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Signal Hill Circular - December 16th, 2022

December 16th, 2022
Wow! What a show! Thank you so much for everyone that helped the concert, or came out to support! Thank you also to all the food and donations for the food bank! We were so happy to see our students shine and welcome the community back for a seasonal celebration! So many fun activities this week, the school was truly magical! We might have even been too busy to take photos! We hope you and your family have a restful, fun, and festive winter break! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Lights and sound!
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School District No.48 is seeking host families throughout our region for the New Year (January 2023)! We have some fantastic kids coming, and our program is a great way to learn about new cultures while sharing your Canadian experience with students from abroad. Additionally, our district offers some of the highest compensation rates in Canada for hosting.
We would love to speak to you about what it means to be a host parent and how rewarding this experience can be. Click HERE to begin the process of being a host family.
Every new family that comes on board and successfully becomes a host family will be entered to win a prepaid visa gift card for $250.
All existing families that have signed up to host a student next year will be entered into a separate draw for a $250 prepaid visa gift card.
All host families that provide a referral for a new host family that joins our program will receive a $100 gift card.  
Check out this beautiful video starring one of our Indigenous Support Workers, Skícza7ul Heather Joseph, and her journey through Capilano University's programs at Ts̓zil. Heather teaches all of our Ucwalmícwts language classes. 
Sea to Sky Safety Net is a hub of self-care tools and local resources to help connect Sea to Sky residents to mental health and substance use support services.
FamilySmarts' December In the Know Events 'ADHD - The Real Deal' There are multiple dates and times to choose from for easier accessibility. These events are free, but registration is required (registration information can be found on the poster linked below).
Please feel free to share this event poster far and wide with your families.
SOGI 123 for parents:
SOGI 1 2 3 Parent Resources were created in collaboration with BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) and the BC Ministry of Education to answer parent questions about what SOGI-inclusive education looks like in Canadian schools.
Affordability Fund Update For Families
Dear Families,
We would like to update you on the grant from the Ministry of Education and Childcare to make back-to-school more affordable for students and their families struggling with rising costs of living due to global inflation. We are mindful that many families in our community are struggling with the increased cost of living. We want every family to know that they are eligible for financial assistance through the Student & Family Affordability fund, no questions asked.
This one-time funding support will be allocated towards school-related expenses, including: 
School/course supplies
Family food security (groceries)
Athletic wear (for school athletics)
PAC hot lunch
Basic necessities 

We are happy to announce that we will partner with our local food banks to specifically provide more food for school breakfast, lunch or snack programs to meet the growing needs of students. We will work with our PAC to continue the conversation on how to use this fund (within the above criteria) to best support those students and families experiencing financial hardship.

If you would like to access the affordability fund, please reach out to our office or a member of our administrative team, and we will be happy to assist you.
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.