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Signal Hill Circular - October 28th, 2022

October 28th, 2022
The Fall Harvest continues with students now getting the garden ready for the winter and planting garlic. Big thanks to Plenty Wild Farms for the garlic bulbs. Some of our staff and students were also hard at work preparing the remaining vegetables from the harvest to make some cozy soup for lunch for all of our classes next week. 
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More classes visited pumpkin patches this week as well including Ms. Montie and Ms. Lattimer's classes:
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A Few Reminders for Parents and Students:
Dress for the Weather: The cold rain is here!. Our school has outside breaks during lunch and recess every day, so please make sure your children are dressed for the weather. Rain boots, and a rain jacket, and even rain pants are all recommended.
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:
Pemberton Public Health will be offering catch-up immunizations to grade 3 students who may have missed their routine immunizations over the last couple of years, namely those who missed their Kindergarten vaccines or need to catch up on any other missed/delayed vaccines.
There are several catch up clinics booked throughout November at the health center.
Parents will be able to book appointments online through Jane App this year at the following link:
If you have questions about your child’s vaccination history you can call and speak to a public health nurse by calling 604 -894-6967. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you would like any additional information.
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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 -
Order Deadline Date - 11/16/2022
Order Pickup Date - 12/01/2022
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: 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.
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:
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 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:
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
Monday, November 14th - Implementation Day – NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS
Wednesday, November 23rd - Half Day Collaboration Day – NOON DISMISSAL FOR ALL STUDENTS
Friday, November 25th - Report Cards go home
Wednesday, November 30th - Parent / Teacher Conferences – NOON DISMALL FOR ALL STUDENTS
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:
Students in Mme Hamonic and Ms. Adam's classes took full-day first aid courses and received their certification for completing the course.
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Sam Tierney, a young climate activist and star of the film Sam and Me, presented to some of our classes about climate activism and how our students can get involved.
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Students in Ms. Adam's class are creating some Tim Burton inspired spooky art:
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Halloween Safety
Halloween Nutrition Article: VCH has a helpful article on how to manage Halloween candy
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:
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.