Middle School Monday Note: January 13, 2020

Week at a Glance

Monday, January 13

Newsletter club @ Lunch

2:50 – 4:30 pm Girls Basketball Practice

Tuesday, January 14

3 – 4:15 pm LEST Chess Club

3:00 – 4:15 pm LEST Robotics Club

Wednesday, January 15

2:00 pm  – Chapel led by Pastor Mandela Nsenga from Riverside Church 

The Well orders due

Final LEST Deposit Due ($60)

Caribou Math Contest (or Thursday)

Thursday, January 16

3 – 4:30 pm Boys’ Basketball

2:55-4:00 pm Yearbook

Friday, January 17

Dress Down for LEST($2 donation)

The Well – Hamburgers with chips and veggies $5.00

Deadline to make changes for the Family Ski Day

3 – 4:30 pm Badminton Club


Monday, January 20

Newsletter club @ Lunch

2:50 – 4:30 pm Girls Basketball Practice

The Well orders due

Tuesday, January 21

3 – 4:15 pm LEST Chess Club

3:00 – 4:15 pm LEST Robotics Club

Wednesday, January 22

2:00 pm  – Chapel

Grade 5 Transition Day

The Well – Butter Chicken with Rice and Cucumbers $5.00

Thursday, January 23

3 – 4:30 pm Boys Basketball

Friday, January 24

6 – 8:30 pm Father Daughter Dance at Poco campus

Extreme Weather Closures

Please note the following important information regarding Hope Lutheran Christian School closures due to extreme weather:

  1. The decision to close the School due to extreme weather will be made by 7:00 am, on the day of the closure, so families can make alternate arrangements.
  2. The announcement will be posted as quickly as possible on our Facebook page and our school website. Do not phone the school, as staff will not be available.
  3. The decision will be made taking into consideration the safety of our families and staff, and the School’s ability to operate normally, and will be based on the best information available at the time.
  4. Any extreme weather closures will automatically apply to both campuses, and Schola Bohemia – Before and After School Care.
  5. Hope Lutheran’s extreme weather closures may not be the same as the local School Districts’ closures.  
  6. Winter weather can change quickly, therefore, when the School remains open, all decisions regarding travel to and from the School are the responsibility of each family.

Re-Enrollment 2020-2021

A reminder that re-enrollment will open at the end of the month – Friday, January, 31 and close two weeks later on Friday, February 14.  Please note that information about 20/21 tuition rates will be included for your reference. Please note that for those in the current EAL program and those who may require it in the next year or future years are expected to participate in the program if deemed necessary and EAL fees will be in addition to the basic tuition fees.

LEST Pre-Trip Meeting

The last meeting before the trip! All students and parents (of those students attending LEST) are strongly encouraged to attend this important meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, January 29th at the PM Campus. We will be covering a number of important items including schedules, packing lists, room assignments, forms/documents due to be handed in, etc. If possible could those parents interested in volunteering in any capacity remain following the general meeting to have a quick volunteer meeting. Thank you! 

Basketball Practices

Boys Grade 6/7 basketball practice Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:30 pm @ PM Campus

Girls basketball practice Mondays, 2:50 – 4:30 pm @ PM Campus

Friday Badminton Club

Priority for this club is for students not enrolled in the Pi Academy program.  The Dates are Jan 10, 17, 31, Feb 7, 21, 28, Mar 6, 13 and will provide an opportunity for those students to qualify for the tournament.  Those qualifying for the tournament will have additional practices before the tournament on April 16th.  

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.

PTL News

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.

PTL General Meeting

A PTL General Meeting took place Friday, January 10th.  Please access the following link for the meeting minutes. PTL Minutes Jan 10-20. There is a lot of valuable information reported within the PTL minutes – please take the time to read them.

PTL Coffee Fellowship

Our next coffee fellowship is Friday, January 17th.  If you would like to contribute baking or help to set up, please sign up here:  PTL Coffee Fellowship

Volunteer Opportunities – 2019/2020 School Year

The Well:  Our 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 over the lunch period, they would greatly appreciate your assistance. Please sign up at the following link:  “The Well” Clean Up

Lunchtime Supervision:  We are looking for volunteers for lunchtime supervision at the Pitt Meadows Campus from 11:50 am – 12:45 pm each day.  Orientation will be provided by Ms. Nast. Thank you so much for giving your time in this area! You can sign up at the following link:  Pitt Meadows Lunch Supervision

Open House, January 28th, 6:30-8:00: Would you like to be a Parent Ambassador at our upcoming open house?  We are looking for several parents who are interested in mingling and conversing with new families interested in joining our school community.   

Able to provide baked goods?  Dessert items are needed for our refreshment time.  If you are available to assist on January 28th in either of these capacities, please sign up at the following link:  School Open House  

Father-Daughter Dance Update  

There is still some available space for this year’s Father Daughter Dance. Please click on the link to sign up. 


Remember, once you sign up, you still need to pick up your tickets at the Port Coquitlam campus, through Mrs. Klassen.

Have you picked up your tickets for the Dance? If not, please do so immediately. 

Father-Daughter Dance Volunteer Opportunity

Are you looking for more volunteer hours? We are looking for anyone who would like to help towards snacks and set up for the Father-Daughter Dance.

Click on the link below and see what works best for you. A little help goes a very, very long way!


Community Newsletter

Submissions are open for the January newsletter.   Do you have a story idea or a newsworthy event you’d like to share?  If so, we’d like to hear from you.

Submissions to Lisa Klym at [email protected]

Submission deadline:  January 20th

Publication date:  January 24th  

In Other News…

The Well

Hot lunch on Friday, January 17th will be hamburgers with chips and veggies.  The cost is $5.00 with orders due on Wednesday, January 15th.

Hot lunch will be offering Butter Chicken with rice and cucumbers on Wednesday, January 22nd, so the Grade 5 students that are attending their transition day can enjoy The Well.

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

Hope Lutheran Junior Youth

Hope Lutheran Junior Youth is off-site for a bowling event this *Friday* (no event on Saturday). For full information (and up-to-date information regarding how winter weather conditions may affect this event), please contact Stephanie Mayer ([email protected]) to join our email list.

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]).