Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas Events at Dr. A. R. Lord

What an exciting Christmassy week for the students at Dr. A. R. Lord! On Tuesday, some of our primary students visited the high school students over at Eastside Alternative School to build gingerbread houses together. There is an article and photos of the event on VSB District News.

Also on Tuesday, just in time for our Christmas singalong and slideshow, it snowed! Many of us came back to the school in the evening for a PJ singalong and hot chocolate.

evening Christmas sing-a-long

On Wednesday, many of the classes were out of the school on field trips, despite the slushy weather.

On Thursday, our friends from DARLAA came by to help students with Christmas crafts and cookie decorating.

The hardworking DARLAA team at a craft table

some of the many, many cookies DARLAA baked for our students

Check out the article and more photos of Thursday's events also on VSB District News.

Thank you so much to Eastside Alternative Program, DARLAA, Mrs. Car and Mrs. Young-Eng, and the many staff and parents who volunteered their time to make these events fun for everyone! Have a wonderfully merry Christmas.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

PAC Meeting Minutes November 14, 2012

The minutes from the PAC meeting on November 14, 2012 can now be found online. Please contact the PAC Exec with any questions or clarifications.

Monday, 10 December 2012

REMINDER: PAC Meeting Wednesday, December 12

Date: WEDNESDAY, December 12th

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

We have a very short agenda for this month's meeting, followed by a potluck social! Please bring a dish to share, and your own plate and eating utensils if possible. As always, all parents are part of the PAC and are welcome to attend.

We will have some special guests at this month's meeting: Tracy from the Eastside Alternate Program will be coming, as well as a visitor from Templeton Pool.

Free childminding will be provided.

For further information please contact the PAC Executive by e-mail or with a letter to the PAC Box in the school's front office.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Canned food drive now on!

Our annual food drive for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society is now on! Until December 18th, please bring donations to your child's classroom, to the Christmas tree in the front lobby, or to the boxes in the hallway downstairs.

According to the Food Bank, these are their most-needed items:
  • Canned meat/fish
  • Natural peanut/nut butter
  • Whole wheat pasta & brown rice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned fruits/vegetables
  • 100% fruit juice
  • Low-sugar cereal
  • Baby food & formula
Please note that the Food Bank cannot accept home-canned food, expired items, items containing alcohol, or open packages.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Café Ético coffee and tea orders due Monday

This is a reminder that Café Ético coffee and tea orders are due on Monday, December 10. Please bring orders with payment to the PAC box in the office.

Café Ético orders will continue monthly in the new year, due on the 10th of each month.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Vancouver Giants Read-To-Succeed Game Friday, January 18, 2013

Please note that the Vancouver Giants hockey game that all students are eligible to attend as a reward for completing the Read-To-Succeed program has been moved to Friday, January 18, 2013. Mark your calendars!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

REMINDER: Purdy's forms are due on Friday

Remember, your order forms for Purdy's Chocolate Santa Lollipops are due this Friday, December 7! Please bring forms and payment to the PAC box in the office. The school receives money for each Santa sold.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Hot Lunch Reminder

A reminder to students who have pre-ordered that Friday, December 7th 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.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Fruit & Vegetable Program

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


  • Mandarin oranges are grown on small (10 ft high), slender-twigged deciduous trees.
  • The tree is more drought-tolerant than the fruit. The mandarin is tender, and is damaged easily by cold.
  • Compared to other citrus fruits, Mandarin oranges have 6 to 7 times the amount of “synephrine”, a naturally occurring decongestant to help with flu season!

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

    Students will receive their delivery 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 fruits offered.

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