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Three Things To Do Today

  1. Mark your calendar and plan to attend the final PAC meeting and AGM of the school year. It is this Monday, May 27 in the Multipurpose room. We will start promptly at 7:00 and their will be snacks! You will have the opportunity to hear from Mrs. Wheatley about the class placement process and how students are organized into classes to create optimal learning environments. Additionally, you will get a sneak peak at the after school programs we are hoping to offer next year, have the opportunity to learn about next year’s budget, and provide your input on the field trip fund. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
  2. Sign-up to volunteer for the Dorothy Lynas Carnival. The carnival takes place next Saturday, June 1 from 12-3. It is a big undertaking and our kids are really looking forward to it. Please sign-up to help. Sign-up here using this link. Dorothy Lynas has approximately 600 students enrolled and we have 150 volunteer positions to fill. We have currently filled just over half…that’s only about 80 of you! We know you are out there, so please sign-up.
  3. Find a few bottles to donate to the adult bottle table. While the carnival is mostly for the children, this station is just for us! Please drop off any bottle donations to the office as soon as possible. While you are out this weekend, pick up an extra bottle of wine, beer, or cider to donate. We will also accept non-alcoholic items like bbq sauce, lotion, olive oils, perfume, or any other unopened bottle.

The weather is kinda crummy right now, so there are no excuses not to support Dorothy Lynas!

Sign-Up Now!

The Dorothy Lynas Carnival takes place on Saturday, June 1 from 12-3. Our kids are counting down the days and we need your help to make sure it is successful! Please sign-up to volunteer an hour or two of your time or to donate a cake for the cake walk. If you have first aid training (calling all you doctors, nurses, firefighters, and heroes out there) we particularly need you to be a first aid attendant for an hour or two.

Thank you to all of you who have signed up, your next job is to please make sure the weather cooperates and we have sunshine in the forecast!

Don’t forget, do your part and sign-up now!

We Want You…

Looking for an exciting way to spend a Monday evening? Well, search no longer! Monday, May 27 is the final PAC meeting of the year, and bonus, it is also our AGM (annual general meeting). The meeting starts at 7:00pm in the multipurpose room and everyone is welcome. At this meeting you will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from the principal and vice-principal about how class placements are completed
  • Learn about the PAC budget for 2019/2020. Did you know our budget is over $70,000?
  • Have the opportunity to make an impact by volunteering on the PAC

We currently have three positions on the PAC executive that are open and we are hoping to fill them with keen, passionate parents wishing to make a positive contribution. No experience required and current members are happy to support a smooth transition.

The following positions are open next year:

PAC Chair, responsibilities include:

  • Chairing the PAC meetings (one meeting every two months)
  • Delegating and liaising with various committees
  • Liaising with school administration
  • Over seeing the budget and signing cheques
  • Connecting with PAC members

PAC Vice-Chair, responsibilities include:

  • Attending PAC meetings (one meeting every two months)
  • Supporting the PAC chair
  • Working with various committees
  • Over seeing the budget and signing cheques
  • Connecting with PAC members

PAC Secretary, responsibilities include:

  • Attending PAC meetings (one meeting every two months)
  • Taking meeting minutes
  • Creating and circulating PAC agenda
  • Monitoring and managing school email

Our PAC is a great opportunity to get to know more about the school, meet new parents, show your children that school is important, and support the school and our community. Some of the great things that the PAC supports include:

  • Fun Food Days
  • After school Programs
  • Field Trip Fund
  • Carnival
  • The Halloween Howl
  • BINGO nights
  • Grade 7 Promotional events
  • Secondary School Bursaries
  • Artist-in-residence programs

We have helped the school purchase:

  • Home reading books
  • Computers/iPads
  • Projectors
  • Sports Equipment
  • Musical Equipment

The PAC is proud to work closely with the staff and Dorothy Lynas to support and enrich the learning opportunities for all of our children. Please consider attending our meeting and learning more about ways that you can help our children too!

Carnival Call!

Calling all parents and caregivers! The annual Dorothy Lynas Carnival is coming soon and we need your help to make it happen. This is a wondeful community event that also helps raise funds for our school. This year’s carnival will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 12-3pm. Here are three ways to get involved and help support our school:


  1. Donate to the adult bottle table! Bring your donations to the school office. We are looking for donations of beer, wine, spirits along with non-alcoholic bottles too! Donate a favourite bottle of BBQ sauce, shampoo, salad dressing, body lotion, or bubble bath. All bottles welcome!
  2. Sign-up to bring a cake for the cake walk. Calling all expert and novice bakers, we want your creations. The cake walk is always a favourite because we have so many amazing baked goods on offer. All donations can be dropped off the night before or the morning of the carnival.
  3. Sign-up on the day of the carnival. We need parents helping with the bouncey castle, popcorn machine, ticket selling, clean up and set up, first aid, and so much more. Sign up for an hour and give back to the community. Sign-up with a friend and make it even more fun! The on-line sign-up will be active shortly.

Our Dorothy Lynas Carnival is such a highlight for our children, and we couldn’t do it without your help. Please show your support volunteer!

Come Join the Fun!

Mark you calendars, Saturday, June 1 is the Dorothy Lynas Carnival. You won’t want to miss this exciting tradition.

For all of you who would like to help us make the carnival extra special, please join the organizing committee, everyone welcome (no previous carny experience required). We will be meeting this Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00pm at Dorothy Lynas. Bring a friend and make it even more fun. We could really use your help. See you Tuesday!

It’s Carnival Time!

Dorothy Lynas Carnival is just around the corner and is such an eagerly anticipated event for our students and the community. Carnival games, rides, food, and so much more make this such a fun day. The carnival is also an important fund raiser for the PAC and allows us to fund items like field trips, guest speakers, new technology, and gym equipment.

Please consider joining our organizing committee. We need a small group of parents to help with running this event. We have a really efficient system in place for everything that needs to happen in order for this event to be a success we just need some parents to help fill the committee. No experience necessary, just a willingness to give some of your time and energy to the school. If you are interested in joining the committee please contact Rahim

Save the date Saturday, June 1

What You Need to Know Before Spring Break

Our next PAC meeting is this Monday, March 11 at 7:00. Come meet our new vice-principal Mr. Crowther and hear him and Ms. Wheatley share information on social/emotional learning and the importance of these skills for thriving children.


Dorothy Lynas Fun Food ordering is now open, but not for long. Place your order by March 15 for the third and final term of the school year. Ordering is available through your Munchalunch account. For more information click here.


Lastly you won’t want to miss out on all the amazing programs put together for the spring term by the PAC Programs Committee! This term we are pleased to offer the following:


After School Thursdays
April 18 – June 13 2019
GRADES: K to 7
Fee: $275* (*plus GST)
register at: OR call 1 888 502 5253

Lunchtime Chess Lessons with Chess Master James Chan
Grades 1-7 $85 (11 sessions – no session on April 19th)
April 5th – June 21st 2019
Fridays from 12:05 – 1:00 MP Room

Junior Robotics and Coding
Tuesdays 3:00 – 4:25$242

Grades 1-4
April 2 – June 11, 2019
Register at:

After School Wednesdays in the
Multipurpose Room ($130)
From 3:00-4:00 April 3 – June 12,
2019 (10 classes*) *No classes on early
dismissal days – May 29, 2019 Register:

3 Point Basketball
Grade 2-3
Thursdays in the Gym
3:00 – 4:15 April 11- June 6
Register at:

Learn about Social/Emotional Learning

Our next PAC meeting is Monday, March 11 at 7:00pm.

Please join us in the multipurpose room for an informative evening. This month we will hear from our new administration team about social/emotional learning.

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Find out way this is so important for our students, what is happening at Dorothy Lynas, and what you can do to support your child.  Everyone is welcome and we will wrap up our meeting by 8:00.

Five days left-Are you ready!

Only five days left before the 37th Annual Seycove Dinner, Dance and Auction!  WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS THE BEST AUCTION EVER! Last year we raised almost $50,000 – let’s try to top that this year!

LAST CALL FOR AUCTION ITEMS!  If you have an item let us know and we will send you all the donation information today.

Do you have an hour to spare to help decorate, sell raffle tickets on Saturday at the party or clean up? Click here now:

Have you bought your $50 ticket to this super fun community inspiring friend making event? It’s dinner, dancing, amazing auction and circus entertainment! Plus a huge meat & grocery gift certificate raffle prize plus 50/50 cash prize! Come one come all to the greatest shows of all! Embrace your inner lion tamer, trapeze artist, and join us for an unforgettable evening!




Show Some School Spirit!

We hope everyone is having a wonderful Family Day long weekend. Connecting with family is really important and helps build healthy, happy, resilient children. Connecting with the school community also helps to build strong students who value school and community. We have two initiatives on the go right now to help build school and community spirit.

  • The 37th Annual Seycove Auction: This fun night out for parents is a great way to connect with other parents, show school spirit, have fun, and help raise some money for our school. The Seycove Auction is hosted by and benefits four schools, Dorothy Lynas, Cove Cliff, Sherwood Park, and Seycove. Tickets are now on sale and the event takes place on Saturday, March 2. Come join us for a silent and live auction, dinner, and dancing. The theme for this year’s party is circus funhouse and is sure to be a blast. As part of the tradition of this event Dorothy Lynas families have always contributed baskets for the silent auction. If you haven’t already contributed to your class’ basket it’s not too late. For more information on how to purchase tickets, volunteer, and donate to the auction please visit the auction’s website.  We’d also like to extend a big thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers who have already donated their time and services.


  • Spirit Wear: Show your Dragon Pride by picking up some Dorothy Lynas Spirit wear! There is something for everyone, t-shirts and sweatshirts in all sizes in great DL colours. Pick something up for yourself, your children or even their teachers! Orders are being accepted on-line until March 1 using your Munchalunch account . If you are not sure of which size to order, pop by the school’s front foyer on February 19 or 21 between 8:40 and 9:00 or on February 26 or 28 from 2:45-3:30.

We are so fortunate to have a wonderful school community, don’t take it for granted, help us celebrate it. Pick up some tickets to a fun night out for a great cause and if you don’t have a costume you can always wear your DL spirit wear!