Week at a Glance
Monday, May 3
No Climbing Club today
Tuesday, May 4
11:45 am – Early Dismissal
No Volleyball Club today
Wednesday, May 5
8:20 am – Gr. 7s drop off at PoCo campus for Musical Rehearsal
Class Photos – Formal uniform required
12:15 – 1:00 pm Chapel (Grade 6)
The Well at lunch
3:00 – 4:15 pm – Badminton Club
Thursday, May 6
Prayer Group @ Lunch
3 – 4:00 pm Climbing Club
Friday, May 7
$2 Dress Down Day (Grade 5 and 8 Celebrations Fundraiser)
Monday, May 10
Tuesday, May 11
3 -4 pm Volleyball Club
Wednesday, May 12
12:15 – 1:00 pm Chapel
The Well at lunch
3:00 – 4:15 pm – Badminton Club
Thursday, May 13
Prayer Group @ Lunch
3-4:00 pm Climbing club
Friday, May 14
Christian Estate Planning Webinar Recording
For those who would like to view the webinar on estate planning presented to Hope Lutheran Church and School by Lutheran Foundation Canada this past Saturday, please use THIS LINK. Although the pop-up window indicates you may be contacted by the webinar organizer, please be assured that THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN. If you wish to contact Lutheran Foundation Canada, you must call or email them using the contact information available on their website.
(The actual webinar begins at 8 minutes into the video.)
Please note the ordering timeframe has been extended for the Friday, May 7 pasta day lunch.
Ordering closes: Tuesday, May 4 at 9:00 am
All menus are available for ordering until June. Please place your orders for the remaining school year in order to avoid missed deadlines.
Questions? Please contact: Marsha Ojiro
Accounts Manager at Fuel Catering
Spell-a-thon Fundraiser for the BC Mission Boat Society
THANK YOU to all our HLCS students and families for their tremendous support of this fundraiser! We more than doubled our goal of $3000.00. In total, we raised $6766.75! This means we are able to cover all the costs associated with the middle school BC Boat mission project AND are able to bless them and their ministry with these additional funds. It has been amazing to see God working and how He has blessed our efforts! We are still planning to recognize those classes that raised the most money so keep an eye out for this exciting news as well. Thank you HLCS!
Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament (LEST) 2021
Although LEST could not happen in person this year, a number of events were held virtually. Some of our Grade 5-8 students participated in the music competition and were recognized for their God-given gifts and talents. Thank you to those students who took the time to prepare, practice, and stay after school last week to have their piece recorded.
Congratulations to the following students who received special recognition from the LEST adjudicators (ribbons and adjudication forms will be mailed to the school):
Braden Z. – 5th/6th Grade Piano Blue Ribbon Winner
Natalie Z. – 5th/6th Grade Instrumental Solo Blue Ribbon Winner
Abby Q. – 7th/8th Grade Instrumental Solo Blue Ribbon Winner
Nicole L. – 7th/8th Grade Instrumental Solo Blue Ribbon Winner
Vicky Z. – 7th/8th Grade Instrumental Solo Blue Ribbon Winner
MUSICAL PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE
Parents – we need you!
Assistance is required during the recording sessions on May 10, 12, and 13. Each day, 10 am-6 pm, is divided into three shifts. Simple duties may include handing out props, sanitizing, being available to press a button for a spotlight, etc. Nothing elaborate, we just need people. Please sign up at this link for one or more shifts: Musical Production Assistance
25 for the 25th! HLCS BOOK DRIVE
Please support our libraries!
In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, a book drive is ongoing to directly benefit our school libraries at both campuses. Our goal: 25 books for each grade!
Have you had a birthday recently that you’d like to donate a book in honor of your birthday? We have a special sticker for that too! Wouldn’t it be cool if your donated book had a 25th-anniversary sticker and a birthday sticker attached to it?
Parents – here’s your chance to declutter and clean off your child’s bookshelf. We’re accepting gently used books as well.
Please view our “Wish List” with tabs based on grade level: HLCS Book Drive
If you wish to make a monetary donation instead to fund the purchase of books, donations can be dropped off at either campus office (please mark your donation “Book Drive”).
Any questions can be directed to Lisa at [email protected]
MIDDLE SCHOOL PRAYER GROUP
Each Thursday at lunchtime, middle school students meet for prayer and discipleship, facilitated by Mrs. Edema and Mrs. Klym. The group is faithfully attended by 8-10 students and is open to any student who wants to participate. A prayer board is featured where students post prayer requests and, as we see God answer these requests, we move them to the praise side. Students are excited to see the fruit of their prayers.
God is moving in the lives of our students and it’s exciting to see the students grow in their knowledge of Him. Recently, through the ministry of our middle school, three students have committed their lives to Jesus and we celebrate that!
Small groups are happening within our Hope community utilizing an app-based Bible reading plan that can be read at any time each day. Each daily reading takes about 10 minutes and space is provided for reflection. Group members are connected through a chat feature and are engaging in meaningful conversation, getting to know each other better, and being supported through prayer. Men’, women’s and Chinese groups are ongoing. If you would like to be a part of a community group, please email Lisa at [email protected] to get connected.
The feedback on these groups has been very positive. Don’t delay. Get into the community!
Submissions are open for the June newsletter. Looking back, what are some of your highlights? How have you seen God working in the life of your family? Do you have a testimonial about our school you’d like to share, perhaps a word of encouragement you’d like to express to the staff and/or our school community as we close out our 2021 school year?
Please send your stories and testimonials to Lisa Klym at [email protected].
Our next PTL meeting is Thursday, May 6th at 7 pm over Zoom. Meeting link details will be shared with all parents on Tuesday.
Interested in computers and how they work? Join us for Coding Class to find out! Possible topics include Making Websites, Game Development, Binary and Hexadecimal, Different computer languages, and much more. No experience necessary.
Due to musical rehearsals, the climbing club will take place Thursdays Only from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm until further notice.
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.
Junior Youth is online this Saturday! Join our email list by clicking here, and receive up-to-date information and the unique Zoom link for this week!
Have questions? Please email Mrs. Stephanie Mayer ([email protected]).