Christensen Courier

May 10, 2019

Dear Parents and Families,

The power of hope is stronger than anyone can imagine. With hope you can do anything, without hope you cannot. Hope is everything! We are very proud to be a KIDS AT HOPE SCHOOL. Every day we strive to teach our students about the power of hope and give each and every one of them hope for their future. Our school vision statement provides a view of what we believe "All kids are capable of success, no exceptions." Consider the power within this statement. No Exceptions is hard work, but our staff works hard to make sure your child has the power of hope to climb to reach their goals and dreams every day, no exceptions.

Important Dates

May 15th - 2:30pm Early Dismissal

May 20th-23rd - Student Led Conference - 12:30pm dismissal

May 20th - 23rd - Principal Appreciation Week

May 24th & 27th - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day Observation

May 28th - 4th & 5th gr. BizTown Field Trip

May 29th - FULL DAY, 4:00pm dismissal

June 3rd - 5th graders visit Keithley MS

Wednesday, June 5th - 2:30pm dismissal

June 6th - Hope Night, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Wednesday, June 12th - 12:30pm dismissal

June 14th - Attendance Reward Bounce House

June 17th, 18th & 19th - 4:00pm dismissal

June 18th - Awards Assembly: 2nd - 4th, 11:00am to 11:45am

Kinder - 2nd, 2:45pm to 3:30pm

5th grade promotion @ 6pm

June 19th - Field Day

June 20th - Last day of School - 1:00pm dismissal

Hope Night

Thursday, June 6th, 5:30-7pm

10232 Barnes Lane South

Tacoma, WA

Hope Night: “We Believe, We Connect, We Time Travel!”

Join us for our final family night of the year! Hope Night is on Thursday, June 6th, from 5:30 to 7pm. Come celebrate your child’s goals and dreams for the future, get connected to our community at the resource fair, and enjoy dinner with your family and others in our school. This event is sure to be a fun end to another successful year!


  • Last Popcorn Friday is May 31st, the popcorn will be free.

  • PTA Yearbooks can be purchased on line at for $13.23 paperback and $20.18 for a hardback. When you purchase it on line you may customize it. If you want to send cash in an envelope to Mrs. Cataldo, she will order it. However, it will not be customized.

  • PTA Meeting Tuesday, May 14th @ 6:30pm

Franklin Pierce Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to James Hester, Compliance Coordinator for State and Civil Rights Laws; Wendy Malich, Title IX Officer; or John Sander, 504/ADA Coordinator at 315 129th ST S, Tacoma, WA 98444-5099 or at (253)298-3000.