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Thank you for all your support with the Purdy’s Fundraiser for the Library.  We raised $1200!
Come to the Library to pick up your orders at recess, lunch or after school.

Reminder to anyone interested there will be drop in volleyball after school today and Thursday for all grades. Please see Ms. J, Ms. Stewart, or Ms. Caldwell if you have any questions.

A reminder to students auditioning for the Christmas Concert – auditions start today in the music room during lunch after nutrition. Please be prepared and on time!

If you have not collected your Foods duotang from Term 1, please see Mrs. Thiemer at lunch in the Foods room before Friday.

Sports:

All Dance Academy 7 students are to go to the dance studio at the start of literacy today. Teachers please excuse all of the Dance Academy 7 students.

 
 

Attention all music students – there is a special fundraising event in the music room today at lunch time following nutrition. All music students and choir club members are invited to attend.

Purdy’s Orders will be delivered on Monday.  The delivery has been delayed.  Sorry for the inconvenience. From Mrs. Crompton

Sports:

Grade 6/7 girls competitive basketball please meet in Portable 4 right after nutrition for a short meeting.

Teachers please excuse all Dance Academy 6 students from Literacy today as they have a workshop at 1:15

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – November 30, 2016

Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/

IMPORTANT DATES:

BC CURRICULUM REDESIGN – EVENING FOR PARENTS Come and learn more about the BC Curriculum Redesign Kindergarten to Grade 8 on Wednesday, January 11, 6:15-7:30pm at Happy Valley Elementary School. Please see the attached information sheet.

DISCOVER TECTORIA! FEB 24, 2017 See attached; also located on Community page; Parents

CHRISTMAS HAMPER DRIVE – ITEMS Please see attached; found also on Community page; Parents

GRADE 6 IMMUNIZATIONS On Tuesday, December 6th from 9-12 nurse Kelly will be at Dunsmuir to complete Grade 6 immunizations. Students will be called down when it is their turn.

HOMEWORK CLUB – CANCELLED

There will be no homework club on weds after school as Mrs Stewart is away at a meeting. If students need help this week, they can stop in on Thursday after school and she can help then.

REPORT CARDS

Will be sent home with students on Friday, Dec. 2nd. Please sign and return the report card envelope to the Advisory teacher on Monday, Dec. 5th.

SPRING BREAK LOS ANGELES TRIP We have one spot available for the extra-curricular Spring Break Los Angeles trip for interested students in Grade 7 or 8. If you are interested, please email pgerrits@sd62.bc.ca for more information.

STOCKING STUFFER SALE Keep an eye on the Dunsmuir Store – we will be having some stocking stuffer sales as a festive blow-out, starting in the next few days. You can order on-line and send in a cheque/cash with your child, or just pop by the store Mondays and Tuesdays during lunch. Here’s the link: https://goo.gl/PVna3j

VOLLEYBALL SEASON Volleyball season at Dunsmuir starts in January and we often have a large turnout of students looking to play. We are looking for some parent volunteers who would be willing to coach or help coach a team. If your son or daughter is interested in playing and you are interested in giving us a hand please let our Athletic Director Meghan Caldwell (mcaldwelL@sd62.bc.ca) know before the end of December.

WESTSHORE BASKETBALL WINTER BREAK CAMP

See attached. Located on Community page; Parents

UPCOMING DATES Friday, Dec. 2nd – Reports – to go home Monday, Dec. 5th – Signed Envelopes – returned to Teacher Tuesday, Dec. 6th – Grade 6 immunizations, 9:00-12:00pm Thursday, Dec. 15th – Christmas Hamper Drive – Deadline

Friday, Dec. 16th – Last day before Winter break Tuesday, Jan. 3rd – School Reopens Wednesday, Jan. 11th – BC Curriculum redesign, 6:15 -7:30pm, Happy Valley School

 
 

Creative writing club is meeting in the computer lab at lunch today.

There will be no homework club today after school as Mrs. Stewart is away at a meeting.  If you need help this week, you could stop in on Thursday after school and she can help you then.

Thank you for all your support with the Scholastic Book Fair.

The pre-orders will be delivered soon.  They didn’t make the shipment sent today;  sorry for the inconvenience. Mrs. Crompton will deliver your orders when they arrive.

 November Birthdays: If you have a November birthday, come on down to the open area for a piece of birthday cake at 12:11 today, right at the start of lunch.

Choir Club 8 – you are meeting today at lunch in the music room

Reminder that this Friday is Pizza Friday $3/slice and sales begin at 12:10 in the foods room.

Sports:

The Grade 6/7 girls competitive basketball team played a tough close game yesterday at Royal Oak and finished the regular season with a great record. Playoffs start next week so be sure to wish them good luck.

Grade 8 boys competitive basketball meeting today at lunch in portable 2.

Grade 6/7 boys recreation teams you have a home game tomorrow after school.

 

 
 

There will be no homework club today after school as Mrs Stewart is away at a meeting.  If students need help this week, they can stop in on Thursday after school and she can help then.

 
 

Today is the last day for the Book Fair. Prizes will be drawn for the students who correctly answer the ‘Question of the Day’. The winners will be drawn daily to win $5.00 gift certificates for the Book Fair.

Question of the Day: Name at least three titles that are about gaming or coding.

The Dunsmuir store will be open today at lunch.

There will be no homework club on Wednesday after school as Mrs. Stewart is away at a meeting.  If you need help this week, you could stop in on Thursday after school and she can help you then.

Sports:

Grade 6/7 Girls competitive basketball you have an away game today after school. Please leave your classes at 2:35 to get changed and meet your ride. Please see Mr. Treloar as soon as possible if you do not have a ride to the game.

 
 

Beginning Band 6 trombones, baritones, and low basses, please head to the music room right away because you have class today – bring your instrument.

The Scholastic Book Fair continues to run today and tomorrow. Prizes will be drawn for the students who correctly answer the ‘Question of the Day’. The winners will be drawn daily to win $5.00 gift certificates for the Book Fair.
Question of the Day: Name the titles of the Harry Potter related books at the Book Fair.

Chess Club is today at lunch in room 211

The Dunsmuir store will be open today at lunch.

 

Sports:

A Reminder to all Hip Hop Dancers interested in Dunsmuir’s first ever Dance Perfomance Club. Please see Mrs. Anderson for an application if you are interested in joining. All are welcome who have dance experience and would like to be part of a Hip Hop Crew that will perform in the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival and Dunsmuir’s year-end recital at royal bay.

Grade 6/7 girls recreational and competitive basketball, practice after school today has been cancelled.

Grade 6/7 girls competitive basketball, please meet Mr. Trealoar In Portable 4 Just after nutrition.

Grade 6/7 girls recreational basketball, please don’t forget about our game tomorrow after school.

 
 

The Scholastic Book Fair runs today until Tues Nov 29.  Prizes will be drawn daily for the students who correctly answer the ‘Question of the Day’.  To enter, come to the Book Fair, write out the correct answer with your name and Advisory and enter into the draw on the front counter.  The prizes are $5.00 gift certificates to use at the Book Fair.
Today’s Question of the Day is:
How many Graphic Novel titles are at the Book Fair?

Band 6, 7, 8 students – it’s a long weekend for you, take your instrument home and practise, practise, practise!

Sports:

Dunsmuir will be starting its first ever Dance Performance Club next Friday, Dec 2 2-3p. The class will be taught by former Vibestreet Instructor; Dillon Pallot.  For an application please see Mrs. Anderson.

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – November 23, 2016

Please visit our new website at http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/

IMPORTANT DATES:

PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS – Thursday, Nov. 24

Parent-Teacher Interviews are on Thursday, November 24th.

Students are welcomed and encouraged to attend the interviews with their parents.

www.dms.schoolappointments.com

The online school appointments will be active for parents to schedule their appointments until Wednesday, Nov 23rd at 3:00 pm.

Room lists and maps will be located in the front foyer to assist you with where to meet. Our leadership students will also be in the front foyer greeting you, answering questions and assisting you in finding the correct rooms.

SCHEDULE for Thursday, November 24:

Morning classes as usual.

1:30-4:30 pm – Scheduled Interviews.

4:30-5:30 pm – Dinner break.

5:30-7:20 pm – Scheduled Interviews.

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS After tomorrow, we will be donating any unclaimed clothing to the Canadian Diabetes bin. Please stop by the front foyer to look for any lost items.

SCHOLASTIC MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK FAIR

There will be an additional day, today, Nov 23rd, 8:30am – 4:30pm. Parents please take the opportunity to come visit the Book Fair in the Library Learning Commons. See attached for more details; also found on Community page; Parents LITERACY BINS We are pleased to roll out our Literacy Bin Project as of today. Every Advisory class was given a bin of books today to bring back to their classroom. The bin is stocked with 40 books, all of different levels and themes. The idea is to have the books available in class and encourage students to “pick up a book”. Each bin will stay in the classroom for 2 weeks and then we will rotate the bins to provide new selections. If you visit our Scholastic book fair on Thursday afternoon/evening, please think about buying a book for a bin. We could always use new and exciting selections.

EARLY DISMISSAL – Thursday, November 24 – 3 HOURS School Buses will run 3 hours earlier than usual.

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL DAY – Friday, November 25 – School is not in session.

REPORT CARDS

Will be sent home with students on Friday, Dec. 2nd. Please sign and return the report card envelope to the Advisory teacher on Monday, Dec. 5th.

POSTER FOR 10TH ANNUAL LANGFORD CHRISTMAS LIGHT-UP AND TRUCK LIGHT FOOD DRIVE – SAT. DEC. 3 See attached; located on Community page; Parents

VOLLEYBALL SEASON Volleyball season at Dunsmuir starts in January and we often have a large turnout of students looking to play. We are looking for some parent volunteers who would be willing to coach or help coach a team. If your son or daughter is interested in playing and you are interested in giving us a hand please let our Athletic Director Meghan Caldwell (mcaldwelL@sd62.bc.ca) know before the end of December.

WESTSHORE BASKETBALL WINTER BREAK CAMP

See attached. Located on Community page; Parents

UPCOMING DATES Thursday, Nov. 24th – Early dismissal (Parent/Teacher Interviews/conferences) Friday, Nov. 25th – Non-instructional Day Friday, Dec. 2nd – Reports – to go home Monday, Dec. 5th – Signed Envelopes – returned to Teacher

 
 

Creative Writing club meets today at lunch in the computer lab.

Choir club 8 will meet today at lunch time in the music room, see you there.

Dunsmuir is having a Scholastic Book Fair
The book fair will be open today until Tuesday the 29th
Prizes will be drawn for the students who correctly answer the ‘Question of the Day’. To enter, come to the Book Fair, write out the correct answer with your name and Advisory and enter into the draw on the front counter.  The winners will be drawn daily to win $5.00 gift certificates for the Book Fair.

Today’s Question of the Day is:
How many books at the Book Fair are on the ‘Laugh Out Loud’ shelves?

Sports:

There will be a mandatory grade 6/7 boys Recreational Basketball meeting in Port 2 at lunch today.

Calling all Hip Hop Dancers! Dunsmuir will be starting it’s first ever Dance Performance Club next Friday, Dec 2 2-3p. The club will meet every Friday after school for about 14 weeks and is open to any students who have dance experience. For an application please see Mrs. Anderson.