Signal Hill Circular - May 20th, 2022
May 20th, 2022
Dear Signal Hill Families,
We are so excited to be enjoying the shift in the weather at the end of this week and celebrating lots of fun school community events that come with it. We were so happy to welcome next year's Signal Hill Kindergarten students and families for the Kindergarten Orientation this week.
Today's Bike Rodeo, supported by our Early Act Club and Cops for Cancer was a blast! Primary students participated in a bike parade around the school, road safety for riding, and an obstacle course. All donations go towards the Cops for Cancer charity. There is also a bottle drive at the school tomorrow to support Cops for Cancer. Please see more information below.
Our wonderful librarian Ms. Benes continues to host author visits. In the last two weeks students have been visited by Wendy Winter, Diane Tullson, and K.L.Denman. The authors shared some of their books and discussed the craft of writing.
We have had many special guests lately as well. Students participated in workshops around healthy relationships, and Internet Safety. Some of our French Immersion students also joined students from école La Vallée in a performance by Professeur Wow!
Students have been working hard auditioning for our upcoming Intermediate Talent Show on June 2nd. We have a lot of talent at Signal Hill!
News, Updates, and Reminders:
BOTTLE DRIVE ON SATURDAY, MAY 21ST 10AM TO 2 PM
The Signal Hill Early Act Club are having a bottle drive on Saturday, May 21st at Signal Hill. Drop off your empties at Signal Hill or at the Bottle Depot. All proceeds will go towards Cops for Cancer! Thanks for your support!
Calling All Grade 7 Parents and Guardians!!!
We are looking for baby photos for the grade 7 yearbook! All photos need to be clear and a close up of the baby! Please forward your digital copies to: [email protected]
Paper copies will be accepted but must have the students’ full name and name of teacher on the back. They will be returned to the students.
Spring Poetry Contest
Our library is hosting a Spring Poetry Contest!
Baseball on Wednesdays After School
Baseball has started every Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:45 pm for grade 6 and 7 students. There is a late bus to Mt. Currie and D’Arcy areas for those students whose parents have signed the permission forms. It leaves Signal Hill at 5:00 pm. All students need to bring in a permission form to participate.
Important Upcoming Dates:
Monday, May 23rd - Victoria Day – NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, May 25th - Class Photos
Friday, May 27th - Fun Day (Sports Day) for all Students – please bring water bottles, hats, sunscreen and dress in layers for the weather!
Tuesday, June 7th - Grade 7 Welcome BBQ at Pemberton Secondary School - We would like to invite grade 7s and their families to join us for an Open House at PS from 5 - 6:30 pm. You can tour the school on your own, have a burger and chat with available staff. So we can order the right amount of food, please RSVP with this Event Brite link by May 27. This event is FREE!
Tuesday, June 28th - Grade 7 Leaving Ceremony at 5:30 pm at Signal Hill
Students in Ms. Marining's K/1 class are learning their letter sounds while creating a spring themed field of flowers:
Truth and Reconciliation
Some examples of our continuing journey from this week:
Our school is working towards a school goal of recognizing our "C.A.R.E." values that are represented in the medicine wheel/4 blankets, as well as using some local animal glyphs to represent the values. Students earn tickets for demonstrating these values. When our whole wheel is full, the school will earn a school-wide prize of an extra recess. This plan builds upon the Lil'wat Principles of Learning included in our School Learning Plan.
C - Community
A - Acceptance
R - Respect
E - Excellence
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
stéxwlhkan t̓u7 gélgel! - I am strong!
Phonetical - shtehwthlkan klō7 gulgul!
Phonetical - shtehwthlkan klō7 gulgul!
French Word of the Week
Je suis fort - I am strong
Parent Advisory Committee