Week of November 17th to 21st, 2014


Here are the highlights for this week:

Word of the week (Virtue) is Excellence:
Excellence is doing your best, giving careful attention to every task and every relationship. Excellence is effort guided by a noble purpose. It is a desire for perfection. The perfection of a seed comes in the fruit. When you practice excellence, you bring your gifts to fruition. Excellence is the key to success.

Photo retakes this Friday, November 21st:

Report cards will be distributed December 1st with Parent/Teacher interviews December 3rd and 4th. Please contact Mrs. Smillie if you wish to make an appointment at 604 898 3601. Also, make sure you check with your child’s teacher for further information and details on meetings with parents.

Craft Fair November 27th from 6 to 8 pm. Any parents willing to help please check out the sign up sheet on the PAC board in the foyer. The PAC need your help on their biggest fundraiser of the year!

Enjoy the week!

Week of 19th to 24th, 2014

Word of the Week (Virtue) is Responsibility:
Being responsible means others can trust you to do things with excellence. You accept accountability for your actions. When you make a mistake, you offer amends instead of excuses. Responsibility is the ability to respond ably and to make smart choices.

QSP Fundraiser is on now until October 23, 2014. Mamquam School # is 3702636 and the link to view the selection of magazine subscriptions is http://www.qsp.ca

WE day – gr. 6 students heading down to WE day event this Wednesday, October 22nd

Professional Development Day – Oct 24th: School not in session

Enjoy the week!

Week of October 13th to 17th, 2014

Here are the highlights for this week at Mamquam Elementary School:

School closed Monday, October 13th – Thanksgiving

Scholastic Book Fair – Ongoing this week, Tuesday and Wednesday. Please visit the incredible selection of books that will be on display in the library and stock up on your child’s winter reading! All proceeds go towards purchasing more books for the library, bringing in guest author speakers and other library events. Parent volunteers are still needed to assist in running and supervising the book fair. If you are able to help please check the sign up sheet on the board in the front school foyer or see Nicole Carothers our PAC scholastic coordinator.
Dates and times are:
Tuesday, October 14th: 8:30 – 9;00; 12:00 – 1:00; 3:00 – 3:30
Wednesday, October 15th: 8:30 – 9:00; 12:00 – 1:00

Camp Summit – Our 4,5,6 students along with their teachers are off to Camp Summit this coming Wednesday and Thursday, in order to participate in a number of teambuilding and leadership activities. We hope the weather holds out and they come back even more connected as a learning community! Can’t wait to hear about their time at the Camp.

Individual Student Photo Day – Friday, October 17th. We hope to see your son or daughter with their hair slicked back and all gussied up for the camera. But remember no GREEN as the background of the picture is green. Make sure your son or daughter comes with their best smile!

Week of October 6th to 10th at MQS

Few important happenings this week….

Tuesday, October 7th at 9 am in the library. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 9th – Scholastic Book Fair from 6:30 to 8:30  in the library AND Meet the Teacher Night from 7:00 to 8:00. Parents and caregivers will meet with the teachers from 7:00 to 7:30 followed by a meet and greet with the school principal and PAC chair in the gym.

More info on what is happening at Mamquam week of October 6th to 10th has been emailed to Parents and Caregivers. If you are not receiving the email please email Janet Smillie at jsmillie@sd48.bc.ca OR go to the principal’s blog on this website and follow the link.

Transition back to school information

September 17, 2015

Please read the link below which provides the latest update and information from the Superintendent of Schools, Lisa McCullough, on next steps in the event the teacher contract tentatively settled on Tuesday is ratified this week.

SD48 Sept 17 2014 Letter to Parents

Further information will be forthcoming the next couple of days. Please call Rose Mackenzie, School Principal if you have any further queries at 604 898 3601 or email rmackenzie@sd48.bc.ca

Labour Dispute Update

We have received notice that a tentative deal has been struck between BCPSEA and the BCTF. Both parties are finalizing details and will be seeking member and board ratification over the next few days. We are currently working on a plan to begin instruction and will have further information to you as soon as possible.

Welcome to Mamquam Elementary School!

Dear Parents and Caregivers:

This letter from Superintendent Lisa McCullough contains the latest information regarding the ongoing labour negotiation and school opening. Sept 1, 2014 Letter to Parents Also see this letter sent three days prior. Aug 29 2014 Letter to Parents

This link will take you to the new BCParentInformation page which will provide you with bargaining news from the Province. The Parent Support menu link at the top of that page will take you through the $40/day application process.

Rose Mackenzie
Principal, Mamquam Elementary

Please check our website daily for information regarding school start up. We will endeavor to keep you informed in a timely manner via the website and emails home.

A letter was sent from the Superintendent of Schools this past Friday, August 22nd. In the event you did not receive the letter via email please see link

August 21 2014 Letter to Parents