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Meet the Teacher!
by Mr. L. Toews - Friday, 22 September 2017, 4:03 PM

All parents & caregivers!

You are invited to drop in and meet your child's teacher on Wednesday, Sept 27, from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm.

You are also invited to hang around for the PAC barbecue afterwards.

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Terry Fox School Run 2017
by Mr. L. Toews - Thursday, 21 September 2017, 2:04 PM

David Thompson Elementary will hold its Terry Fox School Run on Sept 29 at 1:00 pm.

Primary students will run on the DT running track, and Intermediate students will do a loop along Westsyde Road, Dever Drive, and Pine Springs Road.

Since this is a fundraiser for the Terry Fox Foundation, we ask each of our students to bring a Toonie for Terry.

Family members who can attend are welcome to join us.

Thank you to the DT PAC for organizing refreshments for the students.

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Welcome back!
by Mr. L. Toews - Saturday, 2 September 2017, 6:33 PM

Welcome back to a new school year!

Our first day will be Sept 5, starting at 10:30 and ending at noon. Most returning students will go to the room and teacher that they had in June. New students should check in at the office and then head to the Library. There have been some staffing changes since June, and we have two new portables as well, so please check the attached file for detailed instructions (and a map).

Kindergarten students won't start their year until all of the K interviews have been held. 

Sept 6 - 8 will be regular days of school, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm, and all students will be placed in age groupings until class lists have been finalized.

As is now standard practice in SD73, we will not be posting class lists in advance of Tuesday. This is for the safety of our students.

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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.