Middle School Monday Note: February 3, 2020

Week at a Glance

Monday, February 3

Newsletter club – canceled

2:50 – 4:30 pm Girls Basketball Practice

Tuesday, February 4

CESS Gr. 6/7 Girls Basketball B @ Unity Christian School

Chess Club – Canceled 

3:00 – 4:15 pm LEST Robotics Club

Wednesday, February 5

CESS Gr. 6/7 Boys Basketball B @ Surrey Christian School

2:00 pm  – Chapel – Mrs. Stephanie Mayer

Student Passports can be handed in at the office starting today 

Thursday, February 6

3 – 4:30 pm Boys’ Basketball Practice

2:55-4:00 pm Yearbook

Friday, February 7

Dress down for LEST ( $2.00 donation)

Deadline to turn in Winter Activity Forms for Mt. Seymour Field Trip

3 – 4:30 pm Badminton Club


Monday, February 10

Newsletter club – at lunch

2:50 – 4:30 pm Girls’ Basketball Practice

LEST documents due

Tuesday, February 11

3 – 4:15 pm LEST Chess Club

3:00 – 4:15 pm LEST Robotics Club

Student Passports must be handed in at the office by today

Wednesday, February 12

Middle School at LEST in Portland

Thursday, February 6

Middle School at LEST in Portland

Friday, February 7

Middle School at LEST in Portland

Winter Activity Day  

Information and permission forms for the Winter Activity Day were sent home last week.  We will be going to Mt. Seymour on March 5th, and students will have the choice of skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing and tobogganing.  This field trip is partially subsidized by the PTL. Forms and payment are due this Friday (February 7th). As this event is part of the PE program, all students are expected to attend.  Please email Mrs. Olding if you have any questions or concerns (lolding@hopelcs.ca).

Girls Floor Hockey

If your daughter is interested in participating in floor hockey, please complete the permission slip available by following this link: https://forms.gle/x3bZRQkLD6y6KrE29 Our season is quite short, with an after school practice on February 24th and the tournament on February 26th at Maple Ridge Christian. We will also be learning the sport during our PE classes.

Boys Floor Hockey

If your son is interested in participating in floor hockey, please complete the permission slip available by following this link: https://forms.gle/BLVYXCQaXJHEVaYM7 Our season is quite short, with an after school practice on March 9th and the tournament on March 12th at our school. There will be volunteer opportunities to help with hosting duties. We will also be learning the sport during our PE classes.

Basketball Practices

Boys Grade 6/7 basketball practice Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:30 pm @ PM Campus

Girls basketball practice Mondays, 2:50 – 4:30 pm @ PM Campus

Friday Badminton Club

Priority for this club is for students not enrolled in the Pi Academy program.  The Dates are Jan 10, 17, 31, Feb 7, 21, 28, Mar 6, 13 and will provide an opportunity for those students to qualify for the tournament.  Those qualifying for the tournament will have additional practices before the tournament on April 16th.  

Chess Club

PM Campus Chess Club will officially move from Thursday lunch to Tuesday after school until 4:15 pm every week until LEST. This will be a fairly advanced level of theory, exercises, and drills as we are honing our skills for competition play. All who know all the basic mechanics of chess are welcome. Sign up is limited to16 spots. Those with aspirations to be Hope representatives for LEST should sign up as some qualification matches will occur during club time.


The deadline for ordering a yearbook was January 31; online orders are no longer accepted.  if you missed the ordering deadline and would like to purchase a yearbook, please contact Mrs. Lightbourn (slightbourn@hopelcs.ca) as soon as possible.

PTL News

Our “Hearts for Hope” fundraiser is now active!  Tax-deductible donations can be made through our “Donate” button on our website for the entire month of February.  Please visit hopelcs.ca/school and click on the green “Donate” button in the upper right corner. Your tax receipt will be emailed to you along with a confirmation receipt of your donation.

Our goal this year is to raise $50,000 for the purchase of our own school bus – a suitable bus owned and operated by Hope Lutheran School to service both campuses! 

Our celebration and cultural awareness event is on Sat., February 29th at 6pm (this was moved from Feb. 8th).  Please continue to register your attendance in our RSVP link here: Hearts for Hope Community Event

Our Planning Committee is in the process of pulling all the details of our wonderful event together.  We hope, with the change of date to later in the month, that most of our families will feel more comfortable attending.

Parent Learning Opportunity

Parents, do you sometimes wonder what goes on in a classroom and would you like to sit in on a learning session?  Your opportunity is here. The Grade 5 classes have been studying social injustice towards certain cultures in the past and early years of Canadian immigration.  As a supplement to this portion of their Social Studies, we have invited a very special guest speaker to speak to both classes on Thursday, February 6th at 12:45 in the Port Coquitlam chapel.  

Author and local resident, Sumi Kinoshita, will be speaking to our classes about her time spent in the Japanese internment camps of BC during the Second World War.  All are welcome to attend and hear her story.

Parent Volunteer Hours

Term 1 sheets are now closed.  Term 2 sheets will be sent by your liaisons this week.  Please record any hours you serve in Term 2 on your youngest child’s class spreadsheet.

Volunteer Opportunities – 2019/2020 School Year

The Well:  Our food services club, The Well, is in need of one parent a week to assist in the clean up each Friday after the meal service.  If you are able to spare an hour over the lunch period, they would greatly appreciate your assistance. Please sign up at the following link:  “The Well” Clean Up

Lunchtime Supervision:  We are looking for volunteers for lunchtime supervision at the Pitt Meadows Campus from 11:50 am – 12:45 pm each day.  Orientation will be provided by Ms. Nast. Thank you so much for giving your time in this area! You can sign up at the following link: 

Pitt Meadows Lunch Supervision

Volunteer Opportunity 

The pinnies that are used for PE and basketball could use a wash.  Please contact Mrs. Olding if you are willing to help with this task (lolding@hopelcs.ca)


Community Newsletter

Here is your color version of the January edition of The Hope Herald: January Vol. 1 Issue 5

Submissions are open for the February newsletter.   Do you have a story idea or a newsworthy event you’d like to share?   If so, we’d like to hear from you.

Submissions to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.

In Other News…

The Well

There will be no hot lunch until February 21st.

Dress Down Days for LEST $2

We have scheduled Dress Down Days at both campuses as a way to fundraise for our upcoming trip to Portland. Please note the following

  • Friday, February 7

Hope Lutheran Junior Youth

Junior Youth is a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church for all students in grades 5-8 to grow in friendships and faith! 

Junior Youth will take place this Saturday, February 8th, at the Pitt Meadows Campus. For full event information, please join our email list by contacting Stephanie Mayer (smayer@hopelcs.ca).