Category Archives: Fundraising

Fall Community Updates


Yael Drinkle is a member of our school community and is running for School Trustee in the District of North Vancouver in the upcoming municipal election on November 15th. Our part of the District has not had representation in the School Board since 2009 so we are excited that Yael is running.

Yael has been an active member of the Dorothy Lynas PAC, where she has been involved as Events and Communications Coordinator for the past 3 years. During her time with the PAC, Yael was instrumental in increasing school and community involvement at school events as well streamlining the way that our PAC communicates with parents through the creation of new systems including a new PAC website.

To learn more about Yael’s background and priorities, please visit her website or follow her on Facebook.  You can also hear more about Yael’s School Board related issues at the upcoming All Candidates Meetings:

  • North Vancouver Teacher’s Association is hosting an All Candidates Meeting on Wednesday October 29th, from 7 to 9 pm, at Argyle Secondary School, for School Board Trustee candidates in the District.
  • North Vancouver PAC is hosting an All Candidates Meeting on Thursday November 6th, from 7 to 9 pm, at Sutherland Secondary School, for School Board Trustee candidates in both the City and District.

November 15th is Election Day – please consider supporting this local candidate, and most importantly, get out and vote!



G Day for Girls ~ G Day is a unique, fun-filled day of celebration and empowerment for girls ages 10 to 12 to welcome them into adolescence. A program run by the United Girls of the World Society, the day will cover topics including body image, leadership and self esteem, as well as some yoga and dancing. Girls will have free time to connect with other girls and mentors. Watch this VIDEO to see what the first event was like (which was attended by a few Dorothy Lynas girls.)

Who’s invited: Girls born in 2002, 2003 or 2004, as well as Girl “Champions”: parents/guardians, aunties & uncles, grandparents, godparents, elder siblings etc.

Where & When: Sunday Nov 2nd : 10am to 5:00pm at the UBC Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

Tickets: Girls tickets are $75 each and include all-day programming, souvenir workbook, gift bag, nutritious lunch, snack and dessert reception. Champions tickets are $25 each, and include programming from 2:30pm to 4:00pm and dessert reception.

  • get 20% off Girls tickets with promo code “gday1120
  • get 50% off Champions tickets with promo code “gday1250


Born to be WildFor 33 years the Seycove Auction has been a successful community event raising funds for the Seycove Family of Schools (Ecole Dorothy Lynas, Seycove Secondary, Cove Cliff Elementary and Sherwood Park Elementary). This much-loved North Shore event brings together the community with the common goal of enhancing educational opportunities for our children.

There are many ways to participate in this event and one of the most important is to become an Event Sponsor. This is a great opportunity for businesses to raise their profile in the community and help benefit the schools.

Funds raised go toward scholarships, music and drama programs, computer hardware and software, library books, sports and athletics.

We are presently looking for Volunteers in the following areas:

  • Acquisitions
  • Donation Organizer
  • Ticket/table/seating organizer
  • Admin/checkout for the night of the event

For more information, please contact DL’s Chair for Seycove Auction, Heather Daoust at

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.



Dorothy Lynas Spirit Wear is here!

Show your school spirit and get in on some stylish Dorothy Lynas Spirit Wear!

The PAC is excited to be offering a small trial run of Dorothy Lynas Spirit Wear in T-shirts and Zippered Hoodies.

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ORDERING: Don’t delay! The ordering window is only from May 9 -20, 2014 to allow for production and delivery to take place before the school year ends.

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:

  • May 12, 14 & 16th by the playground, during the mornings of Kilometre Club, between 8:25 and 8:55am. In the event of poor weather, we will be in the front foyer of the school office.
  • May 12 & 13 from 2:45pm – 3:30pm in the front foyer of the school office.

DELIVERY: Orders will be delivered to the classroom of your eldest child to take home. We expect delivery to be by mid-June. You will be

emailed when it is ready.


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

  • T-shirts are 100% cotton. Allow for 5 – 10% in shrinkage. Hoodies are 50/50 cotton~polyester.
  • All images below are mock ups. Final logos and colours may vary slightly.

  • Orders must be prepaid online, are final and non-refundable. Please choose sizes carefully.

  • This is just our first trial run. We will be offering more options in the Fall for the 2014-2015 school year, including Hoodies for the Class of 2015.

If you have questions regarding this program, please email Kathy at



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Note that hoodie logo text (“Dorothy Lynas”) for the BLACK hoodie will be in white, not black as shown.





The “Brick by Brick” Drive: Help Build a School

Hello Dorothy Lynas Families:

This year DL’s Free the Children Committee has been very diligent with their efforts.  They raised $900 for the Philippine Relief Fund, collected a truckload of food for the Harvest Project, collected $400 for the One Drop Foundation, filled a foyer full of clothes for Big Brothers and they even remained silent for a full day to raise awareness for the children around the world who do not have a voice.

Their final project is now underway.  It is called the Brick By Brick drive.  They are raising funds to help build a school in a Third World Country.  We all know the extreme value of education in a society; the purpose of this drive is to give a village the gift of education and a positive future.

bbb The concept is to collect money that will go towards bricks for a schoolhouse.  The cost of one brick is $20.  For every $20 raised, a brick will be added to the front foyer’s display.  The end goal is to get as close to a full schoolhouse as possible.  While they are fundraising for only two weeks this year, they will be able to continue the efforts next year.  Some key points are as follows:

  • Any donation is accepted, large or small
  • Multiple kids can donate together to buy a brick
  • Outside donations are accepted as well
  • There is no obligation for anybody to donate

The Free the Children Committee would like to thank everybody for all of their support this year and they look forward to continuing the positive momentum created over the last two years into next year.

Peter Williams and the Free the Children Committee

Seycove Auction Photos!

Thanks to everyone who attended the Seycove Auction, and an extra special thank you to those responsible for organizing such an amazing and fun evening!


Photos are now available!!


Hold on to those green tickets! If you won, please e-mail :

Green Ticket #0268793

Item #4 Canucks Game – Two Canucks Hockey Tickets

Go Canucks Go! Game: Saturday April 5th, 2014 at 7 pm

Donor: Jeffrey – Central Motors

Value: $491

Green Ticket #4022663

Item #8 Men’s Eco-Drive Watch

Donor: Sherry Violette – Edgemont Village Jewellers

Value: $280

Green Ticket # 8429151

Item #9 Two Green Fees at Northlands Golf Course

Donor: Gary Nedergard – Northlands Golf Course

Value: $140

Three more days until Mardi Gras!

Only a few more days to get ready for Mardi Gras!  If you haven’t picked up your tickets, a few are still available through the Seycove Auction Website, you can purchase your tickets until Thursday February 27th. 

And don’t forget that  Boo La La is offering a 15% discount on great masks.

Schedule for the night:

7pm                                          Dinner
8:30pm, 9pm & 9:30pm  Silent Auctions Closing
8:40pm                                   Costume Contest and Live Auction
9pm                                          Band starts
10pm                                       50/50 Draw,  Raffle Draw, Door Prize Heads & Tails Game

Lots more details including menu and entertainment available on this Seycove Auction Poster .

See you at Mardi Gras!

Five ways to help your school get money from the Seycove Auction

Mardi Gras

1)      Bring your Canadian Tire money in to the school office.

2)      Donate to your class basket or make a basket yourself!

3)      Donate Silent Auction items.  These can be brought to the school offices as well.  If you want a tax receipt please send your name, address, item description and value to Jenny at

4)      Volunteer for the Auction.  If you have time either Friday, Feb. 28th between 1-4pm or Saturday March 1st for a few hours between 6pm-2am, please e-mail Birte at

5)      Come to the Auction!

Tickets on Sale at

Early Bird Prices until Feb. 17th

Theme is Mardi Gras Masked Ball.  Food is going to be awesome.  Band is going to be great.


Thank you for helping contribute to your community by making the Public Schools better!

Seycove Auction ~ Tickets on Sale Now!

Mardi Gras

The Seycove Family of Schools Presents
The 32nd Annual Seycove Auction

Mardi Gras Masked Ball
Saturday March 1st, 2014
6:30pm ~ Midnight
Parkgate Community Centre

Tickets on sale now on the Seycove Auction website

Download Seycove Auction Poster for more details including menu and entertainment!

Boo La La is offering 15% off the purchase of a mask, such as the one below. Lots more options at