Signal Hill Circular - January 29, 2021
Signal Hill Circular
for the week ended Friday January 29, 2021
We are honored to be living, working and playing on the traditional, unceded ancestral territories of the St'át'yemc Nation.
Message from Admin Team
Upcoming Events - Check our website!
We are aware of the school closure for école La Vallée. Communication is strong between SHE and école La Vallée as well as communication between our school district and VCH. We extend kindness, calmness and be well wishes to our école La Vallée family.
Our doors will be open on Monday. School is in session for Signal Hill Elementary. Families, please refer to the chart provided in this circular of How Do COVID 19 School Exposure Notifications Work?
Thank you families for your efforts in keeping our school community safe. We appreciate your wearing of masks on school grounds when the appropriate social distance of 2 meters can not be accommodated. Dropping off or picking up your child can be a social outlet for guardians, parents and caregivers. This has always been a special time as Signal Hill is a mecca for gathering, sharing and conversation. Let’s keep this special time safe for all school community members.
Our COVID 19 Safety Plan for Exposure Control is excellent. The planning began in August. The safety plan is constantly monitored and updated. The district, SHE staff and SHE Health and Safety committee are diligent with this plan. We are dedicated and in partnership with our families in keeping our school community a healthy place to thrive and learn.
SHE Admin Team
Please see the safety section where we have requested that families do not bring dogs onto school grounds when picking up or dropping off your child.
Did you know?:
At Signal Hill, we are an outdoor school for our break times? We encourage all families to send their students with the proper attire for the elements in Pemberton.
Please note: If you visit our website, the event details can be clicked on to receive more information. You can get to our Upcoming Events on our website by clicking here or visiting https://www.sd48signalhill.org/
Jan 29 | School Based Professional Day
No School For Students
Feb 1 | MDI Survey (Grade 5)
Feb 2 | MDI Survey (Grade 5)
Feb 3 | MDI Survey (Grade 5)
Feb 4 | Leadership Learning Network-Instructional Focus Admin meeting
Feb 8 | Lockdown Drill 9:20 AM – 9:30 AM
Feb 9 | Indigenous Education Committee meeting
Feb 10 | Public Board Meeting 6 PM
Feb 15 | Family Day - No School
Feb 18 | Admin Education Leadership meeting
Feb 22 | FSA (Grades 4 & 7)
Feb 23 | FSA (Grades 4 & 7)
Feb 24 | Pink Shirt Day | FSA (Grades 4 & 7)
Feb 25 | FSA (Grades 4 & 7)
Feb 26 | FSA (Grades 4 & 7)
The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) is coming to your school in January/February!
School District 48 has partnered with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at the University of British Columbia to measure and promote children’s social and emotional development, health, well-being, and assets through the Middle Year Development Instrument (MDI). The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) is a self-report questionnaire that asks children in middle childhood about their thoughts, feelings and experiences. The MDI is the first survey of its kind to gather information about the lives of children both in school, in the home and in the community, from their own perspective. The survey questions align with the BC Ministry of Education’s K-12 curriculum, which includes a focus on promoting children’s personal and social competencies.
Grade 5 students are invited to complete the MDI during class time on February 1, 2 and 3 2021.
For more information and to view the questionnaires:
If you don’t want your child to participate please contact your child’s teacher, fill out the withdrawal form at the end of the parent/guardian informed passive consent letter, or contact the MDI project staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Universal Precautions - COVID-Exposure Notifications
Safety - School Code of Conduct & Safety Announcement
Code of Conduct:
Refresh of Part One
At Signal Hill Elementary School, we believe that all children have the right to learn in a safe, caring and orderly environment. Our expectations are that students will be cooperative, courteous and respectful.
Be Respectful to Yourself | Be Respectful to Others
Be Respectful To Property | Be Safe
Refresh Part two
Our Code of Conduct is designed to provide guidelines for appropriate student behavior while attending the school or at any school-sponsored function.
Consequences will be applied in a fair and consistent manner, respecting individual rights, responsibilities, age and maturity; and be restorative rather than punitive in nature.
Refresh Part Three
Safe & Caring School Environments: Are Free From Acts Of
Or Misuse Of
The SHE Code of Conduct Does Not Tolerate the Presence Of
As circumstances warrant, administrators have a responsibility to advise other parties following a behaviour incident:
Signal Hill Elementary School Code of Conduct has been structured to align with and adhere to the standards outlined in: The School Act 85(1.1) 168 (2) (s.1) Provincial Standards Ministerial Order 276/07, effective October 17, 2007 B.C. Human Rights Code, (SD 48 Policy No. 502.1, 502.2 and Regulation No. 502.2) B.C. Ministry of Education: Safe, Caring and Orderly Schools: A Guide (Nov. 2008) and Developing and Reviewing Codes of Conduct: A Companion (Aug. 2007), both found at http://ww.bced.gov.bc.ca/sco/
This message is to let families know that dogs cannot be brought on school property when dropping off or picking up your child. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this safety request.
Parenting in Another Culture Program 2020-2021
For families with children who are not familiar with Canadian School System
Info-Sessions facilitated by Amanda Walker from Capilano University.
4. Transition from Elementary School to High School
Wednesday February 10, 6 – 7pm, Whistler/Pemberton specific for Gr 6 & 7 student(s) and their parent(s) to learn about high school (Gr 8~)
5. Entering Kindergarten and Elementary School System
Wednesday February 24, 6 – 7pm (Whistler/Pemberton specific)
To register and to get a Zoom link, please contact Izumi Inoue at
Strengthening Families Program
Does your family experience:
The Strengthening Families Program can help.
This life-skills training program for families and their children (6-11yrs) helps:
This FREE 6-week program runs from Feb 11th – March 18th, Thursday evenings 7:30pm – 8:30pm, and includes:
To register visit www.sscs.ca/programs/strengthening-families-program
Or contact Olivia Bevan on 604 815 2177 or at email@example.com
Daily Health Check
PAC Hot Lunch
The Winter Session of the PAC's Hot Lunch Fundraising Program has started. Thursdays are the deadline for the next week's menu item. Orders are due at the school by 3pm Thursday for paper orders and online by midnight. Thank you for understanding that orders without payment will not be delivered.
HOW TO ORDER:
For any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you miss the deadline for this upcoming week, you can still order food through the session as it will continue when we return from winter break.
Thank you for supporting the Fundraising efforts of the PAC through hot lunch!
A vision for Me, Myself and I
New Year Resolution
Ms. McArthur's Math
Ms. Hahn's Medicine Wheel
Mental Health & Well-Being
The Recipe for great Friendship
Did you know that a kind gesture, or even a smile can make a difference in someone’s day? Kindness is like a warm fuzzy blanket that you give to a friend when they need comfort. To explain, friendships are protective barriers that offer hope, and encouragement for someone who might be experiencing difficulties in their life.
Here’s a great recipe for keeping positive connections with friends:
2 cups of sharing and cooperation
1 cup of gratitude
2 cups of forgiveness
2 cups of accountability
2 cups of honesty
4 cups of communication and encouragement
5 cups of caring
And there you go! The perfect recipe for a great friendship.
Do you know of a story of when someone did something kind for you or someone else? If you have a story that you would like to share with the Single Hill Circular Staff then your story could be featured in the Single Hill Circular. Please contact a teacher or administrator for more information!
The Signal Hill Circular will now feature a “Kids Speak” section where our kid experts will offer tips and advice on fitness and mental health. Stay tuned!
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Tullec_Be Calm_Sois Calm
Atsxentśut_Be Safe_Sois prudent