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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:

 

LIGHTS UP MUSICAL THEATRE AFTER SCHOOL
After School Thursdays
April 18 – June 13 2019
3-5pm
GRADES: K to 7
Fee: $275* (*plus GST)
register at: www.lightsuptheatre.ca/dorothylynas 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
Register: dorothylynaschess2019.eventbrite.ca

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

Grades 1-4
April 2 – June 11, 2019
Register at: http://bit.ly/DLE-Spring2019

EMPOWER YOGA K – 2
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: https://bit.ly/2svkKnX

3 Point Basketball
Grade 2-3
Thursdays in the Gym
3:00 – 4:15 April 11- June 6
$165
Register at: https://3pointbasketball.com/registration-info/

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: http://signup.com/go/BdwxHce

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!

TICKETS@SEYCOVEAUCTION.ORG

 

 

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!

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Did you know that Dorothy Lynas has a few snow angels? It’s a big job clearing the snow around the school and we have a dedicated and helpful group of parents who shoveled the pathways last night! Thank you so very much Eliza and Mack.

The PAC has purchased some shovels and if you have a few minutes before pick-up or after school we would love your help. As we are expecting more snow in the forecast, we know we will need more snow angles. Remember many hands make light work.

Movie Night: Deadline for pre-orders is Tuesday!

Friday January 25th is Dorothy Lynas Movie Night!

Get your pizza, popcorn and treats!  DL Family Movie Night will take place on Friday Jan 25th. This year we are pleased to invite both our English and French classes to share in one night together!

Order and pre-pay for your pizza, popcorn, beverages and treats online via www.munchalunch.com.  Go to the Fundraising tab and order away!   This year bigger groups can take advantage of ordering a whole pizza along with combo treat packs.  The site is open for orders until Tuesday January 22nd only!  

Put on your onsies, bring your blankets and stuffies and we will see you Friday Jan 25th – gym doors open at 5:30 with the movie starting promptly at 6:30 pm.  Come early to get your spot!  The movie will be announced on the night.  This is a fundraiser for the grade 7 classes.

Also, we need more parent volunteers – the grade 7 kids will be doing most of the work, we just need parent supervisors (and people to pop the popcorn) If you are able to help, see below for details on how to sign up.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps: 
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.comhttp://signup.com/login/entry/356994405283416072
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.

If you have any questions please contact you movie night chairs, Rachel Verador (rcvvgh@gmail.com) and Catherine Yoell (catherineyoell@gmail.com).

Get Involved!

Did you know that when you get involved in your child’s school, they are more likely to do well in school? Joining in with school activities has so many benefits. Your child gets to see how much you value their school, you model community involvement, you learn new things and meet new people, and the school and students benefit from your involvement. We have two great ways to get involved this month!

Our first PAC meeting of 2019 will be coming on on Monday, January 21 from 7:00-8:00 pm in the multipurpose room. Come meet our new principal and vice-principal, get an update on school events and programs, and meet some follow parents. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. We’d love to see you there!

We would also love to see you for Family Movie Night on Friday January 25th. Get your pizza, popcorn and treats!  This year we are pleased to invite both our English and French classes to share in one night together! Starting Monday Jan 14th order and pre-pay for your pizza, popcorn, beverages and treats online via www.munchalunch.com.  Go to the Fundraising tab and order away!   This year bigger groups can take advantage of ordering a whole pizza.  The site is open for orders from Jan 14 – Tuesday Jan 22nd only!  

Put on your onsies, bring your blankets and stuffies and we will see you Friday Jan 25th – gym doors open at 5:30 with the movie starting promptly at 6:30 pm.  Come early to get your spot!  The movie will be announced on the night.  This is a fundraiser for the grade 7 classes.

Call your friends and come on out to one or both of these great events. A strong parent school partnership benefits all of our students.

Movie Night: Friday January 25th

Friday January 25th is Dorothy Lynas Movie Night!

Get your pizza, popcorn and treats!  DL Family Movie Night will take place on Friday Jan 25th. This year we are pleased to invite both our English and French classes to share in one night together!

Starting Monday Jan 14th order and pre-pay for your pizza, popcorn, beverages and treats online via www.munchalunch.com.  Go to the Fundraising tab and order away!   This year bigger groups can take advantage of ordering a whole pizza along with combo treat packs.  The site is open for orders from Jan 14 – Sunday Jan 20th only!  

Put on your onsies, bring your blankets and stuffies and we will see you Friday Jan 25th – gym doors open at 5:30 with the movie starting promptly at 6:30 pm.  Come early to get your spot!  The movie will be announced on the night.  This is a fundraiser for the grade 7 classes.

Happy Holidays

We hope all of our Dorothy Lynas families have a wonderful holiday and a happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you all in 2019!

 

Thank you to all of you who supported our Art Cards project, especially our school staff, Jen Cram, Hannah Welwood, and Zara Burgess. Together we raised over $1800 for the school and hopefully brightened some spirits with thee beautiful art work that was produced by our children.

Don’t forget to sign-up for Fun Foods Hot lunch. Ordering is now open until January 2.

 http://dorothylynas.com/fundraise/fun-food-days/

 

 

There are still a few spots left in our after school programs beginning in January. Registration Links for all programs can be found at http://dorothylynas.com/spirit-events/programs-for-dl-students/

LIGHTS UP MUSICAL THEATRE AFTER SCHOOL
After School Thursdays
January 17 – March 14 2019 (9 SESSIONS)
3-5PM Dorothy Lynas Gym
GRADES: K to 7
Fee: $275* (*plus GST)
https://lightsuptheatre.ca/dorothylynas/

JOY MUSIC FOR CHILDREN UKULELE (Grades 2-4)
After School Tuesdays ~ 3:15-4:15pm MPR
January 8 – March 5, 2019 (9 sessions)
Fee: $150 (includes cost of method book)
http://www.jojymusic.com/product/dorothy-lynas-elementary-group-ukulele-winter/

EMPOWER YOGA & MINDFULNESS K – Grade 3
After School Wednesdays MPR
From 3:15-4:00
January 9 – March 13th, 2019 (8 classes*)
*No classes on early dismissal days – January 30th or February 27th, 2019
Cost $ 112.00
https://studio-202-community.myshopify.com/products/dorothy-lynas-empower-yoga-mindfulness-for-k-gr-3

Fun Food Ordering Opens Tomorrow

We know it’s a busy time of year, but you won’t want to miss the opportunity to order hot lunch for the new year!

Fun food ordering will be open from December 10-January 2.  Place your kids’ lunch orders on the Munch-a-Lunch online system here . We offer a variety of healthy lunch options like sushi, pizza, wraps, frozen yogurt and much more. There is sure to be an option that puts a smile on your child’s face, and hopefully helps to make life a little easier for us parents.

This is one of Dorothy Lynas’ biggest school fundraisers and helps support your child’s learning.