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Fun Food Ordering Now Open Until September 26

Welcome back to the returning Dorothy Lynas families and a big welcome to all the new students.  Our first Fun Food Day is Thursday, October 4 and ordering is now open through Wednesday, September 26.

For those of you that are new to the school, Fun Food Days is the schools biggest fund raiser, raising over $20,000 each school year.  We are fortunate to be able to offer: pizza, sushi, hot dogs, pasta, salads, quesadillas, smoothies and more to the students.  Fun Food Day volunteers help provide hot lunches on most Thursdays throughout the school year and frozen yogurt a couple times a month on Fridays.

We could not have Fun Food Days for the students without our wonderful volunteers.  Many of our volunteers from last year are no longer at Dorothy Lynas or have work commitments this year.  Volunteers are needed on Wednesdays & Thursday for about 1.5 hours and on Fridays for about 30 minutes during school hours.  Even if you can only volunteer once a term (3 times a year), it makes a big difference.  If we cannot get enough volunteers, we may have to discontinue the Fun Food Days.

We are also looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to join the Fun Food Days Committee.  The role of the Volunteer Coordinator is mainly to oversee our online system and make sure we have enough volunteers to cover all of the shifts each week.  This can be done from home anytime.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lisa Hammermeister at

Thank you and don’t forget to order lunch for this term at the link below.

Fun Food Days (Hot Lunch)



Fun Food Day Committee

4 Things You Need to Know Now!

  1. We have some great after school programs we are excited to offer!


This fall, your child can experience the joys and benefits of musical theatre by taking part in our afterschool programs led by our talented and experienced Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools staff.

Fall 2018 Show Theme: Kids on Broadway! This fall we will be exploring musicals where kids are the stars! Musicals featured include, Annie, Matilda, Newsies and more! Performance for parents on the last day of classes

​​​​After School Thursdays


3-5PM Gym

GRADES: K to 7

Fee: $275* (*plus GST)

Register on-line


Learn how to jump, move, and express yourself with power and precision. Students will find a valuable philosophy and skill set that’s transferable to any sport or activity. They will gain confidence by learning how to safely miss landings, and break mental barriers. The program starts with fundamental drills, and gradually progresses to combining movements in to longer sequences, and committing to challenging jumps.

After School Fridays

September 28-November 30

3:30-4:30pm GYM

Grades 3-7

Students will be supervised before class begins (3-3:30)

No class on Pro-D days (Oct 19, Nov 2)

Cost is $132 +GST for 8 classes ($16.50 +GST per session)

Register through this link

2. Our first PAC meeting is Monday, September 24 from 7-8 and you are invited: Come to this year’s first meeting of our School PAC, learn about where and how dollars will be spent this year, discover some of the upcoming programs and events taking place at Dorothy Lynas and finally be treated to a brief education piece from our Principal Tracey Todd that will be sure to interest all of us!

3. Kindie & New Family Welcome Tea – September 24 from 6:15pm-7pm at the Dorothy Lynas Multipurpose Room Come and meet other new families and discover how to make the most of your’s and your child’s experience at Dorothy Lynas.  Learn how to access and utilize some key resources at Dorothy Lynas.  We look forward to meeting you.

4. We Need You – Our School offers a great number of programs and activities that enable our school to be the great place it is for our children and our families. From Hot Lunch to our amazing Annual Carnival and so much in between including the critical role of our Class Reps, our school is supported by a great volunteer spirit.  We need your help in fulfilling a variety of volunteer positions to ensure we can still offer critical programs and keep our Community informed and engaged in all that we have come to expect and enjoy at Dorothy Lynas.  We simply can’t do this without your help.  This year we have had a number of long time volunteers move on (either away from Vancouver or because their kids are in high school as of this year), so we need a new team of volunteers to support our School.  The more volunteers, the less the amount of time and energy for every volunteer, so as the saying goes…the more the merrier. Please sign up to volunteer for a position of your interest either by e-mailing us, signing up on the sign-up sheets in the front foyer or by coming to our first PAC meeting.

Thank you!








The PAC would like to extend it’s sincerest appreciation of everyone that was involved in this year’s Spring Carnival!

The Volunteers – from Set Up to Take Down and everything in between, without the amazing group of volunteers, the Carnival simply would not have been possible.  The Carnival was another example of the wonderful spirit of community that exists at Dorothy Lynas and that was best exemplified by the over 100 volunteers who gave of their time and energy Thank You!

The School Staff & Administration – for supporting the Carnival from its planning to the big day itself!  Special thank you to Principal Todd, Vice Principal Wheatley, Mrs. Barnett and Miss Harin for assisting in various ways on Carnival Day!

Our Community Sponsors – we are fortunate to have a number of great sponsors who show their support time and time again for our great School. This year’s Carnival sponsors were:

The Cooperators – Colin Melnyk Agencies
Milk2Go provided by Nesters
Carina Organics
Moja Coffee
Local Lift Juice Bar
The Modern Pantry

We encourage our Dorothy Lynas community to support these fine local businesses who graciously support our School!

The Carnival Planning Committee – we were extremely fortunate this year to have had an incredible group of volunteers who led the Carnival Planning effort this year.  In record time (with many thanks to past Carnival leadership), this Committee selflessly gave of their time and their expertise to make the Carnival a reality.  This year’s Carnival Planning Committee included:

Jennifer Cram
Eliza Mui
Chris Gaydon
Katie Gaydon
Rosa Romero
Amanda Webster
Cheryl Fourie
Susan Kanaoya
Alikie Knight
Yael Zachs
Norisa Anderson
Suzanne Siemens
Kim Grimwood
Rahim Rajan
The Grade 7 Farewell Committee

And last but not at all least, a massive thank you to our incredible Dorothy Lynas Community for coming out this past Saturday and your tremendous support of the Carnival!  The day is as special as it is because of the incredible turn out and school spirit that is displayed throughout the day.  Thank you for your support and for making our community so special!

Visit the Volunteer Appreciation Station on Friday June 8th!

Tomorrow is Dorothy Lynas Fun Day.  Please come by the Annex Staff room from 10:25am to 12:05pm to visit the Volunteer Appreciation Station – have a snack, visit with the teachers and view some great artwork!

Carnival Top Ten

With only one sleep to go, we bring you the …

Carnival TOP TEN!








  1. Food & tickets are cash only…, bring cash!
  2. Bring a towel for the Foam Dance Party and if you’re a Grade 7 student getting dunked also a bathing suit/change of clothes
  3. Don’t forget sunscreen and a hat, it’s going to be a sunny day
  4. Stay hydrated
  5. Come early to avoid the line ups
  6. There is more than one ticket sales table
  7. Set a meeting spot with your kids/parents
  8. Don’t forget about the indoor activities
  9. Take lots of pictures – #dlcarnival
  10. HAVE A BLAST!!!

Only TWO Days Away!

The weather is going to be amazing and the plans are set for an amazing Carnival Saturday.  Well…almost!

Don’t Forget Your Cake Walk Donations!

Please remember to bring those cakes or other baked goods for the famous Cake Walk, one of the most popular events at the Carnival.  You can drop off your donations at the school on Saturday before the Carnival starts at noon.  All home made and store bought creations welcome!

Take Down Volunteers Needed

Once it’s all said and done, we need to make sure that the school is ready to go for the kids on Monday.  We could use all the help we can get to make the clean up process as quick as possible.  Every helping hand is welcome. Please sign up and stick around for a bit longer after the Carnival ends to help clean up.


Volunteers Needed for the Spring Carnival

It takes a village!

Our Grade 4/5 planning committee has done an amazing job organizing this fun day for our school. It takes a n amount of time and resources to pull off the Spring Carnival, and they need our help.  Our call for volunteers for the class assigned stations did not generate the  support we need.  Sadly, if we don’t get more volunteer commitment, some of the rides and booths will need to be cancelled.  We ask that everyone – parents, grandparents, siblings in high school, give just one hour to make the event the huge success it can be and the amazing day our kids look forward to every year.

The following  rides require more volunteers by Thursday, or we will be forced to cancel them.  Please sign up today!




Cake Walk

Nail Painting

Prize Distribution

Ticket Sales

Under the Sea Bouncy Castle

Volunteer Check In



Adult Bottle Table


Foam Dance Party

Inflatable Obstacle Course

Nail Painting

Pablo the Porcupine Game

Prize Wheel

Prize Distribution

Ticket Sales

Under the Sea Bouncy Castle



Adult Bottle Table

Cake Walk

Candy Table

Climbing Wall

Dunk Tank

Foam Dance Party

Inflatable Obstacle Course

Nail Painting

Pablo the Porcupine Game

Plinko Game

Price Wheel

Prize Distribution

Ticket Sales

Under the Sea Bouncy Castle

Wizzard Bouncy Castle



Take Down

Cake Walk Donations Welcome!

Calling all Bakers!

The Cake Walk is one of the most popular activities each year at the Spring Carnival.  Please help us make this booth the success it always is by donating a cake (or cupcakes).  Not a baker?  Place an order with your local bakery.

Please sign up to let us know your donation is coming.

Baked goods can be dropped off at the school on Friday between 3pm and 5pm or on Saturday before 11am.

Thank you for your support!


Carnival is 6 days away and we need bottles!

If you have been to a Dorothy Lynas Carnival before, you know the excitement that surrounds the Adult Bottle Table.  To make this booth happen, we need your bottles – wine, beer, soap…anything in bottle form is accepted.  Please submit your donations into the school office no later than Wednesday.

What is the Adult Bottle Table anyway?

Probably the most addictive booth of the Carnival and most certainly the place where you can find most parents at any given time.  Buy a ticket and take your chance at winning a bottle of fish oil or a 40 oz of Vodka.