Newsflash & Updates for Families!

Hello Everyone!

It has proven to be a busy winter start-up this month and there is a lot happening for our students! Thank you to our Silver Creek PAC for all your support in our enrichment activities, school spirit events, and fabulous hot lunches!! Your hard work and enthusiasm helps to make Silver Creek a great place to grow and learn:)

Unplug & Play

BC is celebrating our annual “Unplug and Play” Week. Youth and families are encouraged to turn off those screens and get active! In honour of this important health and wellness initiative, our school is busy having fun together outside, off screen, and enjoying our buddy time.

Monday Jan. 23 – Scavenger Hunt & Outside Games

Tuesday Jan. 24 – Drop Everything and Read – ANYwhere… ANYtime (mystery times)

Wednesday Jan. 25 – Big Buddy/Little Buddy Reading

Thursday Jan. 26 – Fresh Air & Mission Impossible… (mysterious indeed!)

Friday Jan. 27 – Board Games for everyone!

COVID, Respiratory Illnesses and the Flu – Reminder

The current recommendation is that students stay home if they have active symptoms and a fever. When symptoms resolve and there is no longer a fever students can return to school. If students are still actively coughing it is recommended they stay home.

Basketball Continues! Tuesday January 24 – Grade 6,7,8 Silver Creek STARs travel to KCS for Game #2 of the season

Music & Band Please bring instruments every TUESDAY and FRIDAY

HOT LUNCH Reminder – Don’t miss Souper Friday… This Friday January 27!!

Kind regards to you and your loved ones:)

Sydney Griffith

(She, Her, Hers)

Principal

I respectfully acknowledge that my place of work is on the unceded traditional territory of the Secwepemc people

Ready, Set, Learn session

Do you have have a child between three and five? Families and caregivers with children 3 to 5 years old are invited to a free early learning event at Silver Creek Elementary on Wednesday, January 25 at 1 p.m. in the music room.

Each session, which will take place in our various elementary schools from the end of January through until March, will include fun, play-based activities, and a story! This is an opportunity to connect with your local school, educators and community resources.

Families are encouraged to pre-register for this session by contacting Silver Creek Elementary (250 832 8282) or contact District Early Learning Vice Principal Allison de Boer (adeboer@sd83.bc.ca) for more information!

Each child will receive free books and a bag of resources to support their early learning experiences. Please join us!

READ MORE HERE

Kindy registration opens Tuesday!

Do you have a child who will start kindergarten in September 2023? Welcome!

Registration for regular kindergarten and the district’s two programs of choice opens at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17th and remains open for the rest of the school year. We are looking forward to welcoming you and your child to North Okanagan School District No. 83!

You will need to register at your child’s catchment school (based on your physical address) or specialty school (Bastion for Early French Immersion or South Canoe for Outdoor Learning). To access our catchment school locator tool or find out more information about our specialty schools, click here

All Kindergarten registrations completed on Tuesday, January 17th are treated as “equal”, so there is no need for line-ups on that day. Registrations received after January 17th, will be date/time stamped and treated on a first come, first served basis. This information will be used to determine placement IF catchment area schools or programs are full. Students with siblings already registered in a Program of Choice (French Immersion or Outdoor Learning) will be given priority if there is limited space.

Online registration is also available. To register online please contact the school you are registering at for a link.

If you have any questions about the Kindergarten registration process, please contact: Jennifer Findlay,Director of Instruction, at jfindlay@sd83.bc.ca .

In case you need it, here is a list of our elementary schools  (click on the school name and the email address will pop up) and their telephone numbers.

Please help us share this information with our community!

Help SD83 plan for the next five years!

Parents, guardians, caretakers, students, staff, and community members are urged to take part in a survey to begin the process to renew SD83’s five-year strategic plan.

Superintendent of Schools Donna Kriger comments it is her immense privilege to lead the strategic plan process and renewal, which will guide the school district’s work over the course of the next five years. “The development of a new strategic plan involves high level visioning that will provide a roadmap to guide the direction of SD83. Our desire is to create a strategic plan which will enable students within the district to thrive academically, socially, emotionally, and culturally within school environments that support their ability to learn, succeed, and feel a sense of belonging.”

The survey is open now and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on January 16, 2023.