Friday, 30 September 2011

PAC Meeting Minutes June 12, 2011

The  PAC Meeting Minutes from June 12, 2011 are now available online.  Please contact the PAC executive for any clarifications.

Dr. A.R. Lord students are active!

Our students have been keeping active as fall arrives with several exciting running events.

On Wednesday September 28, all students participated in the 31st annual Terry Fox Run.  Divisions 1-5 ran with other schools at Empire Bowl, while Divisions 6 and 7 ran in the schoolyard. Students have been bringing in a "Toonie for Terry" all week; funds go towards cancer research.  They have also been learning about Terry Fox in class.

Also on Wednesday, our school's cross-country team participated in their first mini-meet at Clinton Park.  Franklin, Maquinna, Garibaldi, Thunderbird, and Britannia schools were also there.  The weather was beautiful and all runners received a ribbon to celebrate their accomplishments.

All classes are also currently "running across Canada".  Students run during class time, and the distances are added up to take us right across the country!  We are already past Hope close to Banff!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Fruit & Vegetable Program

This Wednesday, students will receive sweet bell peppers in their classrooms.


Believe it or not, all bell pepper plants are red bell pepper plants. The difference? Time. Like tomatoes, peppers start out green, then gradually ripen to yellow, orange and then red.

Bell peppers originated in South America from wild seeds dating back thousands of years. Christopher Columbus discovered them on his travels to the "new world" and brought seeds back to Europe.

Just one red bell pepper gives you 100% of your daily dose of vitamins A, C, and E.

For further information, please read the PDF document on peppers.

Students will receive their peppers during class time. This snack is not meant to replace the foods students normally eat at school. Students can make their own decisions on whether to taste the produce offered.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the PAC at or contact the school administration at 604-713-4620.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Fall After-School Programs

Registration for fall after-school programs has begun.

Qua, our new co-ordinator, will be available to answer questions by the main office on Friday, September 23 from 2:50-3:20pm, as well as on Thursday, September 29 after school.  Completed registrations may be turned in at this time, or at any time to Cynthia at the main office.  Make cheques payable to Vancouver School Board.

Monday - Martial Arts (K-7)
Tuesday - Indoor Floor Hockey (4-7 Coed)
Wednesday - Basketball (K-3), Arts and Crafts (K-4)
Thursday - Piano (1-7)

Programs do NOT run on Pro-D days, district closure days, early dismissal days or holidays. Updates or notices will be posted by the Main Office.

No students will be excluded from a program due to financial hardship.

For any questions please contact Qua at 604-713-5898.

Brought to you by the Templeton Community School Team

Cross Country

The Cross Country running season has begun.  Students from Grades 1-7 are all eligible to join.  Practices take place Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 8:30 am to 9:00 am, rain or shine (in the gym if it is raining).  There will be four afterschool meets; parents are needed to help drive and to cheer on our team!

See Ms. O'Neill or Ms. Burke for more information or to join.

Professional Development Day September 26

Please note that MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 is a Pro-D Day which means that there will be NO SCHOOL for any Dr. A.R. Lord students.  School will return as normal on Tuesday.

Monday, 19 September 2011

PAC Welcome Back Family Night Cancelled

Dear Parents,

The “PAC Welcome Back Family Night” scheduled for Thursday, September 22 has been cancelled due to the current job action by teachers. Some PAC activities may be affected this fall but we will continue to plan ahead for fun activities for our students and families!

The PAC meeting on Tuesday, September 20 will still be taking place and we encourage you to attend. Please e-mail us at if you'd like to be added to our mailing list.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

PAC Meeting Reminder

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: School Library

Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting.
Child minding will be available.

Welcome returning and new parents! We're excited to start the new school year and hope to see lots of parents at the meeting.

We encourage all parents/guardians to participate in creating a thriving school community by volunteering in any capacity for school programs, events and fundraisers.

For further information please contact the PAC Executive by e-mail or with a letter through the school's Main Office.

Fruit & Vegetable Program

The BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program is back for a second year!  This afternoon, students will receive blueberries in their classrooms.


Did you know that B.C. is the second highest producer of blueberries in the world?  Blueberries are native to North America and were not introduced to Europe until the 1930's.  They are naturally high in vitamins C and B-complex, copper, zinc, iron, fibre, antioxidants and lutein, so enjoy a handful knowing that you are doing something good for your body as well as your tastebuds!

For further information, please read the PDF document on blueberries.

Students will receive their blueberries during class time. This snack is not meant to replace the foods students normally eat at school. Students can make their own decisions on whether to taste the produce offered.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the PAC at or contact the school administration at 604-713-4620.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Allergy Alert

Please note that there are no tree nuts allowed at Dr. A.R. Lord, due to a severe allergy of a Grade 1 student at the school.  Tree nuts include cashews, hazelnuts, filberts, brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, walnuts, and pecans, among others.  They are found in Nutella and other chocolate spreads, pesto, granola bars, cookies, trail mix, and many other snack foods.  Please read the label before sending these foods to school with your children, and do not send these foods if they contain tree nuts. 

Peanuts and peanut butter are allowed at Dr. A.R. Lord.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Girl Guides of Canada

Girl Guides' of Canada 2011-2012 registration is taking place on Monday, September 12 from 7-8 pm, at Lord Selkirk Elementary, 1750 E 22nd Ave.

Sparks, Brownies and Guides are a great way to get involved with your neighbourhood, your community and the world.  It's a safe place for girls to be themselves while building the skills that will help them in today's world.

Guiding branches for girls are as follows:

Sparks: aged 5 & 6
Brownies: ages 7 & 8
Guides: aged 9 to 11
Pathfinders: aged 12 to 15
Rangers: aged 15 to 17 +

For information about neighbourhood locations, times and fees:


Thursday, 8 September 2011

Welcome back

Welcome to all new and returning families as we begin the 2011-2012 school year.  It's exciting to be back!

This week, returning students have been placed in their 2010-2011 divisions until all the details are confirmed for us to move into new divisions.  This will happen on Friday, September 9.

Kindergarten students will begin gradual entry on Monday, September 12.  We're looking forward to seeing all the new faces around school.  Welcome to our community!

Our first PAC meeting will be on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 pm in the school library.  All parents and caregivers of Dr. A.R. Lord students are welcome and are automatically members of the PAC.  Childminding will be available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the PAC executive through our e-mail address,, or through the PAC mailbox in the school office.

See you around school!