From the Principal’s Desk

January: From the Principal’s Desk

Senpaq’cin School started the New Year of January 2020 with great enthusiasm. Our grade 5-7 students have had an extremely busy month with skiing/snowboarding up Mt. Baldy. Students also participated in the 3rd annual Winter Wellness Camp, in Summerland, with other Okanagan First Nation Schools.

Through an Artist in Education Grant, we were able to hire Sheldon Pierre Louis, a member of the Okanagan/Syilx Nation and a multidisciplinary Syilx artist, to do a mural with our 10 Learner Attributes. The grade 5 to 7 students were participants in painting the mural.

With the big snow fall we had in January; Mrs. Woitzik was able to put our snowshoes to use with our students during lunch time breaks. Mrs. Woitzik and Ms. Moffat also run an after school Cross Country Snowshoe club on Tuesdays.

Mrs. Woitzik has been busy with the grade 4 and up with basketball practice. Marvin Louie and Trenton help to support Mrs. Woitzik with basketball practice. There will be a couple of games played with Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary (see calendar).

On February 13, we will be hosting family night from 5pm to 6:30pm. Family night will be a potluck and parents are welcomed to donate a food item.

February 17th, school will be closed for Family Day and February 21st, school will be closed for Teacher Pro-D Day.

Principal Ms. Valerie Allen, principal@senpokchin.com

Jan2020