Middle School Monday Note: November 25, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, November 25


Tuesday, November 26

3:00 – 4:00 pm LEST Robotic Team Club

3:00 – 4:00 pm Coding/Robotic Club

Wednesday, November 27

2:00 pm  – Chapel 

3:00 – 4:15 pm Badminton Club

Thursday, November 28

9:35 – 10:30 am PE 7A to PoCo Campus

1:55 – 2:45 pm PE 7/8 to PoCo Campus

3:00 – 4:00 pm Coding/Robotic Club

2:55 – 4:00 pm Yearbook Club

3:00 – 4:30 pm  Boys Basketball Practice

Friday, November 29

Grade 6-8 Victoria Trip

5:30 am – Departure from PM Campus 

3:00 pm Mt Seymour Family Ski Day forms and cheques due


Monday, December 2

Newsletter club at lunch

2:50 – 4:15 pm Girls Basketball Practice

Tuesday, December 3

3:00 – 4:00 pm LEST Robotic Team Club

Wednesday, December 4

2:00 pm  – Chapel Pastor Mike Kuhn

3:00 – 4:15 pm Badminton Club 

The Well orders due

Reports Issued – Term 1

Thursday, December 5

2:55 – 4:00 pm Yearbook Club

3:00 – 4:00 pm The Well Club

3:00 – 4:30 pm Boys Basketball Practice

Friday, December 6

The Well – Homemade chicken soup and a bun

3:00 – 4:15 pm Badminton Club


PE Field Trip

Both PE 6 and PE 7/8 will be going on a field trip to the Golden Ears Winter Club. PE 6 A & B will be going on Monday, December 9th from 12:15-2:30. PE 7 & 7/8 will be going on Thursday, December 12th from 12:!5-2:30.  Please click the appropriate link below to complete the permission form.  

PE 6 A & B: https://forms.gle/eFv4fgGuCwqofnFB9

PE 7 & 7/8: https://forms.gle/bFixKAMXVmPFuXRZ8


Grade 7A & 7/8 PE Excursion

On Thursday, November 28th, the Grade 7A, and Grade 7/8 classes will be visiting the elementary campus to teach a PE lesson to a younger grade.  Students will be traveling by school bus during their regular PE class. They are looking forward to sharing their lessons with younger children and gaining some practical experience in teaching/coaching.  Please contact Mrs. Olding (lolding@hopelcs.ca) if you have any questions or concerns. Parents of students in the Grade 7/8 class who would like their child to remain at the PoCo campus at 2:45 pm must email Mrs. Olding on or before November 27th. 

Bussing – November 28th

On Thursday, November 28th, the bus may depart the Pitt Meadows campus a few minutes late due to the Grade 7/8 PE outing.

Basketball Practices 

Boys Grade 6/7 basketball practice will start November 28, 3:00 – 4:30 pm @ PM Campus

Girls basketball practice will start December 2, 2:50 – 4:45 pm @ PM Campus

HLCS Athletics Policy

At Hope Lutheran Christian School we strive to uphold much of the core beliefs that are part of the Christian Elementary School Sports (C.E.S.S.) association.  This document articulates some of these beliefs and how in our unique school context will run our sports and athletic programs.

HLCS Athletics Policy

Mt Seymour Family Ski Day

It is that time of year when we begin planning our Grade 2-8 Family Ski Day. Please find the school information form here. There is also a Mt. Seymour form that must be picked up from the office. Completed forms and cheques are due back in the office this Friday (November 29th). Please contact Mrs. Olding (lolding@hopelcs.ca) if you have any questions. * If you have a child in Kindergarten or Grade 1 who would like to attend, you must contact Mt. Seymour yourself to inquire about private lessons or have them ski with you for the day, as Seymour cannot accommodate these ages in the school ski program. 

PTL News

Km Club: Km Fall Club award tokens have been distributed.  Thank you to everyone who participated.  We ran 8 days and had 5 rainout days.  Due to a large number of rainout days experienced, the award level was reduced to 5 Km per token.  Special recognition goes to Matthew Renwick, 5B for running the greatest distance at 47.5 Km. A very close second goes to Arjun Madanayake, 4B for running 44.5 Km. Great job everyone.  I look forward to seeing you out on the field for our Spring club.  -Lisa Klym

PTL Meeting Minutes

Please access the following link for the minutes from the Nov. 15th PTL General Meeting: 

PTL Minutes Nov 15-19

Parent Volunteer Hours

REMINDER TO ALL PARENTS:  Please remember to record your Parent Volunteer Hours as you complete them on your youngest child’s spreadsheet.  Term 1 ends on January 31st and after that date, the sheets will be closed. Please ensure you record any eligible hours prior to January 31st.

If you are short on hours, there are many opportunities, evenings included,  to help with the Bethlehem Walk production. Please refer to the links provided.  More opportunities will be posted shortly.


Volunteer Opportunities – 2019/2020 School Year

Bethlehem Walk Fundraising:  Our Bethlehem Walk Christmas production is almost entirely funded by Hope Lutheran Church and School, with generous volunteer support from our church membership and school parent community.  In an effort to offset production costs, a bake sale will take place after school on Friday, December 6th at the PoCo Campus.  This is a great way for you to purchase a plate of assorted Christmas baking for holiday celebrations.  For those of you missing Fun Food, here’s your opportunity to enjoy some treats! Your time and your baked goods count towards volunteer hours.To contribute items to the bake sale or to help facilitate the sale, please sign up at the following link:  Bethlehem Walk Bake Sale

Bethlehem Walk Props: A number of props are necessary to enhance the various scenes presented in our Bethlehem Walk production.  The requested items are listed in the following link.  Please sign in the appropriate spot for the item you are able to lend to the production and please confirm its suitability with the teacher in charge before leaving at the school.  All items must be clearly labeled to be returned.  Props Needed – Bethlehem Walk

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 food services cleanup

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:    P.M. Lunch Supervision

Baking:  Get a jump on your Christmas baking and earn some volunteer hours at the same time.  The Bethlehem Walk production, Dec. 17 & 18, requires 80 dozen pieces of assorted cookies and squares per evening!  Please sign up at the following link and keep your baking in your freezer until the afternoon of the performance: Bethlehem Walk Refreshments 

PTL Secretary:  The PTL Executive needs a Secretary.  Requirements are to attend each PTL meeting, record discussion items and compile meeting minutes for distribution.  Please email hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca if you are interested in this position.

Community Newsletter

Submissions are open for the December newsletter.  Do you have a special achievement to highlight? Have you been involved in a service project lately?   Send your submissions to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.

In Other News…

SOFund Gift Cards – Gift Card Order #2

The order form for our second order for gift cards was sent home last week.  The deadline to return the order forms with payment is this Wednesday, November 27.  You will receive these cards in time for the Christmas holidays. Thank you again for supporting our Student Opportunity Fund.

 The Well

The next hot lunch is on Friday, December 6.  The Well will be serving a homemade chicken soup with a bun for $5.00. Orders are due back on Wednesday, December 4th. 

Hope Junior Youth (Grades 5-8)

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

Due to another Hope Church event, there is no Junior Youth this weekend. 

To join our email list, please email Mrs. Stephanie Mayer (smayer@hopelcs.ca).


Yearbook Orders 

Once again, we are excited to partner with Jostens in developing a yearbook that will display special moments for all of us, including individual photos of our school family, as well as candid shots and amazing collages!

You may order your yearbook for $25. The deadline for ordering yearbooks is January 31, 2020.

  • Cheque
    • complete the form in this link – YEARBOOK ORDER FORM, make the cheque out to Hope Lutheran School and return both to the school
    • on the cheque subject line, please write your child’s name, their class,  and “Yearbook 2019/20”
  • Online: go to the following link and follow the instructions


Yearbooks will be delivered in June before students leave for the summer holidays.  Any 2019/20 yearbooks are not picked up by June 30, 2021, will be used for school purposes.

If you have any other questions, please contact Mrs. Paul (ipaul@hopelcs.ca).