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Signal Hill Circular - December 1st, 2023

December 1st, 2023
This week at Signal Hill...
Students in Mme. Treadway's class sharing their science learning with Ms. Madsen's class.
Students in Ms. Niet and Ms. McArthur's classes teaching each other how to braid.
Students in Ms. Weaver's class are working hard to make some cool stuff for the upcoming student craft fair.
Here is a cute picture of a student from Ms. Montie's Kindergarten class reading a "bed time story" to our rabbit, Chili Bun Bun. Bun Bun fell fast asleep 🐰❤ 
We have updated our website with this year's School Learning Plan. Please view it here for some insight into our school planning.
Thirty-five of our Grade 4/5 students have chosen to participate in the Reading Link Challenge Book Club, a program offered by the Pemberton Public Library with the support of the Signal Hill Elementary School library.  The Reading Link Challenge requires students to read as many as possible of six novels from November until the end of March and then they participate in a series of Jeopardy style games in April.  The students are placed into teams where they answer a variety of questions about the books that they have read.  The winning team in the first challenge, which is held at Signal Hill Elementary in the library, will participate in the final challenge against La Vallée, Pemberton’s francophone school, at the public library. For this year’s titles please see the RLC website at:
The Grade 6/7 Red Cedar Book Club will be kicking off soon – stay tuned for more information!

FamilySmart Upcoming Events:


Here is the poster for our December 'In the Know' event - ADHD - The Real Deal, with Dr. Don Duncan. The link to register can be found on the poster.


The 'Help for the Hard Times Open House for Professionals' is being offered December 13th from 12-1 pm, poster here. Also, here is a poster with dates and times for our 'Help for the Hard Times' workshops for families. These workshops run monthly and are designed for parents and/or caregivers whose child or youth has been admitted to hospital due to their mental health and/or substance use.


In addition, here is a poster outlining the programs and services offered by FamilySmart.


Early Years Development Instrument


Our Kindergarten classes will be participating in the Early Years Development Instrument (EDI) this year.





Off-Reserve Representative for Indigenous Education Council: Please share the following message with your school community:


Are you an Indigenous member of the community and would like to be more involved in Indigenous Education? The Indigenous Education Council is looking for an Off-Reserve Representative to contribute to the success of Indigenous students as they journey through education in the Sea to Sky school district. The council meets online 4 times per year, and the meetings are usually during the day for 2 hours. If you are interested and identify as an Indigenous person, please contact the Indigenous Education department: Sarah – [email protected] or Colleen Hannah – [email protected]  

Canada Dental Benefit for Children Under 12: Please help raise awareness for the Canada Dental Benefit. The first benefit period was a success, with 50% of eligible children in British Columbia—34,260—receiving the benefit. That’s something to smile about! 


The second and final benefit period will help cover dental care costs between July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024, and it is important that all eligible families know about the benefit and how to apply. Even families who applied during the first benefit period can re-apply for the final benefit period. Please see this factsheet for more information.






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