Wildflower School

Wildflower School

School District 8 (Kootenay Lake)

Vision Workshop

Sofeya Devji was in Emily’s class today! Sofeya teaches and supports students with vision impairments, and she was showing the class what different impairments might feel like in order to build awareness and understanding. Read more →


Salad Bar for Spring

PAC is offering the Salad bar again after spring break. The day of the week has changed to Wednesday in order to accommodate the many activities going on between now and the end of the school year. Forms are due back on Wednesday, March 15.

Salad Bar Order Form – Spring 2017


Provincial Debate Tournament

Congratulations to Suki and Willa who participated in a the ‘Law Foundation Cup’, a Provincial debate tournament held in Burnaby last weekend. As a team, they placed 2nd in the province in the Novice age category. Outstanding!
Two former WFMS students, Riley and Harlan, also participated in the tournament. Way to go, everyone!


Grocery Card Fundraiser

The latest grocery card fundraiser forms went home yesterday. You can also download the form Wildflower Grocery Card Order Form WFMS 2017

Every dollar spent on a grocery card will go towards your groceries. Save-on Foods and the Kootenay Coop will contribute a percentage to our school based on the amount of cards that our school buys. Grocery cards are available in $50 and $100 denominations. Please fill out the form and include cash or cheque made out to the Wildflower PAC by March 6. It takes up to one week for the grocery card order to be processed and for the cards to be activated for use at the store.

The WFMS class will be using the funds raised for their trip to Shakesfest in Vernon (“The Play is the Thing”). Thank you for your support!!


Creston Wildflower Raffle

Wildflower in Creston is holding a raffle! The first prize is round trip airfare for 2 with Pacific Coastal Airlines from Cranbrook to Vancouver, Victoria, or Kelowna. There is also a lovely hand made quilt, a bedside table, and a silk flower arrangement to be won. Tickets are just $5 each and are available from the office in Nelson or the classroom in Creston. Please help support the kids in their fundraising efforts!


Robo Games are Coming!

Get ready for a robot competition like no other. Through experimentation and mentoring, youth throughout the region learn how to design, build and program robots that they will enter into the annual RoboGames with the ultimate champion awarded with bragging rights.

RoboGames is open to all youth ages 6 to 18 from four school districts within the West Kootenay/ Boundary region. Youth in teams of up to two people will be supported with six to eight weeks of robotics programming and circuit training culminating with competition in the RoboGames event at Selkirk College Castlegar Campus, Gym on April 29.

The West Kootenay RoboGames is entering its 6th year of competition. Registration is now open until February 28 with a fee of $20 per team member.

More info can be found at http://www.selkirk.ca/ce/glows/robogames and RoboGames

Check out the photos from last year!


Birds Nests

Laurryn’s Seedlings class is studying birds.  They hunted for bird tracks on the playground and some of them made their own bird nests at lunch today. Read more →


Pink T-Shirt day February 22, 2017

It is so important that victims of bullying know they are not alone and there is help and support available. Wearing a pink shirt on this day sends a strong message to them that others care. Often, the simple act of wearing a shirt can start conversations – conversations can be a big step towards healing and helping!

Each year, on Pink T-Shirt Day, I encourage all of you to wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere. Take the message and remember it all year long.


PAC Meeting Feb 16

Get involved with PAC!
Just a reminder, there is a PAC meeting tomorrow (February 16) at 3:30 in the staff room. All are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend. There will be childcare will be available in the gym too. Click to see the agenda PACAgenda-Feb162017



Only 40% of the eligible school children in Nelson are signed up to receive the government contributions to an RESP. If you are not signed up,  find out more at www.bestnelson.org