Elementary Monday Note: January 23, 2023

Week at a Glance

Monday, January 23

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

Tuesday, January 24

6:30 – 8:00 pm Open House

Wednesday, January 25

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

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4 & 5 (Rm 206)

Thursday, January 26

8:45 am – 2:45 pm Gr. 3A & B Field trip – Vancouver Aquarium

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

Friday, January 27

2023-24 Re-enrolment Opens for Current School Families


6:00 pm – PTL Family Literacy Event & International Potluck

Looking Ahead…


Monday, January 30

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

Tuesday, January 31

Candy Gram Sheets Due (see notice below)

Wednesday, February 1

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

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4 & 5 (Rm 206)

Thursday, February 2

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

Friday, February 3

Hot Lunch

2023-24 Re-enrolment Period for Current Families

Re-enrolment for our current school families for the 2023-2024 school year will be opening on Friday, January 27 and will close Friday, February 10.  Please watch your email for the 2023-24 Re-enrolment forms that will be sent Friday, January 27.  This is an important time for the school community as this sets the framework for what classes will look like for the 2023-24 school year.  We thank you for the attention and promptness you will put in your response during the upcoming re-enrolment period.

Employment Opportunity – On Call Elementary Recess Supervisor 

We are looking for people to be Elementary Campus On-call Recess Supervisors to help cover our current supervisors should they need to be away for their day.  A CRC will be required and first aid training is preferred but not required.  Please submit your resume to jwatson@hopelcs.ca.

Drop Off and Pick Up 

Thank you to the vast majority of our parents who continue to show patience and adherence to our drop off and pick up procedures.  However, we have noticed an increase in disputes/disagreements within our parent community and with our neighbours regarding these times.  Please note that:

  1. We do not stop or park on Frey street.  It is easily congested and restricts flow.  You may use Frey to drive through at a reduced speed, but please do not stop or park on either side of that road.
  2. Parking lot drop off is at the BACK of the lot.  Do not stop or park in the front parking area, but drive through to the back (by the overpass) to let out your students.  This is the most time efficient way to let out students and not cause a traffic backlog in the lot.
  3. Please park in the appropriate spots at McLean Park or along York street.  At no time are drivers permitted to stop at the crosswalk or driveway to let out students.  
  4. For the safety of all our children, ALL vehicles are to come to a complete stop at each stop line (Grant Ave. & Frey Pl.), looking both ways before proceeding.

If you notice people not following the expectations, please approach respectfully with grace and mercy to point out their mistake in a calm and peaceful manner. By following the expectations listed in our Handbook and registration booklet we can ensure a community of respect and safety for all.

Open House – January 24

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, our parents, are our best advertisers.Do you know of a family looking for a great school to call home?  Please tell them about your experience with Hope and refer them to our website at hopelcs.ca/school to register their attendance for our open house taking place tomorrow – Tuesday, January 24th 6:30 pm. 

You may use this digital flyer to forward to your contacts.

Scholastic Book Fair

Mark your calendars! The fun and excitement of a Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school! Our Scholastic Book Fair will launch at our CommUNITY Event on Friday, January 27. Watch for more news in the Monday Notes leading up to the Scholastic Book Fair!

The January DIGITAL FLYER is here. Here is a BONUS FLYER to help you make a wishlist for our Book Fair. 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).

Candy Gram Fundraiser

Our Grade 5’s will be organizing their second fundraiser – candy grams for Valentine’s Day.  For $2, students can purchase candy grams for classmates, friends, or big/little buddies and the candy grams will be delivered by our very own Grade 5’s on Valentine’s Day.  The candy grams will be individually packaged and are Covid friendly.  The candy gram sheets will be going out to the students tomorrow, Tuesday, January 24, and the deadline for the submission of the candy gram sheets will be Tuesday, January 31.  Please help support our Grade 5 year end celebration by purchasing candy grams.

Beverage Returns

Another way to support missions fundraising – 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 entering the number 604-111-2222 into the keypad on the Return-It kiosk at the depot (note, this is not a valid phone number but an access code to print labels).

All proceeds raised will go directly towards the spring mission trip.

Hearts For Hope Gala Tickets

We are super excited to announce that tickets to our Hearts for Hope Gala are now on sale online at Eventbrite.  This is THE signature fundraising event for our school’s Bursary Program featuring the amazing musical talents of the Hope community.  Come and enjoy an evening of stories, music, food and silent auction fun where we will take care of your kids for you.  Grab another family and get your tickets today!

Message from BC Health Services Authority

It’s respiratory illness season. Wear a mask if you are sick and cannot stay away from others. Learn how to protect yourself and your family with information at this LINK.

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


Submissions are open for the February newsletter.  During February we hold our annual Intentional Acts of Kindness challenge.  What do you do to extend kindness to others?  Are you serving in a ministry or volunteering in a community group?  If so, we’d like to hear from you. Inspire others to do good by sharing your story.  Please email to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.


Upcoming Events

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

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

The PTL has created a group Facebook page that is private to our Community.  We hope that by having this page, it will give Hope parents a one-stop resource for all our signups and other pertinent messaging.  Please ask to join the HLCS Parent Community private group page and answer the two security questions.


PTL General Meeting

Please review PTL Meeting Minutes from January 19 and provide any comments for edits to hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca.


Participation Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE, the deadline to record your participation hours is January 31st.  After that date, the Term 1 sheets will be closed and hours tallied.  Term 2 sheets will be shared with all parents early February.

  • Several parents are needed to help set up for the potluck dinner event happening this Friday.  If you are available Friday morning, anytime after 9:30 am, please inform Lisa at lklym@hopelcs.ca.
  • Parents to provide home-baked goods to sell at the Grade 8 Bake Sale on March 2 during student-led conferences. (Grade 8 students and parents are supplying the bulk of the baked goods but opportunity is given for any parent to provide home baking in exchange for participation hours. Contact Lisa at lklym@hopelcs.ca to participate.)


Please view the list of Participation Opportunities for other areas to serve.


Prayer Community

Wondering about a new year’s resolution?  How about making prayer a priority for 2023?  Join our community of prayer partners as we gather each week at the Elementary Campus entrance and each month in the Chapel to pray for our school community and beyond. 
Prayer meetings take place every Monday at 8:45am outside the Elementary entrance and the last Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in the Elementary Chapel – all are welcome and children are encouraged to participate in the evening prayer time.  

Our next evening gathering is Tuesday, January 31 at 7:30 pm – hope to see you there.

Hope Lutheran Junior Youth Submissions

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, January 28 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Hope Lutheran’s Elementary campus. Come join us for fun, games, and devotion! This is our second event of 2023! Remember to bring your bibles and hype. We are excited to see each of you. 

Join our mailing list by clicking here to receive updates about our events.

Have questions? Please email Daniel (dsimpson@hopelcs.ca)

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