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What’s Happening at ÉSQE week of March 12th – 15th

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Caring, Friendly and Safe…

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Guardians,

CSL reports – other than the classes participating in the pilot project, the CSL reports were distributed on Friday. If you have any questions about your child’s progress in learning please contact the teacher. On April 25th, we have our celebration of learning beginning at 2 in the gym. It will be an opportunity to see and hear about student learning in our school and to recognize our school’s 60th birthday!

3 on 3 Jamboree Basketball at DMS – the students had a wonderful time at the basketball Jamboree last Friday. Big thanks to Mr. Parker, Mr. Dion and Ms. Savage for your sponsoring and coaching of our students. The 3 on 3 program has been in effect for a few years and it is a wonderful way for grade 5/6 students to hone and develop their basketball skills.

Don’t forget! – Clocks move ahead one hour early Sunday morning at 2 am.

Talent show – after spring break the talent show tryouts begin and the week after is the talent show. The planning committee composed of students and teachers will be on Wednesday at lunch in Mrs. Mackenzie’s office. Thank you to Mr. Dion, Ms. Nagowska and ??? (sorry I forget the third person….) for helping out with the talent show. A number of students from Mr. Castrillo’s class are keen to assist in the tryouts and planning of the show. Guidelines for the tryouts will be included in next week’s email.

Sign in procedures: Just a reminder that sign in procedures are in effect. Drop off and pick up of students by parents and caregivers at the beginning and end of the day are exempt. Please encourage parents to wait at the front of the school as opposed to coming to the classroom. Again exceptions can be made for K/1 students. In the future if you see an individual walking down the hallway during the day and if you feel comfortable please remind the individual to check with the office. If you do not feel  comfortable approaching the individual then please let the office know and we will  deal with the  situation.

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

  • Please check out our beautiful and functional tables and chairs funded by the PAC. Our library is becoming a functional place to read, explore, play and engage in learning! Thank you to Raelene, Paula and the PAC for creating a wonderful space for our student and other school and community members.
  • The Reading Link Challenge Update!  The grade 4-6 students who have opted to participate will now have until AFTER spring break to complete their reading of the novels!  An exact date for the school competition will be coming soon. 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.  READ READ READ!

The weather is slowly changing and before you know it will be time to get out the sunscreen!

What’s happening this week – March 12th – 16th

Monday, March 12th:

Tuesday, March 13th:

  • BOKS – 8:00 – 8:50 am
  • Learning For Life – UBC is visiting classes participating in the study

Wednesday, March 14th:

  • Talent show planning meeting at lunch in Mrs. Mackenzie’s office
  • Earth quake drill at 2:45

Thursday, March 15th:

  • BOKS 8:00 – 8:50
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters in the library at 2:00 pm
  • PAC meeting at 6 pm in the library (everyone is welcomedand babysitting provided)

Friday, March 16th:

  • Glee club at lunch
  • Spirit day – Wear Green Day!
  • Last day before spring break – see you on Tuesday, April 2nd!

What’s Happening the Week After and Beyond

Monday, April 2nd

  • School not in session – Easter Monday

Tuesday, April 3rd

  • First day back from spring break

Wednesday, April 4th

  • Staff meeting at 3:15

Thursday, April 5th

  • Talent Show tryouts ( more details in email before return to school after spring break)

Friday, April 6th

  • Talent Show Tryouts

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Enjoy the week,

Sincerely,

Rose Mackenzie – Principal

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

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2018-grade-4-5-6-folie-en-rouge-dance-hosted-by-ecole-les-aiglons-tickets-41925986755

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

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Enjoy the week,

Sincerely,

Rose Mackenzie – Principal

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School Tours Policy

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Please be advised that we are a public school and we do not conduct private tours of our school for new registration in either the French or English programs.

Parent information sessions for Squamish area Kindergarten and Grade 1 French Immersion will be held in the Eagle Eye Community Theatre on Wednesday January 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm.   Actual Early French Immersion registration is on January 23 to 26th, 2018, from 8:30 am to 3:30 p.m.

English program registration can be done at any time.

There will be an English and French Kindergarten Orientations beginning on April 10, 2018,  more details to follow.

Kindergarten Registration for 2018-19

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Elementary Schools in Squamish, Whistler & Pemberton are welcoming Kindergarten registrations:

January 23 – 26, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Kindergarten in School District No. 48 offers exciting opportunities to learn through play.  Your child’s play allows them to develop their core literacy skills through competency based explorations, and having fun!

English Kindergarten:

Parents/Guardians must register at their home school, present original birth certificates to verify that children will be 5 years of age on or before December 31, 2018, provide CARE Card and confirmation of residence at time of registration. Registration forms are available on the main page of our website or at your home school.

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys at Stawamus is a Program of Choice that will be accepting kindergarten registrations for kindergarten students across the district.

Parents/Guardians must register at Stawamus School, present original birth certificates to verify that children will be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2018, provide CARE Card and confirmation of residence at time of registration. Registration forms are available on the main page of our website or at Stawamus. For more information about this program, please contact Principal Brayden Gordon at bgordon@sd48.bc.ca.

Squamish Elementary and Garibaldi Highlands Elementary Schools are welcoming Kindergarten and Grade 1 registrations for Early French Immersion in September 2018. As a first step, parents must register at their French Immersion catchment school. Children currently in English Kindergarten wishing to enroll in Early French Immersion for Grade 1 in September 2018, may also register at this time at their French Immersion catchment area school. Further details on French Immersion catchment area schools can be found on School District No. 48 website – www.sd48seatosky.org/

French Immersion Kindergarten:

Parents/Guardians must register at their French Immersion catchment school (Squamish Elementary School or Garibaldi Highlands Elementary School), present original birth certificates to verify that children will be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2018, provide CARE Card and confirmation of residence at time of registration. Registration forms are available on the main page of our website or your French Immersion catchment school.

French Immersion Grade One:

Parents/ Guardians must register at their French Immersion catchment school (Squamish Elementary School or Garibaldi Highlands Elementary School), present original birth certificates to verify that children will be 6 years old on or before December 31, 2018, provide CARE Card, and confirmation of residence at time of registration. Registration forms are available on the main page of our website or at your French Immersion catchment area school.

Parent information sessions for Squamish area Kindergarten and Grade 1 French Immersion will be held in the Eagle Eye Community Theatre on Wednesday January 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

** Please note that Late French Immersion for Grade 5 entry in Whistler and Pemberton will take place on February 23, 2018 at 8:00 am. Look for upcoming ads and information sessions.

Please note all programs of choice (Early French Immersion & Cultural Journeys) registrations will temporarily be placed on a waitlist until availability of space is confirmed at each site. As this is a program of choice students will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

We look forward to meeting you, your child and your family.