December 15, 2011 Newsletter
CONGRATULATIONS TO 9TH GRADER CHRIS MERLOS:
Chris participated in the Junior Olympic Nationals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, last Saturday. There were over 300 8th & 9th graders who ran this 4K race. Chris placed 14th in the nation with a time of 13:07! Way to run, Chris!!!
2012 AUCTION REQUEST:
Parents, as you are doing your Christmas shopping, please keep the upcoming “Reaching for the Stars Dinner & Auction” in mind. The holiday bargain sales might be a good time for you to pick up an item that can be auctioned off. Every new item donation adds up and lends itself toward having a successful Auction.
CLASS AUCTION BASKETS:
Baskets, Baskets, Read All About It……The auction committee is still looking for a parent from 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grades to oversee the class basket that will be auctioned off in May. If you are interested, please contact your child’s teacher or Rachel Bumgardner through the web site contact form. This task is a fun way to get the kids and families excited about the upcoming auction!
Visit www.newhopechristian.net/xchange and check out this exciting new program. New Hope gets a percentage from every gift card! Get involved and order yours today!
NH FINANCIAL RECORDS AVAILABLE IN OFFICE:
Our NH financial records are in a binder in the office for those who would want to view them.
EVERYDAY PARKING AT NEW HOPE:
The upper parking lot off of New Hope Rd. is reserved for handicapped, senior citizen, and faculty parking. Parents, please drop off and pick up your children in the lower parking lot off of Hidden Valley Rd. The lower parking lot is for visitor and student parking.
Due to the damage to our track and drainage pipe from vehicles driving on them, as well as blocking the fire lane behind the gym, we are unable to park in that area. Please plan on parking in the lower parking lot off of Hidden Valley Rd. when you visit the school.
The schedule of basketball games is always subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, check out the Athletic Calendar at http://www.newhopechristian.net/athletics/athletic-calendar.
CONCESSION/GATE HELP IS NEEDED FOR HIGH SCHOOL HOME BASKETBALL GAMES:
Volunteers are needed to work in the HS basketball concessions booth throughout the basketball season. If you can work at least one hour (setting up, serving, or cleanup), contact Sharon through the web site contact form. Concessions help offset many costs associated with our basketball programs.
BOX TOPS/SOUP LABELS CONTEST:
Box Tops and Campbell Labels are due by January 6th! Christmas break is a great time to ask friends, family, and neighbors to save their labels and box tops. The class that collects the most by January 6 will earn a class party. Make sure they are put into a baggie or envelope marked with student’s name and grade and turned in to the office.
Here is a website that details the products that have eligible Box Tops:
Labels for Education website:
STILL LOOKING FOR HOST FAMILIES:
We need homes for a couple boys who would like to come to NH in January. If you are interested in hosting or would like more information, please contact Diana Hale through the web site contact form.
WARRIOR NATION STATION NEWS:
The Warrior Nation Station is now selling balloons. They have birthday balloons, colored balloons, polka dot balloons, and many more! If you would like to order a balloon to be delivered to your child, please contact Mrs. Hillier through the web site contact form. The cost is $1 for just a balloon, $2 if balloon is tied to a candy bar, or $3 if tied to a bag of small candy.
CONTINUATION OF ”GIVING HOPE”:
We are continuing our support of Joe’s Place by collecting coats (gently used), hats, gloves, and socks for the ministry to homeless teenagers in Grants Pass. There is a collection box on the breezeway.
ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAMES:
These games will be held on Monday, December 26th. The women’s game is at 6pm, and the men’s game is at 7pm. There will be concessions available during the games, plus half-time activities, door prizes, and a dessert fellowship hosted by The Crew. It is a great way to build relationships with the entire New Hope Family. So come and bring your family for a night of fun!
Spirit Week will be January 23rd-27th. The following is a description of the days for those who want to start preparing ahead of time! Any questions, please contact Patti Hillier through the web site contact form. Please be sure that all costumes adhere to the school dress code.
**Monday, 1/23-Gender Defender Day: Girls are to defend by dressing very feminine, girly, or any costume befitting a young lady. Some examples are a princess, a nurse/doctor, soccer player, homemaker, or teacher. Boys are to defend by dressing manly, gentlemanly, or any costume befitting a young man. Some examples are football player, logger, business man, or formal dress.
**Tuesday, 1/24-Tacky Tourist Day: Pick a vacation destination and dress according to their culture. For example: Hawaiian, Alaskan, Scottish, Austrian, etc.
**Wednesday, 1/25-Warrior Day: Dress as a Warrior from any time period. For example: Medieval, Indian, or Prayer Warrior.
**Thursday, 1/26-Country vs Cityslicker Day
**Friday, 1/27-Red and White Day in honor of Homecoming.