Elementary “Monday” Note: September 20, 2022

Week at a Glance

Monday, September 19

National Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Tuesday, September 20

6:30 pm Elementary School Curriculum Evening

Wednesday, September 21

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

3:20 – 3:50 pm Km Club (at McLean Park)

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4 & 5 (Rm 206)

Thursday, September 22

9:00 am Terry Fox Run (K – gr. 8)

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

6:30 pm Middle School Curriculum Evening @ Middle School Campus

Friday, September 23


Saturday, September 24

11:00 am – 3:00 pm Middle School Open House Event

Looking Ahead…


Monday, September 26

9:00 – 9:25 am Parent Prayer

9:00 am – 2:30 pm Grade 4-5 Belcarra Field Trip

3:20 – 3:50 pm Km Club (at McLean Park)

3:15 – 4:30 pm Christmas Musical Auditions

Tuesday, September 27

Individual Student Photo Day – FORMAL UNIFORM REQUIRED

3:15 – 4:30 pm Christmas Musical Auditions

Wednesday, September 28

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

3:20 – 3:50 pm Km Club (at McLean Park)

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4 & 5 (Rm 206)

3:15 – 4:30 pm Christmas Musical Auditions

Thursday, September 29

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

3:15 – 4:30 pm Christmas Musical Auditions

Friday, September 30

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Curriculum Evening

Just a reminder that our curriculum evening for the Elementary campus (K-5) is happening tonight at 6:30 pm.  We will meet in the sanctuary to start with some whole school messaging on programs offered this year.  Afterwards we will send parents to their child(ren)’s respective classes for more information from the teacher regarding the curriculum, routines and procedures for their class.  For those unable to attend in person, teachers will be emailing out the slide presentations.

Terry Fox Dress Down

On Thursday, September 22, 2022, we will be doing our whole school Terry Fox Run. This is a Dress Down day where students are invited to bring $2 (for Cancer Research) and wear their Canada colours (Red and White).  Please ensure that students are able to run comfortably in what they choose, and dress for the weather.

Terry Fox Run

Lets ‘Try like Terry’ to raise funds and awareness for Cancer research. Pledge sheets were sent home for you to start collecting pledges. If you require an additional pledge sheet please contact Mrs. Stiles at tstiles@hopelcs.ca. All pledge forms need to be returned to school by October 6. Cheques are to be made out to ‘Terry Fox Foundation’. Fundraising is optional. You are also able to donate online at: https://schools.terryfox.ca/HopeLutheranChristianSchool. Together, we can make a difference.

This years incentives for fundraising are:

  • Lunch with Mrs. Watson for the child who raises the most money
  • Extra gym/recess time/movie lunch/freezies for the class with the most pledge participation
  • Dress down day for the whole school if we raise over $3500

Click here for some inspiration and information about this amazing initiative.

All-Families Event

September 24th, 11:00 am is our Middle School Open House and Family Picnic at Aggie Park.  The Ceremony starts at 11:00 am at our Middle School Campus (2099 Lougheed Hwy) followed by campus tours and a BBQ and games in adjacent Aggie Park.  Attendance by middle school students is strongly encouraged to show support for their school and they are requested to arrive in uniform.  

The deadline to pre-order your lunch is TODAY, September 20th.  Cash-only payment will be required on the day of the event.  

We need one more parent to help with game supervision for each of the time slots.  Please sign up if you are able to help.

Bring your picnic blanket and chairs; bring a friend and introduce them to Hope; get ready to have fun.  A digital art card is available for you to forward to anyone interested in learning more about Hope.

Individual Student Photo Day


Get ready to put on your best smile! Tuesday, September 27, is Individual Student Photo Day.  Students will be required to be in their formal uniforms.

Some tips from our photo company, Mountain West, to help your child(ren) prepare for photo day:

Click Here to view “How to Prepare for Photo Day” (please scroll to the bottom). 

Click Here to visit “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) about Photo Day.

Lice Check

We are asking all our elementary families to please conduct a lice check at home with their child(ren) and return a signed copy of the form provided indicating you have completed this. Students are to return the form to their teacher by Thursday, September 29.  

LICE CHECK FORM – (please complete & send back to teacher)

We are also attaching documents to help with the steps of a lice check and more information on what lice is, how to detect, and treat.  If you have further questions please contact Gail Madanayake at gail_espiritu@hotmail.com.




Christmas Musical Auditions

We are preparing for a Christmas Musical for our Christmas season. Auditions are coming up… next week after school at the Elementary School campus. Auditions start at 3:15 pm and run until 4:30 pm next week Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (September 26 – 29). Sign up sheets are coming out soon. Please see Ms. Allen or Mr. Yee for more information in the coming days.

Mr. Mayer Wrote A Children’s Book

Friendship is tricky – can you relate? Most people I know value their friends, however, they are often hard to come by. As an elementary school teacher, I’ve witnessed this time and time again with students. They want to make a new friend but struggle to know what to do and say. “Leroy the Raccoon” is a book that teaches children that this process doesn’t have to be so tricky. You can actually get to know someone relatively quickly by asking specific questions and listening well. It is my hope that this book helps children when interacting with their peers and also encourages them to look out for someone who is lonely and may need a friend.

Amazon link: https://a.co/d/5oGyG39

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 25 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 – 9:25 am, starting September 12 (except for holidays).

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

General Meeting

Our PTL General meeting took place last Thursday – thank you to all those parents and staff who attended.  Please review the meeting minutes and let us know if there are any necessary changes.


Participation Opportunities

Photo Day Assistants – We are looking for several parents to assist with ensuring students are looking their best for their individual photo.  Please indicate your availability.  

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


Upcoming Events

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


PTL Executive Call for Nominations

The PTL Executive positions are 2-year commitments and after the two years, the position is to be open for nominations to give any interested parents an opportunity to serve on the Executive.

The roles of President and Vice-President are now open for nominations.  This call for nominations will be posted for four consecutive weeks and any nominations will be discussed at our November 17th PTL meeting.

The role of President has been filled by Lisa Klym for the last four years and this school year is Lisa’s final year as President.  Any parents wishing to step into this role, please email the PTL at hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca.  

Additionally, the role of Vice-President is vacant and available immediately for interested parents.  If you are interested in serving, have any questions or require further information, please email the PTL.

Traditionally the Executive has consisted of a President and Vice-President, however, these roles can be interchangeable and shared between parents.  The titles can also change according to the desire of the person in the leadership position.

Community Relations

Hope Community Prayer Evening

As a church & school, we want to be a praying CommUNITY.  We desire to lean on the Lord we love, constantly seeking His wisdom, guidance and encouragement.

Our first gathering of the new school year will take place on Tuesday, September 27th.  Gatherings will be the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7:30 – 8:30 pm. 

Please consider joining us as we engage in prayer for our church and school, our future plans and directions and the families in our community. 

People of all languages are welcome; prayer does not need to be done in English.  Whether you are comfortable praying in public or not, you are welcome.  There is no signup; please, come as you are.  Children are encouraged to attend.  



Submissions are open for the October newsletter.  Please share your inspiring stories, special achievements and newsworthy events 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, September 24 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Hope Lutheran’s Elementary School campus! 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!