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The Stay Sweet Event Fundraiser

The Stay Sweet Event

Save The Date!!
June 7th
Central school gym 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Silent Auction!
Cafe table!
Live music!
Raffle Tickets!
Presentation!
All profits go to The White Helmets and Syrian Refugees!

This event is being organized by one of our Wildflower Middle School students – please come out and support her efforts!

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PAC Raffle – Win an Electric Bike!

Help Wildflower School PAC raise funds for improvements to their School!
(we are hoping to build breakout spaces, cubbies and/or lockers)

Tickets are available in the Wildflower Office.

GRAND PRIZE: Pedego 48volt Interceptor valued at $3895 from Victoria Electric Bikes
Second prize: $1000 food cards from Save-On Foods

Other graciously donated prizes include:
• Massage and Facial with Temple Therapeutics and Brooke Whitley valued at $150
• Treatment with Starr Healing, and Kendra Starr Dr. TCM valued at $120
• Wellness Gift Basket from Salmo Valley Pharmacy valued at $100
• Family Theatre Package for The Civic Theatre valued at $95
• Two Skeins of Wool Maiden Yarn from Jules Slootweg valued at $54

Class B – Raffle Licence – Regular Ticket, Licence # 116973
1800 tickets printed

1/$10
2/$15
3/$20

Draw date: June 28, 2019 12:00 PM, Wildflower School Parent Advisory Council, 811 Stanley St, Nelson, BC V1L 1N8

Note: Bike may not be as shown. Winner will choose bike and have opportunity to upgrade for additional cost.

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Wildflower School End of Year Party and Potluck BBQ

Wildflower School End of Year Party and Potluck BBQ

Thursday, June 6th
4:30pm-7:30pm
Lakeside Rotary Shelter

PAC will do the Grilling!

Last name A-M: Please bring salad or side dish
Last name N-Z: Please bring dessert

Don’t forget to bring your own plates and utensils!

Please order hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks before May 30th using Munchalunch.com  (Fundraising button). If paying by cheque or cash, please drop it off to the office before May 30th. If you have not yet registered your family for munchalunch.com, you will need to go to the page provided for our school at:
https://munchalunch.com/schools/wildflower

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Girl Guides

Girl Guides are  always welcoming and looking for girls and women to get involved in their organization. They are also currently in need of Guiders. If this interests you, see the information below.

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The Columbia River Field School

Wildsight is pleased to share information about our upcoming summer course: The Columbia River Field School.

The Columbia River Field School 2019 is a multidisciplinary, locally-developed Board/Authority Approved (BAA) course. Students from any school district in the Columbia Basin may earn four high school credits upon successful completion, through School District 8 (Kootenay Lake).

The Field School is an opportunity for 16 Columbia Basin youth to take up paddles and navigate the complex social, economic and natural history of the mighty Columbia River. Traveling by canoe through key sections of the river, participants will learn from local expert voices as varied as the river itself. Participants will gain important canoe and camping skills, will earn certifications from the Recreational Canoe Association of BC and will be inspired to engage and help shape the future of the Columbia River.

The program runs from August 15-28.
More information and online application forms can be found at wildsight.ca/fieldschool

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Former Olympian Visits WFMS

Former Olympic athlete, Lauren Wilkinson, spent the afternoon sharing her passion for rowing along with her story that included a life-threatening car accident. Lauren was a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London as a member of the Women’s Eight rowing team. After a brief orientation to the sport of rowing, the students then had a ‘team’ race on the rowing machines. Many took the opportunity to lift and carry Lauren’s single racing shell–they are really light! All WFMS students are invited to a come-and-try open event for youth at the Nelson Rowing Club THIS Sunday from 10:00-1:00. Many thanks to Lauren and the Nelson Rowing Club for supporting her visit!

 

 

 

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Storytelling

Earlier in April, the WFMS hosted African-American storyteller, and Kaslo resident, Shayna Jones. Shayna spent the morning sharing stories from her African heritage including her family’s involvement in the European slave trade that brought her family to the United States over three centuries ago. She also shared her amazing adaptation of an Aesop fable. The students were simply mesmerized by her voice, energy, and joyful approach to storytelling. What fun! Thank you, Shayna!

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Measles Immunization Catch-up Program

The province is starting a measles immunization catch-up program. This program will run from April through June 2019 for children in kindergarten to grade 12 who are not up-to-date for measles
vaccinations. This will help to protect all children against measles disease. Please see the following for more information:

Letter to Parents – Measles Immunization Catch-up Program – April 2019

We will keep you informed with dates and further information as it becomes available.

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Science World at the Science Fair!

Science World was here at the school today, and the students really enjoyed the presentation!
They will also be at LVR during the Science Fair this weekend for anyone who wants to see more.
It is FREE too!
Saturday, April 6
Activities and exhibitions 11:00 am – 4:00
Shows at 11:00, 12:00, 2:00 and 3:00.
All are welcome!
More details:  Science World Poster and https://www.scienceworld.ca/nelson

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WFMS Outdoor Activities

The Wildflower Middle School students and staff celebrated the end of Term 2 with an afternoon at Morning Mountain. Skating, tobogganing, snowball fights, hot chocolate, and lots of whooping and laughter were the order of the day! Thanks to WFMS students and their families for their continued support of the evolving middle school program. Happy Spring Break!

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Climbing at the CUBE 2019

This is an introduction to indoor climbing for students aged 8 – 12.
Friday – April 5, 12, 26 and May 3 from 10:00 – 12:00.
Total cost is $105.50 per child and includes gear unless child has their own.
Registration deadline is March 12th.

Please bring the registration form and cheques to Anne in the school office. Make cheques payable to Wildflower PAC.
Parents/guardians must also fill out a release agreement for the Cube (link below).
Due to the limited number of instructors, this activity must be capped at 9 children. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis for the first 9 families that submit the form with their cheque and signed release agreement.

If there is sufficient interest, we may run another session in May (May 10, 17, 24, and 31).
Questions? Contact Michelle at michcameron@gmail.com

Climbing at the Cube Form

CUBE Release Form

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Water in the World We Want Presentation

The East Kootenay Humanity Network’s in conjunction with College of the Rockies guest lecture series is please to present Robert Sanford, Water in a World We Want.

Monday, March 11, 7:00 pm at College of the Rockies – Cranbrook Campus Lecture Theatre.

Celebrate United Nations World Water Day in recognition of the important role water plays in the lives of people around the world. The event which is free to the public will examine the question, “What does water mean to you?” within the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 which includes a target to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030.

Water in the World We Want
In this presentation, Bob Sandford, an international expert on water security will explain what water means to him. He will affirm how the current global water crisis came into existence, how and why the rate and manner in which water moves through the global water cycle continues to accelerate, and how this acceleration is impacting water security in this country. Bob will also address what these impacts could mean in the future in terms of our identity and life in Canada. The presentation will conclude with a powerful assertion of why it is important to Canada and the world to leave no one behind with respect to water.

This presentation is FREE and open to the public, come early as there is limited seating. Book signing to follow.

Any question, please do not hesitate to contact Amy Cross at 250-581-2111 or via email at amycross@humanitynetwork.ca.

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Coldest Night of the Year Walk

Twenty students and family members walked/ran the Coldest Night of the Year routes, and raised $2,175 for Nelson CARES and their Ready for Home program. Wildflower School was mentioned in the opening speeches, as being the largest team participating in the Nelson walk!  With our help, Nelson CARES was able to surpass their fundraising goal and raised over $40,000 in the Coldest Night of the Year event. A huge thank you to everyone who walked and to our supporters.