Family Affordability Fund

This email was sent out to all families this morning:

As you may have heard about in the news, this year the Provincial Government has provided one-time funding to school districts to support families who are struggling with rising costs of living due to global inflation. This funding is intended to help families struggling with food security, paying school fees, purchasing school supplies, paying for additional field trips costs, dealing with the increased cost of clothing etc.

If support in any of these areas may be of help to you, please reach out to me at the school and I will send you a specific application form.  The form is just necessary for record keeping purposes. We are hoping to have the gift cards for groceries, gas and clothing in our building by the end of the month so that we can get them out to families in early December.  

As a school family, we also want to support families that may need help in terms of a hamper for Christmas – food and toys.  Please feel free to let me know as well.  We are working on some ideas internally to help out with that as well 🙂

As a South Broadview family, we are here to support and care for each other through these challenging times.  Please do not hesitate whatsoever to reach out.

Warmly, 

Heather 

Teen assaulted in Sicamous

SD83 would like to make parents and students aware of an incident which took place in Sicamous on Friday afternoon.

According to an RCMP press release a 14-year-old youth was sexually assaulted near Parkview Elementary School and Parkland Mall in Sicamous.

Sicamous RCMP say the victim, a 14-year-old youth was walking with her 13-year-old friend when the assault occurred on October 21 at 4:30 pm. They were approached by an unknown man who asked them, Hey, do you know… Without finishing the sentence, he grabbed the 14-year-old. Both youths began screaming and the man released his grip allowing them to be able to run away.

Police are now looking for the man who is described as: Caucasian, approximately 40 years of age, no facial hair, wearing a black toque, black zip-up jacket, and sunglasses.

These youth did everything correctly by screaming and running free. They were able to provide a description of the man. We commend their bravery, says Sgt. Murray McNeil in the press release, in charge of the Sicamous RCMP Detachment. Anyone with information on the incident, or who may have been in the area, is asked to call the Sicamous RCMP at 250-836-2878.

Superintendent of Schools Donna Kriger adds because of the concerning incident in Sicamous, a letter is being sent home to parent/guardians/caregivers and supports are being put in place in Sicamous schools. She is also asking that parents/guardians/caregivers please have a conversation with their child(ren) regarding what to do if approached by a stranger.

View RCMP Release Here

Student Parent Teacher Conferences

Good afternoon parents and guardians,

As per the communication you received last week from the district, we have upcoming Student-Parent-Teacher conferences next week on Wed. Oct. 26.  This is an opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teacher for 15 minutes to have a short, collaborative conversation about your child’s progress to date, their strengths and maybe some of their stretches too.  As we move towards setting some goals for your child for the year, it will be an important step in the process.  We are so glad to have you come into the school face-face and meet with your child’s teacher!

For that reason, we invite you to click on this link, which will take you to our bookings page.  Importantly, you need to book a slot for each of your children separately.  While you are in the building, your child can be with you in the conference.  For those of you with other school-aged children that need to accompany you, we will open the gym for the short time you are tied up in other interviews.  Unfortunately, we don’t have the capacity to mind younger children during this time. 

Please click on this link to book your timeslot: Note that the bookings page will close at 8:00pm the night before. 

https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/SouthBroadviewElementarySchool@sd83bcca.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you!  

Heather