Elementary Monday Note: January 16, 2023

Week at a Glance

Monday, January 16

8:30 am – 12:15 pm Middle School Experience for Grade 5A

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

Tuesday, January 17

Wednesday, January 18

8:30 am – 12:15 pm Middle School Experience for Grade 5B

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

3:15 – 4:00 pm Christmas Musical Cast Party at Elementary Campus

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4 & 5 (Rm 206)

Thursday, January 19

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

6:00 – 6:45 pm Middle School Experience Gr. 5 Parent Meeting (Zoom meeting)

7:00 pm PTL Meeting (Zoom meeting)

Friday, January 20

Dress Down Day – Flannel Theme ($2 to participate, funds going to Gr. 8 Mission Trip)

Hot Lunch

Looking Ahead…


Monday, January 23

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

Tuesday, January 24

6:30 – 8:00 pm Open House

Wednesday, January 25

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, January 26

8:45 am – 2:45 pm Gr. 3A & B Field trip – Vancouver Aquarium

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

Friday, January 27

2023-24 Re-enrolment Opens for Current School Families


6:00 pm – PTL Event Family Literacy & International Potluck

Middle School Experience for Grade 5 Students

This week both of our grade 5 classes will experience middle school for a morning. 

To partner with these field trips to the Middle School there will be a Middle School Experience Zoom meeting for parents of grade 4 & 5 students on Thursday, January 19 at 6:00 pm. Zoom information was sent out to grade 4 & 5 families earlier today.

Christmas Musical Cast Party

This week on January 18, we will have our cast party at the elementary campus, after school. Come with your favorite memories, and be prepared to eat a snack of some kind. This is our way of thanking the actors and dancers for all their hard work!

2023-24 Re-enrolment Period for Current Families

Re-enrolment for our current school families for the 2023-2024 school year will be opening on Friday, January 27 and will close Friday, February 10.  Please watch your email for the 2023-24 Re-enrolment forms.  This is an important time for the school community as this sets the framework for what classes will look like for the 2023-24 school year.  We thank you for the attention and promptness you will put in your response during the upcoming re-enrolment period.

Open House – January 24

We’ve learned from our admissions interviews that an overwhelming majority of our applicants come to our school because of word-of-mouth recommendations from our school community.  We are thankful that you, our parents, are our best advertisers.Do you know of a family looking for a great school to call home?  Please tell them about your experience with Hope and refer them to our website at hopelcs.ca/school to register their attendance for our open house taking place Tuesday, January 24th 6:30 pm. 

Information postcards were sent home with each student for you to hand out to anyone you know considering education options for their children.  You may also use this digital flyer to forward to your contacts.

Also, we are looking for a few parents to act as Parent Ambassadors and interact with prospective families after the tours.  The expectation is to be present in the gym from 7:00 – 8:00 pm and answer any questions parents may have about our school.  If this interests you, please let Lisa know at lklym@hopelcs.ca.

Scholastic Book Fair

Mark your calendars! The fun and excitement of a Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school! Our Scholastic Book Fair will launch at our CommUNITY Event on Friday, January 27. Watch for more news in the Monday Notes leading up to the Scholastic Book Fair!

The January DIGITAL FLYER is here. Here is a BONUS FLYER to help you make a wishlist for our Book Fair. 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 (tstiles@hopelcs.ca).

March Ski Trip 

School-wide ski trip is still available to be filled out to determine our numbers.  No lessons will be offered but anyone who would like to come up to Mt. Seymour and have a ski or snowboard day with friends are welcome to join. This is open to both elementary and middle school campuses.

This form is to determine how many parents and students are coming and how many rentals and passes are needed. Group rate has been posted on our email before the winter break. If you have any questions or inquiries, please feel free to email Diana at cuonganddiana@shaw.ca.

Grade 8 Mission Trip Fundraising

$2 Flannel Dress Down Day – January 20th

On Friday, January 20th wear your flannel, any kind of flannel including p.j.’s, for $2 and support our Grade 8’s in their fundraising efforts for the spring missions trip. 


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).

All proceeds raised will go directly towards the spring mission trip.

Hearts For Hope Gala Tickets

We are super excited to announce that tickets to our Hearts for Hope Gala 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!

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 February newsletter.  During February we hold our annual Intentional Acts of Kindness challenge.  What do you do to extend kindness to others?  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.


CommUNITY Event – Friday, January 27!

Celebrate Your Heritage and join us for a night of commUNITY.  

Please indicate your attendance on this Potluck Registration Form and, once registered, tickets can be purchased in either campus office – $5 per person or $20 for a family.  If cost is an issue for you, please contact the PTL at hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca

This event will also include an Author Chat with two resident authors, a Scholastic Book Fair, a book walk for a chance to win prizes, and other fun literary activities for all ages.

Our last potluck dinner was an amazing success with a vast variety of ethnic foods.  We hope to repeat the experience so pull out your recipe books and consider what cultural dish you can contribute that celebrates your family heritage.  All attendees are to bring a food item (sweet or savoury) to feed 12 people.  Provision of food will count for one hour of parent participation time.


Upcoming Events

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

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Our next PTL meeting takes place on Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 pm over Zoom.  A connection link will be shared with parents closer to the meeting date.  In the meantime, please review the November minutes.


Participation Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE, the deadline to record your participation hours is January 31st.  After that date, the Term 1 sheets will be closed and hours tallied.  Term 2 sheets will be shared with all parents February 1st.

  • A few parents are needed to act as Parent Ambassadors and interact with prospective families after the Open House tours.  The expectation is to be present in the gym from 7:00 – 8:00 pm and answer any questions parents may have about our school.  If this interests you, please contact Lisa at lklym@hopelcs.ca.
  • Additionally, a coffee time will be offered at the Open House and we need cookie donations.  If you would like to donate 2 dozen cookies, you may claim 1 hour of PPP.  Please sign up to provide.


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


Maypole Dance Instruction

Port Coquitlam is celebrating their 100th May Day this spring.  We would like to put together a Maypole Dance Team for Hope students in grades 3-5 but, here’s the catch – a commitment from parent volunteers to instruct the four dances is required.

A Maypole Lead Instructor is available to teach the dances to the volunteer instructors and to support them as needed during practices. Practices begin after Spring Break and occur twice per week in the elementary campus gym before, during, or after school hours.

Parents, if you are interested in learning the four dances to teach to our students, Mrs. Watson needs to hear from you by Wednesday, January 18thOnce we know that we have the instructional support in place, we will make a signup form available for students to apply.


Prayer Community

Wondering about a new year’s resolution?  How about making prayer a priority for 2023?  Join our community of prayer partners as we gather each week at the Elementary Campus entrance and each month in the Chapel to pray for our school community and beyond. 
Prayer meetings take place every Monday at 8:45 am outside the Elementary entrance and the last Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in the Elementary Chapel – all are welcome and children are encouraged to participate in the evening prayer time.  

Our next evening gathering is Tuesday, January 31 at 7:30 pm – hope to see you there.

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, January 21 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Hope Lutheran’s Elementary campus. Come join us for fun, games, and devotion! This is our second event of 2023! 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!