This Week at SQE

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What’s Happening at ÉSQE week of January 29th – February 2nd

Caring, Friendly and Safe…

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Guardians,

Clan groupings:  Mme Lapp and the team have done an amazing job in launching the clan groupings. This past Friday, the students were informed of the four clans Spakwus (Eagle), T’kaya (Wolf), Maxlh (Bear) and Salmon (Stukwi) and as Jamie Williams and Lydia Williams drummed, our students formed their groups and returned to learn more about their clans. Information around the shared blanket and the clans will be provided in future emails and on our website. I will also be tweeting and putting on the website pictures of Friday’s event.

Carnaval: assembly this Thursday – students are asked to bring a Toque for the launch of Carnaval week which is happening February 5th – 9th!

PAC request: Our amazing PAC is  looking for a secretary. Celeste Bickford has been our stand in but she is already very busy with the Hot Lunch program. Thank you Celeste you have done an incredible job! The primary role of PAC secretary entails taking minutes at the meeting and our PAC chair Johanna Proudfoot provides an agenda which is very easy to follow. So if interested please let the  Johanna know through FaceBook or me via email. Thanks everyone and big shout out to the PAC who continue to support our school. You are the best!

Folie en Rouge Dance:  Reminder if your child is in Grade 4-5-6 tickets are selling fast for the Folie en Rouge Dance hosted by Ecole les Aiglons and in partnership with Ecole Squamish Elementary. Even though this is a Les Aiglons event, Rose Mackenzie will be at the event as well for supervision and support purposes.

Tickets can be purchased at

Feb 17th (Saturday) 7-9pm at Squamish Elementary

It’s going to be an unforgettable night for 300 students!

Christine McLeod on behalf of

2018 Folie en Rouge organizing committee

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

Literacy Week Recap!

We had a fabulous Literacy Week at SQE! There were lots of great literacy activities happening around the school and the halls are decorated with beautiful literacy themed displays.  Come take a look for yourself!

We had an amazing turnout for our Reading Night on Thursday evening.  With over 60 children and 50 parents we had a lot of fun sharing stories over milk and cookies. Thank you to everyone who came out in their PJs to join us and to the teachers who read us some pretty great books!

Festival du Livre

The Festival du Livre (Frency book fair) is coming to the SQE Library February7 5th– 8th.  It will be open from 8:30-9am and 3-3:30pm daily and WEDNESDAY (the 7th) and THURSDAY (the 8th) at lunch hour.  The book fair will have mostly French books, but a small selection of English books will be available. Every purchase makes a direct contribution to our Library plus there are a ton of great French books to choose from!  We look forward to seeing you there!

  • The Reading Link Challenge is going strong!  Grade 4-6 students who have opted to participate will have until March to read at least 1 of the 6 novels!  The goal is to retain as much information as possible from the books because comprehension questions will be asked at the competition! 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.  Happy Reading!

Dressing for the weather! Time to get out the rain gear and winter clothing, especially for those little ones who just love those puddles and make snow forts! We want to thank our parents and caregivers in  packing rain gear and extra clothing for their children. If families have any extra cold weather gear, boots, or clothing that their children have outgrown we sure would appreciate the donations. Some of our Kindergarten students have so much fun outside they need to change two or three times in a day and we run out of dry clothing! Donations can be dropped off at the office.

Thanks in advance everyone.

What’s happening this week – January 29th – February 2nd

Monday, Jan 29th:

Tuesday, Jan 30th

  • Primary Numeracy sessions in the portable
  • Art club at noon in Mme Lazar’s room
  • BOKS – 8:00 – 8:50 am
  • Soccer intramurals at noon for gr 5/6 teams

Wednesday, Jan 31st:

Thursday, Feb 1st:

  • BOKS 8:00 – 8:50
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters in the library at 2:00 pm
  • Intramural soccer at noon for gr 5/6 teams
  • Assembly Launch – Carnaval: students bring your toque!
  • Farstad and Castrillo – skating
  • M Parker and H Parker – Toboggan
  • Rose at LLN ( Leadership Learning Network) 1 – 5pm in Whistler, Mr Dion is TTOC

Friday, Feb 2nd:

  • Pro D – school not in session

What’s Happening the Week After and Beyond

  • Carnaval Week February 5th – 9th – more details next week

Monday, February 5th

  • French Scholastic Book fair 8:30 – 9:00 and 3:00 – 3:30

Tuesday, February 6th

  • French Scholastic Book fair 8:30 – 9:00 and 3:00 – 3:30
  • Lhotak, Garlock and Dion – skating

Wednesday, February 7th

  • French Scholastic Book fair 8:30 – 9:00, 12:00 – 12:40, and 3:00 – 3:30

Thursday, February 8th

  • French Scholastic Book fair 8:30 – 9:00, 12:00 – 12:40, and 3:00 – 3:30

Monday, February 12th

  • Family day – School not in session


Enjoy the week,


Rose Mackenzie – Principal

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