Elementary Monday Note: April 11, 2022

Week at a Glance


Monday, April 11

9:00 am Parent Prayer

3:00 Coding Club

3:15 pm Km Club

7:30 pm Independent School Society – Q&A Evening


Tuesday, April 12


Wednesday, April 13

Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 4 & 5 EAL Class (in gr. 5A classroom)

3:15 pm Km Club


Thursday, April 14

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 EAL Class  (in Connection Rm)


Friday, April 15

Good Friday – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Looking Ahead…

 

Monday, April 18

Easter Monday – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Tuesday, April 19


Wednesday, April 20

Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 4 & 5 EAL Class (in gr. 5A classroom)

3:15 pm Km Club


Thursday, April 21

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 EAL Class  (in Connection Rm)


Friday, April 22

Whole School Spellathon (in class portion)

Hot Lunch

3:15 pm Km Club


COVID-19 Daily Health Check Website

The K-12 Health Check contains the most up-to-date B.C. health guidelines and is user-friendly for children to complete daily. This resource can assist in preventative measures for families and help with the decision on whether students should attend school that day.  You can also download the app via the following links: iPhone/iPad iOS or Android devices.


Drop-Off and Pick-Up Safety Concerns

We ask again that parents and guardians be extra vigilant in keeping our students safe during our morning drop off and afternoon pick up. We understand the limited parking at these busy times, and ask for patience and grace while finding a spot to park, while following the city signage and road rules. Please be aware that students and adults may be exiting vehicles into the street and leave appropriate spacing.  We thank you for your care and support of these measures.


Independent School Society – Q & A Meeting – Zoom Option Added

This is a reminder that our Q & A meeting will take place this evening, April 11, at 7:30 pm.  A zoom option has been added for this event.  You can participate remotely with this Zoom Link.  The in-person meeting will take place in the chapel at Hope Lutheran Church and School.


Temporary Accommodation Needed for Teacher

An incoming teacher is looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom furnished suite for a few months starting April/May that is close to or within walking distance to the elementary school.  Please contact Mr. Lok at [email protected] for more information if you have a referral.  Thank you.


Whole School Spell-a-thon

This year’s Spell-a-thon will take place on Friday, April 22 in every class from K-8. A reminder to K-5 parents to return the permission slip to your child’s teacher by this Thursday. All monies raised from pledges will go towards the Grade 8 grad in June and next year’s Grade 8 mission trip. For more details, please see the parent letter and package of information that was sent home with your child last Friday. 


City-Wide Garage Sale

The City of Port Coquitlam’s City-wide garage sale gives residents a chance to declutter, make some cash and find a new home for reusable items. Held following Earth Week, the annual event is part of the City’s ongoing waste-reduction efforts. Participants dispose of their unwanted items in an earth-friendly way, while benefiting from the additional bargain hunters drawn out by the large number of garage sales.

This year the garage sale will be on April 23, 2022 and Hope Lutheran Church and School will be offering its parking lot for all families to sell their used goods.

Please see this CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE – LETTER for further information and how to participate.


Scholastic Digi Flyers Now Available!

The April DIGITAL FLYER here, along with the SPRING GIFT GUIDE. Books make wonderful gifts for all ages. When you checkout, don’t forget to use our School Class Code: RC131640. 

When you use the Class Code our school earns 20% of the value of the order in rewards and you get FREE SHIPPING on your order of over $40. Remember you can order online whenever you want at scholastic.ca/clubshop.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stiles ([email protected]).


Purdy’s Chocolates

We thank you for your support of our celebrations of the Grade 5s and Grades 8s.  We do still have chocolate bars remaining, so if you are looking for a sweet treat please check in with the Elementary campus office to purchase, while supplies last.


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).


Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

PTL News

Our PTL meeting took place last Thursday, April 7.  Please review the minutes of that meeting.

 

Hope Community Clean Up!

(In cooperation with Hyde Creek Watershed Society)

When: Join us Sunday, May 15, 2:00 pm 

Where: Hyde Creek Hatchery 

3636 Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 0E4

Parking is limited. More spots available across Coast Meridian on Patricia St. 

Let us know you are coming by clicking HERE to sign up!

 

Father Daughter Dance Announcement

After a couple of years hiatus due to health restrictions, we are excited to announce that we are bringing our Annual Father Daughter Dance back Friday, May 27, 7:00 – 9:00 pm! 

This year, in order to maintain safety in group sizes we have decided to limit the dance to Elementary School Students only. 

Please stay tuned for future events and activities geared towards Middle School. 

Snacks and appetizers will only be served so please have dinner before coming to the dance!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR IMPORTANT DATES:

  • April 19 – Ticket sales information will be released via Monday Note
  • May 9 – Volunteer opportunities to help with set up  as well as donations of food items will be posted on the SCHOOL MONDAY NOTE via sign up genius. All set up and food donations will go towards volunteer hours for this term.

We are so excited to make this happen and we hope you are too!

 

Parent Learning Opportunity

Focus on the Family presents a free livestream event on April 19, 4:00 pm PST (recorded version available with registration).

Dr. Kathy Koch speaks on ways to “Secure Children’s Hearts to Unlock Their Potential”:

Childhood matters and today causes tomorrow. For children to experience their future potential, we must value them today. How do children know if we do? How can we secure their hearts, so we’ll have important influence and they’ll grow and become who God created them to be? Dr. Kathy will share three essential beliefs and three communication approaches that secure children’s hearts. You’ll appreciate the upbeat instruction and practical, realistic ideas. 

Register at focusonthefamily.com/lighthouse

 

Km Club 

Thank you to all the parents who have been helping with Km Club.  The students are really enjoying it.  We still have a need for Counters after the run is finished – please refer to the signup.

Also, if you have signed up to assist, please be sure to show up for your shift.  The Club functions on parent support and we need all positions filled.

A reminder to participants that there are awards to achieve based on the total distance run.  The following is a guideline for award levels as this may be adjusted to account for any rainouts:

  • 24 – 35 km = bronze medal
  • 36 – 47 km = silver medal
  • 48 – 60 km = gold medal
  • 61+ km = trophy

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Grounds Cleanup – Elementary Campus

April 30, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  We need 6-12 parents.  The sign up has been updated to include scope of project and tools needed.

 

Sports Day

Typically an Elementary Sports Day is held at the end of May/beginning of June.  If there are parents willing to assist, we can go ahead with this event for K-5 students.  A binder of procedures is available to reference and many of the supplies are stored at the school.  Possible dates are May 27 or June 10.  

We’ve had a couple of parents express interest but we need one or two to take the lead on this event.  Please email the PTL if you are interested in coordinating Sports Day.  The coordination can be shared between multiple parents.

 

A list of ongoing opportunities for parents to participate can be found here.


Community Relations

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the May newsletter.  Do you have an achievement or special event you’d like to share? How about a story of wonder or exploring God’s creation?  What about some kudos to inspire others or ideas for intentional acts of kindness?  

Please send your submissions to Lisa Klym at [email protected].


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.

JR Youth is taking a break this Saturday for Easter! We’ll be back on April 23. Join our mailing list by clicking here to receive updates about our events.

Have questions? Please email Danielle ([email protected])

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