Elementary “Monday” Note: May 24, 2022

Week at a Glance

Monday, May 23


Tuesday, May 24

Wednesday, May 25


3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 4 & 5 EAL Class (in gr. 5A classroom)

7:00 pm Spring Music Concert at Elementary Campus (‘A’ Classes & Grade 6 and 7/8 classes; students to arrive at 6:45 pm)

Thursday, May 26

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 EAL Class  (in Connection Rm)

7:00 pm Spring Music Concert at Elementary Campus (‘B’ Classes & Grade 6/7 class; students to arrive at 6:45 pm)

Friday, May 27

Sports Day

Hot Lunch

7:00 pm Father Daughter Dance

Looking Ahead…


Monday, May 30

9:00 am Parent Prayer

3:00 pm Coding Club

Tuesday, May 31

7:30 pm Hope Community Prayer

Wednesday, June 1


3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 4 & 5 EAL Class (in gr. 5A classroom)

Thursday, June 2

KA & B Year End Field Trip – Belcarra Park

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 EAL Class  (in Connection Rm)

7:00 pm PLT Meeting via Zoom

Friday, June 3

Administrative Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Student Safety Reminders

Bus Drop Off area:  Now that the middle school has moved, the bus has returned to its spot on the street in front of our playground.   This means that we can no longer have cars stopping to drop off their students at that location (not enough space).  Parents will need to park (at MacLean park or on the street, where permitted) and have students walk to the school following the road safety rules. 

Recess/Lunch at the park:  Parents wishing to drop off items or lunch are expected to do so at the school office.  If you are wanting to talk with your child at the park briefly – you will need to stop by the office first so that supervisors on the field can be radioed to be aware of this.  Any adult interacting with our students needs to be in a safety vest so we are aware of who is interacting with our students and ensure their safety at this public park.

Important Library Dates

May 31: All overdue books must be returned or replaced by this date

June 6: All library books due

June 6-10: The Great Classroom Book-hunt: Parent volunteers are needed to search the classroom libraries for missing books. Contact Ms. Francescini (kfrancescini@hopelcs.ca) to volunteer.

June 13-17: Library closed for inventory

Notice from the School Accounting Office

A reminder for school families that chose the first selection of full payment option for tuition payment during February’s re-enrolment time, cheques will be processed June 1, 2022 . 

Please ensure appropriate funds are available.


For your reference – Below is information that was on the 2022-2023 Re-Enrolment & Kindergarten Sibling Enrolment Form:

Step 2)  Choose tuition payment option   

Full Payment:

  • by cheque post-dated no later than June 1st, for 1% early payment discount 

Recess/Lunch Supervision Job Opportunity for 2022/23 School Year

We have some openings on our recess and lunch supervision team for the upcoming school year.  If this is something that may interest you please email your resume, including any certifications you may have (CRC , first aid) to our Head Supervisor, Michele Malmberg (mmalmberg@hopelcs.ca). 

Music Concert Tickets

There are some additional Spring Music Concert tickets available at the school office for families who would like more than the allotted 2 per performance.  You can pick up these tickets from the school offices, while supplies last. At both concerts, we will also be selling off any remaining Purdy’s chocolate bars for half price! Only while supplies last. Please take advantage of this final opportunity to support our Grade 8 graduates.

Still Seeking Volunteers for K-5 Sports Day!

Thanks to all who have signed up to help at the May 27 Sports Day! Only a few days away!

We are still seeking 7 volunteers to run stations and looking to borrow coolers to store the popsicles for the afternoon!  If you are able and willing to help out, please get in touch with Ms. Pelz spelz@hopelcs.ca.

Schola Bohemia Summer Camp

Schola Bohemia Services will be offering two summer camps and some spots are still available.


June 20-24, 2022 (5 days)

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm 

Cost: $250 

Transportation: HLCS bus

Capacity: 23 students (due to bus capacity)

Registrations: First comes ,first served basis

Please refer to this link for  the summary of the CAMP 1 Core Activities



June 27-30, 2022 (4 days)

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm 

Cost: $200 

Transportation: HLCS bus

Capacity: 23 students (due to bus capacity)

Registrations: First comes ,first served basis

Please refer to this link for the summary of the CAMP 2 Core Activities


Please note that the wading pool booking for each camp may be cancelled if weather is not suitable.

To register for either camp please contact Rita at: langrova@shaw.ca or 604-220-4250.

Excel Martial Arts Movie Night

Excel Martial Arts is inviting students to an evening of fun, games, martial arts, pizza, and a movie at the Excel Martial Arts Studio. All funds raised will be donated to Hope Lutheran Elementary school! The event will take place on Saturday, June 4, and run from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. To register for the event, please click HERE

Address of Excel Martial Arts in Port Coquitlam: 1740 Broadway St #1, Port Coquitlam, BC

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 will be meeting outside at the elementary Campus by the main entrance. 

Every Monday from 9:00 – 9:30 am (except for holidays).

COVID-19 Daily Health Check Website

The K-12 Health Check contains the most up-to-date B.C. health guidelines and is user-friendly for children to complete daily. This resource can assist in preventative measures for families and help with the decision on whether students should attend school that day.  You can also download the app via the following links: iPhone/iPad iOS or Android devices.

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Used Uniform Sale

A used uniform sale is happening June 13 & 14.  This is a great opportunity to pass on those outgrown uniform pieces.  Parents, take the opportunity to go through your uniform pieces and identify what you can sell to other families.  

Individuals are responsible for the sale and cleanup of their own items.  Please email the PTL if you would like to have a table.


Recycling Fundraiser

Thank you to all families who support us in our ongoing recycling fundraiser.  Additional labels are available at each campus office.  Please note, ReturnIt BC has implemented a new drop-off verification scan at select locations, which affects the return of some of our bags.  If you return to any of the following locations, please scan the bag before placing it in the drop-off area:

  • Return-It Express Yaletown
  • LoLo Return-It Express Plus
  • Coquitlam Return-It Depot
  • North Vancouver Bottle and Return-It Depot
  • PoCo Return-It
  • Go Green Bottle Depot and Recycling
  • Vancouver Central Return-It Depot
  • Semiahmoo Bottle Depot
  • Chilliwack Bottle Depot
  • Sardis Bottle Depot


Participation Opportunities

Our Middle School Mixer social event is coming up on Friday, June 10.  To keep our costs down, we are hoping some parents can contribute towards the snack food items.  If you are short on participation hours, here’s your chance to contribute and receive some hours for your purchases. Please view this signup for available items: Middle School Mixer Food Donations

Additionally, several parents are needed to help run the games stations.  If you are interested in assisting with our evening, please email the PTL at hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca.  All time spent at the event will count towards your PP hours.

Opportunities are available for the next school year.  Please browse the list of ongoing opportunities and let us know where you’d like to serve next year.  Some opportunities are guaranteed hours…

FOR ALL PARENTS:  The Term 2 Participation recording sheets will close June 15.  Please ensure you have recorded all your participation hours prior to June 15.  After this date, the sheets will be locked and hours calculated.  If you have completed a minimum of 15 hours, there is no cost to you.  Completion of partial hours will receive a reimbursement cheque.

Community Relations

Monthly Prayer Gathering

Join us Tuesday, May 31 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm in the chapel for our monthly prayer gathering.  This month we will be hearing from another one of our parents as he tells us how God is moving in other areas of our world.  Come and be inspired.



Submissions are open for the June and September newsletters.  Do you have an achievement or special event you’d like to share? Are you doing something throughout the summer that we can feature in September?   Please send your submissions to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca

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.

JR Youth is on this Saturday, May 28. Come join us for fun, games, and devotion! Join our mailing list by clicking here to receive updates about our events.

Have questions? Please email Danielle (danielle.andriulaitis@hopelcs.ca)

Blessings to you and your family from the Junior Youth Ministry Team!