Elementary Monday Note: January 16

Week at a Glance

Monday, January 16

3:15 pm Gr. 5 Badminton Practice – Port Coquitlam Campus

3:30 – 5:00 pm Gr. 6-8 Girls Basketball Practice @ Pitt Meadows Campus

Tuesday, January 17

Gr. 5-7 Boys Basketball Game @ Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School

Wednesday, January 18

9:00 am Chapel – Grade 1B

12:30 – 3:05 pm Gr. 5 & 6 Middle School Experience Day

3:15 pm Gr. 6 & 7 Badminton Practice – Port Coquitlam Campus

3:30 – 5:00 pm Gr. 6-8 Girls Basketball Practice @ Pitt Meadows Campus

Thursday, January 19

3:30 – 5:00 pm Gr. 5-7 Boys Basketball Practice @ Pitt Meadows Campus

Friday, January 20

Grade 6 – 8 Girls Basketball Tournament – Abbotsford

$2 Dress Down Day – Fundraiser for Grad Class 2017

Monday, January 23

3:15 pm Gr. 5 Badminton Practice – Port Coquitlam Campus

Tuesday, January 24

Spirit Days

Wednesday, January 25

Spirit Days

9:00 am Chapel – Guests Martin & Joan Webber from Lutheran Bible Translators

Jump Rope for Heart Day

3:15 pm Gr. 6 & 7 Badminton Practice – Port Coquitlam Campus

Thursday, January 26

Spirit Days

3:30 pm Gr. 5-7 Boys Basketball Game @ Pitt Meadows Campus

Friday, January 27


Hot Food Day

Service Day

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Parent Volunteer Hours Deadline – Reminder to parents that January 31 is the deadline to enter volunteer hours on your youngest child’s classroom google document link. If you need access to this link, please email your classroom liaison.

Hot Lunch – Hot lunch will be on FridayJanuary 27.  The deadline to order hot lunch or make changes is at the end tomorrow (January 17) at hopelutheranptl.hotlunches.net.

Hope Open House Volunteer Opportunity – Both campuses will be hosting an Open House on January 31. We are looking for parent volunteers who would be willing to come to either campus between 9:30 am  to 11:30 am and 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm to set up coffee and dessert, blow up balloons and showcase our school by hosting tours and answering questions. If you are interested, please email hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca

Chess Club

The grade 3 – 6 Chess club begins on Tuesday, January 17. Students are required to know how to play chess. Any questions should be directed to the sponsor teachers, Mrs. Chifan or Ms. Chan.

Pitt Meadows Transition Day

Grade 5 and 6 students and parents are going to Pitt Meadows the afternoon of Wednesday, January 18, to experience the new campus.  Students will be travelling by bus, parents are responsible for their own transportation.  All grade 5 and 6 parents who are attending are reminded to sign up through the google form that was sent out by the class liaisons.

Badminton Club

The badminton club is starting this Monday, January 16,  for the Grade 5’s and Wednesday, January 18, for the Grade 6 and 7’s.  Students who have expressed interest have received a notice from their teachers about the dates the club will play.  Please meet in the Port Coquitlam campus gym at 3:15 pm.

Grade 6-8 Girls Basketball Tournament

When: Friday, January 20, 2017

Where: Abbotsford Christian Secondary School, 35011 Old Clayburn Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Parent drivers needed. Details to follow – watch for an email.

Spirit Days

Spirit Days are coming up,  January 24 – 26.  Each day will have a different dress up theme:
Tuesday – Future Self Day (e.g. dress up as the career you would like to be when you grow up, or hobbies you think you will continue doing as an adult)
Wednesday – Jersey Day (wear something that shows your support for a favourite team or athlete and wear athletic bottoms because we are going to be active that day)
Thursday – Madagascar Day (e.g. dress in the colours of the flag, as an animal found on the island, or your own creative idea)
More information about specific activities will be provided next week.  Stay tuned for parent volunteer opportunities (it’s a good chance to get some hours before the January 31 cut off).

Jump Rope for Heart

This year the Port Coquitlam campus is participating in an optional fundraiser for the Heart & Stroke foundation through an event called, “Jump Rope for Heart”.  Pledge forms are going home today and are due on January 25, 2017.

Please see Jump Rope for Heart’s website at www.jumpropeforheart.ca for online donations, as well as an invitation you can send to friends and family online.  Our school will be participating in “Jump Rope” on Wednesday, January 25 as part of our Spirit Week.  Children will be doing different skipping stations.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Stewart or email her at jstewart@hopelcs.ca.

Hope Lutheran Church Sunday School “God Walks”

Hope Lutheran Church Sunday School invites school families to the next “God Walk” on Sunday, January 29.  God Walks are an opportunity for children age 3 – grade 6, and their parents, to get out and about to look for God in our community.

The upcoming God Walk will have the group going on a tour of the City of Coquitlam Animal Shelter, located at 500 Mariner Way, Coquitlam. (Turn West off Mariner Way on Service Centre Driveway, just North of Austin Avenue)

If attending, please meet at the animal shelter at 9:45 am.  The event will finish at 10:30 am.

If you would like to make a donation, dry cat food would be greatly appreciated (the brand Natural Balance or anything healthy from the pet store or vets office).

If your child will be attending, parent participation is mandatory. God Walks are about one long, so that students can return to Hope Lutheran Church for service or Sunday School.  Any questions can be directed to the school/church office: 604-942-5322.


Winter Dress

The students will be going outside during recess times so please make sure that your child comes to school with a warm, winter jacket, hat, gloves/mittens/scarf, and boots.  Students can wear white undershirts under their school shirt and long underwear or tights under pants.  Just a reminder that pants are available through the uniform store for girls from K-12.  Outer ski pants may also be worn outside at recess to keep legs warm.  Black leggings are not to be worn in class. Thank you for helping your children in being prepared for the cold, winter weather.

Paid On-Call Position

Individuals interested in working on-call as a parking lot and/or playground supervisor are encouraged to submit their resume to Mrs. Eisner as soon as possible. Applicants require a thorough knowledge of traffic safety, strong communication skills, a good rapport with children, and the flexibility to work as needed. First aid is an asset. A clear criminal record check is required for this position. Training will be provided.

Parent Prayer

A parent from the Port Coquitlam campus is organizing a once a month prayer time for parents/family members of Hope Lutheran Christian School:

Please join me to pray for our children, our families, the Staff and Teachers at Hope and our Community of Port Coquitlam. We will share and learn from one another, be inspired by Bible readings on prayer and of course – pray together!  Email Tina Goetz for more info: mylifeforhis@shaw.ca

Location: Please meet in the Narthex/Foyer of the Port Coquitlam Campus


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  • April 4, 9:15-9:45 am
  • May 9, 9:15-9:45 am                        
  • June 6, 9:15-9:45 am