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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

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PAC & DPAC Meeting Reminders!

DPAC Meeting Call for Questions!
(Forward Quesitons by Monday January 25th)

Do you have anything you wish to ask our educational partners in respect to our school district? The next DPAC meeting is on February 2nd and our DPAC representative Lara Wall is more than happy to take any questions you may have for our educational partners at a district level.

Forward questions NO LATER than Monday January 25th to our school’s DPAC representative Lara Wall via email at DPAC@signalhillpac.com

 

EARLIER MEETING TIME FOR PAC MEETING **6:30PM**
Tuesday, January 26th

Just a friendly reminder that this weeks meeting will start a bit earlier to accommodate our guest speaker, our District Principal of Aboriginal Education Susan Leslie. Afterwards we will have a shortened PAC meeting. Anyone is free to come and join us for this casual meeting!

MEETING DATE: Tuesday, January 26th 2016
LOCATION: Signal Hill Library
TIME: 6:30PM

(Meeting Agenda and previous meeting’s minutes can be found here)

 

Coming UP!
Sunday February 21st
Parent Workshop: Technology Balance- Disconnect to Reconnect
For more details click the link below

Cris Rowan Poster

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2016 is off to a busy start!

The New Year has just begun, but already there is lots going on at Signal Hill!
Here are just a few things to note for the next couple of weeks.

Hot Lunch Order Forms Due Wednesday January 20th

If you are ordering online or handing in your order at the school for the next Period covering January 27th to March 16th orders are due TOMORROW! Ordering can be done weekly as well, just ensure your order is received by Wednesday the week prior.

Next PAC Meeting Tuesday, January 26th 6:30pm

**EARLIER MEETING TIME of 6:30pm**
The new year begins with lots to talk about!

Come and join us at this months PAC meeting where we will be welcoming our District Principal of Aboriginal Education Susan Leslie to present on the programs our schools has.

Also, in addition to discussing the retirement of Sharon Broatch and the transitioning in of our new principal, we will also address the future of the music program at the school and announce the grants we had approved so that we can bring more exciting programs in for our kids. Lastly, we will unveil our latest exciting fundraising initiative.

DPAC Meeting Call for Questions!

Do you have anything you wish to ask our educational partners in respect to our school district? The next DPAC meeting is on February 2nd and our DPAC representative Lara Wall is more than happy to take any questions you may have for our educational partners at a district level.

Forward questions NO LATER than January 25th to our school’s DPAC representative Lara Wall via email at DPAC@signalhillpac.com

Kindergarten Registration 2016/2017 School Year

It’s that time already! If you have a child to register or know of friends whose children will be enrolling at Signal Hill, registration can be done HERE

COMING SOON……..

SIGNAL HILL ELEMENTARY SPIRIT WEAR! Stay Tuned!