Weekly “E-Blast” for Dec 2-6, 2019

Dear Parents & Guardians, 

It was another great week here at St’a7mes School and I can’t believe we are already into December!!!

Please find below important information for the upcoming weeks:

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. Please ensure students dress for the weather.

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.


DECEMBER 9th-15th, 2019

WINTER GIFT SHOPPING EXPERIENCE will be once again hosted by our PAC and the Leadership Team on Monday, December 10th – 12th at lunch in libraryWe 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

CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY CARE PICK UP is on Friday, December 13th.  Any donations of new toys or non perishable food is appreciated.



BROWSE NEWSLETTER – please find our November library newsletter attached. Browse Newsletter November 2019

WEEKLY JAM SESSION – is held every Wednesday in the gym at lunch. 

WEEKLY YOGA SESSION – is held every Thursday in the gym at lunch for Cultural Journeys students.

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

BOTTLE DEPOT FUNDRAISER – Please note that our school PAC has created a St’a7mes School account at the local bottle depot, so now you can help us fundraise by donating all your cans/bottles refunds directly to our school!



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. 

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 or Poster attached

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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