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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

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November PAC Update!

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REMEMBRANCE DAY
Reminder: NO SCHOOL Friday November 11th 2016

Please take a moment to remember those who fought for our freedoms. Better yet, take in the ceremony at the legion and show your respect.

Crabapple Fundraiser: Orders Due NOV 10th

All orders are due November 10th for the crabapple fundraiser in conjunction with Stewardship Pemberton. Orders are to be picked up at the school after school on November 15th 3-5pm at the school.

Order Online (through the hot lunch website) HERE or print of the form HERE and drop off with payment in the hot lunch bag in the school office.

Poinsettia Fundraiser: Orders Due NOV 18th

The annual Poinsettia, Wreath and Planter sale is here! Your child will be bringing home an order form  so ask your family, friends, neighbours and co-workers! They make great gifts and last for weeks making them great for the holidays. Orders due Friday November 18th, Online ordering available until Monday the 21st. Pick up date is Friday, December 2nd from 4-6pm.

Order Online HERE or print off an order form HERE

Calling all Bakers & Cooks!
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon: Thursday, November 24th

Our first teacher appreciation luncheon is going to be on Thursday November 24th. This is the PAC’s way of saying ‘Thank You’ to all of the teachers and support staff and provide them with a delicious and hearty meal. We need salads, mains and desserts made! All dishes can be dropped off in the school kitchen and dishes should include labels with ingredient listings please!

Please email info@signalhillpac.com to let us know if you can provide a dish!

Next PAC Meeting: Wednesday, November 30th

Please join us at our next meeting! We’ll go over the PAC’s initiatives, progress thus far, discuss any new initiatives and update everyone on the current fundraisers.

A Good Read:

Here is an article on our kids and the digital age!
8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them

Have anything you’d like to ask the PAC? Anything you’d like to contribute or share? Email us at info@signalhillpac.com

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October Update!

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Fall is here and as the leaves change and the days get cooler, busy schedules keep us moving! Here is what is going on with the PAC over the next few weeks.

School Musical- The 3.5 Musketeers

The 3.5 Musketeers is this years production and the show is on Friday October 7th at 7:00pm in the school Gymnasium.

Did you know that the musical wouldn’t be possible without the PAC’s support? We bring LB Productions to the school each year to run this program so that our kids can have a musical production experience!

Tickets will be on sale at the door and are $10/adult , $5/child or maximum $20/family

**Baked Goods and Popcorn will be available for purchase on site**

We are looking for volunteers for baking! All items are to be icing free please.
Baking can be dropped off at the school kitchen.

 

Next PAC Meeting is a Presenter- Wednesday October 19th 6:00pm

It’s not a meeting this month, we’re shaking things up a bit and this month we will be presenting a guest speaker. Presentation is at the school from 6:00-8:30pm.

In November we have the iGirl and iGuy presentations coming to the school for the intermediate kids in grades 4-7. In conjunction with these great workshops the kids are experiencing, the parent portion of the program is this:

Sex talk. No sweat.
A Workshop for Parents

Not all parents are comfortable talking to their children about sex, but all parents can learn to be
comfortable. During this open and informational session, parents will come to terms with sexual health, and understand how it fits into the lives of their children at this stage of life.  Attendees will discover how to easily overcome embarrassment when talking about sexual health, learn words and concepts that are easy to use, and leave well equipped to clearly answer the questions children ask. The workshop is light hearted, but delivers straight and current facts on how parents and children can work together to promote good sexual decisions for a lifetime.

See the poster Here

Coming Soon! **Crabapple Jelly Fundraiser**

Stewardship Pemberton and the PAC will be selling crabapple jelly made right here in the Valley. Stay tuned for details and order forms coming home! Ordering will be available on the Hot Lunch Page as well!

Reminders

Hot Lunch Orders can be made online by Wednesday the week prior to the lunch you are ordering for! Go to http://signalhillpac.hotlunches.net to order!
(If you haven’t registered this year’s access code is SHE2016.)

If you prefer to send your orders to school that is OK too, there is a bag in the school office it can be dropped off at. Wednesday the week prior to the lunch you are ordering for is the deadline!

No School on October 21st!

Signal Hill LOGO Wear is available to order! Check out the selection of items available at The Gear Store – Signal Hill PAC

 

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PAC Spring update

Happy springfrom the PAC!!

 

Here are a few reminders and updates on what is going on around the school.

No School Tomorrow!

Just a friendly reminder from the PAC that tomorrow, April 15th is an SSTA Proffessional Day and there is NO SCHOOL.

AquaVan Visit: April 25th

The PAC is exciting to be bringing this travelling exhibit to the students this year. Vancouver Aquarium’s travelling Aquavan will allow our children to learn about and explore the ‘waters of the world’.

Next PAC Meeting: April 26th

Our next PAC meeeting is coming up on Tuesday, April 26th at 7:15pm.
Come and join us as we update on what the PAC has been doing, and learn about upcoming projects. Questions are always welcome, but if there is a topic you’d like addressed we can add it to the agenda, please email us at info@signalhillpac.com by April 18th.

Meeting Agenda’s and Minutes from previous meetings can be found here.

Tiyata Village Communication

Please see below a note from our neighbours TIYATA VILLAGE. Since work has commenced on the land just to the East of the school, there is no parking available there any longer and walking through the property is prohibited.

Letter to Signal Hill PAC from Tiyata Village

 

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DPAC Update

The District Parent Advisory Council is in need of new members!

The 2016/2017 School Year is in need of DPAC members. Currently there is only secretary for next year and there is need for the Chair and Treasurer roles to be filled otherwise DPAC will dissolve.

What does this mean?
This means that there is no wide district discussion between school parent reps with education partners and no funding for any parent education workshops.

What is involved?
They used to have 5 meetings per year and have cut it down to 3. It is a very casual setting, you get fed supper and is very informative. So if you like some evenings away from the kids and being fed every once and a while this may be the role for you! The executive positions are not time consuming, some emailing of opportunities and communication between parents and the school board and can be filled with parents from the same school, doesn’t have to be all different PACs.

Questions?
Email our current DPAC representative Lara Wall (who will also need to be replaced after this year) at DPAC@signalhillpac.com