Middle School Monday Note: October 1, 2018

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 1

KM Club – cancelled

Tuesday, October 2

3:15-4:15 Coding Club

3:15-4:15 Boys’ Basketball Club

Wednesday, October 3

2:00pm – 3:00pm Chapel – Guest speaker –  Mr. Lok

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Girls Triplball @ PM Campus

3:15 pm  – 3:45 pm Km Club @ McLean Park in PoCo

Thursday, October 4


Friday, October 5



Monday, October 8


Tuesday, October 9

8:45 am – 11:40 pm – SCREAM

3:15-4:15 Coding Club

3:15-4:15 Boys’ Basketball Club

Wednesday, October 10

8:45 am – 11:40 pm  SCREAM

2:00 pm – 3:00pm – Spirit Teams Activities

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Girls Tripleball @ PM Campus

3:15 pm  – 3:45 pm Km Club@McLean Park in PoCo

The Well orders due

Thursday, October 11

8:45 am – 3:00pm – SCREAM

3:15-4:15pm Boys Tripleball @ PM Campus

Friday, October 12

8:45 – 11:40 SCREAM

1:45pm – 2:45 pm –  Al Simmons Concert at PoCo campus


The Well – Beef tacos and salad $5.00

PTL News

PTL VOTE – Here are the results of the PTL vote on the purchase 2 portable bluetooth speakers.  The vote was passed: 38 in favour and 3 against. Thank you for voting!

FUN FOOD – Fun food day is Friday, October 19 at The Well.  Parents from all grades are welcome to participate in bringing baked goods and treats.  Sign up at the link below and earn volunteer hours:


Two parent volunteers are needed to assist The Well students to clean up after they serve hot lunch on various Fridays (dates listed on the sign up).  Please arrive at noon in the kitchen by the gym. Sign in at the office upon arrival. This can be combined with lunch time supervision.


LUNCHTIME SUPERVISORS – We are looking for volunteers for lunchtime supervision from 11:35 am – 12:35 pm each day.  Thank you so much for giving of your time in this area! You can sign up at the link below:


Important Notice Re: 2019 Kindergarten Eligible Siblings

Although it feels like the school year has just begun, in the office we are already preparing for next September!

Each year we set aside spaces in our upcoming Kindergarten classes for potential incoming siblings. This information is determined by what a family has entered on the registration form of their older child.

We recognize that it may have been over 5 years since the first student in a family joined us at Hope Lutheran, and new siblings may have been added, or this section might not have been completed by the family at the time of registration .

If your family has a younger child who would be eligible for Kindergarten 2019 (born in 2014), and you did not received an email today from our registrar Clare Wood, regarding the 2019 Kindergarten sibling application process, please contact Clare directly at cwood@hopelcs.ca, by no later than Friday, October 12.    

Al Simmons Concert

Juno Award-winner Al Simmons demonstrates, with hilarious results, how the various instruments of a symphony orchestra make music in his renowned school show:  Sounds Crazy. Hope Lutheran PTL is proud to sponsor a special concert for our students at 1:45 pm on October 12. Parents are welcome to attend this K to 8 concert to be held at the Poco Campus. For more information please see https://www.vancouversymphony.ca/artist/al-simmons/.

Please pick up your child/en form PoCo Campus.

Hope Lutheran Annual Report 2017-18  – We Saw His Goodness

Check out the release of our very first HLCS Annual Report. We know the entire Hope community will enjoy reflecting on the highlights from this past year, recognizing God’s faithfulness and feeling pride in what we’ve accomplished together. We look forward to an amazing ahead in 2018-19!

View the report here:


LEST Parent Information Meeting


Middle school parents are invited to attend a very important info session regarding LEST (Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament) 2019 in Portland, Oregon. We will be discussing everything from transportation to event registration to fundraising. Please mark this important date on your calendar and plan to join us! We are asking that parents make a decision regarding their child’s involvement by November 15th at which time a deposit will be due.

Parent Learning Evening – Changes to Reporting Student Progress

October 24th, 7:30-8:30 – Port Coquitlam Campus

As our school continues to align our assessment and reporting practices with the new curriculum, parents are invited to come learn about these changes taking place across our province. This evening will feature the Learning Directors from Society of Christian Schools BC who will share  updates from the ministry and the rationale for the trends in reporting. Child care will be provided that evening.


Next week, our students will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting program – SCREAM. SCREAM is a 12.5 hour program (5 units at 2.5 hours each) that meets provincial curriculum learning outcomes in British Columbia and Alberta. This program is exciting and energetic as key concepts are explored through a dynamic combination of team building games, role playing, media discussions with videos, small group time and self-reflective activities.  Students are engaged and encouraged to use their voice to build a stronger understanding of themselves and a deeper appreciation of their classmates.

5 Session Overview


  • Students discover their personal strengths using the Strengths Explorer© on-line analysis. Identified personal strengths become a solid foundation to build self-confidence that leads to academic and social success.


  • Students explore the foundations of character — values (with an emphasis on wisdom, integrity and courage) and develop the ability to connect motives to actions in order to make wise choices.


  • Students will learn to discern authentic and healthy interactions with social media and on-line interactions. They will critically analyze media messages and their potential influence on attitudes and choices.


  • Students are given the tools to create healthy relationships that promote success in shared community spaces, such as school, sports and home.


  • Students learn that all it takes is a willingness to give of themselves and their time to make a difference in the life of another — this is courageous, heroic living that helps create a lasting impact.

After School Activities

At the middle school, we are pleased to offer a number of after school activities for the fall season. These activities include coding, basketball, dance, choir, boys and girls triple-ball, drama, “The Well” club and kilometer club. These activities will run only when a minimum number of student sign up is met.

Please see details below and sign up if your child is interested in participating.


After School Activities updates

1) Coding on Tuesdays

2) Girls’ Tripleball – Please email Mrs. Barwich if needed (nbarwich@hopelcs.ca)  Practice Dates: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

4) Boys Tripleball starts Thursday, October 11th. Please email Mr. Yee if needed (myee@hopelcs.ca)

5) Boys’ Basketball Club starts tomorrow, Tuesday Oct. 2nd

6) The Well meets on Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 in the kitchen.

7) Due to less than minimum sign up for Dance and Choir they will not be starting up at this time.   We will try to offer these in the next season.

8) Please ensure students are picked up at 4:15pm after these activities.  Students needing the shuttle bus ride at 4:30 must sign up in advance.

9) For general inquiries please call the office or email at pmcampus@hopelcs.ca

The Well

The Well will be open next on  Friday October 12th! The Well will offer treats for sale each Friday at lunch as well as a pre-ordered hot lunch special.  Order forms will go home on Friday and will be due back the next Wednesday. Hot meals will always be $5.00 and only cash will be accepted.  Check the Monday Note for menu pricing and updates.

October 12th – Beef tacos with salad $5.00

Orders due back on October 10th

Girls Tripleball

Wednesday practices, 3:15-4:15 PM on the following dates:

 Sept. 26, Oct 3,10,17,24,31

TWU Practicum Student

We are excited to be welcoming Mr. Alex Miller, a Trinity Western University education student, to our school community. Beginning tomorrow, Mr. Miller will be spending Tuesday afternoons with us and will have a chance to spend time learning from our amazing teachers – and students!

Poster and Video Contest

The 22nd Annual Burn Awareness Week is coming up October 7-13th. Students are welcome  to participate in the contest being held. Students interested in submitting a poster or video should ask at the office for a form.


Additional copies of the 2017/18 are available for purchase from the office for $30 until September 30. They will also be available for purchase at the Pitt Meadow’s Campus Curriculum Evening. The 2018/19 yearbook can also be purchased at this time and will be delivered to students on the last day of school in June. Please pay with cheque made out to Hope Lutheran School.

Parents in Prayer

For the coming school year, a parent from the Port Coquitlam campus has organized a once a month prayer time for parents/family members of Hope Lutheran Christian School.

Please join us on the first Tuesday of each month for Parent Prayer. We will meet from 8:55 – 9:30 am and pray for our children, our families, the Staff and Teachers at Hope and our Community of Port Coquitlam. We will share and learn from one another, be inspired by Bible readings on prayer and of course – we will pray together! Email Tina Goetz for more info: mylifeforhis@shaw.ca

Location: Please meet in the Narthex/Foyer of the Port Coquitlam Campus at 8:55 am on Tuesday, October 2.

The dates for the rest of the school year are:

November 6, December 4, January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4

Hope Lutheran Junior Youth 

No Youth October 6th – Happy Thanksgiving!

Join us when we are back on October 13th for Junior Youth (grades 5-8) from 6:30pm – 8:30 pm!

Want more information? Join our class on Edmodo with the code: yptd7w

Save the Date!


What: This will be a fun family night with math games by Mathnasium


When: Friday, November 16, 6:30-8:30pm

Who: There will be math games for students K-gr.8

Where: Our Family Math Games Night will be hosted at the Pitt Meadows Campus

We will send out a sign-up closer to the time as we will need help with set-up of tables and decorations, clean-up, snack food preparation, and supervisors at each of our math tables during the event. If you have any questions, please contact Tina Goetz at mylifeforhis@shaw.ca


January 25, 2019 – more information to come