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Signal Hill Circular - March 19, 2021

Signal Hill Circular

for the week ended Friday March 19, 2021

We are honored to be living, working and playing on the traditional, unceded ancestral territories of the St'át'yemc Nation.

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This week has been magical at SHE. Leprechauns have been playing tricks on us! Alas our students have been on it. The students have been tapping in to their mathematical, applied design and technical skills to capture a leprechaun or master the art of the Celtic knot. Check out the Learning Connections sections for this visible learning.  
 
We are now at the year end date of when on line learning began for our families and we opened our doors to help our essential service families.  Thank you to our essential service families who took care of us and the community as we negotiated the new safety protocols and reality of COVID 19.
 
Today we are at a very different cross roads. SHE has been fully up and running for in class learning since June.  Our community has consistently worked hard to implement safety protocols.  Outdoor playdates are now allowed. Great timing for March break.  March break will give us time to recharge, be out in nature and reconnect to the land. Our children thrive in nature. Nature is a place to burn off extra energy and or find peace hiking, sitting by a stream or counting the night stars. COVID has given us challenges. Our choice to live in the Sea to Sky has given us breathing space to better negotiate the challenges. Mother nature surrounds us - a great place for us to regroup, recharge and give thanks.
 
Have a wonderful March Break!
 
NOTE: 
Students have left a plethora of clothing items over the last 6 months at Signal Hill. Our excellent custodial staff will be placing the lost and found clothing items on tables over Spring Break outside the front doors of the school. Please pop by and see if you can reclaim any lost items. Thanks custodial!
 
 
 
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Our future architects and engineers designing Leprechaun homes and traps.
Young mathematicians at work!
 
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Barbara Reid art represented in plasticine by students in Ms.Niet's class!
 
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Aurora Borealis 
 
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Hogwarts Academy secret entrance is Ms. Smith's classroom door!
 
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Wizard Prep
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Our young wizards 
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Flying lessons anyone!
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Message from Div 6
 

We spoke about how math can be incorporated into everyday activities including art. In this activity we looked at shapes and their symmetry and reflection in art.

The students were given creative control on their knots and as a result we saw solar systems, planets, dream catches, butterflies, and characters.

 

 
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             Counting in Ucwalmicwts
Weaving our way through math. 
The art of geometry and number theory 
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As today is World Sleep Day, we thought we'd share some good sleep habits.


Regular evening routines can help your child have a good night’s sleep which leads to positive social behavior, ability to focus on learning, and overall well-being. Parents and caregivers also benefit, in the form of reduced stress or worry, when children sleep well. 


Healthy Families BC provides the following 10 Tips for Good Sleep Habits: 

  • Keep regular sleep and wake times - Help maintain your child’s body clock by keeping bedtimes and wake-up times on weekends within two hours of school day routines.  
  • Reduce noise and light in your child’s bedroom.  
  • Turn off electronics 1 hour before bedtime (i.e. loud music, phones, screens, TV).  
  • Eat the right amount at the right time - Feeling hungry or too full before bed can make the body more alert, uncomfortable and unable to fall asleep. 
  • Relax before bedtime (i.e. bathe, brush teeth, read, listen to calming music).  
  • Ease the morning rush – Wind down the day together (i.e. get clothes ready for the next day, make lunch, pack a school bag).  
  • Make sure your child feels safe – Afraid of the dark? Try a night light and avoid scary shows, movies, etc. before bed. 
 
 
First Voices | Introducing yourself in Ucwalmícwts
 

FirstVoices is a suite of web-based tools and services designed to support Indigenous people engaged in language archiving, language teaching and culture revitalization.

www.firstvoices.com

New App Simplifies Students‘ Daily Health Check

Thanks to a new app, it's easier than ever for your students or their parents to complete their daily health check each morning.

Developed in partnership with Public Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control, and a group of students, the K-12 daily health check website and mobile app help students and families make the best decisions on whether to attend school, stay home, or take other measures. Questions and answers are easy to understand and are based on current health guidelines. All content is written with the K-12 age group in mind.

As indicated in the Provincial COVID-19 Health Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings, parents and caregivers should assess their children daily for illness before sending them to school. Please share the information about the new K-12 Health Check App with your students and families to make this process easier.

Visit the PAC Pages here.

Hot Lunch Program

Dear Families,

The next session of the PAC's Hot Lunch Fundraising Program (Spring 2020-2021) has started. Orders are always due at the school by 3pm Thursday for paper orders and online by midnight. If you missed the first week, you can always order for the next, and the next, but the deadline is always Thursday end of day. Thank you for understanding that orders without payment will not be delivered.

New this session is an option to help provide hot lunch for another student who may wish they could partake but isn't able to at this time due to the cost.  Your contribution will go directly toward food cost alone (as compared to a small portion of the order of food items which goes toward fundraising initiatives).  The goal is to continue to have a more inclusive school experience for everyone.  If you want to participate, you can add that value to your orders on a weekly basis, or anytime during the session, as you will see on the order forms.

If you have a student at the school that would like to participate in the hot lunch program but have been constrained by the cost, we invite you to send a quick email to hotlunchsignalhill@gmail.com with your student's name, class, grade, and whether they like to eat the following:

 

  • cheese pizza
  • pepperoni pizza
  • vegan pizza
  • trail dawg
  • veggie dawg
  • california roll
  • cucumber roll
  • edamame
  • chicken burrito
  • vegetarian burrito
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • chicken soup
  • veggie soup
  • pork gyoza
  • veggie gyoza
  • miso soup
  • chocolate milk
  • white milk
 

In an effort to try to be inclusive to the most number of people, we can not guarantee that your student will receive every food item they like/desire each week, but an effort will be made to at least have Something arrive for any week that there is food that appeals to them.

Please note that careful attention is paid by our volunteers when delivering food to the classrooms, as well as by the food vendors, and recommended safety measures are being followed.

HOW TO ORDER:

ONLINE:

  1. Go to https://signalhillpac.hotlunches.net to register if you haven't  already. (You need a new account each school year.)
  2. On the home page, search for our school, create a new account and enter the school access code SHE2020
  3. Add students by name and class
  4. Place your orders for the current session.
  5. Pay by:
    1. on-line using a credit or debit card via the Bambora system; or,
    2. Send Cash or Cheque with your child to deposit into the new cash box on the wall beside the library entrance.  Make sure the student’s name and class attached are well defined!

PAPER:  

  1. Fill out attached paper order form with all current information
  2. Drop completed form (with name & payment) with your child to deposit into the new cash box on the wall beside the library entrance.

For any questions or concerns, please contact hotlunchsignalhill@gmail.com

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!

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Provincial restrictions are in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Some restrictions are made by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) under the Public Health Act and others are made under the Emergency Program Act (EPA). Most orders can be enforced by police and compliance and enforcement officials.

Last updated: March 18, 2021

 
To view a full list of restrictions in place, please view the Government of British Columbia's Province Wide Restrictions.