Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Year End Assembly

All students and staff met yesterday for the final year end assembly at Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary. The ceremony was kicked off with words of congratulations to all students by Principal Ms. Car.

Recognition and certificates of accomplishment were given to students for academic achievements including Honour Roll, Principal's List, and Super G, which is for outstanding work ethic and effort for all 3 school terms over the last year.  Participants in clubs and sports activities such as the environmental club, creators, choir, track and field, cross country, volleyball, and many more were also given a round of applause.

Those students who take on responsibilities and leadership roles around the school such as Office Monitors, Library Monitors, Student Council, etc. were also highlighted for their efforts.

A fun slideshow of students in action at school throughout the year ended the assembly!

Congratulations to all students on a successful and enjoyable year at A.R. Lord!

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Volunteer Appreciation Tea

Parent and school volunteers were recently invited for a morning tea by the teachers and Principal Ms. Car on June 9th.  The event was a chance to say thank you to the many supporters who continually help out with their time, skills and care to the benefit of the whole school.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Strategic Plan Input: Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre

The Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre (HSCPC) is a community driven non-profit volunteer organization that provides leadership and services to promote safe, healthy and thriving neighourhoods in north-east Vancouver. We have been doing this since 1999, through crime prevention and community initiatives, in partnership with the Vancouver Police Department, the City of Vancouver and various other agencies.
The HSCPC is developing a new Strategic Plan that will shape it's services in Hastings Sunrise between now and the year 2020. We need your input to determine what we focus on in the next five years. Help us help you.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Staff, Teachers and Parent Volunteers - Lynn Canyon

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre educators brought the rain forest habitat and forest creatures to life on a recent field trip. These Gr 1 & 2 students  were also accompanied by parent volunteers and teachers on a self guided hike through the park, collected specimens & learned about science & nature.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Reader Theater

Students acted out scenes from James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the Hungry Caterpillar.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Library Celebration Ceremony

The school library isn't just rows of books, it is the heart and soul of building the love of reading in young A.R. Lord students. 

The whole school gathered in a celebration ceremony to acknowledge all the hard work that has been put into the continual building of the school library.  This wonderful learning resource for students continues to foster literacy through the efforts of many individuals, community partners and the school staff/educators. New books that span numerous topics and genres are continually brought into the school library to spark the interest of students. The library space has also been revamped to foster a comfortable place to read. 

Ms. McCandless lead the event and gave recognition to the VSB movers, library mentors, book fair volunteers, Librarian-Teacher Ms. Macmaster, parent volunteers Gavi and Tracy, and Diana of Coles/Indigo, the representative of the Love of Reading Foundation, was on hand.  Student book ticket winners, book review contest winners and library monitors were also applauded. 
Thank you to all the supporters of the Library and Literacy at A.R. Lord Elementary

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Friday, 10 June 2016

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Intermediate Track and Field

Message from BC Lions

Dear A.R. Lord Elementary, 

I hope it has been a wonderful school year for all of you. As you know, the BC Lions Football Club has a long history of partnering with school districts throughout the Province of BC to reinforce life skills, deliver positive messaging and invoke social change. 2016 has been a very productive offseason in the community as we completed almost 200 school visits with a variety of programs that ranged from discussing the issues of gender violence through our award winning Be More Than a Bystander program to encouraging students to consider the opportunities available in the trades with our ‘Lions in the House’ program. We have traveled throughout our beautiful province embarking on 11 road trips, visiting Courtenay, Comox, Nanaimo, Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Castlegar, Trail, Nelson, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, Prince Rupert, Prince George, Fort St. John, Whistler and Squamish. We have also spent considerable time visiting schools all across the Lower Mainland. We want to thank you for the privilege of spending time with your students and staff as we all strive to build stronger, healthier schools and communities.

Before the school season ends we have one last request, that your district participate in our school voucher program. Since 1999, the BC Lions Football Club has distributed vouchers to Elementary school students across the Lower Mainland, reaching approximately 200,000 students each year. This program has received very positive feedback from students and parents who have enjoyed cheering on their BC Lions. This year, we are offering a free kids ticket (12 and under) with the purchase of an adult ticket to three of our summer games. 
We would like to thank you for participating in the BC Lions school voucher program in the past and invite you to join in again this year.
Eligible Games: 
July 7 BC Vs. Toronto             August 13 BC Vs. Hamilton             August 19 BC Vs. Calgary

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Sports Day 2016

The annual School Sports Day is held in public schools all across Canada in the spring.  It is a day of celebration, fun and competition. It is an occasion to signal the nearing of the end of the school year, to put books and lessons aside for a day, and focus on fitness and sport. 

A.R. Lord students recently held a fun-filled sports day with the help of some student volunteers from high school. Parents/families also chipped in and ran a bake sale concession and the Parent Advisory Council treated all students and staff to a recess snack and pizza lunch.  Students donned their team colours, made banners and cheered on their team mates. 

A highlight event of the day was the "Ball between the legs Relay" for these primary students!

Monday, 6 June 2016

Volunteer Tea - Thursday June 9th

We hope that you sent in your RSVP last week to the volunteer Appreciation Tea event!

A.R. Lord Staff and Teachers will host this morning event and say thank you to the wonderful parent/caregiver and community volunteers that make our school such a special place.  8:30-9:30am in the library. Supervision of students will be provided in our covered play area at the back of the school. 

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Film and Animation Workshop for Division 2 Class

Division 2 attended the Real 2 Real Film Festival for Youth at the Roundhouse Community Centre last month.  This hands on workshop includes instruction that is tailored for their age group. Students had the opportunity to watch a couple of short films and attend a great workshop on stop-motion animation. They learned how to develop, storyboard, and create their own short animated movies. Reel Focus includes a Film Study Guide with relevant information about the films and suggested discussion questions, activities and resources for teachers.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Sports Action at A.R. Lord

Lord Lion Sports Teams enjoying the competition and camaraderie!