Hello Nakusp Elementary families and friends,

It has been another busy few weeks at NES. 

The school held a great open house with Parent meetings regarding new reporting methods centred on Fresh Grade.  The school also raised funds for tech in the school.  We are currently putting in projectors into each class and the funds will be directed towards this

Class review meetings have been held with all teachers except for Kindergarten and resources have been allocated accordingly.  We now have 7 EA’s, 1 classroom support teacher fte working with primary, 1 learning resource teacher working with intermediate, and 1 counsellor working across the grades.  I am confident that we are providing support to all students at very high levels compared to provincial standards.

Intramurals have started for the intermediate grades. Monday and Wednesday lunches have teams facing each other. Our four teams are: Cheeky Chirpy Chickens, Wild Winning Wolves, Rockin Rhinos, and Funky Flamingoes.

The running club (Tuesday and Thursday mornings) and yoga club (Wednesday afternoon) continue to operate and many students have enjoyed these opportunities.  Karate(Tuesday afternoon)  and Ski Club dryland training (Thursday afternoon) are also opportunities for children.

We had a visit from the amazing Ruploops performer Tuesday October 17th.  Despite a crazy storm and lack of electricity, he visited all of our student and provided great learning entertainment in classrooms throughout the school. This was a testament to the flexibility of our staff.

The Nakusp volunteer fire department hosted fire prevention activities for our Primary classes on Wednesday October 18th, 2017.  They shared valuable information and lots of goodies with our students. 

Eileen Pearkes (author) is visiting the school today to give a presentation on her new book to intermediates 

We have Parent conferences coming up next week on the 24th and 25th with early dismissal at 1:58 to accommodate this.  Child minding in the Bonnington will be provided by PAC from 2:00 until 5:00 for parents who want to attend Parent Conferences.   

Students in grades 4 and 7 will be completing the Foundation Skills Assessments over the next few weeks. 

We have a great with the atmosphere in our school right now. Although there have been some bumps along the road, our staff has really come together to provide the best possible services for our children.

Best Regards,

Mike Hibberson