Education

Summer Connections

Summer Connections

We are grateful beyond words for our partnership with Courtenay Elementary Community School Society. They have welcomed us to their school garden, supported the successful running of Summer Sprouters, and helped build a renewed garden space for everyone to enjoy for years to come.

Summer Job Placement at LTCES

Summer Job Placement at LTCES

We’ve been taking care to create safe and engaging programming opportunities for our community this summer. We’re excited to share what lies ahead for summer programming. Details to come!

Cumberland Community Schools Society  Bingo Nights are back

Cumberland Community Schools Society Bingo Nights are back

“Bingo is back, but it is going to look a little different,” says Kate Ashton, Program Coordinator
for CCSS. “We are meeting on Facebook Live each Wednesday. The livestream starts at 6pm
with the games starting at 6:30pm.”

Valley Schools Implement New Mask Protocols

Valley Schools Implement New Mask Protocols

On Monday, March 29, the Provincial Health Officer announced new provincial health orders due to the recent
rise in COVID-19 cases in B.C. As a result, the Ministry of Education has updated their Public Health Guidance
for K-12 Schools.

Valley Students Shine in Regional Skills Canada Competition

Valley Students Shine in Regional Skills Canada Competition

“I am always amazed to see the skill level of students at this competition and see these kids as our future
designers, coders, fabricators and trouble-shooters,” explained Claassen. “Our valley is fortunate to have
some very skilled students in Trades and Technology and in most years some of our student reach the
nationals and comes back with medals.”

Cook, Eat, Learn: Waste Free Lunches

Cook, Eat, Learn: Waste Free Lunches

Zoom in and learn about the landfill, do a waste audit and talk about waste free lunches. The workshop includes a cooking class with some lunch treat ideas. An ingredient and equipment list will be provided.

Lake Trail Community Education Society Annual General Meeting – November 25th

Lake Trail Community Education Society Annual General Meeting – November 25th

The Lake Trail Community Education Society Annual General Meeting follows the speaker Sukh Shergill. We look forward to sharing our work over the past year enriching the well-being of children, families, and the community through our three areas of focus; after school and youth, healthy communities, and garden and healthy foods, as well as some of the challenges faced through this unprecedented time.

District Receives Additional Funds For Safer Reopening Of Schools

“In the past few weeks, our school administrators have reached out to families to get a sense of
their intentions this fall. Although the majority of students will be returning to in-class
instruction, many responses indicate a mix of in-class and remote learning preferences,”
explained Demeo. “An important goal for us is to keep each student closely connected with their
school to support their social and emotional wellness. Therefore, we intend to invest some of
these funds toward hiring staff to oversee school connection opportunities for those students not
ready to return to the classroom. Additional funding couldn’t come at a better time to put this
plan into place right away.”

LTCES Seeking a Healthy Foods Coordinator

LTCES Seeking a Healthy Foods Coordinator

Lake Trail Community Education Society (LTCES) is a dynamic not for profit organization which works in close relationship with Lake Trail Community Middle School to foster a community school model. We have a strong focus on food security and food education.