Big Brothers & Big Sisters
100 Mile Elementary has had a strong and lasting relationship with Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the South Cariboo for many years now. The BB&BS coordinator works closely with the school principal to match elementary students with high school mentors. This year 7 students are fortunate to have been matched with mentors from PSO. The mentors and mentees learn and grow from each other, which creates an invaluable relationship that often last for years. The elementary students look forward to their time with their BB or BS, and actively engage in activities suited their interests and abilities. The program is designed to be flexible and work around both participants school schedule and course load. Typically, the PSO mentor comes down to the elementary school once a week during the school day to connect with their mentee. The program has such a positive influence that many of our elementary students become mentors themselves when they are in high school, as they recognize the power in widening the involvement of people and supports and how intentional action can make all the difference in the world.
Thanks to a Special Bus Driver
Tatla School thanks multi-talented bus driver Zoe for volunteering to teach students how to make pom pom chicks for Easter! We love how our staff works collaboratively to support students.
Cooking for Better Health
Today Mrs. Fichtner and Mrs. Davis' class at Marie Sharpe made tacos using the school’s Comprehensive School Health grant to cook for better health. Students are responsible for preparing and cleaning up the meals they prepare. They are learning valuable skills such as using a knife safely and preparing healthy snacks with a variety of foods. Thank you to School District 27 for the grant!
Ready, Set, Learn
As part of the SD 27 commitment to community engagement and health education through Ready, Set, Learn funding provided by the Ministry of Education, Beulah Munson, Early Learning Coordinator, took part in the health fairs in Xeni Gwent’in and Yunesit’in. During the events, families moved through various stations and had the opportunity to have eyes, teeth, hearing and speech and language development conversations with service providers. SD27 provided information and resources to support play-based learning and early literacy opportunities.
Our Nesika noon hour supervisors work hard to keep kids safe and also spread some fun! They think of all kinds of ways to keep kids moving, engaged and having a good time during lunch break. Today they’re modeling our new staff toques with an important message BE KIND! Thanks ladies for all you do.
Mary Forbes at Marie Sharpe Elementary
The amazing Mary Forbes has been at Marie Sharpe presenting lots of great lessons to our students. Here she is showing how big a shark can be to our kindergarten class. She presented to all our classes this week about bears. We are loving having in Mary and all her knowledge to help support our students here at Maire Sharpe.
Williams Lake First Nation Wellness Fair
SD27 was pleased to have a booth at WLFN Wellness Fair on March 31. It was wonderful to have children, families, and community partners together face to face.
Breakfast Club of Canada
Funding from the Breakfast Club of Canada! LCSS WL Campus has received a special Covid 19 funding grant from the Breakfast Club of Canada in the sum of $16 000. This funding will allow for us to update our site-based dishwasher system for special events, purchase an ice machine to make fruit smoothies and provide more food options for our morning breakfast and student food security program.
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training provides educators with the skills to safely recognize and respond to everyday crisis situations. SD 27 provides training opportunities three times per year. All education staff are welcome to participate in the training. The next training for the 2021-2022 school year is scheduled for April 21, 2022.
Ready, Set, Learn - On November 27th, 2021, Beulah Munson, Early Learning Coordinator, represented SD#27 at BabyFest, a community event put on by members of the Early Years Development Network in Williams Lake. Providing an opportunity for families to connect with community service providers and programs, this year’s event was organized by the Woman’s Contact Society. The event was a great success with 72 adults, 46 children (ages 0-2), and 18 service and program providers in attendance.
Terry Duff (left) from Lake City Secondary School and Kelly Carson from Chemo RV pose in front of the new equipment trailer for the LCSS Hockey Program. Chemo RV generously donated the trailer to the Hockey Program which will transport student gear back and forth from the school to Cariboo Memorial Complex and Total Ice. A huge thank you to Chemo RV for this amazing donation!!!
3-Year Old Round-Up
3-Year Old Round-Up took place in Williams Lake on September 25th and in 100 Mile House on November 6th. Through Ready, Set, Learn funding provided by the Ministry of Education, families engage in activity stations set up and facilitated by Early Year Educators and community service providers.
Tatla Lake Elementary & Junior Secondary School is privileged to have the support of their Parent Advisory Council. Recently the Tatla Lake PAC provided a new washing machine, dryer, stove, and dishwasher to upgrade our kitchen. In addition, the PAC purchased new pots, pans, meat thermometers, scales, and other tools to support our breakfast program and our Home Economics class.
Teacher Allison Bos shared this photo of cookies (and apples) that were sent to staff of SD27 to thank them for their work to support students, especially during a challenging time.
Partnering for Pumpkin Fun
Students, parents and community partners worked together to make pumpkin patch dreams come true. PAC and FreshCo provided 350 pumpkins which were delivered on a flatbed by Home Hardware parents and sixth graders spread them through the playground and forest! Team effort!. Here happy students are dragging the biggest pumpkins they could find home.
Learning About Bus Safety from the Experts
Nesika sends a big THANK YOU to SD27 Transportation (Drivers Gayle and Karen!) for coming to the school to walk through bus safety with our primary students. Merci!
Reflecting on First People's Principles of Learning and Collective Responsibility
Kimberley Ikebuchi, principal of Tatla School, shared this image from the Oct 22, 2021 Non-Instructional Day session led by district First Nation curriculum teacher Dancing Water Sandy. Kimberley said she “Enjoyed the opportunity to pause, reflect, and learn how to make rattles today with Dancing Water. A meaningful opportunity to intentionally implement the First People’s Principles of Learning and reaffirm the importance of collective responsibility.”
Monique Gray Smith District Welcome Message
Monique Gray Smith addressed the full staff of SD 27 with a video message on District Day. She spoke to the book Speaking Our Truth which was gifted to each staff member to invite them to begin or continue their personal journey of Truth and Reconciliation. She introduced her online course The Ripple Effect of Resiliency which is being made available to all SD 27 staff to support understanding history, trauma, culture and resilience and how they influence us in ways we may or may not be aware of.