Elementary “Monday” Note: January 4, 2022

Week at a Glance

Monday, January 3

Christmas Break – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Tuesday, January 4 – Friday, January 7



Looking Ahead…


Monday, January 10

9:00 am Parent Prayer

Tuesday, January 11

Wednesday, January 12


3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 4 & 5 EAL Class (in gr. 5A classroom)

Thursday, January 13

3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 3 EAL Class  (in Connection Rm)

Friday, January 14

Hot Lunch

January 10 Start Info

Please look for an email being sent out later this week with details on protocols that will be in place to support the safety of our students and staff, starting Monday, January 10.

Road Safety

We look forward to welcoming our school families back next week.  We do hope that you had a lovely break.  As a reminder, we’d like to share our expectations for drop off and pick up times. Be attentive to our crossing guards as they follow best practices to stay to the side of the road with the STOP sign extended for traffic to stop.  Please be aware that U-turns and/or stopping on the road to let out students out is not permitted and unsafe.  Instead, park your car in designated parking spots and then walk your child(ren) to the school parking lot. You may also choose to arrive earlier and drop off in our parking lot so you do not have to park or get out of the car.  This drop off is closed at 8:30 am.  Please allow yourself extra time and to follow the laws of the road.  We have a lot of littles to watch out for and we appreciate your time and attention at these critical times.  

Open House

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 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?  Invite them to attend our virtual open house in January.

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 will be meeting outside at the elementary Campus by the main entrance. 

Every Monday from 9:00 – 9:30 am (except for holidays).

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Our next PTL meeting is Thursday, January 13, at 7:00 pm over Zoom.  Connection details will be shared closer to the meeting date.

At the meeting, the November meeting minutes will need to be approved.  Please review the November minutes in preparation for our upcoming meeting.  Highlights from the minutes include:

  • Update on the Hope for the Future Visioning Process
  • PTL Financial Statements and fundraising initiatives
  • Upcoming volunteer opportunities

If you have any questions, please contact the PTL at [email protected].

Parent Volunteering

A reminder for parents to be sure to track your participation hours on the spreadsheet sent by your Class Liaison in September.  The sheets will close at the end of January and hours tallied.


Updated** Lunch Hour Supervision for Winter Term (January 4th-March 11th)

We are looking for parents volunteers in the following grades/classes for the Lunch Hour Supervision:

KA:  Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday

KB: Monday and/or Friday

1A: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday

1B: Monday and/or Thursday

2A: Monday, Tuesday and/or Thursday

You are required to sign up for the entire 11 weeks of the Winter Term (you may share with your family members such as spouse or grandparents).  

If interested, please send the following information to [email protected] .

Title: Lunch Hour Supervision Winter 2022 Sign Up (titling your email this way is important in order for your email to not get lost)

Full Name: 

Full Name(s) of Student(s) and Class: ie. John Smith, 4A

Day(s) you are available:

Please make sure that your Criminal Record Clearance letter is on file with the school office.  Please email Mrs. Klassen at [email protected] for a link and code to apply.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Agnes White at [email protected].


An ongoing list of volunteer opportunities can be found here:  2021-22 Volunteer Opportunities 


Community Relations


Submissions are open for the January newsletter.  Do you have an achievement or special event you’d like to share? How about a story of wonder or exploring God’s creation?  What about some kudos to inspire others?  

Please send your submissions to Lisa Klym at [email protected].


New Community Group

Start your new year off well. Learn to trust in God’s goodness, rely on His grace and live for His glory each and every day.

A new 15-day Bible reading plan – New Year, New Mercies – will start soon.   If you are interested in joining our small group, please email Lisa at [email protected] with your mobile number and you will receive an invitation to join our online reading plan.

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 break for Christmas. We’ll be back on Saturday, January 8, when we’ll be having our event at the Extreme Air Park in New Westminster. Join our mailing list by clicking here to get information about registering for that!

Have questions? Please email Danielle ([email protected])

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