Elementary Monday Note: November 29, 2021

Week at a Glance


Monday, November 29

9:00 am Parent Prayer

3:00 – 4:00 pm Gr. 5 Coding Club

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton


Tuesday, November 30

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton


Wednesday, December 1

Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 4 & 5 EAL Class (in gr. 5A classroom)


Thursday, December 2

3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 3 EAL Class  (in Connection Rm)

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton


Friday, December 3

Hot Lunch

Orders for Bethlehem Walk Advent Calendars are DUE


 

Looking Ahead…

 

Monday, December 6

9:00 am Parent Prayer

3:00 – 4:00 pm Gr. 5 Coding Club

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton

Christmas Hamper Donations DUE


Tuesday, December 7

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton


Wednesday, December 8

Term One Reports Issued

Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 4 & 5 EAL Class (in gr. 5A classroom)


Thursday, December 9

3:15 – 4:45 pm Gr. 3 EAL Class  (in Connection Rm)

3:15 – 4:30 pm Badminton


Friday, December 10

Hot Lunch

Festive Christmas Dress up Day – $2 to participate (Grad 5 & 8 Fundraiser)


Grade 5 Service Project

It’s time to clear off your bookshelves! The grade 5 classes will be collecting old books from Tuesday, November 30 until December 10 as a part of a sustainability service project. They will be accepting outdated and damaged books that will be sent to a recycling facility, as well as donatable books for our school library and little libraries around Port Coquitlam. If you have any books you’ve been meaning to get rid of, or books you’ve been meaning to donate, now is the perfect time! Kindergarten and grade 1 students can drop their books in a box outside the office. Grade 2-5 students will be collecting books in their classrooms.


Reading Link Volunteer Opportunity

Do you love to read? Do you work full time and like volunteer jobs you can do from home? If yes, then this is the volunteer opportunity for you! Reading Link is in need of 6-12 volunteers to help create quiz style questions for our weekly meetings. Your child does not have to be in Reading Link in order to help, and you can expect to earn 8-12 volunteer hours. Mastery of the English language is required. More information will be provided to those that are interested. Please email Kristin Le Ross ([email protected]) if you’d like to volunteer.


Bethlehem Walk Advent Calendar

A reminder to reserve your calendar kit before December 3.

Please consider friends, family, and people with children in our community that could be impacted by the message in this gift – those who don’t know Jesus or who normally do not attend church or have opportunities to hear the gospel message.  If you have someone in mind and would like to reserve a calendar (only 1 per Hope family) to give to them, you can sign up with your name AND the name of the intended recipient so that we may pray for them when it goes out.

You can reserve one calendar with the form below.

Advent Calendar Reservation Form (limited to 1 per family while supplies last)


Festive Christmas Dress Up Day

On Friday, December 10, all K-8 students are invited to bring $2 and dress up in their favourite festive Christmas outfit. It could be their Christmas dress or suit, an ugly Christmas sweater, or even red and green clothing strewn with lights so they look like a Christmas tree – anything that looks festive and Christmassy! The event is a Grade 5 and 8 fundraiser to help cover the costs associated with their year end celebrations in June. 


Recess/Lunch Supervisor Job Opportunity

With some changes expected in our supervision staffing, we are inviting our Hope parent community to apply (or share this with others you may know) for a paid position working with our Recess and Lunch Supervision Team (10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monday to Friday).  We can accommodate part-time schedules.  Please submit a resume to Jennifer Watson ([email protected]).


Grades 4 – 8 Information Bulletin

Grades 4 – 8 families please note that an email was sent out to you Thursday, November 25 regarding the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI).  It is important that you read through the information.


School Need

The Elementary Campus is in need of a small bar fridge similar to this:  Mini fridge.  The south wing teacher room has been borrowing a fridge for the past two years but the owner now needs it back.  If you have one you’re not using that you could lend or donate, we would appreciate it.  Please email Lisa at [email protected].


Parents Joining Us for Chapel

We are excited to open up our chapel times to our parents.  During our first service, 9:00 – 9:30 am (Grade 3-5), we have 10 spots available.  At our second service, 9:35 – 10:05 am (Grade K-2), we have 5 spots open.  Please note that on a week where a particular class is presenting, these spots will only be available for the class parents, so they may have the opportunity to watch their child.

Registering to attend either Chapel will only be accepted using the links below.  

Links will close once the maximum number of registrants is reached.

Grade 3 – 5 Chapel (9:00 – 9:30 am)

Kindergarten – Grade 2 Chapel (9:35 – 10:05 am)


Parent Prayer

You are invited and welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community. 

We will be meeting outside at the elementary Campus by the main entrance. 

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


Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Christmas Hamper Drive

We have extended our Christmas Hamper drive until Monday, December 6.  

Please view the spreadsheet and see where you are able to bless families in our community:  Christmas Hamper requested items.  We have also asked identified families how we can bless them specifically with their individual needs.  The spreadsheet has been updated to reflect family-specific items.

If you wish to donate Walmart, Superstore or Winner’s gift cards, please submit to either campus office.

Thank you for your help & support.  If you have any questions, please contact the PTL at [email protected]

 

Parent Volunteering

A reminder for parents to be sure to track your participation hours on the spreadsheet sent by your Class Liaison in September.  The sheets will close at the end of January and hours tallied.

 

Advent Calendar Assembly

On Saturday, December 4 we will be packaging the advent calendar craft kits into gift boxes for distribution.  Ten parents are needed from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm to help with the packaging.  Please sign up at the following link to join our packing party:  Advent Calendar Packing Party

 

Hamper Box Organizing

5-7 parents are needed to assist on Tuesday, December 7, at 9:00 am in the Connection Room of the Elementary Campus to organize the hamper boxes for each recipient family. If you have time that morning, please sign up:  Hamper Box Organizing

 

Lunch Hour Supervision for Winter Term (January 4 – March 11)

Sign up for Winter Term is now open!  Please email as soon as you can as the spots are filled up on a first come, first serve basis.  

You are required to sign up for the entire 11 weeks of the Winter Term (you may share with your family members such as spouse or grandparents).  

The timing of the lunch supervision is as follows:

12:00 – 12:20 pm Outdoor Supervision at the park or at the school parking lot (depends on the weather)

12:20 – 12:40 pm In class supervision ONLY for Grades K to 2.  Only one parent will be allowed in each classroom.

On rainy days, Outdoor Supervision is from 12:00 – 12:40 pm.

If interested, please send the following information to [email protected]

  • Title: Lunch Hour Supervision Winter 2022 Sign Up (titling your email this way is important in order for your email to not get lost)
  • Full Name: 
  • Full Name(s) of Student(s) and Class: 
  • Day(s) you are available:

Please make sure that your Criminal Record Clearance letter is on file with the school office.  Please email Mrs. Klassen at [email protected] for a link and code to apply.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Agnes White at [email protected].

 

An ongoing list of volunteer opportunities can be found here:  2021-22 Volunteer Opportunities

 

Community Relations

Urgent Housing Needs

Do you have a suite for rent or know of someone who does?  We have been made aware of two housing needs:

  • 2 or 3-bedroom for a single mom and two teenage children – IMMEDIATE NEED
  • 1 bedroom + den or 2 bedroom for single mom and elementary child – NEED FOR JAN. 31

Please contact Lisa Klym at [email protected] for any information applicable to the above needs.

 

Small Group Reading Plan

A new reading plan is starting tomorrow.  Join us as we read through 25 days chronicling the birth of Jesus and why He came to this earth. This is an excellent way to prepare your hearts for Christmas.  Email Lisa at [email protected] to receive the link to join our small group.

 

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the December and January newsletters.  Do you have an achievement or special event you’d like to share? How about a story of wonder or exploring God’s creation?  What about some kudos to inspire others?  

Please send your submissions to Lisa Klym at [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.

JR Youth is on this Saturday, December 3. Join us for fun, games, and devotion! To stay in the loop for our next events, join our email list by clicking here.

Have questions? Please email Danielle ([email protected])

Blessings to you and your family from the Junior Youth Ministry Team!