School News

Pumpkin patches to spring up in Lynn Valley!

September 19, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It’s almost that time of year for the Great Pumpkin to descend once again (whether Linus sees him or not!) to transform a Lynn Valley field into a magical pumpkin patch. On October 14th starting at 11am, there will be…

Great fall programs at Mollie Nye House and elsewhere!

August 23, 2017

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

That “back-to-school” feeling that comes over us in September isn’t just for the young ‘uns. There’s a huge range of community programs designed for adults of all ages and stages, so why not sharpen your pencil (or pick up your…

Argyle school replacement subject of open house

November 13, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The community has long been awaiting news of the fate of Argyle Secondary. The school district is inviting local citizens to an open house and presentation that will explain the proposal and offer the opportunity to ask questions and put…

We’re proud to sponsor these Pumpkin Patches

September 20, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

 

Lynn Valley youth perform in chocolate factory theatrical

May 2, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Lynn Valley young people are hitting the stage this month as they take part in a production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, presented by SMP Youth. Heather Gawenda tells us that many cast and crew from Argyle Secondary, Upper…

LV United seeks summer research student

April 27, 2016

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Looking for a summer job in accounting and marketing research? A close-to-home opportunity is available that might be just right for you. The Lynn Valley United Church office is operating out of temporary lodgings while they await completion of their…

LynnValleyLife Good Neighbour for 2015 announced!

December 23, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you’ll know that we at LynnValleyLife love collecting stories of the good citizens in our midst, and drawing from amongst them to name the recipient of our annual Good Neighbour Award….

Lynn Valley organizations gather to swap ideas

November 22, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

From the desk of Peggy Trendell-Jensen, LVLife editor It’s no accident that Lynn Valley has become one of the North Shore’s most family-friendly places to live – the fact is due in large part to the efforts of our neighbourhood…

LynnValleyLife a cheerleader for high school sports

October 6, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

LynnValleyLife sponsoring realtor Suzanne Callaghan (and proud Arygle grad!) is an avid believer in school sports. As such, she is delighted to be sponsoring four teams at her alma mater this year! She is pleased to be sponsoring the Junior…

Argyle: Replace or Upgrade?

February 24, 2015

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

A notice from the North Shore School District: Future Plans … To Upgrade or Replace École Argyle Secondary School?? If you have a current or future Argyle PIPER in your family, the Argyle Parent Advisory Council invites you to attend…

Christmas colouring contest winners announced!

December 23, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Well, done, artists of Lynn Valley! Thank you to everyone who entered our holiday colouring contest and brightened the walls of our new office at 3171 Mountain Hwy. And thank you to Shula Klinger for providing some original Lynn Valley-based…

Bring some colour to our life, kids!

November 30, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

To celebrate the season (and our new LynnValleyLife office at 3171 Mountain Highway!) we’re offering our first-ever Christmas Colouring Contest. We look forward to displaying all the neighbourhood entries at our office, so pop in if you’re walking by, and…

Lynn Valleyites run for school trustee post

November 12, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Last week we posted some profiles of our Lynn Valley neighbours who have taken the plunge and are running for (re)election to North Vancouver District Council. Now we’re introducing you to three Lynn Valley residents who are running for the…

Argyle principal thanks community for flood support

November 4, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

In the wake of Monday night/Tuesday morning’s flash flooding that closed Argyle Secondary, required the evacuation of at least 17 Lynn Valley homes, and has left some in our neighbourhood temporarily homeless, school principal Liz Bell sent out this Tuesday…

Family-babysitter match-making service offered

September 4, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The uncertainty about the ongoing teachers’ strike has had many Lynn Valley families chewing their nails over potential looming childcare challenges. But we know that it’s not just during a crisis that a good babysitter can be hard to find….

Childcare options offered for shaky school start

August 30, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Update September 1, 2014: School will definitely not be in session tomorrow (sigh). Parents wishing to apply for the $40/day subsidy for school-aged children 12 and younger can click here to register. Have your school district (#44 in North Van) and your…

School strike news & childcare options

June 12, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Looking for news about the teachers’ strike situation, and how it will impact your family? For a strike update, including the exam information and new end-of-term procedures for students, read the North Vancouver School Superintendent’s letter, here. North Van Rec…

Parents rally to save Swangard track meet

June 4, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

With only a few days’ notice, people banded together to resurrect the North Vancouver track and field meet at Swangard Stadium, which had been officially cancelled as due to the teachers’ strike on the day of the meet. One of…

“Pedal power” rules at Lynn Valley schools

May 23, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Did you notice a few extra two-wheelers around Lynn Valley this week? You weren’t imagining things. Today wraps up Bike to School Week at Lynn Valley Elementary, a week that kicked off with 135 kids cycling to school with or…

RNB Dance teaches more than meets the eye

May 5, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

A huge array of gleaming trophies sits on a ledge above the students warming up at the barre in RNB Dance’s Studio #2. But it isn’t the trophies that artistic director Hayley Walker is most proud of when she reflects…

Input on Argyle rebuild invited

April 23, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

A letter from North Vancouver’s Superintendent of Schools…. Dear Parents/Guardians/Residents in the Argyle Family of Schools Community: On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to invite you to attend an Argyle Family of Schools meeting on: Wednesday,…

Learn about Argyle school redevelopment plan

April 14, 2014

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

The Lynn Valley Community Association is hosting an evening information session for local residents wanting to know more about the planned redevelopment of Argyle Secondary School. The event will be held on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the…

LV Elementary band hits new heights

June 19, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Congratulations to the Lynn Valley Elementary Concert Band, and Jazz Band on a busy and successful year – it could even be described as “out of this world,” as you’ll read below! The Concert Band achieved a gold award at…

Cousteau name graces LV French school

April 7, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Last month, the The French International School of Vancouver (located in Lynn Valley’s former Fromme Elementary building) honoured the legacy of visionary Jacques-Yves Cousteau — the most celebrated French defender of marine ecology— by renaming itself The French International School…

School registration deadline approaches

February 27, 2013

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

It’s time to think about September school entry, Moms and Dads! The North Vancouver School District Registration deadlines are here.  You have until March 8 to ensure your child has priority for placement in their school of choice for September 2013. Look…

Register schoolkids before Dec. 21!

November 25, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Here’s an important tip for parents of kids entering school in September 2013 – be sure to do it before Dec. 21st! As long as a child is registered for a school before this date, he or she cannot be denied…

CBC Almanac broadcasts live from Argyle

October 16, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Listen up, Lynn Valley! CBC Radio will be broadcasting live from Argyle tomorrow (Wednesday) from noon to 1 p.m. Tune in to AM 690 to hear the Almanac show’s forum on the topic “What don’t adults get about bullying?” Gloria…

Argyle Piper football victory recounted

October 14, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Three hundred fans came out on Saturday afternoon to support the Argyle Pipers Senior Football team at their first home game in 31 years. All this Piper pride paid off as the boys in green racked up their first victory…

Argyle Pipers football team re-christens home field

October 10, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Update, October 13, 2012: Congratulations, Pipers! News just in that this game ended in a  victory for the Pipers, with a score of 36-0 over Eric Hamber.  For the first time in 31 years, Lynn Valley football fans will have…

Pumpkin patches spring up soon

October 8, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Two Lynn Valley schools are hosting neighbouring Pumpkin Patches for the whole family!

Lynn Valley students carry Terry’s torch

September 24, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

If you see students running from their schools en masse this week, don’t worry, it isn’t a fire – they’re just taking part in the annual Terry Fox School Run. Janet Dunkin, French teacher and organizer of Argyle’s run on…

Lynn Valley kids blessed with natural playscape

August 30, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

FROM LYNN O’MALLEY: We talk a lot about our children having lost the ability to ‘play.’ Between busy work schedules, programmed after-school activities, and parental anxieties about kids being allowed to wander on their own, we have apparently turned into…

Prize-winning temperance essay from 1928 still relevant today

June 15, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

FROM LYNN O’MALLEY: It has become abundantly apparent that you can’t count on June for good weather. But the end of the month does bring one thing you can depend on: grad ceremonies, photo opps and – unfortunately – the…

Eat for Education! (Come on, it’s for the kids….)

April 25, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

Everyone loves a good excuse to go out to dinner – well, here’s a GREAT excuse for you! The second annual Eat for Education has now come to the North Shore – specifically, to Lynn Valley. That means that a…

Argyle students campaign to stamp out “R” word

April 17, 2012

From the Front Porch of LynnValleyLife

BY DENISE NEWALL, STUDENT REPORTER: Argyle Secondary is constantly striving to make the school a safer and more welcoming environment for the entire student body. But now an Argyle club has taken that philosophy and created a campaign and Youtube…