Elementary Monday Note: February 4, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, February 4

Reading Link – Lunch Hour

Tuesday, February 5

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

Wednesday, February 6

7:15 am Grade 5 Boys Basketball

9:00 am Chapel – Gr. 1A

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

3:30 pm Beauty and the Beast Practice

Candy Grams are Due

Thursday, February 7

Gr. 5 Boys Basketball Game @ Pitt Meadows Campus

Friday, February 8

Fun Food Day

3:30 pm Beauty and the Beast Practice

Looking Ahead…

Monday, February 11

Reading Link – Lunch Hour

Tuesday, February 12

9:30 am 5A Field Trip to Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (Burnaby)

11:45 am 2A Field Trip to Burnaby Village Museum

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

3:15-4:45 pm Grade 5 Boys Basketball

Wednesday, February 13

7:15 am Grade 5 Boys Basketball

9:00 am Chapel – Gr. 3B

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

3:30 pm Beauty and the Beast Practice

Thursday, February 14

Candy Grams Distributed

Friday, February 15

4:30 pm 2019-2020 Re-enrolment CLOSES

3:30 pm Beauty and the Beast Practice

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

1. The Parent Volunteer Hours class google docs have now been locked.  The hours have been reviewed and cheques will be cashed this week. Families who will receive a refund cheque for completing partial hours can expect to receive them in the next two weeks.  Classroom liaisons will be emailing parents a new google doc to record volunteer hours for Term 2 shortly. Thank you for volunteering and supporting our school!

  2. Thank you so much to the parents who helped to host and provided baking and other items for the Open House on Thursday, January 31 at the Port Coquitlam Campus.

  3. Fun Food is on Friday, February 8.  Parents from all grades are welcome to participate in bringing baked goods and serving.  Sign up at the link below and earn volunteer hours.


  4. The PTL has been asked by the PE Department if it would fund the Rocks and Rings Program which introduces students to curling through several different fun, physical activity stations at the Port Coquitlam Campus.

The PTL membership is asked to vote on the following:  The PTL will spend up to $450.00 to fund the Rocks and Rings Program for the Port Coquitlam Campus PE program.

To vote on this motion, please click on the following link.  Thank you!


2019-2020 Re-Enrolment Dates

The re-enrolment and incoming sibling enrolment form for the 2019-20 school year was sent home with the youngest student in the family on Friday, February 1. The deadline to return the form and secure your child(ren)’s space is Friday, February 15.

For your convenience the re-enrolment forms can also be found here in the following link:


Lost and Found Table Set Up

A table has been set up by the front door with all our lost items displayed. Please come and take a look.  Any items not claimed by Friday, February 8, will be donated.

Cold Weather/Outdoor Recess

This week and possibly next week will be quite cold with wind chills in effect.  We will still be heading outside for our recess times. Please ensure your child(ren) are dressed for the weather: warm winter boots, winter jackets, mitts, toques, scarves, etc.

Zumba Night! – Grade 5 Celebration Fundraiser

To help raise funds for the June 2019 Grade 5 celebration day, a Zumba Night fundraiser is taking place at the Pitt Meadows campus on Saturday, February 23.

Tickets are $10 per parent for this event, kids are free!

Tickets are available now, from either school office. Please note, limited amount of tickets available.

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, February 5.

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

Beauty And The Beast Practices

Beauty and the Beast practices after school Wednesday and Friday this week

Wednesday: Acting/Singing – 2.13, 2.12

Friday: Act – 1.4, 1.6, 2.10 Singing – Human again, Be Our Guest

Hope Junior Youth (Grades 5-8)

Join us this Saturday, February 9, for Junior Youth (grades 5-8) from 6:30 – 8:30pm!

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

HELP:  Beauty and the Beast

The committee would love to have some parent help with the costumes for the Musical.  Ms. Allen has already approached some parents, but if you think you can help, please let her or Mrs. MacLean, Mrs. Ng, or Mr. Yee know.  Also, we will need help with makeup and possible set design and props at a later date. Thanks so much.

Grade 5 Boys Basketball

We will have game on Thursday, February 7,  3:15 – 4:30 pm, against Fatima Catholic School. Our grade five basketball tournament is February 19 at Assumption.  Please arrange for pick up from the Pitt Meadows campus. The school bus will be taking us to the middle school campus..Regular practices continue this week.

Grade 5 Coed Basketball Tournament  Cancelled

The Hyde Creek tournament scheduled for Tuesday, February 26 has been CANCELLED.

Grade 3 & 4 Basketball

The dates for the Grade 3 & Grade 4 basketball tournaments have been released.  Grade 3’s will be attending the Alicia Lahm Friendship Basketball Tournament at Assumption Elementary School on Thursday, April 11.  Grade 4’s will be attending the Alicia Lahm Friendship Basketball Tournament at Assumption Elementary School on Tuesday, April 9. We are still looking for additional parents to help with the teams.  Basketball knowledge is preferred but not mandatory. If you are able to help, please email Mrs. Olding at [email protected]. We are looking forward to a fun season!

Sign up for Hot Lunch Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers for this coming Hot Lunch on Friday, February 22! This extra support is extremely appreciated to ensure Hot Lunch Day is successful. All food bins will be distributed to each classroom by The Lunch Lady Company. A parent volunteer is needed in each class to help sort and distribute food items based on labels. Please note: Grades K-3 is where support is needed most. Please see link below to sign up:


Changes For Term 2 Hot Lunch Program

For the upcoming months, February – June,  the PTL is introducing a new company called The Lunch Lady for our Hot Lunch Program.

Ready to Register for The Lunch Lady?

Please see the details of ordering for February to June Hot Lunch program  in THIS LINK.

Please note the first Hot Lunch date for Term 2 is Friday, February 22.

Using the Lunch Lady online ordering online system saves time and is more efficient for all of us.

Extreme Weather Closures

Please note the following important information regarding Hope Lutheran Christian School closures due to extreme weather:

  1. The decision to close the School due to extreme weather will be made by 7:00 am, on the day of the closure, so families can make alternate arrangements.
  2. The announcement will be posted as quickly as possible on our Facebook page and our school website. Do not phone the school, as staff will not be available.
  3. The decision will be made taking into consideration the safety of our families and staff, and the School’s ability to operate normally, and will be based on the best information available at the time.
  4. Any extreme weather closures will automatically apply to both campuses, and Schola Bohemia – Before and After School Care.
  5. Hope Lutheran’s extreme weather closures may not be the same as the local School Districts’ closures.  
  6. Winter weather can change quickly, therefore, when the School remains open, all decisions regarding travel to and from the School are the responsibility of each family.

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