Elementary Monday Note: November 4, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, November 4

12:30 pm 5A Swimming

Tuesday, November 5

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

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class (gr. 2/3) in Rm 103

Wednesday, November 6

9:00 am Chapel

2:00 pm Remembrance Day Assembly

Thursday, November 7

Teachers’ Conference – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

6:30 – 7:30 pm Update on Gr. 8 – 9 Transition Mtg

Friday, November 8

Teachers’ Conference – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Looking Ahead…

Monday, November 11

Remembrance Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Tuesday, November 12

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

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class (gr. 2/3) in Rm 103

6:00 pm Positive Parenting Seminar

Wednesday, November 13

9:00 am Chapel

Thursday, November 14

12:00 – 12:25pm Gr. 4 boys basketball 

12:30 pm 5B Swimming

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL After School Class (gr. 4/5) in Rm 103

Friday, November 15

9:00 am PTL Meeting

10:00 am PTL Coffee Fellowship (Connection Rm/Rm 103)

Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Special Showing of Screenagers:  Growing Up In The Digital Age

The PTL is hosting a special one-time showing of the documentary Screenagers on Saturday, November 16 from 9:30 – 11:30 am at the Hollywood 3 Cinemas in Pitt Meadows.

Screenagers is an award-winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world.

All Parents and any students 10 years and older are invited to attend.  Please indicate your attendance in the following link: Interest in Screenagers  Please be sure to submit this form by October 30th so we can adequately plan.

Volunteer Opportunities – 2019/2020 School Year

  1. 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
  2. Baking:  Get a jump on your Christmas baking and earn some volunteer hours at the same time.  The Bethlehem Walk production, December 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
  3. 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. 
  4. 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

Next PTL Get-Together

Please mark your calendars – November’s PTL meeting is changed from November 1 to November 15.  The meeting will be hosted at the Port Coquitlam campus followed by a PTL Coffee Fellowship. If you would like to provide refreshments for the Coffee Fellowship, please sign up at the following link:  PTL November Coffee Fellowship

Upcoming PTL Event

The PTL is hosting 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. 

The Advent season is the four weeks prior to Christmas, celebrating the anticipation of Christ’s birth.  If your family does not currently celebrate Advent, it is a wonderful tradition to start. Complimentary Advent devotional booklets will be provided for you to use your wreath at home with your family.

Our wreath making will take place at Amsterdam Greenhouse at 19100 Old Dewdney Road in Pitt Meadows.  Cost is $30. A $10 deposit is due at the office to secure your spot and the balance is due on the evening. 

Spaces are limited.  Please sign up at the following link:  Advent Wreath Making

SOFund Gift Cards

The gift cards have arrived.  Reminder that Port Coquitlam campus cards are available in the office.  Parents will need to check their order and sign to acknowledge receipt. Cards will not be given to students.  Our next group order will be placed in time for Christmas. Thank you for supporting this fundraising program.

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]

Remembrance Day Assembly & Poppies

On Wednesday, November 6 at 2:00 pm the Port Coquitlam campus will be holding a special Remembrance Day assembly in the Chapel. All parents are welcome to join us for this time of remembrance.

Poppies have been supplied to the Port Coquitlam campus from Royal Canadian Legion #133 and will be distributed to students on November 6 for the service.  A suggested donation of $1 will be collected in each classroom on Wednesday, November 6.

Extra poppies are also available, by donation, at the Port Coquitlam school office.

Community Parenting Workshop (in Mandarin)

Please see the following link regarding a Parenting Workshop being offered in Mandarin at Westwood Alliance Church on Wednesday, November 6 at 10:00 am.


Update on Grade 8 to Grade 9 Transition Meeting

Parents of students in grade 4 – 8, you are invited to attend a meeting on Thursday, November 7, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, giving an update on the work being done by Hope’s administration in regards to potential outcomes for our middle school graduates, as they transition from grade 8 to grade 9. 

Please see the following letter from Principal, John Lok, for further information about the meeting and to RSVP.


Pitt Meadows Campus – Water Cooler Needed

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 Campus 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.

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! 

Due to the Remembrance Day Long Weekend, there is no event this weekend. 

To join our email list, please email Mrs. Stephanie Mayer ([email protected]).


International Potluck Dinner

We are SOLD OUT for our International Dinner! If you signed up for tickets, please make sure to bring or send cash with your student to the Poco Campus office. 

  1. If you have a ticket for this event, you need to bring a dish of food for our Potluck dinner! Please sign up at the link below to let us know what you will be bringing: 


  1. We REALLY need help with set-up for the event AFTER SCHOOL on FRIDAY, November 15. Please sign up at the link below if you can help out: 


  1. We will need help DURING the event on Saturday, Nov. 16th. Please sign up at the link below if you can help out: 


4. We are looking for donations of prizes towards a raffle! All items will be counted towards Parent Volunteer Hours. Please contact Eva Yu for more information: [email protected]

Morning Parking Lot Closure, November 18

On Monday, November 18, the Mobile Dairy Classroom will be visiting our school! Due to their need to set up in our parking lot for that morning, families will need to park on the street or at the park and walk children to the school. Thank you for being understanding. The parking lot will be open again as usual for pick-up at 3:00 pm.

Community Relations

Community Newsletter – The Hope Herald

Our October newsletter was issued recently.  If you missed it, please click on the following link to get up-to-date on our news:  OCTOBER NEWSLETTERSubmissions 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].

Save the Date!

Positive Parenting:  Learning simple phrases on how to talk to children so they will listen.

Date: November 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Port Coquitlam Campus Chapel

Instructor: Marzena Radzimowski

We are offering all elementary parents the special opportunity to participate in a Positive Parenting Workshop.

Learn important and effective parenting strategies that you can immediately apply to your unique family dynamic.  Understand proven parenting rules and how to communicate them calmly, clearly, and consistently.

Topics covered will be:

  • Challenging behaviours and tools to help to solve them;
  • Love and respect;
  • Sibling rivalry; and
  • Electronics and everyday challenges.

“My mission is to reach out to families; help them enjoy being a parent, cherish their children and learn simple phrases that will help them to raise their children to be respectful and responsible citizens.”   -Ms. Marzena Radzimowski

Please R.S.V.P. with the office at [email protected] so we can adequately prepare.

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.

  • 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”
  • Online: go to the following link and follow the instructions


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]).