Weekly “E-Blast” – Nov 25-29, 2019

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Please find info below for next week’s update…

NOVEMBER 25 – 29, 2019

LIVE DIFFERENTLY PRESENTATION for all Learning Expeditions students, will take place in the gym on Monday, November 25th.   

KINDERGARTEN SCREENING will take place on Tuesday, November 26th from 9:30 am – 10:30am. A letter was sent home with students to provide additional information about the screening.

“SUSHI” HOT LUNCH ORDER FORMS are due on Tuesday, November 26th. Please submit orders to the classroom teacher. Contact the office on MONDAY if your child did not bring home a form.

FIRE DRILL will be taking place at 10:00am on Wednesday, November 27th. Please advise your children of this drill as it may cause anxiety for some students.

AUDAIN ART MUSEUM FIELD TRIP – Ms. Natalia’s class will be visiting the Audain Art Museum on Thursday, November 28th from 9:30am – 2:15pm.

SUSHI “HOT LUNCH” is on Friday, November 29th. Students were sent home with order forms last week.

“NEON DAY” Spirit Day – The Leadership Students are having a “Neon Day” Friday, Nov 29 so bring all your bright colors and make our school light up with color! Our goal is to “Be Brighter than the Sun”


DECEMBER 2nd – 6th, 2019

EAGLE WATCH VISIT TO THE BRACKENDALE DIKE –  Cultural Journeys students will visit the Brackendale Dike in 2 groups on the morning of Tuesday, December 3rd.

WRITING DAY is on Friday, December 6th from 11am – Noon. Families are welcome to join us in the gym for this festive occasion. Students are encouraged to bring cards or writing paper so they can write to Santa or their Christmas cards. Students will be able to post their Santa letters but will need to bring any regular letters home for mailing.



WINTER GIFT SHOPPING EXPERIENCE will be once again hosted by our PAC and the Leadership Team on Monday, December 10th – 12th at lunch in library. We are now accepting donations of lightly used or new: accessories (jewelry, scarves, sun glasses) toys, books, and small household items (no clothing or shoes please) as well as wrapping paper and gift bags. We will sell these items to the students for $1 per item and gift wrapping will be available. This will give students a chance to shop for Christmas gifts for their family and friends. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Gayle at glaurie@sd48.bc.ca or at 604-892-5904.

MABELS LABELS PAC FUNDRAISER – Please support our PAC with this fundraising initiative. More details attached.

Mabels Labels Pac Fundraiser

Universal Precaution – “ERASE Bullying”
Our school is committed to creating safe, inclusive, and caring learning environments for all students. As part of this commitment, we wanted to share the newly-updated erase website – an online hub created to help students, parents, educators, and community partners to learn more about bullying and violence prevention, online safety, mental well-being, substance use, and sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). 


An important part of this new website is the expanded Get Help section where students can find links to 24/7 phone and text lines as well as online chats if they, or someone they know, needs help. Students can also use the updated erase Report It tool to send a direct message to our school or our school district’s safe school coordinator for immediate response. All information is private and confidential.

Bullying isn’t just a child’s issue, it’s a school and community issue, and I am here to listen. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.



IN THE KNOW – Family Smart presents the “In the Know” Webinar Presentation: “Self-Harm in Young People”

Presenters: Klaus Klein MA, RCC – Teens emotional turmoil and emotional isolation can sometimes lead to self harm. What is self harm? How can we, as parents, help and support our teens during those times? The webinar assists in understanding self harm using the “Iceberg Model” of emotions, behaviour and coping.

DATE: Monday, November 25th  from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Squamish Public Library. Please RSVP totrudie.neubert@familysmart.ca

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CARE – as in past years, we will be participating in the Community Christmas Care Program. From November 30th– December 13th, we will be collecting non-perishable food items or new toys, in the front entrance of the school. Please donate if you are able.

SQUAMISH CHRISTMAS PARADE -Join the many groups and organizations that work for Climate action, awareness, responsibility and education in celebration of the festive season! We will be gathering together for this year’s annual Squamish Santa Claus Parade. Bring your drums, regalia, and warm clothes to march down the road with us with the theme of ‘Santa Parade’ in mind..!!!

To abide by the rules and regulations of the parade, all floats must be decorated and incorporate the parade theme of Holiday Spirit. No entry may depict anything political, controversial, or otherwise offensive. An approved entry can be refused if it does not meet the parade guidelines.

We will be meeting before the parade to get in line at 4:30pm. The parade starts downtown at 5:00pm sharp so we encourage all students and adults to arrive early so we can be organized.

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Squamish Christmas Parade Info:

Where: Downtown Squamish

When: Saturday November 30th – meet at 4:30pm, parade starts 5:00pm

More information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/514432266078375/     or   Email:thomasinapidgeon@gmail.com



Grad Photo Retakes and Group Photos:  Grad photo retakes and group photos are scheduled for Friday, December 13. Grad retakes can be booked online at www.mountainwest.ca. Group photos cost $10/student and you must emailgrads@mountainwest.ca to sign up.

Polar Express Grad Volunteers Needed:  Volunteers are still needed for the Polar Express. The event runs Saturdays and Sundays beginning on November 23 until December 15. Sign-up sheets are posted on the grad board in the MPR or you can emailhssprom2020@gmail.com. Please sign up asap. The prom committee will track hours volunteered by each grad/family member towards individual prom fees.

Listed below are external scholarship opportunities. Other scholarships may be available.


Organization Website Deadline
Beedie Luminaries scholarship https://beedieluminaries.ca/eligibility/ Jan 20, 2020


Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Brayden Gordon – Principal