Elementary Monday Note: March 11, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, March 11

Reading Link – During Noon Hour

12:00 – 12:30 pm Gr. 3 Girls Basketball

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 Boys Basketball

Tuesday, March 12

8:45 am Gr. 5A & B Field Trip – Port Coquitlam Courthouse

8:55 am Parent Prayer

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 Girls Basketball

3:15 pm Gr. 2/3 After School EAL Classes (Rm. 209)

Wednesday, March 13

Basketball Permission Slips due

Term Two Reports Issued

7:15 – 8:15 am Gr. 4 Boys Basketball

9:00 am Chapel – Gr. 3A

12:00 – 12:30 pm Gr. 4 Girls Basketball

3:15 pm Gr. 4/5 After School EAL Classes (Rm.207)

3:30 pm Beauty and the Beast Practice

Thursday, March 14

12:00 – 12:30 pm Gr. 3 Boys Basketball

3:15 – 4:30 pm Gr. 4 Boys Basketball

Friday, March 15

Hot Food Day

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 4 Girls Basketball

3:30 pm Beauty and the Beast Practice

Looking Ahead…

Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 29


Monday, April 1

School Re-opens after Spring Break

Reading Link – During Noon Hour

12:00 – 12:30 pm Gr. 3 Girls Basketball

3:05 – 4:00 pm Yearbook Meeting

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 Boys Basketball

3:15 pm Km Club Starts

3:30 pm Beauty and the Beast Practice

Tuesday, April 2

8:55 am Parent Prayer

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 Girls Basketball

3:15 pm Gr. 2/3 After School EAL Classes (Rm. 209)

3:15 pm Km Club

Wednesday, April 3

7:15 – 8:15 am Gr. 4 Boys Basketball

9:00 am Chapel – Gr. 5 Ambassadors

12:00 – 12:30 pm Gr. 4 Girls Basketball

12:00 pm Km Club

3:15 pm Gr. 4/5 After School EAL Classes (Rm.207)

3:30 pm Beauty and the Beast Practice

Thursday, April 4

10:15 am Caribou Math

12:00 – 12:30 pm Gr. 3 Boys Basketball

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 4 Boys Basketball

3:15 pm Km Club

Friday, April 5

12:00 pm Km Club

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 4 Girls Basketball

3:30 pm Beauty and the Beast Practice

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

1. Next Hot Lunch is on Friday, March 15 provided by the Hot Lunch Lady. Please see the Hot Lunch write up and a sign up link further down in the Note.

  2. PTL Meeting Minutes from Friday, March 8 can be found at the following link:


  3. 2019/2020 PTL Executive Positions:  The PTL Executive is putting out a call for the following available positions for the 2019/2020 school year:  President, Vice-President, Elementary School MAL, and Middle School MAL.

If you are interested, please contact any Executive member or email [email protected] for more details.  The membership will vote on the new Executive at the May meeting.  A job description will be made available upon request.

4. Staff Appreciation Lunch Co-ordinator:  We are looking for a parent to organize the Staff Appreciation Lunch.  The date is to be determined. The PTL membership voted to cater the lunch at Friday’s PTL meeting.  If you are interested, please contact Jolene at [email protected] for more details.  Thank you!

2018 Tax Receipts

Hope Lutheran Christian School 2018 tax receipts are available for pick-up from the Port Coquitlam campus office.

At least one parent’s signature is required to pick up the receipt, and a service fee will be charged for replacement receipts.

Schola Bohemia 2018 tax receipts are also available to pick up directly from Rita.

Chapel Offerings for UGM – March

For the last 4 years, Hope Lutheran has partnered with Union Gospel Mission (UGM) – New Westminster financially through our Wednesday Chapel offerings, as well as physically with donations of new socks and toiletries for those in need, and we are excited to partner with them again for the 2018/2019 school year.

From now until Spring Break, students and families are encouraged to bring donations to school, which will be collected on Wednesdays during our school chapel service. During the service, students will have an opportunity to bring their donations to the altar.

For Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40

Items that are most in need are:

  1. New socks – Men’s and Women’s
  2. Deodorant – Men’s and Women’s
  3. Razors – Men’s and Women’s
  4. Travel size toiletries

“Demonstrating the love of Christ, Union Gospel Mission is determined to transform communities by overcoming poverty, homelessness, and addiction – one life at a time.”

Please help us as we seek to help those who are struggling and in need.

Excel Martial Arts

We are excited to welcome Excel Martial Arts to our school this week.  Excel offers this program to our school free of charge – thank you Excel!! Students will be participating in martial arts activities during their regularly scheduled PE classes.  You can find out more about the Excel Martial Arts program on their website: http://www.excelmartialarts.ca/ Please contact Mrs. Olding ([email protected]) with any questions or concerns.

We are also thankful to Excel for providing us with a unique fundraising opportunity. Excel has provided us with 25 cards that cost $20 each, with the proceeds remaining with the school. If you choose to purchase a card, you take the card to Excel Martial Arts – Port Coquitlam location (1740 Broadway St). You will then receive a t-shirt ($22 value), a white belt, and one month of unlimited martial arts classes. The passes will be good for the month of April. Cards can be purchased in the school office.

Parents in Prayer

For the school year, a parent from the Port Coquitlam campus has organized a once a month prayer time for parents/family members of Hope Lutheran Christian School.

Please join us on the first Tuesday of each month for Parent Prayer. We will meet from 8:55 – 9:30 am and pray for our children, our families, the Staff and Teachers at Hope and our Community of Port Coquitlam. We will share and learn from one another, be inspired by Bible readings on prayer and of course – we will pray together! Email Tina Goetz for more info: [email protected]

Location: Please meet in the Narthex/Foyer of the Port Coquitlam Campus at 8:55 am on Tuesday, March 12.

The dates for the rest of the school year are: April 2, May 7, June 4

Grade 3 & 4 Basketball

Permission slips for the Grade 3 and 4 basketball tournaments were sent last week.  Please sign and return them by Wednesday, March 13.

Pi Day – March 14

Parent volunteers are needed to help assemble our school’s Pi Day paper chain and hang it up in the sanctuary.  If you are able to help from 9:00 – 11:00 am on Thursday, March 14 please contact Mrs. Paul at [email protected].

Hot Lunch Volunteers

We need your help for our upcoming Hot Lunch Day, March 15!

We are looking for parent volunteers for each classroom to help distribute food. Please note that younger grades (K to Grade 3) are where we need the most help.

Please sign up with the following link:


Thank you to all those who helped last month. Some things we learned in order to improve the flow of delivery, we came up with a list of action items:

  1. Upon arrival sign in with Mrs. Klassen
  2. Parents to proceed straight to assigned classroom
  3. The Lunch Lady will deliver each bin to each classroom. Parent Volunteers to help distribute according to labels
  4. Parent Volunteers to please leave all bins in the CLASSROOMS. The Lunch Ladies will come to pick up themselves.
  5. When distribution is completed, please check other classrooms if further assistance is needed.

Beauty And The Beast Practices

*PLEASE NOTE* New schedules are out (yellow-ish color)


Wednesday Mar.13 Act – 2.10, 2.12; Sing – Gaston Reprise; Choreography – Be Our Guest

Friday Mar 15 Act – 2.11, 2.13; Sing – Finale, Home Reprise; Choreography – Belle


Monday Apr.1 Act – 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6; Sing – Belle, Belle Reprise; Choreography – Human Again

Wednesday Apr. 3 Act – 1.3, 1.5, 1.7; Sing – Home (tag), Be Our Guest; Choreography – Gaston

Friday Apr. 5 Act – 2.7, 2.9, 2.11, 2.13; Sing – Something there, Human Again, Beauty and the Beast; Choreography – Mob Song

Beauty and The Beast Props

We need your help with finding props! List is always updated with new items so check please back regularly to see how you can help. See link below for items needed:


Hope Junior Youth (Grades 5-8)

Join us this Saturday, March 16th, for our Junior Youth (grades 5-8) before Spring Break! The fun happens from 6:30 – 8:30pm!

Happy Spring Break! Junior Youth returns Saturday, April 6th!

Want more information? Join our class on Edmodo with the code: yptd7w


Yearbook meetings Mondays (3:05 – 4:00 pm).

Upcoming meeting dates:

  • April 1
  • April 29

Come Support the Cast of Beauty and the Beast!

There will be a Pizza-by-the-slice and Frozen Yogurt (TCBY) after school fundraiser on Friday, April 5.

All proceeds will benefit our school musical including supplementing the cost of purchasing t-shirts for the cast.

WHERE? At the Port Coquitlam Campus

TIME? 3:00 – 3:45 pm

Any Questions? Can you help out? Contact Tina Goetz ([email protected])

Km Club – Spring Session

Spring is coming!  With that, we have an exciting opportunity for parents, siblings, staff, and students – Hope’s Spring Kilometre Club!

Km Club will start directly following spring break, on Monday, April 1st (no fooling!).  This is an 18-consecutive day 30-minute run, run/walk or walk around McLean Park. Km Club runs after school Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and at lunch on Wednesday and Friday, weather dependent.  

Parents or caretakers must be at McLean Park to supervise their child/children during Km Club.  However, while supervising your child you may want to run or walk yourself, or you can volunteer.  Volunteering for Km Club counts towards volunteer hours and there are volunteer opportunities before, during and after Km Club.  Please see the volunteer descriptions below and the sign-up link to register for volunteer opportunities.


Km Club Job Descriptions
Set Up:  Hanging signs, clearing debris from running route, marking hazards, getting wristbands, buckets and signs ready.  

4 volunteers; 2:30-3:00

Event Overseer:  To stay for the duration and oversee event, answering any questions, ensuring proper set-up and clean-up.  1 volunteer; 2:15-4:30
Warm Up Leader:  At 3:00, gather runners on ball diamond infield and lead in stretches and jumping jacks to warm up muscles.  At 3:10, lead all runners to start line and have them line up behind the starting line. 1 volunteer, 3:00-3:15
Photographer:  Take photos throughout event and email small selection to school for publishing.  1 volunteer; 3:00-3:45
Spotters:  Before the start, help with handing out wristbands.  During the run, ensure runners stay on course; help any runners who have fallen; cheer on participants.  On hot days, mist runners. Please refrain from using any electronic devices during the run – attention needs to be paid to all runners at all times.  It is your job is to ensure the safety of the runners and provide encouragement.   6 volunteers; 3:00-3:45
Stampers:  Assist in handing out wristbands.  Record each lap with ink stamp on runner’s wristband at stamping station.  5 volunteers; 3:00-3:45
Stamp Spotter:  Oversee stamping station to ensure runners are not receiving more than one stamp or that they don’t go to more than one stamper.  1 volunteer; 3:15-3:45  
Counters:  After the run, tally and record distance of each participant on classroom sheets in file folders.  6 volunteers; 3:45-4:00
Refreshment Sales:  Assists Coordinator in sale of drinks/frozen novelties after each run.  Count proceeds for deposit. Help with clean-up, ensuring all garbage is properly disposed of.  1 volunteer; 3:45-4:15
Take-down: Take down signs, collect wristbands and other items used.  Return materials to school for use the next day. 5 volunteers; 3:45-4:15 (usually done by Spotters & Counters)

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