Elementary Monday Note: December 5, 2022

Week at a Glance

Monday, December 5

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

Tuesday, December 6

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

Wednesday, December 7

Reports Issued – Term 1

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

3:15 – 4:45 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 – 4:45 pm Christmas Musical rehearsal Actors/Dancers Only (at Elementary campus)

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

Friday, December 9

Festive Dress Down Day – $2 to participate, proceeds to Gr. 8 Mission Trip

Hot Lunch

Looking Ahead…


Monday, December 12

Additional Christmas Musical Tickets available

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

1:00 – 2:30 pm Christmas Musical Dress Rehearsal (See Musical Information write up below for more details.)

Tuesday, December 13

1:00 – 2:30 pm Christmas Musical Dress Rehearsal (See Musical Information write up below for more details.)

6:30 – 8:00 pm Christmas Musical Evening Performance – Tickets Required (See Musical Information write up below for more details.)

Wednesday, December 14

12:45 pm LATE START

6:30 – 8:00 pm Christmas Musical Evening Performance – Tickets Required (See Musical Information write up below for more details.)

Thursday, December 15

NOON DISMISSAL – Start of Christmas Break

Friday, December 16

NO SCHOOL IN SESSION – Christmas Break

Monday, January 2

NO SCHOOL IN SESSION – Christmas Break

Tuesday, January 3

First Day of School after Christmas Break

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.

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 Choirs and Band

What are you planning to wear in the Christmas Musical? If you are an actor or dancer, you may have already figured out your costume. If you are in the choir or the band… here’s what you need…

Choirs K-5 – Dark bottoms, and ‘tree’ coloured tops (greens, yellows, oranges, reds, purple, and dark blues). The tops should be plain with no logos. For those acting in the musical, whatever costume you are wearing will suffice.

Bands 6-8 – Formal uniform for those not acting in the musical. Those who are acting in the musical can wear their costumes.

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 4:45 on Wednesday and Thursday practices

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 (3:15 – 4:00) – emergency practice

Act Act 2 Scene 4 (boat scene) (Peter, John, Bud, James, Andrew, Jesus, Woody, Act 2, Scene 5 (crucifixion scene) (Roman Soldiers, Jesus)
Music Come Sail Away


Wednesday, December 7, 2022 (3:15 – 4:45)

Act Acts 1 & 2 (everybody)
Music Every Tree In The Forest, Who Wouldn’t Want to Be Me, I Have A Dream, How Much Wood Would A Woodcutter Cut, When You Can’t See the Forest, Come Sail Away, O Praise The Name, Let Me Live


Thursday, December 8, 2022 (3:15 – 4:45)

Act Acts 1 & 2 (everybody)
Music Every Tree In The Forest, Who Wouldn’t Want to Be Me, I Have A Dream, How Much Wood Would A Woodcutter Cut, When You Can’t See the Forest, Come Sail Away, O Praise The Name, Let Me Live

Festive $2 Dress Down Day – December 9

On December 9th, for $2, students are invited to wear their most festive Christmas dress, whether that’s an ugly Christmas sweater, a fancy party dress or your own creation of jingle bells and blinking lights.  All money raised will support the annual Grade 8 missions trip to Kyuquot next spring so every Toonie counts.

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 [email protected].

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 [email protected] for more information.

Scholastic Digi Flyers Now Available!

The December DIGITAL FLYER is here. Books make wonderful Christmas gifts 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 ([email protected]).

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 [email protected] to receive a link to the reading plans.  New plans will start in January but it’s not too late to join a plan already in progress.



Submissions are open for the January newsletter.  Please share your inspiring stories, special achievements and newsworthy events to Lisa Klym at [email protected]


Hope CommUNITY Marketplace

Have you noticed?  The used uniform buy & sell has updated their name to Hope CommUNITY Marketplace offering you a forum to advertise other items for sale within our Hope CommUNITY.  In addition to your used uniform pieces, feel free to post other items for sale that you think may benefit/interest other members of our school parent community. 

As with the uniforms, all parents are responsible for the sale and exchange of their own items.


Christmas Giving

Parents, thank you so much for responding to our food drive plea and providing for our community!   There are still several needs represented, some very specific and practical such as twin bed sheets, a whistling kettle and men’s snow gloves.  Please browse the list of requested items and see where you can fulfill a need.  Donation boxes are available in each classroom as well as at each school office and donations will be accepted until December 8th.

Gift cards and cash can be dropped off at either campus office for safe-keeping.

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

Are you able to assist in organizing the hampers on Friday morning, December 9th?  A few parents to help would be appreciated.  Please email Lisa at [email protected] to indicate your availability.

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Coffee Fellowship

We are meeting for coffee and baked treats this Friday, December 9th at 8:30 am in the Elementary parking lot.  Please stop by for a hot drink and a chat.  We’d love to connect with you!


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.  


ALSO, we are asking our Parent Community to provide some Christmas treats in exchange for PPP hours.  Every $20 spent on purchased treats = 1 hour.  If you are baking your own treats, 2 dozen cookies or one 9×13 square = 1 hour. We’ll also need parents to help set up and plate the treats prior to the performances on December 13 and 14.   Please view the signup for more information, including details on when to drop off your items. 


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. JR Youth is on this Saturday, December 10, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Hope Lutheran’s Elementary 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 ([email protected])

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