Wednesday September 30th 2020 is designated as Orange Shirt Day. This event is to create awareness of the impacts of residential schools on First Nations individuals, families, and communities.
Send your child in an orange shirt to promote "Every Child Matters". It is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn about our painful history and begin to create steps towards reconciliation.
Dr. A.R. Lord Parent Advisory Council will be holding its Annual General Meeting on October 27th at 6:30pm (online/remote via Microsoft Teams). The agenda includes
All Parent/Caregivers with a child attending A.R. Lord Elementary are part of the Parent Advisory Council. Our mandate is to enrich the educational experience for A.R. Lord Students and support our school community, teachers and staff. Additional details can be found in the AR Lord PAC constitution: www.arlordpac.ca/constitution.html
This year all positions for the Executive Officers are open as the current team will be retiring. we encourage you to put your name forth as a nominee to form part of the 2020-2021 Executive Officers and Planning committee which will consist of at minimum 3 positions covering duties of Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications, Member-at-Large. The retiring Executive will assist any newly elected officers in transition and handoff. To submit a nomination or for more information, email email@example.com
A.R. Lord Parent Advisory Council is once again launching the FLIPGIVE fundraiser that allows you to do your regular online shopping for gift cards, merchandise, vouchers, and more. Just click on the A.R. Lord Link Portal and you will be directed to your favourite online retailers, restaurants and services or purchase a gift card. Do your regular shopping and A.R. Lord Elementary will get a portion of the retailer profits in the form of cash back.
Funds will be put towards activities, supplies and equipment to enhance the educational experience and classroom for teachers and students. It doesn't cost you anything!
eg. Amazon, Home Depot, Skip the Dishes, Loblaws, Groupon, Esso, Old Navy, Staples, Clearly, Apple ITUNES, Sephora, Lego, VistaPrint, Wayfair, and much more!
SHARE THE LINK WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS AND CONTRIBUTE TO A.R. LORD STUDENTS! www.flipgive.com/teams/49445-dr-ar-lord-elementary-pac
Out of school care WAIT LIST is now open for A.R. Lord Elementary students. This program is run through the Hastings Community Association and includes morning drop-off to school and afternoon pickup and walk over to the neighboring community centre. For more information contact: Betty Sacco, Out-of-School Care Supervisor: firstname.lastname@example.org Betty Sacco, Out-of-School Care Supervisor or 604.718.6236
Last Name A-L 9:00AM - 11:30AM (2.5 hours) Thursday Sept 10
Last Name M-Z 9:00AM-11:30 AM (2.5 hours) Friday Sept 11
Bring your signed health Assessment Parent Form
Welcome back to the A.R. Lord Parent Advisory Council Blog. It has been a long hiatus and we are glad to be back and share information with our parent caregiver families, build community and support our children and school in their education. A special welcome to all the new children and families who are joining A.R. Lord Elementary.
Keep your eye out for important notices directly from the school as we head back with new protocols and schedules. A few highlights:
Thursday Sep 10 9:00-11:30 AM Grade 1-7 Students with Last Names starting A-L
Friday Sept 11 9:00-11:30 AM Grade 1-7 Students with Last Names starting M-Z
Then Monday Sept 14 will be full day instruction for all
Kindergarten Gradual Entry starts Monday Sept 14th and will progress until Full time by Sept 21st.
More details to come via email from the school on Tuesday after Labour Day.
Enjoy the last days of Summer!