First Days of School!

Hello Wildflower families! As hard as it is to believe, summer break is almost over. We hope you had a very safe and happy summer, and look forward to seeing you in on September 4th!

PAC Welcome Back!
PAC is putting on a welcome back celebration on Sept 4th! You are welcome to come anytime after 8:00 am and mingle, meet new parents, and enjoy a cup of coffee or chai and a little snack. The kids are also welcome to join before classes start at 8:30. Please bring your own mugs.

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First Day Schedule
September 4th (Tuesday) is a half day for the students with all classes start at 8:30 am. The buses at the end of the school day will run 3 hours earlier than usual.

Dismissal times on September 4th are:
Creston – 11:55 pm
Nelson Kindergarten Seedlings – 9:30 am
Nelson Grade 1 Seedlings – 11:45 pm
Nelson Elementary – 11:55 pm
Nelson Middle School – 12:00 pm

Bus Students
If your child will be taking the bus to and from school, you will need to register them with our transportation department.

More information and the student bus registration form may be found at

Questions? Please call the transportation department:
Nelson – Phone: 250 354-4871
Creston – Phone: 250 428-5329

Parking and School Access
As you may have noticed over the summer, our parking lot is being dug up in preparation for the installation of an elevator. Please do not park in the school lot at any time, including the spaces outside of the gym.
There is a pick up and drop off area along Stanley Street, and parking in the residential areas. Thanks for your cooperation.

Please use the main entrance (facing Stanley St.) when entering or leaving the school.

Important Dates
September 4 – First day of the 2017/18 School year
September 5 – Nelson Assembly 11:00 am – Parents are welcome to attend
September 19 – First PAC meeting at Wildflower Nelson – all are welcome!
September 20 – 21 – Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School
October 8 – Thanksgiving – No School
November 12 – Remembrance Day Stat
December 17 – No School – Winter Vacation
January 7 – School Reopens after Winter Vacation

The full district calendar for WFS is at
We will also add events to the calendar on our website at