Elementary Monday Note: November 28, 2022

Week at a Glance

Monday, November 28

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

Tuesday, November 29

7:30 – 8:30 pm Hope Community Prayer

Wednesday, November 30

9:00 am K-5 Chapel (parents are welcome to attend, no pre-registration required)

12:00 – 2:45 pm Gr. 3B Field Trip – Evergreen Cultural Centre

3:15 – 4:00 pm Christmas Musical rehearsal. Actors/Dancers Only (at Elementary campus)

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4 & 5 (Rm 206)

Thursday, December 1

12:00 – 2:45 pm Gr. 3A Field Trip – Evergreen Cultural Centre

3:15 – 4:00 pm Christmas Musical rehearsal Actors/Dancers Only (at Elementary campus)

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

Friday, December 2

Hot Lunch

Looking Ahead…


Monday, December 5

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

Tuesday, December 6

Wednesday, December 7

Reports Issued – Term 1

9:00 am K-5 Chapel (parents are welcome to attend, no pre-registration required)

3:15 – 4:00 pm Christmas Musical rehearsal Actors/Dancers Only (at Elementary campus)

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4 & 5 (Rm 206)

Thursday, December 8

3:15 – 4:00 pm Christmas Musical rehearsal Actors/Dancers Only (at Elementary campus)

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

Friday, December 9

Hot Lunch

Christmas Musical Work bee in afternoon

Extreme Weather Closures

As we head into the winter weather season, please note the following important information regarding Hope Lutheran Christian School closures due to extreme/inclement weather:

  • The decision to close (full day or partial day/late start) the School due to extreme weather will be made by 7:00 am, on the day of the closure, so families can make alternate arrangements. 
  • The announcement will be posted as quickly as possible on our Facebook page and our school website. Do not phone the school, as staff will not be available.
  • The decision will be made taking into consideration the safety of our families and staff, and the School’s ability to operate normally, and will be based on the best information available at the time.
  • Any extreme weather closures will automatically apply to both campuses, and Schola Bohemia – Before and After School Care. 
  • Hope Lutheran’s extreme weather closures may not be the same as the local School Districts’ closures.  

Winter weather can change quickly, therefore, when the School remains open, all decisions regarding travel to and from the School are the responsibility of each family.

CommUNITY Prayer Night

 Please join us in CommUNITY tomorrow evening, November 29th, for 1 hour from 7:30 – 8:30 pm to pray for our school, ourselves and those around us.  All are welcome and children are encouraged to participate.

Musical Information

Thank you all for your support so far, as we prepare for the Christmas musical. We have two formal evening performances (tickets required), and two informal afternoon performances. 

Tickets are now available free of cost at both school offices. Please, only 2 tickets per family per night.  

Additional tickets may be obtained starting Monday, December 12, after the school community has had the opportunity to pick up the minimal per family amount.

Monday, December 12, 2022

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Dress Rehearsal Full cast (Actors and Dancers)

Choir: KA+KB, 2A, 3A,4A+4B

Band: no bands needed

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Dress Rehearsal (all are welcome to attend) Full cast (Actors and Dancers)

Choir: 1’s, 2B, 3B, 5’s

Band: none needed

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Evening Performance (tickets required) Full Cast (Actors and Dancers)

Choir: KA+KB, 2A, 3A, 4A+4B

Band: 6A, 7A

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Evening Performance (tickets required) Full cast (Actors and Dancers)

Choir: 1A+1B, 2B, 3B, 5A+5B

Band: 6B, 7B/8

Christmas Musical Props

Help! We need some props. Here is a list of props we need. If you have any of these items, please fill out this form and bring the props to either Ms. Allen or Mr. Yee.

Christmas Musical Practice


The November/December schedule is ready and available here. If you would prefer a printed copy, you can find Ms. Allen at the elementary campus.

Here is the practice schedule for this week: Please note the end time of 4:30


Wednesday, November 30, 2022 (3:15 – 4:30)

Act All of Act 1(with dancers)
Music Every Tree In The Forest, Who Wouldn’t Want To Be Me?, I Have a Dream, How Much Wood Would A Woodcutter Cut


Thursday, December 1, 2022 (3:15 – 4:30)

Act All of Act 2
Music When You Can’t See The Forest From The Trees, Come Sail Away, O Praise The Name, Let Me Live To Serve You Lord, Every Tree In The Forest (Reprise)

Before & After School Care (Schola Bohemia) Winter Camp

Before & After School Care will be hosting a Winter camp, December 19 – 23 (8:00am-5:30pm /core hours 9:00am-3:00pm).  Cost of the camp is $250.  

Please see THIS LINK for planned activities during the week.

For registrations or inquiries please text: 604-220-4250 or e-mail at langrova@shaw.ca.

Reading Link

Reading Link is looking for parent volunteers who are interested in creating quiz style questions for our students to practice for their competition in the new year. The job requires reading a novel and creating questions that can be used during weekly meetings with students. Proficiency in the English language is required and volunteers can expect to earn 8-12 volunteer hours. This job can be done entirely at home. If interested, please contact Mrs. LeRoss at kleross@hopelcs.ca for more information.

Support the Grade 8 Mission Trip

Please consider supporting our Grade 8 mission trip – donate your returnable beverage containers.  Labels with our school’s QR code can be obtained in either campus office or printed at any Express Return-It depot by using the phone number 604-111-2222.

All proceeds raised will go directly towards the spring mission trip.

Parent Prayer

You are invited and welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community. 

We meet outside at the Elementary Campus by the main entrance. 

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).

CommUNITY Relations

Small Group Reading Plans

Men’s and women’s small group reading plans are taking place.  If you want to get to know some other parents and dig into your Bible a little deeper, email lklym@hopelcs.ca to receive a link to the reading plans.  New plans are starting this week, just in time for the Advent season – please join us.



Submissions are open for the January newsletter.  Please share your inspiring stories, special achievements and newsworthy events to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.


Christmas Giving

Donations are currently down for our annual Christmas food drive, therefore the collection date is extended to December 8th.  We are hoping to provide Christmas hampers for several identified families within our community – would you consider a donation? 

There are many needs represented – please browse the list of requested items and see where you can fulfill a need.  Preferred general items are sugar-free cereal, pancake mix, granola bars, juice boxes, canned fruits and vegetables, dried beans and lentils and canned fish.  Donation boxes are available in each classroom as well as at each school office. 

Thank you for your generosity, you are making a difference in the lives of others!!!

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Participation Opportunities

Parent Assistance Needed – Musical

Friday, December 9th is a work bee to decorate for our Christmas musical.  If you have some time that afternoon following dismissal, please stop by the elementary campus to assist.

Dance Moms – do you have a flair for performance make-up application?  If so, we need you! 

Please see the Parental Assistance & Props List document and sign up where you can assist. 


School Needs

The elementary campus would like to explore the possibility of installing retractable awnings in the breezeway area between the main building and the south wing.  Participation hours will be given to the parent able to research and schedule supplier quotes.

Please contact Mrs. Watson for more information.


Food Provision – Student Service Project

Miss Markling is looking for donations of jam for her student service project in partnership with SOS ministries (see October newsletter for details).  Jam donations can be dropped off at the elementary campus office.  3 jars jam = 1 PP hour


Please browse the list of ongoing opportunities and let us know where you are able to lend a hand.


Upcoming Events

Please refer to our Community Calendar for a list of events throughout the year.

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.

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!