Unplug & Play Family Literacy Week

The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS) is thrilled to see the return of in-person events for Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week, January 21st – 29th, 2023! Our goal is to encourage families to unplug from technology and enjoy the freedom of play! In 2019 we had over 2500 people attend Unplug and Play events and LASS gave away more than 700 books. We are hoping 2023 will see a return of familiar events and the addition of some new ones, as well as increased family participation. Previous Unplug & Play weeks have included events such as, Intergenerational Board Games, a Free Family Swim, Magic Shows, Story Times, Bowling, Skating and much more! We would like to thank all of the businesses and organizations who are supporting Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week and sponsoring an event to encourage families to reduce their screen time and reconnect through play!

All students have received a blue Unplug & Play “passport”. The “passport” has a schedule of events (see below) and allows students to record activities they have done to reduce screen time. When a student has complete the “passport” they can return the “passport” to the school. Completed “passports” will be entered into a draw for free books!

Have fun doing some screen-free activities, together as a family!!

Happy Holidays

On behalf of all staff members at École Élémentaire Bastion Elementary School, we would like to wish our Bastion Bobcat families a safe, relaxing and fun-filled holiday!! Whether you are staying close to home or traveling abroad for the holidays, enjoy this special time with family and friends.

The Bastion staff is fortunate to be able to work each and every day with such a wonderful student community, as well as their caring and supportive families.

We are looking forward to reconnecting with the students on January 3rd, once they return refreshed and rejuvenated from a two-week break.

Wishing everyone an amazing 2023!!

Joel Menzies & Megan Weir