Middle School Monday Note: February 13, 2023

Week at a Glance

Monday, February 13

7:30 – 8:15  – Girls Basketball practice at Elementary Campus

Prayer club at lunch

Tuesday, February 14

7:15 am – 4:00 pm – Boys Basketball Practice

Valentine’s Day Dress Down – Red, Pink, and White – $2 Donation for Turkey Earthquake Relief

The Well at Lunch

1:50 – 2:40 pm – Chapel

2:45 – 4 pm – Homework Club

Wednesday, February 15

Regular drop-off time

Dress down for students who are going to LEST

11:30 am Students Depart to LEST Tacoma WA from Middle School Campus

Students who are not going are expected to be at school

Thursday, February 16

LEST Trip – Tacoma WA

Students who are not going are expected to be at school

Friday, February 17

LEST Trip – Tacoma WA

Students who are not going are expected to be at school

Looking Ahead…

Monday, February 20


Tuesday, February 21

8:20 – 12:20 pm – Skating Field Trip

1:50 – 2:40 pm – Chapel

3:00 – 4:00 Homework Club

Wednesday, February 22

Pink Shirt Day

The Well @ Lunch

Thursday, February 23

7:15 – 4:30 – Girls basketball game at Lionsgate School

2:45 – 4 pm – Homework Club

Friday, February 24

Hot Lunch

Hearts For Hope Gala: Links for Tickets & Online Auction

  • Tickets to our Hearts for Hope Gala on February 25 are now on sale online at Eventbrite.  This is THE signature fundraising event for our school’s Bursary Program featuring the amazing musical talents of the Hope community.  Come and enjoy an evening of stories, music, food, and silent auction fun where we will take care of your kids for you.  Grab another family and get your tickets today!


  • Check it Out!  The Online Auction is now live. Click HERE to view and bid now!  Auction closes on February 25th.

Up to $6000 has been pledged for matching all ticket and auction sales.

Skating Field Trip

On Tuesday, February 21, the students of Hope Lutheran Christian Middle School will be visiting the Port Coquitlam Community Center.  The purpose of this trip is to provide the students with the opportunity to go skating or to play shinny hockey on one of the ice rinks at this facility.

Please submit the field trip permission form at the link below:

Skating Field Trip Permission Form


It is that time again for badminton! Coach Ken would like to express his sincere appreciation for being so patient with his leg recovery, and the many get-well emails over the last months-thank you!

As the young grades require much more physical movement, and he has yet to recover to a point where he can comfortably coach them, please note that the coming winter months of February and March, lessons will only be open for grades 6 to 8. Elementary grades 1 through 5 will begin from spring in April.

Please register in the appropriate time slot for your child, and he hopes to see all of you again soon!


  • During the signup process, please put your “child’s name” under the “My Comment” tab, and the parent’s name under this area (First, Last) along with your email.
  • Please ensure your child wears indoor shoes during class, and to bring their rackets if they have one

Link to register: Badminton Winter Spring 2023

Used Book Sale

Are you looking for some new books to read? Class 3A is holding a used-book sale after school on February 24th in the Elementary School campus gym! All funds raised will be donated to the BC Cancer Foundation, and books that are not sold will be donated to Western Sky Books in Port Coquitlam. We are inviting all students in all grades to check if they have unused books, in good condition, at home and to consider donating them to this initiative. If you have any books at home that you don’t want anymore, please send them to the Middle School campus office, by February 17th, and they will be taken to the gr. 3A classroom. Thank you so much, and don’t forget to drop by the elementary campus gym after school on February 24th to get some new reads!

Volunteer Opportunity for Participation Hours

Looking for hours? Come support our hard-working teachers with Dinner Provisions during Student Led conferences on Thursday, March 2. 

Please read sign up notes CAREFULLY for specific instructions:

Dinner Provision – Student Led Conferences

Thank you for your support! 

Elementary Recess Supervisor Needed

We have openings on our Elementary Campus Recess Supervision team and are looking for regularly scheduled spots to be filled as well as on call people to cover in the event our regularly schedule supervisor is unable to come in. A CRC will be required and first aid training is preferred but not required.  Please submit your resume to jwatson@hopelcs.ca.

Hope Lutheran Junior Youth 

Junior Youth is a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church for students in Grades 5 – 8, connecting students with Jesus and one another. JR Youth is on this Saturday, February 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Hope Lutheran’s Elementary campus. Come join us for fun, games, and devotion! Remember to bring your bibles and hype. We are excited to see each of you. 

Join our mailing list by clicking here to receive updates about our events.

Have questions? Please email Daniel (dsimpson@hopelcs.ca)

Blessings to you and your family from the Junior Youth Ministry Team!

PTL News

The PTL has created a group Facebook page that is private to our Community.  We hope that by having this page, it will give Hope parents a one-stop resource for all our signups and other pertinent messaging.  Please ask to join the HLCS Parent Community private group page and answer the two security questions.


Grade 8 Missions Trip – Beverage Returns

Another way to support missions fundraising – donate your returnable beverage containers.  

Labels with our school’s QR code can be obtained in either campus office or printed at any Express Return-It depot by entering the number 604-111-2222 into the keypad on the Return-It kiosk at the depot (note, this is not a valid phone number but an access code to print labels).

Consider taking a labeled bag to your place of work and having your colleagues donate their beverage containers.  All proceeds raised will go directly towards the spring mission trip.


Parent Participation Program

Term 1 hours are being calculated and you will be notified if you are to receive a reimbursement.

Term 2 sheets should have recently been sent by your Class Liaison.  If you have not received a link to your class Term 2 PPH record sheet, please contact your Liaison.  Parents are to record their hours on their youngest child’s sheet as the hours happen.


Participation Opportunities

  • Parents to provide meal options for staff to enjoy during student-led conferences on March 2.
  • Sign up for Staff Dinner Provision on March 2nd
  • Parents to provide home-baked goods to sell at the Grade 8 Bake Sale on March 2 during student-led conferences.

Grade 8 students and parents are supplying the bulk of the baked goods but the opportunity is given for any parent to provide home baking in exchange for participation hours. Contact Lisa at lklym@hopelcs.ca to participate.

  • May Day Parade participation, Saturday, May 13 – interested parents please contact the PTL at hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca by February 20th.
  • We need a commitment from 4-6 parents to proceed with our application to participate in the May Day festivities.
  • help to assemble candy bags; decorate our bus; accompany students on the parade route walking with our school bus, and provide supervision.  Estimating 4-6 PPP hours that parents can claim.
  • This is an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our school but we need your help.
  • March 18 – Campus Cleaning Day.  Many parents are required to assist with a thorough cleaning of our Elementary Campus on Saturday, March 18th.  Estimating 4 participation hours per person, depending on how many parents assist.  Contact Lisa at lklym@hopelcs.ca to participate.

Please view the list of Participation Opportunities for other areas to serve.

CommUNITY Relations


Submissions are open for the March newsletter.   Are you serving in a ministry or volunteering in a community group?  If so, we’d like to hear from you. 

Inspire others to do good by sharing your story.  Please email to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.


Intentional Acts of Kindness Challenge

We’re in the middle of our 12-day Intentional Acts of Kindness challenge – how are you doing?  Do you think each day what you could do to brighten the day of another?  Remember, there’s no lower limit to kindness, sometimes all it takes is a message to say “I’m thinking of you”; “You are loved and valued”; “You’re doing a great job”.

If you have a story about an act of kindness, let our Newsletter Club know.  Inspire others to do good by sharing your story.  Please email to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca


Small Community Groups

A new ladies online reading plan will start next Monday started today – “Understanding God, Myself and the World”.  To join, please contact Lisa at lklym@hopelcs.ca and you will receive an invitation to join via text.

Men’s Bible reading groups are also ongoing.  Dads, if you are interested in connecting with other men in our Hope Community, please contact Ian at ian.a.stewart@pm.me to join.  Your commitment level is about 5-10 minutes per day.

Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community. 

We meet outside at the Elementary Campus by the main entrance. 

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).

Hope Lutheran Church Happenings 

Pastor Vic Esperanza will lead us at our 9:00-10:00 am service this Sunday. As always, the service will be live-streamed to watch at 9 am or anytime afterwards:



Family Fun With Snowballs in the Gym Prior to the Church Service Sunday February 19

Join us for fun with 200 realistic fabric snowballs in the gym at 8:30 am prior to the 9:00 am service. There will be a section of the gym for younger children separately from the rest of the people (separated by tables). Following the service there will be coffee/tea/juice and desserts/treats. All are welcome.


Hope Lenten Services

Hope Lutheran Church will be offering Lenten services on Wednesdays till Easter starting on Ash Wednesday February 22nd at 6:00 pm with potluck dinner followed by 7:00 pm services, then every Wednesday until Easter.


Regular Events Coming Up at Hope Lutheran Church

  • Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study: every other Saturday, 8:00-9:30 am at Izba. Next one is on February 18th
  • Senior’s Bible Study: first and third Thursday of the month, 10:00 am at the church. Next one is on February 16th
  • One Year Chronological Bible Study: every Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm on Zoom; moving to Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm starting on February 23 during Lent.
  • Hope Community Prayer Evening: last Tuesday of the month, 7:30-8:30 pm at the church. Next one is on February 28th.

All are welcome, please join us.

The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI)

Hope Lutheran Christian School has partnered with the Federation of Independent School Association in BC (FISA BC) and the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at the University of British Columbia to measure and promote children’s social and emotional development, health, well-being, and assets through the Middle Year Development Instrument (MDI). The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) is a self-report questionnaire that asks children in middle childhood about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. The MDI is the first survey of its kind to gather information about the lives of children both in school, in the home, and in the community, from their own perspective. The survey questions align with the BC Ministry of Education’s K-12 curriculum, which includes a focus on promoting children’s personal and social competencies.

Grade 8 students are invited to complete the MDI during class time between: 
January 10th and March 3rd, 2023.

For more information and to view the questionnaires:

Contact the MDI project staff at mdi@help.ubc.ca or connect with your FISA Mental Health Coordinators: Michelle Hussey (michelle_mhc@fisabc.ca) and/or Jamie Morris (jamie_mhc@fisabc.ca)

Parent FAQs:


 If you don’t want your child to participate, please contact your child’s teacher, fill out the withdrawal form at the end of the parent/guardian informed passive consent letter, or contact the MDI project staff at mdi@help.ubc.ca.