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Kids for Kids Food Drive
by Mr. L. Toews - Thursday, 14 December 2017, 4:16 PM


A huge thanks to everyone for helping out with the food drive! 

We collected 644 kg of food, which is more than any other school in SD73, so we are once again the big winners of the school wide pizza party! 

Also congrats to Mr. Marchese's class who are the DT class winners.

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K Registration and Information Nights
by Mr. L. Toews - Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 1:11 PM

Upcoming K registration and information nights in the new year.
  • Elementary Parent Information Night for Schools of Choice - January 17
  • Schools of Choice K registration - January 29 - Feb 2 (Please note registration ends at noon on February 2)
  • District Wide K Registration - February 13-16
  • Secondary Parent Information Night for Programs of Choice - February 13
  • Kindergarten Round Up Parent Information Night - March 1
  • Supported K Transitions for Families of Students with Diverse Needs - May 15

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Christmas Concert 2017
by Mr. L. Toews - Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 4:05 PM

This year we are proud to present "Symbols of the Holiday Season". 

Sit back and relax as the students become the teachers and take you through the origins and traditions around many popular holiday symbols we see this time of year. From Holly to Menorahs and lots in between, we hope you enjoy learning something new about our holiday symbols. 

The concert dates are: 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - for families whose last name begin with A-L 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - for families whose last name begin with M-Z 

Doors open at 12:30pm
Concert begins at 1:00pm 

In order to avoid overcrowding in the gymnasium, families must stick to the date corresponding with their last name or trade dates with another family.

Non-perishable food donations will be collected for the Kamloops Food Bank and the Salvation Army. Drop off bins will be by the gym entrance.

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Notice to Parents/Guardians
by Mr. L. Toews - Sunday, 29 October 2017, 11:05 PM

Thank you to those of you who have contacted me with your feedback and concerns regarding our new safety policy. Starting November 1st , we would like to have parent volunteers helping the students with their belongings and organizational skills. We will need two volunteers in the morning and two volunteers in the afternoon. A huge ‘Thank You’ to Maureen Doll for this excellent suggestion. A sign-up system will be in place next week. 

Ms. Linfitt, Principal

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Kids Plus Accident Insurance
by Mr. L. Toews - Saturday, 2 September 2017, 6:29 PM

For your convenience, SD73 has made arrangements for families to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents, and is especially valuable for families who:

  • do not have medical or dental plans, 
  • have limited plans, as it may help supplement health and dental benefits, or
  • have active children who enjoy sports and outdoor activities.

For complete plan details, please visit

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Info for Parents
by Mr. L. Toews - Thursday, 31 August 2017, 9:58 AM

We've found some information that parents might find useful.

Check out the attachments for...

Myths and Realities of Combination Classes

Tips for a Great School Year

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Drinking Water Flushing Program
by Mr. L. Toews - Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 6:37 PM

As a result of water quality testing done earlier this year, most SD73 schools will be implementing a daily flushing program before the schools open for the day. At DT this means that all drinking fountains and classroom sinks will be run for one minute prior to student entry.

The testing revealed levels of lead in the water that are slightly above standards set by Health Canada. It was determined that the lead leached into the water from the solder used on the copper water lines. Further testing has shown that running the water for one minute reduces lead levels to well within acceptable limits.

The school district will continue with an annual testing protocol as per Ministry of Education requirements to ensure the water in schools and facilities is safe to drink.

For more information about this, please see the attached document or contact school administration.

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Safe Arrival
by Mr. L. Toews - Friday, 2 September 2016, 4:37 PM


Parents, please be aware that DT is continuing to use the Safe Arrival system that we piloted for the District last year. The system will handle the majority of parent contact (including phone calls) whether a student absence is planned OR unexpected, and will allow parents to interact directly with the system in a variety of ways:

  • By phoning our toll-free number:  1-844-350-2647

  • By logging into our Safe Arrival website: (note the link at the top right of our school website)

  • By smartphone app (iOS and Android versions available for free)

If you are new to the school and would like some help getting your account set up, please contact the school office right away.