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.
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 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.
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.