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Week of November 20, 2017

Monday
– Grade 7/8 Girls Comp Game @ Dunsmuir 3:45, 5:15
– Grade 7/8 Boys Comp Game @ Dunmsuir 3:45, 5:15
– Grade 7/8 Boys Rec Games @ Central 3:45, 4:30, 5:15
Tuesday
– Grade 6/7 Girls Rec Game @ Dunsmuir 3:45
Wednesday
– Grade 6/7 Girls Comp Practice @ 8am
– Grade 7/8 Boys Game @ Lansdowne 3:45
– Grade 7/8 Girls Game @ Lansdowne 5:15
– Grade 6 and 7 Boys Practice 3:15
Thursday
– Grade 6/7 Rec Practice 8am
– Grade 6/7 Boys Comp Game @ Dunsmuir 3:45
Friday
– Grade 8 Boys Comp Practice @ 2:10

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

 
 

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.

 
 

Chess Club today at lunch in the Chrome Lab!

Gr. 7/8 Girls Comp and Gr. 7/8 Boys Comp teams are hosting Monterey today after school for what’s sure to be great games of basketball.  Game time starts at 3:45pm, be sure to come down to the gym and cheer them on.

Grade 7/8 Boys Rec has games today at Central Middle School starting at 3:45. Please see Ms.Caldwell in the gym at lunch if you don’t have a ride or can not make it.

Today is Grade 6 day for handball.
The games are:

  • Game1 : Komodo Clan #2 from Ms.Larson’s Class vs Fearless Flyers (Mr. Moore’s class)
  • Game 2: Mr. Didmon vs Mrs. Knoke’s  #1 team.
  • Please be there on time and wearing proper gym shoes.

The Book fair is coming to the CLC this week, starting on Thursday November 23rd.

Dunsmuir clothing orders are due in the office by tomorrow at 9am

 
 

Reminder that the Dunsmuir store will be open at lunch today.

The Book fair is coming to the CLC next week, starting on Thursday November 23rd.

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 for $3/slice.

 
 

Today is Grade 8 Handball

  • Game #1 The Lair 2 (Stewart) vs Inferno Squad
  • Game 2 The Drakes vs Komoto Klan
  • Please make sure you have proper gym shoes.

Grade 6 Boys Competitive game today at Dunsmuir after school.

Grade 7 Boys Competitive game at Central today at 3:45

  • Please meet Ms. Atkins in room 203 at lunch right away to arrange rides.

Congratulations to the Gr. 7/8 Girls basketball team for another big win against St. Michael’s last night.

  • Reminder that your next practice is Friday morning at 7:30am.

Grade 6/7 Boys Recreational Basketball players you will have a practice tomorrow morning at 8am

The Purdy’s fundraiser is still going on, but there’s only one more day to sell – please make sure that your orders are in by tomorrow.

Sewing club meets today at lunch in the sewing room.

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 for $3/slice.

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – November 15, 2017

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FEE DUE
If your son or daughter is playing basketball this season then we ask that a fee of $40.00 be paid. This fee pays for our membership in LIMSSA, referees, facility rentals, uniforms, equipment, as well as additional costs that occur in running an athletics program. Please pay this fee online at School Cash Online. If you need further instructions please see the main page of the Dunsmuir Middle School website. If you have any questions regarding this please contact the school Athletic Director, Meghan Caldwell (mcaldwell@sd62.bc.ca).

CROMPTON LEARNING COMMONS
The Crompton Learning Commons (CLC) will be running 2 fundraisers in the month of November. The first is our annual Purdy’s chocolate fundraiser. Catalogues and information will be handed out in the first week of November. Our Scholastic Book Fair will also be coming to Dunsmuir from November 23rd-28th.  If you have any questions before these two fundraisers start, please contact Sarah Baas (sbaas@sd62.bc.ca)

PURDY’S CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER
Thank you to everyone who has purchased chocolates from Purdy’s through our fundraiser for new technology and books for the learning commons. If you have not yet done so, please place your order. Order deadline is this Friday, Nov 17th. For more information on ordering, please see below: What you can do to help: Ask everyone you can think of to help us out! Ask your friends, family, neighbours, etc! How to place an order: https://www.purdysgpp.com/groupselection.aspx Group code – 14028 Online Orders are preferred (reducing order errors); however, payments by cheque/cash can also be made by filling out the order form and bringing it to the CLC. Please ensure that all orders have the student’s name, and their advisory number on them. **All cheques must be made payable to Sooke School District

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
We are hosting a Scholastic Middle School Book Fair on Thursday Nov 23rd, Monday Nov 27th, and Tuesday Nov. 28th. The book fair will be in the Crompton Learning Commons (CLC). The book fair will be open 11:00AM – 8:00PM, and Monday/Tuesday from 8:30AM-4:30PM. The selections offered focus on students in middle school, and offers a wide range of high interest, yet affordable books. There will also be other items including: bookmarks, stickers, erasers, pens, etc. Books that are sold out during the fair can be ordered, and will arrive shortly after the book fair is done! All profits from the book fair will go towards the CLC – please support our Learning Commons as we update our current collection of both nonfiction, and fiction books! Cash, credit and debit cards, and cheques will be accepted. If you are paying by cheque, please make it payable to Sooke School District. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your continued support.  Sarah Baas Teacher-Librarian

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE CONSENTS
We now have 607 (we are up 6 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

SCHOOL SPORTS
School sport schedules are posted on our website every Friday for the following week. Parents can access the “Sports at a Glance” on our Dunsmuir homepage

STUDENT- LED CONFERENCES
On Nov. 23, 2017, Dunsmuir Middle School will be holding our first Student-Led Conference for parents.  Please see the attached information regarding Student-Led Conferences.  If you are planning to attend our conferences, your child must attend the session with you. On Nov. 23rd, Students will be released for the day at 12:11pm and the school buses will run 3 hours early.  We will begin our Student-Led Conference at 1:30pm and continue our day with the following schedule:

Afternoon Session                  1:30-4:15pm
Dinner Break for Teachers     4:15-5:30pm
Evening Session                     5:30-7:15pm
When you arrive, your child will bring you to their Advisory Class and lead you through a discussion on the Core Competencies.  Your child should be able to answer all questions regarding achievement in each block.  Once the visit to the Advisory class has been completed, you are welcome to tour the school and pop into see other elective classes.  If the Advisory classroom seems to be busy when you arrive, you may wish to tour the school first.    We would really appreciate your feedback on this process as this is a first for us.  Any new initiative we bring to the school can always be improved with time.

WESTSHORE PARENT PRESENTATION – NOV. 23RD
See attached; found also on Community page; Parents

UPCOMING DATES:
Thursday, November 23 – Scholastic Book Fair, 11:00am – 8:00pm, CLC
Thursday, November 23 – Student-Led Conferences – 3 hours Early Dismissal
Monday, November 27th – Scholastic Book Fair,8:30am – 4:30pm, CLC
Tuesday, November 28th – Scholastic Book Fair, 8:30am – 4:30pm, CLC
Friday, November 24th – Non-Instructional Day
Wednesday, December 13th – Cookie Dough pick up between 3:30-5:00pm
Friday, November 17th – Purdy’s orders deadline
Tuesday, December 5th – Purdy’s orders delivered
Friday, December 8th – Report cards to go home

 
 

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.

Today is Grade 7 handball
Game 1: The Drakes #1 – Team 10 Plus vs Inferno Squad 2 (Treloar)
Game 2: The Drakes #3 – Supreme Unicorns vs Fearless Flyers 7
Please make sure you have proper gym shoes.

Grade 8 Competitive Boys Basketball players, you have a meeting at lunch today  in the Chrome Lab.

Grade 6 Boys Recreational Basketball players you will have a practice Friday morning at 8am

The grade 7/8 Boys rec basketball practice is cancelled today. You will have a game on Monday. Please check the your schedule for next week.

It’s coming down the the last couple of days for the Purdy’s chocolate fundraiser for the CLC. Please remember that paper orders are due to Ms. Baas in the CLC on Friday November 17th. Online orders are also due on Friday.

A reminder to choir 7 & 8 students that you have a dress rehearsal at lunch tomorrow in the music room.

 
 

Grade 6 and 7 Boys Competitive Basketball team members that you have a practice today after school.

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

  • You have a game after school at Gordon Head. Teachers please excuse the team members at 2:45.
  • There is also a practice tomorrow morning at 7:45. Good luck Dragons!

The Random Acts of Kindness Club will meet  in Mrs. Knoke’s classroom (Room 204) today at lunch.  If you did not sign up for it, but would still like to join, please come by today!

Thank you to everyone who have sold/bought chocolates to support the learning commons – you still have this week to sell.

 
 

Reminder that the Dunsmuir Store will be open at lunch today.

Congratulations to the Grade 7 Boys Basketball team on their big win over Arbutus yesterday. The team played some great defence down the stretch.

We have had some very exciting Handball games this week!

  • Reminder that grade 6s do not play next week as Monday we are not at school.
  • Please listen to the announcements and check the schedule on the Intramurals board for next week’s schedule.
  • There are quite a few teams entered so if you do not see your team name yet – don’t worry we have lots of time to play.

Don’t forget, you have until November 17th to get your Purdy’s orders in!

  • If you need a new catalogue, please see Ms. Baas in the CLC.
  • There are prizes for the top 3 sellers!

Reminder that there is No School on Monday. We encourage you to go out and join a remembrance day ceremony in your neighbourhood.

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 for $3/slice

Next week’s TV Crew is the ‘A’ Crew.  A Crew, please meet Monday at 8:45 in the counselling suite! If you can be early, it helps!

 
 

The Dunsmuir store will be open at lunch tomorrow if you want to buy some Dunsmuir clothing or supplies.

Today’s Handball Games are for Grade 8s –

  • Game #1: Fearless Flyers #1 vs The Drakes
  • Game #2: The Lair (Johnson) vs Fearless Flyers #2
  • lease make sure you have proper footwear and that you are there on time.
  • Den scores will be updated on Friday – Remember – the winning den gets a pizza lunch!

Don’t forget, you have until November 17th to get your Purdy’s orders in!

  • If you need a new catalogue, please see Ms. Baas in the CLC.
  • There are prizes for the top 3 sellers!

All Choir 7 & 8 students, there is a mandatory dress rehearsal at lunch today in the music room for tomorrow morning’s assembly. Please be on time. Also, please remember to wear your full uniform tomorrow. All black please.

Reminder that tomorrow is our Remembrance Day Assembly.

  • If you are in cadets, navy league, girl guides, scouts or any other organization, we encourage you to wear your uniform to school tomorrow
  • For all other students we encourage you to wear Dunsmuir clothing, or red and black tomorrow.

Sewing club meets today at lunch in the sewing room.

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 for $3/slice.

 
 
 
 
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