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Principal: Mrs. Colleen Topolovec
Secretary: Ms. Andrea Norton
Address: 1880 Hillside Dr, Kamloops, V2E 2E2
Phone: (250) 374-4425
Fax: (250) 377-2262 

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    by Mike Bowden - Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 2:52 PM

    Hi Everyone,

    Now that our school year is up and running there are a few reminders that we need to get out. The main priority for us at this time is the use of scents. We have several staff members who have allergies to a variety of scents and this becomes even more difficult for them in closed settings like schools and classrooms. We ask that you not wear scents if you are entering our building. Some scents of particular note are: tea tree oil, sage, lavender, eucalyptus, lilac, and pachouli. As well, please avoid fleecy liquid fabric softeners on clothing, scented dryer sheets, perfumes and colognes. As per School District Policy, all school in our district are now actively advertising Scent Aware schools and are conscious of the health and safety of staff and students with allergies. I thank you in advance for your support with this!

    Mrs. T

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    Raise A Reader
    by Mike Bowden - Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 10:03 AM
    Raise a Reader comes to school! Look for volunteers in bright orange t-shirts collecting donations at morning school drop-off on Tuesday, September 27th. Remember to put a few extra coins in your pocket and support family literacy programs in your community.

    Also, our PAC has created a school account at General Grants Bottle depot to support their on-going fundraising efforts. If you wish to donate any bottles to our school simply tell the bottle depot to put it under Dufferin Elementary PAC. Thanks in advance for your support!

    Mrs. T

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    First Week
    by Mike Bowden - Monday, 5 September 2016, 11:44 AM

    Back to school week is an exciting time for students, staff and parents. A lot goes into making a great new school year so the staff at Dufferin have been hard at work preparing. To support an excellent school year, Dufferin is once again beginning the year with multi-aged "Den Groups". This allows our school to communicate our team approach to learning and develop student connections and intermediate leadership skills. Staff can quickly get to know students outside of their grade zone and send the message to students that we are all working together.

    Equally as importantly, "Den Groups" allow staff several days of teaching our school wide expectations and expected behaviours, which is part of our overall school goals (Social Responsibility). Students have opportunities to learn/remember our school Matrix/Motto,  "Dufferin ROCKS" (R- Respectful; O - Organized; C - Caring; K - Kind; S - Safe) and practice these behaviours. By setting the students up for success and communicating these goals early, Dufferin promotes a smooth transition to curriculum and learning. 

    Looking forward to meeting everyone tomorrow!

    Mrs. Topolovec