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Kamloops B.C. V2B 2B7

Phone (250) 376-2205
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Literacy Week Fun!
by Dyan Gunnlaugson - Friday, 25 January 2019, 2:56 PM

Next Week is LITERACY WEEK in School District #73! At our school:

- Unplug and Play forms will be sent home on Friday!

Monday will be DEAR at BEST - Drop Everything and Read!

Tuesday will be Read My Shirt Day - please dress with an "Appropriate for school" message on your shirt! You could even tape a fun message on a piece of clothing!

Wednesday will be the last day to enter the Staff Reading Challenge - matching the staff member with a special childhood book!

Thursday will be Cuddle up and Read. Wear PJ's and bring a stuffy to school! Primary parents are invited to cozy up and read in the school gym from 8:35 until 9:10am, and intermediate parents from 9:15 - 9:45am!

Friday will be Dress as Your Favourite Character Day! Students are encouraged to dress as a character from a special book!

Our BOOK SWAP will be happening all week. Please have students - if they are able - bring a book to school that has been read, and you are willing to donate. All students will have an opportunity to look over the donated books, and select a book to bring home!

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One to One Reading Volunteers!
by Dyan Gunnlaugson - Monday, 7 January 2019, 10:10 AM

We are looking for volunteers for next year. Do you have one and a half hours a week during the day to help a reluctant or shy reader?  Please consider becoming a volunteer One to One tutor and share the joy of reading with a child!  All you really need is a love of reading and a Criminal Record Check. Then you’ll be on your way to making reading a positive, enjoyable experience.  The students and tutors are very happy to be a part of this program and the benefits to our students are incredible!  Free tutor training is provided and required.

If you would like more information about the program or would like to volunteer one and a half hours each week at Bert Edwards Science and Technology School, please contact:


DeNara Levin                        One to One Coordinator        (778) 220-6712

Ms. Dyan Gunnlaugson          Vice-Principal/LART             (250) 376-2205

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Hello BEST Families!
by Frank Law - Friday, 30 November 2018, 9:53 AM

Hello again BEST parents! Just a few notes:

- The December Newsletter is ready for reading on our BEST homepage! Please note, the newsletter is now being emailed home - if the office has your email address. LOTS of important information regarding Christmas concert!!!

- PAC Meeting on Tuesday December 4th at 6pm in the staff room; everyone is welcome!

- Not a Box Showcase is Friday December 7th from 1:15 to 3:15pm. Please join us at the school and have a look at the student creations!

Hockey Week!

- Please remember - if you have yet to do so - to sign your child's report card envelope and return it to the school

- Salvation Army Food Drive starts on DEC 4th, and runs until DEC 14th. If you can spare a non-perishable item for a family in need, we would really appreciate it!

- Have a look at the table hockey players! If their enthusiasm is any indication, the era of the video game may just be over!

Thanks as always, and enjoy your weekend!