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Dear DL Families:

**Happy Holidays!**  We hope you have been enjoying some fun times, rest and relaxation. As the holidays come to a close, we wish to highlight a few things of immediate interest:

1. Order What?
Hot Lunch (aka Munchalunch):  Haven’t gotten around to doing this yet?  It’s not too late – in fact I am doing it right now! If you get on this soon, your child will be able to experience the NEW HOT LUNCH OFFERING, featuring a partnership between WELL FED and COBS! That is,  if you get your order in by Wednesday Jan 8th. So don’t delay!  Go to now!  
Winter Term is from January 9  to March 12. No hot lunch February 13.
If you are able to offer some volunteer hours this term, on Thursdays around lunchtime, or on Wednesday mornings after drop-off, the Program Administrators would love to hear from you – please email: for more information and a link to sign up for specific days based on the calendar. This program is a huge fundraiser for our PAC and also supports our busy families with one less day of lunch-making each week. It can also help expose students to new foods that they might just love! And after a successful Harvest Project last month, your child may be more tuned into what to order… so why not involve them, turn it into a conversation, and have fun!
2. Welcome 2020! PAC Coffee Morning
Take a moment to re-coup from the first week back at school after the holidays!  Come to the MPR after drop-off on Friday January 10th, 8:45 – 9:45AM for a chance to re-connect, mingle, chat and celebrate!
Bring your cup — we’ll cheer to a new year, save some dates and catch new waves from the PAC community. This is a great opportunity to get caught up if you missed the PAC Meeting on Nov 21, or are unable to make it to the next one on Jan 27. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you!
Happy Holidays & Happy 2020 to one and all 🙂

December! Dates!

Dear Dorothy Lynas Families,

Happy December Days!  While 2019 winds down, 2020 is around the bend. So let us set into our calendars a few key dates:

December 6th (Friday) @7AMCheck back here then (yes, soon!) as Registration Opens for 2 PAC Winter Programs for DL Students – and get on the waitlist if you’re not fast enough.

Lights Up Musical Theatre

Thursdays in the gym from January 16 – March 12, 3:00-5:00PM

K-grades 7

Cost is $285 Plus GST



Fridays at lunchtime in the MPR

January 10 – March 13 (no class February 7)

K-grades 7

Cost is $72 for 9 sessions

Happening Now: The Harvest Project, Dec 2-6

Students are encouraged to bring DRIED FOOD as a donation to The Harvest Project.

If  they missed last week’s thematic donation and have BABY FOOD & SUPPLIES to donate, please encourage them to bring it. Everything will go toward helping those in need.

December 19th (Thursday) is a “Packed Lunch Day” for those students going to Grouse Mtn.  Cancel your Munchalunch Order today.

If you have ordered a Hot Lunch for that day, please cancel it via Munchalunch by Dec 12th for a credit on your account for next Term. Stay tuned for Order Open Dates, Volunteer Spots & New Menus!

January 10th (Friday) – Welcome Back, Welcome 2020 PAC Coffee Morning, 8:45-9:45AM 

Missed the last PAC meeting? Want a coffee and a chat? Save the date and join your fellow PAC members in the MPR, 8:45-9:45AM on the first Friday back at school!

January 27th (Monday) – PAC Meeting #3, 7:00-8:00PM in the MPR

Save the Date and hope to see you there!


Let’s “GLOW” this Friday!

Dear Parents,

You may have seen the posters around school, or heard them say … “Let’s GLOW this Friday!”

 Let us GLOW!Reminder: GLOW Dance Party is this Friday, November 15th, 6:30-8:00pm
Our first spirit event of the year is this week!  Don’t forget to wear white, bring a water bottle, and come ready to dance the night away with DJ Alioop!  Please be reminded that parent supervision is required and this event is for Dorothy Lynas families only.  $1/per child.

Final Art Card order deadline is Sunday, November 17th
Orders placed by Sunday November 17th will be delivered December 9-13 – just in time for holiday gifts! access code DL69.

Next PAC Meeting: Thursday November 21st, 7:00-8:00pm
Please join us in the Dorothy Lynas Library, for our second PAC meeting of the year including an update from the Seycove Auction Coordinators.

Boston Pizza – Operation Education Fundraiser
Dine at Boston Pizza Esplanade and mention Dorothy Lynas Elementary – our PAC will receive 10% of the value of your bill from Boston Pizza’s ‘Operation Education’ Fundraiser.  This fundraiser runs all school year until June 30, 2020. Let’s eat!

GLOW! First Spirit Event of the Year!

Good evening! Hope everyone had a happy Hallowe’en last night!  Sharing some excitement at the end of the week. Hope to see you at GLOW!

Last Call for Priority Orders
Friendly reminder that priority orders are due Sunday November 3 for delivery November 25-29. Order at Access code: DL 69.
Let us GLOW!
GLOW Dance Party
We are so excited to announce our first spirit event for the year: The Glow Dance Party on Friday November 15! Come fed to school 6:30pm – 8:00pm and enjoy the fun with fellow DL families! Entry is $1 per child and parents are their mandatory accessory!  Suggested attire: any white clothing.
Thank you! November PAC Meeting
Thank you to those of you who participated in the Parent Poll! The poll has closed and the winner of the Starbucks Gift Card will be drawn at our next PAC meeting!  Stay tuned for the date and details.
Have a great Autumn weekend!

Art Cards, COBS, Help Wanted, more!

The Card Project 
Art Cards are back! Reminder that online ordering is open at using access code: DL 69.  Priority orders are due November 3 for delivery November 25-29. Early Deadline Nov 3
Help Wanted!
The PAC is looking for a Secretary.  Responsibilities include issuing notice of PAC meetings, drafting meeting agendas, keeping meeting minutes, and managing meeting logistics for the 4 meetings remaining this school year.  Please email if you can help!
Interested in event planning?  The PAC is looking for someone to oversee our event teams in the role of Event Coordinator.  Responsibilities include managing the annual event calendar, designating Event Leads, supporting teams for PAC events, and liaising between Event Leads and the PAC regarding event plans, dates, budgets, and communications.  Please email if you can help!
COBs Dough Raiser
Did you know? If you mention Dorothy Lynas Elementary School at Cobs Bread (Parkgate, and Park & Tilford) they will donate 5% of your purchase to our school!!!
Seycove Auction
Save the date (Feb 22, 2020)! Stay tuned for more information regarding this annual evening event that provides financial support to the Dorothy Lynas PAC as well as the other local Seycove Family of Schools.  This year’s theme: Under the Sea

We want your input!

Following on from the well-attended PAC Welcome Back Coffee Morning on Sept 27th where we wish to thank Bean Around the World at Parkgate for providing refreshments, we want your input on what you would like to see your Parent Advisory Council (PAC) focus on for the 2019/2020 school year.  Please click here to fill out a quick poll/survey and you will be entered into a draw for a $10 Starbucks gift card.

We also want to extend a huge thank you to last year’s 2018/2019 PAC Executive and all of the volunteers that helped to make all of our programs and events possible. In particular, a huge thank you Rahim Rajan (Chair), Jason Brunelle (Vice Chair), Kim Grimwood (Secretary), Wayne Audette (Treasurer), and Giulia DesRochers (Member at Large).

Please e-mail us at if you have questions, ideas or want to get more involved!

2019/2019 PAC Executive, appointed September 16, 2019:

Shari Virjee Tanada – Chair

Vacant – Vice Chair

Dagne Fortin – Treasurer

Kim Campbell – Secretary

Jen Cram – Member at Large

Kaylie Kauko – Member at Large

Alikie Knight – Member at Large

Suzanne Vardy – Member at Large

Melissa Walker – Member at Large

Stay tuned for an announcement on our first spirit event of the year!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!

Welcome Back Coffee with the Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Please join us and meet fellow parents/caregivers and members of our PAC on Friday September 27 from 8:45am to 9:45am in the Multipurpose Room.

  • Learn more about the role of the Dorothy Lynas Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
  • Learn about the various fundraising initiatives, spirit events and education sessions that the PAC organizes
  • Sign up for volunteer opportunities to get involved
  • Get to know other parents across the Dorothy Lynas community

Bring your own mug and light refreshments will be served.

Please contact if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

We Need Your Help!

Hello Dorothy Lynas Community

We need your help!

Our Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is a key part of the Dorothy Lynas community that relies on the generous volunteer contributions from parents to support a number of important fundraising programs. The proceeds from these programs enable the school to purchase items such as home reading books, computers/iPads, projectors, sports equipment and musical equipment.

These programs won’t happen without the support of our parent community!

There are countless opportunities, both big and small, and many opportunities can be done from home and outside of school hours.

You can learn more by:

  1. Joining us at our next PAC meeting on Monday September 16th at 7:00pm in the multipurpose room
  2. Checking out our PAC website and volunteer page at
  3. Contacting us at