Middle School Monday Note: December 16, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, December 16

Newsletter club @ Lunch

2:50 – 4:30 pm Girls Basketball Practice

Tuesday, December 17

6:30 – 8:30 (Gr.6 A, 7A) Bethlehem Walk Event @ Poco campus. Formal uniform required

Students meet at 6:15 pm in room 104

Wednesday, December 18

12:45 – 2:45 pm SCHOOL LATE START

12:15 pm – School bus leaving Poco campus

6:30 – 8:30 pm (Gr.6B, 7/8) Bethlehem Walk Event @ Poco campus. Formal uniform required

Students meet at 6:15 pm in room 104

Thursday, December 19

8:30 – 11:30 am Pancake Breakfast and Games – PJ Day

11:30 AM EARLY DISMISSAL – Last Day of School before Christmas Break

Friday, December 20



Monday, January 6


Newsletter club @ Lunch

2:50 – 4:30 pm Girls Basketball Practice

Tuesday, January 7

3 – 4:15 pm LEST Chess Club

Wednesday, January 8

2:00 pm  – Chapel

The Well orders due

Thursday, January 9

3 – 4:30 pm Boys Basketball

Friday, January 10

9 – 10 am PTL Meeting at Poco campus

The Well – Beef Burritos with salad $5.00

Bethlehem Walk

Middle school students are performing in the chapel for the Bethlehem walk.  Students will be in formal uniform for the performances. Grades 6A, and 7A are performing on Tuesday, December 17, and grades 6B and 7/8 are performing on Wednesday, December 18.  For both days, students meet at the Port Coquitlam campus at 6:15 pm, in Rm 104.  Students will drop off their coats and instrument cases, then move to the chapel, where they will remain for the whole evening.  Students need to have a parent or guardian sign them out at the end of the evening. Please contact Ms. Allen if there are any questions.

Curling – Thank You and Upcoming Program

The Middle School students thoroughly enjoyed their field trip last week to the Golden Ears Winter Club. A big thank you to the PTL for sponsoring this program.  If any students are interested in getting more involved with the sport of curling, there are junior curling programs starting in January. Please click this link for more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-kOS95gV6bqUUJpLV8tbmxtVFVFNlJCMTJQZ3lkcUJSaVFj/view?usp=sharing 

Basketball Practices 

Boys Grade 6/7 basketball practice will start November 28, 3:00 – 4:30 pm @ PM Campus

Girls basketball practice will start December 2, 2:50 – 4:30 pm @ PM Campus

Family Ski Day – POSTPONED

Due to lack of snow, the Family Ski Day is being postponed to February 28th.  This day is a student-led conference day; therefore, families who are going skiing should go for their conference on Feb 27.  All information submitted will be transferred to the new date. If you are no longer able to attend and require a refund, please email Mrs. Olding ([email protected]). If you are now able to attend and would like to be added to this event, there may be some spaces available. Please contact Mrs. Olding for more information.

Final Day of Classes before Christmas Break and Early Dismissal – Thursday, Dec. 19th

The school will start at the regular time. Middle school staff and students will enjoy a pancake breakfast together and then spend the remainder of the morning playing games, watching movies, etc. Students may wear their PJs that day. Please do not send any additional snacks or treats. We will be dismissing students at 11:30 am. The shuttle bus will leave at 11:45 am and arrive at the elementary campus at approximately 12:00 pm

PTL News


The PTL Executive would like to thank all parents who have contributed towards the success of our school this term.  Without you, many activities could not take place. Every time you lend your time and talent, you are impacting the life of a child.

We hope you have enjoyed the events we have brought you so far and we look forward to bringing you more community events in the new year.

May each family have a blessed and merry Christmas as we celebrate the birth of the Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Please join us on Friday, January 10th for our next PTL General meeting, 9 am at the PoCo Campus.

Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

REMINDER TO ALL PARENTS:  Please remember to record your Parent Volunteer Hours as you complete them on your youngest child’s spreadsheet.  Term 1 ends on January 31st and after that date, the sheets will be closed. Please ensure you record any eligible hours prior to January 31st.

If you are short on hours, there are many opportunities, evenings included,  to help with the Bethlehem Walk production. Please refer to the links provided.  More opportunities will be posted shortly.

Calling All People!

There are many roles to fill to help make Bethlehem Walk a successful outreach to our community.  This year we have received a generous grant from the City of Port Coquitlam’s Community Cultural Development Investment Program and our Mayor, Council and City Staff will be invited to attend.  Let’s make this year the best year ever!  

Please sign up where you can.  These roles are designed to fit with your child’s performance schedule so you won’t miss a thing!

Nightly Production Assistance


Community Newsletter

The December newsletter edition was sent home today.  Here is the full-color version for your reading enjoyment: December Newsletter

Submissions are open for the January newsletter.   Do you have a special achievement you’d like to share?   If so, we’d like to hear from you.

Submissions to Lisa Klym at [email protected]

Submission deadline:  January 22nd

Publication date:  January 31st  

In Other News…

Father-Daughter Dance  

Last Friday invitations were sent home with your daughter for the upcoming Father-Daughter Dance. To reserve your tickets log on to the Signup genius via January 6, 2020, Monday Note. Tickets are only confirmed once payment is received by Friday, January 10, 202, at the very latest. Please see Mrs. Klassen, at the Port Coquitlam campus office, to pay and pick up your tickets.

Dress Down Days for LEST $2

We have scheduled three Dress Down Days at both campuses as a way to fundraise for our upcoming trip to Portland. Please note the following:

  • Friday, January 17
  • Friday, February 7

Chess Club

PM Campus Chess Club will officially move from Thursday lunch to Tuesday after school until 4:15 pm every week until LEST. This will be a fairly advanced level of theory, exercises, and drills as we are honing our skills for competition play. All who know all the basic mechanics of chess are welcome. Sign up is limited to16 spots. Those with aspirations to be Hope representatives for LEST should sign up as some qualification matches will occur during club time.

The Well

Join us for breakfast at The Well!  Order pancakes and sausage on Thursday, December 19 for $5.00.  Orders dues back on Wednesday, December 18th

Hope 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! 

From all of us at Junior Youth, God’s blessings to you this Christmas! See you in 2020!

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


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:
  • complete the form in this link – YEARBOOK ORDER FORM, make the 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 the summer holidays.  Any 2019/20 yearbooks are 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]).