NLPS News Thursday, February 25, 2021

Employee Engagement

1) Local School Calendar. This will cover the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years. Thank you to those that have already participated. Email feedback is welcome until the end of day Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

2) 2021-22 Annual Budget. Starting today, share your priorities by participating in the ThoughtExchange. 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.

3) Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP). At the recent Special Business Committee meeting, the draft LRFP was presented to the public for the first time. This plan addresses growth and safety for the next decade. A ThoughtExchange engagement will launch on Monday, March 1, 2021 and will be open for one month.

Board Meeting

At the Regular Board meeting held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the Board received presentations about the Wellness Centres, reports from the Business and Education committees and a COVID-19 update. Watch the meeting.

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The National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education (NCCIE) invites you to attend its third National Gathering 'Our Histories, Our Stories, Our Future, Our Vision.'

NCCIE hosts these national gathering as an opportunity to come together, shine a light on resources available, learn from Elders, youth, communities and educators to continue strengthening Indigenous education across Canada.

Wednesday, March 10 from 9am - 4:30pm (CST)

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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