Elementary Monday Note: January 13, 2020

Week at a Glance

Monday, January 13

3:00 – 4:40 pm STEAM program – STEM, Rm 103

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton

Tuesday, January 14

7:00 – 8:30 am Grade 5 Boys Basketball

8:55 – 9:25 am Parent Prayer (meet in the school foyer)

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

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton

Wednesday, January 15

9:00 Chapel – Mrs. Stephanie Mayer

3:00 – 4:40 pm STEAM program – Colour Clay, Connection Rm

3:15 – 4:15 pm Grade 5 Girls Basketball

Thursday, January 16

3:00 – 4:40 pm STEAM program – Singing, Rm 104

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class gr. 4/5 (Connection Rm)

3:15 – 4:30 pm Grade 5 Boys Basketball

Friday, January 17

Hot Lunch Day

Deadline to make changes for the Family Ski Trip

Dress Down Day for LEST – $2 to participate

8:30 am PTL Coffee Fellowship

11:30 am Hot Lunch Volunteer Meeting – school front lobby

3:00 – 4:40 pm STEAM program – Colour Clay, Connection Rm

Looking Ahead…

Monday, January 20

3:00 – 4:40 pm STEAM program – STEM, Rm 103

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton

Tuesday, January 21

7:00 – 8:30 am Grade 5 Boys Basketball

8:55 – 9:25 am Parent Prayer (meet in the school foyer)

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

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton

Wednesday, January 22

Grade 5 Transition Day

9:00 Chapel – Gr. 5B

3:00 – 4:40 pm STEAM program – Colour Clay, Connection Rm

3:15 – 4:15 pm Grade 5 Girls Basketball

Thursday, January 23

3:00 – 4:40 pm STEAM program – Singing, Rm 104

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class gr. 4/5 (Connection Rm)

3:15 – 4:30 pm Grade 5 Boys Basketball

Friday, January 24

3:00 – 4:40 pm STEAM program – Colour Clay, Connection Rm

6:30 pm Father Daughter Dance

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

PTL General Meeting

A PTL General Meeting took place Friday, January 10.  Please access the following link for the meeting minutes.  JANUARY 10 PTL MINUTES 

There is a lot of valuable information reported within the PTL minutes – please take the time to read them.

PTL Coffee Fellowship

Our next coffee fellowship is Friday, January 17.  If you would like to contribute baking or help to set up, please sign up here:  PTL Coffee Fellowship 

Parent Volunteer Hours

REMINDER TO ALL PARENTS: Please remember to record your Parent Volunteer Hours as you complete them on your youngest child’s spreadsheet.  Term 1 ends on January 31 and after that date, the sheets will be closed.

Please ensure you record any eligible hours prior to January 31 or they will not be counted.

Volunteer Opportunities – 2019/2020 School Year

  1. The Well:  Our food services club, The Well, at the Pitt Meadows campus, is in need of one parent a week to assist in the clean up each Friday after the meal service.  If you are able to spare an hour over the lunch period, they would greatly appreciate your assistance. Please sign up at the following link: “The Well” Clean Up
  2. Lunchtime Supervision:  We are looking for volunteers for lunchtime supervision at the Port Coquitlam campus from 11:50 am – 12:45 pm each day.  This extra support is needed so the students can go over to McLean Park. Orientation will be provided.  Thank you so much for giving your time in this area! You can sign up at the following link:  PoCo Campus Lunch Supervision
  3. Open House, January 28, 6:30 – 8:00 pm:  Would you like to be a Parent Ambassador at our upcoming open house?  We are looking for several parents who are interested in mingling and conversing with new families interested in joining our school community.  Able to provide baked goods?  Dessert items are needed for our refreshment time.  If you are available to assist on January 28 in either of these capacities, please sign up at the following link: School Open House 

Community Relations

Community Newsletter

Submissions are open for the January newsletter.   Do you have a story idea or a newsworthy event you’d like to share?   If so, we’d like to hear from you.

Submissions to Lisa Klym at [email protected].

Submission deadline:  January 20

Publication date:  January 24 

Re-Enrollment 2020-2021

A reminder that re-enrollment will open at the end of the month – Friday, January, 31 and close two weeks later on Friday, February 14.  Please note that information about 20/21 tuition rates will be included for your reference.

Please note that for those in the current EAL program and those who may require it in the next year or future years are expected to participate in the program if deemed necessary and EAL fees will be in addition to the basic tuition fees.

Extreme Weather Closures

As we head into this week of winter weather, please note the following important information regarding Hope Lutheran Christian School closures due to extreme weather:

     * 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.

     * 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.

     * 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.

     * Any extreme weather closures will automatically apply to both campuses, and Schola Bohemia – Before and After School Care. 

     * Hope Lutheran’s extreme weather closures may not be the same as the local School Districts’ closures. 

     * 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.

Dress Down Days for LEST $2

There are some upcoming Dress Down Days, scheduled at both campuses, as a way to fund-raise for the middle school’s upcoming trip to Portland to participate in LEST.  $2 to participate. 

Please note the following:

     * Friday, January 17

     * Friday, February 7

Hope Lutheran Church – GOD WALK

You are invited to Hope Lutheran Church’s next God Walk!

Who: You!  Anyone who wants to come!

What: Our first God Walk of 2020! God Walks are an opportunity to get out and about in our community and look for God in His creation.

When: Sunday, January 19; 9:30-10:30 am

Where: Lafarge Lake – meet in Town Centre Central Parking lot

Why: To look for God in His creation while enjoying fellowship together.

Parent Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for a parent who can create general school layout maps to help us update our emergency escape route posters.  If you are interested and able to help out in this way please speak with Mrs. Watson about the details.

Father Daughter Dance Update

There is still some available space for this year’s Father Daughter Dance. Please click on the link to sign up. 


Remember, once you sign up, you still need to pick up your tickets at the Port Coquitlam campus, through Mrs. Klassen.

Have you picked up your tickets for the Dance? If not, please do so immediately.

Father Daughter Dance Volunteer Opportunity

Are you looking for more volunteer hours? We are looking for anyone who would like to help towards snacks and set up for the Father Daughter Dance.

Click on the link below and see what works best for you. A little help goes a very, very long way!


Grade 5 Girls Basketball

Grade 5 girls basketball practices continue on Wednesdays. Information about two playing opportunities is now available.  

Please fill out the permission form at https://forms.gle/ABPiNPQyGTkKjHXo8 

This is also where you can find out more details about the tournaments.

Grade 5 Boys Basketball

Grade 5 boys basketball practices are underway. We have an after school tournament scheduled for February 4. Boys interested in playing should use this link to sign up

Grade 5 Co-Ed Basketball Tournament

Our Grade 5 basketball players will be participating in a tournament at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre on Tuesday, February 4. The tournament will run from 3:00 – 8:00 pm (at the latest). More information will be given to players closer to the date of the event.

Grade 3 and 4 Basketball

Basketball practices for the Grades 3 and Grades 4 teams will start the week of February 18.  More information about practice dates will be given soon. The teams will be playing in the Alicia Lam Friendship Tournament on the following dates: Grade 3 – April 22 and Grade 4 – April 21. 

Hope Lutheran Junior Youth (Grades 5-8)

Junior Youth is a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church for all students in grades 5-8 to grow in friendships and faith! 

Junior Youth is off-site for a bowling event this *Friday* (no event on Saturday). For full information (and up-to-date information regarding how winter weather conditions may affect this event), please contact Stephanie Mayer ([email protected]) to join our email list.


Hot Lunch

Looking for Enthusiastic Volunteers to help be a part of our Elementary Campus Hot Lunch Program.

Tasks involve: 

  1. helping coordinate hot lunch menu at the start of the school year
  2. helping create sign up genius for Monday Note
  3. helping communicate with The Lunch Lady Company with any order issues and parent complaints
  4. helping distribute hot lunch from bins on Hot Lunch school dates

Please contact Sharon at [email protected]

Please include your First Name, Last Name  and Contact information.

We will have our first meeting on HOT LUNCH DAY Friday, January 17, at 11:30 am, front lobby, Port Coquitlam Campus.

January 17 – Hot Lunch Volunteers

Looking for volunteers for our next Hot Lunch Day Friday, January 17.

The sign up link can be found below. Your help is greatly appreciated. 


Family Ski Day – POSTPONED

Due to lack of snow, the December Family Ski Day has been re-scheduled to February 28.  This day is also a student led conference day; therefore, families who are going skiing should go for their conference on February 27.  All information currently submitted will be transferred to the new date. If you are no longer able to attend and require a refund, please email Mrs. Olding ([email protected]). If you are now able to attend and would like to be added to this event, there may be some spaces available.  ALL CHANGES MUST BE MADE BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 17. Please contact Mrs. Olding for more information.

Volunteer Bakers Wanted 

We are looking for multiple volunteers to make 24-36 sugar cookies each (in a supplied shape) for the last week of January. This will be for a Spirit Week activity for the whole school. Any nut-free sugar cookie recipe is fine; however a recipe can be provided upon request. Cookie cutters are available in the school office. Cookies can be dropped off at anytime during school hours until January 30. Please sign up using the following link if you can help with this activity:


We will also be looking for parents to volunteer to oversee the cookie decorating station on Friday, January 31. Please email [email protected] if you would like to be a part of this.

Yearbook Orders

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!

You may order your yearbook for $25. The deadline for ordering yearbooks is January 31, 2020.


       *Pick up an order form from the office, complete it, make a cheque out to Hope Lutheran School and return both to the school

       *On the cheque subject line, please write your child’s name, their class,  and “Yearbook 2019/20”

ONLINE: go to the following link and follow the instructions


Yearbooks will be delivered in June, before students leave for summer holidays.  Any 2019/20 yearbooks not picked up by June 30, 2021 will be used for school purposes.

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