Middle School Monday Note: April 26, 2021

Week at a Glance

Monday, April 26

3 – 4:00 Climbing Club

Tuesday, April 27

3 – 4 pm Volleyball Club today

Wednesday, April 28

8:20 am – Gr. 6 drop off at PoCo campus for Musical Rehearsal

12:15 – 1:00 pm Chapel 

The Well at Lunch

Thursday, April 29

Prayer Group @ Lunch

 3 – 4:00 pm Climbing Club 

Friday, April 30

Hot Lunch

Looking Ahead…

Monday, May 3

No Climbing Club today

Tuesday, May 4

11:45 am – Early Dismissal

No Volleyball Club today

Wednesday, May 5

8:20 am – Gr. 7s drop off at PoCo campus for Musical Rehearsal

Class Photos – Formal uniform required

12:15 – 1:00 pm Chapel 

The Well at lunch

3:00 – 4:15 pm – Badminton Club

Thursday, May 6

Prayer Group @ Lunch

3-4:00 pm Climbing club 

Friday, May 7

Hot Lunch

$2 Dress Down Day (Grade 5 and 8 Celebrations Fundraiser)

Grade 7A Food Bank Drive

The Grade 7A class at the middle school campus is running a food drive from April 12th-30th! All donations will go to the Port Coquitlam SHARE Food Bank. You can drop off food items in our donation boxes, which can be found in each classroom and the office. There will be reminders throughout the school as well as in the monthly newsletter. This isn’t just for our school to participate in, but the community too! It’s a great way to spread God’s love to others who need it.

If you have any questions, please visit the website linked below for more information. On behalf of the Grade 7A class. You can also submit a donation at the link below:


Musical Update

We are excited to inform you that we can now confirm the showing date of our 25th Anniversary Musical.  It will be shown in a Drive-In Movie style in the Riverside Community Church parking lot on Saturday, June 19.  This will be a wonderful way to end the school year. 

A large LED screen will be constructed so that the audience can enjoy the show with the people in their own “bubble” inside their vehicle.  There will be a limit of 50 vehicles per show but there will be multiple showings on that day.  Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for ticket sale information coming soon which will be on a first come first serve basis for each show.

Lutheran Foundation Canada Webinar – Christian Estate Planning Basics

Hope Lutheran Church and School Invites you to a free 1-hour webinar and Q&A on Saturday, May 1 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on “Christian Estate Planning Basics”. 

This webinar will be led by Lutheran Foundation Canada’s executive director, Allen Schellenberg. He will cover the topics of wills, power of attorney, health care directives, funeral planning, trusts, executorship, tax planning, gifting, faith statement, etc. 

We pray that this will be a useful tool for our Hope community and would love to have you join!

Click this LINK to register.

PI Sports – Badminton Program

PI Sports will once again be offering a grade 1 – 8 badminton program at Hope for spring! As with previous programs, class size will be limited capacity, and it is encouraged that all those interested register early.  An email with registration details will be sent out to grade 1 – 8 families late afternoon, today, April 26.

Last Day of School – June 22 (half day)

Please be aware that the last day of school will be June 22 which is a half-day.  This extension was due to the addition of several 1/2 day planning days into our calendar for additional teacher preparation. We thank you for your understanding and flexibility with this change. 

Hot Lunch

The ordering site is now open for you to place orders for April, May, and June. The weekly order submission cut-off will resume on Fridays.

 Here are the links:

https://munchalunch.com/login or https://munchalunch.com/schools/hopelutheran/

 For Questions please contact: Marsha Ojiro at [email protected]

Accounts Manager at Fuel Catering



Happy ordering and thank you for your support!

Spell-a-thon Funds

If you have not done so yet: A reminder to everyone to bring in your Spell-a-thon pledge forms and money. All money raised will be used to support the BC Mission Boat Society Easter kit project. Pledge forms/money can be brought directly to either school office.

2021-2022 School Calendar

The HLCS 2021-2022 school calendar has been published.  For your convenience, you can view it here 2021-2022 HLCS School Calendar, or on the school website. Please note that some designations are still to be determined (tbs) and will be updated as we receive information.

Community Relations


Our musical production team is particularly in need of Star Wars costumes and accessories, among other prop items.  Take a look and let us know if you have any of these items! Props/Costume Sign-up


Parents – we need you!

Assistance is required during the recording sessions on May 10, 12, and 13.  Each day, 10 am-6 pm, is divided into three shifts.  Simple duties may include handing out props, sanitizing, being available to press a button for a spotlight, etc.  Nothing elaborate, we just need people.  Please sign up at this link for one or more shifts:  Musical Production Assistance

25 for the 25th!  HLCS BOOK DRIVE

Please support our libraries!

In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, a book drive is ongoing to directly benefit our school libraries at both campuses.  Our goal:  25 books for each grade!

Have you had a birthday recently that you’d like to donate a book in honor of your birthday?  We have a special sticker for that too!  Wouldn’t it be cool if your donated book had a 25th-anniversary sticker and a birthday sticker attached to it?

Parents – here’s your chance to declutter and clean off your child’s bookshelf.  We’re accepting gently used books as well.

Please view our “Wish List” with tabs based on grade level: HLCS Book Drive

If you wish to make a monetary donation instead to fund the purchase of books, donations can be dropped off at either campus office (please mark your donation “Book Drive”).

Any questions can be directed to Lisa at [email protected] 


Small groups are happening within our Hope community utilizing an app-based Bible reading plan that can be read at any time each day.  Each daily reading takes about 10 minutes and space is provided for reflection.  Group members are connected through a chat feature and are engaging in meaningful conversation, getting to know each other better, and being supported through prayer.

Men’, women’s and Chinese groups are ongoing.  If you would like to be a part of a community group, please email Lisa at [email protected] to get connected.  

The feedback on these groups has been very positive.  Don’t delay.  Get into the community! 

以圣经阅读为基础的小组活动将继续在Hope社区内开展,该活动使用一款可随时访问的手机阅读软件, 每天的阅读量大约在10分钟左右,软件同时提供交流反馈的空间。小组成员通过聊天功能建立联系,并进行有意义的对话,从而更好地了解彼此。

 新的男女小组将于4月12日星期一开始。如果您想成为Hope社区团体的一员,请通过[email protected]发送电子邮件与Lisa联系。

目前小组的反馈非常积极, 鼓励大家不要拖延,努力参与!


Submissions are open for the June newsletter.  Looking back, what are some of your highlights?  How have you seen God working in the life of your family?

Do you have a testimonial about our school you’d like to share, perhaps a word of encouragement you’d like to express to the staff and/or our school community as we close out our 2021 school year?

Please send your stories and testimonials to Lisa Klym at [email protected]


During this time of reduced gatherings and restrictions, we still want to be supportive of our greater community and encourage shopping locally.  Is there a small business in our Tri-Cities community that you can recommend or that you are a part of?  

Please let Lisa Klym know at [email protected] and we’ll include them in our Shop Local business directory.


Our next PTL meeting is Thursday, May 7th at 7 pm over Zoom.  Meeting link details will be shared closer to the meeting date

Coding Club

Interested in computers and how they work? Join us for Coding Class to find out! Possible topics include Making Websites, Game Development, Binary and Hexadecimal, Different computer languages, and much more. No experience necessary.

Grade 6/7 club is Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm.
Everyone is welcome to join.  This club will likely run for the entire year. Changes and updates will be posted on Google classroom.
Id: 598 469 5607
Password: hope

Climbing Club

The club is taking place every Monday and Thursday (excluding holidays and long weekends) until June 10th, 2021 from 3:10 pm-4:30 pm. 

Students are required to bring the following items: climbing shoes, harness, and chalk (chalk bag/liquid chalk). This will ensure that students are not sharing equipment, keeping the Climbing Club as safe as possible. 

Students wanting to participate are required to sign up by completing this Google Form:


The Climbing Club is limited to 15 students to ensure safety and proper social distancing. Students will be required to wear masks when belaying and climbing, and wash/sanitize hands prior to climbing. The Climbing Club will have focused training/climbing at the middle school campus, but there will be opportunities to climb at local gyms in the area, in the future. Students/parents will be expected to cover any additional costs related to these outings if the student chooses to attend. 

I look forward to seeing you out on our wall. – Mr. O’Dell

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]).