Saturday, 29 June 2013

Did you know? Gauss Mathematics Test

Did you know that nine students at Lord wrote the University of Waterloo Gauss Mathematics test this May? This year, 9259 students from B.C. and 78,138 students in total elected to write this test. Of the nine students at Dr. A. R. Lord, two of them received the Certificate of Distinction, which indicates a score in the top 25%. Congratulations to everyone who worked hard to prepare for the test!

Monday, 17 June 2013

Meaningful Movie June 20: Horton Hears A Who

Join us as we run the concession on Thursday, June 20 for this month's free Meaningful Movie at St. David's Anglican Church at 2475 Franklin Street.  The movie this month is "Horton Hears A Who" - a special childrens' showing for our younger viewers! Note the earlier start time - doors are at 6:00 pm and the movie starts at 6:30. All funds raised go towards Dr. A. R. Lord PAC.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Car-free day this Sunday

This Sunday, June 16, is Car-Free Day on Commercial Drive and in other neighbourhoods throughout Vancouver. Enjoy this fun, free, family-friendly festival on the Drive from 12-7 pm. Kids' events include face painting, giant board games, free demo classes, dance parties and performances.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Creamy Chicken with Feta and Tomatoes

Creamy Chicken with Feta and Tomatoes

serves 6

2/3 c flour
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/4 c butter
2 c chopped onions
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 c milk
1 28-oz can of diced tomatoes
1/4 lb feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 c chopped parsley

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine the flour, paprika, oregano and salt in a shallow bowl. Roll the chicken in the flour mixture. Save the remaining flour mixture. In a large, heavy pan over medium heat, melt half the butter or margarine. Add the chicken without overcrowding the pan and cook until lightly browned on both sides. Remove from the pan and arrange in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Continue with the remaining chicken. Add the remaining butter or margarine to the pan. Add the onion and garlic and saute until the onion is soft. Stir in ¼ cup of the remaining flour mixture and cook about 2 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned. Slowly whisk in the milk and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add the tomatoes. Season to taste and pour the tomato mixture over the chicken. Cover and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with the feta cheese. Bake for 5 minutes longer. Let rest for 5 minutes, then sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Year-End Family Barbecue

Friday, June 14th

All parents, guardians, families, future families, teachers, neighbours, friends and supporters are invited to our year-end potluck BBQ celebration!

Let’s get together and share a meal and a laugh before the summer begins. Bring your beach blankets, soccer balls and bubbles!

chicken skewers on a pita $3.00
kids' hot dogs $1.50
bottled water & canned Italian soda $1.00
freezies & yogurt tubes $0.50

Finger food potluck items are welcome - for example, cut fruit or veggies, small appetizers, crackers and cheese, cookies, or whatever's your specialty!

For further information please contact the PAC Executive via e-mail or with a letter through the Main Office.

This fair weather event will be cancelled if it turns rainy.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Café Ético coffee and tea orders due Monday, June 10

This will be our last Café Ético coffee and tea order of the school year! The PAC raises money for our school for every bag we sell, and the company itself is run by a non-profit organization who works to uphold human rights in Central America.

Orders are due this month on Monday, June 10th to the PAC box in the office. Order forms are available at the front counter, or you can print one here.

Thursday, 6 June 2013


With many thanks for the generosity of TreeCanada ( and FedEx Express (, plus the efforts of some special parents, our school has a new front entrance garden!

We now have a gorgeous pink flowering ornamental cherry tree (Prunus x yedoensis "Akebono") as our main centerpiece, as well as some beautiful purple flowering California Lilac shrubs and some smaller purple flowering Heather plants, making the front of our school even more welcoming. We are very grateful to our donors, and appreciate their commitment to greening Canada's schools.

Thank you to Ms. Bains's & Ms. Ewing's Grade 1 students who created beautiful tree ornaments and helped celebrate the planting of our new tree and entrance garden. We will continue our greening project on the west side of the school in the coming months - stay tuned!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Hot Lunch Reminder

This is a reminder to students that Friday, June 7th is Hot Lunch Day!  Students who have pre-ordered will receive a hot dog or veggie dog, along with milk or water, a fresh fruit or vegetable and a tasty dessert.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

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 Wednesday 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 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, 3 June 2013

    REMINDER: PAC Meeting Thursday, June 6

    PAC Meeting
    Date: THURSDAY, June 6th

    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. This last meeting of the year will cover a small amount of business but will mostly be a potluck social! Please bring a hot dish to share. 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.

    Sunday, 2 June 2013

    Gym Sense Gymnastics

    Gym Sense Gymnastics is coming to our school next week to provide gymnastics instruction for all students! Each student will receive instruction every day from June 3 - June 11. If you have not already sent in your permission form and $5 to cover part of the costs, please do so ASAP!

    This program has been partially funded by ongoing PAC fundraising.

    VSB Public Education Parent Survey

    The VSB is asking for your input! Please see the information below to fill out their survey.

    Share your thoughts about public schools and public education!

    The world of education is a competitive place. Parents have many options to consider when they are deciding where to enroll their children. For public schools this means we need to constantly be innovating, improving the services and programs we offer, and ensuring the greatest success possible for every student. In order to do this effectively, we need feedback from our parent community.

    With this in mind, the Vancouver School Board is surveying current and future school community members about what they like or dislike about public schools and what challenges and opportunities they perceive. We want to hear from parents about the perceptions they hold about public and private education as well as the factors motivating them when choosing where to enroll their children.

    To accomplish this, the Vancouver School Board is conducting an online survey of parents to collect their views. We greatly value the opinion of parents and would appreciate it if you would notify them of this short questionnaire.

    Please feel free to forward this email and survey invite to your parent community. We are also sending paper flyers to preschools, daycares and Strong Starts around Vancouver. Please consider distributing these flyers among your parent community.

    All of the information gathered will be reported to the Vancouver School Board. The confidentiality and anonymity of those who complete the survey will be ensured. Thank you for your support of this initiative. 

    To take the survey, simply click here:

    Saturday, 1 June 2013

    Kids' Summer Camp Expo - Croatian Cultural Centre - Sunday, June 2

    Still looking for additional summer camp opportunities for your children? There is a Kids' Summer Camp Expo happening at the Croatian Cultural Centre this Sunday, June 2 from 11 AM - 5 PM.  More information and a link to free tickets can be found here:

    Summer Program Guide from Templeton Community School Team

    The summer program guide from the Templeton Community School went home with students this week. This includes many week-long summer camps plus a special Kindergarten readiness program. More booklets are available at the front desk or download one here.