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Signal Hill Circular - June 17th, 2022

June 17th, 2022
As the year starts to wind down, our school has been filled with celebrations and field trips! We celebrated reaching our first Signal Hill C.A.R.E.s goal with an extra school-wide recess on Tuesday. It was so fun to play with all of our friends and staff members! We are now working towards filling our medicine wheel one more time by the end of the year and celebrating at our year-end assembly. 
Big and little buddies
Many classes have been enjoying field trips such as visiting local farms, the waterpark, Dragon Boating on One Mile Lake, Rope Runner, and upcoming field trips to Playland, and Cougar Mountain. It's so great when students have the opportunity to take their learning beyond our school campus!
Another fun tradition that lots of classes celebrate are dress-up days! Check out some of the 1980s outfits from Ms. Muller, Ms. Hahn, and Ms. Jody's class!
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Our intermediate blended class played a "grade 7s versus everyone" game of capture the flag on Tuesday. Who do you think won?
We also had very successful Freezie sale and bake sale fundraisers this week. We are so proud of our student-led bake sale with proceeds going towards supporting Ukraine. 
News, Updates, and Reminders:
Discarded Books in Front Entry
The library is being cleaned out and we have some discarded books in the front entry if your children are interested. Stop by to pick some out!
We have placed our lost and found out in the front entry for all to come and go through! Stop by to find your kids’ clothing, boots, etc.!!
Summer Reading Club at the Pemberton Library
There are two age groups - 5-7 and 8-12.
Each activity earns points which will be tallied on a leader-board in the Library - the participants with the most points at the end of the summer are entered into a draw for a grand prize.  All participants who return their passport at the end of the summer will receive a medal and certificate and there will also be bonus activities that will have prizes.
As with previous years, it has been designed to be flexible in terms of when activities are completed so that it can be incorporated around family summer plans and vacations.
Registration opens Friday June 24th and is done in person at the Library. The program officially starts on Monday July 4th and runs for 6 weeks.
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.
Baseball After School
Baseball has started every Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4:45 pm for grade 6 and 7 and on Tuesdays for grade 4 and 5 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.
Upcoming Important Dates:
Tuesday, June 28th - Grade 7 Leaving Ceremony at 5:30 pm at Signal Hill
Wednesday, June 29th - Last Day of School for Students – Dismissed at 10:00 am - Report Cards Home
Tanina, one of our Indigenous Support Workers, along with some students from Pemberton Secondary, continued to share their learning about the process of making plank drums with our students. This week, members of the Pemberton Fire Department helped us build a fire ring so we could have an actual fire to get the rocks hotter than the BBQ last week. 
Students in Ms. Gladwin and Ms. Farrel's K/1 class went on a nature walk with Cina, one of our Indigenous Support Workers and learned about local plants.
Students in Mme Treadway and Mme Smith's class wrapped-up their food truck design project with a sale. They used their French vocabulary to create menus, order food, and count money. 
One of our Education Assistants, Ms. Teryle, and a student celebrating a year of hard work and learning with lunch at Grimm's Deli. Well done!
úll̓usen - to gather people or things together.
Phonetical - ool-looshen 
rassembler - to gather
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