Hopewell #SpartanNation August 20, 2021

Hopewell #SpartanNation Graphic


*Note: Half of the kindergarten class will attend on the 23rd / 25th and the other half on the 24th / 26th, with all Kindergarten attending on the 27th. Specific details will be shared with you on August 9.


YAY for our PTA!!  Shout out to our PTA for the meaningful and dedicated planning and work they have done over the summer to prepare for the 21-22 school year.  I encourage all of us to take an opportunity to be a part of the PTA.  Whether that is as a volunteer for one event or being on the board, the experience will provide you with a wonderful glimpse into how all of us working together creates our Hopewell Community.  THANK YOU to our current and future PTA.

We are PV! We are PV! We are PV! Here we go Spartans here we GO to school!! I know I am not the only one excited for Monday the 23rd :) (24th for 1/2 the Kindergarten and the 30th for Pre-K)  School is such an incredible opportunity for growth for your children and we feel blessed that you are putting your trust in Hopewell Elementary. Enjoy the weekend and we are so excited at Hopewell to have students in the building Monday!

Tony Runkle
Hopewell Principal


Pick Up and Drop Off:  Getting in and out of the parking lot is always challenging on the first few days of school! Please familiarize yourself with the traffic patterns for drop-off and pick-up at Hopewell to make the transition easier!

Bus Assignments: If your student is riding the bus, please make sure to check the parent portal Sunday night.  Bus assignments could change up until that time.

Free Breakfasts & Lunches:  As a reminder, all students qualify for free breakfasts and lunches through the end of 2021.  Al a carte items will still be charged at normal pricing.

Run with Carl:  Join us on Monday, August 23 for a training run with Fleet Feet!  We’ll meet at the Life Fitness Center at 6:00pm.  All who participate will get a special discount promo code! You can sign up for the race now here or volunteer for the race by clicking here.  Proceeds support the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation’s scholarship program.


August 23            First Day of School, 8:30am
August 30            FAST Testing Begins
September 1        Early Dismissal, 1:30pm
September 6       No School
September 6       Run with Carl 
September 9       Homecoming Parade
September 10     Homecoming Game
September 13     MAP Testing Begins
September 15     Picture Day
September 17     Hopewell Harvest
September 20   Skate Party at Eldridge Skate Park, 6:00pm


Hopewell Harvest: Keep an eye out next week for Hopewell Harvest packets. The packet for all of your students will go home with your youngest child! With the earlier date (Friday, September 17), planning is already in full swing and packets are going home by the end of the first week of school. There are many new and exciting changes to Harvest this year and you won't want to miss out on all the fun! If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help the night of the event, please contact hopewellharvest@gmail.com! 


Robotics Meeting: Teams are forming for grades 5-8 First Lego League robotics for this fall! If you are interested in coaching or if you are interested in signing your child up for robotics, please join us on Wednesday, August 25 at 6:00pm at Belmont Administration Center for an introduction to the season and team-formation meeting. We will meet as a whole group to answer questions and talk about the season. Coaches will stay for a continuation to discuss team formation. (Information on grades 2-4 teams will be coming soon!) Questions can be directed to pvrobotics@pleasval.org. 

5th & 6th Grade OPUS Honor Choirs: Click here to learn more about this opportunity for our students!

The PV Platinum Kid's Clinic:  We are so excited to welcome our future Platinum dancers back on the field with us to perform some sunshine-filled routines at half-time of the sophomore PV football game on Friday, September 3rd. The clinic will be held on August 29th from 1-4pm at the Riverdale Heights gym. The clinic costs $30 and includes an adorable shirt, photo, and dancer entrance into the game on 9/3. Dancers can buy a poster for $5 that our Platinum dancers will sign on the day of the clinic. Our days are brighter knowing we will get to dance with you soon! Click here to Register. Contact hugheselizabeth@pleasval.org with questions!



Tryouts for 3rd grade girls PV Lightning basketball will be held on Wednesday, August 25 from 6-6:30 at TBK. If you have any questions please contact 563.639.9665