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What’s Happening at SQE week of Oct 15th to 19th

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School Learning Plan presentation
We are hosting the school board staff and the Trustees on Wed morning. We are in the process of scheduling classes for demonstrating learning during the walkabout and the presentations in relation to our school goals. Thank you to all staff and students for engaging in this event. As well, there is a lunch for the staff thanks to the district.

During lunch, the following staff will be recognized for their service.
Andrew Georgy-Embree 5 years
Ji Ai Cho 10 years
Laura Plathan 10 years
Micheline Gregoire 10 years
Sarah Hain 10 years
Jennifer Rolufs 5 years

Oct Assembly – Respect
Today’s assembly was on Respect. Students read, role-played and made a video about respectful behavior. Thank you to Mme Lapp, Mme Garlock and the Leadership students.

Author visit – Penny Draper
We were fortunate to host Penny Draper this afternoon for some intermediate classes. She is an author of historical fiction based on Canadian events. Red River Raging and Disaster Strikes! are among her novels. Thank you to Ms McClelland for arranging this event.

Cross Country Team
The practices are on M, W, F for Gr. 3 to 6 students. We had our first meet on Thurs. Thank you to Mr. Parker and Mr. Georgy-Embree.
Next Meets: Thursday, October 18th at Squamish Elementary and L’Ecole Les Aiglons
Thursday, October 25th at Garibaldi Highlands 3:30 – 4:30

Mini Cross Country Team
Mini x-country team is for children in grades K to 2. We practice Tuesdays at lunch rain or shine, Our school x-country meet for K-2 will be October 30th at 3:30pm. Thank you to Julie Miller, Laura Noaro and Colleen Cranston.

Dance, Dance, Dance

Do you like dancing? Open to Gr. 2 to 6 boys and girls. We are going to dance on Thurs at lunch in the gym. Thank you to Onyx, Mme Farstad and Mme Gregoire.

Art Club
Come out and create art with Mme Lazar on Wed at lunch.

Aikido
Here is a chance to try out Aikido, a Japanese martial art. Get the permission form in and come on Wed, Oct 17 at 7:50 am.

Glee Club
Do you like to sing? Are you in Gr. 3 to 6? Then the Glee Club is starting up on Oct 26th. You will be meeting Fri at lunch in the music room. Consent forms will be going home soon.

School Community Book Exchange

Read a book, Take book, Leave a book. If you see one that interests you, take it home. If you have books at home you are no longer reading, donate them to our School Community Book Exchange by the couches. Thank you to Eric Barry for the beautiful book case.

Earthquake Drill
BC is located in a seismically active area where a few thousand earthquakes occur each year. Although only a small number of these earthquakes are large enough to cause damage, the threat of major earthquake is real. The Earthquake drill is on Monday. The teachers will go over the “Drop, Cover, Hold On, Evacuate” drill for Monday morning.

For more info, please refer to: https://www.shakeoutbc.ca/downloads/ShakeOut_BC_BasicSchoolsEarthquakeDrill_2012.pdf

We Scare Hunger
There will be a food drive starting Oct 22nd for the Squamish Food Bank. Please bring non-perishable food. We will be collecting until the end of the month.

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Announcers: Brenna Sherk, Annika Weiland
Office Monitors: Hannah Askew, Claudia Drake

Mon, Oct 15th
 Earthquake drill – 10:25 am

Tues, Oct 16th

 BOKS am
 Mini Cross Country at lunch

Wed, Oct 17th
 Aikido – 7:50 am
 School Learning Plan presentation – am in the library
 Staff luncheon and recognition – library
 Cross Country at lunch
 Art Club – lunch

Thurs, Oct 18th
 BOKS – am
 Dance Club – lunch
 Cross country meet at Brennan Park – 3:30

Fri, Oct 19th
 ProD day – school closed

Enjoy the weekend!
Ji Ai Cho
Principal

What’s Happening at SQE week of Oct 8th to 12th

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Happy World Teachers Day! We appreciate all that you do!

FSA (Foundation Skills Assessment)
The Gr. 4 students will be involved in writing the FSA for the next three weeks. Thank you to the Gr. 4 teachers and the Learning Support Teachers for their support.

Fire Prevention Week & Kindergarten Visits                                                           

Squamish Fire Rescue will be visiting our school on Thurs. During this visit, they will:     1. Visit every Kindergarten class to talk about getting to know firefighters, cold/hot items, tools vs. toys

2. Be available during recess/lunch for all grades to complete Fire Prevention Week activities with the theme Look. Listen. Learn.

Oct Assembly
The Friday’s Assembly will focus on RESPECT.

Cross Country Team
The practices are on M, W, F for Gr. 3 to 6 students. Thank you to Mr. Parker and Mr. Georgy-Embree.
Meets: Thursday, October 11th at Brennan Park 3:30 – 4:30
Thursday, October 18th at Squamish Elementary and L’Ecole Les Aiglons
Thursday, October 25th at Garibaldi Highlands 3:30 – 4:30

Mini Cross Country Team
Mini x-country team is for children in grades K to 2. We practice Tuesdays at lunch rain or shine, Our school x-country meet for K-2 will be October 30th at 3:30pm. Thank you to Julie Miller, Laura Noaro and Colleen Cranston.

Dance, Dance, Dance
Do you like dancing? Open to Gr. 2 to 6 boys and girls. We are going to dance on Thurs at lunch in the gym starting this week. Thank you to Onyx and Mme Farstad.

Art Club
Come out and create art with Mme Lazar on Wed at lunch starting next week.

Aikido
Here is a chance to try out Aikido, a Japanese martial art. Get the permission form in and come on Wed, Oct 17 at 7:50 am.

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Announcers: Hannah Askew, Claudia Drake
Office Monitors: Winter Robichaud, Sydney Russell

Mon, Oct 8th
 Thanksgiving Monday

Tues, Oct 9th
 BOKS am
 Mini Cross Country at lunch
 Gr. 6 student forum on School Goals with Ms Cho – pm

Wed, Oct 10th
 Cross Country at lunch
 Art Club – lunch

Thurs, Oct 11th
 BOKS – am
 Fire Prevention and K visit
 Dance Club – lunch
 Cross country meet at Brennan Park – 3:30

Fri, Oct 12th
 Assembly – Respect – 11 am
 Cross Country at lunch
 Last day to order Spirit Wear
 Drumming Group

Enjoy the long weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

What’s Happening at SQE week of Oct 1st to 5th

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

School Photo Retakes

If you missed the school photos, the retakes will be taken on Mon, Oct 1st.

Orange Shirt Day

Thank you to the staff and students for a wonderful assembly today. We had the Blessing Ceremony for blanket that we made last year. Special thank you to Art Harry, the elders, Mme Lapp, Mme Garlock, Ms Lydia, Ms Jamie and the Leadership students for making this happen.

Cross Country Team

The practices are on Gr. 3 to 6 students.  Thank you to Mr. Parker and Mr. Georgy-Embree.

Meets: Thursday, October 11th at Brennan Park 3:30 – 4:30

Thursday, October 18th at Squamish Elementary and L’Ecole Les Aiglons

Thursday, October 25th at Garibaldi Highlands 3:30 – 4:30

Mini Cross Country Team

Mini x-country team is for children in grades K to 2. We practice Tuesdays at lunch rain or shine, Our school x-country meet for K-2 will be October 30th at 3:30pm. Thank you to Julie Miller, Laura Noaro and Colleen Cranston.

Firedrill

There will be a firedrill on Monday at 10:35 am.

Popcorn Day

The first Popcorn Day is Wed, Oct 3rd.  Bring a loonie for a bag of popcorn.

Clan Meeting

Friday’s clan meeting will focus on Respect.

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Announcers:  Winter Robichaud, Sydney Russell

Office Monitors: Seia McWatt, Melissa Pascuzzi

Mon, Oct 1st

  • Fire drill – 10:25 am
  • Cross Country at lunch

Tues, Oct 2nd

  • BOKS – am
  • Mini Cross Country at lunch

Wed, Oct 3rd

  • Cross Country at lunch

Thurs, Oct 4th 

  • BOKS – am

Fri, Oct 5th

  • World Teacher Day!
  • Cross Country at lunch
  • Drumming Group

Mon, Oct 8th

  • Thanksgiving Day

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

 

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

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome BBQ

We had a great turnout for the Welcome BBQ.  Thanks to Ms Plathan and Mr. Parker for being the Grill Masters!  Thank you also to Nesters for their generosity!

BOKS – Build Our Kids Success Community Schools

BOKS is a FREE physical activity program that improves our children physically, mentally and socially by strengthening their minds and bodies through movement.  The BOKS program has started.  Kids come on Tues and Thurs from 8 am to 8:50 am.  Fill out the consent form and come join in the fun activities.

School Photo Retakes

If you missed the school photos, the retakes will be taken on Oct 1st.

Scholastic Book Fair

Thank you to Ms McClelland and the volunteers for a successful Scholastic Book Fair.

First Clan meeting

The first Clan meeting’s theme was Perseverance.  Thank you to Ms Lapp for organizing!

Orange Shirt Day

Make sure you prepare to wear an Orange Shirt on Fri, Sept 28th . The Orange Shirt day is about communities coming together in a spirit of reconciliation and hope.  On that day, we are participating in the Blessing Ceremony of the blanket that we made last year. Thank you to Art Harry and Mme Lapp for making this happen!

A video to share from SHE:

https://thewellnessalmanac.com/2018/09/19/watch-punpuntwal-finding-each-other-a-new-documentary-from-signal-hill-elementary/

Cross Country Team

The practices will start next week for interested Gr. 3 to 6 students.

Mini Cross Country Team

Mini x-country team is for children in grades K to 2. We practice Tuesdays at lunch rain or shine, starting September 25.  The goal of the team is to get the kids active during lunch, create a strong team atmosphere with a focus on fun, encourage each other and a love for sport. Our school x-country meet for K-2 will be October 30th at 3:30pm. Thank you to Julie Miller, Laura Noaro and Colleen Cranston.

Hamburger Sale

You can get a hamburger for a loonie on Monday.  All proceeds will go toward cancer research. First come, first served at lunch.

School Day

8:50                             Warning bell

8:55                             Class starts

10:35 to 10:50             Recess

10:50 to 12:05             Class

12:05 to 1:00               Lunch (play first 12:05 to 12:45, eat later 12:45 to 1)

1:00 to 3:00                 Class

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Announcers:  Seia McWatt, Katrina Read

Office Monitors: Joy Lee, Molly Haldenby

Mon, Sept 24th

  • SBT – 8:15 am
  • Class reviews start
  • Fire drill – 10:25 am
  • Hamburger for a loonie

Tues, Sept 25th

  • BOKS – am
  • Mini Cross Country at lunch

Wed, Sept 26th

  • Class reviews continued

Thurs, Sept 27th  

  • BOKS – am

Fri, Sept 28st   

  • Orange Shirt Day
  • Blanket Blessing Ceremony – 11 am

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

Principal

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

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

School Goals for 2018-2019

If our school community contributes to an inclusive and powerful learning environment, then our students will feel an increased sense of belonging and engagement.

Students will develop as healthy individuals who contribute to the community by taking ownership of their actions and learning.

Terry Fox Assembly and Run

Thank you to Ms Verbeek and the Leadership students for a successful Terry Fox assembly and run.  The theme of the assembly was Perseverance.  If we raise over $399, Ms Cho and  Ms Hain will face the Ice Bucket Challenge L

Welcome BBQ

Mark the date in your calendar! The welcome BBQ is scheduled for Thurs, Sept 20th from 6 pm to 8 pm. The school will provide the hamburgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers.  The families are asked to bring a side dish to share.  Everyone is welcome!  Please bring your own plates and utensils to reduce garbage.

PAC (Parent Advisory Council)

The PAC will be holding the first meeting on Monday, Sept 17th at 6 pm in the library. It is a great way to network with other parents and working with the staff.  There are number of volunteer opportunities from being a PAC executive member and numerous fundraising events. There will be baby-sitting available.  Everyone is welcome!

Babysitters Wanted for PAC meetings

If you have your certification and are able to babysit in the evenings when the PAC meetings are on, please see Ms Cho with your certificate. Our first PAC meeting is on the 17th at 6 pm.

BOKS

The BOKS program will start next week on Tues and Thurs from 8 am to 8:50 am.  Fill out the consent form and come join in the fun activities.

School Photos

School photos will be taken on Monday and Tues. Make sure you look your best!

 

Scholastic Book Fair

Next week is Scholastic Book Fair.  You will have a chance to view and purchase all the latest titles.

First Clan meeting

The first Clan meeting is on next Fri.  The theme is Perseverance.

Bear Alert from District of Squamish

This note is to alert the schools in the area of Carson Place that the Discovery Trail at the Alternate Crossing Bridge/behind the Skate Park has been temporarily closed due to bear activity in the vicinity. There is a mother bear and her cubs feeding in the area, and the trail is being closed until further notice to avoid any conflict. The Skate Park hasn’t been closed, but those using the skate park should be aware and use caution. District Operations are installing barriers which will remain until the trail reopens. Signs have also been installed in the area. Thank you, and don’t hesitate to contact our Wildlife Coordinator with any questions – Meg Toom at mtoom@squamish.ca or 604-815-5066.

At school, if you hear 3 short bell sounds, that means that you walk (don’t run) back inside the building.

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Announcers:  Joy Lee, Molly Haldenby

Office Monitors: Anneka Watt, Cerys MH

Mon, Sept 17th

  • Scholastic Book Fair starts
  • School photos
  • PAC meeting – 6 pm

Tues, Sept 18th

  • School photos

Wed, Sept 19th

  • Fire drill – 11:50 am

Thurs, Sept 20th

  • Welcome Back BBQ 6 -8 pm

 

Fri, Sept 21st

  • First Clan meeting – 11 am
  • Scholastic Book Fair ends

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho, Principal, ESQES