Middle School Monday Note: September 30, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, September 30

11:30-12:15pm Newsletter Club 

Grade 8 Cross Country Meet at Fort Langley

Orange Shirt Day – $2 donation for BC Mission Boa

Tuesday, October 1

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Emergency Release Drill (Students need to be picked up by a parent or emergency contact person)

3:00 – 4:00 pm LEST Robotic Team Club (only for students who sign up)

3:00 – 4:00 pm Coding/Robotic Club

Wednesday, October 2

2:00 pm  – Chapel

The Well orders due back

Thursday, October 3

2:45 – 4:00 pm  – Coding/Robotic Club (for students who sign up)

3:00 – 4:00 pm – The Well Club

Friday, October 4

The Well – Beef Nachos and snacks for sale

2:55 – 4:00 pm – Yearbook Club (for students who sign up) in Room 107 (*Note change of schedule for this week)


Monday, 7

11:30-12:15pm Newsletter Club

Tuesday, October 8

3:00 – 4:00 pm LEST Robotic Team Club (only for students who sign up)

3:00 – 4:00 pm Coding/Robotic Club

Wednesday, October 9

2:00 pm  – Chapel

Thursday, October 10

9 – 10am – Grade 6 Immunization 

2:45 – 4:00 pm  – Coding/Robotic Club (for students who sign up)

3:00 – 4:00 pm – The Well Club

Friday, October 11

Emergency Release Text Messaging

As an additional way to communicate important emergency messages to our parents, we will be testing an emergency text messaging system tomorrow at 1:00 pm to inform you about the emergency release.  Please note that the message will be sent to only ONE parent mobile number, the parent who is listed as the primary contact. If you have more than one child at the same campus, you will receive only ONE message.  If this message is not received tomorrow by either parent, please inform our school office. Going forward we will be using this texting system as an additional communication method for major emergencies only.  

Tuesday, October 1  Emergency release drill and After school activities 

Because we don’t want to cancel Tuesday’s after school activities, parents are asked to complete the Emergency Release drill, leave the school premises, and come back to the school at the regular lesson time for that activity.  Please do not delay your emergency release pick up.

Important Notice Re: 2020 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 2020 (born in 2015), and you did not receive an email today from our registrar Clare Wood, regarding the 2020 Kindergarten sibling application process, please contact Clare directly at cwood@hopelcs.ca, by no later than Friday, October 11. 

Grade 6 Immunization

Grade 6 Immunizations will take place on October 10th. Immunization Consent forms are sent home with your child today. Please return the forms in the provided envelope by October 7th. If you have any questions regarding your child’s immunization or completing the consent form, please contact our public health nurse, Leslie Billinton at 604-476-7004.

PTL News

Community Relations:

Parents:  Our first Community Newsletter went home with your child on Friday.  Please be sure you give it a read as well – there is an important update for you from our Principal.  In case you missed seeing it, please access this link to view it online: 


Submissions are open for the October newsletter.  Do you have a poem or joke to share? A Thanksgiving recipe?  A special achievement to highlight? Send your submissions to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.

Lunchtime Supervision

We are looking for volunteers for lunchtime supervision at the Pitt Meadows Campus from 11:50 am – 12:45 pm each day.  Orientation will be provided by Ms. Nast. Thank you so much for giving your time in this area! You can sign up at the following link:  P.M. Lunch Supervision

Volunteer Opportunities – 2019/2020 School Year

  1. PTL Secretary:  The PTL Executive needs a Secretary.  Requirements are to attend each PTL meeting, record discussion items and compile meeting minutes for distribution.  Please email hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca if you are interested in this position. 


In Other News…

LEST Parent Information Meeting 

Wednesday, October 16 @ 6:30 pm

Middle school parents are invited to attend a very important info session regarding LEST (Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament) 2020 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 1st at which time a deposit will be due. Students are more than welcome to attend but must remain in the meeting, seated with their parent(s) and listening.

The Well

The opening day was a success!  This week The Well will be featuring the first hot lunch of the school year.  Order Beef Nachos for $5.00 by Wednesday, October 2nd. Lunch will be served on Friday, October 4th.  There will also be cupcakes, chips and ice cream sandwiches for sale.

Grade 6/7 Cross Country

It is not too late to register your child for Grade 6/7 Cross Country.  If students are interested in attending the meet, they should be participating in KM Club or setting an alternate training schedule in consultation with their parents and Mrs. Olding.  Students who are signed up for Cross Country do not need a parent to supervise at KM Club, as Mrs. Olding will be supervising as the coach. Please ensure you have completed this form: https://forms.gle/MepSzKLeK7E7BjLbA . The deadline to register is  this Friday (September

Hope Junior Youth (Grades 5-8)

Junior Youth is a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church for all students in grades 5-8 to grow in friendships and faith!

Our next event is a *pre-registered and offsite* event on Saturday, October 5th. 

To join our email list, please email Mrs. Stephanie Mayer (smayer@hopelcs.ca).


Yearbook Orders 

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!

You may order your yearbook for $25. The deadline for ordering yearbooks is January 31, 2020.

  • Cheque
    • complete the form in this link – YEARBOOK ORDER FORM, make the cheque out to Hope Lutheran School and return both to the school
    • on the cheque subject line, please write your child’s name, their class,  and “Yearbook 2019/20”
  • Online: go to the following link and follow the instructions


Yearbooks will be delivered in June before students leave for the summer holidays.  Any 2019/20 yearbooks are not picked up by June 30, 2021, will be used for school purposes.

If you have any other questions, please contact Mrs. Paul (ipaul@hopelcs.ca).