Elementary Monday Note: December 3, 2018

Week at a Glance

Monday, December 3

Christmas Hamper Donations Due

3:15 pm Gr. 3-5 After School Activity – Dance (pre-registered)

3:05 – 4:00 Yearbook Meeting (Room 208)

Tuesday, December 4

8:55 am Parent Prayer

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

3:15 – 4:45 pm  Grade 5 Boys Basketball practice

Wednesday, December 5

Term 1 Reports Issued

9:00 am Chapel – Gr. 6A

7:15 am Gr. 5 Boys Basketball practice

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

3:15 pm Gr. 3-5 After School Activity – Karate (pre-registered)

3:30 pm Beauty and the Beast – first practice in the Chapel

Thursday, December 6

9:00 am Gr. 4A & B Field Trip – Ft. Langley

Friday, December 7

Fun Food Day

Noon Hour Orchestra Practice

Looking Ahead…


Monday, December 10

Candy Cane Gram Order Forms Due

12:00 pm – Reading Link

3:15 pm Gr. 3-5 After School Activity – Dance (pre-registered)

Tuesday, December 11

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

3:15 – 4:45 pm  Grade 5 Boys Basketball practice

Wednesday, December 12

9:00 am Chapel – Orchestra Performing

7:15 am Gr. 5 Boys Basketball practice

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

Thursday, December 13

3:15 pm Gr. 3-5 After School Activity – Robotics/Coding (pre-registered)

Friday, December 14

Dress Down Day – $2 for LEST

Hot Lunch Day

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

 1. FUN FOOD – Fun Food is on Friday, December 7.  Parents from all grades are welcome to participate in bringing baked goods and serving.  Sign up at the link below and earn volunteer hours:


  2. HOT LUNCH Next Hot Lunch will be Friday, December 14.

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.

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, December 4.

The dates for the rest of the school year are: January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4.

Candy Cane Grams

The Grade 5 classes will be organizing a Candy Cane Gram event for the school this season, to raise funds for their year end celebration. Candy Cane Gram order forms will be sent home with students on Tuesday, December 4 and are to be returned, Monday, December 10.   Thank you for supporting the Grade 5 students!

Term 1 Reports and Parent’s Guide to New Report Format

Wednesday, December 5, Term 1 Reports will be sent home with students.  The cover page of the progress report, with parent/guardian signature, and envelope are to be returned to the classroom teacher.

For your information, please see the following link for a Parent Guide to the New Progress Report Format.

Beauty And The Beast Practices

The cast is set, and we are ready to roll.  First practice will be December 5, in the chapel at the Port Coquitlam Campus.  Each student will receive a script, and a practice schedule.

Christmas Concert Notice

This year’s Christmas Concerts will be a full school, K – Gr. 8, event that takes place at the Port Coquitlam campus on two days, Tuesday December 18 and Wednesday December 19. Each day will have an afternoon performance (dress rehearsal) at 1:00 pm  and an evening performance at 7:00 pm. 


Please see the following link, CHRISTMAS CONCERT EVENTS INFORMATION, for important details, as the performance format is different this year than previous years.

Grade 5 Boys Basketball

Grade 5 boys basketball practices are Tuesdays from 3:15 to 4:45 pm and Wednesday mornings from 7:15 to 8:15 am. Please remember to bring formal uniform for chapel after practice. No games have yet to be scheduled. We are hoping to have one game before Christmas break.

Orchestra Starting Up Again

Calling all violin, viola, cello, and bass players (as well as flute, clarinet, trumpet…) for a Christmas orchestra.  We are aiming to perform on the last chapel of the year December 12. Our second practice will be Friday, December 7, at lunch in the chapel. Hope to see you there!

Frans Flowers Christmas Flash Floral Sale

On Friday, December 7, at 3:00 pm at the Port Coquitlam Campus there will be a Christmas Floral sale with all proceeds going to support the middle school student’s trip to LEST.  Festive Christmas plants will be selling for under $20. Cash and credit card will be accepted.                                                                                                                                                                               

Hope’s Junior Youth (Grades 5-8)

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

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

Dress Down Days

As a way to support our middle school students heading to LEST (Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament) in Portland, Oregon in February, we will be having a couple $2 dress down days.

Thank you for dressing down and supporting our students as they prepare to head to LEST!

  • Friday, December 14
  • Friday, January 11

Christmas Concert Help Wanted

The Grade 4 classes are in need of old bed sheets to make simple biblical costumes for our Christmas skit.

Grade 2-8 Parent and Child Ski/Snowboard Day

Thank you to all of those who returned forms for the ski day at Mt Seymour on December 21.  We have met the minimum number of people for the bus, so we will be offering bus transportation. There are still spaces available on the bus; please contact Mrs. Olding for more information ([email protected]).  More details about the ski trip will come later in December.

Schola Bohemia Services Before & After School Care Winter Camp

Arts, crafts, sports and much more!

Days: January 2-4,2019

Time: 7:30 am-6:00 pm  Core hours: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Cost: $40 /day

Age: K-Gr.3

For more info, please contact Rita Langrova at 604-220-4250

Changes For Term 2 Hot Lunch Program

In the last year the school has grown our current hot lunch system. Therefore, for the upcoming Term the PTL is introducing a new company called The Lunch Lady. The Lunch Lady provides a full service program from maintaining the ordering website, collecting individual payments, handling food labels and delivery/organizing of the food bins.

They offer locally sourced nutritious options that are properly portioned.

The Lunch Lady has been preparing and delivering individually catered hot and cold lunches to children at school since 1993. They serve thousands of children every school day through nearly 50 kitchens, in 5 provinces.

Please watch for January’s Monday Notes where we will post a step by step guide on how to order your hot lunch for February.  

In the meantime we encourage all parents to visit www.thelunchlady.ca for more information.

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