One of the most popular events in our school calendar is our annual Grandparent Day. Owing to that popularity, we have outgrown our Auditorium and will be moving this year's Grandparent Day to the Sr. Eileen Kelly Gym. We are also moving the event from April to Friday, May 22. By movign to May, we hopeful that out-of-town grandparents (and "grandfriends") will be able to take part in both Grandparent Day and Graduation ceremonies, which will follow shortly.
The LFA Parents' Auxiliary is very pleased to present a workshop for our parents called "Parenting in a Digital World". Run by Safer Schools Together, this event has been widely offered at schools across the Lower Mainland and we are pleased to offer it at LFA at 7pm on Tuesday, February 11th.
Parents are encouraged not to miss this free event!
Artist Henri Matisse said, “Creativity takes courage,” and we invite you to come and celebrate the courage and dedication of our LFA artists to take risks and try new and inventive ideas. Our LFA Art Show will be held from 6-8pm on Friday, January 10th, and preparations are well underway for our annual event. The imaginative works of Art students from Grade 8 to 12 will be on display, so be sure to come by with your friends and family. You’ll have the opportunity to see a wide range of projects, including jewelry, a range of sculptures, ceramics, paintings, and much more. We look forward to seeing you there!
Thirty-one hardworking and eloquent LFA students attended the recent inaugural Model UN Horizons Conference in Vancouver. It was a very exciting weekend of debate and learning where ten students earned awards for their contributions.
Congratulations to our Junior Choir singers in Grade 8 and 9 who recently performed at the Snow and Mistletoe Holiday Event held at Oakridge Centre last week.
The Snow and Mistletoe event held at Oakridge Centre is a live cultural showcase featuring performance groups from the Greater Vancouver Area put on to help mall patrons to get into the the holiday spirit with festive classics led by local choir group and musicians from the Vancouver Bach Choir, St. Andrew’s School, The Agency, Little Flower Academy, and many more.
Thirty LFA Model UN students attended PACMUN in Hawaii run by Stanford University students and the Steven’s Foundation. This is a very well run conference with many small committees that provide students with optimal opportunities to speak.
A special shout-out to our amazing Parents' Auxiliary volunteers at this year's Mother Daughter Brunch. Part of their efforts included raising money for the Great Vancouver Food Bank. They raised more than $1400 to support those families in our community who lean on the Food Bank to makes ends meet. Special thanks to everyone who supported the effort to make this Christmas event something extra special.
Our LFA Volleyball Angels are Provincial Champions again, winning the title for the third time in the last eight years. This year’s team managed the impressive feat with the most dramatic of come-backs in the semi-finals, which punctuated the team’s gritty determination in the face of adversity.
If you are a Pentatonix fan, you already know about Avi Kaplan, the original bass member of the a capella group that won the third season of NBC's American television singing competition, The Sing Off. This weekend over 200 high school and college-aged singers from around the Metro-Vancouver area participated in a two-day honour choir festival with the three-time Grammy Award-winning singer, composer and arranger hosted by Ms. Mislang and our LFA Choral Department.
Angels shine at this year's Senior Public Speaking Competition. Congratulations to Joyce Chen '21, who made three Finals (placing first in Finals for Interpretive Reading) and finished second overall and to Natalie Viegas '22, who made two Finals (placing third in Finals for Impromptu Speaking) and scored fifth overall. Both Joyce and Natalie qualified for the Senior Public Speaking National Championships to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, this December.
Our Senior A Field Hockey Angels final day at Provincials ended in heartbreak as they dropped both their games in shoot-outs despite some truly lovely hockey throughout the day. While LFA will settle for fourth in BC, the sting of having missed out on a better result will linger for this group of dedicated athletes, who played a wonderful brand of field hockey throughout the Championship tournament.
Parent-teacher interview will take place on November 28 and 29.
All parent-teacher interview times are reserved online. Online booking will be available from 6:00 pm on Monday, November 18 until 9:00 am on Wednesday, November 27. Any bookings after 9:00am on November 27 must be made by contacting the school office.
LFA’s STEAM program is always exploring new ways to engage and challenge our students to take on problem solving. Mr. Chow tried a new project with this year’s newest Angels (in grade 8) that has really resonated.
Congratulations to all students who attended VYMUN 2019 in Whistler, where LFA won 15 individual awards and the overall Best Large School Delegation of the Conference! The beautiful embossed gold art print of Bill Reid's "Raven Salmon" commemorating our wonderful school award willl now adorn the halls of LFA. This year's grade 10 Model UN students were very engaged, eloquent, well- prepared and poised revealing their commitment and dedication to the LFA Model UN Club.
Sure it's a long way off, but we've already got the date in the calendar and you can buy your tickets anytime. The Parents' Auxiliary's Viva Las Vegas goes on Saturday April 18th, 2020. Get ready to try your luck with “fun money” at Roulette, Blackjack and Poker tables complete with professional dealers, enjoy somedelicious hors d’oeuvres and support our wonderful school community. More information at www.lfabc.org/vegas
The LFA Parents' Auxiliary is introducing a brand new Spirit Wear line for the whole LFA community. This limited time offer gives our community an option of two classic, high quality sweatshirts that are perfect for showing school spirit whether you're a parent, alumnae or current student.
One of the most important responsibilities for the Board of Directors is to ensure the long-term health of Little Flower Academy. We are privileged that the day-to-day delivery of a very special educational experience for each girl is in the capable hands of an amazing administration, faculty and staff. Notwithstanding our current well-being, the consultation and input we received during the 2017 strategic planning process challenged the Board to have a hard look at our school’s campus and its ability to serve our students in the years to come.
Did you know that the BC Ministry of Education audits LFA every year to ensure lates and absences are authorized by the guardians of each child? If your daughter is going to be late for school or absent for any reason, we ask that you notify the office electronically, with the details, before 8:30am.
The Parents' Auxiliary does amazing things for our school. One of their biggest roles is managing the volunteers that make LFA run smoothly. To do this, they use their very own Parent Volunteer Website to sign up to volunteer to help and to track your volunteer hours. Have you logged on?
LFA phys ed clothing will be available at the school for sale on Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, each day. With our move to Cambridge Uniforms for PE clothing, this is our last blow-out sale of current merchandise. See what's available.
In addition to his numerous duties, Richard Cannon keeps our school grounds in pristine condition with the help of parents. September 7th is one of our first opportunities for you to log some PA volunteer hours as you're invited to assist with our yard cleanup.
The Parents' Auxiliary is excited to invite you to our annual Welcome Back BBQ on Friday, September 6th. It’s a great opportunity to connect with the school community, including many of your daughter's teachers, in a relaxed setting. For our new LFA families, this is an ideal event to come out and meet other families in your new school community.
Every year, LFA is active in the Poetry in Voice program. This year, in addition to the oral component, there was a written competition. Thousands of poems were submitted from all across Canada and our own Maria Zen Baxter '22 was one of only twenty-two English language poets to be chosen!
The culminating ultimate tournament for high school Ultimate is the BC High School Ultimate Championship Invitational. Our joint LFA/VC team were brilliant, competing among the very best in the 24 team tournament. Congrats on the seventh-place finish.
Each year our senior Phys Ed class organizes a school run in support of cancer research. This year, and just weeks before our run, the community was deeply saddened at the sudden news of Chef Paul's cancer diagnosis. The girls and community re-doubled our efforts to raise money for Paul and his family as part of our Run for the Cure. We are so pleased to celebrate with you that more than $4000 was raised during our run to go with the thousands that were given by our community to his GoFundMe efforts.
The 2019 Tennis season was very successful for our “Irish Angels”. Everyone played well throughout and the team really delivered at the Provincial Championships in Burnaby, where we finished fourth in BC for the second year in a row.
Congratulations to Art 10 students, Audrey Foy '22, Elvia Ip '22, and Trinity Ma '22, who will be travelling this summer to California to attend the summer student fashion program at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). Miss Matossian invited a guest presenter from this top Art and Design university to visit the Art classes this year and he offered the students 3 scholarships to attend this summer program.