Bike to Work/School Week.

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Dear Parents and Caregivers,

I forgot to mention in my weekly email that it is Bike to Work/School Week. thank you uber PAC chair Johanna Proudfoot for the reminder!

Please see  the link below for more info and cycling tips.

Just an FYI, I reminded all the grade 5/6 students about bike safety last week among other things which I will email tomorrow – ie. wearning a helment and walkng your bike across the street. Please remind your child as well and we will continue to remind students as they ride their bike to and from school.

Thank you in supproting this worthwhile initiative. Our school staff has a team and many of them will be riding to work as well. Alas,  a bit difficult for me as I commute from West Vancourver but I will there in spirit!

Enjoy the sunshine today and see you next week.




What’s Happening at ÉSQE week of May 29th – June 2nd

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Music concert for K/1 and 1/2 students: The Adventures of Ging Gong the Cat.

·       The K/1 and 1/2 classes present, The Adventures of Ging Gong the Cat. Ging Gong goes on a musical journey and meets up with a variety of composer friends and explores their famous masterworks. The show is under 40 min. long, with each class presenting two songs by famous composers. Join our adventure on Tuesday, May 30 at 2:00 PM on the Squamish Elementary stage. Parents, Caregivers, and families are welcomed!

Hot Lunch Orders due June 1st :  The next hot lunch day will be during Sports Day on June 23rd.

Image result for announcingAnnouncing our “If You Know Squamish You Know…” event from 1:30  – 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 1st. Drop in 1:30—7 p.m. This event is tied in with our Canada 150 Project and the teachers have been working with their students to make it more localized and mindful of the indigenous community. The Students will demonstrate through a variety of media what they have learned about Squamish in the past, and present.

Mountain Bike team: Practices are Thursday after school and please note that the bike race schedule held at DRSS on Tuesdays has changed. Please see info below:

With the change of the District Track Meet to May 31 and June 1, the mountain bike race schedule for after school races at Don Ross Middle School will be: The next two bike races are June 6th and June 13th. These races are open to students in grades 3 to 7 whose parents have signed waivers to participate. They typically start around 3:45 pm and are finished by 5:30 or sooner. We rely on parent volunteers to transport their children and their bikes to the meets. There are plenty of opportunities for parent volunteers to hand out ribbons, and act as marshals, “rabbits” or “sweeps”.

Thank you Mr. Parker for running the Mountain Bike team!

District Track Meet May 31st and June 1st : The meet is open to students grades 4 to 7 and includes: long jump, shot put, high jump, 4X100m relay as well as 100m, 200m, and 800m running races. Thank you to the staff that have volunteered to assist Mr. Parker in running practices and attending the track meet.

Early and Late French Immersion registration/English Kindergarten registration:

Registration for all three programs is now open. Please contact the school if you wish to register. The French Immersion programs are on a first come first serve basis and students may be put on a waitlist.

For English Kindergarten, parents/caregivers must register at their home school and the following documentation is required: original birth certificate verifying your child will be 5 years of age on or before December 31, 2017, CARE card and confirmation of residence. Thank you and looking forward in meeting your child!

What’s happening this week – May 8th – 12th

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Monday, May 8th:

  • Supervision: Parker & Parker
  • EA meeting at 8:20

Tuesday, May 9th:

  • Supervision: Lapp & Barlas
  • BOKS program in gym at 8 am
  • iRide gr 5 and 6 students
  • Class photos and School Wide Photo
  • Singing group practice at noon in music room

Wednesday, May 10th:

  • Supervision: Regnier & Conway
  • iRide gr 5 and 6 students
  • Grade 1/2 classes (Gregorie, Barlas and Gregory/Emery classes estuary visit 9 am – 1 pm
  • Bike Rodeo for K  to gr 4 students (see attached flyer) 9 – 3
  • Sewing club at lunch in the music room


Thursday, May 11th:

  • Supervision: McPhee & Garlock
  • iRide gr 5 and 6 students
  • Regneir and Lapp classes estuary visit
  • BOKS program in gym at 8 am
  • Mountain Bike practice after school
  • School District Retirement Dinner at 6:30

Friday, May 12th:

  • Professional Development day – school not in session
  • Plant delivery pick up (please see Squamish Elementary PAC page for more details and we will send out an email mid week)

What’s happening this week – May 1st – 5th

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Monday, May 1st:

  • Supervision: Parker & Parker

Tuesday, May 2nd:

  • Supervision: Lapp & Barlas
  • BOKS program in gym at 8 am
  • Estuary visit – Reed  9 – noon; Verbeek and Matheson noon – 3 pm
  • Arche Brasil ArtStarts presentation 11am – noon
  • Singing group practice at noon in music room

Wednesday, May 3rd:

  • Supervision: Regneir & Conway
  • Sewing club at lunch in the music room
  • Parker’s estuary visit – noon to 3 pm
  • Staff meeting at 3:15 pm in the library


Thursday, May 4th:

  • Supervision: McPhee & Garlock
  • BOKS program in gym at 8 am
  • Mountain Bike practice after school
  • Farstad and Castrillo Estuary visit noon – 3 pm
  • Rose and Chris at Leadership meeting

Friday, May 5th:

  • Supervision: Addis and Gregory Embree/Bilodeau
  • Twin Day
  • School Wide Photo
  • Glee Club at lunch

What’s happening this week – April 24th – 28th

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Monday, April 24th:

  • Supervision: Verbeek & Farstad
  • Pitch in week begins
  • Student forum meeting at 11:30 in the library
  • Devry order forms due – delivery date

Tuesday, April 25th:

  • Supervision: Hoyrup and Johnston
  • BOKS program in gym at 8 am
  • Singing group practice at noon in music room

Wednesday, April 26th:

  • Supervision: Lapointe and Castrillo
  • Grade 6 immunizations at 9 am
  • Intermediate School Wide write meeting 2 – 3 pm.

Thursday, April 27th:

  • Supervision: Gregoire and Reed
  • BOKS program in gym at 8 am
  • Follow the Pod presentation 1:30 – 2:30 in the gym

Friday, April 28th:

  • Supervision: Lazar and Miller/Matheson
  • Glee Club at lunch