Monday, 31 March 2014

DARLAA's annual bowling fundraiser to be held April 12

DARLAA, our wonderful Dr. A. R. Lord Alumni Association, is holding their fourth annual bowling tournament fundraiser! 

What: DARLAA's 4th Annual Super Bowl Fundraiser
Where: Rev's Bowling Alley (5502 Lougheed Highway in Burnaby)
When: Saturday April 12 from 7-9pm (sign-in opens at 6:30
Cost: $20 per person (includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, pop, and free parking voucher)

*This is a friendly tournament and the highest scoring team will win a grand prize worth over $100!! 
*Teams can range from 2-6 people 
*Arrive early to warm up/ensure you are ready at the start of the tournament (7 sharp!) 
*People may sign up their teams by clicking this link and filling out the form
*Tickets may be purchased from any DARLAA member!

More info is available on their facebook event page at

Friday, 14 March 2014

Spring Break!

Spring Break has begun! Due to Spring Break and District Closure, Dr. A. R. Lord will be closed until Monday, March 31. Rest up and we'll see you then!

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Hastings Rockhounds' Rock & Gem Show this weekend

Hastings Centre Rockhounds is holding their annual Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show this weekend at Hastings Community Centre. Come by between 10 am and 5 pm on Saturday or Sunday, March 15th and 16th.

Kids love the show. There will be displays, demonstrations, dealers, door prizes, a silent auction, grab bags, refreshments, and much more. Admission is by donation.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

DreamRider Theatre: H2Whoa! on Thursday

On Thursday at 9 AM, Dr. A. R. Lord students will be treated to another great travelling theatre production: H2Whoa! by DreamRider Theatre

DreamRider introduces the fundamentals of environmental awareness to school age children through the excitement of live theatre and multi-media.

In DreamRider Theatre's trademark zany and fun style, H2Whoa! teaches kids all about water, the water cycle, and how to conserve this precious resource that flows right through us.

REMINDER: Free the Rocks raffle draw on Thursday

Remember that our Free the Rocks raffle draw is happening this Thursday. Stop by the front showcase or have a look at the great list of prizes here!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Class Photos on Thursday, March 13

A photographer will be returning to our school on Thursday to take class photos.  Be sure to come to school looking your best! 

If you would like to take home a class photo, be sure to bring in your order form with $7 payment.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Scholastic Book Fair Starts Wednesday!

Our Scholastic Book Fair starts Wednesday.  Help raise money for new books for our school while buying books for yourself or for gifts. See here for exact dates and times.  Hope to see you there!

Sunday, 9 March 2014

REMINDER: PAC Meeting Thursday, March 13

PAC Meeting
Date: THURSDAY, March 13th

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 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.

Early Dismissal March 12

Wednesday, March 12th is an early dismissal day for all students.

Parents or guardians, please arrange for your children to be picked up at 2 pm. Note that after-school programs have been cancelled on this day.

Parent-Teacher interviews will be conducted by all teachers from 2 pm onward. If you have missed setting up an interview time or have further questions, please contact the school office at 604-713-4620.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

PAC Meeting Minutes February 13, 2014

The minutes of the PAC meeting held on February 13, 2014 can now be found online here. Please contact the PAC with any questions or clarifications.

Café Ético coffee and tea orders due Monday, March 10

Remember that our Café Ético coffee and tea fundraiser is ongoing monthly! 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, March 10th to the PAC box in the office. Order forms are available at the front counter, or you can print one here.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Social and Emotional Learning: for Parents of Children Grades 6-10 February 17

Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl will be speaking at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary on March 11, exploring predictors of academic success in youth, and how social and emotional well-being in youth can have long-lasting effects.

Daylight Savings Time - Spring Forward this weekend

It's time for daylight savings already! Turn your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday morning and enjoy the longer days as spring approaches.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Get a tree for your yard for $10

Have you heard of TreeKeepers? TreeKeepers is a partnership managed by Tree City and the Environmental Youth Alliance working with the City of Vancouver and the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan.

This plan calls for the planting of 150,000 new trees in Vancouver. The City estimates at least one-third of these new trees will need to be planted on private property by residents and commercial property owners.

To achieve this, TreeKeepers is making fruit and other ornamental trees available to Vancouver residents for only $10 each, maximum 4 trees per household. In addition to this, the Vancouver school whose students buy the most trees will win $500 towards an Earth-friendly project.

Go to their website to find out more, and to order your trees:

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Scholastic Book Fair March 12-14

Our annual Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

Participation in the book fair provides a wonderful opportunity to encourage literacy and the pleasure of reading with students. All proceeds from the book fair will be used to purchase new books for our school’s library.

Our Book Fair dates are as follows:

Wednesday March 12    8:30-9:00 AM    2:00-4:00 PM
Thursday     March 13    8:30-9:00 AM    3:00-4:00 PM
Friday          March 14    8:30-9:00 AM

Sales of $1500-$3000 allow the school to take 50% of the total profits to purchase new books. Sales under $1500 allow the school to take 25% of the total profits to purchase new books.

It is our school’s goal to sell at least $1500 in books again this year so that we can take advantage of the 50% return. Please think of the book fair as a great place to buy birthday presents, early Christmas presents, etc. A chart will be posted near the office so everyone can follow our school’s progress. 

Visit the Scholastic web site for information on their Featured Books, Family Guide to Reading, and Reading Levels.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

The Free the Rocks Raffle is here!

We are working hard to raise funds to “free the rocks” behind the school and break ground on our new natural playground/outdoor classroom. The plans for the playground plus our three exciting prize packages are currently on display in the showcase by the front office. Prizes have been donated by generous members of our local community.

Prize #1 – Family Fun Package, valued at $380
  • shopping spree for 6 video games from Electronic Arts
  • gift cards from Fresh Slice Pizza

Prize #2 – Dinner at Home Package, valued at $275
  • Steam Tea House tea package
  • Choices gift card
  • Black Rook Bakehouse gift certificate
  • Choices recipe books
  • Rio friendly meats gift certificates
  • Rival electric fondue pot
  • Wheelhouse Seafoods gift certificate
  • 14 piece BBQ tool set
  • 2 bottles of Rovitti extra-virgin olive oil

Prize #3 – Dining in the 'Hood Package, valued at $205
  • Laughing Bean Coffee gift card
  • Biercraft gift card
  • Tacofino Commissary gift certificate
  • Roundel gift certificate
  • Slocan Family Restaurant gift certificate
  • Tamam gift certificate

Choose the prize you would like to win, and mark down the number on your ticket. Submit your money and your tickets to the office.

Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. The draw will be on Thursday, March 13, and winners will be notified at school or by phone/e-mail.

Hot Lunch Reminder - March 7

This is a reminder to students that Friday, March 7th is Hot Lunch Day!  Students who have pre-ordered will receive a piece of cheese or pepperoni pizza, along with milk or water, a fresh fruit or vegetable and a tasty dessert.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

School flyer now available online

Have you seen the flyer promoting our school that the Marketing Committee has put together? Have a look now, or download the PDF here.