Elementary Monday Note: April 29, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, April 29

9:00 -10:00 am Track & Field Practice

3:05 – 3:30 Yearbook Mtg

3:30 – 7:00 pm Beauty and the Beast Full Technical Rehearsal at Riverside, bring supper

Tuesday, April 30

9:00 am Gr. 4A Minnekhada Park Field Trip

3:15 pm Gr. 2/3 After School EAL Classes (Rm. 209)

3:30 – 7:00 pm Beauty and the Beast Full dress Rehearsal (lights camera, action) at Riverside, bring supper

Wednesday, May 1

9:00 am Chapel – Mrs. Stephanie Mayer

10:30 am Call Time for BATB Musical Participants, at Riverside

1:00 pm Beauty and the Beast Performance day for schools

3:15 pm Gr. 4/5 After School EAL Classes (Rm.207)

Thursday, May 2

10:15 am Caribou Math Contest in 3A classroom

5:15 pm Beauty and the Beast Dinner Theatre & Gala Reception at Riverside Community Church

5:30 pm Call Time for BATB Musical Participants, at Riverside

Friday, May 3



Looking Ahead…

Monday, May 6

9:00 -10:00 am Track & Field Practice

Tuesday, May 7

8:55 am Parent Prayer

1:00 pm Gr. 2A Swimming Lessons at Hyde Creek

3:15 pm Gr. 2/3 After School EAL Classes (Rm. 209)

3:15 – 4:30 pm Grade 5 Ultimate Frisbee Practice

Wednesday, May 8

9:00 am Chapel – Gr. 7/8

10:00 am K-8 Whole School Panorama & Class Photos

3:15 pm Gr. 4/5 After School EAL Classes (Rm.207)

Thursday, May 9

9:00 am – 3:00 pm Gr. KA & B Field Trip – Science World

1:00 pm Gr. 2B Swimming Lessons at Hyde Creek

Friday, May 10

Fun Food Day

9:00 am PTL Meeting

1:45 – 2:45 pm Track & Field Practice

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

  1. Next PTL Meeting is on Friday, May 10, 9:00 am, at the Port Coquitlam Campus.

2. Fun Food is Friday, May 10.  Parents from all grades are welcome to participate.  This is a great way to earn volunteer hours.

      Sign up at the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AA9A62DAAF58-funfood26

  3. 2019/2020 PTL Executive Positions:  The PTL Executive is putting out a call for the following available positions for the 2019/2020 school year:  President, Vice-President, and Middle School Member At Large (MAL).

If you are interested, please contact any Executive member or email [email protected] for more details.  The membership will vote on the new Executive at the May meeting.  A job description will be made available upon request.

Pick-up and Drop-off

Thank-you for the care and attention you have in keeping our students and community here at Hope safe.  Pick-up and Drop-off times are quite hectic and we appreciate that you have a lot going on. As the weather continues to improve we anticipate more families staying and enjoying time at the park and even walking/biking to and from school.  Please continue to exercise caution when driving on the street (watching for our crossing students and families and respecting the speed and parking rules), and entering and exiting our parking lot (following flow, parking, and picking up students). We are also incredibly thankful for cell phones being put away as you are driving and when meeting up with your children.  It is such a blessing for our students to know that they are valued with your time and attention.

Wednesday, May 1- After School Pick up at Riverside Church

The entire Hope student community will be attending the Beauty and The Beast dress rehearsal on May 1.  Permission slips were sent home last week. Students will be bused to the location and parents will need to pick up their students at Riverside (2329 Fremont Connector, Port Coquitlam) at 3:00 pm. Parents will need to park and enter the building to collect their student(s). Please refer to the email sent to our parent community, last week, to show the parking lot lay-out and the flow for pick up. Students enrolled with Schola Bohemia will be bused back to the school.

Beauty And The Beast:

Beauty and The Beast Practices:


Monday Apr. 29 – Full technical rehearsal (bring supper) ends at 7:00 pm, at Riverside Church

Tuesday Apr. 30 – Full dress rehearsal (lights, camera, action) ends at 7:00 pm, at Riverside Church

Wednesday May 1 – Daytime performance. Call time: 10:30 am at Riverside Church

Thursday May 2 – Evening Performance Call Time: 5:30 pm at Riverside Church

Attention Beauty and The Beast Cast:

There are 3 EXTRA Beauty & the Beast t-shirts available for $10 each if any of the musical cast is interested.

Sizes available: 1 youth (M), 2 youth (L)

Please email Tina Goetz if you are interested, [email protected].

Beauty and The Beast Hair and Makeup:

We have one parent available to do hair and makeup for our musical.  We would love to have one or two more to help with makeup and hair. If interested, please contact Ms. Allen at [email protected]

Thank you!

Volunteers! Beauty and the Beast

We are looking for help with table set up and dessert prep for our school production of Beauty and the Beast!

Date: May 2, 2019

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This includes putting out table centerpieces and cutting up desserts and plating the cookies.

We will meet at Riverside Community Church (2329 Fremont Connector, Port Coquitlam).

If you are able to come during the day for an hour (or more!), please sign up!


Used Book Sale

The Grade 2 classes will be hosting a used book sale in our school gym after school on Friday, May 17.  We will be raising money to support our chapel offerings in purchasing desks and chairs for needy students in Nicaragua.  You may help support this project in two ways. First please look through your books at home (ask friends and neighbours) and find any gently used books that are not needed anymore and bring them into either grade 2 class (rooms 202 and 203) by May 2.  Second, please come out and support our grade 2 students by stopping by and purchasing some books. The students will be busy until that date, sorting, pricing, and practicing how to collect and give change.

Staff Appreciation Lunch

Parents of Elementary & Middle School Students:

Our school-wide community will be hosting a Staff Appreciation Lunch for all staff on Friday, May 3 in the Port Coquitlam Campus gym.  Many volunteers are needed to either provide various food items or help to set up.

Please see the following signup link to participate: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aa9a62daaf58-teacherstaff1

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Klym at [email protected].

Thank you.

Hope Junior Youth (Grades 5-8)

Join us this Saturday, May 4, for Junior Youth (grades 5-8) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm!

Want more information? Join our class on Edmodo with the code: yptd7w

Parents in Prayer

For the 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.

We meet the first Tuesday of each month 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: [email protected]

Location: Please meet in the Narthex/Foyer of the Port Coquitlam Campus at 8:55 am on Tuesday, May 7.

The last date for the school year will be: June 4

Gr. 5 Ultimate Frisbee

With the sunny spring season comes the start of our Ultimate Frisbee season. We are planning for our first grade five ultimate team. The first practice is next Tuesday, May 7. Ultimate is a co-ed (both boys & girls) sport and is the fastest growing school sport in North America. Our tournament is at Pacific Academy on Tuesday, June 4.

Track and Field

Track and Field season has started. There are practices for all grade 4 & 5 students on Mondays from 9:00 – 10:00 am; Wednesdays from 10:45 am – 12:00 pm; and Fridays from 1:45 – 2:45 pm. Parent volunteers are needed – no experience is required.  Some of the volunteer responsibilities could include recording times or distances and helping monitor student behaviour. A volunteer training time takes place today, April 15, from 3:30 – 4:15 pm for any interested parents who are able to attend. Please contact Mrs. Olding with any questions or concerns ([email protected])   

All grade 4 & 5 students will participate in an in-school track meet at Percy Perry Stadium on May 16. Selected students will attend an inter-school Christian Elementary School Sports (CESS) track meet at Swangard Stadium (in Burnaby) on May 28. Parent volunteers will be required to make both of these events a success.  More information will follow.