Hi LSS Family
Looking for some great reading material? Try our semester 1 report card as they will be released Feb 8th electronically. But wait there is more. We are going to provide paper copies this time ‘cause it can be tricky to see them online and they tell a story that you need to know. We will have them out to students on Feb 8th at lunch time. Ask your kids when you see them after school on Wednesday.
PAC Corner- January 30 meeting highlights
– At this month’s meeting PAC voted to sponsor the registration fees for the Improv team to attend regional competition in Courtenay.
– Did you know that PAC is able to support student activities thanks to gaming grants from the province? Our PAC grant funding is based on student enrollment numbers and the amount received is $20.00 per student. Several policies and best practices are in place for disbursement of these funds. If you’re curious to know more, please reach out to a PAC executive member!
– Our next meeting will be Monday March 6 at 6, please consider joining us!
Limited menu Feb 8th to 10th as the students are just learning in cafeteria.
VIU Discovery night –https://connect.viu.ca/discovery-night
Thinking about university for yourself or a young person in your care? Discover how VIU helps students reach their goals – in academics and in life. With fun activities, engaging conversation and the information that matters, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Discovery Night has options for high school students, their parents as well as mature students looking at University.
Things you can do for the Environment (Environmental Stewardship is a District goal)
Turn the water off while brushing your teeth. The fish of the world will thank you.
Parent Scholarship information session Feb 9th – see attachment
If you are interested in attending please call our school 250 245-3043 and let us know. The people putting on the session are interested in knowing how many might attend.
Dual credit information – see attachment
Dual Credit Information night On February 16th in Building 180 room 134 at VIU from 6:30 to 7:30.
Grad Photo Re-takes are on February 9th or 10th. For more information and how to register please connect with Barb Parks – Barb.Parkes@sd68.bc.ca
Consultation opportunity from the District
On January 25, 2023, the Board of Education directed staff to initiate a consultation process to address capacity and safety issues at NDSS. The Board would like to receive input from staff and the community to ensure its decisions are driven by appropriate data and meaningful feedback. The Board invites you to read the Ensuring Capacity and Safety – Nanaimo District Secondary School information booklet where you will find background information, the consultation plan and timeline as well as the five potential scenarios. Feel free to comment on one or all scenarios or add your own. You can either email a response or choose a more engaging approach by filling out the Thought Exchange. Full details and above links can also be found here. Feedback will be received until February 28, with a report coming back to the Board in March.
RCMP as a career – see brochure and application attached.
Ever thought about RCMP as a job? Check out the brochure and application.
Understanding Poverty Dinner, Film & Discussion Event: see attached
Join your neighbours on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 starting at 5:30pm in the Multi-Purpose room of LSS, for a free community spaghetti dinner followed by a series of short film viewings at 6:30pm about the impacts of poverty in our community. Poverty is on the rise as the cost of living continues to increase. This is an opportunity to learn more about this complex problem and talk about solutions together, hw-nuts’-ulwum (as one).
Understanding Local Food Equity Dinner, Film & Discussion Event: see attached
On Wednesday, March 1, 2023 we will gather again in the Multi-Purpose room at LSS to host a conversation with a free dinner, film and discussion about local food and how we can continue and expand sharing food with our neighbours. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm with film viewings at 6:30pm.
Coldest Night of the Year
If you wish to participate or wish to donate please see the attachment.
If you need support especially for the Winter season, please let me know. We are here to help and have the bucks to do it. You are part of our family.
“What’s on this Week?” at Kw’umut Lelum for the week of Feb 6th to 10th – see attachment
Dates to remember
Feb 6th and 7th – School Professional days – classes not in session
Feb 14th – Valentines day – my wife’s birthday. I hope I don’t mess it up
Feb 20th – Family day. Hug your family instead of going to school.
Always learning new things, riding his bike and brushing his teeth.