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.
Reminders for this week
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 PAC Meeting Minutes
March 30, 2022 PAC meeting minutes have been posted. Topics discussed include:
PAC HOT LUNCH
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.
Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary and Tillicum Annex families hosted the annual Manure Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, April 2nd 2022. It was a great turnout and a lot of hard work went into the event to raise funds for the Parent Advisory Council in support of our schools. A portion of the proceeds will also go towards the grade 7 year end field trip. It was great to see so many supporters who came out to volunteer and neighbors who purchased the composted antibiotic and hormone free steer manure from Hopcott Farms. The Hastings Community Association also continues to be a great partner in support of this event.
We are look forward to seeing the beautiful vegetable gardens, flowers and lawns in the neighborhood that will grow lush over the season ahead, but even more importantly, thankful for the reconnections within our community that will bloom once again.
A small amount of bagged manure is still for sale for a limited over the next few days. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.