Elementary Monday Note: October 18, 2021

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 18

9:00 am Parent Prayer

3:00 – 4:00 pm Gr. 5 Coding Club

3:20 pm Km Club (@ McLean Park)

Tuesday, October 19

Wednesday, October 20


3:00 – 4:45 pm Gr. 4 & 5 EAL Class (in gr. 5A classroom)

3:20 pm Km Club (@ McLean Park)

Thursday, October 21

Cross Country Run Gr. 4 – 7 (registered students only)

9:30 am – 1:00 pm KA & B Field Trip – Laity Farm

11:30 am – 3:00 pm Gr. 1A & B Field Trip – Applebarn

3:00 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 EAL Class  (in Connection Rm)

Friday, October 22

Hot Lunch Day


Looking Ahead…


Monday, October 25

9:00 am Parent Prayer

3:00 – 4:00 pm Gr. 5 Coding Club

Tuesday, October 26

Photo Retake Day

Wednesday, October 27


9:00 – 11:30 am Gr. 2B Field Trip – Hyde Creek Hatchery

12:00 – 2:30 pm Gr. 2A Field Trip – Hyde Creek Hatchery

3:00 – 4:45 pm Gr. 4 & 5 EAL Class (in gr. 5A classroom)

Thursday, October 28

Parent Teacher Conferences – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Friday, October 29

Parent Teacher Conferences – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Important Notice Re: 2022 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 2022 (born in 2017), and you did not receive a direct email from our registrar Clare Wood regarding the 2022 Kindergarten sibling application process, please contact Clare directly at [email protected], by no later than Friday, October 22, 2021.

Volunteer Driving for Field Trips

We are very glad for the return of field trips this year!  With that, the school office would like to inform, or remind, our parent community what documentation is required to be on file with the school office every school year before volunteer driving:

  • Volunteer Driver Agreement & Vehicle Specifications Form 
  • current copy of vehicle’s registration and insurance papers (minimum 2,000,000 3rd party liability required)
  • current copy of the driver’s personal driving record

Available free of charge from ICBC online link:


  • current eCriminal Record Clearance (eCRC) letter on file at the school office (an eCRC has an expiry date of five years)


Our Volunteer Driver Package is also available for download on the school website under the tab of PARENTS, then VOLUNTEERS.

Thank you to our parent community for your willingness to drive and supervise our students on upcoming field trips this school year.

The 2021-2022 Year Book

Once again, we are excited to partner with Jostens in developing a yearbook that will display special moments for all of us, including individual photos of our school family, as well as candid shots and amazing collages!

If you would like to order a yearbook the cost is $25.  Yearbooks can be ordered with this link: Hope Lutheran Christian School , following the ordering instructions. The cutoff for ordering a yearbook is April 1, 2022.  Thank you for your support in ensuring we have yet another amazing yearbook to showcase our students’ memories at Hope this academic year! 

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

Parent Volunteering

  1. Thank you to those parents who have signed up to provide food items to bless our teachers during their meal time on October 28th.  We are still in need of a parent to prepare food items at the Elementary Campus from 3:00-4:00:  P/T Conference Dinner   
  2. Falling Leaves + Wet Weather = Street Flooding at Elementary Campus

Help keep little feet dry.  On an as-needed basis, parents are encouraged to bring a shovel and pull the leaves away from the curb enough to allow water to flow into the catch basins.  If the leaves aren’t cleared from the curb, water collects at the entrance to the school driveway and at the crosswalk, causing very large puddles to form.  Time spent on this act of service will count towards parent participation hours.

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


Km Club

Km Club finishes this Wednesday, October 20.  Thank you to all the parents who helped to make our running club a success.  Wishing our cross-country participants a good race on Thursday.  You’ve trained for this – go out and make it a personal best!

Parents, now that you’ve seen how Km Club is managed, are there a few parents who are able to oversee the running of our spring club?  Please contact Lisa at [email protected] if you are able to help organize and manage the spring club.  Km Club starts up the first day after spring break.


Family Portraits Fundraiser

Our Family Portraits Fundraiser is ending soon but there are still some slots available on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  This is a great opportunity for families to have a professional photo taken with a portion of the session fee directly benefiting the school. 

If you have signed up for a photo session, please ensure payment ($50 cash or cheque) has been submitted to the office, addressed to Michelle O’Dell, PRIOR to your photo session date.

To sign up for a session time, please register here:  Photo Sessions


Community Relations


Submissions are open for the November newsletter.  Do you have an achievement or special event you’d like to share? How about a story of wonder and exploring God’s creation?  Please send your submissions 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 back on Saturday, October 23, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Elementary School campus. Join us for fun and games! To stay in the loop for our next events, join our email list by clicking here.

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

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