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Weekly Update - 21Jan23

January 21st 2023

Good day out there, South Nelson Community.  

This past Monday's District Professional Development Day included a highly engaging and thought-provoking keynote from Calgary's former mayor, Naheed Nenshi.  To get to know his messaging and wisdom, check out the interview from CBC Ideas at https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/keep-fighting-to-build-strong-communities-naheed-nenshi-1.6679094.  The importance of being involved in building community in this 'wet clay stage' of human history has stuck with me through the week.

The other workshop I was involved in on Monday was Master Dean Siminoff's introduction to 'Enhanced Resilience Training' that was brought to the district pro-d day through his work with SN's Mrs. Chernenkoff and Mrs. De Sousa. Check out Dean's brilliant work at https://enhancedresilience.com/ and see the attachment to this weekly update email for details of the training he is leading this weekend in Nelson.  I had the fortune of taking this training with a group of men just prior to winter break and highly recommend it.

To the details...

  • SD8 & South Nelson website calendar - https://southnelson.sd8.bc.ca/events/calendar
  • Listing of events from the website calendar & our staff shared calendar
    • Student Council meetings - Mondays at lunch
    • K/1 pool noodle hockey with Nelson Leafs - January 23 & 30 at lunch
    • Musician-in-Residence project - Thursdays 
    • Fire Drill (4 of 6 per year) - Thursday afternoon
    • Student learning update reports published to MyEdBC parent portal - January 31
    • Ms. Schmidt starts as SN principal - February 1
    • Gr. 4/5 WH20 days - February 10 & 24 and March 3 & 10 - Note that there may be changes due to repairs needed on Silver King chair
    • Gr. 3 x-country ski days - dates & details to come
    • Gr. 2 swimming lessons at NDCC - April 14, 21, 28 & May 5

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Take care, everyone.

Dan Rude - Principal