Weekly Update – Sept 10, 2018

Dear Cultural Journeys and Learning Expeditions Families,

Wow! What a great first week! It was so nice to see all students, families, and staff after missing them over the summer! We also wanted to welcome all of our new students and families, especially in kindergarten, who have just joined us this year. It’s going to be a really exciting year!

The teachers in Cultural Journeys have started on their “No ever one loses by being kind” theme and you can see lots of “kindness” ideas around the hallways. The Learning Expeditions team spent the whole week on “team building & culture” in their classes…so don’t forget to check out the classroom doors! You should also have received their weekly “e-blast” last Friday with more information.

Every Monday you will be receiving our “Weekly Update” from Gayle in the office. This email will let everyone know what is happening in the school and also to give a heads up on any upcoming events & activities. Please feel free to reply to Gayle or myself directly if you have any questions regarding the weekly updates.

Once again, we are very happy to have everyone back with us and look forward to being kind and doing amazing work!


Please see important dates to keep in mind for the next few weeks:


KINDERGARTEN GRADUAL ENTRY – On Monday, September 10 and Tuesday, September 11thKindergarten students will continue the gradual entry process and will attend school from 9:00am – 12:00pm.

KINDERGARTEN FIRST FULL DAY OF SCHOOL – On Wednesday, September 12 Kindergarten students will attend for a full day of school from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

PAC MEETING – The first PAC meeting of the year will take place on Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30pm in the Learning Expeditions classroom.

WELCOME BACK BBQ – Please join us to celebrate the start of the school year with a BBQ on Thursday, September 13th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. We will be supplying burgers and hotdogs. Please bring a dish to share if you are able. We hope everyone can make it!


FISHING ON THE SQUAMISH RIVER – Ms. Lowe’s class will go fishing on the Squamish River on Tuesday, September 18th from 11:30am – 2:45pm. Please ensure that your child wears appropriate clothing. This trip is weather dependent.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – As many of you know we provide a brown bag lunch program at Stawamus School. Part of this program requires pick up of the lunches each morning at Helping Hands (downtown beside the Library). At this time, we are looking for 3 more volunteers to help with the lunch pick up on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. If you are able to assist us, please contact Gayle in the school office at 604-892-5904 or glaurie@sd48.bc.ca.


SQUAMISH YOUTH CENTRE OPEN HOUSE AND FREE BBQ – is on Thursday, September 13th from4:00pm – 6:00pm. Please find attached information to RSVP.



Brayden Gordon – Principal