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BRE Friday Communicator - May 14, 2021 Featured Photo

BRE Friday Communicator - May 14, 2021

Highlights this week: Mr. Hirn’s class designed and made planters using geometry and form lessons from Math; several of our students won prizes in the Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day contest; the Brackendale Library is hosting a virtual book fair from May 17 – 31; School District #48 is looking for host families for the International Student Program; and there is a plethora of ways you can support Brackendale Elementary PAC and the new Outdoor Classroom and Play Area project. Our feature photo this week is one of the wonderful posters created to highlight out Walk Your Weeks campaign.
Host Families Needed in Squamish! Featured Photo

Host Families Needed in Squamish!

You have an amazing opportunity to open your home to an international student. Enjoy a unique cultural experience while sharing the beauty of our Sea to Sky corridor. Receive $1,200 a month! Contact us today!

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Principal's Message

Welcome to Brackendale Elementary School!
We are honoured to learn, work and play on the Traditional, Ancestral, Unceded Territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation and Village of Waiwaikum.  We are a K-6 school in Brackendale, British Columbia serving approximately 320 students.  We love learning outdoors on our ample school grounds and in our lush forests.
 
Community, connectedness and a sense of belonging are fundamental to our school culture. Teaching and reinforcing empathy, flexibility, persistence, resilience, and optimism, develop a growth mindset and form our core values. Our journey of reconciliation is ongoing.  Each year our staff work with community and students to make our school a welcoming, honouring learning space. Circle, authentic resources, embedding land, language and culture across the curriculum are some ways that we seek to do this.  Our school logo, the Bear, was designed by local indigenous artist, Rick Harry.
 
To Think Critically is our school goal. At Brackendale, we think critically by using specific criteria to make judgements, assess options, rank and justify choices. When you browse this website you will see how students think critically to enhance their learning.  The pictures, words and videos are here to give you an insight into the rich, meaningful learning that our students enjoy every day at Brackendale. 
 
We hope you enjoy our school and community! 
 
Sincerely,
Ms. Saenger
Principal