Elementary Monday Note: April 4, 2022

Week at a Glance

Monday, April 4

9:00 am Parent Prayer

3:00 Coding Club

3:15 pm Km Club

Tuesday, April 5

Class Photos – All Students in Formal Uniform

Wednesday, April 6


3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 4 & 5 EAL Class (in gr. 5A classroom)

3:15 pm Km Club

Thursday, April 7

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 EAL Class  (in Connection Rm)

7:00 pm PTL Meeting (Zoom)

Friday, April 8

Hot Lunch

3:15 pm Km Club

Looking Ahead…


Monday, April 11

9:00 am Parent Prayer

3:00 Coding Club

3:15 pm Km Club

7:30 pm Independent School Society – Q&A Evening

Tuesday, April 12

Wednesday, April 13


3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 4 & 5 EAL Class (in gr. 5A classroom)

3:15 pm Km Club

Thursday, April 14

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 EAL Class  (in Connection Rm)

Friday, April 15


COVID-19 Daily Health Check Website

The K-12 Health Check contains the most up-to-date B.C. health guidelines and is user-friendly for children to complete daily. This resource can assist in preventative measures for families and help with the decision on whether students should attend school that day.  You can also download the app via the following links: iPhone/iPad iOS or Android devices.

Excel Martial Arts

Students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 will be participating in a martial arts program this week. It will take place during gym classes and is meant to help develop coordination, physical fitness, mental strength, as well as valuable social skills. Stay tuned for a special movie event that will be hosted by Excel Martial Arts in Port Coquitlam! 

Temporary Accommodation Needed for Teacher

An incoming teacher is looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom furnished suite for a few months starting April/May that is close to or within walking distance to the elementary school.  Please contact Mr. Lok at jlok@hopelcs.ca for more information if you have a referral.  Thank you.

City-Wide Garage Sale

The City of Port Coquitlam’s City-wide garage sale gives residents a chance to declutter, make some cash and find a new home for reusable items. Held following Earth Week, the annual event is part of the City’s ongoing waste-reduction efforts. Participants dispose of their unwanted items in an earth-friendly way, while benefiting from the additional bargain hunters drawn out by the large number of garage sales.

This year the garage sale will be on April 23, 2022 and Hope Lutheran Church and School will be offering its parking lot for all families to sell their used goods.

Please see this CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE – LETTER for further information and how to participate.

Class Photos – Tuesday, April 5

Mountain West Studios, our school photo provider, will be on campus Tuesday, April 5, taking class photos.  Students are to be dressed in formal uniform. The school’s Uniform Policy can be reviewed HERE.

Scholastic Digi Flyers Now Available!

The April DIGITAL FLYER here, along with the SPRING GIFT GUIDE. Books make wonderful gifts for all ages. When you checkout, don’t forget to use our School Class Code: RC131640. 

When you use the Class Code our school earns 20% of the value of the order in rewards and you get FREE SHIPPING on your order of over $40. Remember you can order online whenever you want at scholastic.ca/clubshop.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stiles (tstiles@hopelcs.ca).  

Purdy’s Chocolates

We thank you for your support of our celebrations of the Grade 5s and Grades 8s.  We do still have chocolate bars remaining, so if you are looking for a sweet treat please check in with the Elementary campus office to purchase, while supplies last.

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 will be meeting outside at the elementary Campus by the main entrance. 

Every Monday from 9:00 – 9:30 am (except for holidays).

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

PTL News

Our next PTL meeting is this Thursday, April 7 at 7:00 pm.  Connection details will be shared closer to the meeting date. In advance of the meeting, please review the previous meeting minutes – March 3, 2022. 

Our next PTL Coffee Fellowship is this Friday, April 8  at 8:45am in the Elementary Campus parking lot.  We hope to see you there.

SAVE THE DATE – Friday, May 27, K-5 Father/Daughter dance.  Stay tuned for more details on the return of this exciting evening full of fun, music, and party dresses.This year, in order to maintain safety in group sizes we have decided to limit the dance to Elementary School Students only. 

Please stay tuned for future events and activities geared towards Middle School.

Km Club 

A reminder to participants that there are awards to achieve based on the total distance run.  The following is a guideline for award levels as this may be adjusted to account for any rainouts:

  • 24 – 35 km = bronze medal
  • 36 – 47 km = silver medal
  • 48 – 60 km = gold medal
  • 61+ km = trophy


Volunteer Opportunities

Grounds Cleanup – Elementary Campus

April 30, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  We need 5-6 parents.  Please sign up to help.


Sports Day

Typically an Elementary Sports Day is held at the end of May/beginning of June.  If there are parents willing to assist, we can go ahead with this event for K-5 students.  A binder of procedures is available to reference and many of the supplies are stored at the school.  Possible dates are May 27 or June 10.  Please email the PTL if you are interested in helping with this.


Term 3 (March 28 – June 17) Lunch Hour Volunteer Sign Up

We are looking for volunteers who can commit on a weekly basis from March 28 to June 17.  

Lunch hour volunteering is from 12:00 -12:20 pm outside, and 12:20 – 12:40 pm (only for Grades K-2).  

In particular, we are looking for volunteers who are available in these classes / days:

KB – Thursday

1A – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday

1B – Monday

2A  – Monday, Tuesday and/or Thursday

If interested, please email agneswhite0106@gmail.com with the following information:

Parent’s Full Name:

Preferred Class and Day:

Student(s)’s Full Name and Class:


A list of ongoing opportunities for parents to participate can be found here.

Community Relations


Submissions are open for the May newsletter.  Do you have an achievement or special event you’d like to share? How about a story of wonder or exploring God’s creation?  What about some kudos to inspire others or ideas for intentional acts of kindness?  

Please send your submissions to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.

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.

JR Youth is on this Saturday, April 9! Come join us for fun, games, and devotion! Join our mailing list by clicking here to receive updates about our events.

Have questions? Please email Danielle (danielle.andriulaitis@hopelcs.ca)

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