Elementary Monday Note: March 2, 2020

Week at a Glance


Monday, March 2

Administrative Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Tuesday, March 3

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

12:00 pm Gr. 4 Girls Basketball

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

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton


Wednesday, March 4

9:00 am Chapel – LEST Celebration Chapel

12:00 pm Gr. 3 Boys Basketball

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

3:15 – 4:30 pm Scholastic Book Fair


Thursday, March 5

7:30 – 8:30 am Gr. 3 Boys Basketball 

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 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 Girls Basketball 

3:15 – 4:30 pm Scholastic Book Fair


Friday, March 6

Hot Lunch Day

9:00 am PTL Meeting

3:00 – 4:40 pm STEAM Program – STEM – Connection Rm

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 4 Girls Basketball 

3:15 – 4:30 pm Scholastic Book Fair


Looking Ahead…

Monday, March 9

Martial Arts K-2

7:30 – 8:30 am Grade 4 Boys Basketball 

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

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton


Tuesday, March 10

Martial Arts 3-5

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

12:00 pm Gr. 4 Girls Basketball

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

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton


Wednesday, March 11

Term Two Reports Issued

9:00 am Chapel – Gr. 4B

12:00 pm Gr. 3 Boys Basketball

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


Thursday, March 12

Martial Arts K-2

7:30 – 8:30 am Gr. 3 Boys Basketball 

1:00 – 2:00 pm Passion Project Fair (Rehearsal)

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 – 4:15 pm Gr. 3 Girls Basketball 

6:00 – 7:30 pm Passion Project Fair


Friday, March 13

Martial Arts 3-5

8:30 am PTL Coffee Fellowship

3:00 – 4:40 pm STEAM Program – STEM – Connection Rm

3:15 – 4:15 pm Gr. 4 Girls Basketball 

Last Day of School Before Spring Break


Community Relations

Community Newsletter

Be introduced to our newest staff members and get caught up on other school news!  Read the latest edition of the Hope Herald here: HOPE HERALD

Submissions are open for the March 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:  March 13 

Publication date:  March 30

Daytime Photographer Required

Do you have a knack for photography and have time during the day to take photos at the school? We would like to have a variety of photos taken of students and teachers in their classrooms and in learning activities throughout the day at both campuses.  These photos would be used to update the website and be included in various forms of media such as the annual report. Interested photographers, please contact Lisa Klym at [email protected]. 

Parents who do not want photos of their child taken, please ensure the office has a current “do not photograph” request on file.

At-Home Volunteer Opportunity

The Yearbook Committee would like our event photos “tagged” with the names of students attending events.  Parents, team up with your child and identify as many faces as you can. All you need is time at home and a computer.  Detailed instructions will be provided.  

Interested parents, please contact Lisa Klym at [email protected].


Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Hearts for Hope – Capital Campaign

Thank you to those families who have supported our fundraising efforts.  We have surpassed the $10,000 mark! As noted in our February newsletter, the cost savings of owning our own bus versus leasing could be upwards of $8,000 per year!  

Please continue to support this worthwhile fundraiser through online donations  on our website and supporting our efforts through the food sales happening the week of March 9th (more details to follow).  

If you wish to receive a tax receipt please visit hopelcs.ca/school and click on the green “Donate” button in the upper right corner.  Your tax receipt will be emailed to you along with a confirmation receipt of your donation.

Parent Volunteer Hours (PVH)

For those of you expecting refund cheques, thank you for your patience as those have been processed.  The cheques are now ready to be picked up from the Port Coquitlam campus office.

Next PTL General Meeting

Our next meeting is Friday, March 6 at 9:00 am at the Port Coquitlam campus.  If you have a child at Hope, you are considered a member of our PTL.  If your schedule allows for it, please consider attending our meeting. 

Our proposed agenda is as follows:

  • Devotion & Prayer
  • Approval of January 2020 Minutes
  • Elementary Vice-Principal’s Report
  • Middle School Vice-Principal’s Report
  • Financial Reports

 

Topics for Discussion:

  • PTL Structure
  • Upcoming Events – volunteer opportunities
  • 25th Anniversary Celebration Initiatives – volunteer opportunities
  • New Business

 

If you are unable to attend our morning meeting, please be sure to read the meeting notes that will be posted in the March 9 Monday Note.  

Kilometre Club

Our very popular Kilometre (Km) Club will be starting after spring break.  This is a chance for all students to get out and enjoy outdoor physical activity with their friends and parents after school at McLean Park.  Km Club will start on Monday, April 6th and run until Friday, May 8th. The run days are M/W/F from 3:15-3:45. If you are not a runner then walk the route; join us in being active and enjoying the fresh air.  Anyone interested in participating, please use the online registration form: Spring Km Club.  Registration closes March 13th.

If you are able to volunteer to help coordinate Km Club or assist on run days, please sign up at the following link:  Km Club Volunteering

Please note, we need to have two volunteers trained this spring to be a Timekeeper and Event Coordinator (jobs can be combined to one position) for the club to carry forward to next fall.  We have one parent ready to assist and we need one more. This is an easy but necessary part of Km Club – without these positions filled, the club cannot function.  Please consider helping in this capacity.  Job descriptions are available by contacting Lisa Klym at [email protected].

Volunteer Opportunities – 2019/2020 School Year

  1. Km Club: As per the above notice, we are in need of volunteers starting on March 30.  Please click the link to select your times. Km Club Volunteering
  2. Daytime Photographer: Looking for volunteers to take photos of students and teachers at both campuses during the day to use for updating school media.  Contact Lisa Klym at [email protected] if interested.
  3. At-Home Opportunity:  Parents, team up with your child to “tag” photos for our Yearbook Committee.  Detailed instructions provided. Contact Lisa Klym at [email protected] if interested.
  4. The Well:  Our food services club, The Well, 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
  5. 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

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be here at Hope Wednesday, March 4, 5, 6 from 3:15 – 4:30 pm each day out in the foyer. Books will be displayed and available for your purchase. All sales help to build our classroom libraries and school library. You may pay by credit or debit card, or cash.


Hot Lunch – March 6

Hot Lunch day is coming… please see the following link to sign up to help distribute lunch to the classrooms:  HOT LUNCH SIGN UP – MARCH 6


Excel Martial Arts

We are excited to welcome Excel Martial Arts to our school for the week of March 9-13. Students in Kindergarten to Grade 2 will participate in martial arts classes on March 9 and March 12. Students in Grade 3 to Grade 5 will participate in martial arts classes during their regularly scheduled PE blocks on March 10 and March 13. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s PE teacher (K-2 is Mr. Mayer [email protected] and 3-5 is Mrs. Olding [email protected].


Grade 4 & 5 Track and Field

It’s hard to believe, but Track and Field season is almost here! Practices at our elementary campus will start on Friday, April 3 and run until Friday, May 22 (no practice May 15).

Students in grades 4 & 5 will practice together on Tuesdays from 9:00-9:45 am and Fridays from 2:00-3:00 pm.

We will be holding an in-school standards meet for all students in Grades 4-7 at Percy Perry Stadium on Thursday, May 14. Select students will also get to participate in the Christian Elementary School Sports track and field meet on Tuesday, May 26.

Parent volunteers are needed for all practices and both meets. Parents do not need to be athletic or skilled in a specific event – we need help with a variety of tasks including timing, recording scores, and helping with supervision.

Please indicate your availability on this form: https://forms.gle/tMb5YTgQtp6rEwRP9


2019 Tax Receipts

Hope Lutheran Christian School 2019 tax receipts (both tuition receipts and applicable giving 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 2019 tax receipts are also available for pick up directly from Rita Langrova, upon a parent’s signature.


Survey – PTL

Hope parents we encourage you to take a moment and respond to the following survey (PTL SURVEY) to provide feedback, as a member, and how the PTL can fulfill its role both now and in the future with respect to its organizational structure and leadership. The PTL is an important body through which our parents have a voice in our school and have the opportunity to participate and make an impact on the rich experience that we want our students and parents to have at Hope. 


Union Gospel Mission (UGM)

For the last 5 years, Hope Lutheran has partnered with 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 2019/2020 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:

New socks – Men’s and Women’s

Deodorant – Men’s and Women’s

Razors – Men’s and Women’s

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.


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, March 7. For full event information, please join our email list by contacting Stephanie Mayer ([email protected]).

Blessings!