The Dr. A.R. Lord Cross Country team is in full swing with morning practices held every Tuesday and Friday before school. This year there is a large contingent of students from Gr. 1-7 on the team and they are lead by coaches Ms. O'Neill and Ms. Burke. Last week the team competed in their first mini-meet where students had a chance to run with other nearby VSB elementary schools. Each grade level is a separate category and older students run longer distances than the younger ones. Come out and cheer on our Lord Lions at this week's Mini-Meet on Wednesday Oct 2nd 3:30pm -4:30pm at nearby Clinton Park.
Welcome all to the 2019-2020 school year! The PAC for Dr. A.R. Lord is now back online after the summer hiatus. This is where you can stay up to date on school events, initiatives, and activities!
What is PAC? The Parent Advisory Council for Dr. A.R. Lord School. It is volunteer run.
Who is PAC? All parents/caregivers of A.R. Lord students are part of PAC. Everyone is invited to participate, have your say, volunteer and help shape our school.
Who is the PAC Executive? This is the team of elected volunteer leaders that steer our activities and initiatives.
Emily Sharman - Co-secretary Carly Roy - Co-secretary
Deanna McFeely - Co-treasurer Sherry Taylor - Co-treasurer
Jordon Randall – Communications Deniz Randall - Member at Large
Briar Cook - Member at Large Marina Glass - Member at Large
Britanny Pifer - Member at Large
What is PAC’s objective? The parents and caregivers of Dr. AR Lord support our children through faculty guidance, extra-curricular events, fundraising, programs and support. We strive to enrich our children’s education and social experience.
How can you get involved? We are always looking for ideas and participation. Attend an upcoming monthly PAC meeting. Volunteer for an event. There are many ways to support our school with your unique talents, connections, or time throughout the year (either on site at the school or on your own time in the background). Most importantly we stress that PAC should be a fun way to connect with other parent / caregivers and build our school community.
How can you stay in touch? Follow us on our website/blog, social media sites (Facebook Twitter), attend the next PAC meeting, talk to one of the Executive members, contact via email: email@example.com , and subscribe to our direct email/newsletter list.
Stay tuned for upcoming activities, events and announcements!
Send your child to school in an orange shirt (any orange shirt will do) on Monday September 30th and show your support.
On September 30th, Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary will be acknowledging Orange Shirt Day. It is the day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada. Students will learn more about the history of those schools and this day is a symbolic call to action to Truth and Reconciliation. Engage with your child and discuss your thoughts and what Orange Shirt day means to you, what it means to our indigenous communities, and to Canada.
April 29 at 6:30 in the Dr. AR Lord Elementary Library.
A facilitator will lead this session on child anxiety in a workshop setting that will be interactive.
We are co-hosting this session with Franklin Elementary PAC.
Please RSVP as soon as possible. If we do not have 25 participants we will have to cancel the event.
We have some fun events coming up as we approach the end of the school year and 2 months off of school.
June 14 - Sports Day
June 22 - Year End BBQ
The kids really enjoy these events, and what makes them come together are volunteers to pull this off. We're hoping for 15 volunteers for Sports day and about 10 for the year end BBQ. We require baking, raffles, serving food and other duties as required. Lets finish this year off great!
On our May 15th PAC meeting the members were asked to nominate and vote on the PAC Exec that would be administering the PAC activities throughout the 2018/19 school year. First, though, we'd like to thank the continued support of our departing PAC Exec members. Their dedication and support are what has helped the PAC have a successful year.
The following membrs are staying on as part of the PAC Exec
This year we'll be welcoming the following new member
Finally, the following position remains open
Our first meeting of 2018/19 school year we will open up the floor for any other parents that would like to join the PAC.
When: May 25th at 3:30-6:00
The plans are coming together for this fun neighbourhood outing. The ride will start around 4:00. One, two, four, ten wheels....it doesn't matter - just come out for the fun, get moving through out Neighbourhood ride.
We will have hotdogs and drinks after to refuel all the riders. And if the weather is nice bring your bathing suits to cool off in the spray park. We want to thank the PNE for helping to sponsor this fantastic day.
Bring your wheels (scooter bicycle, stroller roller blades, skateboard, unicycle, tricycle) and join in on a short all ages community scoot around the neighbourhood. This PAC coordinated event will include a Hot Dog BBQ, cotton candy, road safety tips, bike maintenance, and fun and games! All for Free!
Sponsors & Supporters:
A.R. Lord Parent Advisory Council
PNE Community Grant Fund
The Laughing Bean Coffee Co.
Tamam Fine Palestinian Cuisine
Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre
June Hunter Images
Fresh Slice Pizza
April 20 - Earth Day - Parents needed to in afternoon
April 22 - Farmers Market - Volunteers needed at sale station
We have a couple events coming up that need volunteers. Earth day will be a celebration that plans on connecting with an indigenous garden and trips outside during the afternoon. Parent participation is requested to make this a success.
We are proud to be offered a spot at the next Farmers market. Hoping for good weather. We're looking for parents who will staff the Tote and t-shirt sales table throughout the day to make this a success. Fundraising from totes and shirts support the school's Athletic uniforms and sporting equipment.
Dear A.R. Lord Community,
The tragic accident involving the Humboldt Broncos team and the loss of so many lives is difficult to comprehend and accept. Every Canadian, regardless of where they live, feels a sense of sadness, loss and sympathy for the players, coaches, families and communities directly impacted by this terrible accident.
April 12th Jersey Day: A group of hockey parents from Langley are encouraging others to wear sports jerseys on April 12th as a gesture to let families directly impacted know that they are not alone. Some Vancouver schools are participating but individual families should decide whether they would like their child/children to participate in this event.
Thank you for your continued support.