Middle School Monday Note: February 16, 2021

Monday, February 15

Family Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Tuesday, February 16

3 – 4:00pm Volleyball club 


Wednesday, February 17

12:15 – 1:00 pm Chapel 

The Well at Lunch

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton Club


Thursday, February 18

Prayer club at lunch

3-4:00 pm Climbing club 


Friday, February 19

3:00 – 4:00 pm Boys Basketball Club


Next Week


Monday, February 22

3-4:00 pm Climbing club 


Tuesday, February 23

3:00 – 4:00pm Volleyball club


Wednesday, February 24

Pink Shirt Day

12:15 – 1:00 pm Chapel 

The Well @ Lunch

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton Club


Thursday, February 25

Prayer club at lunch

3:00 – 4:00 pm Climbing Club


Friday, February 26

Hot Lunch

3:00 – 4:00 pm Boys Basketball Club


Thank you from the Grade 5 and Grade 8 Classes

Thank you so much to everyone who supported Purdy’s chocolate bar fundraiser last week. It was a huge success! Nearly $1200.00 was raised which will be put towards the Grade 5 Celebration and Grade 8 Graduation festivities in June. 


Collecting old paint

Attention Parents,  the MS Mission Boat project is asking for your help. If you have any old house paint that’s been sitting around for forever that you’ll probably not use again, we would like them. Mr. Simpson has graciously volunteered to help us spray all the egg cartons to multi-colored effect so that will be the use. We are asking for bright Easter colors only, (light blues, sky blue, bright greens, pinks, yellows, etc. NO white or brown or any dark colors.) Please drop off by February 24 at the Pitt Meadows campus.  Thanks for supporting God’s work.


Update on Financial Donations for BC Mission Boat Project

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. 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. 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.”


Hot Lunch

If you have not placed your orders please remember that you have until this coming Sunday (Feb 21) midnight to place it. We will not be accepting late orders.

The March menu is also available. You may want to consider placing it all at the same time.

Thank you from your Hot Lunch PTL team!


PTL News

OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE

Do you enjoy gardening, getting your hands dirty, and watching plants grow?  The Middle School Gardening Club is in need of someone to take over the leadership.  This will be their third year, and the students really enjoy learning about agriculture and the science of how things grow.

Provided we have leadership our student Gardening Club will start early April, directly following spring break, and run till mid-June, after school once a week (on a day convenient to the organizer and the school). Unlike previous years, the club will run completely on-site at the school.  The students will transplant seedlings in the school greenhouse and tend to them until harvest. 

If leading this club interests you, please email the Middle School Vice-Principal, Miss Nast (enast@hopelcs.ca).

NEWSLETTER

Submissions are open for the March newsletter.  Please send your story ideas to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca. Don’t forget to submit your ideas for ImAOK (Intentional Acts of Kindness).  We want to hear from you!

COMMUNITY GROUPS

We have started small community groups within our Hope community, in both English and Chinese, utilizing an app-based Bible reading plan that can be read at any time each day.  Each daily reading takes about 5-10 minutes and space is provided for reflection.  Group members are connected through a chat feature and are engaging in meaningful conversation, getting to know each other better.

If you would like to be a part of a community group, please email Lisa at lklym@hopelcs.ca to get connected.

HOPE社区小组

我们正在Hope社区内开展一项小组活动,以促进家长间彼此有更好的交流和互动。该小组活动分为中文组和英文组,使用一款圣经阅读软件以方便组员随时阅读,每天的阅读量大约为5-10分钟,阅读后可以彼此分享交流生活中一些重要且具有人生意义的话题。

如果您愿意成为我们小组中的一员,请与Lisa联系。Lisa的邮件:

lklym@hopelcs.ca

CALLING ALL MEN

A men’s group will be starting soon.  Dad’s, if you wish to be connected with other men in our Hope community, please let Lisa know of your interest so the men’s facilitator can connect with you (lklym@hopelcs.ca

STUDENT PRAYER GROUP

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.  

INTENTIONAL ACTS OF KINDNESS – A 12-Day Challenge

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!

CALLING ALL PARENTS, STAFF, AND KIDS

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.


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).

Blessings!