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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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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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

What’s Happening at SQE week of Sept 10th to 14th

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have had a successful first week of school!  We have welcomed back the staff and students from last year as well as the new students and the new Kindergarteners. We are excited to start our journey of learning together.  Thank you so much!

Staffing memo:

We welcome the following staff joining us this year:

  • Sarah Hain – Vice Principal
  • Katie Jones – K/1 English
  • Megan Brant – 2 English
  • Andrew Georgy-Embree – 3/4 English
  • Andrea Paquette – K, 1,2 – Fr Imm
  • Renee Krantz – ELL
  • Alisha Combs – ELL
  • Heidi McClelland – Library
  • Marija Bonner – Learning Support
  • Jodie Petruzzellis – School Counselor
  • Carrie Strangway – School Psychologist

Classroom Placement Procedure message to the Parents

In our district, we have strong beliefs about creating safe, powerful and purposeful learning environments.  Additionally, we strongly believe that diversity in the learners is a strength.  That means that staff seriously consider all aspects of child development and building environments that maximize the diversity of strengths across classrooms. Our staff began this process last spring and completed this week.  If you have concerns about your child’s placement, pleas hold onto them for a couple of weeks.   This gives you and your child time to settle into the classroom and sort out any challenges you may feel.  If you are still concerned after two weeks, please contact Ms Cho directly and we will work with your family to see what needs to be done to support your child’s learning.

School Goals

The staff is examining and improving the school goals from last year (inclusion based on strength through diversity, visible learning, students involved and being able to verbalize about authentic and personalized learning) based on data provided by the MDI (Middle Development Instrument), EDI (Early Development Instrument), OurSchool Survey and the FSA (Foundations Skills Assessment).  There is a school committee working on the school goals.  We are looking for parent collaboration.  If you are interested being part of the committee, please contact Ms Cho.

Bell Schedule

                                      Warning bell

8:55 am                       School starts

10:35  – 10:50              Recess

10:50                          Class

12:05  – 1 pm               Lunch

(40 min play first, 15 min eat)

1:00                             Class

3:00                             Dismissal

Please do your best to be punctual.  If you are late, please check in at the office.

Parent Volunteers/Visitors to the school

If you are a parent volunteer or a visitor to the school, please check in at the office first.

School Fee

School fee for supplies is $40 per student.  Cash or cheque can be brought to the classroom teacher.

Wanted:

Parent volunteers are needed for picking up and distributing lunches once a week.  If you are able to help, please sign up in the office.

Lunches

Students with skinny /no lunches –  we have milk, veggies, fruits, granola bars, cheese sticks and sandwiches available starting Monday.  Thank you to Helping Hands for their support.

Forest access

The students are welcome in the forest provided that they are accompanied by their teachers.  During recess and lunch, they are not allowed in the forest.  Also, we don’t want them going on the trails because we can’t see them.

Terry Fox Run and Assembly

Ms Verbeek and the Leadership students are busy planning the Terry Fox run assembly and run planned for Friday. The theme of the assembly is Perseverance.  Families are welcome to join in on the run.

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!

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!

Criminal Records Check

If you want to volunteer for fieldtrips, you will need an up to date Criminal Records Check. The results will be sent to our office in 1-2 weeks.

Please register online free of charge:    https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/home.htm

Access code is 5ZG9W9RNZ9

Christmas Rummage Sale

The school has just started but the PAC is thinking Christmas!  While everyone is reorganizing and going through and getting rid of old things, please keep in mind that we will need lots of donations for the Christmas Rummage Sale.  The children will have a chance to buy gifts for their family members at the Rummage Sale at super low prices!

SYSA

Registration for soccer ages U6 – U12 is still open for the upcoming fall and winter 2018/19 season!  Details on the programs and how to register can be found on our website at http://www.squamishsoccer.ca Early bird pricing is in effect until September 30, 2018 so make sure you REGISTER NOW! If you have any questions or need further information, please email admin@squamishsoccer.ca

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Mon, Sept 10th

  • All Ks 9 am to 11 am – bring a light and healthy snack and indoor running shoes

Tues, Sept 11th

  • Full Day Kindergarten

Wed, Sept 12th

Thurs, Sept 13th

  • Welcome Assembly – 11 am

Fri, Sept 14th  

  • Terry Fox run Assembly – Perseverance – 1:00 pm
  • Terry Fox run – 1:30 pm

 

Enjoy the weekend!

Ji Ai Cho, Principal, ESQES

Welcome Back!

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

We welcome the following staff joining us this year:

  • Sarah Hain – Vice Principal
  • Katie Jones – K/1 English
  • Megan Brant – 1/2 English
  • Andrew Georgy-Embree – 3/4 English
  • Renee Krantz – ELL
  • Alisha Combs – ELL
  • Andrea Paquette – Fr. Imm
  • Heidi McClelland – Library
  • Marija Bonner – Learning Support
  • Jodie Petruzzellis – School Counselor
  • Carrie Strangway – School Psychologist

 

Here are some details for the opening day, Tues, Sept 4, 2018

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 Roy will be with Ms Jones in Room 119 (downstairs).
  • Students who had Ms Johnston will be with Mr. Georgy-Embree in Room 208 (upstairs).
  • Students who had Ms Brown will be in Room 150 (new wing).
  • Ms Lapp will be in Room 202 (upstairs).
  • Ms Rolufs will be in Room 149 (new wing).
  • Castrillo will be in Room 214 (new wing).
  • Kindergarten Group One is starting school on Wed, Sept 5th at 9:15 am. (En – gym, Fr Imm – library)
  • Kindergarten Group Two is starting school on Wed, Sept 5th at 1:30 pm. (En – gym, Fr Imm – library)
  • All NEW students, please report to the gym for class placement.

 

Bus

  • 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 am on Tues.

Walkers and bikers

  • Please use the two pathways as outlined in the handout sent home earlier. 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. Cash or cheque will be accepted starting Mon, Sept 10th.  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.  Please pack your snacks and lunch.

We look forward to teaching and learning together this year!