Middle School Monday Note: September 9, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, September 9

11:30-12:15pm Newsletter Club

Tuesday, September 10

Wednesday, September 11

2:00 pm – Chapel (Pastor Hautz)

Thursday, September 12

2:55 – 4:00 pm – Yearbook in Room 107 (anyone interested please attend)

Friday, September 13

8:30 am PTL Coffee Fellowship at Port Coquitlam Campus (Rm 103)

Saturday, September 14

1-5:00 pm Family Fun Event at Port Coquitlam Campus


Monday, September 16

11:30-12:15pm Newsletter Club

Tuesday, September 17

Wednesday, September 18

9:00 am –  Chapel and Terry Fox Run at Port Coquitlam Campus

Gr. 6-8 students need to be dropped off at the POCO campus for Chapel and Terry Fox run. Students will be transported by bus and parent drivers to PM Campus

Thursday, September 19

2:55 – 4:00 pm – Yearbook in Room 107

6:30-8:00 pm Curriculum Evening at Pitt Meadows Campus

Friday, September 20


PTL News

Parent / Teacher League (PTL) News

Our Family Fun Event is on Saturday, September 14th from 1-5 pm at the PoCo campus.  This event will include an ice cream sundae bar, bouncy inflatables and games.   All families and staff members are welcome – please indicate your attendance in this link so we can adequately prepare.  Family Fun Attendance

Volunteering at the Family Fun Event is a great way to earn volunteer hours.  Please sign up at the following link: Family Fun Volunteer Signup  

Lunchtime Supervision

We are looking for volunteers for lunchtime supervision at the Pitt Meadows Campus from 11:50 am – 12:15 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

Kilometre Club (Km)

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:  In preparation for the start of Km Club, we need to create wristbands on Thursday, Sept. 12 in the Connection Room, off the foyer, at the PoCo Campus.  If you are able to spare two hours on Thursday morning, please email Lisa Klym at [email protected]

Kilometer Club starts on Monday, Sept. 16th.  Runs will take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday after school. This will also serve as a training run for the grade 4-8 students participating in the Cross Country track meets.

Registration is conducted online this year.  Please access Km Club Registration to register your child or yourself.

About 15-20 volunteers are needed each day for the running of this event. If your child is participating, it is strongly encouraged that caregivers volunteer a minimum of three times throughout the duration of the run. Volunteers are needed to: set up, hand out wristbands, conduct warm-up, be a course spotter, stamper, tally laps, clean up, and run concession.  Your time spent helping with Km Club counts towards the Parent Volunteer Hours.

To volunteer please select the following:  Km Club Volunteer

Please email Lisa Klym, Km Club Coordinator at [email protected] if you have any questions about this event.

Volunteer Opportunities – 2019/2020 School Year

We have several vacancies, listed below, to fill for the coming year.  Please email the PTL at [email protected] to express interest in any of these positions.

  1. Class Liaisons:  Vacancies remain for 6B, 7A and 7/8
  2. Emergency Preparedness:  The PTL is looking to train a parent in September.  Help is needed with student ID tags and sorting comfort kits, as well as checking and updating classroom emergency bags.  
  3. Lice Check:  Parents are needed starting in September to perform lice checks throughout the school year.  No experience necessary, training will be provided. 
  4. Events Photographer:  Parents are invited to take on the role of Event Photographer at all our social and athletic events.  We’d like to capture action and behind-the-scenes photos at all our school events. If you have an interest in photography and would like to be included as a contact person, please contact us. 
  5. Christmas Hampers:  A Coordinator is required at the beginning of November to send out a Sign Up Genius link to Class Liaisons, arrange for donation boxes and recruit volunteers help to designate items to pre-determined families.

PoCo Campus Connection Room

The side foyer room has been newly renovated and is now being called the Connection Room.  This room will be open for parents every morning from 8:40-9:30 for you to socialize. If parents wish to book the Connection Room for their use, please make arrangements through the school office.

The PTL will host a Coffee Fellowship in the Connection Room on Friday, September 13 at 8:40.  This is a chance for you to connect with Mr. Lok and Mrs. Watson, any other available school staff, as well as any available PTL members – find out what’s happening in the life of our school and submit ideas for activities or improvements.  

If you would like to provide baking for the Coffee Fellowships, please email Lisa Klym at [email protected].  The time you spend baking will count toward your volunteer hours.

New Initiatives

Compassion Ministry

To foster a greater sense of community and support the needs of our Hope staff and student families, a Compassion Ministry has been formed.  This ministry addresses sudden and immediate needs that may occur within our school community such as hospitalization, critical illness, or other needs where the family would benefit from prepared meals and/or light housekeeping and childcare.

Requests would be handled on an as-needed basis and will be kept discrete.  If you would like to volunteer to be a contact for this ministry, please email Lisa Klym at [email protected]

Monthly Community Newsletter

Name our newsletter!   We are starting a Hope community newsletter published by the Middle School Newsletter Club.  Submit your ideas for the name of our newsletter to [email protected]

The purpose of the school newsletter is to highlight the ongoing achievements of students, celebrate accomplishments and introduce one another.  The newsletter will be published monthly with a focus on getting to know a student, parent and staff member by way of interviewing or submission of a bio.  Students will be responsible for interviewing and writing the articles as well as other content.  

If your child has a special achievement recently earned or something you’d like to highlight, we are accepting submissions now for the September newsletter.  Please email me your story ideas at [email protected].

Going forward, a call for submissions will be posted at the beginning of each month with a distribution date of the last Friday of the month.

Fall Book Club

The summer book club was a success and, therefore, we will be running it again in the fall.  The study book will be “Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire – What Happens When God’s Spirit Invades the Hearts of His People”, by Jim Cymbala.  The discussions will be facilitated by Michele Malmberg.  Participants are to purchase their own book. Interested parents, please email Lisa Klym at [email protected]

In Other News…

Homework Club 

Due to insufficient interest in the after school Homework Club, the club is being  canceled. Students need to be picked up after dismissal and they are not being supervised by teachers or staff after 3 pm.

Terry Fox Run

Our school will be participating in the Terry Fox Run again this year.  Pledge sheets will be sent home soon. Fundraising is optional, but all students will participate in the run after morning chapel at the PoCo Campus on September 18th.  Students should be dropped off at the PoCo Campus in the morning, and they will be transported back to Pitt Meadows by private vehicles and the bus. Parent volunteers are needed for this event; please contact Mrs. Berg for more information ([email protected]).

To make donations on-line go to:

  1.   www.terryfox.org.

  2. Click on Terry Fox School Run

  3. Under “Parents,” select “Donate to a Student/School”

  4. Click “Donate to a Student

  5. Enter our province and type:  Hope Lutheran Elementary – Port Coquitlam, BC OR Hope Lutheran Christian Middle – Pitt Meadows, BC

  6. Select “Sponsor Us!” OR “Students: set up your page”

After School Activities

An update of current and upcoming after school activities will be sent out this Thursday afternoon.  Student sign up links will be included in the notice.

Yearbook Orders 

If you would like to order a yearbook for $25 each, you can do so either by cheque or online.

Cheque: pick up a form from the school office to complete; make the cheque out to Hope Lutheran School; on the memo line of the cheque please write the school year, your child’s name and their class

Online: go to  http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01124893 and follow the ordering prompts.

The deadline for ordering yearbooks is January 31, 2020.

Contact Mrs. Paul ([email protected]) or Mrs. Lightbourn ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

Yearbook Club

Students who have applied to be, or are interested in being a part of the yearbook club are to meet in Room 107 (the science and art room) from 2:55 – 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 12.

Contact Mrs. Paul ([email protected]) if you have any questions.