Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Magazine Subscription Fundraiser Ongoing during the Summer

Please remember our ongoing fundraisers. Over the summer, you can continue to make purchases and help our school by purchasing or renewing magazine subscriptions  online.

A wide variety of magazines are available for kids, adults and all types.  A great Birthday Gift!

Magazine subscriptions: go here to buy your magazine subscriptions and 37% of the cost of the subscription will go directly to our school!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Letter to Parents from VSB - updates on Report Cards.

The Vancouver School Board and Dr. Steve Cardwell,  Superintendent of Schools has issued a letter to parents and includes information on report cards, access for students to pick up belongings etc. in light of the onging strike action.  In summary - report cards will not be issued for grade K-7 while the fate of Summer School still has not ben finalized. The school will also be providing future updates with respect to picking up of personal belongings from school.  The full letter can be found at:  Link Access to Letter    

Monday, 23 June 2014

What to do with the Kids during the Summer? Check Out the Local Playground Activities Starting July

CLINTON PARK, PANDORA PARK, BURRARD VIEW PARK has daily free activities all summer including wading pools, arts and crafts, story time, tournaments, sports.  See  Link:  SCHEDULE ACTIVITIES


Friday, 20 June 2014

June School Newsletter and message from Principal

The June newsletter is now available and with updates from Principal. Ms. Susie Car. Highlights include information on the number of divisions for next September as well as changes and new staff members.   It can be found at the following:Link to newsletter

Monday, 16 June 2014

Gymnastics Week A Huge Success!

Gymnastics week was held last week and gave Dr. A.R. Lord children the opportunity to learn some new skills, have fun and earn a participation certificate!  The program was put on by Gym Sense Gymnastics Inc. and partially funded by the PAC.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Hastings Community Centre Preschool - Childcare Legacy Award

The Hastings Community Centre Preschool, which is the precursor for many Dr. A.R. Lord students, just received the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development - CHILDCARE LEGACY AWARD for 2014 for over forty years of service.                                                                    We congratulate the Hastings Community Association and all the wonderful staff for caring for our little ones with such dedication and professionalism!  Dr. A.R. Lord PAC looks forward to continued collaboration and partnerships for preschool, before and after school care and activities for our children and families.  

Friday, 13 June 2014

Early Summery Day Camps at Hastings CC offered during Teacher Job Action

Neighboring Hastings Community Centre  has just announced that they will be scheduling early summer camps  for 6-12 year olds during the teacher job action for the next two weeks and include activities such as bowling, waterparks, arts, crafs, swimming.

Week 1:  June 16 to 20, 9:00-3:00 - 26003.201HS Cost:  $100/5 days 
Week 2:  June 23 to 27, 9:00-3:00 - 26003.202HS Cost:  $100/5 days

Register in person only at  3096 Hastings St. (604) 718-6222 and bring child CareCard number

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Year End BBQ - Cancelled & Further Strike Action For Next Week

The PAC organized year end BBQ that was scheduled for Friday June 20th has been cancelled due to the uncertain climate of school closure.  .......Don't fret though as we will plan a great fun filled family event in the new school year!!

The BC Teachers' Federation also announced that Stage 2 job action will continue on Monday June 16th where all teachers will participate in a study session province wide and will not be present at school.  A full scale strike will start on Tuesday June 17th onward.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Café Ético coffee and tea orders due Tuesday, June 10th

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 Tuesday, June 10th to the PAC box in the office. Order forms are available at the front counter, or you can print one here.
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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Environmental Association of BC Grant awarded to Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary

Dr. A.R. Lord recently was awarded a $1500 grant for the purchase of aquarium equipment and art supplies for next year's Kindergarten class for their Salmon Education Program.   This means that the Kindergarten children will have the opportunity to learn first hand about the life cycle of salmon and environmental stewardship.  Eggs will be brought into the classroom to hatch into alevins and then released into a natural salmon habitat on a field trip.  

Thank you for the generous support from the 
Environmental Manager's Association of BC !!!

  • Shane Simpson - MLA Vancouver Hastings:  Congratulations to AR Lord on the award for their Salmon Education Program. It is great to see young people making this kind of contribution and being recognized for their efforts. A big thank you to the Environmental Managers Association of BC for the award and again to the kids and teachers at AR Lord for their efforts and success.

Dr. A.R. Lord hosts Welcome to Kindergarten

Recently, on May 29th, next year's kindergarten kids, their families and caregivers were invited to our school.  It was an opportunity to meet their future teachers, Mrs. Susie Car - the Principal,  the PAC, fellow students and families.

They sang songs, did arts and crafts, practiced writing their names, and sat down for story time with the Hastings VPL Librarian in a warm and fun environment.  Tours of the school were also given so that the children would be familiar with the school setting.

We are looking forward to having these new young students start in September 2014 at our wonderful school!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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 +Milk program. Here's scoop number ten on MILK.


  • The cucumber is a creeping vine that roots in the ground and grows up trellises or other supporting frames, wrapping around ribbing with thin, spiralling tendrils.
  • Cucumbers are scientifically classified as fruits because they have an enclosed seed and develop from a flower.
  • Cucumbers are 95% water.

  • For further information, fascinating facts and interesting history on this crunchy vegetable please read the scoop on CUCUMBERS. You can read more about cucumbers and other hothouse vegetables in this week's DOUBLE SCOOP.

    Students will receive their delivery during class time on Wednesday. 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 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, 2 June 2014

    Crazy hair & dress-up day this Wednesday!

    This Wednesday June 4, our Student Council brings us Crazy Hair & Dress-Up Day! Come to school with the craziest hairstyle and clothing you can think of.

    June PAC meeting CANCELLED

    Please note that the June 5th PAC meeting will be CANCELLED due to time restraints and scheduling conflicts. We will reconvene in September with our first meeting of the new school year.

    Sunday, 1 June 2014

    Hot Lunch - date changed to Thursday, June 5

    Please note that due to job action, our next Hot Lunch Day has been changed from Friday to this Thursday, June 5th!  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.