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Blazers Visit
by Jennifer Boyle - Monday, 15 October 2018, 10:57 PM

We had such a great morning with the Kamloops Blazers.  Jermaine Loewen, Dylan Ferguson, and Sean Strange visited our school to play ball hockey with many of our classes. Congratulations to all the winners of the ROAR contest who got to play a special hockey game with the Blazers at recess today. We are so proud of your positive efforts.Kamloops Blazers

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Band Opportunity
by Jennifer Boyle - Monday, 15 October 2018, 6:01 PM

An exciting community initiative is beginning very shortly!  Don Bennett, is beginning a community program to connect young people with band. This is a very cool opportunity for kids to begin to learn to play in an ensemble. Informational parent meeting is on Oct. 18th. A START-UP BAND PROGRAM for students aged 11 and up. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00 – 5:00 pm in SaHali Secondary School Music Room Cost: $150 per year (October to May). Please see the attached poster. 

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Arthur Stevenson Cross Country Run cancelled tomorrow
by Jennifer Boyle - Monday, 1 October 2018, 4:05 PM
The Arthur Stevenson Cross Country Run has been cancelled for tomorrow. Our cross country runners will not be attending. 
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Phyllis Webstad -Every Child Matters Assembly
by Jennifer Boyle - Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 2:43 PM

Orange Shirt

We are very excited to welcome Phyllis (Jack) Webstad to our school tomorrow at 1 pm for a whole school assembly. Please remember to wear orange to welcome her to our school. We also encourage students to wear orange on Friday for our whole school den activities.

PHYLLIS' STORY: the original orange shirt
September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and well being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.

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DWERS District Well-Being, Engagement, and Resiliency Survey
by Jennifer Boyle - Friday, 21 September 2018, 1:56 PM

Between September 24th and October 3 our students in grade 4-7 will be invited to complete the DEWRS Survey.  Teachers the student link can be found here

This survey will provide the school important information to allow us to help students achieve better and enjoy school more.

About the DEWRS Student Survey:

● Allows students to share their feedback anonymously on their experiences at school, school environment and school improvement programs.

● Participation in the survey is voluntary, however all students are encouraged to participate.

● The time required to complete the survey may vary, but it is designed to be completed in approximately 30-40 minutes.

Survey measures include such topics as behaviours and attitudes linked to student success, emotional and social well-being. For more information about the DEWRS Student Survey, please visit The Learning Bar Inc.’s website: Students holding hands.

Survey is a complete evaluation system for measuring student engagement, well-being, classroom climate, and other factors known to affect learning outcomes.

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Raise A Reader Day
by Jennifer Boyle - Friday, 21 September 2018, 1:09 PM

Don't forget your change on Wednesday. 

2018 marks the 11th annual Raise-A-Reader campaign in Kamloops, supporting literacy for all ages. Our local campaign supports literacy programs for young children and families through the work of KELLI (Kamloops Early Language and Literacy Initiative) and school age children to seniors through the work of LinK (Literacy in Kamloops).

Our local Raise-A-Reader day is Wednesday, September 26th. Look for all our smiling teachers and staff in their bright orange shirts in the drop off zone at David Thompson Wednesday morning. Every donation you make in exchange for a special edition of Kamloops This Week supports literacy programs that enhance our community. All donations appreciated!Raise a Reader

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Crazy Hair Day Tomorrow Sept 20th
by Jennifer Boyle - Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 4:26 PM

Crazy Hair DayWe will be having a crazy hair day on Thursday Sept. 20th. The crazier the better. Our awesome leadership kids will be coming to each class to give out awesome attitude orange slips to every student who participates. I cant wait to see all the crazy hair and how creative the kids can be.

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Indigo Adopt a School program!
by Jennifer Boyle - Monday, 17 September 2018, 6:40 PM

Dear Parents,

I would like to personally invite you to join me in making a difference in the lives of the children at David Thompson by supporting us in the upcoming

There are three ways that our community can support our school online at

1.     Book Bonus: For every two books you donate to our school online, the Love of Reading Foundation will donate a bonus book, up to 100 books!*

2.     Tell a Story, Give a Story: Every time you post a story to our Adopt a School profile, the Love of Reading Foundation will donate one book in support of our school library, up to 20 books!

3.     Adopt a School Story Contest: “Heart” your favourite story to help a school for a chance to win* big!  The five most-loved stories in each province will be entered in a random draw for a chance to win a $2,500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books for their adopted school. The remaining four top “hearted” schools in each province will win a $500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books! Choose wisely because you only get one shot to “Heart” a story!

Please note that 100% of all online donations directed to our school will go towards supporting our students and school library! However, our school has not been adopted by an Indigo, Chapters or Coles store this year, so donations made in-store will not go to our school.

Our school is going to receive every dollar raised to support our library and a 30% discount off books when we shop at Indigo, Chapters and Coles using program donations.

Please visit from September 15 to October 7 to show your support for our library! I look forward to surprising the staff and children at David Thompson with all the new library books this year! 


Jennifer Boyle, Vice Principal