Hope Highlights May 5, 2024

As we navigate through the school year, I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation for the incredible Hope School staff
Each day, our dedicated team of teachers and support staff go above and beyond to create a nurturing and enriching learning environment for our students. Their passion, dedication, and commitment to the success and well-being of every student is truly inspiring
From the teachers who pour their hearts into lesson planning and fostering a love for learning, to the support staff who ensure the smooth operation of our school, keep our students safe, and build relationships, every member of the Hope School team plays a vital role in shaping the future of our students
Their hard work, creativity, and dedication do not go unnoticed, and I am deeply grateful for the positive impact they have on our school community
Please join me in extending our heartfelt gratitude to the amazing Hope School staff for their tireless efforts and unwavering commitment to our students' success.
Thanks to our PTA and YOU, we will be celebrating our staff with Lunch on Wednesday and snacks throughout the week. Sign Up Here.
I also encourage you and your student to write a note of appreciation to your classroom teacher and all the support staff that make a difference in your student's life at school. Your words of appreciation mean a lot to the people that work hard every day for your student.
Just in case you don't remember all of our staff members, they are listed below. I didn't list our teachers, because I know you are already thinking about how to honor them. :-)

Reading and Math Target Teachers

Aguilar, Willa                     

Lambert, Brittany

Kelly, Jennifer 

Sandoval, Korlynne      

Instructional Assistants

Allen, Brittany

Armstrong, Jessica    

Cecil, Jim

Doxilly, Maggie

Etchingham, Susan   

Hanafee, America 

Hekhuis, Lisa 

Lotterio, Julia

Lyon, Whitney

Raabe, Leo    

Trevethan, Carol    

Vasquez, Bella

Versola, Talli   

Walker, Cynthia 

Wall, Breda 

Wirgler, Isabelle

Playground Supervisors

Benoit, Kristin            

Kramer, Lynne 

Murillo, Patty  

Nevolo, Shani   

Wright, Brigitte

Occupational Therapist and Speech and Language Pathologist

Fencsik, Susanna

Singer, Kristy

ELOP Staff

Galusha, Laurel    

Allen, Brittany

Armstrong, Jessica

Hamadi, Mari

Morones, Arian

Raabe, Leo

Office Staff

Godinez, Laura

Mueller, Alyssa

Nielsen, Karen (Nurse)

Walsmith, Julie 

Classroom/PE Aides

Hekhuis, Shane

Jarocki, Vera

Kramer, Lynne  

Murillo, Patty  

Nevolo, Shani 

Ritter, Joanna  

Wright, Brigitte 

**Specialists  **   

Lamb, Lisa                    

Lambert, Brittany

Perez, Alex

Shapiro, Ethan 

Wasem, Jennifer

Counselors and Psychologist

Lee, Kirsten   

Hollle, Morgan                   

Nielsen, Susan    


Peralta, Angelica        

Stablina, Val

Custodian and Grounds

Ortiz, Igor

Little, John

Duncan, Jesse

ELPAC Testing- Next Week

This week, our TK-2nd grade students will be participating in the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) test. This assessment is designed to measure English proficiency for students who are learning the language

Thank you for your support in helping your child succeed. If you have any questions or concerns about the ELPAC test or your child's language development, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

SBAC Math and ELA Testing - Week of May 13

Our students in grades 3rd through 6th will be participating in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) program
Testing Schedule: The testing will take place during the weeks of May 13th through June 2nd. Please note that each grade level will have slightly different testing days, which will be communicated to you by your student's teacher. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding in accommodating these schedules
**Purpose: **The SBAC tests in Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) are designed to measure students' understanding of the California academic standards and provide valuable insights into their academic progress
Preparation: While there's no need for specific test preparation, ensuring your child gets plenty of rest, eats a nutritious breakfast, and arrives at school on time during the testing days can help them perform their best
Support: Please encourage your child to do their best on the tests. Reassure them that it's okay if some questions are challenging, and remind them to take their time and read each question carefully
Thank you for your continued support and partnership in your child's education. If you have any questions or concerns about the SBAC testing or your child's academic progress, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

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Measure J Bond
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The Hope Elementary School District Planning and Construction Management oversees new construction and modernization of all district facilities. The department is responsible for the district’s short and long-term facility needs, including enrollment and staffing projections to identify facility needs.

Through careful planning and support from the community, Hope Elementary School District has prepared well to accommodate the current needs of our students, staff, and community.  In March 2020, the Hope School District community voters passed Measure J. This $47.4 million bond will provide funding for the modernization of our facilities, including new construction at Hope Elementary School, Monte Vista Elementary School, and Vieja Valley Elementary School.

The first series of $12 million was sold in May 2020, received in June 2020, and deposited in Fund 22 (Bonds). The district must spend 85% of those proceeds within three years. Staff predicts all $47.4 million proceeds will be spent by 2025. Closing out the bond program requirements by June 2026.

For more information, please see additional sections on the webpage to review the school site project list, timeline, and status.

Current projects include:

Vieja Valley Elementary School Multi-Purpose Building Modernization – Substantially Completed November 2022 – Closeout Phase

Vieja Valley Elementary School Alterations – November 2024

Monte Vista Elementary School Alterations and New Classroom Building – Bid Phase

Hope Elementary School Alterations and New Classroom Building – Planning Phases

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten Enrollment for 2024-2025

Enrollment for the 2024-2025 School year starts January 8. Please enroll online as soon as possible.


Enrolling early helps us plan for the new year. Thank you.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (805) 563-0035

Hope school mission statement

The mission of Hope School District is to develop in children the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to instill a lifelong love of learning and to become productive and contributing individuals in a changing society.