Elementary Monday Note: May 3, 2021

Week at a Glance

Monday, May 3

9:00 – 9:30 am Parent Prayer @ Port Coquitlam Campus

3:15 – 5:00 pm Musical Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 4


Wednesday, May 5


Class Photos – formal uniform required

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class; gr. 2 (Connection Rm)

3:15 – 5:00 pm Musical Rehearsal

Thursday, May 6

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL After School Class; gr. 4 & 5 (Connection Rm)

7:00 pm PTL Zoom Meeting

Friday, May 7

Dress Down Day – $2 to participate

Hot Lunch

3:15 – 5:00 pm Musical Rehearsal

Looking Ahead…


Monday, May 10

9:00 – 9:30 am Parent Prayer @ Port Coquitlam Campus

Musical Recording @ Port Coquitlam campus

Tuesday, May 11

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class; gr. 3 (Connection Rm)

Musical Recording @ Port Coquitlam campus

Wednesday, May 12


3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class; gr. 2 (Connection Rm)

Musical Recording @ Port Coquitlam campus

Thursday, May 13

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL After School Class; gr. 4 & 5 (Connection Rm)

Musical Recording @ Port Coquitlam campus

Friday, May 14

Musical Recording @ Port Coquitlam campus

Noon Dismissal May 4

This is a reminder that our last noon dismissal is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4.  We greatly appreciate your flexibility in accommodating these dates this year.

Please note: Due to the noon dismissal there will be NO gr. 3 EAL after school class.

Spell-a-thon Fundraiser for the BC Mission Boat Society

THANK YOU to all our HLCS students and families for their tremendous support of this fundraiser! We more than doubled our goal of $3000.00. In total, we raised $6766.75! This means we are able to cover all the costs associated with the middle school BC Boat mission project AND are able to bless them and their ministry with these additional funds. It has been amazing to see God working and how He has blessed our efforts! We are still planning to recognize those classes that raised the most money so keep an eye out for this exciting news as well. Thank you HLCS! 

Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament (LEST) 2021

Although LEST could not happen in person this year, a number of events were held virtually. Some of our Grade 5-8 students participated in the music competition and were recognized for their God-given gifts and talents. Thank you to those students who took the time to prepare, practice, and stay after school last week to have their piece recorded. 

Congratulations to the following students who received special recognition from the LEST adjudicators (ribbons and adjudication forms will be mailed to the school): 

  • Braden Z. – 5th/6th Grade Piano Blue Ribbon Winner
  • Natalie Z. – 5th/6th Grade Instrumental Solo Blue Ribbon Winner
  • Abby Q. – 7th/8th Grade Instrumental Solo Blue Ribbon Winner 
  • Nicole L. – 7th/8th Grade Instrumental Solo Blue Ribbon Winner
  • Vicky Z. – 7th/8th Grade Instrumental Solo Blue Ribbon Winner

Hot Lunch – May 7

Please note the ordering timeframe has been extended for the Friday, May 7 pasta day lunch.

Ordering closes: Tuesday, May 4 at 9:00 am

Link: https://munchalunch.com/schools/hopelutheran

Happy Ordering!

All menus are available for ordering until June. Please place your orders for the remaining school year in order to avoid missed deadlines. 

Questions? Please contact: 

Marsha Ojiro

Accounts Manager

Fuel Catering

[email protected]



Anniversary Musical Cast Information

Attention all classes! Each class will be performing a song in our production which will be rehearsed and filmed on May 10, May 12, and May 13. Recording will run from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Classrooms will be recording their scenes from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. We are asking each student to wear a pair of jeans and a solid coloured t-shirt for these performances. They can be brought to school and changed into for the performance. Small logos on t-shirts are acceptable, but not large ones. Students are also asked to wear their solid coloured Hope mask or another solid coloured mask. 

Rehearsals continue Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays after school. Check your email for this weeks’ scenes. This Saturday, there will be an emergency rehearsal from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Port Coquitlam campus for the whole cast. Wear your costume to rehearsal Saturday. Wear your costume and make-up to rehearsal Monday. 

Parents, please keep dropping off any prop items you have as soon as possible if you have signed up using this link: Props/Costume Sign-up. Items can be dropped off at the office labelled for Mrs. MacLean. Please ensure your own name is on the item so it can be returned to you. 

If any teachers, parents or students would like to partake in our For Good performance, Mrs. MacLean will be accepting recordings of the song until Friday, May 7.  Please record yourself on a plain background, horizontal orientation, singing this song and you will be a part of our last number in our musical! 

For Good Sing Along Track  For Good Lyrics

Schola Bohemia Before & After School Care 2021-2022

The Schola Bohemia Before and After School Care program is now accepting registrations for school year 2021/22.  Registration forms can be found on the school website: Schola Bohemia

Contact Rita Langrova: 604-220-4250 [email protected]

Christian Estate Planning Webinar Recording

For those who would like to view the webinar on estate planning presented to Hope Lutheran Church and School by Lutheran Foundation Canada this past Saturday, please use THIS LINKAlthough the pop-up window indicates you may be contacted by the webinar organizer, please be assured that THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN.  If you wish to contact Lutheran Foundation Canada, you must call or email them using the contact information available on their website.

(The actual webinar begins at 8 minutes into the video.)

Podcast Episodes

Mr. Mayer has recently been working on a podcast for his action research project at Simon Fraser University. Topics include wonder, awe, noticing and slowing down. If you are interested in listening to any of the episodes, feel free to visit: https://www.jordanmayer.com/podcast

Free Webinar

Mr. Mayer will be hosting another free, live webinar over Zoom on Tuesday, May 18 from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. He will be looking at the following topics: An overview of the curriculum in British Columbia, core competencies (important life skills such as creative thinking and collaboration), the importance of reflection and ideal conditions to help children thrive. 

If you are interested in attending, please fill in the following google form: 


The first 25 people to respond will get a free copy of Mr. Mayer’s book titled, “Your Smile Makes Flowers Bloom: How the Core Competencies Can Help Children Thrive in Our World Today.”

Once you complete the form, Mr. Mayer will send a handbook and Zoom link over email to access the webinar. Mr. Mayer hopes that you will be able to attend and that you find the information helpful!

Musical Update

We are excited to inform you of the showing date of our 25th Anniversary Musical.  It will be shown in a Drive-In Movie style in the Riverside Community Church parking lot on Saturday, June 19.  This will be a wonderful way to end the school year. 

A large LED screen will be constructed so that the audience can enjoy the show with the people in their own “bubble” inside their vehicle.  There will be a limit of 50 vehicles per show but there will be multiple showings on that day.  Mark your calendars and stay tuned for ticket sale information coming soon which will be on a first come first serve basis for each show.

Last Day of School – June 22 (Noon Dismissal)

Please be aware that the last day of school will be June 22 with a NOON DISMISSAL.  This extension was due to the addition of several 1/2 day planning days into our calendar for additional teacher preparation. We thank you for your understanding and flexibility with this change. 

2021-2022 School Calendar

The HLCS 2021-2022 school calendar has been published.  For your convenience you can view it here 2021-2022 HLCS School Calendar, or on the school website.  Please note that some designations are still to be determined (tbd) and will be updated as we receive information.

Hope Lutheran Junior Youth

Junior Youth is a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church for students in grades 5-8, connecting students with Jesus and one another.

Junior Youth is online this Saturday! Join our email list by clicking here, and receive up-to-date information and the unique Zoom link for this week!

Have questions? Please email Mrs. Stephanie Mayer ([email protected]).


Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Our next PTL meeting is Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 pm over Zoom.  Meeting link details will be shared with all parents on Tuesday.

Community Relations

Musical Production Assistance

Parents – we need you!  There are still some gaps to be filled to enable the filming to run smoothly.

Assistance is required during the recording sessions on May 10, 12 and 13.  Each day, 10am-6pm, is divided into three shifts.  Simple duties may include handing out props, sanitizing, being available to press a button for a spot light, etc.  Nothing elaborate, we just need people.  Please sign up at this link for one or more shifts:  Musical Production Assistance


25 for the 25th!  HLCS BOOK DRIVE

Please support our libraries!

In celebration of our 25th Anniversary a book drive is ongoing to directly benefit our school libraries at both campuses.  Our goal:  25 books for each grade!

Have you had a birthday recently that you’d like to donate a book in honor of your birthday?  We have a special sticker for that too!  Wouldn’t it be cool if your donated book had a 25th anniversary sticker and a birthday sticker attached to it?

Parents – here’s your chance to declutter and clean off your child’s bookshelf.  We’re accepting gently used books as well.

Please view our “Wish List” with tabs based on grade level: HLCS Book Drive

If you wish to make a monetary donation instead to fund the purchase of books, donations can be dropped off at either campus office (please mark your donation “Book Drive”).

Any questions can be directed to Lisa at [email protected]


Community Groups

Small groups are happening within our Hope community utilizing an app-based Bible reading plan that can be read at any time each day.  Each daily reading takes about 10 minutes and space is provided for reflection.  Group members are connected through a chat feature and are engaging in meaningful conversation, getting to know each other better and being supported through prayer.

Men’s, women’s and Chinese groups are ongoing.  If you would like to be a part of a community group, please email Lisa at [email protected] to get connected.  

The feedback on these groups has been very positive.  Don’t delay.  Get into community! 


以圣经阅读为基础的小组活动将继续在Hope社区内开展,该活动使用一款可随时访问的手机阅读软件, 每天的阅读量大约在10分钟左右,软件同时提供交流反馈的空间。小组成员通过聊天功能建立联系,并进行有意义的对话,从而更好地了解彼此。

新的男女小组将于4月12日星期一开始。 如果您想成为Hope社区团体的一员,请通过[email protected]发送电子邮件与Lisa联系。

目前小组的反馈非常积极, 鼓励大家不要拖延,努力参与!


Middle School Prayer Group

Each Thursday at lunch time, middle school students meet for prayer and discipleship, facilitated by Mrs. Edema and Mrs. Klym.  The group is faithfully attended by 8-10 students and is open for any student who wants to participate.  A prayer board is featured where students post prayer requests and, as we see God answer these requests, we move them to the praise side.  Students are excited to see the fruit of their prayers.

God is moving in the lives of our students and it’s exciting to see the students grow in their knowledge of Him.  Recently, through the ministry of our middle school, three students have committed their lives to Jesus and we celebrate that!


Parent Prayer

Start your week in community with others. Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us in prayer for our school. 

We will be meeting underneath the tents at the Port Coquitlam Campus by the main entrance. 

Every Monday from 9:00 – 9:30 am (except for holidays).


Newsletter Submissions

Submissions are open for the June newsletter.  Looking back, what are some of your highlights?  How have you seen God working in the life of your family?

Do you have a testimonial about our school you’d like to share, perhaps a word of encouragement you’d like to express to the staff and/or our school community as we close out our 2021 school year?

Please send your stories and testimonials to Lisa Klym at [email protected].