Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas + Concert Photos

Merry Christmas to everyone from the Dr. A. R. Lord PAC! Click for some photos of last week's concert:

Monday, 23 December 2013

Dr. A. R. Lord and Eastside make the District News!

Check out this article on VSB District News about Ms. Bains' class visit to our Eastside program neighbours, where our Grade 1 and 2 students made gingerbread houses with the Grade 9s and 10s.


Sunday, 22 December 2013

Snow Day!

Friday was our first big snow day of the year - what a treat for the last day of school before the Christmas holiday! School was on, but rest assured that our kids got lots of time out in the snow with their friends.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Pictures from Thursday's DARLAA visit

The Dr. A. R. Lord Alumni Association, or, as we prefer it, Awesome Alumni, came to our school on Thursday to help our students with cookie decorating and other Christmas crafts. Click the photo to see their whole album on facebook!

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Christmas Concerts TOMORROW!

Our school Christmas Concerts are happening tomorrow, Wednesday December 18. There will be two concerts, at 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Students are asked to arrive at the school at 6 pm in time for the evening concert.

We can't wait!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Reminder: Hot Lunch Day Friday, December 13

This is a reminder to students that Friday, December 13th is Hot Lunch Day!  Students who have pre-ordered will receive a slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza, along with milk or water, a fresh fruit or vegetable and a tasty dessert.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Lost & Found Items to be donated on December 18

The Dr. A. R. Lord Lost & Found still contains many lovely items of clothing and lunch containers! Stop by and have a look soon - left over items will be donated to charity after December 18.

Monday, 9 December 2013

LiFE:Vancouver coupon books: Thursday, December 12 is the last day

LiFE:Vancouver coupon books are our latest PAC fundraiser. Formerly known as Green Zebra/Greenster, the book offers savings on many local businesses that families actually use. Here are some examples:
  • up to $20 off at Donald's
  • up to $15 off at Famous Foods
  • buy one get one 50% off at Roundel Cafe
  • $10 off at Scandinave Spa
  • 1 game free at Planet Lazer
And there are lots more, locally and around the Lower Mainland. The books cost $30, and the PAC gets $14.50 for each book sold.

Buy one in time for your Christmas shopping, or buy more to give as gifts.

To get your books, or to have a look at one, see Lisa, send us an e-mail, or drop a note in the PAC box and we will get them to you ASAP! December 12 is the last day to buy books.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

REMINDER: PAC Meeting Thursday, December 12

PAC Meeting
Date: THURSDAY, December 12th

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.

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.

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.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Café Ético coffee and tea orders due Tuesday, December 10

Remember that Café Ético tea and coffee orders are due on Tuesday, December 10. There are some special holiday gift packs available for December. See here for details.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Good news keeps growing in our school garden program

Earlier this year, we applied for a grant offered jointly by the VSB and the Vancouver Park Board to provide fruit tree for schools. We were approved, and recently received two young Italian Prune Plum trees which were planted in the schoolyard this week!

In related news, the Environmental Youth Alliance continues to visit our school every other Thursday to lead the classes in a garden-related activity. Today, they discussed the importance of trees with Divisions 4 and 5, and helped them write a little note to our new trees telling them how much they loved them. Then the students hung their notes on one of the trees and maybe even gave it a little hug.

talking about trees

starting our drawings

singing around our decorated tree

Monday, 2 December 2013

Fruit & Vegetable Program

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

Kindergarten to Grade 2 students will also be receiving cow's milk or a fortified soy beverage as part of the new +Milk program. Here's the third scoop on MILK.


  • 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 scoop and double scoop on 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.