Middle School Monday Note: November 16, 2020

Monday, November 16

3:30 – 4:30 pm Coding Club at home on Zoom

3:10 – 4:30 Climbing Club

Tuesday, November 17

3 – 4:00 pm Volleyball club 

Wednesday, November 18

12:15 – 1:00 pm Chapel

The Well at lunch

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton Club

Thursday, November 19

3:10 – 4:30 pm Climbing Club

Friday, November 20

Hot Lunch

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton Club

Next Week

Monday, November 23

3:30 – 4:30 pm Coding Club at home on Zoom

3:10 – 4:30 Climbing Club

Tuesday, November 24

3:00 – 4:00 pm Volleyball club

Wednesday, November 25

12:15 – 1:00 pm Chapel

The Well at lunch

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton Club

Thursday, November 26

End of Term One

3:10 – 4:30 pm Climbing Club

Friday, October November 27

Administrative Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

PTL News

Christmas Plant Sale

The PTL is selling beautiful, locally-grown plants to help raise money to directly benefit our students.  Our plant sale will run from now until November 27.  All orders are placed online at HLCS Plant Sale By purchasing a beautiful arrangement, not only will you be spreading holiday cheer, but you will also be supporting our Hope students.  Placing your order and paying online reduces the risk of COVID exposure while still supporting our PTL fundraising efforts.

All orders must be placed by November 27th.  Product delivery and pick up will take place the week of December 14th.  Pick up details will be communicated closer to the delivery date.

Please direct any questions to Diana at cuonganddiana@shaw.ca

Thank you for your support, we couldn’t do it without you!

Opportunity for Service

This year, opportunities for us to serve others are limited but, as a member of Hope’s community, you can still make a difference in the life of deserving families in the Tri-Cities.

Our annual Christmas food drive is starting today.  We encourage families to support this initiative that will benefit others who are struggling this season.

If you have a recommendation for a family to receive a hamper, please send Mr. Lok a short description of why you are recommending them and their contact details.  (jlok@hopelcs.ca)

  • Please sign up on the donation form link that was sent by your Class Liaison.  In an effort to avoid duplication of items, the items are specific to each class.  For example, Kindergarten to bring listed breakfast items, Grade 1 to bring listed personal items, and so on. (This way, we don’t end up with multiples of the same item).
  • Christmas wrapped collection boxes have been placed in each classroom for Kindergarten through Grade 8.  
  • Donations will be collected for 2 weeks – Monday, November 16 until Monday, November 30. 
  • Donations of cash & gift cards can be taken to the school office for safekeeping. 
  • Contributions are voluntary. 
  • For health and safety reasons please ensure all donated items are new and unwrapped. (If food item, please ensure it is not past expiry date).

Thank you for your help & support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gemma Hooper at rghooper@hotmail.com.

Community Relations

Submissions are open for the December and January newsletters.  Do you have an achievement to share?  How about a new year’s resolution challenge?
Please submit your stories, including any applicable photos, to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.

The Card Project

Students in Grade 6 and 7 should have brought home their own unique Christmas card along with information about how parents can order this design as a Christmas card, planner, notebook, art print, and more! Each student’s design has a unique code that parents will need when ordering online: www.TheCardProject.ca Thank you for your support in this creative fundraiser! 

The cover letter included with each child’s card explains how to order. 

The Final Order deadline is November 22 (for delivery in the week of December 7-11)

FundScrip Gift Cards

A reminder that the cutoff for submitting the FundScrip gift card order forms is this Friday, November 20.  Order forms can be dropped off at either campus school office.

Hot Lunch

Last Hot Lunch date with the old company (The Lunch Lady) – Friday, November 20th. Please make sure all credits and refunds are sorted out with grace@thelunchlady.ca All credits will not be transferable to our new Hot Lunch Program.

 PTL would like to introduce a new company to our Hot Lunch program:

 WHO: Fuel Catering Hot Lunch

 Fuel Catering is a locally owned family run business making healthy eating fun and easy since 2006. 

They provide affordable, nutritious, and delicious school lunches that meet the Nutritional Guidelines for Food and Beverages Sales in BC schools.  


Food orders and Payments will be done online via munchalunch.com similar to our previous program. Order deadlines and are tight so please stay on top of your timelines.

More information on how to set up your account on the ordering website will follow shortly. Watch out for it via email as well as next week’s Monday Note. 

Sharon & Reagan 

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

Co-Ed Volleyball Club

Middle school boys and girls are invited to participate in the weekly after school Co-Ed Volleyball club starting this Tuesday at 3:00 – 4:15 pm.  Please sign up in the form posted outside the gym.  Students must have a proper gym strip and shoes.  Please note, normally the first Tuesday of each month is the school’s staff meeting and the club will stop during that week. This club is hosted by Mr. Yee, Mrs. Vassor, and Mr. Lok.

Safety Protocols in place include:

-Handwashing before and after play

-Masks worn at all times

-Each cohort will play mostly within one side of the court

The Well – Middle School Concession

The Well is open on Wednesdays during lunch. Our team is ready and excited to serve their peers. Items sold are prepackaged and in an individual casing. All COVID 19 protocols will be observed. Looking forward to seeing you at The Well!

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).