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Signal Hill Circular - April 30, 2021

Signal Hill Circular

for the week ended Friday April 30, 2021

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


Message from SHE Admin
Dear Signal Hill Families,

Reminder Next week: Mental Health Event “Keep the Beat for Mental Health” a community drum circle and activities to bring awareness to Mental Health during Canadian Mental Health Week.

WEAR GREEN for mental health awareness.

SHE Admin team


Host families

Shane Jameson's creation using geometric shapes - cross-curricular inquiry and play based learning in action!



Arts Work to make you Smile
Our Students Work with Mental Health 

FApplications are now open for the 2021 Student Art Award – please read on for important changes to the program.

Changes to the award process in 2021:

  • Due to the ongoing uncertainty and public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 award recipients will be decided by representatives from each school. There will be no showcase or portfolio viewing facilitated by Arts Whistler in 2021.
  • Applications must be submitted by each student via the online portal. This allows Arts Whistler to still collect important information from each applicant.
  • After applications have closed I will email you a complete list of applications and suggested jury criteria so you can make your decision on who the award recipient will be from your school. The winner must be picked from this list of applicants provided.

See below for a timeline of important dates for the award jury process this year. If you school is unable to meet this timeline (below) or any of the points laid out above please let me know by Friday, April 9. This may mean that unfortunately your school cannot participate in the award this year.

  • May 9 | Student applications close at 5pm
  • May 10 | Imogen emails submitted applications to each school
  • May 10 - 18 | School (or school awards committee) chooses ONE winner for the award
  • May 19 | School emails Imogen the winners name
  • May 20 - 27 | AW makes arrangements for cheques, certificates and plaque engraving (if required)
  • June 1 - 4 | Cheques and certificates are delivered to each school

All this information, award eligibility, and the online application portal can be found:

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.

Dear Families,
The final hot lunch session of this year is active now.
We could really use a couple more volunteers to help with delivering the food each week!
There is not a large "ahead of time" commitment.  We check in on Monday or Tuesday of each week to see who is available and go from there. 
It only takes approximately an hour of time on a Wednesday or Thursday (depending on the menu and your availability it could be less or a little bit more - whatever works!)  and by helping you can earn credits towards your child's hot lunch account. 
Please send an email to [email protected] if you would like more information or are able to spare some time. The only requirements are that you have a criminal record check at the office and that you are ok to wear a mask for the duration.
If you haven't ordered yet but would like to:
  1. To order online:
    1. Go to to register.
    2. On the home page, search for our school, create a new account, and enter the school access code which is currently SHE2020
    3. Add students by name and class
    4. Place your orders for the current session.
    5. All orders are due by Thursday of the week before the menu item is delivered.  Order all at once for best efficiency.  You can make changes online up to midnight the Thursday before.
  2. To order by paper:
    1. Contact [email protected] for an emailed order form or phone the office for a printed one.
Questions, concerns, suggestions? Email [email protected]
It is normal and healthy to have disagreements with friends.  Friends are awesome, but you are not always going to get along with your BFF!
Yelling and hitting others is not a good way to resolve arguments because  it can cause harm to the people involved. 
Have you heard of the ABCD method of solving disagreements? Here is a great worksheet for you and a friend to use when you have a problem!
Ask: What is the Problem.
Brainstorm: Work with the other person to brainstorm solutions and ideas to solve the problem.
Choose: Choose one solution that you think will work best to solve the disagreement.
Do: Use the solution to solve the problem. If the solution does not work, then you may have to revisit letter, “C” and choose and different solution.
Good luck!