Enjoy your winter break!

Dear UHill Elementary family,

As we reach the end of a busy semester, we would like to thank this wonderful community – teachers, staff and families – for all that we have accomplished together. We thank you for being such an important part of our children’s school life. Be it by teaching and caring for them, volunteering your time or participating in our fundraisers, everyone’s contributions make a positive impact on our community. 

We would also like to thank you for helping to keep our school safe and healthy. We really appreciate all the effort that goes into the daily health checks, mask-wearing and keeping kids home when they are sick. On that note, we would like to remind families and reiterate the importance of those who travel internationally, to adhere to the self-isolation recommendations.

Direct Donations – We have been asked about the possibility of direct donations to the PAC and you can do this by going to https://uhillpac.wordpress.com and selecting Fundraising > Direct Donation. Make sure you specify that the money is for “E-University Hill Elementary PAC” (since there is also a U-Hill Secondary school):

The most flexible way to contribute is to the PAC general fund, which allows the PAC to decide how to allocate the money using our democratic process.  This general fund typically finances things like teacher’s wish lists, special educational programmes, etc.  Your contribution is tax deductible, and you can get a tax receipt.

We wish each of you and your family members a very happy and safe winter holiday and may 2022 be a year filled with wonder and joy!

UHill PAC Executive

Usborne book fair – Dec 1st to 3rd

Hello University Hill community! 
It’s Jorden, your teacher librarian calling. I am so pleased to announce that Usborne will coming back to UHill to do a three-day book fair this year! We haven’t had the book fair here for two years due to obvious pandemic protocols. With that said, we are really excited to bring the fair back for you and your children to explore new titles, flip through new activity books and of course to check out some great gift ideas for the holidays. The fair will begin the morning of Dec 1st (before school) through until Dec 3rd (after school) in the Multipurpose Room
I will forward reminders later this week and next with specific times you can come to the fair and pick up some fantastic books and gifts for the holidays. Also, every book purchased by our community goes towards books for the school library.
We look forward to seeing you at the fair! 
Cheers, 

Vaccine information night, Anti-racism and Childcare working groups

Dear UHill Parents and Guardians,At the beginning of each month we will inform you about events and opportunities concerning our children’s education that may be of interest to you. Some of these events require registration but are free of charge. 
November 25, 7pm Parents and caregivers are invited to attend an information evening about the COVID19 Vaccines. DPAC (District PAC) is booking experts to provide basic information about vaccines — what they are, how they work, concerns about them, why they are part of the strategy of getting through the current pandemic. There will be time for questions. Register for the November DPAC General Meeting

Survey: In “On Anti-Racism” section, provincial survey to shape anti-racism data collection policy (survey, closes Nov 30)

Committees and Working GroupsAnti-Racism Collective and Working Group

  • The Anti-Racism Collective is a group of parents, caregivers and community members seeking to ensure that VSB antiracism efforts are successful. From within, a smaller working group is engaged in formal advocacy work to advise VSB in matters concerning racism, hate and harassment. The Collective works in support of this group. Interested people please contact Karen at karen.tsang@vancouverdpac.org

Childcare Committee

  • The committee is focused on encouraging increased access and wider options for school-age care.  Interested parents please contact committee lead Alan at alan.patola.moosmann@vancouverdpac.org

School Spirit 2021 PAC Fundraiser

Dear UHill Community,

PAC are very excited to announce the opening of the ‘School Spirit’ Store!!  This means T’s and Hoodies are ready for you to order from the online store from now until 31st October only! There will be no further options for orders after this time so order right away or set a reminder so you don’t miss the deadline. 

We are happy to announce the 2021/22 colour is RED!

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Hoodies are available in Red, Dark Heather (Grey) and adult sizes include Navy as well. 

You will see our familiar UHill logo on the shirts and hoodies with our school mascot the Coyote!

We are thrilled to be running this popular fundraising event again and have created two options for parents to purchase 

You can buy items ‘Individually’ OR get a great deal on a Hoodie and T shirt ‘Bundle’ which offers great savings. It is important to us that every child who wants a shirt can access one so if you are having financial difficulties please reach out to Corinna in the office (cjoyce@vsb.bc.ca) so we can make that possible.

We have also added masks this year but please note these are ADULT ONE SIZE so only suitable for older children/parents who want to show their school spirit. 

You may have seen many parents wearing the adult sized T’s and hoodies around school and the neighbourhood, these items are for ALL our UHill community so please feel free to purchase anything for yourself too.

We are hoping to have the shirts back in school by the first week in December. We cannot wait to see all the students in their T’s and Hoodies and to see the amazing School Spirit this event always brings! 

Click on the link below to access the store. The size chart link is on the size selection page and if in doubt always size UP, for parents who have ordered before please note it is a different brand this year so do check the sizing guide just to be sure.

When ordering, please write your child’s division number next to their last name to simplify sorting and distribution.

https://univhillelemspiritfall21.itemorder.com/

Our best regards – GO COYOTES!

Your UHill PAC