Elementary Monday Note: May 1

Week at a Glance

Monday, May 1

1:30 pm Grade 2 Swimming Lessons

Tuesday, May 2

Wednesday, May 3

9:00 am Chapel – 4A

1:30 pm Grade 2 Swimming Lessons

Thursday, May 4

Friday, May 5

Fun Food Day

9:00 am PTL Meeting @ Port Coquitlam Campus

Grade 4 A & B Field Trip to Science World

Grade 1 A & B Field Trip to Maple Ridge ACT Centre – “James and the Giant Peach”

Kindergarten A & B Field Trip to Minnekhada

Monday, May 8

12:00 – 5:00 pm Cambridge Uniforms – Uniform Fitting Day @ Port Coquitlam Campus

Tuesday, May 9

9:05 am Parent Prayer @ Port Coquitlam Campus

Wednesday, May 10

9:00 am Chapel – Guests, Christian Studies 8 Class

1:30 pm Grade 2 Swimming Lessons

Thursday, May 11

Friday, May 12


6:30 pm PTL Father Daughter Dance

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

1.PTL MEETING – PTL Meeting is Friday, May 5This is the last meeting of the school year.  Please see the following link for the agenda:


2. Fun Food – Fun Food is this Friday, May 5.
3. Call for Volunteers – The PTL is looking for parents who would be interested in volunteering in the 2017/2018 school year in the following positions:
Treasurer, Secretary, Middle-School Member-At-Large, Hot Lunch Coordinator, and Events Coordinator.

4. Used Uniform Sale – Parents are encouraged to buy/sell/trade K-12 uniform items May 1 – 5, 2:45 – 3:30 pm. Get your uniforms for next year. All families are responsible for their own items.  If a parent is able to set up and take down the tables, please email the PTL at hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca.

Old Tartans – This is the last year students are permitted to wear the old tartan colour.  Please save your old tartan uniforms and they will be collected from May 1st onwards to donate to Villages of Hope – Africa.  All tunics, skorts and kilts must be clean and in wearable condition.  Please do any repairs of hems, buttons, etc. before donating.  A collection box will be placed in the foyer during the month of May.

Villages of Hope – Africa is a Canadian charitable organization bringing hope to children in need throughout six countries in Africa.  The mission of Villages of Hope-Africa is to bring lasting hope to orphans and vulnerable children by providing them with love and care so they can embrace adulthood as contributing members of society.  Their programs provide education, nutrition, shelter, and healthcare.

If you have any questions about tartan uniform donations, please contact Lisa Klym at lisaklym@telus.net.

Alternatively, parents can join Hope Lutheran School’s used Uniform Facebook group at: Used Uniform Facebook Group

5. Staff Appreciation Lunch – It is that wonderful time of year when we get to celebrate our fabulous teachers and staff!  The Staff and Teachers at Hope are such kind, giving and thoughtful people.  They teach, love and take care of our kids everyday, and they do it with such joy!
On Friday May 19 we are having a staff appreciation lunch in their honor.

Please sign up at the link below for volunteering and/or dishes.  We need some help setting up, serving, and clean up.VOLUNTEER SIGN UP LINK

Thank you for all your support!

Father Daughter Dance – 6:30 pm, Friday, May 12.  Invitations were sent home with all the girls at the Port Coquitlam campus.  If you are planning to attend, please return them with payment to the school office.


Please ensure that an adult is assisting your child across York Street, as Mrs. Malmberg may not always be available at the crosswalk.

Sports Day

Sports Day is coming up on Friday, May 26. It will be a rain or shine event. Many volunteers will be needed to help make this event a success. Please see the following link to sign up to volunteer. Any questions can be directed in an email to Maria at msvandeleur@gmail.com.


Triathlon – Creek Classic

Congratulations to our 47 elementary students who participated in the Creek Classic Triathlon on Saturday! It was such a joy to see you swim, bike and run your hearts out, and celebrate with you when you crossed the finish line! We are so proud of the way you represented our school, and used the athletic abilities God has given you. Well done!

To find out your team’s time, go to http://www.trioevents.ca/results.html then click on ‘Creek Classic Relays’, and ‘School Challenge’.

Mr. Mayer & Mrs. Goetz would also like to extend heartfelt thanks to all the parents who volunteered their time to help, both before and on the actual race day. We couldn’t have done it without you!

KM Club

Parents or caretakers must be at McLean Park to supervise their child/children during Km Club.

KM Club is currently scheduled to end this week.

Depending on accumulated distance completed, participants will receive participation ribbons, medals or trophies!  Refreshments will be sold for after Km Club for $1. Funds raised by the sales go towards the, ribbons medals and trophies.

School Operations Committee (SOC)

The School Operations Committee (SOC) is comprised of interested stakeholders (parents of students attending HLCS, members of Hope Lutheran Church, or members of the greater community). This committee was recently established as a result of changes in the governance of Hope Lutheran Church. Members of the SOC work under the school administrators to assist in a variety of areas.  Applications are now being accepted for a volunteer who has abilities in the area of policy writing.

The portfolio requires:

  1. Work with the Principals to create and update policies as needed
  2. Research policies in other schools to glean information about what might work at Hope.
  3. Presents proposed policies or changes to the Principals and SOC
  4. Updates the Policy document for the school
  5. Attend monthly meetings

Criteria for the position:

  1. involvement in a Christian church and an understanding of Christian education
  2. evidence of strong written communication skills


  1. experience in policy writing
  2. knowledgeable in Canadian laws

Please contact Susan Eisner (seisner@hopelcs.ca) with relevant information containing your experience and training as well as your motivation for your application.

Applications will be received until the position is filled.

CAT 4 Testing

This week, May 1 – 5, grades K – 3 and grades 5 & 6 will be participating in our annual school standardized testing.  Please ensure your child is prepared by being well rested and nourished.

Track & Field

The Grades 4-6 classes are now starting their unit on track and field in Physical Education. We will be practicing on Wednesdays from 10:45-11:45 and Thursdays at the same time.

We will be practicing rain or shine, so students need to have their gym strips for all practices and be dressed for the weather. This is in preperation for our Track and Field meet at Swanguard Stadium on Tuesday, May 30.

More information about this including a permission slip willing be coming out to students the first week of May.

We will be looking for parent volunteers to help at the track meet, so please indicate if you are able to come and help with supervising when the permission slip comes out. We look forward to getting ready for this fun track meet.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Medeiros at jmedeiros@hopelcs.ca

Elections BC

Hope Lutheran Church & School, the Port Coquitlam campus,  will be an advance polling station for the upcoming BC provincial election. Elections BC will be using the gymnasium 8:00 am – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 3 – Saturday, May 6.

Cambridge Uniforms Fitting Day

Hope Lutheran’s uniform supplier, Cambridge Uniforms, will be holding a Fitting Day at the Port Coquitlam Campus on Monday, May 8.

Information regarding how to schedule a booking time for a fitting on May 8, has been sent out in an email.

Parent Prayer

A parent from the Port Coquitlam campus has organized 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

NEW TIME: Parent Prayer will be at 9:05 – 9:35 am for May and June

Tuesday, May 9, 9:05 – 9:35 am                        

Tuesday, June 6, 9:05 – 9:35 am

Summer Camps

Hope Lutheran School is excited to launch its summer camps this year.  Don’t miss your chance to join the action this summer.  All details can be found on our school website by clicking on the summer camp banner.  Online registration is open. Spaces are limited and registrations are taken on a first come first serve basis.

Information about the program themes have been sent out by email and are available on our website.

Click on the following link to take you directly to the Summer Camp information:



The Spell-a-thon is officially under way!  May 19 is our spelling day.  Please help your child learn words and find sponsors.  If your child has not brought home the envelope pack or has lost it please let their teacher know.