Middle School Monday Note: September 13, 2021

Week at a Glance

Monday, September 13

3:20 – 3:50 pm  – Kilometer Club at Poco campus

Tuesday, September 14

Wednesday, September 15

The Well at Lunch

3:20 – 3:50 pm  – Kilometer Club at Poco campus

Thursday, September 16

12:15- 1:00 pm Chapel

Friday, September 17

Hot Lunch

3:20 – 3:50 pm  – Kilometer Club at Poco campus

Looking Ahead…


Monday, September 20

3:20 – 3:50 pm  – Kilometer Club at Poco campus

Tuesday, September 21

2:45 – 3:45 pm – Coding Club

Wednesday, September 22

The Well at Lunch

3:20 – 3:50 pm  – Kilometer Club at Poco campus

Thursday, September 23

12- 1:00 pm Chapel

6:30 pm Curriculum Evening – Zoom links will be sent out next week

Friday, September 24


Band Classes Information

Hi everyone. Band classes start on Thursday, Sept. 16. Here are the links to the information needed for getting ready for band class.  

Grade 6

Grade 6/7

Grade ⅞

Harvest Festival 

Save the Date – Saturday, October 16 (12-3 pm and 4-7 pm)

We are excited to share with you that plans are in the works for a special family event on Saturday, October 16 (Save the Date).  An HLCS Harvest Festival!  We have a group of parents planning games, prizes, food, and more for this Harvest Fest event.  Please stay tuned for more information about purchasing tickets and what will be offered.  We look forward to the community-building fellowship this will bring to our Hope families and friends.

PTL News

Parent Volunteering

Please keep track of hours spent in helping the school.  Tracking sheets will be sent out within the next week or two and, once received from your Class Liaison, you may enter your hours there.

A reminder to parents to have a Criminal Record Check on file with the school office.  Volunteer activities that have interaction with students require a current CRC. Please email Mrs. Klassen at [email protected] for the link and code to apply. 


Lunch Supervision Needed

The elementary campus is in need of parent supervisors during the lunch period.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email Agnes White at [email protected] with the following information:

SUBJECT LINE:  Lunch Supervision


Day(s) You are Available

The timing of the lunch supervision is as follows:

  • 12h-12h20 Outdoor Supervision at the park or at the school parking lot (depends on the weather)
  • 12h20-12h45 In-class supervision ONLY for Grades K to 2.  Only one parent will be allowed in each classroom.

Km Club 

Kilometer (Km) Club started today and will run M/W/F from 3:20-3:50 October 13th (12 days) at McLean Park.  Middle school students, please meet us at McLean Park.  

Those grades 4-7 participating in the October cross-country meet must participate in Km Club at least twice a week as the Club serves as training for that competition.  We will run in light rain – please dress for the weather.  In the event of heavy rain, a decision to cancel will be made by 2:30 on the day of the run.  Parents/ caregivers must be present while the child participates.  

If your child would like to participate but did not register, the registration form will be reopened for this week only:  Km Club Registration

Those who cannot make the after-school times runs will be permitted to run Km Club from home.  This provision is based on the honor system.  Please contact Lisa Klym at [email protected] to participate in this way.  

Thank you to those parents who have signed up to help facilitate our club.  There are a few positions still available and time spent counts towards parent participation hours.  Please see the signup at the following link for areas of service: Km Club Parent Assistance   


PTL Executive Call for Nominations

The PTL Executive positions are 2-year commitments and after the two years, the position is to be open for nominations to give any interested parents an opportunity to serve on the Executive.  

The role of President has been filled by Lisa Klym for the last two years and the PTL is now accepting nominations for President.  Any parents wishing to step into this role, please email the PTL at [email protected].  This call for nominations will be posted for four consecutive weeks and any nominations will be discussed and voted on at our November 4th PTL meeting.

Additionally, the roles of Vice-President and Secretary are vacant and available immediately for interested parents.  If you are interested in serving, have any questions or require further information, please email the PTL.


Family Portraits Fundraiser

A Family Portraits Fundraiser is being coordinated by our PTL, taking place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at select times from September 22 through October 23.  This is a great opportunity for families to have a professional photo taken with a portion of the session fee directly benefiting the school.  There are two locations to choose from – Pitt River Dyke and Peace Park.  Pets are welcome to be a part of the photoshoot as long as they are leashed and under the control of the adult pet owner.  Our photographer is our own Michelle O’Dell and a gallery of her work can be viewed on Facebook at Michelle Evans Photography or on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/michelleevansphotography/

A message from Mrs. O’Dell

“While photography started as a hobby for me, I have had the opportunity to photograph two weddings, some family photos, and have also had the opportunity to second shoot weddings for my good friend Esther at Esther Moerman Photo. I would consider my photography and editing style to be quite hybrid in that I love capturing candid photos of people, but will gladly accommodate a more posed look if requested.  I really like to work with what the weather gives me when it comes to editing as lighting is a big part of photography – if it is a more overcast day, I will take advantage of the lack of harsh lighting and edit to the mood of the photo; if it is a brighter day, I will edit to bring out the beautiful lighting.”

For a flat rate of $50 (60% of which will be donated to Hope Lutheran Christian School), you will get:

  • a 30-minute session at either Peace Park off Kebet Way OR along the Pitt River Dyke off Old Dewdney Trunk Rd (Please make note of which dates will be at each location when you sign up);  
  • complimentary editing; and
  • ALL usable photos in the form of an online gallery from which you can download your photos from.

**Note: Michelle Evans Photography reserves the right to use any and all photos from your session for social media and promotional purposes.

Sessions will start Wednesday, September 22nd, and will run every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday (with the exception of Thanksgiving) until Saturday, October 23rd.

Payment will be required the Monday before your scheduled session and can be dropped off at the Port Coquitlam office. Only cash or cheque addressed to Michelle O’Dell will be accepted. Failure to make your payment will result in the loss of your session time.  To sign up for a session time, please register here:  Photo Sessions (please note the two tabs, for Weds/Thurs & Sat)

Parent volunteers are also required to help Mrs. O’Dell for each photo session.  Duties include helping with session transitions and coordinating the waiting family, holding the backpack of photo gear, and holding an umbrella over the camera in the event of rain.  Please view the volunteer sign-up form here:  Photographer’s Assistant

Community Relations

Parents are encouraged to be involved in the community through joining an online Bible reading plan app, facilitated by Lisa Klym, Community Relations Officer.  Plans usually range from 7-14 days and each daily reading takes no more than 10 minutes.  Space is provided at the end of each daily reading for reflection and optional feedback to the group.  This is a great way to get to know other parents and be intentional about being in God’s Word.  Anyone is welcome to join.  Whether you are unsure of the Christian faith, new to the faith, or a mature Christian, this is a safe space to explore and grow.  Please email Lisa at [email protected] if you wish to be

Supporting our Hope Community

We like to support businesses within our Hope Community and tap into the talent and abilities represented by our parents in fulfilling areas of need around our facility and within our community.  Kindly review the following survey and provide as much detail as you can. 

Inventory of Interests and Abilities

Hot Lunch

Welcome back families to a new school year. On behalf of your Hot Lunch team, we would like to let you know that the munch-a-lunch website is up, active and ready to go. 

Some very important updates and reminders PLEASE read over thoroughly: 

The hot lunch 2021/2022 program will begin Friday, Sept 17th. The deadline to get your orders in will be Monday, Sept 13th at 9 am sharp!

  1. Hot lunch will be held every Friday except holidays and pro-d days.
  2. For the September 17th hot lunch I extended the cut-off to be on Monday, September 13th at 9 am. After that, it will be FRIDAYS at midnight.  All orders must be fully paid on the website or your order will not be accepted! 
  3. VERY important that you select the correct CURRENT year class and grade for your child. If you do not update this information correctly your child’s hot lunch will be lost. 

See details below for account setup and Fuel Catering Flyer.

FUEL Catering Flyer HLS 2021-2022

Parent Letter Munch a Lunch Hope Lutheran School

If you run into issues or questions please contact Fuel Catering below:  

Accounts Manager:  Marsha Ojiro at [email protected]