Signal Hill Circular - April 22nd, 2022
April 22nd, 2022
Dear Signal Hill Families,
Another shorter week at Signal Hill, but still lot's of fun and packed with learning! We were so happy to welcome our families into our school on Wednesday for Student Led Conferences. Our students were proud to share all their hard work with their caregivers. It was so nice to have families back in our schools!
The Grade 4/5 students have an upcoming author presentation with Caroline Adderson in the library on Friday, April 29th. Check out her website at http://www.carolineaddersonkids.com/
Please see below for two free workshops that our school is hosting for families. We hope you will attend.
Reading Link Final Challenge
The final reading link teams from Signal Hill and école La Vallée participated in the final challenge this week. We have some keen readers in our community!
We hope you get out and enjoy the warm sunshine this weekend!
News, Updates, and Reminders:
TRACK & FIELD FOR GRADES 4 TO 7 STUDENTS
Track and Field is starting for grade 4 to 7 students. Practices will be every Tuesday starting next week after school from 3:15 to 4:45. There is a late bus for those who live in Mt. Currie, Birken, Owl Ridge and D’Arcy routes.
Free Workshop at Signal Hill - Student Anxiety and Building Student Resilience - Wed. May 4th
Please join Registered Clinical Counsellor Greg McDonnell (www.mcdonnellcounselling.ca) for a free workshop for caregivers on May 4th at 6pm at Signal Hill Elementary to address the topics of Student Anxiety and Building Student Resilience. Greg will discuss current research on childhood anxiety and will present relevant strategies. Refreshments and childcare will be provided.
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 - Order Deadline is April 22nd
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:
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 Upcoming Dates:
Wednesday, April 27th - Grade 6 Immunizations
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:
Please check out this amazing video about SD48's 24hour Drum Event. Some Signal Hill staff and former students are featured in the video.
Skícza7ul's Words of the Week
Wá7lhkacw ha t’u7 áma? - how are you? (Literally - are you good?)
(Phonetic - wa7thlkoucw ha klō7 ama)
(Phonetic - wa7thlkoucw ha klō7 ama)
French Word of the Week
How are you? - comment ça va?
Parent Advisory Committee