Weekly Update » June 14, 2024

June 14, 2024



We can be Heros! 

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 

So many notable events have happened over the past couple of weeks. Grade 10 students in LEX have completed their numeracy and literacy provincial assessments. A shout out for them to their courage and perseverance in completing these tasks, along with a shout out to the Learning Services teams for supporting the students through these tasks.  

Thank you to all families who participated in our LEX Neufeld Farms Fundraiser. Students raised over $300 which will go towards the Cinematique Field Trip.  

Learning expeditions had an amazing trip to the Cheakamus Center to do some listening to plants. We heard maple and mushroom talk; both of which sounded similar to New Age Meditation Music.  

LEX has been in the work of filming and editing their film projects this week. A big shout out to Brodie, and our upcoming principal Cory for coming to help out with the project. LEX Students and staff will go next week to the Cinematique theatre to enjoy the films on the big screen.  

CJ hosted the Xwemélch’stn Etsimxwawtxw (Capilano Little Ones School) for Indigenous Sports Day on Thursday. We savored a Salmon Feast together and enjoyed spending time with Family from the south. Thank you to Ms. Kathleen and the staff from Xwemelch’stn for coordinating the event.  

Matthew Williams took our Yu’7 Yus and Sxwi7shen classes today to teach the game of knobby sticks. You’ll note in the pictures posted the classes working together to learn about the game.  

Next week on June 21st we will be going to Sp’akw’us Feather Park to enjoy Indigenous People’s Day. We’ve sent an invitation to all the elementary schools in Squamish to join us in a celebration of our work in the form of play for the day at the park. We are so proud of our student’s involvement in the design of this park and we are very excited to share out this work with our School District family. Please join us for the day at the park if you are able. Students will need to bring their lunches and weather appropriate clothing. Matthew made an inspiring presentation to the board this during the School District Board meeting on Wednesday evening this week that left us all awed and speechless. The park and the work is stunning and a remarkable artifact to the work of reconciliation. Please click on the link to view Matthew’s presentation.  We raise our hands to Matthew for his work and his witness - telling the story of the work to the Board and Sea to Sky Community Wide.  

We are a week and a half away from summer break. Every moment now counts as we close our year together. We are all practicing appreciating these last days together being fully present and grateful in each moment.  

Up Coming Dates -  

June 19th – Squamish Nation Elementary Awards at Totem Hall 

June 20th – LEX to Cinematique  

June 21 – Indigenous People’s Day 

June 26 – Year end Assembly and Luncheon, Last full Day of School 

June 27th –  Report Card Pick Up and Class Farwell, Students dismissed at 10:00 am 

Have a wonderful weekend with your loved ones.  

 Most Sincerely,  

Alysa Patching, Principal.