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 – emails need to be received by Sandy Prentice no later than February 19th, 2018.

The Taj Mahal – the first group

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,


Pink T-Shirt Day – February 28

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, and conversations can be a big step towards healing and helping!

Why a Pink T-Shirt?
The idea comes from two incredible Nova Scotia high school students in 2007. When a fellow student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt, they decided to take a stand. They went out and bought pink shirts to give to fellow students to show their support for a boy who was being bullied simply for wearing a pink shirt.
We are proud to be able to carry on the with their message through our own program here! The Pink T-Shirt Day Society is a local volunteer non-profit organization with all the money raised going to provide free t-shirts to schools in our area and to anti-bullying initiatives.  This year, over 1200 T-Shirts are being distributed free of charge to SD8 and SD20 schools!
If you would like to buy a shirt to help support the initiative, please go to or see Anne in the office.

Kindness starts here!


The Flu

We have had a lot of students away with flu symptoms this week.
Interior Health has the following information to share:

PDF File on influenza

Thank you for keeping your children home when they are ill. Please remember to call the office to let us know when your child will be absent. We hope everyone gets well soon!


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!


Christmas Trees, Coffee, Honey, and More!

Christmas Trees – Orders Due November 26

We are thrilled to announce that the PAC is selling Christmas Trees this year to help raise funds for the playground!

Order your Christmas Tree from Wildflower this year and you will not only be helping the School, but you will be helping a community member who needs to clear an old Christmas tree farm off her property for fire protection! As these trees are being given to us, Wildflower School will receive 100% of the proceeds!
Continue reading “Christmas Trees, Coffee, Honey, and More!”


October Important Dates to Note

calendarWe have a busy rest of October coming up!

October 15 – Student Photos – Nelson (Re-Takes November 4)
October 15 – Math Family Fun Night (Creston)
October 16 – Grade 8/9 math 2:00 pm
October 19 – Federal Election Day*
October 23 – No School (Pro-D Day)
October 24 – Creston Bottle Drive 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
October 27 – School Assembly 11:30 am
October 29 – 30 – 31 – Drama Fest Nelson for WFMS Students

* The school gym in Nelson is being used as a federal polling station. Our school parking lot will be very busy that day. Parents are asked to take extra caution when entering or leaving the school parking lot.