SD60 Wants you to know, you are your child’s first and best teacher …

SD60 Wants you to know, you are your child’s first and best teacher …

Tip of the month for September – Talking & Listening.  It’s as easy as talking about everything you see while you drive, walk, play or even cook supper. Children who are exposed to a lot of language early on are more successful with language and reading later on.  These monthly tips are aimed at helping families enrich the preschool lives of their children.  Tips can be heard on both SunFM, 98.5, and MooseFM, 100.1, daily.  To download and print, click 1 Early Learning Tip Sept Talking & Listening or click on the image below to enlarge.

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Robert Ogilvie StrongStart Centre – September 2016 Calendar

Robert Ogilvie StrongStart Centre – September 2016 Calendar

Robert Ogilvie  StrongStart Center –  September 2016 Calendar.  Pam will be ready to open her door to families Monday September 12, see you then!  To download and print, click RO Sept 2016 or click on the image below to enlarge:

ROSS Sept

Duncan Cran StrongStart Centre – September 2016 Calendar

Duncan Cran StrongStart Centre – September 2016 Calendar

Duncan Cran StrongStart Center –  September 2016 Calendar.  Lana will be ready to open her door to families Monday September 12, see you then!  To download and print, click DC Sept 2016 or click on the image below to enlarge:

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Hudson’s Hope StrongStart Centre – September 2016 Calendar

Hudson’s Hope StrongStart Centre – September 2016 Calendar

Hudson’s Hope StrongStart Center – September 2016 Calendar.  Danielle, our new StrongStart facilitator, opens her door to families in Hudson’s Hope starting Monday September 12, see you then!  To download and print, click HH Sept 2016 or click on the image below to enlarge:

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StrongStart Outreach Calendar – September 2016 Calendar

StrongStart Outreach Calendar – September 2016 Calendar

StrongStart Outreach Centres September 2016 Calendar.  StrongStart Outreach in Taylor, Prespatou and Buick Creek will open their doors to families starting the week of Monday September 12!  We hope to see you there.  To download and print, click Outreach SS Sept Calendar 2016 or click on the image below to enlarge:

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Planting Today for Tomorrow!

Planting Today for Tomorrow!

Today we were invited outside to help the kindergarten children plant in the garden boxes.  The following is a copy and paste of a news posting about the “NEAT food security program”:

NEAT teams up with schools to teach students food security

(POSTED BY: MONTANA CUMMING FEBRUARY 19, 2016)

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Students at Robert Ogilvie, Duncan Cran, and Ecole Central will be taking on more responsibility in contributing directly to food security in Fort St. John.

It’s part of NEAT’s Food Security Program, which teaches children where their food comes from, and how to grow themselves. Ecole Central participated in the pilot project last year.

When the food is grown, non-profits in the city will also receive some.

“We’ve finally reached the point where we’re able to run it in an entire school,” Karen Mason-Bennett with NEAT told Energetic City. “That requires a little bit more planting capacity than we have at the community gardens, so we started to build gardens at schools, which is really exciting.”

The project will start right before spring break, and students in grade 5 and 6 will be choosing what plants are grown. One of the things they’re focusing on, she said, is growing plants that are native to the area.

Each class at the schools participating will get one bed, and there are six additional beds for sponsorship, and six in the community gardens.

“There’s going to be anywhere between 24 to 30 bed for each school, when all is said and done,” Mason-Bennett said.

 

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