Weekly Update » January 12, 2024

January 12, 2024



We can be Heroes! 

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 with exertion and diligence 



           ( Wan -ow - hw -s) 

I carry myself in a good way. 

Treat (someone) with respect: believe (someone); honour (someone).verb (t) 


(Chin -chin - st - why) 

Together we hold each other upWe stand and work together. 

Uphold one another; support one another. Verb (i) 



Perform (something) with all one’s might  


Ha7lh Skwayel Families 

Welcome back from the break everyone!  


We’ve jumped right back into learning and routines.   

On Monday we had a welcome back assembly centered around our school values of Wanaxws, Chenchenstrway, and TimitStudents have been demonstrating these values all week. I’ve seen students show Wanaxws Students have been enjoying winter weather and playing to learn over their recess breaksWe are seeing lots of builders, entrepreneurs, athletes and artists emerge 


Report cards for all classes will be posted online to parent portals on January 15Ms. Lindsey’s class will be bringing paper copies of report cards home on MondayPaper copies for all other classes were sent home in December.   


We have lots of events happening at the school this month and some field trips coming up.  

Work BC will be coming on Jan 22nd to run their program “Find Your Fit” for our older classes. This program sets up hands- on stations that connect with different careers and are designed to create interest and direction for jobs in the future.   CJ classes will be going Ice Skating later in the month. We’ve been invited to join ValleycliffE Elementary for a day of learning with Ocean Wise in February 


January 26th is a professional day and school will not be in sessionOn January 30th we will be having our PAC Meeting from 4:30 – 5:30.  Please come to share your ideas about our school learning plan, our playground and thoughts for planning for next year.   


Partners in the Learning; Family Homework and reminders from the Principal 


In our LEX classes we’ve been talking about goals, focus, or intentions for how we want to live our lives this year.  Students were to pick a word to share out in circle that represents a theme that’s resonates for themBelow is a fun word search to inspire some ideas.   





Is there a word that resonates for you? For your family?  Have a discussion with your kids about what word they chose and what word may best fit a focus for your family.   


Have a wonderful weekend. Stay warm out there.  

Most Sincerely,  

Alysa Patching, Principal. 

Most Sincerely,  

Alysa Patching, Principal.