Upcoming Parent Education Session: Spoiled Right—Delaying Screens and Giving Children What They Really Need (June 9th)

Date and time:  Wednesday June 9th at 7:30-8:30 pm

The pandemic has increased our children’s screen time substantially, which can be difficult for parents to manage. Often nagging just doesn’t work, and the constant battle for more screen time can be exhausting. This Screentime Network webinar with Dr. Meghan Owenz explains helpful ways to switch out screen time with other activities that kids love. In this session, we will watch excerpts from this video, and then engage in a facilitated discussion amongst other parents.

The video link is below. We will include excerpts during the session, so watching it beforehand is not required or necessary. However, you are welcome to watch all of it prior to the meeting, you are interested and able to do so.

https://screentimenetwork.org/resource/spoiled-right-delaying-screens-and-giving-children-what-they-really-need

A Zoom link will be sent out by Corinna closer to the date.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the session, Uhill Elementary PAC.

Bike/Walk to School Week Starts Monday!

Hi UHill families,

Just a reminder that this coming week is bike (or walk or scooter or whatever other active transportation mode you choose!) to school week. This year, the event is being organized by Division one (thank you Div 1!) and they have asked us to share the following information with families:

Division One would like to tell you about our plans for Bike to School Week. From May 31st to June 4th,, we encourage University Hill students to bike or walk to school. There will be a table set up in front of the school before school, at both recesses, and both lunches (see schedule below). If you bike or walk to school during that week, we ask you to check in at the table and inform the Bike-to-School Committee members. They will ask you your grade and give you a sticker to place on our Primary or Intermediate tracking poster. This activity is to promote year-long healthy living and the reduction of emissions from our family cars. We look forward to seeing many of you on bikes next week!

            *Bike to School Check-in Schedule

                        8:45am to 8:55am

                        10:30am to 10:45am

                        10:50am to 11:05am

                        11:30am to 11:40am

                        12:15pm to 12:25pm

*If it looks very busy at the check-in desk, please come back at another time. We want to avoid having a crowd form around the table.

BCCPAC Parent Education Conference

Hello!

The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (aka BCCPAC) puts together an annual conference for parents/guardians of students enrolled in public schools in BC. This year the virtual conference is happening on May 28-29 and has a great line-up of speakers and topics. Follow this link for more information about the conference.

Registration ends on Friday May 21st and the cost for members of our school community is $50 because our PAC is a current member of BCCPAC. Hopefully some of you can take advantage of this discount and amazing opportunity to hear from experts in key topics for families.

If you have questions, please contact us at uhillpac@gmail.com

Introducing the PAC Executive 2021-2022 Nominees!

Dear UHill Parents,

On Monday, May 31st at 8 pm, your Parent Advisory Council (PAC) will be holding its Annual General Meeting (Zoom link will be sent by Corinna closer to the date).

We will have the opportunity to elect a new Executive Board for the 2021/22 period. Here are the nominees for each position. You can read more about them in this link.

Co-Chairs: Thad Hughes & Juliana Reydon

Co Vice-Chairs: Sungwook Park & Jelena Todorovic

Co-Treasurers: Derek Doherty & Rahul Singh

Co-Secretaries: Leanne Amitzi & Elizabeth Lopez

We invite you to join the meeting. Thanks for participating in the elections!

Diana Ortiz and Laura Castrejón, Nominations Committee