Elementary “Monday Note”: October 13, 2020

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 12

Thanksgiving Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Tuesday, October 13

Wednesday, October 14

9:30 am Chapel

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

Thursday, October 15

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

Friday, October 16

Hot Lunch

Looking Ahead…

Monday, October 19

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

Tuesday, October 20

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

Wednesday, October 21

9:30 am Chapel

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

Thursday, October 22

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

Friday, October 23

Important Notice Re: 2021 Kindergarten Eligible Siblings

Although it feels like the school year has just begun, in the office we are already preparing for next September!

Each year we set aside spaces in our upcoming Kindergarten classes for potential incoming siblings. This information is determined by what a family has entered on the registration form of their older child, or added on the year’s Student Information Verification Form.

An email was sent out last Friday to the school families who we are aware have a child(ren) born in 2016, with information about the 2021 Sibling Enrolment process.  

If your family has a younger child who would be eligible for Kindergarten 2021 (born in 2016), and you did not receive the email from our registrar Clare Wood, please contact Clare directly at [email protected], by no later than Friday, October 16.

Emergency Comfort Kits

A reminder for all new and all Kindergarten families to bring in to the school office an Emergency Comfort Kit.  For information of what to include in your child’s comfort kit please see the following link: EMERGENCY COMFORT KIT INFORMATION

Scholastic October Digi Flyers Now Available Online!

Please check out the OCTOBER 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]).

Want Hot Lunch this Friday?

Reminder for everyone to please place their Hot Lunch order by Wednesday evening. No late orders will be accepted. Thank you.

For more information please email: [email protected]

PI Academy Badminton

PI Academy Sports is delighted to once again offer their badminton program at Hope! To better cope with COVID, class size will be limited, and all those interested are urged to register early to avoid having their child miss this season. There will be a new waiver, to be delivered online, for the parents to acknowledge “before the first lesson”, and should you accept, this will also be valid for all badminton classes and related events to the end of the school year in June 2021.

PI Academy Sports wishes to thank all the parents and the staff at Hope for the great support of the badminton program, and to continue to allow your children to learn through purposeful play. Do take note of the specific class category for your child before registering. 

The waiver will be sent out online to all participants’ parents soon after your registration – the waiver must be acknowledged before your first lesson. It is requested that all registrants make payment for their fees as early as possible, so that the focus can be on the students with COVID safety practices as soon as the lesson begins.

Payment options:

     > E-transfer (preferred):  [email protected]

     > Cash (in-person on your child’s first lesson)

Please see the following link for the Fall season 2020 registration: FALL SEASON BADMINTON REGISTRATION

Some information to take note of:

  1. No make-up classes. No switching classes at any time.
  2. January to June – Friday classes at middle school will be subjective to be replaced with a possible intramural tournament.
  3. Students will be reminded and when possible to keep at least a 2M distance from others during the lessons, and casual discussions.
  4. Students will be reminded to wash their hands frequently.
  5. No sharing of rackets.
  6. School rackets will be sanitized before using them.
  7. Congratulatory gestures will be done by touching rackets.

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

Parent Prayer

Parent Prayer is moving! 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)

Starting NEXT Monday, October 19. We hope to see you there! Thanks!

PTL Coffee Fellowship

We have resumed our PTL Coffee Fellowships – an opportunity for parents from both campuses to get together socially as well as having our Principal and Elementary Vice-Principal on hand to answer any questions parents may have.  Coffee Fellowships will typically be the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 am, meeting at the Port Coquitlam campus outside under the covered area at the front entrance.

The next  PTL Coffee Fellowship will be on November 19.


Even though our opportunities to gather are limited, we can still find ways to connect through volunteering with other parents.  Available opportunities:

  1. Wednesdays, K-5:  We require parents from each grade K-5 to assist with their class supervision each Wednesday during the assigned running time.  A link to that sign-up is here:   Km Club Weds Course Supervision


The recycling program is up and running.  Additional recycling bags with labels or just labels are available at the school office.

Community Relations

Community Newsletter

Submissions are open for the November newsletter.  Do you have a personal achievement or special event you’d like to have recognised? 

November 11 is Remembrance Day, an opportunity to pay respect to and honor our national heroes who have fought to keep our freedom.  Do you have a hero; someone special in your life who has made a profound difference; someone you honour and respect?  Write a tribute about them and we’ll feature it in our November edition.  Please email Lisa Klym with your submissions at [email protected].