Elementary Monday Note: February 7, 2022

Week at a Glance


Monday, February 7

9:00 am Parent Prayer

3:30 pm Gr. 5 Coding Club


Tuesday, February 8


Wednesday, February 9

Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 4 & 5 EAL Class (in gr. 5A classroom)


Thursday, February 10

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 EAL Class  (in Connection Rm)


Friday, February 11

Hot Lunch

Chocolate Bar Sale – Gr. 5 & 8 Fundraiser


Looking Ahead…

 

Monday, February 14

9:00 am Parent Prayer

Dress Down Day (Red, pink, white) $2 to participate

3:30 pm Gr. 5 Coding Club


Tuesday, February 15


Wednesday, February 16

Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 4 & 5 EAL Class (in gr. 5A classroom)


Thursday, February 17

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 EAL Class  (in Connection Rm)


Friday, February 18

Hot Lunch

4:00 pm 2022-23 Re-Enrolment period closes (all forms/payment submitted after this time will be subject to a Late Fee)


COVID-19 Daily Health Check Website

The K-12 Health Check contains the most up-to-date B.C. health guidelines and is user-friendly for children to complete daily. This resource can assist in preventative measures for families and help with the decision on whether students should attend school that day.  You can also download the app via the following links: iPhone/iPad iOS or Android devices.


Parking Lot Closed Friday, February 11

The parking lot will be closed afterschool on Friday, February 11, to accommodate the Purdy’s chocolate fundraising event. Chocolates are available to purchase after school, for pre-order information please see the Purdy’s comment below.


Parking on the Street

Please be aware that the city has put up new (No Stopping) signs by the crosswalk and bylaw officers may be monitoring the area in the near future to ensure adherence to these signs. 


Save the Date: Student-Led Conferences

Later this week an email will be sent out with information regarding signing up for appointment times for our Student Led Conferences – Thursday, February 24 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm). Registration for appointment times will open Monday, February 14.


2021 HLCS Tuition Receipts Survey

The 2021 school tuition and donation receipts will soon be available.  The school accounting department is providing two options for families to choose from to receive the receipts:

  1.   digital PDF version
  2.   paper copy

Please use the following Google form to submit your choice by Wednesday, February 16, 2021:  2021 Tuition & Giving Receipts Survey


Re-enrollment 2022-2023

On Friday, February 4, all school families with students currently in grades K – 7 received an email containing the link to the re-enrolment information package and forms. Re-enrolment is now open and will close on Friday, February 18. 

Beginning this year, the annual administration fee has been removed and there is now a single re-enrolment fee of $110 per student. The $250 per student prepaid tuition deposit remains unchanged.

Please note that the re-enrolment fee(s) and prepaid tuition deposit(s) are due and required at the time the re-enrolment package is submitted.  Any forms and payments submitted after the 4:00 pm closing on February 18 will be subject to a late fee of $100.


Intentional Acts of Kindness Challenge – February 7-18

Our Kindness Challenge starts today!

Each day, from February 7-18, consciously perform an act of kindness. It can be as small as you like; something as simple as holding the door open for the person walking behind you or taking time to thank someone who offered you help or support. There is no lower limit to kindness.

Teachers will be on the look-out to catch students in an act of kindness and heart-shaped REAL tickets will be awarded.  The hearts are also available in the classroom and outside each office to write an encouraging note or compliment to someone.  

Parents, the simplest act of an encouraging word to your teacher can do wonders to brighten their day.  Teachers are heading into report-card writing season and a kindly-spoken word may just be the catalyst they need to press on.

Proverbs 25:11 – “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.”


Scholastic Digi Flyer Now Available

The February DIGITAL FLYER here (paper copy has been sent home with your child). When you checkout, don’t forget to use our School Class Code: RC131640. 

When you use the Class Code our school earns 20% of the value of the order in rewards and you get FREE SHIPPING on your order of over $40. Remember you can order online whenever you want at scholastic.ca/clubshop.

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


Purdy’s Chocolate Bar Sale for Valentine’s Day

On Friday, February 11, the Grade 5 and 8s will once again be selling Purdy’s chocolate bars just in time for Valentine’s Day! The money raised will help to fund their year-end celebrations. You may purchase on the day OR pre-order your quantities to ensure you get what you’d like using this online form:  Purdy’s Chocolate Bars.  Standard and specialty bars available from $2-$4 per item. This form will be open until end of day Wednesday, February 9.


Chapel Offering for UGM

During our January-March we typically collect toiletries for the Union Gospel Mission (UGM) as part of our chapel offerings along with any money we collect.  With the continuing COVID restrictions it has changed what they are able to offer in their ministry to the homeless.  This year they are asking for tins of coffee, as they hand out 600-700 cups a day.  To save space in storing these we are asking families wishing to offer coffee to this ministry to hold on to the tins until February 10, at which point students can bring them to school and we can store them until UGM visits on February 17 to present our chapel message.


The 2021-2022 Yearbook

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 the cost is $25.  Yearbooks can be ordered with this link: Hope Lutheran Christian School, following the ordering instructions, or using a Yearbook order form, available through the school office.  If ordering with the yearbook form payment is by cheque only (to Hope Lutheran School), no cash. The cutoff for ordering a yearbook is April 1, 2022.  Thank you for your support in ensuring we have yet another amazing yearbook to showcase our students’ memories at Hope this academic year!


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 will be meeting outside at the elementary Campus by the main entrance. 

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


Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Parent Volunteering

Thank you to all parents who provided their time, talent or resources in assisting our school.  We appreciate your input!

New tracking sheets are being sent by each class liaison.  Please check your email for a link to the Term 2 Parent Participation record sheet.

There are some upcoming needs to fill in preparation for our middle school campus move.  Please refer to the Ongoing Opportunities sheet and contact Lisa to help ([email protected]).


Community Relations

Port Coquitlam’s May Day Celebration

Calling all Grade 1 and 2’s and Grade 4 and 5’s – here’s your chance to enter a random draw to be a part of our City’s May Day Royal Party.  The eligible participants are:

Grades 1 & 2 girls – Flower Girls

Grades 1 & 2 boys – Junior Lancers

Grades 4 & 5 girls – Princesses

Grades 4 & 5 boys – Lancers

Applications are open until February 15.

This year the Maypole Dances will be offered through a new Community Maypole Dance Program at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre. Online registration is open February 1 to 15 and space is limited to 24 Port Coquitlam residents in Grades 3 to 5.

More information can be found by visiting the City’s May Day page on their website.

 

Small Group Reading Plan

God wants to speak to you!  Make it one of your new year goals to read the Bible.  By joining a small group reading plan, we make reading the Bible, God’s Word, easily attainable for you and it gives you an opportunity to develop community with other Hope parents.

上帝想要与你交谈! 让阅读《圣经》成为你新年的一个目标。参与我们的读经小组吧,让我们将读经,读上帝的话语融入你的日常生活中,并且给你自己和学校其他的家长有连接的机会。

A new reading plan starts today but it’s not too late to join.  Please email Lisa your mobile number at [email protected] and you will receive via text an invitation to join our 30-day plan, Life Principles to Live By.

A Chinese Bible reading group is also running.  Please contact Yi Jie ([email protected]) if you would like to be a part of the Chinese small group.

我们中文读经小组正在进行中。如果你想参加中文读经小组,请联系懿洁(她的邮件[email protected]).

 

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the March newsletter.  Do you have an achievement or special event you’d like to share? How about a story of wonder or exploring God’s creation?  What about some kudos to inspire others or ideas for intentional acts of kindness?  

Please send your submissions to Lisa Klym at [email protected].

 

Hope Prayer Community

SAVE THE DATE!  Tuesday, February 22, at 7:30 – 8:30 pm 

The last Tuesday of each month from 7:30 – 8:30 pm is now dedicated to gathering in the chapel as a community to pray for each other, the ministry of our school, Hope church and our greater community.  

Please consider setting aside this time to join us in community prayer.  All families are welcome, signup is not necessary.  Our time together will begin promptly and will not extend beyond the hour.


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.

JR Youth is on this Saturday, February 12. Come join us for fun, games, and devotion! Join our mailing list by clicking here to receive updates about our events.

Have questions? Please email Danielle ([email protected])

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