Middle School Monday Note: February 1, 2021

Monday, February 1

3:10 – 4:30 pm Climbing club

Tuesday, February 2

No Volleyball club today

Wednesday, February 3

12:15 – 1:00 pm Chapel 

The Well at Lunch

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton Club

Thursday, February 4

Middle School Ski Trip – meet at PM campus at 7:00 am

No Climbing club today

Friday, February 5

Dress down day PJ Theme – ( $2 donation)

Hot Lunch

Prayer club at Lunch

3:00 – 4:00 pm Boys Basketball Club

Next Week

Monday, February 8

3:10 – 4:30 pm Climbing club

Tuesday, February 9

3:00 – 4:00pm Volleyball club

Wednesday, February 10

12:15 – 1:00 pm Chapel 

The Well @ Lunch

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton Club

Purdy’s Chocolate Bar Fundraiser($2)

Thursday, February 11

Purdy’s Chocolate Bar Fundraiser($2)

No Climbing club today

Friday, February 12

Prayer club at lunch

3:00 – 4:00 pm Boys Basketball Club

Re-Enrollment Closes

Re-Enrolment 2021-2022

Re-enrolment for the 2021/22 school year is now open.

On January 29, all school families with students currently in grades K – 7 were sent an email containing the link to the re-enrolment information package and forms. The information package includes the 2021/22 tuition rates, as well as detailed instructions and a tutorial video to assist parents with the new re-enrolment process.  Please take time to review all the information.

Re-enrolment will close on Friday, February 12, at 4:00 pm. 

Please note, annual re-enrolment fees and prepaid tuition deposits are due and required to be submitted with the re-enrolment forms, along with the selected option for the 2021/22 tuition payment.

Note: Due to the daily transfer limit for eTransfers, unfortunately, the eTransfer option for paying the full year’s tuition payment has had to be removed. Parents who were interested in this option, please submit your payment by cheque.

Update on Financial Donations for BC Mission Boat Project

Families who would like to financially support the middle school’s mission project may drop off a cheque made out to the BC Mission Boat Society (NOT to the school – our apologies as this has changed). Alternatively, donations can be made via the BC Mission Boat website https://bcmissionboat.org/ – simply click the “Donate Now” button at the top right-hand corner of the screen. Please remember to make a note where prompted to indicate that the funds are to be designated for “Hope Lutheran Christian School Easter Project.”

Hope for the Future Update

At the end of October 2020, there were 40-50 people (representing both Hope Church and Hope School) that took part in a discussion entitled “Hope for the Future” with church/school coach Cam Taylor. There have been a couple of follow-up meetings with church/school leadership, the most recent being last week. We are planning to convene a larger group (15-20 people) of church and school leadership in early February to chart the course forward for a healthy church-school relationship and a healthy church-school collaborative ministry. (This is what we heard from the participants in the October event.) Please watch for an update from that meeting in mid-February. In the meantime, please keep this process and this group in your prayers, asking God – the Lord of the Church – to lead us and guide us as together we seek to extend His kingdom in our communities through both our church and our school ministries.

PTL News


Our Used Uniform Buy & Sell page on Facebook is active and all posts are up-to-date.  There are many pieces available at a fraction of the price of a new item – please take the time to browse:  HLCS Used Uniform Buy & Sell.  

Our uniform policy and ordering code for new items is located here on our website.  Please ensure you are complying with our outlined uniform policy.  


Submissions are open for the February newsletter.  Do you have an achievement to share or a service project you’ve engaged in?
Please submit your stories, including any applicable photos, to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.


A student prayer group has started at the middle school led by Mrs. Edema and Mrs. Klym.  The group meets at lunchtime in the computer room each Thursday starting at 12:15.  All students are invited to bring their lunch and join in prayer for 15-20 minutes.  


The smallest act of kindness can change someone’s entire day!  It can come from anyone at any time.  And, it’s the little things that can mean so much.

To show our heart for the community of Hope, all families (staff, students & parents) are challenged to show Intentional Acts Of Kindness (IAOK) and declare “ImA-OK” during the last two weeks of February, from February 15-26. 

Heart-shaped R.E.A.L. tickets will be awarded to students caught in acts of kindness.  Blank heart-shaped notes will be available for students and staff in classrooms and common areas to write notes of encouragement, appreciation or compliments to each other.

Each day, from February 15-26, whether at home or at school, consciously perform an act of kindness. Be thoughtful and intentional – there’s no lower limit to kindness. 

Kindness is a gift that everyone can afford.  Take the 12-day challenge.  Inspire others and let us know! 

Share your inspiring stories and ideas for kindness at lklym@hopelcs.ca.  Ideas for kindness will be published in the March newsletter.  Be an inspiration to others!


Small Community Groups consisting of 4-6 parents are popping up around the Hope community.  Get connected and be encouraged by joining a group.  Using the YouVersion Bible App, you will engage in a 14-day reading plan consisting of uplifting and encouraging daily devotionals with corresponding Bible verses.  All those subscribed to the reading plan will be able to comment and chat with group members, sharing how that day’s reading impacted you.  Be a part of our community and dig deeper into God’s Word.  The next group will start on February 15th.  Please email Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca to get connected.  


We’d like to know how God has been faithful to you and your family during this COVID season.  How have you seen God at work providing for you?  What blessings can you identify in the midst of a worldwide pandemic?  

We’re now more than halfway through our school year and, to end off the year, we’d like to highlight those examples of God’s faithfulness to all generations.  Start thinking now about your experience during this school year and how you have seen God’s grace and mercy shown.

Please provide your short testimonials to Lisa at lklym@hopelcs.ca by May 20th for inclusion in the June newsletter.  Please state if you do not want your name printed.


Menus for Feb and March are open!

Your ordering site is now open for you to place your orders for the month of February and March.

Please note:  order deadline for the Friday, February 12th hot lunch is Sunday, February 7th at midnight.

Here is the link:

https://munchalunch.com/login or https://munchalunch.com/schools/hopelutheran

Dress Down Day Fundraiser 

On Friday, Feb 5th PTL is hosting a special Pyjama Themed Dress Down day affair.

To participate please bring 2.00 and do away with your uniforms for the day.  Wear your most comfortable PJs to school.

All funds raised will be going towards PTL special events.

Collecting Cardboard Egg Cartons 

Over the next couple of months, the middle school students will be working with the BC Mission Boat Society to put together Easter Kits that will be sent to families in remote First Nations communities. One of the items in the kits will be Resurrection Eggs (12 plastic eggs, each containing a small item that represents a part of the Easter story). For this project, we are in need of 300 cardboard egg cartons (12 capacity, with lid; NO plastic or styrofoam). You can send your egg cartons to school with your child. They can be dropped off in the foyer just outside the office at either campus, in the labelled box. Please bring your egg cartons by Friday, February 19. We are also looking for donations of 9mm pony beads and plastic cord which will be used to make beaded cross keychains. These items can also be dropped off in the same box in the foyer just outside the office at either campus. 

Grade 5 Celebration/Grade 8 Grad $2 Purdy’s Chocolate Bar Fundraiser 

The Grade 5’s and 8’s will be selling Purdy’s chocolate bars to help offset the costs associated with their celebrations in June. High-quality Purdy’s milk chocolate and dark chocolate bars will be available for sale for just $2 at both campuses after school next week – Wednesday, February 10, and Thursday, February 11. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! With each purchase, you will also receive your choice of a fun Valentine’s Day-themed chocolate bar wrapper. 

The 2020-2021 Year Book Order

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!

If you would like to order a yearbook, you may do so either by cheque or online (please no cash). You may order your yearbook for $25. The deadline for ordering yearbooks is March 1st, 2021. Your child was given a yearbook order form today. Please complete the form and return with a check or go to the online ordering link and follow the instructions to order your yearbook. Thank you for your support in ensuring we have yet another amazing yearbook to showcase our student’s memories at Hope this academic year!

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

Coding Club

Interested in computers and how they work? Join us for Coding Class to find out! Possible topics include Making Websites, Game Development, Binary and Hexadecimal, Different computer languages, and much more. No experience necessary.

Grade 6/7 club is Mondays 3:30-4:30.
Everyone is welcome to join.  This club will likely run for the entire year. Changes and updates will be posted on Google classroom.
Id: 598 469 5607
Password: hope

Climbing Club

The club is taking place every Monday and Thursday (excluding holidays and long weekends) until June 10th, 2021 from 3:10 pm-4:30 pm. 

Students are required to bring the following items: climbing shoes, harness, and chalk (chalk bag/liquid chalk). This will ensure that students are not sharing equipment, keeping the Climbing Club as safe as possible. 

Students wanting to participate are required to sign up by completing this Google Form: https://forms.gle/tkkLYiJWEmFBavRX7  

The Climbing Club is limited to 15 students to ensure safety and proper social distancing. Students will be required to wear masks when belaying and climbing, and wash/sanitize hands prior to climbing. The Climbing Club will have focused training/climbing at the middle school campus, but there will be opportunities to climb at local gyms in the area, in the future. Students/parents will be expected to cover any additional costs related to these outings if the student chooses to attend. 

I look forward to seeing you out on our wall, 

Mr. O’Dell

Hope Lutheran Junior Youth Submissions

Junior Youth is a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church for students in grades 5-8, connecting students with Jesus and one another.

Junior Youth is online this Saturday! Join our email list by clicking here, and receive up-to-date information and the unique Zoom link for this week!

Have questions? Please email Mrs. Stephanie Mayer (smayer@hopelcs.ca).


Extreme Weather Closures

With the forecast of snow this coming weekend, please note the following important information regarding Hope Lutheran Christian School closures due to extreme weather:

  1. The decision to close (full day or partial day/late start) the School due to extreme weather will be made by 7:00 amon the day of the closure, so families can make alternate arrangements.
  2. The announcement will be posted as quickly as possible on our Facebook page and our school website. Do not phone the school, as staff will not be available.
  3. The decision will be made taking into consideration the safety of our families and staff, and the School’s ability to operate normally, and will be based on the best information available at the time.
  4. Any extreme weather closures will automatically apply to both campuses, and Schola Bohemia – Before and After School Care.
  5. Hope Lutheran’s extreme weather closures may not be the same as the local School Districts’ closures.
  6. Winter weather can change quickly, therefore, when the School remains open, all decisions regarding travel to and from the School are the responsibility of each family.