Elementary Monday Note: December 2, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, December 2

12:30 pm 5A Swimming

Tuesday, December 3

8:55 – 9:25 am Parent Prayer (meet in the school foyer)

12:00 – 12:25pm Gr. 4 boys basketball

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class (gr. 2/3) (Connection Rm)

Wednesday, December 4

Term One Reports Issued

9:00 am Chapel – Pastor Mike Kuhn

3:15 – 4:15 pm Grade 5 Girls Basketball

Thursday, December 5

Gr. 4A & B Field Trip – Fort Langley (9:30 am departure)

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class (gr. 4/5) (Connection Rm)

Friday, December 6

Hot Lunch

2:15 pm Bethlehem Walk Bake Sale

Looking Ahead…

Monday, December 9

Tuesday, December 10

8:55 – 9:25 am Parent Prayer (meet in the school foyer)

9:00 am Gr. 1B High Touch: High Tech in school field trip

10:45 am Gr. 1A High Touch: High Tech in school field trip

12:00 – 12:25pm Gr. 4 boys basketball

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class (gr. 2/3) (Connection Rm)

Wednesday, December 11

9:00 am Chapel – Joel Bergum

3:15 – 4:15 pm Grade 5 Girls Basketball

Thursday, December 12

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class (gr. 4/5) (Connection Rm)

Friday, December 13

8:30 am PTL Coffee Fellowship (Connection Rm)

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Parent Volunteer Hours

REMINDER TO ALL PARENTS: Please remember to record your Parent Volunteer Hours as you complete them on your youngest child’s spreadsheet.  Term 1 ends on January 31 and after that date, the sheets will be closed. Please ensure you record any eligible hours prior to January 31, 2020.

If you are short on hours, there are many opportunities, evenings included,  to help with the Bethlehem Walk production. Please refer to the links provided.

Volunteer Opportunities – 2019/2020 School Year

1. Bethlehem Walk Fundraising: Our Bethlehem Walk Christmas production is almost entirely funded by Hope Lutheran Church and School, with generous volunteer support from our church membership and school parent community.  In an effort to offset production costs, a bake sale will take place starting at 2:15 at the Port Coquitlam Campus on Friday, December 6Come early to get the best selection!  This is a great way for you to purchase a plate of assorted Christmas baking for holiday celebrations.  For those of you missing Fun Food, here’s your opportunity to enjoy some treats! Your time and your baked goods count towards volunteer hours.

We particularly need volunteers at 1:45 pm to set up and sell.

To contribute items to the bake sale or to help facilitate the sale, please sign up at the following link:Bethlehem Walk Bake Sale   Spaces still available for baking contributions – 1 hour for each dozen; if homemade, claim time to bake too.

2. The Well: Our middle school food services club, The Well, is in need of one parent a week to assist in the clean up each Friday after the meal service.  If you are able to spare an hour at the Pitt Meadows campus from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, they would greatly appreciate your assistance. Please sign up at the following link: The Well food services cleanup

3. Baking: Get a jump on your Christmas baking and earn some volunteer hours at the same time.  The Bethlehem Walk production, Dec. 17 & 18, requires 80 dozen pieces of assorted cookies and squares per evening!  Please sign up at the following link and keep your baking in your freezer until the afternoon of the performance: Bethlehem Walk Refreshments

4. Lunchtime Supervision: We are looking for volunteers for lunchtime supervision at the PoCo Campus from 11:50 am – 12:45 pm each day.  This extra support is needed so the kids can go over to McLean’s Park. Orientation will be provided by Mrs. Watson.  Thank you so much for giving your time in this area! You can sign up at the following link: Port Coquitlam Lunch Supervision

Community Relations

Community Newsletter – The Hope Herald

Your online copy of November’s Hope Herald is here:  HOPE HERALD – NOVEMBER 2019

Submissions are open for the December newsletter.   Have you been involved in a service project recently or will you be during the month of December?   If so, we’d like to hear from you.

Submissions to Lisa Klym at [email protected].

Submission deadline:  December 13

Publication date:  December 18 

Bethlehem Walk – Props Needed

A number of props are necessary to enhance the various scenes presented in our Bethlehem Walk production.  The requested items are listed in the following link: Props Needed.  Please sign in the appropriate spot for the item you are able to lend to the production and please confirm its suitability with the teacher in charge before leaving at the school.  All items must be clearly labelled if it is to be returned.

Advent Devotional Booklets Available – Free

The Advent season is here and complimentary Advent devotional booklets are available in both offices for each family. What better way to enhance your celebration and anticipation than to celebrate the season of Advent. This is a wonderful way to gather as a family each day, contemplate together the meaning of Christmas and celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Bake Sales – Friday, December 6 – Both Campuses

Bake sales are taking place at both campuses on Friday, December.  The Port Coquitlam Campus sale will start at 2:15 pm – come early for best selection!  Each plate of assorted baking is $10. The Well food services club at the middle school campus will be baking their own treats and selling each piece for $1 during the lunch break.  All proceeds from the sales will go towards offsetting the cost of the Bethlehem Walk production.

Anyone able to help with the set up and sales at the Port Coquitlam Campus, please sign up in the following link:  Bake Sale Help

Bethlehem Walk – Costuming Help

We are in need of helpers to assist with organizing costumes for the children.  If you are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of this week, please contact Mrs. Berg at [email protected].

Grade 5 Girls Basketball

Grade 5 girls who are interested in joining our school basketball team are invited to come to practice after school on Wednesday, December 4 and 11.  Practices will continue on Wednesdays in the new year. We are trying to organize a couple of different playing opportunities in the community – details to follow.

Hot Lunch

Our Hot Lunch program is looking for motivated parents to help distribute Hot Lunch, on Friday, December 6, from Food Bins delivered by The Lunch Lady. 

Please see the sign up link:  HOT LUNCH VOLUNTEERS

Coding Club

Reminder that the Coding Club is now finished for this school term.

Hope Lutheran Junior Youth (Grades 5-8)

Junior Youth is a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church for all students in grades 5-8 to grow in friendships and faith! 

Our next event is this Saturday, December 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

To join our email list, please email Mrs. Stephanie Mayer ([email protected]).


Volunteer Bakers Wanted in the New Year

During the last week of January, we need some bakers to bake some sugar cookies using a cookie cutter that will be provided. Please contact Mrs. MacLean in person or at [email protected], if you are interested.

SOFund Gift Cards – Gift Card Order #2

Orders have been gathered and are in process. You will receive these cards in time for the Christmas holidays.  Thank you again for supporting our Student Opportunity Fund.

Yearbook Orders

Once again, we are excited to partner with Jostens in developing a yearbook that will display special moments for all of us, including individual photos of our school family, as well as candid shots and amazing collages!

You may order your yearbook for $25. The deadline for ordering yearbooks is January 31, 2020.

Two ways to order:

  1. Cheque:
  • – Pick up an order form from the office, complete it, make a cheque out to Hope Lutheran School and return both to the school
  • – on the cheque subject line, please write your child’s name, their class,  and “Yearbook 2019/20”


2. Online:


Yearbooks will be delivered in June, before students leave for summer holidays.  Any 2019/20 yearbooks not picked up by June 30, 2021 will be used for school purposes.

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

Parent Prayer

Parent Prayer – Every Tuesday, 8:55 – 9:25 am. Meet in the foyer of the Port Coquitlam campus.

Please join us to pray for our staff, students, families & community, and for wisdom as we seek God’s direction on the future of our school and its facilities.

Prayer is the foundation for what God will do in and through us this year! 

Contact Tina Goetz for more info [email protected]

Hope Lutheran Umbrellas 

Official Hope Lutheran Christian School umbrellas for sale!  These are amazing umbrellas with an extra large canopy for maximum coverage.  They sell  for $25 each, and are available to purchase from the school office, at both campuses.