First Day News!

Dear Parents & Guardians,

What a great first day! It was no nice to see all the students and families after the summer holidays. I feel confident that I can speak for the entire staff when I say that we are so excited for the year ahead!

We also had a wonderful “Welcome Back” assembly today with all the student in Grades 1-12. We introduced all of our staff (the best yet) and re-visited our school focus of “Perseverance”. Staff will be using this theme all year to support ALL our kids in overcoming challenging situations in and out of the classrooms. Please speak with your child about this and about how they can support a friend in need.

Mr. Gordon’s Weekly “E-Blasts”

As in past years, we will be sending out a weekly “E-Blast” from the office to keep all parents up-to-date on everything that is happening in our amazing little school. Unlike past years, these emails will be coming from me (not Gayle in the office) and will be sent out on FRIDAYS (instead on Mondays). We also post all of the weekly “e-blasts” on our school website at

In these emails, I will be including important school & district information, universal safety precautions, photos of student learning, athletic information, Hot Lunch information, PAC updates, and also ways in which parents can be more inviolved in supporting our school.  Stay tuned for our first Weekly “E-Blast” this Friday!

“Back to School Packages” from the School Board & Minister of Education

Please see the attached documents from the School Board regarding a “Welcome Back Package”, Squamish bus route information, and a “Letter to Parents” from the BC Minister of Education, Rob Flemming.

Back to School Opening Package 2019-2020


Squamish Bus Routes – 2019:20

Kindergarten Gradual Entry Schedule:

We are excited to welcome our newest (and youngest) students to school tomorrow. Please see the gradual entry schedule below for our Kindergarten students in Ms. Natalia’s classroom:

Wednesday, Sept 4th – 9am to 10:30am

Thursday, Sept 5th – 9am-10:30am

Friday, Sept 6th – 9am-10:30am 

Monday, Sept 9th – 9am-12pm

Tuesday, Sept 10th – 9am-12pm

Wednesday, Sept 11th – 9am-3pm (full day)

Important Dates – September

As in past years, we always include important dates to these weekly “E-Blasts”. Please see below from some very important dates that are coming up in September.

Wednesday September 4, 2019: 1st “Full-Day” of school for Grades 1-12. Kindergarten (9am-10:30am). 

Friday September 6, 2019:  School supplies & Fees due.

Monday, September 9, 2019: Consent forms due. Please remember to register for School Cash Online. An email with instructions was sent home today.

September 11, 2019: PAC Meeting at 6:30pm

September 12, 2019: Welcome Back BBQ at Stawamus at 5:00pm

September 13, 2019: Terry Fox Run at Stawamus 11am-12pm (*please note the date change from my last email)

September 25, 2019: Collaboration Day at Stawamus (Early Dismissal 12:00 noon)

September 30, 2019: Orange Shirt Day

September 30, 2019: Student Photos 


As always, please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions.


Thank you,

Brayden Gordon – Principal