Wednesday, 29 February 2012

DreamRider Theatre: H2Whoa!

On Tuesday, all Dr. A. R. Lord students were treated to another great travelling theatre production: H2Whoa! by DreamRider Theatre. 

DreamRider introduces the fundamentals of environmental awareness to school age children through the excitement of live theatre and multi-media.

In DreamRider Theatre's trademark zany and fun style, H2Whoa! teaches kids all about water, the water cycle, and how to conserve this precious resource that flows right through us.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Fruit & Vegetable Program

This week the students will receive another delivery from the BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program.


  • Apples are grown on deciduous trees (Malus domestica) which reach a height of 3 to 12 meters (9.8 to 39 ft).
  • Tens of thousands of varieties are grown worldwide.
  • Apples are a pomaceous fruit, meaning they have extra or accessory flesh around the core of seeds.

  • For further information, fascinating facts and interesting history on this delicious fruit please read the PDF document on APPLES.

    Students will receive their delivery during class time on Tuesday. 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 fruits offered.

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

    Wednesday, 22 February 2012

    Artwork Around Our School

    Division 2 also has on display their own unique and very personalized dragons!

    Tuesday, 21 February 2012

    Hot Lunch Reminder

    A reminder to students who have pre-ordered that this Friday is Hot Lunch Day!  On offer this week is pepperoni or cheese pizza, along with milk or water, a fresh fruit or vegetable and a tasty dessert.

    Monday, 20 February 2012


    This week, Tennis XL will be in the school, providing all students with tennis lessons every day during school hours. Extra lessons after school hours are also available - contact the office to enrol.

    Tennis XL is a local company whose goal is to introduce children to the game of tennis, and provide them with the skills to be physically active throughout their lives.

    Sunday, 19 February 2012

    Spring Break Camps Registration is on!

    The Templeton Community School Team, who brings us our wonderful afterschool programs, has released its brochure for the 2012 Spring Break Camps!  Programs run March 12-16 and March 19-23, from 9:00-2:45, with supervision until 3 pm. 

    Registration is $95 per week or $35 per day for day programs offered on Mondays, Wednesdays (second week only), and Fridays.

    For more information, pick up a green brochure from the office or contact Qua Le, (604) 713-5268.

    Saturday, 18 February 2012

    Artwork Around Our School

    The Kindergarten and Grade 1 students of Division 6 have been brightening our upstairs hallways with their dragons, to carry on celebrating the Year of the Dragon!

    Friday, 17 February 2012

    Movie Night - March 2

    Gnomeo and Juliet
    Rated G. Running time 84 minutes.

    Doors Open 6:15 pm
    Movie Starts 6:45 pm

    Dr. A. R. Lord School Gym


    Drinks & Snacks  $0.50-$1.00 each
    Popcorn              $0.50 per bag

    Family Room - available for younger children and their parents who aren’t able to sit quietly through the movie

    Raffle (separate from our main seasonal raffle - even more prizes!) - 1 Ticket for $2 / 3 Tickets for $5

    For more information contact the PAC via e-mail or with a letter through the school’s Main Office.

    Thursday, 16 February 2012

    Spring Raffle

    We are proud to present our spring raffle! We have six exciting prizes, some of which will be on display in the showcase by the front office from February 16 to March 7. All prizes have been donated by generous members of our school community.

    Prize #1 – pre-loved and restored “hot rod” cruiser bicycle

    Prize #2 – pre-loved and restored vintage-style kick scooter

    Prize #3 – $75 gift card to BierCraft Tap and Tapas Bar

    Prize #4 – a tour for four of Electronic Arts' Motion Capture Studio in Burnaby plus up to six games from the EA store


    Prize #6 – silk nightgown by Christine Lingerie (value about $200 - endorsed by Oprah!)

    Prize #5 – selection of MAC cosmetics worth over $300 plus a professional makeup session for two

    Choose the prize you would like to win, and mark down the number on your ticket. Submit your money and your tickets to the PAC box by the office.

    Tickets are $3 each or 2 for $5. The draw will be on Thursday, March 8, and winners will be notified at school or by phone/e-mail.

    Encourage your friends and family to support a great cause and win some awesome prizes. More tickets are available from the office.

    Wednesday, 15 February 2012

    No School February 17

    Remember that there is a Professional Development Day for teachers on Friday, February 16. This means that there is no school for Dr. A.R. Lord students.  See you Monday!

    Tuesday, 14 February 2012

    Fruit & Vegetable Program

    This week the students will receive a delivery from the BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program.


  • Grown on a vine, botanically, a tomato is the ovary and seeds of a flowering plant. It is, in fact, a fruit.
  • There are around 7,500 tomato varieties grown for various purposes.
  • Tomatoes contain lycopene, which has been shown to improve the skin's ability to protect against harmful UV rays.

  • For further information, fascinating facts and interesting history on these delicious fruits please read the PDF document on TOMATOES.

    Students will receive their tomatoes during class time on Wednesday. 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 fruit or vegetables offered.

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

    Monday, 13 February 2012

    School Mural Part 2

    Following up on the success of our Mural Project on the front of the school, your PAC has decided (with the encouragement of Sarah Gray, the Vice Principal) to embark on an even bigger mural. This will be on the wall under the covered area at the back of the school.  To help make this a success, we need YOUR ideas. Although we have an umbrella theme, "Kids in Action", what we're looking for is as many ideas, from as many people, in as many different directions as possible. Your idea might be in word form, pictures cut out of a magazine/newspaper, a link to a webpage, or an image copied from the Internet.

    We don't know where the "Great Inspiration" will come from but we're looking to everyone; staff, students and PAC parents, for great ideas to consider and include in this year's mural.
    Please drop off your ideas to the PAC box at the office or email us at
    Thanks, and stay tuned for more developments………

    Sunday, 12 February 2012

    Our School Counsellor

    At Wednesday's PAC meeting, we had the pleasure of meeting Heather Main, the District Counsellor at Dr. A. R. Lord.  She will generally be at our school on Wednesdays.  Parents who wish to speak with Heather regarding their children may obtain the number of her confidential voicemail through the school office.

    PAC Meeting Minutes January 11, 2012

    Minutes for the PAC meeting on January 11 are now online. Please contact the PAC Executive for any clarifications

    Saturday, 11 February 2012

    Did You Know?

    Did You Know?
    • Our students will participate in a number of special sports activities and presentations throughout the school year.

    • At A.R. Lord our students have already been visited by the Vancouver Giants and the Canadian Women’s Olympic Soccer Team.

    • Our students will also be participating in a number of special sports activities in addition to their regular curricular physical fitness programs.

    • All students will be enjoying golf lessons, a comprehensive tennis program and a week of gymnastics.

    • Keeping our students active helps them focus and learn and builds the foundation for a healthy future.

    Friday, 10 February 2012

    Lunar New Year Celebrations

    In addition to the many other Lunar New Year celebrations the students have been taking part in, on Thursday they were treated to food and crafts by the REAL (Relevant Education for Adult Learners) Parents group. 


     Yummy jian dui (sesame seed balls) for all of the students

     Preparing the craft

    Everyone made a dancing lion to decorate and take home!

    Thursday, 9 February 2012

    Bring Jars for Light Water Drums

    Dr. A. R. Lord students have been invited to create an art installation for the upcoming Light Water Drums lantern festival at Hastings Park! Students have been asked to bring glass jars, but we will need additional ones as well. If you have any extra clean glass jars, with the labels removed, please bring them to the school and place them in the bin by the front door ASAP.

    Also, if you have some time to spare during the week, please ask your child's teacher if they need volunteers to help with the lantern making.

    Everyone in the community is invited to attend the event on Saturday, February 18.

    More information about Light Water Drums is available here.

    Tuesday, 7 February 2012

    Golf Day

    This Friday, February 10th, students will be getting golf lessons at Dr. A. R. Lord! Coaches will be setting up in the gym for the day and all students will get a chance to try out their swing.

    Monday, 6 February 2012

    Hot Lunch Reminder

    This coming FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10th is Hot Lunch Day at Dr. A. R. Lord Elementary School!

    Students who have pre-ordered will enjoy a plate of pasta, fruit or vegetable, a glass of milk or water, and a tasty dessert.

    For more information please contact the PAC Executive, or leave a letter at the School's Main Office.

    Sunday, 5 February 2012

    Lunar New Year Activities

    This Thursday, February 9, the REAL Parents group will be hosting Lunar New Year activities in the school library.  Classes will be participating throughout the morning.

    Thank you, REAL Parents!

    Saturday, 4 February 2012

    PAC Meeting Reminder


    Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Location: School Library

    Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting.

    Childminding will be available.

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

    Friday, 3 February 2012

    Fizzical Fizzicks: Spaced Out!

    All classes were treated to a special show on Wednesday morning at Dr. A. R. Lord.  The travelling company "Fizzical Fizzicks" brought us a great show about astronomy, and especially our own solar system.

    Plate spinning, juggling, and puppetry were just a few of the techniques used to keep the show interesting and informative!

    Thursday, 2 February 2012


    We got our boulders!

    A few parents at Dr. A. R. Lord have been working with the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver School Board since before Christmas to get some boulders placed on the school grounds as natural play structures.  These boulders were extracted from underneath Nootka Street in a recent city sewers project.

    Wednesday, the two work crews from the city and the VSB worked together to bring us three smooth, very play-worthy boulders!  The area is currently roped off until the ground dries out a little from all of our recent rain.

     choosing the best three of the bunch

     getting ready to place boulder number two

    after placement

    moving boulder number three from Nootka Street

    adjusting the position of the final boulder

    Wednesday, 1 February 2012

    No School on February 3 & 6

    Remember that there will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 3 or Monday, February 6.  Enjoy the long weekend and see you on Tuesday!