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Dear Families,

For our Sept 3rd start to the new school year, we are welcoming our returning students for one hour that day from 9 to 10 am that day.  The students are to go to their class from this past year for attendance.  For the new students to our school, we will be meeting them in the gym then guiding them to their classes.

From Wed, Sept 4th, we will be in full day session.

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 later12:45 to 1)

1:00 to 3:00              Class

We hope to have all students in new classes by Friday.

 

For our Kindergartners, we are planning a gradual entry.

Wednesday, September 4th          12:50 – 2:45 pm (bring a lunch)

Thursday, September 5th              12:50 – 2:45 pm (bring a lunch)

Friday, September 6th                    9:15 – noon (bring a snack)

Monday, September 9th                 9:15 – noon (bring a snack)

Tuesday, September 10th               8:55-3:00 (start full days! Bring a snack and a lunch)

 

 

Wishing you a wonderful summer!

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Dear Families,

We had our final day of school today.  The Parent Volunteer Tea was lovely today.  We appreciate their generosity with time for our school.

We also said good-bye to some of our staff as well as welcoming some new.

I would like to introduce our new Vice Pricipal Barbara Busalacchi.

Here is a little intro she sent us:

After teaching elementary school for 14 years in California and earning a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology, I followed the call of the mountains and moved to Whistler. I was privileged to work, learn and play on the territory of the St’at’yemc Nation for the last 10 years. I enjoyed working for the Líl̓wat Nation at the Ts’zil Adult Learning Centre in Mount Currie as the Cultural Video Production Program co-creator/instructor, the Education Coordinator and the Manager of the Trades and Training program. In addition, I was a Capilano University instructor at Ts’zil teaching Career Planning courses. To learn more about the Líl̓wat Nation and their language (Ucwalmícwts), I enrolled in the Líl̓wat Language and Culture Certificate Program through Capilano University and should graduate this December.

In August 2017, I decided to return to my roots in public elementary school and joined SD 48 as the Vice Principal of Signal Hill Elementary in Pemberton. The best part of my job has been learning with the children of my friends, co-workers and former Ts’zil students. I am looking forward to working at Squamish Elementary School, meeting the community and learning more about the Squamish Nation.

 On behalf of our staff, we wish you a wonderful summer.  The office will be open from Aug 26th in preparation for school opening.

Ji Ai Cho

Principal

 

 

 What’s Happening at ESQE week of June 24th  to 28th  

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Dear Families,

National Indigenous Peoples Day

The school celebrated the National Indigenous Peoples Day today. The students were involved with clan activities including slahal bone game, storytelling and pictographs, longball, drumming and dancing.  It was nice to host families for a picnic lunch.  As well, we were treated to a performance by a group from Cultural Journeys. Thank you to all staff to for a wonderful day.  Thank you to Mme Lapp and Ms Lydia for their leadership.

 Year End Assembly

We will be having a Year End assembly at 11 am on Tues, the 25th.  We will also be saying goodbye to our Gr. 6s. There will be a Gr. 6 parade at 1:30.

Office Monitors Luncheon

Thank you to the office monitors who helped at lunch time.  To show our appreciation, there will be lunch for you on Tue, June 25th.

Parent Appreciation Tea

The staff will be hosting a Parent Appreciation Tea for all parent volunteers on Thurs, Jun 27th at 9 am.  We appreciate all that you do for our school.  Thank you to Mme Regnier for organizing.

Report Cards and Early Dismissal

On Thurs, June 27th is the last day of school for the students.  The report cards will be distributed and there will be an early dismissal at 10 am.

Last day of bussing

There will not be bus service home for courtesy riders at 10:00 on Thursday, the last day of school. There will be a bus from SQE to North Yards only and a bus from SQE to Stawamus Reserve and Britannia but it will not be going into Valleycliffe.

SchoolCashSuite

No more hassles with cash or cheque.  We encourage all parents to register for online payments.

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

Twitter

Follow us on Twitter @SQELearning

Announcers:  Molly Haldenby, Hannah Askew

Office Monitors: Camila Vivanco, Prabhleen Nijjar

 Mon, June 24

  • Alice Lake FT – Farstad, Gregoire, Brant, Regnier, Castrillo, Georgy-Embree, Hoyrup, Regnier
  • Smoke Bluffs hike – H Parker

Tues, June 25

  • BOKS – am – last session
  • Year end assembly – 11 am
  • Office Monitor Luncheon
  • 6 parade – 1:30 pm

Wed, June 26

  • Playland FT – Parker2
  • FT – Alice Lake (Lapp, Garlock, Dion)

Thurs, June 27

  • Volunteer Parent Appreciation Tea – 9 to 10 am
  • Early dismissal at 10 am
  • Report Cards go home
  • Last day of school for students

Fri, June 28

  • Administration day

Summer holidays begin!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

Principal

What’s Happening at ESQE week of June 17th to 21st

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Dear Families,

Staffing News

We welcome Ms Boersma for a primary class and Mr. Blundell as a Collaborative Support Teacher.  On the other hand, Ms Hoyrup is retiring at the end of June.  We thank her for her many years of service.  Lastly, Ms Hain will be heading to Valleycliffe Elementary School as the Principal.  We wish her luck. We will miss them both.

Primary Track Meet

We had a successful Primary Track Meet.  Thank you to Ms Miller, Ms Cranston and Ms Noaro for coaching.

PAC Staff Lunch

Thank you to the PAC for the wonderful staff luncheon.  We really appreciate your generosity.

Sports Day

Thank you to all staff for a great Sports Day.  Everyone had so much fun!

K orientation

The second Kindergarten Orientation is on Wed and Thurs at 5 to 6 pm.

National Indigenous Peoples Day

The school will be celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day on Fri, 21st. The students will be involved in classroom and school activities.  We invite all families for a picnic lunch at noon.  Please bring a blanket and a picnic lunch.  As well, we will be treated to a performance by some students from Cultural Journeys at 12:45 pm.  Thank you to staff, Mme Lapp, Ms Jaime and Ms Lydia for their leadership.

 Year End Assembly

We will be having a Year End assembly at 11 am on Tues, the 25th.  We will also be saying goodbye to our Gr. 6s.

Parent Appreciation Tea

The staff will be hosting a Parent Appreciation Tea for all parent volunteers on Thurs, Jun 27th at 9 am.  We appreciate all that you do for our school.  Thank you to Mme Regnier for organizing.

Report Cards and Early Dismissal

On Thurs, June 27th is the last day of school for the students.  The report cards will be distributed and there will be an early dismissal at 10 am.

SchoolCashSuite

No more hassles with cash or cheque.  We encourage all parents to register for online payments.

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

Twitter

Follow us on Twitter @SQELearning

 

Announcers:  Katrina Read, Winter Robichaud

Office Monitors: Cole Dickau, Reid VW

 

Mon, June 17

  • Aikido – 7:50 am

Tues, June 18

  • BOKS – am
  • Swimming – Brant, Hoyrup, Georgy-Embree

Wed, June 19

  • Aikido – 7:50 am
  • Swimming – Parker2
  • K orientation – groups A & B – 5 pm

Thurs, June 20

  • BOKS – am
  • K orientation – groups C & D – 5 pm

Fri, June 21

  • National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations
  • Family picnic
  • Performance by Cultural Journeys’ students – 12:45 pm

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

Principal

What’s Happening at ESQE week of June 10th to 14th

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Dear Families,

Camp Latona

Thank you to Mme Lapp, Mme Garlock, Mme Paquette, Mr. Parker and parent volunteers for this wonderful experience for our students.  Everyone had a great time!

Squamish Search and Rescue

There will be presentations from the SAR on Tues for some of our classes.

Primary Track Meet

The Primary Track Meet is on Thurs afterschool.  Thank you to Ms Miller, Ms Cranston and Ms Noaro for coaching.

PAC Staff Lunch

Thank you to the PAC for the staff luncheon on Wed.  We really appreciate it.

Sports Day

The annual Sports Day is Friday.  Please wear your clan colors:   Eagles – Blue, Salmon – Red, Wolf – Green, Bear – Yellow.  Hot lunch will be served at noon.

Check in Challenge

What did the pepperoni say to the cheese?

Slice to meat you!

The first class to return all books to the library gets a pizza lunch by Ms Cornish.

Check-in Challenge is underway, please return your books by Fri, June 14th!

SchoolCashSuite

No more hassles with cash or cheque.  We encourage all parents to register for online payments.

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

Twitter

Follow us on Twitter @SQELearning

Announcers:  Claudia Drake, Sydney Russell

Office Monitors: Claudia Drake, Molly Hallenby

Mon, June 10

  • Aikido – 7:50 am

Tues, June 11

  • BOKS – am

Wed, June 12

  • Aikido – 7:50 am
  • PAC Staff luncheon
  • Swimming – Rolufs, Gregoire

Thurs, June 13

  • BOKS – am
  • Primary Track Meet – afterschool

Fri, June 14

  • Sports Day
  • Hot lunch

Sun, June 16

  • Father’s Day

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ji Ai Cho

Principal