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Student Learning Survey
by Jennifer Boyle - Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 5:32 PM

Students in grade 4 and 7 please click this link to begin your survey:

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Pink Shirt Day - February 27th
by Jennifer Boyle - Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 12:32 PM

Kindness bulletin boardPink Shirt Day February 27th. Don't forget to wear pink tomorrow in celebration of Pink Shirt day. The students have been working hard this week sharing acts of kindness and working hard to complete the kindness challenge. We kicked of the week with a Kindness Assembly in the gym on Monday. Our goal is to complete 800 acts of kindness by Thursday. I can't wait to see the sea of pink tomorrow. 

 Kindness is one size fits all

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Literacy Week - January 28th - February 1st
by Jennifer Boyle - Monday, 21 January 2019, 4:07 PM

Literacy Week

David Thompson Elementary 

Literacy Week Activities - January 28th - February 1st  


Monday, January 28th   Wear A Word & Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)

  • Students should find an interesting word in a book and wear it on their shirt (Use a sticky label or pin it on). Encourage the students to ask others about their word throughout the day.

  • At 1:00 pm students and staff will Drop Everything And Read.

Tuesday, January 29th   Reading Rocks, So Wear Some Funky Socks

  • Students wear funky socks to school in celebration of Literacy Week reading. 

Wednesday, January 30th   Beach Day Reading

  • Wear your sunglasses and bring a beach towel to stretch out and read your favorite book during a reading block.

  • Classes are invited to partner with their buddy classes and primary classes are invited to come to the gym from 9:15-9:30 to stretch out and read with Ms. Boyle and Mrs. Bojesen

Thursday, January 31st Poem in Your Pocket

  • Students either write or find, copy and cite a favourite short poem that is carried in their pockets throughout the day and then shared with a buddy reader or another student, or several.

Friday, February 1st   Dress as Your Favorite Book Character

  • Students and staff are invited to come to school dressed as a character from their favorite children's book. Some ideas are:

  • Fancy Nancy, Harry Potter, Pete the Cat, Fly Guy, Pinkalicious, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Elephant and Piggy, Where's Waldo, Madeline, Junie B. Jones, Cat in the Hat, Dog Man


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David Thompson Catchment
by Jennifer Boyle - Friday, 18 January 2019, 3:22 PM

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A consultation process is underway to discuss the redrawing of the David Thompson Elementary catchment area and the reopening Westsyde Elementary School for September 2019. The David Thompson Elementary parent community is invited to a town hall meeting at the school to discuss the changes on January 30, at 7 p.m. 

For those unable to attend the meeting on January 30, 2019 or for those who attended and would like to clarify or expand on comments made during the meeting, please submit comments to Comments and proposals regarding the proposed catchment change and the re-opening of Westsyde Elementary will be collected until February 28, 2019. These comments will be publicly posted on this page. Once the comment period is closed, comments will be collected. Once feedback has been examined, administrators will make a recommendation to the Board regarding the proposed changes at the March 11, 2019 regular scheduled Public Board Meeting. 


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Welcome Back
by Jennifer Boyle - Monday, 7 January 2019, 5:39 PM

We were sure excited to see all your smiling faces this morning. We hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. We hope you all had a great first day back at school. Have a wonderful first week back. 

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DT Caroling Sing-Along
by Jennifer Boyle - Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 12:55 AM

We are thrilled to have you join us for the DT 2018 Caroling Sing-Along. 

Parents/Guardians are welcome to join in and sing along with the students this Wednesday and Thursday. The doors open at 12:30pm. Caroling begins at about 1 pm. In order to avoid overcrowding in the gym, we kindly ask families to attend on the appropriate day corresponding with their last name: 

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - for families whose last name begin with A-K  
  • Thursday, December 20, 2018 - for families whose last name begin with L-Z

Don't forget to bring a non-perishable food donation 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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DT Leadership Food Drive Dec 10-21st
by Coralee Morris - Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:26 PM

Holiday Food Drive

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Project Edge - Kamloops Blazers/RCMP
by Jennifer Boyle - Monday, 5 November 2018, 10:23 AM

Thanks to the Kamloops Blazers along with the RCMP for visiting our school today to teach our Grade 6 students aboout  Project EDGE (Educate Develop Grow Excel).  This program was created to educate and help students develop skills for make healthy lifestyle choices as it relates to drugs and alcohol, goal setting and addressing learning standards from the British Columbia Physical and Health Education curriculum.


Since 2006-2007, a group of Blazers players and members of the Kamloops RCMP visit Vancouver at the beginning of the hockey season.  The players attend a presentation on drugs and drug addiction, tour Vancouver Harbour and the Downtown East Side.  The Blazers interact directly with drug dealers and users and learn firsthand the importance of making smart life choices early on.


In turn, the Blazers return to Kamloops and visit Grade 6 students throughout the district to share their experience and relay the important messages and lessons of Project EDGE.

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