Little Buddies Playdate!

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New name, new time, new location, same fun experience for your Little Buddies!

Come hang out with us every Monday at the school from 1:30 – 3:30pm 😊

Ages 3 to 5, $5 per child, healthy snack included.

Contact BCSA staff at 250-728-1220 or bcsacoordinator@gmail.com for more info

Friday Night Chill! Teen Night April 8th

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Hey teens, come chill with us this Friday! Bring your friends!

Doors open at 6:00pm, event ends at 8:30. Ages 12-19, all are welcome 😊

We are hoping to make this a monthly event, so come and check it out so that someday you can say you went to the very first one!

*This is a free event

BCSA Community Calendar – April 2022

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The BCSA has some exciting things going on this month!

🏓April 8 – Friday Night Chill for teens aged 13 -19

🍎 April 13 – Community Lunch celebrating Eileen Scott’s 100th birthday! Details TBA

🧩 Little Buddies Playdate (formerly called BCSA Preschool) has returned to the school, from 1:30-3:30 on Mondays

🤸 Drop in Yoga every Wednesday in the BCS gym from 6:30-7:30, by donation.

Stay tuned for more detailed descriptions of upcoming events and exciting new kids programs! 🥳⚽️🎨

Book Club Alert!

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Hello Bamfield, we are putting out some feelers to find out who might be interested in participating in a book club! If the idea intrigues you, please take 2 minutes to answer 8 simple questions.

Click this link to answer the survey. Thanks!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N6KQJT7

Come Work with Us!

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The BCSA is hiring for 2 Summer Day Camp Leader positions. Come join our team!

Applications are due by May 20, 2022. Please contact us with any questions or for more details 😊

Hand-built Ceramics Classes with Julie Bradley

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Always wanted to try crafting ceramics? Here is your chance!

Join Julie Bradley at the school Wed & Thurs nights for 4 weeks to learn hand-building techniques and create 4 to 6 of your very own pieces!

Cost is $200 per person, which includes 8 2-hour classes, clay, firing, the use of tools, and instruction from Julie (check out her incredible pieces at Sea Star Ceramics).

Space is limited, adults only, please register at bcsacoordinator@gmail.com 😊

Announcing: Spring Break Adventure Club!

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Hello folks! We are pleased to offer a fun Spring Break Adventure Club during March: Tues 15 – Thurs 17, and Tues 22 – Thurs 24. You are welcome to sign up for just one or two days, or for all six! Whatever works best for you and your kiddo.

$20 per day per child includes 5 hours of playtime (10am – 3pm), a healthy lunch and snacks, cool activities and a lot of fun experiences with Jaslyn and Renee! We are planning to offer art workshops, sports days, beach trips, marine biology experiences, and more ⚽️🍎🐙🌲🌞🎨

Please sign your child up in advance by emailing: BCSAASSISTANT@GMAIL.com
Deadline for sign-up is Thursday, March 10
Please note: No child will be excluded due to financial need, please reach out to us to discuss details.

Community Calendar – February 2022

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February already! Holy smokes! How are you doing Bamfield? 


This month sees the much-anticipated return of the BCSA Kids After School Club on Wednesdays. BCSA Preschool is back as well, although it is being temporarily run out of the comfortable back room of the Café on Mondays (thank you to Esther for accommodating us!). As before, the preschool will be led by the wonderful Jaslyn Haberl. Please contact us to register new little ones!  


The HFN Young Warriors are meeting on Thursdays and have planned to visit Cedar Coast field station on Vargas Island for a Weekend Training Gathering (contact Leonard Nookemis at hfnwarriors@gmail.com for more info). 

To keep residents safe, the School District has declared that the school will remain closed to the public until the newest Covid surges subside. Sadly, this means we have had to temporarily suspend our Hip-Hop Dance classes on Mondays, Friday Night Chill, and other cool events and classes we have been hoping to host. The community library is still functioning via the online catalogue (linked from our website).  


Our friends at BMSC have two scheduled seminars this month for the BMSC Climate Action Series – see their website for links to the episodes! 


The Community Affairs Meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm on Tuesday 22nd. Keep an eye on the corkboard for a link to the meeting. 

As always, please reach out if we can help with anything! And please keep an eye on our website (Bamfieldcommunity.ca) and our Facebook pages to stay updated. We will let you know when we can get back to business as usual at the school. 😊

Family Literacy Day – January 27th 2022

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Happy Family Literacy Day Bamfield! This year’s theme, “Let’s Connect!” encourages families to connect, learn, and play together. 

Do you know that literacy is more than just reading and writing? Literacy can also be anything that helps you to build skills and explore interests. Playing games, going for nature hikes, learning a new recipe together – these are a few examples of the many kinds of literacy. 

Families are children’s first and most important teachers. When families connect, they build strong relationships, create trust, and support children’s social, emotional and physical health. 

“Children learn when they connect with others, with places and with ideas. Tell family stories, play outside or cook together,” says Margaret Sutherland, Executive Director of Decoda Literacy Solutions, BC’s provincial literacy organization.  “Playing board games, singing songs, reading stories, and dancing with children all strengthen connections and create great memories.” 

To take home some fun books and resources, check out the BCSA Community Library online catalogue (https://www.librarycat.org/lib/BCSA.Library). Follow the instructions on the main page to set your account, then browse away! 

Here is a “Learning in the Great Outdoors – Winter Activities” booklet. Try it out!

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Try these age-based activity cards to connect with your little ones and aid in their literacy development. Cards available for Babies 0-1, Toddlers 1-2, Preschoolers 3-5, Primary-age 6-8.

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Have fun!