Elementary “Monday Note”: February 16, 2021

Week at a Glance

Monday, February 15


Tuesday, February 16

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class; gr. 3 (Connection Rm & Zoom)

Wednesday, February 17

9:00 am Chapel – live streamed 

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class; gr. 2 (Connection Rm & Zoom)

Thursday, February 18

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL After School Class; gr. 4 & 5 (Connection Rm & Zoom)

Friday, February 19

3:15 – 4:30 pm Spring Musical Practice

Looking Ahead…

Monday, February 22

9:00 – 9:30 am Parent Prayer @ Port Coquitlam Campus

Tuesday, February 23

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class; gr. 3 (Connection Rm & Zoom)

Wednesday, February 24

Pink Shirt Day


3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class; gr. 2 (Connection Rm & Zoom)

Thursday, February 25

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL After School Class; gr. 4 & 5 (Connection Rm & Zoom)

Friday, February 26

Hot Lunch Day

3:15 – 4:30 pm Spring Musical Practice

Recess and Lunch Supervisor

We are looking to fill one of our recess and lunch supervisor roles (10am-1pm).  This position is available Monday to Friday.  If you are interested in this role please contact Jennifer Watson (jwatson@hopelcs.ca) for more information.

Update on Financial Donations for BC Mission Boat Project

Over the next couple of months the middle school students will be working with the BC Mission Boat Society to put together Easter Kits that will be sent to families in remote First Nations communities. Families who would like to financially support the middle school’s mission project may drop off a cheque made out to the BC Mission Boat Society. Alternatively, donations can be made via the BC Mission Boat website https://bcmissionboat.org/ – simply click the “Donate Now” button at the top right hand corner of the screen. Please remember to make a note where prompted to indicate that the funds are to be designated for “Hope Lutheran Christian School Easter Project.”

Upcoming Hot Lunch February 26

If you have not placed your orders please remember that you have until this coming Sunday, February 21, midnight to place it. We will not be accepting late orders.

The March menu is also available. You may want to consider placing it all at the same time.

Thank you from your Hot Lunch PTL team!

2020-2021 Year Book

Once again, we are excited to partner with Jostens in developing a yearbook that will display special moments for all of us, including individual photos of our school family, as well as candid shots and amazing collages!

If you would like to order a yearbook, you may do so either by paying by cheque or online (please no cash). You may order your yearbook for $25. The deadline for ordering yearbooks is March 1, 2021.

A yearbook order form is available here in THIS LINK.

Please complete the form and return with a cheque or go to the online ordering link and follow the instructions to order your yearbook. Thank you for your support in ensuring we have yet another amazing yearbook to showcase our students memories at Hope this academic year!

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.

Junior Youth is online this Saturday! Join our email list by clicking here, and receive up-to-date information and the unique Zoom link for this week!

Have questions? Please email Mrs. Stephanie Mayer (smayer@hopelcs.ca).


Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Opportunity for Service

Do you enjoy gardening, getting your hands dirty and watching plants grow?  The Middle School Gardening Club is in need of someone to take over the leadership.  This will be their third year in operation, and the students really enjoy learning about agriculture and the science of how things grow.

Provided we have leadership, our student Gardening Club will start early April, directly following spring break, and run till mid-June.  The Club will take place after school once a week (on a day convenient to the organizer and the school). Unlike previous years, the club will run completely on-site at the school.  The students will transplant seedlings in the school greenhouse and tend to them until harvest.

If leading this club interests you, please email the Middle School Vice-Principal, Miss Nast (enast@hopelcs.ca).

Intentional Acts of Kindness – A 12-Day Challenge

It’s here – our 12-day challenge to exhibit intentional acts of kindness.   Kindness is a gift that everyone can afford.  Inspire others and let us know!  #ImAOK

The smallest act of kindness can change someone’s entire day!  It can come from anyone at any time.  And, it’s the little things that can mean so much.

Heart-shaped R.E.A.L. tickets will be awarded to students caught in acts of kindness.  Blank heart-shaped notes will be available for students and staff in classrooms and common areas to write notes of encouragement, appreciation or compliments to each other.

Each day, from February 15-26, whether at home or at school, consciously perform an act of kindness. Be thoughtful and intentional – there’s no lower limit to kindness. 

Share your inspiring stories and ideas for kindness at #ImAOK and lklym@hopelcs.ca.  Ideas for kindness will be published in the March newsletter.  Be an inspiration to others!

Community Groups

We have started small community groups within our Hope community, in both English and Chinese, utilising an app-based Bible reading plan that can be read at any time each day.  Each daily reading takes about 5-10 minutes and space is provided for reflection.  Group members are connected through a chat feature and are engaging in meaningful conversation,getting to know each other better.

If you would like to be a part of a community group, please email Lisa at lklym@hopelcs.ca to get connected.




CALLING ALL MEN!  A men’s group will be starting soon.  Dad’s, if you wish to be connected with other men in our Hope community, please let Lisa know of your interest so the men’s facilitator can connect with you (lklym@hopelcs.ca)

Parent Prayer

Start your week in community with others. Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us in prayer for our school. 

We will be meeting underneath the tents at the Port Coquitlam Campus by the main entrance. 

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

Community Relations – Newsletter Submissions

Submissions are open for the March newsletter.  Please send your story ideas to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca. Don’t forget to submit your ideas for ImAOK (Intentional Acts of Kindness).  We want to hear from you!

Calling all Parents, Staff, and Kids!  We’d like to know how God has been faithful to you and your family during this COVID season.  How have you seen God at work providing for you?  What blessings can you identify in the midst of a world-wide pandemic?  

We’re now more than halfway through our school year and, to end off the year, we’d like to highlight those examples of God’s faithfulness to all generations.  Start thinking now about your experience during this school year and how you have seen God’s grace and mercy shown.

Please provide your short testimonials to Lisa at lklym@hopelcs.ca by May 20 for inclusion in the June newsletter.  Please state if you do not want your name printed.