Friday, March 27, 2020

Spring Break is just a DAY away....

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Hope School Staff wishes all of our Families a fantastic Stay at Home 

Get out your summer flips-flops, beach chairs and sunscreen...
AND, don't forget that amazing IMAGINATION!  
You can take a trip in your imagination and have tons of fun. 
"Oh, the Places you will GO!" 

Rest, Relax, Play and most importantly have some FUN! 
~Stay well~

Parents you can pick up Learning at Home Packets on Tuesday, April 7th at Hope School
from 8am to 2:30 pm. 
We will have 'curbside' delivery service.   

Mr. Peterson's PE Facebook Page

Check out 
Mr. Peterson's PE Facebook Page

Check his page for various challenges for 
Physical Education at Home 

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Greetings from First/Second Grade Teacher Mrs. Petersen

Hello Everyone! 
check out Mrs. Petersen's
Hello!  Video 
She will be making some videos on her YouTube Channel. 

Make it a great day Wildcats!  

Start your day with our Schoolwide Affirmation...

I am here to do extraordinary things. 
I am a mighty thinker and a fierce learner. 
We, at Hope School are Kind and make a 
Positive Difference.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Dr. Seuss Night Family Fun - Racing with Thing 1 and Thing 2

To Brighten your day.... 
here are a few pictures from Dr. Seuss Family Fun Night! 

A little HELLO from Mr. Peterson and his daughter Molly

Hello All! 

Some Resources for Families.... from our Elementary School Counselors and Project Learning Tree

Check out the Podcasts presented by the Second Step company.  Click:  Podcast by Second Step

This link has some simple recommendations for families around limiting kids news exposure, but still answering questions and keeping a secure home. 
Click:  Limiting Kids to News

Project Learning Tree has some activities you can do at home.... Check out this link for Project Learning Tree

Trauma-Informed Parenting Tips During our Staycation
Check out what Ginger Healy (ATN's Parenting Director) has for us!  A series of short (few minute) videos to remind you and re-energize you during these trying times!
Watch our website for more resources both from ATN and from other sources.  We'll keep posting useful links there...and push out through our social media (especially Facebook & Twitter).  Join us there!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Learning Packets Available on Thursday and Friday, 3/19 and 3/20 from 7:00 am to 3pm

Hope School Learning Packets 
Pick up times:  
Thursday, March 19th and Friday, March 20th 
from 7am to 3pm

Pictured below is the letter that went home in two different formats and times. 
1) Pam's normal email list (Tuesday, 3/17)
2) School Messenger (Wednesday 3/18)

Some Classroom FUN!

Creative Building in Kindergarten
Look at this adorable creature!  

Parachute time in Physical Education with Mr. Peterson

Where oh where are all the kids?  

Hey there.... I found some! 

Hey, it's that adorable creature, again! 

More Information About Second Step

To keep you connected and provide more information regarding 2nd Step (Second Step), please see the message below...

A message from our LPOSD Elementary school counselors:
Over the last several weeks of school, during classroom social-emotional Second Step lessons, students have been learning how to recognize signs of strong emotions in their bodies, name those feelings, and calm down strong emotions. During these uncertain times, many students and families may be experiencing strong emotions. If you are looking for resources to help support your child during this time away from school families can go online to find free resources and activities to support Second Step at home using the Home Links.
Some of the free materials available include • Early learning storybooks for all units  • Activities for families to do at home  • Mind Yeti mindfulness sessions • ParentTeen Connect  • Imagine Neighborhood Podcast NEW
To access those resources:
2. Under New Users, click “Create Account”
3. Complete the required fields
4. Add Program Activation Key: SSPE FAMI LY68

Friday, March 13, 2020

A GREAT day for Student Led Conferences!

We love Student Led Conferences for so many reasons!  But mostly because we get to see how proud our students are to show their parents (YOU) how much they are learning and how much they are OWNING their learning. Yahoo!

Thank You to everyone who came on Friday, March 6th, to Student Led Conference Day.   If you missed it, please call the school and we are happy to find a time for you and your child/ren to reschedule.

If you were here on Friday and you completed the Parent Engagement Survey in our Computer Tech Lab, we greatly appreciate the extra time you spent letting us know how you feel about our little school.   We held the drawing for the those that took the survey and the five winners are:

  1. Alicia Larsen 
  2. Brandi Nobel
  3. Lauren Long
  4. Alyssa Blankenship 
  5. Shannon Cunningham

If you missed the survey, feel fee to complete the Parent Engagement Survey here.   The deadline to complete the survey is March 31, 2020. 

Many thanks!

Comparative Literature - Sixth Grade English Language Arts

Hope School offers a Comparative Literature Elective where students are able to read a novel and then compare the book to a movie. 
The current literature choice is Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland".  
Students can be seen reading and sipping decaf tea every Monday Morning in Mrs. Majors' Room as they sport their personalized "Mad Hatter Tea Party" hats.
Check out some Cheshire Grins below.... 

Friday, March 6, 2020

Majors Homeroom Awards

End of Second Quarter AR Goal reachers and DOJO high point earners in 
Mrs. Majors' Homeroom 4-6 Multi-Age Class. 

Fifth Grade SNOW SCHOOL Field Trip

Our very own Hope School and Clark Fork Jr. Sr. High School Graduate, Leslie Kiebert, led our Hope School fifth grade students in the pre-lessons, SNOW SCHOOL Schweitzer Field Trip and post lessons from SOLE (Selkirk Outdoor Leadership and Education).

We are SUPER proud of Leslie who is participating in an internship with SOLE for her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and her minor in Outdoor Leadership.  She will graduate in May 2020 and who knows what's in store for her next.  We are sure it will be GRAND!

We thank her and SOLE for a wonderful day of Snow Science and Snow Safety learning for our fifth grade students.  What a beautiful day to be outside in the snow and sunshine!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Parent Engagement Survey @ Student Led Conferences ~ March 6, 2020

March 5, 2020 

Dear Parents, 

Between now and March 31st there is a  Parent Engagement Survey that we would LOVE for you to complete.  This survey is required by the Idaho State Department of Education and its purpose is to help us improve.   Your responses are anonymous and confidential. The survey should take about 10 minutes. The overall results become part of the Hope School Report Card published annually by the Idaho State Department of Education and available for all to review.   If you complete the survey at Hope School while attending your child/ren’s Student Led Conference, you can enter to win one of five prizes. Your time is incredibly valuable so we are making our Computer Lab available to you during the conferences. This survey is important to us so we can make improvements based upon your feedback.  Please let us know how you feel about our school and the education your child is receiving. 

The prizes are in the form of gift certificates:
$40 Bonner Mall Cinema (2 separate prizes of $40 each)
$40 Ice House Pizza
$40 Davis Grocery and Mercantile
$40 Clark Fork Pantry. 

The drawing will take place at the end of the day (3/6) and you do not need to be present to win. If you win, we will call you.  

Again, thank you for your time and consideration.  

The Hope School Staff 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020 ~ Student Led Conferences

Kindergarten students are getting ready for their 
Student Led Conferences
on Friday, March 6th 

They are working on their "Glows and Grows" to share with their parents. 
  "Glows" are things they have achieved and are glowing with pride. 
"Grows" are things they are working on and excited about growing their abilities. 

Two Kinder students preparing their goals document - Glows and Grows!
Way to go Boys! 

Here is an example the goals page.  So Awesome! 

School Spirit Shirts Available for Purchase or Ordering

Thursday Night at Dr. Seuss Family Fun Night and Friday during the Student Led Conferences, PIE (Partners in Education - not just your average PTO) will be selling Hope School Spirit Shirts and Sweatshirts.   Some items are available at these two events. If you don't see what you need, PIE can place an order. 

Snow STEM Family Engagement Fun Packet

Hi Wildcat Families,   If you haven’t completed some or all of the SNOW-STEM Family fun activities yet, you still have time to get them fini...