Middle School Monday Note: March 9, 2020

Week at a Glance

Monday, March 9

Newsletter Club at Lunch

3 – 4:15 pm Boys Floor Hockey Practice

Tuesday, March 10

8:55 – 9:25 am – Parent Prayer @ POCO campus

3 – 4 pm Chess Club

2:55 – 4:00 Yearbook

The Well orders Due

Wednesday, March 11

2 – 2:45 Chapel

Term 2 Reports Issued

Thursday, March 12

3 – 4 pm The Well Club 

Boys Floor Hockey Tournament all day at Hope Lutheran – PM Campus

3 – 4:30 pm Gardening Club (Field trip to Amsterdam Greenhouse)

Friday, March 13

8:30 – 9:30 PTL Coffee Fellowship at POCO campus 

The Well –  Spring Break Ice Cream Sundaes $3.00

3 – 4:15 pm –  Badminton


Monday, March 16- 29


Monday, March 30

First Day of School after Spring Break

Gr. 6-8 – Excel Martial Arts

Tuesday, March 31

8:55 – 9:25 am – Parent Prayer @ POCO campus

Wednesday, April 1

2 – 2:45 Chapel 

Thursday, April 2

8:30 – 9:30 PTL Coffee Fellowship at POCO campus 

Gr. 6-8 – Excel Martial Arts

Friday, April 3

8:30 – 9:30 am – PTL Coffee Fellowship @ PoCo Campus Rm 103


Community Newsletter:

Submissions are open for the March 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:  March 13th 

Publication date:  March 30th 

Daytime Photographer Required

Do you have a knack for photography and have time during the day to take photos at the school? We would like to have a variety of photos taken of students and teachers in their classrooms and in learning activities throughout the day at both campuses.  These photos would be used to update the website and be included in various forms of media such as the annual report. Interested photographers, please contact Lisa Klym at [email protected] 

Parents who do not want photos of their child taken, please ensure the office has a current “do not photograph” request on file.

At-Home Volunteer Opportunity

The Yearbook Committee would like our event photos “tagged” with the names of students attending events.  Parents, team up with your child and identify as many faces as you can. All you need is a time at home and a computer.  Detailed instructions will be provided.  

Interested parents, please contact Lisa Klym at [email protected] 

PTL News

Food provision required.  A couple more dozen muffins and Costco-sized boxes of assorted chip bags are still required for the ball hockey tournament we are hosting on Thursday.  Please see the following link to sign up for food provision: Tournament Food

Hearts for Hope Fundraiser

Dumpling Sale Tomorrow!

Handmade beef and pork dumplings will be available for sale tomorrow, Tuesday, March 10th at the PoCo campus after school.  $50 will get you a family pack of beef and pork dumplings and a package of sweet sesame rice balls.  Individual bags are available for purchase as well.

Thank you to those families who have supported our fundraising efforts for a new bus.  Not only does our bus service provide before and after school transportation between the campuses, but it is also utilized for field trips, which reduces the number of parent drivers required.  As reported in our February newsletter, the cost savings of owning our own bus versus leasing could be upwards of $8,000 per year! Please continue to support this worthwhile fundraiser through online donations on our website.  

If you wish to receive a tax receipt please visit hopelcs.ca/school and click on the green “Donate” button in the upper right corner.  Your tax receipt will be emailed to you along with a confirmation receipt of your donation.

PTL Coffee Fellowship – Friday, March 13th

Our next Coffee Fellowship is this Friday.  Please stop in to say hello and chat with other parents and the school administration.

If you wish to provide baking or are available to help set up, please view the following link:  PTL Coffee Fellowship


PTL Meeting

Thank you to those parents who were able to attend our PTL meeting last Friday.  

Please access the following link to read the minutes from the March 6th meeting:  

PTL Minutes Mar 6-20

Kilometre Club

Our very popular Kilometre (Km) Club will be starting after spring break.  This is a chance for all students to get out and enjoy outdoor physical activity with their friends and parents after school at McLean Park.  Km Club will start on Monday, April 6th and run until Friday, May 8th. The run days are M/W/F from 3:15-3:45. If you are not a runner then walk the route; join us in being active and enjoying the fresh air.  Anyone interested in participating, please use the online registration form: Spring Km Club Registration closes March 13th.

If you are able to volunteer to help coordinate Km Club or assist on run days, please sign up at the following link:  Km Club Volunteering

Please note, we need to have two volunteers trained this spring to be a Timekeeper and Event Coordinator (jobs can be combined to one position) for the club to carry forward to next fall.  We have one parent ready to assist and we need one more. This is an easy but necessary part of Km Club – without these positions filled, the club cannot function.  Please consider helping in this capacity.  Job descriptions are available by contacting Lisa Klym at [email protected]

Volunteer Opportunities – 2019/2020 School Year

Tournament Food Provision:  March 12th ball hockey tournament at PM Campus needs baked goods provided.  Please sign up at the following link: Tournament Food

Floor Hockey Concession – March 12: We are hosting the Christian Elementary School Sports floor hockey tournament and could use help in the concession between 10 am and 2 pm. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Mrs. Hammer ([email protected]). 

Daytime PhotographerLooking for volunteers to take photos of students and teachers at both campuses during the day to use for updating school media.  Contact Lisa Klym at [email protected] if interested.

At-Home Opportunity:  Parents, team up with your child to “tag” photos for our Yearbook Committee.  Detailed instructions provided. Contact Lisa Klym at [email protected] if interested.

Km Club:  As per the above notice, we are in need of volunteers starting on March 30th.  Please click the link to select your times. Km Club Volunteering

The Well:  Thank you to those parents who have faithfully assisted our food services club with their clean-up.  There are still several dates to fill. 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

In Other News…

Excel Martial Arts

We are excited to welcome Excel Martial Arts to our school our first week back from Spring Break. Students will participate in martial arts classes during their regularly scheduled PE blocks on March 30 and April 2. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Olding [email protected]

Sports Jerseys

If you still have a jersey from LEST or girls’ floor hockey, please wash it in cold water, hang it to dry, and send it to school with your child before we leave for spring break.  

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.

The Well

The Well will be open on Thursday, March 12 for the Ball Hockey Tournament.  There will be hot dogs with chips available for $5.00. Other snacks will also be offered for our students to purchase at lunch only.

The Well will also be offering Ice Cream Sundaes on Friday to kick off Spring Break.  The ice cream treats will be available first come, first served at a cost of $3.00 each.

Hope Lutheran Junior Youth

Junior Youth is a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church for all students in grades 5-8 to grow in friendships and faith! 

Junior Youth will take place this Saturday, March 14. For full event information, please join our email list by contacting Stephanie Mayer ([email protected]).

Note: Jr Youth will not run during Spring Break. Our next event is Saturday, April 4th.