Below is the calendar for our 2019-20 school year. Please also refer to the online calendar at http://wildflower.sd8.bc.ca/events/
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
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.
Wildflower School End of Year Party and Potluck BBQ
Thursday, June 6th
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:
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!
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:
We will keep you informed with dates and further information as it becomes available.
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
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!
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 email@example.com.
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.
Social media hoax reminds parents to address online safety with their children
Recent concerns related to students and their interactions on social media have prompted the Kootenay Lake School District to remind parents about online safety. A viral hoax, called the Momo challenge has been making headlines creating concern amongst parents. Saferschoolstogether.com, an organization that delivers mandated provincial Violence Threat Assessment & Prevent Bullying Training to schools in Canada, has released an alert that specifically addresses the risk and details around the Momo challenge. You may view it here: Safety Alert – Momo Challenge
At this time, SD8 Kootenay Lake School District has not had any reports of students in our area who have direct links with the Momo phenomenon, but we have had reports of several students talking about the subject and/or making reference to it. It is currently being shared widely on social media platforms and several media sources are also now covering the story, which has added to its popularity.
We encourage parents and caregivers to take this opportunity to talk to your children about the internet, online safety and the importance of reporting any online behaviour that makes them feel uncomfortable.
District Safe Schools Coordinator, Scott Rothermel agrees that the best way to handle this trend is to talk to your students about their presence online so that they know how to deal with inappropriate material and how to protect themselves. Rothermel will be offering more Digital Parenting Workshops this spring at Trafalgar Middle and LVRogers Secondary – further details will be posted on the district website once confirmed.
“The safety of our students is paramount, both online and in the classroom.” says Superintendent Dr. Christine Perkins.
Parents with further concerns or questions around online safety can email firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Beijing International Student Summer Camp
When: mid-July for 10 days
Hosted by: Beijing International Education Exchange (BIEE)
Location: Beijing, China
BCCIE’s partner, Beijing International Education Exchange (BIEE), invites secondary school students from across British Columbia to participate in the 2019 Beijing International Student Summer Camp.
Call for student participants and chaperones
Each BC school district and independent school can nominate up to two local secondary students between the ages of 15 to 17 to participate. We are also recruiting two teachers who can act as chaperones. School districts and schools are encouraged to nominate a teacher to accompany the group.
Please visit our website for full details. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, March 15, 2019.
Apply soon! Selection of students and chaperones will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
This promises to be a life-altering experience for students from across our province and we encourage your support and participation. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tom Wang at email@example.com.
The student in Creston wore their pink t-shirts today in support of Pink T-Shirt Day! They strive for an environment free from bullying all year long. Well done!
If your child will be attending LVR next year, you are invited to an information session next week.
Tuesday, February 26th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Incoming Grade 9’s — LVR Gym
Grade 9 into Grade 10 – LVR Multi-Purpose Room
More information may be found in the following documents Parent Guardian Course Selection Evenings 2019 20 and Welcome Letter to Gr 9 Parents 2019
School District 8 Kootenay Lake offers a Late French Immersion Program for students entering Grade 6 in the 2019-2020 school year. All students who have successfully completed Grade 5 and are residents in Kootenay Lake School District 8 are eligible. The Program is located at Trafalgar Middle School for Grades 6-8, and continues for Grades 9-12 at LV Rogers Secondary School.
Each year, up to 60 students are accepted in the Grade 6 Late French Immersion Program.
Details regarding the application process for the Late French Immersion Program: