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.
Cindy Gao '19, the multi- award winning Model UN student, has been invited to chair at the prestigious PACMUN, Hawaii conference in Oahu this coming November. This conference is staffed by Stanford University students and the honour to chair alongside Stanford University students, has been granted to a few students who attended PACMUN and who would be in university in the fall.
This is a reminder to all that Cambridge Uniforms will be here next Friday, May 24 for uniform fittings. You will also have the opportunity to purchase PE wear at the same time. All PE wear will be cash and carry, so bring a bag with to hold your items.
Our community was deeply saddened to learn this week that Chef Paul is very ill. For those of you who are new to the community and don't know Chef Paul, he worked at Little Flower for 11 years and became a beloved member of our school community. Paul embraced the school and our culture. He knew every student by name... and their cafe card number. He graciously participated in countless student council skits. He gave tirelessly to the school community and generously shared his gifts and spirit.
Come out and support our talented student filmmakers as we showcase their original music videos and some samples of their original short films. Celebrity judges, a concession stand, a poster of a giant Oscar statue wearing an LFA uniform, and some major awards…what more could you want? This year we will even have an audience choice award! Tickets are $5 at the door.
You are invited! Whether your daughter is taking part or you've just heard about what's going on, it's your turn to come in and get a close look at what STEAM is at LFA. Come jonig us on Wednesday May 22nd, anytime from from 3pm to 7pm.
Sofia Rieger-Torres '21 recently gave a talk on “Awakening Your Passion Through Human Interaction" at the TEDx event in Steveston, BC. She started with a reference to a wise man who once said that, "a good heart is the best medicine" and pulls from her personal experience of seeing her brother in hospital. The talk is now available online at https://youtu.be/TgIEVSNdHCk
Would you be interested in seeing our STEAM Lab in action? Interested in what our students are doing in this amazing facility? Come see! We are hosting an open house for students, parents and alumnae to come in and check out the STEAM lab. You can see our program in action from 3 to 7pm on Wednesday, May 22nd.
“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” — Malala Yousafzai
Join the choirs from Little Flower Academy as they raise their voices together in an inspiring choral concert filled with messages of joy, spirit, and community. Accompanied by award-winning pianist, Miri Lee, and percussionist, Bruce Henczel, the choral concert will include performances by all of the choirs from Little Flower Academy, under the direction of Ms. Marizza Mislang, guest conductor, Dr. Adam Con, and performer and inspirational speaker, Jacky Yenga.
The Provincial Debating Championship was held last month in Victoria and Little Flower Academy was well represented by the Senior team of Kelly Ho (Gr 11) and Joyce Chen (Gr 10) and the Junior team of Maya Mior (Gr 9) and Natalie Viegas (Gr 9). Maya Mior and Natalie Viegas qualified for the 2019 Canadian Junior National Debate Championships to be held in May in Montreal, Quebec.
Did you receive a call from Little Flower Academy on Thursday, April 25th? That was one of our volunteer student callers. We tried to give everyone has given a gift to LFA's annual fund a phone call--simply to say thank you. We received some lovely feedback from parents and alumnae who received their calls: thanks goes to our fantastic group of student volunteer callers and to Ms. Ullrich for helping coordinate the event through her Philanthropy Club.
The LFA Parents' Auxiliary is introducing a brand new Spirit Wear line for the whole LFA community. This initial, 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.
The very large delegation of 52 students who recently attended CAHSMUN from the 12-14th April represented LFA very well. This year, LFA won the Outstanding Large Delegation Award which is a testament to the entire delegation performing with excellence. Congratulations to all- indeed, this is a great accomplishment.
In response to a student-inspired initiative, we are excited to launch an LFA book drive. This, however, is no ordinary book drive. We are excited to create a small multilingual collection for the Little Flower Academy Library. We seek books that are ‘like new’ and relevant for high school students. We want to represent the various languages spoken by our students or their parents and grandparents. Can you help?
We are really excited to announce STEAM Club is piloting a new Junior Physics Olympics sub-club, which will be available for students in Grades 8 through 11.The wider STEAM Club is a lunch-time and after school club that ensures that every student is able to access the new STEAM program, even if they are not able to take the course. Offering the specialized Physics Olympics for our non-Grade 12 students will be a whole new way for students to get involved.
Congratulations to Rosemary Vayalikunnel '19, Karalin Ceholski '23 and Tiffany Chen '19, who took first, second, and third places respectively at this year’s Vancouver/North Vancouver level of the International Optimist Competition!
Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is a charitable organization that encourages Canadian students to fall in love with poetry through reading, recitation, and writing. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Griffin Poetry Prize, PIV hosts workshops and contests all across the country. LFA has consistently shown that its students truly love poetry by placing at the provincial and/or the national level year after year. Congratulations to Tiffany Chen '19, Marian Manapat '20 and Joyce Chen '21, who, as Team LFA, took top prize at this year’s Vancouver Team Regionals/Provincials.
The LFA Parents’ Auxiliary is looking forward hosting Viva Las Vegas on April 13, which sold out last night. Thank you for the incredible support of the event and we are looking forward to seeing you there.
This event is now Sold Out. Please contact Ann Fong email@example.com if you would like to add your name to our ticket waitlist.
Congratulations to Joyce Chen '21, Asha Mior '20, and Jeanna Pillainayagam '19, who competed against an unprecedented number of students from across BC at this year's Barry Sullivan Law Cup. All three made the finals!
During the last weekend of February, 38 LFA delegates attended PacificMun 2019 at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel in Vancouver. Although it was only the third iteration of this local conference and LFA’s second time attending, there were delegates from schools all across the Lower Mainland, B.C. and even Washington and South America!
Last night the Lower Mainland Independent Secondary Schools Athletic Association League (LMISSAA) had an all-star game for both Junior and Varsity teams. In the varsity game, it was an opportunity to play one more high school basketball game and be to recognize for their stellar play throughout the season. The teams split into east and west, with LFA well-represented in the east by Ashely Velasco ’19, Alexis Fong ’19, Ceili McCabe ’19, Kayla Canama”19 and Maya Landero-Van ’20.