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Carnival needs Cakes, Bottles and Henna artists! Final PAC Mtg + Thank You’s

The DL Spring Carnival is just around the corner …..mark Saturday June 3rd from 12-3 pm in your calendars and spread the word to friends and family!

Volunteers! We will not be using Volunteer Spot this year; instead your Class Rep will send your class an email soon with the details of your allocated booth and the time slots available. 1 hour shifts, 3 shifts only. Best of all, each volunteer receives 5 free tickets that can be used at any activity or ride!

Calling all Henna Artists ! Are you creative ? Like to doodle? Step right up and show off your talents in the Henna Room. Any parent, grandparent or Gr 7 interested in displaying your artistic skills on live (and not too squirmy) models please email us at

Bakers….start thinking up your masterpieces for the Cake Walk! Top prize worth $50 for the Best Decorated Cake. Drop off will be Fri June 2nd, 4-6 pm or Saturday morning. Please be mindful of allergies and label all ingredients.

Donate a bottle to our popular Bottle Table!  Wine? Mustard? Shampoo? Soda? We will take it all! All donations to the office by Thurs June 1.

More details to follow soon…..



Our final PAC Meeting of the year will be held Tuesday May 23rd from 7-8 pm in the MPR. 

If you haven’t made it to a meeting this year, the June meeting is a great wrap up of the year while giving a glimpse of the year ahead.

Childcare available upon request only at





To our DL Staff Track + Field Crew and our Parent + Student Volunteers;

We thank you all for your amazing organizational skills, your patience + your dedication in making sure over 180 students were transported to and participated in the Handsworth Qualifying Track Meet this past week. We were pleasantly surprised that the rain held up enough for Team DL to perform their best! Smiles and cheering all around made for a very successful event. We are so proud of all our athletes for their team spirit and endless energy.

Onward to the Field Qualifying Meet May 23rd and then to Swanguard June 6th!



Remember these dates…

  • June 3: DL Spring Carnival, 12-3 pm
  • June 6: Swanguard Track + Field meet 8:30-3 pm
  • June 9: DL Fun Day

Enjoy the Victoria Day long weekend with your friends + family!

Important: Handsworth meet is on rain or shine….read message below from Lisa Reid

​To All Parents of Students headed to the Handsworth Track & Field meet tomorrow…

The track & field meet runs rain or shine so PLEASE…

  • Dress for rain and cool weather. This means layer clothing.
  • Girls CAN wear leggings to run in, boys can wear leggings under shorts or their under gear from hockey/soccer to stay warm. 
  • All can wear long sleeved shirts under their jersey, sweats to stay warm until they run, hoodie, warm jacket, extra socks.

Thank you!

From Lisa Reid and the Track & Field Staff Crew​

PS: Go Dorothy Lynas !

Save these Dates + spread the word. Plus, anyone recognize the gal with the cotton candy?

Kathleen Patterson has requested a community picnic for her retirement + farewell celebration. Everybody is invited!

Please spread the word:
When: Wednesday June 21, 4-7 pm
Where:  Outside the kindergarten rooms on the grass

What to bring: your own picnic blanket, lawn chairs, and picnic supper
All students, parents, and staff are welcome for this wonderful community event!

NOTE: Do you all know about the Card Project that is being created as a gift to Kathleen? Make sure to ask your child if they have completed their card in-class and there are extra cards at the front office for parents, grandparents and caregivers too. We welcome your participation!

For further information contact



Volunteer Spotlight! Cathy Brydon…….

I love the spirit at our school and the “community” I’ve felt ever since kindergarten days at wits-end navigating mornings with “spirited” 😉 kids, to now with a son loving grade 7 and excited as he anticipates the world of high school. I enjoy being involved, although I must say I consciously make an effort not to take on too much ;), keeping my eye out for small roles that I can commit to easily, if an area I’m good at and something that’s fun to do. I help out with volleyball teams, and usually look for a small block of time at most school events. I’d encourage all families, even extended families, to find some small way to get involved – sometimes clichés exist because they are true – you get more than you give.

In my case Dorothy Lynas unexpectedly helped me fulfill a lifelong dream to be a candy floss maker…

Ps. Know a volunteer we should spotlight? Feel free to send us ideas or action photos – we’ll contact them and ask if they’d like to be featured.

The PAC would like to thank Cathy for her years of service at DL…always smiling and always a fantastic story to share 🙂



The DL Staff would like to show their gratitude to all parents, grandparents and caregivers who have given their time to the school this year!

They are running the Volunteer Appreciation Station at Fun Day again this year.
Join in the fun Friday June 9 – the Station will be open from 10:25 am to 12:05 pm

Coffee, tea, and treats will be served with some artwork on display.
This is a wonderful opportunity for staff and parents to mingle and catch up about the year!

Spread the word!

Save the Date: Sat June 3 is the DL Spring Carnival!

Save the date for our annual Spring Carnival – Saturday June 3rd, from 12-3 pm.

Bring out your friends + family to enjoy some new carnival games, our favourite calk walk, interactive reptiles, radical raptors, climbing wall, foam dance pit, inflatable obstacle course PLUS mini doughnuts, a BBQ, Hawaiian shave ice + popcorn… you can’t miss our biggest spirit event of the year!

The Gr 7’s will have their traditional Dunk Tank and Candy Booth set up, don’t miss the henna parlor, the photo booth, facepainting, button booth and Pop Star recording booth – so much to see, to do and to eat!

More details to follow. Volunteer opportunities will be announced soon so Save the Date and stay tuned for more! 


Note Card Project + KM Club starts Monday May 1

Note Card Project..(Kathleen Patterson if you subscribe to the DL PAC blog then please stop reading right now!)

Mme. Patterson is retiring this year and we are really going to miss her! We wanted to give everyone a chance to say good-bye. We are putting together a gift to present to her towards the end of the year… album featuring personalized note cards from students (past and present), teachers, staff and parents….anything you would like to write to her as a keepsake of her teaching career.

The cards are going into a pocket style photo album. The notes must be 4×6 size or smaller to fit. We have provided cards to all staff, students and there are extras for parents/grandparents at the front office for all to write on and decorate as you wish or please feel free to submit your own creation or photograph. You can submit as many notes as you like. Please mark them with your name, (grade and age optional). Deadline for these cards is Monday June 5th.

Think you want to send a card but don’t know what to say?
Here are a few ideas:
*memory of her
*something she taught you
*something silly she said
*best French song you sang in class
*draw a picture of her
*favourite thing about her
*what you think she’ll do when she retires
*when and where you want to meet for coffee so you can stay in touch

When you have finished your note, please bring it back to the office and drop it into the Blue Box. Remember, the deadline is Monday June 5th.

Thanks for your participation!
Any questions? Please contact


Mark your Calendars!

  • KM Club for Gr K-3 starts Monday, May 1st
  • Wednesday, Apr 26 is Early Dismissal @ 2:00 pm
  • If you know of someone you would like to nominate for our monthly Volunteer Spotlight, please reach out to us at
  • DL Spring Carnival is Saturday, June 3rd from 12-3…stay tuned for more details soon!

Free Movie Night Fri Apr 21st “Le Coq de St Victor”


You are invited to a children’s French Film Event!

When: Friday April 21st, 5:30-7:00 pm (please arrive by 5:15)

Where: North Vancouver City Library, 120 14th St W, North Vancouver

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday & National Canada Film Day. This event is free and there will be popcorn & water by donation – the space is limited to 60 ppl only. For more information please click here

PAC Open Forum + Summer French Camps + KM Club Details Gr.K-3

Please join us for an Open Forum at the next PAC Meeting, Tuesday April 18th.

We have had an overwhelming response to the PAC Chair’s Ask Letter and so we invite parents and grandparents to come give their feedback and share their views on how to increase voluntary participation from DL families.

The bigger picture for DL involves continued volunteer support of Spirit Events and Fundraisers in order to maintain our strong community, to be able to invest in the creative arts, physical fitness, social sciences and technology that will benefit all our children and to build a strong foundation for future generations. We welcome open conversation and look forward to constructive dialogue.

Our usual format PAC Mtg will be held from 7:00-7:45 pm (Committee Reports, Principal’s Report, Teacher’s Report) and the Open Forum will run from 7:45 pm- 8:30 pm. If necessary we are available to run the Open Forum until 9 pm. Please spread the word and we look forward to seeing you next Tuesday April 18th.


KM Club begins May 1st!

This year the DL Kilometre Club will be officially “off and running” on Monday, May 1st. The children will be supervised by parent volunteers while running around the perimeter of our path in the District park located west of our school from 8:10 to 8:40 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This year’s season will end on Wednesday, June 7th. 

It’s great to see the enthusiasm of the students participating in the Kilometre Club. In the spirit of encouraging the students to incorporate exercise into their day, both at home and at school, we would like to include walking to and from school in the calculating of kms. This seems only fair since some students walk long distances rather than get a ride. Rollerblading and cycling will however not be considered as completing kilometers. We would appreciate a note signed by a parent indicating the number of kms walked/run outside of school.

Don’t forget to have your child bring a water bottle since students have to wait until the bell rings before going into the Annex or the Main School.

For those of you who are “new” to our “club” this year, here’s how it works: All Primary students are invited to run laps around our “park loop” by the playground. We measured that one kilometre equals 4 laps around the loop. As the students complete one lap they receive a “specially marked” popsicle stick. When they have completed 4 laps they may trade in their popsicle sticks for a km paper. It is the student’s responsibility to hold onto their sticks until they complete that kilometre, and to hold onto any km papers until they have been recorded onto a classroom chart. Students will be rewarded with a special ribbon for every 25 kms they complete. Please remember, the km club does not operate in rainy weather.

At this time we are asking any interested parents to come forward and become involved in our Kilometre Club. We would need you to assist with supervision during morning running sessions by handing out popsicle sticks and km papers, and cheering them on!  If you are available please email us at or contact your Class Rep.

The Primary Team

PS: You can visit (after registering for free) you can easily plan/map walks with your child and the site will auto calculate the distance travelled.  The map tool even calculates distances on many of the North Shore trails.


A message from BC Family French Camps

At BC Family French Camp, children from French Immersion and other French-speaking children bring their families along to camp! Families camp in their own tents or trailers. Together, we form a friendly neighbourhood, surrounded by the sounds of children playing and singing in French.

Parents enjoy a rewarding blend of lounging time and sharing in a variety of small volunteer duties while their children use their French in a wonderful outdoor setting with their energetic and funny French-speaking moniteurs.

Evening activities for the whole family include night games, volleyball or kickball, communal dessert, communal dinner and sing-along campfires.

And parents don’t have to be able to speak French!

For more information about dates, locations and the application process please click here


Wishing you all a Happy Easter long weekend with your family and friends!


School Board Mtg Re: New resources and class size & a New Volunteer Spotlight

Ever walked down the hallway at lost-n-found time and wondered who neatly folds all those hoodies and arranges all those boots? Well the beautiful fairy behind keeping all our lost-n-found item organized is Janou…

Janou actually worked part-time in the playground and the library at Dorothy Lynas for 13 years, retiring almost 10 years ago. She comes in every 10 days or so to organize our lost-n-found areas, including folding and displaying along hallways before winter and spring break. Janou enjoys being able to help out at the school, including working with charities to ensure that unclaimed items are put to good use. She stays active with exercise and also volunteers with several other organizations, including Meals on Wheels.

Thank you Janou for all you do behind the scenes!


A note from the North Vancouver Education Board Chair, Christie Sacré

The North Vancouver School District is taking an opportunity to review the latest Supreme Court decision regarding resources returning to our schools including more teachers and smaller classes. You are invited to join a meeting to review some of these changes at their next Standing Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:00 pm on the 5th floor at the Education Services Centre at 2121 Lonsdale.  Please feel free to share this date with other families at the school.

Christe Sacré is the Trustee Liaison for the Seycove family of schools; if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to her at


Keeping fit! 

KM Club for Gr K-3 starts May 1st, stay tuned for more details next week. Parents and grandparents are always welcome to join in the run!

Track & Field for Gr 4-7 kicks off Monday April 10th. Get your waiver forms into the office asap!



Carnival is Sat, June 3; Fun Foods term 3 orders open now & activities over Spring Break

Save the date Saturday, June 3rd for the DL Spring Carnival!

The Dorothy Lynas PAC is looking on the generosity of individuals and companies to help support fundraising efforts that directly benefit programs that help serve our children.

If you own a business or your company would be willing to provide a corporate sponsorship for our Spring Carnival, please contact Nicole Poirier directly at

Make sure you’re following us on Facebook so you don’t miss out on any updates or the chance to get involved further.


Fun Foods Term 3 orders open now!  A reminder that ordering for Fun Food Days is open through Spring Break so set yourself a reminder in your calendar so you don’t miss any lunches!

If you are available to volunteer on any of the Fun Food Thursdays, or Fro-yo Fridays, we would love to see you.

April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22

Fro-yo Fridays:
April 7, 21
May 5, 19
June 16, 23

To volunteer use the “Volunteer” menu on the Munchalunch website or email us at

Have a wonderful Spring Break!
The Fun Foods Committee


Some Spring Break activities:

Bear Seminar– Bear sightings near Dorothy Lynas Elementary are an annual occurrence. There will be a Bear Forum on March 27, 6-8 pm at Parkgate Rec Centre. For details click here.

Spring Volleyball Camps – Girls & Boys 10U-13U (Gr 4-7) – for details click here

Art Camps – North Van Arts Council for kids age 6-12. For details click here


Have a safe and wonderful Spring Break – see you all refreshed and revived for Term 3 on Monday March 27th 🙂