What a great start to Bike To School Week!

Firstly, a big shout out to all the parents, friends, caregivers, and guardians for making our first day of BTSW a huge success! We know there is lots of preparation that goes into getting your kids riding to school safely so GREAT JOB!

We had 155 students ride their bikes to school, which is a huge start to the week.  We saw tons of scooters, rollers, and walkers as well so our total active transportation numbers will be huge.

Thank you to Ian from Hippie Foods and Sarah from Free Yumm for their generous donation of our delicious morning snacks.

More favorite activities will be ready to roll this morning kicking off at 8:15am.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Ps. Did you order plants or seeds from the PAC Plant Sale?

Plants arrive on Thursday and can be collected after school near the front entrance. Please bring your own box to carry them home. Pickup is from 3-4:30pm.

Extra organic plants are available including strawberries, many tomato varieties, cucumber, squash, zucchini, peppers, kale, chard, and pumpkin for $3.00 each and a variety of herbs for $3.50.

Unable to pick up on Thursday? Email Ainsley to make alternate arrangements.

Our Gravel Field Will Be Getting A Little More Green!

Thanks to parent Greg Hasler of Hasler Homes, we have SEVEN new garden boxes for our school! They look amazing already and we haven’t even planted them yet!

Next, LV Students will paint the garden boxes with food grade paint (hopefully the weather cooperates). Then in two weeks, the NVSD will be leveling the area under the boxes, then adding gravel to the bottom of the boxes for drainage. Then the PAC will buy soil for the NVSD and they will be ready for the students to plant!

Thank you again to Hasler Homes and the PAC. These garden boxes will be a great addition to our schoolyard!

I bet you thought that was the only good news we had! Happily no, there’s more…

Tree Canada has awarded our school a $3500 grant to plant trees!

AND the PAC has put in an application to the School District to put a Gathering Circle behind the new disc swings. This Gathering Circle was requested by our administration to support the new curriculum.

 

So, come October, we will (hopefully!) have a new PAC-funded Gathering Circle, lots of herbs and veggies to harvest from the garden boxes and a number of trees around the swings, disc swings, and (possible) gathering circle. The exact number of trees is still to be determined — we’ll see how far we can stretch our budget 🙂

If anyone is excited about these changes and wants to help make them happen – please join our Landscaping Committee. Email us at lynnvalleypac@gmail.com.

Thanks again to all of our sponsors, supporters and dedicated volunteers!

A hugely successful Parent Social | Dance Reminder

First off, thank-you to all the parents, guardians and staff who came out to support our Parent Social. The $3500 that was raised will go directly to the students and our school. It will help to fund our school’s technology goals, physical education programs, field trips and so much more!

A BIG THANK-YOU to the following sponsors who contributed (in alphabetical order):

32 Books
Arbonne
B Fit Personal Training
Bard on the Beach
BC Ferries
BC Lions
Bean Around the World Coffees
Bridge Brewing
Britannia Mine Museum
Brown’s Social House – Lynn Valley
Capilano Suspension bridge
Canucks
Climb Base 5
Everything Wine
FreeYumm
Grouse Mountain
Hair for You
Hasler Homes Ltd
Hippie Snacks
Kidsbooks Edgemont
Kourosh Bakery
Loblaws Lonsdale City Market
Lynn Valley Elementary Teachers and Staff
Lynn Valley Elementary Parents
Meadowlands Horticulture
Myodetox
Mosaic Homes
North Shore Autowash
North Van Rec
Nourish Market
Pizazz
PNE
Qubecore
Real Canadian Superstore – North Vancouver
Resync
Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Sea to Sky Gondola
Skull Candy
Smile Well Dental Clinic
Stongs Market
SweatVancity
The Keg
The Old Spaghetti Factory
The Vancouver Canadians Baseball
Ultrafit Bootcamp
Vancouver Theatre Sports League
Whitespot – Park Royal
Williamson Real Estate
Zazou Salon


FAMILY DANCE orders are due soon!

Your child should have brought home a paper copy for ticket ordering.  Please hand this in by this Friday, April 5th in the PAC box or Saturday, APRIL 6 online though munch-a-lunch

If you are interested in volunteering for dance set-up, clean up, or food concession, please email Ainsley.

Hanging Baskets, Plus Plants and Seeds for Spring Planting!

I know it’s really hard to even think about planting with snow on the ground (!) but if you want beautiful flowers and garden fresh food and herbs this summer, now’s the time to order! 

Hanging baskets, potted herbs & veggies

I am afraid there is no catalogue for the hanging baskets, potted herbs & veggies, but trust us, these are nursery direct and the quality is fantastic.

Taxes are included! And best of all, the PAC gets a portion back for fundraising.

Hanging baskets 12″ @ $30.00 each  (choose from sun or shade)

Herbs in 3″ pots @ $3.50 each:

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley

Veggies in 4″ pots @ $3 each except the larger baskets which are $20-$25.
**See ORDER FORM for a complete list of varieties.

  • Cucumbers
  • Kale
  • Peppers
  • Pumpkin
  • Squash
  • Strawberries
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomatoes – many types!
  • Zuchinis

Seeds

The seeds get their own catalogue – it’s a huge list!

How To Order?

Orders can be made on munch-a-lunch or through the PAC box (paper order forms available at the office as well)

Orders are due March 20th. Get it done before Spring Break!

Delivery in the spring, around May. Order it and then forget it…it’s always a pleasant surprise when they show up.

The Pumpkin Patch raised $11,000 for our school!

Wow – that is a lot of money that will help to give our kids the best educational experience possible.  This money will fund our school’s technology goals, field trips and so much more! So thank you for taking the time to come out and support our school, whether it was attending our great event, volunteering or baking – everyone contributed to make this a success.

And – drum roll please -congratulations to our contest winners:

  • Mystery Key – Sanchia D.
  • Disney on Ice – David R.
  • Colouring Contest – Hadley M, Owen T-C, and Bridget T

On behalf of the Pumpkin Patch Committee, we would like to thank our long-time Gold sponsors Save-on FoodsMiura Property Services, and Lynn Valley Lions for their continued support of our event.  Throughout the years of the Lynn Valley Pumpkin Patch we have been so fortunate to work with such great community partners.  They have always made a significant contribution to our event and we look forward to their continued support.

This is the third year Mosaic Homes has been a Gold sponsor.  Mosaic has helped to make the Pumpkin Patch a huge success and we could not be more thankful for their contribution. Thank you so much and we look forward to working with Mosaic Homes in the future.

We would like to take a moment to get to know our major GOLD sponsors, listed in alphabetical order:

 


The Lynn Valley Lions show up early and stay until everything is cleaned up.  Their contribution goes 100% to the school they are working with.  They put countless hours in to support our community!  We are so thankful for the selflessness of the Lions in Lynn Valley.

The Lynn Valley Lions Club has been working in the community since 1970. Our 41+ member club is a community-focused organization that has significantly contributed to local groups, residents and communities. Our members work in partnership with sponsors such as Save-On Foods and service organizations like Lynn Valley Community Association and Lynn Valley Legion as well as other local lions clubs.

We have one important goal: To serve and help others in need.

 


Miura Property Services has been working with homeowners, strata owners, and commercial businesses in the Lower Mainland for nearly 20 years. From garden and property maintenance to construction services and creative problem solving, MPS can handle it all. We are experts in finding solutions to those ‘impossible’ problems.

Miura Property Services is a family company with strong ties to Lynn Valley; a community-minded company with a passion for helping – whether it be a neighbour or local school.

 


We believe homes should be full of light, open and airy, rich in detail and designed so that every inch counts. Homes should also be beautiful to look at and easy to love.

With this in mind, we focus on the details that count the most when designing and building your home. Great floorplans and smart use of space, striking architecture and beautiful finishes. All complemented by rich landscaping. And of course, our high ceilings and big windows, fill your home with lots of natural light.

After 15 years, over 4,000 homes, and thousands of wonderful families calling a Mosaic home their home, our focus on designing and building better homes has never wavered.

A Better Home is our promise.

 


 

Save-on actively supports the communities in which we do business. After all, those communities support us too. So whether it’s sporting events, charities or community services, we’re proud to be good neighbours.

Going the Extra Mile
To this day, we remain committed to our customers – in fact, we go so far as to pledge that we’ll go the extra mile, each and every day. See pledges from your Save-On-Foods at goestheextramile.com.

 


SILVER SPONSORS

LongLife Windows
LynnValleyLife
Heritage Office Furnishings
Jenny Gill & Suzanne Callaghan with VPG

Thank you, everyone!!

Special thanks to Hasler Homes, our Pumpkin Patch Platinum Sponsor

Hasler Homes is a North Shore home builder who has been extremely supportive of our school and we would like to share a little bit about this community-oriented company:

Greg Hasler has made a name for Hasler Homes Ltd as a top-tier construction company focusing on custom homes and large renovations. Knowing the importance of building homes that align with the BC’s Step Code, Greg has become fully trained in Passive House, Built Green, and is currently training in Net Zero. He has built a skilled team that can do everything from project management, design decisions, framing & forming, to turn-key ready. When it comes to sub-trades, from surveyors to roofers, Team Hasler has a full roster of tradespeople who share the same desire to exceed expectations. The Hasler Homes team will ensure that your needs as a homeowner are fully realized and your expectations surpassed.

Greg developed his skills and vision while working as a foreman for an internationally-renowned company where he contributed top-level work on some of the most prestigious homes in the city of Vancouver. Greg has quickly become known for his quality control, overseeing each project as he would his own home.

We were so fortunate to have Hasler Homes as a Platinum sponsor of this year’s Pumpkin Patch!  It is so great to have such wonderful community partners. Thank you Hasler Homes, from all of us at Lynn Valley Elementary.