Middle School Monday Note: January 23, 2023

Week at a Glance

Monday, January 23

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

Prater club at lunch

Tuesday, January 24

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

2:45 – 4 pm – Homework Club

6:30 – 8:00 pm – Open House at Elementary Campus

Wednesday, January 25

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

The Well @ Lunch

2:45 – 3:45 pm Yearbook Club

Thursday, January 26

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

2:45 – 4 pm – Homework Club

Friday, January 27

2023-24 Re-enrolment Opens for Current School Families


6:00 pm – PTL Family Literacy Event & International Potluck (takes place at Elementary Campus)

Looking Ahead…

Monday, January 30

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

Prayer Club at Lunch

Tuesday, January 31

2:20 – 4:45 pm –  Girls Basketball Exhibition Game @ Maple Ridge Christian

1:50 – 2:40 pm – Chapel

3:00 – 4:00 Homework Club

Wednesday, February 1

The Well @ Lunch

2:45 – 3:45 pm Yearbook Club

Thursday, February 2

2:20 – 4:45 pm –  Boys Basketball Exhibition Game @ Maple Ridge Christian

2:45 – 4 pm – Homework Club

Friday, February 3

Hot Lunch

2023-24 Re-enrolment Period for Current Families

Re-enrolment for our current school families for the 2023-2024 school year will be opening on Friday, January 27 and will close Friday, February 10.  Please watch your email for the 2023-24 Re-enrolment forms that will be sent Friday, January 27.  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 the upcoming re-enrolment period.

Hearts For Hope Gala Tickets

We are super excited to announce that tickets to our Hearts for Hope Gala are now on sale online at Eventbrite This is THE signature fundraising event for our school’s Bursary Program featuring the amazing musical talents of the Hope community.  Come and enjoy an evening of stories, music, food, and silent auction fun where we will take care of your kids for you.  Grab another family and get your tickets today!

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. JR Youth is on this Saturday, January 28 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Hope Lutheran’s Elementary campus. Come join us for fun, games, and devotion! This is our second event of 2023! Remember to bring your bibles and hype. We are excited to see each of you. 

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 the 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.

CommUNITY Relations

PTL General Meeting


Please review PTL Meeting Minutes from January 19 and provide any comments for edits to [email protected]   


Participation Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE, the deadline to record your participation hours is January 31st.  After that date, the Term 1 sheets will be closed and hours tallied.  Term 2 sheets will be shared with all parents in early February.

  • Several parents are needed to help set up for the potluck dinner event happening this Friday.  If you are available Friday morning, any time after 9:30 am, please inform Lisa at [email protected].
  • Parents are 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.

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



Submissions are open for the February newsletter.  During February we hold our annual Intentional Acts of Kindness challenge.  What do you do to extend kindness to others?  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 Lisa Klym at [email protected]


Prayer Community

Wondering about a new year’s resolution?  How about making prayer a priority for 2023?  Join our community of prayer partners as we gather each week at the Elementary Campus entrance and each month in the Chapel to pray for our school community and beyond. 


Prayer meetings take place every Monday at 8:45 am outside the Elementary entrance and the last Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Elementary Chapel – all are welcome and children are encouraged to participate in the evening prayer time.  

Our next evening gathering is Tuesday, January 31 at 7:30 pm – hope to see you there. 

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).