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Signal Hill Circular - November 5th, 2021

Signal Hill Circular

for the week ending Friday, November 5th, 2021

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


Dear Signal Hill Families,
It was so fun to see all the amazing costumes and celebrate with some costume dances with DJ Pete last Friday! This week has been a little more routine but not without some fun and engaging learning activities. Some classes participated in a school and community clean-up, and classes have been participating in Remembrance Day activities and projects. Next week we will be marking National Aboriginal Veterans Day on November 8th and Remembrance Day on November 10th. We will be collecting donations for poppies on November 10th, please consider sending your child with a loonie ($1) or toonie ($2).
Please see our updated School Learning Plan for this school year on our website here. This informs our school planning from our classroom activities to staff Professional Development and is coordinated with the School District's Education Plan.
Winter Plant Fundraiser: Please place your order here. 
Orders due Friday November 19th
- by midnight for online credit card orders
- by 3pm for cash or cheque orders.  Cash or cheque orders must be accompanied by a completed form and deposited in the PAC Cash Box located outside the library doors.
Pick up at front of school on Friday December 3rd from 3pm to 5:30pm
Adoption Awareness Month: The Provincial Director of Child Welfare and Executive Director of Adoption and Permanency, are honoured to proclaim November as Adoption Awareness Month. This month is about raising awareness for adoption in British Columbia and celebrating the families who have welcomed children and youth as permanent members of their family. Read more here.
Enhancing Substance Use Prevention in BC Schools Survey: In Phase 2 of an ongoing engagement initiative, the Province is seeking input on how to help meet the challenge of youth substance use and its associated harms. Parents and caregivers are invited to complete this short survey by November 19.
Important Dates for Next Week:

Monday, November 8th National Aboriginal Veterans Day


Wednesday, November 10th - Signal Hill Remembrance Day Assembly - Poppy donations will be accepted.


Thursday, November 11th - Remembrance Day - No School


Friday, November 12th - Professional Development Day - No School for Students

Some examples of student work and activities around the school:
Owl art from Ms. Marining's K/1 class:
One of our cultural support workers, Cina, was teaching Ms. Dixie and Bones' class about deer hide and how it is processed and used to make items like drums and rattles. Students will be making their own in the coming weeks.
School procedures for Inclement weather can be found here.
Please view this powerful video created by Tanina, one of our Cultural Support Workers, commemorating Indigenous veterans, including some local Lil'wat veterans.
ama - good (phonetic - ama)

kéla7 áma - very good, really good.
amaskan - Like something (to)
amaskan i áopvl̲s̲a - I like apples
Jour du Souvenir – Remembrance Day
Daily Health Check. A reminder that all students, staff, and visitors should be completing this before coming to our school and staying home if they are sick.

The BCCDC School Exposure Infographic shows the notification process used for COVID19 exposures. The infographic can be found here.

BC Healthy Communities - Active School Travel Pilot Program 2022: Vancouver Coastal Health would like to bring your attention to the Active School Travel (AST) Pilot Program led by BC Healthy Communities. The goal of the program is to support more students to walk, bike and scoot to and from school. More information here.