What’s Happening at SQE week of Feb 24th to 28th    

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

ProD day on Monday

The school is closed on Monday for students due to it being Professional Development Day for staff.

Multicultural Days

We are planning for our annual Multicultural days on Mar 5th and 6th at the school.  Over the next few weeks, the students will be learning about all the different cultures represented at our school.  We would like to highlight the talent at our school by having cultural performances on the 5th and cultural activities and sharing cultural finger foods on the afternoon of the 6th.  If you are able to perform, run an activity station or contribute food, please let the teacher or the office know.

Report Cards

The report cards will be distributed on Fri, Feb 28th.  The classes in the CSL pilot will have the Point of Progress going home by the end of April.

Pink Shirt Day on Thursday

Wear Pink on Thurs.  Stand up against bullying and focus on kindness.  There will be an assembly on Thurs morning.

Reusable Shopping Bag Donation Drive

Starting now Ms. Pender’s grade 1/2 class is collecting your old, unused and forgotten reusable shopping bags. Look through your homes, ask parents and guardians! Please bring any and all donations to the office, Mr. Blumel or Ms. Pender ASAP. Thank you.

Three on Three Basketball

On Th, 20th, we had a home game against BRE afterschool. The next game is at GHE on Feb 27th We will end the season with a jamboree with all school at DRMS on Mar 4th.  Thank you to Mr. Parker, Mr. Dion and Mr. Blumel for coaching.  Practices are on Mon and Wed at lunch.

Carnaval Week

Thank you to staff for making this a memorable annual event.

Library News

During the month of February, the Library is collecting used children’s books to sell in a used book sale!  If you have any children’s books you are ready to part with the Library would be happy to accept your donations.

The Library Book Review Challenge continues!  We have over a hundred entries so far! 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. All of the entries are being displayed in and around the Library so take a look if you’re searching for a good book!  The Challenge ends February 28th.

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.

Festival du Livre

Festival du Livre was a huge success!  Thank you to Ms Antonios.

Parents that have an intermediate student participating in the Reading Link Challenge competition this year, it has been scheduled for March 5th at 11am in the gym.  The winning team will compete in the district competition the evening of March 11th.

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!

Twitter

Follow us on Twitter @SQELearning

 

Announcers: Alexis and Maple

Office Monitors: Marcus and Mahtab

 

Mon, Feb 24th

  • Pro D day

Tues, Feb 25th

  • BOKS – am
  • Fire drill – 11:45 am

Wed, Feb 26th

  • 3 on 3 Basketball – lunch

Thurs, Feb 27th

  • BOKS – am
  • Pink Shirt Day assembly – 11 am
  • Coding Club – lunch – Mr. Dion’s room
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – 2 pm
  • Drumming group – 2:30 pm
  • 3 on 3 basketball game at GHE – afterschool

Fri, Feb 28th

  • Report cards going home
  • Clan meeting – 11:20 am

Enjoy the weekend!

 

Ji Ai Cho

Principal

What’s Happening at SQE week of Feb 17th to 21st   

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Family Day Holiday

The school is closed on Monday due to it being the Family Day Holiday.

Three on Three Basketball

On Th, 20th, there is a home game against BRE afterschool. We will end the season with a jamboree with all school.  Thank you to Mr. Parker, Mr. Dion and Mr. Blumel for coaching.  Practices are on Mon and Wed at lunch.

Carnaval Week

Carnaval is here at SQE on Feb 18th to 21st.  There will be mask-making, bingo, masquerade ball, dancing , course au Fou, crepe making and of course the Bon Homme.  Thank you to staff for making this a memorable annual event.

Library News

During the month of February, the Library is collecting used children’s books to sell in a used book sale!  If you have any children’s books you are ready to part with the Library would be happy to accept your donations.

Festival du Livre!

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Festival du Livre is coming toSQE from February 19th-21st!  This scholastic book sale is primarily French books and a great opportunity for our French Immersion parents to stock up for their home libraries. The sale will be open from 8:30-8:55am and 3:00-3:30pm daily.  Check out a sneak peak of available books in the front foyer. Parents who are able to volunteer to sell books during the Festival du Livre please email Ms. Antonios at rantonios@sd48.bc.ca with a time you are available!

Parents that have an intermediate student participating in the Reading Link Challenge competition this year, it has been scheduled for March 5th at 11am in the gym.  The winning team will compete in the district competition the evening of March 11th.

New Library Shelves!

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A huge thank you to the amazing SQE PAC for funding a new bank of Library shelves.  Our staff and students love them!

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The amazing SQE Library helpers donating books to Brennan Park Rec Centre.

The Library Book Review Challenge continues!  We have over a hundred entries so far! 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. All of the entries are being displayed in and around the Library so take a look if you’re searching for a good book!  The Challenge ends February 28th.

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.

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!

PAC Corner

Do you have ideas about how to improve traffic around our school? We need parents to come forward for a Traffic Task Force. Once we have a group of parents on board, a meeting to start brainstorming improvements will be set. Please email Colleen cobcranston@hotmail.com

The library is collecting your gently used books. Drop off at front entrance or stop by the library and check out the new furniture while you are there!

Twitter

Follow us on Twitter @SQELearning

Announcers:  Matthea & Azzy

Office Monitors: Kevin & Gavin

Mon, Feb 17th

  • Family Day holiday

Tues, Feb 18th

  • BOKS – am
  • Carnaval week starts
  • Mask making

Wed, Feb 19th

  • 3 on 3 Basketball – lunch
  • Masquerade ball

Thurs, Feb 20th

  • BOKS – am
  • Dances
  • Coding Club – lunch – Mr. Dion’s room
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – 2 pm
  • Drumming group – 2:30 pm
  • 3 on 3 basketball game at home against BRE- afterschool

Fri, Feb 21st

  • Course au Fou

Mon, Feb 24th

  • Pro D day – school closed for students

Enjoy the long weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

Principal

What’s Happening at SQE week of Feb 10th to 14th

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

ProD Day on Feb 7th

The school is closed tomorrow for the students.  Most of our staff will be away learning about Social Emotional Intelligence with speaker Jodi Derkson (Imperative Education) or Numeracy with David Gregr (HSSS) and Asia Mathews (Quest U)

OurSchool Survey for Gr. 5 and 6 students

Grade 5 and 6 students will be taking the OurSchool Survey to help us with school improvement.  The survey is anonymous and voluntary.

Clones Day

Monday is Clones Day.  Dress up exactly like your friends or staff.  You can have multiple clones!

COEUR-O-GRAMMES for sale! (heart cards)

The leadership students are selling Coeur-o-grammes (heart cards) in the lobby at lunchtime on Monday to Thursday. Each card will be 1$. Address the card to anyone in the school so please make sure to put that students’ teachers name on the card so we know where to deliver them. The cards will be delivered on Valentine’s Day.

Wear Red

Wear Red on Valentine’s Day, Friday!

Valentine Day Games

Valentine’s Day games in the gym on Friday from 1-3pm. Please bring nonperishable food items to play a game.  We are donating the food to the Squamish food bank.

Three on Three Basketball

We play 3 on 3 tournaments with VCE this week.  Next week is against SWE.  Thank you to Mr. Parker, Mr. Dion and Mr. Blumel for coaching.  Practices are on Mon and Wed at lunch.

Library

During the month of February, the Library is collecting used children’s books to sell in a used book sale!  If you have any children’s books you are ready to part with the Library would be happy to accept your donations.

The Library Book Review Challenge continues!  We have over a hundred entries so far! 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. All of the entries are being displayed in and around the Library so take a look if you’re searching for a good book!  The Challenge ends February 28th.

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.

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Festival du Livre is coming to SQE from February 19th-21st!  This scholastic book sale is primarily French books and a great opportunity for our french immersion parents to stock up for their home libraries. The sale will be open from 8:30-8:55am and 3:00-3:30pm daily.  Check out a sneak peak of available books in the front foyer.

Parents who are able to volunteer to sell books during the Festival du Livre please email Ms. Antonios at rantonios@sd48.bc.ca with a time you are available!

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!

 

Earth Kids

There is an Earth Kids meeting in Mme Regnier’s classroom at lunch, Wednesday, February 12th.  We will be labeling boxes to help our school recycle Booster Juice cups for next week’s hot lunch.

Parking Lot

We are finding the parking lot and the round-about very congested at drop off and pick up times.  Please remember to park in designated spots and not park in the round-about.  Please do not stop in the middle of a lane and please be courteous to other parents.  We thank you for your consideration and patience.

PAC Corner

  • Our next PAC meeting is Tuesday Feb 11. Please come join us. All parents welcome. Babysitting will be provided.
  • A Traffic Task Force is being formed. We will need parents to join if change is going to happen. Details to follow shortly.

Twitter

Follow us on Twitter @SQELearning

Announcers:  Danielle and Amelia

Office Monitors: Taran and Marcus

Mon, Feb 10th

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

Tues, Feb 11th

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

Wed, Feb 12th

  • 3 on 3 Basketball – lunch

Thurs, Feb 13th

  • BOKS – am
  • Coding Club – lunch – Mr. Dion’s room
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – 2 pm
  • Drumming group – 2:30 pm
  • 3 on 3 basketball game at SWE – afterschool

Fri, Feb 14th

  • Wear Red Day
  • Games – pm in the gym – bring non-perishable food for the Food Bank

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

Principal

What’s Happening at SQE week of Feb 3rd to 7th  

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What’s Happening at SQE week of Feb 3rd to 7th  

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

COEUR-O-GRAMMES for sale! (heart cards)

The Leadership students will be selling them in the lobby a week prior to V-day up until Feb 13th. 1$ per card. They can be addressed to anyone in the school, anonymous or not.  We will be delivering the cards to the students on Feb 14th in the afternoon.

Three on Three Basketball

We hosted our first 3 on 3 tournaments yesterday with MQE.  Thank you to Mr. Parker and Mr. Dion for coaching.  Practices are on Mon and Wed at lunch.

Fire Drill

There will be fire drill on Monday at 11:50 am.

Spirit wear/Blue & white day/Popcorn Day

On Monday, wear your spirit wear or the school colours blue and white.  Also it’s popcorn day. Bring a loonie for a bag.

ProD Day

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

Library

During the month of February, the Library is collecting used children’s books to sell in a used book sale!  If you have any children’s books you are ready to part with the Library would be happy to accept your donations.

The Library Book Review Challenge continues!  We have over a hundred entries so far! 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. All of the entries are being displayed in and around the Library so take a look if you’re searching for a good book!  The Challenge ends February 28th.

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.

Festival du Livre is coming to SQE from February 19th-21st!  This scholastic book sale is primarily French books and a great opportunity for our french immersion parents to stock up for their home libraries. The sale will be open from 8:30-8:55am and 3:00-3:30pm daily.  Check out a sneak peak of available books in the front foyer.

Parents who are able to volunteer to sell books during the Festival du Livre please email Ms. Antonios at rantonios@sd48.bc.ca with a time you are available!

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!

Parking Lot

We are finding the parking lot and the round-about very congested at drop off and pick up times.  Please remember to park in designated spots and not park in the round-about.  Please do not stop in the middle of a lane and please be courteous to other parents.  We thank you for your consideration and patience.

Twitter

Follow us on Twitter @SQELearning

Announcers:  Juliet and Brielle

Office Monitors: Matthea and Azzy

PAC Corner

  • Missoula was a great success. PAC was able to contribute funds to cover casting costs, for all students.
  • Progress on the Outdoor Classroom continues. Plans for seating, landscaping and break-out areas will be completed as next steps. A grant for $5000 was received from Woodfiber LNG in January. As well, PAC contributed $3000 towards a clan focused art project for the gazebo.
  • PAC contributed to the Howe Sound Secondary Scholarship Fund – which is available to current HSS students with an interest in art that have attended ESE in the past.
  • PAC purchased additional furniture for our school library. It should be arriving mid-February. Stop by and check it out.
  • Keep up to date on upcoming events by joining our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EcoleSquamishElementary/
  • Interested in getting involved with PAC? We have lots of great opportunities for volunteering. Contact Colleen at cobcranston@hotmail.com

Mon, Feb 3rd

  • Spirit Day/Blue white day
  • Popcorn Day
  • Fire drill – 11:50 am
  • Games Club – lunch in Mr. Hackett’s class
  • 3 on 3 Basketball – lunch

Tues, Feb 4th

  • BOKS – am

Wed, Feb 5th

  • 3 on 3 Basketball – lunch

Thurs, Feb 6th

  • BOKS – am
  • Coding Club – lunch
  • Drumming group – 2:30 pm

Fri, Feb 7th

  • ProD day

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

Principal

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.

Twitter

Follow us on Twitter @SQELearning

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