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Christmas Down Under . . .
Hillcrest Elementary School's Leadership students decided that they needed to help get their schoolmates in the “spirit” for the school’s upcoming Christmas Down Under Concert on December 4 by hosting a "Dress Up Like Santa" Day on November 25. Students from Tyra Menzies (seen on left) Grade 4-5 class and Lesley Caves' Grade 1 class (on right) took time out of the school day to share their costumes! Concerts will be taking place throughout the school district from December 3-18.

New Board of Education elected . . .
Official election results are now in.
Elected in Electoral Area 1 (Armstrong/Spallumcheen) are incumbent Bob Fowler and newcomer Kelly Rowe.
In Electoral Area 4 (North Shuswap area) newcomer Larissa Lutjen was elected.
In Electoral Area 7 (Salmon Arm area) both incumbents were returned, Bobbi Johnson and Micheal Saab.Returned by acclamation earlier this month were: Chris Coers representing Electoral Area 2 (Enderby and RDNO Area F); Barry Chafe in Electoral Area 3 (Sicamous and CSRD Area E); Jennifer Wilchuk in Electoral Area 5 (Carlin/Sorrento and CSRD Area C); and Debbie Evans in Electoral Area 6 (Falkland/Deep Creek/Ranchero and CSRD Area D).
The inauguaral meeting of the new board will be on Tuesday, December 9 at 7 p.m.

Ready, Set, Learn
 A Ready, Set, Learn event will take place in every elementary school in the North Okanagan-Shuswap in November and December.
Ready, Set, Learn is a free early learning event for families and caregivers with children who are 3 and 4 years old. All families will receive free books and a kit of materials and resources to help support their child’s early learning experiences. All families are encouraged to pre-register for the event at their local school or contact Jennifer Findlay at 250-833-2095 or jfindlay@sd83.bc.ca for more information. Check out the complete schedule here!

StrongStarts are open
The school district's StrongStarts for early learners (newborns to age 5) are open. With a retirement and a few other little changes a few of the StrongStarts may be changing their hours/days of operation (Highland Park and the Outreach program) from the poster attached below. If you are planning on attending StrongStart for the first time please give the school a call just to double check. 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.  To contact the district office please call  (250) 832-2157.

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