Thursday, 27 April 2017

Monday, 24 April 2017

Sunday, 23 April 2017

May the Fourth be With you Family Dance

Mark your calendars for a fun outta this world family dance at A.R. Lord Elementary School.  The special day to get your "dance on" will be Thursday night May the 4th (night before Pro-D) and held in the school gym. This fun filled night is being held compliments of the Parent Advisory Council with proceeds from previous fundraising efforts.

If you are able to help with decorations or serving snacks at the night of the dance please sign up at:

Friday, 14 April 2017

Turtles are Interesting to See and Draw

A friendly pet turtle and it's owner came for a visit to the school yard and A.R. Lord students got to watch it in action. All gathered around and they were fascinated by its shape, texture and movement.
Beautiful colourful turtle drawings can also be seen in the school hallway as a display of art projects.
"Behold the Turtle.... He only Makes Progress when He Sticks his Neck Out"

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Last Chance for Program Registration

Registration has been low to date for the Templeton Hub Schools After school programs. The following offerings are at risk of being cancelled if there is no enough additional enrolment. 
  • Homework club
  • Board Game club 
  • Dance Hip Hop
  • Coding 

 Contact the front office or directly at the Templeton Community School Office (In Hastings Elementary) to register before these great programs are cancelled. 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Register for Spring Programs

Templeton Community Schools Team presents the Lunchtime and After school Spring Program lineup and registration starts on Monday April 10th. Register at the Community Schools Team office 

Monday Lunch: Harry Potter Club (Gr K - 4)
Tuesday After School: Homework Club (Gr 4-7)
Wednesday Lunch: Board Game Club (Gr. K-7)
Thursday After School: Dance More Sports Hip Hop (Gr 2-7)
Friday After School: Coding and Intro to Robotics (Gr. 3-7)

Mini Soccer is also starting up on Saturday mornings through Hastings Community Centre. Ages K-7 at Templeton South Field. First Session is April 15th and runs until June 10th.  Cost is $35 for the program.  Register at Hastings Community Centre. 

Monday, 10 April 2017


All are welcome to the PAC Meeting this Tuesday April 11th at 6:30pm in the Library. 
Free Childminding provided during the meeting. 

Order Deadline for: Club, Team and Group Photos

Class photos are provided to each student free of charge, but optional club, team, and group photos are available for purchase. Proofs are on display at the front office along with order forms. Take advantage of the early bird price and order by April 13th. Orders placed after April 13th will incur additional fees.

Group/Club/Team Photos: 5"X8" $7 each early bird ($10 after deadline)
Grade 7 Grad Photo: 8"x10" $10 ($12 after deadline)
We have not yet received the Whole School Panorama photo, but will be on display as soon as it arrives.

For Enquiries: Mountain West Photo: 604-433-0551

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Hormone and Antibiotic Free Compost Manure Still Available

The weekend Garibaldi - A.R. Lord Manure fundraiser sale was a huge success! We had many wonderful volunteers pitch in despite the rain. 
If you missed out, we still have a small quantity of this nutrient rich locally produced 1.5 Year Composted Steer Manure available.  It is sourced from Hopcott Farms in Pitt Meadows. 
email: or contact Jana R. or Sarah McK if you would like some before it runs out. 

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Kindergarten Self Portraits

"Self portraits encourage children to slow down, observe, focus on detail and notice what they see when they look at themselves. It provides an opportunity for them to notice what is unique and special about themselves and others. It encourages risk taking and builds confidence. 

The children in division 7 spent time looking at themselves with mirrors and creating self-portraits with clay, pastels, paint, pen and paper, and loose materials. Each time, they were encouraged to look closely and see the parts that make up their face. The details in their self-portraits tell us how they see themselves and what they chose to emphasize in their drawings of themselves. 

Throughout the process, the children became more ware of themselves and others. The class also read the book "The Best Part of me" by Wendy Ewald. 

Using a variety of materials to build the self-portraits gave the children the opportunity to represent themselves in different ways. It provided them an opportunity to learn new skills and to learn more about the uniqueness of each material. Making self-portraits has helped he children to take a closer look at themselves and to think about how they are special, unique and beautiful. "

~ Ms. Linda Young - Kindergarten Teacher - Division 7

Thursday, 6 April 2017

PAC Events

Friday April 7th - PAC Hot Lunch for those that have preordered

Saturday April 8th - Garibaldi/AR Lord Manure Sale in the parking lot West of the School. 9am-1pm (or until we sell out). 

Tuesday April 11th - PAC Meeting in the library at 6:30pm. All welcome. We will be discussing planning for the family dance, sports day, year end bbq and upcoming pac exec elections plus an update from the School Principal on the school strategic plan and school budget.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Geronimo! The Scholastic Bookfair starts on Wednesday

Books, Books Books and more books! 
The scholastic book fair sale runs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning at 8:35am before school till morning bell. Afternoon hours for the book fair are at 2:00pm after early dismissal till 4:00pm on both Wednesday and Thursday. Come by and check out the great selection of books, stationary, magazines and gifts. Proceeds go towards new books for all to enjoy in the A.R. Lord library and classrooms. 

Monday, 3 April 2017

Walmart Grant Recipient

A.R. Lord Elementary Parent Advisory Council received a Community Giving Grant from Walmart Canada. $1000 was recently presented by the Manager, Maribel Diva of Walmart Grandview. Parent Volunteer, Kendra prepared the grant application and accepted the cheque on behalf of the PAC. This generous grant is used to foster community engagement and support local neighbourhoods in which Walmart operates.  Funds will be put towards the many parent led initiatives to strengthen the educational experience and community focus of our neighbourhood school. Thank you Kendra and Thank you Walmart!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Events: Education and the upcoming Election

EVENT: BCCPAC All-Party Forum on Education - April 4
In the lead-up to the May 9 election, the BCCPAC will be hosting an All-Party Forum on Education April 4, at 7pm in the James Cowan Theatre in Burnaby.
Registration is now open and is now also open to all parents and PACs even if you aren't a member of BCCPAC. The 90-minute forum will be solely focused on Education and it will be an opportunity for BCCPAC members to hear about educational platforms and strategies directly from representatives of the three main political parties: the BC Green Party, the BC Liberal Party and the BC New Democratic Party.

EVENT: Discussion of Provincial Education Policy - April 11
Your Education Matters is hosting a another discussion on public ed with former Minister of Education George Abbott on Tuesday April 11st, at 7pm. The event will be moderated by Katie Hyslop, Education & Youth Reporter for The Tyee and the panel will include past VSB Chair Mike Lombardi, Cindy Dalglish of Surrey Students Now, Jennifer Stewart of FACE and PAN and Andrea Sinclair of PAN. This event is open to everyone and its free. It starts at 7pm at SFU Woodwards in downtown Vancouver. The evening should be insightful and informative - we look forward to seeing many concerned citizens there. Poster for sharing within your networks is attached.

EVENT: Vancouver DPAC - Save the Date - April 25
We know Public Education is as a key issue in the upcoming election. Mark your calendars now for Tuesday April 25th for Vancouver DPAC's all-party discussion. It will be open to all parents and held in Rm 180 at the VSB offices on West Broadway starting at 6:30pm. Education Reporter Tracy Sherlock will be moderating the discussion among MLA's and candidates.