Week-at-a-Glance November 20 – 24
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Monday, Nov. 20
Please check your child’s backpack for a green notice from Friday about PH’s Jolly Purdy’s Holiday fundraiser.
Have a great week!
Tuesday, Nov. 21
Have a great day!
Wednesday, Nov. 22
Thursday, Nov. 23
Spirit Day! Wear a wildly fun or favourite hat today! (w/your school uniform)
Friday, Nov. 24
Have a great day & weekend!
Notes and upcoming dates:
* Please remember that Delta Schools are scent-free zones. Please help by joining us in reminding students to avoid scented products. Thank-you!
* Please avoid use of the school roundabout. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended in the roundabout, especially during drop-off/pick-up times. Please help to keep traffic moving at a safe pace in school zones. With the exception of the two fundraiser parking stalls won by specific parents, please refrain from driving into the Staff Parking Lot.
PLEASE HELP TO KEEP STUDENTS SAFE! DRIVERS, PLEASE OBEY TRAFFIC RULES & SIGNAGE, ESPECIALLY IN SCHOOL ZONES.
Thursday, November 23: Spirit Day! Wild and fun hat day!
Monday, November 27: Professional Learning Day. Schools are closed to students. Staff attend professional learning sessions at the school and/or off-site. “MathMinds” focus for teaching staff today.
Thursday, November 30: Hot Dog Lunch Day and Casual Wear Day! (Orders are placed through Munch-a-Lunch online)
Friday, December 1: PAC Fundraiser – Family Fun Movie Night! 6pm (5:15 gym doors open) $2 entry. Pizza, Treats & Face Painting! (Concession pre-order available on Munch-a-Lunch) Picnic blanket style seating.
Wednesday, December 6 through Wednesday, December 13: Pebble Hill’s Grade 7 Leadership Team coordinates the school’s support of Deltassist’s Food Drive! Please see details in a section of notes below.
Friday, December 8: Dairy Queen Hot Lunch (Orders placed through Munch-a-Lunch online) Thank-you to parent volunteers who organize and run the Hot Lunch Program! This is an enormous job and valued PAC fundraiser for the school.
Tuesday, December 12: Choir/Band Concerts at 1:30pm and 6:30pm. Doors open at 1:15pm and 6:15pm.
Tuesday, December 19: School-wide Holiday Concerts at 1:30pm and 6:30pm. Doors open at 1:15pm and 6:15pm.
Thursday, December 21: Spirit Day! Wear red & green – tis the season theme!
Thursday, December 21: Hot Dog Lunch Day! (Orders placed through Munch-a-Lunch online)
Thursday, December 21: Gingerbread Day for students in the gym during the afternoon. Details provided by classroom teachers closer to the date.
Friday, December 22: Last day of school before Winter Break. See you again on January 8, 2024!
IMPORTANT TRAFFIC ALERT!
*Please pass this message along to anyone who transports your children to school (grandparents; aunties; uncles; friends) The city by-law officer has informed us that there will be times when they are ticketing cars that are stopped or parked contrary to posted signage. This may include cars left unattended in the drop-off/pick-up zone in front of the school.(Please pay close attention to road signs!)Please leave for school with ample time in the morning and/or afternoon to either safely drop-off or pick-up students or to park legally and walk students onto the school grounds.
Please stop and/or park only where permitted
Student Vacations during the School Year
Please understand that teachers are not required to provide study materials/assignments for students who are away on vacation during school days. Students may read everyday, keep a travel journal with facts related to the destination (in full sentences and/or well written paragraphs) and practice math facts (extension: math related word problems). Happy travels!
December 6 through December 13: PH supports Deltassist Food Security Programs
*Please note: We must not donate expired food. Please carefully check item expiry dates. Thank-you!
Deltassist has several programs that respond to crisis and gaps in services that have no formal funding other that donations from the community. Here are items they are in immediate need of:
Items to help our Food Security Programs
- Dry Pasta
- Pasta Sauce
- Canned Vegetables
- Kraft Dinner
- Canned fruit
- Canned pasta
- Canned meats & fish
- Hearty soups
- Peanut Butter
- Granola bars
- Instant Noodles
Items for our Young Moms group
- Infant formula
- Baby wipes
- Baby Bottles – BPA Free
- Smart TV for wall in Group Room
- 2-way Baby Monitors
Items needed for Emergency Care Kits
These kits are used to support people in Delta who have experienced an emergency evacuation from their home due to fire or tragedy as well as women, men and children feeling abuse.
- Ziploc bags (small ones)
- Deodorant (both men & women)
- Shaving cream (both men & women)
- Socks (both men & women)
- baby bottles
- adult toothpaste
- lip balm
News from Delta Continuing Education:
Presented by Delta School District’s Continuing Education program.
Early Childhood Educator Assistant Certificate – Part-time
Open to all community members!
This program meets the needs of those wanting to obtain an ECE Assistant Certificate while ensuring that they receive a thorough grounding in Early Childhood Education principles. Program Start Date: January 2024 More information: https://deltalearns.ca/eceprogram/
Presented by Delta School District’s Continuing Education program as a Red Cross First Aid Training Partner.
First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies
Open to educators and community members
Become knowledgeable and confident in how to respond to an opioid poisoning emergency, including how to administer nasal naloxone. Taught on-line, there is no cost for this course. Duration: approximately 60 minutes, completed at your own pace. More information:https://ce.deltasd.bc.ca/workplace-skills-and-first-aid/first-aid/first-aid-for-opioid-poisoning-emergencies/
Medication requirements for students:
If your child has any serious allergies or medical conditions, and/or needs to have access to medication such as an inhaler or epipen at school, there is a form that needs to be completed each year. Please contact Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Crawford, for more information and to receive the form.
Fraser Health’s Healthy Back-to-School Guide:
Online Safety – Monitoring tech use & online activity
Helping kids stay safe while online is something many parents/guardians are concerned about. We encourage review of the following resources for more information on the online interests of young people, the potential risks they face, and proactive strategies to help keep them safe!
Raising Digitally Responsible Youth: Parent’s Guide:
NeedHelpNow.ca helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way. If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted by a self/peer exploitation incident, we are here to help offer guidance on the steps you can take to get through it.
- ERASE website:https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/erase/online-safety
- Protect Kids Online website:https://protectkidsonline.ca/app/en/
- Additional Parent Information Resources: https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/resources/parent-information-brochures/
* Students are encouraged to always tell parents or other trusted adults if someone has made an inappropriate request or made them feel uncomfortable or unsafe.