Elementary Monday Note: October 21, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 21

12:00 pm 5A Swimming

3:15-4:15 Cross Country Practice (Mini-Race)

Tuesday, October 22

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 209

Wednesday, October 23

9:00 am Chapel

Grade 4&5 Cross Country Meet, Bear Creek Park, Surrey

Thursday, October 24

Parent Teacher Conferences – NO CLASSES IN SESSION

Friday, October 25

Parent Teacher Conferences – NO CLASSES IN SESSION

Kindergarten Sibling Application Deadline

Looking Ahead…

Monday, October 28

12:00 pm 5A Swimming

Tuesday, October 29

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 209

Photo Retake

Wednesday, October 30

9:00 am Chapel

Thursday, October 31

Friday, November 1

Hot Lunch

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 16th from 9:30-11:30am 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

  • 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. 


  • Bethlehem Walk: A number of our scenes need repairing or updating.  A workday is planned for Saturday, October. 26th from 8:45-12:00 at the PoCo Campus.  Volunteer opportunities are available for those experienced in construction as well as people able to add paint color to pre-drawn set scenes.  If you are able to help out, please sign up on the following link: Bethlehem Walk Work Day


  • Parent/Teacher Conference Dinners: We would like to bless the staff by providing them dinner on Thursday, October 24 during the Parent/Teacher Conferences.  One more main course meal is still needed.  If you are able to help with providing food, please sign up at the following link:P/T Conference Dinner Thank you!


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 Dinner

Save the Date for our International Potluck Dinner! 

When: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

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

  1. We will need help with set-up for the event AFTER SCHOOL on FRIDAY, Nov. 15th. 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: 


  1. 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]

Community Relations

Monthly Community Newsletter

Submissions are open for the November newsletter.  Do you have a special achievement to highlight? 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 12th from 6-8 pm, PoCo Campus Sanctuary

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.

Important Notice Re: 2020 Kindergarten Eligible Siblings

This is a reminder that if your family has a younger child who would be eligible for Kindergarten 2020 (born in 2015), the 2020 Kindergarten sibling application form and back up documents must be submitted to the Port Coquitlam campus office by Friday, October 25th. If you have any questions, please contact Clare Wood directly at [email protected], prior to the October 25th deadline.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be taking place on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, October 24th       1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday, October 25th            9:00 am – 12:00 noon 

Elementary (K-5): Parent and Teacher, 15 minutes each.

A conference is required with the homeroom teacher of each student within a family. 

Middle School: Parent, Student and Teacher, 15 minutes each.

Grade 6 students –  a conference is required with the homeroom teacher, and optional with other subject-specific teachers.  

Math platoons will not be covered during these meeting times. Parents are welcome to contact their child’s math platoon teacher to arrange to meet at another time.

Grade 7/8 students – conferences will be with subject-specific teachers, and a minimum of 2 conferences are required. 

Additional conferences will be available with the Music, French, EAL, and PE teachers, where applicable.

Appointment times will be booked through the School’s easy to use online appointment booking system, through the following link:

2019 Parent-Teacher Conferences

The online booking calendar opened at 8:00 am on Monday, October 14th, and closes at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, October 23rd. Each family will need to create a login account in order to use the system. Phone bookings will not be taken. 

Grade 4 Foundational Skills Assessment Test

The BC Ministry of Education’s Foundational Skills Assessment (FSA) will continue this week. Please try and avoid scheduling appointments during this week and make sure your grade four child gets good rest each evening. 

Cross Country

Our race is this Wednesday at Bear Creek Park in Surrey leaving school at 8:45 and returning before 3:00. Please prepare your runner with PE gym strip and bring extra layers and socks to stay warm and dry. We need parent helpers to set up and supervise our special afterschool race today. 

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, October 26th from 6:30-8:30pm. 

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


Important message for Hot Lunch!

Please log into your account and double-check to make sure your child is registered in this year’s current Grade & Teacher. We had some issues with the hot lunch being delivered to last year’s classroom. 

As always please also sign up for Hot Lunch Volunteer. The link can be found below! Your help and kindness goes a long way in making our Hot Lunch Program a huge Success!

Hot Lunch Volunteers

Our Hot Lunch program is looking for motivated parents to help distribute Hot Lunch from Food Bins delivered by The Lunch Lady, on November 1. Once food has been distributed to the children and checked, please feel free to visit other classrooms that may need your help. We appreciate your time! Please note: classes K-3 need our help the most!

Please see the following link to sign up:

Hot Lunch Volunteers Sign Up

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.


  1. complete the form in this link – YEARBOOK ORDER FORM, make the cheque out to Hope Lutheran School and return both to the school
  2. 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 http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01124893

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]).