Sunday, 30 November 2014

PAC Hot Lunch

Sushi, Apples, Cookies and Milk were served at the Nov 27 PAC Lunch.  

Saturday, 29 November 2014

E Van t-shirt orders Due Dec 4th

Our exclusive T-Shirt orders and payment are due on Dec 4thth into the PAC Mail box at the school.
Kids T's $12 for AR Lord Students, Adult T's $20 each, bags $5 each.

Order Forms available at the school front counter and online at:   printable order form
The t-shirts and bags are a fundraiser for the school so purchase for your friends, family, co-workers and everyone on your Nice List for the holidays!  Items will be available by Dec 17th in time for the holidays.
If you have any questions, contact

Friday, 28 November 2014

Good Bye and Thank You to Kevin!

We are sad to see Kevin finish his temporary job assignment supporting Ms. Young's K and Gr 1 class, but ever so glad to have had him in our school.   The kids all said good bye to him on his last day and gave him artwork pictures as a gift.  

Thursday, 27 November 2014

SAVE THE DATE! Dec 17th Year End Winter Concert

Shhhh........Secret practices are going on in the music room in preparation for the winter concert on December 17th.  All the Dr. A.R. Lord Students are busy practicing for a fabulous show!   Be sure to mark this date on your calendar.  There will be an afternoon performance during school hours and then an evening event so that all can attend.  Here is a teaser sneak peak!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Puzzle of the Week

How Many Squares can you see?  Puzzle of the week for Students.  Runs Nov 24-Dec 3rd

Update Dec 4th:  This puzzle has now closed.  The answer is....... 40  

In our Neighbourhood - Hastings Racecourse Public Consultation Dec 3rd

You are invited to join 2014 Public Annual Consultation:

·         Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | 6:00pm
·         Community Room (lower level) at Hastings Racecourse
·         Light refreshments will be served

Come see what’s new at Hastings, recap the year and learn what Community Benefits Hastings has to offer you – also let us know what you think and what we can do to better support you and your efforts. We will also be kicking off the application period for 2015 Community Day at the Races.

Dr. A.R. Lord has been a participant in the Community Day at the Races for the last few years!   We hope to participate again this spring! 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Templeton Secondary Introduction - Tuesday Dec 2nd

Templeton Secondary School will be hosting an information session for Grade 6 and 7's to learn about the school, it's programs and registration.  Topics will cover transition from grade 7 to grade 8.

Tuesday Dec 2nd 7:00pm to 8:00pm at Templeton.  (727 Templeton Drive).  All parents and grade 6 and 7 students welcome!

Sunday, 23 November 2014

50th Anniversary Cupcakes Donated by Munchies by MASH!

All students at Dr. A.R. Lord received delicious cupcakes at the 50th anniversary sock hop celebration.

"We hope you enjoyed the cupcakes courtesy of Munchies by MASH.  We are a home based bakery in Vancouver that specializes in custom cakes, tasty treats and anything that falls under the category of delicious and homemade!  We bring fresh made-with-love treats from our home to yours"  
            xoxo MASH (Sasha)

Thank you for your generous donation to our school!

Support local small business, check them out at:

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Parent Workshops

Thursday Nov 20th was the first of a series of parent workshops.  Many A.R. Lord teachers and parents/caregivers attended the presentation on how to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol.
Ms. Kristina Spring is an alcohol and drug youth worker, the presentation covered themes such as:
*What is a drug?
*What are the most common Drugs that your Kids will encounter
*Harmful impacts on children's brains and bodies that are still undergoing development

*Talking to kids about how drugs can impact their values and goals
*Helping children recognize the level of risk

*Talking to your child about the difference between medicinal marijuana vs. illegal drug use

Feedback from the attendees was that the relevance of the topic was remarkable, even for those with young children in the primary grades.  It provided parents with the tools to speak about drugs in a way that many had never thought about before.


Technology and Parenting with Alexandra Wilson with School Age Children and Youth (a joint partnership through Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver School Board). Come out and explore how development, parenting, and technology can work together.  We'll discuss: What is going on with technology use?  How much is too much? What does a balanced lifestyle look like? Having conversations with you.    Dec 8th 6:30-8:30pm.  Childminding provided by donation.  Preregister now as seating is limited:

Friday, 21 November 2014

1960's stylin'

1964 Celebration Dress Up

All Roads Lead to .......... EAST VANCOUVER!

T-Shirt and Shopping Bag Holiday Gifts.

We all know that East Vancouver Rocks!  Show it off!

The A.R. Lord PAC (along with the help of some talented little elves) have created these great T-Shirts and reusable shopping bags!  The black 100% cotton T-shirts and lightweight canvas shopping bags are custom designed and printed locally.  They will be sold as a fundraiser for the school and orders will be delivered in time for the holidays.  Children's T-Shirts $15 each (Introductory special for A.R. Lord Students $12*), Women's and Men's T-Shirts $20 each, shopping bags $7.50 each.  Order Forms will be available next week at school.

*No A.R. Lord student will be denied a T-Shirt due to limited financial resources.  Details included on order forms.  

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Books & Magazines for the School Library

The collection of books continues to grow at the Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary library and Teacher - Librarian Ms. McMaster has been busy sourcing and procuring new titles for our students.

The PAC also continues to support the library to ensure that a wide selection of current material is available.  $350 raised from the magazine subscription fundraiser has in turn been earmarked to buy children's educational magazines for the school.

Link to AR Lord Magazine Fundraiser

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Reminders of Upcoming Events and Activities at AR Lord

Events and activities This Week

  • PAC Meeting Thu Nov 20th  6:15-7:00 in the Library
  • Parent Presentation - "Talking to your Children about Drugs and Alcohol" 7:15-8:30 Thu Nov  20th in the Library after the PAC meeting
  • Fri Nov 21 - 1960's celebration for AR Lord's 50th Anniversary:  Kids dress in your grooviest 60's outfit, events, and mini-sock hop dance 2:00-3:00 (families welcome to the dance) and anniversary cupcakes from Munchies by Mash:
  • Fri Nov 21 - Evening Giants Family Hockey Night (Tix from Hastings North Community Police Office)

Events and Activities next Week: 
  • Tue Nov 25 - SLP Workshop for K, Gr1, Gr 2  Parents - Occupational Therapist 3:15-4:15
  • Tue Nov 25 - 3:30 Girls Jr. Volleyball at Hastings Elementary
  • Wed Nov 26th- Individual Photo Retakes
  • Thr Nov 27th - Hot Lunch (Sushi)
  • Fri Nov 28th - Professional Day No School
  • Nov 29th - last day for Flipgive Fundraiser:  Books for Our Kids RENEWED UNTIL January flip give books for our kids

Go Lord Lions! Oct 18th Girls Volleyball Tournament

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Outdoor Playing, Exploring and Learning! LET'S GO OUTSIDE!

Dr. A.R. Lord Kindergarten and Grade 1 students   were out enjoying the sunshine and crisp fall weather on a recent field trip to the neighbouring Hastings Park.  Their outing included playing in the fallen leaves, drawing plants, observing the local ducks in the pond, and walking in the natural surroundings of this beautiful urban park.  Children were tasked with drawing something "Cold", "Smooth" and something they could "Hear".

"In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught." - Baba Dioum

Monday, 17 November 2014

Yarn Bombing at AR Lord Elementary

Yarn Bombing:  A type of street art that employs colourful displays of yarn.  Knitted cozies were made for these trees who are most certainly chilly during the recent cold front.  Brought to you by the Dr. A.R. Lord Knitting Club!  

PAC Hot Lunch Day

Pizza, Apples, Milk and Rice Crispy Treats were served at our first Hot Lunch of the year.  Smiles all the way around!

Thumbs up to all the volunteers (especially Serina whose home made delicious rice crispy treats were a huge hit) !

Sushi lunch is scheduled for  Thursday November 27th.
Turkey Dog/Veggie Dog lunch is scheduled for Fri Dec 12th

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Literacy at Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary

A.R. Lord school is embracing early intervention in literacy as a way to kick start reading and writing for young learners. The Reading Recovery Program is overseen by Ms. Burke, the Resource/Reading Recovery Teacher.

The program is  a highly effective, short term intervention program of one-to-one tutoring for first graders who require some extra support to learn to read and write.  Reading Recovery is a supplement to good classroom teaching and AR Lord is one of the select schools under this Vancouver School Board Program.

"If your grade 1 child is identified as needing some extra support with learning to read and write, they may be taken into the Reading Recovery Program. Students receive a half hour one-to-one lesson each school day for 12 to 20 weeks with me, a specially trained Reading Recovery teacher.  Every lesson consists of familiar reading, letter activities, writing a sentence to take home and reading a new book.  Your child and I work hard to learn the complex skills of reading and writing and we have lots of fun too.  Your child will bring home 3-4 books to read every day and to cut up sentences to put back together and read, with a special word that we are working on.  I feel so lucky to do this work with children, we have the luxury of one on one time which is very rare in schools and we get to read great books and have lots of fun while we learn!" 

Information for students and  resources for families are posted in the downstairs hallway.

See Link:  VSB Reading Recovery News and we hope that parents will continue to voice their support for special programs like this one.