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Signal Hill Circular - June 18, 2021

Signal Hill Circular

for the week ended Friday June 18, 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
 
Dear Signal Hill Families,
 

At Signal Hill, we value our community relationships as it strengthens the connection our students and staff have with the community outside our school walls. We were fortunate this week to have visiting chefs connect with some of our students to cook up some delicious delights allowing student to tap into their creative side with some hands-on learning. Chef Felix and Chef Maggie joined us from the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center to cook a cedar plank salmon and potato salad to gift to our PAC executive for all the support they provide our school. We also had Chef Randy from Mile One cook with our student to create a steak taco on brioche topped with a fresh salsa.

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples' Day. Signal Hill will joining PSS, MPCS, SCCS, BWE and QCS for an 11:00 AM  Zoom assembly. This assembly will be featured in our next Circular.   

June 22 is our Grade 7 Celebration of Learning. Grade 7 families,  please check your email, the Signal Hill Website or ask your child for the letter we sent home today for details. 

If your children are returning to Signal Hill for the 2021-22 school year please do not buy school supplies. We are asking that parents pay $40 through our KEV system in the fall as we are using an abundance of caution and purchasing the school supplies for all students. 

Our lost and found continues to be out on display for families to claim what has been lost. This will be located outside the front entrance of the school. Please respect physical distancing if you encounter more than one family.

Kúkwstum̓ckacw |Thank you | Merci

SHE Admin team
Salmon preparation guided by Chef Felix and Chef Maggie from the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center
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Salmon feast presented to a PAC executive member as 'thank you' for all the support they provide to Signal Hill
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Chefs skinning Salmon
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CHef's Proud of their Work
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Chef's Pemberton Potatoes for Potato Salad
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Chef's Prepared Salmon
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Praying Mantis Project in Ms. Marining's Class
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Praying Mantis Information Display
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Praying Mantis Presentation
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Proud Praying Mantis Inquirers
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Feathers
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Feathers
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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.

Student Art Bursary

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Arts Whistler is dedicated to making the arts accessible to all children and youth in our community. Our bursary program is available to a student in any grade from schools in Whistler, Pemberton, or Mt. Currie. Bursaries are available for students who wish to further their studies in the visual, performing, literary, or media arts at a credible institution or from a recognized mentor or artist.

Bursaries of $100-$200 are awarded and can contribute to tuition, accommodation, and travel costs associated with the studies.

Bursary applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Financial need of the applicant student or family. Families who are experiencing financial hardship will be given priority.
  • Previous training or experience and accomplishment in the area of the art the student plans to pursue.
  • Credibility of the mentor artist, institute, school or program the student is attending.

*Eligible students must reside full-time in Whistler, Pemberton or Mt. Currie.


Student Art Bursaries applications are open year-round and are awarded subject to available funding.

Bursaries are available for courses, workshops or camps which take place at any time of year. Applications will be juried within 30 days of submission. 


Questions?
Please email Imogen Osborne, iosborne@artshistler.com or contact Arts Whistler by phone, 604 935 8410.

 

APPLY TODAY! Fill out the online form

 

Evans Lake Summer Camps

 

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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.

 
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

Mental Health: The Importance of Staying Connected with Your Community.

Feelings of sadness or low energy levels sometimes causes people to lose a connection to things that they love and enjoy.

So, what do you do in this situation? Reach out to someone that you trust and let them know that you are struggling. You will be surprised by how much people are willing to lend a helping hand to you.

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