Elementary Monday Note: October 29, 2018

Week at a Glance

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)

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

Looking Ahead…


Monday, November 5

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

Tuesday, November 6

8:55 am Parent Prayer

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

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

Wednesday, November 7

Fraser Health Dental Screening – KA & B

9:00 am Chapel – Mr. Kevan Dobsin

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 8

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

Friday, November 9

Fun Food Day

9:00 am PTL Meeting @ Port Coquitlam Campus

2:00 pm Remembrance Day Service

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

1. 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!


2. 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:


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

4. HOT LUNCH – Next Hot Lunch is on Friday, November 23.

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 is now open, 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.  

Fall Km Club & Cross Country

The Fall Km Club is a wrap!  The Lord was gracious to us weather-wise and we only had one rain-out day.  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 runners from each grade were:

  • Alex, KA – 37.5 km
  • Samuel, KB – 42 km
  • Carter, 1A – 67.5 km
  • Terrence, 1B – 43 km
  • Nathan, 2A – 56 km
  • Ryan, 2B – 61 km
  • Arjun, 3A – 67 km (and right behind was Lucas with 66.5 km)
  • Winston, 3B – 67 km
  • Garrett, 4A – 79 km (and right behind him was Aja with 70.5 km and Xavier with 66 km)
  • Brody, 4B – 73 km (with Sarah  running an outstanding 66.5 km)
  • Bianca, 5A – 71.5 km
  • Jonathan, 5B – 83 km (an impressive 2nd goes to Maxim with 68.5 km)


Due to the training the runners received through Km Club, our school placed 3rd in the recent district cross-country competition with numerous top ten finishers in in grade 4 and 5 as well a first place run by Sarah in grade 4B. Congratulations, runners, on a job well done!   As you can see from the stats above, we have some very strong contenders for next year’s cross-country event. Let’s keep the momentum going.

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.

Hope Junior Youth (Grades 5-8)

Join us this Saturday, November 3 for Junior Youth (grades 5-8) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm!

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


The newest flyer went home today (November).  It will be due back Monday, November 5. If you order online using your credit card you do not need to submit anything to the school.  Please select Mrs. Jennifer Watson as the classroom teacher. If you are writing a cheque please make it out to Scholastic Canada, and ensure that you are using the blue (BC column) to calculate the amount,  The cheque and order sheets need to be handed into the classroom teacher by November 5. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Jennifer Watson (jwatson@hopelcs.ca).


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

Grade 5 Boys Basketball

Grade 5 boys basketball practices will start after Remembrance Day.

Out first practice is Thursday November 15 from 3:15 to 4:45 pm, in the gym. All grade 5 boys can participate. Official practice times are still to be determined.

Family Math Games Night

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

Help is still needed with set-up of tables and decorations. If you are a parent at the Pitt Meadows Campus, please consider staying for 20 minutes after the noon dismissal to help with set-up! We would greatly appreciate it!

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

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

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: A night of math games for students K-gr.8

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

Hope Lutheran Umbrellas

Official Hope Lutheran Christian School umbrellas are for sale!  These are amazing umbrellas with an extra large canopy for maximum coverage.  They will be selling for $25 each, and available for families to purchase from the school office, at both campuses.