Middle School Monday Note: October 4, 2021

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 4

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

3:20 – 3:50 pm  – Kilometer Club at Poco campus

Tuesday, October 5

2:45 – 3:45 pm – Coding Club

3 – 4 pm Homework Club

Wednesday, October 6

The Well at Lunch

3:20 – 3:50 pm  – Kilometer Club at Elementary Campus

3-4 pm Boys Volleyball

3 – 4 pm Homework Club

Thursday, October 7

12:15 – 1 pm Chapel: Mr. Lok

3-4 Homework Club

Friday, October 8

Hot Lunch

3:20 – 3:50 pm  – Kilometer Club at Elementary Campus

Looking Ahead…

Monday, October 11


Tuesday, October 12

2:45 – 3:45 pm – Coding Club

3-4 pm Homework Club

Terry Fox Run pledges due

Wednesday, October 13

The Well at Lunch

3:20 – 3:50 pm  – Kilometer Club at Elementary Campus

3-4 pm Boys Volleyball

3-4 pm Homework Club

Thursday, October 14

12:15 – 1 pm Chapel

3-4 pm Homework Club

Friday, October 15

Hot Lunch

3:20 – 3:50 pm  – Kilometer Club at Elementary Campus

3 – 4:30 pm  – Pumpkin Patch Event at Elementary Campus

Terry Fox Run  

Lets ‘Try like Terry’ to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. Pledge sheets were sent home last week to start collecting pledges. All pledge forms need to be returned to school by October 12. Cheques are to be made out to ‘Terry Fox Foundation. Fundraising is optional, but all students will participate in the run at 9:00 am on Friday, October 1. You are also able to donate online at: http://www.terryfox.ca/HopeLutheranChristianSchool. Together, we can make a difference.

This year’s incentives for fundraising at the middle school are:

  • A special treat for the class with the most pledge participation
  • Lunch ordered in for the top fundraiser in Grade 6-8 and a friend of their choosing 
  • The opportunity to duct tape Mr. O’Dell to the wall if the school raises over $2000 (the top fundraiser in each class will also get to throw a pie in his face)
  • The opportunity to duct tape Mr. Lok and Mr. Mayer and Mr. O’Dell to the wall if the school raises over $3500 (the top two fundraisers in each class will also get to throw a pie in their faces)

Click here for some inspiration and information about this amazing initiative.  

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

Falling Leaves + Wet Weather = Street Flooding at Elementary Campus

Help keep little feet dry.  On an as-needed basis, parents are encouraged to bring a shovel and pull the leaves away from the curb enough to allow water to flow into the catch basins.  If the leaves aren’t cleared from the curb, water collects at the entrance to the school driveway and at the crosswalk, causing very large puddles to form.  Time spent on this act of service will count towards parent participation hours.

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


PTL Executive Call for Nominations

The PTL Executive positions are 2-year commitments and after the two years, the position is to be open for nominations to give any interested parents an opportunity to serve on the Executive.  

The role of President has been filled by Lisa Klym for the last two years and the PTL is now accepting nominations for President.  Any parents wishing to step into this role, please email the PTL at hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca.  This call for nominations will be posted for four consecutive weeks and any nominations will be discussed and voted on at our November 4th PTL meeting.

Additionally, the role of Vice-President is vacant and available immediately for interested parents.  If you are interested in serving, have any questions or require further information, please email the PTL.


Km Club Extension

Km Club has been extended to October 20th to make up for some rainy days.  Students are encouraged to run from home over the weekend of the 15th so we don’t conflict with our Pumpkin Patch on the same day.  We will have runs at McLean Park on October 18 and 20.  October 20th will be the final day of Km Club.


Family Portraits Fundraiser

If you have signed up for a photo session, please ensure payment ($50 cash or cheque) has been submitted to the office, addressed to Michelle O’Dell, PRIOR to your photo session date.

Spots are still available for prime photo sessions for our Family Portraits Fundraiser.  Outdoor photo shoots take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to October 23.  This is a great opportunity for families to have a professional photo taken with a portion of the session fee directly benefiting the school. 

To sign up for a session time, please register here:  Photo Sessions (please note the two tabs, for Weds/Thurs & Sat). 

Community Relations

Supporting our Hope Community

We like to support businesses within our Hope Community and tap into the talent and abilities represented by our parents in fulfilling areas of need around our facility and within our community.  Kindly review the following survey and provide as much detail as you can. 

Inventory of Interests and Abilities



The October edition has been published and sent out in an email earlier today. If you prefer, you can also pick up a paper copy in either campus office.

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.

There is no Youth this week! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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Have questions? Please email Danielle (danielle.andriulaitis@hopelcs.ca)

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