Hope Planning Board

The Hope Planning Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the Hope Town Hall starting at 6 p.m. (note the time). If you want more details contact Chairman Bill Pearse at 763-4322 after 7 p.m.

Calling all Hope children

It is time again to start work on the school budget for the year 2010. Officials are calling all Hope children who will be 5 on or before Oct. 15, 2010. Please contact the Hope Elementary School office at 785-4081 to let them know if you have a child who will be attending kindergarten next year.

Basketball game

It’s that time of year again. The fifth annual students vs. staff basketball game will be Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. at the Hope Elementary School. Come and watch the Hope Hawk team take on the staff. Admission is $2 and the concession stand will be open. There will also be a half time 50/50 raffle. This event is sponsored by the Student Council.

Regional honors

Three Hope Elementary School students have earned regional honors in music. Gwenyvere Sewall, Tristan Fogg and Isaiah Backiel have been selected to participate in this year’s Sixth Grade Honors Festival Band. These students earned this distinction through the high level of their musicianship in an audition held last fall. Please congratulate them on this accomplishment. The festival will be held Friday, March 19 at the Orion Performing Arts Center at Mt. Ararat in Topsham. More details to follow.

Out to lunch

Where were all you senior citizens last Thursday? Several of us went over to the Hope School to lunch. The Hope School is trying to get the senior citizens from Hope to come and join them for lunch the first Thursday of each month. What a lunch we had! We enjoyed chili, corn bread, tossed salad, pineapple, peaches, applesauce, apples, oranges and ice cream for dessert. All for $3. Please mark your calendar for Feb. 4 and plan to attend. You will enjoy it plus you will see all the students and teachers.