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 dates in November: November 12, 2018 (Remembrance Day). 

​The 6 session Mother Goose series scheduled to start on October 18, 2018 has been cancelled. The school district is planning a winter series in January. The winter series will be advertised on the Family Friendly Facebook page on the Family Friendly events calendar and in StrongStart programs. Specific dates are to be determined. Please email rita.john@sd47.bc.ca to secure a spot in the winter series. 

StrongStart Outreach - ORCA Bus

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      Bethany Browne                                                          Sherry Pagani                                                                   StrongStart Facilitator                                               StrongStart Facilitator

School 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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October 2018 Outreach Schedule

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November 2018 Outreach Schedule

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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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