Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Neighbourhood Canada Day Celebration at Hastings Community Centre!

 Join in on the fun, see your A.R. Lord friends and celebrate the 148th Canada Day.  

Sunday, 28 June 2015

A.R. Lord Alumni receives PAC Bursary

Congratulations to Monica Tsang, recipient of the A.R. Lord Parent Advisory Council Bursary.  Each year a bursary is granted to an A.R. Lord Elementary alumni who is graduating from Templeton Secondary School.   Mr. Jason Grant, head of student services presented the award of $250 to Monica  to put towards her education.   This grant is available through PAC fundraising monies.
We wish Monica all the best!

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Indigo Fundraiser throughout the Summer

How can you help with simple fundraising over the summer (and throughout the year)?
The popular Chapters/Indigo fundraising campaign is back!

This a great way for extended family members and grandparents to support our school as well, so share the link around! You can also buy the gift cards for yourself and then use them to buy books, toys, and games for birthday and gifts, either at stores or online.
Here are your options:

- buy an Indigo eGift card on the Link to A.R. Lord Indigo campaign #23630 and 20% of the value of the card will go back to the school. That means that if you buy a $25 gift card, you get $25 and a bonus $5 credit to buy books from Indigo will go directly to Dr. A. R. Lord.
- how about a donation on behalf of someone to support our school? Make a donation directly through Direct donation to A.R. Lord

We take these funds raised and put it back into our school and purchase books for the library for all kids to enjoy!

Friday, 26 June 2015

Making Bannock with VSB Aboriginal Worker: Joyce Trumbla

Did you have some of the tasty bannock at the year end celebration? Here is the recipe:
4 c. Flour
2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 c oil
3 c water
Mix dry ingredients.  Make a well & add water and oil.  Mix. Gently knead dough (adding flour as necessary). Flatten and poke holes using end of utensil (like a spoon).  Bake at 400 degrees for 30 mins.
Serving suggestions: with butter, crumble into soup, toasted, slice open add omelette & eat like sandwich, or spread with peanut butter & jam.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

School Is Out for the Summer!

Classrooms and lessons have wrapped up for the year and carefree days are ahead!  We thank all students, families, friends, staff and teachers for a wonderful school year at Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary.  

We will continue to do some posts throughout the summer with photos from the secret vault!  We will also include some posts on fun activities in the neighbourhood, events to meet up with school friends, and educational updates!  Send your ideas, pictures, an invitation to play at the park, or interesting articles and information to share by sending an email to:  arlordpac@gmail.com 

Ache Brazil - School Performance and Lesson Offer

Ache Brazil treated the kids to a fabulous performance recently.  website: achebrazil.ca   They offer dance classes at their studio (on Broadway). Kids from A.R. Lord can mention that they saw the performance at school for one free class.  They will also be performing free at David Lam Park on June 28th at 1:30pm for anybody that missed their performance. 

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Outdoor Classroom - Natural Playground Celebration

A new outdoor space was recently constructed on the school grounds at A.R. Lord. The initial idea was part of a grant through Tree Canada in partnership with Fed Ex. Additional funds were also raised through the school & parent fundraisers.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Modification to 2015-16 School Calendar

The professional day in September has been changed to to Tuesday, September 29, 2015.  (from Monday, September 28/15). 

With a school focus on numeracy for the year ahead, teachers will have the opportunity to join another school and have a day with Carol Fullerton – a well-respected math expert instructor. 

Saturday, 20 June 2015

School Book Exchange

The first school book exchange was held and students had the opportunity to donate books and exchange them for new books to enjoy.  A "bookstore" was set up and each class had the opportunity to visit.  Extra books were also donated to the community book exchange box.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Gymnastics Week

A specialized gymnastics program was recently hosted by Gym Sense for A.R. Lord Elementary.  It gave the students the opportunity to work with certified gymnastics instructors for Physical Education class. 
Equipment was brought in and students were lead through various stations to develop gymnastic skills.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Appreciation Tea for Volunteers

The many volunteers who help make A.R. Lord Elementary School a special place were treated to a morning Tea in appreciation by school staff and teachers.  
Delicious refreshments were served and gifts were given to the generous individuals who share time, goods, and love for our school.  Our volunteers help out in so many ways and fullfill roles including: classroom helpers, support readers, field trip chaperones, bakers, hot lunch organizers, pop corn poppers, crafters, knitters, cleaners, gardeners, photographers, chauffeurs, decorators, fundraisers, donors, activity planners, pumpkin carvers, dancers, speakers, musicians, painters, grant writers, and so much more.  THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Neighbourhood Party at Playland and Events in the Neighbourhood

Link to Info on Neighbourhood Events

  • Empire Field - Plateau Park Opening July 
  • Neighbourhood Playland Fun
  • Franklin Community BBQ

Salmon Feast School Dinner

Friday June 19th is a celebration of all things great at A.R. Lord.  This will be the year end celebration that tops them all!  Fun, games, food and a chance for everyone to celebrate!

We will share and host a free community dinner for A.R. Lord students, their families, staff and specially invited guests.  The menu includes salmon, potatoes and vegetables from the learning garden, bannock and dessert (go green and bring your own plates, water bottles and cutlery).

This will be a big picnic style party so bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

If you can assist and volunteer in the preparations to make this a spectacular event sign up at:  http://vols.pt/RWDYJY or email:  arlordpac@gmail.colm

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Play Ball In the Schoolyard!

The BALL! The simplest of toys, the most iconic item of sport, and the science of physics in motion! The humble ball sparks play, instinct, competition, movement and recreation! Kick it, throw it, catch it, roll it, hit it, and bounce it.                                                                          A ball and A.R. Lord Students..... So many possibilities.........So much Fun! 

Friday, 12 June 2015

Science of Fun at Playland

Div 2 Students went to Playland Amusement Park for a recent field trip to learn about Science and Physics.  Since 1988, over 100,000 students from BC have participated.  Students were provided with a Playland Education Guide and learned about acceleration, friction, G-Force, estimation, Newton's Law of Motion and so much more! This field trip was also partially funded by the Parent Advisory Council.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Information on EY Special Advisors Report on the Vancouver Board of Education

VSB Media Release: 

And for more information:  See the EY Executive Report Summary: EY report_june_2015_exec_summary.pdf

Year End Celebration BBQ

Bring your picnic blanket and lawn chairs.  Let's go litterless - Bring your own plate and cutlery!

We also need lots of helping hands and volunteers for this event.  Signup at: 
Link to online volunteer register

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

A.R. Lord Families at Maker Faire

Many students were inspired by science, creativity, technology, textiles and crafts at the recent Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. Three A.R. Lord families won passes to the event courtesy of the Parent Advisory Council and the Mini Maker Foundation!
Students from nearby Templeton Secondary STEM Program also showcased their talents at the Faire.
If you are feeling curious or inspired: The Vancouver Public Library has also just created a new free Inspiration Lab at the downtown central library. It is dedicated to digital creativity, collaboration and storytelling and features high performance computers, sound studios, video editing and self publishing software. Check it out: http://www.vpl.ca/programs/cat/C1051

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary School Book Exchange

Dr. A. R. Lord staff and PAC would like to present our school’s first annual book exchange!
C:\Users\Simon\Downloads\girl walking with book.jpgWe would like to invite students to bring in any old books (good condition) they have outgrown to exchange for one ‘new’ book to enjoy over the summer. Books should be for children in Kindergarten to Grade 7. Collection boxes will be available outside of each classroom each morning from June 8th until June 16th where students can drop off their books before the start of the school day.
On June 18th all students (regardless of whether they were able to donate a book or not) will be invited to the gymnasium where they will be allowed to choose two ‘new’ books for free.
C:\Users\Simon\Downloads\boy with books.jpgAt the year-end BBQ on June 19th, all ‘leftover’ books will be available for sale at 50 cents each, with all proceeds going towards next year’s book exchange.  We hope to see you all there!