Elementary Monday Note: September 26, 2022

Week at a Glance

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 (gr. 4 – 8)

Tuesday, September 27

Individual Student Photo Day (Formal Uniform Required)

3:15 – 4:30 pm Christmas Musical auditions (gr. 4 – 8)

Wednesday, September 28

Free Dress Down Day – Orange Shirt Day

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 (gr. 4 – 8)

Thursday, September 29

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

3:15 – 4:30 pm Christmas Musical auditions (gr. 4 – 8)

Friday, September 30

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Looking Ahead…


Monday, October 3

9:00 – 9:25 am Parent Prayer

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

Tuesday, October 4

Wednesday, October 5

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, October 6

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

Friday, October 7

Hot Lunch

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

Thank You Parents

Thank you to all the parents who assisted in making our open house celebration a success.

We’ve learned from our admissions interviews that an overwhelming majority of our applicants come to our school because of word-of-mouth recommendations from our school community.  We are thankful that you are our best advertisers.

Do you know of a family ready to explore education options for their child?  Do you have friends or family looking for a school that offers more than just an academic education, one that you can call home?

Please forward this digital information card and encourage them to check out The Hope Difference.

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.

Christmas Musical Auditions

We are preparing for a Christmas Musical for our Christmas season. Auditions for gr. 4 – 8 are taking place this 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). Here is the link to the sign up sheet. Please see Ms. Allen or Mr. Yee for more information.

Community Need

Looking for a suite for rent for a family (mother and 5 year old child) from the Ukraine. Please contact the Elementary School office if you can assist with this need.

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.




Terry Fox Run Pledge Sheets

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.

PI Academy – Badminton Registration

PI Academy is delighted to once again offer badminton at Hope this Fall season! 

Please see the following notice from PI Academy regarding registration for the fall season:

To continue to cope with Covid19, the number of participants per class will remain at a reduced capacity.

Thank you to all the parents and the staff at Hope for your support of the badminton program!

Signup Genius Fall Season 2022 registration

Payment options:


Additional notes:

  • Masks will be mandatory during lessons – Students will have their temperature checked periodically (non-touch forehead). Those resulting with 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.
  • As most of you may know, treats may be offered as a reward every so often during the lessons. If your child has any allergies, please contact Coach Ken immediately with details.
  • No make-up classes.

Please keep a record of your lesson dates to ensure accuracy.

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

Participation Opportunities

The elementary staff room fridges are in desperate need of cleaning.  Is there a parent willing to do this for participation hours?  You may access the staff room any time when the building is open for school, cleaning or rental groups – please notify Lisa at lklym@hopelcs.ca and coordinate with the elementary office on the date to ensure access. 


We’d like to have a family social event in November – are there parents interested in planning a fun event such as a bowling night?  Please email the PTL at hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca to serve.


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.


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 – Tuesday Evening

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

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.

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 November 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, October 1 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!