Sunday, 26 July 2015

Curriculum by Grade for BC Students

Are you wondering what will be covered in the year ahead as far as content for your child?  
Curriculum is defined by the BC Ministry of Education & developed with BC Teachers. It specifies what students are expected to learn & be able to demonstrate in their grade or course of study.

For a view of curriculum by grade:

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Summer Blooms at A.R. Lord Elementary

Have you seen the beautiful flowers around the school grounds?  

Bright pink beauties that line the walkway to the school entrance.  

White mophead hydrangeas are full and abundant in their monochromatic tone.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Division 4 Reader Theatre

Grade 2 and 3 students in Ms. Phong Many's class performed well know skits such as Henny Penny, the Three Little Pigs and Pinocchio in front of their classmates.  It was a great opportunity for students to develop confidence in performing!  They build skills in oral reading fluency which is the ability to read and speak smoothly and expressively. 
This sounds like a great evening activity to try on the family camping trip! 

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

VSB Field closures and Watering

Why are some school fields closed during the summer?
See news update from the VSB:

Also check out the innovative irrigation water conservation program:

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Free and Fun: Summer Learning Resources

Looking to keep the brain going over the summer?  Check out these cool websites for free summer learning for kids:

Science Camp with Google:

Number one game for Number 2:  funny game all about Poop from Minnesota Zoo:

Can't afford to take your family to Europe for summer vacation?  Check out this site and learn about it's geography, economy, and politics:

Play the Piano at:

For older kids - they can build their Microsoft Office skills in Word, Powerpoint, and Excel while having fun at:

What's Growing in the School Learning Garden?

These beauties were planted by A.R. Lord students in the spring when school was in session.  Purple kohlrabi, red strawberries and green zucchini are just a bit of the bounty!  Come by the school garden and weed a little, water a little, pick a little (but be sure to leave a lot for others too)! 

Sunday, 12 July 2015

School Playground Improvements

Work continues on the school grounds throughout the summer. Woodchip refilling is complete on the playground and 2 new concrete picnic tables have been installed by the outdoor classroom. These are great additions to the beautiful outdoor space at A.R. Lord!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Expansion of Out of School Care for students enrolled at A.R. Lord Elementary

Are you still unsure about child care plans for September?  

A licensed out of school care program is offered to students enrolled at A.R. Lord through the Hastings Community Association and has recently been expanded.  The neighbouring Hastings Community Centre offers care for children before and after school and professional days.  Childcare staff do direct pickup and drop off of the students to and from school and both full time and part time care is available.  Morning child care is offered from 7:30-9:00am and afternoon care is from 3:00-6:00pm.  
Contact Janice Manfron at Hastings Community Centre:  604-718-6222 for more information and to register or add your child for future attendance.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Sunrise Summer Kickoff this weekend

We hope to see you on Saturday July 11th for the Sunrise Summer Kickoff.  Located behind the London Drugs Parking lot at 2500 Franklin.  Celebrate with community partners and a fun street hockey tournament for kids!

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Free FIFA Grassroots Soccer BC event through Hastings CC

Vancouver Parks Board in partnership with Soccer BC will be running an event for children ages 8-12 years on Saturday, July 18th. This event is set to take place at Hastings Park, Empire Bowl.

100 spots for 8 to 9 years – 23210.301HS 8-9 year old registration link
100 spots for 10 to 12 years – 33210.301HS 10-12 year old registration link

Youth Worker, Eric Yu is also assisting with recruiting volunteers. Speak to him directly at the community centre, or sign up online – 37001.300HS.or 604.718.6231
There is a Station Leader Training (mandatory) that they have to attend on July 17 from 6pm to 8pm and the actual event volunteer time is 10am to 2 pm.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Playground Maintenance

The school playground is currently fenced off as VSB workers are busy doing weeding and adding wood chips to refill the surface.  The playground will reopen in short order once work is completed and be wonderful again!

Thursday, 2 July 2015