June 17, 2022
“I felt like it was important to use my life to help others. I think we all feel that, to some degree. In fact, I know we do. I believe we all have a contribution to make, we have all come here with a specific intention to contribute something unique to who we are. And our job is to identify as best as we are able what that thing is that we are meant to do; what is our gift, what is our contribution.
And when we do that, the world changes. There's a shift that happens that would not be there if it weren't for you, doing what you are meant to do.”
― LeVar Burton
We have continued our out and about theme for Diversity month! Nature diversifies in order to be resilient to change. The beauty of the diversity in our community, the gifts that each member brings; is that these gifts, allows us as a group to thrive.
Out and about in the community –
We had the great opportunity this week for our Spakwus class and our Sxwi7shn class to visit the Sea to Sky Gondola. Thanks to Kwupits Deanna for arranging for the passes.
Yew Yews class went on their highly anticipated field trip to second beach pool this week. This class was able to use their gifts to fundraise for the opportunity to go. The learning involved in preparing for this activity was well worth the reward!
Our Mixahl group was out on the water canoeing this week. Chen Kwen Mantumi to all who contributed to our learning.
Out and about in our school –
We had planned to have our right of passage ceremony this week for our Grade 6s and have needed to pivot so that we could make sure we are able honor all the kids in our group. This ceremony is the opportunity we have to acknowledge our kid’s gifts; the work they have done to get to this milestone in their lives; and the strength they walk in the journey ahead. We will honor our students at our year end assembly on Tuesday the 28th. Families of the students will be invited and more information will follow.
Grade 10 students completed their Numeracy and Literacy exams this week. Congratulations on this milestone towards your graduation.
We hope that everyone has restful weekend getting ready for our last full week of the school year next week!
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.
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.
THE FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION COUPON PROGRAM
This is just a reminder about The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) offered in BC.
The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) is a healthy eating initiative that supports farmers’ markets and strengthens food security across British Columbia. Community partner organizations provide coupons to lower-income families, pregnant people and seniors participating in their food literacy programs. Coupons can be spent at all BCAFM member farmers’ markets that participate in the FMNCP, and can be used to purchase vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, dairy, herbs, vegetable & fruit plants, honey, meat and fish. https://bcfarmersmarket.org/coupon-program/how-it-works/
STUDENT IMMUNIZATIONS - MESSAGE FROM VCH
As the school year is coming to a close we wanted to reach out one final time to remind you to ensure your child’s immunizations are up to date. You can check your child’s records at https://www.healthgateway.gov.bc.ca/
If you child missed their immunizations at the school you can book them either:
- At the Health Unit via the Jane App https://squamishpublichealth.janeapp.com/ or
- At select local pharmacies www.vch.ca\school-age-immunization-campaign
- Covid Vaccines can be booked through https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register
Thank you and have a wonderful summer.
Your Squamish Public Health Nursing team.
Program Support Clerk Public Health
Squamish Community Health
Vancouver Coastal Health
Office 604 892-2293
Fax 604 892-2327
e-mail [email protected]