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Signal Hill Circular - January 13th, 2023

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January 13th, 2023
Happy New Year! We are having a great 2023 so far!
 
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Today was "Beach Day". Students and staff must not have noticed the rain/snow!
 
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Our very popular basketball teams are underway and have been practicing hard. Big thanks to our community and staff volunteer coaches!
 
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Lots of cool stuff going on down in Kindergarten and grade one as usual! Ms. Lattimer and Ms. Montie's classes created some cool snow art using dye:
 
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Ms. Adam's grade 6/7 class created some great colourful art too!
 
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Ms. Lattimer's class has been busy exploring geology by smashing and examining rocks and learning about dinosaur fossils.
 
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Students in Mme Treadway and Mme Madinier's class working with Tanina, one of our Indigenous Support Workers to make hair tie gifts (giveaways) from traditional materials.
 
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SD48 Budget Input Survey

Hello,

This is a friendly reminder that the 2023/2024 SD48 Annual Budget Input Survey is available for your input until January 18, 2023. Please see the below message from Secretary-Treasurer, Danielle Haverstock:

Dear SD48 Partner,

SD48 Board of Education follows a budget development process each school year in order to establish the final annual budget for submission to the Ministry of Education and Child Care. This process begins with providing an opportunity for partners to share input towards decision-making.

The District has a carefully developed and well-defined Education Plan (Pathways to Learning). The purpose of the survey opportunity is to seek advice on aligning the budget with the Education plan.

Once the survey closes, the next step in the budget development process is the Partner group meeting. The Partner Group meeting will help prioritize the input gathered through this survey. 

Please click the link below to provide your input.

2023/2024 SD48 Annual Budget Input Survey

The survey will be open for input until January 18th, 2023. Thank you for your engagement in this important process.

If you have any questions regarding the survey and the budget development process, please contact Secretary-Treasurer, Danielle Haverstock at [email protected] 

Sincerely, 

Danielle Haverstock

 
 
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. www.seatoskysafetynet.com
 
 
SOGI 123 for parents:
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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 
Clothing/footwear

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.
 
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EASE
 
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/
 
 
 
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.