Elementary Monday Note: January 11, 2021

Week at a Glance

Monday, January 11

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

Tuesday, January 12

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

Wednesday, January 13

Lice Check Forms Due (on-site students)

9:30 am Chapel

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

Thursday, January 14

Gr. 5B Middle School Experience Day

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

7:00 pm PTL General Meeting, on Zoom

Friday, January 15

Hot Lunch

3:05 – 4:30 pm Anniversary Musical Actor Auditions (Gr. 3-8)

Looking Ahead…

Monday, January 18

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

Tuesday, January 19

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

Wednesday, January 20

9:30 am Chapel

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

Thursday, January 21

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

Friday, January 22


Lice Check

This school year with COVID restrictions on visitors and crossing cohorts, our lice checks look different.  We are asking our in-class families to please conduct a lice check at home with their child(ren) and return a signed copy of the form provided indicating you have completed this. Students are to return the form to their teacher by Wednesday, January 13.  

LICE CHECK FORM – (please complete & send back to teacher)

We are also attaching documents to help with the steps of a lice check and more information on what lice is, how to detect, and treat.  If you have further questions please contact our Parent Lice Check Coordinator, Gail Madanayake at [email protected].




Re-Enrolment 2021-2022

The re-enrolment process for the 2021/22 school year will begin at the end of this month. 

On January 29, all school families with students currently in grades K – 7 will receive an email containing the link to the re-enrolment information package and forms. The information package will include the 2021/22 tuition rates. Re-enrolment will close on Friday, February 12. 

Please note, annual re-enrolment fees and prepaid tuition deposits are due and required to be submitted with the re-enrolment forms, along with the selected option for 2021/22 tuition payment.  

Anniversary Musical Actor Auditions!

We are calling all actors from grade 3-8 to come audition to be a part of our FANTABULOUS, WACKY, FUN, NOSTALGIC WHOLE-SCHOOL, musical event this April. Every class will be performing a musical number in this revue production; however, we will need a small troupe of actors to help tell the story in between these musical numbers.

Auditions will take place at the Port Coquitlam (Elementary) campus on Fridays, January 15 and January 29 from 3:05 – 4:30 pm. Use the SIGN UP LINK below to book your slot. Auditions are open for Grade 3-8. Please wait outside the chapel, distanced and masked, while on the bench until you are called in to audition. You will need to prepare a one minute, memorized monologue and one minute of a song. Be prepared to sing along with the teachers at one point too! Please contact Mrs. MacLean at school or by her email ([email protected]) if you would like some examples of monologues or songs to prepare.

** Safety Information: All rehearsals will take place in our gymnasium with actors distanced by cohort. We will be casting by cohort as part of our safety plan. Many grades will be a part of this play, but each cohort will be alone on stage or distanced from each other. Masks will be required during rehearsals. 

We hope to see you all come out for this special anniversary musical revue!  Please sign-up here: HLCS Anniversary Musical Audition Sign Up.

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 will be sent home with your child(ren) Tuesday, January 12, or for your convenience 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!

Badminton Program – Winter Season

PI Academy Sports is once again delighted to be able to offer badminton at Hope this winter season! To better cope with Covid19, the number of classes and participants have been further reduced, and limited to two classes at the Port Coquitlam (Elementary) campus and one at the Pitt Meadows (Middle School) campus. Please choose the appropriate lesson day designated by your child’s grade. 

Thank you to all the parents and the staff at Hope for your great support of the badminton program, and continue to allow the students to learn through purposeful-play.

Payment options:

  1. E-transfer (preferred):  [email protected]
  2. Cash (in-person on your child’s first lesson)

Please find the link HERE to the Signup Genius Winter season 2021 registration:

Additional notes:

  1. Students will have their temperature checked (non-touch forehead) prior to the start of each lesson. Those showing 38 degrees or above or display physical signs of other ill symptoms, and subject to the Coach’s discretion, the student will not be able to participate in that lesson. The parents will be contacted for immediate pick up of their child. If a child is sent home or missed a lesson due to illness, a credit for that lesson will be applied to your account for future redemption.
  2. No make-up classes. No switching classes at any time
  3. Students will be reminded and when possible to keep at least a 2M distance from others during the lessons, and casual discussions
  4. Students will be reminded to wash their hands frequently
  5. No sharing of rackets
  6. School rackets will be sanitized before and after use
  7. Congratulatory gestures will be done by touching rackets or hand gestures

Scholastic January Digi Flyers Available Online

Please check out the JANUARY FLYER in this link. When you checkout, don’t forget to use our school Class Code: RC131640. 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]).


Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

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).

PTL General Meeting

A PTL General meeting will be held on Thursday, January 14 at 7:00 pm over Zoom.  All parents and staff are invited to attend.  Connection details will be communicated later this week.

Port Coquitlam Campus Lunch Monitoring

We are still in need for lunch hour volunteers for Kindergarten, Grades 1, and 2 classes.

In order to give our teachers a much needed lunch break, we need your help! If interested, please contact [email protected]

The days/classes we are still in need are:

  1. Kindergarten classes: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  2. Grade 1 classes: Monday, Thursday and Friday
  3. Grade 2 classes: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

PTL Fundraising

Is your beverage recycling piling up after the holidays?  Return your containers and help out the school at the same time.  

HLCS recycling labels are available in each campus office.  Place this label on your recycling bag and drop it off at your nearest Return It Depot – all eligible containers will be credited to our Hope Lutheran School account. 


Has your child experienced growth over the past few months?  Are their pants too short; skirts or shirts too tight?

Our Used Uniform Buy & Sell page on Facebook is active and all posts are up-to-date.  There are many pieces available at a fraction of the price of a new item – please take the time to browse:  HLCS Used Uniform Buy & Sell.  

Our uniform policy and ordering code for new items is located here on our website.  Please ensure you are complying with our outlined uniform policy.

Community Relations

Our January edition was issued last week.  In case you missed it, here is the full-colour version:  JANUARY – THE HOPE HERALD.

Submissions are open for the February newsletter.  Do you have an achievement to share or a service project you’ve engaged in?

Please submit your stories, including any applicable photos, to Lisa Klym at [email protected].