5555). Each immunization costs 10 dollars unless the cost is too burdensome. There are very few slots available so plan accordingly.

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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.

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