Middle School Monday Note: February 27, 2023 Copy Copy

Week at a Glance

Monday, February 27

Prayer Club at Lunch

Tuesday, February 28

1:50 – 2:40 pm – Chapel

2:45 – 4 pm – Homework Club

Wednesday, March 1

The Well at Lunch

 2:45 – 3:45 pm – Year Book Club

Thursday, March 2

1 – 5 pm – Student-Led Conferences

6- 8 pm – Student-Led Conferences

Friday, March 3

Admin Day – No School in Session

Looking Ahead…

Monday, March 6

Martial Arts Field Trip -refer to the permission form for more information

Prayer Club at Lunch

Tuesday, March 7

1:50 – 2:40 pm – Chapel

3:00 – 4:00 Homework Club

Wednesday, March 8

Martial Arts Field Trip – refer to the permission form for more information

The Well @ Lunch

2:45 – 3:45 pm – Year Book Club

Thursday, March 9

2:45 – 4 pm – Homework Club

Friday, March 10

Hot Lunch

Student Led Conferences

Next week, Thursday, March 2, there is no school in session, to accommodate our Student Led Conferences.  This is a formal reporting time, where our students will be sharing their learning progress thus far this year.  Conferences will run from 1:00 – 5:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  There is no need to book/reserve a time.  You may come to the classroom with your child and they will share with you items they have prepared ahead of time with their teacher’s guidance to showcase their progress.

PTL Event – Family Paint Night

Release your inner Picasso!

Come eat, drink, and socialize as you paint your own masterpiece you get to take home!

Canvas, Paint, and Paint Brushes provided.

Concession will be provided by our Grade 8s. All proceeds will go towards their graduation.

Registration closes on Monday, February 27th and payment can be handed into the office by Thursday, March 2nd at the latest. Your registration will be opened to others if your payment is not received by then.

Martial Arts Field Trip

On Monday, March 6, and Wednesday, March 8, the students of Hope Lutheran Christian Middle School will be visiting the Personal Best Martial Arts Studio.  The purpose of this trip is to provide the students with the opportunity to teach them the tools to protect themselves and equip them with skills to improve their level of fitness through martial arts exercises.

Please submit the permission form at the link below:

Martial Arts Permission Form

Hearts For Hope Bursary Fundraising Campaign

We want to thank everyone who attended the Gala concert last Saturday evening.  We can’t say enough about how wonderful it was to see our community come together in such a special way.  Stay tuned for pictures and videos. We also want to thank everyone who supported this campaign in other ways including our Tree of Gratitude plaques and Online Auction. Auction winners can now collect their prizes from the Elementary office.  We are very pleased to update that we have raised more than $32,000 for the bursary thus far.  However, you can make any contribution at any time directly through the school or our donation page on our website.  We look forward to sharing how new students in our community can apply for the Bursary soon.

2022 Giving Receipts

We are pleased to let you know that the 2022 HLCS giving receipts were sent out via email, on February 23, 2023.  This year’s tax receipt contains the portion of tuition that is eligible for use as charitable donations, and any additional giving your family gave to the school for the January 1 to December 31, 2022 tax year. The portion of tuition eligibility is calculated each year within the guidelines from SCSBC and can be different from year to year.

If you did not receive your family’s 2022 giving receipt in your email please check with your spouse as the receipts were sent to one email address per family.

Yearbook Orders

Hey HLCS family! Yearbooks are now available for order! Don’t miss your chance to capture your student’s memories of this school year forever. 

Want to order a yearbook? Just click this link here or take a look at one of the flyers posted around school to get started. This year’s yearbook orders can be done electronically by phone or online. 

Don’t miss out — order before April 10th to receive one.

KM Club Spring Session

This spring we are conducting a 6-week run/walk around McLean Park starting Monday, April 3rd, and going until Friday, May 19th from 3:20 – 3:50 pm.  All are welcome, from both campuses, to participate at whatever level you are able – students, parents, grandparents, and younger siblings.      

Parents/caregivers – you must be at McLean Park to supervise your children during Km Club. 

Use this Signup form to register by March 15th!

  • Volunteers are needed to help run KM Club.  If you are interested in volunteering please SIGN UP HERE.
  • We are looking for 4 parents to help on Friday, March 17, at 9:00 am to clean up the KM Club materials (wristbands, etc) and prepare for the first run. If interested please contact Maik at maikhassel@gmail.com or text/WhatsApp at 604.315.8446.


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

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. 

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


Bake Sale – March 2

The Grade 8’s are hosting a bake sale on Thursday at both campuses during student-led conferences from 1-8 pm.  Please have cash on hand to support our students in their fundraising efforts for their missions trip April 16-21, 2023.  A vast variety of baked goods will be for sale by donation – some single items and some packaged.  

The team of 8 students needs to meet a fundraising goal of $7000 – help them to reach their target!  This is a cash sale only – e-transfers will not be an option.

Thank you in advance for your support!  


Purdy’s Easter Chocolate Fundraiser

Our goal is to raise $1,000.00 so we need your help—but don’t worry, all the work you’re doing is choosing which chocolates to order.

Stock up on beautiful Easter gift boxes, fun chocolate bunnies, Sweet Georgia Browns, and more. All profits will go directly to the Grade 8 mission trip. So satisfy those cravings, and get all your Easter gift shopping done while supporting a great cause.

The deadline to order is Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

What you need:

Once orders close, we’ll notify everyone when and where you can collect your treats 

(Pick up will be either April 5th and/or April 6th)

Please share with anyone you know who might be interested. It would help us so much.

On-line Purdys Easter Catalogue


March 17 – $2 Dressdown Day

On Friday, March 17th wear green for $2 and support the Grade 8’s in the fundraising for their missions trip in April.

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.

Upcoming PTL Meeting

Our next PTL General meeting is Thursday, March 9th at 7 pm over Zoom.  Connection details will be communicated closer to the meeting date.  In the meantime, please review the January meeting notes as we will be voting to adopt these minutes.


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. 

Participation Opportunities

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 April newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate, a story to share or an example of an intentional act of kindness performed during our 12-day challenge, please let us know.  Submissions to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.

Hope Community Prayer

Our next evening gathering is Tuesday, February 28th at 7:30 in the chapel.  All are welcome, children are encouraged to participate.  We hope to see you next Tuesday evening!

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).

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.