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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


A New School Year and a New PAC

Monday, September 16, 2019

Please join us for the first Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting of the year. All parents and grandparents welcome. Come meet the PAC executive and the school administrators and learn about upcoming events and what’s new at Dorothy Lynas this year. Learn about where your PAC dollars will be going this year.

We will meet in the multipurpose room at 7:00 pm on Monday, September 16, light refreshments will be served. Come meet other parents, staff and administrators. We can’t wait to see you, and the meeting will end at 8:00.

Fire Destroys Home, Help Needed

Let’s rally to help one of our own. Lisa Williams recently lost her home and suffered burns to her body. Her son is a Dorothy Lynas Dragon and we know they could both use our support. A Go Fund Me account has been set up and we encourage our families to help out in any way they can.

Let’s show our support.





Multi-Family Garage Sale

Thank you everyone who supported our Spring Carnival! It was a huge success and we couldn’t have done it without all of you. At Dorothy Lynas there is never a dull moment and we are now preparing for our next big event, the multi-family garage sale on Friday June 7.

Where: Dorothy Lynas gymnasium

When: Friday June 7th (after fun day) 6 – 8pm

Why: to raise funds for the Class of 2019 Legacy Gift

The Class of 2019 is raising money for a Legacy Gift for Dorothy Lynas.  On Friday June 7th we will be hosting a multi-family garage sale in the gym. Purchase one of 20 tables for $25 (via MunchaLunch) and those proceeds will go towards the 2019 Legacy Gift.  Whatever you sell, you keep the proceeds! This is a great opportunity to clear your home of toys, sporting good and other items your family doesn’t use or need any more! Tip: delegate the work by involving your children in gathering what they are willing to part with.

Reserve your garage sale table on MunchaLunch between May 29th – June 6th. Due to space restrictions, there are only 20 tables, so it will be first-come first-serve. Once all the tables are sold out, sign-up on Muncha Lunch will be removed.

We are also looking for help promoting this event. If you or your students can make posters and post them around the school and our local community, please do so!

June 7th Garage Sale Timeline

5:00pm – Set up tables. All families who purchased a table are required to help.

5:30pm – Sellers display their stuff and get ready

6 pm – 8pm – Garage Sale doors open!

8:00 – 8:30pm – Clean up and strike tables/put away. All families who purchased a table will help. Do not leave any items behind.


10 Tips for an Amazing Day at the Carnival

Only one more sleep until the Dorothy Lynas Spring Carnival. Events begin at 12pm and run until 3:00pm. Here are ten tips to make the day successful:

  1. Bring cash. We are old school and will not be able to accept bit coin, debt or credit!
  2. Don’t forget a towel if you plan on participating in the foam dance party.
  3. Your children are your responsibility, please supervise them!
  4. There will be reptiles thanks to West Coast Exotics!
  5. Parking is very limited so plan on walking in.
  6. If you are volunteering you will earn 5 free tickets.
  7. Wear sunscreen, the weather looks great.
  8. Please bring a refillable water bottle, the planet will thank you.
  9. Have fun!
  10. Please thank a volunteer, they are amazing!

See you all tomorrow at 12:00!