Spring Break!


Spring has sprung and the flowers are beginning to show their faces around the school!  Such a glorious place we live in!

We hope you all have a lovely two weeks and we’ll all be back, fresh and ready to finish the year.

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If you are trimming trees in the garden over the break, please consider bringing your good ‘fort building’ branches to the school as our students truly enjoy engineering and construction this time of year.

Celebrate Family Literacy by playing Family Literacy Bingo with your children during the month of March!  The Bingo card has many activities that families can do together to develop literacy skills.  When you have completed a full line of literacy activities (vertical, horizontal or diagonal), bring it back to school.  Students who return cards will have their name entered to win a prize in our draw!  The last day to return the card is April 2nd.  Have fun!

Over the Spring Break, The Squamish Public Library is a great place to visit!  There are many books and magazines to sign out as well as some special programs for you and your family to enjoy like book contests, free movies  and computer coding classes.  Have a look here to see all the fun activities available at the public library from March 16-31st.”







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Green GamesVote now! We need your support for The Brackendale Eagle and Environmental Task Force –  Your vote will help Ms Wong and Mr Ahmelich’s students and their BC Green Games entry win a Green Grant worth $1000.

Ha7lh Skwayel! Mrs. Smith’s class is preparing a Witness Ceremony and Blanket reconciliation blanketBlessing as part of our school wide Squamish Nation Cultural Program – the ceremony will take place on Friday, March 8th at 11am in the gym and students are preparing invitations for their families.


The Easter Bunny is coming to Brackendale Elementary School with Purdys Chocolatier! The Easter 2019 catalogue will be distributed to the students the week of March 4th. Order Deadline is March 14th. Order pick up will be April 11-12. QUESTIONS? Contact BES PAC Purdy’s Coordinator Jessi McLennan at jessi@originsnutritioninc.com

Spring Break is just around the corner and that means the library will be having its last week for library book exchange the week of March 4 –March 8.  Please help your child locate any books that need to be returned before the break.  Sometimes you will find books in the most interesting places like under a bed or under a sofa couch!  Thank you, Ms. Mah, BRE Teacher Librarian

Please be advised that Squamish Public Health will be offering extra immunization clinics for ALL school aged children (pre-school through Grade 12).  Vancouver Coastal Health recommends that you check your records to ensure your children are up to date with their immunizations.  You may contact Squamish Public Health to book an appointment Monday to Friday 8:30 – 4:30 at 604-892-2293.

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For your children’s safety we have been closing the lower (back) field as there is a lot of ice under the snow.

Kai, Meinsteiniller and Ruan from Mr. Grantham and Ms. Johnston’s classes hope that other science minded students are excited to show their Einstein at the student sponsored Science Fair on April 5th!  Any science project or experiment is welcome—just make it school appropriate. You can work alone or with a partner (max 3 to a group.) Projects are due April 4.  There will be an Audience Choice Award and prizes (ballots will be 3 for $1 and 5 for $2) and funds raised will go to the homeless shelter downtown. pink shirt button

Wednesday, February 27th is Pink Shirt Day – Mr. Zigar and the Leadership students are hosting our Pink Shirt Day Assembly at 11am. Be Kind, Just Because!

Green GamesMr. Ahmelich and Ms. Wong’s students have an entry in the BC Green Games – you can see their project and vote for it here!

We are noticing a real difference in the amount of garbage we are generating here at Brackendale Elementary since we began promoting Litterless Lunches – be at the head of your class!Litterless-lunch-RRR-Reduce

Upcoming this week:

  • Monday, Feb 25 – Pro-D Day – not in session
  • Tuesday, Feb 26 – Mrs. Fieldhouse and Mrs. Webb’s classes to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler
  • Wednesday, Feb 27 – Pink Shirt Day Assembly at 11am
  • Friday, Mar 1 – Mrs. Smith and Mr. Zigar’s classes Cross Country Skiing
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We Are Open for Work and Play!

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PAC Meeting – Wednesday, February 20th

7:oo pm – BRE Library

Click here for the February PAC Agenda

Events for the week of February 18 – 22, 2019:

  • Monday, Feb 18 – Family Day Holiday
  • Tuesday, Feb 19 – Cross Country Skiing – Mrs. Smith and Mr. Zigar’s classes
  • Wednesday, Feb 20 – Cross Country Skiing – Mr. Lum and Mrs. Jorgensen’s classes
  • Wednesday, Feb 20 – PAC Meeting at 7pm in the Library – childminding provided
  • Friday, Feb 22 – Cross Country Skiing – Mrs. Fanzega (Benson) and Mrs. Borsoff’s classes
  • Friday, Feb 22 – Hot Lunch Day
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We are trying to do our part to reduce and recycle as much as possible.  We are beginning a new initiative for our students’ snacks and lunches to encourage reusable containers—we  will be asking children to take home any recyclables and garbage that come in their lunch bags.  We appreciate your support with this new program.

Valentines Dance Fundraiser

All students are invited to join the Leadership Team on Friday Feb. 15th for a school-wide dance. It will take place from 12:00 – 12:40 in the Gym. All are welcomed, the suggested donation is $1.00, but come and dance even if you forget your donation. There will be glow-sticks and a photo booth inside the dance, for a small fee. All the money raised by the Leadership team will go to The Water Project and The Rare Condition Foundation.

Monday, February 18 is Family Day – have a lovely day!

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Upcoming this week:

  • Thursday, February 7th – Twin Day – dress alike with your friends and make a donation of $1 each to support the Water Project in Africa and the Rare Diseases Foundation
  • Friday, February 8th
    • Skating – Mrs. Stroh’s class and Mr. Fieldhouse’s class
    • Cross Country Skiing – Mr. Lum’s class and Mrs. Jorgensen’s class
  • Hot Lunch orders are due Friday, February 8th at 9:00am click here for the order form
  • Nesters Cards are available at the office – cash or cheque payable to Brackendale PAC

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