Elementary Monday Note: October 3, 2022

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 3

9:00 – 9:25 am Parent Prayer

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

Tuesday, October 4

Wednesday, October 5

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 6

Terry Fox Run Pledge Sheets due

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

Friday, October 7

Hot Lunch

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

Looking Ahead…


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)

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.

Terry Fox Run Pledge Sheets

All pledge forms need to be returned to school by October 6. Cheques are to be made out to ‘Terry Fox Foundation’. Fundraising is optional. You are also able to donate online at: https://schools.terryfox.ca/HopeLutheranChristianSchool. Together, we can make a difference.

This years incentives for fundraising are:

  • Lunch with Mrs. Watson for the child who raises the most money
  • Extra gym/recess time/movie lunch/freezies for the class with the most pledge participation
  • Dress down day for the whole school if we raise over $3500


Click here for some inspiration and information about this amazing initiative.

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.

Community Need

Looking for a suite for rent for a family (mother and 5 year old child) from the Ukraine. Please contact the Elementary School office if you can assist with this need.

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

Participation Opportunities


The elementary staff room fridges are in desperate need of cleaning.  Is there a parent willing to do this for participation hours?  You may access the staff room any time when the building is open for school, cleaning or rental groups – please notify Lisa at [email protected] and coordinate with the elementary office on the date to ensure access. 

Food Provision

Parent/Teacher conferences happen on October 27th.  Our staff members put in a long day meeting with parents throughout the afternoon and evening and we’d like to provide them with a meal to enjoy during their break.  Please view the signups for each campus to decide where you’d like to contribute.  Parent participation hours are noted in the signup for each requested item.

Elementary Campus

Middle School Campus


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


Upcoming Events

Do you have an idea for a family social event that you are able to arrange with the help of other PTL members?  We’d like to host a number of interactive activities for families throughout the school year.  Please email the PTL with your ideas for family-fun events.

Our next PTL Coffee Fellowship is next Friday, October 14th at 8:45 am 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.  This call for nominations will be posted for four consecutive weeks and any nominations will be discussed at our November 17th PTL meeting.

The role of President has been filled by Lisa Klym for the last four years and this school year is Lisa’s final year as President.  Any parents wishing to step into this role, please email the PTL at [email protected].  

Additionally, the role of Vice-President is vacant and available immediately for interested parents.  If you are interested in serving, have any questions or require further information, please email the PTL.

Traditionally the Executive has consisted of a President and Vice-President, however, these roles can be interchangeable and shared between parents.  The titles can also change according to the desire of the person in the leadership position.

Community Relations

Small Group Reading Plan

New Bible reading plans are taking place – a ladies group started today.  

Men – please contact Ian at [email protected] to get connected.

Ladies – please contact Lisa at [email protected] to join our new plan.



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

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, October 8 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Hope Lutheran’s Elementary School 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!