Middle/High School Monday Note: May 8

Week at a Glance

Monday, May 8

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Cambridge Uniforms – Uniform Fitting Day @ Port Coquitlam Campus

Tuesday, May 9

9:05 am Parent Prayer @ Port Coquitlam Campus

12:30 pm Worship Team Practice

Wednesday, May 10

Grade 8 Christian Studies Class @ Port Coquitlam Campus – Students please meet Miss Gabeli at Port Coquitlam campus at 8:30 am

12:30 pm Chapel – Christian Studies 11 & 12

Grade 7 Class leaves for Camp Squeah

School Cafe orders DUE – On the menu for Friday, Homemade Mac and Cheese with Bacon – $5

Thursday, May 11

Friday, May 12

Grade 8 Let’s Talk Science Team at UBC

School Cafe – Homemade Mac and Cheese with Bacon

Grade 7 Class returns from Camp Squeah

Monday, May 15

3:15 pm After School Work out Club

Tuesday, May 16

12:30 pm Worship Team Practice

Wednesday, May 17

9:00 am K-12 Chapel @ Port Coquitlam Campus – Guests, Camp Luther – Grade 7 to 12 students should be dropped off at Port Coquitlam campus at 8:50 am and will be transported back to the Pitt Meadows Campus after the All School Panorama & Class photos are completed.

9:45 am All School Panorama & Class Photos @ Port Coquitlam Campus

Thursday, May 18

Friday, May 19

Dress Down Day Grad 2017 Fundraiser – $2 to participate

1/2 Professional Development Day – SCHOOL DISMISSED @ 12:25 pm

12:30 pm PTL Staff Appreciation Lunch @ Port Coquitlam Campus

Principal’s Post

The Christian Principal’s Association of BC conference was held at a retreat centre surrounded by beautiful grounds nestled in the Sumas prairie. At one end of the gardens emerges a cross tucked in amongst the trees. If you follow our school Facebook page you will have seen the pictures. I write this devotional thought while sitting at the foot of the cross resting and wondering at the great love that Jesus must have for us as one who suffered our punishment, even death so that we might have eternal life with God, our Father.

As I savor this quiet time, I am reminded of the nugget of wisdom that my mother shared with me on one especially exasperating day of parenting three preschool boys.  She encouraged me to begin each day communing with God; reading my Bible, communicating with God through prayer and inviting Him into my day to be part of this race called life.

A couple of weekends ago a team of Hope students and parents participated in the Creek Classic Triathlon. As I participated as an observer, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the words in Hebrews 12 that compare life to a race. In it we are reminded to run with perseverance, fixing our eyes on Jesus. At the triathlon there were individuals and teams racing, some with smiles and some suffering obvious anguish and pain, but there was a much larger group of parents, teammates, friends, and even strangers who were cheering them on. It seemed that those with the most obvious signs of distress hailed the loudest cheers.  It was a beautiful picture of God’s desire for the Kingdom of God.

In Hebrews 12 it talks about a cloud of witnesses, the faithful from the past, who are cheering us on in the faith. Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians 5:11 that we are to “…encourage one another and build each other up….” We can be both racers and cheerleaders as we team together to bring up our children in the ways to the Lord.

As a Christian school, we want to consider ways that we might encourage one another perhaps by overlooking imperfections and irritations as we run fixing our eyes on Jesus who promises to run alongside and even carry us as we press to the finish and receive the victorious crown of life.

It is finally spring as evidenced by tulips ablaze, the warmer sunshine, and goslings swimming on the pond. It is a time of new life and the promise of lazy summer days. As we encourage our children to persevere in completing their school year strong let us join together in reminding them daily to invite Jesus into their day and fix their eyes on Him.

Susan Eisner

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

On behalf of the PTL Executive and Hope Families, I wish to take this opportunity to thank Karri Kurucz who served as the Elementary Member-At-Large, Maria Van der Leur who served as Secretary, and Evy Belikava who served as the Middle School Member-At-Large for the past two years.  It has been a real pleasure and a privilege to have worked with you all on the Executive. Thank you for your volunteer service, it has been a real blessing to us all!

The PTL Executive is very pleased to welcome Irlanda Sutherland as the new Elementary Member-At-Large.  We look forward to working with you.

I want to thank all the parents who volunteered this school year.  The commitment of parents to volunteer is a huge part of what makes Hope so great.  It is a huge blessing to our children and builds a strong, healthy community.  

Jolene, Hope Lutheran PTL President

  • Staff Appreciation Lunch Friday, May 19 We need some help setting up, serving, and clean up. Thank you for all your support!
  • Call for Volunteers – The PTL is looking for parents who would be interested in volunteering in the 2017/2018 school year in the following positions:  Treasurer, Secretary, Middle-School Member-At-Large, Hot Lunch Coordinator, and Events Coordinator.

Thank you to all who were able to attend the PTL meeting last Friday.  Please see the link below for the minutes from that meeting:


School Operations Committee (SOC)

The School Operations Committee (SOC) is comprised of interested stakeholders (parents of students attending HLCS, members of Hope Lutheran Church, or members of the greater community). This committee was recently established as a result of changes in the governance of Hope Lutheran Church. Members of the SOC work under the school administrators to assist in a variety of areas.  Applications are now being accepted for a volunteer who has abilities in the area of policy writing.

The portfolio requires:

  1. Work with the Principals to create and update policies as needed
  2. Research policies in other schools to glean information about what might work at Hope.
  3. Presents proposed policies or changes to the Principals and SOC
  4. Updates the Policy document for the school
  5. Attend monthly meetings

Criteria for the position:

  1. involvement in a Christian church and an understanding of Christian education
  2. evidence of strong written communication skills


  1. experience in policy writing
  2. knowledgeable in Canadian laws

Please contact Susan Eisner (seisner@hopelcs.ca) with relevant information containing your experience and training as well as your motivation for your application.

Applications will be received until the position is filled.

Parent Prayer

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 me to 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 – pray together!  Email Tina Goetz for more info: mylifeforhis@shaw.ca

Location: Please meet in the Narthex/Foyer of the Port Coquitlam Campus

NEW TIME: Parent Prayer will be at 9:05 – 9:35 am for May and June

  • Tuesday, May 9, 9:05 – 9:35 am                        
  • Tuesday, June 6, 9:05 – 9:35 am

Last Fundraisers for 2017 Grad Class

1. Panago Pizza
Starting today you can purchase a Panago certificate for $12, the bearer is entitled to a medium pizza with multiple toppings of their choice at any Panago location. Please fill out the order form sent home with your child and hand it in with your cheque to the classroom teacher(Port Coquitlam Campus) by Tuesday, May 23; Pitt Meadows Campus please hand into the office.
2. Helping Hands
For one month, from May 15th – June 15, the Grads will be available to lend a helping to those who may need some extra hands after school and on Saturdays. Jobs, like cutting grass, weeding gardens, babysitting or even baking. Please contact Ms. Gabeli, at jgabeli@hopelcs.ca, to book a student. Minimum $10/ per hour suggested donation.
Thank you for supporting our Grads this year!

Summer Camps

Hope Lutheran School is excited to launch its summer camps this year.  Don’t miss your chance to join the action this summer.  All details can be found on our school website by clicking on the summer camp banner.  Online registration is open. Spaces are limited and registrations are taken on a first come first serve basis.

Information about the program themes have been sent out by email and are available on our website.

Click on the following link to take you directly to the Summer Camp information:


Pitt Meadows Campus Sports 


  • Calendar Update: Jr (Gr.9-10) Badminton Tournament has been changed to Friday, May 5. Fee for badminton is $10 per athlete. Parent drivers needed.

Service Day – June 2

All Grade 7 to 12 students will be doing service projects with different community partners. Parent drivers are needed for this event. Please contact Mr. Mathew if you are able to drive.

Pitt Meadows Day – June 3

Our school will be hosting a tent for games and crafts at Pitt Meadows Day at Harris Rd. Park on Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is a community event and we need parent volunteers to help with set up, arts & crafts and clean up. Please contact Mr. Mathew in person or through email at dmathew@hopelcs.ca, to volunteer for this event.

Grad 2018 Car Wash

On Saturday, June 3, the 2018 Grad class will have their inaugural fundraising event at the Pitt Meadows campus from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. We are looking for donations of buckets, sponges, clothes, car wash soap, and good quality industrial hose for this first car wash event at the Pitt Meadows campus. Please drop off donations at the Pitt Meadows campus.

Grade 7 – 12 Awards Night

Monday, June 19 at 7:00 pm – All students are required to attend our awards night in which academic, athletic and service awards will be presented.  Parents, thank you for making this a priority in your family schedules, and to attend with your child.

After School Workout Club Mondays

Youth Unlimited will be participating with us. ALL staff and Hope students in grades 7-12 are welcome to come and get their sweat on.

Pitt Meadows Spring Plans

We have exciting plans to start gardening and environmental sciences programs at the Pitt Meadows campus.

  1. We are seeking help in building the raised beds needed to start the gardens. Donations of lumber 2 x 4 would be greatly appreciated so that we can plan the garden beds.
  2. Our field is growing grass! We need a riding lawn mower. If you know of a good source are willing to donate funds for this please talk to Mr. Mathew or Mr. John Lok – Development Director.