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Signal Hill Circular - June 4, 2021

Signal Hill Circular

for the week ended Friday June 4, 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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Message from SHE Admin
 
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Dear Signal Hill Families,
 

Message on behalf of Sea to Sky Indigenous Education 

The elders of the Nations and the Indigenous staff in our district have expressed their gratitude as we partner in the work toward Truth and Reconciliation. They are providing us with guidance as we learn how to be allies and hold one another up. So much of the messaging around the tragic history and current trauma faced by Indigenous Peoples has been balanced with messaging of hope and care for one another and a message of giving everything to our children that the ancestors lost so that today’s children will thrive and feel love, belonging and identity in this world.

The care of the children has been evident in the ceremonies, drumming, songs, prayers, lowering of the flag, moment of silence, circle and other events guided by our local First Nations. We appreciate the continued support and reflection at home in caring for our youth at this time. 
 
We continue to wear orange and to show visible, positive and caring regard in any way we can for members of the Indigenous communities around us. No small gesture goes unnoticed and in these small ways we can ensure that everyone can be involved. We are regularly updating our website as we provide information for mental health care, actions we are taking in Truth and Reconciliation, and educational resources for ongoing learning.
 
Amhas ku swa7su | Meilleurs voeux | Good wishes
 
SHE Admin team
 
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St'at'yemc Food Offering 
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COVID-19 vaccine appointments 

Eligible people are encouraged to schedule an appointment to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine, by age group. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines here.

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.

PAC AGM

Families please note that our Signal Hill Parent Advisory Council will have their Annul General Meeting June 9 at 7:00 pm. Come join the meeting to meet our families. Come and participate in the meeting or sit back and observe the meeting to view the great contributions PAC makes to the Signal Hill School Community.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://sd48-ca.zoom.us/j/63287396378?pwd=dkFVczVieEhwR2owT1pjY2YvQUxadz09

 
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 hotlunchsignalhill@gmail.com 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 https://signalhillpac.hotlunches.net 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 hotlunchsignalhill@gmail.com for an emailed order form or phone the office for a printed one.
Questions, concerns, suggestions? Email hotlunchsignalhill@gmail.com

Our community is grieving and our heart is aching over the tragic loss of the 215 children in Kamloops.  It is a painful reminder of Canada’s shameful history. However, we must not forget the impact that  settler colonialism had on First Nations communities.

Coping with grief is never easy, but reaching out to friends and family is very important for wellness.  Today, I ask our community to stand in solidarity as we work together to process our grief. It is important that we lean towards kindness and support during these difficult times.  

Signal Hill also wants to express gratitude to the Lil’wat community for leading us in this  work in dismantling  systemic racism.

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