Monday, 29 February 2016

Spring Annual Manure Sale - April 2nd.

Spring gardening is just around the corner and A.R. Lord once again be running the Manure sale fundraiser.  This was wildly successful last year and stock ran out quickly, so get your reserved order in quickly. We will be selling Hormone and Antibiotic Free, locally produced, 1.5 year-composted steer manure.  Manure is sourced from Hopcott Farms in Pitt Meadows and is great for flowers, plants and gardens.     Cost is $5 per 5 gallon bag or bring your own wheelbarrow before lunch and save $1 per 5 gallons by buying loose bulk! 
Saturday, April 2nd, from 9am - 4pm in the Garibaldi Annex parking lot @ 1025 Slocan Street. 
Preorder here:  

https://link to preorder form
(remember to specify dedicated proceeds to A.R. Lord)
Join in on this community event by helping out:  Volunteer signup: 
(we especially need someone with a pickup truck to help do deliveries on the day of the event)
We reward each hour of bagging help with 1 free bag of manure.  Refreshments, light lunch and babysitting provided. Alternatively, you can order manure or sign-up to volunteer by e mailing

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Who's Got Talent

February student talent show:

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Wednesday Feb 24th is Pink Day

Calling all students and teachers to wear your Pink to take a stance on anti-bullying. Pink Socks, Pink Shirts, Pink Shorts, Pink Shoes, or even Pink hair! Schools all across celebrate Pink Day  to promote acceptance and it is celebrated annually on the last Wednesday in February. 
Organizers say it is a day where communities and schools across the province, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobic, transphobic and all other forms of bullying.

There are many events happening across the district and at A.R. Lord, there teachers will incorporate learning opportunities on this great day of awareness and empathy!

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Reconciliation in Action Kicks off at A.R. Lord Elementary

Join in at the Reconciliation in Action event at 2:00pm at A.R. Lord.   Thursday Feb 25th. Students will participate in a kickoff aboriginal dance ceremony in the school gym as part of this event. Additional activities will then move over to the neighbouring Hastings Community Centre and run until 6:30pm. There will be free food, free entertainment and free activities.
  • 3:00 Salish Opening
  • 3:10 Welcome and Keynote Address
  • 4:00 Git Haytsk Dancers and Drum Group
  • 4:30 Bingo
  • 5:30-6:00 Community Feast: Soup and Bannock (by Donation)

Friday, 19 February 2016

Parent Demo: Tree Pruning

Come and learn the basics of how to prune your fruit trees and twice-bearing raspberries with A.R. Lord Parent: Jana Ronne.  
  • Saturday Feb 20th 2-4pm at nearby Garibaldi school garden at 1025 Slocan St.
  • Bring a pair of small pruning scissors if you have them to practice
  • Bring your questions and enthusiasm!

Thursday, 18 February 2016

2016 Acceptance Day Flash Mob - Wednesday Feb 17

A.R. Lord intermediate students oncer again participated in the Pink Day Acceptance flash mob dance!  Thanks Giants!

Internet Resources and Digital Safety Parent Presentation

Free Parenting Event in Richmond on Feb 24th: 
A discussion on prevention, assessment and treatment of problem video gaming, social media misuse, and other related digital addictions.

Also check out this excellent Internet cheat
sheet Guide for Parents:

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

The importance of Libraries and Reading

Ms. McCandless, the A.R. Lord Librarian shares this article on fiction and reading for children:


Neil Gaiman is an award winning English Author of short fiction, novels, graphic novels, comic books audio theatre and films.  Last fall he gave a wonderful lecture on child literacy.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Happy Valentines

A.R. Lord Elementary Art

Reminder for this week:  PAC Meeting Tuesday at 6:30pm in the Library.  
Free Childminding is available while attending.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Art with the East Side Program Students

Grade 3/4 students from A.R. Lord had the chance to view and learn about art from older students at the next door East Side Program School. They started off the visit with a workshop making painted book markers. They then got a tour of the art drawings and paintings exhibit that were created by grade 9/10 students.
This collaboration creates a leadership opportunity for these teens as part of their curriculum which includes fine arts and community building. The younger kids had a wonderful time and also practiced their hand at creating art.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Quick Survey on VSB Strategic Plan

Did you know? The Vancouver School Board is now updating its Strategic Plan, as part of its ongoing efforts to meet the needs of our unique district and ensure student achievement and well-being.
The new strategic plan will provide a clear framework for action over the next 5 years, but to update the plan effectively, we need your input!
Over the next 6 months, a wide range of students, families, teachers, staff and stakeholders will share their ideas for the future of our District. Key questions include:
  • How can we make sure that all students have equal access to quality education?
  • How can we engage our students to reach their full potential?
  • What role should our schools play in their communities?
  • How do we set priorities and use resources most efficiently?

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Talent Show Dress Rehearsal

Tomorrow Wednesday from 10:00-12:00pm is the full dress rehearsal for students participating in the 2016 Talent Show. Send them to school with their full props/costumes/music. It is an opportunity for the teachers to work with the performers on their timing and give them the chance to practice and fine tune their act. 

The final talent show will be held on Friday. All AR. Lord families/caregivers welcome to attend.  Note that we will be collecting food bank donations during the event.  Don't forget to bring some non-perishable food items for the Greater Vancouver Foodbank.  

Sunday, 7 February 2016

A.R. Lord Students to Attend HCC Lion Dance

The Hastings Community Centre will once again be hosting a Lunar New Year celebration on February 11th. They will be featuring the traditional Lion Dance as well as a Chinese classical dance demonstration. A.R. Lord students will walk over and participate in the festivities at 1:00pm onward.

Friday, 5 February 2016

PAC Lunch Orders Still Available for February

A.R. Lord students can still submit orders the February 24th PAC Lunch.  The lunch consists of a hotdog (veggie or chicken dog), fruit/veggie, milk, and baked good for $5.00.

Order forms are available at the school.  Deadline for orders is Friday Feb 12th.  Treat your kids to a hot lunch.... and yourself to a day off from making lunches! 

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

January School Newsletter

See the link to the recent January School Newsletter from Principal Ms. Car. 

https://Jan 2016 School Newsletter 

Please take special note of the opportunity to provide your feedback through the survey  on the VSB strategic plan