Elementary Monday Note: November 18, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, November 18

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Mobile Dairy Classroom on site

12:30 pm 5A Swimming

Tuesday, November 19

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

12:00 – 12:25pm Gr. 4 boys basketball

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

Wednesday, November 20

9:00 am Chapel – 1A

Thursday, November 21

12:00 pm Gr. 3B Field Trip – Clay Workshop

12:30 pm 5B Swimming

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

Friday, November 22

9:00 am NED Growth Mindset Workshop

End of Term One

Hot Lunch

12:00 pm Gr. 3A Field Trip – Clay Workshop

Looking Ahead…

Monday, November 25

Administrative Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Tuesday, November 26

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

9:00 am Gr. 1A – High Touch:High Tech – in school field trip

10:45 am Gr. 1B – High Touch:High Tech – in school field trip

12:00 – 12:25pm Gr. 4 boys basketball

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

Wednesday, November 27

9:00 am Chapel – 1B

Thursday, November 28

12:30 pm 5B Swimming

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

Friday, November 29

Gr. 2A & B Field Trip – Fraser Valley Hatchery

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Upcoming PTL Event – FINAL CALL

TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY TO SIGN UP.   The PTL would like to offer a Mom’s Night Out on Friday, November 29 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm to gather together in fellowship and Christmas crafting, making an advent wreath with fresh greenery. 

Our wreath making will take place at Amsterdam Greenhouse at 19100 Old Dewdney Road in Pitt Meadows.  All supplies are provided for you to take home a finished product. The cost is $30. A $10 deposit is due at the office to secure your spot and the balance is due on the evening. 

If you would like to attend, you must sign up by 4:00 PM TODAY:   Advent Wreath Making

Volunteer Opportunities – 2019/2020 School Year

  1. Bethlehem Walk Fundraising:  Our Bethlehem Walk Christmas production is almost entirely funded by Hope Lutheran Church and School, with generous volunteer support from our church membership and school parent community.  In an effort to offset production costs, a bake sale will take place after school on Friday, December 6th.  This is a great way for you to purchase a plate of assorted Christmas baking for holiday celebrations.  For those of you missing Fun Food, here’s your opportunity to enjoy some treats! Your time and your baked goods count towards volunteer hours.

To contribute items to the bake sale or to help facilitate the sale, please sign up at the following link:  Bethlehem Walk Bake Sale  

2. The Well:  Our middle school 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 at the Pitt Meadows campus from 12-1pm, they would greatly appreciate your assistance. Please sign up at the following link:  The Well food services cleanup

3. Baking:  Get a jump on your Christmas baking and earn some volunteer hours at the same time.  The Bethlehem Walk production, Dec. 17 & 18, requires 80 dozen pieces of assorted cookies and squares per evening!  Please sign up at the following link and keep your baking in your freezer until the afternoon of the performance: Bethlehem Walk Refreshments

4. PTL Secretary:  The PTL Executive needs a Secretary.  Requirements are to attend each PTL meeting, record discussion items and compile meeting minutes for distribution.  Please email [email protected] if you are interested in this position. 

5. Lunchtime Supervision:  We are looking for volunteers for lunchtime supervision at the PoCo Campus from 11:50 am – 12:45 pm each day.  This extra support is needed so the kids can go over to McLean’s Park. Orientation will be provided by Mrs. Watson.  Thank you so much for giving your time in this area! You can sign up at the following link: PoCo Lunch Supervision

International Potluck Event

The International Potluck Dinner was a fantastic evening of delicious food & beautiful entertainment. 

With an event like this, there are always MANY people to thank!Thank you to the wonderful planning team: Eva, Jenny, Renee, Larry, Ken and Agnes.

A big THANK YOU to Wendy Wang for her generous donation towards our door prizes and to Mrs. Hautz and Douglas Chow for also donating gift baskets. 

Thank you to those who came to help set-up and clean-up. We had so much help! 

Thank you to Lisa Klym and Mr. Lok for their support in many ways, including clearing the stage and transporting extra tables. 

Thank you to those in our school community who blessed us and shared their gifts of music, singing & dancing. 

A special thank you to our Guest Performers from beyond our school community: Rebecca Wang, Mr. Zhang, the Heather Jolley Highland Dancers, Juan Zi and the ballet dancers of “Four Little Swans”, and Aline Avila. 

Thank you to the students and staff who carried chairs down from the classrooms and helped us put everything back! 

And finally, thank you to our school families for supporting this event. We appreciated the food that you brought to share and hope the evening blessed each one of you.

Community Relations

Community Newsletter – The Hope Herald

Submissions are open for the November newsletter.  Do you have a special achievement to highlight? Have you been involved in a service project lately?   Send your submissions to Lisa Klym at [email protected].

Positive Parenting Workshop

Last week on November 12, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Marzena Radzimowski came to share with us some positive parenting strategies.  Our parents in attendance wanted a copy of the powerpoint presentation and below is a link for anyone interested in this content.  You may need to copy the video link information into a separate browser in order to view it.  

Positive Parenting Workshop Powerpoint Presentation

There was some interest in offering a second session in the new year, and we will let you know of that development when it is confirmed. If you have further questions please feel free to contact Marzena at [email protected]

Water Cooler

Do you have a water bottle dispensing unit that you no longer use, taking up space in your home or garage?  If so, we have a solution for you! The water dispenser in the Pitt Meadows staff room is reaching the end of its life and needs replacement due to broken dispensing taps.  A new dispenser is needed, designed to hold a 5-gallon bottle. If you have a dispenser you’d like to donate, please contact Mrs. Khun Khun at [email protected] to arrange delivery.

Parent Prayer

Parent Prayer – Every Tuesday, 8:55 – 9:25 am. Meet in the foyer of the Port Coquitlam campus.Please join us to pray for our staff, students, families & community, and for wisdom as we seek God’s direction on the future of our school and its facilities.Prayer is the foundation for what God will do in and through us this year! Contact Tina Goetz for more info [email protected]

NED Growth Mindset

NED’s Mindset Mission Assembly is visiting our school Friday, November 22 at 9:00 am! NED and our students will take a journey to find their positive mindset. The show is filled with storytelling, humour, illusions and amazing yo-top tricks where our kids learn the hidden message in NED’s name:

N ever give up — understand The Power of YET

E ncourage others — spark courage in other people

D o your best® — always be learning and growing

Our school received this assembly at no-cost because another school paid-it-forward to us.  We want to help pay-it-forward too, and you can help by purchasing a NED-messaged yo-yo in the week following the presentation. Sales times will be AFTER SCHOOL on: Friday, November 22 and Tuesday – Friday, November 26 – 29.

News on Grade 8 to Grade 9 Transition

Information was shared in a meeting last week with our senior grades regarding Grade 9 transition.  As requested in the PTL meeting, we are now sharing this information with all other grades. Should you have any questions regarding the information shared, please contact Mr. Lok.

Here are the notes about Middle School Transition to Grade 9.


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! 

Our next event is this Saturday, November 23 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

To join our email list, please email Mrs. Stephanie Mayer at [email protected]. Blessings!

Hot Lunch Volunteers

Please be a volunteer for our Hot Lunch Day, Friday, November 22. You help and service is greatly appreciated. Click on the link below:


Scholastic Book Orders

Scholastic Book Orders (December) were sent home today. It is a bit early, but hopefully that will mean getting your orders back before we leave for Christmas break. Orders are due back to classroom teachers Tuesday, November 26. Due to the timeline for Christmas we will not be accepting late orders.  Please remember to circle the Blue column for pricing (BC with tax) and indicate the number of books and the total amounts. You may pay with cheques made out to Scholastic Canada or pay online with credit card (Evelyn Kang – as the teacher). If you are purchasing items for Christmas gifts and wish to keep it a secret, please indicate on your order form Christmas Gifts and the classroom teachers will deliver the purchase to the parents directly. If you have any questions please let me know [email protected]

SOFund Gift Cards – Gift Card Order #2

The order form for our second order for gift cards will be sent home this Wednesday, November 20.  The deadline to return the order forms with payment will be next Wednesday, November 27. You will receive these cards in time for the Christmas holidays.  Thank you again for supporting our Student Opportunity Fund.

There are still some families that have yet to pick up their orders from the first order. Please stop by the school office to pick up your gift cards.

Bethlehem Walk Props

A number of props are necessary to enhance the various scenes presented in our Bethlehem Walk production.  The requested items are listed in the following link. Please sign in the appropriate spot for the item you are able to lend to the production and please confirm its suitability with the teacher in charge before leaving at the school.  All items must be clearly labelled to be returned.    

Props Needed – Bethlehem Walk

Yearbook Orders

Once again, we are excited to partner with Jostens in developing a yearbook that will display special moments for all of us, including individual photos of our school family, as well as candid shots and amazing collages!

You may order your yearbook for $25. The deadline for ordering yearbooks is January 31, 2020.

Two ways to order:

  1. Cheque:
  • – Pick up an order form from the office, complete it, make a cheque out to Hope Lutheran School and return both to the school
  • – on the cheque subject line, please write your child’s name, their class,  and “Yearbook 2019/20”


2. Online:


Yearbooks will be delivered in June, before students leave for summer holidays.  Any 2019/20 yearbooks not picked up by June 30, 2021 will be used for school purposes.

If you have any other questions, please contact Mrs. Paul ([email protected]).

Hope Lutheran Umbrellas 

We continue to have official Hope Lutheran Christian School umbrellas for sale!  These are amazing umbrellas with an extra large canopy for maximum coverage.  They sell  for $25 each, and are available to purchase from the school office, at both campuses.