Elementary Monday Note: May 21, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, May 20


Tuesday, May 21

Gr. 4B Minnekhada Park – Field Trip

1:00 pm Gr. 2A Swimming Lessons at Hyde Creek

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

3:15 – 4:30 pm Grade 5 Ultimate Frisbee Practice

Wednesday, May 22

9:00 am Chapel – 6B

10:45 am – 12:00 pm Track & Field Practice

12:00 pm Gr. 4/5 High Jump practice in the gym

3:15 – 4:30 pm Grade 5 Ultimate Frisbee Practice

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

Thursday, May 23

11:00 am – 5:00 pm Cambridge Uniforms Fitting Day (pre-booked appointments required)

1:00 pm Gr. 2B Swimming Lessons at Hyde Creek

Friday, May 24

Sports Day

No Track & Field Practice Today


Looking Ahead…

Monday, May 27

9:00 – 10:00 am Track & Field Practice

Tuesday, May 28

Grade 4-7 CESS Track and Field Meet at Swangard Stadium

1:00 pm Gr. 2A Swimming Lessons at Hyde Creek

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

Wednesday, May 29

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:30 pm Grade 5 Ultimate Frisbee Practice

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

7:00 pm Spring Music Concert – “B” Classes Performing

Thursday, May 30

1:00 pm Gr. 2B Swimming Lessons at Hyde Creek

7:00 pm Spring Music Concert – “A” & Gr. 7,8 Classes Performing

Friday, May 31

Alternate Sports Day (if previous schedule day is postponed)

Hot Lunch Day

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

1.Next Hot Lunch is on Friday, May 31.  You can order thru The Lunch Lady at thelunchlady.ca

2.Next Fun Food is on Friday, June 7. Parents from all grades are welcome to participate.  This is a great way to earn volunteer hours. Please sign up at the link:


3.The last PTL Meeting of the school year will be on Friday, June 7.  All are welcome to attend. The PTL is still looking for a President, Vice-President and Middle School Member at Large.  If you are interested, please email the PTL Executive at [email protected].

2019-2020 HLCS Calendar

The 2019-2020 school calendar is now available.  It can be accessed on the school website under the link of Elementary School Calendar or Middle School Calendar.

For you convenience you may also use the following link: 2019-2020 HLCS Calendar

Gr. 5 Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate practices for all grade 5s and any grade 4 girls will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school till 4:30 pm. Due to the Track & Field event, there will be no practice, May 28. Our tournament is at Pacific Academy on Tuesday, June 4.

Cambridge Uniforms – May 23 Fitting Day

The upcoming Cambridge Uniform fitting day is a courtesy that is offered at the school for a limited number of fitting appointments. Families who were unable to get a booking are encouraged to contact Cambridge for their hours and fitting times at their North Vancouver location.

A gentle reminder that wearing Cambridge uniforms is a requirement and students are not to wear uniform items from other stores/companies.

Panago Pizza for Hope’s Gardening Club

Unlimited-topping medium pizza certificates, from Panago, are now available for only $12! You’ll receive a fresh medium pizza with as many toppings as you’d like and 100% of the proceeds will go towards a much-needed irrigation system and other greenhouse items at Hope’s Middle School Gardening Club.

Certificates are available for purchase at the Port Coquitlam Elementary or Pitt Meadows Middle School offices. Limited quantities are available so come support your school as this club encourages students to be physically and mentally active, while taking care of their environment.

Act fast as the certificates will only be available for sale until Friday, May 24!

Thank you to Panago Pizza on Hawkins Street in Port Coquitlam for donating these certificates to support our school initiative.

Spring Music Concert Info

Spring music concert is coming up in the last week of May.  ‘B’ classes will perform on Wednesday, May 29, and the ‘A’ classes plus the 7 and 8 class perform on Thursday, May 30.  Concert for both nights starts at 7:00 pm, with a call time (arrival time) set for 6:45 pm. Students need to come in formal uniform for the performance. Parents and guests, bring your singing voice for a sing along at the end of the concert.

Track and Field

We have a few practices left for grade 4 & 5 Track and Field. Parent volunteers are still welcome to come and help on Wednesday, May 22 from 10:45 am – 12:00 pm and Monday, May 27 from 9:00 – 10:00 am. Students should dress for the weather (extra socks if it’s wet; hats if it’s sunny). Please contact Mrs. Olding with any questions or concerns ([email protected])   

Most of our grade 4 & 5 students participated in an in-school track meet at Percy Perry Stadium on May 16. Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to make this event a success. The students competed in five different events and many experienced great success. We are hoping to make this an annual event.     


Permission slips for both track meets are now overdue – if your child does not have their permission slip in, they will not be allowed to attend the meet this Thursday, and will not be placed in any events for May 28.  

We are still in need of parent volunteers and a few parent drivers. If you can help at this meet, please email Mrs. Olding with your availability. We will need help at the ball throw station (measuring and recording distances of throws), we will need help supervising in the stands, and we need to supervise the bathroom area for 1 hour during the event.  We truly appreciate your support in making this event a success for our students.

Freezie Sale – Gr. 5 Fundraiser

After an expected great day at Sports Day, May 24, the grade 5 Celebration committee will be selling freezies for $1, to help cool off.  Freezies will be for sale at 3:00 pm, Friday, May 24.

Scholastic Book Orders

The LAST scholastic flyer of our school year is due back today, Tuesday, May 21.  Any orders received (online or in person) after 3:00 pm, Friday May 24, will not be processed.  We are hoping to receive the order before the last day of school.

Hope Junior Youth (Grades 5-8)     

Join us this Saturday, May 25, for Junior Youth (grades 5-8)!

NOTE: We will be doing an offsite, daytime event this week, so please check Edmodo for all the details!

You can join our class on Edmodo with the code: yptd7w

Beauty and the Beast Photos

Photos of the Musical Gala and Dress Rehearsal are now available for free download. Click on the links below to download:


After school violin classes for next year

We are accepting applications for group violin classes being offered after school for the 2019-2020 school year. We are hoping to run three classes after school from 3:10 – 4:10 pm based on age and level of experience.

The Monday class will be geared for beginner students in Kindergarten and Grade 1.  There are 8 spots in this class.

The Tuesday class will be geared for students in Grade 2-3 who have been playing for at least 1 year. There are only 2 spots available in that class.

The Thursday class will be geared for students in grades 3-5 who have been playing at least 2 years or more. There are only 4 spots available in that class.

Students who are older but are starting at the beginning level may want to sign up for private lessons throughout the summer so they can catch up with the students who have recently started.

Contact Ms. Allen ([email protected]) for more information or a registration form.

Hot Lunch – May 31

This coming May 31 is Hot Lunch Day. Please sign up below if you are able to volunteer. Also, if you haven’t done so please check out www.lunchlady.ca and place your orders.


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.

The final meeting for the school year will be Tuesday, June 4, from 8:55 – 9:30 am. We will pray for our children, our families, the Staff and Teachers at Hope and our Community of Port Coquitlam.

Email Tina Goetz for more info: [email protected]

Location: Please meet in the Narthex/Foyer of the Port Coquitlam Campus