Elementary “Monday Note”: April 19, 2022

Week at a Glance


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 Spell-a-thon (in class portion)

Hot Lunch

3:15 pm Km Club


Saturday, April 23

9:00 am – 2:00 pm City Wide Garage Sale 


Looking Ahead…

 

Monday, April 25

9:00 am Parent Prayer

3:00 Coding Club

3:15 pm Km Club


Tuesday, April 26


Wednesday, April 27

Chapel

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

3:15 pm Km Club


Thursday, April 28

9:00 am – 2:45 pm Grade 2A/2B Whytecliff Park Field Trip

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


Friday, April 29

Spell-a-thon Pledges Due

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.


Whole School Spell-a-thon

This year’s Spell-a-thon will take place this Friday, April 22 in every class from K-8. 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 Friday, April 8.


City-Wide Garage Sale – Last Chance for Table Rental

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 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and Hope Lutheran Church and School will be offering its parking lot for all families to sell their used goods.

If you are interested in renting a space/table please see this CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE – LETTER.

All are invited to attend the Garage Sale!


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.


Hope Community Clean Up!

(In cooperation with Hyde Creek Watershed Society) SIGN UP! 

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!


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

Staff Appreciation Responses

Our staff appreciation luncheon is coming up soon.  Emails have been sent by your Class Liaison that include a link for students and parents to express their appreciation and thanks to classroom teachers and other staff members.  All entries will be made available at the luncheon for staff members to read.  If you would like to submit a note of appreciation, please be sure to fill out the Staff Appreciation form before April 29.

 

Parent Learning Opportunity

Focus on the Family presents a free livestream event today, 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

 

Tickets for Father Daughter Dance now available!

Purchase your tickets with Mrs. Klassen at the Elementary School office! 

Tickets will be available starting Wednesday, April 20 until Friday April 29. 

Please note the dance runs from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Only snacks and appetizers will be offered. No sit down dinner.

1 Pair of tickets = $20.00 

Each additional ticket is = $5.00 extra

(Cash only)

 

Sports Day

Thank you to the parents who have offered to assist with Sports Day, however, we do not yet have parents willing to take the lead in coordinating this event.  Typically the day is split with younger grades in the morning and the older grades in the afternoon.  If there are two Parent Coordinators, you can divide the day between you and one person does not have to be present for the entire day.

If we do not have a Coordinator in place by April 29, the K-5 Sports Day will not take place.  

If you are wanting more information on Sports Day, please contact Mrs. Watson.

Please email the PTL if you are interested in coordinating Sports Day.  The coordination can be shared between multiple parents.

 

Middle School Mixer – The MS social event of the year!

Middle school students – SAVE THE DATE!  

Friday, June 10 is a fun PTL-hosted social event just for you.  Signup details will be posted next Monday and you need to let us know if you’re attending by May 16.

 

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.

 

Middle School Open House Committee

A parent committee is forming to plan for an open house to showcase our new campus space and involve the greater community in a celebration at the start of next school year.  The open house date is set for September 24, 2022.  

If you enjoy event planning and would like to lend your ideas and experience to this committee, please contact Lisa at [email protected].  We will start planning at the beginning of May.

 

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


Community Relations

Hope Community Prayer Evening

Our next community prayer gathering is Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 pm in the chapel.  Come and hear the story of one parent’s journey from seeking the Truth in a persecuted nation to finding Hope in Port Coquitlam.  All are welcome, children included, and multi-languages are encouraged!

 

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].

 

Bible Reading Plan

A new reading plan is starting next Monday, April 25.  If you would like to be included in this small group of parents, please email Lisa at [email protected] with your mobile number to receive a text invitation.


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 back on this Saturday, 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!