June 10 Movie Matinee 


PAPO is hosting our first PA Movie Matinee! Please check the information below and follow the event! Ticket sales start from May 29th in the front office.


· Date: Sunday June 10, 2018


· Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm Spy Kids / 4:00pm-6:30pm Minions


· Tickets: 5 dollars before June 6/ 10 dollars at the door


· Place: PA Gym


· Note: Please accompany your child. No drop off is permitted. Bring your own seating and wear light colored soles.


Appreciation Party

At Pythagoras Academy we strive to build a sense of community within our school. Both teachers and families work together to support the growth and development of our students and our school. We greatly value the dedication of our families. Yesterday, an appreciation tea was held to celebrate the time and efforts our families have contributed throughout the school year. Thank you!

Field Trip to Fort Langley


Fort Langley, established 1827 on the Fraser river, 32 km east of Vancouver near present-day Langley, BC, was important in the province’s development until the post’s abandonment in 1886. Part of a network of trading posts established by the HUDSON’S BAY CO on the Pacific slope, it was initially a fur trade post but soon became a provisioning and administrative centre for the company’s Columbia District. The old fort was abandoned in 1839 and a new one was built 3.5 km upstream. After a fire, it was rebuilt in May 1840. The fort operated a large farm, initiated fish packing and became a commercial centre for the colony of British Columbia. By the time it became a national HISTORIC SITE in 1923, its buildings were crumbling. But beginning in 1955 several buildings were reconstructed, and Fort Langley is now an important tourist attraction.


On May 3rd, Grade 4 and 5 students experienced a fun field trip to Fort Langley where we completed a ‘Fur Trading Challenge’. Students participated in many interactive activities to learn about life and trading at Fort Langley between the First Nation Peoples and Europeans.

London Heritage farm on May 17

The grade one students went on a field trip to the London Heritage farm to learn about Richmond’s agricultural history. Students learned about the London family that settled on the farm in the 1880’s and the chores they endured around the farm. The trip included a tour of the farmhouse, heritage gardens, chicken coops, and farming equipment to discover pioneer life during the founding days of Richmond.

Dodgeball Tournament

On May 16th our PE teacher, Ms. Hackett, organized a bench dodgeball tournament for grades 3-7. The students played each game in their house teams. The first game consisted of Maple vs. Oak, with Oak proving to be the stronger side after a highly contested game. The second game involved the two remaining house teams, Arbutus and Birch, with Arbutus coming out on top after a very close encounter. The two winning teams then played against each other with the grand prize of 200 house points going to Arbutus. Kindergarten, grade 1 and grade 2 students proved to be excellent supporters throughout this entertaining event.

Thank you to Ms. Hackett for organizing the event!

Art Week

Arts week at Pythagoras Academy was a great success with a variety of artistic and educational activities for the students. 

The week kicked off with a field trip for the grade 2 classes to the Vancouver Art Gallery to visit the Takashi Murakami exhibition and participate in a corresponding workshop. Back at the school the rest of the students enjoyed a French production of a whimsical rendition of Cinderella. 


On day two, the school was very fortunate to have classically trained artist, John Zhao, who is also one of our proud parents. He provided an inspiring drawing workshop for all students and few lucky students got personal portraits created of themselves. Thank you very much for your talent and time John! 



On day three of art week, it was dedicated to the gaining enlightenment and appreciation for the history of Canada’s aboriginal and First Nation peoples. In the morning, V’ni Dansi a Métis group gave an educational and fun workshop on traditional Métis dance and culture. In the afternoon, Dallas Yellowfly from 3 Crow Productions gave humours and humbling performance that involved student actors to help tell the story of, ‘How the Raven Stole the Sun.’ Dallas also captivated the audience with his ability to communicate the ethical and environment teachings of the West Coast First Nation people. 


On day five of arts week, it concluded with the grade 1 classes visiting the Takashi Murakami exhibition and exploring the artist district of Granville Island. The grade 2 and 3 classes also attended World dance day at Aberdeen Centre. 


Best Wishes From JK Michelangelo Class

Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

For all you’ve done, we should make every day Mother’s Day!

Do you know how magnificent you are? Happy Mother’s Day!

Knowing that you are there for me through the good and the bad makes life a whole heck of a lot easier!

No one’s had a bigger influence on my life than you. Happy Mother’s Day!

I’m so proud to be your child. Happy Mother’s Day!

Adventurous Trip to Terra Nova Park

On May 4th the Kindergarten and Grade 1 students enjoyed an adventurous trip to Terra Nova Park in Richmond. They had a blast exploring the natural play structures and practiced their gross motor skills clambering up the towers and sliding down amazingly long slides. Some of the Kindergarten students were challenged to learn how to pump to keep themselves going on the swings and to make it across rope bridges all on their own. What a wonderful afternoon!