Signal Hill Circular - April 1st, 2022
April 1st, 2022
Dear Signal Hill Families,
It's been so nice to welcome everyone back after Spring Break! With the mix of sun and rain this week, it really is starting to feel like spring! The PAC and school garden committee is starting to gear up to get the garden going again, and students have been having lots of fun playing outside now that the snow has melted. That being said, we still had classes go cross-country skiing this week!
Thank you to everyone being respectful of everyone's comfort level around masks being optional with our updated Communicable Disease Guidelines. Please also be aware of the guidelines regarding masks if you travelled internationally over Spring Break.
Please see below for some new upcoming events.
News, Updates, and Reminders:
Seed and Starts Donations
It's that time of year again!
We are being more strategic in our planning and will be planting for Fall harvest deason. We were kindly donated seeds from Westcoast Seeds, however most of them are for Spring and Summer harvest produce. We are seeking donations or exchange seeds or starts for the following veggies:
Potatoes (Pemberton seeds only)
Trades include spinach, lettuce, cucumber, beans, peas, and more!
Please contact if you'd like to donate: [email protected]
NEW HOT LUNCH ORDERS COMING HOME – AND ONLINE!
The final session of PAC Fundraising through the weekly Hot Lunch Program is live for ordering!
Paper forms will be sent home with students today and early next week but ordering online is simple to do and makes it easy for the team running the program. To order, go to: https://signalhillpac.hotlunches.net If you have not ordered online yet this year, you will need to register. The school code is SHE2021.
If you have ordered on paper but are switching to online, you will need to contact the hot lunch team at [email protected] to reset your password.
You don't have to order and pay all at once! You can enter or change an order anytime up to Thursday at midnight, the week before food is delivered. You can also order online and deposit cash or cheque into the mailbox at the school (just make sure to note who the money is to be directed to! Include student name and teacher).
If you are ordering through the paper form, please deposit it with payment in the box on the wall by the library before the end of the school day Thursday.
Questions can be directed to [email protected]
Thank you for supporting the fundraising efforts of the PAC by supporting the hot lunch program!
White Hatter Internet Safety and Digital Literacy for Parents and Caregivers Presentation
Signal Hill Elementary and the Parent Advisory Council is hosting a free online presentation from The White Hatter about internet safety and digital literacy for parents and caregivers on Wednesday, May 18th from 7-9pm. This will be an online virtual event, but will be a live, interactive broadcast for our community. Families will be able to watch and interact from home. Details about how to log-in will follow closer to the event.
Please see here for more information: https://www.thewhitehatter.ca/programs/internet-safety-and-digital-literacy-for-parents-and-caregivers
Our grade 4-7 students will also be attending presentations on Tuesday, May 17th and Wednesday, May 18th during school.
We are excited to have The White Hatter join us as they come highly recommended! We hope you will join us.
Grade 7 Fundraiser
The grade 7 class is sponsoring another fundraiser for their graduation festivities. You can support the grade 7 class and buy some beautiful flowers for your garden this spring! Please click on the link below for information and to order! Thank you for supporting our grade 7 class this year! To order please go to:
SIGNAL HILL PAC MEETING
All parents are invited to the next PAC Meeting on Wed. April 6th at 6:30 pm via Zoom. The link is below:
Topic: Signal Hill PAC Meeting
Time: Apr 6, 2022 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Kindergarten Registration for 2022-23
Kindergarten (children born in 2017) registration continues. Please come to the school to pick up forms and register your children. We also need their birth certificate or passport and their care card to register.
Planning for 2022-23 School Year
Are you planning to move to another school for the next school year? Is your child planning to leave the French Immersion program? Do you plan to enroll another child that’s not in kindergarten? Please inform our office so we can plan for our next school year.
Important Dates for Next Week:
Wednesday, April 6th - Signal Hill PAC Meeting Time: Apr 6, 2022, 6:30 PM
To Join Zoom Meeting - https://sd48-ca.zoom.us/j/68432839875
What Parents and Students Need to Know
The resources below provide tips for teachers and parents that we hope are helpful for our students and families to discuss the crisis in Ukraine.
How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War: Common Sense Media gathers tips and conversation starters to help you talk to kids of different ages about the toughest topics.
Resilience in a time of war: Tips for parents and teachers of elementary school children: This article from the American Psychological Association can help adults guide their young children beyond fear and to resilience.
Resilience in a time of war: Tips for parents and teachers of middle school children: The American Psychological Association breaks out tips and strategies for parents and teachers of middle school-aged children.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides resources that can be filtered by topic or keyword and by audience with a focus on how adults can identify traumatic responses in young people and how to support them.
Truth and Reconciliation
Some examples of our continuing journey from this week:
Cina, one of our cultural support workers is working on a Medicine Wheel project with the students where they explore what it means to have a balanced life.
Students in Ms. Adams, McMurray, and Hamonic's classes have been learning about the evolution of humankind and will be doing a gallery walk to share all of their hardwork.
Mme Hamonic's class created word art self-portraits:
Skícza7ul's Words of the Week
k̓al̓emmíntsinlhkan kelh - I will wait for you.
(Phonetic - kalemmeencheenthlkan)
(Phonetic - kalemmeencheenthlkan)
French Word of the Week
fleurs - flowers
Parent Advisory Committee