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District School Calendar

Dear all,

The district is currently re-doing their calendar of holidays and non-instructional days for the next 3 years (ie starting school year 2020/21 onwards). In order to do this, they will be sending out a survey to parents in December to ask about your non-instructional day preferences.

The district is currently deciding what the survey questions should be. You can contribute! If you have strong feelings about what the survey questions ought to be, email Nicola Jones at nkjones@gmail.com with “School Holidays Survey” in the subject line.

Again, please note that this is a) JUST for district-wide non-instructional days (the school has other days off in addition to these, like the half days). b) JUST to decide upon the survey questions, not to actually answer those questions. You get a chance to do that in December!

The survey that they used last time is below. The default is to use the same survey questions again. Or should we change them?

 

One thing to keep in mind is that the more options included on a survey, the less clear the preferences of the respondents become. In other words, if there are too many choices, it “splits the vote” and it’s no longer obvious what people want or why.

My personal preference would be to keep the questions as they are, but add a line of clarification to the critical question about whether you prefer a 1 week or 2 week Spring Break question:

“We currently have a 2 week spring break. Going to a one week spring break would result in hours of instruction being shortened slightly each day by about 5-10 minutes. This time is typically taken out of mid-day breaks and/or out of the day’s start time.”

THANKS

Nicola Jones.

 

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Meetings, PAC News & Events

AGM News

As we start another school year, Signal Hill Pac has said goodbye to Lauren Martinello. Lauren has been an integral part of our school community and we wish her all the best with her new family adventure on Vancouver Island.

At our AGM in June we welcomed some new and returning members to our PAC this year.

Please welcome our 2019/2020 Signal Hill PAC Executive:

Co- Chairs: Erica Hurtubise and Sandra McLaren

Treasurer : Laura Watt

Secretary: Nicola Jones

Interim Communications Coordinators: Erica Hurtubise and Sandra McLaren (may change if new members are interested).

Grant Writer / Coordinators : Claire Fuller and Tamsin Tarling

DPAC Rep. : Natalie McNamara, Brooke Meeker, and Lisa Vertefeiulle

Hot Lunch Coordinator: Jana Grimshaw and Tara Teigan

2018-2019 AGM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New School Year

We hope you had a great summer and are looking forward to back to school!

The new school year is just around the corner, and here is some helpful information from the PAC.

The School Calendar for 2019/2020 is HERE!

All School Supply Lists can be found HERE!

The PAC has set up a great option for ordering your school supplies! Simply visit www.schoolstart.ca and choose Signal Hill Elementary from the school list. Select a class list of supplies, or order what you wish a la carte! Orders support the PAC.

Labels are a great way to identify your child’s items! From books, binders and pens to clothing, shoes and backpacks Lovable Labels has so many great options. Proceeds of your order support the PAC and help keep your child’s items from getting lost. Visit www.signalhill.lovablelabels.ca to place your order!

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A New School Year is Here!

We hope you had a great summer and are looking forward to back to school!

The new school year is just around the corner, and here is some helpful information from the PAC.

The School Calendar for 2018/2019 is HERE!

All School Supply Lists can be found HERE!

The PAC has set up a great option for ordering your school supplies! Simply visit www.schoolstart.ca and choose Signal Hill Elementary from the school list. Select a class list of supplies, or order what you wish a la carte! Orders support the PAC.

Labels are a great way to identify your child’s items! From books, binders and pens to clothing, shoes and backpacks Lovable Labels has so many great options. Proceeds of your order support the PAC and help keep your child’s items from getting lost. Visit www.signalhill.lovablelabels.ca to place your order!

 

As for what’s happening during the 2018/2019 school year for the PAC, here are some highlights!

First PAC Meeting, Mid-Late September, Date TBA

We’ll be meeting to welcome the new school year and get a great group of parents together to make 2018/2019 a successful year! Our first meeting we’ll be nominating our Executive for the year, and we are always looking for new people to join us. Help out where and when you want, it all makes a difference for our kids!

LBProductions Drama Program (Fall 2018)

*NEW FORMAT THIS YEAR!
Select students will co-write the play and they will be selected mid-October.
Auditions will be at the end of Oct approx and rehearsals will be every Tues/Thurs at lunch until the final show NOV 30th!

Poinsettia/Wreath Winter Fundraiser (Winter 2018)

Choose a Poinsettia, Wreath or Planter to brighten up your space for the holidays. Makes a great gift too! Delivery date expected to be December 7th, 2018 details to come.

Family Dance Party (Spring 2019)

Our annual event is fun for the whole family! Last year’s successful Beach party had everyone eating, dancing, posing for photos and bidding on an amazing selection of items in the Silent Auction. Stay tuned, this year’s event expected to be beginning of May 2019! Let us know if you’d like to be involved and help make this event even more successful. info@signalhilllpac.com

Movie Nights! (Multiple dates throughout school year)

Hopefully our new AV equipment will come soon! With new movies that are great for the whole family, we’ve brought the movies to Pemberton! Popcorn, Candy and a Bake Sale and a great Pre-Release movie make these nights ones to look forward to! Stay tuned for movie nights planned this school year.

I’m sure we’ve missed something, but stay tuned for updates and be sure to like our facebook page to keep up to date with what’s happening! @signalhillpac

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CANCELLED – TONIGHT’S PAC MEETING

We are so sorry but due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel tonights (Feb 28th) PAC meeting at 7:00pm.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Family Dance Party next Friday, March 9th! If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet you can get them by visiting https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/signal-hill-pac-family-beach-party-tickets-42920585627 (access code SHEPAC2018)

Sorry for any inconvenience!
The PAC

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PAC Winter Update!

Here’s your winter PAC update!

**Reminder NO SCHOOL on February 26th as it’s a Pro-D Day**

The next PAC ‘meeting’ is going to be on FEB 28th at 7pm in the library.

A guest speaker will be presenting on February 28th either on bullying or on the internet and kids. We are currently waiting to see who is available to come up and will update you as soon as we know. All agendas and minutes from previous meetings can be found here!

**Reminder EARLY DISMISSAL on March 6th as it’s a Collaboration Day**

The PAC is happy to announce the 2nd annual Family Dance Party on Friday March 9th from 6 to 9 pm!

Mark your Calendars – March 9th 6-9pm the PAC is hosting a BEACH THEMED party complete with DJ Carley, Silent Auction, CheeseBox Photo Booth, Candy Bar, Hula Lessons, the Limbo, Contests, Games & Door Prizes make for a great time for all members of your family! Brooklyn’s pizza and a drink is included with all tickets purchased and additional slices & photo booth photos can be purchased at the event. Wear your finest beach attire and get ready for some fun!

Poster 2018 PAC family dance (2)

View a PDF version of the flyer here:  2018 Family Dance Party Poster

Tickets can be purchased by visiting: EventBrite HERE!

If you’d like to volunteer in any capacity, or provide a donation of an item or experience for either a door prize or silent auction item please email us at info@signailhillpac.com

**Reminder Spring Break is from March 19th until April 3rd when classes resume after the Easter long weekend**

Coming in the Spring…

The PAC is happy to bring the following GREAT programs to Signal Hill for our kids this coming term.

Vancouver Aquarium ‘Aquavan’

A ‘hands on’ Science Presentation

Michael Allen Bear Aware Talk

Art Starts Programming tba

Jump Rope for Heart

If you’d like to get involved in any way or have any ideas of suggestions for the PAC please let us know! Email us at info@signalhillpac.com