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.
Measure J Bond
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
I hope this newsletter finds you well. I am thrilled to kick off this week's communication by sharing the incredible success we experienced last week. It was truly an exciting time for our school community!
Blue Ribbon Recognition: We were elated to find out that Hope School has been named a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School. This prestigious honor recognizes the outstanding efforts of our dedicated teachers, hardworking students, and the unwavering support of our parents. It's a testament to the commitment to excellence that defines our school, and we are immensely proud of this achievement. To celebrate our remarkable staff members, we treated them to a delicious lunch courtesy of Jersey Mike's. Our students received a special treat as well! They enjoyed some extra recess time to celebrate their accomplishment with some fun.
I want to take a moment to extend my deepest thanks to the entire Hope community—parents, students, staff, and volunteers—for your unwavering support and commitment to our school's success. Together, we are creating a vibrant and nurturing environment where our students thrive. Keep supporting our school by volunteering in classrooms, with PTA events, and donating to our Raising Hope campaign. Specialists all have started and they are going great this year. Linked here is a quick video showing some of the classes last week.
As we move forward into the coming week, let's carry the momentum of our recent accomplishments and continue to foster a nurturing learning environment for our students. Your active involvement in our school community is what makes Hope School truly special.
Thank you once again for your unwavering support. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events and working together to make this school year one of growth, learning, and success.
Assembly: Cascada de Flores - September 29
We will welcome the talented group, Cascada de Flores ,for an engaging assembly. They will tell original stories in Spanish & English, using song, a variety of musical instruments,dance, theater and sweet characters of traditional Mexican & Latin American cultures. This performance will tell the story of “El Abuelo” (aka “The Tree and the Donkey who loved to sing).
English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), October 3 at 5:30 pm
Our first ELAC meeting is just around the corner, and we encourage all parents of Emergent multilingual learners to attend. This committee plays a vital role in shaping the support and resources available to our multilingual students. Your input and participation are highly valued as we work together to ensure every student's success. Spanish - English translation, pizza, and childcare is provided.
9.29.23 Cascada de Flores Assembly10.27.23 Trunk-or-Treat