Middle School Monday Note: September 23, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, September 23

11:30-12:15pm Newsletter Club

Tuesday, September 24

11:30 – 12:15 The Well Club (only for students who signed up)

2:45 – 4:00 pm LEST Robotic Team Club (only for students who sign up)

Wednesday, September 25

2:00 pm  – Chapel (Mrs. Mayer is leading)

Thursday, September 26

9 -10 am – Individual Student Photo Day – Formal Uniform Required 

11:30 am – 12:10 pm – Yearbook Club (for students who sign up) in Computer Lab (*Note change of schedule for this week)

2:45 – 4:00 pm  – Coding/Robotic Club (for students who sign up)

Friday, September 27

The Well will be open at lunch


Monday, September 30

11:30-12:15pm Newsletter Club 

Grade 8 Cross Country Meet at Fort Langley

Orange Shirt Day – $2 donation for BC Mission Boat

Tuesday, October 1

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Emergency Release Drill 

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

Wednesday, October 2

2:00 pm  – Chapel

Thursday, October 3

9 -10 pm – Individual Student Photo Day – Formal Uniform Required 

2:55 – 4:00 pm – Yearbook Club (for students who sign up) in Room 107

2:45 – 4:00 pm  – Coding/Robotic Club (for students who sign up)

Friday, September 27

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

Kilometre Club (Km)

Kilometer Club is ongoing M/W/F until October 18th.  Anyone is welcome to run. If new participants wish for their laps to be counted, please inform the Club Coordinator ([email protected]) to be registered as online registration is now closed.

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 the 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 [email protected] if you are interested in any of these positions. 

  1. Waste Bins to Curb (PoCo):  This would be ideal for a parent dropping at before school care.  Our waste bins need to be taken to the curb each pick up morning by 7:30 am.  If this is a job for you, please contact us.
  2. PTL Secretary:  The PTL Executive needs a Secretary.  Requirements are to attend each PTL meeting, record discussion items and compile meeting minutes for distribution.
  3. 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.  
  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.

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 a hospitalization, critical illness, or other needs where the family would benefit from prepared meals, light housekeeping and/or childcare.

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

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.

Additional Coding/Robotics After School Group and Engineering Field Trip


Individual Student Photo Day – Formal Uniform Required

Get ready to put on your best smile! Thursday, September 26, is Individual Student Photo Day for both campuses.  Students will be required to be in their formal uniforms.

Emergency Release

An email will be sent tomorrow (Tuesday, September 24) explaining the procedure and flow of our emergency release.  Please share this with the people responsible for picking up the students that day. Please make sure your information is up to date for our upcoming Emergency Release Day – October 1, 2:00 pm.  This includes your list of Emergency Contacts who are permitted to pick up your child, in your absence.

The Well

There will be a “soft opening” of The Well on Friday, September 27th.  Snacks will be available for purchase during lunch.

The first hot lunch will be available on Friday, October 4th with order forms going out the week prior.  More info will be available next week.

Grade 6/7 Cross Country

It is not too late to register your child for Grade 6/7 Cross Country.  If students are interested in attending the meet, they should be participating in KM Club or setting an alternate training schedule in consultation with their parents and Mrs. Olding.  Students who are signed up for Cross Country do not need a parent to supervise at KM Club, as Mrs. Olding will be supervising as the coach. Please ensure you have completed this form: https://forms.gle/MepSzKLeK7E7BjLbA . The deadline to register is  this Friday (September

Hope Junior Youth (Grades 5-8)

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

Our next event is this Saturday, September 28th from 6:30-8:30 pm. 

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


Afterschool Activities – Shuttle Bus

The school’s shuttle bus will begin making a second trip after school this week as afterschool activities at the middle school start. The bus will leave the PM Campus at approximately 4:15 pm. 

Students who are regular riders only need to sign up at the office for the later bus. Other students wishing to take the bus will need to buy a ticket from the office ($3 per trip) and also sign up.

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]).