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Measles Immunization Catch-up Program

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:

Letter to Parents – Measles Immunization Catch-up Program – April 2019

We will keep you informed with dates and further information as it becomes available.

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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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Water in the World We Want Presentation

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 amycross@humanitynetwork.ca.

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Coldest Night of the Year Walk

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.

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Online Safety for SD8 Students

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 safe.schools@sd8.bc.ca

Separating Fact from Fiction on the Momo Challenge

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2019 Beijing International Student Summer Camp

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 twang@bccie.bc.ca.

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French Immersion

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:

FI Application Process – 2019-2020

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Popsicle Bridges

2019 POPSICLE STICK BRIDGE
BUILDING CONTEST
ENGINEERS & GEOSCIENTISTS BC
West Kootenay Branch

Where and When:
L.V. Rogers Secondary School, Nelson, B.C. in conjunction with the Regional Science Fair
Saturday, April 6, 2019. Register and drop off your bridge between 9:30AM to 11:30. Testing
will be ongoing throughout the day.
Note: You don’t have to be there to win a prize, but somebody has to come and register for you
and drop off your bridge BEFORE 11:30.

More info: 2019 WK Bridge Contest Info

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Student Symposium

Every year the Kootenay Lake board of trustees hosts a student symposium through which they hope to gain the student perspective to help inform board decisions.  Every year has a different focus – Finance (budget), Education, Facilities etc…  This year the focus is on Education/Learning. Wildflower staff and students are glad to give their input.

Connect Parent Group

Connect Parent Group Leader Training Workshop

Training for the Connect Parent Group will be offered in Nelson April 9,10, 11th.  There is no fee for the training .

Location: Nelson Community Services Centre at 518 Lake Street in Nelson.

Time: 9-4:30 for the first 2 days ; ending earlier on the 3rd day.

Please review the Connect Parent Group brochure, website, and commitment required following the training.  We have space for approximately 18 participants.

If interested, please contact:

Lois Lien
Director of Operations
West Kootenay/Boundary Area
Office (250)  354-6475
Fax: (250) 354-6530
308  310 Ward Street, Nelson BC  V1L 5S4

Lois.Lien@gov.bc.ca

 

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Creston Information Session – Feb 13, 2019

Wildflower School in Creston is looking towards the 2019/2020 school year and there will be some spaces available in the classes! There will be an information session on February 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM at our school in the PCSS building to allow parents to see the classrooms, meet the teachers, and answer any questions you may have about the program.

The goal of the Wildflower curriculum and environment is to encourage self-esteem, self-confidence and joy of learning. The multi-age setting provides opportunities for leadership, interdependence, mentor-ship, and personalized learning. The classroom communities are nourished through daily circle time, place based learning opportunities, collaborative group learning, individual inquiry and an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking.
You can learn more about Wildflower at https://wildflower.sd8.bc.ca too.

Kindergarten registration in School District 8 will begin on February 1, 2019. The transfers process for Kindergarten and other grades is open from February 1, 2019 – March 29, 2019
More information on registration and transfers can be found at https://www.sd8.bc.ca/schools/registration-transfers

This is also a good time to fill out the Statement of Interest form in order to give more information about your child and their learning. You may find the form at http://wildflower.sd8.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Statement-of-Interest.pdf