The final year end PAC Meeting will be held tomorrow on Weds 25th at 6:30pm. Agenda topics for discussion will include: Spring Concert details, Gr. 7 Leaving Ceremony, Manure Sale proceeds, Hot Lunch, Meet & Greet, and next year 2022/23 PAC planning and more. All welcome. Check your email for the TEAMS invite.
The next Dr. A.R. Lord Parent advisory council meeting will be held on May 25th, Wednesday at 6:30pm. Check your email for a link to the meeting on Microsoft Teams. All are welcome.
Come Read with Me is an interactive workshop hosted by One to One Literacy and offered at no charge to parent/caregivers of Dr. A.R. Lord students in the primary grades. It is an opportunity for parents to learn positive reading strategies to support their children at home (choose to attend the online seminar on either May 26th or Jun 2nd)
These pandemic times have been challenging for many parents and teachers. As a result, your child(ren) may benefit from extra support on their way to becoming confident, joyful readers. The Come Read with Me workshop can support you by equipping you with the knowledge, strategies, and inspiration you need to get reading with your kids.
There is no cost to participate and you will receive a digital resource package including a handbook for parents called “Reading Success at Home”. This program has been made available to families in British Columbia through the generous support of our donors.
Track & Field season has begun with practices being held on Tuesday & Friday morning as at 8:10 am. Mini-Meets will be held at Britannia: May 5, 10, 19, 26
Relay, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put and Sprints
Register for free upcoming events for parents and caregivers in recognition of Child and Youth Mental Health Day.
May Caregiver Events
1. It's Never Too Late: Healing Parent-Child Relational Stress Using Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)
With Dr. Adele Lafrance, clinical psychologist, author, scientist, and developer of emotion-focused treatment modalities, including emotion focused family therapy.
May 2nd from 6:30-7:30pm - Click here to register.
2. Building Connection With Our Kids When It Feels Impossible
With Diane Evans, FamilySmart Parent Peer Support Worker, BC Children's Hospitals Kelty Mental Resource Centre. Tammy Music, FamilySmart Parent Peer Support Worker, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Stabilization Unit (CAPSU) and Short Term Assessment Response Treatment (START) Fraser North.
May 3rd from 12:00-1:00pm - Click here to register.
3. The ABCs of Substance Use and Connecting With Our Kids
With Cindy Andrews, Senior associate on the team leading The ABCs of Youth Substance Use, a BC government funded project focused on supporting schools, Angela Lawrence, educator and a registered clinical counsellor with SD73, Art Steinmann, Senior Associate, Youth Substance USe Health Promotion, Bunyaad Public Affairs.
May 4th from 6:00-8:00pm - Click here to register.
One on One Support
We support families one on one. Please feel free to reach out to us at Vancouver@familysmart.ca if you have a child who is struggling with their mental health and are looking for emotional support, resources or have questions about how to navigate services and /or information. More information about parent peer support is available here.
Virtual PAC Meeting on Microsoft TEAMS: 6:30pm Wednesday April 26th
Last day to Place your online Order is Friday April 29th for the May 6th PAC Hot Lunch
(White Spot and TCBY Frozen Yogurt)
March 30, 2022 PAC meeting minutes have been posted. Topics discussed include:
Pre-printed labels are posted on the PAC Bulletin board at the entrance of the school by the front office.
Help yourself (or ask your A.R. Lord student to pickup a couple on your behalf) and donate your recyclable beverage containers to the PAC account.
Just bag, label and drop! It is that easy!
A list of nearby Express Return it depots are noted for your convenience but you can drop off at any recycle centre.