POP-UP Book Fair - Scholastic
Feb 10-13th will be the annual Scholastic Book Fair and a pop up book shop will be held in our very own A.R. Lord Library. This event is loved by kids and a great way for parents/ caregivers to get involved and help run the book shop before and after school (with early dismissal days). Can you help with setup, cash sales, or teardown? We can't run this event without our dedicated family volunteers. It is a great way to promote literacy and the love of reading! Proceeds go towards the purchase of books for our school library and classrooms. Please Signup online for volunteer shifts:
Book Fair Hours
The deadline is approaching for first round priority registration for Kindergarten at A.R. Lord Elementary for students starting school in September 2020. Registration is open to children who turn five years of age by December 31 in the same calendar year that they begin school.
What is the application process for kindergarten? And what documents are required?All registrations are a 2 step process and your application is not considered complete until both steps have been completed.
New Hot Lunch Schedule Posted
The new Hot Lunch Schedule has been posted for the Winter/Spring period. Food options for February to May 2020 include regular and vegetarian options for Thai, Japanese, Sandwiches, Burgers, Indian, Pizza, and Frozen Yogurt. Check out the Hot Lunch Program Tab for more details and ordering.
Note that you must order at least One week in advance for each event - but we recommend that you order for the whole term at once. Ordering in one transaction minimizes the administrative transaction fees paid to our online order provider and keeps more money in the school.
VSB Public health: coronavirus
(Notice sent from VSB on Jan 23rd)
We have been asked to share the following Public Health information with you regarding the Novel Coronavirus.
Coastal Health Medical Health Officers are monitoring reports of the novel coronavirus (named 2019-nCoV), first identified in Wuhan, China. While there have been cases identified outside of China, all of these individuals are known to have recently travelled to the Wuhan area.
Public Health officials are working together to ensure that any unusual illness in arriving travellers is being appropriately screened. Physicians have also been requested to notify Public Health of any illness of concern in patients who were recently in the Wuhan area.
The Vancouver School District has been advised that the risk to the general public, including school-age children, is very low. Medical Health Officers continue to monitor the situation closely, and will provide further advice and information as it becomes available.
At this time, reports indicate that, similar to influenza, this virus is spread when a sick person coughs or sneezes. Most of the reported cases are only showing mild symptoms and are well enough to stay home. As with influenza, elderly people and those with underlying health conditions are more likely to develop severe disease and require hospitalization.
In the meantime, we would remind everyone to follow proper hygiene etiquette during the cold & flu season. This includes proper hand-washing with soap and water, covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and staying home when you are sick.
Sincerely, Dr. A. R. Lord Elementary School
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Hot Lunch
Thursday January 30th is PAC Hot Lunch day for those who have pre-ordered. Fruit/Veg, milk & Chinese food menu selections are being served. PAC Hot Lunch provides variety of foods to students & an occasional well deserved break to parents from making & sending lunch that day.
PAC Hot Lunch is run by parent/ caregiver volunteers for the enjoyment of A.R. Lord Kids. How can you help? Come to help out between 11:45am-12:30pm to help setup, serve & tidy during any Hot Lunch, signup on MunchaLunch Volunteer tab to take a turn and help dishwasher wash our milk/water plastic cups at home and bring them back before the next hot lunch, or email: email@example.com
Arts Umbrella Week
Select classrooms will be participating in Arts Umbrella during the week of January 27th. Specialized art lessons will be brought into A.R. Lord with a focus on nature, birds and habitats. It is a great way for students to explore visual and and performance art.
Arts Umbrella is "where young artists ages 2–22 cultivate their creativity in Dance, Theatre, and Art & Design. As a non-profit centre for arts education, we believe that art is powerful. Powerful enough to change kids’ lives in incredible ways. When young people connect with the arts, they gain self-confidence, develop self-discipline, and discover creative expression—qualities they carry with them for life."
A second session will be carried out for remaining classrooms later in March.
report cards teacher conference
Communicating Student Learning Reports will delivered on January 31st. These report cards outline areas of growth / strength / competency / skills and how to support your child.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be scheduled Feb 12 and 13th afternoon/evening and are early dismissal days. (This is the same week of the annual PAC Scholastic Book Fair! )
Deadline for JAN 30 Lunch Order
Tonight is the deadline for online ordering of the PAC Hot Lunch that is scheduled for next week. Menu includes fruit/veg, milk, On-Lok Chinese food options. Order at:
Tonight is the deadline to order for next week's PAC Hot Lunch. Thursday January 16th menu includes selections from Fresh Slice Pizza + TCBY Frozen Yogurt + Fruit/Veg + Milk. Order online at MunchaLunch.
We are also seeking volunteers to help serve lunch on that day. If you can help, please email:
PAC Meeting Tues Jan 14
It is a new year and a new opportunity to help shape the remaining school term at A.R. Lord Elementary. All parents/ caregivers are invited to attend the Tuesday January 14th Parent Advisory Council Meeting at 6:30pm in the library. It is a great opportunity to provide feedback and to hear from Principal Ms. Trovao as well learn about current school district initiatives and priorities. Connect and meet other parents and share in the planning of school and community focussed activities, events and the use of funds for A.R. Lord students.
Free Childminding is provided during the meeting.