Elementary Monday Note: September 10, 2018

Week at a Glance

Monday, September 10

11:30 am Lunch Hour Volunteer Orientation (meet in foyer)

Tuesday, September 11

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

6:30 pm PTL Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, September 12

9:00 am Chapel – Mrs. Eisner

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

Thursday, September 13

Friday, September 14

Lice Check

Fun Food Day

Looking Ahead…


Monday, September 17

Tuesday, September 18


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

Wednesday, September 19

9:00 am Chapel – Mr. Lok

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

7:00 pm Middle School Curriculum Evening @ Pitt Meadows Campus

Thursday, September 20

Grade 4A & B Field Trip – Belcarra Park

Dress Down Day, $2 to participate (funds to Terry Fox Foundation)

Friday, September 21


Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

 1. PTL MEETING MINUTES – Please see the minutes from last Friday’s PTL meeting in the following link: SEPTEMBER 7 PTL MEETING MINUTES

 2. ICE CREAM SOCIAL – Everyone is invited to Hope’s Annual Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, September 11 at the Port Coquitlam Campus in the gym at 6:30 pm.  TCBY Port Coquitlam has generously offered to donate the ice cream.
Please RSVP at the link below so we can have an idea of how many people are planning to attend.

Volunteering at the Ice Cream Social is a great way to earn volunteer hours.  Please sign up at the link below:

FUN FOOD – Fun food day is Friday, September 14.  Parents from all grades are welcome to participate in bringing baked goods and serving.  Sign up at the link below and earn volunteer hours:

If parents would like to prepay for Fun Food for the year, it is $5 which can be paid online at hopelutheranptl.hotlunches.net. Items can also be purchased for 50 cents.  After school, any leftover items will be sold for 25 cents.

4. HOT LUNCH – Hot Lunch is Friday, September 28.  Orders are entered and paid online. Please create a new account as last years has been deleted. Credits and balances owing will be carried forward and applied to this year.

Currently ordering for Term 1 (September – January) is available.  Go online to https://hopelutheranptl.hotlunches.net/  and enter code HLHL.

 5. PARENT VOLUNTEER HOURS – A reminder to parents that January 31, 2019, is the deadline to record your 15 hours for Term 1. Links will be sent out shortly from classroom liaisons so you can record your hours.  Please only record on your youngest child’s sheet. Anything hours you volunteer to help the school can be claimed.

 6.LUNCHTIME SUPERVISION – We are looking for volunteers for lunchtime supervision 11:50 am – 12:30 pm each day.  This extra support is needed so the kids can go over to McLean’s Park. Thank you so much for giving of your time in this area! You can sign up at the link below:


 7.USED UNIFORM SALE – Parents are encouraged to buy/sell/trade K-12 uniform items on Hope Lutheran School’s used Uniform Facebook group at


New Parent Orientation Session

We appreciate that many new families attended our new parent orientation session at the Port Coquitlam campus last week. Those who attended may count it as one parent volunteer hour. If you were unable to attend and are interested in receiving the powerpoint, please contact the school secretary, Janice Klassen, (pococampus@hopelcs.ca) and she will email it to you.  A follow-up session will take place on Tuesday, September 25 at 3:15 pm in the Chapel.

Lice Check

A school lice check will be conducted Friday, September 14.  Please ensure your child’s hair is free of braids, clips, elastics and gel.

Lice Check Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming K-5 Lice Check, September 14.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact Connie Pangilinan at connie.pangilinan@gmail.com.

Km Club

Kilometer Club is back by popular demand! This fall we are conducting a 5-week run/walk around McLean Park starting Monday, September 17 and going until Wednesday, October 24.  Runs will take place Mondays and Wednesdays after school, as well as Tuesdays at lunch. This will also serve as a training run for the grade 4 & 5 students participating in the Cross Country Track Meet (October 25).

A sign-up form was sent home with your child last week.  For your child to participate, the completed form is to be handed in prior to Wednesday, September 12.

About 15-20 volunteers are needed each day for the running of this event. If your child is participating, it is strongly encouraged that caregivers volunteer a minimum of three times throughout the duration of the run. Volunteers are needed to: set up, hand out wristbands, conduct warm-up, be a course spotter, stamp and/or tally laps, clean up, run concession. (Please note, Tuesday volunteers require a completed Criminal Record Check to be on file with the school office.) Your time spent helping with the Km Club counts towards the Parent Volunteer Hours.

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.

Passing the Baton

Km Club is run twice a year – once in the fall and once in the spring.  Enthusiastic volunteers are needed this fall to job shadow the Club Coordinator position and the Event Overseer position to be able to take over these roles next year.  Some of our volunteer base will be moving on to the middle school campus and we’d like to have new volunteers trained and in place for the following school year. Role expectations include:

Club Coordinator: Responsible for administrative functions of the KM club including creating sign-up forms for volunteers, spreadsheets for tracking laps, advertising and recruitment, creation and maintenance of supplies, ordering and distribution of awards, etc.  Bonus: this position fulfills volunteer requirements for the term.

Event Overseer: To stay for the duration of the run to oversee event, create/repair wristbands on an as-needed basis, answer any questions, ensure proper set-up and clean-up.  Typically also does the timekeeper role but this can be shared with another person. Requires being at the field 30 min. before start of run until final cleanup is done and supplies are stored away (2 hour commitment each run day).  Ideally, this role is shared between several people, each person taking one or two days a week.

Km Club involvement is an excellent way for new families to get to know the school community.

Any parents/caregivers interested in either of these roles can contact Lisa Klym at lisaklym@telus.net for more information.

Middle School Curriculum Evening

Elementary school parents are invited to attend our upcoming Curriculum Evening on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm. Parents will have the opportunity to learn more about the Middle School program including curriculum, extra-curriculars, L.E.S.T., and much more. Please plan to attend!

Note: students are allowed to attend but it is not mandatory that they do.

Cross Country

Grade 4 and 5 cross country practices start on Thursday, September 27, during lunch time.   All grade 4 and 5 students who regularly run in Km Club can participate on the Cross Country team for the race on October 25 at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Any parents who want to help train our runners should contact Mr. Mathew dmathew@hopelcs.ca.

Practices are planned for Thursdays during lunch. Permission slips will be distributed next week.

School Theme Logo Contest

Check out HLCS’s facebook page for details on our school theme logo contest. Our 2018-19 theme is JOY with an accompanying verse from Romans 15:13. Please submit your hard copy or electronic entries to the office or seisner@hopelcs.ca by September 15. The winning logo will be displayed in a number of publications and promotional materials this year. The winner will also receive a $50 gift card to Cambridge Uniforms.

Terry Fox Run

The Terry Fox Run will be on Wednesday, September 26 at 10:00 am (right after chapel). Students  may wear a red and/or white T-shirt on that day, or a Terry Fox T-shirt, along with jeans or leggings. It will be a free dress-down day. Pledge sheets will be sent home in the near future for all other donations. Any amount of donation is greatly appreciated. Donations of $20.00 or more that are listed on a Terry Fox pledge sheet (with a full name and address) are automatically receipted. Cheques and cash will both be accepted although online donations are greatly encouraged. Donating online is fast and easy.

Simply, go to https://secure.terryfox.ca/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?TeamID=820454#&panel1-2.

Please make any cheques payable to The Terry Fox Foundation. All monies raised will be forwarded to The Terry Fox Foundation.

Dress Down Day

On Thursday, September 20 we will have an optional Dress Down Day. Students may wear non-uniform clothes to school if they bring a minimum donation of $2 to support the Terry Fox Foundation. Students who do not wish to participate should wear their uniform to school that day.

Save the Date

Please make note of the following two planned community events for K to 8 families:

November 16- Family Math Games nights

January 25- Father/Daughter Dance

Litterless Lunch Initiative Has Started

This year students are encouraged to bring their lunch in reusable containers as all waste will be taken home for disposal. Please see the more detailed information teachers brought with them to your family’s home visit in August as well as the parent handbook.

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, October 2.

The dates for the rest of the school year are:

November 6

December 4

January 8

February 5

March 5

April 2

May 7

June 4

Crayola Colorcycle Program

To save markers from the landfill, Hope Lutheran School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program this year. Crayola will recycle any brand of marker, including dry erase markers and highlighters.  The program is simple. Students collect dry markers and deposit them into a collection box in their classroom. At the end of the school year we will ship them off to Crayola to be recycled. The Crayola company will pay all shipping costs.