Middle School Monday Note: September 28, 2020

Monday, September 28


Tuesday, September 29


Wednesday, September 30

Individual Picture Day – Formal Uniform Required

12:15 – 1:00pm Chapel 

The Well @ lunch


Thursday, October 1

Terry Fox Run – wear red and white!


Friday, October 2

Orange Shirt Day

Hot Lunch


Next Week


Monday, October 5


Tuesday, October 6


Wednesday, October 7

12:15 – 1:00 pm Chapel

The Well @ Lunch


Thursday, October 8


Friday, October 9

Hot Lunch


New Families Check-In

Tomorrow morning at 9:00 – 9:30 am at the Port Coquitlam (Elementary Campus) we would like to check in with our new families.  Please join us in the front parking lot after the students have made their way inside and share with Mrs. Watson and Mr. Lok about your experience so far with the Hope community and school life.  We would love to hear your feedback and support you in any questions you may have


PTL News


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 7pm! 


Km Club Ongoing!

Kilometer (Km) Club has started and will continue until October 30th.  This year we need to conduct a hybrid approach for the elementary campus with two 30 minute runs happening from home and one 20 min run during the time at school each Wednesday.   For those middle school or distance learning students, you will need to run from home 3 times and enter your kilometers each week.  All students can look for breaks in the weather to get outside and run from home.

A link to the Km Club class lists was sent by your Class Liaison. Contact Lisa Klym at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Shoe tokens will be awarded for each 6km run. To mark our 25th anniversary, a special “25” token will be awarded for every 25 kilometers achieved!


Volunteering

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

Monday, October 5th, 9 am:  3-4 parents are needed to help with labeling recycling bags for our fundraiser.  We will meet in the PoCo Campus library at 9 am.  Please email Lisa Klym if you are available to help ([email protected]

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

Save your cans and bottles!  Our recycling fundraiser with ReturnIt Express BC will kick off shortly.  Pre-labeled recycling bags will be sent home with the youngest child of each family in early October.  Beverage recycling can be returned at any BC Return-It Express station.


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

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!


Individual Student Photo Day – Formal Uniform Required

Get ready to put on your best smile! , September 30, is Individual Student Photo Day at the Pitt Meadows.  Students will be required to be in their formal uniforms.

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

  1. Parents, before your children leave for school on photo day, please remember to look them over and help them look their best. Faces that are clean and clothes that are stain-free will make for great photos!
  2. Wearing glasses may result in glass glare and/or shadows on the face, and are difficult to retouch. For the best results, please consider asking your child to remove their glasses for their photos.

Note: We are working on a plan for Hope’s home-based learning students to have their individual photos taken on our scheduled Retake Photo day, October 27.  More details will be shared as plans are confirmed.


Hot Lunch is coming to the Middle School Campus

Starting on October 2nd,  we will be providing a Hot Lunch program every Friday through The Lunch Lady Company.

If you are a new family with no previous account, please use the instructions below to set up your new account.

If you have an existing account with The Lunch Lady, please click “Forgot Password” to reset your account.

PLEASE READ: VERY IMPORTANT NOTES/CHANGES TO REMEMBER!

  1. In your account, under the customer, please make sure you have selected the correct SCHOOL (Middle School or Elementary Campus), Grade, and Teacher. If you do not select the correct information and save, your child’s lunch might end up in the wrong location.
  2. You can have different children under the same account in 2 different locations.
  3.  This year, we will only be placing orders one month ahead due to the uncertainty of school closures. Please remember to place your orders before each month. A reminder will be pop up on the school’s Monday Note.
  4.  PLEASE order your child’s condiments. If you do not select condiments with each order, your child will not receive them as we are under strict guidelines to have each lunch order individually packaged and sealed
  5.  An option for NO SPOON & FORK will be available to select for those who want to reduce environmental waste. Please select this if you choose to pack your own utensils.
  6.   ALL Orders/Changes must be received by the Thursday before Hot Lunch at 6:00 am
  7.   Sick Child or need to cancel. Please let The Lunch Lady know before 8:00 am day of Hot Lunch
  8.   Snow Day Policy: if the school is open, we will deliver. Call before 8:00 am if your child will not be at school to get the credit on time.
  9.    Allergies and Food preferences, please contact The Lunch Lady directly.

Instructions to set up a new account: 

Go https://order.lunchlady.ca register for a new account.

  • If you are a returning customer, you will need to reset your password.
  • Login and edit your account profile as needed.
  • Add/edit students under the “customers” and provide their school and CORRECT class details.
  • Click ORDER NOW to view your school’s AVAILABLE LUNCH DATES on the CALENDAR.
  • Pick your date and click on PLACE ORDER to see the order choices.
  • You can sort menu items by type and identify favorites. Your selections for each day will be added to your shopping cart. Don’t forget your condiments.
  • Click on the shopping cart to see your order and make your payment. Pay by MasterCard,

MC Debit, Visa, Visa Debit, or Interac, via a secure 3rd party partner. No credit card information is stored on our site.

If you have any questions please email the Hot Lunch Committee:

 Sharon or Reagen: [email protected]


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.

Junior Youth is online this Saturday! Join our email list by clicking here, and receive up-to-date information and the unique Zoom link for this week!

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!