Art Festival at UHill: Proposal at PAC meeting this Thursday evening

Hello everyone,

Vicente, father of Maya and Andre, from division 2 and 13 reached out to PAC to  suggest the creation of an Art Festival at UHill.  He will present his proposal in our January PAC meeting (Thursday Jan. 17th from 6.30 to 8 pm).

Vicente suggests to offer children the opportunity to express their music, dance, art, poetry, painting or whatever kind of expression they want to share and, at the same time, raise funds for important projects such as the Playground, or a future music room or any kind of project that we could think of.
He has experience in developing and organizing art festivals in schools and has found this to be a great way to engage the students in fundraising endeavors.

If you want to learn more about this idea please come to our meeting!

Below are some  example videos of  Festivals he has organized in schools in Brazil.

Evening PAC Meeting on Thursday Jan. 17

PAC is meeting this coming Thursday January 17th in the multipurpose room (or library) from 6.30 to 8 pm.

We will have a short business meeting followed by an information/planning session for the upcoming Multicultural Fair to be held on February 21.

Child-minding and light refreshments will be provided.

Looking forward to seeing many of you!

PAC Executive 2018-2019



Opportunity to meet with the Hon. David Eby this Wednesday 8:30a

Welcome back, UHill elementary families!

We hope you had a good break.

We are excited to remind you of a special opportunity coming up this Wednesday, January 9 at 8:30am in the Garden Room (where Project Chef was).  The Honourable David Eby, our local MLA (representative within the BC Provincial Government, and the current Attorney General) has asked to meet with UHill parents to get a better understanding of issues concerning us, as well as things that are going well.  We feel fortunate to have this opportunity, and are thankful to Hon. Eby for taking the time to meet with us.

If you are able to, please attend this informal discussion on Wednesday morning.  If you cannot attend, but have comments that you would like us to pass along, please feel free to email them to

Hope to see you Wednesday morning!


Holiday Greetings from Multicultural Committee

First We wish everyone a relaxing, enjoyable Winter Break~Be Healthy & Safe!

Secondly, Our Annual Multicultural Day at U-Hill will be February 21st, 2019.

Because we were able to receive a generous community grant from the UNA UTown at UBC towards the planning and production of our Multicultural Day, we are able to expand it to include a celebration and sharing of languages and culture during and after school!

So please get the following ready over Winter break:

  • Traditional Clothes and/or Flag from your Country or Nation ready to parade!
  • Ideas for sharing traditions, and pictures of your country, foods, arts
  • Any crafts that can be displayed or taught to make
  • Any beverages or foods that could be prepared and shared
  • Those with musical and dances that can be performed from 1:30-2:30 or 3:30 to 4:30 pm or during each of those time slots… each,10 minutes/performance
  • January: Confirm Participation for sharing foods, arts, music, dance, stories!


If you have any questions please contact Kathleen (Multicultural Committee Chair) by email: