Elementary Monday Note: October 22, 2018

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 22

3:15 Km Club

Tuesday, October 23

12:00 pm Km Club

1:00 pm Gr. 5A Swimming Lessons – Hyde Creek

3:15 pm Gr. 2/3 After School EAL Classes (Rm. 209)

Wednesday, October 24

9:00 am Chapel – 4A

3:15 pm Gr. 4/5 After School EAL Classes (Rm.207)

3:15 pm Km Club

3:20 pm Beauty & the Beast Musical Auditions (Gr. 4-8)

7:30 pm Parent Learning Evening @ Pitt Meadows Campus

Thursday, October 25

8:30 am Cross Country Run @ Bear Creek Park, Surrey

1:00 pm Gr. 5B Swimming Lessons – Hyde Creek

Friday, October 26

Kindergarten 2019/2020 Applications Due

Hot Lunch

3:20 pm Beauty & the Beast Musical Auditions (Gr. 4-8)

Looking Ahead…


Monday, October 29

Photo Retakes

3:05 pm Gr. 5 Yearbook Club

3:15 pm Gr. 3-5 After School Activity – Dance (pre-registered)

Tuesday, October 30

12:30 pm Gr. 2A Field Trip – Hyde Creek Hatchery

1:00 pm Gr. 5A Swimming Lessons – Hyde Creek

3:15 pm Gr. 2/3 After School EAL Classes (Rm. 209)

Wednesday, October 31

9:00 am Chapel – Pastor Hautz/Mr. Peter Knelson

3:15 pm Gr. 4/5 After School EAL Classes (Rm.207)

3:15 pm Gr. 3-5 After School Activity – Karate (pre-registered)

Thursday, November 1

12:30 pm Gr. 2B Field Trip – Hyde Creek Hatchery

1:00 pm Gr. 5B Swimming Lessons – Hyde Creek

3:30 – 8:30 pm Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, November 2


9:00 am – 12:00 pm Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

1. HOT LUNCH – Hot Lunch will be on Friday, October 26.  Note: Our suppliers will no longer be sending cutlery. If your child’s order requires cutlery, please send some in their lunch boxes.

2. P/T CONFERENCES DINNER We would like to bless the staff by providing them dinner on Thursday, November 1 during the Parent/Teacher ConferenceS.  If you are able to help with providing food, please sign up at the link below. Thank you!


3. FUN FOODFun food day is Friday, November 9.  Parents from all grades are welcome to participate in bringing baked goods and serving.  Sign up at the link below and earn volunteer hours:


4. PTL MEETING – The next PTL meeting is Friday, November 9, 9:00 am at the Port Coquitlam Campus.  All are welcome to attend.

Thank you

Thank you for all of the loving thoughts that have been shared through cards, messages, flowers and gifts. I appreciate your prayers and encouragement. (From Mrs. Eisner)

Parent & Teacher Conferences

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

  • Thursday, November 1       3:30 pm – 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Friday, November 2            9:00 am – 12:00 noon

There will be no school in session on Friday, November 2.

Elementary conferences (grades K-5) will be for Parent and Teacher, and 10 minutes each.

Middle School conferences (grades 6-8) will be for Parent, Student, and Teacher, and 20 minutes each.

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

The online booking system opened today, and will close at noon on October 31.

The access link is: 2018 Parent Teacher Conferences

Parents, new and returning, will need to create a login account to access the booking system. The accounts can be created now, and only takes a few minutes. We recommend creating the login account before the booking system opens next Monday.  

Spring Musical Auditions

Tale as old as time… and our grades 4 to 8 students (and grade 3s by application) have the opportunity to come and sign up to audition for a major acting role in our musical, Beauty and the Beast.  Audition dates are Wednesday, October 24, and Friday, October 26 from 3:20 to 4:20 pm after school at the Port Coquitlam campus in the chapel. Please see Ms. Allen for an audition sign up sheet as well as an audition script.  Feel free to contact Ms. Allen if there are any questions, jallen@hopelcs.ca.

Parent Learning Evening

Changes to Reporting Student Progress  October 24, 7:30-8:30 pm – Pitt Meadows Campus

As our school continues to align our assessment and reporting practices with the new curriculum, parents are invited to come learn about these changes taking place across our province.  This evening will feature the Learning Directors from Society of Christian Schools BC who will share updates from the ministry and the rationale for the trends in reporting.

Please RSVP in the following link: PARENT LEARNING EVENING

Child care will be provided that evening.

Fall Km Club

Last week for the fall Km Club!   Runs take place on Mondays and Wednesdays after school, as well as Tuesdays at lunch.  

To volunteer please see the following link: Km Club Volunteer

Please email Lisa Klym, Km Club Coordinator, at lisaklym@telus.net if you have any questions about this event.

Cross Country

Our race is on Thursday, October 25 at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. We leave school at 8:30 am and will return by 3:00 pm. Runners will need to dress for the weather but should wear school PE. Please pack extra warm clothing, socks, and a healthy lunch. A concession stand is usually available. Special thanks to Mrs. Lam (grade 4B & KA parent) and Mrs. Sutherland (grade 4A & 1B parent) for their great coaching assistance.

2019 Kindergarten Sibling Application Deadline

A reminder that the deadline to submit a 2019 Kindergarten Sibling application package is this Friday, October 26. If you have any questions, please contact Clare Wood directly at cwood@hopelcs.ca, before the deadline.    

Hope Junior Youth (Grades 5-8)

Join us this Saturday, October 27 for Junior Youth (grades 5-8) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm!

Want more information? Join our class on Edmodo with the code: yptd7w

Photo Retakes

Photo retake day is scheduled for Monday, October 29. Students who were absent on Individual Student Photo Day (September 27) and students whose families would like to have a photo retake have the opportunity to have their photo taken that day.    If your child will be having their photo taken this day, please inform your child’s teacher.

If your child is having a retake photo (not due to absence on the September photo day, but a retake) please ensure they bring their photo order form from the September photo day and hand it to the photographer.

Students having their photo taken are required to be dressed in formal uniform.

Yearbook Club

The first official meeting for Gr 5 Yearbook Club will take place at 3:05 pm on Monday, October 29.

Terry Fox Run

Thank you to all who participated in the Terry Fox Run. We raised $2,955 for the Terry Fox Foundation! This was not the amount we had set as a goal, which means we will not be duct taping Mr Lok to the wall, but the contributions are much appreciated by the Terry Fox Foundation. The class with the most participants was Mr Mayers class! He will be treating his students to a movie and some popcorn in the near future.

Message from Mr. Lok: As relieved as I am from having escaped the terrible fate of being duct-taped to a wall, I am somewhat disappointed that we didn’t meet our target amount nor match last years amount raised for Terry Fox.  This is why I’m putting myself at risk again and will be extending this same challenge to our Spellathon event coming next Spring. Stay tuned.

Parents in Prayer

For the coming school year, 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 us on the first Tuesday of each month for Parent Prayer. We will meet from 8:55 – 9:30 am and 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 – we will pray together! Email Tina Goetz for more info: mylifeforhis@shaw.ca

Location: Please meet in the Narthex/Foyer of the Port Coquitlam Campus at 8:55 am on Tuesday, November 6.

The dates for the rest of the school year are: December 4, January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4

Family Math Games Night

What: This will be a fun family night with math games by Mathnasium (http://www.mathnasium.com).

When: Friday, November 16, 6:30-8:30 pm

Who: There will be math games for students K-gr.8

Where: Our Family Math Games Night will be hosted at the Pitt Meadows Campus

FREE tickets are now available!  A limited number are available and can be picked up from either campus office.

Help is needed with set-up of tables and decorations, clean-up, snack food preparation, and supervisors at each of our math tables during the event.

To volunteer sign up with the following link: MATHNASIUM VOLUNTEER LINK

If you have any questions, please contact Tina Goetz at mylifeforhis@shaw.ca

Annual Report 2017-18  – We Saw His Goodness

Check out the release of our very first HLCS Annual Report. We know the entire Hope community will enjoy reflecting on the highlights from this past year, recognizing God’s faithfulness and feeling pride in what we’ve accomplished together. We look forward to an amazing year ahead in 2018-19!

View the report here:  HLCS Annual Report