Elementary Monday Note: April 3, 2023

Week at a Glance

Monday, April 3

First Day of School after Spring Break

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

3:20 – 3:50 pm KM Club – Spring Session Starts

Tuesday, April 4

Wednesday, April 5

9:00 am K-5 Chapel (parents are welcome to attend, no pre-registration required)

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4 & 5 (Rm 206)

3:20 – 3:50 pm KM Club – Spring Session

Thursday, April 6

School Wide Spelling Bee

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

Friday, April 7


Looking Ahead…


Monday, April 10


Tuesday, April 11

Wednesday, April 12

9:00 am K-5 Chapel (parents are welcome to attend, no pre-registration required)

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4 & 5 (Rm 206)

3:20 – 3:50 pm KM Club – Spring Session

Thursday, April 13

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

Friday, April 14

Hot Lunch

3:20 – 3:50 pm KM Club – Spring Session

Km Club Spring Session 

For all those who signed up prior to spring break TODAY is the start of Km Club – Spring Session. The run times take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (with the exception of holidays/no school days) until May 19th, from 3:20 – 3:50 pm.  

Parents/caregivers – you must be at McLean Park to supervise your children during Km Club. 

Volunteers are needed to help run Km Club, there are still some volunteer spaces available.  If you are interested in volunteering please SIGN UP HERE.

Jump Rope for Heart

This year, our school will be participating in a Jump Rope for Heart fundraising event! 

Join our school in learning EASY healthy habits and start raising funds today! It’s as EASY as 1-2-3-4!

  1. Register & start your Jump experience! 

(Click on the following link to register your child: https://jumpropeforheart.crowdchange.ca/18710

  1. Play the EASY Online Challenge and track EASY Healthy Habits.
  2. FUNdraise to help beat heart disease and stroke.
  3. Jump into a fun-filled Event Day! Time to celebrate and redeem rewards!

Jump Gives Back!

Did you know our school gets back 8% of the funds we raise? The Jump Give-back Program is Jump’s way of saying thank you to schools for putting students’ heart and brain health first. If we fundraise at least $500, with the funds we get back, we can help our school get new equipment or supplies, or donate back to Heart and Stroke to support life saving research.

The Jump Rope for Heart day will occur on June 1st and take place during P.E. blocks at school. Our goal is to raise $2500 for the Heart and Stroke foundation. Please email Mr. Mayer if you have any questions: jmayer@hopelcs.ca.

Yearbook – Last Week to Order!

Hey HLCS family! Yearbooks are now available for order! Don’t miss your chance to capture your student’s memories of this school year forever. 

Want to order a yearbook? Just click this link here or take a look at one of the flyers posted around school to get started. This year’s yearbook orders can be done electronically by phone or online. 

Don’t miss out — order before April 10th to receive one.

Father Daughter Dance – April 2023

Dance date: Friday, April 28th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Tickets now available for sale at the Elementary Campus office starting TODAY, Monday, April 3rd until Friday, April 14th!

Pair of tickets (1 for Father and 1 for Daughter) = $25.00 

Each additional ticket =$5.00

PLEASE PAY CASH ONLY at the school office. Please try to bring exact change.

Refreshments and snacks provided only. NO DINNER will be served. 

***The dance is strictly restricted for HOPE LUTHERAN ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ONLY***

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 meet outside at the Elementary Campus by the main entrance. 

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).

CommUNITY Relations

May Day Parade Participation

PARENTS, please respond by FRIDAY of this week:

As a way to promote our school, we are entering our school bus and a student walking group into Port Coquitlam’s 100th May Day Parade on Saturday, May 13th.  Parents, if your child is wanting to participate in this event, please complete our Participation Consent Form by Friday, April 7th to be included as the number of students needs to be determined ahead of time.

Any questions, please contact Mrs. Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.



Submissions are open for the May newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know.  Submissions to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.


Hope Community Event – Tuesday, April 11 

You’ve likely heard of The Last Supper, perhaps you’ve even seen the famous Leonardo da Vinci painting depicting The Last Supper, or maybe your church has a rendition on their walls but do you really know what it means and why people all over the world partake in this meal?  What was it about the meal that Jesus ate with his disciples the night before he was crucified?  What does it mean for us today?  You are invited to experience all the elements of this special Jewish meal, to discover the symbolism behind each element and what it means for you.

As a post-Easter celebration and an educational opportunity to learn about the Hebrew roots of our Christian faith and our Jewish Messiah, you are invited to partake in a Christ-centered community Passover Seder lead by one of our school families, Pastor Adam & Edina Gabeli.

Date:  Tuesday, April 11

Time:  doors open 5:30 pm; event 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Location:  Westwood Community Church, 1294 Johnson Street, Coquitlam

Cost:  $25/adult; $15/child; 3rd child of same family free

Details:  Event is appropriate for ages 3+.  Meal consists of grilled chicken, potato, Greek salad, hummus, matzah bread and dessert.  Please note for allergies, walnuts are an essential ingredient to this meal.

The individual ticket price covers the cost only of this special meal; there is no fundraising component to this event. 

Payment deadline is firm, by Tuesday, April 4th at 3:00 pm, payable at the Elementary Campus office.

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Reimbursement Cheques Ready

Those parents who completed partial hours, you have a reimbursement cheque ready for pickup in the Elementary Campus office.  

If your family completed a minimum of 15 hours participation, your money was not credited to the PTL account.



The PTL has created a group Facebook page that is private to our Community.  We hope that by having this page, it will give Hope parents a one-stop resource for all our signups and other pertinent messaging.  Please ask to join the HLCS Parent Community private group page and answer the two security questions. 

Don’t miss the important information posted there – register today!


Participation Opportunities

Spring Term (April 11th-June 20th, 2023) Lunch Supervision Sign Up

We are looking for parents to volunteer minimum one day a week from 11:50 am -12:50 pm to help supervise the students inside and outside.  

If you are interested, please email Agnes at agneswhite0106@gmail.com with the following information:

Subject: Spring Term 2023 Lunch Supervision

Name: Full name 

Student(s): Full name, grade and class  Ex. Cosette White 5A

Days You are Available: Ex. Every Thursdays

Criminal Record Check on File with the office: Y or N (if no, please contact Janice to get the check started as you cannot volunteer until this is complete)

Below are the classes that need most help:

1A – Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Fridays

1B – Mondays to Fridays

2A – Mondays to Thursdays

2B – Mondays to Fridays

*** It is very important to put Spring Term 2023 Lunch Supervision as your subject and to provide the information listed above. ***   You will receive a confirmation email with the complete volunteer schedule by Monday, April 10th.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Agnes directly at agneswhite0106@gmail.com.


Please view the list of Participation Opportunities for other areas to serve.


Upcoming Events

Please refer to our PTL Community Calendar for a list of upcoming events.

The current parent coordinators of our popular Father/Daughter dance are looking for successors to step forward and shadow them as they plan our upcoming dance scheduled for Friday, April 28th.  This is a very popular event enjoyed by all K-5 girls and we need to have parents of the younger grades brought into the Coordinator roles to keep this event going for future years.  Please contact the PTL at hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca if you are interested in learning about this event.

Hope Lutheran Church Happenings

Easter Services during Holy Week

Thursday April 6, 7:00 pm: Maundy Thursday service, with Holy Communion

Friday April 7, 8:00 pm: Good Friday Tenebrae service

Sunday April 9, 9:00 am: Easter Sunday service; pancake breakfast to follow!


Summer Vacation Bible School

Hope Lutheran Church Vacation Bible Camp announcement: We are happy to announce that this year’s Vacation Bible Camp will be from Monday July 3rd to Friday July 7th. We have a special programme planned for Vacation Bible Camp in the mornings, and again our optional Art camp with Rebekah or Sport Camp with Mr. Mayer in the afternoon (for those that have already participated in the morning). Stay tuned for further details.


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. 

**** NO JUNIOR YOUTH THIS WEEK. Enjoy your long weekend everyone ****

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Have questions? Please email Daniel (dsimpson@hopelcs.ca)

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