Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Registration for Fall Afterschool Programs Now On

The new flyer is out for fall afterschool and lunchtime programs, brought to you by the Templeton Community Schools Team. Programs available at Lord are:

Monday: Indoor Floor Hockey (Gr. 2-4, 5-7)
Tuesday: Painting (Gr. K-5)
Wednesday: Badminton (Gr. K-7), Girls' Club (Gr. 6&7 LUNCHTIME - free program)
Thursday: Piano (Gr. 1-7)
Friday: Hip-Hop Cheer Squad

Programs start the week of October 1. Register early to secure a spot! Qua Le will be at Lord to pick up forms and answer questions after school on Thursday, September 27.

You may also phone Qua at 604-713-5898.

Fruit & Vegetable Program

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


  • The peach is a member of the rose family and originated in China

  • Peach trees only live 10-20 years

  • "The world’s largest peach cobbler" is made every year in Georgia, USA, and measures 3.3 metres by 1.5 metres

For more fun facts, please read the PDF document on peaches.

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

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Cross Country

The Cross Country running season has begun! Students from Grades 1-7 are all eligible to join. Practices take place at school on Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 8:30 am to 9:00 am, rain or shine (in the gym if it is raining). 

There will be afterschool mini-meets on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Clinton Park; parents are needed to help drive and to cheer on our team! These meets may be cancelled in case of rain.

The city-wide meet takes place at Trout Lake on Thursday, October 25, at 1 pm. Students will be excused from afternoon classes in order to participate.

Last year's team had a blast! See Ms. O'Neill or Ms. Burke for more information or to join.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Hot Lunch Reminder

A reminder to parents that hot lunch forms are due in to the PAC Box in the office by Tuesday, September 25.

On Friday, 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.

Friday, 21 September 2012

NO SCHOOL Monday September 24

Please note that Monday, September 24 is a Professional Development Day and there is NO SCHOOL for students on that day. See you on Tuesday!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Allergy Alert

Please note that there are no tree nuts allowed at Dr. A. R. Lord, due to a severe allergy of a Grade 2 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.

Foods that say they "May contain" nuts are permitted. Peanuts, coconut, and seeds such as sesame or sunflower seeds are also allowed.

If you have a child with a severe allergy attending Dr. A. R. Lord, please let the administration know as soon as possible.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012


Thanks to our gorgeous fall weather, every day this week Dr. A. R. Lord students have been having their lunches outside! Come say hello and join the picnic. Please note that the students' lunch break this year is 12:10 pm - 12:57 pm.

Children's Market at Hastings Community Centre

The ever-popular Children's Market at the Hastings Community Centre is back!

Saturday, October 13
10 am - 1:30 pm

Buy or sell used children's books, toys, and clothing. Free admission for buyers; table rental for sellers is $15 plus a $10 refundable clean-up deposit.

For more information please call Alice at 604-718-6233.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Hot Lunch Dates

Our first hot lunches of the year have been set! Order forms will go home today or tomorrow.

September 28 - pizza

October 12 - Chinese food

October 26 - 6 inch Subway sandwiches

Please submit order forms for all hot lunch dates by Tuesday, September 25. Late order forms are difficult for us to process and sometimes cannot be accomodated at all.

A form to print out can be found here.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Have an Apple with Your Teacher Day

Thursday, September 20
4-6 pm

Come to the covered area behind the school with your children to meet your child's new teacher for the year and to socialize with other Dr. A. R. Lord families. All family members are welcome. Our new principal, Mrs. Susie Car, will also be there.

The PAC will provide free fresh B.C. apples, hot coffee and tea, and hot dogs by donation.

We will also hold our first bake sale of the year! If you are able to bring a plate of nut-free baked goods, please e-mail us or simply bring them to the event. Baked goods will be sold for 50 cents each and all proceeds will go towards the PAC to fund future school activities.

Hope to see you there!

This event will be held in the gym in case of poor weather.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Fruit & Vegetable Program

The BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program is back!  This Wednesday, students will receive blueberries in their classrooms, unless the school has received a reverse consent form. If you do not want your child to receive the free fruits and vegetables that will be provided throughout the year, please fill out the blue form (sent home last week) and return it to the school.

The BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program is a collaborative program from ActNow BC with funding from the B.C. Ministries of Health, Education and Agriculture and Lands. It is administered through the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation, a non-profit association dedicated to working with educators to bring B.C.’s agriculture to students. It is made possible at our school by the ongoing work of a dedicated parent volunteer!


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

Sunday, 9 September 2012

REMINDER: PAC Meeting Wednesday, September 12

Date: WEDNESDAY, September 12th
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: School Library

The PAC's next meeting is our first one for this school year. We will be discussing fundraising plans for the year and other fun events such as movie nights and hot lunches. We will also discuss how to best support our teachers and our students during the upcoming school year.

Free child minding will be provided.

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