Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Preparations are Underway!

Teachers and students are busy preparing for the upcoming Winter Concert. A.R. Lord grade 3 and 4 students were recently working on a special project and sanding their wooden props with volunteer, Robin and music teacher, Ms. Young-Eng!

The Winter concert will be held on December 14th and have both an afternoon and evening performance.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Dark and White chocolate - sold out

Only milk chocolate lollies are available for the PAC fundraiser. Submit your order this week. 
All dark and white chocolate are sold out. Thanks for your support. 

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Chocolate Lollies still available

Oops, did you already get into the chocolate lollies you ordered for Christmas?  Luckily you can avoid Santa's naughty list and still order some more. No one will ever know. 

We still have these yummy high quality chocolate treats  available and are extending the deadline until December 7th (or until they are all gone  - hurry!). Please submit your order directly to the PAC mail box at the front office and include payment  (cash or cheque payable to A.R. Lord PAC) throughout the next 2 weeks. Delivery is within a few days of placing the order and well in time for Christmas. All proceeds go towards supporting A.R. Lord School Parent Advisory Council.  

You can mix and match white, milk and dark chocolate for the 3 and 5 quantity combos. Just note how many of each on the form. Download extra forms: Downloadable Chocolate Lolly Order Form

Friday, 25 November 2016

Give Back when you Shop! FLIPGIVE

Don't forget about Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary's School Online Fundraiser throughout this shopping weekend. Go through our Flipgive Portal: 
You will be directed to popular retailer websites for online shopping or the purchase of select gift cards.
When you make a purchase (including sale items and Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials), our school will receive a bonus cash back (2-50%) from the retailer which will go towards our PAC funds for activities, events and school enhancements. It is so easy.
Eg. Aldo, Old Navy, La Senza, Indigo, the Bay, Lego, Starbucks, Nike, Sport Check, Home depot, Sephora and many more! Share this link with your family and friends and support a great school!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Parent Presentation at Templeton Secondary

November 24 2016: Templeton Secondary
Building Bridges with your Teen (Communication & adolescent development) 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Building Bridges with your Teen
  • Want to have more fun with your teen or pre-teen?
  • Do you wonder: what is the parent role in high school?
  • Looking for ways to strengthen your connection?
  • Want practical ways to reduce tension & increase understanding?
    The teenage years (and high school) bring change for the whole family. We’ll explore brain changes and the science behind teen behaviour. We’ll look at ways to keep your sense of humour and your patience. Hear from others and share your insights and take away some practical approaches to add to your parent toolkit.
    Understanding the changes of adolescence can help you support your child throughout the high school years. 

 Check the schedule for additional free parent workshops being offered in Vancouver.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Outdoor Education

Older students at A.R. Lord recently accompanied younger students on a nature walk at near by Hastings Park. Over 130 species of birds have been spotted in this tranquil urban setting park and is just steps away from the school. It is also the home and habitat to many aquatic species, trees, plants, flowers, insects and small animals. 

The excursion included making observations in the park, using binoculars and other tools from the "Outdoor Education Bin". This kit was funded by a grant application prepared in collaboration between A.R. Lord Elementary and Franklin Elementary Teachers and shared between the two schools. 

Each Student group collected materials from their trip and carried out further inspection and drawings back in the classroom. The final activity included taking pictures, displaying them on the school smart board screen and discussing as a group. 

For more information on the Hastings Park Sanctuary:

Friday, 18 November 2016

Morning Announcement by Student Office Monitors

Grade 6 and 7 students help out as office monitors with the morning announcements each day. They read out key communications to the school over the P.A. including events and reminders,  safety announcements, and student birthdays. 

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Hot Lunch on Friday Nov 18

PAC Hot Lunch for those who have pre-ordered. Friday November 18th

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Save the Date: Winter Concert: Dec 14th

Planning for the year end 2016 Winter Concert is underway and will be held on Wednesday December 14th. The winter concert is a great showcase of singing, dancing and performing by all the students at A.R. Lord Elementary. 
Monday December 12th will be the final dress rehearsal. 

This year there will be an afternoon concert and a repeat during the evening on December 14th. Due to capacity of the gym, we are encouraging those who would like to have extended families and guests that would like to come to plan on attending the afternoon concert. The afternoon concert has much more available space and we anticipate that the evening concert will have some restrictions on the number of guest per family. 

We will also be organizing parent volunteers to help decorate the gym prior to the concert. If you can help please email: or see Tracy. Specific times will be coordinated closer to the date and likely scheduled once during school day and one afternoon after school if needed. Even if you can help for half an hour, it will be much appreciated. More hands make lighter work. 

Monday, 14 November 2016

Reminders - PAC Events this week

  • Parent Advisory Council Meeting Tuesday November 15th at 6:30pm in the Library. Free Childminding included while you attend. 
  • Family Photo Night with Cherry Blossom Photography -  Tuesday November 15th and Wednesday November 16th - This Event is Sold Out. 

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Photo Retakes

Individual Photo Retakes are scheduled for Monday November 14th with Mountain West Studios. 
If your child needs a retake, ensure that you return the previous photo order form with parent authorization signature. 

Chocolate Lolly Fundraiser

Order forms are being delivered this week for the PAC Chocolate Lolly Fundraiser. Milk, White  and Dark Chocolate Available. Delivery in early  December. They make great stocking stuffers and are for a great cause! 

$ 1.50 each            3 for $3.75         or 5 for $5

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Recycle Art

Grade 3 and 4 Students had the chance to use their imagination and create art projects using recycled materials. They worked cooperatively in groups and transformed bottles, cardboard, paper, and other household/office materials. 

Thinking outside of the box and being innovative allows students to create unique pieces of art and is an environmentally friendly way to put to use items that would normally be thrown out. 

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Halloween Fun

A.R. Lord students and Teachers/ Staff celebrated the spookiest of all days in full costume! Halloween festivities included a halloween costume parade in the gymnasium and an all-participation dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller".  Halloween crafts and some shared snack parties were also included in some classrooms.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Invitation to UBC Engineering Open House

A.R. Lord Parent, Markus Fengler would like to encourage A.R. Lord Students and families to attend the November 26th UBC Applied Science Open House. It will include displays of research work (robots, machines, 3D printing, things that go whizz-pop...) as well as student teams (race cars, super mileage cars, sailboats, human-powered submarines, yet more robots). Various activity levels will be available for different age groups. Mr. Fengler will be running demonstrations on 3D printers and the abrasive water-jet cutter in the Mechanical Engineering Machine Shop (Fred Kaiser Bldg Room 1190) during the event. He is happy to encourage students to explore designing and making! 
For more details:

Friday, 4 November 2016

School Safety Patrol Team

Vancouver school staff work with Vancouver Police and City of Vancouver on a range of school traffic safety issues including the School Safety Patrol Program. Constable Purewal came into A.R. Lord and gave a safety presentation to division 1,2, and 3. They talked about pedestrian safety and watched a short video. 

Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancouver has  proclaimed March 1st as School Patrol Day. Click the following link to see the Official Proclamation. 

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Templeton Parent Information Night

 Principal Mr. Davis and Vice-Prinicipal Ms. Samra-Gynane visited the school on Halloween and extended a warm "howdy partner" invitation to all grade 7 students and their families to attend the upcoming Templeton Secondary  School Parent Information Night. This event gives parents and future students the opportunity to learn all about Templeton High School. 

Date: Tuesday November 22nd 2016
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Auditorium at 727 Templeton Drive - Templeton Secondary

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Early Dismissal Reminder

Students will be dismissed early at 2:00pm on Wednesday November 2nd and Thursday November 3rd for Parent Student Conferences to meet with teachers. Please ensure that you pick up your child at 2:00pm on both days. 

These conferences are an opportunity for: 
* students to develop organizational and oral communication skills
* parents, teachers, and students to engage in open and honest dialogue
* teachers to share any concerns they may be having about the student’s work habits, behaviour, or academic progress
* students to accept personal responsibility for their academic performance

* parents to gain a better understanding of their child’s classroom experiences
* teachers to facilitate a positive experience for both the child and the parent

* students to organize carefully chosen samples of their written work to show their parents
* students to evaluate their own learning and to set realistic goals