Elementary Monday Note: November 7, 2022

Week at a Glance

Monday, November 7

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

Tuesday, November 8

Wednesday, November 9

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

3:15 – 4:00 pm Christmas Musical rehearsal (at Elementary campus)

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4 & 5 (Rm 206)

Thursday, November 10

Teachers’ Convention – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Friday, November 11

Remembrance Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Looking Ahead…


Monday, November 14

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

Tuesday, November 15

Wednesday, November 16

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

3:15 – 4:00 pm Christmas Musical rehearsal (at Elementary campus)

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4 & 5 (Rm 206)

Thursday, November 17

3:15 – 4:00 pm Christmas Musical rehearsal at Elementary campus)

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

7:00 pm PTL Meeting (over platform of Zoom)

Friday, November 18

Coffee Fellowship

Hot Lunch

PTL Bowling Event (pre-purchased tickets required)

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:

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Act Act 2: Scene 3&5 (music and acting) full scenes
Music O Praise The Name (Gab), When You Can’t See The Forest For The Trees (Sakura & Georgia)

Thursday, November 10, 2022 – no practice due to there being no school.

Parent’s Night Out – Grade 8 Fundraiser

Need an evening out without the kids? We’ve got you covered!

The grade 8’s are hosting a Parent’s Night Out to fundraise for their upcoming graduation and missions trip. This will be a fun evening of pizza, popcorn, games and a movie for your children while you have an evening to yourself.

When: November 25th, 5:00 – 9:00 pm 

Where: Elementary campus gym

Who: Ages 3 to 12 (able to use the toilet independently)

What: Labeled water bottle; blanket/pillow for movie

Cost: By donation (suggested $20.00 for 1st child and $15.00 per sibling)

Sign up for this event is required by November 20th.

Please check the Monday Note on November 14th for opportunities to donate food items for participation hours.

Thank you for supporting the grade 8’s!

KM Club Volunteer Opportunity

The KM club has an additional opportunity for 3 volunteers on November 17 to assemble the prize tokens for the runners. We will meet at 8:45 am after drop-off in the school library, and the whole process should not take longer than 2 hours. If you are interested, please email Maik Hassel at [email protected] or text/WhatsApp 604.315.8446.

Terry Fox Run Dress Down Day

On Monday, November 21, we will be having a whole school dress down day to celebrate achieving our fundraising goals. There will be no charge for this dress down and no particular theme. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather and their school day. 

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 December newsletter.  Please share your inspiring stories, special achievements and newsworthy events to Lisa Klym at [email protected].

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

School Wide Family Bowling Night

Please SAVE THE DATE for our School-wide Family Bowling Night! 

Come and build CommUNITY with other school families and friends!

WHEN: Friday, November 18th at PoCo Bowling (2263 McAllister Ave.)  

Tickets are available at the Elementary Campus office until Wednesday – November 9. All Families welcome, from K to Grade 8.

TIME: Two time slots available: 6:00 – 7:00 pm OR 7:00 – 8:00 pm. 

COST: $5/person for bowling, shoe rental & pizza slice

Questions? Contact Tina, [email protected]

Bowling attendees, please bring cash and support the Grade 8’s in their 50/50 ticket fundraiser for the spring missions trip.  Tickets will be 2 for $5 or an arm’s length for $10.


PTL Meeting

Our next PTL meeting is 7:00 pm Thursday, November 17th over Zoom.  Connection details will be shared closer to the meeting date.  Please review the September meeting minutes prior to the meeting as we will be voting to accept the minutes.


Coffee Fellowship

Our next coffee fellowship is Friday, November 18th at 8:30 am in the elementary campus parking lot.  Please join us for refreshments and conversation.  If you would like to contribute baked goods for participation hours, please let us know.


Participation Opportunities

Looking for an easy way to get some participation time in?  The leaves need to be pulled away from the curb along York Street to allow the water to flow freely to the catch basins.  Parents, pack a shovel and get a workout in after morning drop off.  It takes about 30-45 minutes to go from our driveway to Fraser Street and from the crosswalk on York to the south ball diamond area.


Parent Assistance Needed – Musical

Dance Moms – do you have a flair for performance make-up application?  If so, we need you! 

Our musical is in need of parental support in the way of stage building, costumes and make-up artistry.  Please see the Parental Assistance & Props List document and sign up where you can assist.   


School Needs

The elementary campus would like to explore the possibility of installing retractable awnings in the breezeway area between the main building and the south wing.  Participation hours will be given to the parent able to research and schedule supplier quotes.

Please contact Mrs. Watson for more information.


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, November 12 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!