Elementary Monday Note: March 13, 2023

Week at a Glance

Monday, March 13

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

Tuesday, March 14

Wednesday, March 15

Term Two Reports Issued

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, March 16

9:45 am – 12:15 pm Kindergarten A & B Field Trip – Minnekhada

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

Friday, March 17

Dress Down Day (Green Theme) – $2 to participate; fundraiser for Gr. 8 Mission Trip

Hot Lunch

Looking Ahead…


March 20 – March 31, 2023


Monday, April 3

First Day of School after Spring Break

8:45 – 9:15 am Parent Prayer

3:20 – 3:50 pm KM Club – Spring Session Starts

Tuesday, April 4

Wednesday, April 5

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)

3:20 – 3:50 pm KM Club – Spring Session 

Thursday, April 6

School Wide Spelling Bee

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 206)

Friday, April 7


Arts and Crafts & A Book Signing! 

On Saturday March 18th, Mr. Mayer will be at Kinder Books in New Westminster (810 Quayside Dr #101, New Westminster, BC). Mr. Mayer will be signing copies of his book (Leroy the Raccoon) and would love to see you there if you are free! (Swing by Kinder Books anytime from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm) 

On Sunday, March 19th, Mr. Mayer will be leading a story time with arts and crafts at Kinder Books! Come at 9:30 AM and head upstairs (by the circus school). Mr. Mayer will be doing a reading and sharing a message on the topic of friendship. After this, children will have the opportunity to create a craft based on the book. The event is free but you will need to sign up so there will be enough materials for everyone. To sign up, click on this LINK.

Thank you from the Berg Family

As many of you know, Mrs. Berg has been off work since mid-February after having a mass removed from her abdomen. Thanks be to God that all results have come back benign and that she is recovering well at home. The Berg Family would like to thank the Hope community for their prayers, well-wishes, gifts of food and support. We look forward to seeing Mrs. Berg return to school after Spring Break. Thanks be to God for His healing hand in Mrs. Berg’s life.

Yearbook Orders!

Hey HLCS family! Yearbooks are now available for order! Don’t miss your chance to capture your student’s memories of this school year forever.

Want to order a yearbook? Just click this link here or take a look at one of the flyers posted around school to get started. This year’s yearbook orders can be done electronically by phone or online. 

Don’t miss out — order before April 10th to receive one.

KM Club Spring Session

  • This spring we are conducting a 6-week run/walk around McLean Park starting Monday, April 3rd and going until Friday, May 19th from 3:20 – 3:50 pm.  All are welcome, from both campuses, to participate at whatever level you are able – students, parents, grandparents, and younger siblings.      

Parents/caregivers – you must be at McLean Park to supervise your children during Km Club. 

Use this Signup form to register by March 15th!

  • Volunteers are needed to help run KM Club.  If you are interested in volunteering please SIGN UP HERE.
  • We are looking for 4 parents to help on Friday, March 17, at 9:00 am to clean up the KM Club materials (wristbands, etc) and prepare for the first run. If interested please contact Maik at maikhassel@gmail.com or text/whatsapp at 604.315.8446.

Chapel Offering for UGM

There is only 1 more week before spring break, and therefore only one more opportunity to bring in donations for the Union Gospel Mission, during our weekly Chapel offering.  While money donations are helpful and appreciated we are also collecting tangible items that are a great service to their community. Students will be able to bring items up to the front during our Wednesday chapels. Items such as NEW adult socks and underwear (large size both genders), personal toiletries (toothpaste, soap, etc), and tins of coffee are most appreciated. 

Grade 8 Mission Trip Fundraising

Purdy’s Easter Chocolate Fundraiser

Support our Grade 8 Missions Team:  Our goal is to raise $1,000.00 so we need your help—but don’t worry, all the work you’re doing is choosing which chocolates to order.

Stock up on beautiful Easter gift boxes, fun chocolate bunnies, Sweet Georgia Browns and more. All profits will go directly to the Grade 8 mission trip. So satisfy those cravings, get all your Easter gift-shopping done while supporting a great cause.

The deadline to order is Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

What you need:

Once orders close, we’ll notify everyone when and where you can collect your treats 

(Pick up will be either April 5th and/or April 6th)

Please share with anyone you know who might be interested. It would help us so much.

On-line Purdy’s Easter Catalogue


March 17 – $2 Dress Down Day

This Friday, March 17th wear green for $2 and support the Grade 8’s in the fundraising for their missions trip in April and graduation in June.


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).

Consider taking a labelled bag to your place of work and having your colleagues donate their beverage containers.  All proceeds raised will go directly towards the spring mission trip.

When returning items, please ensure the label has been scanned at the kiosk.

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

May Day Parade Participation

As a way to promote our school, we are entering our school bus and a student walking group into Port Coquitlam’s 100th May Day Parade on Saturday, May 13th.  Parents, if your child is wanting to participate in this event, please complete our Participation Consent Form by Friday, April 7th to be included as the number of students needs to be determined ahead of time.

Any questions, please contact Mrs. Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.



Submissions are open for the April newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know.  Submissions to Lisa Klym at lklym@hopelcs.ca.


Hope Community Prayer

Our next Community Prayer evening is during spring break, Tuesday, March 28th at 7:30 pm.  All are welcome, children are encouraged to participate.  Please mark it on your calendar and join us for 1 hour in the chapel to pray for our school, ourselves and our wider community.


Hope Community Event – Tuesday, April 11 

As a post-Easter celebration and an educational opportunity to learn about the Hebrew roots of our Christian faith and our Jewish Messiah, you are invited to partake in a Christ-centered community Passover Seder lead by one of our school families, Pastor Adam & Edina Gabeli.

Date:  Tuesday, April 11

Time:  doors open 5:30 pm ; event 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Location:  Westwood Community Church, 1294 Johnson Street, Coquitlam

Cost:  $25/adult; $15/child; 3rd child of same family free

Details:  Event is appropriate for ages 3+.  Meal consists of grilled chicken, potato, Greek salad, hummus, matzah bread and dessert.  Please note for allergies, walnuts are an essential ingredient to this meal.

The individual ticket price covers the cost only of this special meal; there is no fundraising component to this event.  Sign up and payment deadline is firm, by Monday, April 3rd at 3:00 pm, payable to either campus office by cash or cheque.  Please note, seats are limited.  Indicate your attendance here:  Passover Seder Supper

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Recent PTL Meeting

Please review the minutes from our recent PTL meeting and provide any changes to the PTL via email at hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca.


Reimbursement Cheques Ready

Those parents who completed partial hours, you have a reimbursement cheque ready for pickup in the Elementary Campus office.

If your family completed a minimum of 15 hours participation, your money was not credited to the PTL account.



The PTL will host a coffee fellowship this Friday, March 17th.  This is an excellent way to connect with other parents and get to know someone new over a cup of coffee and a baked treat.

The PTL has created a group Facebook page that is private to our Community.  We hope that by having this page, it will give Hope parents a one-stop resource for all our signups and other pertinent messaging.  Please ask to join the HLCS Parent Community private group page and answer the two security questions.


Participation Opportunities

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


Upcoming Events

Please refer to our PTL Community Calendar for a list of upcoming events.

The current parent coordinators of our popular Father/Daughter dance are looking for successors to step forward and shadow them as they plan our upcoming dance scheduled for Friday, April 28th.  This is a very popular event enjoyed by all K-5 girls and we need to have parents of the younger grades brought into the Coordinator roles to keep this event going for future years.  Please contact the PTL at hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca if you are interested in learning about this event.

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. Our next JR Youth will be on Saturday, March 25th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Hope Lutheran’s Elementary campus. Come join us for fun, games, and devotion! 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!

Hope Lutheran Church Happenings

Pastor Vic Esperanza will lead us at our 9:00-10:00 am service this Sunday. As always, the service will be live-streamed to watch at 9:00 am or anytime afterwards:



Hope Lenten Services

Hope Lutheran Church will be hosting Lenten services on Wednesdays till Easter starting on Ash Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:00 pm with potluck dinner followed by 7:00 pm services, then every Wednesday until March 29.