Middle School Monday Note: May 3, 2021

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

Hot Lunch

$2 Dress Down Day (Grade 5 and 8 Celebrations Fundraiser)

Looking Ahead…

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.)

Hot Lunch

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

Link: https://munchalunch.com/schools/hopelutheran

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

[email protected]



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

Community Relations


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] 


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! 

以圣经阅读为基础的小组活动将继续在Hope社区内开展,该活动使用一款可随时访问的手机阅读软件, 每天的阅读量大约在10分钟左右,软件同时提供交流反馈的空间。小组成员通过聊天功能建立联系,并进行有意义的对话,从而更好地了解彼此。

 新的男女小组将于4月12日星期一开始。如果您想成为Hope社区团体的一员,请通过[email protected]发送电子邮件与Lisa联系。

目前小组的反馈非常积极, 鼓励大家不要拖延,努力参与!


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.

Coding Club

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.

Grade 6/7 club is Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm.
Everyone is welcome to join.  This club will likely run for the entire year. Changes and updates will be posted on Google classroom.
Id: 598 469 5607
Password: hope

Climbing Club

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]).