Here is a list of the PAC meetings for the rest of the school year. Typically, the meetings will be on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, and they will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams. The meetings are open to all A.R. Lord parents to attend. Should you have an item that you would like to discuss during the next meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org a couple days beforehand. All meetings will start at 6pm.
November 17, 2020
January 19, 2021
February 16, 2021
April 20, 2021
May 18, 2021
Our next meeting is November 17th, 2020.
If you are on the email list, please check your email for a TEAMS link to the meeting.
The Executive team of the A.R. Lord Elementary Parent Advisory Council was formed at the Annual General Meeting on October 27th. The newly elected members are:
Sara Hoffman - Treasurer
Greg Roy - Secretary
Mike Louie - Communications
Briar Cook - Member at Large
Amarjit Parhar - Member at Large
Jordon Randall - Member at Large
Emily Taylor - Member at Large
The duties of Chair will be a shared/rotating position
Thanks to this great team of parent volunteers who have stepped up to continue to make our school a special place.
The Exec is the team that helps set the priorities and oversee the organization, but a reminder that all parent/caregivers with a child attending A.R. Lord are also a part of the PAC. It takes active participation (even if virtual) by our diverse families group to build our school community, support our students, teacher and staff to and enhance the education experience. This can take many forms and can be as much or as little time as you can give. Some examples are:
To participate and for more information be sure that you have submitted your email consent to get direct updates and follow our website blog, facebook page, and twitter.
Tuesday, October 27 - 6:30pm - Virtual Meeting
Due to COVID-19 the PAC has delayed the annual general meeting that is normally held at the end of the school year and will now take place this Tuesday at 6:30pm. We encourage all parents to attend this meeting as we will determine the direction of the PAC for the current school year.
We would like to see you there.
PAC Exec Vacancies
Support classes and teachers with resources (field trips and materials)
Community (year end celebration and movie night)
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