Powell River Board of Education
Learners Preparing for the Challenges of Tomorrow
StrongStart Outreach

​StrongStart Centres and StrongStart Outreach programs will be closed on the following days in March: Spring Break (Monday March 19 through Monday April 2, 2018). Spring Break includes both Good Friday (March 30) and Easter Monday (April 2). Programs reopen Tuesday April 3, 2018. 

​StrongStart Centres and StrongStart Outreach will be closed for the following days in February: Friday February 9, 2018 (School District 47 PRO-D Day), and February 12, 2018 (Family Day-BC). 

--FREE PROGRAM-- The ​Parent-Child Mother Goose Program focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories to give children engaging early experiences with language and communication.  All sessions listed take place on Thursday between 9am and 10am in the StrongStart room at Westview Elementary. PROGRAM #1: all welcome- parents with children 0-5 years (January 18 and March 8, 2016); PROGRAM #2: for parents with children 1.5 to 3.5 years (6 sessions: January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1)
NEW: Grandparents interested in learning rhymes, songs and stories to share with their young grandchildren are welcome to join the session (no grandchildren required to attend) 
TO REGISTER: email rita.john@sd47.bc.ca or call (604) 485-6271 ext 2244; please provide the following information: your name, your child's name and birthdate, your email address and telephone number.  

StrongStart Outreach - ORCA Bus

 

FullSizeRender.jpg.jpegSchool District #47 StrongStart Outreach provides exciting play-based early learning programming on the ORCA Bus from September through June. 

ORCA stands for “On the Road with Children’s Activities” – a mobile preschool activity bus designed to bring engaging preschool activities and resources to remote areas of the community. The bus is an initiative of the Powell River and District United Way (Success by 6) in partnership with School District #47.  The ORCA Bus started making stops in rural areas around Powell River in February 2009. School District #47 has been involved in planning the innovative project since 2005. 

All children participating in the StrongStart programs are registered with the Ministry of Education.  Please bring official identification to complete the registration process.  School District Early Learning programs run throughout the school year following the elementary school calendar.  This means school district programs will not be running on statutory holidays, two weeks at Christmas and at Spring Break, as well as all elementary school district professional development days. 

The ORCA Bus schedule can be found below and also on the Success by 6 website. 

 
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February 2018 Outreach Schedule

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March 2018 Outreach Schedule

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Contact Us

4351 Ontario Avenue, Powell River, BC, V8A 1V3 Phone: (604) 485-6271 Fax: (604) 485-6435 Email: info@sd47.bc.ca

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Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

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