What’s Happening at SQE week of Jan 27th to 31st

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Literacy Week

Thank you to all the staff, parents and students who made Literacy Week a great success!  We had a wonderful time at Kindergarten/Grade 1 Story Night and enjoyed seeing so many SQE parents come to read with their students Friday morning.   Please follow the SQE Library on Instagram sqe_library or Twitter @SQE_library to see photos and keep up with all the events in the Library.

Missoula Children’s Theatre

Huge thanks to everyone who made this year’s Missoula Children’s Theatre production, the Tortoise vs. the Hare a success. We received a $2,000 grant from Squamish Community Foundation allowing us to eliminate casting fees this year. We had over 35 parent volunteers!

Book Review Challenge

The Library is having a Book Review Challenge. Complete a Book Review sheet from the Library for every book you read and submit it back to the Library to be entered. You can also complete a review online using Destiny Discover. Tell us what you think of each book and give it a rating out of 5 stars! Each completed Book Review is an entry into a book draw. 

FSAs

In the fall, the Grade 4 students took the provincial Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA). Your child’s assessment booklet and results along with an informational letter will be sent home on Tuesday, January 28th sealed in a large brown envelop. If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to your teacher, Ms. Cho or Ms. Busalacchi.

Gr. 4 Student Learning Survey

The Gr. 4 students have started the Ministry of Education’s Student Learning Survey.  Staff and Parents are invited to take the survey as well.  If you would like to take the survey, please go to after you get the log on # from the office:

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm

Clan Art Contest

The results of our Grade 5/6 Clan Animal Art contest are in! The following Grade 6 students’ artwork will be turned into four large paintings created by ALL Grade 6 students and will be donated to our school as a gift from the Class of 2020.

  • Eagle –  Madelyn Augustine
  • Bear – Isaac Li
  • Wolf – Isha Atariwala
  • Salmon – Alix Cavert

The following Grade 5 students have been chosen to turn their artwork into a beautiful gift to Art Harry, “See.appl.tun”,  for teaching us about Squamish First Nations’ art. Shhh, don’t tell him. It’s a secret!

  • Eagle –  Natalie Good
  • Bear – Zack Patterson
  • Wolf – Estelle Joel
  • Salmon – Maura Vivanco Leiva                        

Three on Three Basketball

3 on 3 basketball practices will run Monday and Thursdays at lunch hour.

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Announcers:  Eilidh & Kayden

Office Monitors: Sage & Sam

Mon, Jan 27th

  • Games Club – lunch in Mr. Hackett’s class
  • 3 on 3 Basketball – lunch

Tues, Jan 28th

  • BOKS – am

Wed, Jan 29th

Thurs, Jan 30th

  • BOKS – am
  • 3 on 3 Basketball – lunch
  • Drumming group – 2:30 pm

Fri, Jan 31st

  • Intermediate Art Club – lunch in Mme Lazar’s class
  • Clan meeting – 11:20 am

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

Principal

What’s Happening at SQE week of Jan 20th to 24th  

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

We are wrapping up Literacy Week tomorrow by inviting all parents to come to SQE and read with their child/children on from 9-9:30am in their classrooms. We hope to see you there!

Literacy Week

Literacy week is a great opportunity for our school and community to promote literacy and foster a life-long love of reading in our students.  Throughout the week students will take part in a school-wide Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.), engage in literacy activities and be visited by guest readers! We will be wrapping up Literacy Week by inviting all parents to come to SQE and read with their child/children on Friday January 24th from 9-9:30am in their classrooms. We hope to see you there!

Book Review Challenge

The Library is having a Book Review Challenge. Complete a Book Review sheet from the Library for every book you read and submit it back to the Library to be entered. You can also complete a review online using Destiny Discover. Tell us what you think of each book and give it a rating out of 5 stars! Each completed Book Review is an entry into a book draw.

***Literacy Week K/1 Story Night***

There will be a story night on Wednesday, January 22th from 6-6:45pm for Kindergarten and grade one students and their parents.  Come listen to some great stories in the Library. Don’t forget to wear your PJs!  Cookies and milk will be provided

Clan Art Contest

Thank you to Art Harry and Ms B., the students were able to create beautiful art.  We are holding a contest for the top three art pieces from the ones displayed in the lobby.  Each student can cast one vote at the office until Fri next week.

Kindergarten and French Immersion Registration for 2020/2021 School Year

Jan 20 – Early Fr Immersion Information Meeting – Eagle Eye Theatre at HSSS, 7 pm (rescheduled)

Jan 21-24 – Kindergarten Registration (Fr. Imm and English)

https://sd48seatosky.org/parents-3/student-registration/

Missoula Children’s Theatre

“The Tortoise and the Hare” performances are on Sat at 2pm and 6 pm.  Everyone is invited! Tickets are sold in advance.

ERASE (Expect Respect & a Safe Education)

The Ministry of Education is launching a public awareness campaign for ERAS.  ERASE is a provincial strategy to support schools and districts to create safe, inclusive and welcoming school cultures that support student learning and well-being.  Please check out:

www.erase.gov.bc.ca

2020 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education

Nominations are open are welcomed from all BC citizens, including students, parents, teachers, administrators, trustees and community organizations.  Please go to www.gov.bc.ca/excellenceineducation for more info.  The deadline to submit nominations is April 30th.

  • Community Engagement
  • District Leadership
  • Extracurricular Leadership
  • Indigenous Education
  • Outstanding New Teacher
  • Outstanding Support (School Community)
  • Outstanding Support (EA)
  • Outstanding Team Collaboration
  • School Leadership
  • Social Equity and Diversity

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Announcers:  Sola & Alyssa

Office Monitors: Aaliyah & Amber

Playground Buddies for Kindergarten Students: Lauren, Maple, Brielle, Juliet, Sage, Alix, Ailish and Gene

Mon, Jan 20th

  • Games Club – lunch in Mr. Hackett’s class
  • 1:15 pm – Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)
  • Early Fr Imm Information meeting – Eagle Eye Theatre, HSSS at 7 pm

Tues, Jan 21st

  • BOKS – am
  • Buddy classes reading

Wed, Jan 22nd

  • Buddy classes reading
  • Family Literacy Night for K & Gr.1 at 6 to 6:45 pm

Thurs, Jan 23rd

  • BOKS – am
  • Drumming group – 2:30 pm

Fri, Jan 24th

  • Parent/Guardian/bug siblings read in classrooms – 9-9:30 am
  • Intermediate Art Club – lunch in Mme Lazar’s class
  • Hot lunch

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

Principal

Jan 16 – school is open today

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All SD48 schools will be OPEN today.

Please be advised that unless there is significant damage to a school site, a significant road closures, or similar circumstances making it impossible to operate safely (e.g. no heat), schools will remain OPEN.

Please evaluate your situation carefully. We do not expect anyone to take unnecessary risks to arrive at school.  If you choose to keep your child home from school please call your school right away so we know your child is safe.

We plan to run all bus routes scheduled as normal, however, if our bus routes are disrupted we will send out communications immediately.

Please check the SD48 website regularly throughout the day for all updates in regards to school closures.

Early Fr Imm Parent Information meeting rescheduled

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Due to the uncertainty of the weather this evening we have decided to reschedule the Early French Immersion parent information meeting scheduled for tonight at 7:00, to Monday, January 20 at 7:00 pm at the theatre at Howe Sound Secondary. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your understanding.

Paul Lorette

Assistant Superintendent

Sea to Sky School District No. 48

Squamish, BC

604-892-5228

What’s happening at SQE week of Jan 13th to 17th    

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

***Literacy Week K/1 Story Night***

There will be a story night on Wednesday, January 22th from 6-6:45pm for Kindergarten and grade one students and their parents.  Come listen to some great stories in the Library. Don’t forget to wear your PJs!  Cookies and milk will be provided.

Literacy Week (Jan. 20th – 24th)

Literacy week is a great opportunity for our school and community to promote literacy and foster a life-long love of reading in our students.  Throughout the week students will take part in a school-wide Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.), engage in literacy activities and be visited by guest readers! We will be wrapping up Literacy Week by inviting all parents to come to SQE and read with their child/children on Friday January 24th from 9-9:30am in their classrooms. We hope to see you there!


Our next Library challenge is kicking off! Complete a Book Review sheet from the library for every book you read and submit it back to the Library to be entered. Tell us what you think of each book and give it a rating out of 5 stars! Each completed Book Review is an entry into a book draw. The Book Review Challenge will be ending on February 28th.

Dress Like a Character Day

Friday is Dress Like a Character Day.  Come to school dressed as your favorite book character.

A Book for Every Child Program

This month, we had the students of Ms McQueen and Mme Gregoire pick a book of their choice to take home.

Kindergarten and French Immersion Registration for 2020/2021 School Year

Important Dates to note:

Jan 15, 7 pm, Eagle Eye Theatre at HSSS – Early French Immersion Parent Information Meeting for Squamish

Jan 21-24 – Kindergarten Registration (Fr. Imm and English)

https://sd48seatosky.org/parents-3/student-registration/

BC Ministry of Education Learning Survey

The Learning Survey is an annual province-wide census of Grades 4, 7, 10 and 12 students, their parents and staff in public schools. The questions were developed with input from partner groups, teachers and experts in educational measurement and special education. Starting on the 15th, the Gr. 4s, staff and parents will be asked to participate in the survey.  Parent survey information will be going home.

Missoula Children’s Theatre

The audition is open for Gr. 1 to 6 for “The Tortoise and The Hare” on Monday, January 13th from 3:00 to 5:00. If chosen for the play, the students may need to attend rehearsal from 3:00 to 7:30, Monday through Friday. They will also need to be available for performances on Saturday, January 18. The students will not be excused from rehearsals or performances for practices, appointments, etc., but must keep the week completely free for this residency week.

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Announcers:  Lucia and Alexis

Office Monitors: Zach and Harley

Playground Buddies for Kindergarten Students: Jack, Aiden, Bhavnoor, Ruby, Natalie, Hudson and Bailey

Mon, Jan 13th

  • Games Club – lunch in Mr. Hackett’s class

Tues, Jan 14th

  • BOKS – am

Wed, Jan 15th

  • Gr.4 BC Ministry of Education Learning Survey starts
  • Imm Parent Information Night – 7 pm at Eagle Eye Theatre, HSSS

Thurs, Jan 16th

  • BOKS – am
  • Drumming group – 2:30 pm

Fri, Jan 17th

  • Dress Like a Character Day
  • Literacy assembly – 11 am
  • Intermediate Art Club – lunch in Mme Lazar’s class

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

Principal