Mr. Gordon’s Weekly “E-Blast” – Sept 6, 2019

Dear Parents & Guardians,

What an amazing first week here at Aya7ayulh Chet (Cultural Journeys) and Learning Expeditions! It was so nice to see all the students having so much fun in getting to know all the teachers. The enery and enthusiam was really something special!

As mentioned, each week on Friday I will be sending out a Mr. Gordon’s Weekly “E-Blast” with important information from our school. The purpose of this email is to minimize the amount of emails into one consistent message. Please read through the information carefully and don’t hesistate to contact me or the office directly for any questions. All these “e-blasts” will also be posted on our school website at


Office News:

Absent or Late to School –  If you child is going to absent or late to school please contact Gayle in the office at 604-892-5904 or at When your child shows up to school after 9:00am, please have them sign into the office so we don’t accidentally call home and scare any parents/guardians. The students will then receive a late slip to take to their teacher.

Kindergarten Gradual Entry Schedule:

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

Monday, Sept 9th – 9am-12pm

Tuesday, Sept 10th – 9am-12pm

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


Universal Precautions

Each week we will be sending out “universal precaution” reminders to all families to ensure safety for all the students, families, and staff at our school.

This week, we would like to remind all our families about PARKING SAFETY. Now that our school is the biggest it has ever been, and with so many new student & families  joining us, I just wanted to remind everyone to drive very slowwhen coming up the hill and in the parking lot. I am outside every morning and after school to ensure all students make it into the school safely, so please help me by drivinf slowly and always looking out for kids running out from behind parked cars. Thank you for your support!


Important Dates – September

Please see below from some very important dates that are coming up in September:

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 in the Learning Expeditions class

September 12, 2019: Welcome Back BBQ at Stawamus at 5:00pm. Hotdogs and Hamburgers will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share if you are able.

September 13, 2019: Terry Fox Run at Stawamus 11am-12pm (*please note the date change from my last email). Please let the office know if you would like to volunteer.  

September 25, 2019: Collaboration Day at Stawamus (Early Dismissal 12:00 noon). Busses will be running with the exception of the Britannia route.

September 30, 2019: Orange Shirt Day

September 30, 2019: Student Photos

Community News:

Youth Centre News: The Centre will be open this year Monday to Friday during lunch and after school until 7 pm. The Centre is for all youth 12 to 18 . You can hang out with friends, find support and helpful staff, and join into the fun programs and different opportunities we run all year long! Check us out down behind Howe Sound Secondary. Did we mention we have free food and drinks every day? Please find some additional information attached.

Youth Centre Open House, Girls Fitness, Ongoing Programs

Squamish Minor Hockey First Shift Program – If your child would like to try hockey, check out the poster on the First Shift Program.

First Shift Program


Have a wonderful and restful weekend!

Brayden Gordon – Principal