Elementary Monday Note: December 6, 2021

Week at a Glance

Monday, December 6

9:00 am Parent Prayer

3:00 – 4:00 pm Gr. 5 Coding Club

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton

Christmas Hamper Donations DUE

Tuesday, December 7

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton

Wednesday, December 8

Term One Reports Issued


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

Thursday, December 9

3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 3 EAL Class  (in Connection Rm)

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton

Friday, December 10

9:00 am PTL Coffee Fellowship

Hot Lunch

Festive Christmas Dress up Day – $2 to participate (Grade 5 & 8 Fundraiser) 

After-school Hot Chocolate Sale – Grade 5 Fundraiser


Looking Ahead…


Monday, December 13

9:00 am Parent Prayer

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton

Tuesday, December 14

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton

Wednesday, December 15


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

Thursday, December 16

Christmas Break – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Friday, December 17

Christmas Break – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Report Cards – Wednesday

Report cards will be going home with all students on Wednesday, December 8. Please remember to return the envelope and green slip of paper (signed and dated) to your classroom teacher before Christmas break.

Festive Christmas Dress Up Day

On Friday, December 10, all K-8 students are invited to bring $2 and dress up in their favourite festive Christmas outfit. It could be their Christmas dress or suit, an ugly Christmas sweater, or even red and green clothing strewn with lights so they look like a Christmas tree – anything that looks festive and Christmassy! The event is a Grade 5 and 8 fundraiser to help cover the costs associated with their year end celebrations in June. 

Hot Chocolate Fundraiser

With the current weather, it feels like the perfect time to warm up with hot chocolate! Grade 5 will have a hot chocolate and cookies/snack fundraiser this Friday, December 10, during after-school pick up. The cost will be $2 for hot cocoa and snack.  The event is a Grade 5 fundraiser to help cover the costs associated with their year end celebrations in June.  Please come and support our grade 5s!

Schola Bohemia Christmas Break Camp

Schola Bohemia services will be offering an Arts & Crafts Christmas Break Camp 8:00 am – 6:00 pm from Monday to Thursday, December 20 – 23.  Cost is $180 per student.  To register contact Rita Langrova at 604-220-4250.

Grade 5 Service Project

It’s time to clear off your bookshelves! The grade 5 classes will be collecting old books from Tuesday, November 30 until December 10 as a part of a sustainability service project. They will be accepting outdated and damaged books that will be sent to a recycling facility, as well as donatable books for our school library and little libraries around Port Coquitlam. If you have any books you’ve been meaning to get rid of, or books you’ve been meaning to donate, now is the perfect time! Kindergarten and grade 1 students can drop their books in a box outside the office. Grade 2-5 students will be collecting books in their classrooms. 

Reading Link Volunteer Opportunity

Do you love to read? Do you work full time and like volunteer jobs you can do from home? If yes, then this is the volunteer opportunity for you! Reading Link is in need of 6-12 volunteers to help create quiz style questions for our weekly meetings. Your child does not have to be in Reading Link in order to help, and you can expect to earn 8-12 volunteer hours. Mastery of the English language is required. More information will be provided to those that are interested. Please email Kristin Le Ross (kleross@hopelcs.ca) if you’d like to volunteer. 

Parents Joining Us for Chapel

We are excited to open up our chapel times to our parents.  During our first service, 9:00 – 9:30 am (Grade 3-5), we have 10 spots available.  At our second service, 9:35 – 10:05 am (Grade K-2), we have 5 spots open.  Please note that on a week where a particular class is presenting, these spots will only be available for the class parents, so they may have the opportunity to watch their child.

Registering to attend either Chapel will only be accepted using the links below.  

Links will close once the maximum number of registrants is reached.

Grade 3 – 5 Chapel (9:00 – 9:30 am)

Kindergarten – Grade 2 Chapel (9:35 – 10:05 am)

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

Coffee Fellowship

Our last coffee fellowship before we break for Christmas is this Friday, December 10th.   Stick around after dropping your kids and chat with other parents over coffee and a treat. 


Parent Volunteering

A reminder for parents to be sure to track your participation hours on the spreadsheet sent by your Class Liaison in September.  The sheets will close at the end of January and hours tallied.


Lunch Hour Supervision for Winter Term (January 4 – March 11)

Sign up for Winter Term is now open!  Please email as soon as you can as the spots are filled up on a first come, first serve basis.  

You are required to sign up for the entire 11 weeks of the Winter Term (you may share with your family members such as spouse or grandparents).  

The timing of the lunch supervision is as follows:

12:00 – 12:20 pm Outdoor Supervision at the park or at the school parking lot (depends on the weather)

12:20 – 12:40 pm In class supervision ONLY for Grades K to 2.  Only one parent will be allowed in each classroom.

On rainy days, Outdoor Supervision is from 12:00 – 12:40 pm.

If interested, please send the following information to agneswhite0106@gmail.com

  • Title: Lunch Hour Supervision Winter 2022 Sign Up (titling your email this way is important in order for your email to not get lost)
  • Full Name: 
  • Full Name(s) of Student(s) and Class: 
  • Day(s) you are available:

Please make sure that your Criminal Record Clearance letter is on file with the school office.  Please email Mrs. Klassen at pococampus@hopelcs.ca for a link and code to apply.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Agnes White at agneswhite0106@gmail.com.


An ongoing list of volunteer opportunities can be found here:  2021-22 Volunteer Opportunities


Community Relations


Submissions are open for the January 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?  

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, December 10. Join us for fun, games, and devotion! 

This is our last meeting before the winter break! We’ll be back on Saturday, January 8. Stay tuned for information about what our event will be that week. To stay in the loop for our next events, join our email list by clicking here.

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