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.