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Welcome Back to School!

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The PAC welcomes all students, teachers, administrative staff, parents and guardians to the 2017-2018 School Year! We hope everyone had a great summer, and is ready for another great year at Signal Hill.

Here is what is going on with the PAC this September:

School Supplies Fundraisers

It’s not too late to order your supplies!

Visit https://schoolstart.ca/school/1785 and you will be able to select the school supply list for your child’s grade, then pick and choose what you actually need. It can be sent either to your home or the school, and we will call you when it arrives. $5 from each pack of supplies ordered goes to the PAC and all the great initiatives we spearhead for our kids.

Labels are a great way to keep track of your child’s items. Lovable Labels offers a great assortment of labels for containers, supplies, clothing and shoes and a 20% of your purchase goes to the PAC. Visit www.signalhill.lovablelabels.ca to order.

September 11th: Kindergarten Parents Welcome Tea

Join us in the library after you have dropped of your kindergartner at either 9:00am or 1:00pm. Find out what the PAC is about, what we do, meet some members of the executive, see how you can get involved and find out what volunteer opportunities are available. First full day for Kindergarten is September 12th!

September 20th: Early Dismissal at 12:00pm

Collaboration Day for teachers from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

September 25th: PAC Meeting 7:30pm Signal Hill Library

Join us for our first PAC meeting of the school year. We will discuss what we hope to achieve this year, our fundraising initiatives, and welcome anyone who wishes to join the executive, or anyone who wants to be involved in any way. We are still looking for a District PAC representative, as well as people to help with Social Media and communications. Have fundraising ideas that you would like to spearhead? Come and tell us about it!

PAC Family Movie Night coming soon!

Stay tuned for our first Family Movie Night of the school year. We will continue to raise funds for new AV equipment for the school!

Looking for More PAC information?

Looking for more information on the PAC and who we are? Visit www.signalhillpac.com all meeting minutes and agendas for upcoming meetings can be found on the website.

Connect to our Facebook page, @signalhillpac and keep up to date with what’s going on and connect with others in the school community.

Other helpful information

For more information on the school calendar, supplies lists, bus routes and timing please visit the school’s website at https://sd48signalhill.org/

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PAC March News

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March is here, Spring is coming!

Here is what is going on with the PAC this month.

Art Starts Performance with Norman Foote

This is a great example of one of the great programs the PAC brings to our school.
Writing grants is one way obtain funds which we use to bring different experiences, events and programs to our kids. One grant that was successful was the Art starts Grant. This is a grant that brings local artists into the classrooms. Our application was to bring in the well known musician Norman Foote to create music with the children, and in the end have a new school song!

On Thursday, March 16th at 1:30pm as the students along with Norman present the new school song as well as all of the songs they have been practicing! Parents are welcome to come.

Teacher Appreciation luncheon: Thursday March 16th

As we get ready for Spring Break lets thank all the teachers and support staff by treating them to lunch!

Lasagna’s, Casserole, quiche, sandwiches, salads, desserts. Let’s show them how thankful we are for all that they do for our kids! We like to put out a nice spread for them.

Please email info@signalhillpac.com if you wish to contribute a dish. Drop off at the school Thursday, March 16th by 11:30am.

Spring Fundraiser!

We are still looking for a volunteer to head the spring fundraiser! We have a group of ladies who absolutely want to help, and a Facebook page has been started, we just need someone willing to TAKE CHARGE! 🙂 Please email us for more details. info@signalhillpac.com

Don’t forget! Spring Break is from March 20th to 31st.

School is out at 3:00pm on Friday March 17th and students return to class Monday, April 3rd. Enjoy the time off!

Next PAC Meeting!

Due to spring break, our next PAC meeting will be April 26th at 9:00am

Stay Tuned for Details on our Next Movie night: Date hopefully April 7th!

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PAC February Update!

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We hope everyone is enjoying February so far! It’s hard not too with Family day and Valentine’s day just happening and all the love going around. Here are just a few updates on what is going on this month!

Stay Tuned for details on a Teacher Appreciation luncheon happening soon!

Feb 20th – NO SCHOOL

SSTA Professional Day – No school

Feb 22nd – Pink Shirt Day

Help your child support an important message that is sent on Pink shirt day that we do not tolerate bullying in our school or our community. Everyone is encouraged to wear a pink shirt!

Feb 22nd – PAC Guest Speaker Alanna Ray

There is no ‘meeting’ this month, instead we have a guest speaker!
7:00pm at the School on Wednesday February 22nd.

Join us as we hear about the Healthy Choices Program from a Health Choices Facilitator, Alanna Ray, who in conjunction with Whistler Community Services Society are bringing prevention-based education about healthy choices, mental health, and related topics.

“This presentation will address how the power of nature, adventure, and connections to ourselves and important relationships are integral to mental health and wellness. We will explore ho families can bring intention into their relationships, spend restorative time in nature, and have meaningful adventurous experiences. Attendees will learn strategies to help young people and themselves build resiliency, and develop healthy coping strategies for life.”

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View the PDF here

Friday Feb 24th – Late French Immersion Registration Begins

Registration starts at 8:00am. Contact the school for more information.

Kindergarten registration- ONGOING

For children born in 2012 today for September 2017.  Please bring your child’s birth certificate and care card to register.

Volunteers

We are still seeking volunteers for a Spring Fundraiser. In the past the Father/Daughter Dance has raised a lot of funds, lets see if we can get this event to evolve into something even bigger!

If you have any ideas and would love to get involved please contact us!
info@signalhillpac.com

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PAC January Update

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January 16th: NO SCHOOL District Implementation Day

No School for the kids. Hot lunch will be served on Friday for the Primary students.

January 18th: HOT LUNCH orders due!

*for lunches starting January 25th order forms available here.
Ordering is available online at https://signalhillpac.hotlunches.net simply select your items, and you can either pay online via paypal or print off your order and drop off cash or cheque to the Hot Lunch bag in the school office.
Our menu is kid approved and includes Sushi, Pizza, Mac n Cheese and Chicken Wraps all made locally. Don’t forget you can order weekly as well. All orders and payment are due the week prior to the requested lunch day.

*Important: the Hot Lunch program  is seeking volunteers. The time commitment is very little, the job rewarding, and it’s a fantastic fundraiser for the PAC. If you can commit to one lunch hour each week then this is a great way to get involved.

January 24th: Kindergarten Registration Begins!

Kindergarten registration starts at 8:30 am for children born in 2012 for September enrollment. To register, go to the school office with your child’s birth certificate and care card. It is always great to register as soon as possible so that the school can start planning the staffing levels for next year!

January 25th: PAC MEETING 7pm in the library

All parents and caregivers are welcome to join us as we go over and update everyone on the PAC news, recent fundraisers and provide updates on various projects that we are working on. The Meeting Agenda will be available here a week prior to the meeting date.

January 27th: PAC MOVIE NIGHT presents TROLLS!

The PAC is excited to  presents it’s first Family Movie Night!

Featuring TROLLS!

Movie will start at 6:00pm and ticket pricing is to be determined. Popcorn will be available for sale on site, and you are encourage to bring a pillow and a blanket and get ready to enjoy the big screen! Stay tuned for more details!

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Meeting Reminder!

PAC meeting Wednesday Evening at 7pm

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This is your friendly reminder that our PAC meeting is tomorrow at 7:00pm at the school.

Come join us as we go over what’s been going on and what’s coming up. We will also have a short presentation from Heidi Kubin & Lisa Smart who will be providing an update on the new curriculum.

The meeting agenda can be viewed HERE

Poinsettia & Wreath Pick Up on FRIDAY!!!

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Please come and pick up your orders at the school on Friday, December 2nd between 4 and 6pm. Orders must be picked up on this day as there is no school on Monday and there is no where to store the orders. If you need to make arrangements outside of this time please email laurenmartinello@gmail.com

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Teacher Appreciation Luncheon!

Calling all Cooks & Bakers!

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Dishes are needed for the PAC hosted Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon in the staff lunch room on Thursday, November 24th!

Lasagnas, sandwiches, soups, salads and sweet treats all welcome!

Please drop off items to the staff lunch room between 11:00am and 11:30am and please provide a list of ingredients with your items. All dishes will be cleaned and ready for pick up in the afternoon.

email what you can contribute to info@signalhillpac.com

If you need to arrange alternate pick up or drop off just let us know!

 

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September PAC Update!

We’re hoping everyone is surviving the first couple weeks of school! Here is an update on what’s going on in the world of the PAC and some dates to remember over the next few weeks.

First PAC Meeting: Sept 27th 7pm

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We hope you can join us at our first PAC meeting on Tuesday September 27th in the Music Room at 7:00pm. We’ll approve the budget for the year, present the initiatives we are working on this year, and recruit for some parents/care-givers to join us on the executive! This is a casual setting and a great way to see how you as a parent can be involved as little or as much as you want to be. The agenda for the meeting can be viewed here.

School Musical

The auditions for this years school musical ‘The 3.5 Musketeers’ are taking place after school from 3-6pm. To make the auditions run smoothly, please send your child with their forms all filled out! The rehearsals will be after school each day Mon-Fri October 3-7th with the Show itself taking place at 7:00pm on Friday October 7th 2016. Ticket details coming soon! See the  POSTER here.

Hot Lunch Ordering is Ready!

Ordering is now available for the Fall session of 2016! Woohoo, one day a week you don’t need to make the main lunch portion of thier school lunch!

The dates of Hot lunch are October 12th to October 19th
Ordering deadline is October 5th
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Primary Grades will get their lunches on Wednesday and Intermediates on Thursdays.

If you are unsure of which day your child will receive their lunch, check the Hot Lunch Page here.

There are two ways to order:

Order online at https://signalhillpac.hotlunches.net use access code SHE2016 and pay via payapl, or print out your order confirmation and drop off WITH payment to the school office.

Print off the order form here and drop off to the school office WITH payment by October 5th.

Labels/School Supplies

It’s not too late to order school supplies if you haven’t been able to find them all.

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visit www.schoolstart.ca and select our school to find your class lists and just select what you need. Delivery only takes a couple of days.

The same goes for supply & clothing labels!
Lovable Labels have a great promo on right now! Use code: SPOOKY16 to save $10 on orders of $25 or more. 20% of your purchase will go to support Signal Hill Elementary PAC. Offer ends September 23, 2016. Order at www.signalhill.lovablelabels.ca
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