Middle School Monday Note: September 20, 2022

Week at a Glance


Monday, September 19

National Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Tuesday, September 20

Newsletter Club at Lunch

1:50 – 2:40 pm Chapel

3 – 4 pm – Homework Club


Wednesday, September 21

The Well – snacks and drinks only (no lunch items)


Thursday, September 22

9:00 am Terry Fox Run (K – gr. 8) @ Elementary Campus – Middle school students drop off at the Elementary campus at a regular time

3 – 4 pm  – Homework Club

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Middle School Curriculum Evening


Friday, September 23

Pro-D  Day  – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Saturday, September 24

11:00 am – 3:00 pm Middle School Open House Event


Looking Ahead…

 

Monday, September 26

Prayer group at Lunch

3:15 – 4:30 pm Christmas Musical Auditions @ Elementary Campus


Tuesday, September 27

Individual Student Photo Day – Middle School students drop off at Elementary Campus at the regular time – Formal Uniform Required

Newsletter Club at Lunch

1:50 – 2:40 pm Chapel

3 – 4 pm – Homework Club

3:15 – 4:30 pm Christmas Musical Auditions @ Elementary Campus


Wednesday, September 28

The Well at Lunch

3:15 – 4:30 pm Christmas Musical Auditions @ Elementary Campus


Thursday, September 29

3 – 4 pm Homework Club

3:15 – 4:30 pm Christmas Musical Auditions @ Elementary Campus


Friday, September 30

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Curriculum Evening

Just a reminder that our curriculum evening for the Middle School campus (Grade 6-8) is happening Thursday at 6:30 pm.  Parents will meet at the middle school campus in their child(ren)’s respective classes for information from the admin, specialty teachers, and classroom teacher regarding the curriculum, routines and procedures for the school year.  For those unable to attend in person, teachers will be emailing out the slide presentations.


Grand Opening Event

September 24th, 11 am is our Middle School Open House and Family Picnic at Aggie Park.  The Ceremony starts at 11 am at our MS Campus (2099 Lougheed Hwy) followed by campus tours and a BBQ and games in adjacent Aggie Park.  Attendance by middle school students is strongly encouraged to show support for their school and they are requested to arrive in uniform.  

The deadline to pre-order your lunch is TODAY, September 20th.  Cash-only payment will be required on the day of the event.  

We need one more parent to help with game supervision for each of the time slots.  Please sign up if you are able to help.

Bring your picnic blanket and chairs; bring a friend and introduce them to Hope; get ready to have fun.  A digital art card is available for you to forward to anyone interested in learning more about Hope.


Individual Student Photo Day

FORMAL UNIFORM REQUIRED

Get ready to put on your best smile! Tuesday, September 27, is Individual Student Photo Day.  Students will be required to be in their formal uniforms.  

Middle School students will have photos taken at the Elementary School campus.  More detailed information to come.

Some tips from our photo company, Mountain West, to help your child(ren) prepare for photo day:

Click Here to visit “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) about Photo Day.

Click Here to view “How to Prepare for Photo Day” (please scroll to the bottom).


Terry Fox Dress Down

On Thursday, September 22, 2022, we will be doing our whole school Terry Fox Run. This is a Dress Down day where students are invited to bring $2 (for Cancer Research) and wear their Canada colours (Red and White).  Please ensure that students are able to run comfortably in what they choose, and dress for the weather.


Terry Fox Run

Lets ‘Try like Terry’ to raise funds and awareness for Cancer research. Pledge sheets were sent home for you to start collecting pledges. If you require an additional pledge sheet please contact Mrs. Stiles at [email protected]. All pledge forms need to be returned to school by October 6. Cheques are to be made out to ‘Terry Fox Foundation. Fundraising is optional. You are also able to donate online at: https://schools.terryfox.ca/HopeLutheranChristianSchool. Together, we can make a difference.

This year’s incentives for fundraising are:

  • Lunch with Mrs. Watson for the child who raises the most money
  • Extra gym/recess time/movie lunch/freezies for the class with the most pledge participation
  • Dress down day for the whole school if we raise over $3500

Click here for some inspiration and information about this amazing initiative.


Christmas Musical Auditions

We are preparing for a Christmas Musical for our Christmas season. Auditions are coming up… next week after school at the Elementary School campus. Auditions start at 3:15 pm and run until 4:30 pm next week Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (September 26 – 29). Sign up sheets are coming out soon. Please see Ms. Allen or Mr. Yee for more information in the coming days.


Hot Lunch

Welcome back Hope Families! Hot Lunch is back up and ready for your orders!

This year we have new vendors and extra special lunch days. From pancakes and sausages, Mac N’ Cheese to Boston Pizza….

Important notes: 

  1. If you had an account on Munch a Lunch last year, log in and password will be the same
  2. For new families please see THIS LINK to set up your account
  3. VERY IMPORTANT to update your child’s new grade, teacher and classroom to avoid lost lunches
  4. Order for the whole term in advance to avoid missing order deadlines
  5. Hot lunch is on every Friday except Pro-days and Holidays!

Thank you for your continued support of our Hot Lunch Program. 

HOT LUNCH INFO FLYER


 

PTL News

General Meeting

Our PTL General meeting took place last Thursday – thank you to all those parents and staff who attended.  Please review the meeting minutes and let us know if there are any necessary changes.

 

Participation Opportunities

Photo Day Assistants – We are looking for several parents to assist with ensuring students are looking their best for their individual photo.  Please indicate your availability

Please browse the list of ongoing opportunities and let us know where you are able to serve. 

 

Upcoming Events

 Please refer to our Community Calendar for a list of events throughout the year. 

 

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 roles of President and Vice-President are now open for nominations.  This call for nominations will be posted for four consecutive weeks and any nominations will be discussed at our November 17th PTL meeting.

The role of President has been filled by Lisa Klym for the last four years and this school year is Lisa’s final year as President.  Any parents wishing to step into this role, please email the PTL at [email protected].  

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

Traditionally the Executive has consisted of a President and Vice-President, however, these roles can be interchangeable and shared between parents.  The titles can also change according to the desire of the person in the leadership position.


Community Relations

Hope Community Prayer Evening

As a church & school, we want to be a praying CommUNITY.  We desire to lean on the Lord we love, constantly seeking His wisdom, guidance and encouragement.

Our first gathering of the new school year will take place on Tuesday, September 27th.  Gatherings will be the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7:30-8:30 pm. 

Please consider joining us as we engage in prayer for our church and school, our future plans and directions and the families in our community. 

People of all languages are welcome; prayer does not need to be done in English.  Whether you are comfortable praying in public or not, you are welcome.  There is no signup; please, come as you are.  Children are encouraged to attend.

 

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the October newsletter.  Please share your inspiring stories, special achievements and newsworthy events to Lisa Klym at [email protected]


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.

JR Youth is on this Saturday, September 24 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Hope Lutheran’s Elementary School campus! Come join us for fun, games, and devotion! Join our mailing list by clicking here to receive updates about our events.

Have questions? Please email Danielle ([email protected])

Blessings to you and your family from the Junior Youth Ministry Team!


Hope Lutheran Confirmation

Hope Lutheran Church is inviting all current Grade 7 and 8 students to participate in Confirmation! Confirmation is a period of instruction where students “confirm” what they know and believe about Jesus. At Hope, Confirmation is a series of retreats that leads students through the Christian faith. One year focuses on the Bible’s story, and the other year goes through 6 key topics of the Christian faith (like the Ten Commandments and the Lord’s Prayer). Our next retreat is in October, so if you (or your child) are interested in joining us, please send an email to Danielle at [email protected]