Halloween and Thriller

Halloween can be a wonderful time of celebration and fun for kids and families. At Wildflower we want to celebrate the fun, the excitement and the creativity of Halloween.
The staff and students have decided to perform Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” again this year. The performance is being planned for Oct. 30th at approximately 12:15 pm. The students that are interested in this have already started practices at the end of each school day. This is an optional event and not obligatory for all students to participate in, specifically our younger students. We are thrilled to have Lucas Meyers helping the staff and students to orchestrate this fun group performance.
Performance: Flash mob “Thriller”
Date: Oct. 30th (approximately 12:15)
Location: Baker Street
Practices: End of day at 2:30 pm in the gym (for participating students)
As Halloween approaches it is an opportune time to outline the expectations we have about what costumes may be worn at school. All costumes must be respectful and not include any weapons. If you are not sure if your costume is appropriate, please forward any questions to Sacha Kalabis, Principal of Wildflower School at We look forward to another fun Halloween at Wildflower school this year.

What is Thriller on Baker? Here is the video from a few years ago.

Thriller on Baker Street!



Come and join in the fun with Love 2 Learn!

A free program for little ones (3-5 years old) and their adult …
Love 2 Learn includes:
•    Exploring and learning together
•    Making simple materials into “learning toys”
•    Making felt board stories and book crafts
•    Borrowing books
•    Sharing a healthy snack
•    Sharing rhymes, stories and songs at circle time
•    Ideas to Go – materials and ideas given to parents weekly to take home and do at their kitchen table

Wildflower School
Fridays 9:30-11:00 am starting Oct 26
Contact Joan at or 250-352-3218

Can You Help

PAC Needs You!

Hello Parents of Wildflower,
PAC is looking for volunteers for the following roles in order to move forward with fundraising for our children. If you are able to support then please be in touch with the contacts provided.
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1. PAC seeking Volunteer experienced in e-commerce to assist Grocery Card program. Grocery Cards are one of the easiest ways the PAC can fund raise for your school. PAC is looking at ways to streamline the grocery card program so that orders and payments can be taken online. We are looking for a volunteer with e-commerce experience to provide advice to a small working group. In particular we seek experience with website order forms, “Square” payment processing and Customer Automated Funds Transfer for recurring orders/payments.
Please contact Mark Tinholt  250 777 1218

2. Our annual Christmas Fundraiser where we sell local honey, candles and Oso coffee is needing someone or a group of people to organize and distribute. If you are interested in supporting this fundraiser please be in touch with Alison Cutts for further direction.   ~

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New Enhancement Agreement

School District 8 is working to create a new Enhancement Agreement which will support the success of our Aboriginal students in our schools. We would love to hear from community members, Elders, parents, and students. Please join us when we are in your community!

For more details, please see the Enhancement Agreement Community Dinner Poster – Nelson and Creston and visit


Cross Country Running Team

A huge congratulations to all the students who represented Wildflower in the last two cross-country meets. We had approximately 20 runners in the Rosemont meet on October 4th, and approximately 15 runners in the Lakeside meet on October 12th. All of our students did an amazing job at the two meets, striving for their personal best in each of their races. We are already looking forward to next year as we attract even more runners and look into getting some Wildflower jerseys.


Cross Country Running

Grades K-6 Runners
Does your child love to run? They can be on the Wildflower Cross Country Running Team!
The first race is on Thursday, Oct. 4th at 3:00 PM at Rosemont School. All runners grades K-6 are welcome! All they need is shorts, t-shirt, water, snack, warm clothes, and runners.
Permission slips will be coming home with your child if they have expressed an interest, or you can download one here Parent Guardian Permission Form – Cross Country K-6

Upcoming races: Lakeside – October 12th. 12 – 2 pm


Allergy Alert

Dear Families,

This is to inform you that we have students in our school that have severe food allergies to peanuts. It is important that there is strict avoidance to this food in order to prevent a life-threatening allergic reaction. We are asking your help to provide these students with a safe school environment.

Any exposure to peanuts may cause a reaction that requires emergency medical treatment. To reduce the chance of this occurring, we ask that you do not send any peanut products that will be eaten at school with your child. If your child has eaten peanuts before coming to school, please be sure your child’s hands and face have been thoroughly washed before entering the school. We appreciate your support of these procedures.

We thank you so much for helping to keep all of our students safe at school.

Sacha Kalabis
Principal, Wildflower School


Munch A Lunch in Nelson

Wildflower school PAC is introducing a new ordering system for school lunches and fundraising events. Rather than filling out orders using paper, parents will place orders online using You can now pay for your orders online by credit card or cheque/cash.

Note: To start you must register using the Landing page provided for our school below. The next time you return to the site use the login at

1) Go to:
2) Click the “Register Here” button. The system will guide you through
3) After adding your children, click the green “Order Lunch!” button to order
4) Next time, just click the “Login Here” button to access your account.

• Online ordering will be OPEN from September 5 until Thursday September 13.
• If you need assistance with ordering, or do not have access to the internet,
please contact Carol Wallace at

Ordering will start September 5 and will be closed after Thursday, September 13. Payment will be due during this time. The fall session will include Salad Bar on Tuesday and Sushi on Thursday. Lunches for this session will start on Tuesday, September 18 and end of Tuesday, December 11.

Please note if your child is ill on a lunch date, you are welcome to come and pick up their lunch by 11:45am; otherwise please consider it a donation for a child who does not have a lunch. We appreciate your support for our lunch program as the funds go towards playground, field trips and general fundraising within the school.

We are always in need of Volunteers to help serve lunch for a short period of time! There is a Volunteer page in the online system where you can checkmark which dates you are available. The lunch coordinator will then contact you with a proposed schedule. We can only offer a lunch program if we have 2-3 Volunteers for each lunch day.
Our thanks to the Wildflower parent community for supporting this important fundraiser and to our wonderful Volunteers who help make this program a success!


Friday Swimming Lessons – Nelson

Swimming lessons are starting soon on Friday’s – Perfect with our Wildflower schedule! Each class is 45 minutes long. They are all 6 sessions starting Friday September 14th and running until October 19th . The cost is $30 per child no matter which level they register in.

Registration is open online. Alternatively people can call the RDCK in Nelson or register in person at the Aquatic Centre.

Class will be as follows:

9-9:45    Beginner Level 1-3 Barcode # 00002297

9-9:45    Intermediate Level 4-6 Barcode # 00002300

9-9:45    Advanced Level 7-10 Barcode # 00002302

9:45-10:30 Beginner Level 1-3 Barcode # 00002298

9:45-10:30 Beginner Level 1-3 Barcode # 00002299

9:45-10:30 Intermediate Level Barcode # 00002301



First Days of School!

Hello Wildflower families! As hard as it is to believe, summer break is almost over. We hope you had a very safe and happy summer, and look forward to seeing you in on September 4th!

PAC Welcome Back!
PAC is putting on a welcome back celebration on Sept 4th! You are welcome to come anytime after 8:00 am and mingle, meet new parents, and enjoy a cup of coffee or chai and a little snack. The kids are also welcome to join before classes start at 8:30. Please bring your own mugs.

Connect with PAC on Facebook!

First Day Schedule
September 4th (Tuesday) is a half day for the students with all classes start at 8:30 am. The buses at the end of the school day will run 3 hours earlier than usual.

Dismissal times on September 4th are:
Creston – 11:55 pm
Nelson Kindergarten Seedlings – 9:30 am
Nelson Grade 1 Seedlings – 11:45 pm
Nelson Elementary – 11:55 pm
Nelson Middle School – 12:00 pm

Bus Students
If your child will be taking the bus to and from school, you will need to register them with our transportation department.

More information and the student bus registration form may be found at

Questions? Please call the transportation department:
Nelson – Phone: 250 354-4871
Creston – Phone: 250 428-5329

Parking and School Access
As you may have noticed over the summer, our parking lot is being dug up in preparation for the installation of an elevator. Please do not park in the school lot at any time, including the spaces outside of the gym.
There is a pick up and drop off area along Stanley Street, and parking in the residential areas. Thanks for your cooperation.

Please use the main entrance (facing Stanley St.) when entering or leaving the school.

Important Dates
September 4 – First day of the 2017/18 School year
September 5 – Nelson Assembly 11:00 am – Parents are welcome to attend
September 19 – First PAC meeting at Wildflower Nelson – all are welcome!
September 20 – 21 – Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School
October 8 – Thanksgiving – No School
November 12 – Remembrance Day Stat
December 17 – No School – Winter Vacation
January 7 – School Reopens after Winter Vacation

The full district calendar for WFS is at
We will also add events to the calendar on our website at