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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope that you had a wonderful summer!  I can’t believe that it’s that time of the year already…

Here is some information that will be helpful for the first week.

As well, here are the links to some useful information to have children get ready:





The staff have been working hard to have the school ready for the students on Tuesday. We welcome all students and families at École Squamish Elementary School! We have a lot of changes this year.

A Welcome from Ms. Busalacchi

Hello SQE Families! I am looking forward to working with you this year as the vice principal. In addition, I will be teaching art and drama so I will have a chance to get to know all of our wonderful students. See you next week! Sincerely, Ms. Busalacchi

 We welcome the following staff joining us this year:

Barbara Busalacchi – Vice Principal

Sarah McQueen – 1/2 English

TBD – K/1 English

TBD – 1/2 English

Andreea Petre – K/1 Fr. Imm

Jesse Hackett – 3/4 English

Andrea Paquette – 5/6 Fr. Imm

Raelene Antonio – Library, ELL (welcome back!)

TBD – Learning Support English

Jeremy Blumel – Collaborative Support Teacher

Here are some details for the opening day, Tues, Sept 3, 2019

Reporting to class:

The Gr.1 to 6 students will report to their last year’s classes at 8:55 am. They will be dismissed at 10 am.

Students who had Ms. Jones will be with Ms. McQueen in the same room.

Students who had Ms. Busschaert will be in the same room.

Students who had Mme. Nagowska/Mme. Benson will be with Mme. Petre in the same room.

Students who had Ms. Brant will be in Room 215.

Students who had Mr. Georgy-Embree will be in Room 150.

Students who had Ms. Hoyrup will be with Mr. Hackett in Room 209.

Students who had Ms. Lapp will be with Ms. Paquette in the same room.

Kindergarten – Wed, Sept 4th & Th, Sept 5th at 12:50 to 2:45 pm. (En – Ms Lapointe’s room #109, Fr Imm – library).

Kindergarten – Fri, Sept 6th & Mon, Sept 9th at 9:15 to noon.

All NEW students, please report to the gym for class placement.


The bus service will be available on Tues for students from North Yards, Britannia and Stawamus Reserve. There will not be a bus service for curtesy riders.

The bus will pick up at normal time and will leave school at 10:07am on Tues.


Walkers and bikers

Please use the walking pathways. The entrance in the middle of the construction is for cars only.

We encourage walking and biking to reduce congestion.


School Fees

The school fee is $40 per child.  It takes time to set up the system.  When instructed, please use https://sd48seatosky.org/online-payments/

Cash or cheque will be accepted starting Mon, Sept 9th. The students can bring the payment to the classroom teacher. There will be instrument purchases for the music program later for students.

Full days of school starts on Wed, 4th for Gr. 1-6 students. Please pack your snacks and lunch.


Tuesday, September 3rd

-School opens 8:55

-New students go to gym – they will be helped to go to their classes

-Students return to last year’s teachers (with some changes noted above)

-Teachers new to school will be assigned classes

-Students dismissed at 10 am

Wednesday, September 4th

-Full day of class (students return to class they were in yesterday)

-Kindergarten gradual entry begins – 12:50 to 2:45 pm


Thursday, September 5th

-Full day of class (students return to class they were in yesterday)

-Kindergarten – 12:50 to 2:45

Friday, September 6th

-Students return to class they were in Thurs and teachers will send students to their new classes

-Kindergarten – 9:15 to noon


Mon, Sept 9th

-Kindergarten – 9:15 to noon

Tues, Sept 10th

-Everyone in full day


We look forward to teaching and learning together this year!

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