We know that close communication between teacher and parents is key to supporting student learning. This is why there are multiple channels for communicating classroom and general school information on a daily, weekly and monthly basis so that parents stay on top of what is happening. Below is where you’ll find one of our most useful weekly updates for what’s ahead for your child in the coming weeks.

Elementary Monday Note: June 17, 2024

Monday, June 17

8:45 am Parent Prayer

K-5 Year End Sun Valley Park Field Trip


Tuesday, June 18


Wednesday, June 19

9:00 am End of Year Celebration Chapel

End of Term Three

Term Three Reports Issued

Last Day of School – NOON DISMISSAL

12:00 pm PTL End of Year BBQ Lunch


Thursday, June 20

9:30 am 2024 Kindergarten Experience Session 1 (new 2024-25 Kindergarten students ONLY)

11:00 am 2024 Kindergarten Experience Session 2 (new 2024-25 Kindergarten students ONLY)


Friday, June 21

NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Looking Ahead…

 


Monday, September 2

Labour Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Tuesday, September 3

First Day of School – NOON DISMISSAL


Wednesday, September 4


Thursday, September 5

9:00 am New Family Orientation


Friday, September 6

9:05 am Late Start

9:15 am K- gr. 8 Chapel


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

1.  PTL Year-end BBQ lunch on June 19 – PTL is hosting a BBQ lunch on the last day of school at the elementary school campus. We are in need of a few volunteers to run this event, please sign up through this End of Year BBQ Volunteers signup form if you are interested. Looking forward to seeing you all that day!


2023-24 Yearbooks!

The yearbooks have arrived! Pre-ordered yearbooks have been distributed by the classroom teachers, at the elementary campus. Additional yearbooks are available for purchase for $25 at the Elementary and Middle School offices for those who did not pre-order.


Dough Raiser fundraiser with Cobs Bread

Are you looking to purchase bread or treats from Cobs Bread (the Oxford location)? Anyone who buys something at the Oxford Cobs Bread location just has to say they are a part of Hope Lutheran Christian School and 5% of their total transaction gets put aside for our school. This is an ongoing fundraiser until the end of the school year


PTL/Community Relations News

Parent Participation Hours/Cheques

Term 1 Refund Cheques now available for pick up with Mrs. Klassen at the elementary school campus. If you partially completed your Term 1 hours and expecting a refund that’s you!  Please pick up immediately!

Term 2 Refund Cheques will be available in August.

 

PTL Year-end BBQ lunch on June 19, 2024

PTL is hosting a BBQ lunch on the last day of school, June 19, at the elementary school campus. We are in need of a few volunteers to run this event, please sign up through this End of Year BBQ Volunteers signup form if you are interested. Looking forward to seeing you all that day!

 

June 4, 2024 PTL Zoom Meeting Minutes

Thank you for attending our last PTL meeting for the school year 2023/2024. The PTL Meeting Minutes June 6-24 are available now. The meeting recording is also available for review upon request. Please email if you would like to access June 4 Hope Lutheran PTL’s Zoom Meeting recording.

 

Parent Volunteers Needed on August 10th

Hope will be attending the upcoming Dumpling Festival on August 10 at Town Center Park.  We are inviting our parents to be ambassadors to help promote our school.  Flexible hours and great benefits including lots of sun and happy faces.  Please email if you can attend for any portion of the day which goes from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

 

Hope Community Prayer

Our Prayer evenings will continue through the summer months, always the last Tuesday of each month.  The next gathering is Tuesday, June 25th at 7:30 pm in the chapel.

 

Newsletter

Thinking ahead to the September newsletter, will you be participating in anything over the summer that you’d like to write about?  Please let us know.

Submissions to Lisa Klym at Deadline for September is August 30th. 


Elementary Monday Note: June 10, 2024

Monday, June 10

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, June 11

Field Trip Form Due: K-5 Year End Sun Valley Park


Wednesday, June 12

9:00 am Grade 5 Celebration Chapel

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 207)


Thursday, June 13

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 227)


Friday, June 14

8:30 am PTL Coffee Fellowship & Used Uniform Sale

Payment DUE: PTL End of Year BBQ Lunch 

Grade 4 & 5 Probability Fair

Hot Lunch

2:30 pm Used Uniform Sale


Looking Ahead…

 


Monday, June 17

8:45 am Parent Prayer

K-5 Year End Sun Valley Park Field Trip


Tuesday, June 18


Wednesday, June 19

9:00 am End of Year Celebration Chapel

End of Term Three

Term Three Reports Issued

Last Day of School – NOON DISMISSAL

PTL End of Year BBQ Lunch


Thursday, June 20

9:30 am 2024 Kindergarten Experience Session 1 (new 2024-25 Kindergarten students ONLY)

11:00 am 2024 Kindergarten Experience Session 2 (new 2024-25 Kindergarten students ONLY)


Friday, June 21

NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

1.  PTL Year-end BBQ lunch on June 19 – PTL is hosting a BBQ lunch on the last day of school at the elementary school campus. To help the committee better plan the event, please fill in the pre-order form with your choice of food, then make the Payment to the school office by Friday, June 14. We also need a few  volunteers to run this event, please sign up through this End of Year BBQ Volunteers signup form if you are interested. Looking forward to seeing you all that day!

 

2. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:
2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


K-5 End of Year Field Trip

Thank you to those who completed the permission form that was sent out Friday, May 31st. If you have not yet done so, please look for the email and submit the form so we can plan for our end-of-year field trip to Sun Valley Park in Port Coquitlam. This field trip is planned to take place on Monday, June 17th. Form submissions are due by Tuesday, June 11th at 3:00 p.m.  


2023-24 Yearbooks!

The yearbooks have arrived! Pre-ordered yearbooks will be distributed by the classroom teacher, at the elementary campus. Additional yearbooks are available for purchase for $25 at the Elementary School and Middle School offices for those who did not pre-order.


Schola Bohemia Before & After School Care School Year End Camp

2-day camp, June 20 & 21     

  • 8:00 am – 5:30 pm (core hours 9:00 am – 3:00 pm)      
  • cost $100
  • CCFRI discount applies to all age groups

Please email Ms. Rita at if you are interested.


Hope Lutheran Church 2024 Post Secondary Bursary Application

Hope Lutheran Church wishes to support Christian post-secondary education by offering a bursary of up to $1000 to young adults who have had a connection to Hope Lutheran Church or School and are accepted to a post secondary Christian institution such as Trinity Western University in Langley, BC; Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute in Camrose, AB or other institutions offering Christian Studies.

Applicants may re-apply in subsequent years.

Please see THIS FORM to apply. Applications accepted until Saturday June 15, 2024 at 11:59 pm.


Jump Rope for Heart

Our school is excited to participate in Jump Rope for Heart this year during the week of June 10th-14th! Students will discover fun ways to get active, practice healthy habits and learn about helping others while raising money to beat heart disease and stroke! 

To support the Heart and Stroke foundation, please see the following THIS LINK.


Dough Raiser fundraiser with Cobs Bread

Are you looking to purchase bread or treats from Cobs Bread (the Oxford location)? Anyone who buys something at the Oxford Cobs Bread location just has to say they are a part of Hope Lutheran Christian School and 5% of their total transaction gets put aside for our school. This is an ongoing fundraiser until the end of the school year


Hope Lutheran Church Sponsored – Bible Information Meetings for Adults

Bible Information Classes are up and running. They are open to everyone, and they are designed for those who wish to learn more about the teachings and practices of the Christian Faith and the Lutheran Church. At the end of the program, those who aren’t members and would like to join us at Hope Lutheran Church can be received as new members of the Congregation. The meetings will take place on Wednesdays, 7:00 pm, at Church. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact Pastor Lucas at:


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. 

Please graciously fill out our waiver form if you plan to bring your youth to one of our events (if you have previously submitted, please ignore:) Thank you in advance.

https://forms.gle/wgNxc9p3ohmakuBA6 

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL/Community Relations News

Term 1 Parent Participation Hours

Term 1 Refund Cheques now available for pick up with Mrs. Klassen at the elementary school campus. If you partially completed your Term 1 hours and expecting a refund that’s you!  Please pick up immediately!

 

PTL Coffee Fellowship & Used Uniform Sale – Friday, June 14

The date for our sale has been moved back to Friday, June 14th as the MS talent show has been cancelled.  A used uniform sale will be held at 8:30 am and 2:30 pm at the Elementary Campus.  Parents are encouraged to sort through their uniform pieces now and determine what they will and will not need for next school year.  All sellers are responsible for their own items.

The PTL will be serving hot beverages and baked goods at this time.  All parents are invited to stop by for a treat and conversation.

 

PTL Year-end BBQ lunch on June 19, 2024

PTL is hosting a BBQ lunch on the last day of school at the elementary school campus. To help the committee better plan the event, please fill in the pre-order form with your choice of food, then make the Payment to the school office by Friday, June 14. We also need a few volunteers to run this event, please sign up through this End of Year BBQ Volunteers signup form if you are interested. Looking forward to seeing you all that day!

 

June 4, 2024 PTL Zoom Meeting Minutes

Thank you for attending our last PTL meeting for the school year 2023/2024. The PTL Meeting Minutes June 6-24 are available now. The meeting recording is also available for review upon request. Please email if you would like to access June 4 Hope Lutheran PTL’s Zoom Meeting recording.

 

Newsletter

Thinking ahead to the September newsletter, will you be participating in anything over the summer that you’d like to write about?  Please let us know.

Submissions to Lisa Klym at Deadline for September is August 30th. 


Elementary Monday Note: June 3, 2024

Monday, June 3

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, June 4


Wednesday, June 5

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 207) 


Thursday, June 6

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 227)

7:00 pm PTL Meeting over Zoom


Friday, June 7

Hot Lunch

4:00 – 6:00 Middle School Mixer


Looking Ahead…

 


Monday, June 10

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, June 11

K-5 Year End Sun Valley Park Field Trip Form Due


Wednesday, June 12

9:00 am Grade 5 Celebration Chapel

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 207)


Thursday, June 13

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 227)


Friday, June 14

8:30 am PTL Coffee Fellowship

Grade 4 & 5 Probability Fair

Hot Lunch


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

1. Middle School Mixer – Friday, June 7, 2024 4:00 to 6:00pm

Please make sure you drop off all food donations by 3:00 pm at the elementary school kitchen.

Middle School Mixer Volunteer & Food Donation Sign up

 

2.  PTL Year-end BBQ lunch on June 19 – PTL hosts a BBQ lunch on the last day of school at the elementary school campus. To help the committee better plan the event, please fill in the pre-order form with your choice of food, then make the Payment to the school office by Friday, June 16. Volunteers signup form will be posted on facebook and emailed out  for this event.  Please stay tuned on!

 

3. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:
2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


K-5 End of Year Field Trip

Thank you to those who completed the permission form that was sent out Friday, May 31st. If you have not yet done so, please look for the email and submit the form so we can plan for our end-of-year field trip to Sun Valley Park in Port Coquitlam. This field trip is planned to take place on Monday, June 17th. Form submissions are due by June 11th at 3:00 p.m.   


Notice From School Accounting Office

This is a reminder for school families that selected Option B: Full Payment option by cheque  post-dated no later than June 3, 2024 for tuition payment during February’s re-enrolment time.

Full payment tuition cheques submitted in February 2024 post-dated to receive the 1% early payment discount will be processed this week. 

Please ensure appropriate funds are available.

If your family did not choose Option B: Full Payment with the 1% early payment discount, no action is required.


Schola Bohemia Before & After School Care School Year End Camp

2-day camp, June 20 & 21     

  • 8:00 am – 5:30 pm (core hours 9:00 am – 3:00 pm)      
  • cost $100
  • CCFRI discount applies to all age groups

Please email Ms. Rita at if you are interested.


Hope Lutheran Church 2024 Post Secondary Bursary Application

Hope Lutheran Church wishes to support Christian post-secondary education by offering a bursary of up to $1000 to young adults who have had a connection to Hope Lutheran Church or School and are accepted to a post secondary Christian institution such as Trinity Western University in Langley, BC; Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute in Camrose, AB or other institutions offering Christian Studies.

Applicants may re-apply in subsequent years.

Please see THIS FORM to apply. Applications accepted until Saturday June 15, 2024 at 11:59 pm.


Jump Rope for Heart

Our school is excited to participate in Jump Rope for Heart this year during the week of June 10th-14th! Students will discover fun ways to get active, practice healthy habits and learn about helping others while raising money to beat heart disease and stroke! 

To support the Heart and Stroke foundation, please see the following THIS LINK.


Scholastic May/June Flyer

The May/June flyer will be distributed this week. Click the following link for the digital version. Don’t forget to apply our school’s Class Code: RC131640 at checkout. We deeply value your continuous support in promoting literacy and igniting a love for reading among our students.


Dough Raiser fundraiser with Cobs Bread

Are you looking to purchase bread or treats from Cobs Bread (the Oxford location)? Anyone who buys something at the Oxford Cobs Bread location just has to say they are a part of Hope Lutheran Christian School and 5% of their total transaction gets put aside for our school. This is an ongoing fundraiser until the end of the school year


Hope Lutheran Church Sponsored – Bible Information Meetings for Adults

Bible Information Classes are up and running. They are open to everyone, and they are designed for those who wish to learn more about the teachings and practices of the Christian Faith and the Lutheran Church. At the end of the program, those who aren’t members and would like to join us at Hope Lutheran Church can be received as new members of the Congregation. The meetings will take place on Wednesdays, 7:00 pm, at Church. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact Pastor Lucas at:


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. 

Please graciously fill out our waiver form if you plan to bring your youth to one of our events (if you have previously submitted, please ignore:) Thank you in advance.

https://forms.gle/wgNxc9p3ohmakuBA6 

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL/Community Relations News

Term 1 Parent Participation Hours

Term 1 Refund Cheques now available for pick up with Mrs. Klassen at the elementary school campus. If you partially completed your Term 1 hours and expecting a refund that’s you!  Please pick up immediately!

 

Used Uniform Sale – Monday, June 17

A used uniform sale will be held on Monday, June 17th at 8:30 am and 2:30 pm at the Elementary Campus.  Parents are encouraged to sort through their uniform pieces now and determine what they will and will not need for next school year.  All sellers are responsible for their own items.

This is a date change from June 14th to not conflict with the MS Talent Show happening on the 14th.

 

Upcoming June 4 PTL Zoom Meeting

Hope Lutheran PTL is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. This is going to be our last PTL meeting for this school year! 

Topic: Hope Lutheran PTL’s Zoom Meeting

Time: Thursday, June 6, 2024 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

The Zoom meeting link will be sent out on Tuesday this week. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

 

Newsletter

Thinking ahead to the September newsletter, will you be participating in anything over the summer that you’d like to write about?  Please let us know.

Submissions to Lisa Klym at Deadline for September is August 30th.

 

Summer Camp Programs

Are thoughts of summer already on your mind?  Camp Luther is accepting applications for their various summer camps.  Please visit their website at campluther.ca for full details on youth, teen and family camps.


Elementary Monday Note: May 27, 2024

Monday, May 27

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, May 28

6:30 pm Spring Music Concert (see notice below)


Wednesday, May 29

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 207) 

6:30 pm Spring Music Concert (see notice below)


Thursday, May 30

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 227)


Friday, May 31

Administrative Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Looking Ahead…

 


Monday, June 3

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, June 4


Wednesday, June 5

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 207) 


Thursday, June 6

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 227) 

7:00 pm PTL Meeting over Zoom


Friday, June 7

Hot Lunch

4:00 – 6:00 pm Middle School Mixer


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

1. Staff Appreciation Lunch – come help us serve lunch to all our Hope Lutheran Teachers and Staff on Friday May 31st from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm. We need volunteers to help set up, serve food and clean up. 

Staff Appreciaion Volunteer Sign up

 

2. Middle School Mixer – Friday, June 7, 2024 4:00 to 6:00pm

Please make sure you drop off all food donations by 3:00 pm at the elementary school kitchen.

Middle School Mixer Volunteer & Food Donation Sign up

 

3.  PTL Year-end BBQ lunch on June 19 – The PTL hosts a BBQ lunch on the last day of school at the elementary school campus. We need 3-4 parents for the 2024 Year-end BBQ committee. The committee will help with volunteer signup form design, order form summary, grocery planning and event coordination. If you are interested in helping please email PTL at for more information.

 

4. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:
2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


Music Concert – Tuesday, May 28, and Wednesday, May 29

This week is our Spring Music Concerts. All students are expected to attend, and all families are welcome to come get a taste of what has been happening in music classes this year.

Both concerts will take place in the Chapel of the elementary campus. 

May 28, Tuesday night, we welcome Kindergarten A+B+C, Grades 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A+B, and Grade 8 Band. 

May 29, Wednesday night, we welcome Grades 1A+B+C, 2B, 3B, 4B, along with Band classes from Grade 6A, 6/7, and 7A. 

Concert starts at 6:30 pm, with doors opening for students at 6:15 pm. Students are expected to come in formal uniform, stay for the duration of the concert, and be signed out from their classrooms when leaving. 

Come listen, enjoy, and maybe even sing along.


Gardening Volunteer Opportunity

Mrs. Berg () is looking for volunteers to:

  • lay garden fabric down on the garden area 
  • distribute soil in the garden boxes and bark mulch over the large garden area once the garden fabric has been laid down

Garden tools needed.


Schola Bohemia Before & After School Care School Year End Camp

2-day camp, June 20 & 21     

  • 8:00 am – 5:30 pm (core hours 9:00 am – 3:00 pm)      
  • cost $100
  • CCFRI discount applies to all age groups

Please email Ms. Rita at if you are interested.


Hope Lutheran Church 2024 Post Secondary Bursary Application

Hope Lutheran Church wishes to support Christian post-secondary education by offering a bursary of up to $1000 to young adults who have had a connection to Hope Lutheran Church or School and are accepted to a post secondary Christian institution such as Trinity Western University in Langley, BC; Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute in Camrose, AB or other institutions offering Christian Studies.

Applicants may re-apply in subsequent years.

Please see THIS FORM to apply. Applications accepted until Saturday June 15, 2024 at 11:59 pm.


Jump Rope for Heart

Our school is excited to participate in Jump Rope for Heart this year during the week of June 10th-14th! Students will discover fun ways to get active, practice healthy habits and learn about helping others while raising money to beat heart disease and stroke! 

To support the Heart and Stroke foundation, please see the following THIS LINK.


Scholastic May/June Flyer

The May/June flyer will be distributed this week. Click the following link for the digital version. Don’t forget to apply our school’s Class Code: RC131640 at checkout. We deeply value your continuous support in promoting literacy and igniting a love for reading among our students.


Dough Raiser fundraiser with Cobs Bread

Are you looking to purchase bread or treats from Cobs Bread (the Oxford location)? Anyone who buys something at the Oxford Cobs Bread location just has to say they are a part of Hope Lutheran Christian School and 5% of their total transaction gets put aside for our school. This is an ongoing fundraiser until the end of the school year


Hope Lutheran Church Sponsored – Bible Information Meetings for Adults

Bible Information Classes are up and running. They are open to everyone, and they are designed for those who wish to learn more about the teachings and practices of the Christian Faith and the Lutheran Church. At the end of the program, those who aren’t members and would like to join us at Hope Lutheran Church can be received as new members of the Congregation. The meetings will take place on Wednesdays, 7:00 pm, at Church. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact Pastor Lucas at:


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. 

Please graciously fill out our waiver form if you plan to bring your youth to one of our events (if you have previously submitted, please ignore:) Thank you in advance.

https://forms.gle/wgNxc9p3ohmakuBA6 

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL/Community Relations News

Term 1 Parent Participation Hours

Term 1 Refund Cheques now available for pick up with Mrs. Klassen at the elementary school campus. If you partially completed your Term 1 hours and expecting a refund that’s you!  Please pick up immediately!

 

Hope Community Prayer

Our next evening of prayer is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 28th, 7:30 pm at the Elementary Campus.  The group will likely meet outside to not conflict with the music concert.

 

Used Uniform Sale – Monday, June 17

A used uniform sale will be held on Monday, June 17th at 8:30 am and 2:30 pm at the Elementary Campus.  Parents are encouraged to sort through their uniform pieces now and determine what they will and will not need for next school year.  All sellers are responsible for their own items.

This is a date change from June 14th to not conflict with the MS Talent Show happening on the 14th.

 

April 11 PTL Zoom Meeting Minutes

Thank you all for attending our April 11 PTL meeting. The April 11 PTL meeting minutes and April 11 PTL meeting recording are ready for your review. For meeting recording the passcode is: 5u#na@1*

Please note the slide mentioning revision to the bylaws has been removed from the meeting minutes. It was an unintentional error and there is no change to the Bylaws (last approved in Apr 2023). Apologies for any confusion.

We look forward to seeing you again in our June PTL meeting.

 

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the June newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know.  What about a service project where you are being a light to your community?  This is the final newsletter of the school year.

Additionally, think ahead to the September newsletter.  Will you be participating in anything over the summer that you’d like to write about? 

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the newsletter is Monday, June 3rd; deadline for September is August 30th. 

 

Summer Camp Programs

Are thoughts of summer already on your mind?  Camp Luther is accepting applications for their various summer camps.  Please visit their website at campluther.ca for full details on youth, teen and family camps.


Elementary Monday Note: May 21, 2024

Monday, May 20

Victoria Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Tuesday, May 21


Wednesday, May 22

9:00 am Chapel

10:45 am Kindergarten Field Trip – VanDusen Gardens

10:45 am Gr. 1 Field Trip – OWL Rehab Center

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 207)


Thursday, May 23

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 227)


Friday, May 24

8:30 am PTL Coffee Fellowship

Sports Day (possibly postponed, see notice below)

Hot Lunch


Looking Ahead…

 


Monday, May 27

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, May 28

6:30 pm Spring Music Concert (see notice below)

7:30 pm Hope Community Prayer


Wednesday, May 29

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 207) 

6:30 pm Spring Music Concert (see notice below)


Thursday, May 30

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 227)


Friday, May 31

Administrative Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

1. Do you like to Run? Swim? Bike?  Do you want to get involved in providing an amazing opportunity to get our kids moving and participate in a unique sport and community event? Then this is the volunteer opportunity for you!

Hope is looking for 5-6 AMAZING parent volunteers to organize/guide/support Hope’s students at this year’s Spirit Triathlon that will be held Sunday, June 9, 2024 at Hyde Creek Recreation Center in Port Coquitlam. The parent volunteers would be involved in the coordination of relay teams and managing the Hope Triathlon team on the big day. Volunteers are equipped with the step by step checklist, guide and Spirit Triathlon mentor to walk through the steps from promotion to race day.

It is open to students in grades 2-5. Students can join a relay team or compete individually. This event is for students of all abilities – you don’t need to be an athlete to complete a triathlon!

Learn more https://www.tribc.org/news/hyde-creek-spirit-triathlon-recap/

**If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please send an email to to let us know that you want to volunteer and support Hope’s kids in participating in the Spirit Triathlon Sunday, June 9, 2024!**

 

2. Light Sewing/Mending

A volunteer needed who has experience sewing/mending to repair two recess first aid kit bags, at the elementary campus, which have developed some tears/holes. Volunteer(s) would have to pick up the two bags on Friday after-school and bring them back repaired on Monday morning before school starts. Please contact Mrs. Malmberg for more details.

 

3.  PTL Year-end BBQ lunch on June 19

PTL hosts a BBQ lunch on the last day of school. We need 3-4 parents for the 2024 Year-end BBQ committee. The committee will help with volunteer signup form design, order form summary, grocery planning and event coordination. If you are interested in helping please contact Judie Tang at for more information.

 

4. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:
2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


CAT4/CCAT Testing

Continuing this week, until May 24th, standardized testing will be carried out.  Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 8 students will be tested during class time (Grades 4 and 7 already completed a standardized test in the fall – the FSAs).  Results will be shared with parents once received, typically around the end of the school year.  Please ensure your child is well rested and has a healthy breakfast so they can be ready to do their best work.  These tests help to guide teachers and the school in our program offerings and identify areas needing support.


Sports Day

With the weather forecast looking rainy on Friday, there is a chance that Sports Day will be postponed. If that is the case, Sports Day will take place on Friday, June 7th. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!


Music Concert – Tuesday, May 28, and Wednesday, May 29

Our annual music concerts are coming up very soon. All students are expected to attend, and all families are welcome to come get a taste of what has been happening in music classes this year.

Both concerts will take place in the Chapel of the elementary campus. 

May 28, Tuesday night, we welcome Kindergarten A+B+C, Grades 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A+B, and Grade 8 Band. 

May 29, Wednesday night, we welcome Grades 1A+B+C, 2B, 3B, 4B, along with Band classes from Grade 6A, 6/7, and 7A. 

Concert starts at 6:30 pm, with doors opening for students at 6:15 pm. Students are expected to come in formal uniform, stay for the duration of the concert, and be signed out from their classrooms when leaving. 

Come listen, enjoy, and maybe even sing along.


Gardening Volunteer Opportunity

Mrs. Berg () is looking for volunteers to:

  • weed the two small garden boxes in the playground area at the ES campus (Wednesday/Thursday, May 22 / 23)
  • weed wack the larger garden area at the front of the school (around the shrubs) (Wednesday/Thursday, May 22 / 23)
  • lay garden fabric down on the garden area (Thursday after school/Friday, May 23 / 24)
  • distribute soil in the garden boxes and bark mulch over the large garden area once the garden fabric has been laid down (Thursday after school/Friday, May 23 / 24)

Garden tools needed.


Scholastic May/June Flyer

The May/June flyer will be distributed this week. Click the following link for the digital version. Don’t forget to apply our school’s Class Code: RC131640 at checkout. We deeply value your continuous support in promoting literacy and igniting a love for reading among our students.


Jump Rope for Heart

Our school is excited to participate in Jump Rope for Heart this year during the week of June 10th-14th! Students will discover fun ways to get active, practice healthy habits and learn about helping others while raising money to beat heart disease and stroke! 

To support the Heart and Stroke foundation, please see the following THIS LINK.


Dough Raiser fundraiser with Cobs Bread

Are you looking to purchase bread or treats from Cobs Bread (the Oxford location)? Anyone who buys something at the Oxford Cobs Bread location just has to say they are a part of Hope Lutheran Christian School and 5% of their total transaction gets put aside for our school. This is an ongoing fundraiser until the end of the school year


Hope Lutheran Church Sponsored – Bible Information Meetings for Adults

Pastor Lucas will be starting Bible Information Classes for adults for those who wish to learn more about the teachings and practices of the Christian Faith and the Lutheran Church. It is open to everyone and, at the end, those who would like to make Hope their home Church can be received as new members of the Congregation. The meetings will take place on Wednesdays, 7:00 pm, at Hope Lutheran Church. If you know of somebody or some family who might be interested, please point them to Pastor Lucas. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact him:


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. 

Please graciously fill out our waiver form if you plan to bring your youth to one of our events (if you have previously submitted, please ignore:) Thank you in advance.

https://forms.gle/wgNxc9p3ohmakuBA6 

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL/Community Relations News

Term 1 Parent Participation Hours

Term 1 Refund Cheques now available for pick up with Mrs. Klassen at the elementary school campus. If you partially completed your Term 1 hours and expecting a refund that’s you!  Please pick up immediately!

 

Hope Community Prayer

Our next evening of prayer is next Tuesday, May 28th, 7:30 pm at the Elementary Campus.

 

PTL Coffee Fellowship

Our next coffee fellowship is Friday, May 24th, 8:30 am at the Elementary Campus.  Join us for a coffee, home-baked goodie and some great conversation.  All parents welcome.

 

Used Uniform Sale

A used uniform sale will be held on Friday, June 14th at 8:30 am and 2:30 pm at the Elementary Campus.  Parents are encouraged to sort through their uniform pieces now and determine what they will and will not need for next school year.  All sellers are responsible for their own items.

 

April 11 PTL Zoom Meeting Minutes

Thank you all for attending our April 11 PTL meeting. The April 11 PTL meeting minutes and April 11 PTL meeting recording are ready for your review. For meeting recording the passcode is: 5u#na@1*

Please note the slide mentioning revision to the bylaws has been removed from the meeting minutes. It was an unintentional error and there is no change to the Bylaws (last approved in Apr 2023). Apologies for any confusion.

We look forward to seeing you again in our June PTL meeting.

 

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the June newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know.  What about a service project where you are being a light to your community?  This is the final newsletter of the school year.

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the newsletter is Monday, June 3rd. 

 

Middle School Mixer

SAVE THE  DATE! Correct Date of Mixer is Friday June 7, 2024 (there was an error in PTL meeting communication) 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Elementary School campus.

 

Summer Camp Programs

Are thoughts of summer already on your mind?  Camp Luther is accepting applications for their various summer camps.  Please visit their website at campluther.ca for full details on youth, teen and family camps.


Elementary Monday Note: May 13, 2024

Monday, May 13

3:20 pm Km Club


Tuesday, May 14

6:30 pm Open House Event


Wednesday, May 15

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 207)

3:20 pm Km Club


Thursday, May 16

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 227)


Friday, May 17

Hot Lunch

3:20 pm Km Club


Looking Ahead…

 


Monday, May 20

Victoria Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Tuesday, May 21


Wednesday, May 22

9:00 am Chapel

10:45 am Kindergarten Field Trip – VanDusen Gardens

10:45 am Gr. 1 Field Trip – OWL Rehab Center

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 207)


Thursday, May 23

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 227)


Friday, May 24

8:30 am PTL Coffee Fellowship

Sports Day

Hot Lunch


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

1. Do you like to Run? Swim? Bike?  Do you want to get involved in providing an amazing opportunity to get our kids moving and participate in a unique sport and community event? Then this is the volunteer opportunity for you!

Hope is looking for 5-6 AMAZING parent volunteers to organize/guide/support Hope’s students at this year’s Spirit Triathlon that will be held Sunday, June 9, 2024 at Hyde Creek Recreation Center in Port Coquitlam. The parent volunteers would be involved in the coordination of relay teams and managing the Hope Triathlon team on the big day. Volunteers are equipped with the step by step checklist, guide and Spirit Triathlon mentor to walk through the steps from promotion to race day.

It is open to students in grades 2-5. Students can join a relay team or compete individually. This event is for students of all abilities – you don’t need to be an athlete to complete a triathlon!

Learn more https://www.tribc.org/news/hyde-creek-spirit-triathlon-recap/

**If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please send an email to to let us know that you want to volunteer and support Hope’s kids in participating in the Spirit Triathlon Sunday, June 9, 2024!**

 

2. KM Club needs additional help, especially with the field setup that starting at 2:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There are many days left with no help for setup at all, so any additional help is much appreciated. Signup can be found here: KM Club Volunteer Opportunities

 

3.  PTL Year-end BBQ lunch on June 19

PTL hosts a BBQ lunch on the last day of school. We need 3-4 parents for the 2024 Year-end BBQ committee. The committee will help with volunteer signup form design, order form summary, grocery planning and event coordination. If you are interested in helping please contact Judie Tang at for more information.

 

4. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:
2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


Open House Event – May 14

We’ve learned from our admissions interviews that an overwhelming majority of our applicants come to our school because of word-of-mouth recommendations from our school community.  We are thankful that you are our best advertisers.

Do you know of a family ready to explore education options for their child?  Do you have friends or family looking for a school that offers more than just an academic education, one that you can call home? Let them know of our upcoming Open House Event, Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, taking place at the Elementary School campus.  You can pass along this digital information card  and LINK for families to register to attend the Open House Event.


K-5 In-School Chess Tournament

Attention Chess Club members: There will be an in-school chess tournament May 15th – 17th for Grades K-5 during the lunch blocks. Please sign up with Mr. Anderson, room 203 (2B), to reserve a spot in the tournament. Again, this is only for Hope students that are already a part of the Hope Chess Club. If you have any questions, please talk to Mr. Payan or Mr. Anderson. 


CAT4/CCAT Testing

Starting this week, May 13th, until May 24th, standardized testing will be carried out.  Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 8 students will be tested during class time (Grades 4 and 7 already completed a standardized test in the fall – the FSAs).  Results will be shared with parents once received, typically around the end of the school year.  Please ensure your child is well rested and has a healthy breakfast so they can be ready to do their best work.  These tests help to guide teachers and the school in our program offerings and identify areas needing support.


Sports Day

Sports Day, for gr. K – 8, will be happening on Friday, May 24th. This is a fun-filled day where students participate in different relay games with their classmates in the morning and compete against another class with the tug-of-war. Parents are more than welcome to come cheer on students and/or volunteer for different tasks during the day. For more information, please click on THIS LINK.


Scholastic May/June Flyer

The May/June flyer will be distributed this week. Click the following link for the digital version. Don’t forget to apply our school’s Class Code: RC131640 at checkout. We deeply value your continuous support in promoting literacy and igniting a love for reading among our students.


Jump Rope for Heart

Our school is excited to participate in Jump Rope for Heart this year during the week of June 10th-14th! Students will discover fun ways to get active, practice healthy habits and learn about helping others while raising money to beat heart disease and stroke! 

To support the Heart and Stroke foundation, please see the following THIS LINK.


KM Club!

KM Club needs additional help, especially with the field setup that starting at 2:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There are many days left with no help for setup at all, so any additional help is much appreciated. Signup can be found here: KM Club Volunteer Opportunities


Dough Raiser fundraiser with Cobs Bread

Are you looking to purchase bread or treats from Cobs Bread (the Oxford location)? Anyone who buys something at the Oxford Cobs Bread location just has to say they are a part of Hope Lutheran Christian School and 5% of their total transaction gets put aside for our school. This is an ongoing fundraiser until the end of the school year


Hope Lutheran Church Sponsored – New Members Information Class

Pastor Lucas will be starting Bible Adult Information Classes for those who wish to learn more about the teachings and practices of the Christian Faith and the Lutheran Church. It is open to everyone and, at the end, those who would like to make Hope their home Church can be received as new members of the Congregation. The meetings will take place on Wednesdays, 7:00 pm, at Hope Lutheran Church. If you know of somebody or some family who might be interested, please point them to Pastor Lucas. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact him:


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. 

Please graciously fill out our waiver form if you plan to bring your youth to one of our events (if you have previously submitted, please ignore:) Thank you in advance.

https://forms.gle/wgNxc9p3ohmakuBA6 

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL/Community Relations News

Term 1 Parent Participation Hours

Term 1 Refund Cheques now available for pick up with Mrs. Klassen at the elementary school campus. If you partially completed your Term 1 hours and expecting a refund that’s you!  Please pick up immediately!

 

April 11 PTL Zoom Meeting Minutes

Thank you all for attending our April 11 PTL meeting. The April 11 PTL meeting minutes and April 11 PTL meeting recording are ready for your review. For meeting recording the passcode is: 5u#na@1*

Please note the slide mentioning revision to the bylaws has been removed from the meeting minutes. It was an unintentional error and there is no change to the Bylaws (last approved in Apr 2023). Apologies for any confusion.

We look forward to seeing you again in our June PTL meeting.

 

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the June newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know.  What about a service project where you are being a light to your community?  This is the final newsletter of the school year.

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the newsletter is Monday, June 3rd. 

 

Middle School Mixer

SAVE THE  DATE! Correct Date of Mixer is Friday June 7, 2024 (there was an error in PTL meeting communication) 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Elementary School campus.

 

Summer Camp Programs

Are thoughts of summer already on your mind?  Camp Luther is accepting applications for their various summer camps.  Please visit their website at campluther.ca for full details on youth, teen and family camps.


Elementary Monday Note: May 6, 2024

Monday, May 6

3:20 pm Km Club


Tuesday, May 7


Wednesday, May 8

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 207)

3:20 pm Km Club


Thursday, May 9

Class Photos

Gr. 2-5 PE Classes run by Triathlon BC

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 227)


Friday, May 10

Hot Lunch

3:20 pm Km Club


Looking Ahead…

 


Monday, May 13

3:20 pm Km Club


Tuesday, May 14

6:30 pm Open House Event


Wednesday, May 15

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 207) 

3:20 pm Km Club


Thursday, May 16

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 227)


Friday, May 17

Hot Lunch

3:20 pm Km Club


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

1. IMMEDIATE OPPORTUNITY:  We are in need of 2-4 parents to help our Bus Driver, Miss Lisa, wash the bus in advance of our participation in the May Day Parade.

WHEN:  Friday, May 10th, 9:00 am

WHERE:  Go Wash, 1388 Dominion Ave, Port Coquitlam

TIME:  9:00 – 11:00 am (total time expected, 1.5-2 hours, depending on number of parents)

Please notify Lisa Klym by Wednesday, May 8th if you are able to help ()

 

2. Do you like to Run? Swim? Bike?  Do you want to get involved in providing an amazing opportunity to get our kids moving and participate in a unique sport and community event? Then this is the volunteer opportunity for you!

Hope is looking for 5-6 AMAZING parent volunteers to organize/guide/support Hope’s students at this year’s Spirit Triathlon that will be held Sunday, June 9, 2024 at Hyde Creek Recreation Center in Port Coquitlam. The parent volunteers would be involved in the coordination of relay teams and managing the Hope Triathlon team on the big day. Volunteers are equipped with the step by step checklist, guide and Spirit Triathlon mentor to walk through the steps from promotion to race day.

It is open to students in grades 2-5. Students can join a relay team or compete individually. This event is for students of all abilities – you don’t need to be an athlete to complete a triathlon!

Learn more https://www.tribc.org/news/hyde-creek-spirit-triathlon-recap/

**If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please send an email to to let us know that you want to volunteer and support Hope’s kids in participating in the Spirit Triathlon Sunday, June 9, 2024!**

 

3. KM Club needs additional help, especially with the field setup that starting at 2:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There are many days left with no help for setup at all, so any additional help is much appreciated. Signup can be found here: KM Club Volunteer Opportunities

 

4. Elementary Campus Lunch Supervision – Term 3 

The linked sign-up forms below listed the available slots for Term 3 (Apr 22 – June 19, 2024). Only the START DATES have been listed. However, we are looking for parent volunteers that could commit to help on the SAME weekday(s) every week consistently in Term 3 for a total of 9 weeks. For example, if you signed up for the Monday, April 22 spot, you are signing up for all Mondays (when school is in session) in Term 3. To be fair to other parent volunteers, please sign up for no more than 2 weekdays. If you see your preferred weekday(s) has been taken and would like to be put on a waitlist, please email .

Lunch Supervision Sign-up Form K-Gr 1

Lunch Supervision Sign-up Form Gr 2-5

Please note that you will need to have a criminal record check on file at the school to volunteer for lunch supervision. If you don’t already have one, please get in contact with Mrs. Klassen at , she will provide you with instructions to do so.

 

5. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:
2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


Sports Day

Sports Day will be happening on Friday, May 24th. This is a fun-filled day where students participate in different relay games with their classmates in the morning and compete against another class with the tug-of-war. Parents are more than welcome to come cheer on students and/or volunteer for different tasks during the day.

For more information, please click HERE.


Upcoming Open House Event – May 14

We’ve learned from our admissions interviews that an overwhelming majority of our applicants come to our school because of word-of-mouth recommendations from our school community.  We are thankful that you are our best advertisers.

Do you know of a family ready to explore education options for their child?  Do you have friends or family looking for a school that offers more than just an academic education, one that you can call home? Let them know of our upcoming Open House Event, Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, taking place at the Elementary School campus.  You can pass along this digital information card  and LINK for families to register to attend the Open House Event.


K-5 In-School Chess Tournament

Attention Chess Club members: There will be an in-school chess tournament May 15th – 17th for Grades K-5 during the lunch blocks. Please sign up with Mr. Anderson, room 203 (2B), to reserve a spot in the tournament. Again, this is only for Hope students that are already a part of the Hope Chess Club. If you have any questions, please talk to Mr. Payan or Mr. Anderson. 


CAT4/CCAT Testing

Starting next week, May 13th, until May 24th, standardized testing will be carried out.  Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 8 students will be tested during class time (Grades 4 and 7 already completed a standardized test in the fall – the FSAs).  Results will be shared with parents once received, typically around the end of the school year.  Please ensure your child is well rested and has a healthy breakfast so they can be ready to do their best work.  These tests help to guide teachers and the school in our program offerings and identify areas needing support.


KM Club!

KM Club needs additional help, especially with the field setup that starting at 2:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There are many days left with no help for setup at all, so any additional help is much appreciated. Signup can be found here: KM Club Volunteer Opportunities


Dough Raiser fundraiser with Cobs Bread

Are you looking to purchase bread or treats from Cobs Bread (the Oxford location)? Anyone who buys something at the Oxford Cobs Bread location just has to say they are a part of Hope Lutheran Christian School and 5% of their total transaction gets put aside for our school. This is an ongoing fundraiser until the end of the school year


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. 

Please graciously fill out our waiver form if you plan to bring your youth to one of our events (if you have previously submitted, please ignore:) Thank you in advance.

https://forms.gle/wgNxc9p3ohmakuBA6 

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL/Community Relations News

Term 1 Parent Participation Hours

Term 1 Refund Cheques now available for pick up with Mrs. Klassen at the elementary school campus. If you partially completed your Term 1 hours and expecting a refund that’s you!  Please pick up immediately!

 

April 11 PTL Zoom Meeting Minutes

Thank you all for attending our April 11 PTL meeting. The April 11 PTL meeting minutes and April 11 PTL meeting recording are ready for your review. For meeting recording the passcode is: 5u#na@1*

Please note the slide mentioning revision to the bylaws has been removed from the meeting minutes. It was an unintentional error and there is no change to the Bylaws (last approved in Apr 2023). Apologies for any confusion.

We look forward to seeing you again in our June PTL meeting.

 

May 11 – May Day Parade

Our school is participating in the May Day Parade and four of our own students are members of Port Coquitlam’s Royal Party.  Come out and enjoy a fun day of festivities and celebration.

 

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the June newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know.  What about a service project where you are being a light to your community?  This is the final newsletter of the school year.

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the newsletter is Monday, June 3rd. 

 

Middle School Mixer

SAVE THE  DATE! Correct Date of Mixer is Friday June 7, 2024 (there was an error in PTL meeting communication) 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Elementary School campus.

 

Summer Camp Programs

Are thoughts of summer already on your mind?  Camp Luther is accepting applications for their various summer camps.  Please visit their website at campluther.ca for full details on youth, teen and family camps.


Elementary Monday Note: April 29, 2024

Monday, April 29

3:20 pm Km Club


Tuesday, April 30

7:30 pm Hope Community Prayer


Wednesday, May 1

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 207)

3:20 pm Km Club


Thursday, May 2

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 227)


Friday, May 3

Hot Lunch

3:20 pm Km Club

6:30 pm Father Daughter Dance


Looking Ahead…

 


Monday, May 5

3:20 pm Km Club


Tuesday, May 7


Wednesday, May 8

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 207) 

3:20 pm Km Club


Thursday, May 9

Gr. 2-5 PE Classes run by Triathlon BC

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 227)


Friday, May 10

Hot Lunch

3:20 pm Km Club


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

1. Do you like to Run? Swim? Bike?  Do you want to get involved in providing an amazing opportunity to get our kids moving and participate in a unique sport and community event? Then this is the volunteer opportunity for you!

Hope is looking for 5-6 AMAZING parent volunteers to organize/guide/support Hope’s students at this year’s Spirit Triathlon that will be held Sunday, June 9, 2024 at Hyde Creek Recreation Center in Port Coquitlam. The parent volunteers would be involved in the coordination of relay teams and managing the Hope Triathlon team on the big day. Volunteers are equipped with the step by step checklist, guide and Spirit Triathlon mentor to walk through the steps from promotion to race day.

It is open to students in grades 2-5. Students can join a relay team or compete individually. This event is for students of all abilities – you don’t need to be an athlete to complete a triathlon!

Learn more https://www.tribc.org/news/hyde-creek-spirit-triathlon-recap/

**If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please send an email to to let us know that you want to volunteer and support Hope’s kids in participating in the Spirit Triathlon Sunday, June 9, 2024!**

2. KM Club needs additional help, especially with the field setup that starting at 2:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There are many days left with no help for setup at all, so any additional help is much appreciated. Signup can be found here: KM Club Volunteer Opportunities

3. Elementary Campus Lunch Supervision – Term 3 

The linked sign-up forms below listed the available slots for Term 3 (Apr 22 – June 19, 2024). Only the START DATES have been listed. However, we are looking for parent volunteers that could commit to help on the SAME weekday(s) every week consistently in Term 3 for a total of 9 weeks. For example, if you signed up for the Monday, April 22 spot, you are signing up for all Mondays (when school is in session) in Term 3. To be fair to other parent volunteers, please sign up for no more than 2 weekdays. If you see your preferred weekday(s) has been taken and would like to be put on a waitlist, please email .

Lunch Supervision Sign-up Form K-Gr 1

Lunch Supervision Sign-up Form Gr 2-5

Please note that you will need to have a criminal record check on file at the school to volunteer for lunch supervision. If you don’t already have one, please get in contact with Janice at . Janice will provide you with instructions to do so.

4. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:
2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


Sports Day

Sports Day will be happening on Friday, May 24th. This is a fun-filled day where students participate in different relay games with their classmates in the morning and compete against another class with the tug-of-war. Parents are more than welcome to come cheer on students and/or volunteer for different tasks during the day.

For more information, please click HERE.


Upcoming Open House Event – May 14

We’ve learned from our admissions interviews that an overwhelming majority of our applicants come to our school because of word-of-mouth recommendations from our school community.  We are thankful that you are our best advertisers.

Do you know of a family ready to explore education options for their child?  Do you have friends or family looking for a school that offers more than just an academic education, one that you can call home? Let them know of our upcoming Open House Event, Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, taking place at the Elementary School campus.  You can pass along this digital information card  and LINK for families to register to attend the Open House Event.


Spirit Triathlon – Gr. 2-5

Hi Hope Lutheran Parents and Guardians!

Just a friendly reminder to register your children, gr. 2-5, for the Spirit Triathlon by April 30th to guarantee they receive their fantastic race shirt! Check out the attached file for a sneak peek at the T-shirt design.

This inclusive race is on Sunday, June 9th welcomes students of all athletic abilities and is wheelchair-friendly. Whether your child chooses to swim, bike, run, or tackle all three, it’s all about having fun! Register now using this Spirit Triathlon link. Let’s gear up Hope Lutheran’s triathlon team for an exciting day!


Hope Lutheran Church VBS Vacation Bible School July 2-7

A few spots are available now for new registrants for Hope Lutheran Church’s Vacation Bible School Camp July 2nd to 5th from 8:15 am-12:30 pm and the accompanying Afternoon Camps (a few less spots). The link is live now to register and will close once the VBS spots are full, however space for the afternoon camps is limited, some registrants may be put on a waiting list for the afternoon camp. Thank you for your understanding as it will be first come first serve to register. If you would like to register for VBS and the registration form is closed, then please email Michele at to be put on the waiting list.


KM Club!

2. KM Club needs additional help, especially with the field setup that starting at 2:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There are many days left with no help for setup at all, so any additional help is much appreciated. Signup can be found here: KM Club Volunteer Opportunities


Dough Raiser fundraiser with Cobs Bread

Are you looking to purchase bread or treats from Cobs Bread (the Oxford location)? Anyone who buys something at the Oxford Cobs Bread location just has to say they are a part of Hope Lutheran Christian School and 5% of their total transaction gets put aside for our school. This is an ongoing fundraiser until the end of the school year


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. 

Please graciously fill out our waiver form if you plan to bring your youth to one of our events (if you have previously submitted, please ignore:) Thank you in advance.

https://forms.gle/wgNxc9p3ohmakuBA6 

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL/Community Relations News

Term 1 Parent Participation Hours

Term 1 Refund Cheques now available for pick up with Mrs. Klassen at the elementary school campus. If you partially completed your Term 1 hours and expecting a refund that’s you!  Please pick up immediately!

 

April 11 PTL Zoom Meeting Minutes

Thank you all for attending our April 11 PTL meeting. The April 11 PTL meeting minutes and April 11 PTL meeting recording are ready for your review. For meeting recording the passcode is: 5u#na@1*

Please note the slide mentioning revision to the bylaws has been removed from the meeting minutes. It was an unintentional error and there is no change to the Bylaws (last approved in Apr 2023). Apologies for any confusion.

We look forward to seeing you again in our June PTL meeting.

 

Hope Community Prayer Group

Meets tomorrow, April 30th at 7:30pm in the Elementary Chapel for one hour.  All are encouraged to attend; children welcome.

 

Are you coming to the Father Daughter Dance Friday, May 3rd?

Please remember to bring $2.00 (exact change is preferred) to purchase your giant glow stick for our Glow Party Bonanza! 

 

May 11 – May Day Parade

Students and Parents, we need you!   As a way of promoting our school, we have entered Port Coquitlam’s 101st May Day Parade as a walking group. Please indicate in this Parade Participation Form if your child/family would like to participate in our walking group and represent our school.  Parents and students will be expected to walk the 1.5km parade route and help with handing out promotional packages to spectators with young children.

Parent participation hours will be given to those parents who supervise and participate along the parade route.  Expected time commitment is ~3 hours; specific details will be shared when we have been informed of our position in the parade.

Any questions, please contact Lisa Klym at .

 

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the June newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know.  What about a service project where you are being a light to your community?  

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the newsletter is Tuesday, June 4th. 

 

Middle School Mixer

SAVE THE  DATE! Correct Date of Mixer is Friday June 7, 2024 (there was an error in PTL meeting communication) 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Elementary School campus.

 

Summer Camp Programs

Are thoughts of summer already on your mind?  Camp Luther is accepting applications for their various summer camps.  Please visit their website at campluther.ca for full details on youth, teen and family camps.


Elementary Monday Note: April 22, 2024

Monday, April 22

3:20 pm Km Club


Tuesday, April 23

9:00 am – 3:00 pm Grade 5 Field Trip – Britannia Mine


Wednesday, April 24

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 207)

3:20 pm Km Club


Thursday, April 25

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 227)


Friday, April 26

Pro D Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Looking Ahead…

 


Monday, April 29

3:20 pm Km Club


Tuesday, April 30

7:30 pm Hope Community Prayer


Wednesday, May 1

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 207) 

3:20 pm Km Club


Thursday, May 2

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 227)


Friday, May 3

Hot Lunch

3:20 pm Km Club

6:30 pm Father Daughter Dance


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

1. Do you like to Run? Swim? Bike?  Do you want to get involved in providing an amazing opportunity to get our kids moving and participate in a unique sport and community event? Then this is the volunteer opportunity for you!

Hope is looking for 5-6 AMAZING parent volunteers to organize/guide/support Hope’s students at this year’s Spirit Triathlon that will be held Sunday, June 9, 2024 at Hyde Creek Recreation Center in Port Coquitlam. The parent volunteers would be involved in the coordination of relay teams and managing the Hope Triathlon team on the big day. Volunteers are equipped with the step by step checklist, guide and Spirit Triathlon mentor to walk through the steps from promotion to race day.

It is open to students in grades 2-5. Students can join a relay team or compete individually. This event is for students of all abilities – you don’t need to be an athlete to complete a triathlon!

Learn more https://www.tribc.org/news/hyde-creek-spirit-triathlon-recap/

**If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please send an email to by March 8 to let us know that you want to volunteer and support Hope’s kids in participating in the Spirit Triathlon Sunday, June 9, 2024!**

2. We have a volunteer opportunity for the KM Club: We are looking for one detail-oriented parent to help us with data entry for the duration of the Spring KM Club. The volunteer would need to be present at each last run of the week (typically Friday, but it might be Wednesday in case of pro-d days), wait until the end of the counting to take home the folders, transfer the week’s runs to a spreadsheet and return the folders on Monday before the run starts. Interested parents would also need access to a computer with internet connectivity and be familiar with either Excel or Google Sheets. This usually takes no more than 1h of time per week but is a perfect combination with counting at the end of Friday’s run (another volunteer opportunity). Interested volunteers can reach out to Maik at 604.315.8446 or .

3. Elementary Campus Lunch Supervision – Term 3 

The linked sign-up forms below listed the available slots for Term 3 (Apr 22 – June 19, 2024). Only the START DATES have been listed. However, we are looking for parent volunteers that could commit to help on the SAME weekday(s) every week consistently in Term 3 for a total of 9 weeks. For example, if you signed up for the Monday, April 22 spot, you are signing up for all Mondays (when school is in session) in Term 3. To be fair to other parent volunteers, please sign up for no more than 2 weekdays. If you see your preferred weekday(s) has been taken and would like to be put on a waitlist, please email .

Lunch Supervision Sign-up Form K-Gr 1

Lunch Supervision Sign-up Form Gr 2-5

Please note that you will need to have a criminal record check on file at the school to volunteer for lunch supervision. If you don’t already have one, please get in contact with Janice at . Janice will provide you with instructions to do so.

4. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:
2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


Sports Day

Sports Day will be happening on Friday, May 24th. This is a fun-filled day where students participate in different relay games with their classmates in the morning and compete against another class with the tug-of-war. Parents are more than welcome to come cheer on students and/or volunteer for different tasks during the day.

For more information, please click HERE.


City Wide Garage Sale – April 27

Save the date for the Port Coquitlam City Wide Garage Sale.

Hope Lutheran School will be participating in the garage sale on Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. 

Families will be able to reserve a table and to sell their items. To register a spot and/or 1 table for the garage sale please see THIS LINK

Registrations will be accepted until Tuesday, April 23. All proceeds will be going to the school’s grade 8 graduation celebration.


KM Club!

This spring we are again conducting a 6-week run/walk around McLean Park on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays after school, starting Monday, April. 8  until Friday, May 17. The events will take place immediately after school, with warm up starting at 3:10 pm and runs starting at 3:20 pm sharp at McLean Park. At the end of the term, runners will receive medals and trophies based on the total amount of KM run.

Km Club is open to all students, staff, parents, caretakers, and daycare children.  Parents or caretakers must be at McLean Park to supervise their child/children during Km Club.  However, while supervising your child you may want to run or walk yourself, or you can volunteer.

Volunteering for KM Club counts towards volunteer hours and there are volunteer opportunities before, during, and after KM Club.  Please see the volunteer descriptions and register to volunteer using the sign-up link.

Please contact Maik Hassel at 604.315.8446/ with any questions, or if you missed the registration period and are interested in registering your child(ren).


Dough Raiser fundraiser with Cobs Bread

Are you looking to purchase bread or treats from Cobs Bread (the Oxford location)? Anyone who buys something at the Oxford Cobs Bread location just has to say they are a part of Hope Lutheran Christian School and 5% of their total transaction gets put aside for our school. This is an ongoing fundraiser until the end of the school year


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. 

Please graciously fill out our waiver form if you plan to bring your youth to one of our events (if you have previously submitted, please ignore:) Thank you in advance.

https://forms.gle/wgNxc9p3ohmakuBA6 

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL/Community Relations News

Term 1 Parent Participation Hours

Term 1 Refund Cheques now available for pick up with Mrs. Klassen at the elementary school campus. If you partially completed your Term 1 hours and expecting a refund that’s you!  Please pick up immediately!

 

April 11 PTL Zoom Meeting Minutes

Thank you all for attending our April 11 PTL meeting. The April 11 PTL meeting minutes and April 11 PTL meeting recording are ready for your review. For meeting recording the passcode is: 5u#na@1*

Please note the slide mentioning revision to the bylaws has been removed from the meeting minutes. It was an unintentional error and there is no change to the Bylaws (last approved in Apr 2023). Apologies for any confusion.

We look forward to seeing you again in our June PTL meeting.

 

Are you coming to the Father Daughter Dance Friday, May 3rd?

Please remember to bring $2.00 (exact change is preferred) to purchase your giant glow stick for our Glow Party Bonanza! 

 

May 11 – May Day Parade

Students and Parents, we need you!   As a way of promoting our school, we have entered Port Coquitlam’s 101st May Day Parade as a walking group. Please indicate in this Parade Participation Form if your child/family would like to participate in our walking group and represent our school.  Parents and students will be expected to walk the 1.5km parade route and help with handing out promotional packages to spectators with young children.

Parent participation hours will be given to those parents who supervise and participate along the parade route.  Expected time commitment is ~3 hours; specific details will be shared when we have been informed of our position in the parade.

Any questions, please contact Lisa Klym at .

 

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the May and June newsletters.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know.  What about a service project where you are being a light to your community?  

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the May newsletter is Friday, April 26th. 

 

Middle School Mixer

SAVE THE  DATE! Correct Date of Mixer is Friday June 7, 2024 (there was an error in PTL meeting communication) 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Elementary School campus.

 

Summer Camp Programs

Are thoughts of summer already on your mind?  Camp Luther is accepting applications for their various summer camps.  Please visit their website at campluther.ca for full details on youth, teen and family camps.


Elementary Monday Note: April 15, 2024

Monday, April 15

Lice Check Forms Due

3:20 pm Km Club

3:15 – 4:30 pm Scholastic Book Fair


Tuesday, April 16

3:15 – 4:30 pm Scholastic Book Fair


Wednesday, April 17

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 200)

3:20 pm Km Club


Thursday, April 18

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, April 19

8:30 am PTL Coffee Fellowship

Hot Lunch

3:20 pm Km Club


Looking Ahead…

 


Monday, April 22

3:20 pm Km Club


Tuesday, April 23

9:00 am – 3:00 pm Grade 5 Field Trip – Britannia Mine


Wednesday, April 24

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 227) 

3:20 pm Km Club


Thursday, April 25

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, April 26

Pro D Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

1. Do you like to Run? Swim? Bike?  Do you want to get involved in providing an amazing opportunity to get our kids moving and participate in a unique sport and community event? Then this is the volunteer opportunity for you!

Hope is looking for 5-6 AMAZING parent volunteers to organize/guide/support Hope’s students at this year’s Spirit Triathlon that will be held Sunday, June 9, 2024 at Hyde Creek Recreation Center in Port Coquitlam. The parent volunteers would be involved in the coordination of relay teams and managing the Hope Triathlon team on the big day. Volunteers are equipped with the step by step checklist, guide and Spirit Triathlon mentor to walk through the steps from promotion to race day.

It is open to students in grades 2-5. Students can join a relay team or compete individually. This event is for students of all abilities – you don’t need to be an athlete to complete a triathlon!

Learn more https://www.tribc.org/news/hyde-creek-spirit-triathlon-recap/

**If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please send an email to by March 8 to let us know that you want to volunteer and support Hope’s kids in participating in the Spirit Triathlon Sunday, June 9, 2024!**

2. We have a volunteer opportunity for the KM Club: We are looking for one detail-oriented parent to help us with data entry for the duration of the Spring KM Club. The volunteer would need to be present at each last run of the week (typically Friday, but it might be Wednesday in case of pro-d days), wait until the end of the counting to take home the folders, transfer the week’s runs to a spreadsheet and return the folders on Monday before the run starts. Interested parents would also need access to a computer with internet connectivity and be familiar with either Excel or Google Sheets. This usually takes no more than 1h of time per week but is a perfect combination with counting at the end of Friday’s run (another volunteer opportunity). Interested volunteers can reach out to Maik at 604.315.8446 or .

3. CHESS CLUB TOURNAMENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – April 17th, Wednesday – please click on link to see how you can participate
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EAEAE2AA2FECF8-48307617-volunteer

4. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:
2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


Traffic Delays Anticipated – April 3 – 23

Please note that between the dates of April 3 and April 23, there may be traffic delays along Grant Ave (MacLean Parking). Contractors will be installing new streetlights, and therefore, there will be construction vehicles and temporary road closures. Please allow extra time and some flexibility/grace as we navigate this area in the coming weeks.


Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is HERE! Join us on today, April 15th, and tomorrow, April 16th, from 3:15 to 4:30 pm, located in the foyer. Browse through a wide selection of books available for purchase. Every sale contributes to enriching our classroom and school library. Payment options include credit or debit cards, as well as cash.


City Wide Garage Sale – April 27

Save the date for the Port Coquitlam City Wide Garage Sale.

Hope Lutheran School will be participating in the garage sale on Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. 

Families will be able to reserve a table and to sell their items. To register a spot and/or 1 table for the garage sale please see THIS LINK

Registrations will be accepted until Tuesday, April 23. All proceeds will be going to the school’s grade 8 graduation celebration.


After School Mandarin Lesson – Survey

To explore the possibility of providing more after school and extra-curricular options for our students please respond to the following survey link if you are interested in Mandarin Lessons for your child. SURVEY LINK


Hope Lutheran Church VBS Vacation Bible School July 2-7

**REGISTRATION** is now open** for Hope Lutheran Church’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) summer camp July 2-7 through THIS LINK

*Limited spots available* Dive into the Excitement!

Tuesday, July 2nd – Friday, July 5th in the mornings (8:15 am – 12:30 pm) will be our thrilling SCUBA Vacation Bible School (VBS) adventure! 

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey beneath the waves as we explore the depths of God’s love together, playing games, having fun, learning about the Bible, singing songs, eating snacks and doing marvellous activities together!

“He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them.” – Psalm 146:6 

For our morning VBS campers we will also have two optional afternoon camps (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm): (VBS is free but there is a cost to the afternoon camps)

  1. Sports Camp ($160): Get ready for an action-packed and fun-filled Olympic Games camp with Mr. Mayer! From July 2nd to July 5th, elementary-aged students (age 5-12) will embark on an exciting journey, participating in a variety of sports and fitness activities inspired by the Summer Olympic games. With a focus on participation and enjoyment, Mr. Mayer aims to create a memorable experience where every child can shine! 
  2. Arts Camp ($135): Soap and Suds! Dig into the science behind all the different soaps! Come and learn about the pH levels and cleansing properties in body soaps, bug repellent/ camper’s soap, bath bombs, dish butter, and even a special soap to clean our stuffed animals! Campers will learn what ingredients to avoid in commercial products to keep their skin moist and healthy. We will make and take home soaps with all natural ingredients to enjoy! 

We look forward to seeing you and your friends at summer VBS. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Michele Malmberg at . Thank you.


KM Club is Back!

This spring we are again conducting a 6-week run/walk around McLean Park on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays after school, starting Monday, April. 8  until Friday, May 17. The events will take place immediately after school, with warm up starting at 3:10 pm and runs starting at 3:20 pm sharp at McLean Park. At the end of the term, runners will receive medals and trophies based on the total amount of KM run.

Km Club is open to all students, staff, parents, caretakers, and daycare children.  Parents or caretakers must be at McLean Park to supervise their child/children during Km Club.  However, while supervising your child you may want to run or walk yourself, or you can volunteer.

Volunteering for KM Club counts towards volunteer hours and there are volunteer opportunities before, during, and after KM Club.  Please see the volunteer descriptions and register to volunteer using the sign-up link.

Please contact Maik Hassel at 604.315.8446/ with any questions, or if you missed the registration period and are interested in registering your child(ren).


Tri-Cities Junior Blitz-3 Chess Tournament

Registration for the Tri-Cities Junior Blitz-3 Chess Tournament is now open! Limited seating is available at the tournament so please register early.

To register, please visit:

Tri-Cities Junior Blitz 3 – Fraser Valley Chess

For the discounted price, enter code  FVCA10  at the checkout

Have any questions or feedback? Please email or


Dough Raiser fundraiser with Cobs Bread

Are you looking to purchase bread or treats from Cobs Bread (the Oxford location)? Anyone who buys something at the Oxford Cobs Bread location just has to say they are a part of Hope Lutheran Christian School and 5% of their total transaction gets put aside for our school. This is an ongoing fundraiser until the end of the school year


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. 

Please graciously fill out our waiver form if you plan to bring your youth to one of our events (if you have previously submitted, please ignore:) Thank you in advance.

https://forms.gle/wgNxc9p3ohmakuBA6 

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL/Community Relations News

Term 1 Parent Participation Hours

Term 1 Refund Cheques now available for pick up with Mrs. Klassen at the elementary school campus. If you partially completed your Term 1 hours and expecting a refund that’s you!  Please pick up immediately!

 

April 11 PTL Zoom Meeting Minutes

Thank you all for attending our April 11 PTL meeting. The April 11 PTL meeting minutes and April 11 PTL meeting recording are ready for your review. For meeting recording the passcode is: 5u#na@1*

Please note the slide mentioning revision to the bylaws has been removed from the meeting minutes. It was an unintentional error and there is no change to the Bylaws (last approved in Apr 2023). Apologies for any confusion.

We look forward to seeing you again in our June PTL meeting.

 

PTL Coffee Fellowship

Our next coffee fellowship is this Friday, April 19th.  Join us at 8:30 am for a hot drink and home-baked treat at the Elementary Campus.

 

2024 Father Daughter Dance

Tickets for Father- Daughter Dance go live on sale April 3rd with limited capacity. The dance will take place on Friday, May 3, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Elementary School campus gymnasium. Price is $25 per pair (one daughter and father) and $5 any additional ticket (additional school aged daughter). Please make sure you purchase your tickets at the school office before the deadline on April 17th. 

At the dance bring $2 to get your own glow sticks.

 

May 11 – May Day Parade

Students and Parents, we need you!   As a way of promoting our school, we have entered Port Coquitlam’s 101st May Day Parade as a walking group. Please indicate in this Parade Participation Form if your child/family would like to participate in our walking group and represent our school.  Parents and students will be expected to walk the 1.5km parade route and help with handing out promotional packages to spectators with young children.

Parent participation hours will be given to those parents who supervise and participate along the parade route.  Expected time commitment is ~3 hours; specific details will be shared when we have been informed of our position in the parade.

Any questions, please contact Lisa Klym at .

 

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the May newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know.  What about a service project where you are being a light to your community?  

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the May newsletter is Friday, April 26th. 

 

Summer Camp Programs

Are thoughts of summer already on your mind?  Camp Luther is accepting applications for their various summer camps.  Please visit their website at campluther.ca for full details on youth, teen and family camps.


Elementary Monday Note: April 8, 2024

Monday, April 8

3:20 pm Km Club


Tuesday, April 9


Wednesday, April 10

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 200)

3:20 pm Km Club


Thursday, April 11

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)

7:00 pm PTL Meeting over Zoom


Friday, April 12

Spelling Bee

Hot Lunch

3:20 pm Km Club

6:00 pm PTL Sponsored Literary Night & International Potluck


Looking Ahead…

 


Monday, April 15

3:20 pm Km Club

3:00 – 4:00 pm Scholastic Book Fair


Tuesday, April 16

3:00 – 4:00 pm Scholastic Book Fair


Wednesday, April 17

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 200)

3:20 pm Km Club


Thursday, April 18

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, April 19

Hot Lunch

3:20 pm Km Club


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

1. Do you like to Run? Swim? Bike?  Do you want to get involved in providing an amazing opportunity to get our kids moving and participate in a unique sport and community event? Then this is the volunteer opportunity for you!

Hope is looking for 5-6 AMAZING parent volunteers to organize/guide/support Hope’s students at this year’s Spirit Triathlon that will be held Sunday, June 9, 2024 at Hyde Creek Recreation Center in Port Coquitlam. The parent volunteers would be involved in the coordination of relay teams and managing the Hope Triathlon team on the big day. Volunteers are equipped with the step by step checklist, guide and Spirit Triathlon mentor to walk through the steps from promotion to race day.

It is open to students in grades 2-5. Students can join a relay team or compete individually. This event is for students of all abilities – you don’t need to be an athlete to complete a triathlon!

Learn more https://www.tribc.org/news/hyde-creek-spirit-triathlon-recap/

**If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please send an email to by March 8 to let us know that you want to volunteer and support Hope’s kids in participating in the Spirit Triathlon Sunday, June 9, 2024!**

2. KM Club needs volunteers!  The success of this popular event depends on the help of our parents and is a great opportunity to collect volunteer hours for the year while supervising your children during the run.  Volunteer descriptions and registration can be found in the sign-up link.

3. CHESS CLUB TOURNAMENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – April 17th, Wednesday – please click on link to see how you can participate
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EAEAE2AA2FECF8-48307617-volunteer

4. PROMO VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – In preparation for our school’s participation in the May Day Parade, 800-1000 promotional treat bags need to be assembled.  This is an at-home project.  If you are interested in assisting with a box of 100 or more treat bags, please email Lisa Klym at .  Materials for assembly will be available for pickup by Monday, April 22nd and completed packages need to be returned to the Elementary Campus by Monday, May 6th.  All time spent assembling counts for Parent Participation hours.

5. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:
2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


Lice Check

As students have now returned from Spring Break we are asking all our elementary families to please conduct a lice check at home with their child(ren) and return a signed copy of the form provided indicating you have completed this. Students are to return the form to their teacher by Monday, April 15.

LICE CHECK FORM – (please complete & send back to teacher)

Please see the document below to help with the steps of a lice check and more information on what lice is, how to detect, and treat. (Multiple language translations available at this link.)

HEAD LICE INFORMATION SHEET


Traffic Delays Anticipated – April 3 – 23

Please note that starting tomorrow (April 3rd), there may be traffic delays along Grant Ave (MacLean Parking) for three weeks. Contractors will be installing new streetlights, and therefore, there will be construction vehicles and temporary road closures. Please allow extra time and some flexibility/grace as we navigate this area in the coming weeks.


Pi Academy Spring Badminton Registration

Hello Parents, we hope you had a fantastic spring break and a welcome return to the prime season for badminton!

This spring, we’re doubling down on honing the technical racket skills of our elementary students. Meanwhile, our middle schoolers will join forces with our new CESS Badminton Team for intensive competition training in preparation for the upcoming CESS tournament!

Please register in the appropriate time slot for your child, and I hope to see you all again soon!

Coach Ken

Note:

Link to Signup for Badminton Spring 2024:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050F44ADAD2AA7FC1-48828813-spring#/


Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Hope! Join us on Monday, April 15th, and Tuesday, April 16th, from 3:15 to 4:30 pm, located in the foyer. Browse through a wide selection of books available for purchase. Every sale contributes to enriching our classroom and school library. Payment options include credit or debit cards, as well as cash.


City Wide Garage Sale – April 27

Save the date for the Port Coquitlam City Wide Garage Sale.

Hope Lutheran School will be participating in the garage sale on Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Families will be able to reserve a table and to sell their items. To register a spot and/or 1 table for the garage sale please see THIS LINK.

Registrations will be accepted until Tuesday, April 23. All proceeds will be going to the school’s grade 8 graduation celebration.


After School Mandarin Lesson – Survey

To explore the possibility of providing more after school and extra-curricular options for our students please respond to the following survey link if you are interested in Mandarin Lessons for your child. SURVEY LINK


VBS Vacation Bible School July 2-7

Hooray! Hope Lutheran Church’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) summer camp **EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION** is now open for children whose parent (or teen sibling) is able to **volunteer for part, or all of VBS**! Secure your spots now by emailing to get your personal link sent to you to register online IF you are willing to volunteer.

Registration for Hope Lutheran Christian School families who are NOT able to volunteer for VBS will open April 15th, through a link in the Monday note. Invite your friends ages 4-12 to join in on the fun with you.

If you have questions, please contact Michele Malmberg in person or at

Dive into the Excitement!

Tuesday, July 2nd – Friday, July 5th in the mornings (8:15 am – 12:30 pm) will be our thrilling SCUBA Vacation Bible School (VBS) adventure!

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey beneath the waves as we explore the depths of God’s love together. “He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them.” – Psalm 146:6

For our morning VBS campers we will also have two optional afternoon camps (1pm-4pm):

(VBS is free but there is a cost to the afternoon camps)

  • Sports Camp ($160): Get ready for an action-packed and fun-filled Olympic Games camp with Mr. Mayer! From July 2nd to July 5th, elementary-aged students (age 5-12) will embark on an exciting journey, participating in a variety of sports and fitness activities inspired by the Summer Olympic games. With a focus on participation and enjoyment, Mr. Mayer aims to create a memorable experience where every child can shine!
  • Arts Camp ($135): Soap and Suds! Dig into the science behind all the different soaps! Come and learn about the pH levels and cleansing properties in body soaps, bug repellent/ camper’s soap, bath bombs, dish butter, and even a special soap to clean our stuffed animals! Campers will learn what ingredients to avoid in commercial products to keep their skin moist and healthy. We will make and take home soaps with all natural ingredients to enjoy!

We look forward to seeing you and your friends at summer VBS. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Michele Malmberg in person or at


KM Club is Back!

This spring we are again conducting a 6-week run/walk around McLean Park on Monday’s, Weds & Fridays after school, starting Monday, April. 8  until Friday, May 17. The events will take place immediately after school, with warm up starting at 3:10 pm and runs starting at 3:20 pm sharp at McLean Park. At the end of the term, runners will receive medals and trophies based on the total amount of KM run.

Km Club is open to all students, staff, parents, caretakers, and daycare children.  Parents or caretakers must be at McLean Park to supervise their child/children during Km Club.  However, while supervising your child you may want to run or walk yourself, or you can volunteer.

Volunteering for KM Club counts towards volunteer hours and there are volunteer opportunities before, during, and after KM Club.  Please see the volunteer descriptions and register to volunteer using the sign-up link.

Please contact Maik Hassel at 604.315.8446/ with any questions, or if you missed the registration period and are interested in registering your child(ren). .


Tri-Cities Junior Blitz-3 Chess Tournament

Registration for the Tri-Cities Junior Blitz-3 Chess Tournament is now open! Limited seating is available at the tournament so please register early.

To register, please visit:

Tri-Cities Junior Blitz 3 – Fraser Valley Chess

For the discounted price, enter code  FVCA10  at the checkout

Have any questions or feedback? Please email or


Dough Raiser fundraiser with Cobs Bread

Are you looking to purchase bread or treats from Cobs Bread (the Oxford location)? Anyone who buys something at the Oxford Cobs Bread location just has to say they are a part of Hope Lutheran Christian School and 5% of their total transaction gets put aside for our school. This is an ongoing fundraiser until the end of the school year


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.

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL/Community Relations News

Term 1 Parent Participation Hours

Term 1 Refund Cheques now available for pick up with Mrs. Klassen at the elementary school campus. If you partially completed your Term 1 hours and expecting a refund that’s you!  Please pick up immediately!

 

Upcoming Hope Lutheran PTL’s Zoom Meeting

Time:  Apr 11, 2024 07:00 PM Pacific Time
PTL Zoom Meeting link will be sent out to the school community on Tuesday, April 9. Please keep an eye on your incoming email. Looking forward to seeing you online soon!

Community Event – April 12th

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT!

International Potluck Dinner and Literary Event, April 12th from 6:00 – 8:30 pmAll attending families are requested to bring a savory or sweet dish representative of their heritage.  Also, if you have any special clothing that represents your family heritage, please feel free to wear it.  While we are diverse in our ethnicities, we are all made in the image of God and we want to celebrate the unity in that!

We’ll have food, fun, games, and it will be a kick-off to our Scholastic Book Fair which will start that Friday and run through to the following week.  AND… there will be a special guest that the younger students will enjoy seeing.

Please signup so we can set a place for you.  There are a few volunteer opportunities necessary to help coordinate the evening – if you can help, that would be appreciated.

As a precursor to this event, all students were encouraged to participate in the Spring Break Reading Challenge.  Completed record sheets are due back to the classroom teacher by Friday, April 5th.  The top reader in each class will win a Golden Ticket, redeemable at the Book Fair.

 

2024 Father Daughter Dance

Tickets for Father- Daughter Dance go live on sale April 3rd with limited capacity. The dance will take place on Friday, May 3, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Elementary School campus gymnasium. Price is $25 per pair (one daughter and father) and $5 any additional ticket (additional school aged daughter). Please make sure you purchase your tickets at the school office before the deadline on April 15th.

At the dance bring $2 to get your own glow sticks.

May 11 – May Day Parade

Students and Parents, we need you!  As a way of promoting our school, we have entered Port Coquitlam’s 101st May Day Parade as a walking group. Please indicate in this Parade Participation Form if your child/family would like to participate in our walking group and represent our school.  Parents and students will be expected to walk the 1.5km parade route and help with handing out promotional packages to spectators with young children.

Parent participation hours will be given to those parents who supervise and participate along the parade route.  Expected time commitment is ~3 hours; specific details will be shared when we have been informed of our position in the parade.

Any questions, please contact Lisa Klym at .

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the May newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know.

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the May newsletter is Friday, April 26th.

Mandarin Community Group

Would you like to connect with other Mandarin families in a warm, Christian community in the facilities at Hope Lutheran Church & School?

Grace Gospel Church, a Mandarin-speaking community church, meets out of Hope Lutheran Church every Sunday afternoon starting at 4:30 pm.  A children’s program from preschool to age 9 is provided during their worship and teaching service.  At 6:00 pm, following the service, a weekly potluck dinner takes place.

Mandarin Community Group

Would you like to connect with other Mandarin families in a warm, Christian community in the facilities at Hope Lutheran Church & School?

Grace Gospel Church, a Mandarin-speaking community church, meets out of Hope Lutheran Church every Sunday afternoon starting at 4:30 pm.  A children’s program from preschool to age 9 is provided during their worship and teaching service.  At 6:00 pm, following the service, a weekly potluck dinner takes place.

Until May 29th, a Mandarin Alpha program is being offered during their 6:00 pm dinner time.  Although this program has already started, it is not too late to join – please contact Pastor Mike Feng at 604-724-8989 or by email at if you are interested in this group or would like more information about Grace Gospel Church.

国语社群团

您是否愿意在希望路德教会和学校的设施中与其他普通话家庭建立温暖的基督教社区?

恩典福音教会是一个讲普通话的社区教会,就在我们希望路德教会聚会,每周日下午四点半开始。

在敬拜期间,设有为5岁到9岁儿童开设的圣经故事课程(中、英文)。下午6点,礼拜结束后,会举行每周一次的传统中式风味聚餐(Pot Luck);6:30分晚餐结束后,将有普通话Alpha课程为成年人预备。在此期间,将有教会同工组织孩子们在体育馆举办各种活动。

这个项目已经开始了,现在加入正是时候!特别邀请您带着孩子一起参加!(Alpha课程将于5月19日结束)

如果您对这个活动感兴趣或者想了解更多关于恩典福音教会的信息,请联系冯牧师,电话:604-724-8989或发邮件至 .

 

Sunflower Competition

Hope’s annual Sunflower Competition is now open to school and church members!

You are invited to share in the joys and mystique of sunflower growing. Seeds are available at the Elementary Campus office. Contact Pam for more information at .  Be sure to read The Hope Herald on Friday for details on this community event.

Summer Camp Programs

Are thoughts of summer already on your mind?  Camp Luther is accepting applications for their various summer camps.  Please visit their website at campluther.ca for full details on youth, teen and family camps.


Elementary Monday Note: April 2, 2024

Monday, April 1

Easter Monday – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Tuesday, April 2

First Day of School after Spring Break


Wednesday, April 3

Km Club Registration Due

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, April 4

Gr. 4 team – Basketball at Assumption

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, April 5

Gr. 3 team – Basketball at Assumption

Hot Lunch


Looking Ahead…

 


Monday, April 8

3:20 pm Km Club


Tuesday, April 9


Wednesday, April 10

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 200) 

3:20 pm Km Club


Thursday, April 11

:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200) 

7:00 pm PTL Meeting over Zoom


Friday, April 12

Spelling Bee

Hot Lunch

3:20 pm Km Club

6:00 pm PTL Sponsored Literary Night & International Potluck


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

 1. Do you like to Run? Swim? Bike?  Do you want to get involved in providing an amazing opportunity to get our kids moving and participate in a unique sport and community event? Then this is the volunteer opportunity for you! 

Hope is looking for 5-6 AMAZING parent volunteers to organize/guide/support Hope’s students at this year’s Spirit Triathlon that will be held Sunday, June 9, 2024 at Hyde Creek Recreation Center in Port Coquitlam. The parent volunteers would be involved in the coordination of relay teams and managing the Hope Triathlon team on the big day. Volunteers are equipped with the step by step checklist, guide and Spirit Triathlon mentor to walk through the steps from promotion to race day.  

It is open to students in grades 2-5. Students can join a relay team or compete individually. This event is for students of all abilities – you don’t need to be an athlete to complete a triathlon! 

Learn more https://www.tribc.org/news/hyde-creek-spirit-triathlon-recap/

**If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please send an email to by March 8 to let us know that you want to volunteer and support Hope’s kids in participating in the Spirit Triathlon Sunday, June 9, 2024!**

 

2. KM Club needs volunteers!  The success of this popular event depends on the help of our parents and is a great opportunity to collect volunteer hours for the year while supervising your children during the run.  Volunteer descriptions and registration can be found in the sign-up link.

 

 3. CHESS CLUB TOURNAMENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – April 17th, Wednesday – please click on link to see how you can participate 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EAEAE2AA2FECF8-48307617-volunteer

 

 4. Our Librarian has a number of opportunities for parents to assist, which many are at-home projects.  Please click this Library Volunteer Opportunities link to sign up to help with our Library needs.

 

 5. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


Traffic Delays Anticipated – April 3 – 23

Please note that starting tomorrow (April 3rd), there may be traffic delays along Grant Ave (MacLean Parking) for three weeks. Contractors will be installing new streetlights, and therefore, there will be construction vehicles and temporary road closures. Please allow extra time and some flexibility/grace as we navigate this area in the coming weeks. 


Spell-a-thon & Spelling Bee

For those students who will be taking part in the school-wide Spell-a-thon, please note that the Spelling Bee taking place after the Spell-a-thon will be held on Friday, April 12. This is a date change from the originally scheduled day of April 5.


Pi Academy Spring Badminton Registration

Hello Parents, we hope you had a fantastic spring break and a welcome return to the prime season for badminton!

This spring, we’re doubling down on honing the technical racket skills of our elementary students. Meanwhile, our middle schoolers will join forces with our new CESS Badminton Team for intensive competition training in preparation for the upcoming CESS tournament!

Please register in the appropriate time slot for your child, and I hope to see you all again soon!

Coach Ken

Note:

  • Please ensure students change from their boots to the appropriate indoor gym shoes during rainy days
  • Payment by E-transfer to:

Link to Signup for Badminton Spring 2024: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050F44ADAD2AA7FC1-48828813-spring#/


Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Hope! Join us on Monday, April 15th, and Tuesday, April 16th, from 3:15 to 4:30 pm, located in the foyer. Browse through a wide selection of books available for purchase. Every sale contributes to enriching our classroom and school library. Payment options include credit or debit cards, as well as cash.


City Wide Garage Sale – April 27

Save the date for the Port Coquitlam City Wide Garage Sale.

Hope Lutheran School will be participating in the garage sale on Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 

Families will be able to reserve a table and to sell their items. More details to follow next week.


KM Club is Back!

This spring we are again conducting a 6-week run/walk around McLean Park on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays after school, starting Monday, April. 8  until Friday, May 17. The events will take place immediately after school, with warm up starting at 3:10 pm and runs starting at 3:20 pm sharp at McLean Park.

Participants must register using this online registration form by Wednesday, April 3. At the end of the term, runners will receive medals and trophies based on the total amount of KM run.

Km Club is open to all students, staff, parents, caretakers, and daycare children.  Parents or caretakers must be at McLean Park to supervise their child/children during Km Club.  However, while supervising your child you may want to run or walk yourself, or you can volunteer.

Volunteering for KM Club counts towards volunteer hours and there are volunteer opportunities before, during, and after KM Club.  Please see the volunteer descriptions and register to volunteer using the sign-up link.

Please contact Maik Hassel at 604.315.8446 or with any questions.


Tri-Cities Junior Blitz-3 Chess Tournament

Registration for the Tri-Cities Junior Blitz-3 Chess Tournament is now open! Limited seating is available at the tournament so please register early.

To register, please visit:

Tri-Cities Junior Blitz 3 – Fraser Valley Chess

For the discounted price, enter code  FVCA10  at the checkout

Have any questions or feedback? Please email or


Dough Raiser fundraiser with Cobs Bread

Are you looking to purchase bread or treats from Cobs Bread (the Oxford location)? Anyone who buys something at the Oxford Cobs Bread location just has to say they are a part of Hope Lutheran Christian School and 5% of their total transaction gets put aside for our school. This is an ongoing fundraiser until the end of the school year


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. 

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL News

Term 1 Parent Participation Hours

Term 1 Refund Cheques now available for pick up with Mrs. Klassen at the elementary school campus. If you partially completed your Term 1 hours and expecting a refund that’s you!  Please pick up immediately!

 

Community Event – April 12th

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT!

International Potluck Dinner and Literary Event, April 12th from 6:00 – 8:30 pmAll attending families are requested to bring a savory or sweet dish representative of their heritage.  Also, if you have any special clothing that represents your family heritage, please feel free to wear it.  While we are diverse in our ethnicities, we are all made in the image of God and we want to celebrate the unity in that!

We’ll have food, fun, games, and it will be a kick-off to our Scholastic Book Fair which will start that Friday and run through to the following week.  AND… there will be a special guest that the younger students will enjoy seeing.

Please signup so we can set a place for you.  There are a few volunteer opportunities necessary to help coordinate the evening – if you can help, that would be appreciated.

As a precursor to this event, all students were encouraged to participate in the Spring Break Reading Challenge.  Completed record sheets are due back to the classroom teacher by Friday, April 5th.  The top reader in each class will win a Golden Ticket, redeemable at the Book Fair.

 

2024 Father Daughter Dance

Tickets for Father- Daughter Dance go live on sale April 3rd with limited capacity. The dance will take place on Friday, May 3, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Elementary School campus gymnasium. Price is $25 per pair (one daughter and father) and $5 any additional ticket (additional school aged daughter). Please make sure you purchase your tickets at the school office before the deadline on April 15th. 

At the dance bring $2 to get your own glow sticks.

 

May 11 – May Day Parade

Would your child like to participate in the May Day Parade?  As a way of promoting our school, we have entered Port Coquitlam’s 101st May Day Parade as a walking group. Please indicate in this Parade Participation Form if your child/family would like to participate in our walking group and represent our school.  Parents and students will be expected to walk the 1.5km parade route and help with handing out promotional packages to spectators with young children.

Parent participation hours will be given to those parents who supervise and participate along the parade route.  Expected time commitment is ~3 hours; specific details will be shared when we have been informed of our position in the parade.

Any questions, please contact Lisa Klym at .


Community Relations

Newsletter

Our April edition of The Hope Herald will be published this Friday.  Be sure to stay in the know on all events and activities related to our Hope Community.

Submissions are open for the May newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know.  

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the May newsletter is Friday, April 26th. 

 

Mandarin Community Group

Would you like to connect with other Mandarin families in a warm, Christian community in the facilities at Hope Lutheran Church & School?

Grace Gospel Church, a Mandarin-speaking community church, meets out of Hope Lutheran Church every Sunday afternoon starting at 4:30 pm.  A children’s program from preschool to age 9 is provided during their worship and teaching service.  At 6:00 pm, following the service, a weekly potluck dinner takes place.

Until May 29th, a Mandarin Alpha program is being offered during their 6:00 pm dinner time.  Although this program has already started, it is not too late to join – please contact Pastor Mike Feng at 604-724-8989 or by email at if you are interested in this group or would like more information about Grace Gospel Church.

国语社群团

您是否愿意在希望路德教会和学校的设施中与其他普通话家庭建立温暖的基督教社区?

恩典福音教会是一个讲普通话的社区教会,就在我们希望路德教会聚会,每周日下午四点半开始。

在敬拜期间,设有为5岁到9岁儿童开设的圣经故事课程(中、英文)。下午6点,礼拜结束后,会举行每周一次的传统中式风味聚餐(Pot Luck);6:30分晚餐结束后,将有普通话Alpha课程为成年人预备。在此期间,将有教会同工组织孩子们在体育馆举办各种活动。

这个项目已经开始了,现在加入正是时候!特别邀请您带着孩子一起参加!(Alpha课程将于5月19日结束)

如果您对这个活动感兴趣或者想了解更多关于恩典福音教会的信息,请联系冯牧师,电话:604-724-8989或发邮件至 .

 

Sunflower Competition

Hope’s annual Sunflower Competition is now open to school and church members! 

You are invited to share in the joys and mystique of sunflower growing. Seeds are available at the Elementary Campus office. Contact Pam for more information at .  Be sure to read The Hope Herald on Friday for details on this community event.

 

Summer Camp Programs

Are thoughts of summer already on your mind?  Camp Luther is accepting applications for their various summer camps.  Please visit their website at campluther.ca for full details on youth, teen and family camps.


Elementary Monday Note: March 11, 2024

Monday, March 11

8:45 am Parent Prayer

9:00 am Gr. 3 Field Trip – Vancouver Aquarium


Tuesday, March 12


Wednesday, March 13

Term Two Reports Issued

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, March 14

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, March 15

NO SCHOOL IN SESSION – First Day of Spring Break


Looking Ahead…

 

Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 29

SPRING BREAK – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Monday, April 1

Easter Monday – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Tuesday, April 2

First Day of School after Spring Break


Wednesday, April 3

KM Club Registration Due

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, April 4

Gr. 4 team – Basketball at Assumption

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, April 5

Gr. 3 team – Basketball at Assumption

Hot Lunch


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

 1. Do you like to Run? Swim? Bike?  Do you want to get involved in providing an amazing opportunity to get our kids moving and participate in a unique sport and community event? Then this is the volunteer opportunity for you! 

Hope is looking for 5-6 AMAZING parent volunteers to organize/guide/support Hope’s students at this year’s Spirit Triathlon that will be held Sunday, June 9, 2024 at Hyde Creek Recreation Center in Port Coquitlam. The parent volunteers would be involved in the coordination of relay teams and managing the Hope Triathlon team on the big day. Volunteers are equipped with the step by step checklist, guide and Spirit Triathlon mentor to walk through the steps from promotion to race day.  

It is open to students in grades 2-5. Students can join a relay team or compete individually. This event is for students of all abilities – you don’t need to be an athlete to complete a triathlon! 

Learn more https://www.tribc.org/news/hyde-creek-spirit-triathlon-recap/

**If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please send an email to by March 8 to let us know that you want to volunteer and support Hope’s kids in participating in the Spirit Triathlon Sunday, June 9, 2024!**

 

2. KM Club needs volunteers!  The success of this popular event depends on the help of our parents and is a great opportunity to collect volunteer hours for the year while supervising your children during the run.  Volunteer descriptions and registration can be found in the sign-up link.

 

 3. CHESS CLUB TOURNAMENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – April 17th, Wednesday – please click on link to see how you can participate 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EAEAE2AA2FECF8-48307617-volunteer

 

 4. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


Pi Day Party! Mathnasium, The Math Learning Centre

Mathnasium, The Math Learning Centre, invites you to a Pi Day Party on March 14, from 3:00 – 5:30 pm.

Why should we care about pi? 3.14… . The number may be irrational, but it can be found all over the natural world. It appears everywhere there’s a circle, such as the disk of the sun, planets, and even the earth. Pi is in the physics that describes waves, such as light and sound. Pi even appears in the spiral of the DNA double helix! This is why we care about pi, and it’s why we’re inviting you to come celebrate this exceptional number with us at our Pi Day party! We will have Pi related games and fun activities for everyone. Let’s celebrate this incredible, irrational number!

Event takes place at Mathnasium Of Tri-cities.

RSVP to attend:

t or 604-474-2537.


After School Mandarin Lesson – Survey

To explore the possibility of providing more after school and extra-curricular options for our students please respond in the survey link below if you are interested in Mandarin Lessons for your child.

After School Mandarin Lesson SURVEY


KM Club is Back!

This spring we are again conducting a 6-week run/walk around McLean Park on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays after school, starting Monday, April. 8  until Friday, May 17. The events will take place immediately after school, with warm up starting at 3:10 pm and runs starting at 3:20 pm sharp at McLean Park.

Participants must register using this online registration form by Wednesday, April 3. At the end of the term, runners will receive medals and trophies based on the total amount of KM run.

Km Club is open to all students, staff, parents, caretakers, and daycare children.  Parents or caretakers must be at McLean Park to supervise their child/children during Km Club.  However, while supervising your child you may want to run or walk yourself, or you can volunteer.

Volunteering for KM Club counts towards volunteer hours and there are volunteer opportunities before, during, and after KM Club.  Please see the volunteer descriptions and register to volunteer using the sign-up link.

Please contact Maik Hassel at 604.315.8446 or with any questions.


Grade 3 & 4 Friendship Tournament Practices

In order to get ready for the Grade 3 & 4 friendship tournament at Our Lady of Assumption, Mr. Mayer will be hosting practices at lunch time with those students that have joined the team. Practices will be as follows until spring break. 

  • Tuesdays at Lunch: Grade 3 & 4 boys
  • Wednesdays at Lunch: Grade 3 & 4 girls

Grade 4 & 5 Minecraft Club

Ms. Chu will be facilitating a Minecraft Club for grades 4 and 5 students. The Minecraft Club Grade 4 & 5 will start on March 13 and end around May. 

To sign up your child(ren) for the Minecraft Club please see THIS parent permission form which also includes all the details.


Spell-a-thon & Spelling Bee

For those students who will be taking part in the school-wide Spell-a-thon, please note that the Spelling Bee taking place after the Spell-a-thon will be held on Friday, April 12. This is a date change from the originally scheduled day of April 5.


Scholastic March/April Flyer

The March/April flyer has been distributed today. Click the following LINK  for the digital version. Don’t forget to apply our school’s Class Code: RC131640 at checkout. We deeply value your continuous support in promoting literacy and igniting a love for reading among our students.

Also, mark your calendars! 

Literary Night is scheduled for Friday, April 12, and the Scholastic Book Fair will be held after school on Monday, April 15, and Tuesday, April 16. Stay tuned for further details as the dates draw near. If you have any inquiries or require assistance with the ordering process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Kang ().


Tri-Cities Junior Blitz-3 Chess Tournament

Registration for the Tri-Cities Junior Blitz-3 Chess Tournament is now open! Limited seating is available at the tournament so please register early.

To register, please visit:

Tri-Cities Junior Blitz 3 – Fraser Valley Chess

For the discounted price, enter code  FVCA10  at the checkout

Have any questions or feedback? Please email or


Dough Raiser fundraiser with Cobs Bread

Are you looking to purchase bread or treats from Cobs Bread (the Oxford location)? Anyone who buys something at the Oxford Cobs Bread location just has to say they are a part of Hope Lutheran Christian School and 5% of their total transaction gets put aside for our school. This is an ongoing fundraiser until the end of the school year.


Chapel Offerings January – March 2024

Last term, through our chapel offering, we were able to donate $900 to the BC Mission Boat. This term (Jan – Mar), we are collecting offerings for the Union Gospel Mission.  We will continue to collect money at our chapel times along with other items that this ministry has great need of.  Students/families are invited to bring the following items, which UGM shared as being their greatest need: New adult socks, New Adult underwear, cans of ground coffee, and toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc).


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. 

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL News

Term 1 Parent Participation Hours

Term 1 Refund Cheques now available for pick up with Mrs. Klassen at the elementary school campus. If you partially completed your Term 1 hours and expecting a refund that’s you!  Please pick up immediately!

 

Community Event

You don’t want to miss this:  International Potluck Dinner and Literary Event, April 12thsignup to volunteer and/or bring food. We’ll have food, fun, games, and it will be a kick-off to our Scholastic Book Fair which will start that Friday and run through to the following week. 

As a precursor to this event, all students are encouraged to participate in the Spring Break Reading Challenge taking place during spring break, March 15-April 1.  Reading record sheets will be coming home with students this week.  Take some time to review the challenges and find the topical books in your public library or the school library.  Completed record sheets are due back to the classroom teacher by Friday, April 5th.  The top readers in each class will win a Golden Ticket, redeemable at the Scholastic Book Fair.

 

2024 Father Daughter Dance

SAVE THE DATE!!! Father Daughter Dance – Friday, May 3rd, 2024 (more details to follow)


Community Relations

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the April newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know.  

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the April newsletter is Friday, March 29th. 

 

Hope Community Prayer

Our next evening gathering for prayer is happening March 26th, the last Tuesday of this month.  Even though this is spring break, take time to join us for an evening of prayer and worship.  All are welcome, children are encouraged to participate.


Elementary Monday Note: March 4, 2024

Monday, March 4

8:45 am Parent Prayer

12:45 pm Hyde Creek Spirit Triathlon Assembly (gr. 2 – 5)


Tuesday, March 5


Wednesday, March 6

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, March 7

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, March 8

8:30 am PTL Coffee Fellowship & Used Uniform Sale

Hot Lunch


Looking Ahead…

 

Monday, March 11

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, March 12


Wednesday, March 13

Term Two Reports Issued

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, March 14

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, March 15

NO SCHOOL IN SESSION – First Day of Spring Break


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

 1. Do you like to Run? Swim? Bike?  Do you want to get involved in providing an amazing opportunity to get our kids moving and participate in a unique sport and community event? Then this is the volunteer opportunity for you! 

Hope is looking for 5-6 AMAZING parent volunteers to organize/guide/support Hope’s students at this year’s Spirit Triathlon that will be held Sunday, June 9, 2024 at Hyde Creek Recreation Center in Port Coquitlam. The parent volunteers would be involved in the coordination of relay teams and managing the Hope Triathlon team on the big day. Volunteers are equipped with the step by step checklist, guide and Spirit Triathlon mentor to walk through the steps from promotion to race day.  

It is open to students in grades 2-5. Students can join a relay team or compete individually. This event is for students of all abilities – you don’t need to be an athlete to complete a triathlon! 

Learn more https://www.tribc.org/news/hyde-creek-spirit-triathlon-recap/

**If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please send an email to by March 8 to let us know that you want to volunteer and support Hope’s kids in participating in the Spirit Triathlon Sunday, June 9, 2024!**

 

2. The KM Club is looking for up to 4 parent volunteers to prepare the wristbands for the upcoming Spring KM Club. We will be meeting at the library on March 8 at 8:45 am, right after drop-off and we will need approx 2h of time. Interested volunteers please reach out to Maik Hassel at 604.315.8446 or

 

 5. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


Lost & Found Items

There are tables set up in the foyer of the school with lost and found items. These items will be on display until 9:00 am on Wednesday, March 6. Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity, after March 6. Please take some time to stop by the tables to view the items.


Grade 3 & 4 Friendship Tournament Practices

In order to get ready for the Grade 3 & 4 friendship tournament at Our Lady of Assumption, Mr. Mayer will be hosting practices at lunch time with those students that have joined the team. Practices will be as follows until spring break. 

  • Tuesdays at Lunch: Grade 3 & 4 boys
  • Wednesdays at Lunch: Grade 3 & 4 girls

Spirit Triathlon for Grade 2-5

Today the Grade 2-5 students had an exciting assembly to learn about the sport of triathlon and the child friendly Spirit Triathlon event taking place at Hyde Creek on June 9.  This is a multi-age, individual or relay triathlon that is suitable for ALL students regardless of skill or experience.  

Here is recap and video from last year’s Hyde Creek Spirit Triathlon.

Please look out for sign up information and sign up link coming very soon.


Scholastic March/April Flyer

The March/April flyer has been distributed today. Click the following LINK  for the digital version. Don’t forget to apply our school’s Class Code: RC131640 at checkout. We deeply value your continuous support in promoting literacy and igniting a love for reading among our students.

Also, mark your calendars! 

Literary Night is scheduled for Friday, April 12, and the Scholastic Book Fair will be held after school on Monday, April 15, and Tuesday, April 16. Stay tuned for further details as the dates draw near. If you have any inquiries or require assistance with the ordering process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Kang ().


Grade 8 Fundraiser Update!

Our Grade 8 Bake Sale Fundraiser raised an AMAZING $592 thanks to our School Community’s generous support. We could not have done this fundraiser without each of you. THANK YOU for donating baked goods, volunteering your time, and also buying all of the tasty goodies! We hope it was a fun experience for everyone and a chance to meet and visit with more of our school families. Thank you and God bless you! Tina & the Grade 8 families and students


Tri-Cities Junior Blitz-3 Chess Tournament

Registration for the Tri-Cities Junior Blitz-3 Chess Tournament is now open! Limited seating is available at the tournament so please register early.

To register, please visit:

Tri-Cities Junior Blitz 3 – Fraser Valley Chess

For the discounted price, enter code  FVCA10  at the checkout

Have any questions or feedback? Please email or


Schola Bohemia Spring Break Camp

Schola Bohemia (the before and after school care onsite) will be offering a March Break Camp (with “childcare hours”) on the first week of the Spring Break. 

When: March 18 – 22,2024 

Spaces: 23 (first come-first served)

Bus: HLCS school bus 

Hours of operation: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm (Core hours : 9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Cost: $250 for the week

Please see this for more details.LINK

Please note that Schola Bohemia will be closed during the second week of March Break and will reopen on April 2, 2024.


Dough Raiser fundraiser with Cobs Bread

Are you looking to purchase bread or treats from Cobs Bread (the Oxford location)? Anyone who buys something at the Oxford Cobs Bread location just has to say they are a part of Hope Lutheran Christian School and 5% of their total transaction gets put aside for our school. This is an ongoing fundraiser until the end of the school year.


Chapel Offerings January – March 2024

Last term, through our chapel offering, we were able to donate $900 to the BC Mission Boat. This term (Jan – Mar), we are collecting offerings for the Union Gospel Mission.  We will continue to collect money at our chapel times along with other items that this ministry has great need of.  Students/families are invited to bring the following items, which UGM shared as being their greatest need: New adult socks, New Adult underwear, cans of ground coffee, and toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc).


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. 

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL News

International Potluck & Literary Event

International Potluck Dinner and Literary Event, April 12thsignup to volunteer and/or bring food. We’ll have food, fun, games, and it will be a kick-off to our Scholastic Book Fair which will start that Friday and run through to the following week. You won’t want to miss it! 

As a precursor to this event, all students are encouraged to participate in the Spring Break Reading Challenge taking place during spring break, March 15-April 1.  Reading record sheets will be coming home with students this week.  Take some time to review the challenges and find the topical books in your public library or the school library.  Completed record sheets are due back to the classroom teacher by Friday, April 5.  The top readers in each class will win a Golden Ticket, redeemable at the Scholastic Book Fair.

 

2024 Father Daughter Dance

SAVE THE DATE!!! Father Daughter Dance – Friday, May 3rd, 2024 (more details to follow)


Community Relations

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the April newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know.  

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the April newsletter is Friday, March 29th. 

 

Used Uniform Sale

A used uniform sale will be held during our coffee fellowship time at the Elementary Campus on Friday, March 8th and many pieces will be available for purchase.  Those wishing to sell, please inform Lisa at .  

Parents, please take this time to go through your child’s uniform pieces to ensure a good fit, including proper pant length.   K-5 Uniform Policy

 

Hope Community Prayer

Our next evening gathering for prayer is happening March 26th, the last Tuesday of this month.  Even though this is spring break, take time to join us for an evening of prayer and worship.  All are welcome, children are encouraged to participate.


Elementary Monday Note: February 26, 2024

Monday, February 26

8:45 am Parent Prayer

7:00 pm Information Meeting for Independent School Society


Tuesday, February 27

9:30 am Gr. 2B Field Trip Burnaby Village Museum

11:30 am Gr. 2A Field Trip Burnaby Village Museum

7:30 pm Hope Community Prayer


Wednesday, February 28

End of Term Two

Pink Shirt Day (no $ required to participate)

9:00 am Chapel

9:30 am Gr. 1 Field Trip Science World

3:15 pm Gr. 3A Used Book Sale (in gymnasium)

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, February 29

NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

Student Led Conferences:

  • 1:00 – 5:00 pm
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Friday, March 1

Administrative Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Looking Ahead…

 

Monday, March 4

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, March 5


Wednesday, March 6

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 4/5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, March 7

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, March 8

8:30 am PTL Coffee Fellowship

Hot Lunch


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

 1. Elementary School – Dinner Provisions for Student-Led Conferences , Thursday, February 29th: Dinner Provisions Sign up

 

 2. Do you like to Run? Swim? Bike?  Do you want to get involved in providing an amazing opportunity to get our kids moving and participate in a unique sport and community event? Then this is the volunteer opportunity for you! 

Hope is looking for 5-6 AMAZING parent volunteers to organize/guide/support Hope’s students at this year’s Spirit Triathlon that will be held Sunday, June 9, 2024 at Hyde Creek Recreation Center in Port Coquitlam. The parent volunteers would be involved in the coordination of relay teams and managing the Hope Triathlon team on the big day. Volunteers are equipped with the step by step checklist, guide and Spirit Triathlon mentor to walk through the steps from promotion to race day.  

It is open to students in grades 2-5. Students can join a relay team or compete individually. This event is for students of all abilities – you don’t need to be an athlete to complete a triathlon! 

Learn more https://www.tribc.org/news/hyde-creek-spirit-triathlon-recap/

**If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please send an email to by March 8 to let us know that you want to volunteer and support Hope’s kids in participating in the Spirit Triathlon Sunday, June 9, 2024!**

 

3. The Grade 8 class is hosting a Graduation Fundraiser bake sale this coming Thursday, February 29th, during student-led conferences, and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are in need of a few more volunteers to help bake goodies and also manage the bake sale tables during the day. We are setting up tables at BOTH campuses, from 1-5pm and 6-8pm, and we would be so grateful for your consideration to help! All hours volunteered can be counted towards Parent Volunteer Hours for this term.
Please find the three sign-up links below: one for baked goods and two links for signing up to volunteer time (at both campuses).

4. The KM Club is looking for up to 4 parent volunteers to prepare the wristbands for the upcoming Spring KM Club. We will be meeting at the library on March 8 at 8:45 am, right after drop-off and we will need approx 2h of time. Interested volunteers please reach out to Maik Hassel at 604.315.8446 or

 

 5. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


2023 Tuition & Donation Receipts

Hope Lutheran Christian School 2023 tuition and donation receipts have been sent out by the school office via email.


Pink Shirt Day –  February 28th

This Wednesday we invite our students and staff to wear pink instead of their uniform. There is no charge for this dress down day. This is an annual event against bullying, held in Canada and New Zealand.  Students will have opportunities to learn more about ways we can be kind, respectful and encouraging to all the people we come in contact with.


Used-Book Sale – February 28th

Are you looking for some new books to read? Class 3A is holding a used-book sale after school on Wednesday, February 28th in the gym! All funds raised will go to helping our school library buy new books. Thank you so much, and don’t forget to drop by the gym after school on the 28th to get some new reads!


Student Led Conferences

This Thursday, February 29, there will be no school in session, to accommodate our Student Led Conferences.  This is a formal reporting time, where our students will be sharing about their learning progress thus far this year.  Conferences will run from 1:00 – 5:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00pm.  There is no need to book/reserve a time.  You may come to the classroom with your child and they will share with you items they have prepared ahead of time with their teacher’s guidance to showcase their progress.


Bake Sale!

There will be a Bake Sale during Student-Led Conferences on February 29th at both campuses! 1:00 – 5:00 pm & 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Please bring CASH for baked goods and come support our Grade 8 Graduation Fundraiser. Thank you! Any questions? Email Tina at .


Tri-Cities Junior Blitz-3 Chess Tournament

Registration for the Tri-Cities Junior Blitz-3 Chess Tournament is now open! Limited seating is available at the tournament so please register early.

To register, please visit:

Tri-Cities Junior Blitz 3

For the discounted price, enter code  FVCA10  at the checkout

Have any questions or feedback? Please email or


Grade 3 & 4 Basketball Announcement

To Grade 3 and 4 Families, 

Our friends at Our Lady of Assumption School in Port Coquitlam have invited us to the Alicia Lahm Friendship Basketball tournament on April 4 and 5.

If your child is interested in joining the basketball team, please fill out the following form: Gr. 3 & 4 Basketball Interest 

This is a tournament with both a girls’ team and a boys’ team. It will be 4 vs 4. As it is a friendship tournament, the score will not be kept. 

There will be Grade 4 basketball teams competing on April 4, and Grade 3 basketball teams participating on April 5, 2024. 

We will have equal playing time for all students.

We will be practicing our basketball skills in PE class around this time to fall in line with the tournament. 

Thank you for your support of Hope Lutheran Athletics, and please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. 

Please fill out the form by March 1, 2024, to express your child’s interest!


Schola Bohemia Spring Break Camp

Schola Bohemia (the before and after school care onsite) will be offering a March Break Camp (with “childcare hours”) on the first week of the Spring Break. 

When: March 18 – 22,2024 

Spaces: 23 (first come-first served)

Bus: HLCS school bus 

Hours of operation: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm (Core hours : 9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Cost: $250 for the week

Please see this for more details.LINK

Please note that Schola Bohemia will be closed during the second week of March Break and will reopen on April 2, 2024.


Dough Raiser fundraiser with Cobs Bread

Are you looking to purchase bread or treats from Cobs Bread (the Oxford location)? Anyone who buys something at the Oxford Cobs Bread location just has to say they are a part of Hope Lutheran Christian School and 5% of their total transaction gets put aside for our school. This is an ongoing fundraiser until the end of the school year.


Chapel Offerings January – March 2024

Last term, through our chapel offering, we were able to donate $900 to the BC Mission Boat. This term (Jan – Mar), we are collecting offerings for the Union Gospel Mission.  We will continue to collect money at our chapel times along with other items that this ministry has great need of.  Students/families are invited to bring the following items, which UGM shared as being their greatest need: New adult socks, New Adult underwear, cans of ground coffee, and toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc).


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 back this week Saturday, March 2nd from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Hope Lutheran’s Elementary campus. 

Please graciously fill out our waiver form if you plan to bring your youth to one of our events (if you have previously submitted, please ignore:) Thank you in advance.

https://forms.gle/wgNxc9p3ohmakuBA6 

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL News

2024 Father Daughter Dance

SAVE THE DATE!!! Father Daughter Dance – Friday, May 3rd, 2024 (more details to follow)


Community Relations

Bursary Gala Fundraiser – Giving to Transform Lives

A HUGE thanks to those who have donated to our Bursary Fund.  We’re only $9,000 away from reaching our goal.  Can you help us reach the $50,000 mark?  

Donate either a one-time or a monthly gift today towards our Bursary Fund.

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the April newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know.  

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the April newsletter is Friday, March 29th. 

 

Used Uniform Sale

A used uniform sale will be held during our coffee fellowship time at the Elementary Campus on Friday, March 8th and many pieces will be available for purchase.  Those wishing to sell, please inform Lisa at .  

Parents, please take this time to go through your child’s uniform pieces to ensure a good fit, including proper pant length.   K-5 Uniform Policy


Elementary Monday Note: February 20, 2024

Monday, February 19

Family Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Tuesday, February 20


Wednesday, February 21

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, February 22

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200) 


Friday, February 23

Gr. 4 Field Trip – Sea to Sky

Hot Lunch


Saturday, February 24

1:00 pm Margaret Towriss Memorial at Hope Lutheran Church

6:30 pm Hearts for Hope Bursary Gala at Coquitlam Alliance


Looking Ahead…

 

Monday, February 26

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, February 27

9:30 am Gr. 2B Field Trip Burnaby Village Museum

11:30 am Gr. 2A Field Trip Burnaby Village Museum

7:30 pm Hope Community Prayer


Wednesday, February 28

End of Term Two

Pink Shirt Day

9:00 am Chapel

9:30 am Gr. 1 Field Trip Science World

3:00 pm Gr. 3A Used Book Sale (in gymnasium)

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, February 29

NO CLASSES IN SESSION

Student Led Conferences:

1:00 – 5:00 pm

6:00 – 8:00 pm


Friday, March 1

Administrative Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

  1. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


Volunteer Service Opportunity

One of Hope Lutheran Christian School’s original founders, Margaret Towriss, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 5th.  Margaret, together with her husband Pastor Ron Towriss, established Hope Lutheran Christian School in 1995.

The memorial service for Mrs. Towriss is being held at Hope Lutheran Church on Saturday, February 24th at 1:00 pm.

The Towriss family and Hope Lutheran Church are asking for support from the school community to allow them to grieve while also providing a meaningful memorial service and reception for our School Founder, Margaret Towriss.  Their request is for setup assistance, food/beverage replenishment, and provision of sandwiches and sweets for the memorial on Saturday, February 24th at 1:00 pm.  If this is an area where you would like to provide food/service for parent volunteer hours, please indicate on this  Towriss Memorial Staffing Assistance signup.

Gym setup needs to start at 11:30 am; food can be delivered between 11:30 am – 12:30 pm; servers/kitchen staff for the reception are to arrive by 12:45 pm.  All time/expense incurred by parents can be counted towards their parent volunteer hours as noted in the signup link.


2023 Tuition & Donation Receipts

Hope Lutheran Christian School 2023 tuition and donation receipts were sent out by the school office today via email.


Special Library Help Needed

The library bulletin boards and decor have taken a beating over the school year. We would like the sanctuary and library above to be a welcoming space at the memorial service for Margaret Towriss on Sat, February 24th. Please drop by the library this week if you have the time or skills to help repair or decorate. Contact Ms. Francescini if you have further questions.


Used-Book Sale – February 28th

Are you looking for some new books to read? Class 3A is holding a used-book sale after school on Wednesday, February 28th in the gym! All funds raised will go to helping our school library buy new books. We are inviting all students in all grades to check if they have unused books in good condition at home and to consider donating them to this initiative. If you have any books at home that you don’t want anymore, please send them to the gr. 3A classroom (room 209) by February 21st. Thank you so much, and don’t forget to drop by the gym after school on the 28th to get some new reads!


Student Led Conferences

Next week, Thursday, February 29, there will be no school in session, to accommodate our Student Led Conferences.  This is a formal reporting time, where our students will be sharing about their learning progress thus far this year.  Conferences will run from 1:00 – 5:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00pm.  There is no need to book/reserve a time.  You may come to the classroom with your child and they will share with you items they have prepared ahead of time with their teacher’s guidance to showcase their progress.


Save the Date!  

There will be a Bake Sale during Student-Led Conferences on February 29th at both campuses! 1:00 – 5:00 pm & 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Please bring CASH for baked goods and come support our Grade 8 Graduation Fundraiser. Thank you! Any questions? Email Tina at  


Grade 3 & 4 Basketball Announcement

To Grade 3 and 4 Families, 

Our friends at Our Lady of Assumption School in Port Coquitlam have invited us to the Alicia Lahm Friendship Basketball tournament on April 4 and 5.

If your child is interested in joining the basketball team, please fill out the following form: Gr. 3 & 4 Basketball Interest 

This is a tournament with both a girls’ team and a boys’ team. It will be 4 vs 4. As it is a friendship tournament, the score will not be kept. 

There will be Grade 4 basketball teams competing on April 4, and Grade 3 basketball teams participating on April 5, 2024. 

We will have equal playing time for all students.

We will be practicing our basketball skills in PE class around this time to fall in line with the tournament. 

Thank you for your support of Hope Lutheran Athletics, and please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. 

Please fill out the form by March 1, 2024, to express your child’s interest!


Schola Bohemia Spring Break Camp

Schola Bohemia (the before and after school care onsite) will be offering a March Break Camp (with “childcare hours”) on the first week of the Spring Break. 

When: March 18 – 22,2024 

Spaces: 23 (first come-first served)

Bus: HLCS school bus 

Hours of operation: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm (Core hours : 9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Cost: $250 for the week

Please see this for more details.LINK

Please note that Schola Bohemia will be closed during the second week of March Break and will reopen on April 2, 2024.


Dough Raiser fundraiser with Cobs Bread

Are you looking to purchase bread or treats from Cobs Bread (the Oxford location)? Anyone who buys something at the Oxford Cobs Bread location just has to say they are a part of Hope Lutheran Christian School and 5% of their total transaction gets put aside for our school. This is an ongoing fundraiser until the end of the school year.


Chapel Offerings January – March 2024

Last term, through our chapel offering, we were able to donate $900 to the BC Mission Boat. This term (Jan – Mar), we are collecting offerings for the Union Gospel Mission.  We will continue to collect money at our chapel times along with other items that this ministry has great need of.  Students/families are invited to bring the following items, which UGM shared as being their greatest need: New adult socks, New Adult underwear, cans of ground coffee, and toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc).


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. 

Please graciously fill out our waiver form if you plan to bring your youth to one of our events (if you have previously submitted, please ignore:) Thank you in advance.

https://forms.gle/wgNxc9p3ohmakuBA6 

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL News

January 18, 2024 PTL General Meeting Minutes

Thank you for attending Our first 2024 PTL meeting. Please refer to the meeting minutes here

Meeting Recording: 

Link to view recording – Jan 2024 PTL Meeting

Passcode: h$5nQQe5


Community Relations

Bursary Gala Fundraiser – Giving to Transform Lives

Did you know, our Bursary fund currently supports 13 students who would not otherwise be able to attend Hope Lutheran Christian School? 

Our annual Bursary need is $45,000. To fulfill that need and provide for even more, we have a fundraising goal of $50,000 by the end of February! Thanks to some generous donors, we’ve already received $30,000 towards that goal!  

Please help us reach our $50,000 mark.  Donate either a one-time or a monthly gift today towards our Bursary Fund.

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the March newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know. Was your family involved in a service project or another act of kindness during our 12-day challenge – we’d love to showcase that!  

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the March newsletter is Wednesday, February 28th. 

 

Used Uniform Sale

A used uniform sale will be held during our coffee fellowship time on Friday, March 8th and many pieces will be available for purchase.  Those wishing to sell, please inform Lisa at .  

Parents, please take this time to go through your child’s uniform pieces to ensure a good fit, including proper pant length.   K-5 Uniform Policy


Elementary Monday Note: February 12, 2024

Monday, February 12

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, February 13

Gr. 5 Field Trip – Nikkei


Wednesday, February 14

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, February 15

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200) 


Friday, February 16

Hot Lunch


Looking Ahead…

 

 

Monday, February 19

Family Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Tuesday, February 20


Wednesday, February 21

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, February 22

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, February 23

Gr. 4 Field Trip – Sea to Sky

Hot Lunch


Saturday, February 24

1:00 pm Margaret Towriss Memorial at Hope Lutheran Church

6:30 pm Hearts for Hope Bursary Gala at Coquitlam Alliance


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

  1. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


Volunteer Service Opportunity

One of Hope Lutheran Christian School’s original founders, Margaret Towriss, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 5th.  Margaret, together with her husband Pastor Ron Towriss, established Hope Lutheran Christian School in 1995.

The memorial service for Mrs. Towriss is being held at Hope Lutheran Church on Saturday, February 24th at 1:00 pm.

The Towriss family and Hope Lutheran Church are asking for support from the school community to allow them to grieve while also providing a meaningful memorial service and reception for our School Founder, Margaret Towriss.  Their request is for setup assistance, food/beverage replenishment, and provision of sandwiches and sweets for the memorial on Saturday, February 24th at 1:00 pm.  If this is an area where you would like to provide food/service for parent volunteer hours, please indicate on this Towriss Memorial Staffing Assistance signup.

Gym setup needs to start at 11:30 am; food can be delivered between 11:30 am – 12:30 pm; servers/kitchen staff for the reception are to arrive by 12:45 pm.  All time/expense incurred by parents can be counted towards their parent volunteer hours as noted in the signup link.


2023-2024 Yearbooks On Sale! 

Yearbooks for the 2023-2024 school year are now on sale. The cost will be $25, you can make the payment via the Yearbook company Jostens through this link.

Jostens Yearbook Payment

The last day to purchase at this price will be Monday, February 19th. Make sure to reserve your copy soon as supplies are limited! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office. Thank you!


Schola Bohemia Spring Break Camp

Schola Bohemia (the before and after school care onsite) will be offering a March Break Camp (with “childcare hours”) on the first week of the Spring Break. 

When: March 18 – 22,2024 

Spaces: 23 (first come-first served)

Bus: HLCS school bus 

Hours of operation: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm (Core hours : 9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Cost: $250 for the week

Please see this for more details.LINK

Please note that Schola Bohemia will be closed during the second week of March Break and will reopen on April 2, 2024.


World Scholar’s Cup 2024

After a record number of students from Hope joined last year, we are now inviting sign ups for this coming World Scholars Cup which will be held on April 20-21.  All Grade 5, 6, 7, and 8’s are invited to participate.  For more information and sign-up please click on this link: World Scholar’s Cup


Used-Book Sale – February 28th

Are you looking for some new books to read? Class 3A is holding a used-book sale after school on Wednesday, February 28th in the gym! All funds raised will go to helping our school library buy new books. We are inviting all students in all grades to check if they have unused books in good condition at home and to consider donating them to this initiative. If you have any books at home that you don’t want anymore, please send them to the gr. 3A classroom (room 209) by February 21st. Thank you so much, and don’t forget to drop by the gym after school on the 28th to get some new reads!


Chapel Offerings January – March 2024

Last term, through our chapel offering, we were able to donate $900 to the BC Mission Boat. This term (Jan – Mar), we are collecting offerings for the Union Gospel Mission.  We will continue to collect money at our chapel times along with other items that this ministry has great need of.  Students/families are invited to bring the following items, which UGM shared as being their greatest need: New adult socks, New Adult underwear, cans of ground coffee, and toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc).


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. 

NO YOUTH THIS WEEK ! HAVE A WONDERFUL FAMILY DAY LONG WEEKEND !!

Please graciously fill out our waiver form if you plan to bring your youth to one of our events (if you have previously submitted, please ignore:) Thank you in advance.

https://forms.gle/wgNxc9p3ohmakuBA6 

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL News

January 18, 2024 PTL General Meeting Minutes

Thank you for attending Our first 2024 PTL meeting. Please refer to the meeting minutes here

Meeting Recording: 

Link to view recording – Jan 2024 PTL Meeting

Passcode: h$5nQQe5


Community Relations

Bursary Gala Fundraiser – Giving to Transform Lives

Did you know, our Bursary fund currently supports 13 students who would not otherwise be able to attend Hope Lutheran Christian School? 

Our annual Bursary need is $45,000. To fulfill that need and provide for even more, we have a fundraising goal of $50,000 by the end of February! Thanks to some generous donors, we’ve already received $30,000 towards that goal!  

Less than two weeks away, our Bursary Gala event is helping to fund the program.  Tickets are on sale in either campus office but only until Friday, February 16th.  Get your tickets today!  $50/adult; $25/child ages 5-17; children under 5, free.  Includes a full Chinese meal and entertainment.

Can’t attend but still want to help us reach our $50,000 mark?  Donate today towards our Bursary Fund.

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the March newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know. Perhaps your family will be involved in a service project or you have another plan to show some kindness during our 12-day challenge – we’d love to showcase that!  

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the March newsletter is Wednesday, February 28th. 

 

Kindness Challenge

Our Kindness Challenge continues until February 16th.  

The smallest act of kindness can change someone’s entire day!  It can come from anyone at any time.  And, it’s the little things that can mean so much.  Kindness is a gift that everyone can afford.

Families, what you can do to show kindness and Be the Light to our greater community.  If you plan for a service project, please let me know so I can share with our Hope Community and highlight it in the newsletter.

Each day during our challenge, everyone is encouraged to intentionally perform an act of kindness. It could be something as simple as holding the door open for the next person or taking time to thank someone who offered assistance.   

For those MS students attending LEST, kindness doesn’t stop at the border.  Parents, your children can be intentional about recognising and thanking the hotel staff, food servers, and drivers, etc. wherever they go.

Inspire others – let us know what you’re doing to be the light and spread kindness!  Share your inspiring stories and ideas for kindness: .  Your story could be in the March edition of The Hope Herald.

 

New Bible Reading Plan

A new Lenten Bible reading plan is starting this Wednesday in our women’s small group.  Interested in being part of a small group of parents reading short excerpts from the Bible?  Both women’s and men’s groups are running within our parent community.  Email Lisa today to be a part of this discipleship community ().

May Day Parade Participation

As a way of promoting our school, we have entered Port Coquitlam’s 101st May Day Parade as a walking group.  Please indicate in this Parade Participation Form if your child/family would like to participate in our walking group and represent our school.  Parents and students will be expected to walk the 1.5km parade route and help with handing out promotional packages to families with young children.

Parent participation hours will be given to those parents who supervise and participate along the parade route.

Any questions, please contact Lisa Klym at


Elementary Monday Note: February 5, 2024

Monday, February 5

Candy-Gram Sheets Due 

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, February 6


Wednesday, February 7

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, February 8

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200) 


Friday, February 9

8:30 am PTL Coffee Fellowship

Hot Lunch

4:00 pm 2024-25 Re-enrolment Period CLOSES


Looking Ahead…

 

 

Monday, February 12

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, February 13


Wednesday, February 14

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, February 15

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, February 16

Hot Lunch


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

 1. February 24th is our Bursary Gala Fundraiser.  We need 2 more parent volunteers to help us during the evening.  Please email Lisa Klym at to assist.

 

 2. At-home or At-Hope work Volunteer Opportunity! Cutting of reward stickers and sorting, on an occasional basis. Applicant can reach me at

 

3. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


2024-25 Re-enrolment Period for Current Families

Re-enrolment for our current school families for the 2024-2025 school year is now open and will CLOSE this Friday, FEBRUARY 9.  An email was sent out January 26 with the 2024-25 Re-enrolment forms.  Please review all the forms closely.

This is an important time for the school community as this sets the framework for what classes will look like for the 2024-25 school year.  We thank you for the attention and promptness you will put in your response during this re-enrolment period.


Technical Issues Affecting Email

Please note that January 30 & January 31 the school experienced an e-mail system outage.  As such, some emails that were sent to and from the school may not have gone through on those days. 

As we are in the 2024-25 Re-enrolment period, we are aware that this may have affected re-enrolment forms sent using the electronic submission option during this time frame. 

If you sent an email on Tuesday or Wednesday, January 30 or 31, but have not heard back, we encourage you to follow up to see if your message was received.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.


Candy-grams Fundraiser

Candygrams will be distributed on February 12th or 13th as many of our Middle School students are leaving for LEST on February 14th.

Thank you for supporting the gr. 5 students as they prepare for their gr. 5 celebration at the end of the school year.


World Scholar’s Cup 2024

After a record number of students from Hope joined last year, we are now inviting sign ups for this coming World Scholars Cup which will be held on April 20-21.  All Grade 5, 6, 7, and 8’s are invited to participate.  For more information and sign-up please click on this link: World Scholar’s Cup


Used-Book Sale – February 28th

Are you looking for some new books to read? Class 3A is holding a used-book sale after school on Wednesday, February 28th in the gym! All funds raised will go to helping our school library buy new books. We are inviting all students in all grades to check if they have unused books in good condition at home and to consider donating them to this initiative. If you have any books at home that you don’t want anymore, please send them to the gr. 3A classroom (room 209) by February 21st. Thank you so much, and don’t forget to drop by the gym after school on the 28th to get some new reads!


Chapel Offerings January – March 2024

Last term, through our chapel offering, we were able to donate $900 to the BC Mission Boat. This term (Jan – Mar), we are collecting offerings for the Union Gospel Mission.  We will continue to collect money at our chapel times along with other items that this ministry has great need of.  Students/families are invited to bring the following items, which UGM shared as being their greatest need: New adult socks, New Adult underwear, cans of ground coffee, and toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc).


Scholastic January / February Flyer

The January/February flyer has been sent home today. Click this link for the digital version. When you check out, remember to use our school’s Class Code: RC131640. We appreciate your ongoing support in fostering literacy and nurturing a passion for reading among our students. If you have any inquiries or require assistance with the ordering process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Kang ().

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. 

Youth is happening this Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 6:30 pm @ Hope Lutheran Church. See you then!

Please graciously fill out our waiver form if you plan to bring your youth to one of our events (if you have previously submitted, please ignore:) Thank you in advance.

https://forms.gle/wgNxc9p3ohmakuBA6 

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL News

January 18, 2024 PTL General Meeting Minutes

Thank you for attending Our first 2024 PTL meeting. Please refer to the meeting minutes here

Meeting Recording: 

Link to view recording – Jan 2024 PTL Meeting

Passcode: h$5nQQe5

 

February 2nd Family Bowling Night Updates

Thank you to PoCo Bowl for hosting our Family Bowling Night!  We had a great time of “old-fashioned” bowling as they experienced some computer difficulties.  We are very appreciative that PoCo Bowl generously donated our bowling experience!  Look for another family bowling event in the spring as we support this family-run PoCo business and have fun with our families and as a community at the same time.

 

PTL Coffee Fellowship

Join us this Friday morning, 8:30 am at the elementary campus for a time of coffee, home-baked treats and fellowship.  All parents are welcome.


Community Relations

Bursary Gala Fundraiser – Giving to Transform Lives

Has Hope made a difference in your family, in the life of your child?  We want all families to be able to experience the same education and community that you have experienced here at Hope Lutheran Christian School, regardless of their financial circumstances.  

You can make a difference in the life of another family by attending our Bursary Fundraising Gala.  The date has been saved in your calendar – Saturday, February 24th at 6:30 pm – now it’s time to purchase your tickets.  Register your tickets and make your cash payment at either campus office.  

Join us for a Lunar New Year themed dinner and entertainment from our own Hope Community.  Don’t delay, we want to set a place at the table for YOU!

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the March newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know. Perhaps your family will be involved in a service project or you have another plan to show some kindness during our 12-day challenge – we’d love to showcase that!  

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the March newsletter is Wednesday, February 28th. 

 

Kindness Challenge

The smallest act of kindness can change someone’s entire day!  It can come from anyone at any time.  And, it’s the little things that can mean so much.  Kindness is a gift that everyone can afford.

Starting today, until February 16th, we are having our annual 12-day Intentional Acts of Kindness Challenge.  

Families, what you can do to show kindness and Be the Light to our greater community.  If you plan for a service project, please let me know so I can share with our Hope Community and highlight it in the newsletter.

Each day during our challenge, everyone is encouraged to intentionally perform an act of kindness. It could be something as simple as holding the door open for the next person or taking time to thank someone who offered assistance.   

For those MS students attending LEST, kindness doesn’t stop at the border.  Parents, your children can be intentional about recognising and thanking the hotel staff, food servers, and drivers, etc. wherever they go.

Inspire others – let us know what you’re doing to be the light and spread kindness!  Share your inspiring stories and ideas for kindness: .  Your story could be in the March edition of The Hope Herald.

 

May Day Parade Participation

As a way of promoting our school, we are entering Port Coquitlam’s 101st May Day Parade as a walking group.  We’d like to gauge the interest of our families ahead of the parade date so we can adequately plan.  Please indicate in this Parade Participation Form if your child/family would like to participate in our walking group and represent our school.  Parents and students will be expected to walk the 1.5km parade route and help with handing out promotional packages to families with young children.

Parent participation hours will be given to those parents who supervise and participate along the parade route.

Any questions, please contact Lisa Klym at


Elementary Monday Note: January 29, 2024

Monday, January 29

8:45 am Parent Prayer

3:15 pm MS Boys Basketball game vs. Assumption (@ the ES gym)


Tuesday, January 30

7:30 pm Hope Community Prayer


Wednesday, January 31

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, February 1

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200) 


Friday, February 2

Hot Lunch


Looking Ahead…

 

 

Monday, February 5

Candy-Gram Sheets Due (see notice below)

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, February 6


Wednesday, February 7

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, February 8

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, February 9

8:30 am PTL Coffee Fellowship

Hot Lunch

2024-25 Re-enrolment Period CLOSES


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

 1. February 24th is our Bursary Gala Fundraiser.  We need 4 parent volunteers to help us during the evening.  Please email Lisa Klym at to assist.

 

 2. Elementary School term 2 lunch supervision: please sign up for your preferred lunch supervision day(s) using the following Sign-up Genius links:

Lunch Supervision Sign-up Form K-Gr 1

Lunch Supervision Sign-up Form Gr 2-5

The sign-up form only lists the start dates for each available slot. However, we are looking for parent volunteers that could commit to help on the same weekday every week consistently in Term 2, from Jan 8 to Mar 14, 2024, for a total of 10 weeks. For example, if you signed up for the Mon, Jan 8th spot, you are signing up for all Mondays (when school is in session) in Term 2. 

Please note that you will need to have a clear criminal record check on file with the school to volunteer. If you do not have your criminal record on file with the school yet, please get in touch with Janice at . She will be able to provide you with instructions to do so.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Lunch Supervision Coordinator Angela Yan at . Your effort in ensuring that our children have a positive and secure environment during lunch break is much appreciated.

 

3. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


2024-25 Re-enrolment Period for Current Families

Re-enrolment for our current school families for the 2024-2025 school year is now open and will close Friday, February 9.  An email was sent out January 26 with the 2024-25 Re-enrolment forms.  Please review all the forms closely. 

This is an important time for the school community as this sets the framework for what classes will look like for the 2024-25 school year.  We thank you for the attention and promptness you will put in your response during this re-enrolment period.


Candy-grams Fundraiser

The gr. 5 classes are having a Valentine Day fundraiser – Candy-grams! Candy-gram sheets will be sent home with all students today or tomorrow. Please read the instructions on the sheet. All completed Candy-gram sheets are to be handed in by Monday, February 5. Additional Candy-gram sheets available on request.

Thank you for supporting the gr. 5 as they prepare for their gr. 5 celebration at the end of the school year.


Used-Book Sale – February 28th

Are you looking for some new books to read? Class 3A is holding a used-book sale after school on Wednesday, February 28th in the gym! All funds raised will go to helping our school library buy new books. We are inviting all students in all grades to check if they have unused books in good condition at home and to consider donating them to this initiative. If you have any books at home that you don’t want anymore, please send them to the gr. 3A classroom (room 209) by February 21st. Thank you so much, and don’t forget to drop by the gym after school on the 28th to get some new reads!


Chapel Offerings January – March 2024

Last term, through our chapel offering, we were able to donate $900 to the BC Mission Boat. This term (Jan – Mar), we are collecting offerings for the Union Gospel Mission.  We will continue to collect money at our chapel times along with other items that this ministry has great need of.  Students/families are invited to bring the following items, which UGM shared as being their greatest need: New adult socks, New Adult underwear, cans of ground coffee, and toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc).


Scholastic January / February Flyer

The January/February flyer has been sent home today. Click this link for the digital version. When you check out, remember to use our school’s Class Code: RC131640. We appreciate your ongoing support in fostering literacy and nurturing a passion for reading among our students. If you have any inquiries or require assistance with the ordering process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Kang ().

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. 

Youth is happening this Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 6:15 pm @ POCO BOWL. See you then!

The church has graciously rented out PoCo Bowl. Sign up here for our youth event here. More details on Link. Families are welcome !!!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11DpRYfBkYiZJgRwO-x3w-fU3-VSQ-sNiqS4t4uT-Va8/edit?usp=sharing

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL News

January 18, 2024 PTL General Meeting Minutes

Thank you for attending Our first 2024 PTL meeting. Please refer to the meeting minutes here

Meeting Recording: 

Link to view recording – Jan 2024 PTL Meeting

Passcode: h$5nQQe5

 

Family Bowling Night Reminder – This Friday, February 2

For those who have registered online for bowling, please make sure to buy your tickets at the office asap.  Tickets are $7 per person and exact change is appreciated. 

Any questions? Email Shannon at

We look forward to seeing you there!


Community Relations

Bursary Gala Fundraiser – Giving to Transform Lives

Has Hope made a difference in your family, in the life of your child?  We want all families to be able to experience the same education and community that you have experienced here at Hope Lutheran Christian School, regardless of their financial circumstances.  

You can make a difference in the life of another family by attending our Bursary Fundraising Gala.  The date has been saved in your calendar – Saturday, February 24th at 6:30 pm – now it’s time to purchase your tickets.  Register your tickets and make your cash payment at either campus office.  

Join us for a Lunar New Year themed dinner and entertainment from our own Hope Community.

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the February newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know. Perhaps your family has been involved in a service project recently or you have a plan to show some kindness during our 12-day challenge – we’d love to showcase that!  

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the February newsletter is Wednesday, January 31st.

Hope Community Prayer

Our next monthly gathering for prayer is tomorrow, Tuesday, January 30th at 7:30 pm for 1 hour.  All are welcome to attend in the chapel from 7:30 – 8:30 pm. 

 

Kindness Challenge

The smallest act of kindness can change someone’s entire day!  It can come from anyone at any time.  And, it’s the little things that can mean so much.  Kindness is a gift that everyone can afford.

From February 5-16 we are having our annual 12-day Intentional Acts of Kindness Challenge.  

As we approach the start of this challenge, families, please give some consideration to what you can do to show kindness and Be the Light to our greater community.  If you plan for a service project, please let me know so I can share with our Hope Community and highlight it in the newsletter.

Each day during our challenge, everyone is encouraged to intentionally perform an act of kindness. It could be something as simple as holding the door open for the next person or taking time to thank someone who offered assistance.   

For those MS students attending LEST, kindness doesn’t stop at the border.  Parents, your children can be intentional about recognising and thanking the hotel staff, food servers, and drivers, etc. wherever they go.

Inspire others – let us know what you’re doing to be the light and spread kindness!  Share your inspiring stories and ideas for kindness: .  Your story could be in the March edition of The Hope Herald.

 

May Day Parade Participation

As a way of promoting our school, we are entering Port Coquitlam’s 101st May Day Parade as a walking group.  We’d like to gauge the interest of our families ahead of the parade date so we can adequately plan.  Please indicate in this Parade Participation Form if your child/family would like to participate in our walking group and represent our school.  Parents and students will be expected to walk the 1.5km parade route and help with handing out promotional packages to families with young children.

Parent participation hours will be given to those parents who supervise and participate along the parade route.

Any questions, please contact Lisa Klym at


Elementary Monday Note: January 22, 2024

Monday, January 22

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, January 23

6:30 – 8:00 pm Open House


Wednesday, January 24

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, January 25

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200) 


Friday, January 26

Pro-D Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION 

2024-2025 Re-enrolment Period OPENS


Looking Ahead…

 

 

Monday, January 29

8:45 am Parent Prayer

3:15 pm MS Boys Basketball game vs. Assumption (@ the ES gym)


Tuesday, January 30

7:30 pm Hope Community Prayer


Wednesday, January 31

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, February 1

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, February 2

Hot Lunch


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

 1. Elementary School term 2 lunch supervision: please sign up for your preferred lunch supervision day(s) using the following Sign-up Genius links:

Lunch Supervision Sign-up Form K-Gr 1

Lunch Supervision Sign-up Form Gr 2-5

The sign-up form only lists the start dates for each available slot. However, we are looking for parent volunteers that could commit to help on the same weekday every week consistently in Term 2, from Jan 8 to Mar 14, 2024, for a total of 10 weeks. For example, if you signed up for the Mon, Jan 8th spot, you are signing up for all Mondays (when school is in session) in Term 2. 

Please note that you will need to have a clear criminal record check on file with the school to volunteer. If you do not have your criminal record on file with the school yet, please get in touch with Janice at . She will be able to provide you with instructions to do so.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Lunch Supervision Coordinator Angela Yan at . Your effort in ensuring that our children have a positive and secure environment during lunch break is much appreciated.

 

2. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


2024-25 Re-enrolment Period for Current Families

Re-enrolment for our current school families for the 2024-2025 school year will be opening on Friday, January 26 and will close Friday, February 9.  Please watch your email on January 26 for the 2024-25 Re-enrolment forms.  This is an important time for the school community as this sets the framework for what classes will look like for the 2024-25 school year.  We thank you for the attention and promptness you will put in your response during the upcoming re-enrolment period.

Upcoming Open House Event – January 23

We’ve learned from our admissions interviews that an overwhelming majority of our applicants come to our school because of word-of-mouth recommendations from our school community.  We are thankful that you are our best advertisers.

Do you know of a family ready to explore education options for their child?  Do you have friends or family looking for a school that offers more than just an academic education, one that you can call home? Let them know of our upcoming Open House Event, Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, taking place at the Elementary School campus.  You can pass along this digital information card  and LINK for families to register to attend the Open House Event.


Used-Book Sale – February 28th

Are you looking for some new books to read? Class 3A is holding a used-book sale after school on Wednesday, February 28th in the gym! All funds raised will go to helping our school library to buy new books. We are inviting all students in all grades to check if they have unused books in good condition at home and to consider donating them to this initiative. If you have any books at home that you don’t want anymore, please send them to our classroom (room 209) by February 21st. Thank you so much, and don’t forget to drop by the gym after school on the 28th to get some new reads!


Chapel Offerings January – March 2024

Last term, through our chapel offering, we were able to donate $900 to the BC Mission Boat. This term (Jan – Mar), we are collecting offerings for the Union Gospel Mission.  We will continue to collect money at our chapel times along with other items that this ministry has great need of.  Students/families are invited to bring the following items, which UGM shared as being their greatest need: New adult socks, New Adult underwear, cans of ground coffee, and toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc).


Empty Cereal Boxes

The Elementary School library is collecting empty cereal boxes to use for a craft. If you have any to provide, please drop them off at the school office.

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. 

Youth is happening this Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 6:30 pm. See you then!

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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


Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).


PTL News

January 18, 2024 PTL General Meeting Minutes

Thank you for attending Our first 2024 PTL meeting. Please refer to the meeting minutes here.

Meeting Recording: 

Link to view recording – Jan 2024 PTL Meeting

Passcode: h$5nQQe5

 

Family Bowling Night, Friday, February 2nd – Register by Thursday!

Don’t forget to sign up online and buy your tickets at one of the campus offices by this Thursday, January 25!

Tickets are $7 per person, which includes bowling, shoe rental, a pizza slice & a pop.  Please sign up online here first and then bring exact change to either the Elementary or Middle School office THIS week until Thursday to confirm your spot & receive your tickets. 

There are two time-slots to choose from: 6:15-7:30pm OR 7:30-8:45pm.  Please arrive promptly to get your shoe rentals.

Any questions? Email Shannon at

Hope to see you there!


Community Relations

Bursary Gala Fundraiser – Giving to Transform Lives

Has Hope made a difference in your family, in the life of your child?  We want all families to be able to experience the same education and community that you have experienced here at Hope Lutheran Christian School, regardless of their financial circumstances.  

You can make a difference in the life of another family by attending our Bursary Fundraising Gala.  The date has been saved in your calendar – Saturday, February 24th at 6:30 pm – now it’s time to purchase your tickets.  Register your tickets and make your cash payment at either campus office.  

Join us for a Lunar New Year themed dinner and entertainment from our own Hope Community.

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the February newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know. Perhaps your family has been involved in a service project recently – we’d love to showcase that!  

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the February newsletter is Wednesday, January 31st. 

Hope Community Prayer

Our next monthly gathering for prayer is next Tuesday, January 30th at 7:30 pm for 1 hour.  All are welcome.  Please meet in the chapel from 7:30-8:30 pm.


Elementary Monday Note: January 15, 2024

Monday, January 15

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, January 16


Wednesday, January 17

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, January 18

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200) 

7:00 pm PTL Meeting over Zoom


Friday, January 19

8:30 am PTL Coffee Fellowship & Used Uniform Sale

Hot Lunch


Looking Ahead…

 

 

Monday, January 22

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, January 23

6:30 – 8:00 pm Open House


Wednesday, January 24

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, January 25

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, January 26

Pro-D Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION 

2024-2025 Re-enrolment Period OPENS


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

 1. Elementary School term 2 lunch supervision: please sign up for your preferred lunch supervision day(s) using the following Sign-up Genius links:

Lunch Supervision Sign-up Form K-Gr 1

Lunch Supervision Sign-up Form Gr 2-5

The sign-up form only lists the start dates for each available slot. However, we are looking for parent volunteers that could commit to help on the same weekday every week consistently in Term 2, from Jan 8 to Mar 14, 2024, for a total of 10 weeks. For example, if you signed up for the Mon, Jan 8th spot, you are signing up for all Mondays (when school is in session) in Term 2. 

Please note that you will need to have a clear criminal record check on file with the school to volunteer. If you do not have your criminal record on file with the school yet, please get in touch with Janice at . She will be able to provide you with instructions to do so.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Lunch Supervision Coordinator Angela Yan at . Your effort in ensuring that our children have a positive and secure environment during lunch break is much appreciated.

 

2. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


2024-25 Re-enrolment Period for Current Families

Re-enrolment for our current school families for the 2024-2025 school year will be opening on Friday, January 26 and will close Friday, February 9.  Please watch your email on January 26 for the 2024-25 Re-enrolment forms.  This is an important time for the school community as this sets the framework for what classes will look like for the 2024-25 school year.  We thank you for the attention and promptness you will put in your response during the upcoming re-enrolment period.

Upcoming Open House Event – January 23

We’ve learned from our admissions interviews that an overwhelming majority of our applicants come to our school because of word-of-mouth recommendations from our school community.  We are thankful that you are our best advertisers.

Do you know of a family ready to explore education options for their child?  Do you have friends or family looking for a school that offers more than just an academic education, one that you can call home? Let them know of our upcoming Open House Event, Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, taking place at the Elementary School campus.  You can pass along this digital information card  and LINK for families to register to attend the Open House Event.

Chapel Offerings January – March 2024

Last term, through our chapel offering, we were able to donate $900 to the BC Mission Boat. This term (Jan – Mar), we are collecting offerings for the Union Gospel Mission.  We will continue to collect money at our chapel times along with other items that this ministry has great need of.  Students/families are invited to bring the following items, which UGM shared as being their greatest need: New adult socks, New Adult underwear, cans of ground coffee, and toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc).

Chess Tournament – January 20

Registration for the Tri-Cities Junior Rapid-1 Chess Tournament is now open! Limited seating is available at the tournament so please register early. To register, please visit:
https://fraservalleychess.com/events/tri-cities-junior-rapid-1/
For the discounted price, enter code    at the checkoutFVCA10
Have any questions or feedback? Please email or

Scholastic January Flyer

Please check out the January flyer in this link. When you check out, remember to use our school’s Class Code: RC131640. We appreciate your ongoing support in fostering literacy and nurturing a passion for reading among our students. If you have any inquiries or require assistance with the ordering process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Kang ().

Extreme Weather Closures

As we encounter the winter weather season, please note the following important information regarding Hope Lutheran Christian School closures due to extreme/inclement weather

  •  The decision to close (full day or partial day/late start) the School due to extreme weather will be made on the day of the closure, so families can make alternate arrangements.

by 7:00 am,

  • The announcement will be posted as quickly as possible on our Facebook page and our school website. Do not phone the school, as staff will not be available.
  • The decision will be made taking into consideration the safety of our families and staff, and the School’s ability to operate normally, and will be based on the best information available at the time.
  • Any extreme weather closures will automatically apply to both campuses, and Schola Bohemia – Before and After School Care.
  • Hope Lutheran’s extreme weather closures may not be the same as the local School Districts’ closures.
  • Winter weather can change quickly, therefore, when the School remains open, all decisions regarding travel to and from the School are the responsibility of each family.

2024 Winter Badminton Classes

Happy New Year Parents! We are now starting our Winter Badminton and the CESS team trials begin for the middle school students! This is a busy season for our school with many exciting events, and lessons will be limited. Please ensure accuracy during sign-up, and freely contact Coach Ken anytime via the email provided. Looking forward to seeing all of you again this new season!

Signup Link:

2024 Winter Badminton

Payment via e-transfer to   or cash. If cash, please place it in an envelope along with the name of the student attached.

Port Coquitlam May Days – Royal Party Application

The city of Port Coquitlam is putting out an invite to all Port Coquitlam students in Grades 1, 2, 4 and 5. Represent your City as a May Day Royal Party member!

All positions are selected by a random draw for each school.

The Royal Party is a historical tradition in Port Coquitlam. Royal Party members include Flower Girls and Junior Lancers from Grades 1 and 2, and Princesses and Lancers from Grades 4 and 5. Members of the Royal Party will be randomly selected from interested applicants. Being a Royal Party member provides opportunities for children to develop community leadership skills as the Royal Party presides over the May Days festivities. A May Queen, Ambassador, First Princess, and Record Bearer are selected from the group of Princesses and Lancers.

The Royal Party will learn a couple of simple dances led by a professional dance choreographer. No previous dance experience is necessary. These dances will be performed at the May Days Opening Ceremonies on Sunday, May 5th, 2024. Participants will be required to attend all dance practices at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre twice per week on Wednesdays and Fridays after school, from February until the Opening Ceremony in May.

Please see this LINK for the Royal Party application form. The deadline to apply is January 22nd.

Reading Link

Reading Link is still looking for volunteers able to read and create study questions for mock competitions. Volunteers would be responsible for reading a novel and creating trivia style questions for grade 4 and 5 students. Your child does not need to be in the Reading Link program in order to participate. Proficiency in the English language is required and volunteers should expect to complete 8-12 volunteer hours. All hours can be completed at home. More details can be provided to those interested. Please email Mrs. LeRoss at if you’d like to help out.

Empty Cereal Boxes

The Elementary School library is collecting empty cereal boxes to use for a craft. If you have any to provide, please drop them off at the school office.

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. 

Youth is back on this Saturday, Jan 20, 2024 at 6:30 pm. Thank you all and see you soon.

Have questions? Please email Daniel ()

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

Parent Prayer

You are welcome to join other parents and our school administration to pray (even if you’ve never prayed before!). Please consider setting aside 30 minutes of your time at the beginning of each week to join us for Parent Prayer as we pray for our school, families, and community.

We meet in the chapel at the Elementary Campus.

Every Monday from 8:45 – 9:15 am (except for holidays).

PTL News

Upcoming PTL General Meeting

Our first 2024 PTL meeting will be held at 7:00PM, Thursday January 18. The Zoom meeting link will be sent out before the meeting. Parents and guardians are highly recommended to attend this meeting as very important updates will be delivered at the meeting.

 

Coffee Fellowship & Used Uniform Sale

Our next Coffee Fellowship is this Friday, January 19th, 8:30 am in the Elementary Campus parking lot.  All are welcome – we look forward to connecting with you over a hot drink and some home-baked goodies.

This is also an opportunity to participate in a used uniform sale.  Take time this week to go through your child’s uniform pieces to ensure a proper fit, paying particular attention to pant length.  Parents are responsible for the sale of their own pieces.

 

Community Event

The PTL is looking forward to a school-wide family event on Friday, February 2nd. We’re going bowling!

There are two time-slots to choose from: 6:15-7:30 pm OR 7:30-8:45 pm. Please arrive promptly to get your shoe rentals.

Tickets are $7 per person, which includes bowling, shoe rental, a pizza slice & a pop.  Please sign up online here first and then bring exact change to either the Elementary or Middle School office next week Monday to Thursday to confirm your spot and receive your tickets. 

Next Thursday, January 25, is the last date to register and pay and there are only 60 spots per timeframe available, so make sure to sign up soon!  You must have a pre-paid ticket in order to bowl as tickets won’t be available for sale the day of.

Any questions? Email Shannon at Hope to see you there!

Community Relations

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the February newsletter.  If you have an achievement to celebrate or a story to share, please let us know. Perhaps your family has been involved in a service project recently – we’d love to showcase that!  

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the February newsletter is Wednesday, January 31st. 

Small Groups

New year and new small group Bible reading plans are starting up for all parents, women and men.  If you would like to be involved in an online small group Bible reading plan, please email Lisa at to receive the invitation link.

This is a great opportunity to deepen your relationship with God, get into community and connect with other parents. 


Elementary Monday Note: January 8, 2024

Monday, January 8

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, January 9


Wednesday, January 10

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, January 11

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, January 12

Hot Lunch


Looking Ahead…

 

 

Monday, January 15

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, January 16


Wednesday, January 17

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, January 18

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)

7:00 pm PTL Meeting over Zoom


Friday, January 19

8:30 am PTL Coffee Fellowship & Used Uniform Sale

Hot Lunch


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

 1. Elementary School term 2 lunch supervision: please sign up for your preferred lunch supervision day(s) using the following Sign-up Genius links:

Lunch Supervision Sign-up Form K-Gr 1

Lunch Supervision Sign-up Form Gr 2-5

The sign-up form only lists the start dates for each available slot. However, we are looking for parent volunteers that could commit to help on the same weekday every week consistently in Term 2, from Jan 8 to Mar 14, 2024, for a total of 10 weeks. For example, if you signed up for the Mon, Jan 8th spot, you are signing up for all Mondays (when school is in session) in Term 2. 

Please note that you will need to have a clear criminal record check on file with the school to volunteer. If you do not have your criminal record on file with the school yet, please get in touch with Janice at . She will be able to provide you with instructions to do so.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Lunch Supervision Coordinator Angela Yan at . Your effort in ensuring that our children have a positive and secure environment during lunch break is much appreciated.

 

2. Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page