Elementary Monday Note: September 21, 2020

Week at a Glance


Monday, September 21

REAL Day

7:00 – 7:30 pm Parent Prayer (Zoom meeting)


Tuesday, September 22

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

6:30 – 8:00 pm Elementary Campus (K-5) Curriculum Evening


Wednesday, September 23

Lice Check Forms Due

9:30 am Chapel

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


Thursday, September 24

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

6:30 – 8:00 pm Middle School Campus Curriculum Evening


Friday, September 25

Pro-D Day


Looking Ahead…

Monday, September 28

7:00 – 7:30 pm Parent Prayer (Zoom meeting)


Tuesday, September 29

Individual Student Photo Day (PoCo campus only)

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


Wednesday, September 30

Orange Shirt Day

9:30 am Chapel

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


Thursday, October 1

Terry Fox Run (wear red & white!)

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


Friday, October 2


Recess OR Lunch Supervisor Needed

As you are aware, due to COVID we have staggered our recess and lunch times.  This has resulted in an increase in our need for supervision.  We are looking for a parent who could do supervision at either Recess (10:00-11:30am) or Lunch (11:30am – 1:00pm) everyday.  This is a paid position.  If you are interested please contact Jennifer Watson at the school [email protected].


Storage Space Needed

With our reduced class sizes and need for spacing out in our classrooms, we have a number of “extra” desks that have no home.  We are hoping to find a temporary storage space for these desks (approx. space needed 10ft x 10ft) until such time that we need them back in the classrooms.  If you have garage space that you will not need for the next few months please get in touch with Mrs. Watson at the school.


Lice Check

This year with COVID restrictions on visitors and crossing cohorts, our lice check will need to look differently.  We are asking our in-class families to please conduct a lice check at home with their child(ren) and return a signed copy of the form provided indicating you have completed this. Students are to return the form to their teacher by Wednesday, September 23.  We are also attaching documents to help with the steps of a lice check and more information on what lice is, how to detect, and treat.  If you have further questions please contact our Parent Lice Check Coordinator, Gail Madanayake at [email protected].

LICE CHECK FORM – (please complete & send back to teacher)

HEAD LICE INFORMATION SHEET (English)

HEAD LICE INFORMATION SHEET (Chinese)

HEAD LICE INFORMATION SHEET (Korean)


Terry Fox Run: 40th Anniversary of the Marathon of Hope!

Hope Lutheran Christian School will be participating in this year’s 40th Anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope on October 1st. Please help show your support by donating to our school’s online fundraising page http://www.terryfox.ca/HopeLutheranChristianSchool

Parents are encouraged to help their child(ren) create their own fundraising page – just follow the directions given on the link above. In order to keep our kids safe, individual classes will run throughout the day. Remember to wear red and/or white. Thank you for your supporting our school in the fight against cancer and keeping Terry’s dream alive!


School Library Now Open

Ms. Francescini has been working for the past couple weeks to get the school library ready and is happy to announce the library is now open!  Hope families, if you discover any HLCS library books in your house from last school year, please return them with your child.


Scholastic Reading Club is Back!

This year your order will now ship to your home and you can order online whenever you want at scholastic.ca/clubshop

When you checkout, please enter our school Class Code (RC131640). When you use the code our school earns 20% of the value of the order in rewards and you get FREE SHIPPING on your order of $35 or more until the last day of December. The rewards earned can be put towards books, digital teacher resources, and more. Please check out the SEPTEMBER FLYER in this link

Last March book orders were not placed due to the closure of Scholastic Reading Club website. Therefore, nothing will be charged on your credit cards. If you want to have the books you wished to order in March, you can order them now at scholastic.ca/clubshop. Please contact Mrs. Evelyn Kang, if you have any questions ([email protected]).


Hope Lutheran Junior Youth

Junior Youth is a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church for students in grades 5-8 focusing on connecting students with Jesus and one another.

Junior Youth Online starts THIS SATURDAY – September 27th! Connect with us by joining our email list! Click here to subscribe and receive updates and each week’s Zoom link.

Have questions? Please email Mrs. Stephanie Mayer ([email protected]).

Blessings!


Individual Student Photo Day – Formal Uniform Required

Get ready to put on your best smile! Tuesday, September 29, is Individual Student Photo Day at the Port Coquitlam campus (Pitt Meadows campus photo day is September 30).  Students will be required to be in their formal uniforms.

Some tips from our photo company, Mountain West, to help your child(ren) prepare for photo day:

  1. Parents, before your children leave for school on photo day, please remember to look them over and help them look their best. Faces that are clean and clothes that are stain-free will make for great photos!
  2. Wearing glasses may result in glass glare and/or shadows on the face, and are difficult to retouch. For best results, please consider asking your child to remove their glasses for their photos.

Note: We are working on a plan for Hope’s home based learning students to have their individual photos taken on our scheduled Retake Photo day, October 27.  More details will be shared as plans are confirmed.


Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

A PTL meeting was held on September 17.  The minutes from that meeting are posted here:  PTL September 17, Meeting Minutes

Parent Prayer

Everyone is welcome to join us for Parent Prayer every Monday evening on Zoom from 7:00 – 7:30 pm (except for holidays). 

Please email Tina Goetz for Zoom details: [email protected]

See you this evening at 7:00 pm!

Km Club Starts Today!

Kilometre (Km) Club is starting today and will run until October 30th.  This year we need to conduct a hybrid approach for the elementary campus with two 30 minute runs happening from home and one 20 min run during time at school each Wednesday.   For those middle school or distance learning students, you will need to run from home 3 times and enter your kilometres each week.  A link to the Km Club class lists was sent by your Class Liaison. Contact Lisa Klym at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Shoe tokens will be awarded for each 6km run. To mark our 25th anniversary, a special “25” token will be awarded for each 25 kilometres achieved!

Parents of K-5, please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather each Wednesday, having outdoor running shoes and a water bottle.   Additionally, please have a change of socks for your child.

Supporting Our Staff

The PTL recognises the hard work and extra effort our teachers and other staff members put into their jobs, often working outside of classroom hours and into the evenings.  To support our dedicated staff members, the PTL will be supplying the Staff Rooms at each campus with a Snack Bar – a selection of healthy, non-perishable snack items that staff can access while working after hours.  

Our own Schroder Family, owners of Nutri-Nation Functional Foods, are manufacturers of healthy snacking alternatives and they have graciously offered to donate items to our snack bar.  Thank you, Schroder Family, for supporting us in this way!

At our recent PTL meeting, Parents expressed interest in donating snack items for this initiative – thank you, Parents, donations are gratefully received.  Please drop off donated snack items to the office at either campus.  Suggested items are individually packaged granola bars, protein bars, dried fruit bars and dried soup cups.  Nothing too sweet or sticky.

Fundraising Initiative

Hope Lutheran now has an account with the Biggar Bottle Depot at 2577 Kingsway Avenue in Port Coquitlam.  When returning your empty beverages containers, please consider applying your refund to the Hope Lutheran account by telling the cashier to apply the refund to Hope Lutheran School.  All money raised will go towards supporting initiatives that directly benefit our students.

Additionally, we will be launching a recycling fundraising program with ReturnIt Express BC.  Pre-labelled recycling bags will be sent home with your youngest child in early October and your beverage recycling can be returned at any BC Return It Express station.  Stay tuned for further details!

Volunteering

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

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


Community Relations

Community Newsletter

We hope you enjoyed reading the first newsletter of this school year.   

Submissions are open for the October newsletter.  Do you have a special fall recipe to share, something you might serve at Thanksgiving?  Has your child achieved something you’d like to feature in the Kudos Korner; what about staff and parents – have you achieved anything significant recently?  Please email Lisa Klym with your submissions at [email protected]

Additionally, we are starting a new column called “Caught in the Act…”  This will feature students who have been “caught” doing good – performing an act of service or kindness, collecting money for a charity, a community garbage cleanup, etc.  We want to encourage our children to realize the small things they can do to make a difference in their spheres of influence and the world around them.

Please include photos with your submissions.

Shop @ Hope Business Directory

We like to support our school families and shop locally.  If you have a business you’d like to promote or provide services that would be beneficial to our school community, please register your details on the following form link to be included in our directory.  The directory is posted on our website and updated regularly.  Shop @ Hope Business Directory