Elementary Monday Note: June 6, 2022

Week at a Glance

Monday, June 6

All Library Books Due

9:00 am Parent Prayer

3:00 pm Coding Club

Tuesday, June 7

9:30 am Gr 1A & B Year End Field Trip

7:00 pm Kindergarten 2022 Parent Orientation Meeting

Wednesday, June 8


3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 4 & 5 EAL Class (in gr. 5A classroom)

Thursday, June 9

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 EAL Class  (in Connection Rm)

Friday, June 10

Hot Lunch

Saturday, June 11

2:00 – 5:15 pm PTL Pickleball Party Event

Looking Ahead…


Monday, June 13

9:00 am Parent Prayer

3:00 pm Coding Club

2:30 pm PTL Sponsored Used Uniform Sale

Tuesday, June 14

Gr. 4 & 5 Probability Fair (see write up below)

2:30 pm PTL Sponsored Used Uniform Sale

Wednesday, June 15

Grade 5 Celebration

3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 4 & 5 EAL Class (in gr. 5A classroom)

Thursday, June 16

10:30 am Year End Celebration/Assembly

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 EAL Class  (in Connection Rm)

Friday, June 17

Last Day of School – NOON DISMISSAL

Student Safety Reminders

Bus Drop Off area:  Now that the middle school has moved, the bus has returned to its spot on the street in front of our playground.   This means that we can no longer have cars stopping to drop off their students at that location (not enough space).  Parents will need to park (at MacLean park or on the street, where permitted) and have students walk to the school following the road safety rules. 

Recess/Lunch at McLean Park:  Parents wishing to drop off items or lunch are expected to do so at the school office.  If you are wanting to talk with your child at the park briefly – you will need to stop by the office first so that supervisors on the field can be radioed to be aware of this.  Any adult interacting with our students needs to be in a safety vest so we are aware of who is interacting with our students and ensure their safety at this public park.

Important Library Dates

June 6: All library books due

June 6-10: The Great Classroom Book-hunt: Parent volunteers are needed to search the classroom libraries for missing books. Contact Ms. Francescini (kfrancescini@hopelcs.ca) to volunteer.

June 13-17: Library closed for inventory

Grade 4 & 5 Probability Fair

The Grade 4 and 5 students are showcasing their Probability game project at the Probability Fair, taking place in the gymnasium, on Tuesday June 14. We welcome parents to come and see the creative design of our students in their end of year math project.

Two time slots are reserved for parents to visit: 9:15 am – 9:45 am and 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm. 

Scholastic Digi Flyers Now Available!

The June DIGITAL FLYER is here, as well as a SUMMER CAMP FLYER. Now is the perfect time to stock up for those summer road trips. When you checkout, don’t forget to use our School Class Code: RC131640. When you use the Class Code our school earns 20% of the value of the order in rewards. These rewards are used to buy new items or books for our classrooms. You get FREE SHIPPING on your order of over $40. Remember you can order online whenever you want at scholastic.ca/clubshop.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stiles (tstiles@hopelcs.ca).

Father Daughter Dance – Photo Booth Photos 

If you were at the Father Daughter dance Friday, May 27, and would like your photo booth picture(s) sent to you, please contact Mrs. Klassen and she will send a link to you via email.

Recess/Lunch Supervision Job Opportunity for 2022/23 School Year

We have some openings on our recess and lunch supervision team for the upcoming school year.  If this is something that may interest you please email your resume, including any certifications you may have (CRC , first aid) to our Head Supervisor, Michele Malmberg (mmalmberg@hopelcs.ca). 

Parent Prayer

Thank you to all those who have joined the Parent Prayer group through the school year!

Monday, June 13, will be the final Parent Prayer time for the 2021-2022 school year. You are welcome to join us as we pray for our school, families, and community. 

We will be meeting outside at the Elementary Campus by the main entrance, from 9:00 – 9:30 am.

COVID-19 Daily Health Check Website

The K-12 Health Check contains the most up-to-date B.C. health guidelines and is user-friendly for children to complete daily. This resource can assist in preventative measures for families and help with the decision on whether students should attend school that day.  You can also download the app via the following links: iPhone/iPad iOS or Android devices.

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

PTL Meeting – Thursday, June 2

A PTL meeting was held last Thursday.  The minutes of that meeting can be viewed here.

At our meeting, the opportunity was given for parents to contribute to the school to fund staff “wish-list” items – items that do not fall under the school budget but would enhance the learning in the classroom and/or directly benefit students.  Please click to view a list of all the requested itemsParents have until June 15th to indicate their intent to support the school in procuring these items.  If you wish to have a tax receipt issued, please make your cheque payable to Hope Lutheran School.  After June 15th the PTL will consider funding any items not covered by parent donations.

The PTL needs new leadership to join the Executive in the coming school year.  The President role will become vacant as of June 2023 and the Vice-President role remains vacant.  These jobs can be shared among parents.  Please review the Job Description for an outline of expectations.  This is an excellent opportunity for parents of younger grades to be involved in the school long-term.


Participation Opportunities

Opportunities are available for the next school year.  Please browse the list of ongoing opportunities and let us know where you’d like to serve next year.  Some opportunities are guaranteed hours…  


FOR ALL PARENTS:  The Term 2 Participation recording sheets will close June 15.  Please ensure you have recorded all your participation hours on your Term 2 sheets prior to June 15.  After this date, the sheets will be locked and hours calculated.  If you have completed a minimum of 15 hours, there is no cost to you.  Completion of partial hours will receive a reimbursement cheque.


BC Dumpling Festival 2022

Saturday, August 13, Town Centre Park – a multicultural, family friendly event that will showcase dumplings from around the world! 

The day will be packed with live entertainment, activities for all ages, local food and beverage vendors and will feature a dumpling competition.   For more information visit bcdumplingfest.ca


We have been invited to participate with a 10×10 tent showcasing our school and we’d like parents to be our spokespeople.  If you are here and would like to participate, please email Mr. Lok (jlok@hopelcs.ca).  Planning starts now.  Time spent will count towards the PPP.

Used Uniform Sale

A used uniform sale is happening June 13 & 14 at 2:30 pm in our Elementary campus parking lot.  This is a great opportunity to pass on those outgrown uniform pieces.  Parents, take the opportunity to go through your uniform pieces and identify what you can sell to other families.  

Individuals are responsible for the sale and cleanup of their own items.  Please email the PTL if you would like to have a table.

Community Relations


Submissions are open for the September newsletter.  

Do you have an achievement or special event you’d like to share? Are you doing something throughout the summer that we can feature in September?   

Please send your submissions to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.

Hope Lutheran Junior Youth

Junior Youth is a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church for students in Grades 5-8, connecting students with Jesus and one another.

JR Youth is on this Saturday, June 11. Come join us for fun, games, and devotion! Join our mailing list by clicking here to receive updates about our events.

Have questions? Please email Danielle (danielle.andriulaitis@hopelcs.ca)

Blessings to you and your family from the Junior Youth Ministry Team!