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Specialty Programs

Macdonald Elementary houses the VSB Aboriginal Focus school: http://www.vsb.bc.ca/aboriginal-school 

Partnership with Strong Start for Welcome to Kindergarden: http://www.thelearningpartnership.ca/WTK?DeliveryChannelID=23b56292-0f3c-43ac-af13-7767ad9d4057

Artist in Residence Program: http://www.vsb.bc.ca/programs/artist-residence-program

Roots of Empathy program: http://www.rootsofempathy.org/

Mind Up program:  http://thehawnfoundation.org/mindup/

Friends for Life: http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/mental_health/friends.htm

Second Step: http://www.cfchildren.org/second-step.aspx

Let's Talk about Touching: http://www.ecebc.ca/resources/ltat_about.html

Music Program that includes fiddling, taught by a Metis Volunteer

Weekly School Choir Program, taught by a volunteer

One to One Reading program

One to One tutoring program (after school)

Music Lessons After School with St. James Academy

Refurbished library and Aboriginal Resource Library

School wide unit month. This year we looked at the Mackenzie Pipeline. This involves critical thinking skills, debating, mapping and the development of questions for guest speakers.

School Wide Write

Weekly Smudge and singing of Coast Salish National Anthem