Elementary Monday Note: January 20, 2020

Week at a Glance


Monday, January 20

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

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton


Tuesday, January 21

Lice Check Day

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


Looking Ahead…

Monday, January 27

Spirit Week Special Dress Down Day: Wear bright clothes

1:00 pm Spirit Week Assembly 

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

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton


Tuesday, January 28

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

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

1:00 – 2:00 Spirit Week Special Event: Hour of Play

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

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton


Wednesday, January 29

Grade 5 Transition Day

9:00 Chapel – Spirit Week Chapel

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

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


Thursday, January 30

8:45 am – 2:30 pm Gr. 3A & B Vancouver Aquarium – Field Trip

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 31

2020-2021 Re-Enrollment Opens

Spirit Week Special Dress Down Day: Wear a Team Jersey

Hot Lunch Day

10:30 am -12:00 pm Spirit Week Cookie Decorating

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


Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Hearts for Hope – Capital Campaign

We are excited to launch our first ever annual capital giving campaign!  

Coinciding with the Asian New Year and the celebration of Valentine’s Day, “Hearts for Hope” will run for the entire month of February.  Our goal this year is to raise $50,000 for the purchase of our own school bus – a suitable bus owned and operated by Hope Lutheran School to service both campuses! This goal will enable us to also have funds set aside to get us up and running with operational and maintenance costs.  Tax deductible donations can be made online from February 1 through to February 29 using the Donate button in the upper right corner of our website (hopelcs.ca/school), choosing the “Hearts for Hope” Fund.   Each family who donates will be recognized with their name written on a heart and posted in the foyer of each campus. 

As part of the fundraising celebrations, a Hope Community and Cultural Awareness evening is taking place on Saturday, February 8, 6:00 pm at the Port Coquitlam Campus.  This fun and festive evening is open to all Hope staff, school and church families. A range of food items representative of the Asian New Year will be available for sampling and a very special guest speaker has been invited.  

Ticket prices are $20 for each adult and $10 for each child.  These tickets will give you access to a pre-determined amount of food.  If you child has an adult-sized appetite, please consider purchasing an adult ticket for them.   Please indicate your attendance in the following link by January 22 so we can adequately prepare:  Hearts for Hope Community Event   Tickets will be available for pick up starting January 27.

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

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.


Spirit Week (Jan. 27-31)

We are looking forward to a fun School Spirit Week this year as we celebrate our REAL theme.  Please refer to the weekly calendar for the special events and dress down days. During the Tuesday “Hour of Play” day, Mr. Mathew is looking for large blankets or clean tarps that can be used for our fort building stations. Please bring clearly labeled items with your name and child’s grade to the office on Monday, January 27. If you have any questions about Spirit Week please ask your child’s teacher. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Mr. Mathew.


Lice Check

A school lice check will be conducted tomorrow, Tuesday, January 21.  Please ensure your child’s hair is free of braids, clips, elastics and gel.  


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!

FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP


Parent Prayer

Parent Prayer – Every Tuesday, 8:55 – 9:25 am. Meet in the foyer of the Port Coquitlam campus.

Please join us to pray for our staff, students, families & community, and for wisdom as we seek God’s direction on the future of our school and its facilities.

Prayer is the foundation for what God will do in and through us this year! 

Contact Tina Goetz for more info [email protected]


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 will take place this Saturday, January 25. For full event information, please join our email list by contacting Stephanie Mayer ([email protected]).

Blessings!


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:

SPIRIT WEEK SUGAR COOKIE BAKING

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.


Hot Lunch Volunteers for Jan 31 & Feb 7

Our Hot Lunch program is looking for motivated parents to help distribute Hot Lunch from Food Bins delivered by The Lunch Lady, on January 31 and February 7. Once food has been distributed to the children and checked, please feel free to visit other classrooms that may need your help. We appreciate your time! Please note: classes K-3 need our help the most!

Please see the following link to sign up:

Hot Lunch Volunteers Sign Up


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.

CHEQUE:

       *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

     http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01124893  

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]).

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