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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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AbEd Newsletter from the District Aboriginal Team

Hello friends!

Happy Holidays from the District Aboriginal Team (we got DAT! 🙂 )

Please find the below the winter edition of our newsletter to distribute to staff, families, and students. We’ve included a special holiday greeting at the back. Thank you so much to everyone for contributing beautiful stories to help celebrate our students and great staff!

Please also find two PDF’s that go together for a calendar gifted to us from Karen Smith from Lower Kootenay Band Education Department. We are so happy to have received this gift and we are allowed to pass this around to all 🙂

Have a safe and beautiful holiday season!

AB ED Newsletter – December 2018

Calendar for print

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Danica Weager, MC, CCC
District Indigenization Coordinator, Aboriginal Education School District #8
570 Johnstone Road, Nelson, BC, V1L 6J2 Cell Phone: (250) 505 9032
Email: danica.weager@sd8.bc.ca
Website: https://sd8learns.sd8.bc.ca/abed/

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The Nutcracker

We have a number of Wildflower kids performing in this very special benefit concert! Come see Kaya, Maisie, Imogen, Enna, Paloma, Sasha, Bea, Myra, and Linnea perform! Entrance is by donation and monies raised will go to “Nelson and Area Friends of the Family”, a local foundation that provides financial aid to assist with travel and accommodation costs for families with children who must travel to receive medical treatment.

FRIDAY, DEC. 7th , 7 PM @ the CAPITOL THEATRE
Doors open at 6:30, the show is at 7:00 pm
The St. Joseph School Choir will be outside to add to the general merriment!
Running time. Approx 1 hour. Family friendly!
In an ambitious cross community project of children helping children, eleven pianists and approximately eighty-eight dancers, aged 5–17 years old, are joining together to present excerpts from Tchaikowsky’s beloved “Nutcracker Suite”. The young and enthusiastic performers are piano students of Anne Macdonald and dance students of Slava Doval’s DanceFusion, Renee Salisiccioli’s Kootenay DanceWorks from Rossland and Glynis Waring’s Kaslo Dance Studio.

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Kootenay Contraption Contest

The Kootenay Contraption Contest invites students in Grades K-8 to imagine, design and illustrate a “contraption” that solves a problem. Students love to ponder and come up with a design concept. Students have fun and can be creative with anything from art supplies, illustrations and even multimedia.
For more information, go to http://www.selkirk.ca/future-students/glows/kootenay-contraption-contest where you can also see last year’s winner from Creston.
You may download a contest form at http://www.selkirk.ca/sites/default/files/GLOWS/Glows-ContraptionContest-Form%202018.pdf or get one from Anne in the office.

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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 jexley@cbal.org or 250-352-3218

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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

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Reduce the Risk of Rabies this Summer

Reduce the risk of rabies this summer – school update June 2018

Summer vacation is coming and many families are spending more time outside enjoying the weather. This can mean an increased risk of contact with bats, the primary carrier of rabies virus in B.C. Rabies is a very serious disease that affects the nervous system. It is almost always fatal if not treated in time. This is rare but it’s still important to make sure you do what you can to avoid contact with bats.
Bats can fly into poorly sealed cabins and homes, they roost in attic spaces and they can even be found hanging inside closed patio umbrellas.
Interior Health offers these tips to help protect your family:

 Never touch live or dead bats. Tell children not to play with or touch bats.
 Make your home or cabin “bat proof.” Keep doors and windows closed, make sure window screens don’t have any holes, and keep the attic area free of bats by keeping all vents properly screened and by closing off other openings.
 Avoid locations or activities where bats are likely to be found (e.g., caves).
 If you find a live bat in a room of your home, open the window and close interior doors until the bat leaves.
 If your home or workplace is inhabited by bats, seek professional bat-control advice from a pest control or wildlife specialist. Bats are a protected species under the BC Wildlife Act. Excluding or evicting bats from their roost site so they move to another roost is the best way to remove bats.
 If trying to capture a bat yourself, avoid contact by wearing leather gloves, a hat, long sleeves, and pants.
 Safely contain the bat in a secure covered container to prevent others from being exposed. Keep the bat in a safe location until public health can arrange to pick it up and test it for rabies.
 If you have a pet dog, cat, or ferret, make sure they are vaccinated regularly against rabies. Pets that were born and raised in B.C. pose a very low risk of transmitting rabies to humans; however, vaccinating your pets will protect them from rabies. If your pet has come in contact with a bat, please contact your vet to discuss the risk of rabies to your pet.
All contact with bats should be taken seriously. Bats have tiny sharp teeth and claws, so scratches or bites may not be visible or painful but could still be there. If you have been bitten or scratched:
 Thoroughly wash the wounds with soap and water.
 Contact your local public health unit or family doctor immediately. Do not wait for symptoms to appear.
 Early treatment is crucial to prevent rabies from progressing. Treatment involves a two-week period of vaccinations that must be administered as soon as possible after exposure.

For more information:
See HealthLink BC File #07 at http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthfiles/hfile07.stm
and BC Community Bat Programs: http://www.bcbats.ca/

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Summer Film Camp

Youth aged 8 – 18 will create dynamic short digital films from start to finish in one and two week camps working alongside professional instructors in small groups. All sessions take place on the 10th Street Campus of Selkirk College in Nelson BC, where participants have direct access to professional camera gear and the latest in editing and special effects software. Participants work as a crew to develop the technical and creative skills of filmmaking as collaboration and leadership skills are emphasized throughout the learning process. Visit http://selkirk.ca/youth-film-camps and http://selkirk.ca/summer-film-workshops for more information and to register.

 

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Popsicle Stick Bridges

On April 14th, 2018 a number of Wildflower students from the Creston and Nelson campuses participated in the 2018 popsicle bridge building competition.  Using a bridge-building kit that includes 100 popsicle sticks and glue, children, youth and adults craft bridges that they hope can withstand the most force during a load-testing competition. The Popsicle Bridge Building Contest is hosted by the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC West Kootenay Branch at the West Kootenay & Boundary Regional Science Fair.

Students from Creston Wildflower participated along with students from grades 2-8 from Nelson Wildflower.  Congratulations to all those students who participated, placed (Griff, Locke, and Liam placing in the top 3 for their age groups! Way to go!) and walked home with a draw prize.  We are proud of you all!

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Travel to India

An Experience of a lifetime in INDIA for 2 weeks as part of an SD#8 intercultural exchange program

What are the expectations for students and their families:
– Domestic students will be expected to pay their own flight and have their own spending money while in India.
– Each domestic student will have a host student from India who will be hosted in their home for two weeks in July, 2016. The domestic student must be available to take part in activities with their host student during this time.
– Each domestic student will be part of a team who together with the sponsor teachers and the International Program Administrator will plan and execute summer activities to do with the Indian students when they are in Nelson.
– Prepare and deliver presentations for classes or in the community after the return from India.
How to apply: First step
Please send an email of interest, stating your name, grade, school, and state why you would like to go to India to Sandy Prentice – sprentice@sd8.bc.ca. emails need to be received by Sandy Prentice no later than February 19th, 2018.

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Dancing in India – the crowd of 800 loved us
Who are the teacher sponsors for this trip? Jenn Kidd, Claire Hewson, Kathy Centrone.
Who can take part? Any students in any part of SD#8 who are in grades 9-11. How does it work? This is a cultural exchange program which means you are partnered with a student in India and they will live with you while they are here in June/July 2018, and you will live with them while you are in India for almost two weeks in December 2018.
How do I show that I am interested and would like my name put on a list of participants? Send an email of interest as previously outlined in this document and then attend the information evening which will be announced to you by Sandy Prentice after receiving your email of interest.
How much will it cost? You will only need to pay for your spending money and your flight from Castlegar to New Dehli – return – approximately $2000.00
Our partner school will be:
An elite private school in India that offers both day students and boarding for students. This school came highly recommended to us by one of the consulate employees, Ivy Learner Frank, who worked for the Canadian Consulate General in India. School: Rishikul Vidyapeeth School in Sonepat, www.rishikulvidyapeeth.edu.in