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  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 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 -
  • 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