Squamish Elementary Communicator » February 2023

February 2023

Happy February ESQE Families!
It was an action packed month at ESQE! Check out all the fun down below! 
Teachers will be reaching out from now until April 30th to let you know when to expect your child's Term 2 Point of Progress/Report Card posted on MyEd. Please let the classroom teacher know if you have any questions.
Have a great weekend!
Sarah Hain 
ESQE Principal
Important Upcoming Dates
  • Feb 27th - March 3rd Carnaval 
  • March 1st Fire Drill  
  • March 6th Popcorn Day
  • March 7th PAC Meeting 6:30pm in the Library 
  • March 10th Money Due for Hot Lunch 
  • March 10th Last day before Spring Break 
  • March 13th - 24th Spring Break - School Closed 
  • March 27th First day back from Spring Break 
  • March 31st Hot Lunch Day 
We have a busy parking lot during drop off and pick up. Please remember to drive safe, and do not park in the round about or bus lane. Please park in the school parking lot during morning drop off and afternoon pick up, or walk/bike in.  
If you plan to pick up your child/children early from school please email [email protected] this allows us to have students ready and at the office.

Yarn Needed!yarn
Our lovely Indigenous Support Worker, Bev Harry, is working with some of our students to weave bracelets for our spring opening ceremony planned for the outdoor classroom! We are putting an ask out for any yarn left overs that people may have! Please feel free to drop them off to the office for Ms. Dalzell.



Family Smart February Event Coming Up!

For Families: A Conversation About Eating Disorders

This is a free virtual event and the last event is Monday, Feb 27th. Registration is required, registration information can be found below or you can register at www.familysmart.ca/events




Baby Sitting Course - March 26th!

Babysitting Course : age 11 and up

Location: Sandman Hotel on March 26 from 09:30 to 4 PM

Register with [email protected]

  • What to bring: a sport helmet, an extra long sleeve shirt, a spoon, pen or pencil, snacks, lunch and water.

Cost: $75






Festival Du Livre

The Fesitval du Livre (French Scholastic book fair) is coming to our school! What better way to promote reading to our French Immersion students than by supporting this important literacy event! Your support of this vital literary evenet is a key part to helping us obtain new books and resources for our library. We accept visa, Mastercard, American Express, Debit, and Cash 
Location: Ecole Squamish Elementary Library
Monday Feb 27th 8:30 -8:50 & 3:00-3:30
Tuesday Feb 28th 8:30 -8:50 & 3:00-3:30








Learning Expeditions Program


This week representatives from our local Learning Expeditions school came to give a present to our grade 6 students.


If families are interested in more information, they can contact us at 604.892.5904 or email Alysa at [email protected], or Gayle at [email protected].  









Showcasing Student Learning
Wow, check our Mr. Dion's grade 4/5 class exploring simple machines! What an awesome way to collaborate and engage in hands on learning!
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Mr. Georgy-Embree's grade 5/6 class has been doing some exciting learning in the community this month! They had a local conservation office come to give a presentation & they went cross country skiing!
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Mme. Eade's K-1s went on their own adventure to Whistler! 
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Library Excitement!
Thank you so much to Ms. Keller and her grade 2/3 students for putting together a 'seed library' for our ESQE Library!!
seedWe had almost 50 of our intermediate students participate in this years Literacy Week Writing Contest!
Pink Shirt Day
Our school was a sea of pin on February 22nd in honour of this years Pink Day. Students took part in in class activities and conversations around bully, kindness, and inclusion. 
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February Wonderland!
Our ESQE students took full advantage of the snowy wonderland that came February 1st!
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Basketball Games!
Thank you so much to Ms. Mazur and Mr. Dion for coaching a basketball team this year! Students had the opportunity to learn the basic skills of basketball and participate in both home and away games!
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Love is in the Air! Valentines at ESQE!!
Thank you so much to the hard working students of Mme. Hryhirchuk's & Mme. Paquette's grade 5/6 classes for organizing and hosting a primary and intermediate Valentines Day Dance! So many awesome dance moves and smiling faces!!
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PAC - Parent Advisory Council
Hot Lunch
PAC is thrilled to announce that we will be offering Freshii with our March hot lunch options. Special thanks to Rhonda for stepping up and helping to coordinate this!
All of the PAC events could not happen without the support of parents and fundraisers.
Our current fundraisers with a March 18 deadline are:
  • Purdy's chocolates
  • Happy Hippo natural bath products
  • Mabel's Labels 
Links are available on the PAC Facebook page
Upcoming Events!
PAC is excited to bring Sound Kreations back to the school from April 3 to 6 to support music and dance learning
for all students. All classes will have a chance to learn some new dance moves or practice ones learned last year.
PAC is pleased to bring Missoula back to the school from April 17 to 22nd. This year's story is The Jungle Book. There will be two performances on Saturday, April 22nd with concession and a bake sale. More information closer to the date on ticket sales and auditions for students from Grade 1 to Grade 6.
Save The Date for our revamped Spring Carnival on Friday, May 26th from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. outside, rain or shine. There will be games, a dunk tank, performers, and food.
Save The Date for our End Of Year School Dance on Saturday, June 24th. More information to come.
Happy Birthday February Birthdays!