Elementary Monday Note: September 30, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, September 30

Orange Shirt Day ($2 to participate)

3:15 – 3:45 pm Km Club

Tuesday, October 1

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

12:00 – 12:25 pm Cross Country 

2:00 pm Emergency Release Drill

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class (gr. 2/3) in Rm 209

Wednesday, October 2

9:00 am Chapel – Rhonda Kelman

3:15 – 3:45 pm Km Club

Thursday, October 3

Gr. 4A & B Field Trip – Belcarra Park

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

Friday, October 4

11:00 am – 3:00 pm KA & B Field Trip – Apple Barn

3:15 – 3:45 pm Km Club

Looking Ahead…

Monday, October 7

3:15 – 3:45 pm Km Club

Tuesday, October 8

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

12:00 – 12:25 pm Cross Country 

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class (gr. 2/3) in Rm 209

Wednesday, October 9

Grandparents/Special Person Day

9:00 am Chapel 

3:15 – 3:45 pm Km Club

Thursday, October 10

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

Friday, October 11

9:00 am – 2:00 pm Gr. 3A & B Field Trip – Sasamat Lake

11:30 am – 2:30 pm Gr. 1A & B Field Trip – Pumpkin Patch

3:15 – 3:45 pm Km Club

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Lunchtime Supervision

We are looking for volunteers for lunchtime supervision at the Port Coquitlam Campus from 11:50 am – 12:45 pm each day.  This extra support is needed so the kids can go over to McLean 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

Volunteer Opportunities – 2019/2020 School Year

  1. PTL Secretary:  The PTL Executive is in need of 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.

Parent Prayer

Parent Prayer – Every Tuesday, 8:55 – 9:25 am. Meet in the foyer of the Port Coquitlam campus. Everyone Welcome!

Fall Book Club for Parents

The Book Club devotional has started and takes place Monday mornings. It will now be in joint English and Mandarin together. The first book we will be doing is Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire: What Happens When God’s Spirit Invades the Hearts of His People, by Jim Cymbala. In Chinese, the book is:  疾风烈火。 which is available as an ebook. Please contact Michele Malmberg at mmalmberg@hopelcs.ca in either Mandarin or English for more information.

Community Relations

Monthly Community Newsletter

Parents:  Our first Community Newsletter went home with your child on Friday, September 27.  Please be sure you give it a read as well – there is an important update for you from our Principal.  In case you missed seeing it, please access this link to view it online: The Hope Herald Vol. 1 Issue 1

Submissions are open for the October newsletter.  Do you have a poem or joke to share? A Thanksgiving recipe?  A special achievement to highlight? Send your submissions to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.

Important Notice Re: 2020 Kindergarten Eligible Siblings

Although it feels like the school year has just begun, in the office we are already preparing for next September!

Each year we set aside spaces in our upcoming Kindergarten classes for potential incoming siblings. This information is determined by what a family has entered on the registration form of their older child.

We recognize that it may have been over 5 years since the first student in a family joined us at Hope Lutheran, and new siblings may have been added, or this section might not have been completed by the family at the time of registration .

If your family has a younger child who would be eligible for Kindergarten 2020 (born in 2015), and you did not receive an email today from our registrar Clare Wood, regarding the 2020 Kindergarten sibling application process, please contact Clare directly at cwood@hopelcs.ca, by no later than Friday, October 11. 

Emergency Release Text Messaging

As an additional way to communicate important emergency messages to our parents, we will be testing an emergency text messaging system tomorrow, October 1,  at 1:00 pm to inform you about the emergency release. Please note that the message will be sent to only ONE parent mobile number, the parent who is listed as the primary contact.  If you have more than one child at the same campus, you will receive only ONE message. If this message is not received tomorrow by either parent, please inform our school office. Going forward we will be using this texting system as an additional communication method for major emergencies only. 

After School Activities – October 1

Tuesday, October 1, after school activities will not be cancelled. Therefore parents are asked to complete the Emergency Release Drill, leave the school premises, and come back to the school at the regular lesson time for that activity.  Please do not delay your emergency release pick up. Thank you.

Special Person’s Day

Invitations are going home today for our Special Person’s Day that is happening on Wednesday, October 9 from 9:00 – 10:30 am. This is an opportunity for students to bring in a special adult in their lives (not a parent) and share some of what they do at school with them. Special persons will arrive at 9:00 am for chapel, followed by a visit with the student in their classroom. There will be light refreshments provided as well.

Grade 4 Foundational Skills Assessment Test

The BC Ministry of Education’s Foundational Skills Assessment (FSA) test will take place between October 15 to October 22. Please try and avoid scheduling appointments during this week and make sure your grade four child gets good rest each evening.

Cross Country

Our grade 4 and 5 cross country team practices on Tuesdays from 12:00 to 12:25 pm. Cross country team members must also be participating in the school Km club. Use this link to sign your child up for cross country  

Our race is October 23 at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. We need parent helpers to set up and supervise our runs on Tuesdays and for our special afterschool race on Monday, October 21. Please email Mr. Mathew (dmathew@hopelcs.ca)  if you can help.

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 a *pre-registered and offsite* event on Saturday, October 5. 

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


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).

Terry Fox Pledge Sheets

Pledge sheets are due back October 18.  Fundraising is optional. To make donations on-line go to:

  1.   www.terryfox.org.  
  2. Click on Terry Fox School Run
  3. Under “Parents,” select “Donate to a Student/School”
  4. Click “Donate to a Student
  5. Enter our province and type:  Hope Lutheran Elementary – Port Coquitlam, BC OR Hope Lutheran Christian Middle – Pitt Meadows, BC
  6. Select “Sponsor Us!” OR “Students: set up your page”