Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend with lots to be thankful for. Below is a link to our Week at a Glance for the week of Oct 14 -Oct 18 2019. We look forward to seeing many of you at our annual Fall Clean-up this Saturday Oct 19 @ 9:00am!
A reminder that photo orders are due on Friday Oct 18. Orders can be dropped off in the office or completed online.
Photo retakes will be on Monday Oct 21 for any student interested.
Thank you to our amazing SD83 bus drivers for teaching our students all about Bus Safety during our annual bus evacuation drills this week.
We would like to remind parents to…
- stop when red lights on the bus are activated (We Stop – You Stop)
- be patient and not rush the bus
- ensure they are not driving distracted around a school bus
- stay clear of the “Danger Zones” around the bus by staying on marked crosswalks and sidewalk and never walking between busses
- never park within 3 car lengths of a crosswalk or intersection so that pedestrians can be easily seen
A message from Kayla Vannieuwenhuizen (Breakfast Program Coordinator):
We’re into month two of our breakfast program, here at Hillcrest, and I’m thankful to have taken over the role of breakfast program coordinator. My name is Kayla Vannieuwenhuizen and after our PAC president Morgan Wilson kicked off the year with the program, I was really excited to get on board and help out our students. We would appreciate if you could take 2 minutes to fill out this survey we have put together, so that we are making sure we are doing what’s best for all our students here at Hillcrest. With the support of The Breakfast Program of Canada and our parent volunteers, a huge thank you must go out to them all. Many parents have already filled a role this year in assisting the program by making sure our students have the best possible start to their days with a healthy meal.
SURVEY LINK: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J6RRLK2
Below is a link to our Week at a Glance for the week of Oct 7, 2019. Thank you to everyone who came out to our Meet the Teacher night last week! It was awesome to see so many of our students excited to show-off their new classroom, teacher and school to their family.
Don’t miss our annual Hillcrest Fall Clean-up on Saturday October 19 from 9:00-11:00am. There are lots of jobs to be done, from weeding to replacing the boards on our wooden benches. Please report the the main entrance at 9:00am for a quick meeting before signing up for a job. We look forward to seeing as many families as possible at this wonderful community event!
Unfortunately our Kindergarten Playground will be closed this week as work is being completed to fix the gaps between the rubber fall protection tiles. Children should be reminded to stay away from the barrier fencing in place.
A huge thank you to Hillcrest parent, Tyler Stevenson, for kicking off Fire Prevention week with presentations for several of our classes today. Congratulations to Ellie Higgins (Kindergarten) who was as selected as our Fire Chief for the Day on Friday!
Your invited to a Parent Presentation:
Understanding The Teenage Brain
How can parents best support and meet the needs of their growing, changing adolescents? The teenage brain is different from any other brain in history, presenting many challenges. Discover why the adolescent brain is in turmoil, how to boost its plasticity, how the teen brain learns and works best, plus how to engage and communicate in relevant and practical ways. Learn leading edge, easy to apply ideas from Neuroscience to help unleash the potential of the teenage brain. Acquire skills on how to support them to become healthy, happy, life-long learning adults. The more knowledge parents have about the adolescent brain, the more benefits can be passed on. If you want to help teenagers in today’s world, then you need to start with their brain. This high energy, fun, surprising workshop is full of hope and optimism for the future of all teenagers.
This session is appropriate for parents, educators and students from Grade 5 – 12.
Presenter: Gary Anaka, Brain Coach
Gary is a pioneer in Brain Health and Wellness. As a brain coach since 1997, he has presented over 1100 keynotes and workshops to people in all walks of life nationally and internationally.
Date: Monday, October 28
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Shuswap Lake Room, DESC
341 Shuswap St. SW, Salmon Arm, B.C.
A simple guideline for raising healthy children: 5-4-3-2-1-0
5 servings fruits and veggies
2 or less hours of screen time
1 or more hours of active play
0 sugar sweetened beverages
Raising healthy children is more complex than a simple guideline; however, this formula does offer a helpful way to remember today’s basic public health messages for children. Our children are growing up in an environment that makes healthy choices difficult, and often parents must go out of our way to help them adopt healthy behaviours that will help them prevent chronic disease later in life. While consumption of occasional sugar-sweetened beverages is fine, the spirit of the guideline is that these drinks should not be consumed on a regular basis and that water is the drink of choice.
Note: Healthy Bites are brought to us by the SD83 Healthy Schools team.