Elementary Monday Note: May 17, 2021

Week at a Glance

Monday, May 17

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

Tuesday, May 18

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

Wednesday, May 19


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

Thursday, May 20

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

Friday, May 21

Hot Lunch

Looking Ahead…


Monday, May 24


Tuesday, May 25

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

Wednesday, May 26


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

Thursday, May 27

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

Friday, May 28

Hot Lunch

Sports Day Update

Our Elementary Campus is having a fun sports day for our kids in grades K-5 but we need your help! This year, due to COVID, there are a few things that will be different.  We have booked the field for 3 days (June 7 – 9) to accommodate physical distancing and cohort restrictions. In order to reduce contact, parents will not be leading the stations or present during the students’ time at the field.  Instead, our teachers will be with their classes and taking on the instruction. We are super thankful to our dedicated group of parents for planning and organizing this event.  A dedicated group of parents are currently helping plan and carry out the activities.

Help is needed on each day for set up, sanitization, and clean up: we still have some available slots for Cleaning up stations, please sign up at Sports Day Assistance

Spell-a-thon Top Fundraisers

A huge THANK YOU to all our Hope students and families for their efforts to fundraise during our whole-school Spell-a-thon last month. Congratulations to Grade 1A and 1B for being the top fundraising classes based on a per student ratio. Well done Grade 1! 

This past week we also recognized our top individual student fundraisers as well:

Dan Y. (KB)

Hannah L. (1A)

Ashlyn M. (8)

Charlie S. (1B)

Curtis G. (3A)

Emma G. (5B) 

Way to go! Thank you for all your hard work Hope students! We are excited to see how God blesses our efforts and the impact it will have in Jesus’s name!

Anniversary Musical THANK YOU!

After 5 months of hard work and immeasurable support from students,  teachers, administration, and parents, our spring musical has been recorded! Thank you to all who helped make this a reality, whether it was helping students to attend an ever-changing rehearsal schedule, memorizing lines,  dropping off props and costumes, or finding those jeans and t-shirts–all your help and flexibility made this a great experience and production. Thank you again. 

As we clean up from production there are still a few props floating around that may belong to you. If you are missing a lightsaber, plastic silver swords, or anything else, please contact mmaclean@hopelcs.ca and she may just have it.

Hot Lunch

All menus are available for ordering until June. Please place your orders for the remaining school year in order to avoid missed deadlines. 

Link: https://munchalunch.com/schools/hopelutheran  Happy Ordering!

Questions? Please contact: Marsha Ojiro, Accounts Manager – Fuel Catering




Kids Bible Camp – SAVE THE DATE

Hope Lutheran Church will be offering a summer Bible Camp for kids aged 4 – 11. It’s called “Rocky Railway – Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through.” All the children who participate will receive a home-made train whistle as a gift. 

Registration will open the week of May 25, but in the meantime… SAVE THE DATE – “Rocky Railway” Bible Camp – July 12 – 16.

Watch for more details and the registration link – coming after the long weekend.

KidsCAN Theatre in the Park Classes

An opportunity for kids to experience group activity again in KidsCAN Theatre Company’s socially-distanced outdoor theatre program!

KidsCAN Theatre Company Inc. is excited to invite children (in grades 2-5) to one of their outdoor, COVID-friendly, POP-UP classes under tents and shelters around the City of Coquitlam. There will be after school classes Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and two weekend classes.

For more information, and to register, go to their website www.kidscantheatre.com. But get your spot quick, as classes are limited to only 8 spots per class due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Schola Bohemia Before & After School Care 2021-2022

The Schola Bohemia Before and After School Care program is now accepting registrations for school year 2021/22.  Registration forms can be found on the school website: Schola Bohemia

Contact Rita Langrova: 604-220-4250 langrova@shaw.ca

Podcast Episodes

Mr. Mayer has recently been working on a podcast for his action research project at Simon Fraser University. Topics include wonder, awe, noticing and slowing down. If you are interested in listening to any of the episodes, feel free to visit: https://www.jordanmayer.com/podcast

Free Webinar

Mr. Mayer will be hosting another free, live webinar over Zoom on Tuesday, May 18 from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. He will be looking at the following topics: An overview of the curriculum in British Columbia, core competencies (important life skills such as creative thinking and collaboration), the importance of reflection and ideal conditions to help children thrive. 

If you are interested in attending, please fill in the following google form: 


The first 25 people to respond will get a free copy of Mr. Mayer’s book titled, “Your Smile Makes Flowers Bloom: How the Core Competencies Can Help Children Thrive in Our World Today.”

Once you complete the form, Mr. Mayer will send a handbook and Zoom link over email to access the webinar. Mr. Mayer hopes that you will be able to attend and that you find the information helpful!

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.

There is no Junior Youth this week. For updates on future events, join our email list by clicking here.

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


2021-2022 School Calendar

The HLCS 2021-2022 school calendar has been published.  For your convenience you can view it here 2021-2022 HLCS School Calendar, or on the school website.  Please note that some designations are still to be determined (tbd) and will be updated as we receive information.

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Sports Day

Our Elementary Campus is having a fun sports day for our kids in grades K-5 but we need you to help!

The Elementary Sports Days will take place by cohort from Monday, June 7 to Wednesday June 9.   

Thank you to those parents who have already signed up.  There are still a few spots needing to be filled.  

Please see the signup for where you can assist:  Sports Day Assistance


PTL Opportunity for Service

The PTL (Parent/Teacher League) is looking for a Lice Check Committee Coordinator for the new school year (2021-2022). 

Lice check is a necessary health function for our elementary campus and is done three times a year to keep our environment healthy.  Checks are conducted at the start of the school year, after Christmas break, and after Spring break. 

A binder of procedures has been developed and training can be arranged.  Please email the PTL at hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca if you are able to help in this way.

Community Relations


Submissions are open for the June newsletter.  

Do you have a testimonial about our school you’d like to share, perhaps a word of encouragement you’d like to express to the staff and/or our school community as we close out our 2021 school year?

Please send your testimonials to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.


25 for the 25th!  HLCS BOOK DRIVE

Thank you for your support!  Our goal was a minimum of 25 books for each grade and some grades have already exceeded that.  Thank you so much!!!

Everyone has celebrated a birthday during COVID.  How about donating a book in honor of your child’s birthday?  Not only would your book have a 25th anniversary sticker on it, it would also have a birthday sticker with the student name attached to it as well.

Please view our “Wish List” with tabs based on grade level: HLCS Book Drive

If you wish to make a monetary donation instead to fund the purchase of books, donations can be dropped off at either campus office (please mark your donation “Book Drive”).

Any questions can be directed to Lisa at 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).