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foodbankChristmas Hamper Drive – Our Annual Christmas Hamper drive is here! This year we are also taking online money donations through the school cash online. See below for instructions on setting up your account, once logged in click “Donations”.

Online Consent and School Cash Online Instructions can be found HERE

Before using School Cash Online to pay student fees, go to the Online Consent Portal and ensure the consent for School Cash Online is completed.

Online payments can be made here: https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/
A reminder, you will need your student’s PEN number not pupil number to add your student(s) to your account.  You can obtain this number from your child’s report card.

 
 

The Dunsmuir Store is open today at Lunch!

A reminder to Jazz Choir singers and rhythm section musicians that there is a mandatory rehearsal at lunch today in the music room following nutrition. Please be on time.

If you have not signed up for Volleyball and are still interested in playing, please sign up with Ms.Caldwell on Friday in Portable 11. Practices will start before Christmas. Everyone is welcome whether you have played before or not.

Holiday Spirit Week Starting Next Week!

  • Monday -Holiday Socks
  • Tuesday- Christmas Head Gear
  • Wednesday -Ugly Christmas Sweater
  • Thursday -Red/Green/White
  • Friday – Pyjama Day

Pizza Friday every Friday in the foods room. Pizza is $3/slice and sold during nutrition.

 
 

Sewing Club meets today at lunch in the sewing room.

A reminder to all of our Jazz Choir that there is no class tomorrow morning, it will be at lunchtime instead. Please head to the music room immediately following nutrition; please be on time.

Congrats to our Grade 6/7 Competitive Girls Basketball Team for ending their season with a win on Tuesday night to put us at a 5 wins 2 loss total, finishing 5th in the city. Great season, Way to go dragons!

If you have not signed up for Volleyball and are still interested in playing, please sign up with Ms.Caldwell on Friday in Portable 11. Practices will start before Christmas. Everyone is welcome whether you have played before or not.

Grade 8 Handball Games today:

  • Game #1: Fearless Flyers #1 vs The Lair #1 (Johnson)
  • Game #2: Fearless Flyers #2 vs The Lair #2 (Stewart)
  • Please arrive on time for your game and in gym strip.

Holiday Spirit Week starting Next Week!

  • Monday -Holiday Socks
  • Tuesday- Christmas Head Gear
  • Wednesday -Ugly Christmas Sweater
  • Thursday -Red/Green/White
  • Friday – Pyjama Day

Pizza Friday is tomorrow in the foods room! Pizza is $3/slice and sold during nutrition time.

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – December 6, 2017

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS – PLAY AT BELMONT
Advance tickets can be purchased at Belmont’s fabulous front office, or online:
https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Index
Tickets will also be available at the door. Ticket prices: $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Warm up a little with some unique and fun Christmas spirit and support Belmont’s Theatre on the Edge! See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

ART
If you are in Art 8 for Term 2, please bring in a shallow plastic container with a lid, and a bound sketchbook or provide $2.00 for and Interactive Notebook.  A fine paintbrush would be handy as well.  Create soon!

CHRISTMAS CONCERT DEC. 12TH
Dear parents, you are invited to join us on Tuesday Dec 12th at 7pm for our annual Christmas Concert: Dunsmuir Music Presents… the Joys of Christmas. We will feature all of our performing ensembles as well as some student-led groups. Admission is by food bank donation and we hope to see you there. Fabian Duque-Park

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE – WESTSHORE CENTRE FOR LEARNING
Dec. 1-17th. found also on Community page; Parents

CITY CENTRE PARK (WESTHILLS ARENA) – DEC. 10th – FREE SKATE DAY
See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

COOKIE DOUGH VOLUNTEERS FOR DEC. 13TH
We are looking for some parents to assist with cookie dough, both with organizing and handing out. If you are able to help from 2:00 – 5:30pm, please email our VP Pam Gerrits at pgerrits@sd62.bc.ca

DUNSMUIR CHRISTMAS HAMPER 2017 – ONLINE DEADLINE DEC. 17TH We will be setting up a donation option on the School Cash Online. If you would rather give a monetary donation, we will have this option set up for you. (See attached steps 1-4) Step 1 – You will need to set up an account if you have not done yet and click on items. https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/ Step 2 – Click on donation Step 3 – Add amount, Fund Destination and add in Message, “Dunsmuir Christmas Hamper 2017”. Step 4 – Add to cart. Tax receipt will be emailed to you upon completion of cart.

CHRISTMAS HAMPER DRIVE – DEADLINE DEC.18TH
Just a reminder that Dunsmuir is doing its annual Christmas hamper drive. See the list of appropriate donation items below. We are also taken online money donations as well (see instructions above). This year as well, we are doing a coin drive. Please donate any coins you can spare to your Advisory teacher before Monday, December 18th. Thank You.

List of Holiday Hampers Items

Can goods

Dry goods

Cereals

Soups

Chocolate

Coffee

Tea

Hot chocolate

Peanut butter

Jam

Honey

Rice

Juice

Pop

Cookies

Chips

Pasta

Sundry Items

Gifts

Anything else you can think of that is
non-perishable

Online Money Donations

Coin Drive
 

The Food Bank really likes money donations because they best know what is needed and they also get a discount when they purchase.

LOCK DOWN DRILL – DEC. 8TH
Parents, please note that we will be having a Lock down drill on Friday, December 8th, at 9:15am.

LOST AND FOUND
Our lost and found bin in our front foyer is overflowing at the present time.  If your child has lost any clothing items, please have them go through the bin over the next few days.  We will be emptying the bin and donating the clothes that are left behind sometime next week.  Thank you.

10,000 TONIGHT FOOD DRIVE – DEC. 13th
See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

PACE CHRISTMAS Poster DEC. 2 – 10TH
found on Community page; Parents

PROGRESS REPORTS
Just a reminder that students will be bringing home Term 1 progress reports on Friday, Dec. 8th.  Parents, please sign the progress report envelopes and have your child return this envelope to their Advisory teacher on Monday, Dec. 11th.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
We now have 612 (we are up 3 consents from two weeks ago!) Consents done! We are so close in getting our whole school signed up. See below for instructions on getting signed up! Ensure you have completed the online consent form. The consent must be completed or the school cash does not have authorization to pull student information from our database.
Here are some additional instructions from our website on the consent portal: http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/09/School-Cash-Instructions.pdf
Once the consent form is completed please give 24-48 hours before adding a student to your school cash account.
When completing the consent forms and setting up your school cash account please make sure that you are using one of the email addresses we have one file.
Please make sure you are using your students PEN numbers 

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, December 8th – Progress reports to go home
Friday, December 8th – Lock down drill, 9:15am
Monday, December 11th – Report Envelopes return
Tuesday, December 12th – Christmas Concert, 7:00pm, Gym
Wednesday, December 13th – Cookie Dough pick up between 3:30-5:00pm
Sunday, December 17th – Dunsmuir Christmas Hamper online donations Deadline
Monday, December 18th – Coin Deadline
Thursday, December 21st – Food Hamper Deadline
Friday, December 22nd – Last day before Winter break Monday, January 8th – Schools reopen

 
 

Creative Writing Club meets every Wednesday at lunch in the Chrome Lab.

Our Dunsmuir Grade 7/8 Girls Basketball team is playing for the City Championship today after school at 3:45. Please come out and show your support and cheer them on!

If you have not signed up for Volleyball and are still interested in playing, please sign up with Ms.Caldwell on Friday in Portable 11. Practices will start before Christmas.

The Breakfast club will be selling Hot Chocolate in the foods room today at Break! It will be $1.00 for a cup and an extra .25 cents for toppings. Choice of toppings are: candy canes marshmallows and whip cream

Those students who met with Mr. D.P. last week and are on Sound Crew, please meet with him in the gym at 9:00am tomorrow (Thursday) morning. Check in with your teacher first and then come to the gym.

Cooking Club meets every Wednesday in the foods room at lunch!

Yearbooks are available for purchase online! They’re selling out fast, get yours today!

 
 

Volleyball Sign up starts this week. Please see Ms. Caldwell in Portable 11 today and Friday for sign up. Everyone is welcome whether you have played before or not.

Any grade 8 girls or boys who are interested in playing Volleyball this year for DMS are invited to a hit around in the gym on Thursday after school from 3:15-4:15.  Wear PE strip and proper footwear.  If you are thinking of trying out for a volleyball team this year it would be a good idea to attend.  See you there!

The Breakfast club will be Selling Hot Chocolate in the foods room tomorrow at Break! It will be $1.00 for a cup and an extra .25 cents for toppings. Choice of toppings are: candy canes marshmallows and whip cream

A reminder to Grade 6 Saxophone students that our sectional is tomorrow at lunch, not today.

Just a reminder, if you sold Purdy’s Chocolates for the CLC fundraiser, the pickup is today, after school in the Learning Commons. Please remember to collect your orders!

 
 

Chess Club meets every Monday in the Chrome Lab.

Today is Grade 6 Handball:

  • Game #1: Bromodo Dragons 2 (King) VS Komodo Clan 1 (Larson)
  • Game #2: Bromodo Dragons 2 (King) VS Komodo Clan 2 (Larson)
  • Please remember to wear proper gym shoes and be on time.

Grade 6/7 Girls Competitive Basketball team there will be a quick meeting in room 200 after nutrition.

  • We have a game tomorrow at Arbutus at 5:15, and need to arrive no later than 4:45.

A big thank you to the Grade 6 and 7 boys basketball teams. They did a great job this year of representing Dunsmuir and played some good basketball. Looking forward to working with you guys again next season. Well done!

Could the Grade 7/8 Girls basketball team please meet in Mrs. Booth’s room after nutrition for a brief meeting to arrange rides to tonight’s game at Gordon Head.

It’s the second day of Christmas Concert Auditions today at lunch. Students auditioning today are asked to go to the music room following nutrition and wait outside until you’re invited in by Mr. Duque-Park. Results for the Christmas Concert will be announced right here are the Dunsmuir Daily  tomorrow morning!

Bring in your non perishable donations and pop them in your advisory Christmas Hamper box. Money donations can also be made online and each advisory will be doing a coin drive in their classroom.

Get your Yearbooks before they are gone! This year’s book features over 100 pages of memories in an awesome full sized, colour album. There are even some fun surprises being included for you to enjoy! Books are $40 and can be purchased online. They are selling out fast so don’t miss out!

If you sold Purdy’s Chocolates for the CLC fundraiser, the pickup is tomorrow after school. Please make arrangements for a ride, or help if you sold a lot!

Leadership Meeting in Ms. J’s room at lunch today!

 
 

The Dunsmuir Store will be open at lunch today.

Students who are signed up to audition today for the Christmas Concert are asked to head to the music room immediately following nutrition. Please make sure you have everything you need for your audition and wait outside until you are invited in. Good luck!

The Christmas Hamper has begun! Bring in your non perishable donations and pop them in your advisory box. Money donations can also be made online and each advisory will be doing a coin drive in their classroom.

Get your Yearbooks before they are gone! This year’s book features over 100 pages of memories in an awesome full sized, colour album. There are even some fun surprises being included for you to enjoy! Books are $40 and can be purchased online. They are selling out fast so don’t miss out!

Pizza will be available in the foods room at Nutrition Break TODAY! Remember to line up outside of the school by the playground if you wish to buy pizza.

 
 

This afternoon, all students will be watching a performance from Royal Bay’s Music program

Sewing Club meets today at lunch in the sewing room.

The Christmas Hamper has begun! Bring in your non perishable donations and pop them in your advisory box. Money donations can also be made online and each advisory will be doing a coin drive in their classroom.

Get your Yearbooks before they are gone!

  • This year’s book features over 100 pages of memories in an awesome full sized, colour album. There are even some fun surprises being included for you to enjoy!
  • Books are $40 and can be purchased online.
  • They are selling out fast so don’t miss out!

Any students who signed up to be a part of the Sound Crew to help Mr. D.P. with set up in the gym for concerts and assemblies, please meet in the music room at lunch today for a quick meeting.

Reminder that Pizza will be available in the foods room at Nutrition Break on Fridays! Remember to line up outside of the school by the playground if you wish to buy pizza

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – November 29, 2017

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES
Our student-led conferences held on Thursday, Nov. 23rd were a huge success. Many thanks to the parents for attending this evening. It was a little different from the traditional parent-teacher interviews, but overall we were very happy with the results. Adjusting to this new procedure takes some time and we would be very interested to gather feedback from the parents. If you attended the conference evening, please take some time to email me to share your experience with this new procedure. Our teachers said: – Student led conferences were very enjoyable; I loved hearing the students talk about their learning and successes as well as their challenges. After talking to my students, I realized many parents didn’t show up because they thought they would not be able to talk with me. I think next time we should let parents know that there is a good likelihood that they will have informal conference time with the teacher, and, if things are busy, another time can be arranged. I believe being able to talk to the teacher, even briefly, is important to many parents. – A really positive thing I noticed on Thursday evening was that many families brought along Grandparents to check out the students’ portfolios. What a great opportunity it was for them to see what the kids are doing. That’s not possible with interviews. – Students walked their parents through their portfolios showing them work that they were proud of, work that showed their improvements and work that showed where they need more work. Because it was quite quiet we then took the opportunity to chat some more. It was a great night! – Nice to see students so proud of their work and learning process

Some of our grade 6 students said: – I felt like the leader of the pack which was great! – It made me feel happy to see my mom so proud! – I don’t know. I felt normal I guess. – It was weird being in charge but not horrible. – I was really nervous to share my work with my parents. – It made me feel less nervous than if they had gone without me to talk to the teacher. – I was less nervous because I felt in control. Next student-led conference will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2018

ART
If you are in Art 8 for Term 2, please bring in a shallow plastic container with a lid, and a bound sketchbook or provide $2.00 for and Interactive Notebook. A fine paintbrush would be handy as well. Create soon!

BUS PASS
We will be handing out student bus passes from Wednesday, Nov. 29 to Friday, Dec. 1. We will be calling students down to the open area over the next few days to sign for their bus pass. You should be receiving some information from the Transportation Department regarding the expectations around showing bus passes when students board the bus.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Dear parents, you are invited to join us on Tuesday Dec 12th at 7pm for our annual Christmas Concert: Dunsmuir Music Presents… the Joys of Christmas. We will feature all of our performing ensembles as well as a some student-led groups. Admission is by food bank donation and we hope to see you there. Fabian Duque-Park

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE – WESTSHORE CENTRE FOR LEARNING
Dec. 1-17th. See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

CITY CENTRE PARK (WESTHILLS ARENA) – DEC. 10th – FREE SKATE DAY See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

DUNSMUIR CHRISTMAS HAMPER 2017
We will be setting up a donation option on the School Cash Online. If you would rather give a monetary donation, we will have this option set up for you. (See attached steps 1-4) Step 1 – You will need to set up an account if you have not done yet and click on items. https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/ Step 2 – Click on donation Step 3 – Add amount, Fund Destination and add in Message, “Dunsmuir Christmas Hamper 2017”. Step 4 – Add to cart. Tax receipt will be emailed to you upon completion of cart.

GREATER VICTORIA MINOR BALL HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
Registration closes January 15th; See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

PACE CHRISTMAS Poster DEC. 2 – 10TH
See poster attached; found also on Community page; Parents

PROGRESS REPORTS
Just a reminder that students will be bringing home Term 1 progress reports on Friday, Dec. 8. Parents, please sign the progress report envelopes and have your child return this envelope to their Advisory teacher on Monday, Dec. 11th.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
We now have 609 (we are up 2 consents from last week!) Consents done! We are so close in getting our whole school signed up. See below for instructions on getting signed up! Ensure you have completed the online consent form. The consent must be completed or the school cash does not have authorization to pull student information from our database.

Here are some additional instructions from our website on the consent portal: http://dunsmuir.sd62.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/09/School-Cash-Instructions.pdf

Once the consent form is completed please give 24-48 hours before adding a student to your school cash account.

When completing the consent forms and setting up your school cash account please make sure that you are using one of the email addresses we have one file.

Please make sure you are using your students PEN numbers

UPCOMING DATES:
Tuesday, December 5th – Purdy’s orders delivered
Friday, December 8th – Progress reports to go home
Monday, December 11th – Report envelopes return
Tuesday, December 12
th – Christmas Concert, 7:00pm, Gym
Wednesday, December 13th – Cookie Dough pick up between 3:30-5:00pm
Friday, November 17th – Purdy’s orders deadline
Friday, December 22nd – Last day before Winter break

 
 
 
 
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