Hello and welcome to the 2017/18 school year!

I hope you all had a wonderful summer.  This year we have many new faces – including a new principal, Chanin Smyth and PAC President, Kyla Shore. Each wanted to share a few words with us:

[From Principal Smyth]:
I am so proud and excited to start a new journey as the Principal of Lynn Valley. What a warm and beautiful learning community Lynn Valley Elementary is – full of vibrant students and incredibly supportive adults.

I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and your children. Working together in partnership is such an important component to a healthy learning experience for all. I can’t wait to start building the foundation of strong trusting relationships with you moving forward, collaborating in the best interest of your children.

Thank you to those of you who have already expressed such a warm welcome. To those I have yet to meet, I look forward to getting to know you in the coming weeks. Please pop in and say hello!

I sincerely appreciate the essential role that you as parents play within the Lynn Valley learning community. Your contributions, whether big or small, are so valued and I want to thank you in advance for all that you do to enhance the overall school experience for our students.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to share in the educational experiences of each of your children and look forward to an amazing 2017-2018 school year!!

With kindness,
Chanin Smyth

[From our new PAC President, Kyla Shore]:

Welcome back to school Lynn Valley!  First of all I would like to extend a big welcome to all the new families and staff to our school.  Lynn Valley Elementary is such a great place to be for our children.  The PAC is looking forward to an exciting year.  Our focus is to support the staff and all the programs at LVE to create a strong community of learning and ensure our children have everything they need for a successful year!

I am so excited to work with this year’s PAC.  We have a lot planned and can’t wait to get started. It takes a lot of time and energy to put on events and support programs and our parent/guardian body has always stepped up to make it happen.  Many of you volunteer in so many other ways.  At your church, sport organizations, dance schools, charities and many, many others. That is what makes our community so great.  So whether it is an hour of your time or you sit on a committee PLEASE know that every minute of your time is very much appreciated.

As we head into this new school year please don’t forget to check the PAC website for all updates and information on events happening at Lynn Valley Elementary!  Remember your feedback is always welcome so please don’t hesitate to join us at PAC meetings, as you are all PAC members just by being at the school (first one is September 20th), send us a note or chat on the playground.  If we all work together it will make our school even better!

Can’t wait to get started!


Kyla Shore
PAC President

More coming on this soon, but for now please mark your calendars for the upcoming PAC events: