Middle School Monday Note: October 15, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 14


Tuesday, October 15

SCREAM Program (Gr. 6 half-day/Gr. 7/8 half day)

3:00 – 4:00 pm LEST Robotic Team Club (only for students who sign up)

3:00 – 4:00 pm Coding/Robotic Club

2:55 – 4:15 Boys Triple Ball

Wednesday, October 16

SCREAM Program (Gr. 6 all-day)

8:30 am – 2:45 pm – Paddling field trip to Widgeon Falls (Gr.7-8)

2:00 pm  – Chapel (Grade 4A)

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm LEST Parent Meeting at Pitt Meadows Campus 

Well orders due

Thursday, October 17

SCREAM Program (Gr. 6 half-day)

Drop-in Chess at lunch – meet at the computer lab

3:00 – 4:00 pm – The Well Club

2:55 – 4:00 pm – Yearbook Club

Friday, October 18

SCREAM Program (Gr. 6 half-day)

The Well will be serving pasta with meatballs and salad for $5.00


Monday, October 21

NewsLetter Club at Lunch

3:00 – 4:00pm – Girls Triple Ball

Tuesday, October 22

3:00 – 4:00 pm LEST Robotic Team Club

3:00 – 4:00 pm Coding/Robotic Club

2:55 – 4:15 Boys Triple Ball

Wednesday, October 23

Gr.6/7 Cross country meet at Bear Creek Park

2:00 pm  – Chapel

Thursday, October 24

Parent Student Teacher Conferences – NO CLASSES IN SESSION

Friday, October 25

Parent Student Teacher Conferences – NO CLASSES IN SESSION

Kindergarten Sibling Application Deadline

Community Newsletter

Submissions are open for the October newsletter.  Do you have a poem or a joke to share? A Thanksgiving recipe?  A special achievement to highlight? Send your submissions to Lisa Klym at [email protected].

PTL News

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: P.M. Lunch Supervision

Coffee Fellowship

Our next PTL Coffee Fellowship is Friday, October 18th at 8:45 at the PoCo Campus.  If you wish to help set up or donate baked goods for our coffee time, please sign up at the following link:  October PTL Coffee Fellowship

Parent/Teacher Conference Dinner

We would like to bless the staff by providing them dinner on Thursday, October 24 during the Parent/Teacher Conferences.  If you are able to help with providing a main course meal, please sign up at the following link: P.M. P/T Conference Dinner   Thank you!

Date Change to Next PTL General Meeting

Please mark your calendars – November’s PTL meeting is changed from Nov. 1st to Nov. 15.  The meeting will be hosted at the Port Coquitlam campus followed by a PTL Coffee Fellowship. 

Special Showing of Screenagers:  Growing Up In The Digital Age

The PTL is hosting a special one-time showing of the documentary Screenagers on Saturday, November 16th from 9:30-11:30 am at the Hollywood 3 Cinemas in Pitt Meadows.

Screenagers is an award-winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world.

Parents and any students 10 years and older are invited to attend.  Please indicate your attendance in the following link: Interest in Screenagers


When: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Cost: $5/person

  1. Tickets for the International Potluck Dinner are available today! Tickets are limited! Click on the link below to sign up. Cash payment will be accepted at the Poco Campus office. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D49ABAC2FA3FB6-international
  1. We are inviting special guest performers to participate in the entertainment for our International Potluck Dinner. We are looking for musicians, singers, or dancers from Europe, North America, South America, and Africa. We want to feature a variety of different cultures from our school community.

Please email Tina Goetz at [email protected] if you have an interest in performing or you know of someone we can contact. Thanks!!

Volunteer Opportunities – 2019/2020 School Year

  • PTL Secretary:  The PTL Executive needs a Secretary.  Requirements are to attend each PTL meeting, record discussion items and compile meeting minutes for distribution.  Please email [email protected] if you are interested in this position. 
  • Bethlehem Walk:  A number of our scenes need repairing or updating.  A work day is planned for Saturday, October. 26th from 8:45-12:00 at the PoCo Campus.  Volunteer opportunities are available for those experienced in construction as well as people able to add paint colour to pre-drawn set scenes.  If you are able to help out, please sign up on the following link: Bethlehem Walk Work Day
  • 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 food services cleanup

In Other News…

LEST Parent Information Meeting 

Wednesday, October 16 @ 6:30 pm

Middle school parents are invited to attend a very important info session regarding LEST (Lutheran Elementary Schools Tournament) 2020 in Portland, Oregon. We will be discussing everything from transportation to event registration to fundraising. Please mark this important date on your calendar and plan to join us! We are asking that parents make a decision regarding their child’s involvement by November 1st at which time a deposit will be due. Students are more than welcome to attend but must remain in the meeting, seated with their parent(s) and listening.

Photo Orders Due

Individual student photo orders were handed out to students last week and are due Thursday, October 17.  If families are not ordering online, order envelopes can be brought to your child’s teacher with payment.  Payment accepted: cheque or credit card information, NO CASH.

Grade 7/8 Paddling/Hiking Field Trip

Thanks to the generous funding of our PTL, our grade 7/8 students will have the opportunity to participate in a special PE activity on October 16.  They will be paddling across Pitt Lake and up Widgeon Creek, then hiking up to a waterfall where they will enjoy their packed lunch before heading back the same way. Students must have permission to attend this activity.  Parent drivers are needed, but we are not in need of supervisors during the actual activity. Grade 7/8 parents, please look for the email with the permission form. 

Important Notice Re: 2020 Kindergarten Eligible Siblings

This is a reminder that if your family has a younger child who would be eligible for Kindergarten 2020 (born in 2015), the 2020 Kindergarten sibling application form and back up documents must be submitted to the Port Coquitlam campus office by Friday, October 25th. If you have any questions, please contact Clare Wood directly at [email protected], prior to the October 25th deadline.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be taking place on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, October 24th       1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday, October 25th            9:00 am – 12:00 noon 

Middle School: Parent, Student, and Teacher, 15 minutes each.

Grade 6 students –  a conference is required with the homeroom teacher, and optional with other subject-specific teachers.  

Math platoons will not be covered during these meeting times. Parents are welcome to contact their child’s math platoon teacher to arrange to meet at another time.

Grade 7/8 students – conferences will be with subject-specific teachers and a minimum of 2 conferences are required. 

Additional conferences will be available with the Music, French, EAL, and PE teachers, where applicable.

Appointment times will be booked through the School’s easy to use online appointment booking system, through the following link:

 2019 Parent Teacher Conferences

The online booking calendar opened at 8:00 am on Monday, October 14th, and closes at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, October 23rd. Each family will need to create a login account in order to use the system. Phone bookings will not be taken.

Grade 6/7 Tripleball

Due to changes in scheduling and facilities coordination, boys’ triple ball practices will now move to Tuesday afterschool 2:55 till 4:15 and Thursday at lunch. Mr. Yee’s chess club will move from Thursday lunch to Wednesday lunch. Girls’ triple ball practices will be on Mondays at 3 – 4 pm (a lunch hour practice may be added). 

The Well

This week “The Well” will be serving pasta with meatballs and salad for $5.00. Orders are due Wednesday, Oct 16

Hope Junior Youth (Grades 5-8)

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

This weekend, Junior Youth is at Camp Luther for their Pulse Retreat! To inquire about last-minute registrations, please contact the Camp Luther office directly or visit www.campluther.ca 

(There is no alternate event this weekend.) 

To join our email list, please email Mrs. Stephanie Mayer ([email protected]).


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]).