Elementary Monday Note: January 9

Week at a Glance

Monday, January 9

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

7:30 – 8:30 pm The Thinking Series

Tuesday, January 10

9:15 am Parent Prayer – meet in the school foyer

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

Wednesday, January 11

9:00 am Chapel – Grade 9 Christian Studies Class

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

Thursday, January 12

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

Friday, January 13

Lice Check

Hot Food Day

Monday, January 16

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

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

Thursday, January 19

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

Friday, January 20


Grade 6 – 8 Girls Basketball Tournament – Abbotsford

$2 Dress Down Day – Fundraiser for Grad Class 2017

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

PTL Meeting – The January PTL meeting was held Friday, January 6, at the Port Coquitlam Campus.  Please see the attached link for the minutes from that meeting:  JANUARY 6 PTL MINUTES.

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 twice this month on FridayJanuary 13 and FridayJanuary 27.  The deadline to order hot lunch for this month or make changes is at the end of today 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

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


  • January 10, 9:15-9:45 am                
  • February 7, 9:15-9:45 am
  • March 7, 9:15-9:45 am                      
  • April 4, 9:15-9:45 am
  • May 9, 9:15-9:45 am                        
  • June 6, 9:15-9:45 am

The Thinking Series

The Thinking Series is a video resource that tackles the top five questions our culture is asking today. These questions are: 

  • What is the Meaning of Life? 
  • Does God Exist? 
  • Do All Religions Lead to God? 
  • Why is There Evil? 
  • Is There Life after Death?

If you have ever asked yourself these questions, or if your children have ever asked these questions of you, help is on the way! Please join Pastor Laverne Hautz (of Hope Lutheran Church) for a series of discussions intended specifically for school parents. 

The next session will be held in the chapel tonight, Monday January 9, 7:30 – 8:30 pm, and the topic will be “Does God Exist?” A brief story video (4 minutes) will be followed by a brief discussion. Then a longer teaching video (10 minutes) will be followed by a little bit longer discussion of the topic question.  

All school parents are invited to attend, and you are welcome to bring along other friends or family members who may be interested in the topic. The other topics will follow on about a once-a-month basis. 

Chess Club

Students in Grades 3 to 6 who are interested in joining the Chess Club, which will meet at lunch on Tuesdays, must attend an information meeting tomorrow, January 10. The club begins on 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.

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.

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.

Reading Link Volunteers

Reading Link is looking for volunteers to help with reading and creating questions, to help prepare Reading Link students for their competition in the spring.  Duties would include reading a grade 4/5 level book and creating questions using a provided template.  All hours reading and creating questions can be used towards volunteer hours, and can be completed at home.  Each book and set of questions is approximately 7 – 8 hours of time.  Questions would be due the first week of school, in January 2017.  If interested please email Kristin Le Ross at kristin.leross@mytwu.ca for more information.

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.

Lice Check Volunteers

January 13 will be a lice check at the Port Coquitlam campus and we are looking for volunteers to help out.  If you have a couple of hours you can give to this event on the Friday morning, please contact the school office.

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.