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Science Fair

The following students earned the most Science Fair Audience Choice Award tickets:


  •       Kindergarten to Grade 3
  •               Michael
  •               Keegan
  •               Brodie
  •        Grade 4 to Grade 6
  •               Maddy, Olivia and Mikayla
  •               Daisey and Kaylee
  •               Jackson and Caelin

Thanks you to everyone for your participation.  We collected $115.00 for the Homeless Shelter.

Miller, Ruan and Kai

Brackendale Bears

Reading Link Challenge

Congratulations to our Brackendale Bears Reading Link Challenge Team for their excellent performance at the competition on Monday evening!  The team was excited to be there and worked well together.  Thanks to Ms. Mah for working with the team to prepare them for the competition and to Kate Inman from the Public Library for making it all happen.

Spring Theme Baskets

All classes have been given a ‘theme’ for the gift basket fundraiser. Please bring a donation to contribute to your class basket by this Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Raffle tickets for the gift baskets will be on sale after school on Wednesday, April 24th and at the Hollywood Glam Dance at Brackendale Elementary on the night of Friday, April 26th.


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Dear Parents/Guardians,

As a follow-up to our email before Spring Break, we are reaching out to you with a request to complete a survey to help inform the Refresh Process for our School District’s Education Plan: Pathways to Learning.
We welcome feedback from all members of our community — parents, students, staff and the greater public will all have the opportunity to participate in the process.
Please visit our Pathways to Learning – Refresh website where you will find background information on the project as well as a link to complete the short survey. The survey is open until Friday, April 19, 2019.
Thank you for your time and consideration and we look forward to hearing from you!


Lisa McCullough
Superintendent of Schools
SD 48 (Sea to Sky)


Theme Gift Basket Fundraiser 

All classes have been given a ‘theme’ for the gift basket fundraiser. Please bring donations to contribute to your class basket by Thursday, April 18, 2019. Raffle tickets for the gift baskets will be on sale after school on Wednesday, April 24th and at the Hollywood Glam Dance at Brackendale Elementary on Friday, April 26th. Thank you for supporting this BRE PAC fundraising initiative and good luck on winning a basket!

PAC Meeting – Wednesday, April 17 at 7pm in the library – you can see the agenda here

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The Easter Bunny has arrived! Please come and pick up your Purdys orders on Thursday the 11th between 2-5 in the library or Friday after school between 3-3.30. If you can’t make it during these times please text Or call Jessi on 694-815-7087 to arrange pick up. If you would like you child to pick up your order please send them with a note.

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For Parents/Guardians:

  • Student Led Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, April 11th – book your time at

  • We are currently looking for volunteers to help out with the Scholastic Book Fair.  The fair will be held in the library Wednesday April 10th from 8:30 – 4pm, and Thursday April 11th from 8:30 – 7pm.

If you are available to help out during these times, please contact  Thank you!

  • “Talking with Your Teen about Vaping” – Click the link below for some good information about vaping from Health Canada:

Health Canada- Talking with Your Teen About Vaping – December 18

  • “In the Know”: Monday, April 15h from 6-8pm @Squamish Public Library.

Topic: Say-Don’t Say: What Youth with Mental Health Challenges really want from their parents and caring adults.  Presenter: Andrea Vukobrat, Youth with lived experience.  In this webinar Andrea will share vital lessons from her own lived experience of mental health challenges and from her experience working with youth across the province about what youth really want and need from the caring adults in their lives.

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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

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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