Below is the calendar for our 2019-20 school year. Please also refer to the online calendar at http://wildflower.sd8.bc.ca/events/
The Stay Sweet Event
Save The Date!!
Central school gym 4:00pm – 6:00pm
All profits go to The White Helmets and Syrian Refugees!
This event is being organized by one of our Wildflower Middle School students – please come out and support her efforts!
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:
Wildsight is pleased to share information about our upcoming summer course: The Columbia River Field School.
The Columbia River Field School 2019 is a multidisciplinary, locally-developed Board/Authority Approved (BAA) course. Students from any school district in the Columbia Basin may earn four high school credits upon successful completion, through School District 8 (Kootenay Lake).
The Field School is an opportunity for 16 Columbia Basin youth to take up paddles and navigate the complex social, economic and natural history of the mighty Columbia River. Traveling by canoe through key sections of the river, participants will learn from local expert voices as varied as the river itself. Participants will gain important canoe and camping skills, will earn certifications from the Recreational Canoe Association of BC and will be inspired to engage and help shape the future of the Columbia River.
The program runs from August 15-28.
More information and online application forms can be found at wildsight.ca/fieldschool
Earlier in April, the WFMS hosted African-American storyteller, and Kaslo resident, Shayna Jones. Shayna spent the morning sharing stories from her African heritage including her family’s involvement in the European slave trade that brought her family to the United States over three centuries ago. She also shared her amazing adaptation of an Aesop fable. The students were simply mesmerized by her voice, energy, and joyful approach to storytelling. What fun! Thank you, Shayna!
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!
This is an introduction to indoor climbing for students aged 8 – 12.
Friday – April 5, 12, 26 and May 3 from 10:00 – 12:00.
Total cost is $105.50 per child and includes gear unless child has their own.
Registration deadline is March 12th.
Please bring the registration form and cheques to Anne in the school office. Make cheques payable to Wildflower PAC.
Parents/guardians must also fill out a release agreement for the Cube (link below).
Due to the limited number of instructors, this activity must be capped at 9 children. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis for the first 9 families that submit the form with their cheque and signed release agreement.
If there is sufficient interest, we may run another session in May (May 10, 17, 24, and 31).
Questions? Contact Michelle at 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.
We are planning to have a Wildflower Jam Night on Thursday March 7th, from 5:30-7:30pm.
What is it?: Some of the Wildflower classes will be leading a song or two in the gymnasium. We are also hoping to have the marimba group to lead a few songs. Lyrics will be projected on the gym wall for others to follow along. Students and parents are encouraged to sing and play along.
- Please feel free to bring instruments to play along.
- A song list along with chords and lyrics will be sent out to all families via email before the night, please feel free to become familiar with the songs with your child(ren).
- If you or a group of people would like to lead a song or two, please let me know.
- Our middle school will be providing some food through for the night through their foods program, but looking for some help on providing more food.
- Looking for a sound expert to help set up speakers/mics on the 7th.
Want to know more? You can contact Cole.
Below are the song lists for the jam night on March 7th at 5:30-7:30. There will be others to follow. If you have a song you would like to lead, please contact Cole at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I can put you in the schedule and get your song out to the school.
The 2019 Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival was a great success on Feb. 17th (Sunday). Under an almost full moon, Taghum Beach was lite up with a beautiful array lanterns, lights, illuminated Spirit Bear, illuminated dragon, dancers and the Nelson Samba band. Nick Shave’s class contributed to the line of illuminated spawning Salmon across the shores of Kootenay Lake and the Wildflower middle school classes contributed with their sale of hot chocolate for all of the participants and passersby!
So grateful to Myra that the WFMS was given a chance to get involved and raise some funds. The students were terrific ambassadors for this event, too. Thanks to the parents (particularly Tom and Jodi Dool) for unwavering support of their learners. Thanks to Nicole LeBihan for connecting WF with this community event!
2019 POPSICLE STICK BRIDGE
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