Elementary Monday Note: February 13, 2023

Week at a Glance

Monday, February 13

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

Tuesday, February 14

Dress Down Day – Wear Red, White or Pink – $2 to participate

Wednesday, February 15

9:00 am K-5 Chapel (parents are welcome to attend, no pre-registration required)

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4 & 5 (Rm 206)

Thursday, February 16

12:00 pm Grade 2B Field Trip – Burnaby Village Museum

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

Friday, February 17

10:00 am Grade 5 Field Trip – Nikkei Cultural Center

12:00 pm Grade 2A Field Trip – Burnaby Village Museum

Hot Lunch

Looking Ahead…


Monday, February 20


Tuesday, February 21

Wednesday, February 22

Pink Shirt Day (no money to participate)

9:00 am K-5 Chapel (parents are welcome to attend, no pre-registration required)

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4 & 5 (Rm 206)

Thursday, February 23

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

Friday, February 24

Hot Lunch

3:00 pm Used Book Sale (hosted by gr. 3A)

Valentine’s Day Dress Down

In celebration of Valentine’s Day we are collecting $2 for students wanting to dress down in their red/pink/white clothes.  Money collected will be donated to CLWR’s Turkey/Syria Earthquake Relief Efforts.

Elementary Recess Supervisor Needed

We have openings on our Elementary Campus Recess Supervision team and are looking for regularly scheduled spots to be filled as well as on call people to cover in the event our regularly schedule supervisor is unable to come in. A CRC will be required and first aid training is preferred but not required.  Please submit your resume to jwatson@hopelcs.ca.

Drop Off and Pick Up UPDATE

Thank you to the vast majority of our parents who continue to show patience and adherence to our drop off and pick up procedures.  However, we have been made aware of an unsafe practice by some drivers.  When exiting our school lot into the alley – please always turn to the left (towards Frey or Oxford).  There is a lot of foot traffic on York Street and this can quickly become congested with cars, making it difficult for traffic to move safely. Thank you for following the expectations listed in our Handbook and registration booklet so we can ensure a community of respect and safety for all.

Chapel Offering for UGM

For this term we are collecting for the Union Gospel Mission.  What is unique is that while money donations are helpful and appreciated we are also collecting tangible items that are a great service to their community. Students will be able to bring items up to the front during our Wednesday chapels. Items such as NEW adult socks and underwear (large size both genders), personal toiletries (toothpaste, soap, etc), and tins of coffee are most appreciated. 

PI Sports Badminton

It is that time again for badminton! Coach Ken would like to express his sincere appreciation for being so patient with his leg recovery, and the many get-well emails over the last months-thank you!

As the young grades require much more physical movement, and he has yet to recover to a point where he can comfortably coach them, please note that the coming winter months of February and March, lessons will only be open for grades 6 to 8. Elementary grades 1 through 5 will begin from spring in April.

Please register in the appropriate time slot for your child, and he hopes to see all of you again soon!


  • During the signup process, please put your “child’s name” under the “My Comment” tab, and the parent’s name under this area (First, Last) along with your email.
  • Please ensure your child wears indoor shoes during class, and to bring their rackets if they have one


Link to register: Badminton Winter Spring 2023

Used Book Sale

Are you looking for some new books to read? Class 3A is holding a used-book sale after school on February 24th in the gym! All funds raised will be donated to the BC Cancer Foundation, and books that are not sold will be donated to Western Sky Books in Port Coquitlam. We are inviting all students in all grades to check if they have unused books, in good condition, at home and to consider donating them to this initiative. If you have any books at home that you don’t want anymore, please send them to the grade 3A classroom (room 209) by February 17th. Thank you so much, and don’t forget to drop by the gym after school on February 24th to get some new reads!

Volunteer Opportunity for Participation Hours 

Looking for hours? Come support our hard working teachers with Dinner Provisions during Student Led conferences on Thursday, March 2. 

Please read sign up notes CAREFULLY for specific instructions: 

Dinner Provision – Student Led Conferences

Thank you for your support!

Schola Bohemia Spring Break Camp

Schola Bohemia and Miss Rita will be running a Spring Break Camp.

Date: March 20-24, 2023

Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm (Core hours 9:00 am – 3:00 pm with structured activities)

Cost: $250  Fees can be paid via e-transfer: langrova@shaw.ca (registered for auto-deposit)

To Register: Contact Rita Langrova 604-220-4250

Hearts For Hope Gala Tickets

  • Tickets to our Hearts for Hope Gala on February 25 are now on sale online at Eventbrite.  This is THE signature fundraising event for our school’s Bursary Program featuring the amazing musical talents of the Hope community.  Come and enjoy an evening of stories, music, food and silent auction fun where we will take care of your kids for you.  Grab another family and get your tickets today!
  • Check it Out!  The Online Auction is now live. Click HERE to view and bid now!  Auction closes on February 25th.

Up to $6000 has been pledged for matching all ticket and auction sales.

Beverage Returns

Another way to support missions fundraising – donate your returnable beverage containers.  

Labels with our school’s QR code can be obtained in either campus office or printed at any Express Return-It depot by entering the number 604-111-2222 into the keypad on the Return-It kiosk at the depot (note, this is not a valid phone number but an access code to print labels).

Consider taking a labelled bag to your place of work and having your colleagues donate their beverage containers.  All proceeds raised will go directly towards the spring mission trip.

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 meet outside at the Elementary Campus by the main entrance. 

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).

CommUNITY Relations


Submissions are open for the March newsletter.   Are you serving in a ministry or volunteering in a community group?  If so, we’d like to hear from you. Inspire others to do good by sharing your story.  Please email to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca


Small Community Groups

A new ladies online reading plan started today – “Understanding God, Myself and the World”.  To join, please contact Lisa at lklym@hopelcs.ca and you will receive an invitation to join via text.

Men’s Bible reading groups are also ongoing.  Dads, if you are interested in connecting with other men in our Hope Community, please contact Ian at ian.a.stewart@pm.me to join.  Your commitment level is about 5-10 minutes per day.


Upcoming Events

Please refer to our Community Calendar for a list of events throughout the year.

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

The PTL has created a group Facebook page that is private to our Community.  We hope that by having this page, it will give Hope parents a one-stop resource for all our signups and other pertinent messaging.  Please ask to join the HLCS Parent Community private group page and answer the two security questions.  


Participation Opportunities

  • Parents to provide meal options for staff to enjoy during student-led conferences on March 2.


  • Parents to provide home-baked goods to sell at the Grade 8 Bake Sale on March 2 during student-led conferences.
    • Grade 8 students and parents are supplying the bulk of the baked goods but opportunity is given for any parent to provide home baking in exchange for participation hours. Contact Lisa at lklym@hopelcs.ca to participate.


  • May Day Parade participation, Saturday, May 13 – interested parents please contact the PTL at hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca by February 20th.  We need a commitment from 4-6 parents to proceed with our application to participate in May Day festivities.
    • Expectations:  help to assemble candy bags; decorate our bus; accompany students on parade route walking with our school bus, providing supervision.  Estimating 4-6 PPP hours that parents can claim.
    • This is an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our school but we need your help.


  • March 18 – Campus Cleaning Day.  Many parents are required to assist with a thorough cleaning of our Elementary Campus on Saturday, March 18th.  Estimating 4 participation hours per person, depending on how many parents assist.  Contact Lisa at lklym@hopelcs.ca to participate.


Please view the list of Participation Opportunities for other areas to serve.


Hope Lutheran Junior Youth Submissions

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 on this Saturday, February 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Hope Lutheran’s Elementary campus. Come join us for fun, games, and devotion! Remember to bring your bibles and hype. We are excited to see each of you. 

Join our mailing list by clicking here to receive updates about our events.

Have questions? Please email Daniel (dsimpson@hopelcs.ca)

Blessings to you and your family from the Junior Youth Ministry Team!

Hope Lutheran Church Happenings

Pastor Vic Esperanza will lead us at our 9:00-10:00 am service this Sunday. As always, the service will be live-streamed to watch at 9:00 am or anytime afterwards:


Family Fun With Snowballs in the Gym Prior to the Church Service Sunday February 19

Join us for fun with 200 realistic fabric snowballs in the gym at 8:30 am prior to the 9:00 am service. There will be a section of the gym for younger children separately from the rest of the people (separated by tables). Following the service there will be coffee/tea/juice and desserts/treats. All are welcome.


Hope Lenten Services

Hope Lutheran Church will be hosting Lenten services on Wednesdays till Easter starting on Ash Wednesday February 22nd at 6:00 pm with potluck dinner followed by 7:00 pm services, then every Wednesday until Easter.


Regular Events Coming Up at Hope Lutheran Church

  • Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study: every other Saturday, 8:00-9:30 am at Izba. Next one is on February 18th
  • Senior’s Bible Study: first and third Thursday of the month, 10:00 am at the church. Next one is on February 16th
  • One Year Chronological Bible Study: every Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm on Zoom; moving to Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm starting on February 23 during Lent.
  • Hope Community Prayer Evening: last Tuesday of the month, 7:30-8:30 pm at the church. Next one is on February 28th.

All are welcome, please join us.