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Signal Hill Circular - October 20th, 2022

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October 20th, 2022
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On Monday, as part of our continuing Positive Behaviour Intervention and Supports our school participated in a "Routine Rally". All classes moved through stations in the school to engage in presentation from our grade 6s and 7s about rules, routines, and expectations for different areas in our school such as the bus, washrooms, and the playgrounds. Thanks to all our student volunteers, and Shelly, one of our amazing bus drivers for helping us out!
 
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With the great weather continuing this week, many of our classes were fortunate to visit our local pumpkin patches for some fall fun! We also started some alternate options for students during lunch breaks such as open gym, arts and crafts, and leadership, cultural, and community initiatives through the Early Act club. Today our school participated in the Great BC Shakeout Earthquake Drill to practice our emergency readiness. Tomorrow our staff will be taking part in professional learning as part of the BC Provincial Professional Development Day. We are very fortunate to have these opportunities to reflect, learn, and grow our practice to support our students.
 
 
A Few Reminders for Parents and Students:
 
Dress for the Weather: While this Fall has been unusually warm and sunny so far, it looks like more typical Fall weather is coming next week with cooler temperatures and lots of rain. Our school has outside breaks during lunch and recess every day, so please make sure your children are dressed for the weather.
 
Parking is at a premium here at drop off and pick up times! Please do not park in the bus lanes, on the sides of the driveways or block other drivers. For safety reasons, do not park in the staff parking lot on the right when you drive onto the school property. Please do not do U turns in the parking lot! We ask that you pick up your child and leave immediately so others have a chance to park. For those who have primary students, you can park in the Tiyata Roundabout too! Thank you for your understanding. 😊
 
Dogs are permitted on school grounds only with a leash and under the control of their person. Please do not tie up dogs on the school grounds and keep them with you on leash at all times. Please clean up after your dog. 😊 If your dog is nervous around children or crowds we ask that you keep them at home. Thank you for your understanding! 
 
News, Updates, and Reminders:
 
PSS THEATRE PRESENTS
GHOST HUNTERS
 
A thrilling performance sure to terrorize and surprise you
 
Show this week, October 20th, and 21st
 
The link to buy tickets is here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/431444290487
 
 
P U R D Y ’ S     F U N D R A I S E R
 
Good day families We had a mix-up with the links for the Purdy's fundraiser Please use the new link and if you made an order yesterday, someone will be contacting you shortly. Thank you for supporting this fundraiser, sorry about the confusion.
Customer Number - 64941
Campaign Link - https://fundraising.purdys.com/1582116-98834
Order Deadline Date - 11/16/2022
Order Pickup Date - 12/01/2022
 
PAC HOT LUNCH PROGRAM
 
The PAC at Signal Hill is pleased to be able to continue their fundraising efforts through the Hot Lunch Program that happens each week of the school year. If you would like to volunteer, have questions/concerns, or haven't participated in the past and need to know more, please email [email protected] or call Jenny at 604-935-7907. If you need a paper form, Jenny can help you as well or you can pick one up from the front office. If you are just looking to order online, go to:
 
https://signalhillpac.hotlunches.net to register
(You need a new account each year.)
1. At the home page, search for our school, click on the “Click here to register” line in the box on the right side of your screen. 
    2. Fill out the form with YOUR details.  The access code is SHE2022
    3. Add students by name and class
    4. Place your orders for the current session.
 
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TruEarth Fundraiser for Breakfast and Lunch programs
Signal Hill is fundraising for our breakfast and lunch program for our students! Check out the TruEarth products – free shipping, all eco-friendly and all packaging is completely recyclable! TruEarth is a Canadian company and the school receives 20% of all sales. If you are interested, please check out our online campaign at:
 
IMPORTANT FORMS TO SIGN ONLINE
 
You will be receiving emails from our Cash Online Program today to sign forms online that are required by the school district. We apologize if you receive more than one email, you will only need to sign in once to complete all of the forms.
 
These forms include the Walking Field Trip form (Off-Site Activity Consent for Local Low-Risk Day Trip), Self-Identification of Indigenous Ancestry (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) form, Annual Student Personal Information, Technology and Media in School Consent form, Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Consent form and the G-Suite Consent form.
 
Please go to https://sd48seatosky.schoolcashonline.com and sign the forms. If you have not yet set up an account, please open one. You can also take this opportunity to pay for your child’s school supplies if you have not yet.
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding while we set up our students and families for this school year!
 
Upcoming Important Dates:
 
Thursday, October 20th - Cross Country Meet at Nairn Falls, Pemberton
 
Friday, October 21st - No School – Professional Day for Teachers
 
Tuesday, October 25th - Grade 6 Immunizations – forms have gone home for parents
 
Thursday, October 27th - Cross Country Meet at Squamish Elementary School
 
Monday, October 31st - Halloween Dance for Intermediate (Gr 4-7) Students
 
Thursday, November 10th - Picture Re-Take Day
 
Friday, November 11th - Remembrance Day – NO SCHOOL
Downie Wenjack Fund, and the Wenjack Walk
 
Our school is learning about the story of Chanie Wenjack, born Jan. 19/54 in Northwestern Ontario. At 9 years old he was sent to Indian residential school with his sisters.  When he was 12, Chanie and 9 other children ran away from the Indian residential school trying to make it back home, 600 km from the school. However the other children were caught and brought back to the school. A week after he escaped, Chanie died near the train tracks. He died of hunger and exposeure on Oct. 22/66. He was 60 km away from the residential school.
 
Gord Downie (The Tragically Hip) wrote ‘The secret path book and song, in hopes to create a path in making Canada a better country and towards reconciliation."
In 2017, Gord Downie died of cancer, but his story about Wenjack hopes to ignite a passion in each of us to “Do something." The Downie Wenjack Fund Legacy School program helps to bring awareness to schools with some history of Canada’s residential school system . They both joined the spirit world in October, which is the reason for the ‘Walk for Wenjack" in the month of October.
 
We are hoping to plan our own Wenjack Walk - more information to come.
 
The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Youtube channel:
 
 
 
 
It can be hard for adults to know what to say or do to ease a child’s worries, especially during times of change and uncertainty. As the most important big people in their world, parents and caregivers can help children feel safer and soften the sharp edges of whatever is making their worries grow.

To help support learning across environments, EASE K–7 lessons have been adapted for use by parents and caregivers to help children manage worries and everyday anxiety at home.

Please have a look at this website and see some of the resources available: https://healthymindsbc.gov.bc.ca/ease-at-home/
 
 
 
POPARD Family School Liaison workshops (FREE) – designed for parents & families of students with ASD
·     Oct 11 (330-430pm) & Oct 14 (12-1pm) Promoting Functional Skills in the Home Environment
·     Oct 18 (330-430pm) & Oct 20 (12-1pm) Autism in the Teen Years
·     Oct 25 (330-430pm) & Oct 27 (12-1pm) Supporting Autistic Girls
 
All POPARD training events (and registration links) are posted on our website at https://autismoutreach.ca/upcoming-training-dates/
 
FamilySmart Monthly Events: Every month, FamilySmart hosts online events for parents & caregivers who are parenting a child or youth with mental health and/or substance use challenge called “in the know.” We watch a video and share experiences and strategies that help in the hard moments and focus on strengthening our understanding and connection with our kids. For more information on this helpful resource, please click here.