Middle School Monday Note: October 5, 2020

Monday, October 5


Tuesday, October 6


Wednesday, October 7

12:15 – 1:00pm Chapel 

The Well @ lunch


Thursday, October 8


Friday, October 9

Hot Lunch


Next Week


Monday, October 12

Thanksgiving Day  – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Tuesday, October 13


Wednesday, October 14

12:15 – 1:00 pm Chapel

The Well @ Lunch


Thursday, October 15


Friday, October 16

Hot Lunch


PTL News

We are resuming our PTL Coffee Fellowships – an opportunity for parents from both campuses to get together socially as well as having our Principal and Elementary Vice-Principal on hand to answer any questions parents may have.  Coffee Fellowships will typically be the second Thursday of each month at 9 am, meeting at the PoCo Campus outside under the covered area at the front entrance.

Our first Coffee Fellowship is this Thursday, October 8th.  Hope to see you there!


Parent Prayer

Everyone is welcome to join us for Parent Prayer every Monday evening on Zoom from 7:00 – 7:30 pm (except for holidays). 

Please email Tina Goetz for Zoom details: [email protected]

See you this evening at 7 pm!


Volunteering

Even though our opportunities to gather are limited, we can still find ways to connect through volunteering with other parents.  Available opportunities:

Wednesdays, K-5:  We require parents from each grade K-5 to assist with their class supervision each Wednesday during the assigned running time.  A link to that sign-up is here:   Km Club Weds Course Supervision


Fundraising Initiative

The PTL is launching a new fundraising program and would like your help with this initiative.  Please consider donating your recycling funds to the Hope Lutheran School account by using the labeled bag provided to each family.   If you require additional labels, please contact the school office.  All deposits paid on beverage containers will be credited to our school account.

Once your clear recycling bag is full and the top has been tied closed, please drop it off at your nearest Express depot.  The bag contents will be sorted and counted by Return-It employees and the money credited to our school account.  Caps can be left on containers to ensure small plastic pieces are recycled.  Funds generated will pay for items directly benefiting students such as improved technology, sports equipment, special programming, and access to unique opportunities. 

If you are using your own bags for additional recycling, the Express system required customers to use clear or transparent bags for containers.  The recommended size is approximately 36 inches tall, 30 inches wide and around 72 liters in capacity.  Please use a clear bag that ties completely closed and tag each bag with a Hope Lutheran School label. 

There are Return-It Express depots located in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Langley, and Surrey.  For a complete listing of Express depots, please visit the Return-It website at https://www.return-it.ca/locations/?St=&Sv=express.  Acceptable containers are listed at https://www.return-it.ca/beverage/recycling/onedeposit/

Not all Return-It Express depots are licensed to provide a full refund for aluminum alcohol containers.  The licensed facilities located near to our school families are listed below.  For a full listing, please visit https://www.return-it.ca/beverage/faqs/nosortingcans/

Return-It Express Depots Accepting Aluminum Alcohol Containers (beer/cider)


Supporting our Staff

The PTL recognizes the hard work and extra effort our teachers and other staff members put into their jobs, often working outside of classroom hours and into the evenings.  To support our dedicated staff members, the PTL is supplying the Staff Rooms at each campus with a Snack Bar – a selection of healthy, non-perishable snack items that staff can access while working after hours.  

Our own Schroder Family, owners of Nutri-Nation Functional Foods, are manufacturers of healthy snacking alternatives and they have graciously offered to donate items to our snack bar.  Thank you, Schroder Family, for supporting us in this way!

At our recent PTL meeting, Parents expressed interest in donating snack items for this initiative.  Please drop off donated snack items to the campus offices.  Suggested items are individually packaged granola bars, protein bars, dried fruit bars, and dried soup cups.  Nothing too sweet or sticky.  Thank you to those parents who have dropped off donations.  They have been gratefully received!


Community Relations

In case you missed it, here is the October newsletter:  Oct Vol. 2 Issue 2

Submissions are open for the November newsletter.  Do you have a personal achievement or special event you’d like to have recognized? 

November 11th is Remembrance Day, an opportunity to pay respect to and honor our national heroes who have fought to keep our freedom.  Do you have a hero; someone special in your life who has made a profound difference; someone you honor and respect?  Write a tribute about them and we’ll feature it in our November edition.  Please email Lisa Klym with your submissions at [email protected]

Additionally, we’ll be starting a new column called “Caught in the Act…”  This will feature students who have been “caught” doing good – performing an act of service or kindness, collecting money for a charity, a community garbage cleanup, etc.  We want to encourage our children to realize the small things they can do to make a difference in their spheres of influence and show the love of God to the world around them.

Please include photos with your submissions and send to Lisa at [email protected] 


The Well – Middle School Concession

 The Well will be open on Wednesdays during lunch. Our team is ready and excited to serve their peers. Items sold are prepackaged and in an individual casing. All COVID 19 protocols will be observed. Looking forward to seeing you at The Well!


Hot Lunch

Starting October 2,  the PTL will be facilitating a Hot Lunch program through The Lunch Lady Company.

If you are a new family with no previous account, you will need to set up your new account.

If you have an existing account with The Lunch Lady, you will need to select “Forgot Password” to reset your account. 

For your convenience, the instructions can also be reviewed in this link:

HOT LUNCH INFORMATION


HOPE LUTHERAN JUNIOR YOUTH SUBMISSIONS

Junior Youth is a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church for students in grades 5-8, connecting students with Jesus and one another.

There is no Jr Youth event this Saturday. For updates, join our email list by clicking here!

Have questions? Please email Mrs. Stephanie Mayer ([email protected]). 

Blessings!


Terry Fox Run: 40th Anniversary of the Marathon of Hope! 

Hope Lutheran Christian School will be participating in this year’s 40th Anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope on October 1st. Please help show your support by donating to our school’s online fundraising page http://www.terryfox.ca/HopeLutheranChristianSchool. Parents are encouraged to help their child(ren) create their own fundraising page – just follow the directions given on the link above. In order to keep our kids safe, individual classes will be running throughout the day. Remember to wear red and/or white. Thank you for supporting our school in the fight against cancer and keeping Terry’s dream alive!