Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Welcome Neighbours! KidStart

The Vancouver School Board outbuilding located at Nootka and East Georgia has been leased to house youth based programs managed by PLEA Community Services.  Programs will include KidStart and Genesis and they have been busy moving in over the last couple of weeks.

Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary Families are sending you a huge welcome to our wonderful neighbourhood community! 

Friday, 22 July 2016

Go Fund Me Campaign for SaveARLord Lawn Signs

In an effort to make some noise, show people we support our school, have people aware of the issue we are asking for funds to purchase 400 16×24 coroplast lawn signs.  These signs will be in the neighbourhood, parents, friends, community members and anywhere else that makes sense to show everyone we want to keep our school open.
Donate as little or as much as you like. (no minimum donation) $5 will guarantee you get a lawn sign. 
Link: Donate Now

Monday, 18 July 2016

Field Trips at Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary

Field trips are a chance for students to get out of the classroom and into a new environment to develop practical skills and put learning into context. At A.R. Lord, parent/caregivers also often have the opportunity to participate with their children and assist or volunteer with the class on their outing.  Recent field trips for A.R. students include visits to local museums, nature parks, ecological centres, the courthouse, theatre productions, the symphony,  and amusement parks. Many field trips are supported through Parent Advisory Council Funds to offset costs. 

Thursday, 14 July 2016


NEWS RELEASE July 14, 2016
Province’s skewed methodology for calculating capacity utilization makes schools appear empty
Students caught in budget battle between Province and school boards 
Vancouver, B.C. – Parents of Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary School students are outraged by the budget battle between the Province and the Vancouver School Board, which threatens to close their vibrant neighbourhood school.
A.R. Lord is one of 11 East Vancouver schools targeted for possible closure based on the Province’s unrealistic target of 95-per-cent capacity utilization to receive funding for seismic upgrades and their mandated methodology to calculate that capacity utilization. The methodology, which is seriously flawed, makes schools appear empty when they are not.

Link to full news release and fact sheet:

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Principal's List Recipients

Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary recognized three students for their academic achievement of being named on this year's:  Principal's List

The Principal's List designation requires obtaining that a student obtain an A letter grade in all core subjects for all 3 school terms and a B letter grade minimum in other subjects. 
Congratulations and well done! 

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Limited Run E. Van Tshirt Orders

We will be doing a limited run of our A.R. Lord  East Van T-Shirts. Place your preorder with a $5 deposit at the Sunday July 10th PAC/Picnic or contact:

PAC Picnic Sunday

Dr. A.R. Lord families: attend the 5:30pm abbreviated PAC Meeting on Sunday on the school grounds. An informal picnic bbq will follow.  Bring-Your-Own picnic and something to share!

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Dr. A.R. Lord School Garden

The school community garden is a place of learning, sharing, collaborating and even some tasting!  Dr. A.R. Lord Teachers extend lessons beyond the classroom boundaries.  How do you define capacity? Outdoor learning gives kids a chance to learn about gardening, where food comes from, ecology and sustainability.
Students also love getting their hands dirty! 

Some additional benefits of school gardens include: 
  • Physical activity
  • Environmental stewardship and connection with nature
  • Lifestyle and nutrition
  • Active learning and student engagement
  • School pride

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Save Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary School from Potential Closure

Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary was named by the VSB as a school that is on the potential closure list.  We are asking our families, friends and supporters to raise their pens to write letters and sign a petition opposing the closure of our wonderful school.

Visit our Website:
or sign the petition directly: online petition link