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Orange Shirt Day

Our Orange Shirt Day was a wonderful experience for our Mamquam Community.  The whole school learned and joined in on our “Song of Encouragement”.  We will be using this song, gifted to our school by Russell Wallace of the Lil’Wat Nation, in many more school gatherings.

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This Week…(and next)

Tonight, Wednesday, October 12th,  we invite all Mamquam Parents to come to our Information Evening at 6:30 in our Library Learning Commons!  We will be discussing the new BC Curriculum, and the proposed changes to the reporting/grading structure.  Bring your children as we will have 2 certified babysitters on hand.  Come join the conversation and find ways to support your child’s learning!!  We hope to have more information evenings throughout the year that will touch base on what’s happening in our education system!

Our Cross Country running team will have their first meet on Thursday, October 13, 3:30-4:30 at Garibaldi Highlands Elementary.  We are a small but mighty team and look forward to this first competition of the season!

Next week, October 20th, is the Great BC Shakeout.  Each year thousands across BC and Canada, participate in this Earthquake drill and Mamquam Elementary is no exception.  At 10:20 am, we will “duck, cover, count”.   Following that, the Kindergarten students will have a presentation from our local Firefighters on Fire Safety.  This yearly event helps them learn how to be safe should a fire occur in their home.  Two birds with one stone!

A reminder that Friday, October 21 is a Curriculum Implementation day and school will not be in session.  The  BC Government has given this day to help teachers learn the ins and outs of the new BC Curriculum and an opportunity to collaborate with other teachers on ways to implement

FOIPPA  –  PLEASE COMPLETE THESE ASAP! (if you haven’t already..)

Annual Freedom of Information permissions were emailed to all families.  Please check your in-boxes and complete for each child in school.  We must have this information by October 21, 2016 (earlier though please!!) So far only 70 of our 200+ families have completed them.  They take only a minute or two to complete with a quick yes/no!

We encourage students (and families) to walk or bike to school.  Most of our students live within a 10 minute walkING radius.  HASTe (Hub for Active School Travel) has had school, parent, student, RCMP and DOS staff input on safe routes to school.  What a great guide for students travelling to school by foot or on bikes/scooters!  best-route-to-school