Come make Spring Harvest Baskets!

This Friday, March 9th is the last of The Whole School’s FREE Ready, Set, Learn program.  Please take this opportunity to come and check out the Whole School for some fun crafts, snacks and reading with Suzanne!  It’s a great chance to see the school and find out more abouThe doorbell rangt the Whole School program.

At this Friday’s reading readiness program the children will be making Spring Harvest Baskets, baking cookies and reading Beyond the Norther Lights by Lynn Blaikie and The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins!  Please come and join in from 9-noon at the Whole School.  See you there!

Spirit Animals – Student Art Show at Sissies

It began with a homemade paintbrush.

Using loose bristles, glue, sticks, tape and twine, the k-7 students of the Whole School in Winlaw began to craft their own custom art equipment. The goal was to create a work of art from scratch, by creating their own brushes, repurposing old sheets, pillowcases, or t-shirts as prepared canvases, and constructing and mounting their own custom-sized lumber frames.

At each step they were in control, the older students using applied math to design the dimensions for their frames, and in turn, helping the younger ones to build theirs.

As a group, they studied the art of legendary Anishinaabe artist, Norval Morrisseau, also known as Copper Thunderbird, or the “Picasso of the North,” and drew inspiration from his bold, colourful depictions of animals and their inner spirits.

Each student has chosen an animal and has painted that animal in a way that bares its spirit. Some are local animals, other are not. Look for patterns, bold dashes of colour, figures and designs within the bodies of their animals. They put care, time, and patience into their artwork, learning about layering, outlines, and patterns. They are proud of their work, and are so excited to share it with the community at Sleep is for Sissies.

Spirit Animals will run from Feb 15th – Feb 28th.

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Whole School Chickens Sale

There was so much demand for chickens in the fall that the Whole School has decided to sell them again.  These Hutterite Chickens are BC certified, free range, and anti-biotic free.  They are all natural birds – no steroids, no hormones, and all their vegetable feed was grown by the Hutterites!  For chicken pricing go here: Chicken Order CURRENT

You can print the order forms and bring it in with cash or cheque to the Whole School OR you can call in your order and do an e-transfer to

Thank you everyone in the community who helps us to fundraiser for our students programs ♥

Whole School ART SHOW at Sissies!

We are so happy to announce that the Whole School students will be displaying their paintings at Sleep is For Sissies! To celebrate the kids’ artwork, we are hosting a grand opening this Thursday, Feb 15th, from 2:45-3:15 at Sleep is For Sissies. Please come out to show your support and browse some amazing artwork.

This art show is special because the students have hand-crafted their own paintings from scratch. They have built, glued, and screwed their own frames, prepped and stretched their own canvases, and even designed and crafted their own unique paintbrushes. Their artwork follows in the style of Canadian legendary Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau, and depicts spirit animals in bold, bright colours. Each painting is unique, and reflects the young artist that crafted it.

 The art will be viewable at Sissies from Feb 15 – Feb 28, after which the students will bring their creations home.

 We will see you there!