Saturday, 29 August 2015

Back to School Tips

Check out these great resources to make back to school safer and more manageable:
A wide variety of back to school articles including children's anxiety, volunteering, and dealing with challenging mornings:

Canada Safety Council: Transport Tips on how to get to and from school safely by bus, car, biking or walking:

Getting back on sleep schedules:

Plan lunches to ensure the safety of all students that attend A.R. Lord.  Get informed or get a refresher about why it is important to maintain our school peanut and nut free:

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Purchase Books and Gifts and Grow the A.R. Lord Library

Are you in the market to purchase:
ebooks, stationary, gift items, toys, fiction and non fiction books, children's literature, magazines, back to school supplies, home accent and decor items?
Then purchase electronic gift cards through the Chapters Indigo website.  Each time you make a purchase, you get the full face value and Chapters Indigo provides a donation credit to A.R. Lord.  In turn, we use these credits to purchase current and recent release books for our school library.
Your eGift cards can be redeemed online or in store!  Or simply give or send a gift card as a gift to someone special!
click on the link to make your purchase and support our school:

Monday, 24 August 2015

Just 2 More Week of Summer Vacation!

Take time to enjoy one more BBQ, one more swim in the ocean,  one more ice cream cone, and a few more days of sleeping in!
Key schedules to note for Tuesday Sept 8th 2015 - first day back to school:
  • New Kindergarten Students to attend only at 1:30-2:00pm in the library with parents to schedule an interview time.  You will also receive your schedule for gradual entry for the remainder of the week. 
  • All grades 1-7 - will attend from 9:00-10:00am only.  Students should return to their June 2015 teacher's classrooms on the first day and until new classes are assigned.  Regular full day from 9:00am -3:00pm will continue from Weds Sept 9th onward.  
  • Please be patient while the school organizes classrooms, staffing, and placement of students during the first few days.
Also remember that The Vancouver School Board offers the service of purchasing basic school supplies to  cover basic consumable school supplies used for students’ personal use such as paper, writing tools, glue sticks, erasers, exercise books and art supplies. Supplies are provided for the full year and fees will be collected at the beginning of the school year.  The advantages of the Board providing families with supplies include convenience, cost savings through a one- time fee, and the standardization of supplies used in the classroom. Details will be provided once school is in session.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Are you taking advantage of the $1200 Registered Education Savings Grant?

On August 15, 2015 BC Families are eligible for an additional $1200 grant for education under the RESP program for children born 2007 and later.
A recent article and study by Vancity highlights overall low participation rate for registered educational savings in British Columbia:
Vancity Article -BC Families RESP

For more information on this program visit the BC Government Website:

Monday, 17 August 2015

Summer Visitors

A.R. Lord elementary is an inclusive and inviting school to all the community.  
We welcome all.  
(Even these feathered friends - a gaggle of geese who have been visiting the school grounds for a snack at recess) 

Friday, 14 August 2015

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Student monitors are recognized with PNE tickets

The PNE Fair is just a couple of weeks away! A.R. Lord student monitors received complimentary PNE tickets during the last week when school was in session from Principal Ms. Car.

These students set a great example as leaders and help out with shared responsibilities around the school. 

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Summer Reading!

Wanting to do some great summer reading?  How about:

1.  Visit the free community bookshare box on Turner beside the school.  Take a book, leave a book.
2.  Enjoy the great selection of books and summer kids activities at the Vancouver Public Library.  Try nearby Hastings VPL or head downtown to the Central branch and check out the great Inspiration Space where you can create your own digital ebooks, do online editing, recording and even green screen videos.  Free to use!

3.  Go to the A.R. Lord Indigo fundraiser and purchase a gift card.  Spend $25 and you get an e-gift card worth $25.... the school gets a bonus $5 towards the purchase of books for the library.
Use the gift card to purchase books and gifts online or in store.