Signal Hill Circular - April 29th, 2022
April 29th, 2022
Dear Signal Hill Families,
We are excited to announce our chicks have hatched! Students in Ms. Penney and Ms. Siblock's classes have been taking good care of them and are excited to watch them grow!
With the nice weather this week, students have really been enjoying activities like baseball and have brought out the parachute!
Grade 4/5 students enjoyed a presentation by author Caroline Adderson. Also, the library is hosting a Spring Poetry Contest!
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.
Free Workshop - 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.
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, May 4th - Workshop - Student Anxiety and Building Student Resilience at 6 pm at Signal Hill – for Parents and Caregivers
Friday, May 6th - SSTA Professional Day for Teachers – NO SCHOOL for students
Students in Ms. Neit and Ms. Nicholas's class were challenged to create a water container with limited materials. They did a great job solving this STEAM challenge!
Truth and Reconciliation
Some examples of our continuing journey from this week:
Students in Ms. Adam's class are working with Tanina, one of our Indigenous Support Workers on designing regalia for our administrators, Mrs. Brynjolfson, and Mr. Strudwick
Cina, one of our Indigenous Support Workers was helping Ms. Farrell and Ms. Gladwin's K/1 class make medicine pouches with cedar.
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.
Skícza7ul's Words of the Week
Wá7lhkan áma - I am feeling good/well
(Phonetic - Wa7thlkan ama)
(Phonetic - Wa7thlkan ama)
Wá7lhkan aólsem - I am sick
(Phonetic- Wa7thlkan olsem.)
French Word of the Week
I am feeling good - Je me sens bien
Parent Advisory Committee