After School Program? Friday and Pro-D Day programs?

Kootenay Kids Society is a not-for-profit community organization that offers a wide range of programming for children and families.

They are looking into starting an Active After School Program as well as an Active Full Day Friday (for Wildflower & Homeschool Parents) and Full day Pro D Day Program. This program will be focused on spending quality, structured and unstructured time inside and outside with your child. Continue reading “After School Program? Friday and Pro-D Day programs?”


Help for a Wildflower Family

One of our students has been diagnosed with Leukemia and is in Vancouver for treatment. Along with our wishes for her full recovery, donations to the family are appreciated as they go through this tough and uncertain time. To donate or find out more, click here: (a small percentage of the funds donated does go to gofundme for administration). You may also make donations to them through Nelson Friends of the Family (please be sure to indicate that your donation is for a specific family – all funds raised go to the family. Donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt).

Thank you.


New Non-Instructional Days for 2015-16 Calendar

The B.C. Ministry of Education has added non-instructional time to our 2015-16 calendar to assist in the roll out of the redesigned provincial curriculum. The SD8 (Kootenay Lake) calendar committee has chosen to utilize this time on January 15, 2016 and April 22, 2016. These dates have been added to our calendar as non-instructional days and an updated calendar has been published by the School District.
On January 15 and April 22, teachers and principals/vice principals will be meeting at organized sessions across our District to study the redesigned curriculum and begin the planning for the transition beginning in September 2016.
We invite you to visit the Ministry of Education curriculum webpage ( or our local site ( ) to learn more about the work happening across our province to support the changing needs of our students. We also invite you to contact your child’s school principal for more information.

Jeff Jones
School District 8 (Kootenay Lake)
570 Johnstone Road, Nelson, BC V1L 6J2


Storytelling Festival

Cheryl’s classroom held a storytelling festival on Thursday, October 17th. Inside decorated tents, each child told a story to a listening audience of parents and children. Some students used props, while others used only their voices to emphasize their stories. This event links to the class’s larger theme on culture. The class’s next step will be to look at the role between stories and technology. For example, the transformation of oral stories to graphic novels. Thank you to Cheryl, the parent volunteers and all the wonderful students for putting on such a fun event!


Harvest Rescue

Check out this Harvest Rescue Video!  As a follow-up to this story, the Wildflower School students dehydrated all the fruit at school, then weighed and bagged it and will now be delivering it to the Nelson Food Cupboard. Great job everyone!!