What’s Happening at ESQES week of June 18th to June 22th

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Staff Appreciation Breakfast
Thank you to Ms Proudfood and the parents for the delicious treats for the staff. We appreciate your generosity.

BC Children’s Hospital Fundraiser
Congratulations to Emily G and Nicole M for their freezies fundraiser. They raised $283 for the BC Children’s Hospital! We appreciate your initiative and generosity.

Grade 6 Farewell Dance
Thank you to the Gr. 6 students and the parents for organizing this event.  Great fun was had by everyone.

Bike Club
The last race is next Tuesday. Thank you to Mr. Parker for coaching.

Aboriginal Day
Plans for the Aboriginal Day celebrations on Thurs are underway. There will be various clan activities throughout the day as well as families are invited for a picnic lunch at 12:30. The families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and a blanket and join the children for lunch. Thank you to Ms Lapp and the staff for the celebrations.

Sports Day
Students will be participating in the Sports Day events on Friday. The hot lunch will be served at noon. There will not be a concession so the students not purchasing a lunch should be. Make sure that the students are dressed appropriately and have runners on for the day of fun.

Junior Track and Field
The track meet is on Monday afterschool. Thank you to Ms Miller and Ms Husar for coaching.

Drumming group
The school’s drumming group performed at the Totem Hall today. Thank you to Ms Lydia and Ms Jamie for teaching the students.

Squamish Nation Awards
Congratulations to the students who received awards at the Squamish Nation Awards last night.

BOKS
The last day for the BOKS program is on Tues, June 26th. Thank you to the PAC for their support on the before and after school program.

Scouts Canada
The 4th Squamish Scout Group’s regular meetings take place at Mamquam School Gym every Thursday evening during school year. Scouts Canada has a financial assistance program, No One Left Behind (NOLB). If families of students who are interested and need subsidy can contact scouts.ca

Brennan Park Rec Centre input
This is a link to a survey for Squamish residents seeking community input on the renovation and expansion of the Brennan Park Rec Centre.
https://squamish.ca/yourgovernment/projects-and-initiatives/re-create/

Child care in Squamish
Sea to Sky Community Services is seeking input for the Child Care Strategy for the District of Squamish on June 19 at 4-6 pm. Child care and light dinner will be served. RSVP at itboulos@sparc.bc.ca

Check out his website to find tips on teaching children pro-social behaviours
https://www.parentingscience.com/social-skills-activities.html

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Office Monitors: Holly and Hannah (noon to 1 pm)

Announcements: Patrick

Mon, June 18th
Drumming Group – 9:40 am
 Junior Track meet – 3:15 pm

Tues, June 19th
 BOKS – am
 FT – Alice Lake – Gregoire, Farstad, Petre, Lapp, Castrillo
 Bike Club – race

Wed, June 20th
 Swimming – Lhotak, Dion, Garlock
 FT – Public Library – Castrillo, Busschaert
 BOKS – pm

Thurs, June 21st
 BOKS – am & pm
 Aboriginal Day celebrations
 Family picnic lunch – 12:30

Fri, June 22nd
 Sports Day
 Hot lunch – noon

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

What’s Happening at ESQES week of June 11th to June 15th

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Grade 6 Farewell Dance
When: Fri, June 15th 4 to 6 pm
Where: school gym
Admission: $2 Tix on sale Mon.
Who: Grade 6s of our school, Gr. 6s at other schools by personal invitation only
What: great music, photo booth pizza, baked goods and juice boxes for sale
All proceeds goes back to school. If you would like to donate any baked goods, please contact the office.

Track and Field
Congratulations to all participants. Grade 4 and 5 students competed well in their field events and grade six girls won their 4 by 100 relay in a fast field. Thank you to all the staff who helped with training and running the practices. Thank you to Mr. Parker taking the students to the Track Meet.

Bike Club
There is a race scheduled for Tuesday and social ride for Thursday, weather permitting.

Soccer
Thank you to Coach Charlie and the Squamish Soccer Association for being at the school for skills development. The students had fun learning.

Scouts Canada
Scouts Canada is a non-profit organization, aiming to help develop well rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world. 4th Squamish Scout Group’s regular meetings take place at Mamquam School Gym every Thursday evening during school year. They hope more boys and girls aged 5-12 in Squamish can join 4th Squamish Scout Group. They would like to introduce to students about Scouting on Tues at lunch. Scout members learn leadership and different life skills through activities like hiking, craft, Beaver Buggy (building a wooden car), songs and games, nature exploration, preparing emergency plan, etc.

Needles found in the field
Some students have found a capped needle in the field. Please chat with your child about finding strange object such as a needle. Ask them NOT to touch it but alert an adult instead.

Remember, neuroscience of learning has found that:
1. Meaningful learning involves emotion and motivation.
2. Meaningful learning takes patience and time.
3. Brain systems are actively engaged in narratives about meaning.
4. Meaningful learning can be experienced and demonstrated by all.
5. Brain development is impacted by the environmental setting.

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Mon, June 11th
 Drumming Group – 9:40 am
 Primary Track and Field – lunch
 Swimming – Lapp, Farstad, Gregoire, Roy – pm

Tues, June 12th
 BOKS – am
 Scouts Canada info – lunch
 FT – Roy
 FT – Porteau Cove – Lazar, Nagowska
 Bike Club – race

Wed, June 13th
 Fire Drill – 10:25 am
 FT – Brennan Park – Regnier, Petre/Rolufs – pm
 LFI Artist workshop – pm
 BOKS – pm

Thurs, June 14th
 Staff Appreciation Breakfast by the PAC
 BOKS – am & pm
 Big Brothers Big Sisters – 2 pm
 Bike Club – ride
 Squamish Nation Awards – 5:30 pm at Totem Hall

Fri, June 15th
 Clan meeting – 11:30 am
 Gr. 6 Dance – 4 to 6 pm

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho
Principal

What’s Happening at ESQES week of June 4th to June 8th

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Dear Families,

Library News

The Library is wrapping up for the School Year!  Please have a good look in the back of closets, under beds, and in your personal book collections for lost Library books!  Have you looked super hard and still can’t find your lost book? The Library will be appreciative of any donation made to help cover the cost of replacing the book.  Missing book notices will be going home with students in the next couple weeks.

A HUGE thank you to all the students, teachers, staff, PAC members and parents who have made the library such a busy and vibrant space this year!  Your love of literacy and reading is contagious!  I am sure the Library will only become busier and more exciting in the years to come!

Soccer Week

Thank you to Squamish Soccer Association for the opportunity for our students to learn some soccer skills next week.  Welcome to Coach Charlie.  Make sure that the student have runners, a water bottle and if sunny, sunscreen!

 Grade 6 Farewell Dance

When:  Fri, June 15th 4 to 6 pm

Where:  school gym

Admission: $2

Who:  Grade 6s of our school, Gr. 6s at other schools by personal invitation only

What: great music, photo booth pizza, baked goods and juice boxes for sale

All proceeds goes back to school.  If you would like to donate any baked goods, please contact the office.

 Social Skills Support for the Children – In the Know

“In the Know” Topic: Social Skills Support for Children living with Mental Health Challenges

Date: 12. June 2018

Time: 6-8pm

Location: Squamish Public Library

Please RSVP

Check us out in the Co-design article in the Squamish Chief Newspaper “Squamish Elementary students help design outdoor classroom”

http://www.squamishchief.com/photos-videos/photos/squamish-elementary-students-help-design-outdoor-classroom-1.23307755

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Mon, June 4th

  • Soccer week starts – thank you to Squamish Soccer Association
  • Drumming Group – 9:40 am
  • Junior Track and Field – lunch

Tues, June 5th

  • SBT
  • BOKS – am
  • Intermediate Track & Field – 12:05 -12:35 – shot put (Dion, Gregoire), long jump (Lhotak, West)

Wed, June 6th

  • FT – Sea to Sky Gondola – Regnier
  • Intermediate Track & Field meet at DRMS – 3:30 pm
  • BOKS – pm

Thurs, June 7th

  • BOKS – am & pm
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – 2 pm
  • Intermediate Track & Field meet at DRMS – 3:30 pm

Fri, June 9th

 

Ji Ai Cho

Principal

What’s Happening at ÉSQE week of May 28 to June 1

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Dear Families,

Aboriginal Art

Thank you to Art Harry for teaching our students how to draw and carve aboriginal art.

Drumming Group

Thank you to Ms Lapp, Ms Jaime and Ms Lydia for heading up the drumming group.  The students will be learning songs for a performance at Totem Hall on June 15th at the Connecting Mountain Sharing Wisdom Medicine Wheel Workshop.

Deputy Mayor

Congratulations to Chloe Young for being chosen to be the Deputy Mayor of Squamish today.

BOKS

Kate O’Connor, the public health nurse for our school, is starting to plan for the BOKS before-school activity program for next year. We would appreciate any feedback on the program in the on-line survey from the staff and parents: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GFQP5HP

Bike to Work Week

Bike to School Week kicks off Monday, running from May 28th – June 3rd! Riding to school builds physical activity into kids’ daily routine, supports in-class concentration, and provides a foundation for healthy lifestyles and lifelong love of cycling. Plus, it’s a lot of fun! Make sure your child is familiar with their best route to school, try exploring the route before-hand, and talk to your neighbours and friends about organizing a Bike Train to encourage more participation in a safe and fun way. We will be keeping track of all kids biking to school for the week.

Grade 6 Farewell Dance

When:  Fri, June 15th 4 to 6 pm

Where:  school gym

Admission: $2

Who:  Grade 6s of our school, Gr. 6s at other schools by personal invitation only

What: great music, baked goods and juice boxes for sale

All proceeds goes back to school.  If you would like to donate any baked goods, please contact the office.

A Wish for Muriel

To help her with her post-surgery treatment and recovery, we are asking the staff and families if they would like to send something for her to comfort her during this difficult time.  Simple things like; socks, slippers, books, magazine, candles, candy, mints, soft blankets, lotion, cards, cookies, really anything that would help her to feel love and support from us.  Please bring the items to the office.

iGirl Empowerment Workshops

iGirl is a lighthearted, two-day workshop that prepares 9-12 year old students who identify as girls* for the multimedia pressure-cooker they’ll soon encounter. Saleema Noon and her iGirl team tackle topics including puberty, safety on the internet, healthy body image, and how to be assertive in even the toughest situations.

When: July 23, 24

Where: Sea to Sky Community Services

Cost: $179 for both days

Register:  www.saleemanoon.com/igirl/registration/

$20 off if you register a month or more before, or $25 off if you register with a friend

*Non-binary and gender creative students are also welcome. Please consult with facilitator prior to workshop.

 Summer Art Camp at Audain Art Museum

When: July 9 to Aug 17 weekly

Who: Children ages 6 to 12

For more info, go to:  www.audainartmuseum.com/summer-art-camps/

Hilltop House Kids Fair

When: Saturday June 9th from 1:30 to 3:30

What:  Games, Raffle, Bingo, Magician Peter Rooke and much more!

Entry by donation.  Sign up with Cindy at hthactivities@vch.ca or 604-89-9337 ext 5.  Room for first 100.

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Office Monitors: Kyle and Luca (noon to 1 pm)

Announcements: Estelle and Alyssa

Mon, May 28th 

  • Swimming – Lapp, Farstad, Gregoire, Roy
  • Drumming Group
  • Primary Track and Field at lunch

Tues, May 29th

  • BOKS – am
  • Intermediate Track & Field – 12:05 -12:35 – shot put (Dion, Gregoire), long jump (Lhotak, West)
  • FT – Roy – pm
  • Mountain Bike Race

Wed, May 30th 

  • Intermediate Track & Field – 12:05 to 12:35 – high jump in the gym (Rolufs, Lapp)
  • BOKS – pm

Thurs, May 31st 

  • BOKS – am & pm
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – 2 pm
  • Fire Safety House – Gr. 3s – pm
  • Intermediate Track & Field – 12:05 – 12:35 – 100m, 200m, 800m, relays (Parker, Garlock)
  • Mountain Bike Club

Fri, June 1st  

  • Swimming – Parker

 

Enjoy the weekend!

 

Ji Ai Cho

Principal

What’s Happening at ÉSQE week of March 12th – 15th

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Dear Parents, Caregivers and Guardians,

CSL reports – other than the classes participating in the pilot project, the CSL reports were distributed on Friday. If you have any questions about your child’s progress in learning please contact the teacher. On April 25th, we have our celebration of learning beginning at 2 in the gym. It will be an opportunity to see and hear about student learning in our school and to recognize our school’s 60th birthday!

3 on 3 Jamboree Basketball at DMS – the students had a wonderful time at the basketball Jamboree last Friday. Big thanks to Mr. Parker, Mr. Dion and Ms. Savage for your sponsoring and coaching of our students. The 3 on 3 program has been in effect for a few years and it is a wonderful way for grade 5/6 students to hone and develop their basketball skills.

Don’t forget! – Clocks move ahead one hour early Sunday morning at 2 am.

Talent show – after spring break the talent show tryouts begin and the week after is the talent show. The planning committee composed of students and teachers will be on Wednesday at lunch in Mrs. Mackenzie’s office. Thank you to Mr. Dion, Ms. Nagowska and ??? (sorry I forget the third person….) for helping out with the talent show. A number of students from Mr. Castrillo’s class are keen to assist in the tryouts and planning of the show. Guidelines for the tryouts will be included in next week’s email.

Sign in procedures: Just a reminder that sign in procedures are in effect. Drop off and pick up of students by parents and caregivers at the beginning and end of the day are exempt. Please encourage parents to wait at the front of the school as opposed to coming to the classroom. Again exceptions can be made for K/1 students. In the future if you see an individual walking down the hallway during the day and if you feel comfortable please remind the individual to check with the office. If you do not feel  comfortable approaching the individual then please let the office know and we will  deal with the  situation.

BOKS: To our BOKS participants: Please check with the office if there are any spaces available to register your child for the BOKS program. The Breakfast program has asked that BOKS students bring an extra snack during BOKS days on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Breakfast program has found that more students attend the breakfast program on the BOKS days and the spike in food consumption on those days taxes the program. We appreciate your support on this matter. Thank you.

What’s Happening in the Library

  • Please check out our beautiful and functional tables and chairs funded by the PAC. Our library is becoming a functional place to read, explore, play and engage in learning! Thank you to Raelene, Paula and the PAC for creating a wonderful space for our student and other school and community members.
  • The Reading Link Challenge Update!  The grade 4-6 students who have opted to participate will now have until AFTER spring break to complete their reading of the novels!  An exact date for the school competition will be coming soon. The titles this year are: Masterpiece, Fish in a Tree, The Mask that Sang, After Peaches, Phineas L. MacGuire Erupts, and The Incredible Twisting Arm.  READ READ READ!

The weather is slowly changing and before you know it will be time to get out the sunscreen!

What’s happening this week – March 12th – 16th

Monday, March 12th:

Tuesday, March 13th:

  • BOKS – 8:00 – 8:50 am
  • Learning For Life – UBC is visiting classes participating in the study

Wednesday, March 14th:

  • Talent show planning meeting at lunch in Mrs. Mackenzie’s office
  • Earth quake drill at 2:45

Thursday, March 15th:

  • BOKS 8:00 – 8:50
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters in the library at 2:00 pm
  • PAC meeting at 6 pm in the library (everyone is welcomedand babysitting provided)

Friday, March 16th:

  • Glee club at lunch
  • Spirit day – Wear Green Day!
  • Last day before spring break – see you on Tuesday, April 2nd!

What’s Happening the Week After and Beyond

Monday, April 2nd

  • School not in session – Easter Monday

Tuesday, April 3rd

  • First day back from spring break

Wednesday, April 4th

  • Staff meeting at 3:15

Thursday, April 5th

  • Talent Show tryouts ( more details in email before return to school after spring break)

Friday, April 6th

  • Talent Show Tryouts

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Enjoy the week,

Sincerely,

Rose Mackenzie – Principal