Middle School Monday Note: November 4, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, November 4

Grade 7 FSA Testing Continues this week

Newsletter Club at Lunch

3:00 – 4:00pm – Girls’ Tripleball

Tuesday, November 5

3:00 – 4:00 pm LEST Robotic Team Club

3:00 – 4:00 pm Coding/Robotic Club

2:55 – 4:15 Boys’ Tripleball

Photo Retakes (see note below)

Wednesday, November 6

11:45 – 12:15 pm Boys’ Tripleball

2:00 pm  – Chapel

2:55 – 4:00 pm Yearbook Club

3:00 – 4:15 pm Badminton Club

Thursday, November 7

NO SCHOOL IN SESSION – Teachers Conference 

3:00 – 4:00 pm Coding/Robotic Club

6:30 – 7:30 pm Transition Meeting Grade 8 to 9 at POCO Campus

Friday, November 8

NO SCHOOL IN SESSION – Teachers Conference

3:00pm – 4:15 pm Badminton Club


Monday, November 11

NO SCHOOL IN SESSION – Remembrance Day

Tuesday, November 12

3:00 – 4:00 pm LEST Robotic Team Club

3:00 – 4:00 pm Coding/Robotic Club

2:55 – 4:15 Boys’ Tripleball

Wednesday, November 13

11:45 – 12:15 pm Boys’ Tripleball

2:00 pm  – Chapel

3:00 – 4:15 pm Badminton Club

Well orders due

Thursday, November 14

Boy’s and Girl’s tripleball tournament 

3:00 – 4:00 pm Coding/Robotic Club

2:55 – 4:00 pm Yearbook Club

3:00 – 4:00 pm The Well Club

Friday, November 15

The Well –  Macaroni and Cheese with carrots for $5.00

9 am – 10 am PTL Meeting @ POCO campus

10 am – 11 am PTL Coffee Fellowship @ POCO campus

PTL News

Volunteer Opportunities – 2019/2020 School Year

The Well:  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.

Next PTL Get-Together

Please mark your calendars – November’s PTL meeting is changed from Nov. 1st to Nov. 15th.  The meeting will be hosted at the Port Coquitlam campus followed by a PTL Coffee Fellowship.  If you would like to assist in set up or provide refreshments for the Coffee Fellowship, please sign up at the following link:  PTL November Coffee Fellowship

Upcoming PTL Event – Advent Wreath Making

The PTL is hosting a Mom’s Night Out on Friday, November 29th from 7-9 pm to gather together in fellowship and Christmas crafting, making an advent wreath with fresh greenery. 

The Advent season is the four weeks prior to Christmas, celebrating the anticipation of Christ’s birth.  If your family does not currently celebrate Advent, it is a wonderful tradition to start. Complimentary Advent devotional booklets will be provided for you to use your wreath at home with your family.

Our wreath making will take place at Amsterdam Greenhouse at 19100 Old Dewdney Road in Pitt Meadows.  The cost is $30. A $10 deposit is due at the office to secure your spot and the balance is due on the evening. 

Spaces are limited.  Please sign up at the following link:  Advent Wreath Making

Special Showing of Screenagers:  Growing Up In The Digital Age

The PTL is hosting a special one-time showing of the documentary Screenagers on Saturday, November 16th from 9:30-11:30 am at the Hollywood 3 Cinemas in Pitt Meadows. Screenagers is an award-winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world.

All Parents and any students 10 years and older are invited to attend.  Please indicate your attendance in the following link: Interest in Screenagers  Please be sure to submit this form by October 30th so we can adequately plan.

Community Newsletter

Our October newsletter was issued recently.  If you missed it, please click on the following link to get up-to-date on our news: October News Letter

Submissions are open for the November 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.

Water cooler

Do you have a water bottle dispensing unit that you no longer use, taking up space in your home or garage?  If so, we have a solution for you!  The water dispenser in the Pitt Meadows staff room is reaching the end of its life and needs replacement due to broken dispensing taps.  A new dispenser is needed, designed to hold a 5-gallon bottle.  If you have a dispenser you’d like to donate, please contact Mrs. Khun Khun at akhunkhun@hopelcs.ca to arrange delivery.

In Other News…

Update on Grade 8 to Grade 9 Transition Meeting

Parents of students in grade 4 – 8, you are invited to attend a meeting on Thursday, November 7, 6:30 – 7:30 pm at Port Coquitlam campus, giving an update on the work being done by Hope’s administration in regards to potential outcomes for our middle school graduates, as they transition from grade 8 to grade 9.

Please see the following letter from Principal, John Lok, for further information about the meeting and to RSVP.

Grade 8 – 9 Transition Meeting Letter

The Well

The next hot lunch is on Friday, November 15th.  The Well will be serving homemade Macaroni and Cheese with carrots on the side for $5.00.  Orders are due back on Wednesday, November 13. 

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 the Remembrance Day Long Weekend, there is no event this weekend. 

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


Effective Parenting Communication Series

有效親子溝通系列講座 (國語)


International Potluck Dinner

We are SOLD OUT for our International Dinner! If you signed up for tickets, please make sure to bring or send cash with your student to the Poco Campus office. 

  1. If you have a ticket for this event, you need to bring a dish of food for our Potluck dinner! Please sign up at the link below to let us know what you will be bringing: 


  1. We REALLY need help with set-up for the event AFTER SCHOOL on FRIDAY, Nov. 15th. Please sign up at the link below if you can help out: 


  1. We will need help DURING the event on Saturday, Nov. 16th. Please sign up at the link below if you can help out: 


  1. We are looking for donations of prizes towards a raffle! All items will be counted towards Parent Volunteer Hours. Please contact Eva Yu for more information: evaling.yu@gmail.com

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).