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: 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


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 by 7:00 am, on the day of the closure, so families can make alternate arrangements. 
  • 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. 

Happy New Year Jr Youth, the First Event of 2024 will be on Saturday January 13, 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).


Community Relations

Newsletter

LAST CALL! for January submissions.  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 over the Christmas break – we’d love to showcase that!  

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the January newsletter is Wednesday, January 10th. 

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. 


PTL News

Upcoming PTL General Meeting

Our first 2024 PTL meeting will be held at 7:00 pm, 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 Friday, January 19, 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

SAVE THE DATE!  Our next Community event is Bowling on Friday, February 2 starting at 6:00 pm.  Further details will be shared soon.


Elementary Monday Note: December 18, 2023

Monday, December 18

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, December 19

Bethlehem Walk

  • 6:00 pm arrival – Shift 1
  • 7:00 pm arrival – Shift 2

Wednesday, December 20

12:45 pm LATE START

Bethlehem Walk

  • 6:00 pm arrival – Shift 1
  • 7:00 pm arrival – Shift 2

Thursday, December 21

NOON DISMISSAL


Friday, December 22

Christmas Break – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Looking Ahead…

 

Monday, December 25 – Friday, January 5

Christmas Break – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION

 

Monday, January 8

First Day of School After Christmas Break

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


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

 1. Bethlehem Walk Refreshment Donations & Service – Looking for volunteers to bake treats for both Bethlehem Walk evenings as well as parents who can help serve Hot Chocolate and treats. Please read the description of sign up in full detail to know how many PPH hours translates to each sign up.  

Sign up here: Bethlehem Walk Refreshment Donations and Service Volunteers

 

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

2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


Parking Lot Closure: Bethlehem Walk Tent

With the tent in the parking lot for the upcoming Bethlehem Walk this week, the school parking lot will be closed until the last day of school, December 21. Please note this and plan accordingly to park in designated areas at MacLean Park or on the surrounding roads for drop off and pick up, being mindful of our neighbours and NOT blocking driveways.  We do ask that you continue to NOT PARK on Frey Place.

During this time frame (December 18, 19, 20, 21) we will be implementing the Rainy Day Line Up format in the mornings. This means Kindergarten and gr. 1 can proceed directly to their classes starting at 8:30 am and gr. 2 – 5 will line up outside as per rainy days.


Bethlehem Walk: Drop off and Pick Information

Students need to be signed IN and OUT for their shifts in their designated rooms.  A yellow slip went home Dec 14 with information on where students will meet for drop off and pick up.

For our Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 pm and Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 pm shifts:

  • Scenes 1-4 will meet in Room 209
  • Scenes 5-7 will meet in Room 207
  • Scenes 8-10 will meet in Room 208

 

For our Tuesday 7:00 – 8:30 pm and Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30 pm shifts:

  • Scenes 1-4 will meet in Room 109
  • Scenes 5-7 will meet in Room 107
  • Scenes 8-10 will meet in Room 108

 

Our middle school students who are servers, tour guides, or musicians will meet in Room 104 (Music Room).


Bethlehem Walk: HELP NEEDED

At the end of the Bethlehem Walk event on Wednesday, December 20 the school staff will be moving all of the items/scenes from the tent into the gymnasium, any help from the parent community will be greatly appreciated!


Lost & Found

The Lost & Found items will be out for display on Thursday, December 21. Please look through the items for any that may belong to your family. 


Government of BC Training and Education Savings Grant

If your child is in Kindergarten through Grade 4, he/she may be eligible for a $1200 Training and Education Savings Grant for their post-secondary education.  Please see THIS DOCUMENT for more information.


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. 

For current and upcoming scheduling 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’ll meet outside at the Elementary Campus by the main entrance.

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


Community Relations

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the January 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 over the Christmas break – we’d love to showcase that!  

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the January newsletter is Wednesday, January 7th. 


Elementary Monday Note: December 11, 2023

Monday, December 11

8:45 am Parent Prayer

9:30 – 11:30am K/1 Community Caroling


Tuesday, December 12


Wednesday, December 13

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, December 14

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, December 15

Dress Down Day – $2 fundraiser for Gr. 8 Grad

Hot Lunch


Looking Ahead…

 

Monday, December 18

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, December 19

Bethlehem Walk

  • 6:00 pm arrival – Shift 1
  • 7:00 pm arrival – Shift 2

Wednesday, December 20

12:45 pm LATE START

Bethlehem Walk

  • 6:00 pm arrival – Shift 1
  • 7:00 pm arrival – Shift 2

Thursday, December 21

NOON DISMISSAL


Friday, December 22

Christmas Break – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

 1. Bethlehem Walk Refreshment Donations & Service – Looking for volunteers to bake treats for both Bethlehem Walk evenings as well as parents who can help serve Hot Chocolate and treats. Please read the description of sign up in full detail to know how many PPH hours translates to each sign up.  

Sign up here: Bethlehem Walk Refreshment Donations and Service Volunteers

 

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

2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


HELP STILL NEEDED and New Requests: Bethlehem Walk

In order for our event to run smoothly we will need the support of our parent community in a variety of different ways. 

  1. Prop gathering – Please see THIS LIST and if you have any of the items listed, please reach out to the teacher(s) in charge of the scene on whether it is a good fit and if it is still in need, or already provided.
  2. Lumber – We are in need of lumber to use for the stable creation, but will not be keeping it afterwards. If you have lumber you’d like to donate to this please contact
  3. Stable building/creation – On Monday, December 18, in the morning we will need a work crew to help create our outdoor stable scene. This should take a couple hours and we hope to have it completed by the afternoon, so our students can practice in the scene.  If you are able to come and help please contact Ken Youck –  
  4. Snack provision and kitchen help – communication from the PTL.
  5. NEW!! Tour Guides – We are looking for some additional help in touring guest groups around the tent.  If you are able to help between 6:30 – 8:30 pm on either night, please contact Jennifer Watson,  
  6. NEW!! Laundry – We are looking for some parents to take costumes home at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, December 20, to wash, dry, and return at 9:00 am December 21 to the elementary campus.  Please contact Taura Berg,  
  7. NEW!! Costume Sorting/Inventory – On Thursday, December 21 at 9:00 am we are needing some parents to help in sorting and updating the costume inventory as others return the laundered costumes. Please contact Taura Berg,

Parking Lot Closure: Bethlehem Walk Tent

This Friday, December 15, the school parking lot will be closed in the morning and remain closed until the last day of school, December 21. A large tent is being set up Friday, to prepare for our Bethlehem Walk. Please note this and plan accordingly to park in designated areas at MacLean Park or on the surrounding roads for drop off and pick up, being mindful of our neighbours and NOT blocking driveways.  We do ask that you continue to NOT PARK on Frey Place.

During this time frame (December 15, 18, 19, 20, 21) we will be implementing the Rainy Day Line Up format in the mornings. This means Kindergarten and gr. 1 can proceed directly to their classes starting at 8:30 am and gr. 2 – 5 will line up outside as per rainy days.

If you are able to stay a little after school on Friday, December 15 to help move scene backdrops and props to the tent we would greatly appreciate your help.  Please find Jennifer Watson that afternoon to see what needs to be moved and where.


Bethlehem Walk: Costume Information

Students have been seen by staff for their costuming for the Bethlehem Walk.  Costumes are being provided by the school UNLESS otherwise communicated by the classroom teacher.  Please have your child dress warm for the weather – they are outside for their shift (jackets, gloves, and warm, waterproof boots).  If possible, students are asked to wear clothing that is more neutral to help the costuming stand out (Black, grey, khaki, tan, brown, etc). Costumes will remain at the school and students will pull items over their outdoor gear once they arrive at the school for their shift. 


Dress Down Day – December 15

 

This coming Friday, December 15, is a dress down day. Bring $2 to support our Grade 8 Graduation fundraising and dress up in your favourite Christmas or winter colours and accessories.


Mr. Mayer Wrote A Book!

Did you know that Mr. Mayer wrote a children’s book!? It’s true! Leroy the Raccoon is a book about friendship beyond a first impression. The story is interactive as Leroy asks the reader a variety of questions – a perfect book for parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts to enjoy with children. If you would like a copy, feel free to talk to Mr. Mayer or you can make a purchase by clicking THIS LINK. (Stay tuned for a second book in the series – hoping to be released this spring!) 


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.


Government of BC Training and Education Savings Grant

If your child is in Kindergarten through Grade 4, he/she may be eligible for a $1200 Training and Education Savings Grant for their post-secondary education.  Please see THIS DOCUMENT for more information.


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. 

See you all this week on December 16 at 6:30 pm. Blessings!

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’ll meet outside at the Elementary Campus by the main entrance.

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


Community Relations

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the January 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 this month – we’d love to showcase that!  

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the January newsletter is Wednesday, January 7th. 


Elementary Monday Note: December 4, 2023

Monday, December 4

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, December 5


Wednesday, December 6

Term 1 Reports Issued

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, December 7

9:00 am Gr. 3 Field Trip – Fraser River Discovery Centre

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, December 8

8:30 am PTL Coffee Fellowship

Hot Lunch


Looking Ahead…

 

Monday, December 11

8:45 am Parent Prayer

9:30 – 11:30am K/1 Community Caroling


Tuesday, December 12


Wednesday, December 13

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, December 14

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, December 15

Hot Lunch


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

  1. Hamper Drive Assembly – looking for 3 volunteers to help sort and arrange donations for the Christmas Hamper Drive. December 8th, Friday, at 9:00 am Elementary School

Sign up here: Hamper Drive Assembly Volunteers

 

     2.Bethlehem Walk Refreshment Donations & Service – Looking for volunteers to bake treats for both Bethlehem Walk evenings as well as parents who can help serve Hot Chocolate and treats. Please read the description of sign up in full detail to know how many PPH hours translates to each sign up.  

Sign up here: Bethlehem Walk Refreshment Donations and Service Volunteers

 

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

2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


Term 1 Reports Issued – Wednesday, December 6

Report cards will be going home with all students on Wednesday, December 6. Please remember to return the envelope and green slip of paper (signed and dated) to your classroom teacher next week (December 11 – 15).


Bethlehem Walk: Production Information

We are excited to once again host our Bethlehem Walk Christmas Event! This event is for our school community but is also a wonderful outreach to our Port Coquitlam community at large. Students (K-8) will be assigned roles and shifts. Please look for a green slip of paper coming home with your child’s name, role, and shifts checked on the slip. Information about costumes and what to expect for drop-off and pick up will be communicated at a later date.


Bethlehem Walk: Ways to Help

In order for our event to run smoothly we will need the support of our parent community in a variety of different ways. 

  1. Prop gathering – Please see THIS LIST and if you have any of the items listed, please reach out to the teacher(s) in charge of the scene on whether it is a good fit and if it is still in need, or already provided.
  2. Lumber – We are in need of lumber to use for the stable creation, but will not be keeping it afterwards. If you have lumber you’d like to donate to this please contact
  3. Stable building/creation – On Monday, December 18th, in the morning we will need a work crew to help create our outdoor stable scene. This should take a couple hours and we hope to have it completed by the afternoon, so our students can practice in the scene.  If you are able to come and help please contact Ken Youck –  
  4. Snack provision and kitchen help – communication from the PTL will come shortly for this ask.

Mr. Mayer Wrote A Book!

Did you know that Mr. Mayer wrote a children’s book!? It’s true! Leroy the Raccoon is a book about friendship beyond a first impression. The story is interactive as Leroy asks the reader a variety of questions – a perfect book for parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts to enjoy with children. If you would like a copy, feel free to talk to Mr. Mayer or you can make a purchase by clicking THIS LINK. (Stay tuned for a second book in the series – hoping to be released this spring!) 


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.


Government of BC Training and Education Savings Grant

If your child is in Kindergarten through Grade 4, he/she may be eligible for a $1200 Training and Education Savings Grant for their post-secondary education.  Please see THIS DOCUMENT for more information.


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. 

See you all this week on December 09 at 6:30 pm. Blessings!

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’ll meet outside at the Elementary Campus by the main entrance.

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


Community Relations

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the January 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 this month – we’d love to showcase that!  

Submissions to Lisa Klym at .  Deadline for the January newsletter is Wednesday, January 7th. 

 

Christmas Hampers

Thank you for your response to the call for donations to our Christmas Hampers.  We now have 5 families to bless with children ranging from toddler to teen.  Consider what your family enjoys eating and provide those non-perishable items for a family in need.  If you’re unsure of what to donate consider these options:

  • granola bars
  • ramen
  • pasta & sauces
  • mayonnaise
  • whole-grain cereals
  • seaweed snacks
  • canned meat (tuna, salmon, chicken)
  • boxed crackers
  • Christmas candy/chocolate

Christmas wrapped collection boxes are at each Campus office for food collection as well as in each MS classroom.  The collection will run until the morning of December 8th.  For health and safety reasons please ensure all donated items are unopened and are not past their best before date.  Donations of cash & gift cards can be taken to the school office for safekeeping.

Our Recipient Families have also identified some specific items they need.  Please view this list for specific items you can provide.

Contributions are voluntary; participation hours are not given for these donations.

Thank you for your help & support.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa at .


Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

November 16 PTL General Meeting Minutes

Thank you all for participating in our November 16 PTL General Meeting! The meeting minutes can be found here for your reference.

 

Coffee Fellowship

Join us this Friday, December 8, at 8:30 am in the Elementary parking lot for our PTL Coffee Fellowship.  Stop by for a warm drink, a Christmas cookie and some great conversation.  We’d love to build commUNITY with you! 


Elementary Monday Note: November 27, 2023

Monday, November 27

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, November 28

7:30 pm Hope Community Prayer in ES Chapel


Wednesday, November 29

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, November 30

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, December 1

Hot Lunch

6:30 pm Christmas Craft Night


Looking Ahead…

 

Monday, December 4

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, December 5


Wednesday, December 6

Term 1 Reports Issued

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, December 7

9:00 am Gr. 3 Field Trip – Fraser River Discovery Centre

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, December 8

Hot Lunch


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

1. Call out for Christmas Hamper Drive Coordinators – Tis the time for giving back and sharing our blessings within our HOPE SCHOOL COMMUNITY! We are looking for 3 parents to help coordinate Hamper Drive Donations and sort for Families needing our help. 

Please email directly.

 

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

2023-2024 Volunteer Opportunities Page


Bethlehem Walk: Production Information

We are excited to once again host our Bethlehem Walk Christmas Event! This event is for our school community but is also a wonderful outreach to our Port Coquitlam community at large. Students (K-8) will be assigned roles and shifts. Please look for a green slip of paper coming home with your child’s name, role, and shifts checked on the slip. Information about costumes and what to expect for drop-off and pick up will be communicated at a later date.


Bethlehem Walk: Ways to Help

In order for our event to run smoothly we will need the support of our parent community in a variety of different ways. 

  1. Prop gathering – Please see THIS LIST and if you have any of the items listed, please reach out to the teacher(s) in charge of the scene on whether it is a good fit and if it is still in need, or already provided.
  2. Lumber – We are in need of lumber to use for the stable creation, but will not be keeping it afterwards. If you have lumber you’d like to donate to this please contact
  3. Stable building/creation – On Monday, December 18th, in the morning we will need a work crew to help create our outdoor stable scene. This should take a couple hours and we hope to have it completed by the afternoon, so our students can practice in the scene.  If you are able to come and help please contact Ken Youck –  
  4. Snack provision and kitchen help – communication from the PTL will come shortly for this ask.

Mr. Mayer Wrote A Book!

Did you know that Mr. Mayer wrote a children’s book!? It’s true! Leroy the Raccoon is a book about friendship beyond a first impression. The story is interactive as Leroy asks the reader a variety of questions – a perfect book for parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts to enjoy with children. If you would like a copy, feel free to talk to Mr. Mayer or you can make a purchase by clicking THIS LINK. (Stay tuned for a second book in the series – hoping to be released this spring!) 


Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders

As it is getting darker and the weather can make it difficult to see our students and each other we put these points out as reminders:

  1. We do not stop or park on Frey street.  It is easily congested and restricts flow.  You may use Frey to drive through, but please do not stop or park on either side of that road.
  2. Parking lot drop off is at the BACK of the lot.  Do not stop or park in the front parking area, but drive through to the back (by the overpass) to let out your students.  This is the most time efficient way to let out students and not cause a traffic backlog in the lot.
  3. Please park in the appropriate spots at McLean Park or along York street.  At no time are drivers permitted to stop at the crosswalk or driveway to let out students.  
  4. For the safety of all our children, ALL vehicles are to come to a complete stop at each stop line (Grant Ave. & Frey Pl.), looking both ways before proceeding.

By following the expectations listed in our Handbook and registration booklet we can ensure a community of respect and safety for all.


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.


Government of BC Training and Education Savings Grant

If your child is in Kindergarten through Grade 4, he/she may be eligible for a $1200 Training and Education Savings Grant for their post-secondary education.  Please see THIS DOCUMENT for more information.


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. 

See you all this week on December 2 at 6:30 pm for a fun movie night. Blessings!

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’ll meet outside at the Elementary Campus by the main entrance.

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


Community Relations

Hope Community Prayer

Our monthly prayer gathering is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, November 28th at 7:30 pm in the chapel.  Join us for 1 hour as we worship and pray for our community and our world.  All are welcome. 

 

Newsletter

Submissions are open for the January 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 January newsletter is Wednesday, January 7th.

 

Small Groups

A new small group Bible reading plan is starting today but it’s not too late to join. 

Ladies, join us as we prepare our hearts for the Christmas season, reading through a 25-day Advent plan.  

Email Lisa Klym at for information on both men’s and women’s groups.

 

Christmas Hampers

Parents & students, we need your help!  We have 4 families to bless with children ranging from toddler to teen but our hamper donations are considerably down.

Christmas wrapped collection boxes are at each Campus office for food collection as well as in each MS classroom.  The collection will run until December 5.  Consider what your family enjoys eating and provide those non-perishable items for a family in need.  Lunchbox snacks are perfect!  For health and safety reasons please ensure all donated items are unopened and are not past their best before date.  Donations of cash & gift cards can be taken to the school office for safekeeping.

Our Recipient Families have also identified some specific items they need.  Please view this list for specific items you can provide.

Contributions are voluntary; participation hours are not given for these donations.

Thank you for your help & support.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa at .


Parent Teacher League (PTL) News

Christmas Craft Night – Friday, December 1st

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone who registered to attend the Family Christmas Craft Night this Friday, December 1 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  Don’t forget to wear your Christmas sweater, bring a festive finger food to share and a bag for each child to put their completed Christmas crafts to take home.  See you there!

 

November 16 PTL General Meeting Minutes

Thank you all for participating in our November 16 PTL General Meeting! The meeting minutes could be found here for your reference.


Elementary Monday Note: November 20, 2023

Monday, November 20

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, November 21


Wednesday, November 22

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)

3:15 – 6:30 pm Tri-Cities Blitz Chess Tournament (gr. 1-3,4-6)


Thursday, November 23

End of Term 1

Registration for Christmas Craft Night Due

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, November 24

Administrative Day – NO SCHOOL IN SESSION


Looking Ahead…

 

Monday, November 27

8:45 am Parent Prayer


Tuesday, November 28


Wednesday, November 29

9:00 am Chapel

3:15 – 4:45 pm EAL gr.4 / 5 (Rm 200)


Thursday, November 30

3:15 – 4:15 pm EAL gr. 3 (Rm 200)


Friday, December 1

Hot Lunch


Volunteer Opportunities – 2023/2024 School Year

Please click link to see detailed options for Opportunities:

1.  Guided Reading Volunteers

We are looking for 3-6 parent volunteers who are willing to help lead small groups of students to read and learn. Your child does not need to be in 6A to be able to help.

Volunteers can expect to complete 5 volunteer hours including the training if you volunteer for 2 weeks. You are welcome to sign for more than that.

Job Requirements:

  •       Read the provided text together with the students in order to help them understand the text.
  •       Ask higher order thinking questions related to the reading and learning goal
  •       Assess the students to see whether or not they meet the learning goal at the end of the session.
  •       English level sufficient to engage grade 6 students and read grade 6 level text fluently and confidently

Location & Schedules:

  •       6A class in Middle School
  •       Every Thursday, 12:40-2:40 pm per session, Minimum 2 sessions.
  •       Starting from November 30th to the end of the school year.
  •       One hour training will be provided ahead.

If interested, please email Mr. Lee at  by Wednesday, November 22nd.

 

 2. Call out for Christmas Hamper Drive Coordinators – Tis the time for giving back and sharing our blessings within our HOPE SCHOOL COMMUNITY! We are looking for 3 parents to help coordinate Hamper Drive Donations and sort for Families needing our help. 

Please email directly.

 

3. Concession Stand at Chess Tournament!

Please click the following link to read descriptions for more details, and to sign up : Chess Club Concession Stand

 

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


Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders

As it is getting darker and the weather can make it difficult to see our students and each other we put these points out as reminders:

  1. We do not stop or park on Frey street.  It is easily congested and restricts flow.  You may use Frey to drive through, but please do not stop or park on either side of that road.
  2. Parking lot drop off is at the BACK of the lot.  Do not stop or park in the front parking area, but drive through to the back (by the overpass) to let out your students.  This is the most time efficient way to let out students and not cause a traffic backlog in the lot.
  3. Please park in the appropriate spots at McLean Park or along York street.  At no time are drivers permitted to stop at the crosswalk or driveway to let out students.  
  4. For the safety of all our children, ALL vehicles are to come to a complete stop at each stop line (Grant Ave. & Frey Pl.), looking both ways before proceeding.

By following the expectations listed in our Handbook and registration booklet we can ensure a community of respect and safety for all.


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.


Reading Link

Reading Link is looking for parent volunteers who are willing to read and make practice/quiz questions for grade 4 and 5 students. Your child does not need to be participating in Reading Link or be in grade 4 or 5 to be able to help. This job can be done entirely at home and volunteers can expect to complete 8-15 volunteer hours, spread out over approximately two months (Dec-Jan). Proficiency in the English language is required. Further information will be provided to those interested. If interested, please email Mrs. LeRoss at


Chess Tournament November 22 & 29

Registration for the Tri-Cities Blitz-2 Chess Tournament is open and there is still seating available at the tournament so please register!

To register, please visit: https://fraservalleychess.com/events/tri-cities-blitz-2-g1-6/

For the discounted price, enter code HLCS15 at the checkout

We have been listening to feedback and will be implementing new strategies to streamline the tournament and reduce the downtime between rounds. Have any questions or feedback? Please email a or


Government of BC Training and Education Savings Grant

If your child is in Kindergarten through Grade 4, he/she may be eligible for a $1200 Training and Education Savings Grant for their post-secondary education.  Please see THIS DOCUMENT for more information.