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Signal Hill Circular - June 14th, 2024

June 14th, 2024
What's been happening lately at Signal Hill...
We were thrilled to welcome our upcoming Kindergarten students to the school!
Signal Hill students won the Earth Day poster challenge hosted by Green for Life Environmental - Zero Waste.
 Some of our Oilers fans, Ms. Gladwin and Ms. Ismaeil.
 We lucked out and enjoyed perfect weather again for our Primary 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.
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Pemberton fire fighters and Pemberton evacuation services (Pemberton Alert) came to present to our 6/7 students about being fire smart and the importance of fire preparedness. 
Miss Weaver, Miss Adams, Miss McArthur and Mlle Hamonic's classes hosted a science fair.  Subjects ranged from the rock cycle, DNA, and sources of energy.  
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Our students have been working with volunteers to create a button blanket as part of National Indigenous History Month.
On Friday, May 31st, the library had a special guest! The author, Tanya Kyi, presented to the Grade K/1-2/3s - Storytelling Goes Green. The students learned about green cities, the writing process, and had fun!
The library is discarding many books that are in good condition in order to make room for new and updated resources. The discarded books are for sale by donation, with no minimum amount! There is a table of books in the entryway of the school with a drop box for any and all donations towards future author visits!






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.