Dear Parents & Guardians,
It was another great week here at St’a7mes School. Please find info below for this week’s update…
IMPORTANT DATES/EVENTS for OCTOBER 28 – NOVEMBER 1, 2019:
BOOK TO MOVIE CLUB OUTING – students that are part of this club will go to Whistler Village 8 Cinema’s on Monday, October 28th. Please remember to return your field trip forms.
FISH CAMP – Matt and Kye’s class are going to try to make it to the fish camp on Thursday, October 31st. This is weather dependent and will be confirmed closer to the date. Please ensure your child dresses for the weather.
HALLOWEEN is Thursday Oct 31– We encourage students to dress in “school appropriate” costumes. Please remember that we are a K-12 school and some of our younger students can be scared of costumes with excessive blood and gore. Also, please remember that fake weapons of any kind are not permitted at school (fake weapons will be confiscated and given back at the end of the day). Parents & families are also welcome to join in our Halloween Parade in the gym at 10:30am on October 31st.
PRO-D DAY is on Friday, November 1st. School is not in session.
NOVEMBER 4 – 9
STUDENT PHOTO RETAKES will take place on Thursday, November 7th at 9:30am.
LEARNING EXPEDITIONS REPORT CARDS – will be sent home on Friday, November 8th.
LOST AND FOUND – Our lost and found is overflowing! Please have your children check for items that belong to them. We will be donating them on November 1st if they have not been picked up.
MABELS LABELS PAC FUNDRAISER – Please support our PAC with this fundraising initiative. More details attached.
UNIVERSAL PRECAUTION (Bears & Food Waste):
We have had a lot of bears on school property recently feeding on various kids of student food waste and wrappers, both on the playground and at the front of the school. The bears are attracted to the large amount of discarded food waste and wrappers in our recycling bins and on the playground. This is both a student safety concern and also a conservation concern when the bears get used to human food waste.
Staff is working with our school PAC to come up with a better plan so that we do not attract bears on to school grounds. Staff are trying their best to remind ALL students at school, but it would be wonderful in you could also remind your children not to eat outside during recess/lunch and also to properly wash out food containers before putting them in the recycling bins.
Thank you for your support on this!
READING BUDDIES is a program put on at the Squamish Public Library each Wednesday starting on November 6, 2019. Teens will be paired up with students in grade 2 – 4 students to provide extra reading practice. More information is available on the attached poster.
Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!
Brayden Gordon – Principal