What’s Happening at SQE week of Oct 21st to Oct 25th  

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Early Dismissal and Parent Teacher Interviews/Student-led Conference

On Oct 23 and 24, the students will be dismissed at 2 pm each day to accommodate Parent Teacher Interviews/Student-led Conference.  Please book your appointments online:

http://sqe.schoolappointments.com

You can also call the office if you are not able to use the online system.

We Scare Hunger

Did you know that 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy lifestyle? For the next 2 weeks, the leadership students at Squamish Elementary are collecting non-perishable food items for our community. As a school, if we collect over 600 non-perishable food items we will cover Mrs. Cho in silly string! Squamish Elementary, please help us We Scare Hunger! Bring your nonperishable food items to school until November 1st. Please place them on the table in the lobby!

Garbage Reduction Week

October 21 to 25 is Garbage Reduction Week.  The Earth Kids are planning a Garbage Reduction Week Challenge to challenge us to make as little waste as possible.  They will be making a daily morning announcement with tips to help us reduce the amount of garbage we make. As well, each class is weighing the garbage produced at the end of the day and recording.  The winning class will be announced at the end of the day Thursday.  On Tuesday, October 29th, the class who produced the least amount of garbage will celebrate with a pizza party.  Thanks for supporting Garbage Reduction Week!

A Book for Every Child

A Book for Every Child program is on again this year. The two classes picked for the month of Oct are Ms Flamank’s and Mme Petre’s classes.  In every month, we will pick two classes for gifting each child with a book of their choice for home reading.

White Hatter Presentation

We are hosting the White Hatter Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship presentation on Monday for our intermediate students.  For more info, go to

https://www.thewhitehatter.ca/

 School Improvement Plan Presentation

On Wed afternoon, we are hosting district staff and trustees with the School Improvement Plan Presentation.  Thank you to the parents Ms. Chalmers & Ms Kaiser, Mme Garlock’s & Mme Lazar’s classes, the drumming group & Ms Jaime & Ms Lydia, student reps Danielle Francis and Lucia Barden for their leadership.

School Spirit Wear

School Spirit Wear is on sale. Please go to: www.squamish.hotlunches.net and simply use your current hot lunch account.  Select “Managing Orders” tab and scroll to bottom of page to find the Spirit Wear Tab and input your order there.  If you don’t have a hot lunch account, simply register using the school code SHL.  ORDERS ARE DUE NOVEMBER 8th FOR A MID DECEMBER DELIVERY.  There are hooded sweatshirts, sweatpants, zip hooded sweatshirts, and T-shirts for sale.

Gr. 6 Immunization Clinic

The Gr. 6 Immunization Clinic will take place on Th, Oct 24th.

Photo Retakes

The photo retakes will be on Th, Oct 24th.

ProD day on Friday

Friday is a Professional Development Day for staff. School is closed for students.

Cross Country Team

The practices are on T, W, and Th at lunch for Gr. 3 to 6 students.  Thank you to Mr. Parker coaching.  We had our meets at GHE & Whistler. The last meet is on October 23th in Pemberton (changed from the 24th)

Mini Cross Country Team

Cross Country team for grades Kindergarten to Gr. 2 will practice on Fridays. The race will be on Oct 22 at 3:30 pm.  Thank you to Ms Cranston-Horsley, Ms Noaro and Ms Dirks for coaching.

Author Kit Pearson

Thank you to Ms Antonios for arranging for author Kit Pearson to speaking to our Gr. 6 students.

Student Vote

Thank you to the Leadership students, Mme Garlock and Mme Paquette, the students were able to learn about the federal parties and participate in a Student Vote.

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Announcers:   Evie and Thea

Office Monitors: Alyssa & Rian

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

Mon, Oct 21st

  • We Scare Hunger campaign starts
  • Garbage Reduction Week starts
  • Games Club – lunch in Mr. Hackett’s room
  • White Hatter Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship presentation – 1 pm

Tues, Oct 22nd

  • BOKS am
  • Intermediate Cross Country at lunch

Wed, Oct 23rd

  • Intermediate Cross Country at lunch
  • School Employ Recognition Lunch
  • School Improvement Plan presentation – pm
  • Early dismissal – 2 pm
  • Parent teacher interview/Student-led conference

Thurs, Oct 24th

  • BOKS – am
  • Intermediate Cross Country at lunch
  • Early dismissal – 2 pm
  • Parent teacher interview/Student-led conference
  • Cross Country meet – in Pemberton

Fri, Oct 25th

  • ProD day

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

Principal

What’s Happening at SQE week of Oct 14th to Oct 17th

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Early Dismissal and Parent Teacher Interviews/Student-led Conference
On Oct 23 and 24, the students will be dismissed at 2 pm each day to accommodate Parent Teacher Interviews/Student-led Conference. Please book your appointments online:
http://sqe.schoolappointments.com

You can also call the office if you are not able to use the online system.

Cross Country Team
The practices are on T, W, and Th at lunch for Gr. 3 to 6 students. Thank you to Mr. Parker coaching. We had our first meet at GHE yesterday. These are the future meets. Thursday, October 17th in Whistler and Wednesday, October 23th in Pemberton (changed from the 24th)

Mini Cross Country Team
Cross Country team for grades Kindergarten to Gr. 2 will practice on Fridays. The race will be on Oct 22 at 3:30 pm. Thank you to Ms Cranston-Horsley, Ms Noaro and Ms Dirks for coaching.

Lockdown Drill
Tues, at 11:50, we are going to have a lockdown drill.

School-wide Write
The School-wide write is on all next week.

Hotlunch & Spirit Day
The hotlunch is on Fri next week. It’s also Crazy Hair Day.

Author Kit Pearson
Kit Pearson is speaking to the Gr. 6s next Fri.

Student Vote
Next week, we are holding a Student Vote for the federal election.

Thankgsgiving Monday
A reminder that Monday is a holiday.

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Announcers: Gavin and Kevin
Office Monitors: Kayden and Eilidh
Playground Buddies for Kindergarten Students: Lauren, Sage, Alix, Ailish, Gene, Maple Brielle and Juliet.

Mon, Oct 14th
 Thanksgiving Monday holiday

Tues, Oct 15th
 BOKS am
 School-wide write starts
 Lockdown drill – 11:50 am
 Intermediate Cross Country at lunch

Wed, Oct 16th
 Intermediate Cross Country at lunch

Thurs, Oct 17th
 BOKS – am
 Intermediate Cross Country at lunch
 Drumming group – 2:30 pm
 Cross Country meet – in Whistler

Fri, Oct 18th
 Crazy Hair Day
 Author – Kit Pearson
 Primary Cross Country at lunch
 Art Club at lunch
 Hot lunch
Enjoy the long weekend!
Ji Ai Cho

What’s Happening at SQE week of Oct 7th to Oct 11th  

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Orange Shirt Day

Thank you to Mme Rolufs and the students for leading the Orange Shirt Day.  We learned a lot about the Residential Schools.

Cross Country Team

The practices are on T, W, and Th at lunch for Gr. 3 to 6 students.  Thank you to Mr. Parker.

Meets: Thursday, October 10th at Garibaldi Highlands Elementary School 3:30 – 4:30

Thursday, October 17th in Whistler

Wednesday, October 23th in Pemberton (changed from the 24th)

Mini Cross Country Team

Cross Country team for grades Kindergarten to Gr. 2 will practice on Fridays. The race will be on Oct 22 at 3:30 pm.  Thank you to Ms Cranston-Horsley, Ms Noaro and Ms Dirks for coaching.

Drug Education

Thank you to Constable Robinson and Nurse Alli Redding for talking to students and staff about poisonous drugs and paraphernalia.

FSA (Foundations Skills Assessment)

The FSAs will be written for the Gr. 4 students during Sept 30th to Nov 8th.

Games Club

Games Club will be running on Mondays starting Oct 7th at lunch.  Thank you to Mr. Hackett for sponsoring.

Art Club

Do you like making art?  Are you interested in learning? Then come to Mme Lazar’s class on Fri at lunch.  The Art Club is open for all grades.  Thank you to Mme Lazar and Mr. Blumel for sponsoring.

Popcorn Day

Just a friendly reminder our first popcorn day is this Monday !!! This year popcorn days will be scheduled for every first Monday of the month! Don’t forget your $1.

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Announcers:   Alexis and Maple

Office Monitors: Thea and Evie

Peer Leaders for Kindergarten Students: Jack, Natalie, Aiden, Hudson, Bhavnoor, Bailey, Ruby

Mon, Oct 7th

  • Games Club – lunch – Mr. Hackett’s room
  • Popcorn day

Tues, Oct 8th

  • BOKS am
  • Intermediate Cross Country at lunch

Wed, Oct 9th

  • Intermediate Cross Country at lunch

Thurs, Oct 10th

  • BOKS – am
  • Earthquake drill – 11:50 am
  • Intermediate Cross Country at lunch
  • Drumming group – 2:30 pm
  • Cross Country meet – GHE after school

Fri, Oct 11th

  • Primary Cross Country at lunch
  • Art Club at lunch

Mon, Oct 14th

  • Thanksgiving Monday

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

Principal

What’s Happening at SQE week of Sept 30th to Oct 4th

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Orange Shirt Day
It is time to wear orange to remember those who went to Residential Schools. Wear orange on Monday September 30th to remember the children whose souls are now free and flying. Also remember those who did make it and are now telling their stories. It is time to show empathy. Wear orange!

Cross Country Team
The practices are on T, W, and Th at lunch for Gr. 3 to 6 students. Thank you to Mr. Parker.
Meets: Thursday, October 10th at Garibaldi Highlands Elementary School 3:30 – 4:30
Thursday, October 17th in Whistler
Thursday, October 24th in Pemberton

Mini Cross Country Team
Cross Country team for grades Kindergarten to Gr. 2 will practice on Fridays. The race will be on Oct 22 at 3:30 pm. Thank you to Ms Cranston-Horsley, Ms Noaro and Ms Dirks for coaching.D

Drug Education
On Oct 2nd, Constable Robinson from the RCMP and Alli Redding, our school health nurse will be talking to students and staff about what drugs or paraphernalia may look like and what to do when you find them.

FSA (Foundations Skills Assessment)
The FSAs will be written for the Gr. 4 students during Sept 30th to Nov 8th.

Games Club
Games Club will be running on Mondays starting Oct 7th at lunch. Thank you to Mr. Hackett for sponsoring.

PAC meetings
The Parent Advisory Council will be meeting on second Tues every month (except in Dec). All parents and guardians are welcome.

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Announcers: Juliet and Brielle
Office Monitors: Lula and Isis
Peer Leaders for Kindergarten Students: Zack, Natalie, Hudson, Amelia, Eilidh, Kayden, Danielle

Mon, Sept 30
 Orange Shirt Day assembly – 11 am (Wear Orange!)
 FSA starts

Tues, Oct 1st
 BOKS am
 Intermediate Cross Country at lunch

Wed, Oct 2nd
 Intermediate Cross Country at lunch
 Drug Education

Thurs, Oct 3rd
 BOKS – am
 Intermediate Cross Country at lunch
 Drumming group – 2:30 pm

Fri, Oct 4th
 Primary Cross Country at lunch

Sat, Oct 5th
 World Teachers’ Day

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho
Principal

What’s Happening at SQE week of Sept 23rd to 27th

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you for a great Welcome BBQ. It was nice to see you there. It was fun!

BOKS

BOKS (Before School Physical Activity) Program starts on Sept. 24. It runs Tuesday & Thursday mornings 8-8:50am.  The program is for Gr. 1 to 6 students.  For K students, we need parent supervision. Forms that were sent via email must be filled out by parents and sent back to teachers/ or the office by Sept. 17. We are looking for volunteer parents to help out, please see the form for more info.

Scholastic Book Fair

Thank you to Ms Antonios for a wonderful book fair. Thank you to everyone who visited and purchased books at our scholastic book fair this week.  Your support means more books for our library!  Also, thank you to the student and parent volunteers who were able to help with sales. The book fair was a great success and we hope the new books will encourage even more reading at Ecole Squamish Elementary!

Terry Fox Run

Thank you to staff and students for a great Terry Fox run.  Donations for Cancer Research can be brought to classroom teachers next week.

Immunization Records

BC schools are required to have immunization records of all students this fall.  Please bring a copy of  your child’s record and the school will be passing them onto the public health unit.

PAC (Parent Advisory Council)

The PAC at Squamish Elementary is a great way to be involved in your child’s school experience. Come work with a fun, active, passionate and collaborative team of parents. You can contribute however much or little time as you want/can. It is a very welcoming group and we love having new members. We meet monthly for a few hours. Join us September 26th at 6pm in the school library for our first meeting of the year. Childcare is provided. We hope to see you there. Feel free to message if you have any questions.

Primary Cross Country

Cross Country team for grades Kindergarten to Gr. 2 will practice on Fridays. The race will be on Oct 24 at 3:30 pm.  Thank you to Ms Cranston-Horsley, Ms Noaro and Ms Dirks for coaching.

School Fee

School fee for supplies is $40 per student.  Please pay online

https://sd48seatosky.org/online-payments/

Cash or cheque can be brought to the classroom teacher.

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Announcers:  Estelle & Melanie

Office Monitors: Zack & Belle

Peer Leaders for K students: Amelia, Layla, Saylor, Kayden, Bailey, Ruby and Eilidh

Mon, Sept 23

  • Camp Summit day trip – Gr. 5 & 6
  • Class reviews
  • Fire drill – 11:50 am

Tues, Sept 24

  • BOKS – 8 am
  • Class Reviews

Wed, Sept 25

Thurs, Sept 26

  • BOKS – 8 am
  • PAC meeting – 6 pm in the library

Fri, Sept 27

  • Clan meeting
  • Primary Cross Country at lunch

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

Principal