Elementary Monday Note: November 1, 2021

Week at a Glance

Monday, November 1

9:00 am Parent Prayer

3:00 – 4:00 pm Gr. 5 Coding Club

Tuesday, November 2

Wednesday, November 3


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

Thursday, November 4

3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 3 EAL Class  (in Connection Rm)

7:00 PTL Meeting (on Zoom)

Friday, November 5

Hot Lunch


Looking Ahead…


Monday, November 8

9:00 am Parent Prayer

3:00 – 4:00 pm Gr. 5 Coding Club

Tuesday, November 9

Wednesday, November 10


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

Thursday, November 11

Remembrance Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Friday, November 12

Teacher Conference – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Drop off and Pick up Safety

We are becoming concerned about the drop off and pick up times.  Neighbours’ driveways are private property and not for our parents to park in while dropping/picking up students. This is an unexpected behaviour and causes confusion and frustration in the morning and after school routines.  If you are not able to find a parking spot please circle around the block instead of waiting behind vehicles. With so many students and families walking in that same space, we are asking our families to be diligent in following our established procedures, so that we may all stay safe.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Reading Link Permission Forms

Reading Link permission forms are coming home today for all students in grade 4 and 5. If your child would like to participate, please return the registration form as soon as possible. The last day for registration is Friday, November 5. There is space for 36 participants.      

Scholastic Digi Flyers Now Available

The November DIGITAL FLYER is here, along with the HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE. Books make a wonderful Christmas gift for all ages. 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 and 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).

Parents Joining Us for Chapel

We are excited to open up our chapel times to our parents, starting this Wednesday – November 3.  During our first service, 9:00 – 9:30 am (Grade 3-5), we have 10 spots open.  At our second service, 9:35 – 10:05 am (Grade K-2) we have 5 spots open.  Please note that on a week where a particular class is presenting, these spots will only be available for the class parents, so they may have the opportunity to watch their child.

Registering to attend, for either Chapel, will only be accepted using the links below.  

Links will close once the maximum number of registrants is reached.

Grade 3 – 5 Chapel (9:00 – 9:30 am)

Kindergarten – Grade 2 Chapel (9:35 – 10:05 am)

PI Academy Sports – Fall Season

PI Academy Sports is delighted to be able to offer badminton at Hope this fall season!

Thank you to all the parents and the staff at Hope for your great support of the badminton program, and continue to allow the students to learn through purposeful-play.

Payment options:

Please find the link below to the signup of the 2021 fall season registration:


Additional notes:

  • Parents wanting to register siblings of different grades into one class for ease of family management, please register your older child to the younger siblings class.
  • Students will have their temperature checked (non-touch forehead) prior to the start of each lesson. Those showing 38 degrees or above or display physical signs of other ill symptoms, and subject to the Coach’s discretion, the student will not be able to participate in that lesson. The parents will be contacted for immediate pick up of their child. If a child is sent home or misses a lesson due to illness, a credit for that lesson will be applied to your account for future redemption.
  • No make-up classes. No switching classes at any time
  • Students will be reminded and when possible to keep at least a 2M distance from others during the lessons, and casual discussions
  • Students will be reminded to wash their hands frequently
  • No sharing of rackets
  • School rackets will be sanitized before and after use
  • Congratulatory gestures will be done by touching rackets or hand gestures

The 2021-2022 Year Book

Once again, we are excited to partner with Jostens in developing a yearbook that will display special moments for all of us, including individual photos of our school family, as well as candid shots and amazing collages!

If you would like to order a yearbook the cost is $25.  Yearbooks can be ordered with this link:  Hope Lutheran Christian School, following the ordering instructions, or using the Yearbook form that was sent home with your child last week.  If ordering with the yearbook form payment is by cheque only (to Hope Lutheran School), no cash. The cutoff for ordering a yearbook is April 1, 2022.  Thank you for your support in ensuring we have yet another amazing yearbook to showcase our students’ memories at Hope this academic year!

Hope Lutheran Umbrellas

We have official Hope Lutheran Christian School umbrellas for sale!  These are amazing umbrellas with an extra large canopy for maximum coverage. They sell  for $25 each, and are available to purchase from either school office. 

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 will be meeting outside at the elementary Campus by the main entrance. 

Every Monday from 9:00 – 9:30 am (except for holidays).

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Parent Volunteering

Outdoor Maintenance

Falling Leaves + Wet Weather = Street Flooding at Elementary Campus

The time is now.  Help keep little feet dry.  Parents, bring a shovel to morning drop off and pull the leaves away from the curb enough to allow water to flow into the catch basins.  If the leaves aren’t cleared from the curb, water collects at the entrance to the school driveway and at the crosswalk, causing very large puddles to form.  Time spent on this act of service will count towards parent participation hours.


The Library needs a parent volunteer every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. This volunteer will be our Grade 2 scribe, helping each student to record their AR books in their reading log.

Additionally, the Library would benefit from regular parent volunteers in-house to ensure books are shelved in the correct spots.  Parents can also help with book repair from home.   If there is enough interest, an information session could be arranged for this Wednesday from 2:15 – 3:00 pm.

Over the Christmas break, chair covers will need to be washed.

Contact Ms. Francescini at kfrancescini@hopelcs.ca for more information or to express your interest.


An ongoing list of volunteer opportunities can be found here:  2021-22 Volunteer Opportunities


Km Club

Km Club is now finished for the fall season.  Thank you to all the parents who helped to make our running club a success.  The students performed very well at the cross-country meet and that was, in part, due to the training they received at Km Club.

Parents, for any child who ran from home, please email me the dates they ran and the distance for each date.  We will be organising award tokens soon and don’t want to miss anyone.  The deadline for submitting any distances from home is Wednesday, November 3. 

Now that you’ve seen how Km Club is managed, are there a few parents who are able to oversee our Spring club?  Please contact Lisa at lklym@hopelcs.ca if you are able to help organise and manage the Spring club.  Km Club starts up the first day after spring break, on March 28.


PTL General Meeting

Our next PTL meeting is this week, Thursday, November 4, 7:00 pm, over Zoom.  Connection details will be sent to you via email this week.  As a review, you may access the previous meeting minutes here:  Sept 2021 Meeting Minutes

Please plan to attend the meeting as there will be motions for funding to vote on.  Attendance at our meeting counts for 1 hour.

PTL Meeting Agenda:

  • Devotion & Prayer
  • Approval of September 2021 Minutes
  • Elementary Vice-Principal’s Report
  • Middle School Vice-Principal’s Report
  • Financial Reports
  • Funding Motions 
  • PTL Vacancies
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • New Business


PTL Fundraising

Thank you to everyone who financially supports our school.  We make several fundraising opportunities available throughout the year and, with every opportunity, your involvement is completely optional.  

Our recycling fundraiser is ongoing and a recycling bag will be sent home soon to each family with an instructional sheet attached.  Please consider supporting the school through your recycling rebates.


Community Relations


Submissions are open for the December newsletter.  Do you have an achievement or special event you’d like to share? How about a story of wonder and exploring God’s creation?  Please send your submissions to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.


Small Groups

Our next online Bible reading plan will begin Monday, November 8.  Join us as we spend 21 days walking through Ephesians, answering questions such as:  Who are we in Christ? What is our inheritance? What does a relationship with Jesus provide?  Ephesians is rich with truths about God and his saving work in us and we will learn more about God and ourselves as we read and study his Word.

If you would like to join the reading plan, please email Lisa Klym (lklym@hopelcs.ca) with your mobile number and a text invitation will be sent to you.

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 back on Saturday, November 6, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Elementary School campus. Join us for fun and games! To stay in the loop for our next events, join our email list by clicking here.

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

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