Sept 2019

1st day of school for all students at Canalta is Sept 4 2019 Start Time 11:00 am End Time  1:36 pm

Class lists will be posted in the hallways and you can start arriving anytime after 10:30 am

Everyone starts on the same day including Kindergarten students

Basic School Supply List June 2019


Important dates:

School Spirit days: June 17  Favourite Sports Day – Wear your favorite team’s colors, jersey or dress in your own sports uniform. 

Career Fair:  Monday June 17th  9-12
Spring Showcase:  Thursday, June 13th in the afternoon everyone welcome

Primary Fun:  Thursday, June 20th

Track Meet:   Friday, June 21 and no alternate date. 

Year End assembly June 25 at 10:45 AM

Farewell  assembly:  Thursday,  June 27th  10:45

Summer Reading

HeadLIce Updated May 21 2019


School District No. 59 (PRS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Wakeham to the position of Vice Principal, Canalta effective August 1, 2019.

The District extends its congratulations and very best wishes to Sue.

Candace Clouthier



Subject: From the Ministry of Education: Health Canada Public Consultation on Vaping

Health Canada invites educators and parents to take part in its public consultation to help shape future regulations aimed at protecting youth from the harms and risks associated with vaping products. The consultation closes May 25.

Health Canada Public Consultation on Vaping:

Candace Clouthier

SD 59 Peace River South

250 782-8571

250 219-0744 (cell)


Hello to our soon-to-be Grade 8 parents/guardians:

As we speak, we are getting ready for 2019 – 2020 and now starting to plan for our Grade 8s. Next month in May, we will be busy visiting Grade 7s and having them come to see us at Central Campus.  You are also invited to join us for an Information Evening in June.

For more details, check out our on-line newsletter for you à Grade 7 Transition to Central Campus

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Diana Lindstrom


Dawson Creek Secondary: Central Campus

School 250-784-7676

If you have a child starting Kindergarten in September 2019, please let the office know.

If your child is not returning to Canalta in September 2019, please let the office know.

New Appointment, Principal at Canalta

School District No. 59 (PRS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Sutherland to the position of

Principal, Canalta Elementary, effective August 1, 2019.

The District extends its congratulations and very best wishes to Jennifer.

Candace Clouthier


Bring a Buddy to School!

It is time to bring a little buddy to school for our annual READY, SET, LEARN event.

Ready, Set, Learn is an initiative designed to connect families with preschool aged children with their local elementary school.

Students in grades 2 – 7 from our school may invite a 3 or 4 year old friend to join them at school for various centres on May 23rd, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.. We are only able to accommodate 15 children, so registration is mandatory.

Please note, the little buddy’s parent or caregiver must remain in the gym for this event.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. McKeen at the school (250-782-8403)

Just for Girls

Gr 7 Newsletter CANALTA

Gwillim Adventure Race

Race Poster

adventure race registration 2019

Adventure race Info 2019

adventure race parent permission 2019

2019/2020 School Calendar

Individual Calendar Yearly List-2019-20-FINAL

Grade 7 Leadership Online Auction Open Now/Closes on April 12 2019

Canalta Grade 7 Fundraiser flyer

Canalta online Auction instructions


Province is launching catch-up immunization program to protect against measles

The second phase will see the launch, in September, of a mandatory registry of vaccinations.

Learn More:

Information for Parents/Staff

Are you immunized? Check your records. To find a public health unit anywhere in the province, visit:

Learn more about measles and the vaccines at:

Visit BC Centre for Disease Control’s website for the latest measles updates in B.C.:

News Release: Province to launch catch-up immunization program to protect against

2019 04 05 Measles Immunization Catch-Up Campaign_Letter to Parents 

The City is looking for non-profit volunteer groups willing to complete the work, as well as registering people in need of the service until Monday, April 15, 2019.

The City pays volunteer groups $40.00 per single lot, $80.00 per corner or double lot and more (as approved) for larger properties.  The work consists of raking/shovelling/power sweeping the gravel from boulevards out onto the street.  (The gravel does NOT need to be removed from the street by the volunteers – the city street sweeper machines pick up the gravel after the work has been completed.)

Please contact me by email or phone if interested. or 250-784-3600.  Thanks!  Lesly

Class Photos will be taken on April 18th starting at 9:00

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Nawican News

Nawican Spring Break Progams


March Hot Lunch

Canalta 50 / 50 draw held Feb 14th2019 at 2:00pm

Congratulations to Lacey Jones

She is the official winner of  $5000.00

Thank you to all who supported the Grade 7 Leadership class at Canalta


A big thank you goes out to the Dawson Creek Firefighters Charitable Association for their generous donation for the Library Reading Incentive Program.  The money will go towards prizes for the students who participate in the program

Library News Jan 31 2019

Jan Newsletter

Kindergarten Registration letter

The next PAC meeting has been moved to Tuesday, Feb 5th at 6:30 p.m.

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50/50 raffle tickets available at the office call 2502-782-8403 Draw Date Feb 14 2019

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration: What do parents need to know? Children attend Kindergarten in the same year that they turn five years old. The first step for everyone is to register with your neighbourhood catchment school or in one of the Schools of Choice: Ecole Frank Ross French Immersion, and Don Titus Montessori. Bring supporting documentation, along with your child, to your neighbourhood English catchment school.

The following original documents must be presented at your catchment school to complete your application:

  • Proof of British Columbia residency with address
  • BC Care Card Number
  • Birth certificate of the child or other government issued identification
  • Applicable Immigration/Citizenship/Permanent Resident Documentation

How do I prepare my child for kindergarten?

View our site

Subject: From the Ministry of Education: erase Update

Help us raise awareness about the new erase website by posting an erase banner or logo on your district’s and individual school‘s website with a link from it to the main erase page. A key messages document is also available to help you raise awareness within your district and school:

Check the erase training schedule as well for new information on upcoming sessions.

Please contact the Student Wellness and Safety Branch at if you have any questions.

Kindergarten Registration Poster 2019

Additional resources can be found at . A link to this page is on the SD 59 website.

Starting January 17th, The Nawican Friendship Center is offering free tutoring for students grade 7-12 on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30.  This is a drop-in program and The Nawican is willing to increase the hours if there is need. For more information contact the Nawican Friendship Center 250-782-5202.


December Newsletter

HOt Lunch January

Important Dates: 

Pac Meeting Tuesday December 11, 2018 6:30 PM

Ugly Sweater Day Monday December 17, 2018

Red and Green Day Tuesday December 18, 2018

Santa Hat Day Wednesday December 19, 2018

Christmas Concert:         Dress Rehearsal Wednesday December 19th at 1:00 

Christmas Concert:         Thursday, December 20th at 1:00 and 6:30 p.m.  (NEW start time)

Pyjama Day Friday December 21, 2018

Report Cards Out Tentatively December 19, 2018

Winter Vacation:     December 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019

School Reopens on January 7, 2019      



SD59 EDI Parent-Guardian-Informed-Passive-Consent-Letter-2018-19-English-1

HeadLIce Updated Nov 27 2018


Testimony from a parent:  I found the best treatment out there that actually kills the lice and all nits- with a thorough comb thru with the head lice comb. The woman’s name is Toni and her business is Lice Strategies. She works out of Grande Prairie and she will deliver the treatment via purolator or one can go pick it up.  The website and her phone number is 780-380-LICE.
It is the best treatment and really works.

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HOT LUNCH NOTICE [2nd notice november

Hot Lunch Letter December

Hot Lunch Letter November

Photo retake procedure

Please see the SD #59 website for more information

Oct. 9 – Parent Letter

Drum Club

Drum Club is starting on Oct 16th  

Permission Forms are available at the office and must be returned by the 1st practice.

Thank you to the PAC, Staff, Students and Parents of Canalta for your generosity to the Riise family. 

We were able to raise a total of $3260.75.  WOW  Good Job everyone…

The Transportation Department is sending out a reminder that parental consent is required when students are riding the bus to destinations other than their own residence.  The parent or guardian may provide a note giving consent, or contact the transportation department at 250-782-2106.

School Bus Procedure

See Canalta Hot Lunch Face book Page for more information

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Enter Access Code CEHL

Canalta Bell Schedule
08:55 Warning Bell
09:00 School is in Session
10:30 Recess starts
10:45 School is in Session
12:00 Lunch Time starts
12:15 Lunch Play Time
12:30 School is in Session
02:36 School Dismissal