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Seycove Auction volunteer request + Feb 21 PAC meeting cancelled

Hello DL families,

Our dedicated team of Seycove auction volunteers need your help! They are short a number of volunteers for a few brief shifts on Friday March 3rd, Saturday March 4th and Sunday March 4th. Please see the attached flyer for details to lend your support to an important fundraiser supporting the Seycove family of schools. You do not need to purchase a ticket to attend and help.

Also, this is to confirm that our monthly PAC meeting, scheduled for February 21st, has been cancelled. The next meeting is in April.


Dorothy Lynas PAC Executive


Friday March 3

Bar Setup 11:00-1:00pm

(2 people)

Silent Auction setup (Friday) 4:00-6:00pm

(4 people)

Saturday March 4

Food Prep (3/4 people) 3.00 – 5.30pm

Food runners/clean up (4 people)


50/50 table ticket sales 7:30-9:30pm

(2 people)

Silent Auction Handout Table 10pm- midnight (2


Bar ticket sales, 8:30-10:00pm (2 people)

Bar ticket sales, 10-midnight (2 people)

Cleanup, midnight – 2 am (6 people)

Table Clean up – 8:00-9:00 (2 people)

Table Clean up – 9:00-10:00 (2 people)

Table Clean up – 10:00-11:00 (2 people)

Table Clean up – 11:00-12:00 (2 people)

Bartenders 6-7:30pm (2 people)

Bartenders 8:30-10:00pm (2 people)

Bartenders 10-1:00am (2 people)

Sunday March 5

Bar, etc. Storage at high school 12:00-3:00pm

(2 people – heavy bar)

E-mail Sarah at:

Helping our children navigate social media

Are you wondering if and when social media will have an impact on your child? Having a hard time keeping up with all the new applications and websites that your children are going to be exposed to? What can we do as parents to proactively help our children navigate social media safely?


iStock_000017509927Medium KidsThe Dorothy Lynas PAC is pleased to have local expert and renowned national speaker Jesse Miller of Mediated Reality give a session to parents on how social media is changing the world. His topics will include:

  • Parenting the Mobile Device Child
  • The Changing Landscape of Social Media and 
  • Cyber bullying

Jesse will also being holding sessions with all the Dorothy Lynas intermediate students (Grades 4 to 7), so he can share what he learned and heard talking to our children!

 Jesse’s goal for us is to learn how we can help our children become smart, aware and ethical social media participants who communicate a positive message and build an online reputation that will help them into the next stages of life.


kid appsDate: January 19th, 2016

Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm (following the 6-7 pm PAC Meeting)

Location: DL Multi-Purpose Room

Reserve your seats:

Light refreshments will be served. Childcare available upon request.

Can’t make the session? Here are some other options: 

  • Jesse Miller can be viewed on Global BC, CityTV and heard on several radio podcasts HERE
  • Jesse was also a featured speaker for TEDxWestVancouverED.

On a personal note, I have attended 3 of Jesse’s parenting sessions and each time has been very helpful when it comes to learning what is going on in our ever changing digital environment. I now have the knowledge and language to have meaningful conversations with my children about how they use their devices and how to stay safe online. Hope to see you at the session.


Appeal for support for River Woods housing co-op

The Dorothy Lynas community is amazing and it is inspiring to see the number of people who have stepped up to dedicate their time and resources to helping our friends in need.

Financial assistance: The River Woods housing cooperative is actively seeking financial assistance to help those displaced by the fire get set up in their temporary accommodations. BlueShore Financial has set up a trust account to assist those affected by the fire. Donations can be made to Trust Account #93052998.



The River Woods Cooperative has also set up an online Fundraising campaign HERE with a goal to raise $26,000. 


Housing opportunities & other support: With dozens of families affected by the fire, the need for housing is great. If you have information about temporary housing opportunities on the North Shore, please email Parkgate Community Services Society at: Please provide: Your name, E-mail, Phone number and information of the housing information you have (or other ways you wish to support the affected residents)


Community Support Group on Facebook: For community members wanting to reach out and help families affected by River Woods fire, there is also a Facebook group for coordinating support. You can join and follow the discussions of the group by sending a request to join. Community Support for River Woods Housing Co-operative on Facebook.

riverwoods facebook

This Facebook page is regularly posting updates on current needs (including requests for volunteers and furniture) of the affected families. For those who do not use Facebook, the River Woods Housing Co-operative group has also set up an email address where you can email with offers of help, donations etc. at

Thank you all for your caring and generous support!

Support for families affected by the fire

Our hearts and prayers go to everyone affected by the fire on Hamber Place last night. We know there will be a strong outpouring of support by our community.

Please know that the North Vancouver School District is working on a comprehensive plan for support. The DL PAC is waiting for instructions from the school to best coordinate how we as a community can help. Please stay tuned to find out how you can help, as we know how strong this community is!


PAC meeting & Guest Speaker Marnie Goldenberg

Our next PAC meeting has been rescheduled to Monday February 23rd where Principal Arlie Thompson will present the Technology Plan to fund hardware purchases such as iPads, projectors and laptops to support classroom and student learning. Learn what teachers are excited about and provide parent input on how you’d like to see technology support your children’s learning.


The PAC is also pleased to bring Marnie Goldenberg, the Sexplainer, to Dorothy Lynas Elementary this same evening. A sexual health educator,  writer for Today’s Parent and regular contributor to Global TV, Marnie knows the new realities our kids are facing growing up in a highly sexualized and mediated world. Parents want and need help navigating conversations with kids where, thanks to technology, the landscape is changing at warp speed.

Join us in a conversation with Marnie to gain skills to help you confidently manage the messages your kids are receiving, and learn about the importance of talking to young people about sex in healthy ways. “Educated kids are safer kids”

WHERE: Dorothy Lynas School Elementary School Multi Purpose Room

  • PAC general meeting: 6:30pm
  • Guest Speaker Presentation: 7:00pm
  • If you require child minding, please send a note to
  • Please RSVP to if you are coming from another school PAC
  • Light snacks will be provided

Can’t make the meeting or want a sneak preview? Watch Marnie’s TEDx talk here.


Spirit Wear is back! Order deadline is now Nov 12


Just in time for the holidays, Spirit Wear is back, with new styles, sizes and colours!

PRODUCTS AVAILABLE:  Spirit wear items on sale this fall are the following:

  • T-shirt, Short Sleeve ($15):  [Pink, Grey, White]; Logo: Dragon Crest; Adult & Youth S,M,L,XL
  • T-shirt, Long Sleeve ($20):  [Black, Grey, White]; Logo: Dragon Crest; Adult & Youth S,M,L,XL
  • Sweatshirt, Crewneck ($30):  [Black, Grey]; “DOROTHY LYNAS”; Adult & Youth S,M,L,XL
  • Sweatshirt, Full Zip Hoodie ($35): [Black, Grey, Red]; Logo: Dragon Crest; Adult & Youth S,M,L,XL
  • Sweatpants ($30): [Black, Grey, Red]; Logo: Dragon Crest on front + “DRAGONS” on side; Adult & Youth S,M,L,XL
  • Hat, Longer Length Knit Beanie ($15):  [Grey only]; Logo: Dragon Crest; One size
  • Hat, Knit Skull Cap ($15): [Black only]; Logo: Dragon Crest; One size
  • Duffel Bag, OGIO Half Dome ($40):  [Red, Black] Logo: Dragon Crest


ORDER ONLINE: Order via your MunchaLunch account.

  1. Login here or Register for a new account (and follow the instructions to Create an Account)
  2. Choose the Fundraising Open! item on the top menu.
  3. Each item, colour, and size combination is a separate choice in the online order form, so scroll down until you find what you need (check that you have the right size and colour)
  4. Specify the desired quantity of each item you want, and Add to Cart. (It’s all in there!  Just keep scrolling….)
  5. Check out.


ORDER THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY: Order forms should have come home with your children and must be returned to the school office by Wednesday November 12, 2014. Or just download and complete this Flyer and submit it to the school office. Please put it in an envelope with cash or a cheque in the orange box marked PAC SPIRIT WEAR. Cheques should be made payable to Dorothy Lynas PAC.

WHEN TO ORDER: Don’t delay! The ordering window is only from October 30 to November 12, 2014 to ensure production and delivery is completed before the holiday break.

SIZING & SAMPLES: please refer to the sizing chart below, keeping in mind it is only a guide. Clothing samples for sizing purposes will be available to try on outside the multi-purpose room OR in the front foyer of the school office on the following dates:

  • November 4, 5, 6, 7, 12  from 8:40 – 9:00 am
  • November 5, 6, 12 from  2:45 – 3:30pm
  • November 12th viewings will be at the basketball courtyard

DELIVERY: Orders will be available in mid December for pick-up at a convenient location emailed to you.

  • Images of the Hoodie are from the back view. The front of the Hoodie is blank.

  • HATS: the Beanie and Skull Cap are One Size only.

  • T-shirts are 100% cotton. Allow for 5 – 10% in shrinkage.

  • Hoodies are 50/50 cotton~polyester.

  • Duffel bag dimensions: 10” h x 18” w x 9” d/ Capacity: 20.5L
  • Choose sizes carefully. If you are unsure, choose one size up. Try them on during sample times.
  • All images below are mock ups. Final logos and colours may vary slightly.

  • All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

Thank you for your support. 100% of the proceeds go towards PAC funded educational resources and activities for the school.

Questions? Please email


See also SIZE SPECIFICATIONS for sweatpants and long sleeve T’s here and SWEATSHIRT SPECIFICATIONS for Crewnecks here.


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Last day to order Spirit Wear (+ new size!)

FINAL REMINDER: Wednesday May 21st is the last day to order Spirit Wear.

We’ve added an extra day. Order online via MunchaLunch HERE (New users: create an account here)

Due to popular demand, YOUTH XL (fits children approximately 10 – 12 years old) has been added to the sizes for Hoodies. PAC volunteers will be outside the Multi Purpose room (near Kilometer Club) at 8:30am and 3:00pm on May 21 with samples for sizing purposes.

For more information and images, refer to the full post here.

Psst to Class Reps: looking for ideas for a year end gift for your class teacher? Consider ordering them a T-shirt or Hoodie! Contact for more details.



Please Mum Fundraiser

[mls_h3]Looking for some practical gift ideas this holiday season?[/mls_h3]

The PAC is pleased to announce a new Please Mum Holiday Fundraising program. By shopping online at and using the Dorothy Lynas Referral Code you can enjoy the quality and value of Please Mum clothing and help our school at the same time. All online orders using the Referral Code qualifies Dorothy Lynas to earn a 15% cash commission reward. Read on for more details!

[mls_h4]Holiday Fundraising Period: November 20, 2013 to December 6, 2013[/mls_h4]
[mls_h4]Here’s how to participate: (For a visual step by step guide, refer to this link)[/mls_h4]
  • Step 1: Go to and shop online. Fill your Shopping Cart with purchases. NOTE: You can still take advantage of any online Please Mum Discount Coupons with your order. Just enter the promotional code in the “Discount Code” box in the Shopping Cart page prior to Check Out.
  • Step 2: Check out & SIGN UP: To qualify the PAC for the Fundraising reward, you must SIGN UP and register an account (vs being a Guest).
  • Step 3: Enter address and billing information. At the bottom of this page, enter our Referral email “” OR the Dorothy Lynas Referral Code # 1411718.
  • Step 4: Choose the $7.95 shipping option (NOTE: orders > $75 qualify for free shipping). All orders will be shipped directly to your address within 7-14 days.
  • Step 5: Proceed with Payment, review and submit your order and then you are done!
* NOTE: After our fundraising period, our account will continue to enjoy a 10% commission on orders, so you can continue to shop online and support the PAC after this promotion.
[mls_h4]Shop and Share![/mls_h4] We encourage you to participate and share our referral code with your friends to shop at With the holidays quickly approaching, this is a great way to get your holiday shopping done quickly and easily. There are significant savings on the site now, so take advantage of it while quantities are still in stock. So hurry and place your order soon and thank you for supporting your PAC!

[mls_h4]Questions?[/mls_h4] For queries about this program please email: