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Telephone: 604-594-8491 Absentee Phone: 604-952-2888

11285 Bond Blvd, Delta, BC V4

 Wishing all of you a wonderful summer break. Enjoy your time with family and friends. See you all in September. Please be sure to check out our year end video - the link can be found under News in the June 25 newsletter .

OPENING DAY PROCEDURES:
NEW REGISTRATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER:  Families arriving over the summer and wishing to attend Sunshine Hills may register at the school office from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, September 1, Wednesday, September 2 or Friday, September 4.  The District does not guarantee that students registered in late spring or early fall will necessarily be able to attend their neighbourhood school, but they do guarantee a place in the nearest possible alternate school.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015: School will reopen on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.  Because of the uncertain nature of enrolment for September, students will return to their former class groups (2014-2015) and return to their former classrooms on the first day.  This will give the students an opportunity to reconnect with their classmates and teachers.  We will arrange the new classes as quickly as possible once our enrolment has been determined.
 
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8:
Kindergarten: Time and grouping details for the two first weeks were sent out in June.  All NEW Kindergarten students should report to the school Library.
Grades 1- 7:  9:00 a.m. - Students return to their last year’s classroom for the morning’s instruction and the important task of determining our enrolment.  Any Grade 1-7 students NEWLY registered to Sunshine Hills should report to the school gym. New students not yet registered should report to the office.
DISMISSAL TIME IS 12:08 NOON.   
THERE WILL BE NO AFTERNOON CLASSES.
 School supplies will not be required on the first day of school.  Please label all of your child’s belongings with their name, including clothing and footwear, unless otherwise instructed.
 
SECOND DAY: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9:
Kindergarten:  Time and grouping details for the first week were given out in June.
Grades1 - 7:  We resume our normal schedule with our normal bell schedule:
                                     9:00 am                – Morning begins
                                     12:08– 1:00 pm      - Lunch
                                     1:00 pm                – Afternoon begins
                                     3:00 pm                – Dismissal

Here is our school supply list for 2015/16

A successful Spring:

Science Fair -  After a very successful school and District Science Fair held at Scottsdale Mall on March 11, three students were selected to attend the Regional Fair. Congratulations  to Rayne Inkster from Div. 1 who won a Silver Medal and to Brendan Luccock and Aidan Teager who also participated in that event.

Hoop Shoot: Hoop shoot is always a fun event to coach and watch. This year over the period of a couple of weeks grade 5, 6 and 7 students practiced their layups. The goal is for students to make as many baskets as they can over a 45 second period. The team is comprised of 3 students and the team score is tallied.  Sunshine Hills sent 3 girls teams and 3 boys teams from grade 5 through 7. Our grade 5 boys and girls both won their event. Congrats to Riley W, Nick L, and Easton K and to Sophie B, Julia H, and Rebecca O. Also our grade 7 girls Caylah L, Joanna V, and Katrina H, and grade 6 boys Nick K, Janek B, Jackson N were awarded 2nd place finishes. Congratulations to all those students and to everyone who participated in this fun event.



Concours d'art oratoire: Congratulations to Anisha Bal, Yana Fershtein, Maria Craciun, Alana Forbes, and Ria Gill who represented Sunshine Hills in the French Oral Speaking Competition for the Delta School District on April 8. Ria Gill won first place for Grade 7 while Anisha Bal placed first in the Grade 6 category. Ria and Anisha will now represent Sunshine Hills in the provincial competition on May 2. Bravo!

WE DAY Assembly:  Once again this year we have another project to support through our We team efforts especially the Walk-A-Thon. On April 15th the Sunshine Hills We Team held an Assembly to launch our fundraising campaign to build a school for deaf children in Umutara, Rwanda. Erik Rajah from ‘A Better World’ talked to us regarding the school and the children who will make use of it. The highlight was our second speaker, Rayna Sutherland. Rayna was a student here at Sunshine Hills prior to moving on to Burnsview. She has a passionate desire to change the lives of those less fortunate. As a grade 11 student at Burnsview she now plays a leading role in their We Team and spent several weeks in Africa last summer helping build a school. Rayna has been awarded another scholarship as a result of her leadership and persistence. She will be heading back to Africa this summer. She is an inspiration to us all.



Math Celebration
Over the last few weeks a team of interested Intermediate students have been spending their lunch practicing math problem solving. On Friday April 24th they represented Sunshine Hills at the District’s Math Celebration event. The students were awarded 17 silvers and 7 golds for their problem solving abilities. Well done!

Term 2 Update:

With Spring Break just a few days away I am reflecting on what a busy term this has been especially these past few weeks. We eased in to the first month of the year with a relatively slow start and a few very positive class presentations entitled ‘Stand by Me’. The presenter for these is Theresa Triggiano and the presentations are powerful class discussions around peer respect, positive social relationships, and specifically bullying. Our grade 5/6 students all went through these whole class sessions with much healthy conversation. There was a school wide cultural event entitled ‘Project Soul’ a HipHop group made up of 4 young dancers whose talents our students enjoyed watching.
Our grade 7 Immersion Students made their way to Quebec City where they were immersed in the Quebecios culture and learned a great deal about the history of french settlers to Canada.  In February our grade 6 and 7 basketball teams were practicing and playing games. All our teams were very successful winning most of their season games and our grade 7 ’s faired very well at the district tournament placing second with only one loss.