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Students from Jodie Wentworth's Grade 4-5 Class at Hillcrest Elementary spread some cheer by visiting with seniors at Bastion Place recently.

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Cookie dough to gifts . . .
 A group of  students from Highland Park Elementary have turned cookie dough into gifts to help a needy family in Armstrong!
The 14 grade 4-5 students, who are on the school’s “Me to We Committee” applied and received a grant from the District’s Toonie Tuesday fund. They used the money to purchase ingredients for cookie dough.
Teacher Lisa Coombs-Smith said the kids spent a morning making two types of cookie dough, and packaging it into rolls that would make a dozen cookies. The made over 130 rolls of dough.
They spent three days selling cookie dough, raising over $450. The group also went Christmas Caroling one evening, and raised an additional $50.
One of the students contacted the Boys and Girls Club in Armstrong, where they received information regarding an anonymous local family who needed a sponsor.  The committee was given a list of needs and wants, and began planning.
She commented the students went through flyers and selected gift items.  They spent about $200 on food and $300 on gifts.  The group then boxed up all the food and presents, and carried them down to the Armstrong Boys and Girls Club.
“Our students would like to thank the District committee for approving their proposal.  Because they were able to access the Toonie Tuesday money to pay for the ingredients, all of the cookie dough sales were pure profit,” said Coombs-Smith.
“This has been an amazing project for the students that they embraced 100%.  It has encouraged the students to look out into their own community and try to find ways to meet the needs of those around us.  She added students commented, as they were walking back from the B&G club, “Everyone will be wanting to join Me to We next year because this was so awesome!”.

StrongStarts are open
The school district's StrongStarts for early learners (newborns to age 5) are open. If you are planning on attending StrongStart for the first time please give the school a call just to double check times. Thank you! For more information 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!

2014-15 School Year Calendar
The school year calendar for 2014-15 is available by clicking here. The Calendar, as well as other information which parents may find interesting, is also available under the Parents and Students menu on this webpage.

District Office Hours. . .
The School District office, located at 220 Shuswap St. In Salmon Arm,  is open from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.  The school district office hours will be changing slightly over the holidays. On December 22 the office will be open from 8 - 3:30 p.m. (with a lunch closure from noon - 12:30 p.m.).  The office will be closed from December 23 to January 1. On January 2 the office will be open from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (with a lunch closure from noon to 12:30 p.m.). Regular office hours (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) resume on January 5, 2015.
To contact the district office please call  (250) 832-2157.

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