May 13-17

What a fantastic dance on May 11, to raise funds for the Shannon Sharp Outdoor learning circle! A sold out crowd and so much fun! The learning circle is so close to becoming a reality. We can’t wait! Thanks to Sharon Langlois and Kathryn Wuolle and their team for the many hours of work they put into the dance. Keep Shining!

Coming up this week:

Permission forms were sent home last week for the school wide swim on May 23. Please have these forms returned to the school by this Thursday at the latest.

Friday May 17: Pro D. No school for students. Teachers will be working on a number of different topics including literacy and numeracy. Ask us what we learn on pro D days- we love to talk about our own learning:)

Coming up…. Kindergarten orientation is June 3.  All students entering Kindergarten at Salmon Arm West next year are invited for the afternoon.  If your child is Kindergarten age and you haven’t registered yet, please come down to the school as soon as possible to do so. We are in the process of setting up classes for next year and the more accurate our lists are now the less the chance is of having to re-organize classes in the first week of school in September.

Have a fantastic week!!


May 6-10

The May sunshine has arrived! As the weather gets warmer in the afternoons, those jackets and hoodies seem to be shed and left behind at school. Please have a look in the lost and found and see if your children might have left behind some clothing:)

Last week’s cross country race at Silver Creek was a big success. Our little school had 56 runners at the event!

May 9 is our final Cross Country run of the year. This run takes place at Little Mountain, starting at 1 p.m.  Students will be taking the bus to the run, but parents need to pick their child up from the Field of Dreams. The bus will NOT be heading back to the school.

We are super excited to let you know that the fundraising dance this weekend for the Shannon Sharp Learning Circle is sold out! We are getting closer to making this dream a reality!

Have a fantastic week!

April 29-May 3

May already? Sure didn’t feel that warm on our weekend bottle drive and garage sale:)

The garage sale will continue inside our halls this week if you missed out on the great deals! Thanks to everyone who contributed bottles, or donated items or shopped! We have made over $800 so far on the garage sale to go towards our Shannon Sharp outdoor learning circle.

The Shannon Sharp outdoor learning circle fundraiser is going well. We are half way to our $30 000 goal and we hope to start construction soon. We are still fundraising as much as possible. Donations are gratefully accepted!

Monday April 29: Month end assembly

Wednesday May 1; Silver Creek cross country run. We have 56 runners taking part in this race! We also have our final math contest of the year this morning.

Thursday May 2: Louis Thomas will be here in the afternoon to meet with DIv 1,2,3 to talk about traditional uses of native plants. We are starting to plant our front planters (once the snow stops-yikes!)

Friday May 3: We will be holding a kids garage sale swap and trade in the afternoon. Please see the notice that was sent home today.

Have a fantastic week!

April 23-26

Tuesday April 23 is a pro D day. There is no school for students. Staff will all be at school working on numeracy and literacy teaching strategies. Ask us about what we learn! We are always happy to talk about how we are continuing to learn and get better at what we love to do!

Wednesday April 24: We look forward to seeing our students again on Wednesday!

We will be planting our front planters in the next week or so. Classes have chosen traditional plants to grow and learn about. Keep your eyes open:)

Our cross country running team is off to a great start with practices in preparation for the first race of the year, which will be held on May 1 at Silver Creek School. We have about 60 runners who have been coming out to practices. WOW! If your child is one of our runners, please check backpacks for the notices with permission forms for the Silver Creek run as well as the Little Mountain Run on May 9.


April 15-19

Happy Easter!

Monday April 15: Chocolate Easter Bunnies arrive today! Yum!

Friday April 19 is Good Friday- no school

Monday April 22 is Easter Monday- no school

Tuesday April 23 is a pro D day- no school for students but teachers will be here working hard on our school goals and professional learning.

Some other interesting updates:

Watch the planters at the front of the school… they will soon have plants filling them! Each class has taken over one planter and has selected a native plant to grow and learn about. Watch for more exciting information soon to come!

Shannon Sharp learning circle: Fundraising continues and we are progressing towards our goal of $30 000. The finished structure will be amazing! It will be a circular, covered structure where we can learn outside. Our next two fundraisers are big ones:

Garage Sale and Bottle Drive: April 27 from 9-12.  Donations to the garage sale can be dropped off from April 24-26 during the school day. Bottles can be dropped off and left outside by the door. Proceeds will go to the Shannon Sharp Learning Circle.

Dance time! Save the date! May 11 at Gleneden Hall we will be holding a dance to raise funds for the learning circle. Tickets are going fast so get yours soon and avoid disappointment! Tickets are available at Salmon Arm West school.

Have a fantastic week.