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Popscicle Stick Bridge Prep - Don Titus Elementary

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Don Titus Montessori School students are participating in the upcoming Popscicle Stick Bridge Contest, hosted by the Peace River Branch of APEGBC.  The competition will take place at Don Titus Montessori School in April, with many other Chetwynd schools participating as well.  Ms. Simpson’s Kindergarten class recently joined with Ms. Pohl’s Grade 3/4 class to practice simple truss construction.  The students are benefiting from a strong foundation of creative construction using various materials available in the school’s exciting new Makerspace and STEM centers. 

Since September, many students have had weekly STEM labs - building bridges, towers, roller coasters, boats, and even airplanes, using various materials from straws to tin foil!  They are now learning that building with glue takes much longer than with tape, but are embracing the bridge building challenge with confidence, and will be learning much more about construction techniques through hands-on experience in the coming weeks! 

Little Prairie Elementary Update

Showing our school spirit!! Jersey and Hat day at Little Prairie Elementary yesterday!!

Students also go snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and sledding in the winter on a regular basis. One of them being our outdoor activities we can do with the gully we have access to behind the school. They have a very strong “Joyful Literacy Framework” that all teachers participate in. 

 

 

Revised District Code of Conduct Policy for Review

Policy 4370: District Code of Conduct is being circulated for feedback until April 3, 2019.  The revised policy includes information from Policy 4410: Student Dress Code. Policy 4410 will be repealed once the revised policy is adopted (scheduled for the April 2019 Board Meeting). Feedback must be made in writing to Candace Clouthier, , prior to the April 3, 2019 deadline.

2019-20 Draft School Calendar for Review

The Board of Education is circulating the 2019-20 Draft School Calendar for public review.  Any questions or comments can be directed to Christy Fennell via email, . Feedback must be received in writing by March 6th, 2019.  A final calendar will be adopted at the open board meeting scheduled in March.

Skills Canada Event - Friday Feb 22nd, 2019

Skills Canada

The Regional Skills Canada Competition is an opportunity for students to showcase their talent in a variety of trades and technology events. 

Students will be competing in junior and senior competitions Fri., Feb. 22 (Northern Lights College - Dawson Creek Campus) including: carpentry, culinary arts, graphic design, electrical, hairdressing, gravity vehicles, spaghetti bridges, photography, public speaking, and many other categories. Gold medal winners will have the opportunity to compete in the Skills Canada BC competition held later this year in Abbotsford.

Every year the Peace Region Regional Skills Committee hosts the annual BC Skills Competition.

This competition brings apprentices, high school students and elementary students from the region together to compete in a variety of trades and technology events. Everything from spaghetti bridge to post-secondary electrical competitions.

A Trade & Technology Conference for Girls (Women) is held in conjunction with the Peace Regional Skills Competition February 22, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:30pm (lunch included) at Northern Lights College Dawson Creek campus

This is a morning of fun, exploration and inspiration.

The event aims to bring together female students grades 9-12 from various high schools in the Peace River Region (Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Tumbler, Fort St. John and Fort Nelson), paired with a panel of women who are employed/entrepreneurs in diverse range of sectors.

Participants will also explore Trades and Technologies first hand while networking with women who have found success in trades and technology careers/business. Panelist will provide a brief summary of their training/career path and events that have resulting in their achieving success.

We are hoping to have 5-8 women come into the presentation all dressed in their casual clothes (nothing that would relate to your work). The girls get to ask you 20 yes or no type questions – trying to guess your profession. Then after the questions are done, you would have time to then change into work clothes, put on PPE etc and then come back into the class. You would then reveal what your profession is, explain a bit about what you do, where you work, the skills and training you have obtained and the girls would then get to tell you what they thought you did. Looking to encourage girls into more trades and technology type careers, trying to focus on the non-traditional trades such as cook, hairstylist, baker and such.

After the Women in Trades and Technology, the girls will then rotate through a series of try-a-trade events throughout the campus/competition areas collecting stamps in their passport which will then be entered for a prize

Picture courtesy of the Dawson Creek Mirror Newspaper

Bus Students - Be Prepared for Winter Weather

For the safety and comfort of all students, it is advised students have appropriate winter apparel (winter coats, hand, head and foot wear) while riding the bus. Unknown circumstances and delays may arise at any time and it is important students are dressed appropriately for winter weather. 

Events

Mar13

Board Meeting

1 pm - Chetwynd Location TBA
Mar18

First Day of Spring Break

Spring Break - March 18-29, 2019.

Apr17

Board Meeting

1 pm - School Board Office
Apr19

Good Friday Holiday

Schools are closed.

Apr22

Easter Monday

Schools are closed.

Board Meetings

Mar13

Board Meeting

1 pm - Chetwynd Location TBA
Feb13

Board Meeting

1 pm - School Board Office
School is not in session over the weekend. Students return to school on Monday, February 25, 2019.
The StrongStart program does not run on weekends. The program resumes on Monday, February 25, 2019.