National Lutheran Schools Week – Jan. 22nd – 27th

National Lutheran Schools Week – Jan. 22nd – 27th

In January we celebrate being a Lutheran School.

Hope Lutheran School will join other schools around the world and rejoice why Lutheran schools are a great place to attend.

“National Lutheran Schools Week provides our network of nearly 2,300 LCMS preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work among us in Lutheran schools.

We thank God for the opportunity to provide excellent academic preparation for the children we serve. We are most grateful for the opportunity to share Jesus’ amazing love with children and their families. National Lutheran Schools Week gives us an opportunity to proclaim these great blessings within the communities we serve.

Our schools are amazing incubators for faithful witness of God’s love for us through Christ by teachers and students alike.”  (Source:

The theme for 2017 is “Upon This Rock,” based on Isaiah 26:4 “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord is an everlasting rock.”

During the week of January 22nd – 27th, we will have different activities that our faculty and students will participate and lead.  We will have guest devotional leaders from Lutheran churches in the area.  Student Council will be hosting a Lutheran Spirit Week.  We will also have a 500 Reformation party as we celebrate with the church 500 years of reformation.

We are blessed to be part of a Lutheran School and to have a congregation that fully supports the school ministry.  We are fortunate to be able to learn and grow in our faith at Hope Lutheran School.

Thank you Hope Lutheran Church for the ongoing support for our students and teachers.

Happy Lutheran Schools Week!

October 2016 Monthly News

Hope Lutheran Preschool Monthly News

October 2016

Happy fall!-May the Lord bless you and keep you-Numbers 6:24

Birthdays (All Preschool)

If your child’s birthday is in October, you should have received an email with the day we will be celebrating at school, the number of children and allergies etc. If you did not receive an email, please let Mrs. Pluff know.

Jason – birthday on Oct. 3rd, celebrate on Tues. Oct. 4th
Wesley – birthday on Oct. 11th, celebrate on Tues. Oct. 11th
Arely – birthday on Oct. 18th, celebrate on Wed. Oct. 19th
Sophie C. – birthday on Oct. 24th, celebrate on Mon. Oct. 24th

Book Fair (Family Event)

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Hope Lutheran School next week. There will be a Sneak Peak on Oct. 4th in the afternoon and then the fair will be open from Oct. 9th-Oct. 14th. The Book fair will also be open during Grandparent’s day. Please check the signs in the hallway for the days and times the fair is open. There are several days with special hours open to accommodate preschool families. There will be signs in the hallway directing you to the fair.

Bring Your Lunch To School Day!

Children are always asking, can we eat lunch at school?!  Next week is their chance!  The 3/4 day students will bring their lunch on Thursday Oct. 6th.The 2 day students will bring their lunch on Friday Oct. 7th. You may also send a drink with them or we will have apple juice or water at school. We plan to eat at approximately 11am. If the weather is nice, we will have a picnic outdoors!

Hope Lutheran Day School does not have school on Wed. Oct. 5th-Friday Oct. 7th due to an out of town teacher’s conference, Hope Lutheran Preschool will still be in session.

Parking lot re-sealing

The parking lot is being re-sealed and painted on Wed. Oct. 5th-Friday Oct. 7th, so access will be limited. On Wednesday, access to the facility to and from Hope will be from the Quivira side only. Drop off and pickup will be normal. On Thursday Oct. 6th, access to and from Hope will be only from the Halsey drive side on the west side of school. Please park in the main school parking lot and walk in the main school entry.  We will have the sign in desk at that entry. You may also park in the circle drive. We will notify you if this will change. On Friday, they will be painting the stripes, so please avoid the areas where they will be painting, when you are parking.  I will email you if any of this info changes.

Kindergarten Open House

Hope Lutheran School will host a Kindergarten Open House on Wednesday Oct. 12th from 11:30am until 12:30pm. This is different than the Sneak Peak. This is an opportunity to meet and talk with Mrs. Alsin our kindergarten teacher and find out information about Hope Lutheran Kindergarten and School. This is open to all families who might have interest. Children are welcome to attend with you. There will be an additional open house in February during the evening hours.

Guest Reader Program

Due to October being a very busy month, the Guest Reader program will begin in November. More details will come home at the end of the month.

Fire Safety Month

October is Fire Safety Month.  The Shawnee Fire Dept will be visiting the 3 and 4 day classes and speaking on Fire safety. Firefighter Lisa Price from the KCK fire department will be visiting the 2 day classes. The dates are being scheduled now. We will also do a fire drill at school. This is also a great time to talk with your children at home regarding fire safety and remember to change your batteries in your smoke detectors!

Grandparent’s Day

Grandparents Day is Friday Oct. 14th from 8:30 until 11:30. Grandparents Day invitations were sent out to those families who turned in an address form for their grandparents.  If your grandparents are planning to attend, please have them send in their rsvp as soon as possible. We will not have regular school on that day. If your child does not have a grandparent attending, your child will not come to school on that day.

Please bring your child to the Preschool rooms at 8:30 that day. Grandparents will register at the church entrance and will start their day in the chapel service in the Church sanctuary.  The Preschool children will be singing at the end of the chapel service. The teachers will bring them to chapel.  After chapel, the grandparents will pick up their grandchildren in the Preschool classrooms. They will then spend the rest of the morning with their grandchildren visiting all of the different stations and activities provided, including the Book Fair.

Preschool Mom’s Night/Fall Festival (Preschool Event)

Preschool Mom’s Night/Fall Festival will be held on Tuesday Oct. 18th from 6 to 7:30pm in the Preschool classrooms. Pizza and dessert will be provided. Please join us for a fun night for Moms and Preschoolers celebrating the season of fall with many fall themed activities. A photo opportunity will also be available.   If Mom is not available another significant female adult may attend with your child. Because this is a special night with your Preschool student, please do not bring siblings.  We are excited to share the evening with all of you! (Dad’s night will be in January)

School Pictures

School pictures will be taken on Wednesday Oct. 19th. The 3 and 4 day students pictures will be taken during class time. There will be a special time that 2 day parents may bring their children to school if they would like a picture taken. As we receive more info regarding the time, it will be emailed to you.

Parent/Teacher Conferences-No School

We will not have Preschool on Thursday Oct. 27th and Friday Oct. 28th due to Parent/Teacher conferences. Each teacher will have their own conference schedules and some additional or alternate days and times might be available.  The teacher’s conference schedules will be posted on their classroom doors beginning the week of Oct. 3rd. Please sign up for a conference. We are excited to share with you how your child has adapted to school so far and the goals and expectations for the year!

Trunk or Treat(Family Event)

Trunk or Treat is Friday Evening Oct. 28th in the Hope Lutheran School parking lot from 5:30 to 7pm. An individual flyer with all of the details will be sent home in your child’s folder on Thurs/Fri of this week and is posted on the bulletin boards in the Preschool hall.

Box Tops For Education

Hope Lutheran School collects Box Tops for Education off of General Mills products and other packages. For more information on what products they are on go to  There is a collection can in the Preschool hallway or you can send them in your child’s folder.

Christmas Program and Brunch(All Preschool)

Please mark your calendars now and tell your family about the Hope Lutheran Preschool Christmas program and brunch. We will have and All Preschool Christmas Program beginning at 10am on Thursday December 15th. It will be followed by a brunch. The morning will conclude at 11:30am. Family members are welcome to attend.


Now that the weather is getting chillier, please send a jacket with your child to school every day. You may also keep one in their back pack. We will try to go outside as many days as possible, and the temperature can change during the day.

Please make sure your child’s name is marked in their jacket.

Hope Lutheran School Auction

Hope Lutheran School will host its annual auction on Saturday Nov. 5th. This year it will be located at the Lutheran High School of Kansas City. This is an adult’s only event and one of the main fundraisers for the special programs at the school. Preschool parents are invited to attend. More information will come home soon.

The Preschool students of each class worked together to make a special item to donate to the auction. The 3 and 4 day students made a thumb/fingerprint cookie jar based on the book “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.” The 2 day class is making a hand print tote bag.  We hope to have the items on display when they are finished for you to see!

We will also have an “Art In The Cart” annual donation for Parents and children to help donate towards. We will provide a cart that will be in the hallway in the next couple of weeks. If you would like to make a contribution, please bring to school any art supplies etc. that you think children will enjoy using and help fill the drawers. This item has been a great success in the past! Thank you in advance for your willingness to help.

Hope Lutheran School Bible Verse-2016-2017

10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,” 1 Colossians 1:10



























September News

       Hope Lutheran Preschool Monthly News

September 2016

 Welcome to Hope Lutheran Preschool! We are excited that God brought your children and family to our school! We are looking forward to a wonderful year! Each month you will receive a monthly newsletter with all of the Preschool and upcoming events for the month included. Each area will be marked if it is: All Preschool, All School, 2 Day news or 3 and 4 day news.

Birthdays (All Preschool)

Each month we will celebrate the children’s birthdays at school that fall during that month. We will also celebrate half birthdays for children whose birthday falls during the summer months. At the beginning of the month  you will receive an email with the day we will celebrate, the number of children in the class and any allergies there might be. If your child has a September birthday and you did not receive an email, please let Mrs. Pluff know at

Myles-             birthday on Sept. 9th-will celebrate on Fri. Sept. 9th
Sam-               birthday on Sept. 10th-will celebrate on Thurs. Sept. 8th
J’Nihya-           birthday on Sept. 11th-will celebrate on Mon. Sept. 12th
Cain-            birthday on Sept. 19th-will celebrate on Mon. Sept. 19th
Alex-              birthday on Sept. 27th-will celebrate on Tues. Sept. 27th
RJ-                birthday on Sept. 27th-will celebrate on Tues. Sept. 27th

Fall Carnival (Family Event)

This Friday night Sept. 9th, Hope Lutheran School will host the Fall Carnival in the Hope Lutheran School parking lot from 6pm-8pm. (In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors). Events at the carnival include carnival games, bouncy house, concessions stands, funnel cake booth and Hope Lutheran School’s annual pie auction. Proceeds from the pie auction will benefit special programs at Hope Lutheran School and Preschool. We hope your family can join us!

Kindergarten Sneak Peek- (3 and 4 day Preschool event).

The fall kindergarten Sneak Peek will be held on Wednesday Sept. 14th from 11am-12pm for the 3 and 4 day classes. Preschool hours will be extended that day to accommodate the Sneak Peek. Please let Mrs. Pluff know if you have a conflict with the time change. Parents are welcome to attend the Sneak Peek with their child. You also have the option to stay for a free hot lunch at noon with the current kindergarten class. Please rsvp to Mrs. Pluff with how many will be staying for lunch by Monday Sept. 12th. Your child will leave at noon if you are not staying for lunch.

Kindergarten Open House

The kindergarten open house will be held on Wed. Oct. 12th from 11:30am-12:30pm with the current kindergarten teacher Mrs. Alsin. This is for all families who would like to learn more about Hope Lutheran School and the kindergarten program. Children may attend with you.

Guest Reader Program (All Preschool)

During the month of October, we will begin the “Guest Reader” program in all classes. Each teacher will have their own individual schedule of days and times that the “Guest Reader” will be in their classroom. Parents, grandparents etc. will be able to volunteer for this program, but everyone must have a background check on file to do so.  If you have not filled one out and are interested in this program, please fill one out  now before the program begins.

Christmas Program and Brunch (All Preschool)

Please mark your calendars now and tell your family about the Hope Lutheran Preschool Christmas program and brunch.  New to Preschool this year, we will have an All Preschool Christmas Program beginning at 10 am on Thursday December 15th. It will be followed by a brunch. The morning will conclude at 11:30am. Family members are welcome to attend.

Grandparent’s Day (All Preschool)

Grandparent’s day is an annual event at Hope Lutheran School, this year it is held on Friday Oct. 14th. Preschool has been invited to join the celebration. All children are invited even if it is not their class day. In the folder a few weeks ago, a note was sent home requesting your grandparent’s addresses. If you would like your grandparents to be invited please return their addresses to school this week.

We will not have regular class time that day. The day will only include Grandparent’s Day. We will keep you updated with information regarding the day as we learn more about the events of the day.

Preschool Aides

We are honored to have two Preschool aides this year.  Miss Lauren Kettner has worked for Hope Lutheran Preschool since 2002. She assists all three teachers  in the classrooom and helps out with many administrative jobs. You will also see Lauren at the sign in and sign out desk and assisting in Music and Movement.

Miss Alison (Ali) Pluff has worked for Hope Lutheran Preschool as a part-time aide since the summer of 2013. She has worked in the Summer Preschool program, the 4 day class and this year is helping out on Fridays in Ms. McCoy’s 2 day class.

Both Lauren and Ali attended Hope Lutheran School from Preschool through 8th grade.  We are very blessed to have both young women on the staff of Hope Lutheran Preschool!

Box Tops For Education and Ronald McDonald House

Hope Lutheran School is collecting Box Tops for Education off of packages of General Mills products. If you use these products and would like to help out, you may send them to school in your child’s folder or we have a collection can located in the Preschool hallway.  You also may send in the tabs off of pop cans to help with the Ronald McDonald House.

Thank You!

You may have noticed a new mural that is being painted at the end of the Preschool hallway and updates on the walls in the Preschool entry. Mrs. Cyndi Bird, Hope Lutheran School’s art teacher has been busy painting and brightening up the Preschool hallways. If you see Mrs. Bird busy painting, please tell her thank you. She has graciously donated her time and talents to Hope Lutheran Preschool!

Ways To Help

The 3 and 4 day classes attend a chapel service each Wednesday morning. The Children have the opportunity to bring a voluntary offering. Listed below is where the chapel offerings will go this quarter.The Preschool offerings are combined with the day school offerings.

* Our first quarter chapel will be for the “Children of the Light.” There are 12 children currently enrolled in this program in Zacapa, Guatemala. The program supports and gives children who live in the garbage dump of Zacapa an opportunity to go to a Lutheran school, get food and homework help. The children are picked up every morning by a bus that takes them from the garbage dump to Divine Savior Lutheran School. Our goal to provide enough money to pay for another child to join the group of 12. We want to raise $500 which will provide the financial needs for one child for two years.

Stony Point North Elementary

Stony Point North Elementary School in KCK, recently raised enough money by faculty, staff, parent and community donations to purchase a new playground for the school. Over the weekend, someone set the playground on fire and ruined the new playground!

The faculty and staff at Stony Point want to remain strong during this time. They would like to rebuild if possible.  If you would like to contribute, please email Mrs. Pluff and let her know. We have access to a pay pal acct to donate online, or you can bring a check made payable to Stony Point PTA or cash to Mrs. Pluff. We will get it to the appropriate people. Stony Point School has many special needs students.  Thank you for considering both of these opportunities to share God’s love.

Hope Lutheran School Bible Verse-2016-2017

[10] so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,” I Colossians 1:10.