Silent Auction to Help a Wildflower Family

Silent Auction to Help a Wildflower Family

Community, School News
One of our students, has been diagnosed with Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She and her family are in Vancouver while she goes through treatment at Children's Hospital for a yet undetermined length of time. As I am sure you can appreciate, this can also put a financial strain on a family as they will be away from home and their jobs in order to support and care for their daughter. (more…)
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Aboriginal Education Open House

Community
Come find out what is new with Aboriginal Education! There is an Aboriginal Education open house coming up on November 1st from 5:00 -8:00 pm at Trafalgar. We really hope to see you there and please spread the word to as many of your families as possible. We’ve received some beautiful artwork so far from Toni and Sherry-Lynn’s students up at LVR to display at the art work showcase, and anticipate more! Please click the aboriginal-education-open-house-nelson-2016 poster for more details.
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Reading Buddies at the Library

Community
Did you know the Nelson Library has a Reading Buddies program? They have an enthusiastic group of trained teens who are just waiting for a little buddy to read with! It is a great way to inspire a love of reading for kids and get some extra practice. Click Reading Buddies for more information.
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Fiber Arts at the Library

Community, WFMS
This week at the Nelson Library we have our first Fibre Arts Club! Thursday, October 13th, 3:30-4:30. This gathering is for knitters or stitch-ers or for those who want to be! If you have a project you are working on, please bring it along! This will be an informal gathering time to work on our own projects. If you have ever wanted to learn how to knit or stitch, we will have supplies and experts on hand to teach you how! And hot chocolate and cookies of course :) Contact Melodie Rae at mstorey@nelson.ca if you have questions.  
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Curling for Kids

Community
The curling club is starting up their youth leagues soon! Curling is a great sport that can be enjoyed by all ages. The Little Rockers league is a fun, safety-first introduction to curling for kids age 5 – 10. It will run on Thursdays from October 20 – December 8 (except November 3), from 3:30 to 4:30. The cost is $30 per person. No special equipment is required, just warm layered clothes, a helmet, and clean indoor running shoes. Check out the Little_Rockers_2016 poster for more information. For families with older kids, we also have a Junior league for kids 10 and up, plus youth and family drop-in curling on Mondays. No experience required—we’re happy to teach new people! Our website (www.nelsoncurling.ca) has information on all our leagues and programs.
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RC Flyers Happening in the Gym

Community
Indoor Radio Control Flying is coming on Tuesdays starting on October 4 from 4:00 pm to 5.30 pm in the Wildflower School a Gym. All manner of planes, drones, helicopters may be brought and flown. No cars please. They do have some mini planes available for kids to fly too. There is a 3$ fee for pilots. All ages are welcome (parents need to accompany younger pilots).
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Bee Fundraiser at Mount Sentinel

Community
Join the Global Perspective group at Mount Sentinel for a Bee Fundraiser on Wednesday, October 12! The money goes to the 'Green Team' for the work they are doing, including the bees, courtyard revitalization, a composting program.  (more…)
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Protein 4 People

Community
October 8 at Selkirk College's 10th Street campus “Poverty and hunger are issues that affect every community and it is in our collective best interests to work towards its eradication,” said Debbie Bird, President of the West Kootenay Labour Council. “The Labour Council reached out to Selkirk College with a plan to support food banks and provide a free salmon dinner in recognition of the International Day to Eradicate Poverty. We have been delighted with the enthusiastic response we received,” Ms. Bird stated. (more…)
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Clay Classes

Community
Kathi Hoffman is offering clay classes in her uphill Nelson studio for kids, adults, and parent/child combinations. The classes are Friday afternoons, Wednesday after school, Sunday mornings, and Monday evenings.  (more…)
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Nelson Library Creative Writing Session

Community, WFMS
As part of Culture Days, the Nelson Library is putting on a creative writing session for teens. Come learn from writer Rayya Liebich how to write nature poetry! This will be the first session of the newly formed Creative Writing Group. All teens, all writing levels welcome! Snacks provided! Friday, September  30th, 3:30-5 pm. Contact Teen Librarian Melodie Rae mstorey@nelson.ca.
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Parenting the Whole Self

Community
"Parenting the Whole Self" is a program for caregivers of children. It is being offered at the Kootenay Art Therapy Institute (KATI) on Tuesdays between 9:30-11:30. Please contact them if you are interested in attending. See more information here: parenting-with-the-whole-self
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Swimming Lessons

Community, PAC
Wildflower PAC will be organizing swimming lessons for interested students this fall; Shari Imada will be the coordinator for this effort (Thanks Shari!!). The pool is set to open on Oct 17th and lessons will start that same week. The lessons are one hour long for all levels. There are no lessons on Nov 11th. Levels one to three would be 4 weeks (Oct 21, 28, Nov 4, Nov 18) Levels four and five would be 6 weeks (Oct 21, 28, Nov 4, Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2) Levels seven to ten would be 8 weeks.(Oct 21, 28, Nov 4, Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16) Details regarding payment and registration to follow.
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