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Band 6A you have class today after the next bell. Please bring you lunch with you.

Music Fundraiser orders are due today. Please give them to Mr. Duque-Park.

The Dunsmuir Store is open today at lunch.

There will be NO HOMEWORK CLUB as of this week until we return from Spring Break.  Mrs. Stewart is coaching volleyball during this time.

Attention chess Club Members and those of you yet to enjoy the thrill of mastering one of the oldest games in the world, please note that chess club is now meeting in the Chrome Lab at Noon today and every Monday at lunch. Come drop in with Mr. Bryan!

Thursday is School Spirit Hat Day! Wear our hats of all sizes, shapes and colours!

Sports:

Grade 8 Boys Volleyball practice today after school @ 3:15

 
 

The Sewing Club is meeting today at lunch and all are welcome! Room 115.

There will be NO HOMEWORK CLUB as of next week until we return from Spring Break.  Mrs. Stewart is coaching volleyball during this time.

Trumpet players in Beginning Band 6A, there is class for you at lunch in the music room

Jazz Band has class after school today at 2:00pm. Please don’t be late.

 

Sports:

Grade 6 Girls interested in playing on the volleyball team please meet in Mrs. Turnbull’s class, room 214, at lunch.

Grade 7 & 8 Girls interested in playing on the volleyball team please meet in Portable 2 today at lunch.

Grade 6 Boys Volleyball practice after school today.

Grade 8 Boys Volleyball practice on Monday after school @ 3:15

Hip Hop Crew has practice after school today from 2:00-3:00

 

 
 

Band 7 students are to head right to the music room after the bell. Please remember to bring your lunch!

Staff committee meeting in room 215 @ lunch today

Due to the teacher meeting at lunch today the library and the sewing room will be closed today.  The Sewing Club will be meeting tomorrow at lunch and all are welcome!

Dance 6 students are to head to the dance studio for their workshop right after the Lockdown Drill. So dance 6 students please report to your literacy class then after the lockdown drill head to the dance studio.

Those interested in forming a Science Club at Dunsmuir are asked to go to Mr. Bryan’s room 211 today at Lunch.

Sports:

Grade 7 and 8 Boys have Volleyball practice today after school.

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – January 11, 2017

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

ACADEMY MESSAGE
Parents of current Dunsmuir students who are interested in learning more about joining our school soccer and dance academies for the 2017/18 school year are invited to attend an important information night at Belmont Secondary on Thursday, January 19th at 6pm (in the school auditorium). This will take place as part of a district wide academy information night where all sport academies in the district will be available to discuss their programs. The Dunsmuir soccer academy teachers (Brian Hobson and Meghan Caldwell) and the Dunsmuir dance academy teacher (Danica Anderson) will be on hand to talk about what the soccer and dance program has to offer, how to apply, and important changes that are upcoming next year. If you have a child who possesses an enthusiasm and passion for soccer or dance, and is interested in improving their skills in a fun and inclusive environment, please join us at Belmont on January 19th!

If you have any questions about applying to either Soccer Academy 7 and 8 or Dance Academy 6, 7 and 8, please contact Brian Hobson at bhobson@sd62.bc.ca or Danica Anderson at danderson@sd62.bc.ca. We look forward to seeing you there!

BC CURRICULUM REDESIGN – EVENING FOR PARENTS
Tonight from 6:15-7:30pm at Happy Valley Elementary School, we will be presenting the important information regarding the BC Curriculum Redesign Kindergarten to Grade 8. This will be an excellent introduction to the changes coming to BC Education. Please see the attached information sheet.

COMMUNITY VOLLEYBALL INFORMATION – FOR ELEM. AND MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
See attached; also located on Community page; Parents

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

GRADE 8 SKI TRIP
Save the Date!! We will be doing our annual Grade 8 Ski/ Snowboard Trip to Mount Washington again this year on February 21st. The cost will be somewhere between $100-$120 depending on how many students sign up. This includes transport by a luxury coach bus with a washroom and DVD player, lift ticket, rentals, and a lesson! There will be a discount if you have your own equipment and/or a pass. The trip is only open to students in Grade 8. If you are interested in taking part in the trip this year, please fill out the google form at https://goo.gl/forms/2W1HeB5ArRatfm7J2 to help us calculate predicted costs. Any questions or concerns contact Mrs. Stewart at dstewart@sd62.bc.ca

GRADE 8 TRANSITION
Last week, we sent a message out regarding some tentative dates regarding Grade 8 Transition to Royal Bay. On Monday, Jan. 16, our Grade 8 students will be meeting with the Royal Bay Administration at Dunsmuir to start the transition process to high school. The Royal Bay Administration will be introducing themselves to our grade 8 students and will talk about the transition process to Royal Bay. At this point, a firm date has not been set for our students to visit Royal Bay to receive information on course selection. When this date has been set, a parent information evening will occur on the same day. We will let parents know as soon as possible.

LANGFORD FASTBALL
See attached; located on Community page; Parents

2017-18 NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
See attached; located on Community page; Parents

RINK CYCLE 2 TICKETS
Victoria Symphony celebrates Canada 150 with Victoria Youth on April 9th, 2017. See attached.

ROYAL BAY DANCE ACADEMY
See attached; located on Community page; Parents

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.

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. There will be volleyball sign up outside of the gym for all grades. Students that are interested need to sign up this week or next and be prepared to start practicing right away when we return from Christmas Break.

WESTSHORE RAIN BASKETBALL
See attached; located on Community page; Parents

UPCOMING DATES
Wednesday, Jan. 11th – BC Curriculum redesign, 6:15 -7:30pm, Happy Valley School Thursday,
Jan. 19
th – SD62 Academy night, 6:00-7:30pm, Belmont Secondary Monday, Jan. 23rd – 2017-18 Student Registration begins for new students to District
Wednesday, Jan. 25th – Grade 8 Movie Fieldtrip
Saturday, Jan. 28
th – District Day with the Royals, Save-On Foods Memorial Arena
Wednesday, Feb. 1st – Royal Bay Academy online registration, at 6:00 am
Monday, Feb. 13th – Family Day
Tuesday, Feb. 21st – Grade 8 Ski trip
Friday, Feb. 24
th – Non-Instructional Day

 
 

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

Staff committee meeting in room 215 @ lunch today

Are you familiar with the Red Cedar Book Awards? This is a reading challenge for BC students. Read as many of the nominated books and choose the one you think is best.  There are fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from. Come check out the books that are on display in the Library Learning  Commons.

There will be no choir club 8 today and the music room will be closed at lunch.

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

Sports:

Grade 7 and 8 Girls have Volleyball practice after school today

Grade 7 and 8 Boys have Volleyball practice after school tomorrow

 

 

 

 

 
 

Dunsmuir Middle School Grade 8 Ski and Snowboard Trip 2017

We are happy to announce that the Grade 8 students have the opportunity to take part in a day trip to ski or snowboard at Mount Washington again this year!

The details:

 Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

 Depart DMS at 5:30 am (be at DMS by 5:15) and return between 8 and 8:30 pm (an adult must be available to pick the student up)

 Cost: will be between $82 and $113.50 depending on rental needs and includes lift ticket, lesson, rental, helmet (which is mandatory for ALL students), and bus transport on a luxury coach (bathroom and movies). Cost will be calculated when you register on line and may be paid by Paypal, Visa or Mastercard or by cheque made out to SD #62 paid in the school office.

 Cost does not include any food. Students may bring food for the day or buy food on the mountain and in Ladysmith on the way home.

There will be no cross- country skiing or tubing available on this trip.

Students will be required to check in with their chaperone at 4 set times during the day.

 There will be a teacher in the lodge at all times and Mrs. Stewart will have her cell phone for any emergencies.

 If there is room on the buses, parents may also attend and take advantage of the cheap lift tickets, lessons and rentals. Register the same way students do, but check yourself off as a supervisor. (You will not need to supervise.)

 If students want to be on the same bus as their friends they should register at the same time. (same for parents) Buses will be assigned based on registration number. 44 people can fit on each bus.

There will be a MANDATORY meeting for all parents who have a student who would like to attend this trip. This meeting is required by the school board and it is non-negotiable. This meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 31 at 6:30 pm in the gym. Parents who have not returned a waiver that is signed by all custodial parents/guardians will have to do so at the meeting. This meeting will be approximately 15 minutes, so please arrive on time.

 

 
 

The Dunsmuir Store is open today at lunch.

Grade 8 students headed to Yes2It @ Royal Bay on Thursday must meet in the shop at lunch today.

Sports:

There is a meeting at lunch today in Mrs.Turnbulls room for any grade 6 girls interested in playing on the volleyball team. That’s any grade 6 girls interested in Volleyball head to room 214 at lunch.

Grade 8 boys interested in playing Volleyball please head to Ms. Johnson’s room at lunch. That’s grade 8 boys interested in volleyball head to room 201 at lunch.

The Grade 7 Boys Volleyball Team has a meeting in Mrs. Stewarts room at lunch today, that’s room 203

Grade 7 and 8 Boys have Volleyball practice after school on Thursday from 3:10 – 4:15.

All grade 7 and 8 girls interested in playing volleyball this year, there will be a practice Wednesday after school.

There will be hot tea served in the open space for students today at lunch

 
 

It’s Pizza Friday – Sales being at 12:10 in the foods room and pizza is $3/slice

Beginning Band 6B is reminded that they have class at lunch in the music room

Jazz Band is reminded that there is class today at 2:00pm in the music room.

Sports:

Any grade 6 boys interested in playing volleyball this season please meet in portable 2 at at lunch today.

Paul Patrick of the Goldstream Food Bank has the following message for the students of Dunsmuir:

I would like to thank all the students of Dunsmuir for their generous donations to the food bank this Christmas. You really went over the top. The donations went a long way to provide for the needy this holiday season.

 

 
 

EMAIL TO PARENTS – January 4, 2017

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WELCOME BACK TO DUNSMUIR

Hope everyone had a nice break and the students are fully rested and ready to get back into the routines of school.

This time of year becomes very busy as we start working toward the 2017-18 school year. Our Grade 8 students will soon be meeting with the Royal Bay Administration and will be starting the transition process to high school. The Royal Bay Administration will be introducing themselves to our grade 8 students on the morning of Jan. 16. Then on Jan. 26, our grade eight students will visit Royal Bay Secondary to receive information on course selection. There is also a parent evening scheduled for Jan. 26 at Royal Bay. At this point, confirmation of these dates and times will be sent to you soon. We will work with our current Grade 6 and 7 students to prepare them for next year at Dunsmuir and will begin the Grade 5 transition to Dunsmuir in early April.

There will be an important information evening coming up regarding the BC Curriculum Redesign Kindergarten to Grade 8 on Wednesday, January 11, 6:15-7:30pm at Happy Valley Elementary School. This will be an excellent introduction to the changes coming to BC Education. Please see the attached information sheet.

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

GRADE 8 SKI TRIP Save the Date!! We will be doing our annual Grade 8 Ski/ Snowboard Trip to Mount Washington again this year on February 21st. The cost will be somewhere between $100-$120 depending on how many students sign up. This includes transport by a luxury coach bus with a washroom and DVD player, lift ticket, rentals, and a lesson! There will be a discount if you have your own equipment and/or a pass. The trip is only open to students in Grade 8. If you are interested in taking part in the trip this year, please fill out the google form at https://goo.gl/forms/2W1HeB5ArRatfm7J2 to help us calculate predicted costs. Any questions or concerns contact Mrs. Stewart at dstewart@sd62.bc.ca

LANGFORD FASTBALL See attached; located on Community page; Parents

2017-18 NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION See attached; located on Community page; Parents

RINK CYCLE 2 TICKETS Victoria Symphony celebrates Canada 150 with Victoria Youth on April 9th, 2017. See attached.

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.

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. There will be volleyball sign up outside of the gym for all grades. Students that are interested need to sign up this week or next and be prepared to start practicing right away when we return from Christmas Break.

UPCOMING DATES Monday, Jan. 9th – Non-Instructional Day Wednesday, Jan. 11th – BC Curriculum redesign, 6:15 -7:30pm, Happy Valley School Monday, Jan. 23rd – 2017-18 Student Registration begins for new students to District

Saturday, Jan. 28th – District Day with the Royals, Save-On Foods Memorial Arena

Monday, Feb. 13th – Family Day

Tuesday, Feb. 21st – Grade 8 Ski trip Friday, Feb. 24th – Non-Instructional Day

 
 
 
 
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