UPPER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

YOU'RE INVITED!

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!

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SEND PHOTOS!

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!

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Live Ultrasound in Chapel!

Today our Middle and High School students had a very special chapel! New Life Family Services came to share about their company and the resources they offer to expecting parents. Click here to check out their website if you’d like to learn more about them! (They recently opened a new location right down the street!) As part of their chapel presentation they performed a live ultrasound! Students were able to learn about what an ultrasound looks like and see the baby in action. Make sure to ask your student about it! A huge thank you to New Life for coming!

 

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November House Winner!

Congratulations to House Ten Boom for being the November House Winner! You guys will receive a catered meal at your next House Feast!

1st Place: Ten Boom
2nd Place: Valdes
3rd Place: Twiss
4th Place: Wilberforce
5th Place: Truth
6th Place: Perkins
7th Place: Watchman
8th Place: Morris

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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!

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House Toy Drive!

Donate new toys to our toy drive! Toys are due by Thursday, December 15th. Houses can get bonus points for bringing the most toys! (Max of 1,500 points per house. No toy guns allowed). Hope Alumni Dejah will help distribute them to kids in need around Minneapolis!

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This Years Musical: Annie!

This years Upper School musical is… *drumroll please*… Annie! Great job to everyone who auditioned and congratulations to those casted! We can’t wait to see you guys perform in the spring!

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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!

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Math Team Highlights

In the second meet of the year, our math team scored 38 points which is the second most we’ve scored in that meet! With all the disruptions and sickness, the students have continued to work hard and have fun trying challenging math problems. Jordan Anderson leads the team with 12 points. Sonaa Taera, Josh Smith, and Samuel Quinn all have 10 points. Way to go Math Team!

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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!

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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.

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JV & Varsity Basketball

C/JV/Varsity Basketball is here! (Grades 8th – 12th). You must have a current sports physical & eligibility/transportation form on file. (Extras are in Kelby’s office or the athletics webpage.) All teams use Team Snap for communication & schedules. Teams message Mrs. Timm if you need to be added. GIRLS and BOYS teams-Captains practices are happening now! You should be attending if you are planning to play. Check the Team Snap for all the schedules.

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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.

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Attendance

Reminder: If your child misses school, please call or email the Main Office with the reason for your child’s absence.

Lower School: 612-540-2001 or [email protected].

Upper School: 612-540-2002 or [email protected].

Also, if you need to change your child’s transportation plans for the end of the day, please contact the Main Office BEFORE 3 pm. That way we can ensure your student ends up in the right place. Thank you!

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SECURLY

Ever wondered how to control what your child sees on the internet? Your Securly parent account has access to block specific webpages, view your child’s real-time activity, set internet time limits, pause the internet and get bullying or self-harm alerts. You should have received an email from Michael Patterson (our new IT director) this week with information on how to set up your account!

1. Download the Free SecurlyHome App (or go to https://securly.com/parent-login)

2. Tap the “Login” button

3. Enter your school registered email: (Emailed to you from [email protected]).

4. Tap the “get instant access” button.

You can also set up a password if you prefer by clicking on the “Forgot Password” link.  Additional Information: Securly for Parents. Questions? Email [email protected]

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Mom’s Bible Study!

Join our Mom’s Bible Studies!

English Bible Study: Wednesdays from 10 am – 12 pm. Meet across the street at the First Care/Odam Clinic building at 2015 Chicago Ave.

Spanish Bible Study (Jesús y las Mujeres): Viernes de 10 am a 12 pm todos los viernes y un sábado al mes. Son siete semanas y luego tendremos nuestro banquete de latinas en diciembre. Inscribase con Gloria Reyes enlace de padres latinos al 612-540-2039.

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TEXT NOTIFICATIONS

To receive Hope Academy text notifications, opt-in by texting “Yes” to 67587. (We will also need to have that phone # on file that you are opting in from). Communication will also be emailed & added to the Hope Happenings every Friday!

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PARENT DROP OFF & PICK UP

Gym entrance on E. 22nd Street
Morning Drop-Off: 9:45 – 9:55 am
Afternoon Pick-Up:
LS: Starts at 4:15 pm and US: 4:25 pm

Staggered arrivals:

– If you only have Kindergarten & 1st grade students: try to come at or before 4:15. 

– Other Lower School students usually come outside between 4:20-4:25. 

– If you have one or more Upper School students: Do not come before 4:25 (when the US is dismissed). Teachers will supervise your Lower School students outside until 4:30.  

Click read more for additional information!

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER (ASC)

The Upper School Academic Support Center will be open in the cafeteria before school Monday through Friday from 7:45-9:45 a.m. The after school Academic Support Center will also be open Monday through Thursday from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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