June 10, 2022
“When we treat children’s play as seriously as it deserves we are helping them feel the joy that’s found in the creative spirit. It’s the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives.” - Fred Rogers
We have continued our out and about theme for Diversity month! It has been a week full of purposeful and meaningful play, learning and work. Project based learning at its’ essence is developmentally appropriate play. Our students have demonstrated great determination and engagement this week as they have played to learn.
Out and about in the community -
LEX (mixalh) has been out around the school and in the community filming their movies. Chen kwen mantumi to Pearl’s who have let our students film on site in their store’s off hours; to families who have had groups of students filming in their homes; to Rebecca McCarthy, Joel Turner, Kieran Brownie and Brad Lunder who have brought their expertise in various disciplines in film-making to work with groups, to Cinematique who have partnered with us by bringing equipment and acting as advisors to the class.
Sp’aku’us and Sxwi7shen took a trip to Furry Creek today to explore the waterfront.
Out and about being entrepreneurs -
Yew’ Yews have been working passionately for the past few weeks to make items to sell at their market happening this afternoon. They set up a great market and sold their products! All this great work will contribute to raising funds for their field trip to Second Beach Pool on the 16th.
May your weekend be full of meaningful play and the joy found in the creative spirit,
- Alysa Patching
EXPRESS RETURN IT RECYCLING
Our PAC has set up an account at the recycling depot, located at 38927 Queens Way #15, Squamish. If you would like to support PAC fundraising initiatives, please drop off your recyclables and have the proceeds put on our account # 604-892-5904. Thank you in advance for your support.
Please be sure to stop by our main entrance to look for lost and found items. Any items left at the end of the school year, will be donated to charity.
SENSORY PROCESSING & SELF REGULATION PRESENTATION
Valleycliffe Elementary is offering another great parent/caregiver presentation for you this June! Please join them on Wednesday, June 15th from 6:30pm to 8pm in the Valleycliffe Elementary Gym. The theme for this month's presentation is on sensory processing and self-regulation in collaboration with Kelly Clark from Flourish and Thrive.
You will learn how sensory processing relates to self-regulation and strategies to support your child. We require everyone to register to keep an eye on numbers and for planning purposes.
You register using this link: https://forms.gle/LNAfRtvbzZYQwvLp8
PRE TEEN DANCE
Please see below great poster of pre-teen dance for youth soccer fundraiser that will be happening in June to kick off the summer.
Squamish Valley Recreation Team will be hosting as chaperones on site. Music, concession, and just great fun to kick off the summer.
Please feel free to contact Shawnna Apodaca (604-849-1305) if you have any questions.