Lower School Christmas Concerts!

Our two Lower School Christmas concerts are next week! The theme is “The Greatest Gift of All”. Grades 3-5 will perform Tuesday, December 6th at 7 pm in the Lower Gym. Grades K-2 will perform Wednesday, December 7th at 3pm in the Lower Gym. There is free parking available in the ramp. All parents and family are welcome! K-2 students will wear their uniforms since it’s during the school day. Grades 3-5 can wear nice Christmas clothes (Boys: Dress pants & nice shirts. Girls: Dress, skirt or dress pants and a nice blouse). Refreshments and cookies will be served in classrooms following both programs! Excited to see you there!

Every Tribe & Tongue

You’re invited! Our Upper School Christmas Concert “Every Tribe & Tongue” will be a multi-cultural Christmas celebration featuring food, music, & family traditions. Tuesday, December 13th from 6-8 pm in the Lower Gym. No RSVP required but make sure to arrive early to get a table! Want to get involved? Sign-up to bring a cultural dish to share, donate or lend fun decorations, wear traditional cultural fashion, or help with event set up! Email [email protected] if you’d like to get involved!

No School Dec 8 & 9

There is NO SCHOOL Thursday, December 8th and Friday, December 9th for Staff Development Training. Please mark your calendars!

Christmas Tradition Photos

Does your family have a fun Christmas tradition? We want to see photos of it! Send fun Christmas family tradition photos to [email protected] to be added to our slideshow playing at the Every Tribe & Tongue Christmas concert. Include a brief description of your family tradition! Can’t wait to see all your fun pictures! Pictured Above:

Left Photo: The Snyder family taking their annual photo around the tree!

Middle Photo: Daisha Moss and her kids are their tree!

Right Photo: The Evans family always wear fun Christmas sweaters!

December Lunch & Breakfast Menus

Click here to see November’s Breakfast & Lunch Menu’s.

Breakfast is FREE, Lunches are $3.30 unless you qualify for Free or Reduced meals. To pay online or view your lunch transactions: Set up your LunchTime account here!  (School’s Zip Code is 55404). Click “Make Cafeteria Deposit” to make a payment. Note: Credit Card Payments have a 2.3% + $1 per transaction. Questions? Contact Janette Takata, School Nutrition Director at 612-540-2010 or [email protected] Thanks!

Christmas Break

Christmas Break is Monday, December 19th – January 2nd and there will be NO SCHOOL! School will resume Tuesday, January 3rd. Enjoy the time off!

Lower School Restricted Items

Reminder that these 3 items are restricted in Lower School:

1) Unhealthy snacks. Birthday treats are the only exception. Any treats (chips, candy, popcorn, soda, lollipops, etc) brought to school for snack will be discarded or taken & returned at the end of the week. Hope does provide daily snacks.

2) Non uniform sweatshirts. Reminder that Hope fleeces can be worn as an extra layer – no other sweatshirts allowed. Contact Donald’s or check the Hope office to see if there are used pieces available. New uniform policy: Black socks are now acceptable for both boys and girls!

3) Smart watches. Staff will confiscate electronic devices and return to parents. Students may use the office phone if they need to contact home. 

The Lower School Team thanks you in advance for partnering with us in this united front to help our school be a peaceful, safe, and healthy place!

Keep Sick Kids Home!

If your child is sick, please keep them home! Covid tests are available available upon request in the main office. If your child does test positive for Covid, please email [email protected] to let us know. Thank you! Praying for a healthy fall & winter for everyone!

New Check-In Station at Hope!

If a student is leaving early, parents must sign them out starting Monday, November 7th. If an Upper School student arrives after 9:55 am, they will need to sign themselves into SchoolPass in the US Office and be marked tardy. Tardies will be registered starting at 9:56 each school day – no grace period. If you are visiting you will also sign-in at our iPad kiosk. Watch our short check-in instructional video here and make sure you have your Digital ID and QuickPIN saved. This was emailed/texted from SchoolPass on 10/25. (Example email & text). Check your spam folder if it doesn’t appear in your inbox.

Food Programs through CES

Need help with food this holiday season? Community Emergency Service (CES) is a multi-service non-profit organization that runs a number of food based assistance programs for Minneapolis residents! Click here to learn about their 4 main food programs. (1) Food Shelf open Mon – Wed from 1 pm to 4 pm. (2) Meals on Wheels: deliver meals from 11 am to 1 pm Monday thru Friday, call 612-870-6121 to see if you qualify. (3) Home Delivery: groceries delivered once a month to elderly and disabled, call 612-870-1125 x120 to see if you qualify. (4) Bonus Friday: Fresh produce available to everyone every Friday from 1 pm to 3 pm. CES is located at: 1900 11th Ave S Minneapolis MN 55404.