Middle School Monday Note: February 6, 2023

Week at a Glance

Monday, February 6

7:30 – 8:15  – Girls Basketball practice at Elementary Campus

Prayer club at lunch

Tuesday, February 7

7:15 am – 4:00 pm – Boys Basketball Tournament at Regent Christian School in Surrey

1:50 – 2:40 pm – Chapel

2:45 – 4 pm – Homework Club

Wednesday, February 8

7:30 – 8:15 am  – Girls’ Basketball practice at the Elementary

The Well @ Lunch

2:45 – 3:45 pm Yearbook Club 

Thursday, February 9

7:30 – 8:15 am  – Boys Basketball practice at Elementary Campus

2:45 – 4 pm – Homework Club

Friday, February 10

Hot Lunch

4:00 pm 2023-24 Re-enrolment period CLOSES  (ANY re-enrolments submitted after this time subject to a $100 late fee)

Looking Ahead…

Monday, February 13

7:30 – 8:15  – Girls Basketball practice at Elementary Campus

Prayer Club at Lunch

Tuesday, February 14

7:30 – 8:15 am  – Boys Basketball practice at Elementary Campus

The Well @ Lunch

1:50 – 2:40 pm – Chapel

3:00 – 4:00 Homework Club

Wednesday, February 15

LEST Trip – Tacoma WA

Students who are not going are expected to be at school

Thursday, February 16

LEST Trip – Tacoma WA

Students who are not going are expected to be at school

Friday, February 17

LEST Trip – Tacoma WA

Students who are not going are expected to be at school

LEST Pre-Departure Meeting

Our pre-departure meeting will be this Thursday at 8 pm over Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 691 7066 4444
Passcode: Hope

Skating Field Trip

On Tuesday, February 21, the students of Hope Lutheran Christian Middle School will be visiting the Port Coquitlam Community Center.  The purpose of this trip is to provide the students with the opportunity to go skating or to play shinny hockey on one of the ice rinks at this facility.

Please submit the field trip permission form at the link below:

Skating Field Trip Permission Form

2023-24 Re-enrolment Period for Current Families

Early each calendar year our current families are required to complete and submit re-enrolment forms to secure their child(ren)’s space(s) for the upcoming school year. The School provides a 2-week window for families to complete this process.

The 2023/24 school year re-enrolment period is now open and will close THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10th at 4:00 PM.

Please refer to the email sent out to families on Friday, January 27 for the information and forms required for re-enrolment.

This is an important time for the school community as this sets the framework for what classes will look like for the 2023-24 school year.  We thank you for the attention and promptness you will put in your response during this re-enrolment period.


It is that time again for badminton! Coach Ken would like to express his sincere appreciation for being so patient with his leg recovery, and the many get-well emails over the last months-thank you!

As the young grades require much more physical movement, and he has yet to recover to a point where he can comfortably coach them, please note that the coming winter months of February and March, lessons will only be open for grades 6 to 8. Elementary grades 1 through 5 will begin from spring in April.

Please register in the appropriate time slot for your child, and he hopes to see all of you again soon!


  • During the signup process, please put your “child’s name” under the “My Comment” tab, and the parent’s name under this area (First, Last) along with your email.
  • Please ensure your child wears indoor shoes during class, and to bring their rackets if they have one

Used Book Sale

Are you looking for some new books to read? Class 3A is holding a used-book sale after school on February 24th in the Elementary School campus gym! All funds raised will be donated to the BC Cancer Foundation, and books that are not sold will be donated to Western Sky Books in Port Coquitlam. We are inviting all students in all grades to check if they have unused books, in good condition, at home and to consider donating them to this initiative. If you have any books at home that you don’t want anymore, please send them to the Middle School campus office, by February 17th, and they will be taken to the gr. 3A classroom. Thank you so much, and don’t forget to drop by the elementary campus gym after school on February 24th to get some new reads!

Basketball  Practice

 Attention!! Students who signed up for the LEST Basketball team, are strongly encouraged to attend all the basketball practices. 

Boy’s Basketball practice – Tuesday & Thursday 7:30-8:15 am – Elementary Campus

Girl’s Basketball practice- Monday & Wednesday 7:30-8:15 am – Elementary Campus

Employment Opportunity – On-Call Elementary Recess Supervisor

We are looking for people to be Elementary Campus On-call Recess Supervisors to help cover our current supervisors should they need to be away for their day.  A CRC will be required and first aid training is preferred but not required.  Please submit your resume to [email protected]

The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI)

Hope Lutheran Christian School has partnered with the Federation of Independent School Association in BC (FISA BC) and the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at the University of British Columbia to measure and promote children’s social and emotional development, health, well-being, and assets through the Middle Year Development Instrument (MDI). The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) is a self-report questionnaire that asks children in middle childhood about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. The MDI is the first survey of its kind to gather information about the lives of children both in school, in the home, and in the community, from their own perspective. The survey questions align with the BC Ministry of Education’s K-12 curriculum, which includes a focus on promoting children’s personal and social competencies.

Grade 8 students are invited to complete the MDI during class time between: 
January 10th and March 3rd, 2023.

For more information and to view the questionnaires:

Contact the MDI project staff at [email protected] or connect with your FISA Mental Health Coordinators: Michelle Hussey ([email protected]) and/or Jamie Morris ([email protected])

Parent FAQs:


 If you don’t want your child to participate, please contact your child’s teacher, fill out the withdrawal form at the end of the parent/guardian informed passive consent letter, or contact the MDI project staff at [email protected].

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. 

Join our mailing list by clicking here to receive updates about our events.

Have questions? Please email Daniel ([email protected])

Blessings to you and your family from the Junior Youth Ministry Team!

PTL News

The PTL has created a group Facebook page that is private to our Community.  We hope that by having this page, it will give Hope parents a one-stop resource for all our signups and other pertinent messaging.  Please ask to join the HLCS Parent Community private group page and answer the two security questions.


Grade 8 Missions Trip – Beverage Returns

Another way to support missions fundraising – donate your returnable beverage containers.  

Labels with our school’s QR code can be obtained in either campus office or printed at any Express Return-It depot by entering the number 604-111-2222 into the keypad on the Return-It kiosk at the depot (note, this is not a valid phone number but an access code to print labels).

Consider taking a labeled bag to your place of work and having your colleagues donate their beverage containers.  All proceeds raised will go directly towards the spring mission trip.

Another way to support mission fundraising – donate your returnable beverage containers.  

Labels with our school’s QR code can be obtained in either campus office or printed at any Express Return-It depot by entering the number 604-111-2222 into the keypad on the Return-It kiosk at the depot (note, this is not a valid phone number but an access code to print labels).

All proceeds raised will go directly towards the spring mission trip.


Parent Participation Program

Term 1 hours are being calculated and you will be notified if you are to receive a reimbursement.

Term 2 sheets should have recently been sent by your Class Liaison.  If you have not received a link to your class Term 2 PPH record sheet, please contact your Liaison.  Parents are to record their hours on their youngest child’s sheet as the hours happen.


Participation Opportunities

  • Parents to provide meal options for staff to enjoy during student-led conferences on March 2.

Sign up for Staff Dinner Provision on March 2nd


  • Parents to provide home-baked goods to sell at the Grade 8 Bake Sale on March 2 during student-led conferences.

Grade 8 students and parents are supplying the bulk of the baked goods but the opportunity is given for any parent to provide home baking in exchange for participation hours. Contact Lisa at [email protected] to participate.


  • May Day Parade participation, Saturday, May 13 – interested parents please contact the PTL at [email protected] by February 20th.


  • We need a commitment from 4-6 parents to proceed with our application to participate in the May Day festivities.
    • Expectations:  accompany students on the parade route walk with our school bus, providing supervision.  Estimating 4-6 PPP hours that parents can claim.  This is an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our school but we need your help.


Please view the list of Participation Opportunities for other areas to serve.

CommUNITY Relations


Submissions are open for the March newsletter.   Are you serving in a ministry or volunteering in a community group?  If so, we’d like to hear from you. 

Inspire others to do good by sharing your story.  Please email to Lisa Klym at [email protected].


Small Community Groups

A new ladies online reading plan will start next Monday – “Understanding God, Myself and the World”.  To join, please contact Lisa at [email protected] and you will receive an invitation to join via text.

Men’s Bible reading groups are also ongoing.  Dads, if you are interested in connecting with other men in our Hope Community, please contact Ian at [email protected] to join.  Your commitment level is about 5-10 minutes per day.

Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community. 

We meet outside at the Elementary Campus by the main entrance. 

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).

Hope Lutheran Church Happenings 

Pastor Vic Esperanza will lead us at our 9:00-10:00 am service this Sunday. As always, the service will be live-streamed to watch at 9am or anytime afterwards:



Valentine’s Potluck and Cookie Decorating at Hope Lutheran Church

There will be an opportunity to decorate Valentine cookies on Sunday February 12 after the service, followed by a potluck lunch. Everyone is welcome to decorate and join in for the potluck lunch. The cookies will be distributed in the downtown eastside later in the week.


Regular Events Coming Up at Hope Lutheran Church

  • Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study: every other Saturday, 8:00-9:30 am at Izba. Next one is on February 18th
  • Senior’s Bible Study: first and third Thursday of the month, 10:00 am at the church. Next one is on February 16th
  • One Year Chronological Bible Study: every Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm on Zoom; moving to Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm starting on February 23 during Lent.
  • Hope Community Prayer Evening: last Tuesday of the month, 7:30-8:30 pm at the church. Next one is on February 28th.
  • Hope Lenten services on Wednesdays till Easter: starting on Ash Wednesday February 22nd at 6:00 pm with potluck dinner followed by 7:00 pm services, then every Wednesday until Easter.

All are welcome, please join us.