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Signal Hill Circular - May 2nd, 2024

May 2nd, 2024
What's been happening lately at Signal Hill...
Signal Hill students and staff along with École La Vallée students and staff having been working on the Chair of the Next Generation Project and creating a "chair art piece". The team presented their work along with their vision for the future to the Squamish Lillooet Regional District Committee. We are so proud of our students' commitment and vision! You can see a video of the meeting and our students' speech above.
Our school enjoyed a surprise performance by band students from Unity Christian School in Chilliwack. 
Students in Ms. Madsen's class presented their "Dragon's Den" design projects to a panel of judges. There were some amazing ideas and great prototypes!
The grade 6/7 science exploration of DNA continues with a project to discover what traits your "baby unicorn" will have. Fun stuff!

Our intermediate students have been fortunate this Spring as we’ve had author visits on the past two Fridays! The Vancouver based author, Pam Withers, presented in the library to all the Grade 6/7s, plus Ms. Treadway’s grade 5s, on Friday, April 19th   and the Whistler author, Rebecca Wood Barrett, presented to the Grade 3/4-4/5s and Ms. Madsen’s 5/6s on Friday, April 26. The students enjoyed learning about some great books and the creative writing process.
Intermediate classes have been learning about various Track and Field events in preparation for the season. Who in the school has the highest jump?
FamilySmart National Child and Youth Mental Health Day Event: Kim Barthel will present on May 7th in honour of National Child and Youth Mental Health Day! This is a free, virtual event, and registration is now open.
Please find the direct link to register here, and the poster here for more information.


Help for Hard Times for Families: This is a reminder that the Help for the Hard Times workshop is offered three times each month, supporting families who have experienced mental health crises. Please see this poster for more information, and please feel free to share. The direct link to register can be found here.


Feeding Futures:


Feeding Futures is a commitment of the Provincial Government to ensure students are properly fed for learning to enhance positive academic and health outcomes. Beginning in Fall 2023, $214 million will be given to school districts throughout BC over three years to create or expand local school food programs. This new, ongoing program will support existing school-based programming while offering additional opportunities for students to access food at schools. Learn more here.

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.