Just a quick look at a few of the year end activities across our district including a band performance in the park in Armstrong, receiving a copy of Eagle River's Writers Anthology, making birdhouses at Armstrong Elementary, a project fair at Carlin Elementary Middle School, performing in the Individual Achievement Program's Rainbow Connections Musical, making musical instruments from things you find in a kitchen at Falkland, and street painting at Salmon Arm Secondary. Have a great summer and the new school year begins on Tuesday, September 6.
StrongStart for newborns to age 5 and their parents or caregivers
The school district's StrongStart program is for early learners (newborns to age 5). It has completed for the school year and will resume again in September.
StrongStart is a free school-based program that provides play-based early learning opportunities for children and their parents or caregivers. Our full-time StrongStart programs run five days a week for three hours a day at the following locations: District Education Support Centre (Salmon Arm), South Broadview Elementary (Salmon Arm), MV Beattie Elementary (Enderby), Highland Park Elementary (Armstrong), and Parkview Elementary (Sicamous). Families are welcome to drop in for all or just part of the program on any day the program is running.
All of the StrongStart positions have been filled for the upcoming 2016/17 school year, reports Early Learning Coordinator Jen Findlay. â€śWe are so fortunate to have such an awesome team of Early Childhood Educators!â€ť
Faciliators will be Debbie Sprieszl (DESC), Renee Howarth (South Broadview), Cori Miller (Parkview), Lisa Scott (M.V. Beattie), Lynn Claeys (Highland Park), Cathy Steigleder (Falkland), Kristin Buckler (Carlin/North Shuswap/Sorrento).
There will be a StrongStart facilitators meeting to kick of the new year on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 9:30 am at the DESC. Full time programs will start on Thursday, Sept. 8. Sorrento and Falkland StrongStarts open on Tuesday, Sept. 13 while North Shuswap begins on Thursday, Sept. 15.
Please note that in order to accommodate the construction schedule at Carlin, the StrongStart program at Carlin will be moved to Sorrento on Mondays starting in September until construction is completed (likely December or January). At that time, the Carlin StrongStart program will then move back to Carlin and run on Mondays.
For more information about StrongStart or other early learning programs please look for Early Learners under the drop down menu for Parents and Students on this website or call co-ordinator Jennifer Findlay at 250 833 2095. Click here for poster!
Office Hours . . .
The District Education Support Centre (DESC), located at 341 Shuswap St. SW in Salmon Arm. Summer hours are now in effect. The DESC will be open from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Each day the front office will be closed to the public briefly from from 10 - 10:30 a.m. and then from noon to 12:30 p.m. The office will also be closed the week of August 2 - 5.
On September 6, the first day back to school, regular office hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. will resume.
If you have educational questions or concerns please contact the School District office at 250 832 2157.
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