Thursday, 31 May 2012

Hastings Park Family Bike Fest June 24

As part of this year's Velopalooza, one of our Dr. A. R. Lord parents is organizing a family bike festival on Sunday, June 24, from 1:00-4:00 pm, at Hastings Park.
  • Decorate your bike and choose one of two rides, easier or longer
  • VanCycle Mobile Bike Shop will be there to do minor tuneups and safety checks
  • Visit with members of the Vancouver Police Department Bike Squad
  • Face painting, snacks, prizes, and more!

Note: Parents must attend and are responsible for the safety of their children at all times. Helmets are mandatory for all ages.
Visit for more information.
This event is made possible through the Vancouver Foundation's Community Small Grants program.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Hot Lunch Reminder

A reminder to students who have pre-ordered that Friday, June 1 is Hot Lunch Day!  Students who have pre-ordered will receive a slice of pepperoni or cheese pizza, along with milk or water, a fresh fruit or vegetable and a tasty dessert.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Our Mural is Finished!

NEWS FLASH: The last brush strokes of our latest mural project were applied before dusk tonight, and Wednesday's planned work sessions are cancelled. You know where to find the finished product!


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 on Thursday. 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 via e-mail or contact the school administration at 604-713-4620.

    Monday, 28 May 2012

    Jump Rope for Heart event a success!

    We had great weather for our Jump Rope for Heart wrap-up event on Thursday.  Thanks to Ms. Young-Eng for the great music program and an energizing warm-up, and to the students for participating with such enthusiasm!

    Sunday, 27 May 2012

    Mural Project Update

    We made great progress on the mural today! Thanks so much to all of the families that came out. We got tons accomplished and the mural is looking fantastic.

    However, it is a complex design and there's lots of work left.  If you are able, please consider coming by to help paint at one of the following times this week:

    Monday 6:30-8:30pm
    Tuesday 1:00-3:00 pm and 6:30-8:30 pm
    Wednesday 1:00-3:00 pm and 6:30-8:30 pm

    No need to RSVP, just drop by. Work will be happening rain or shine, since the mural is under the covered area.  If you would like to confirm a time, please e-mail the PAC.

    Sunday, 20 May 2012

    Family Mural Party May 27

    On Sunday May 27th at 10 a.m., we will be having our second mural party!  Bigger than last year, this mural will cover the wall underneath the covered area on the west side of the school.

    Please come out with your family and help us make our little school more beautiful and our community that much stronger! Bring along a picnic blanket, work clothes, and some sunscreen and meet us at the west side of the school anytime after 10 a.m. We will have paint brushes and all the supplies necessary.

    We will be providing a pizza lunch, refreshments and snacks. If you know that you will be making it for lunch, please let us know by contacting the PAC at so that we have enough for everyone.

    In addition to working on our mural, the UBC landscape architects who are donating their time to our new natural playscape will be present to talk about the upcoming fall project. This is a great opportunity to discuss what you would like to see in our kids’ new natural play area on the west side of our school. Come for a couple of hours or just drop by and cheer us on. If you have any questions please contact Tracy or email the PAC at

    Last year we had a blast!

    Thursday, 17 May 2012

    Hooray for Sports Day!

    Thank you to DARLAA, Templeton volunteers, parents, students, staff, and families for a fantastic Sports Day!  Enjoy your extra-long weekend.

    Wednesday, 16 May 2012

    Early Dismissal Thursday and No School Friday

    Due to Sports Day, dismissal on Thursday, May 17 will be at 12:30. 

    Also, Friday, May 18 will be a District Closure Day which means no school for Dr. A. R. Lord students. 

    Have a great Sports Day, a great long weekend and see you on Tuesday!

    Friday, 11 May 2012

    Jump Rope for Heart

    Our Jump Rope for Heart Finale event last week was postponed due to poor weather, and has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 24, at 1:30 pm.  Stay tuned!

    Thursday, 10 May 2012

    Sports Day is Coming!

    Our school's Sports Day is coming up on Thursday, May 17.  The PAC will be providing all students, staff, and volunteers with a complimentary pizza lunch. 

    If you're a baker, please consider baking some nut-free cookies, bars, or muffins to bring to our PAC bake sale, which will also be parts of the Sports Day fun!  Or simply bring some small change and indulge in the goodies on offer to support our school.  Coffee (starting at 8:15), freezies, other treats, and additional pizza (starting at 11:30) will be available for sale as well.

    Wear your team colours and wish for good weather!

    Wednesday, 9 May 2012

    Fruit & Vegetable Program

    This week, students will receive baby 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.

    Tuesday, 8 May 2012

    NO SCHOOL Wednesday, May 9

    Please note that Wednesday, May 9 is a Professional Development (Pro-D) Day which means no school for students.  Afterschool programs are also cancelled for Wednesday.  Enjoy your midweek break!

    Monday, 7 May 2012


    This week, qualified external gymnastics instructors will be at Lord to further add variety to our students' physical education programs. Ask your child what they learned this week!

    Sunday, 6 May 2012

    PAC Meeting Minutes April 11, 2012

    Minutes for the PAC meeting on April 11 are now online and can be found here.  Please contact the PAC Executive by e-mail for any clarifications.