From the Principal’s Desk

From the Desk of the Principal

August 14, 2018

We are proud to announce that after 3 years of hard work by all of the stakeholders at within  our First Nations community and school, we have achieved our goal of becoming a member of the International Baccalaureate World School Organization. I would like to take this moment to thank all of the dedicated, caring and hard-working staff, parents and governing body who made this vision come to fruition.

Please read the attached press release for more information about our exciting news!!!

PRESS RELEASE LINK https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Gn7Xhr4x7q6scOZ5uH9p7ajVJDcQTPfO/view?usp=sharing

June 1, 2018

Annual Carnival Night at SPC

It’s hard to believe it is already June. Our June Calendar is already filled with exciting, fun-filled events!

Students have been working hard to complete their last unit of inquiry.

K-5: Sharing the Planet– The interconnection between living and non-living things.

Grade 1: How the World Works– Advances in technology impacts society’s use of tools.

Grade 2/3: Where We Are in Place and Time: Many factors influence the geography of the world.

Grade 4: Sharing the Planet – Renewable sources of energy help fuel us.

Grade 5-8: Sharing the Planet– Communities rely on natural resources.

Calendar Events:

June 4, 11, & 13:    Lacrosse

June 6 to 15 & June 19-20:         Swimming

June 13:        Welcome to Kindergarten from 5:30 to 6:30 pm (New K4 and K5 registrations for the upcoming school year)

June 15:        Traditional Games in Merrit

June 18 & 26:          Teeball in OK Falls with Outma

June 19:        OIB and SPC Awards Night at Nk’mip Hall at 5:30 pm

June 20 to 22:         Grade 4 to 8 Year End Fieldtrip to Silver Lake

June 25:        SPC Grad Night for Grade 7-8 from 5to 7 pm at the Nk’mip Desert and Cultural Centre

June 27:        BBQ at Water Park at 11:30 and Pool Party 1:30-2:30 pm

June 28:        Last Day of School and early dismissal at 11:30 am

All the SPC staff wish students a great summer break!

 The first day back to school is September 4, 2018.

Sənpaq’cin News

It’s been a busy two months at Sənpaq’cin School. The students participated in the Okanagan Falls Salmon Feast, Family Night: Meet and Greet BBQ, Terry Fox Run, Reconciliation Art Project and Ceremony, and Residential School Awareness Day (orange t-shirts) for the month of September.

In the month of October, students participated in the Moccasin Mile. For the Boys, Elijah Swan-Hall had the second best time over all, Rylan Gabriel-Baptiste placed first with his age grouping. For the girls, Samera Gabriel and Hannah Jeong placed first with their age grouping. We are so proud of all our students’ efforts in participating in the Moccasin Mile yearly event.

We will miss Diana Roxo dearly, who is taking one year leave of absence. We wish Diana the best with her new addition to her family.

We welcome back Heather Kelliher who will be teaching grades 6 to 8 to the middle of December.

Lisa Caruso will be returning to join our SPC team at the beginning of January.

The SPC basketball team hosted their first fundraiser, to raise money for new team Jersey’s. They had a back sale which raised $230. 00. Thanks to Kali Baptiste for her generous donation of $50.00, and all the parents and community members who supported the sale. The Senior students are now collecting Loonie Auction items for their next fundraiser.

Here is a list of upcoming events in November:

– November 9: photo retakes

– November 10: Pro-D Day (no school for students)

– November 13: Remembrance Day Holiday (school closed)

– November 22: Teacher Inquiry- early dismissal at 12 pm for students

– November 23: Family Night “Four Foods Feast”- 5 pm to 7 pm