Middle School Monday Note: November 21, 2022

Week at a Glance

Monday, November 21

8:45 – 9:15 am – Parent Prayer @ Elementary Campus

Prayer Club at Lunch

Tuesday, November 22

Newsletter Club at Lunch

1:50 – 2:40 pm Chapel

 3 -4 pm Homework Club 

Wednesday, November 23

The Well – at Lunch

2:45 – 3:45 pm Yearbook Club

3:15 – 4:00 pm Musical Practice (@ Elementary campus)

Thursday, November 24

3 -4 pm Homework Club

8:00 pm – Grade 8 Mission Trip Zoom Meeting

Friday, November 25

Administrative Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Looking Ahead…

Monday, November 28

8:45 – 9:15 am – Parent Prayer @ Elementary Campus

Prayer Club at Lunch

Tuesday, November 29

Newsletter Club at Lunch

1:50 – 2:40 pm Chapel

3 – 4 pm – Homework Club

7:30 – 8:30 pm Hope Community Prayer (at Elementary Campus)

Wednesday, November 30

The Well at Lunch

2:45 – 3:45 pm Yearbook club

3:15 – 4:00 pm Musical Practice (@ Elementary campus)

Thursday, December 1

3 – 4 pm – Homework Club

3:15 – 4:00 pm Musical Practice (@ Elementary campus)

Friday, December 2

Hot Lunch

Seasonal Health Notice

This a reminder to our school families that if your child is feeling ill to have your child stay at home until they are feeling better and symptoms improve.

Jogging Pants

Now that the weather is cooler, we do encourage students, on PE days, to wear Hope jogging pants instead of shorts. There is a backorder of HLCS jogging pants. Until Christmas, students can wear their own jogging pants on PE days. We will be outside most days, so would like our students to stay warm. Wearing a jacket is also needed outside. 

Grade 8 Mission Trip

Hello, Grade 8 Parents!  On Thursday, November 24, we will have a Zoom meeting at 8:00 pm with Ms. Rhonda from Mission Boat, to discuss this year’s mission trip. The zoom link will be sent closer to the date.

The Card Project Information

Thank you everyone for your continued support in ordering from The Card Project. Below are the delivery dates.
Priority orders delivery is this week, November 21-25.
Final orders will be delivered in the week of December 5-9.

Christmas Musical Practice

The November/December schedule is ready and available here. If you would prefer a printed copy, you can find Ms. Allen at the elementary campus.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Dancers – 3:15 – 4:00

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Act Act 2: Scenes 2 & 4b (only the boat scenes) Woody, Zebedee, Bud, James, John, Peter, Andrew, Jesus
Music Come Sail Away
Dance Who Wouldn’t Want To Be Me (dancers)

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Act Act 1: Scenes 1&2 (Sakura, Stumpy, Wrensly, Georgia, Oakmount, dancers, Annabelle, Bud, Gabby)
Music Every Tree In The Forest, Who Wouldn’t Want To Be Me?
Dance Who Wouldn’t Want To Be Me?


Musical Information

Thank you all for your support so far, as we prepare for the Christmas musical. We have two formal evening performances and two informal afternoon performances. Tickets will be available free of cost at both school offices starting the week of November 28th. Please, only 2 tickets per family per night.

Additional tickets may be obtained starting Monday, December 12, after the school community has had the opportunity to pick up the minimal per family amount.

Monday, December 12, 2022

1:00 – 2:30

Dress Rehearsal Full cast (Actors and Dancers)

Choir: KA+KB, 2A, 3A,4A+4B

Band: no bands needed

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

1:00 – 2:30

Dress Rehearsal (all are welcome to attend) Full cast (Actors and Dancers)

Choir: 1’s, 2B, 3B, 5’s

Band: none needed

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

6:30 – 8:00 

Evening Performance (tickets required) Full Cast (Actors and Dancers)

Choir: KA+KB, 2A, 3A, 4A+4B

Band: 6A, 7A

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

6:30 – 8:00 

Evening Performance (tickets required) Full cast (Actors and Dancers)

Choir: 1A+1B, 2B, 3B, 5A+5B

Band: 6B, 7B/8

Parent Prayer

You are invited and 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).

Family Bowling Night

Thank you to the families who were able to join us at the Family Bowling Night on Friday. It was a wonderful night of fun and building commUNITY within our school families. We hope you enjoyed meeting someone new and possibly even knocked all those pins down —STRIKE! We’ll see you at our next PTL event!

LEST Information


Please also feel free to view the Zoom recording from October 20 found here: 

Zoom Recording Link

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PTL News

PTL Meeting

Our PTL meeting was held this past Thursday.  Please review the November meeting minutes. 

Please refer to our Community Calendar for a list of events throughout the year.

Participation Opportunities

Parent Assistance Needed – Musical

Dance Moms – do you have a flair for performance makeup application?  If so, we need you! 

Our musical is in need of parental support in the way of the stage building, costumes, and make-up artistry.  Please see the Parental Assistance & Props List document and sign up where you can assist.


School Needs

The elementary campus would like to explore the possibility of installing retractable awnings in the breezeway area between the main building and the south wing.  Participation hours will be given to the parent able to research and schedule supplier quotes.

Please contact Mrs. Watson for more information.


Food Provision – Student Service Project

Miss Markling is looking for donations of jam for her student service project in partnership with SOS ministries (see October newsletter for details).  Jam donations can be dropped off at the elementary campus office.  3 jars jam = 1 PP hour


Please browse the list of ongoing opportunities and let us know where you are able to lend a hand.

CommUNITY Relations


Submissions are open for the December and January newsletters.  Please share your inspiring stories, special achievements, and newsworthy events to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca

Christmas Giving

Our annual Christmas food drive starts today and runs for two weeks to December 2.  Christmas hampers will be created for some identified families within our community and the surplus of donations will be given to the Share Community Food Bank.  

Donation boxes are available in each classroom as well as at each school office.  Please browse the list of requested items and see where you can fulfill a need.  Preferred general items are sugar-free cereal, pancake mix, granola bars, juice boxes, canned fruits and vegetables, dried beans and lentils, and canned fish.  When you’re at the grocery store, please consider picking up a non-perishable item for donation.

The contribution to this initiative is voluntary; parent participation hours are not given for food donations.

Small Group Reading Plans

Men’s and women’s small group reading plans are taking place.  If you want to get to know some other parents and dig into your Bible a little deeper, email lklym@hopelcs.ca to receive a link to the reading plans.  New plans are starting this week, just in time for the Advent season – please join us.

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 Danielle (danielle.andriulaitis@hopelcs.ca)

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