Middle School Monday Note: September 24, 2018

Week at a Glance

Monday, September 24

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

Tuesday, September 25

3:15-4:15 Coding Club (for those who signed up)

Wednesday, September 26

8:35 am – Grade 6-8 students meet at PoCo campus

9am – 10 am Whole school Chapel at PoCo campus

10:00 – 10:40 am Terry Fox Run at PoCo campus

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Girls Triple Ball @ PM Campus

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

The Well orders due  ($5 Pulled Pork sandwich)

Thursday, September 27

Individual Student Photo Day – Formal Uniform Required

Friday, September 28

The Well will be open for business!  Pre-ordered pulled pork sandwiches and other treats will be available for purchase.


Monday, October 1

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

Tuesday, October 2

3:15-4:15 Coding Club (for those who signed up)

Wednesday, October 3

2:00 pm – 3:00pm Chapel

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Girls Triple Ball @ PM Campus

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

Thursday, October 4


Friday, October 5 


Monday, October 8


PTL News

The PTL has been asked if it would purchase 2 portable bluetooth speakers, one for each campus, which would be very useful for DPA, Chapel and other events. The PTL will spend up to $1,500.00 for two portable bluetooth speakers, one for each campus.

The PTL membership is asked to vote on the following at the Survey Monkey link below:


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:


CLASSROOM LIAISON –  Thank you Lucy Schmidt for taking on Grade 6A class liaison.

Terry Fox Run

Hope’s Terry Fox Run will be held 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 shorts/pants and shoes appropriate for running. 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.

Grade 6 to 8 students are to be dropped off by parents at the Port Coquitlam Campus at 8:35am for Chapel and Terry Fox Run. After the run (at approximately 10:45am), the school bus will pick up students at the PoCo campus and bring them to the PM Campus (by approximately 11:00am). There is also an opportunity for parent volunteer drivers to shuttle some students back to the PM Campus at this time. If you would like to volunteer to drive and have already submitted the appropriate paperwork for the new school year, please contact Mrs. Coleman at: jcoleman@hopelcs.ca.

Individual Student Photo Day – Formal Uniform Required

Get ready to put on your best smile!  Thursday, September 27, is Individual Student Photo Day for both campuses.  Students will be required to be in their formal uniforms.

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 starts this Tuesday ( Sept 25)

2) Girls Tripleball starts this Wednesday (Sept 26). Please email Mrs. Barwich if needed (nbarwich@hopelcs.ca)

3) Boys basketball starts next Tuesday (Oct 2)

4) Boys Tripleball starts next Thursday (Oct 11). Please email Mr. Yee if needed (myee@hopelcs.ca)

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

6) Please ensure to pick up students at 4:15pm after the activities.  Students needing the shuttle bus ride at 4:30 must sign up in advance.

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

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!

The Well

The Well will be open for business! This year 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

September 28th will be Pulled Pork Sandwiches with chips and salad.

Girls Tripleball

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

 Sept. 26, Oct 3,10,17,24,31

School Theme Logo Contest

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the School Theme Logo contest is Chris from Grade 6. Thank you to all who participated. All of the entries are on display at the elementary campus. We will soon have posters produced with the winning logo.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Save the Date!


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.


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