NLPS News Thursday, March 4, 2021

Employee Engagement

  1. Feel free to share your 2021-22 Budget priorities by participating in the ThoughtExchange engagement. This years’ question: As we continue to plan the upcoming budget, what are some priorities we should consider? Participation is encouraged before end of day Friday, March 5, 2021.
  2. The Long Range Facilities Plan ThoughtExchange launched on Monday and will be open until Friday, April 2, 2021. This years’ question: What are the most important things about a school facility that contribute to student achievement and well-being?
  3. You may also participate in the community virtual meeting on Thursday, March 11 at 5 p.m. focusing on the DRAFT Long Range Facilities Plan. Participants will be able to post a question in the Q&A forum and provide feedback on what they think are the most important things about a school facility that contribute to student achievement and well-being. The public meeting will be recorded and saved on the district’s YouTube channel. We invite you to look through the draft plan before participating in the ThoughtExchange or attending the meeting.

Board Meetings

At the Education Committee meeting held on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, the committee received information about food security, sustainability and delivery, feedback about the local school calendar, a community schools coordinator update and details about an updated administrative procedure (AP 237 - School Completion Certificate Program). Watch the meeting.

At the Business Committee meeting on Wednesday, March 3, the committee received an environmental update, information about child care planning, the Annual Facilities Grant and the transportation route review. Watch the meeting.

Know of someone who is retiring? Let us know so we can say congratulations and thanks for their dedication.
  • Doug English
  • Kristin Houvenaeghel
  • Joyce Zavarise
  • Rob Lumsden
  • Colleen Gale
  • Ted Cadwallader
  • Dave Prevost
Indigenous Political Movements in BC

Thursday, March 11 at 12:00PM

Join award-winning author Sarah A. Nickel as she shares insights into her book Assembling Unity: Indigenous Politics, Gender and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.

Email communications@sd68.bc.ca for a chance to win one of her books.

Anti-Racism Arts Festival

The Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society (CVIMS), in collaboration with the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation (CCMF), and several local Nanaimo partners, are pleased to host the 2021 Anti-Racism Arts Festival March 12-20.

The festival is a national event every March which is hosted in a different Canadian city each year. Now it's coming to Nanaimo and Vancouver Island.

There will be several week-long activities/workshops featuring various art and educational activities. The goal of the festival is to inspire, teach and use creativity as a catalyst for change and action against racism.

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