Weekly Update » May 19, 2023

May 19, 2023


All We Have to Give. 

Ha7lh Skwayel Families -  

We come from good people. At ST’a7mes school we use our strengths to support one another; we are all connected. We show kindness, treat others with dignity and respect. We care for people in needWe are connected to and we represent our family, ancestors, and community. We work and learn with exertion and diligence. 


Learning this week: 

Out on the playground -  

Students are continuing to play creatively and constructing some very advanced structuresYoull notice students exploring a “terraced hill” for a mini- civilization they are creating. 

Out on the land -  

Students were down at the waterfront at Furry Creek and the St’a7mes waterfront getting ready for Ocean Sciences Studies coming up next week.  

In the classroom – 

Students are preparing songs and dance for our Pole Raising Ceremony next week. We are very excited about this and hope you will join us at Porteau Cove on Thursday, May 25th


Supportive Partners Connected in Learning; Family Homework from the Principal 

We come from good people. We use our strengths to support one another; we are all connected.  

Our fire alarm today was a good reminder to us about fire safety. Luckily today’s alarm was due to burning food in a microwave. We are especially wanting to be alert this time of year as we are entering forest fire seasonTeens and pre-teens especially like to engage in exploratory play with fire If your children are this age, it would be a good time to talk to them about fire play and when and where are appropriate times and places to be engaging with fire. 


Information and Reminders:  


Bus riders  

A notice came out from the district this week to register for ridership for next year.  Students at our school are eligible riders. Please register your children for next year.   

In addition, if your child rides the bus, they will have received a notice from the school about conduct on the bus this week. Please check in with your children to review the expectations about how we act on the bus.  This information is very important because we are respectful people and because we want to take care of the safety of all of our school communityWhen we are respectful, then we are safeThank you for reviewing this message with your children. 


Long Weekend -  

This weekend is a long weekendMonday, May 22, school will not be in session.    


May your long weekend be full of sunshine and fresh air.  


Most Sincerely,  

Alysa Patching, Principal.  








- This week Woody Pouliot-Ikallaq was honoured. Thank you for being so awesome!