Elementary Monday Note: October 28, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 28

12:30 pm 5A Swimming

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

Tuesday, October 29

8:55 – 9:25 am Parent Prayer (meet in the school foyer)

9:00 am Photo Retakes

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class (gr. 2/3) in Rm 103

Wednesday, October 30

9:00 am Chapel

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

Thursday, October 31

12:30 pm 5B Swimming

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL After School Class (gr. 4/5) in Rm 103

Friday, November 1

Hot Lunch Day

2:45 – 3:00 pm Gr. 5 Hot Chocolate & Cookie Fundraiser

Looking Ahead…

Monday, November 4

12:30 pm 5A Swimming

Tuesday, November 5

8:55 – 9:25 am Parent Prayer (meet in the school foyer)

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class (gr. 2/3) in Rm 103

Wednesday, November 6

9:00 am Chapel

2:00 pm Remembrance Day Assembly

Thursday, November 7

Teachers’ Conference – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Friday, November 8

Teachers’ Conference – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Special Showing of Screenagers:  Growing Up In The Digital Age

The PTL is hosting a special one-time showing of the documentary Screenagers on Saturday, November 16 from 9:30 – 11:30 am at the Hollywood 3 Cinemas in Pitt Meadows.

Screenagers is an award-winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world.

All Parents and any students 10 years and older are invited to attend.  Please indicate your attendance in the following link: Interest in Screenagers  Please be sure to submit this form by October 30th so we can adequately plan.

Volunteer Opportunities – 2019/2020 School Year

  1. The Well:  Our middle school food services club, The Well, is in need of one parent a week to assist in the clean up each Friday after the meal service.  If you are able to spare an hour at the Pitt Meadows campus from 12-1pm, they would greatly appreciate your assistance. Please sign up at the following link:  The Well food services cleanup
  2. Baking:  Get a jump on your Christmas baking and earn some volunteer hours at the same time.  The Bethlehem Walk production, December 17 & 18, requires 80 dozen pieces of assorted cookies and squares per evening!  Please sign up at the following link and keep your baking in your freezer until the afternoon of the performance: Bethlehem Walk Refreshments
  3. PTL Secretary:  The PTL Executive needs a Secretary.  Requirements are to attend each PTL meeting, record discussion items and compile meeting minutes for distribution.  Please email hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca if you are interested in this position. 
  4. Lunchtime Supervision:  We are looking for volunteers for lunchtime supervision at the PoCo Campus from 11:50 am – 12:45 pm each day.  This extra support is needed so the kids can go over to McLean’s Park. Orientation will be provided by Mrs. Watson.  Thank you so much for giving your time in this area! You can sign up at the following link: PoCo Lunch Supervision

Next PTL Get-Together

Please mark your calendars – November’s PTL meeting is changed from November 1 to November 15.  The meeting will be hosted at the Port Coquitlam campus followed by a PTL Coffee Fellowship. If you would like to provide refreshments for the Coffee Fellowship, please sign up at the following link:  PTL November Coffee Fellowship

Upcoming PTL Event

The PTL is hosting a Mom’s Night Out on Friday, November 29 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm to gather together in fellowship and Christmas crafting, making an advent wreath with fresh greenery. 

The Advent season is the four weeks prior to Christmas, celebrating the anticipation of Christ’s birth.  If your family does not currently celebrate Advent, it is a wonderful tradition to start. Complimentary Advent devotional booklets will be provided for you to use your wreath at home with your family.

Our wreath making will take place at Amsterdam Greenhouse at 19100 Old Dewdney Road in Pitt Meadows.  Cost is $30. A $10 deposit is due at the office to secure your spot and the balance is due on the evening. 

Spaces are limited.  Please sign up at the following link:  Advent Wreath Making


We appreciate the delicious food provided by our school families for our staff to enjoy during our Parent Teacher Conferences. What an encouragement you are to our staff!  Thank you so much.

Photo Retake Day – October 29

Photo retakes will take place on Tuesday, October 29. Students are required to be in formal uniform for photos.  Parents if your child(ren) received a preview envelope from the previous picture day, please ensure that your child(ren) bring that envelope to the photographer.  If your child(ren) were absent on the previous picture day, no preview envelope is required. Also, please communicate with your child(ren)’s teacher(s) directly if your child(ren) is/are having a retake photo.

SOFund Gift Cards

The gift cards have arrived.  Port Coquitlam campus parents can pick them up starting this Wednesday, October 30, at 8:30 – 9:00am from pick-up table outside the office.  Cards are available in the office after that. Parents will need to check their order and sign to acknowledge receipt. Cards will not be given to students.  Our next group order will be placed in time for Christmas. Thank you for supporting this fundraising program.  


We recognize that our families have differing ideas in relation to celebrating or not celebrating Halloween and varying degrees of engagement in this event.  Our school will not be doing anything in recognition of Halloween. Thursday, October 31 with be a regular uniform day. Also, we would like to send a reminder for families to be mindful in packing healthy lunches and to refrain from sending candies and chocolate. 

Writing Club Information Meeting

We will be hosting a writing club Thursdays at lunch as a chance for any young writers in our community to bring in their work to share with others. This will be a time to work on submissions to upcoming writing contests, edit their own personal writing, and get feedback from other writers. Any students who are interested can meet in Mrs. MacLean’s room Thursday, October 31 at 12:00 pm to learn more. 

Hot Lunch Volunteers November 1

Our Hot Lunch program is looking for motivated parents to help distribute Hot Lunch from Food Bins delivered by The Lunch Lady, this Friday, November 1. Once food has been distributed to the children and checked, please feel free to visit other classrooms that may need your help. We appreciate your time! Please note: classes K-3 need our help the most!

Please see the following link to sign up: Hot Lunch Volunteers Sign Up

Hot Chocolate and Cookie Fundraiser

We’re excited to let you know that the Grade 5 Celebration Committee has set a fundraiser, on behalf of the Grade 5 classes, for Friday, November 1, from 2:45 – 3:30 pm selling hot chocolate and a cookie for $2. Proceeds from this event will be 25% to BC Mission Boat charity and the remaining 75% of proceeds goes towards the Grade 5 Celebration in June 2020.

Some info about BC Mission Boat:

A group of people living on Vancouver Island, had a vision to build a boat in 1999 and travel to remote parts of the BC Coast to share the love of Jesus Christ with people living in remote communities. Between the years 2000 and 2010, they did this by taking teams in a boat to each community. Since that time the BC Mission Boat Society takes teams using various modes of transportation including car, water taxi and ferry to these communities. Various teams from all over Canada and the USA join us throughout the year to offer kid’s club, men’s and women’s bible studies, family games nights, elder breakfasts and spa nights for the people living in the communities we travel to. Our hope is to encourage believers in the communities and share the love of our Saviour to the people.

Please see the website: https://bcmissionboat.org/

Cross Country

Congratulations to our cross country team for their 3rd place overall finish at our race last week! We had outstanding individual and team performances throughout the entire day. 

Grade 4 boys: 2nd place Grade 4 girls: 5th place

Grade 5 boys: 1st place Grade 5 girls: 4th place

Special thanks to all our parent volunteers who cheered us on and made for a very successful season of running this year.

Hope Lutheran Junior Youth (Grades 5-8)

Junior Youth is a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church for all students in grades 5-8 to grow in friendships and faith! 

Our next event is this Saturday, November 2, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. 

To join our email list, please email Mrs. Stephanie Mayer (smayer@hopelcs.ca).


International Potluck Dinner

We are SOLD OUT for our International Dinner! If you signed up for tickets, please make sure to bring or send cash with your student to the Poco Campus office. 

  1. If you have a ticket for this event, you need to bring a dish of food for our Potluck dinner! Please sign up at the link below to let us know what you will be bringing: 


  1. We REALLY need help with set-up for the event AFTER SCHOOL on FRIDAY, November 15. Please sign up at the link below if you can help out: 


  1. We will need help DURING the event on Saturday, Nov. 16th. Please sign up at the link below if you can help out: 


4. We are looking for donations of prizes towards a raffle! All items will be counted towards Parent Volunteer Hours. Please contact Eva Yu for more information: evaling.yu@gmail.com

Community Relations

Community Newsletter – The Hope Herald

Submissions are open for the November newsletter.  Do you have a special achievement to highlight? Send your submissions to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.

Save the Date!

Positive Parenting:  Learning simple phrases on how to talk to children so they will listen.

Date: November 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Port Coquitlam Campus Sanctuary

Instructor: Marzena Radzimowski

We are offering all elementary parents the special opportunity to participate in a Positive Parenting Workshop.

Learn important and effective parenting strategies that you can immediately apply to your unique family dynamic.  Understand proven parenting rules and how to communicate them calmly, clearly, and consistently.

Topics covered will be:

  • Challenging behaviours and tools to help to solve them;
  • Love and respect;
  • Sibling rivalry; and
  • Electronics and everyday challenges.

“My mission is to reach out to families; help them enjoy being a parent, cherish their children and learn simple phrases that will help them to raise their children to be respectful and responsible citizens.”   -Ms. Marzena Radzimowski

Please R.S.V.P. with the office at pococampus@hopelcs.ca so we can adequately prepare.

Km Club and Cross-Country

The Fall Km Club is a wrap!  The weather didn’t cooperate entirely but Km Club still provided excellent training for our cross-country competitors and the results at the cross-country event were clearly evident.  A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped make it another successful, and fun, run club – we could not have done it without you.

The top Km Club runners from each grade were:

KA Isabelle W 24.5 Km KB Justin C 23.5 Km

Samuel C

Alex W


25.5 Km

25.5 Km


Alexander B

Athena L


24.5 Km

24.5 Km

2A Felix S. 33 Km 2B Carter F 31 Km
3A Nathan H 34.5 Km 3B  

Ryan C

Anderson L


39.5 Km


4A Christian G 37.5 Km 4B Arjun M 44.5 Km
5A Xavier S 32 Km 5B Matthew R 47.5 Km


Due to the training the runners received through Km Club, our school placed 3rd for Division B schools in the recent district cross-country competition with our Grade 5 Boys team showing their strength by placing first!  We are proud of every single student who attended. They each finished their race with determination and were positive representatives for our school!  

Those of you interested in helping with the Spring Km Club, please email Lisa Klym at lisaklym@telus.net so your name can be on file.  Organizing starts in February. Our Spring club will begin the first day after spring break.

Cross Country Team Stats:

1st – Grade 5 Boys

2nd – Grade 4 Boys

2nd – Grade 7 Girls

3rd – Grade 6 Girls


3rd Overall for B Division Schools

Yearbook Orders

Once again, we are excited to partner with Jostens in developing a yearbook that will display special moments for all of us, including individual photos of our school family, as well as candid shots and amazing collages!

You may order your yearbook for $25. The deadline for ordering yearbooks is January 31, 2020.


  1. complete the form in this link – YEARBOOK ORDER FORM, make the cheque out to Hope Lutheran School and return both to the school
  2. on the cheque subject line, please write your child’s name, their class,  and “Yearbook 2019/20”

Online: go to the following link and follow the instructions http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01124893

Yearbooks will be delivered in June, before students leave for summer holidays.  Any 2019/20 yearbooks not picked up by June 30, 2021 will be used for school purposes.

If you have any other questions, please contact Mrs. Paul (ipaul@hopelcs.ca).