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The message from WE Day, a conference empowering and engaging youth to help youth,  was certainly evident in North Okanagan-Shuswap School District with Toonie Tuesday on Oct. 28 (where students across the district raise funds for local and global projects) and the Water Walk on Oct. 29. At the Water Walk students not only collected pledges to build a well in Ghana but learned about how lucky we all are to have clean, accessible water!

Some trustees in by acclamation, others in election race  . . .
Chief Electoral Officer Teresa Wren has now declared four of the nine school trustees elected by acclamation. All four of the candidates are incumbents.
Returned by acclamation are: 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).
In the three other areas of the school district there will be five trustees elected, one in North Shuswap, two in the Armstrong/Spallumcheen area and two in the Salmon Arm area.
Running in Electoral Area 1 (Armstrong/Spallumcheen) are Laurie Myers (incumbent), Bob Fowler, (incumbent) and Kelly Rowe.
Running in Electoral Area 4 (North Shuswap and CSRD Area F) are Larissa Lutjen and Karen Peters.
Running in Electoral Area 7 (Salmon Arm) are Marcel Bedard, Bobbi Johnson (incumbent), Michel Saab (incumbent) and Dale Townsend.
The election is on November 15.

Young ones anxious about school?
North Okanagan-Shuswap School District #83 Early Learning Co-ordinator Jennifer Findlay would like to share this very helpful video for Kindergarten parents dealing with separation anxiety. nxiety BC teamed-up with child expert Dr. Lynn Miller from UBC to create a short video on how to reduce anxiety for Kindergarten students during the first days of school. Click here to watch this video for great tips that will really make a difference.

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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Property for Sale The school district has a property for sale. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Site Description 1. North Canoe Annex RFP 13-07 The +1.0 acre (.405 ha) Property located at 6540 50th Street North East known as the North Canoe Annex is currently zoned is P-3 (Ins Full Story...

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Student Accident Insurance available North Okanagan-Shuswap School District No. 83 does not provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries that occur on school premises or during off-site school activities.~ Accidents can and do happen.~ Some injuries incur medical, dental or other Full Story...