Elementary Monday Note: October 19, 2020

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 19

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

Tuesday, October 20

7:00 am Online Booking Calendar for Parent Teacher Conferences OPENS

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

Wednesday, October 21

9:30 am Chapel

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

Thursday, October 22

Pumpkin Patch Event

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

Friday, October 23

Pumpkin Patch Event

Looking Ahead…

Monday, October 26

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

Tuesday, October 27

9:00 am Retake Photos

1:00 pm Off-site learning student photos @ Pitt Meadows campus

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

Wednesday, October 28

9:30 am Chapel

12:00 pm Online Booking Calendar for Parent Teacher Conferences CLOSES

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

Thursday, October 29

Parent Teacher Conferences – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Friday, October 30

Parent Teacher Conferences – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Parent Teacher Conferences

An email was sent out to all school families today regarding Parent Teacher Conferences.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be taking place on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, October 29       1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday, October 30            9:00 am – 12:00 noon 

Options will be available for meeting in person or virtually by Zoom.

A conference is required with the homeroom teacher of each student in the family.

Appointment times will be booked through the School’s easy to use online appointment booking system, through the following link:


The online booking calendar will open at 7:00 am, Tuesday, October 20, and close at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, October 28.

Each family will need to create a login account in order to use the system. This process only takes a few minutes, and we recommend completing this step before the calendar opening date. Please create only one account per family.

Port Coquitlam Campus 

Bookings at the Port Coquitlam campus are for the parents of students in grades K-5 only.

Meetings will be 15 minutes each, with the parents and teacher (students do not attend).

Meetings with additional subject or program specific teachers are optional. They will be 10 minutes each and only by Zoom. (See previously sent email for further details.) 

Pitt Meadows Campus 

Bookings at the Pitt Meadows campus are for the parents of students in grades 6-8 only

Meetings will be 10 minutes each, with the parents, student, and teacher.

Meetings for additional specific subjects or programs are optional and will be 10 minutes each. (See previously sent email for further details.)

PTL Pumpkin Patch Event

The PTL has arranged for pumpkins to be brought into our school parking lot this Thursday and Friday so that students and parents have the opportunity to purchase a pumpkin for $5 (flat rate).  This is an optional fundraiser for those families that are interested.  Students who bring a bag and their money, will head down during the school day to select their own pumpkin. Afterschool, parents will be able to also select and purchase a pumpkin (or more).  Proceeds will go towards school events and activities. 

Parking Lot Closed Thursday & Friday

To accommodate our PTL Pumpkin Patch event, we will be closing our parking lot Thursday and Friday this week.  Parents will need to park in the appropriate areas around the school, being careful to watch for signage and neighbour’s driveways.  

Hope For The Future – Survey & Seminar

A reminder to all school families about the Hope Lutheran Christian School survey that was sent out October 7, and the accompanying Hope for the Future session, Saturday, October 31, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

The feedback from the survey will help us shape a time of prayer and dialog on the Saturday session. If you are available you may join us in person in the gym at our Port Coquitlam building, or online if you prefer. Space will be limited for both the in person and online venues for safety and to ensure we can facilitate meaningful dialog. The cutoff to sign up for this event is Friday, October 23.

Even if you can not join us on October 31, please complete the survey.

For your convenience please see the survey in the following link:

Hope Lutheran Christian School Survey  

To sign up for the October 31 session see the following link:

Hope for the Future facilitated session sign up – October 31st 9:00am-12:00pm (in-person or online)   

Terry Fox Money Raised

Thank you so much for all your amazing support of our run day and fundraising efforts.  As a school we raised $600 for the Terry Fox Foundation.

Retake Photo Day

Tuesday, October 27, 9:00 am will be Individual Student Retake Photo Day.  Formal uniform is required for those students taking a photo.

A reminder to off-site learning families: photos will take place this date at the Pitt Meadows campus starting at 1:00 pm in the music portable.

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.

Junior Youth is online this Saturday! Join our email list by clicking here, and receive up-to-date information and the unique Zoom link for this week!

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


Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Parent Prayer

Parent Prayer has moved!  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).

Family Fun Event – We Need Your Help!

We are arranging a walk-through pumpkin patch for the fun of all students at the Port Coquitlam Campus parking lot on Thursday and Friday, October 22 and 23.

To organize this, we need the assistance of parents and their vehicles to transport 200 pumpkins of varying sizes from Laity Pumpkin Patch to our parking lot the evening of Wednesday, October 21.  If you are able to help, please email the PTL at hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca to let us know, specifying which time works better for you – 5:30 pm or 6:00 pm.  A member of the Hope PTL will meet you at Laity South Farm, 12725 Laity Street, Maple Ridge, to collect and transport our pumpkins. 

The pumpkins will be available to all families for purchase in our school parking lot on Thursday and Friday.  The purchase of pumpkins is not mandatory, however, if your child is to choose a pumpkin please send a plastic bag with them to school.  All pumpkins will be $5 each.  Proceeds will go towards funding school events and activities.  

Thanks for your support!

PTL Coffee Fellowships

We have resumed our monthly PTL Coffee Fellowships – an opportunity for parents from both campuses to get together socially as well as having our Principal and Elementary Vice-Principal on hand to answer any questions parents may have.  Coffee Fellowships will typically be the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 am, meeting at the Port Coquitlam campus outside under the covered area at the front entrance.

Our next PTL Coffee Fellowship is Thursday, November 19 at 8:45 am.


The recycling fundraising program is active.  Please use the Hope Lutheran labels and drop your beverage recycling at your nearest ReturnIt Express depot.  Additional pre-labelled recycling bags or just the labels are available at the office. 

All money raised through this program will go towards activities benefiting our students.

Community Relations

Community Newsletter

Submissions are open for the November newsletter.  Do you have a personal achievement or special event you’d like to have recognised? 

November 11th is Remembrance Day, an opportunity to pay respect to and honor our national heroes who have fought to keep our freedom.  Do you have a hero; someone special in your life who has made a profound difference; someone you honour and respect?  Write a tribute about them and we’ll feature it in our November edition.  Please email Lisa Klym with your submissions at lklym@hopelcs.ca.