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Posted On Friday, October 07, 2022

Moon and StarsDear Parents and Caregivers:
I am grateful for a wonderful first week of October and what promises to be a seasonably warm  Thanksgiving weekend. This week, we celebrated World Teachers’ Day (October 5) and stories about value commitments in our 2022-2027 District Strategic Plan .
2022 Prime Minister’s Teaching Excellence Winner
Mr. Brandon Bell received his Certificate of Achievement sponsored by Ms. Sarah Gjaltema who said, ”When I saw this...

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Posted On Friday, October 07, 2022

Career CoachesTo help parents navigate education and career options with their children, the district will host  Parents as Education and Career Coaches,  an interactive virtual workshop, on Tuesday Oct. 18, 2022.
The workshop is presented by  EducationPlannerBC  and will provide information to support decision-making about a wide range of careers. This session is for parents and guardians of students at all stages in their career-planning process, including those in...

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Posted On Friday, October 07, 2022

Brandon Bell with his students Marion Schilling Elementary school teacher, Brandon Bell has been recognized for his ability to provide his students with Dynamic and Innovative Learning in this year’s Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence. 
According to the Government of Canada website, “The Prime Minister’s Awards have recognized exceptional elementary and secondary school teachers in all disciplines since 1994. Teaching Excellence Awards recipients are honoured...

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Posted On Thursday, October 06, 2022

NM_fire chief kid This year’s Fire Prevention Week™ theme is “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.™” 
The theme was chosen by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) because, due to a variety of factors such as furniture materials and building preferences, modern homes burn faster than ever before. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of...

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Posted On Tuesday, October 04, 2022

NM_DeNara_Levin October 5 is World Teacher Day, and this year’s theme is The transformation of education begins with teachers .
“The United Nations (UNESCO) recommended this theme to honor the efforts made by those teachers during the pandemic COVID-19,” said a World Teacher’s Day website.  “...[P]eople were depressed and scared. However, it could not destabilize the dedication and courage of our teachers.”
Teacher DeNara Levin has just started...

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