Category: Education

New Denman Island Childcare Facility Opens

A new childcare facility located on the Denman Island Community School site officially opened Tuesday, April 6, providing 20 additional spaces for children ages 12 months to 5 years. The facility was made possible from the Childcare BC New Spaces grant, a program the province developed to fund the creation of 22,000 licensed childcare spaces throughout B.C.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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