Elementary Monday Note: February 27, 2023

Week at a Glance

Monday, February 27

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

8:50 am – 1:30 pm Grade 4A & B Field Trip – Fort Langley

Tuesday, February 28

Wednesday, March 1

End of Term 2

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)

Thursday, March 2

1:00 – 5:00 pm & 6:00 – 8:00 pm Student Led Conferences – NO REGULAR CLASSES IN SESSION

Friday, March 3

Administrative Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Looking Ahead…


Monday, March 6

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

Tuesday, March 7

Wednesday, March 8

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)

Thursday, March 9

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

7:00 pm PTL Meeting (on Zoom)

Friday, March 10

Hot Lunch

9:00 am – 12:45 pm Gr. 1A & B Field Trip – Science World

9:15 am – 2:00 pm Grade 5A & B Field Trip – Gulf of Georgia Cannery

7:00 pm PTL Event – Paint Night

Student Led Conferences

This week, Thursday, March 2, there is no school in session, to accommodate our Student Led Conferences.  This is a formal reporting time, where our students will be sharing about their learning progress thus far this year.  Conferences will run from 1:00 – 5:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  There is no need to book/reserve a time.  You may come to the classroom with your child and they will share with you items they have prepared ahead of time with their teacher’s guidance to showcase their progress. 

PTL Event – Family Paint Night

Release your inner Picasso!

Come eat, drink, and socialize as you paint your own masterpiece you get to take home!

Canvas, Paint, and Paint Brushes provided.

Concession will be provided by our Grade 8s. All proceeds will go towards their graduation.

Registration closes on Monday, February 27th and payment can be handed into the office by Thursday, March 2nd at the latest. Your registration will be opened to others if your payment is not received by then.

Hearts For Hope Bursary Fundraising Campaign

We want to thank everyone who attended the Gala concert last Saturday evening.  We can’t say enough about how wonderful it was to see our community come together in such a special way.  Stay tuned for pictures and videos. We also want to thank everyone who supported this campaign in other ways including our Tree of Gratitude plaques and Online Auction. Auction winners can now collect their prizes from the Elementary office.  We are very pleased to update that we have raised more than $32,000 for the bursary thus far.  However, you can make any contribution at any time directly through the school or our donation page on our website.  We look forward to sharing how new students in our community can apply for the Bursary soon.

2022 Giving Receipts

We are pleased to let you know that the 2022 HLCS giving receipts were sent out via email, on February 23, 2023.  This year’s tax receipt contains the portion of tuition that is eligible for use as charitable donations, and any additional giving your family gave to the school for the January 1 to December 31, 2022 tax year. The portion of tuition eligibility is calculated each year within the guidelines from SCSBC and can be different from year to year.

If you did not receive your family’s 2022 giving receipt in your email please check with your spouse as the receipts were sent to one email address per family.

Yearbook Orders!

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.

KM Club Spring Session

  • This spring we are conducting a 6-week run/walk around McLean Park starting Monday, April 3rd and going until Friday, May 19th from 3:20 – 3:50 pm.  All are welcome, from both campuses, to participate at whatever level you are able – students, parents, grandparents, and younger siblings.      

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

Use this Signup form to register by March 15th!

  • Volunteers are needed to help run KM Club.  If you are interested in volunteering please SIGN UP HERE.
  • We are looking for 4 parents to help on Friday, March 17, at 9:00 am to clean up the KM Club materials (wristbands, etc) and prepare for the first run. If interested please contact Maik at maikhassel@gmail.com or text/whatsapp at 604.315.8446.

Chapel Offering for UGM

For this term we are collecting for the Union Gospel Mission.  What is unique is that while money donations are helpful and appreciated we are also collecting tangible items that are a great service to their community. Students will be able to bring items up to the front during our Wednesday chapels. Items such as NEW adult socks and underwear (large size both genders), personal toiletries (toothpaste, soap, etc), and tins of coffee are most appreciated.

Before & After School Care – Schola Bohemia

Spring Break Camp

This is the last week to register!  Registration will close on Friday, March 3.

Date: March 20-24,2023

Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm (Core hours 9:00 am – 3:00 pm with structured activities)

Cost: $250  Fees can be paid via e-transfer: langrova@shaw.ca (registered for auto-deposit)

Contact: Rita Langrova 604-220-4250


Schola Bohemia 2022 Tax Receipts

Schola Bohemia’s 2022 receipts for tax year 2022 have been sent electronically. For parents who used their services in 2022 and did not receive the 2022 income tax receipt please contact Rita at langrova@shaw.ca.

Grade 8 Mission Trip Fundraising

Bake Sale – March 2

The Grade 8’s are hosting a bake sale on Thursday at both campuses during student-led conferences from 1:00 – 8:00 pm.  Please have cash on hand to support our students in their fundraising efforts for their missions trip April 16-21, 2023.  A vast variety of baked goods will be for sale by donation – some single items and some packaged.  

The team of 8 students needs to meet a fundraising goal of $7000 – help them to reach their target!  This is a cash sale only – e-transfers will not be an option.

Thank you in advance for your support!  


Purdy’s Easter Chocolate Fundraiser

Support our Grade 8 Mission Team:  Our goal is to raise $1,000.00 so we need your help—but don’t worry, all the work you’re doing is choosing which chocolates to order.

Stock up on beautiful Easter gift boxes, fun chocolate bunnies, Sweet Georgia Browns and more. All profits will go directly to the Grade 8 mission trip. So satisfy those cravings, get all your Easter gift-shopping done while supporting a great cause.

The deadline to order is Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

What you need:


Once orders close, we’ll notify everyone when and where you can collect your treats 

(Pick up will be either April 5th and/or April 6th)

Please share with anyone you know who might be interested. It would help us so much.

On-line Purdy’s Easter Catalogue


March 17 – $2 Dressdown Day

On Friday, March 17th wear green for $2 and support the Grade 8’s in the fundraising for their mission trip in April.


Beverage Returns

Another way to support missions fundraising – donate your returnable beverage containers.  

Labels with our school’s QR code can be obtained in either campus office or printed at any Express Return-It depot by entering the number 604-111-2222 into the keypad on the Return-It kiosk at the depot (note, this is not a valid phone number but an access code to print labels).

Consider taking a labelled bag to your place of work and having your colleagues donate their beverage containers.  All proceeds raised will go directly towards the spring mission trip.

When returning items, please ensure the label has been scanned at the kiosk.

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


Submissions are open for the April newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate, a story to share or an example of an intentional act of kindness performed during our 12-day challenge, please let us know.  Submissions to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.


Hope Community Prayer

Our next Community Prayer evening is this Tuesday, February 28th at 7:30 pm.  All are welcome, children are encouraged to participate.  Please join us for 1 hour in the chapel to pray for our school, ourselves and our wider community.


Upcoming Events

Please refer to our Community Calendar for a list of events throughout the year.

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Upcoming PTL Meeting

Our next PTL General meeting is Thursday, March 9th at 7:00 pm over Zoom.  Connection details will be communicated closer to the meeting date.  In the meantime, please review the January meeting notes as we will be voting to adopt these minutes.



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. 


Participation Opportunities

  • March 18 – Campus Cleaning Day.  Many parents are required to assist with a thorough cleaning of our Elementary Campus on Saturday, March 18th.  Estimating 4 participation hours per person, depending on how many parents assist.  Contact Lisa at lklym@hopelcs.ca to participate.


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

Hope Lutheran Junior Youth Submissions

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, March 4 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  Come join us for fun, games, and devotion! Remember to bring your bibles and hype. We are excited to see each of you. 

Join our mailing list by clicking here to receive updates about our events.

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

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

Hope Lutheran Church Happenings

Pastor Vic Esperanza will lead us at our 9:00-10:00 am service this Sunday. As always, the service will be live-streamed to watch at 9:00 am or anytime afterwards:



Hope Lenten Services

Hope Lutheran Church will be hosting Lenten services on Wednesdays till Easter starting on Ash Wednesday February 22nd at 6:00 pm with potluck dinner followed by 7:00 pm services, then every Wednesday until Easter.


Regular Events Coming Up at Hope Lutheran Church

  • Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study: every other Saturday, 8:00-9:30 am at Izba. Next one is on March 4th
  • Senior’s Bible Study: first and third Thursday of the month, 10:00 am at the church. Next one is on March 2nd
  • One Year Chronological Bible Study: every Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm on Zoom; moving to Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm starting on February 23 during Lent.
  • Hope Community Prayer Evening: last Tuesday of the month, 7:30-8:30 pm at the church. Next one is on February 28th.

All are welcome, please join us.