Weekly Update for June 10-21, 2019

It is getting to be a very busy time of  year! Please find below important dates to keep in mind for the next few weeks: 

JUNE 10 – 14, 2019 

 SPORTS DAY  is on Wednesday, June 12th from 9:00 – 3:00pm for all students. A hot dog lunch will be provided for students. It is forecast to be a very hot day, so please ensure that your child brings a water bottle and is dressed appropriately with a hat and is wearing sunscreen. Please join us if you are able.

LEX CAMPING TRIP – MANDATORY PARENT INFORMATION SESSION will be held in the Learning Expeditions classroom on Wednesday, June 12th at 7:00pm. 

 CULTUS LAKE FIELD TRIP – Ms. Lowe’s class will be spending the day at the waterslides on Thursday, June 13th. The bus will be leaving at 8:30am FROM VALLEYCLIFFE ELEMENTARY and will return at 6:00pm to STAWAMUS SCHOOLPlease ensure that you arrange transportation for your child.

GRAD CAP AND GOWN PICK UP – Grads can pick up their cap and gown from the school office on Thursday, June 13th.

 MANDITORY COMMENCEMNT REHEARSAL is on Thursday, June 13 at 4:00pm at Brennan Park.

PROM BAGGAGE CHECK – will be at Brennan Park on Thursday, June 13, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm immediately following the commencement rehearsal. This check is for everything you will need during the prom event. You will only be allowed your phone (no bags/purses etc.) when going through the security check to get onto the buses to be driven to the event. We will secure the bags and bring them to the prom venue for your use. As bags are checked, they will be tagged with your name so you can access them easily during prom. Example of items that will be accepted in the baggage check include change of clothes, comfortable footwear, make-up. Any medications must be checked in on Thursday in a prescription-labelled container. No more than one dose of the medication will be permitted. 

We will have toiletries available in both washrooms for the Grads use during the event (ex. hairspray, deodorant, feminine products, bobby pins, band-aids, stain remover etc). A complete list of the toiletries available will be posted at the baggage check. If you have any concerns about a specific item you will need at prom, please email us: hssprom2019@gmail.com.

Prom Table Seating Requests: You can email your seating requests to Hhssprom2019@gmail.com. Seating requests can be for any number of people to a maximum of eight per table. We cannot guarantee that the seating will be as requested but we will try our best. Only grads who have paid in full can submit seating requests.

GRAD COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY is on June 14th at 7:00pm at Brennan Park Recreation Centre.

 PROM 2019 is on Saturday June 15th.  The timeline is as follows:

 3:00 – 5:00pm  – Time to Shine at HSS in the MPR. Parents are encouraged to attend to take pictures and see all of the grads dressed up. Snacks will be served by the prom committee.

 5:00 – 5:30pm – Security check and travel by bus to West Coast Railway Heritage Park (mandatory)

 5:30 – 6:00pm – Mocktails and Appetizers 

 6:30 – 8:30pm Dinner and Entertainment

 8:30 – 11:30pm Dancing, Games and Late night snacks

 11:30 – 12:00am Door prizes and giveaways

 12:00 – 12:30am Parent/Guardian pickup


JUNE 17-21

CANOEING AT ALICE LAKE for Ms. Jenna’s class will take place on Monday, June 17th from 9:00am – 2:45pm.

PLAYLAND FIELD-TRIP – on Monday, June 17th Ms. Lowe’s class and Learning Expeditions students will be going to Playland from9:00am – 2:30pm.

CANOEING AT ALICE LAKE for Ms. Lowe’s class will take place on Tuesday, June 18th from 9:00am – 2:45pm.

CANOEING AT ALICE LAKE for Ms. Catherine’s (K-Gr 2) class will take place on Wednesday, June 19th from 9:00am – 2:45pm.

GRADE 6 AND GRADE 12 GRAD CEREMONY will be held on Thursday, June 20th from 2:15pm – 3:00pm in the school gym.Families are encouraged to join us to celebrate these student’s graduation.

NUMERACY ASSESSMENTS will be written on Friday, June 21st from 9:00 – 11:00 by students in gr. 10 – 12 that have registered.

ABORIGINAL DAY is on Friday, June 21st. Select students from Cultural Journeys will be going to 3 other schools in Squamish to put on a performance.



STAWAMUS COMMUNITY FARM: We would like to invite you to take part in an Energy Exchange CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that will take place over the summer and fall months of this year.

Our Learning Expeditions students have been working hard to rebuild the farm and prepare it for a successful and prosperous growing season.

The initial intent for the Stawamus Community Farm was to provide a place and space for Stawamus students and families to engage directly with the land that sustains us. With this in mind, we are opening up the farm for families to get involved throughout the summer and fall.

What would the Energy Exchange CSA look like?

Every two weeks, all families involved would meet at the farm for 1-2 hours. Each Family would be in charge of maintaining 1-2 beds (weeding, harvesting, washing, seeding etc.). In exchange for their time and effort spent on the farm, each family would take home a share of the produce once the time for harvest comes.

How many families can be involved?

Since this is our first year offering this program, we have space for 5 families to start. This will be on a first come first serve basis. We are hoping to expand next year in order to be able to accommodate additional families. If you are interested in participating, please contact Hilary Pink at hcpink@hotmail.com

MABLES LABELS FUNDRAISER – see attached poster for more information. The deadline to order the labels is June 15th.

Mabels Labels

ONLINE PAYMENTS – For a secure and convenient way to pay school fees! Register now at:



 PROM: To get all your prom info, go to:

Parent Facebook Page – HSS Prom 2019


 Youth Centre Summer Youth Retreat: Applications are open for the Youth Retreat to Camp Potlach July 4 to 6th. Activities include paddle boarding, campfires, archery, rock climbing and so much more! They are looking for youth to attend as well as become Peer Leaders. Pick up an application at the Squamish Youth Centre or visit: http://www.sscs.ca/youthretreat2019/ and have them handed back by Friday, June 14th.

The Audain Art Museum (AAM) Annual Community Weekend is from June 14 – 16 The event will kick off Friday evening with a performance by Stephen Vogler at the AAM. Admission to the Museum and all programs will be free all weekend.


 Brayden Gordon – Principal