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Signal Hill Circular - May 31st, 2024

May 31st, 2024
What's been happening lately at Signal Hill...
It's been a wild week at Signal Hill! We were visited by "The Reptile Guy" and enjoyed perfect weather for our Intermediate Fun Day. Thanks to our PAC, parent volunteers, staff, and Pemberton Fire Rescue for helping us with two fun events for our school! A special thank you to Pemberton Valley Supermarket for donating the watermelon snack for Sports Day.
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Our Grade 7s had their first official visit and tour of Pemberton Secondary School. Next week begins their last month at Signal Hill! We are excited for them to move on to the next chapter even if we will miss them!


AI Supports for Parents/Caregivers and StudentsNew resources are available for the education sector to support local considerations and decision-making regarding the use of AI tools in K–12 schools in B.C. The Digital literacy and the use of AI in education: supports for British Columbia schools web page now includes three student posters and a two-page informational sheet for parents and caregivers. Further resources for teachers will be added in the current school year.


FamilySmart June Event: Please find a poster here for the June 'In the Know' event, Self Harm: There Is Always Help, There is Always Hope. This free virtual event will be offered five times throughout June. Registration is required and can be done here.


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.