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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!

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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

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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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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!