Elementary Monday Note: November 14

Week at a Glance

Monday, November 14

Professional Development Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Tuesday, November 15

Wednesday, November 16

9:00 am Chapel – Mrs. Stephanie Mayer

1:00 pm Grade 5 Swimming

Thursday, November 17

Friday, November 18

Hot Food Day

Retake Photo Orders Due

Monday, November 21

Winter Activity Trip Forms Due

1:00 pm Grade 5 Swimming

Tuesday, November 22

Wednesday, November 23

9:00 am Chapel – Grade 7 class

1:00 pm Grade 5 Swimming

Thursday, November 24

Friday, November 25

NOON DISMISSAL – 1/2 Day Professional Development Day

6:30 pm PTL Family Movie Night

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

The November PTL meeting was held Friday, November 4 at the Port Coquitlam Campus.  Please see the attached link for the minutes from that meeting:  NOVEMBER 4 PTL MINUTES

The PTL is looking for a talented person for the Treasurer position.  If you are interested, please email Jolene at hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca.

Another Fun Food Day is around the corner on Friday, December 2.  Parents from all grades are welcome to participate by donating goodies.  Please sign up at:  FUN FOOD DAY SIGN UP

Grade 3 – 7 Homework Survey

With the mission of equipping each child to impact the world for Christ’s glory, the staff at Hope Lutheran Christian School is seeking input from our parent community regarding the current homework grade 3 – 7 students are assigned. A survey will be sent Tuesday, November 15, via email, for all grade 3 – 7 families to complete.

Notice Regarding Incoming Kindergarten Siblings

Although it feels like the school year has just begun, in the office we are already preparing for next September!
Ahead of each school year we set aside priority spaces for the younger siblings of our current students who would be eligible to begin Kindergarten. This information is determined by what a family has entered on the registration form of their older child. We recognize that it may have been over 5 years since the first student in a family joined us at Hope Lutheran, and new siblings may have been added, or this section may not have been completed by the family at the time. To ensure we set aside enough Kindergarten spaces for incoming 2017 siblings, if your family has a younger sibling who would be eligible (turns 5 by December 31, 2017), please email our registrar, Clare Wood at cwood@hopelcs.ca, by Tuesday, November 15, confirming the student’s name and date of birth.

Retake Photo Orders

Photo order forms for those students who had a photo taken on Retake Day – November 1, were distributed last week.   Please have all orders placed by Friday, November 18, either by submitting to the office or ordering online at order.mountainwest.ca.  No cash orders will be accepted at the school office, only cheque or credit card orders.

Winter Activity Trip (Ski Trip)

This year the Grades 5-12 Winter Activity Trip will take place on Monday, December 5.  Parent Volunteers will be needed for driving, supervision and transporting equipment. Permission slips, rental forms and general information were sent home with students on November 7.

All forms due November 21 – no later than November 24, 2016.

Free Family Movie Night

The PTL invites Hope families to join us on Friday, November 25 to watch Finding Dory in the Elementary School Gym.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, movie to start at 7:00 pm.  Everyone in the family is welcome to come and parents are required to stay to supervise their children.  Concession snacks will be available for purchase and 100% of the concession sales will go to the Grad Class.  Grab your pillow, blanket and favorite stuffie and join us for a fun night!  Please sign up at the following link if you are planning to attend.


Save the Date – Christmas Musical

All Kindergarten – grade 6 students will be performing in the Christmas musical, “Angel Alert” on the evening of Wednesday, December 14, and in the afternoon and evening of Thursday, December 15Thursday, December 15 will be a 12:45 pm late start for school.

The Christmas Musical is considered part of the students’ Fine Arts curriculum and students are expected to be in attendance for both evening performances.  If you child is unable to attend any of the performances please inform your child(ren)’s teacher and submit an online absence form.

School Zone Safety

Some of our volunteers who have faithfully been opening the doors during the morning drop-off time at the back of the school have now completed their volunteer hours. IF there is no parent volunteer at the drop-off area at the back of the school, then Mrs. Malmberg will be at the drop-off area and not at the cross walk.  Please consider volunteering at the drop-off area, whenever you are available, so Mrs. Malmberg can go to crosswalk in the morning.  You may volunteer from 8:30-9:00 am or from 8:40-8:55 am if you are pressed for time.  Do you need volunteer hours? This is a great way to get them.

Drivers please be aware that if our crossing guard is not at the cross walk in the morning, she is at the back of the school opening car doors inthe drop-off area.  Please be extra vigilant when driving on the York St. road.