Thursday, 31 January 2013

Movie Fundraiser February 3 for Queen Victoria Annex

Looking for something to do with your kids this weekend? Sunday, February 3rd at 2 pm, the Kids Culture Film Series is putting on another movie matinee at the Rio Theatre as a fundraiser for Queen Victoria Annex’s new playground. The movie is “Cinderella Moon” from China.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Hobiyee 2013 - the Nisga'a New Year Feb 1 & 2

There's another community festival coming up this weekend - Hobiyee, the Nisga'a New Year, will be taking place at the PNE Forum on February 1st and 2nd. The two-day festival is packed with dancers, drummers, and other performers from our local First Nations. Check out for more information.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Sweater and Coat Donations for Turn Down the Heat Week

Dr. A. R. Lord is supporting the Hastings North Business Improvement Association in taking part in Turn Down the Heat week, an initiative put forth by FortisBC and BIABC. Businesses across BC are joining together to promote energy conservation and to encourage donations of sweaters to local charities.

We will be accepting donations of sweaters and coats on behalf of the Hastings North BIA from Wednesday, January 30th until Wednesday, February 6th. The BIA (2620 East Hastings Street) will be accepting items until Saturday February 9th and handing them out at the Under One Umbrella Homeless Connect event.

Look for the donation boxes by the front office and in the downstairs hallway.

Monday, 28 January 2013

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. 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 or contact the school administration at 604-713-4620.

    Sunday, 27 January 2013

    Light Water Drums a success!

    It was great to see so many Lord families out at Light Water Drums last night. The kids enjoyed the lantern procession with drums, the Carnival Band, performers, displays, and the grand finale fire show! Afterwards, there was juggling, drumming, hula hooping, poi spinning and face painting in the Garden Auditorium. Good times.

    Saturday, 26 January 2013

    PAC Meeting Minutes December 12, 2012

    The minutes from the PAC meeting on December 12, 2012 can now be found online. Please contact the PAC Exec with any questions or clarifications.

    Friday, 25 January 2013

    Light Water Drums this Saturday

    Students have been decorating umbrellas and lanterns in preparation for this Saturday's Light, Water, Drums festival at Hastings Park. Information and maps have also gone home to all students. Come participate in your neighbourhood's very own lantern festival, and light up the night!

    Thursday, 24 January 2013

    Hot Lunch Reminder

    A reminder to students who have pre-ordered that Friday, January 25th is Hot Lunch Day!  Students who have pre-ordered will receive a plate of pasta and optional meatballs, along with milk or water, a fresh fruit or vegetable and a tasty dessert.

    Wednesday, 23 January 2013

    Circus Arts Workshops

    Circus West was in our school today to lead circus arts workshops for all students! Ask your child to demonstrate what new skills they learned today.

    Tuesday, 22 January 2013

    Afterschool programs NOW ON!

    Afterschool programs start today, and registration is still open. Students have the following programs to choose from:

    Monday: Master Chef (Gr. 1-7) 3:30 - 5:15 pm
    Tuesday: Floor Hockey (Gr. 2-4) 3:10 - 4:10 pm
                                        (Gr. 5-7) 4:15 - 5:15 pm
    Wednesday: Clay Works (Gr. K-7) 3:10 - 4:45 pm
    Thursday: Piano (Gr. 1-7) 3:00 - 6:00 pm in 30 min. time slots

    Please contact Qua at 604-713-5898 with any questions.

    Canucks Tickets Raffle

    A generous Dr. A. R. Lord family has donated a pair of Canucks tickets for Wednesday, January 23, against Calgary. The school will be raffling off the tickets today, right before 3 pm dismissal.

    Tickets are $10 or 3 for $20. Thanks and good luck!

    Thursday, 17 January 2013

    NO SCHOOL Monday, January 21

    Please note that Monday, January 21st is a Professional Development Day for teachers and there is NO SCHOOL for students on that day. See you on Tuesday!

    Monday, 14 January 2013

    Fruit & Vegetable Program

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


    Kiwis are the edible berry of a wooden vine, and are native to China, India, Japan, and southern Siberia. They are grown commercially in New Zealand, Italy, Chile, Greece and France. However, they do just fine in our temperate climate and you may have seen them growing in back yards right here in Vancouver!

    In their early days of being marketed internationally, they were known as Chinese gooseberries and melonettes.  Marketers settled on the name "kiwifruit" due to their resemblance to the kiwi bird (small, round, brown and furry), the national bird of New Zealand. New Zealand was the first country that grew them commercially.

    Kiwi vines are either male or female; only the female vine produces fruit, and only in the presence of a male vine.

    Kiwis are a rich source of vitamin C and vitamin K, and a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin E. The fruit and skin contain flavonoids, actinidin and adhered pollen which may produce irritation in the mouth and throat of some allergic individuals. Kiwi seeds are a very good source of omega-3 fatty acid.

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

    Saturday, 12 January 2013

    Hot Lunch Dates

    Forms for the next three hot lunches went home to students this week. Dates are as follows:

    January 25 - Pasta and Meatballs

    February 8 - Chinese New Year

    March 1 - Rice Bowls

    Please submit order forms for all hot lunch dates by Friday, January 18. Late order forms are difficult for us to process and sometimes cannot be accommodated at all.

    If you are coming to the hot lunches to volunteer, please feel free to order extra lunches for siblings or yourself!

    A form to print out can be found here.

    Thursday, 10 January 2013

    Next Meaningful Movie January 17th - a PAC Fundraiser

    The Hastings North Community Partners Group sponsors free showings of topical documentary films on the third Thursday of every month except December, July and August. These Meaningful Movies take place at St. David's Anglican Church at 2475 Franklin Street.  Doors are at 6:30 and the movie starts at 7 pm, with a moderated discussion afterwards.

    This month's movie is Food Inc, rated PG. Our PAC will be running the concession, and all proceeds go towards our ongoing fundraising efforts. If you are interested in volunteering to help run the concession, please e-mail the PAC Exec.

    Wednesday, 9 January 2013

    Café Ético orders due January 10

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

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

    Tuesday, 8 January 2013

    Vancouver Giants Read-to-Succeed Game - order forms due January 9

    The Vancouver Giants hockey game that all students are eligible to attend as a reward for completing the Read-To-Succeed program will be on Friday, January 18 at 7:30 pm. All students will receive one free ticket to the game!

    Additional tickets may be purchased by other family members who wish to attend for $11 each. Order forms are due to your child's teacher on Wednesday, January 9.

    Monday, 7 January 2013

    Community Program: Seasons of Food at Hastings Community Centre

    Seasons of Food is a gardening, cooking and food skills program for adults that includes relevant child-minding for your younger children. Classes take place at Hastings Community Centre. Check out their latest schedule and meet like minds!

    Sunday, 6 January 2013

    CORRECTION: PAC Meeting Wednesday January 16

    Date: WEDNESDAY, January 16th

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

    As a parent of a child at Dr. A. R. Lord, you are part of the PAC! As such, all parents are welcome to attend our upcoming school PAC meeting. Free child minding 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.

    Thursday, 3 January 2013

    Light, Water, Drums is coming!

    Light, Water, Drums, our very own neighbourhood winter lantern festival, is coming up on Saturday, January 26. Free workshops are happening as early as this weekend! Check out the poster for times and locations.

    Wednesday, 2 January 2013

    Update Your Calendar

    Happy New Year everyone! Hope you had a joy-filled and restful holiday.

    Did you know that the PAC uses Google calendar? Click here to add hot lunches, Pro-D Days, and other school-related events to your own calendar.