Elementary Monday Note: March 6, 2023

Week at a Glance

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

Looking Ahead…


Monday, March 13

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

Tuesday, March 14

Wednesday, March 15

Term Two Reports Issued

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 16

9:45 am – 12:15 pm Kindergarten A & B Field Trip – Minnekhada

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

7:00 pm PTL Meeting (on Zoom)

Friday, March 17

Dress Down Day (Green Theme) – $2 to participate; fundraiser for Gr. 8 Mission Trip

Hot Lunch

Hearts For Hope Bursary Fundraising Campaign

We want to thank everyone who attended the Gala concert Saturday, February 25.  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.

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, on Friday, March 10 at 7:00 pm!

Canvas, Paint, and Paint Brushes provided.

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

We still have some spots open, so we have extended the Registration period.  Please submit your payment to the elementary school office asap after registering.

Arts and Crafts & A Book Signing! 

On Saturday March 18th, Mr. Mayer will be at Kinder Books in New Westminster (810 Quayside Dr #101, New Westminster, BC). Mr. Mayer will be signing copies of his book (Leroy the Raccoon) and would love to see you there if you are free! (Swing by Kinder Books anytime from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm) 

On Sunday, March 19th, Mr. Mayer will be leading a story time with arts and crafts at Kinder Books! Come at 9:30 AM and head upstairs (by the circus school). Mr. Mayer will be doing a reading and sharing a message on the topic of friendship. After this, children will have the opportunity to create a craft based on the book. The event is free but you will need to sign up so there will be enough materials for everyone. To sign up, click on this LINK.

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

There are only 2 more weeks before spring break, and therefore only two more opportunities to bring in donations for the Union Gospel Mission.  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

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

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 Dress Down Day

Next 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 or a story to share, please let us know.  Submissions to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.


Hope Community Prayer

Our next Community Prayer evening is during spring break, Tuesday, March 28th at 7:30 pm.  All are welcome, children are encouraged to participate.  Please mark it on your calendar and 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 this Thursday, March 9th at 7:00 pm over Zoom.  Connection details will be communicated this week.  In the meantime, please review the January meeting notes as we will be voting to adopt these minutes.  Our proposed agenda is as follows:

  • Devotion & Prayer
  • Approval of January 2023 Minutes
  • Elementary Principal’s Report
  • Middle School Vice-Principal’s Report
  • Financial Reports
  • Upcoming Events
  • New Business



The PTL will host a coffee fellowship on Friday, March 17th.  This is an excellent way to connect with other parents and get to know someone new over a cup of coffee and a baked treat.

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

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. Our next JR Youth will be on Saturday, March 25th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Hope Lutheran’s Elementary campus. 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 18th
  • Senior’s Bible Study: first and third Thursday of the month, 10:00 am at the church. Next one is on March 16th
  • 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 March 28th.

All are welcome, please join us.