Elementary Monday Note: February 22, 2021

Week at a Glance


Monday, February 22

9:00 – 9:30 am Parent Prayer @ Port Coquitlam Campus


Tuesday, February 23

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class; gr. 3 (Connection Rm & Zoom)


Wednesday, February 24

Pink Shirt Day

Chapel  

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


Thursday, February 25

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL After School Class; gr. 4 & 5 (Connection Rm & Zoom)


Friday, February 26

Hot Lunch Day

3:15 – 4:30 pm Spring Musical Practice


Looking Ahead…

Monday, March 1

9:00 – 9:30 am Parent Prayer @ Port Coquitlam Campus

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair Starts

2020-2021 Yearbook Ordering Closes


Tuesday, March 2

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class; gr. 3 (Connection Rm & Zoom)


Wednesday, March 3

End of Term 2

Chapel 

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


Thursday, March 4

Student Led Conferences – NO CLASSES IN SESSION


Friday, March 5

Administrative Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Student Led Conference Booking Now Open

The booking system for our upcoming Student Led Conferences is now open.  Please refer to your email sent on Friday, February 19 for instructions on how to register and book times.  Also in the email, is important information on the COVID health and safety protocols that will be in place during these conference times.  We thank you for your understanding and patience with our plans for this year.


Free Webinar for Parents

Mr. Mayer will be hosting a free, live webinar over Zoom on Saturday March 6, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.  He will be looking at the following topics: An overview of the curriculum in British Columbia, core competencies (important life skills such as creative thinking and collaboration), the importance of reflection and ideal conditions to help children thrive. 

If you are interested in attending, please fill in the following google form: 

https://forms.gle/SV9uDAnvzi5WhNHh9 

The first 25 people to respond will get a free copy of Mr. Mayer’s book titled, “Your Smile Makes Flowers Bloom: How the Core Competencies Can Help Children Thrive in Our World Today.”

Once you complete the form, Mr. Mayer will send a handbook and Zoom link over email to access the webinar. Mr. Mayer hopes that you will be able to attend and that you find the information helpful!


Thank you from the Grade 5 and Grade 8 Classes!

Thank you so much to everyone who supported the Purdy’s chocolate bar fundraiser, February 10 & 11. It was a huge success! Nearly $1200.00 was raised which will be put towards the Grade 5 Celebration and Grade 8 Graduation festivities in June. 


2020 HLCS Tuition Receipts

In response to the 2020 Tuition Receipt Survey responses: Families that requested their receipt in pdf format have now been sent the pdf versions of their receipts, to the email supplied in the survey; or families that requested paper copies, the paper copies are now available for pick up from the Port Coquitlam campus office.  


Financial Donations for the Middle School/BC Mission Boat Project

Over the next month or so the middle school students will be working with the BC Mission Boat Society to put together Easter Kits that will be sent to families in remote First Nations communities. Families who would like to financially support the middle school’s mission project may drop off a cheque made out to the BC Mission Boat Society. Alternatively, donations can be made via the BC Mission Boat website https://bcmissionboat.org/ – simply click the “Donate Now” button at the top right hand corner of the screen. Please remember to make a note where prompted to indicate that the funds are to be designated for “Hope Lutheran Christian School Easter Project.”


2020-2021 Year Book

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!

If you would like to order a yearbook, you may do so either by paying by cheque or online (please no cash). You may order your yearbook for $25. The deadline for ordering yearbooks is March 1, 2021.

A yearbook order form is available here in THIS LINK.

Please complete the form and return with a cheque or go to the online ordering link and follow the instructions to order your yearbook. Thank you for your support in ensuring we have yet another amazing yearbook to showcase our students memories at Hope this academic year!


Scholastic Virtual Book Fair Coming March!

This year, our annual Scholastics Book Fair will be happening online March 1 to March 12! You can shop from home, and all orders are delivered straight to you. All sales help to build our school and classroom libraries. 

Important information:

  • Shipping is free for orders of $40 or more, or a flat rate of $6 for orders below this minimum. 
  • Special Family Night Event: make your purchases on Wednesday March 3, or Wednesday March 12, between 6:00 – 8:00 pm, and all orders will receive free shipping, regardless of order amount.   
  • Follow this link for our School virtual book fair: https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5156340
  • The fair opens March 1 until March 12.

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


Hope Lutheran Junior Youth

Junior Youth is a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church for students in grades 5-8, connecting students with Jesus and one another.

Junior Youth is online this Saturday! Join our email list by clicking here, and receive up-to-date information and the unique Zoom link for this week!

Have questions? Please email Mrs. Stephanie Mayer ([email protected]).

Blessings!


Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Our next PTL General meeting will be Thursday, March 11 at 7:00 pm over Zoom.  Connection details will be shared closer to the date.

Community Groups

Get into community!  

Small groups are being formed within our Hope community, in both English and Chinese, utilising an app-based Bible reading plan that can be read at any time each day.  Each daily reading takes about 5-10 minutes and space is provided for reflection.  Group members are connected through a chat feature and are engaging in meaningful conversation, getting to know each other better.

A Men’s group in English is starting on Monday. If you would like to be a part of a community group, please email Lisa at [email protected] to get connected.   Our next Women’s group starts in a couple of weeks.

HOPE社区小组

我们正在Hope社区内开展一项小组活动,以促进家长间彼此有更好的交流和互动。该小组活动分为中文组和英文组,使用一款圣经阅读软件以方便组员随时阅读,每天的阅读量大约为5-10分钟,阅读后可以彼此分享交流生活中一些重要且具有人生意义的话题。

如果您愿意成为我们小组中的一员,请与Lisa联系。Lisa的邮件:[email protected]

Intentional Acts of Kindness – A 12-Day Challenge

One more week to go in our 12-day challenge to exhibit intentional acts of kindness.   Kindness is a gift that everyone can afford.  Inspire others and let us know!  #ImAOK

The smallest act of kindness can change someone’s entire day!  It can come from anyone at any time.  And, it’s the little things that can mean so much.

Each day, until February 26, whether at home or at school, consciously perform an act of kindness. Be thoughtful and intentional – there’s no lower limit to kindness. 

Share your inspiring stories and ideas for kindness at #ImAOK and [email protected].  Ideas for kindness will be published in the March newsletter.  Be an inspiration to others!

Opportunity for Service

Do you enjoy gardening, getting your hands dirty and watching plants grow?  The Middle School Gardening Club is in need of someone to take over the leadership.  This will be their third year in operation, and the students really enjoy learning about agriculture and the science of how things grow.

Provided we have leadership, our student Gardening Club will start early April, directly following spring break, and run till mid-June.  The Club will take place after school once a week (on a day convenient to the organizer and the school). Unlike previous years, the club will run completely on-site at the school.  The students will transplant seedlings in the school greenhouse and tend to them until harvest. 

If leading this club interests you, please email the Middle School Vice-Principal, Miss Nast ([email protected]).

Parent Prayer

Start your week in community with others. Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us in prayer for our school. 

We will be meeting underneath the tents at the Port Coquitlam Campus by the main entrance. 

Every Monday from 9:00 – 9:30 am (except for holidays).


Community Relations – Newsletter Submissions

Submissions are open for the March newsletter.  Please send your story ideas to Lisa Klym at [email protected]. Don’t forget to submit your ideas for #ImAOK (Intentional Acts of Kindness).  We want to hear from you!

Calling all Parents, Staff, and Kids!  We’d like to know how God has been faithful to you and your family during this COVID season.  How have you seen God at work providing for you?  What blessings can you identify in the midst of a world-wide pandemic?  

We’re now more than halfway through our school year and, to end off the year, we’d like to highlight those examples of God’s faithfulness to all generations.  Start thinking now about your experience during this school year and how you have seen God’s grace and mercy shown.Please provide your short testimonials to Lisa at [email protected] by May 20 for inclusion in the June newsletter.