Middle School Monday Note: October 25, 2021

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 25

9 – 9:30 am – Parent Prayer at Elementary Campus

2:45 – 4:00 pm  – Climbing Club

Tuesday, October 26

Photo Retake Day

2:45 – 3:45 pm – Coding Club

3-4 Homework Club

Wednesday, October 27

Wacky Wednesday ($2 donation to Operation Christmas Child)

The Well at Lunch

3-4 pm Boys Volleyball

3-4 pm Homework Club

Thursday, October 28

1pm – 8:00 pm Parent/Teacher Conferences – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Friday, October 29

9am-12 noon- Parent/Teacher Conferences – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Looking Ahead…

Monday, November 1

9 – 9:30 am – Parent Prayer at Elementary Campus

Grade 6 – SCREAM Program  – Mornings

2:45 – 4:00 pm  – Climbing Club

Tuesday, November 2

Grade 6 – SCREAM Program – Mornings

2:45 – 3:45 pm – Coding Club

3-4 pm Homework Club

Wednesday, November 3

Grade 6 – SCREAM Program – Mornings

The Well at Lunch

3-4 pm Boys Volleyball

3-4 pm Homework Club

Thursday, November 4

Grade 6 – SCREAM Program – Mornings

3-4 pm Homework Club

Friday, November 5

Grade 6 – SCREAM Program – Mornings

Hot Lunch

Middle School Sports Shout Outs! 

Congratulations to our middle school athletes who participated in a cross country meet AND a volleyball tournament last week! Thank you, students, for taking part and for representing the Hurricanes so well! We are all so very proud of you! A huge shout out to Mr. O’Dell for all his work and leadership in preparing for cross country and volleyball and to both Mr. O’Dell and Mr. Yee for coaching volleyball. Thank you coaches and thank you middle school parents for supporting your child and ensuring they make it to their practices and competitions. 

Important Notice Re: 2022 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 you have a younger child who would be eligible for Kindergarten 2022 (born in 2017), and you did not receive a direct email from our registrar Clare Wood regarding the 2022 Kindergarten sibling application process, please contact Clare directly at cwood@hopelcs.ca, by no later than Friday, October 29, 2021

$2 Wacky Wednesday for Operation Christmas Child

On Wednesday, October 27, middle school students are invited to participate in our Wacky Wednesday fundraiser for Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child. Students are encouraged to dress wacky (clothes backwards, unique colour combinations, etc.), do their hair in a wacky way or wear a wacky hat! To participate, students need to bring $2 which will help to fill the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes – the middle school goal is 30 shoeboxes!! A shout out to the Grade 7/8 class and Mr. O’Dell who are organizing the collection of money from the classes and then shopping to fill the shoeboxes. 

Middle school students/families are also encouraged to help support the 7/8s efforts by making a donation (cash or cheque) to help cover the costs associated with purchasing items as well as shipping costs ($10)

Photo Retake Day 

For those families desiring to retake photos for their child(ren), or for families whose child(ren) were absent on the photo day at the end of September, please note Tuesday, October 26 is PHOTO RETAKE DAY. 

REMINDER: Formal uniform is required for any students having their photo taken.

Some tips from our photo company, Mountain West, to help your child(ren) prepare for having their photos taken:

  • Parents, before your children leave for school on photo day, please remember to look them over and help them look their best. Faces that are clean and clothes that are stain-free will make for great photos!
  • Wearing glasses may result in glass glare and/or shadows on the face, and are difficult to retouch. For best results, please consider asking your child to remove their glasses for at least one photo.
  • Click Here to visit “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) about Photo Day.

The photographer will be set up and ready after lunch at the Middle School campus.

Volunteer Driving for Field Trips

We are very glad for the return of field trips this year!  With that, the school office would like to inform, or remind, our parent community what documentation is required to be on file with the school office every school year before volunteer driving:

  • Volunteer Driver Agreement & Vehicle Specifications Form 
  • current copy of vehicle’s registration and insurance papers (minimum 2,000,000 3rd party liability required)
  • current copy of the driver’s personal driving record

Available free of charge from ICBC online link:


  • current eCriminal Record Clearance (eCRC) letter on file at the school office (an eCRC has an expiry date of five years)

Our Volunteer Driver Package is also available for download on the school website under the tab of PARENTS, then VOLUNTEERS.

Thank you to our parent community for your willingness to drive and supervise our students on upcoming field trips this school year.

The 2021-2022 Year Book

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!

If you would like to order a yearbook, you may do so either by cheque or online Hope Lutheran Christian School (please no cash). You may order your yearbook for $25. The deadline for ordering your yearbook is April 1st, 2022. Your child was given a yearbook order form today. Please complete the form and return with a cheque or go to the online ordering link and follow the instructions to order your yearbook. Thank you for your support in ensuring we have yet another amazing yearbook to showcase our students’ memories at Hope this academic year! 

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 will be meeting outside at the Elementary Campus by the main entrance. 

Every Monday from 9:00 – 9:30 am (except for holidays).

PTL News

Parent Volunteering

An ongoing list of volunteer opportunities can be found here:  2021-22 Volunteer Opportunities 

Km Club 

Km Club is now finished for the fall season.  Thank you to all the parents who helped to make our running club a success.  The students performed very well at the cross-country meet and that was, in part, due to the training they received at Km Club.

Parents, for any child who ran from home, please email me the dates they ran and the distance for each date.  We will be organizing award tokens soon and don’t want to miss anyone.  The deadline for submitting any distances from home is Weds., Nov. 3rd. 

Now that you’ve seen how Km Club is managed, are there a few parents who are able to oversee our Spring club?  Please contact Lisa at lklym@hopelcs.ca if you are able to help organize and manage the Spring club.  Km Club starts up the first day after spring break, on March 28th.

PTL Fundraising

Thank you to everyone who financially supports our school.  We make several fundraising opportunities available throughout the year and, with every opportunity, your involvement is completely optional.  

Our recycling fundraiser is ongoing and a recycling bag will be sent home soon to each family with an instructional sheet attached.  Please consider supporting the school through your recycling rebates.

PTL General Meeting

Our next PTL meeting is Thursday, November 4th at 7 pm over Zoom.  Please plan to attend – attendance counts for 1 hour of parent participation.  Connection details will be emailed closer to the meeting date.

Community Relations


Submissions are open for the November newsletter.  Do you have an achievement or special event you’d like to share? How about a story of wonder and exploring God’s creation?  Please send your submissions to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.

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.

Jr Youth is back on Saturday, October 30 from 6:30-8:30 at the Port Coquitlam campus. Join us for fun and Halloween treats! To stay in the loop for our next events, join our email list by clicking here.

Have questions? Please email Danielle (danielle.andriulaitis@hopelcs.ca)

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