Elementary Monday Note: April 8, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, April 8

7:15 – 8:15 am Gr. 4 Girls’ Basketball practice

Reading Link – During Noon Hour

12:00 – 12:30 pm Gr. 3 Girls Basketball

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 Boys Basketball

3:15 pm Km Club

Tuesday, April 9

Gr. 5A & B Britannia Mines Field Trip

8:55 am Parent Prayer

10:30 am Gr. 4 Alicia Lahm Friendship Basketball Tournament – leaving HLCS at 10:30 am

3:05 – 4:00 pm Yearbook

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 Girls Basketball

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

3:15 pm Km Club

Wednesday, April 10

9:00 am Chapel – KB

12:00 pm Km Club

12:45-3:00 Grade 5 Red Cross Presentation

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

3:30 – 5:00 pm Beauty and the Beast Practice

Thursday, April 11

Rocks and Rings Curling (in-school program)

10:30 am Gr. 3 Alicia Lahm Friendship Basketball Tournament – leaving HLCS at 10:30 am

11:00 am Gr. 4A & B ACTS Maple Ridge Field Trip

3:15 pm Km Club

Friday, April 12

Rocks and Rings Curling (in-school program)

Fun Food Day

12:00 pm Km Club

3:30 – 5:00 pm Beauty and the Beast Practice

Looking Ahead…

Monday, April 15

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

3:05 – 5:00 pm Yearbook

3:15 pm Km Club

3:30 – 4:15 pm Track & Field Parent Volunteer Training

Tuesday, April 16

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

3:15 pm Km Club

Wednesday, April 17

Gr. 1B OWL Field Trip

9:00 am Chapel – 4B

10:45 am-12:00 pm Track & Field Practice

12:00 pm Km Club

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

3:30 – 5:00 pm Beauty and the Beast Practice

Thursday, April 18

Gr. 1A OWL Field Trip

3:15 pm Km Club

Friday, April 19


Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

1. Fun Food is Friday, April 12.  Parents from all grades are welcome to participate.  This is a great way to earn volunteer hours. Sign up at the link below:


  2. Hot Lunch is Friday, April 26.  Orders can be placed thru The Lunch Lady website.

  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.

Parents in 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 us on the first Tuesday of each month for Parent Prayer. We will meet 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, April 9

The remaining dates of the school year are: May 7, June 4

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 student 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.

Km Club – Spring Session

Spring Km Club is off to a great start!  We currently have 132 students registered and the club is open to anyone else who would like to participate. Kudos to Mr. Mayer’s class – they have the highest participation of all classes so far.  Thank you to all the parents who have signed up to volunteer – you are making a difference in the life of each child involved.

A reminder to all those participating to wear running shoes and bring a water bottle.

We still have some gaps to be filled during the Weds & Friday lunchtime runs later in the month.  Please view the signup link and assist wherever you can. The success of this club depends on its volunteers.


Grade 3 & 4 Basketball

The Alicia Lahm Friendship Basketball tournaments are this week. Grade 4’s will be at Assumption on Tuesday, April 9 and Grade 3’s will be playing on Thursday, April 11.  If you have misplaced your info letter about the tournament, you can view it here. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE: We will leave HLCS to walk to Assumption at 10:30 am.  Our first game starts at 11:30 am; we must be ready to play by 11:15 am.

Rocks and Rings Curling

We are excited to welcome Rocks and Rings to our school on Thursday and Friday.  All classes will participate in one 40 minute curling lesson over the course of the two days. You can find out more information about this program on the Rocks and Rings website: http://rocksandrings.com/ Please contact Mrs. Olding ([email protected]) with any questions or concerns.

Beauty And The Beast:

Beauty and The Beast Practices:


Wednesday Apr.10 Act – 1.6, 2.8, 2.10; Sing – Gaston Reprise, Mob Song (?); Choreography – Be Our Guest

Friday Apr. 12 Act – 2.12; Sing – Mob Song; Choreography – Beauty and the Beast


Wednesday Apr 17 Act/Sing/Choreography – 1.1, 1.6, 2.12, 2.13

Attention Beauty and The Beast Cast:

      1)There are 4 EXTRA Beauty & the Beast t-shirts available for $10 each if any of the musical cast is interested.

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

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

       2) Beauty & the Beast T-shirts HAVE ARRIVED! 

For those that pre-ordered a t-shirt for someone in the Musical Cast, it will be handed out on Wednesday and Friday (April 10th & 12th) this week before the afternoon practices.

Parent Volunteers for Musical Set Making:

Teachers will be finishing painting the pieces of the Beauty and The Beast set after school on Monday April 15.  We are calling on parent volunteers to join us to help paint.

Please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4aa9af2fa7ff2-musical

Thank you for Your Support!

The Pizza and Froyo sale was a huge success last Friday! So much so, that we ran out of froyo, even on a rainy day!

Thank you for supporting this fundraiser!

We were able to cover the additional costs towards t-shirts for the Beauty & the Beast Musical Cast as well as contribute about $150 towards props and costumes.

Beauty and The Beast Backstage:

Students selected for work backstage need to return their forms by April 10.

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!

Beauty and The Beast Props:

We need your help with finding props! List is always updated with new items so check please back regularly to see how you can help. See link below for items needed:


Hope Junior Youth (Grades 5-8)

Join us this Saturday, April 13, for Junior Youth (grades 5-8) from 6:30 – 8:30pm!

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

Track and Field

We are very excited that Track and Field season will be starting on April 15. We are planning 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 will take place on 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.

Triathlon Run & Bike Practice

Friday, April 19 at 9:00 am all students who are participating in the Triathlon as a biker and runner are invited to come to Hyde Creek for a practice on the actual route for their safety and familiarity with the routes.  Swimmers are also welcome to join as but it is strongly suggested that bikers and runners attend this guided practice. We will meet at 9:00 am in the grassy area of the parking lot at Hyde Creek Recreation Center on Friday, April 19 and we expect to finish by 10:00 am.  For more information about the routes for swimming, biking and running please see link below:


Students who are not able to attend the practice should go through the route on their own time.  

Hot Lunch – April 26

Menu Update

Just in! We added a couple new and exciting items on the Menu this coming April and June Hot Lunch Day. If you haven’t placed your order log on and check it out. If you already placed your order, not too worry! Just log on and update your order.

Stay tuned for our volunteer sign up link coming next week!


We need your help for our upcoming Hot Lunch Day, April 26!

Parent volunteers are needed from 11:50 am – 12: 30 pm, for each classroom, to help distribute food. Please note that younger grades (K – gr. 3) are where we need the most help.

Sign up with the following link:  HOT LUNCH VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

City-Wide Garage Sale

Hope Lutheran Church will be participating in Port Coquitlam’s City Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, April 27, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. If you are interested in renting a space/table or have any questions, please contact Jean Gettle ([email protected]) or Eric Bowerbank ([email protected]). Proceeds from this event, through the church, will be going to the Klemtu Mission Boat team from Hope Lutheran Church.