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Week of October 23 2017

Monday

– Grade 8 Girls game host Royal Oak @ 3:45
– Grade 8 Boys competitive team host Royal Oak @ 5:15

Tuesday

– Grade 7 Girls competitive team away game at Spencer @ 3:45
– Grade 7 Boys practice in the gym @ 3:15 – 4:30

Wednesday

– Grade 8 Boys competitive team host Colquitz @ 3:15
– Grade 8 Girls competitive team host Gordon Head @ 5:15

Thursday

– Grade 6 Boys away game at Glandford @ 3:45
– Grade 7 Boys host Spencer @ 3:45

For more information and meet or practice times see our Athletics Page

 
 

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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.

Online Consent Instructions

 
 

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  • Reminder of Science club today at lunch in room 211!
    • Go check it out!!! The last two weeks they’ve been looking at the coolest “specimens” … Even a shark in a jar!
    • Who knows what cool stuff is happening this week!
  • This afternoon, all students will be participating in a presentation by Darren Laur on internet safety.
    • Please go to your classrooms for attendance. Your teachers will walk you down to the gym after attendance.
    • Please encourage your parents to come to Dunsmuir to watch his presentation tonight at 7pm in the multi-purpose room.
  • There will be a grade 7 boys basketball meeting in portable 11 at lunch today. Please be there right away.
  • There will be a Grade 8 Boys Comp Team meeting today in Portable 2 at lunch.
  • Reminder to Grade 8 Girls and Boys Basketball Team members that you have a game at Dunsmuir on Monday.
  • Mr. Duque-Park is away this afternoon so the music room is closed again at lunch. Sorry!
  • All band students – it’s a long weekend for you so make sure you take your instruments home to practice, practice, PRACTICE!
  • Reminder to students that there is no school tomorrow for the pro-d day.
    • What is Pro-D actually short for?
      • It means that Dunsmuir’s staff are going to school tomorrow to continue their own learning.
 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – October 18, 2017

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FEE DUE
Reminder to parents: If your child is playing soccer, running cross country or planning on playing basketball this season, then Athletic Fees are due. We ask that each student participating on a team at Dunsmuir Middle School pay a fee of $40.00. Please pay this fee online at School Cash Online. Instructions can be found on our website. The fee pays our membership in to LIMSSA, covers referee costs, rental facilities, uniforms, and equipment.  If you have any questions please contact the Athletic Director – Meghan Caldwell mcaldwell@sd62.bc.ca or Darren Russell drussell@sd62.bc.ca.

2017 BC JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP – NOV 11 – 13, 2017
See attached; Also located on Community page; Parents

GRADE 6 IMMUNIZATION CLINIC
The Grade 6 Immunization clinic is being held Tuesday Oct. 24 and Wednesday Oct. 25th from 9-12. If students have not yet handed in their immunization form please return this to the school as soon as possible even if your child is not planning on being immunized at school. Please see the attached parent newsletter from Public Health Nurse Anne Noseworthy for more information and support for getting ready for immunization day.

Information Notice can also be found on Community page; Parents

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
On Tuesday, Oct. 31, Dunsmuir Middle School will continue the tradition of allowing students to wear costumes to school.  We will be talking to all of our students regarding appropriate and respectful costumes and encourage them to have fun and be creative.  If a mask or a weapon is a key component to the costume, please have your child leave these items at home.  We have not had issues in the past regarding inappropriate costumes, but if for some reason a costume may make others feel uncomfortable, the student will be asked to change.  We will be hosting some special activities throughout the day -information regarding this event will be coming home soon.  Thank you for your help and support regarding Halloween costumes.

INTERNET/SOCIAL MEDIA AND DIGITAL LITERACY EDUCATION 101 FOR TWEENS, TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS
Darren Laur will be presenting to our whole student body on Thursday, October 19th from 1-3pm.  He will also be presenting to any interested parents on Thursday, October 19th from 7-9pm at Dunsmuir Middle School.  The idea behind his presentation is to help students to pro-actively understand the enabling power of digital technology and mobile communication.  He has also added how to mitigate the sometimes unintended consequences of high risk/undesirable on-line behaviour. During this presentation, Darren Laur would like to encourage all students to bring their cell phones (if they have one) as he will have students pull them out to adjust security settings during the sessions. We hope you can attend the parent presentation that evening.

PARENTING WITHOUT POWER STRUGGLES – OCT. 19TH
Found on Community page; Parents

PARENT VOLUNTEERS/DRIVERS
Found on Community page; Parents Every year, parents are required to complete: Student Travel form (yellow form – Found in the office or Parents; Community page Every three years, parents are required to complete: Criminal Record Check Every five years, parents are required to complete: Driver’s Abstract (you can now apply online; Found on Community page; Parents)

SPCA WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS ON OCT. 20th PRO-D DAY
Found on Community page; Parents

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Parents can access our Student Announcements found on Students Announcements | Dunsmuir page; Daily Announcements

STUDENT- LED CONFERENCES
On Nov. 23, 2017, Dunsmuir Middle School will be holding our first Student-Led Conference for parents.  We will no longer be running 10 minute interview times with the on-line appointment booking.  A student-led conference is a conference with parents led by the student. Students must be involved in these conferences.  The classroom teacher’s role becomes that of a facilitator. In a student-led conference, students lead parents through a discussion of their work, which is usually organized in a portfolio collection or interactive notebook.  Typically, several conferences are conducted simultaneously in a classroom with family groups seated far enough apart to allow for privacy. The teacher (or teachers) circulates among family groups, stopping long enough to make pertinent comments and answer any questions. Students primarily direct the conversation, which is focused on their work and classroom behaviour.” (Bailey &Guskey, Implementing Student-Led Conferences, 2001) The main purpose of Student-Led Conferences are to celebrate a child’s learning, show growth over time, and provide parents with a better understanding of their child’s learning process.  When students are well prepared over an extended period of time to tell the story of their own success (or lack thereof), they seem to experience a fundamental shift in their internal sense of responsibility for that success. The pride in accomplishment that students feel when they have a positive story to tell can be immensely motivational. The sense of personal responsibility that they feel when anticipating what it will be like to face the music of having to tell their story of poor achievement can also drive them to productive work.” (Stiggins, Phi Delta Kappan, November 1999) More information will come your way as we get closer to this date.

UPCOMING DATES:
Thursday, October 19th – Darren Laur parent presentation, at 7:00pm, Gym
Friday, October 20th – Non-Instructional Day
Tuesday, October 24th – Grade 6 Immunizations
Wednesday, October 25th – Grade 6 Immunizations
Tuesday, October 24th – PAC meeting, 6:30pm, in Conference Room
Wednesday, November 1st – Lifetouch Photo Retake day

 
 
  • Don’t forget every Wednesday at lunch there is homework club in Mrs. Stewart’s room #203
  • Homework club runs from right after nutrition until lunch is over.
  • There’s a meeting at lunch today in Mr. Gates’ room for all of the Grade 6 Boys Soccer Team members.
  • Soccer game today for grade 7 & 8 Girls at Gordon Head
  • Cross Country meet at JDF today
  • Grade 6, 7 & 8  Girls have basketball practice today 3:15 – 4:30 in the gym.
  • Wonderful Students of Dunsmuir! Time to come embrace your inner Shakespeare! Creative Writing Club is calling you …
    • Every Wednesday at Lunch in the Chrome Lab.
    • We’re having fun with poems, stories, free writing, hyku, … the list of possibilities is endless
  • The music room will be closed today at lunch, sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Tomorrow morning, millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills.
    • Our drill will be at 10:10am tomorrow.
 
 
  • Leadership Students don’t forget that today at lunch there is a mandatory scorekeeper training session in the gym.
  • Boys basketball practice after school today from 3:15-4:30
  • Girls basketball practice Wednesday after school from 3:15-4:30
  • Girls soccer team members meet Mr. Gates in Portable 2 at lunch today to arrange rides for your game tomorrow.
  • Reminder to all cross country runners that you have a meet tomorrow at JDF.
  • Thank you to all of the students who entered the contest to name the TV station.
    • A panel of judges has determined the top 3 choices and we now turn it over to you to decide between:
      • The Dunsmuir Daily
      • Dunsmuir TV
      • The Dunsmuir Scoop
 
 
  • All students using books from a lit bin to make sure they are returned to the bin this morning.
    • That’s right, today is rotation day – a new bin will be arriving during literacy!
    • Thank you to those students volunteering to bring your bin to the next class on the schedule!
  • Grade 6,7, and 8 Boys you have Basketball practice on Tuesday from 3:15-4:30.
  • Grade 6,7 and 8 Girls you have Basketball practice on Wednesday from 3:15-4:30.
  • Grade 7 & 8 Boys soccer team: reminder of today’s game at Cedar Hill Middle School. Our first game is at 3:45, so please be dismissed at 2:40 from class
  • Gr 6 Boys Soccer players, there is a practice today from 3:15-4:15pm in the gym.
  • Leadership Students don’t forget that tomorrow at lunch there is a mandatory scorekeeper training session in the gym.
  • All students attending We Day, there will be a mandatory, and very important meeting in Room 201 today at lunch. Please don’t be late.
 
 
  • The Dunsmuir store will be open today at lunch.
  • Reminder to all members of the Grade 7/8 Girls competitive basketball team to please meet for a brief meeting today at the start of lunch recess for a quick meeting in Mrs. Booth’s room, room 202.
  • Grade 7 and 8 Boys Soccer meeting today (FRIDAY) at lunch in Ms. Hood’s portable 12, to organize rides and players for Monday’s games at Cedar Hill.
  • Reminder to all students that today is the last day to enter the draw to name this TV Station
    • Stop by the CLC and put your idea in the basket
    • Remember to put your name on it as well to be eligible for the draw!
  • Reminder that 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
    • Pizza is $3/Slice
 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – October 11, 2017

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FEE DUE
Reminder to parents: If your child is playing soccer, running cross country or planning on playing basketball this season, then Athletic Fees are due. We ask that each student participating on a team at Dunsmuir Middle School pay a fee of $40.00. Please pay this fee online at School Cash Online. Instructions can be found on our website. The fee pays our membership in to LIMSSA, covers referee costs, rental facilities, uniforms, and equipment. If you have any questions please contact the Athletic Director – Meghan Caldwell mcaldwell@sd62.bc.ca or Darren Russell drussell@sd62.bc.ca.

GRADE 7 FOUNDATION SKILLS ASSESSMENT (FSA)
Grade 7 classes will be participating in the updated FSA from October 2-November 10. Please visit the following link to the Parent Information Brochure for information about the assessment. http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/administration/kindergarten-to-grade-12/assessment/fsa-parent-brochure.pdf

GRADE 6 IMMUNIZATIONS
Immunization packages are due back to the office as soon as possible. Our Grade 6 Immunization Clinic is scheduled from 9-12 on Tuesday October 24th and Wednesday October 25th. Information Notice can be found on Community page; Parents

INTERNET/SOCIAL MEDIA AND DIGITAL LITERACY EDUCATION 101 FOR TWEENS, TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS
Darren Laur will be presenting to our whole student body on Thursday, October 19th from 1-3pm. He will also be presenting to any interested parents on Thursday, October 19th from 7-9pm at Dunsmuir Middle School. The idea behind his presentation is to help students to pro-actively understand the enabling power of digital technology and mobile communication. He has also added how to mitigate the sometimes unintended consequences of high risk/undesirable on-line behaviour. During this presentation, Darren Laur would like to encourage all students to bring their cell phones (if they have one) as he will have students pull them out to adjust security settings during the sessions. We hope you can attend the parent presentation that evening.

PARENTING WITHOUT POWER STRUGGLES – OCT. 19TH
Found on Community page; Parents

PARENT VOLUNTEERS/DRIVERS
Found on Community page; Parents Every year, parents are required to complete: Student Travel form (yellow form – Found in the office or Parents; Community page Every three years, parents are required to complete: Criminal Record Check Every five years, parents are required to complete: Driver’s Abstract (you can now apply online; Found on Community page; Parents)

SPCA WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS ON OCT. 20th PRO-D DAY
Found on Community page; Parents

SPC CARDS – FUNDRAISER – DEADLINE OCTOBER 13TH
SPC cards are available for sale in the office until Friday, October 13th or purchase online until Sunday, October 15th.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Parents can access our Student Announcements found on Students Announcements | Dunsmuir page; Daily Announcements

UPCOMING DATES:
Friday, October 13th – SPC Cards deadline (online purchase deadline Sunday, October 15th)
Thursday, October 19th – Darren Laur parent presentation, at 7:00pm, Gym
Friday, October 20
th – Non-Instructional Day
Tuesday, October 24
th –Grade 6 Immunizations, 9:00-12:00pm, Multipurpose room
Wednesday, October 25th  –Grade 6 Immunizations, 9:00-12:00pm, Multipurpose room
Tuesday, October 24th – PAC meeting, 6:30pm, in Conference Room
Wednesday, November 1st – Lifetouch Photo Retake day

 
 
 
 
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