Elementary “Monday” Note: October 11, 2022

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 10

Thanksgiving Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Tuesday, October 11

Wednesday, October 12

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

11:00 am – 3:00 pm K & Gr. 1 Field Trip to Apple Barn

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

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4 & 5 (Rm 206)

Thursday, October 13

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

Friday, October 14

Hot Lunch

8:45 am PTL Coffee Fellowship

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

Looking Ahead…


Monday, October 17

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

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

Tuesday, October 18

Gr. 4 – 7 CESS Cross Country Meet (registered students only) @ Bear Creek Park – Surrey

Wednesday, October 19

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 20

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

Friday, October 21

Harvest Fest

Hot Lunch

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

Sharing The Hope Difference

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.

Important Notice Re: 2023 Kindergarten Eligible Siblings

Although it feels like the school year has just begun, in the office we are already preparing for next September!

Each year we set aside spaces in our upcoming Kindergarten classes for potential incoming siblings. This information is determined by what a family has entered on the registration form of their older child.

We recognize that it may have been over 5 years since the first student in a family joined us at Hope Lutheran, and new siblings may have been added, or this section might not have been completed by the family at the time of registration.

If you have a younger child who would be eligible for Kindergarten 2023 (born in 2018), and you have not already received an email from our registrar Clare Wood, please contact Clare directly at [email protected], before Friday, October 21st. 

The deadline to submit a 2023 Kindergarten sibling application package is October 24th.

Harvest & Pumpkin Patch Festival

The Harvest & Pumpkin Patch Festival is back! – Friday, October 21st, during school hours. Play games and win prizes!  Support the PTL and bring $5 to purchase a pumpkin. Wear your favourite storybook costume (Franklin, Captain Underpants, Peter Pan, Cat in the Hat).  All costumes are to be respectful to the Church ie, no devil, monster, zombie or witch-like costumes.


The Grade 5s will be hosting their very first fundraiser for their Grade 5 celebration at the Harvest & Pumpkin Patch Festival on Friday, October 21st after school in the elementary school parking lot.  Please bring a loonie or toonie in support of their Snack Food Concession: chips, pop and small treats are $1/item.  The Grade 5s look forward to seeing all of you at their concession!

Harvest & Pumpkin Festival Volunteer Sign Up!


Step right up! Come see your child laugh and play @ our Annual Harvest & Pumpkin Patch Festival!

When: Friday, October 21st during school hours (Rain or Shine!)

Where: Elementary School Parking Lot

We are looking for parents to help run our game booths!

Each Volunteer will pick a booth # and a time slot. Each shift is 1.5 hours long. If you wish to stay longer you may select 2 shifts back to back. 

If you pick the 8:45 am slot you will also be asked to help set up. Those who pick the 2:15 pm slot will also be asked to help clean up. 

Upon arrival, please proceed to the elementary school office to sign in and then make your way to your assigned booth. Once outside, If you do not know where to go please look for the lead coordinator. She will be wearing a fluorescent vet and carrying a clipboard.


Middle School Tripleball (precursor to Volleyball) Team Coaching – Volunteers needed

Our Middle School students are forming a tripleball team and looking for help from parents. We are looking for someone who loves the sport of volleyball and would like to be involved in our Middle school team. We are looking for at least one coach and this will count towards your volunteer hours.  A current Criminal Record Clearance (CRC) is required to be on file with the school. If you are able to spare an hour a week to help coach our students and get them ready for tripleball tournaments we would greatly appreciate it. Please reach out to either school campus office if you are interested. Tentatively this will happen on Mondays, but schedule can be discussed further.

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 meet outside at the Elementary Campus by the main entrance. 

Every Monday from 9:00 – 9:25 am (except for holidays).

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 will be available at both campus offices starting October 17th. 

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]


Participation Opportunities

Food Provision – Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences happen on October 27th.   

We are still in need of parents to provide pots of chili for both campuses – 2 participation hours are given for chili provision.

Elementary Campus

Middle School Campus


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


Elementary Library Assistance

The elementary library is in need of a volunteer for each of our Grade 2 classes as the children need assistance finding and recording their AR books. 

The two slots are: Tuesday 12:45-1:30 pm and Wednesday 2:25-3:00 pm

If a volunteer would like to stay and put in more volunteer hours, there are additional tasks you can help with in the library (you don’t need to be an elementary parent to volunteer).  

Please contact Ms. Francescini directly at [email protected].


Please browse the list of ongoing opportunities and let us know where you are able to lend a hand.


Upcoming Events

Our next PTL Coffee Fellowship is Friday, October 14th at 8:45am in the elementary school parking lot.  All parents are encouraged to attend.


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.  

President Overview

The PTL (Parent/Teacher League) exists to sponsor and/or assist in various school events and functions throughout the year.  The role of the President functions as an administrator, overseeing the running of the PTL and ensuring all committees are staffed with an adequate number of parent volunteers.  

The President acts as a liaison between the school administration and the parent membership, understanding the current needs of the school and is responsible for reporting back to the PTL membership by way of bimonthly meetings via video conference.  The President also communicates to the membership on a regular basis through various forms provided by the school.  

Where necessary, the President initiates event planning for parents to coordinate and execute.

Working with the PTL Treasurer, the President is responsible for the Parent Participation Program and manages the administration of the program policy and processes. 

Please contact the PTL at [email protected] if you would like more information or to nominate yourself or someone else for these roles.

Community Relations


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


Monthly Hope Prayer Community

Do you have a story of God’s faithfulness, provision or healing in your life?  We would love to hear your inspirational story – come share it with the wider Hope community at one of our monthly prayer gatherings, the last Tuesday of every month.  Contact Lisa at [email protected]

Our next gathering is Tuesday, October 25th from 7:30-8:30 pm in the elementary chapel.  All are welcome, children are encouraged.

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 off this Saturday, October 15 for our Confirmation retreat. See you on October 22! 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!