What’s Happening at SQE week of Dec 9th to 13th

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Winter Concert

This year’s Winter Concerts are on Wed, Dec 18 and Th, Dec 19 at 6:30 pm. We welcome all families to the concerts.  There will be a dress rehearsal on the day of the concert at 9:15 am so if you are not able to make it to the evening concert, you are welcome to the dress rehearsal.  Parking will be limited so please use the parking lot across on Buckley, SaveOnFoods or Nesters.

Wed, Dec 18

Gregoire, Petre, Georgy-Embree, Regnier, McQueen/Benson, Lazar/Latour, Rolufs/Lazar

Th, Dec 19

Paquette, Garlock, Parkerx2, Flamank, Lapointe, Dion, Hackett, Pender, Castrillo, Farstad

 What Christmas Means to Me Contest

Congratulations to Estelle Joel for winning the contest with her drawing!  She won the prize for a helicopter ride.

Outdoor Classroom & Play Area –  Winter Online Auction

What: Whistler Blackcomb 2 & 5 day Edge Cards, Single Day Lifts Tickets and a dining voucher!

When: Friday Dec. 6 – Monday Dec. 9 … auction closes at 9pm sharp.

Where: Ecole Squamish Elementary Outdoor Classroom Auction Fundraiser – facebook page.  (https://www.facebook.com/groups/281681499343409//)

Big Thanks to Vail Resorts and the Epic Promise Program!!

5 Book Challenge

Congratulations to the winners of the 5 Book Challenge! Each of the winners got to choose a book to keep as their own. Stay tuned after winter break for our next Library challenge.

Book to Film Club – the Grinch

Next week (Dec.16 – 20) the book to film club is hosting a reading and viewing of The Grinch in the Library at lunch hour. On Monday at lunch the gr.K/1s are invited.  On Wednesday the gr. 2/3s are invited, the gr.4s on Thursday, and the gr.5/6s on Friday. We will be reading Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch and then watching the cartoon version.

 Sticks

Students are reminded that they are to use sticks to build only.  There should not be any sticks used for waving, hitting or running with them.  We don’t want anyone hurt.

Parking lot

Thank you to the parents and guardians for their cooperation in the parking.   Please continue to keeping the roundabout clear, bus lane clear, keeping the handicapped parking spots open for those with decals and not parking in the middle of the lanes.  We want to ensure safety and smooth entry/exit when dropping off and picking up the children.  Thank you to the volunteer student parking lot patrollers for their work.

Floor Hockey for Gr. 5/6

The Gr. 5/6 students practice on Tues and Thurs at lunch.  Thank you to Mr. Dion and Ms Vanessa for coaching.  Our next game is a home game on Tues afterschool against BRE.

Community Christmas Care

We are collecting non-perishable food items, treats, unwrapped new toys, gift cards for making up hampers for the Community Christmas Care.  This week is the last week for donating.  Thank in advance for your generosity.  Please see Ms Cho for a treat when you bring your item in.

Elf’s Workshop (Christmas Gift Sale) – Monday Dec 9

Students will have the opportunity to buy gifts for $1 each, for their immediate family, living in their household. We understand that family make-up is different for everyone. We ask that you set the expectation with your child so that they are not disappointed. Parents should send a maximum of $5, prior to the shopping event, to be collected by teachers. For example: If there are only 3 additional family member in your household, please only send $3.

Should there be additional gifts at the end of the day, students may have the opportunity to buy additional gifts at end of the shopping event. Cash for additional items will be collected at time of purchase. Please send a reusable bag with your child to take gifts home.  We will be accepting donation items up until Friday Dec 6. Items can be left in the office at the school.

Should you be interested in volunteering for the funnest day of the year, please contact Roz at roslynsemjanovs@gmail.com

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Announcers:  Bhavnoor and Rian

Office Monitors: Saylor and Bailey

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

Mon, Dec 9th

  • Elf’s workshop gift sale
  • Community Christmas Care continues
  • Games Club – lunch in Mr. Hackett’s class

Tues, Dec 10th

  • BOKS am
  • Floor hockey – lunch
  • Floor hockey game – afterschool against BRE

Wed, Dec 11th

  • Glee Club – lunch in the Music room

Thurs, Dec 12th

  • BOKS – am
  • Floor hockey – lunch
  • Drumming group – 2:30 pm

Fri, Dec 13th

  • Primary Art Club – lunch in Mme Lazar’s class
  • Floor hockey jamboree at HSSS
  • Last day for Community Christmas Care

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

Principal

What’s Happening at SQE week of Dec 2nd to 6th

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

A Book for Every Child Program

For the month of November, the students of Mm Paquette and Ms Parker were able to take home a book of their choice.

K screening

The Kindergarten students will be screened for hearing, vision and dental on Monday.

Popcorn Day/Spirit Wear Day

Monday is Popcorn Day. Bring your loonie for a bag of popcorn. This month’s sponsor for the Popcorn Day is Kaos Kids. We thank them for their generosity.  Thanks to Marie Louis Tower at Kaos Kids.

Winter Concert

This year’s Winter Concerts are on Wed, Dec 18 and Th, Dec 19 at 6:30 pm. We welcome all families to the concerts.

Wed, Dec 18 Th, Dec 19
Gregoire

Petre

Georgy-Embree

Regnier

McQueen/Benson

Lazar/Latour

Rolufs/Latour

Paquette

Garlock

Parker x2

Flamank

Lapointe

Dion

Hackett

Pender

Castrillo

Farstad

Artist in Residence

Art Harry, a Squamish Nation Elder and artist, will be teaching a two week art series during Ms. Busalacchi’s art classes from Dec 2 to Dec 13. He will combine storytelling and drawing lessons to teach about the following Animal Clans: Salmon, Wolf, Bear, and Eagle. Make sure to ask your child(ren) about their art lessons

Glee Club

Do you like singing and dancing?  Then the Glee Club is for you.  It’s open to Gr. 3 to 6 on Wed at lunch in the Music room.  Melissa Braun from the SAM will be directing.  Thank you to the PAC for sponsoring.

Floor Hockey for Gr. 5/6

The Gr. 5/6 students practice on Tues and Thurs at lunch.  Thank you to Mr. Dion and Ms Vanessa for coaching.  Our next game is an away game on Tues afterschool at VCE.

Community Christmas Care

We are collecting no-perishable food items, treats, unwrapped new toys, gift cards for making up hampers for the Community Christmas Care.  Thank for your generosity.  Please see Ms Cho for a treat when you bring your item in.

Elf Workshop (Christmas Gift Sale) – Monday Dec 9

Students will have the opportunity to buy gifts for $1 each, for their immediate family, living in their household. We understand that family make-up is different for everyone. We ask that you set the expectation with your child so that they are not disappointed. Parents should send a maximum of $5, prior to the shopping event, to be collected by teachers. For example: If there are only 3 additional family member in your household, please only send $3.

Should there be additional gifts at the end of the day, students may have the opportunity to buy additional gifts at end of the shopping event. Cash for additional items will be collected at time of purchase. Please send a reusable bag with your child to take gifts home.  We will be accepting donation items up until Friday Dec 6. Items can be left in the office at the school.

Should you be interested in volunteering for the funnest day of the year, please contact Roz at roslynsemjanovs@gmail.com

Writing Day

Thank you to all the students, parents, relatives, friends and staff that made our SQE Writing Day a great success once again!  Thank you for bringing cheer and the spirit of community into our school.

French Book Fair

Thank you to all the parents and students who were able to stop by the Savoir French book sale!  We hope you found some engaging books.

Reading Link Challenge

The Reading Link Challenge is a province-wide program for the students in grades 4-6 that promotes the “sport of reading.”  In teams of six, children read and become familiar with a set of six selected books.  The program is run as a series of quiz/trivia challenges with winning teams advancing to higher levels of competition. At the first challenge level, teams within a school compete with each other answering questions about characters, plots and settings.  The winning team at each school then goes on to the next challenge level competing against other schools. Children learn about teamwork and how to read for retention.  Reading Link Challenge also promotes library usage and encourages children to develop a lifelong habit of reading for pleasure. Intermediate students who are interested in participating in the Reading Link Challenge need to hand in their completed application forms to the Library ASAP! The books will be distributed to the students at lunch on Monday. If you need a form, please come get one from the Library.

Five Book Challenge

Next week is the final week to complete the Library’s 5 book Challenge.  Read read read! All completed sheets need to be entered into the entry box by Dec. 6th.

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Announcers:  Rian and Alyssa

Office Monitors: David and Jordan

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

Mon, Dec 2nd

  • Community Christmas Care continues
  • K screening for hearing, vision, dental
  • School Spirit Wear/School Colours Day
  • Popcorn Day
  • Games Club – lunch in Mr. Hackett’s class

Tues, Dec 3rd

  • BOKS am
  • Floor hockey – lunch
  • Floor hockey game – afterschool at VCE

Wed, Dec 4th

  • Glee Club – lunch in the Music room

Thurs, Dec 5th

  • BOKS – am
  • Floor hockey – lunch
  • Drumming group – 2:30 pm

Fri, Dec 6th

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

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

Principal

What’s Happening at SQE week of Nov 25th to 29th   

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Glee Club

Do you like singing and dancing?  Then the Glee Club is for you.  It’s open to Gr. 3 to 6 on Wed at lunch in the Music room.  Melissa Braun from the SAM will be directing.  Thank you to the PAC for sponsoring.

Floor Hockey for Gr. 5/6

The Gr. 5/6 students practice on Tues and Thurs at lunch.  Thank you to Mr. Dion and Ms Vanessa for coaching.  Our first game is a home game on Tues afterschool against GHE.

Community Christmas Care

We are collecting no-perishable food items, treats, unwrapped new toys, gift cards for making up hampers for the Community Christmas Care.  Thank for your generosity.

Ecole Squamish Elementary Writing Day

Friday, November 29th

Dig out your Christmas cards and address books because all of the students in Grades K-6 are planning a special “Writing Day” on Friday, November 29th!  You are invited to join your child in writing to friends and relatives for the holiday season.  We’ll supply writing paper and envelopes.  Stamps and Christmas cards will be on sale.  We encourage you to bring along any family members or friends so that every student has someone to write with them.  Wear your PJs to help get into the cozy winter holiday spirit!

  • We will start at 9:10 a.m. on November 29th.  Students and their families will have the option of writing in the gym or their classrooms.
  • Every child needs to have their own address information for the day.  (K and Gr. 1 students should bring pre-addressed envelopes if a parent cannot attend.)
  • For those of you who do not celebrate Christmas we encourage you to have your children write family letters.
  • We will be accepting letters to Santa.  There is no cost to send Santa a letter.  Santa’s address is:  Student Name, Teacher name, Santa Claus, North Pole, H0H 0H0
  • Cost of Stamps is Canada $1, USA $1.20 and International $2.50.  Christmas Cards can be purchased at $.25 for small and $.50 for large.

French Book Sale

Come to visit the French Book sale on Fri, Nov 29th (Writing Day) from 8:30 to 10:30 am.  There will be a wide variety of easy readers, picture books, novels, graphic novels and activity books all in French.  Cash only please.

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Library Help

The Library is looking for Volunteers for the Savoir French book Sale! If you are available to help sell books from 8:30-9:30 or 9:30-10:30am on November 29th please email Ms. Antonios at rantonios@sd48.bc.ca

The 5 book Challenge!

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This November the Library is having a reading contest, the 5 book Challenge! Can you read a science book about an animal, a book written before 1990, a book that’s been made into a movie or TV show, a book by a Canadian Author, and a book that is part of the Remembrance Day display?

If you want to be part of the challenge, pick up an entry sheet the next time you are in the library, record the books you’ve read and return your sheet to the Library before Dec 6th to be entered into the contest!  There will be prizes for several winners!

Elf Workshop – Monday Dec 9

PAC will be hosting our ever popular Elf Workshop again this year. Please take a few minutes to gather items that you are no longer using and drop them at the school office. Your support is greatly appreciated and required to make this event a success. Exact details of the event will be communicated in the coming weeks.

Have a few spare hours? We are looking for volunteers for the event. It really is a lot of fun. Come help wrap and get into the holiday spirit. https://www.volunteersignup.org/CM4AH?fbclid=IwAR3xgcK0w0uPbIeB0yTvtnHcAMXCmyfb7Am7eG9EhWDxVrn3zT-B0dIqxJ4

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Announcers:  Gene and Ailish

Office Monitors: Estelle and Melanie

Playground Buddies for Kindergarten Students: Zach, Natalie, Hudson, Amelia, Eilidh, Kayden, Danielle

Mon, Nov 25th

  • Community Christmas Care starts
  • Games Club – lunch in Mr. Hackett’s class

Tues, Nov 26th

  • BOKS am
  • Floor hockey – lunch
  • Floor hockey game – afterschool

Wed, Nov 27th

  • Glee Club – lunch in the Music room

Thurs, Nov 28th

  • BOKS – am
  • Floor hockey – lunch
  • Drumming group – 2:30 pm

Fri, Nov 29th

  • PJ Day
  • Santa Writing Day
  • French book sale – 8:30 to 10:30
  • Primary Art Club – lunch in Mme Lazar’s class

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho, Principal

What’s Happening at SQE week of Nov 18th to 22nd  

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Crazy Hat Day

Monday is Crazy Hat Day.  Wear your funky hat to school.

Glee Club

Do you like singing and dancing?  Then the Glee Club is for you.  It’s open to Gr. 3 to 6 on Wed at lunch in the Music room starting next week.  Melissa Braun from the SAM will be directing.  Thank you to the PAC for sponsoring.

Vote for your Yearbook Cover

Students are invited to vote for their favorite cover for the 2020 Year book. The four choices are on the display case window in the lobby.  You can cast your vote at the office until the end of next week. One vote per person.

Tobacco/Vaping Prevention Presentation

On Thurs, there will be a presentation for the Gr. 5/6 students on tobacco and vaping prevention.

Clan meeting

There will be another Clan meeting on Fri, Nov 22nd.

Floor Hockey for Gr. 5/6

Floor Hockey for Gr. 5/6 students is starting up.  The students will play other schools on Tuesdays starting on Nov 26th.  Thank you to Mr. Dion and Ms Vanessa for coaching.  Practices are Tue and Fri at lunch.

Community Christmas Care

Starting on Fri, Nov 29th (Writing Day), we are collecting no-perishable food items, treats, toys, gift cards for making up hampers for the Community Christmas Care.  Thank you ahead for your generosity.

Ecole Squamish Elementary Writing Day

Friday, November 29th

Dig out your Christmas cards and address books because all of the students in Grades K-6 are planning a special “Writing Day” on Friday, November 29th!  You are invited to join your child in writing to friends and relatives for the holiday season.  We’ll supply writing paper and envelopes.  Stamps and Christmas cards will be on sale.  We encourage you to bring along any family members or friends so that every student has someone to write with them.  Wear your PJs to help get into the cozy winter holiday spirit!

  • We will start at 9:10 a.m. on November 29th.  Students and their families will have the option of writing in the gym or their classrooms.
  • Every child needs to have their own address information for the day.  (K and Gr. 1 students should bring pre-addressed envelopes if a parent cannot attend.)
  • For those of you who do not celebrate Christmas we encourage you to have your children write family letters.
  • We will be accepting letters to Santa.  There is no cost to send Santa a letter.  Santa’s address is:  Student Name, Teacher name, Santa Claus, North Pole, H0H 0H0
  • Cost of Stamps is Canada $1, USA $1.20 and International $2.50.  Christmas Cards can be purchased at $.25 for small and $.50 for large.

French Book Sale

Come to visit the French Book sale on Nov 29th (Writing Day) from 8:30 to 10:30 am.  There will be a wide variety of easy readers, picture books, novels, graphic novels and activity books all in French.  Cash only please.UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_5d1e

Library 

The Library is looking for Volunteers for the Savoir French book Sale! If you are available to help sell books from 8:30-9:30 or 9:30-10:30am on November 29th please email Ms. Antonios at rantonios@sd48.bc.ca

The 5 book Challenge!

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This November the Library is having a reading contest, the 5 book Challenge! Can you read a science book about an animal, a book written before 1990, a book that’s been made into a movie or TV show, a book by a Canadian Author, and a book that is part of the Remembrance Day display?

If you want to be part of the challenge, pick up an entry sheet the next time you are in the library, record the books you’ve read and return your sheet to the Library before Dec 6th to be entered into the contest!  There will be prizes for several winners!

Elf’s Workshop Shopping Day

Do you have items you no long use?  Toys, books, games, ties, mugs, scarves, jewelry etc.  We are looking for donations for items that the students can shop for their family members.  Please bring the items to the office.

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Announcers:  Lucia and Dylan

Office Monitors: Lucia and Cameron

Playground Buddies for Kindergarten Students: Amelia, Layla, Saylor, Kayden, Bailey, Ruby and Eilidh

Mon, Nov 18th

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

Tues, Nov 19th

  • BOKS am
  • We Day – Leadership
  • Floor hockey – lunch

Wed, Nov 20th

  • Glee Club – lunch in the Music room

Thurs, Nov 21st

  • SBT
  • BOKS – am
  • Tobacco/Vaping prevention presentation
  • Floor hockey – lunch
  • Drumming Group – 2:30 pm

Fri, Nov 22nd

  • Clan meeting
  • Primary Art Club – lunch in Mme Lazar’s class

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho, Principal

What’s Happening at SQE week of Nov 11th to 18th

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Intermediate Cross Country Team
The last Cross Country meet was on this week. Congratulations to the athletes. Thank you to Mr. Parker for coaching.

Remembrance Day assembly
Thank you to Ms Parker for organizing a lovely Remembrance Day assembly. Thank you to Mr.Georgy-Embree for the bagpipe music and Ms Parker’s students for running the assembly.

Eagle Watch presentations
The wintering bald eagles are beginning to arrive in the Squamish Valley following the spawningsalmon. Some of the classes are involved in the Eagle Watch presentations this week followedby FTs the Brackendale Dike next week.

EagleWatch

The opening ceremony for this season is on Sat, Nov 9th at 10 am in the Eagle Run Viewing Area at Brackendale Dike.

Clan meeting
There will be a Clan meeting on Fri, Nov 15th.

Thank you to Panago
A big thanks to our popcorn sponsor for November. Panago Pizza continues to be an avid
support of our school and community. Thanks to Eric Armour!

Library Help
The Library is looking for Volunteers for the Savoir French book Sale! If you are available to help sell books from 8:30-9:30 or 9:30-10:30am on November 29th please email Ms. Antonios at rantonios@sd48.bc.ca

Library Days and Hours
The Library is open daily 8:30-8:50 – Parents welcome!
School wide book exchange is from 9-9:20 daily with a Library pass
The Library is open to students at lunch hour with a Library pass. Come enjoy a good book!

Art Club
The Intermediate Art Club has ended this week. From next week, we have primary Art Club in Mme Lazar’s class on Fri at lunch.

ERASE (Expect Respect and a Safe Education)
ESQE is working hard to build a safe, kind and caring school environment by embracing and modelling kindness, understanding and compassion. For some great information for you to share and discuss with your children can be found at:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/erase

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Announcers: Zach & Harley
Office Monitors: Amelia & Danielle
Playground Buddies for Kindergarten Students: Lauren, Maple, Brielle, Juliet, Sage, Alix, Ailish,Gene

Mon, Nov 11th
 Remembrance Day holiday

Tues, Nov 12th
 BOKS am
 Eagle Watch presentations

Wed, Nov 13th

Thurs, Nov 14th
 BOKS – am

Fri, Nov 15th
 Clan meeting
 Hot lunch
 Primary Art Club – lunch

Enjoy the long weekend!

Ji Ai Cho, Principal