Middle School Monday Note: September 10, 2018

Week at a Glance

Monday, September 10

Tuesday, September 11

6:30pm Ice Cream Social @ PoCo campus

Wednesday, September 12

2:10 – 3:00pm Chapel (Special Guest: Jessie Diaz with CANiL Bible Translators)

Thursday, September 13

Friday, September 14



Monday, September 17

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

Tuesday, September 18

Wednesday, September 19

2:10 pm – Chapel (Stephanie Mayer Presenting)

7 pm Curriculum Evening@ Pitt Meadows Campus

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

Thursday, September 20

Dress Down Day, $2 to participate (funds to Terry Fox Foundation)

Friday, September 21


PTL News

PTL MEETING MINUTES – Please see the minutes from last Friday’s PTL meeting in the following link: SEPTEMBER 7 PTL MEETING MINUTES

ICE CREAM SOCIAL – Everyone is invited to Hope’s Annual Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, September 11 at the Port Coquitlam Campus in the gym at 6:30 pm.  A huge thank you to TCBY Port Coquitlam who has generously agreed to donate the ice cream for this event.

Please RSVP at the link below so we can have an idea of how many people are planning to attend.


Volunteering at the Ice Cream Social is also a great way to earn volunteer hours.  Please sign up at the link below:


PARENT VOLUNTEER HOURSA reminder to parents that January 31, 2018 is the deadline to record your 15 hours for Term 1. Links will be sent out shortly from classroom liaisons so you can record your hours.  Please only record on your youngest child’s sheet. Any hours you spend volunteering to help the school can be claimed.

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISORS – We are looking for volunteers for lunch time 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:


USED UNIFORM SALEParents are encouraged to buy/sell/trade K-12 uniform items at:


The Pitt Meadows campus will also have a used uniform table setup during first week or two of  school; the uniforms are free of charge. Please come and check it out!

Fall Km Club

Kilometer Club is back by popular demand! This fall we are conducting a 5-week run/walk program around McLean Park, at the Port Coquitlam campus, starting Monday September 17 and going until Wednesday, October 24.  Runs will take place Mondays and Wednesdays after school, as well as Tuesdays at lunch. This will also serve as a training run for the grade 4-7 students participating in the Cross Country Track Meet (October 25). Middle school students are invited to participate and can ask either their home room teacher or the office for a permission form.

About 15-20 volunteers are needed each day for the running of this event.  If your child is participating, it is strongly encouraged that caregivers volunteer a minimum of three times throughout the duration of the season. Volunteers are needed to: set up, hand out wristbands, conduct warm-ups, be course spotters, stamp and/or tally laps, clean up, run concession. (Please note, Tuesday volunteers require a completed Criminal Record Check to be on file with the school office.)

Your time spent helping with the Km Club counts towards the Parent Volunteer Hours.

To volunteer please see the following link: Km Club Volunteer

Please email Lisa Klym, Km Club Coordinator, at lisaklym@telus.net if you have any questions about this event.

School Entrance

Please note that Hope parents/students to use either the door at the front entrance of the school or the side door by the gym. The other side entrance is ONLY to be used by Montessori and daycare families.

Curriculum Evening

Middle School parents are invited to attend our upcoming Curriculum Evening on Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00pm. Parents will have the opportunity to learn more about what will be covered in their child’s classes this year, extra curriculars, L.E.S.T., and much more. Please plan to attend! Note: students are allowed to attend but it is not mandatory that they do.

Terry Fox Run

The Terry Fox Run will be on Wednesday, September 26 at 10:00 am (right after the K-8 chapel at the Port Coquitlam campus). Students  may wear a red and/or white T-shirt on that day, or a Terry Fox T-shirt, along with jeans or leggings. It will be a free dress-down day. Pledge sheets will be sent home in the near future for all other donations. Any amount of donation is greatly appreciated. Donations of $20.00 or more that are listed on a Terry Fox pledge sheet (with a full name and address) are automatically receipted. Cheques and cash will both be accepted although online donations are greatly encouraged. Donating online is fast and easy.

Simply, go to https://secure.terryfox.ca/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?TeamID=820454#&panel1-2.

Please make any cheques payable to The Terry Fox Foundation. All monies raised will be forwarded to The Terry Fox Foundation.

Dress Down Day

On Thursday, September 20 we will have an optional Dress Down Day. Students may wear non-uniform clothes to school if they bring a minimum donation of $2 to support the Terry Fox Foundation. Students who do not wish to participate should wear their uniform to school that day.

School Theme Logo Contest

Check out HLCS’s facebook page for details on our school theme logo contest. Our 2018-19 theme is JOY with an accompanying verse from Romans 15:13. Please submit your hard copy or electronic entry to the office or to Mrs. Eisner (seisner@hopelcs.ca) by September 15. The winning logo will be displayed in a number of publications and promotional materials this year. The winner will also receive a $50 gift card to Cambridge Uniforms.

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.


2017/18 yearbooks were distributed by classroom teachers today. There are additional copies available for purchase from the office for $30 until September 30. They will also be available for purchase at the Ice Cream Social and the Pitt Meadow’s Campus Curriculum Evening. Please pay with cheque made out to Hope Lutheran School.

Middle School Bus Schedule

8:15 AM – Bus leaves Port Coquitlam Campus, arrives at PM Campus at 8:30 AM

3:15 PM – Bus leaves Pitt Meadows Campus, arrives at Port Coquitlam Campus at 3:30 PM

4:30 PM – (For after school events only) Bus leaves Pitt Meadows, arrives at Port Coquitlam Campus at 4:45 PM

The school bus registration package can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

Bus Registration Package

Save the Date!

Please make note of the following two planned community events coming up this later this school year for K to 8 families:

November 16, 2018 – Family Math Games Night

January 25, 2019 – Father/Daughter Dance