Elementary Monday Note: November 16, 2020

Week at a Glance

Monday, November 16

PTL Christmas Hamper Campaign Begins

PTL Christmas Plant Sale Begins

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

Tuesday, November 17

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

Wednesday, November 18

9:30 am Chapel

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

Thursday, November 19

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

Friday, November 20

FundScrip Gift Card Orders Due

Hot Lunch


Looking Ahead…

Monday, November 23

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

Tuesday, November 24

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

Wednesday, November 25

9:30 am Chapel

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

Thursday, November 26

End of Term One

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

Friday, November 27

PTL Christmas Plant Sale Ends

Administrative Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Saturday, November 28

7:00 pm 25th Anniversary Online Concert

Christmas Concert/December Calendar Change

We have adjusted our typical Christmas Concert plans to accommodate the COVID situation and ensure our community’s health and safety.  Our students will be recorded performing musical pieces and a video will be sent out to our school families to enjoy over their holidays.  With this format our calendar has also been adjusted as follows:

Monday, December 14 – Thursday, December 17 = Full Day of School 

Friday, December 18 = NO SCHOOL (Christmas break begins)

FundScrip Gift Cards

A reminder that the cutoff for submitting the FundScrip gift card order forms is this Friday, November 20.  Order forms can be dropped off at either campus school office

Scholastic November Digi Flyers Available Online

Please check out the NOVEMBER FLYER in this link. When you checkout, don’t forget to use our school Class Code: RC131640. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kang ([email protected]).

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]).


New Hot Lunch Program Update

Following our announcement of The Lunch Lady Cancellation.  Here are some updates to please make note of:

Last Hot Lunch date with old company (The Lunch Lady) – Friday, November 20. Please make sure all credits and refunds are sorted out with [email protected] 

Credits will not be transferable to our new Hot Lunch Program.


PTL would like to introduce a new company to our Hot Lunch program:

WHO: Fuel Catering Hot Lunch

Fuel Catering is a locally owned family run business making healthy eating fun and easy since 2006. 

They provide affordable, nutritious and delicious school lunches that meet the Nutritional Guidelines for Food and Beverages Sales in BC schools.  


Food orders and Payments will be done online via munchalunch.com similar to our previous program. Order deadlines are tight so please stay on top of the timelines.

More information on how to set up your account on the ordering website will follow shortly. Watch out for it via email as well as next week’s Monday Note. 

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Christmas Plant Sale

The PTL is selling beautiful, locally-grown plants to help raise money to directly benefit our students.  Our plant sale will run from now until November 27.  All orders are placed online at HLCS Plant Sale.  By purchasing a beautiful arrangement, not only will you be spreading holiday cheer, you will also be supporting our Hope students.  Placing your order and paying online reduces the risk of COVID exposure while still supporting our PTL fundraising efforts.

All orders must be placed by November 27th.  Product delivery and pick up will take place the week of December 14th.  Pick up details will be communicated closer to the delivery date.

Please direct any questions to Diana at [email protected]

Thank you for your support, we couldn’t do it without you!

Parent Prayer

Parent Prayer has moved!  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).

Opportunity for Service

This year, opportunities for us to serve others are limited but, as a member of Hope’s community, you can still make a difference in the life of deserving families in the Tri-Cities.

Our annual Christmas food drive is starting today.  We encourage families to support this initiative that will benefit others who are struggling this season.

If you have a recommendation for a family to receive a hamper, please send Mr. Lok a short description of why you are recommending them and their contact details.  ([email protected])

  1. Please sign up on the donation form link that was sent by your Class Liaison.  In an effort to avoid duplication of items, the items are specific to each class.  For example: Kindergarten to bring listed breakfast items, Grade 1 to bring listed personal items, and so on. (This way, we don’t end up with multiples of the same item).
  2. Christmas wrapped collection boxes have been placed in each classroom for Kindergarten through Grade 8.  
  3. Donations will be collected for 2 weeks – Monday, November 16 until Monday, November 30. 
  4. Donations of cash & gift cards can be taken to the school office for safekeeping. 
  5. Contributions are voluntary. 
  6. For health and safety reasons please ensure all donated items are new and unwrapped. (If food item, please ensure it is not past expiry date).

Thank you for your help & support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gemma Hooper at [email protected].

Community Relations

Submissions are open for the December and January newsletters.  Do you have an achievement to share?  How about a new year’s resolution challenge?

Please submit your stories, including any applicable photos, to Lisa Klym at [email protected].