Signal Hill Circular - May 6th, 2022
May 6th, 2022
Dear Signal Hill Families,
Another beautiful week of learning and play in Pemberton! Work on our garden is starting up in earnest with soil arriving this week.
It was great to welcome Clinical Counselor Greg McDonnell this week to facilitate workshops with our staff and caregiver community around the topics of mental health, resiliency, and supporting children with anxiety.
Our staff is participating in the Sea to Sky Teachers Association Professional Development Day today with some presentations and workshops around the topics of Math Manipulatives, Communicating Student Learning with Digital Portfolio Tools, Finding Our Emotional Footing: Teaching Students Skills As They Step into Their Future with Lynn Lyons, and Understanding Mental Health: The Good, the Bad, and the Funny with Jessica Holmes, among others. Our staff is grateful to have these opportunities to continue their learning in their professional practice.
News, Updates, and Reminders:
Signal Hill's Got Talent
Students in Grades 4-7 will have the opportunity to showcase their talents on June 2, 2022. Auditions will be held Mondays in May at lunch times, students should come to their audition fully prepared with music, costumes etc.!
Our kindergarten orientation is on Monday, May 16th from 1:30 to 2:30 pm for those who have registered their children for kindergarten September 2022. Bring your kindie and meet the teachers and staff! We look forward to meeting all of you!
BIKE RODEO FOR PRIMARY CLASSES
Signal Hill’s Early Act Club and the RCMP are having a COPS FOR CANCER Bike Rodeo fundraiser on Friday May 20th! Bring your bikes, helmets and a toonie to school. We will have extra bikes for kids to use if they can’t bring their bikes!
Spring Poetry Contest
Our library is hosting a Spring Poetry Contest!
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 - 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:
Monday, May 16th - Kindergarten Orientation – 1:30 pm for new kindergarten students starting in September 2022
Wednesday, May 18th - The White Hatter Presentation for Caregivers – Virtual Presentation from 7-9 pm – we will send the link when available
Friday, May 20th - Bike Rodeo for Primary Students Grades K to 3
Students in Ms. Penney and Ms. Gladwin's class have been learning about currency and created their own stores and celebrated by shopping! The even had to negotiate with the bank for loans.
Truth and Reconciliation
Some examples of our continuing journey from this week:
Tanina, one of our Indigenous Support Workers has released her latest episode of The Tanina Rose and kwékwa7 Maggie Rose Show. This episode has an interview with SD48's Assistant Superintendent, Paul Lorette. How do you think he did learning some Ucwalmícwts words?
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
Entsa7 s ___(name)__. I am __(name)__.
Phonetical - Incha7 sh _______.
French Word of the Week
I like to learn - J'aime apprendre
Parent Advisory Committee