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Signal Hill Circular - June 24th, 2022

June 24th, 2022
It's hard to believe, but this was our last full week of school! And what a week it has been. With the summer weather finally seeming to come in, the celebrations of learning and field trips have been continuing all week. Lots of classes ventured out to local farms, the water park, and some even made it to Playland! 
Here are some of our Kindergarten and Grade 1 students visiting Los's Farm and learning about honey bees.
bees los
We've had some cute animal visitors this week! Ms. Brynjolfson's new puppy, Pippa has been a real hit with staff and students alike. A nice puppy visit can really give you a boost! And check-out Ms. B's 80s outfit! Other theme days this week were "rock stars", "western", "fancy", and "twins". Fun stuff!
doe pippa
Congrats to all our baseball players for a great season! They wrapped it up with a big game on Tuesday attended by parents and staff. Thank you so much to Mr. Gray for coaching the teams! 
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.
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
We were so happy to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day as a school community on Monday! We marked the day with a school-wide assembly filled with singing, dancing, drumming, and sharing poems and some of the other work our school has been doing such as quilting and drum making. Ms. Brynjolfson and Mr. Strudwick were very thankful and humbled to be presented with regalia made by Ms. Adams's class and one of our Indigenous Support Workers, Tanina, and her mom, Lucille Joseph. It was so great to have the whole school dancing around the recently completed plank drums! Thank you to our entire Indigenous Support team, Beth, Fran, Cina, Tanina, and Heather, for all of their work and knowledge this year! Kukwstum̓ckacw!
assembly1 assembly2
Students have been enjoying our new physical literacy outdoor activity circuit.
Students in Mr. Gray's class are working with one of our Indigenous Support Workers, Tanina, to build a wellness lodge.
wá7lhkacw ha ámas i sq̓wéla? - Do you like fruit?
Phonetical -  wa7thlkahw ha ámash ee shkwela.
Tu aimes les fruits? - Do you like fruit?
The resources below provide tips for teachers and parents that we hope are helpful for our students and families to discuss world events.
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.
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.