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
















PAC News & Events, PAC Newsletters, Teacher strike


Dear Families of Signal Hill Elementary. 


Due to the ongoing BC Teacher’s Strike the executive of the SHE Parent Advisory Council have determined that the Annual General Meeting that had previously been rescheduled for this coming Tuesday September 9th, will be postponed until classes resume.  


It’s time to plan trees as part of the landscaping phase of the Intermediate Playground Project. 

We have funding in place as a result of a successful grant application last year with Tree Canada.  We have have a total budget of $15,000 and need help to manage the project.   Do you know an individual or local landscaping company who would be interested in taking on this project?  Please forward any inquiries to




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BCPSEA, BCTF, Ministry of Education, PAC News & Events, SD48, Teacher strike

August 29, 2014 – Letter to Parents from SD48


Dear Parents:

We know you are all anxiously awaiting a resolution the the current labour dispute.  No news yet but we do have an update from SD48 Superintendent of Schools Lisa McCullough.  Please click on the link below to download the pdf.

PDF DOWNLOAD:  140929_Aug 29 2014 Letter to Parents

We will do our best to keep this page updated as we get more info.  


Fundraising, PAC News & Events, Parent Resources

School Supply Fundraiser


Dear Parents,
The Parent Advisory Council would like to extend an invitation for you to purchase your school supplies in advance.

We have filed the school supply lists for each grade with a company called “Teacher’s File.” They pre-package the supplies (including the specific brand name items requested by teachers) into individual student bags and deliver them to the school. The bags are then distributed to the correct classroom, so that when your child arrives for school in September, their supply bag will be waiting for them!

Our school receives 10% of our overall order back as a fundraiser. So in addition to the ease in which you can order, and the great price on the quality items you will be receiving, you are also contributing to school fundraising by participating in this worth while program!


  • Go online to
  • Click on the School Supplies link
  • Enter “Signal Hill Elementary” in the School Name field – Click Go.
  • Select the appropriate grade
  • Click “Online Form
  • Place your order

This year, we are accepting ONLINE ORDERS ONLY.
Order Deadline: July 15th, 2014

Orders received after this date will be subject to a $5 processing fee and is only available while supplies last.

Questions? Please contact the PAC at


Fundraising, PAC News & Events

School Supply Lists for 2014 – 2015

Here are the school supply lists for 2014 – 2015.

The PAC is currently looking into setting up a fundraiser for school supplies using a BC based company that would allow online ordering / payment.  All supplies will arrive at the school individually packaged in September.  Stay tuned for more details.


BCPSEA, BCTF, PAC News & Events, SD48

Year End Procedures Update

Important updates regarding year end procedures due to the labour dispute between the BCPSEA and the BCTF.

The following pdf document was released by School District 48 on Monday June 23rd and includes important updates regarding year end procedures due to the labour dispute between the BCPSEA and the BCTF.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD:  SD48 June 23 2014 Letter to Parents

Specific to students at Signal Hill Elementary:

“Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 7) Final Report Cards
The recent ESO was limited to the provision of final marks for Grades 10 to 12 students. However, many of our teachers had already completed their full or condensed report cards prior to the June 16th, 2014 walk out. As such, some of our Kindergarten to grade 7 students will receive a version of a year-end report card. All other students will receive a letter from the school principal indicating their promotion statement and reiterating that their year-end progress information will be provided in some format following the labour
dispute. Your school principal will contact you to outline your school’s report distribution process. We are hoping to have any reports ready for distribution between Monday, June 30, 2014 and Friday, July 4, 2014.
We realize how important reporting is to parents. If you do not receive a Report Card, your principal will inform you as soon as we are able to have teachers confirm each child’s year end information.”



PAC News & Events

Introducing the PAC Volunteerism Award

The PAC executive was thrilled to introduce a new award tonight at the Grade 7 Graduation ceremony.

The PAC Volunteerism Award will be awarded annually to a Grade 7 student who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to his or her community through their efforts as a volunteer.

This year’s winner symbolizes what it means to be aware, determined, dedicated and compassionate.  This person was instrumental in forming SHE to WE, has volunteered for many in-school activities, has, with partners, spear-headed this years’ Pledges for Playgrounds, and even sponsors an elephant in Africa!

Congratulations Ella Macdonald!

Ella’s name will be put on a plaque that will be on display in the school.  She will also receive a cheque for $100.

BCTF, PAC News & Events, Uncategorized

AGM POSTPONED until Tuesday September 9th.

Dear Families of Signal Hill Elementary.  Due to the current BC Teacher’s Strike the executive of the SHE Parent Advisory Council have determined that the Annual General Meeting scheduled for this Tuesday, will be postponed until September.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday September 9th at 7pm in the Library.  To wrap up the 2013 – 2014 school year, the PAC Executive is preparing a report on all the initiatives completed as well as the finances.  The report will be posted on this website.

The agenda for the September AGM will include receiving the report as well the election of a new PAC Executive for be 2014 – 2015 school year.

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PAC News & Events

AGM Postponed to Tuesday June 17th


The Parent Advisory Council Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday June 17, 2014 in the Signal Hill Elementary Library at 7:00pm.

Come out and have a say in the direction of your school.

Who is PAC?  All parents / guardians of students attending Signal Hill Elementary are automatically members of the PAC.

What does PAC do?  The Signal Hill Elementary PAC has several goals:

  • To enhance communication between parents and school staff, administration
  • To review, discuss, and make recommendations to the school staff and administration on: school Policies and procedures, programs & services, facilities and equipment, learning resources and parent / community education.
  • Oversee the distribution of Gaming Grant funds that pay for extra-curricular activities such as sports equipment and field trip costs.

What happens at the AGM?  The agenda for the Annual General Meeting will include reports from the Executive on things such as the Intermediate Playground Project, Gaming Grant Funding, Financials.  The Pricipal and School  Trustees will also be preparing reports.  There will also be an election for executive members for the 2014-2015 school year.